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Well it took quite a lot of time, money and help from my guildies in Blood Sworn but there it is! You are looking at Somanthia's first in-game house in the MMORPG Vanguard: Saga of Heroes. I also own the plot of land underneath it, much like you do in the real world, as well as pay a weekly upkeep much like a mortgage.
My house sits atop a small hill, overlooking the beautiful ocean, in an area called The Baraba Coast on the continent of Qalia. All these photos were taken during the evening hours in the world of Telon. As you can see I have quite a few neighbors in the area, including a guild hall which can be seen in the backdrop of the third picture above.
Just like in the real world, you must build your house after finding and purchasing a plot of land. Construction can be done in stages and can be completed by multiple people over a given course of time. You must either be a crafter yourself, know a crafter, or hire a crafter or two to build most of the components needed for the construction. Of course components are made from resources that are found, mined and processed throughout the large world of Telon.
My house is one of the less expensive therefore less featured homes available but it most certainly suits my needs. Above are 2 interior shots of my new home, including some basic furniture, including tables, chairs, a bed, floor rug, a study area and food storage. Notice the lamps providing light inside. Houses and even guild halls in Vanguard are 100% non-instanced and are sitting before everyone in the game to see, much like SWG's housing.
Owning a little portion of Telon is a nice feeling, and affords a great sense of accomplishment. It has taken me (as I'm more of an explorer) a year's time to finally get to this stage, acquiring money, making friends, and joining an awesome guild in order to get there. Now all that's left is to buy myself a sail-ship and a flying mount - wonder how long that will take!
Thanks for reading!