As a lot of you know, a while ago Sr. Staff and above started taking requests for doing unclaims of properties that are derelict for them to claim. As we've continued to grow, these requests have come to a point where doing them as small favors sometimes can take up a few hours of time from Sr. Staff+ to work. We've even had some instances where we'd do them for the same players multiple times a month and would unclaim residences they recently just had us unclaim for them. Long story short, it's been madness, haha. A downfall for this has also been it can sometimes take a considerable amount of time to meet with a player due to time differences.Well, we've changed the way we're doing unclaims by putting them in the hands of the players. Sr. Staff+ will no longer be taking requests to do these which will free up a lot more time to handle actual reports that need time. Claiming a residence that's not taken will, as always be free. If you see a residence you want that's currently occupied and is available (the owner has gone past their derelict stage), you will be able to claim it on the spot for 5,000 Rupees as long as you have a free residence slot to claim. If you have the maximum amount of allowed residences, you will need to unclaim one in order to claim a new one using this feature.The command to do this is "/res forceclaim". It should also tell you this when you "/res info" a res and it is available to take.Another addition to this, is we bumped the amount of time anyone has to be derelict to be eligible for an unclaim from 10 days to 15 days. EDIT: We had a post about updating the shop with Enchant books with this update. Unfortunately, it didn't go out correctly, and will be a little bit longer for the books while we work hard on getting 1.6 EMC Ready!