Ellithia’s Estate – Creative Housing
Pictured above is the stats for my Norrathian Museum – I couldn’t help but laugh yesterday as I looked at the placed items – only 428 items register as part of the house count but there are really 712 items in the house already. With a limit of 700 that count. Basically what this says is all of my books (thankfully) don’t count towards my house limit, and by the time all is said and done, I will have over 1,000 items in my 700 item home. I’m excited about this, I’ve never had so many items before.
It was important to me to finish off the Champion of Bayle quest (beginning in Qeynos Harbor in the Inn) and the Champion of Lucan D’Lere quest (beginning in West Freeport under the crushed citadel) so that I could not only gain the titles, but have two new house items (the Soulfire replica and Claymore replica) to add to the museum. I’ve also gotten the frozen sword that comes from the Heroic Frostfell instance, and added that.
I don’t want my museum to become TOO crowded. Despite the fact that there are over 700 items within the home, I think I’ve done a fairly good job at spacing them. Pretty soon it will be time for me to start working on another home for a different character, and leave the museum to random ‘updates’ like adding books to the library, or a painting here and there. There’s still some display cases that could use items down in the basement, but aside from that, it’s a pretty good representation of “norrath” – or so I feel.
There are a few limited items that I wish I had not of lost over the years, so that I could add them. One would have to be the miniature griffin statue that we received for helping build the griffin towers a few years ago. I had one and lost it in one of my server transfers, at the time I thought nothing of it. Now that a few years have gone by I really wish I had it. There are a few other items like that, not that I can remember them currently.
I enjoy being able to look through a home that I’ve created and decorated and see my play history. I like that a piece of me in game tells a story, and that I can look through it and see five years of game play put into various corners. It’s a little creative outlet for me, and I’m very thankful that EQ2 has this feature. I wish more games had their players involved to such a degree. I don’t know what I’ll do when Sentinel’s Fate comes out, and with it a whole collection of new house items. I’ll just have to start over in a new house I suppose! Too bad we can’t own ‘country homes’ or something, so we can own more then one house per character – that would be a neat idea. Who wouldn’t want to escape to Maj’Dul to get away from the hustle and bustle of Freeport or Qeynos!
Thursday! Almost Friday, and almost the weekend. Have a great day no matter where you find yourself, and I’ll see you in Norrath.