While sitting down with Andersen for a chat at GDC yesterday, the conversation turned to the now two-month-old housing system. The discussion included how the community was utilizing this unique blend of housing and PvP duels. Andersen then shared some tips for decorating with an eye towards battles; he also hinted that league housing may be slated for making an appearance in one of the game's upcoming DLCs.
Anderson explained that he envisioned lairs as a place that represented a superhero or villain, an outward reflection of what defined the character. An obvious fan of the lairs himself, Anderson described all four of his personal abodes, each decorated to reflect a specific theme. For one, he has a super-secret storage space filled with boxes and monitoring cameras. Another, called The Shake Shack, pays homage to his character. However, whatever his particular theme, Andersen chooses to utilize the markers for placing items instead of free-form decorating. And he encourages others to do likewise.
Of course, some players might feel that only using the markers for decoration is too restrictive and cannot foster creativity. Andersen, however, hopes to debunk those views by showing off what can be done without resorting to free-form decorating. Keep an eye on Massively TV for an upcoming livestream tour of Andersen's personal lairs while he shares his personal tips for decorating the ultimate in lair battle destinations.
While concluding the conversation on housing, Andersen mentioned that there will be more news to discuss in the near future, including league housing. While he didn't elaborate on it, the impression is that personal versions of the Watchtower for leagues is in the works. We can certainly hope!
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