It does suck when this happens.
Back in the day, whole guilds would login and fight over houses. This would make it impossible for guildless players to get any 'good' houses without buying them.
It's hard to believe you've tried to buy 22 houses and failed. You're probably doing something wrong vs these bots.
It looks like your guild member, or your other character, was able to grab a house. Criticalshot
. Maybe you could use his house?
I'm sure you're probably aware, but you can search for inactive houses here:
As of today,
There are a total of 487
houses in this catagory. A total of 86
houses have inactive owners.
houses are inactive in thais.
(Including the Greenshore Village 6, which has 94 sqm; and the Fibula Village, Tower Flat, which has 72 sqm.)
As for the bots; one thing you can try to do is push them. It looks like you tried, but they had anti push. If you had elfbot, you could use pushmax and push them. Of course, if the player's actually there they'll be able to move the character(s) back in place; and if you're not good enough your efforts will be futile.
Another option is to kill them. Issue is they're Knights, and they'd probably still be able to get the house before you drained there potions; especially if they're setup to auto pot each other. (although that's considered mc pvp, you'd have to have a staff member online to see and ban them.)
There's a few ways the staff could combat this, if they wanted to but any method they try always brings up other issues.
1. Prevent any player from buying a house if they are 'in combat'. This would prevent people from just afking a bot there.
Although this could also cause people to just sit around a house and grief anyone else trying to get it too.
2. Check the IP of anyone trying to buy a house and compare it with all other houses. This would prevent idiots from owning multiple houses, but anyone with half a brain would just swap there IP while trying to buy the house.
3. Instead of the in game command to buy the house from inactive players, make an auction on the website. After 30 days of inactivity, the house goes to auction on the website and players can bid tokens to purchase it. The auction could last 3 days, or 7 days. Only allowing players to use tokens allows player who don't donate the chance to get house from playing lots of events. It also means people can't just donate and auto win any auction. (they'd have to donate then try to buy tokens from people before they could bid).
This could drive house prizes up, although they're probably already too high. It would also force only the wealthy players to get the houses anyways, and they might already own one.
4. And finally, they could just enforce there rules.
4a. You can only have one house per person and you must login every 30 days to keep it. Some exceptions apply.
4b. If you login once every month for only a few minutes just to keep your house then the staff might give it to somebody else.
So, let the bots take the houses. Report them to the staff and get them cleared. The staff could then warn these players to not buy multiple houses; and if they continue to do so they'll continue to get cleared. If it persists, ban the accounts with characters specifically created to buy house from inactive players with the sole intent to make profit.
Issue with this option is, the server is already dying; if they start enforcing rules too hard more players will quit.
Anyways, that's my thoughts.