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There's no place like home after a long day of adventuring. Homestead, The Elder Scrolls Online's player housing system, is coming in February 2017. Learn what you can expect at launch, including how many homes there will be, how you get them, and details about home decorating and furniture crafting!

When Bethesda first announced that would finally allow us to have a player home, almost two years after its original release, a lot of people thought that this would be just like the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim expansion, .

There is nothing wrong with Hearthfire and it was a welcome addition to the game, with the chance to customize your home and the possibility of adopting children, but it did feel a bit limited. With Homestead, however, it seems that Bethesda and Zenimax has gone all out, giving the players the choice of choosing between around 40 unique homes and having over 2000 home decoration items and furniture available for them to craft.

Even with all of this available, the player will not have a full home right away. After finishing the tutorial, all the player is left with is a room in an inn, but they can expand to a proper house afterwards, if they can afford it, of course.

When it comes to the interior decorating part, (something that a lot of players most likely will focus the most on), they claim that no two houses will end up looking the same since there is such a huge variety of items, and crafting styles. You can choose to go all style or , or or mix the three (or other styles) if you wish to do so. I'm sure we will find that out when it gets implemented in the game in February.

When it comes to the interior decorating part, (something that a lot of players most likely will focus the most on), they claim that no two houses will end up looking the same since there is such a huge variety of items, and crafting styles. You can choose to go all Argonian or Nibenese or mix the t I'm sure we will find that out when it gets implemented in the game in February.

All of this sounds like it would be a lot to remember, but fret not, Bethesda promised that a handy guide will be available upon its release! They did release a short list full of information though, I'll include that here.

  • Houses are instanced, so you don't have to worry about racing to grab the perfect spot of land
  • Furniture you create via Furniture Crafting can be sold to other players
  • You will be able to preview homes before you purchase, both furnished and unfurnished
  • You will be able to allow friends and guildmates to visit your home; they can travel to your home via the group, friends, or guild lists while you're in it, or by selecting “Visit House" by clicking on your name in those same lists when you're offline
  • You can grant trusted friends permission to decorate existing placed items in your home (they cannot add or remove items from your home)
  • You can also allow those who are not on your friends list or in your guilds to visit and/or decorate your home by adding them as a “Visitor" or “Decorator" in your House Settings
  • You'll be able to conveniently fast travel to your homes via the World Map, similar to how Wayshrines currently work (but cost free), as well as directly via the Collections menu
  • You can allow visitors into your new home – a visiting player simply needs to teleport to you
  • Homes are secure – other players are not able to break into homes and steal items. Sorry, Thieves Guild!

Are you looking forward to being able to customize your own home? Does anyone even invest time into stuff like that anymore?

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