I'm dead they managed to have a housing crisis in a fuckin mmo *flip table and leave to scream at a tree*
@Alesha 🌴 trees are friendos dont cream at them
@Alesha Ahaha I remember when that happened. My friends and I all share a house because none of us can get one of our own.
unintentionally dystopian mmo settings
@Alesha the really funny part is, this isn't the first dystopian FFXIV housing story. a while back they announced they would start offering "mansions". but the announcement was in Japanese. they meant little one-room studios. when Americans found out they were like "oh. OH, you mean you're making ghettos."
@Alesha for fucks sake
@Alesha Which game was this?!
@Alesha why is there even a limited number of houses
@larrydavis @BestGirlGrace @Alesha A Tale in the Desert, which was an ancient Egypt crafting MMO, had a really neat way to advance as a builder. In order to master the obelisk and move on to the next structure, you had to build one taller than any other obelisk visible from that location. The game restarted every year or so, but over that year it got harder to get that mastery
@BestGirlGrace @Alesha theyve since more or less solved the crisis since this tweet was posted like 1.5 years ago by 1) prioritizing free companies over players 2) making it impossible to hoard them and flip them 3) adding like double the number of wards and 4) making it so you lose your house if you arent active for like 6 months to also prevent hoarding locations
@Alesha "formerly vacant corner of the game" finders keepers bitch gitcha own hovel
@Alesha second life is even worse because they have landlords
@Alesha Right up there with the massive banking crises and heists in EVE Online
@Alesha they had this problem in archage. People with bots sniped all the houses
@Alesha MMOs have long been sources of case studies for real-life catastrophes. You may have heard of the time the CDC got very interested in a bug in World of Warcraft - the "Corrupted Blood Incident"
Dude, this is like the Chinese and California's Real Estate market.
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