On my private server I have a number of legacy mesh/mesh intro bases, where you don’t need to actually die to get inside. I have found zero penalty so far with entering them. IOW, on the rare occasion that someone can maintain a grandfathered situation like this, they’ll need to be bombed or Godded.
Secondarily, I just checked on my server for bases where you need to bedroll to enter. This is still a possible exploit, and I’ll go no farther.
The OP says “…and in your way to base” which I take to mean, as he’s returning to his base. Now I’ve just run this thread through my PvP brocephus @Cauthey, and he came up with the following scenario. This is based on his own experiences with what I call Ripe Server Behavior.
A ripe server is running low on resources, and is open to rubberbanding. @Cauthey reported to me the other night that he had fallen into a base on game start, as he was logging in. He has proposed that, based on further testing to the positive, that it is very easy to teleport into a base on a ripe server.
The following is therefore based on the information I have gleaned from my brother in arms, and my just-now testing. I suspect our innocent, but still a killer, OP has slipped into another base, and been met with either thrall resistance, a bad fall, a Yog Pit or even a bad haircut.