The Lord of the Rings Online Website
announces that Update 11 is now live in
The Lord of the Rings Online
, bringing the joys of the housing bubble to
Vacant houses. They take up space and make it hard for
folks to find a home close their friends. In preparation for some cool housing
updates later this year, it’s time to clean up those old homes and get them back
on the market.
Here’s the skinny:
With Update 11, if you own a home that has been locked for more than 180 days
you will be issued a final foreclosure warning. At that point you’ll have 60
days to get your finances in order and pay down the upkeep or your home will be
foreclosed and put back on the market. All your items that were stored in the
house will be put into escrow. These items in escrow will stay there
indefinitely but you will need to clear out your escrow before you are allowed
to buy a new home.
Later this year we will likely shorten the grace period but seeing as this
foreclosure business is new to a lot of players we figured we’d give some extra
time when the feature goes live.
The hope here is that by putting all of the long-dormant homes back on the
market current players will find it easier to build close-knit communities with
their friends. We’ll have more info on future improvements to the housing system
down the road a bit!