In addition to today's posting of the prelude to the ArcheAge game lore, Trion has also published a brand new 'feature preview' that deals with housing and farms. The article gives players a look at the types of property available, gives players tips on how to secure the plot of land they want along with attendant costs, and the construction of one's dream home.
The Cost of Ownership
Property taxes are due weekly and are paid in advance. The bill is received and paid through the in-game mail system, so you can pay your balance from almost anywhere!
Taxes start out fairly small, but increase exponentially with larger house sizes and ownership of more than three properties. Medium and larger homes really are “luxury” housing; you’d best make sure you can afford the upkeep if you want to build one!
Should you fail to pay your taxes for a week, you’ll owe a late payment penalty but your property will remain safe. If you fail to pay them for 2 weeks in a row, the house will go unprotected and eventually disappear, perhaps quite rapidly with a little “help” from someone looking to take over the location!
If you’re looking to get rid of a property in a more profitable manner, ArcheAge offers a secure house sale system. You set the price and whether the sale is intended for a specific buyer (as in a pre-arranged sale) or offered to anyone passing by.
Read the full guide on the ArcheAge site.