In New World, you can buy and decorate houses in settlements. In addition, the Housing System brings various bonuses and is an important part of the game. We at Nintendosmash show you in this article everything you need to know about the housing system, why housing is very advantageous, and which trophies you can put up.
In which settlements can I buy a house? There are several houses available in each settlement. There is no limit to how many players can buy the house because the houses are instantiated. So you don’t have to worry about all of your homes being snatched from under your nose.
How can I buy a plot of land? In order to own your own home, you have to meet various conditions.
First, you need level 15 to have access to the housing at all. After that, you must have expanded your reputation in an area to level 10 in order to unlock the house purchase.
Later in the game, you can own up to 3 houses in a settlement.
What kind of houses are there? There are 4 different levels of houses and each of them has its additional conditions. Here is an overview of the individual house levels and what you need to be able to unlock them:
- Level 1 house / apartment
- 5000 gold
- Level 10 area call
- Level 2 house / apartment
- 10,000 gold
- Level 15 area call
- Level 3 house / apartment
- 15,000 gold
- Level 20 area call
- Level 4 house / apartment
- 20,000 gold
- Level 30 area call
Note: The first house purchase has a 50% discount. Buying an expensive step directly from the first house can save more money.
Houses have additional costs: If your company does not control the area, you have to pay property tax every week. The guild that controls the area can regulate the tax rate at any time between 5% and 20% based on the purchase price of the house. So it can be that you have to pay up to 4000 gold per week for your level 4 house.
Therefore, think carefully about whether you want to buy houses in a certain area and first find out about the company and taxes in the respective territory.
What if i can’t pay the taxes? If you are in arrears with your payment, you will no longer be able to use all the advantages of the housing system (such as free teleportation every few hours) and you will not be able to make any further decorations until you have paid your debts.
What happens if the owner of the settlement changes? Even then you keep your house and do not lose it. However, the new owner can set different taxes, which then affect your wallet.
A plot of land is extremely helpful in your progress
What are the advantages of the housing system? Owning and equipping a plot of land brings you some strong advantages that help you enormously in the game. The higher the level of the house, the greater the bonuses you will receive.
Since New Word has no mounts or fast means of transport, the limited teleportation options are immensely important and time-saving. However, in addition to this benefit, there are other bonuses in the housing system that are overlooked. We’ll show you the advantages of the individual levels:
- Level 1 plot
- Teleportation to the respective area – 4 hours cooldown
- 1 piece of furniture to expand the storage capacity in the respective settlement
- 5 trophies
- Level 2 plot
- Teleportation to the respective area – 3 hours cooldown
- 2 pieces of furniture to expand the storage capacity in the respective settlement
- 5 trophies
- Level 3 plot
- Teleportation to the respective area – 2.5 hours cooldown
- 3 pieces of furniture to expand the storage capacity in the respective settlement
- 5 trophies
- Level 4 plot
- Teleportation to the respective area – 2 hours cooldown
- 4 pieces of furniture to expand the storage capacity in the respective settlement
- 5 trophies
Housing is good for your Azoth wallet: An additional big advantage is the reset of the teleportation time. This costs between 20 and 40 Azoth, unlike a regular Settlement to Settlement Teleportation, which can quickly devour 100+ Azoths.
Pay attention to your trophy selection
What are trophies and what do they bring? In New World, you can set up so-called “trophies” in your house to receive a global buff, depending on which one you need. These add to your happiness value when you pursue a particular activity. For example, the “Lumberjack Trophy” buff enables rarer materials to be found when cutting down.
Up to 5 trophies can be placed in the house at the same time.
Where do I get these trophies from? These can be made in the workshop. As always, the higher the level, the stronger the effect.
You can also purchase trophies from other players at the trading post if you don’t have the opportunity or time to lend a hand yourself.
Which trophies are most worthwhile? And here, too, New World shows its flexibility again. There is no such thing as a perfect trophy lineup. Depending on which craft or what you specialize in mining, your trophy collection should be decorated in the house. If you want to become an armorsmith, for example, then it makes sense to make the “armorsmith trophy”.
We show you universal trophies that can almost always be set up.
- Lumberjack / Hunting / Harvesting / Mining – Trophy
- Life skills are a big focus in New World. Placing one or more of these in the house makes perfect sense
- Loot trophy
- This increases the chance of a rare find when searching. Make sure to decorate if you have 1 free space
- Fisherman trophy
- For all fishing enthusiasts among you, this is the perfect ornament in your home.
In addition to the universal trophies, there are also individuals for certain vocations that you can custom-make or buy.
Who’s Got the Nicest House in New World?
In addition to the bonuses from fast travel and the trophies, the housing of course also offers the opportunity to decorate your own home according to your own wishes.
Since the players “share” the houses through different instances, Amazon has come up with a special feature. At the top of the interface for entering the houses, the people who have a particularly “pretty” house are displayed.
Other players can rate your house using points so that there is a small competition for the most beautiful house.