Sadly those who started a new character on a Legacy server got what they had coming.
On every forum people were warned of the consequences of starting on a hyperinflated world, but all those warnings were heard by no one it seems.
Lowering the prices won't help new players at all. The billionaires will still buy up all the property, only this time they'll only lose pocket change in doing so. End result: rich players continue to be rich, new players will still have no properties to buy.
The solution was always to not start on a Legacy server, and it remains the same even today.
If this is the "solution", then it's clearly a game design flaw. You shouldn't alienate players simply because they wanted to play on a server where they might know people, or on a server where they feel they can get help instantly, or somewhere they just want to play. And no, people weren't "warned of the consequences". In fact, a lot of people here on ZAM were encouraging new players to start on legacy servers so they could get help with anything they needed instantly, or just to play with other players from this community who were staying legacy. And that should be completely acceptable if that's where people want to play.
For everyone on a non-Legacy server complaining that 99% can't afford these prices (especially the smaller plots)... I continue to be disappointed in the community. First Twintania was "unbeatable", now "nobody can afford the housing plots". Meanwhile even the most extreme casual player that puts in the effort to making money will be able to participate in this content easily.
Wow, you have a very inconsistent view on the community. First off, some people are always going to complain no matter what. That's just life. However, you make it out like the tiny minority of people complaining about not being able to beat Twintania (which was far less than 1% of the gaming community) is somehow comparable to housing, where there has been a massive outcry on every forum from pretty much all ranges of the playerbase except the crazy-rich that these prices are insane. There's a pretty distinct difference. And I don't understand how you think extremely casual players are participating in this content at all. Unless you are somehow considering farming gil for an FC house for months on end as "participating in content". This has done the exact opposite of creating more content for players, it's excluded all but the most hardcore and the richest on EVERY server.
Our FC has over 100 players in it and the realistic truth is that even if we had half of those players contributing what they could on a weekly basis, it would take us months to get even the smallest FC house... which is kind of pointless for a group our size. Our average contributions from players are 5-10k, and to a lot of people that's a decent chunk of gil. So no, I don't see this as something even the moderate players will be enjoying for a very long time, and that's why I am extremely disappointed in it.