I know Joel explicitly addressed the event log in one of the last few dev streams, and basically stated it was here to stay. His reasoning, so he said, was so people would stop blaming chinese hackers for destroying people’s bases. But let’s be honest, is that really a ‘problem’ in this game? Sure, in EA, we dealt with exploiters, but rampant exploitation/hacking across all servers was not really a problem, and now that we are out of EA, is virtually non-existent.
The event log breeds several problems which I see as bad for this game. For one, the event log does assist alpha clans in their server dominance. As soon as any alpha has an item destroyed in their log, it gives them a sense of ‘permission’ to go squash their perceived foe. Personally, I’d just rather them not feel like they need an excuse to go attack anyone, but rather, just go do it because they feel like it, not because the event log triggered them.
The event log also prevents solo players and small clans from feeling like they can go after larger clans. Really, many aspects in this game tilt towards large groups having the advantage. If someone wants to go rogue and enact guerrilla warfare tactics, it’s incredibly difficult to do so with the even log in the game. I’d like to see the small groups or solo players actually be able to cause trouble for larger clans. This could also help prevent large clans from building too many bases - no event log, no warning you’re being attacked.
The event log can also add fuel to the fire from whiny babies who shouldn’t even be on the PvP server in the first place. If they get attacked, all they do is sit there crying about how ‘so n so’ griefed them. Really? Grow a pair and play the game.
I could add more reason to get rid of the event log, but to me, these are some of the highlights in short order. I could expound upon them more, but I’m sure the community could help me here.
And to add a little qualifier to my comments - I’m from an alpha clan. I really don’t need to know who attacked me. I’d like to see more people try, but many do not because they’re afraid of the event log and retaliation. It makes things… boring. Conan is an brutal survival world, and it should be brutal for the alphas as well.