Repost from my today’s reply on my own thread XD which is exactly about this. Consider it a bump to the matter. This must get solved, I’ve had the game for 1 year, 300+h player, didnt complain. Till now
After 3 days of work with 2 persons, and with the help of tons of materials dropped by other’s demolished (abandoned) bases (not gonna lie, since its a legit thing) I have built this:
A Huge wall with wood spikes on the ground, and reinforced black ice spikes on the top, so its unclimbable. I am building like a fortress (hi server lag) that will surround my whole base, like a megadome, including a whole lake / pond.
So that way I will be able to place thralls on the 5-6 archer turrets I had built (now abandoned after the pve raid of another player killing them with impunity) and at least if I open the big door, let the Purge enemies enter, and have my thralls help, as intended.
Or at least, if Purge happens when offline and they break in, I will have my archers and thralls alive to defend. But even if they survive the Purge while im offline, the same hole npcs used will be used by a player troll to kill em. But at least they will have defended haha.
Also, my wheel of pain is now under walls, because people can take not only food or tamed thralls (LOL) but even the taskmaster. Suuuuuuuuure wheel of pains were designed to be an indoors building, right? hahaha
So to sum up: its not like I cant cope with this design flaw, I am getting over it making that huge fortress / megadome, and leaving even wheels of pain indoor.
But it is taking a huge amount of work, its stupid as a design we need to make everything indoor in pve, and the ratio of players leaving after getting their thralls killed vs those who are doing madness like me to prevent it wont be very balanced.
They need to fix this on release. I’ve found in the frozen north a good amount of normal bases with archers on top / walls, I could have killed em as trolls did to me, and leave those bases defenselesss / purge ready, effectively allowing me to RAID, or produce same effects as a raid, in PVE