Today I got the message that deleting peoples bases is a life ban. Yet we can still steal their land and use their base.... This doesn't make any sense and in reality as harsh as it is any sort of restriction on raiding does not work for a multitude of reasons.
Bold and sweeping statement as well as an opinion not a fact. If rules are set in place and a criteria set that can be viewed and judged upon, then it simply becomes a case of ensuring consistency of the Judges.
It just doesn't make any sense in this game to try and protect peoples bases and even less sense on this server in particular as we have 6x XP and 4x farming.
Why ? The reason most of us are here is because of the zerg tactics of the Chinese on the official PvP servers where you work you arse of to build something then poof next day the Red Flag with Gold stars is flying about it and 2 weeks worth of work is now being used as a staging post for the 200 strong clan for the next occupation. I think it will be difficult to set up a set of guidelines to follow but not impossible. The additional farming and XP whilst is excellent and helps still means you have to put in a few hours to get a base which is defensible.
One point I want to make is about the word 'bullying' being used. Deleting someone's base is not always bullying, this is a PvP game and a lot of the time its about self preservation.
WI thing the point the admin was trying to make was an isolated incident rather than a generic remark however Bullying, Griefing being a dick...all results in the same end result. Deleting someone base when its against the pre laid down rules and then doing in 4 mornings on the trot can be seen as bullying.
Like come on, at least try and make your base hard to raid before complaining about offline raiding.
There is not a base in this game you cannot raid with the correct weapons and the argument is not about raiding Vs Defence its about Raiding Vs Breaking the excessive destruction rule.
I really like you guys on the discord and all the hard work you put in but I think you are underestimating the number of people who will not like this rule and will not bother with the server because of it.
And his is the crux of it. Trying to find the balancing act between allowing PvP to happen but at the same time making the game balanced for all. I think you are underestimating the number of people who do want that balance and will flock to the server if it is done right.
If I had known from when I joined that I cant delete bases that threaten me I wouldn't have bothered settling here in all honesty. You call it bullying, but its honestly complete common sense for someone like me playing on my own.
So go find another server with x6 XP and Harvesting and no rules. I'm sure it will only take you a couple of hours to get a mega base and bear to 100. Again the bullying remark I'm sure was pretty specific -
So in reality it achieves nothing and is just lip service to people who are going to cry anyway eve when they are raided legitimately and their base is left intact.See my comments about Devs doing Dev stuff.
The worst thing for me about it is this is x4!!! Its EASY to rebuild here... like what is the issue here? If you put a ton of time into a base it should have layers of walls, turrets, towers and patrolling defensive tames... People won't just be able to raid that and delete you easily.
Let me come and test your base defences and we will see how long it takes to get in! Not a threat, although it sounded like it but and honest appraisal. I bet you 10000 gold we break in to any room within an hour.
In conclusion - The devs are trying to make a server which is both friendly, exciting and gives the most amount to the biggest community base. Some things are gonna work some arn't. However we need to help refine these things and control our natural urges to kill everything LOL aswell as work together in these early days to make this a great community.