x Guide to getting plot of land from expiring houses/farms

Hello all, as a form of public service, I just want to share some things I learned while watching people playing ArcheAge with respect to getting a plot of land from expiring houses/farms that will soon be auto demolished due to delinquent taxes (applies to land in the Southern continents only).
I hope this will sincerely help newer players from being victims and even discourage bully behavior of PKers (PK is not PVP)

Note: this might not apply to all AA (Kr, Ru etc), but nonetheless seems to be the “system” in ArcheAge NA/EU Alpha server
Note 2: just because people are doing it doesn’t make it right (applies to real world too)

There are 2 ways to go about this (A) the honest and gentlemanly way and (B) the criminal bully way

(A) For the honest and gentlemanly way

Step 1: Look around for any existing plot of land that is going to be demolished soon (meaning the current owner failed to pay taxes)
Step 2: Go back to the plot of land a few minutes before the stated demolition time
Step 3: Wait until the farm/house starts burning, which will happen around 1 minute after the demolition time
Step 4: Get ready to test your luck to claim the land by planting your farm or house on the land first before other players do (be assured that there will be other players since land is scarce in the alpha server atm)
Step 5: Hopefully you were lucky and congratulations on your new land!


(B) Now for the criminal bully way (because in my opinion this is not done in the spirit of PVP)

Step 1: Look around for any existing plot of land that is going to be demolished soon (meaning the current owner failed to pay taxes)
Step 2: Create a new character but keep the level below Level 10 so you will be immune to being PK’ed
Step 3: Ask your friends/guildmates to help you get the land (if you don’t have any, join one I am certain there are PK types of guilds that tolerate or even encourage this type of bullying/same faction killing)
Step 4: Go back to the plot of land with your new sub-level 10 character and your friends/guildmates a few minutes before the stated demolition time
Step 5: Kill any other same-faction players around trying to honestly and gentlemanly try their luck to claim the land
Step 6: With all competitors dealt with, just wait until the farm/house starts burning, which will happen around 1 minute after the demolition time
Step 7: Kill any more players that arrive/return, if you are now alone then claim your land!
Step 8: Hope that karma doesn’t get you!

If you guys have any more tips, please do share!

Here is an in-game sample of actual land claiming in alpha server (unfortunately using the criminal bully way by a PK guild “Aevum” and double unfortunately as with me as the victim)