Everquest 2: Housing

While running around doing various quests on my freshly boosted Wizard, I found that I was starting to fill up my bags with various housing items, and though he did own his own little Inn room in Timerous Deep, I really don’t care for the Inn rooms in the game. Each city has different themed Inn rooms that look a bit different but all have one thing in common — they’re tiny! A long time ago I decided to move my Paladin from his home in Qeynos to a new larger Manor in Halas, and at that point I didn’t have much to fill it with. As such, I decided that I would give “trustee” access to the house to my Brigand and combine all of their housing items into one place. Because of this decision, I thought it wise to also give that trustee access to my Wizard and put all of his stuff inside as well. This was basically a post I had through about writing years ago but never got around to doing so.

I did recall seeing some housing deeds in my veteran rewards however, so I decided that before I moved my Wizard into the Halas Manor, that I should check out some of these new housing options and perhaps move everyone into one of them instead. Three different deeds were on my account, so I claimed all three and went exploring.

Sprocket’s Interlocking Plane

This “house” actually came with the specific edition of the newest expansion. It’s not really a house per se, but it does have a couple of buildings on it that you could theoretically set up as your house. You can fly here (hence the screenshot) but I don’t really like the fact that it isn’t a house itself but your own little dimension. It did provide a portal house item that I placed in the Halas house though, so perhaps I can sort through my belongings and deck this place out.

Isle of Refuge

So for those of us who played the game at launch, this is a hit of nostalgia. They also brought back the original opening tutorial area of the game recently, but for a long while it was a thing of the past. They basically gave you the entirety of the zone to use as a house though it is not populated. There was a little kit of NPCs that came with it, so you can actually populate it a bit, but I don’t think I’ll ever have enough housing items to fill up an island.

Mistmoore Crags Estate

This is the only one that you could remotely consider a house, but it’s actually bigger than my Manor in Halas, and kind of drab. I was considering using this house because it is rent free, but at the moment I am not using it. I finally decided that I would just roll with the Halas house for now for all three of my characters. At this point, I thought I’d share the house, and take you on a virtual tour of sorts:

Main entry way
Opposite end of table, facing main door
The study, complete with L&L + HQ items on the wall
A bunch of various books and HQ items
The back patio complete with various older mounts I have collected.
Downstairs, more mounts, L&L + HQ items
The entry room from upstairs
One of the upstairs rooms where many of my pets were congregating, along with religious altars
The bedroom, also some mannequins with old school armor sets that used to be good
Plushie collection and fireplace
The last upstairs room that I designated as a bathing area

I feel like having an actual house is a nice touch, and seeing all of the cool items that I worked hard to get throughout the years is satisfying. I truly thing EQ2 has probably the best housing system out of any other MMO I’ve played. The newer houses feel more like the housing in Rift, where it’s more of a zone and not just a house. I may find a way to use those yet, as I added portals to them from the Halas house. Either way, I thought it was a cool trip down memory lane!

10 thoughts on “Everquest 2: Housing

    • I’ve heard Wildstar had great housing but I didn’t play it much. I didn’t much care for Rift’s dimensions either. So for me it’s the best on offer as well. Unfortunately the guild hall has everything I’d ever want in one place so I don’t have a need to go to the regular housing as often. But it is fun to decorate.


  1. I love EQ2’s housing, I occasionally log back in just to tour my houses! I also think it’s the best implementation of housing that I’ve seen, elder scrolls online’s housing is getting there though.

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      • It’s probably more akin to EQ2’s (instanced, crafted furniture) but very much in the style of ES. (There are a couple of posts on my blog if you ever get curious) It’s not quite as interactive but storage is coming!! Also forgot to say I loved how you decorated your Halas house 🙂

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  2. I have a magical mansion on my Freeport Coercer from way back in the day. No clue how I got it. I made my other characters a trustee but can’t get there -bwcaue he is a Qeynosian. For me, 100%, would love “account” housing. One for all of my characters.


      • I was referring to my guild hall, and once I get you invited. Otherwise have to try and sneak into Qeynos and then set your recall point to right outside of the house. But I just did these things with my housing and it’s doable.


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