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I Can't Pay Taxes - Now What?

skafftarussskafftaruss Member, Phoenix Initiative, Royalty
If the node or whatever has a tax - is that a consumption tax or just an all-around tax as in holdings? What happens IF we can't pay a tax or log off for some time? Are our freeholds forfeit and fall in disrepair? Or could it be the complexity and details of those are still being figured out. Sometimes you just can't pay 'those stinking taxes' when you fall an hard times. Send out the AOC IRS? Best, Skaff.

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  • unknownsystemerrorunknownsystemerror Member, Leader of Men
    edited May 29
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    Yes, you don't pay your taxes your stuff is packed up and mailed to you. It is a mechanic that was planned from the beginning to avoid the abandoned structure blight that other games with open world housing have had.
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  • KarthosKarthos Member, Braver of Worlds
    IRS gonna git ya
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  • You loose your freehold, some of the resources you used in its construction get refunded and it saves the blue print so if you are fast enough or find another place to place it down you can reconstruct it just as it was. But the space goes up for sale so depending on how populated the area is you will most likely have to relocate.
  • unknownsystemerrorunknownsystemerror Member, Leader of Men
    edited May 29
    You loose your freehold, some of the resources you used in its construction get refunded and it saves the blue print so if you are fast enough or find another place to place it down you can reconstruct it just as it was. But the space goes up for sale so depending on how populated the area is you will most likely have to relocate.

    Please give a citation that shows you lose your freehold. Nothing is lost, it is just packed up and mailed to you and can be placed again. They have never stated a time limit on placing it again. In fact, as a mechanic to save someones progress when they have to take an extended break from the game or just quit it works great on paper. This comment of "the space goes up for sale" is also confusing. To place a freehold you have to get permission from the controlling node, it does not sell you a "plot"

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    Maybe the mechanic for siege loss is what you are referencing?
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  • @unknownsystemerror Well if you are not there, and everything disappears, it does mean someone could come and claim the freehold is what I meant by sell. If you have more citizens then available freeholds and someone doesn't pay their taxes, someone else will probably snatch it up.

    This is what I meant by having a limited time and it going up for sale in the fact that if there is enough competition for freehold spaces then they will be taken pretty quickly should an owner fail to maintain it.
  • unknownsystemerrorunknownsystemerror Member, Leader of Men
    Gotcha, just wanted to make sure. Some people that may not have researched housing may have thought that freehold placement was static plots that you had to bid on or might restrict them from being able to put one exactly where they wanted for particular bonuses that may be possible like increased farming yield when next to a river that have been mentioned.
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  • AtamaAtama Member, Braver of Worlds
    Star Wars Galaxies and Lord of the Rings Online were/are games that allowed you to place a house or other building in a unique spot and furnish it with “stuff”. You had taxes/rent to pay and if you didn’t keep up your stuff vanished. But it only vanished from its place in the game world; everything associated with that location got mailed to you and could be redeployed. If the original space you previously occupied has been occupied by someone else in the mean time, you have to find a new location to put your stuff.

    It sounds like AoC is using the same system. I’ll say it worked fine in those old games, and SWG was released 16 years ago so this is nothing new. Don’t worry about this being some new untested feature that won’t work out.
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