Wizard 101 isn't everyone's cup of tea, but it's been doing quite well for itself and certainly delivers on the premise of letting players take on a wizard's role. Well... mostly, anyway. The player housiing has sadly been lacking options for some of the more eccentric wizards out there. After all, a nice townhouse is all well and good for some wizards, but what self-respecting fire wizard doesn't have a metal and stone deathtrap perched precariously over molten rock? Luckily for those players with similar tastes, the game will be adding seven new styles of housing in mid-December based on the seven schools of magic.
Tipa at West Karana has an excellent galley of the houses available, complete with decorating tips for some of the more challenging house arrangements like the cramped underwater house for (you guessed it) the Water school. MMOQuests also has a brief video tour of the Death house, which looks like something straight out of The Nightmare Before Christmas. And speaking of Christmas, the houses are slated to be priced at either 100,000 gold or 10,000 Crowns, the latter of which comes out to about $20. Not a bad price for a gift for your favorite Wizard 101 player, when you get right down to it.