A house (briefly known as a boarding house) is a building where you can buy a house (a set of rooms) and enter people's houses. There are ten different types of houses. Each type of house requires a separate building. House buildings cannot be built on outpost islands. If an island has one type of house building, a second building of that same type cannot be constructed.
|Type||Rooms||Roommates||Cost (PoE)||Doubloon fee|
To buy a house, simply walk up to one of the houses on the island. Click on the minimap and select "Housing" to find an island's houses. At the entrance of the house an option to buy is available.
At any given house, only rooms for the house of its specific type are available: at a shack only shacks are available and not a mansion. To buy a different type, go to the house of the appropriate type. However not all islands have all house types available.
Editing the rooms News
Clicking on "Edit News" brings up an initially blank screen where you can tell other players whatever you would like about that room. Editing the news supports HTML code for making text bold, italicized, underlined, or in a different color. (See the External Links section below for info on how to change your text color.)
Throwing a Party
Owners and roommates can throw a party. Just click the button marked "Throw party" on the House panel. Party messages, once complete, appear on the notice board's "news and events" tab. Party advertisements cost 250 PoE each. There is a limit of one party message at a time for a house. Party messages disappear after one hour of advertisement.
- Main article: Furniture placement
Owners and roommates can also add their own furniture or remove props from their building. This is done using the Arrange furniture panel by clicking on the "Arrange Furniture" button.
By clicking on the "Building Records" button in the House Pane you will be shown a list of items and roommates that have been added or removed from the house.
Owners and roommates can disallow pets to be shown in the scene. Just click the button marked "Set Disallow Pets" on the House panel. To allow pets to be shown again click the button "Set Allow Pets" that appears when it is in Disallow Pets mode.
By default, only the owner of a dwelling or his or her roommates may enter. Other players may knock on the door of a house to ask permission to come inside. The owner (and any roommates) will get a notice that the person wishes to enter. The request can be accepted or denied. Further, an owner can use /invite to extend an invitation and /plank to eject a person.
Pirates that have purchased dwellings can add roommates via the "Configure house" button. Roommates are treated like shoppe managers. They have similar privileges to arrange furniture, invite people, or eject people. It is not possible for the owner and roommates to eject each other. The maximum number of roommates is determined by the type of house.
Additionally, the owner or roommates can configure a house using the "Configure house" button to allow entry without knocking when the owner or a roommate is home to any combination of the following four groups: hearties, crewmates, flagmates, and/or all players. Note these groups are checked against the owners and roommates currently in the building only. The hearties of an absent roommate will not get unrestricted entry, for example.
Home Sweet Home
- Main article: Home
If you click on the "Set as home" button on the House Panel then it will set the building as your home, and you can return to your building from anywhere by using your "To Home" button.
Owners and roomates can paint houses. In order to do so, a paint brush is required, which can be purchased from an apothecary. Click the "Paint" option on the paint brush. From there, it is possible to buy paint directly from a limited market interface and apply it to the walls of the house. Note that housing does not currently have a hold, therefore it is not possible to order paint directly from a stall or shoppe and transfer it to the house.
Returning a House
Houses can be returned for 1/2 of the poe cost refunded. Note that on doubloon oceans, the doubloon cost is not refunded in any portion. Returning the free shack gets nothing.
Anticipated for months, housing and furniture were introduced with release 2005-08-10. Two new releases, release 2005-08-12 and release 2005-08-18, introduced new bug fixes as well as renamed some houses.
- Commonly discussed ideas from Game Design
- House documentation
- HTML Color Codes Everything you need to know to change the color of the text in your room news.
|Pirate hall (modest, fine, stately, grandiose)|
|See also: Furniture|