Elder Scrolls Online Houses: Grand Psijic Villa

The first home I acquired in ESO was the Grand Psijic Villa. It was through the efforts of thousands doing a special promotion that got the Villa for everyone who owned the Summerset expansion. Still, my Sorcerer, the first character to play through that area did the quests needed to enter Artaeum and secured the house. This home taught me how difficult it is to be an adventurer who also decorates.

Because this home isn’t so easy to access–each character has to do the opening quest line, then travel to Artaeum, then to the house, I decided to mostly work on gardens outside the villa.

Before that, my initial plan was to make the octagonal shaped room to the right a sunroom, the matching octagonal room on the left a study. The long hall down the center would be divided with furnishings into dining and living spaces. The two rooms that look like a head and torso would be the kitchen on the left and bedrooms on the right. At some point the subterranean pool would be decorated. The two upper balconies would be lined with books and treasures.

In truth for a long time in the early days, I wanted to decorate every house like the splash screen that went with when you loaded up. Not practical, though it can be a goal. I now try to get my homes furnished, and regret not getting them all that way, even if I have to wait to save up for them.

One problem with all the homes is that they’re dark. Some, like the Gardner House, even fully furnished, are dark. As I’m crafting now, the first thing I put in are lights.

All that said, here’s the Villa, in its unfurnished state, in case you’ve never been there.

Player Housing Rift

I thought I’d do a semi-series on player housing in games.  We’ll start with Rift.  I honestly don’t know much about it and I’ve been trying to find guides that answer some of my questions, and while there are some Rift Specific  home guides, many are curiously not kept up or use official videos (that is what the ones I looked at were).

So here’s what I know:

Rift has Dimensions.

This gives you an instanced space with an outdoor area and a small hut.

You get a starter pack from the Dimension engineer in Argent Glade with a boulder, a torch, an urn, a table, a shrub, a tile and two boards.

The bag is mixed because you have an indoor and outdoor area called Sanguine Shores.

I’ve seen someone else has named theirs more personally but I haven’t taken the time to see how it is done.

I’m also not sure how much of the outdoor area is useable and how much is scenery.

You can purchase home items from Dimensions vendors.

I got a tree from a fishing reward crate, and I looted one from an NPC.

I got a lovely blue rug from an NPC.

You’re able to drop objects wherever you like, there are no hooks or predefined spots which can take the object.

You can move them up and down (including into the ground), you can turn them and rotate them.  I find the big primary color arrows and circles that come up to indicate directions to be a bit crude and jarring but I’m grateful to have the ability to put things where I want them big time.

It looks as if I can have 50 objects in my Dimension, I’ll have to find someplace that tells me the scoop if I can buy more storage with real or in game moola.

Once I got the rug (I love paintings and rugs in games!) I moved all of the things my cleric had gotten so far into her hut and it is cozy city.

Rift Home Sweet Hovel

I’ll add information and tips here as I get them.

Rift Dimensions Sites:

Better Homes and Dimensions

Rift better homes

Now this person called The Stylish Radish has got real style.  Don’t you love the site name and their name?  Sooo cute.  He/She also writes with interest about Landmark for EQ Next.

Rift Decorators

rift decorators

Not updated since March of 2013 but it has pictures of furnishings, landscape items and building block items plus the various homes you can get.  My hovel is apparently the “starter”.