I honestly think the map room is entirely too big to begin with. There’s absolutely no reason they couldn’t just shrink that bad-boy by 50%, allowing many of us to incorporate it better into our builds. One of the most common things I’ve heard on my sever(myself included) is that people designed their bases with a map room in mind, only to find out that by the time they could create said map room that they couldn’t fit it where they wanted it to go.
I left the center of my cimmerian donut open so I could fit a map room in there. It just ALMOST fits. If only I made the circle one row wider I could place my map room there, but there’s no way I’m adjusting my base to fit it, it would be too much of a pain. So, I did what everyone else on my server did…built something else for the blasted map room. Unfortunately, what I built can’t have the ceiling closed, because the damned thing is too big.
Seeing Enyo’s arena also reminded me of something else annoying. My server had a contest recently where a bunch of us made arenas, and the winners arena would host events. Well, on each side of the arena I placed stonebrick gates which open into what I call a “ready room”. I also have a stonebrick gate on the other side of the ready room, with the sole purpose of being able to lure giant boss monsters into the room and trap them, then open it up and let people fight it. It sounded like a fun little idea, only for me to find out later that enemies will not go through a stonebrick gate. They’ll walk right up to it, but not enter. Even a rhino won’t go through. Wtf!? Kind of defeated the entire purpose of doing that, and I only found out by the time I was finished and tried it.
As much as I love the building in this game, that’s the most common thing I tend to run in to. You don’t find out things don’t work until it’s too late. Y’know how many builds I’ve had crumble after a server reset, all because Funcom broke their support beams?? The building mechanics are some of the best imo, but the issues with building are enough to make one hate the game.
I definitely understand the ops complaint. Also, nice arena, Enyo.