I don't think you really need any extension. At least for Small Houses and Caravans. Need to fix the idea of holding onto something. That's what drives the prices up. If you're gone then learn to live with it. Sell your house and buy a new one when you get back. Time to stop the Long process of your house sitting there forever and ever. If you think that the game is going to end because you had to sell your house, that's what is holding everyone back right now and driving up the prices. At least half the houses out there right now are empty.I'm not sure I 100% agree with a faster timer, and someone losing it all for not logging in because they go on vacation - though there is merit in it. I think a couple of ideas to flush this out fully, because a faster timer could work if:
If the person is gone forever, those items leave the economy.. If they come back, they have something they can sell to start up again.. While it's a huge change to IDOC's, right now people are getting rich on another person leaving the server, which is a joke in itself.
- allowing a once per 180 day extension - where if you had a planned leave for up to 4 weeks, you could protect your home for that long.
- all contents of a house, fall to your bank - and change IDOC's entirely so a person doesn't come back to nothing if they are unable to log in for any reason to refresh their house.
If people would just let houses go up for sale there would be less economy in it and people would actually sell their house at a fair price because they know they can easily get back into another one without having to wait. It'd be great to have small houses available for less than 500k.