Don't you just hate it when you go off to take care of some business and come home to find that your estate has been hijacked and your villa burned down? That is the situation you find yourself in the upcoming MMO, Gods and Heroes. Over the weekend, I took a look at their Estate system.
Once you complete the tutorial, you head home. Gods and Heroes doesn't just give you a house, they give you your own zone. At the start there is not much left of your estate. A few houses remain and some of your loyal servants.
You're offered a quest to start rebuilding the estate, starting with rebuilding your villa. Once completed, your new house will appear in the zone. Sadly, you cannot place it yourself. It will appear at a predetermined location. More quests will become available so you can continue to improve your estate.
The zone itself is actually pretty big. There are some very nice views as you can see from the screenshots. Right now, it seems that some of the structures you can obtain will pertain to the quality of your minions. There will also be decorative improvements, like that stature which comes with a pre-order.
I'm looking forward to seeing what they do with this system as times goes on. Having your own zone opens up all sorts of interesting possibilities.