I was rather dismissive of people’s concerns about housing given the game started. You’ll get some eventually as people leave and places go unpaid I said.
I saw the hackers and such claiming these lands without any contest, immediately upon them coming available and before the client was even aware. This went unpunished for a long time and while there were certain bans lately that went out it seems they missed a lot of these land moguls. The programs for this type of hack still work with impunity.
And now we get to Aurora. The last bastion of hope people had for land. Even though it is in a pvp space, a large lawless land it is still land. A place for farms and somewhere to call home but even this has been ruined by what appears to be the same land hacking. I wasn’t even there at the time due to issues with the Bullshit Hackshield but from the reports I have heard most, if not all of the land was gone in seconds.. And I do mean seconds. Singular names there were getting dozens of large spots and the rest claimed around it seemingly faster than anyone legitimately could. I know a guildy got a space for a 16×16 farm but that was only because he was in the ts of Dark Ascension, one of the guilds putting down the castle so he knew the exact moment it was happening.
While I know the owners of these castles are already clearing out the people in the immediate vicinity who might have been illegitimate, and some even putting their taxes to max just to drain some of their certs first to then destroy, their is still a lot of land not in the vicinity that was taken in which the castle owners don’t have that kind of control over and it’s apparently mostly all gone now. Sure you can get a small farm down if you look but I believe all the larger spaces are already gone now.
This is the time the shit needs to get sorted. Enough of having a game where the land, a big part of the gameplay is getting controlled by exploitative players and getting resold for exorbitant prices. They are inflating the price through these actions and directly profiting from it all. I’m not even saying this as a player scorned and without space. I’ve had a decent plot of land from that first weekend. This is for everyone else out there still waiting or maybe even on the brink of leaving.
No more excuses Trion, either pressure the XL overlords into taking immediate action or get of your arses yourself and figure out ways that you can control and mitigate the situation.
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