I just had an idea for 3DX and I don't mind sayin I think it is a good one.
House share set-up.
Just like in real life, we have one house, but this house is shared by anything from two to a bunch of people, maybe up to 10 or whatever.
The house is created by one player, all of us have one extra property as we used to have pre 2.5, but this one operates differently to how it used to. You are able to invite up to a certain number of people, if they accept, their second property must first be empty of invited users (except them) and when they accept an invite to another property their own second (share) property will be replaced in their tile list by the new one. (In the event that player leaves a shared house their own share house is returned to the tile as the default, hopefully keeping prior build/decor, but they could always reapply from a world file I spose.)
Edit permissions are given to residents by the property owner and can be given or removed, so if the owner so chose to, all residents of a share house could have edit permissions at the one time. If a property is edited while people are present in it, whether they have edit permissions or not, it stays the same to them until they re-load the room.
The experience; The room is open to invited residents (invites are permanent unless revoked by the owner or the resident chooses to leave) of it, at all times, without the need for any further invite. Players can choose to enter the game via the house share property at log-in, friends can hang out in their shared house together and wake up and greet each other at log-in, go to bed and say nite to each other, do whatever just as if it is a genuine RL houseshare. Potentially, in a perfect world, each player could set their own spawn point when in edit mode. (Couples would be able to set-up a home in it also, which has long been something suggested by people in these forums.) Residents would be able to invite their other friends to this home at any time just as they can to their own homes, but it would function like a public room (not open in a list, just concerning how many people could be invited and it would only be by invite) so there would be no limit to how many people could be invited and present at any given time, similar to how group chat functions. It would also be nice if a block/kick function was added to this room (to be honest all public rooms) so that if a visitor was causing an issue to other members they could be removed and kept out in one click, however maybe just clicking to 'reset' the room and reopen would be enough and those members there at the time would just have to go back in.
I think this experience would be fantastic, would prove very popular, and allow groups of friends to have an amazing experience within the game.
edit; the house share property would initially be just the default property set-up, but obviously it would have to be built to have extra bedrooms and whatever to accomodate whoever lived there, players would be responsible for this themselves.
Edited by Rockster, 29 December 2017 - 08:32 PM.