We've had some discussion on the Live Chat about Houses and tenure bonuses (check out @nezuja
's House Preview on the Subreddit
). To review, when you join a House in the game, you receive access to that House's features and receive a bonus that is either gameplay (like +1 STR) or economic (like 2% Gold drop) or both. Each week that you stay in that House, you will receive a Tenure bonus for sticking around, again either gameplay or economic.
When you leave your House to go to another one (which you can do), you lose all those bonuses and start fresh at another House. This is the "soft" barrier we've put in place to both encourage loyalty and to give players flexibility. Since you also have Standing within your House (which gains you Seasonal bonuses), which is gained via play and victory in both PVP and PVE, you start over if you leave and go to another House.
But some of you have been throwing out other ideas, so let's hear 'em!