Is there a limit on how many shops a single character can own?

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Is there a limit on how many shops a single character can own?

Post by satan » Wed May 29, 2019 8:41 pm

As title.

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Re: Is there a limit on how many shops a single character can own?

Post by Rigela » Wed May 29, 2019 9:07 pm

You can own one shop and one house per PLAYER (as in you, as a person) across all your characters/accounts.
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Re: Is there a limit on how many shops a single character can own?

Post by satan » Wed May 29, 2019 9:11 pm

Ya, that's what I thought. I just see a lot of shops with the exact same name. maybe the rules are different for factions or something.

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Re: Is there a limit on how many shops a single character can own?

Post by Rigela » Wed May 29, 2019 9:13 pm

They might be in the same faction, but owned by a different person, most likely.
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Re: Is there a limit on how many shops a single character can own?

Post by DM GrumpyCat » Wed May 29, 2019 9:24 pm

Check the sign. If the sign is under the same character name, report it.

To Clarify the rule further

You may own One shops and One guildhouse and One Quarter per PLAYER. That is flesh, blood, bone PLAYER. Not Character. Not CD key. PLAYER.

If you own a Guildhouse, the quarter you own MUST be within that guildhouse. You cannot own a quarter OUTSIDE the guildhouse.

TEMPORARY shops (shops with one hour timers) do not count, so you rent one of those and a normal shop if you want.
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Re: Is there a limit on how many shops a single character can own?

Post by Might-N-Magic » Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:11 pm

It would be cool and handy if when you buy one of these things if it told you these rules so there was no question.

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Re: Is there a limit on how many shops a single character can own?

Post by DM Axis » Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:05 pm

There is a handy dandy FAQ for such questions and more.

viewtopic.php?f=18&t=20955
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Re: Is there a limit on how many shops a single character can own?

Post by Might-N-Magic » Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:18 am

DM Axis wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:05 pm
There is a handy dandy FAQ for such questions and more.

viewtopic.php?f=18&t=20955
There may just well be, but a lot of people familiar with NWN don't waste their time reading FAQs (which are usually just low-level knowledge).

It's not an intuitive question is my point though, were I fresh and just coming to the server, I'd see no reason to even think about it and would buy these things if they were available simply thinking, "well, it's available to everyone."

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Re: Is there a limit on how many shops a single character can own?

Post by Subutai » Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:56 pm

In general, I think we could do a really good job putting all the server rules in one obvious place right on the forums, with either the in-depth coverage needed, or links to places where they're discussed more in depth.

One that I've noticed since joining Arelith is that there have been a number of times that I've seen people link to DM posts in random topics that discuss details about rules (like PvP), that go into detail or discussion about the rules, but then I never see those posts being transferred to a centralized location.

This makes the rules a bit impenetrable to non-veteran players, or any players who don't frequent the forums. Once you realize it happens, it makes the rules kind of intimidating, since there are clearly at least a few rulings that have been made that aren't announced anywhere.

I think it would be super helpful to have all the various rules and rulings in one post (and not an FAQ, for the reason Might-N-Magic said).

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Re: Is there a limit on how many shops a single character can own?

Post by Irongron » Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:17 pm

I think just a confirmation message added before buying a house or shop is enough on this point.

"Do you wish to buy this shop [Warning - players of Arelith are limited to JUST one shop, if you exceed this your ownership will be removed & your items lost]

Yes/No"

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Re: Is there a limit on how many shops a single character can own?

Post by DM GrumpyCat » Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:51 pm

Can we do the same with quarters too?
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Re: Is there a limit on how many shops a single character can own?

Post by NauVaseline » Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:45 pm

As long as the option to 'own them' while they're on sale so you can get your money back is left

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Re: Is there a limit on how many shops a single character can own?

Post by Its_a_jelly » Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:04 am

Is there a short grace period if, for example, you already own a shop but find a better one available?

Maybe a RL day or so (tops) to transfer the goods from one shop to the other?

Of course, you'd drop the old shop ASAP.

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Re: Is there a limit on how many shops a single character can own?

Post by DM GrumpyCat » Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:23 am

Generally speaking we don't mind giving players a few hours to move items from point A to point B. That's fine.
But you shouldn't be owning two properties for much more than that under any circumstances. You're about right with your idea of one RL day being absolute maximum. And even that is pushing it.
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