Hi there. Me and my friends recently started playing on a public PVP server (not an Official one, though) where buildings are set to “indestructible” and there is no set raiding time. Our base in E5 was raided this morning while we were all offline, and we have no clue how it happened. I am hoping that someone in the community can point out what the vulnerability is in our base that allowed this to happen.
Our base is a 2-story 6x6 box made almost entirely from insulated wood. Our foundation is sandstone. We have two entrances: a wooden hatch in the roof and a heavy reinforced door in the front. We have one window, which is in a back corner and high enough that no benches/chests are accessible from it. Around the house, including under the window, are palisades. There is one spot where the geometry prevented us from placing a palisade in the back of the house, so it is possible to climb from the ground to the roof. The bottom floor has all of our work benches and chests, and the top floor has our beds, and it is where most of us log out.
The event log showed us that the raid likely started on the top floor, as the first things to be stolen were a player’s armor. After that, they took everything from the benches on the bottom floor, including our thralls. They did not kill anyone, and none of the benches were broken. When I checked the health of the structure, the only sign of damage was on one wall that we all think came from a previous purge.
We are pretty sure we know who on the server did it. What we do not know is how they did it. We haven’t been playing long enough, I think, to suss out all the ways to break into bases. I would like some insight on where the vulnerability may be in the building, as I am responsible for most of its construction. If it’s an exploit, then per the forum rules I don’t want to know how to do it; simply “They did it by exploit” would be enough for me.