I thought about your proposal, my Lord. But what you suggest is a gift. If I give my deed to anybody else, he or she would also have to pay the taxes and place his or her house, too. The only difference is the status of co-owner, but it'a status which can be attributed to anyone and removed anytime. I don't see my interest in this.
Naturally, I am aware that the deeds I won with the raffle do not really have a face value by themselves. Nevertheless, the fact remains that the equivalent of those deeds have a face value on the add on store. Furthermore, having spent 350 000 gold coins, I will lost, at least, equilvalent of $175 or $250 if I give anything for nothing. But this is not a guild hall that our members need most. If I have to lose part of my investent, I prefer it to be for a better cause.
Simply, when I paid for the raffle tickets, I had three reasons in mind :
- First, find a way to fund a tax free POT city lot deed, which implies to sell the biggest POT taxed deeds I won,
- Second, help guild members who have no home but who wants one (that's what I told to Eternal Knightmen, I think),
- Third, give some lots to Sara Dreygon, to ensure the greatest number have access to this essential aspect of our existence in New Britannia.
I have already completed a part of those goals. Small lots are freely given to those who needs them, allowing them to have a place they can call home without paying to much taxes.
But for now, I hope to sell the town and city deeds. (I ask only store credits, to promote the support of the game). I sell them about 25% less than their face value (add to this the 15% promotion currently underway and you save about 35%).
I've been very lucky with this raffle. The POT city deeds were rare and I got 2 of them, 1/20 of the total that was involved. This an opportunity for me to get closer to my goal while allowing someone else to save money. There is no speculation on my part and everyone takes advantage from this deal (me, Portalarium and the buyer) so I think it's a fair decision.
Time will tell if I should reconsider my position. I try to be fair, but I also have interests to defend.