Housing is available all around the map! Check out the map and see if there is a house that is available for you!
To check on the price of a house, drive up to it, go to the door and check it out. Once you’ve bought the house, you must give yourself a key to your house and you can do so at the front door…. then to use your keys your must type /keys, and you must “USE” your key for the appropriate house at the front door to unlock it. NOTE: You must enter your house at least ONCE every 30 DAYS otherwise you will lose it automatically.
Every house comes with its own garage!
Every house is an empty shell, buy furniture at the MegaMall at Davis Avenue and decorate your own house! Do it from the menu inside the house at your front door. You also get storage if you buy a piece of furniture from the storage category and place it inside your home, you will have access to storage from that piece of furniture.
How does the housing system actually work?
The housing system is unique, it is an instanced system that creates your house interior way up high above your house. Here is how it works.
When you enter your house, your house isn’t even loaded yet. Once you decide to go inside, it loads the empty shell at one of the 66 predetermined loading locations on the map, then it pulls all the furniture you placed in that shell and loads it. Then once that is done, it brings you into the shell, and voila, your house just as you’ve left it.
This is why we tell you never to logout from inside your house because it’s loaded out of thin air when you enter it and despawns when you leave the house or log off the server, so if you logout from inside your house and come back in, well… guess what, your house is no longer there and you’ll fall through the map until you are spawned back up at the surface in Blaine county somewhere. But at least you can call a /taxi to come to pick you up if you fouled up and ended up there.
This is quite a neat system because this allows for a huge amount of players to be online at the same time without fear of entering the same house on the map and not knowing if someone else is inside the same house instanced and invisible and can hear what you are saying. Of course, there are only 66 spots for loading a house interior but it’s quite rare to have all 66 players inside 66 houses at the same time, so this system can handle a large populated. This system allows you to be away from anyone else, in your own domain and privacy. No one else can come inside your house unless you let them in.
1- Be careful who you invite in because they have access to all your storage while they’re in your house. You may want to block off an area of the house where you store your valuables with some furniture. Only people who have the key to the house can access the furniture management.
2- Houses can be broken into (If 2 cops are on) once the person is inside they can go through your storage. For very valuable items you may want to rent a locker in the northern part of town.
3- Houses can be raided by Police. (If a known criminal’s house is found out and the police are able to get a search warrant which has to be approved by the Police Chief, police can execute a search warrant. Only the Police Chief and bust down a door.)
WARNING! Be sure to put away (store) all your furniture into your furniture inventory before you sell your house, otherwise, any furniture left in the house when you sell it will be sold with it.