HOUSE UPGRADES - Achaea Online Help

20.4 HOUSE UPGRADES

(See also: HELP HOUSING, HELP HOUSING SUMMARY, HELP SUBDIVISIONS)

Once you've purchased your house there are a number of different upgrades you
can purchase for the rooms in your house. These upgrades tend to be fairly
expensive compared to rooms as they represent either serious structural changes
to your house from a roleplaying sense or powerful magic.


Houses and Rooms: No Sale or Transfer
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Houses may not be sold, transferred, or traded in, although the individual
rooms and doors may be destroyed and some value may be recaptured in that way.
Destroying the rooms and doors of a house returns approximately half credit.

Plots may not be sold if they have houses on them.

Room and door credits may also be sold.


UPGRADES LIST
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All costs* in houses outside of subdivisions are doubled. This only applies to
currently existing houses that are outside of subdivisions. New houses will
only rarely be allowed outside of subdivisions and then, only via special
arrangements to be announced at the time.

   (*) That's costs, not refund value at time of destruction.
       See HOUSING DESTROY ROOM UPGRADE, below, for further information.

Health regeneration (keyword: health)
  - You and your allies will regenerate extra health while in the room.
  - 4 room credits.  (8 outside of a subdivision)

Mana regeneration (keyword: mana)
  - You and your allies will regenerate extra mana while in the room.
  - 4 room credits.  (8 outside of a subdivision)

Endurance regeneration (keyword: endurance)
  - You and your allies will regenerate extra endurance while in the room.
  - 6 room credits.  (12 outside of a subdivision)

Willpower regeneration (keyword: willpower)
  - You and your allies will regenerate extra willpower while in the room.
  - 6 room credits.  (12 outside of a subdivision)

News access (keyword: news)
  - Anyone may access the news from that room.
  - 8 room credits.  (16 outside of a subdivision)

Outdoors (keyword: outdoors)
  - Remove the roof from that room.
  - 1 room credit.  (2 outside of a subdivision)
  - NOTE: not available on ships.

Environment (keyword: see below)
  - Change the environment to one of the available choices. You may only
    have one environment per room - for example, if you upgrade a room to 
    garden, and it was formerly freshwater, it is no longer freshwater.
  - 2 room credits.  (4 outside of a subdivision)
  - NOTE: not available on ships.
  - Environments that may be selected are:
    * Garden (keyword: garden)
       - Plants will grow here.
       - Trees are added to the room.
    * Freshwater (keyword: water)
       - Plants will grow here.
       - You will not be able to fish from this room.
    * Beach (keyword: beach)
    * Grassland (keyword: grassland)
       - Plants will grow here.
    * Natural Underground (keyword: nunderground)
       - Plants will grow here.
       - Alchemical primes may be extracted here.
       - Diamond dust may be gathered here.
    * Constructed Underground (keyword: cunderground)
       - Alchemical primes may be extracted here.

No Prism (keyword: noprism)
  - For those desperate for privacy, this will prevent prisming into that
    room.
  - 4 room credits. (8 outside of subdivision)
  - NOTE: not available on ships.

Privacy (keyword: privacy)
  - Veils your room in a cloak of privacy. People will not be able to
    listen in on conversations there. Various things are stopped, including
    eavesdropping, listening, mind listen, vodun/puppetry listen,
    angel mindread, and forms of overhearing tells.
  - 8 room credits.  (16 outside of a subdivision)
  - NOTE: An option to this is a bed, which is a much more powerful version
    of a privacy room. See HELP BEDS for more details.

Stables (keyword: stables)
  - Allows you to STABLE <LOYAL> (be it mount, pet, or minipet.)
  - Mounts will no longer need or use food while stabled.
  - If the loyal resets, it will now reset to that room instead of your
    inventory.
  - You may UNSTABLE <LOYAL> to remove it.
  - 8 room credits.  (16 outside of a subdivision)

Gates (keyword: gates)
  - Prevents stabled mounts from being summoned with WHISTLE <mount>
    or the platinum whistle artefact.
  - Requires the stables upgrade to be purchased first.
  - 2 room credits.  (4 outside of a subdivision)

Observatory (keyword: observatory)
  - Allows you to LOOK OUTSIDE and see the subdivision map.
  - Not available in out-of-subdivision houses.
  - 4 room credits.  (8 outside of a subdivision)

Furniture Stasis (keyword: fstasis)
  - Prevents furniture decay in the room.
  - 8 room credits.  (16 outside of a subdivision)

Humgii (keyword: humgii)
  - Your own pet humgii! Will eat almost anything given to him.
  - Can have his description customised (HELP CUSTOMISATIONS).
  - 5 room credits.  (10 outside of a subdivision)

Chess board (keyword: chess)
  - A permanently installed chessboard for your house.
  - 4 room credits.  (8 outside of a subdivision)

Fountain (keyword: fountain)
  - A bubbling fountain that supplies a stream of fresh water.
  - Can have its description customised (HELP CUSTOMISATIONS).
  - 2 room credits.  (4 outside of a subdivision)

Plot sign (keyword: sign)
  - A small wooden sign outside your subdivision home.
  - Must be purchased/traded-in from the keyroom of your house.
  - 2 room credits.  (4 outside of a subdivision)

Crystal Ornament (keyword: ornament)
  - Allows the home owner to set up to three ambience messages 
    that will be displayed randomly.
  - 4 room credits.  (8 outside of a subdivision)
  - Syntax:
      PUSH ORNAMENT <message>   Add a message.
      PULL ORNAMENT <#>         Remove a message.
      TOUCH ORNAMENT            List current messages.
      TURN ORNAMENT             Toggle ornament's visibility.

Fireplace (keyword: fireplace)
  - A small fireplace that provides random ambience messages
    when lit.
  - Consumes wood commodities to burn.
  - 2 room credits.  (4 outside of a subdivision)

COMMANDS
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HOUSING BUY ROOM UPGRADE <keyword>
  - Buys a specified upgrade for the room you are standing in. All upgrades
    cost TWICE as much for houses not in a subdivision.

HOUSING DESTROY ROOM UPGRADE <keyword>
  - Destroys a specified upgrade in the room you are standing in and
    refunds you half the room credits that the upgrade currently costs.*

    (*) NOTE: the refund value is half the room credits that the upgrade
       costs IN A SUBDIVISION. If you own a home outside a subdivision,
       where upgrades cost double, they do not give you a double-sized
       refund when destroyed.

HOUSING SHOW ROOM UPGRADES
  - Shows the upgrades for the room you're in, if you own it.


(See also: HELP HOUSING, HELP HOUSING SUMMARY, HELP SUBDIVISIONS)