Property owners are encountering roommate shortages, and often move roommates in who dont contribute to a property. Me and another two of the other older owners have discussed this a lot, its a big problem. we feel that sims shouldnt be getting house bonuses if they dont log into the property and contribute. like my last thread about this, this situation leads to "leeching" where a sim who doesnt do anything for a property for days will get the same rewards as the sims that do. i dont know what to do about this as an owner. we need help. there arent enough slots for roommates. the limited roommates is supposed to encourage competition between propertys, but thats having a bad effect on the game because they dont log in as it is, they get paid either way. theres simply too many propertys and not enough sims congregating in single properties making reaching skill and money goals a lot harder. the cap of 24 sims instead of 18 makes this problem worse, the way to correct it is to raise the roommate cap so there is more consolidation of the houses and incentivizing current owners to be roommates. we need people as dedicated as owners. in 9 months ive only met 1 maybe 2 people who i would consider dedicated. its a struggle keeping people engaged with the game if houses are going offline and online all the time, all competing for very few sims at times. you could say this isnt a real problem, theres nothing stopping owners from "asking more" of their roommates, but that adds a lot of pressure on owners to rotate roommates in and out to even meet demand. constantly recuriting and kicking out inactive roommates is spoiling a lot of potential for the game. another argument is that the property bonus should not be used as reason to open a house. there is no incentive to do a lot of things, things that only end up being time and money sinks, and turning hosting into a dead end proposition. that makes the game beyond pointless. there could be a situation where a house has "4" owners and spots for 8 roommates, giving the owners more control over a property than a regular roommate. that would provide some reason for more dedicated players to stay at a property. i think the community would like this as well. there are a lot of new players logging in, but if they have nowhere to go they are likely to quit. cooking skill is still very popular with new players, giving them better rewards for their skills would immediately restore some activity to the playerbase.