In Iron Realms flagship MMORPG, Achaea, player housing is one of the most customisable features. There are many, many possibilities of what you can do with player housing, it is literally entirely up to you. In games such as Perfect World or Second Life, it can take a very long time to set your house up just the way you want it. Rather than spending hours and hours trying to do level design for your house, in Achaea, you can create an image that portrays much more than is possible within the parameters other games give you. Say you want to create a dragon's lair, a kitchen, or even an art room -- it's all possible and you don't need to spend hours and hours tweaking everything so it looks "alright". You really are limited only by your creativity!
Similar to games like Minecraft, you can even build a castle surrounded by a lake. But rather than building it pixel by pixel and block by block, you simply describe it through a paragraph or two. A fan of books? Immortalize your favorite setting by using it as inspiration for your own home (within reason)! You can even add in detail that you could never add in graphical sandbox games, which is the best part of the process.
Features of Player Housing
- You get a piece of Achaea when you buy a plot of land in a city. You can even buy all the land around you and make a fortress!
- Doors operate based on permissions. You can allow anyone in your guild to open your door, or you can allow only yourself and your family to open your door. Entirely your choice!
- Create your own garden growing your own herbs that nobody else may harvest! You and any of your allies may harvest as much as you want of these herbs, not hindered by the hourly cap that exists out of homes.
- You can even create a resting room that gives you extra endurance / willpower recovery, making it much easier to regain that endurance after a long day hunting!
- You can buy furniture for your house for anyone to use, ranging from a chest to store your treasures in, a dresser to keep your clothes in, or even a couch, or bed!
- Create a private hangout, designed how ever you want.
The possibilities literally are endless. Now, surely this must be a complicated and expensive process, right? No, not really. Just describe the room -- think of some of your favorite levels from whatever graphical games you've enjoyed the most. Level design is a little similar to the description process -- start with an idea, then flesh it out, then flesh it out even more and add details. There are a lot of games that have at least one place that is beautiful enough to likely catch your attention and make you really appreciate how beautiful that game is. You can create a room description that evokes that same feeling, and you don't need to be a programmer to do it.