HOW TO BUY A PROPERTY
Begin by opening your map and clicking the town symbol to view all the available properties in that town.
Blue houses are the houses you can purchase, white houses are the houses you own, and grey houses are the ones you have not unlocked yet. To unlock grey houses, you need to purchase the houses connected to it first.
Select the property and type of property you want to buy then click â€œPurchaseâ€. Here I have decided to buy a refinery. The arrows indicate how many ranks (upgrades) the property has. In this case we have 2 available upgrades but if we selected to have this property as a warehouse, we would have 3 available upgrades.
Underneath the purchase button it will show how many contribution points are required to buy the property, how many contribution points you currently have, the amount of time it will take to set up the property, and how much it cost to open. All types of properties require contribution points to purchase.
The operation cost is a one time fee which is non-refundable if you decide to sell the property, however, your contribution points will be returned if you decide to sell. Contribution points are earned by completing quests.
TYPES OF PROPERTIES
There are lots of different types of properties you can purchase and each one does something different.
Below is an example of the â€œMy Houseâ€ type of property. It is a personal house which can be decorated with furniture and place your crafting tools. Personal houses are instantly set-up, have no operation costs, and only cost contribution points to purchase. They also have no upgrades and are the only houses that you can go inside. Once you have purchased a house, you go up to the door and press â€œRâ€ to open it and walk inside.
Below is an example of the â€œHousingâ€ type of property. It is a house for your workers. You can have up to 3 workers per town but if you want to hire more workers you will need to buy housing for them. Worker housing takes 5 minutes and a cost of 500 silver to set-up.
Below is an example of a â€œHorse Ranchâ€. You can have up to 3 mounts or wagons in your stable but if you want to register more mounts or wagons you will need to buy a horse ranch for them. Horse ranches cost 500 silver and take 5 minutes to set-up
Below is an example of a â€œWarehouseâ€ property. If you buy this property it will add more space to your warehouse in the town/city you buy it in. If you connect the nodes between the two towns/cities, it will add warehouse space to both. For more information on connecting nodes, refer to our â€œNodes & Tradingâ€ guide. Warehouses have no operation costs but take 2 minutes to set-up.
Below is an example of a â€œRefineryâ€ type of property. A refinery is used to create Blackstone Power and Blackstones. Blackstone power is used in most crafting recipes making a refinery an essential purchase. A refinery costs 500 silver and 5 minutes to set-up.
Below is an example of a workshop. There are also many different kinds of workshops for crafting items such as accessories, armor, weapons, ship parts, ship registration, wagon parts, wagon registration, horse equipment, tools, woodworking, costumes, seige equipment and furniture. Workshops vary in set-up times and costs. You can also hover over the icons to view the materials needed to craft each item.
Below is an example of a random workshop property. These workshops do not show what they create until you have purchased the property. However, the name usually gives a clue as to what can be crafted at this workshop. You can also hover over the â€œ?â€ icons to view the materials needed to craft each item.
Below is an example of a processing workshop. There are also different types of processing workshops such as mineral, wood, fish, mushroom and crops. These are used for making trade items, ingots and plywood. Processing workshops vary in set-up time and cost 2,000 silver.
DECORATING YOUR HOUSE
Houses are essential for the Cooking and Alchemy professions because you need to place the tools in your house. Other furniture can also give you buffs when you use them. Cash shop furniture gives you interior points, placing you at the top of the residence rankings. However, there is currently no reward for having the top ranking.
To begin decorating your house, you simply go inside and click â€œBatch Modeâ€. This will open the interface.
From here you can select furniture from your inventory, or use pearl store furniture to decorate your house. Pearl store furniture will be placed into your shopping cart. You can move or rotate the items easily using the buttons or using your mouse.
VISITING OTHER PLAYER HOUSES
You can visit another players house by going up to the door and pressing â€œRâ€ to open up the Owner List window. From here you can view the top ranked houses, any houses from your friends list, guild or party. Then click â€œEntryâ€ to go inside.