First of all, the timer is 7 days. SEVEN days! 7 FREAKING DAYS.
Man, that’s almost a whole week.
Now, let me see if I understand your post.
1] Keeping the bases you’ve spent time building by just running to them to touch them isn’t meaningful. Why did you bother to build and stock them then?
2] A mechanism designed to wipe inactive players after a time period is strange. I guess the purge would do it, but you have to be active to trigger the purge, so…
3] This is a game barely played by people. I’ll be sure to tell the 20 or so clans on our server they are no longer considered to be people. Or, maybe they were family pets all along.
4] You think Funcom needs to reduce players in order to reduce servers. As if they just couldn’t do that on their own.
5] You thought building a base in the north away from the obelisk was good idea. I’ve been in this game over a year, and I’ve never had a base in the frozen north. I also have spent enough time up there that I can move around without fear of sabertooths because I learned were they are. And I’ve done it naked. Because I enjoy a challenge called “only wear armor I find”.
In summary, the timer went back to where it was before the Summer started, or before the free month in April for PS4, and those players who were not around prior to that think this is the worst news ever, and “people will stop playing”, or. my personal favorite, “You’re killing your game!”. OK. Stop playing.