That is also a HUGE turnoff for me, as well. I don’t want to be poor in New World, because I have quite enough of that in the Real World, thank you very much.
This reply, I think, deserves some attention.
For all of us, the paying players of this (Potentially Great) game, let us take a moment to reflect on this threads OP, and your reply.
Let’s begin with some understanding of simple concepts, so that all the fine folks that read this thread, can understand things.
- Not all folks that paid their initial $40 have the same amount of playing time to invest in this game each week.
- Given #1 above, let us understand that what works for the most active players does not necessarily work for the folks that have little time to play, and enjoy, this (Potentially Great) game.
- From a business standpoint, are players whose characters lack the gold to buy/rent a house, any house, not just the really good ones (I personally think AGS needs to make better houses much better, with more rooms/floors etc.), going to be making purchases from the in-game store, to decorate houses that their characters cannot afford? I think not.
Folks want security, in both NW and the RW. In the RW, you buy a house, you own it, and that’s that, your going to HAVE TOO pay taxes forever onwards. There is absolutely no need to repeat this situation in NW though, and if you take away so much of a characters ingame gold that they cannot afford a house (let alone a really nice house), how is the ingame store ever going to generate sales from players that want to decorate their characters house? The answer? They are not going to get those sales, because no one wants to pay money to ‘dress up’ some pathetic little hovel of a starter home, that they may not even be able to keep (and really, the fast travel alternative is really just about the only good benefit for home ownership right now, and with this ability taken away when you cannot pay, the house becomes all but useless), so give a player some way to lower/eliminate entirely housing taxes.
Well, and correctly, said.
Entirely agree, I have way to many hours in this game to want to walk away, but if I don’t see some character progression soon, I know I’ll loose interest, and if the housing taxes come back after the holidays, I’m going to be faced with either loosing what little I have (and thus leaving the game forever) or becoming a slave to grinding out in game gold, just to keep what little I have (and thus leaving the game forever), rather than, say, getting more involved because my character has more gold, and can thus begin to be able to think about trying to upgrade to higher tier houses, and explore more features of this (Potentially Great) game.