Here is ALL the current information we have on further, bigger houses in the future: Official AQ Player Houses page.
Here is a VERY comprehensive guide to AQ Housing and Estates, made by Dragoon23 - Houses, Estates & their Functions - this should answer most of the questions you'll have about houses.
If you want to see some player houses, there are two top lists:
AdventureQuest Top 100 Lists
Question: When are the next stages of housing coming out?
Answer: WE DON'T KNOW - please don't ask.
Question: How many houses can I have?
Answer: You can only have one house per character at a time. If you already have a house, you must sell it in order to get a new one.
Question: I have players heard about making a profit off their houses. How does this work?
Answer: Your house's sellback increases over time. The initial sell back price is 90% of the original buying price. The value of the house will increase by 1% of its original buying price every 2 weeks in total, starting from when you first bought it. The sellback is updated every day. In other words, it increases by about 0.07% every day. There is no cap to the house values.
This only applies to the house's buying price. None of the house items increases the amount of interest your house generates.
Question: How do I upgrade my house? I click on the "House" button, and can only go into my house or battle monsters!!
Answer: A house can be upgraded buy selling your existing house and buying a new house from either the Battleon or Deren housing shops.
Question: Do you have to clear a new piece of land if you upgrade?
Answer: Yes, that's part of the fun of owning a new home.
Question: Do I HAVE to clear land to have my house increase in value?
Answer: Apparently not, surprisingly. However, if you do not build your house, you do not get other house features. You do get your storage slots, though.
Question: I am trying to clear my land, but no matter how many monsters I fight, the trees won't disappear. What's the problem?
Answer: The progress you make is only saved when the outcome of the battles is saved. If you have hit both your exp and gold caps for the day, the battles aren't saved, so the trees won't disappear. You have to wait until midnight server time, then the caps will reset, you will get exp and gold again and you will be able to clear the trees.
Question: If I sell my house, what happens to the guards I bought/have? Do I lose them?
Answer: No. They hang around until you buy another one. They are separate items to the actual house.
Question: What does the battle monsters button do besides let you battle monsters?
Answer: The "Random Battle" button works exactly like the "Battle Monsters" button in town. The "Battle Nearby" button will put you into a fight against a monster that is appropriate to the area your house is located in.
Question: How do I see how many visitors my house has had?
Answer: Go to your character page, and click on the House link. It will be displayed there. You CAN'T see it when you are playing the game.
Question: Is there a point to having guards or paintings?
Answer: Guards protect your house from visitors. Whenever someone visits your house, they have to fight through all your guards first before they can enter your house to look at your paintings or to refill their potions.
Guards also increase to total value of your house, which is used to determine your rank on the Top 100 Houseowner's List. This value is different from your house's sellback, so buying guards won't increase the sellback or the amount of Z-Tokens the sellback increases each week.
With the release of the estates, guards now have two additional uses: They help defend your estate buildings from attackers and you can send them to fight in wars. See the part about estates further down in this post for details about defending your estate and see the part about portals for details about sending guards to war.
Paintings are used as decoration and they also add to the value of your house. Again, this is the value that is used to determine your rank on the top list, not the sellback of your house. Your house's sellback won't change if you buy a guard or a painting.
Note: Only Z-Token-bought items are used to increase the value for the top list. Gold-bought items don't count.
Question: Can I have more than 12 guards? The guard hut only shows a maximum of twelve, so are any further guards useless?
Answer: While only the first 12 guards are shown, you can have as many guards as you want. Players who visit your house have to fight all of them, not just the first 12.
Question: Are there any paintings I can buy for gold?
Answer: Yes, there are such paintings. You can find an entire list in the House and House Items Index: Paintings index in the pedia.
Question: How many health/mana potions can I get from a certain house/estate?
Answer: The number of potions ranges from none in the Forest Tent to 20 from the larger houses. You can find the numbers of potions available in each house in its pedia entry, accessible from the House and House Items Index: Houses.
EXTRA INVENTORY STORAGE FROM HOUSES
Question: How does extra inventory space work?
Answer: You can purchase up to 50 additional slots per category with z-tokens. However, after buying a house you gain additional slots beyond the normal limit. Tent = 2 extra slot per category. Tiki Hut = 4 extra slots. Log Cabin = 6 extra slots. Log House = 8 extra slots. Stone Cottage = 10 extra slots. Stone Mansion = 14 extra slots. Tiki or Frostvale Estate = 12 extra slots. Forest, Darkovia, Celestial or Deren Mansion Estate = 18 extra slots. Skycastle = 20 extra slots.
Keep in mind, that you can still only use the first eight items in battle. Extra items will be safely stored, and can be swapped into your first eight active slots using any shop within the game.
Question: What happens if I sell my house, and I have a weapon in the extra storage slot the house gives you?
Answer: It will stay there until you sell that weapon. Your inventory will show "Weapons 9/8" until then. If you sell any weapon, your inventory will then say "Weapons 8/8". The same thing will happen to all other categories as well. The Log Cabin adds one extra slot to each inventory category. If you sell your house (and don't buy a new one) all those extra slots go away - but anything you might have in an extra slot will stay until you sell something in that category.
INFORMATION ABOUT ESTATES:
Question: Can you use any house for an estate?
Answer: No, you need to use one of the houses specifically labeled "Estate" in order to use the estate system. See the list of houses in the pedia for an overview. The ones with "estate" in their names have estate plots.
Question: Which types of Estate buildings are available?
Answer: Go here for more info on estate buildings (includes upgrade cost in gold, resource production and resource consumption details): AQ Estate List info page
Question: What is the maximum level for estate buildings?
Answer: At the moment, the maximum level for all buildings except for the Trade Hut, Guard Tower, and Storage Buildings is 10. The maximum level for the Trade Hut is 12, the Guard Tower/Storage Buildings is 15 and Ye Olde Eatery is 20.
Question: How do I get rid of estate buildings I no longer need?
Answer: If you want to remove one of your estate buildings, click on it, then click on the "Remove" button. Doing this will remove the building from your estate. It will still be in your House Items inventory, so you can put it back up later if you wish to. Removing a building decreases its level by 1. The level can't go below 0. You can't remove a building that is under attack or in the process of being upgraded.
Question: Can you have more than one type of estate building at the same time, for example two Stone Pits?
Answer: You can't have two identical buildings at the same time, just like you can't own two identical items of any other type. However, if there is a clone of a certain building, like the Storage Building 2, which is a clone of the Storage Building, you can own and use both the original and the clone at the same time.
Question: Does placement of a building have any impact on its effectiveness?
Answer: No, it doesn't matter where you place your building.
Question: What are resources needed for?
Answer: Resources are needed to upgrade your buildings and to pay the upkeep for some of the buildings. See the Estate buildings list above for an overview of which buildings consume resources.
Question: How often are my resources updated?
Answer: Your resources are updated hourly on the hour. The numbers shown in the Estate buildings list show you how many resources each building produces (positive numbers) or consumes (negative numbers).
To find out how many resources of each type you gain each hour, add the numbers from all buildings that produce a certain resource, then subtract the numbers from all buildings that consume that resource. If you have many buildings that consume a certain resource, it's possible that the hourly consumption is greater than the hourly production, which means that you actually lose some of that resource type each hour.
Alternatively you could simply hover your mouse cursor over the estate icon in the lower left corner of the screen while you are looking at your estate. A popup window will open, on which your hourly production is listed.
Question: Is there a cap to how many resources I can have at a time?
Answer: Normally, you can have a maximum of 1000 of each resources. If you buy one of the Storage Buildings, the maximum amount for each resource type is increased by 200 for each level of each Storage Building.
Question: When I upgrade a building, will it be disabled until the upgrade is done?
Answer: No, it won't. It will keep producing or consuming resources at the previous level. You won't be able to use special functions of buildings, like the stat trainers, when the building is upgraded, though.
Question: Can I upgrade more than one building at the same time?
Answer: Yes, you can upgrade as many buildings at the same time as you wish, as long as you have the required resources.
Question: Do I keep my estate buildings and resources when I sell my house?
Answer: Yes, you will keep both your buildings and the resources you had when you sold the house. Building levels will not be lost by selling an estate.
Question: What happens when one of my estate buildings is under attack?
Answer: When one of your buildings is under attack, it won't produce or consume resources anymore until you fight off the attacker. You also won't be able to use the buildings special options, like training or trading, until the attacker has been fought off.
Higher level buildings have a higher chance of being attacked than lower level buildings. Buildings with a level of 0 or 1 and the Guard Tower are immune from being attacked.
For a quick overview of which of your buildings is under attack, check your character page. Buildings that are under attack show an exclamation mark next to them.
Question: What can I do to reduce the chance of being attacked?
Answer: In order to reduce the chance of being attacked, you can buy a Guard Tower. Each Guard Tower Level is equal to having 200 Levels of Guards. Captain Rhubarb told us that every 5 levels of guard tower subtracts four levels from a building in terms of getting attacked.
Question: How often will enemies try to attack my estate buildings?
Answer: Attacks happen three times a day, at 1:00 AM, 8:00 AM, 3:00 pm, and 10:00 PM.
All buildings of the same level have the same chance of being attacked, with the exception of the Guard Tower and level 0 and 1 buildings, which are immune to being attacked.
Question: I don't want to spend Z-Tokens on guards, but I want some protection for my estate. Are there any guards I can buy for gold?
Answer: Yes, there are 7 guards you can buy for gold:
Dragoncat Guard (level 25, 800 Gold) Ice Dragon (level 39, 2200 Gold) Red Dragon (level 38, 2200 Gold) Nightraider (level 8, 300 Gold) Nightraider (level 35, 1600 Gold) Nightraider (level 65, 12000 Gold) Master of Evil (level 60, 4000 gold)
Thanks to silaren and etching for this list.
Question: How much of a discount does training with the stat trainer buildings give?
Answer: From Captain Rhubarb:
ORIGINAL: Captain Rhubarb
The stat trainer buildings give a 2.5% gold cost savings per building level when training stats.
So, a level 2 stat trainer building gives a 5% gold cost reduction when training.
And a level 10 stat trainer building gives a 25% gold cost reduction.
The trainer buildings also allow free unlimited un-training of stats, without having to battle Sir Pwnsalot.
Question: What are the ratios for trading resources at different levels of the Trade Hut?
Answer: Here is a chart that shows the ratios:
Level 25 50 150 300
1 12 25 79 168
2 13 27 85 180
3 14 29 91 192
4 15 31 97 204
5 16 33 103 216
6 17 35 109 228
7 18 37 115 240
8 19 39 121 252
9 20 41 127 264
10 21 43 133 276
11 22 45 139 288
12 23 47 145 300
Many thanks to etching for providing all the quotes and links for the part about the Estate system.
INFORMATION ABOUT PORTALS:
ORIGINAL: Captain Rhubarb
* Almost all of the house paintings ("Small Portals") now link to somewhere in game, like towns, old special quests, or class quest areas.
* The two new alien world portal paintings link you to the actual alien worlds to explore.
You can buy them from the Event this week, or in one of the House Items shops. (the one that sells paintings)
Using one of the world portal paintings you can visit another alien world.
On the alien worlds, read all the information you can.
You can earn the trust of the alien factions and gain access to special shops and guests.
You can visit both worlds, and earn reputation on both of them.
How do I use a painting (also called "Small Portal")?
To use your paintings, go to your house, and click a painting to zoom in the view.
Then scroll left/right using the on-screen arrows to select a painting.
If the 'teleport' button is visible, click it to go to that painting's destination.
If the button is not visible it means that the painting just doesn't have any destination area yet.
How do I use the Mega World Portal?
When the next big war event starts up, access your Mega portal from your House Estate.
There will be options to send your army from the alien planets where you've gained their trust and earned favorable reputation with them.
Your army will instant auto-battle the foes in the big war event, and you'll earn a pile of gold and XP, and also earn "army wins" for that war's battle counter.
You can choose which alien world to send forces from.
Sending an army will cost Energy and Food estate resources. If you have plenty, you can send armies over and over till you run out.
When the Museum features are eventually added to the game, there may be special artifacts found by your armies as they do their battles.
Army "wins" in wars will count towards the total war goal and also to the player's personal "army wins" counter.
Question: How do I send armies from other planets to fight in wars?
Answer: You need a Mega World Portal and either a Portal to Kairula or a Portal to Trescol painting. If you own these items, go to your estate, click on the Mega World Portal, then click on "Portal". A menu with some options will open. Choose which war you want your army to fight in, from which planet you want to summon the army from and the size of the army. Once you have made your decisions, click on "Send". If you have enough resources, the army will then fight in that war, otherwise you are told that you don't have enough resources. You are told how many waves your army has defeated and you are given gold and exp rewards. The portal will not work if it is under attack or upgrading.
The number of waves defeated by your army appears as "guard wins" under "War Battle Records" on your character page.
Question: I own both the Mega World Portal and a portal painting, but when I try to call an army, there are no options in the "Select Planet" field. What's wrong?
Answer: You need to befriend one of the factions on the planets before you can call armies. Visit the planet and talk to the inhabitants. Once one of the factions trusts you, you can call them to help out in wars.
Question: How do I send my guards to fight in wars?
Answer: You need a Guard Tower in order to send your guards to fight in a war. Go to your estate, click on your Guard Tower, then click on "Guard". A menu with some options will open. Choose which war you want your guards to fight in and how many of them you want to go to battle, then click on "Send". If you have enough resources, the guards will then fight in that war, otherwise you are told that you don't have enough resources. You are told how many waves your guards have defeated and you are given gold and exp rewards.
The number of waves defeated by your guards appears as "guard wins" under "War Battle Records" on your character page.
Question: Do waves defeated by guards or armies count towards the war meter?
Answer: Yes, they do.
Question: What is the formula for ...?
Answer: The game staff has decided not to release any of the formulas used for sending armies or guards to war. Please don't ask such questions, no one can answer them.
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