Last night while out exploring I came across a Village, one of the new areas added with the last expansion that supports player housing. This particular village was unclaimed, and had yet to have a house built on any of the predetermined lots. Even in its unfinished state, it was still impressive and interesting.
For starters, every house is placed in a preset spot, much like current city building works. This village had 2-3 cottage spots, 2 house spots, one villa spot and finally one large villa spot. As the village was set near a steep mountain cliff, some of the house spots were set a little higher, accessible by climbing some stairs or a rope ladder. The large villa, sure to be the ‘center piece’ of this particular village, was located right next to the village stone and had what I would consider the prime spot, being out away from the mountain and somewhat separate.
In its unfinished state, each spot had some stone blocks and beams of lumber, along with cranes and other building tools, giving it a very ‘in progress’ feel. The rest of the village, outside of the house spots, was already built and features a watchtower (with rope ladder), some walkways, and gardened trees and other minor details. Fully built I can image it would look like a nice spot and a good ‘home’ location for its owners.
Now, if only one of the many chaos chests that I’ve opened would give me a house deed, maybe I could do more than just look and imagine…