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As we're looking at at how new players are ramped up into Achaea (a difficult process, as you know - it's not like jumping into Angry Birds or even WoW), one of the things we're pondering is making a change so that newbies join a City initially, but not a House. Our reasoning thus far is that it's overwhelming to suddenly be part of two organizations when you don't understand the significance of either or the difference between them. Further, as I think most people agree, divided cities are bad for Achaea. By giving newbies a chance to understand the city a bit first (through a series of city novice tasks) and THEN pick a House, we think life would be a little easier to understand for newbies, and we help drive home that cities are important and the umbrellas under which (generally) Houses exist.
This came up initially as we were discussing trying it out for Targossas, but it's fairly problematic to have two different newbie systems existing side-by-side, as we'll probably move class selection and city selection into character creation. So, we're proposing to make this change for all cities, and wanted to hear thoughts (pro or con, as long as you explain why) on it.