A way to balance Red/Blue ratio if done correctly to the sweat spot ratio of 1 red acc to 10 blue accs(players that dont have reds at all and players that have 1 or more reds) . For reference If you are blue you have access to maintaining your weapons/armor/anything with dura including your house so your dura will go down half speed of the current speed,you pay less upkeep and will maybe even get your equipment really really slowly repaired when placed in a new npc Blacksmith for x gold per h for 1 armor set and 2 weapons or just 1 item for free(equipment is repaired at double speed while online and not at all if the equipment being repaired is on another char and you are in game on a different char i.e if you are Red or blue and give your equipment to a blue alt to place it on the blacksmith npc if you now start playing on your main the weapons will not be repaired at all until you ether log off or go on the alt char). The speed of repair is a balancing thing and i will because of that not go into it. While you are red you dont have maintenance and you lose dura on everything twice as fast as is currently along with having higher upkeep for house(doesnt matter if the house is on another char as long as it is on the same acc as the red char). To balance this a bit a weapon or equipment can be maintained directly by a craftier but only temporally for like 2 to 5 h making it normally lose 100% instead of 200% speed(has no effect if the user of the blade was blue and so still lose 50% of current speed). TL;DR: Read all of the above except Wikipedia part.