This is something I posted to the suggestion boards on the ffxiv forums. Keep in mind, it's just my opinion, and I could very well not have all the facts. :I The housing system sounds like it's going to be a really good thing, but in my opinion the money sink will leave the economy in a worse off state than it already is. If there was a way to give players the ability to level certain crafting classes up and then build houses, and sell them, that would be a good way to keep the money circulating. The reason I say build the houses ourselves is because as it stands, large chunks of money will be being spent on the houses, especially the larger ones, and then it will just be gone. The NPC's don't have anything to buy. Whereas if, for example, it required someone to have multiple crafting classes at fifty to build a house, they could then provide another incentive to level crafting, other than the occasional materia meld and the hq gear (that some people ignore completely and just farm for their own gear,) and the materials required to build the house would provide another incentive to level the gathering class. It would also be a way for people to save a LOT of money by building their own house if they manage to level all the proper DoH and DoL classes. What I had in mind was instead of them having instances full of houses, having instances full of plots of land that free companies/crafters can purchase, and then to build the house there would be several nodes around the property, like in gathering, and to build the house, someone in the FC/Seller would have to go to these nodes, and build certain parts using whichever crafting skill that node required, until the entire house was built. Now that I'm done, feel free to lay into me about how this wouldn't work. Edit: If the housing was done this way, it would also be the easiest way to base the pricing on the economy of each server, since the houses would be being built/sold using materials that were acquired on these servers, and therefore the people who built the houses would be the most knowledgeable when it comes to how much the house is worth when it comes to including all of the costs for supplies/time.