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7 x Notable Homes and only 2 do not have option buy for gold.

Futerko
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I wonder why all big houses have option : buy for crown and gold, beside The Orbservatory Prior and Earthtear Cavern ?
its a bug and someone forget to add this option to this house?

1. Coldharbour Surreal Estate - crown / gold
2. Daggerfall Overlook - crown / gold
3. Earthtear Cavern - crown only
4. Ebonheart Chateau - crown/gold
5. Hakkvild's High Hall - crown/gold
6. Serenity Fall Estate - crown/gold
7. The Observatory Prior - crown only

There's any chance for add option: buy for gold in future plsssss?

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  • Shadow_Akula
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    Earthtear and the observatory were initially added as limited time houses, when they added them permanently they didn’t bother adding a gold option.

    Probably zero chance they’ll add a gold option. They want people to buy crowns to get more money to add more new crown only stuff to the crown store instead of fixing the game...
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    Oh you guys complaining about ZoS lack of communication? If only a certain community tried to warn you guys of this only for whiteknights and ZoS to silence us.

    Also heads up white knights. Public forum. Everyone has opinions. We are allowed to share our opinions regardless of “it’s free” or whatever excuse you wanna use. Public. Forum. Public.
  • Shadow_Akula
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    Watchdog wrote: »
    Futerko wrote: »
    I wonder why all big houses have option : buy for crown and gold, beside The Orbservatory Prior and Earthtear Cavern ?
    its a bug and someone forget to add this option to this house?

    1. Coldharbour Surreal Estate - crown / gold
    2. Daggerfall Overlook - crown / gold
    3. Earthtear Cavern - crown only
    4. Ebonheart Chateau - crown/gold
    5. Hakkvild's High Hall - crown/gold
    6. Serenity Fall Estate - crown/gold
    7. The Observatory Prior - crown only

    There's any chance for add option: buy for gold in future plsssss?

    Actually, Crowns only seems to be prevalent for Notable homes. Moreover, most are time limited, avavailable only on a handful of occasions every year. Let me list the remaining manor sized (350/700 item slots) homes you don't see for sale permanently below, sourced from the ESO Fashion website:
    https://eso.mmo-fashion.com/homes-list/

    Colossal Aldmeri Grotto - Crowns only
    Grand Psijic Villa - free, time limited event in 2018
    Grand Topal Hideway - Crowns only
    Hunter's Glade - Crowns only
    Lake Xanmeer Manor - Crowns only
    Linchal Grand Manor - Crowns only
    Pariah's PInnacle - Crowns only
    Princely Danwlight Palace - Crowns only
    Tel Galen Tower - Crowns only
    The Erstwhile Sanctuary - Crowns only

    Don’t forget the free one from Elsweyr
    Hall of the lunar champion - free from Elsweyr main quest, but rooms locked behind stone tablets locked behind the next two DLCs (pretty sure this ones listed as notable anyway)
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    Oh you guys complaining about ZoS lack of communication? If only a certain community tried to warn you guys of this only for whiteknights and ZoS to silence us.

    Also heads up white knights. Public forum. Everyone has opinions. We are allowed to share our opinions regardless of “it’s free” or whatever excuse you wanna use. Public. Forum. Public.
  • Watchdog
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    Don’t forget the free one from Elsweyr
    Hall of the lunar champion - free from Elsweyr main quest, but rooms locked behind stone tablets locked behind the next two DLCs (pretty sure this ones listed as notable anyway)

    I haven't gotten to playing Elsweyr yet, so I wasn§T certain whether the home was available already or not. :)
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  • bluebird
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    Futerko wrote: »
    I wonder why all big houses have option : buy for crown and gold, beside The Orbservatory Prior and Earthtear Cavern ?
    its a bug and someone forget to add this option to this house?
    Long story short: the Homestead update launched with gold purchasable homes but as time went by more and more crown-exclusive houses were added. They didn't forget to add a gold purchase option, they purposefully didn't. The last DLC home that was purchasable with gold was Hakkvild's High Hall (from 2017 August) - all others are crown only (e.g. the Clockwork style Observatory, the Brotherhood style Sanctuary, the Murkmire style Xanmeer, the Orc style Pinnacle, the Hew's Bane Palace, etc...), as Watchdog and Akula pointed out. :disappointed:

    And it's not just big houses. The Exorcised Coven Cottage event themed house was purchasable with gold, the new Enchanted Snow Globe home was crowns only. The Frostvault Caverns were not a notable either, but were still crowns only. Morrowind launched with 1 free inn and 2 gold-purchasable homes, with 1 crown exclusive added later. Summerset had 1 free inn and 1 gold-purchasable home, with 1 crown-exclusive added later. Elsweyr is the same, except they made the gold one free and locked two wings behind further DLC ownership. So sadly, I don't think they will ever add gold options to those homes.
  • heaven13
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    As much as I'd like to get into housing, between the high crown-exclusive cost of new homes and the crown only furnishings, it is just a giant money pit with vastly limited functionality.
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  • Futerko
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    Watchdog wrote: »
    Futerko wrote: »
    I wonder why all big houses have option : buy for crown and gold, beside The Orbservatory Prior and Earthtear Cavern ?
    its a bug and someone forget to add this option to this house?

    1. Coldharbour Surreal Estate - crown / gold
    2. Daggerfall Overlook - crown / gold
    3. Earthtear Cavern - crown only
    4. Ebonheart Chateau - crown/gold
    5. Hakkvild's High Hall - crown/gold
    6. Serenity Fall Estate - crown/gold
    7. The Observatory Prior - crown only

    There's any chance for add option: buy for gold in future plsssss?

    Actually, Crowns only seems to be prevalent for Notable homes. Moreover, most are time limited, avavailable only on a handful of occasions every year. Let me list the remaining manor sized (350/700 item slots) homes you don't see for sale permanently below, sourced from the ESO Fashion website:
    https://eso.mmo-fashion.com/homes-list/

    Colossal Aldmeri Grotto - Crowns only
    Grand Psijic Villa - free, time limited event in 2018
    Grand Topal Hideway - Crowns only
    Hunter's Glade - Crowns only
    Lake Xanmeer Manor - Crowns only
    Linchal Grand Manor - Crowns only
    Pariah's PInnacle - Crowns only
    Princely Danwlight Palace - Crowns only
    Tel Galen Tower - Crowns only
    The Erstwhile Sanctuary - Crowns only

    Yeah you have right and i understand why limited time houses have only purchable crown option :( (more money for zos) but this 2houses: Earthtear Cavern and The Observatory Prior is no limited time offer, so i think it will be a big plus from housing community and generally eso community if they just add option: buy for gold.

    Also it would be a good marketing long term action which in the future could give them more money and clean situations to separate 2 section:
    1.No limited offer. Permanently Notable homes: gold/crown both option.
    2. Limited time eclusive offer only buy for crown + add option house as a gift.
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  • StabbityDoom
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    Has anyone ever explained why we can’t gift houses?
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  • Jayne_Doe
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    Earthtear and the observatory were initially added as limited time houses, when they added them permanently they didn’t bother adding a gold option.

    Probably zero chance they’ll add a gold option. They want people to buy crowns to get more money to add more new crown only stuff to the crown store instead of fixing the game...

    No, they were never limited time. They were added after Homestead, however, but when they hit the crown store, they were permanent additions, just crown only.

    Since Homestead's release, the only notable houses that have been permanently added to the CS that have a gold option are the Coldharbour Surreal Estate, which is just a plot of land, and requires a Coldharbour achievement to buy for gold, and Hakkvild's High Hall, which can only be purchased with gold by getting the achievement for completing both Dragonbones (iirc) dungeons on vet, I believe. Otherwise, you can purchase it with crowns.

    Earthtear was the first crowns-only notable home to be added permanently to the CS, and it wasn't too long after Homestead's release. The Orbservatory was the second, which launched around the time of Clockwork City's release.
    heaven13 wrote: »
    As much as I'd like to get into housing, between the high crown-exclusive cost of new homes and the crown only furnishings, it is just a giant money pit with vastly limited functionality.

    There are still plenty of houses that you can purchase with gold. Plus, there are lots of furnishings you can craft in-game (though you have to hunt down the plans) or purchase from other players in-game. Plus there's the luxury vendor and achievement vendors and home goods vendors - all for gold.

    But, it is frustrating that most new homes and some of the really cool furniture are locked behind crowns. And, that home functionality is pretty limited.
    Edited by Jayne_Doe on June 18, 2019 4:49PM
  • heaven13
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    Jayne_Doe wrote: »
    heaven13 wrote: »
    As much as I'd like to get into housing, between the high crown-exclusive cost of new homes and the crown only furnishings, it is just a giant money pit with vastly limited functionality.

    There are still plenty of houses that you can purchase with gold. Plus, there are lots of furnishings you can craft in-game (though you have to hunt down the plans) or purchase from other players in-game. Plus there's the luxury vendor and achievement vendors and home goods vendors - all for gold.

    But, it is frustrating that most new homes and some of the really cool furniture are locked behind crowns. And, that home functionality is pretty limited.
    That's true. I've actually got one (Gardner) for my main. My initial plan was that each of my characters would own their own house, decorated to suit their personalities. My crafter also has learned a good portion of furnishing plans; it's mostly just my bitterness regarding the crown aspect and I can admit that. As you said, a lot of the nice furniture is locked behind crowns and a decent portion of that is highly expensive. We're talking DLC pricing here for a single item of furniture. It's just frustrating, especially when one looks at housing as a whole. I'll probably still finish Gardner but not sure how my effort I will put into all my other characters.
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    Sorcha Velane | Breton templar dps/healer, Flawless Conqueror, Mountain God
    Camilla Caro | Imperial stamsorc tank, Master Angler, Stormproof
    Aindelwyn | Bosmer stamblade, Stormproof
    Bretilde the Unbroken | Nord stamdk, Stormproof
    Adelaisa Loche | Imperial magblade, Stormproof
    Alcaeus Thaevarian | Imperial stamplar/tank
    Yrsa Flame-Kissed | Nord warden tank
    Nyseilvei | Altmer Maormer magsorc, Stormproof
    Morrigan Le Guen | Breton magden/healer, Stormproof
    Vycentia Incendus | Imperial dragonknight tank
    Naima al-Janir | Redguard stamden
    Uvrissa Vilandrys | Dunmer magdk
    Aoife Erelié | Breton sorc healer
    Below CP
    Maura Velane | Breton magcro/healer
    Desdemona Opetreius | Imperial stamcro
    Raenora Wraith-Breaker | Nord necro tank
  • CaffeinatedMayhem
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    Has anyone ever explained why we can’t gift houses?

    Nope, no official explanation.

    My guess is:

    1. Many of the homes require certain achievements to purchase, and Customer Service can't verify these before adding a home to someone's inventory.
    2. Same reason ZOS doesn't allow us to purchase homes/furniture packs outside of limited time windows - they don't like taking our money. *shrug*
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  • Watchdog
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    Has anyone ever explained why we can’t gift houses?

    Nope, no official explanation.

    My guess is:

    1. Many of the homes require certain achievements to purchase, and Customer Service can't verify these before adding a home to someone's inventory.
    2. Same reason ZOS doesn't allow us to purchase homes/furniture packs outside of limited time windows - they don't like taking our money. *shrug*

    1. That is absolutely not true for houses purchased in the Crown Store

    My guess is, that houses can be quite expensive Crowns-wise, and if the person who is gifted a house already owns it, the gifter would be stuck with an expensive package he or she could not exchange back for Crowns. Solving such issues could be tiresome for the support, even if they flatly denied any such requests for refund.
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