Back when I played SWTOR, I was highly disappointed that the game didn’t have player housing. I mean, it sorta, kinda, technically did in your player ship, but it wasn’t customizable at all on the inside. Eventually you were able to put more functions (mailbox, auction access, etc.) into it, but the look stayed the same.
That was a shame and a missed opportunity, because players spent a lot of time using their ships and it could have been one of the first games to use mobile player housing, so to speak.
So it looks as though SWTOR is going to get player housing for reals now, which, hey, that’s great. We don’t know a lot about the details other than a teaser trailer showing an apartment on Coruscant with a mailbox and a droid and some pretty decorations. At least from this presentation, the assumption that a lot of folks — myself included — are making is that player housing will be on a planet/in an apartment and not on your ship.
If this is the case, I really have to ask why, because I’m not seeing how this works out unless BioWare’s going to be giving a special recall button to go to your house. Your ship is everywhere you go, while a house is not. Players have really wanted to deck out their ship interiors for a while now, so why wasn’t that a focus? What will a planetside house offer to make it significantly more interesting and useful than making ships full-fledged player housing?
Lots of questions do I have.