Decay Timer Vacation adjustments [IMPORTANT INFO AND POLL]


#22

On xbox (I’m not sure about other platforms) when choosing a server to join you can only see very limited server settings. If you want to join a server that has extended decay times or the decay switched off there’s no way to know until you make a character and start playing on the server. I’m looking for a server with decay timers set to double the standard. I’ve been in and out of dozens of servers and not found one yet. Please make this a setting that is displayed when you are reviewing the server list.


#23

Has this already been done? I’ve had two bases disappear since this post and I don’t understand how or why it could have occurred. Either there is a bug or I do not understand the system. I had one base disappear while another base nearby remained. I had half of another base disappear, presumably because it was considered a separate structure due to certain foundation pieces.

Is there a bug, or is there a definitive explanation somewhere on how decay works?


#24

I have a similar situation. I had some bases inexplicably disappear, the event log shows one foundation destroyed by decay, but all my crap is gone. Hours of playing lost and I almost just don’t care to rebuild because I don’t know if it will do the same thing.


#25

I have also lost bases without any log. There was just nothing left.


#26

Best idea would be to implement a vacation mode which is like 2-3 weeks a year and completely disables decay for a Clan until one of their members logs into the server


#27

Something is bugged with the decay system, because my trebutchet decayed in under 24 hours. Or if it’s meant to be like this it really shouldn’t.


#28

It’s not hard to log in for 5 mins (Which I have done heaps) but its hard to bring yourself to come back to a game after 1 week away from your PS4 (PC, Xbox) knowing all your 200+ hours of farming and building will be gone due to your base falling down and decaying.

I am a lone player with no family members or friends that are able to login while i’m away. And even though this has become one of my favourite games, I just don’t feel I would keep playing after loosing everything again. Been raided and lost entire bases heaps already (Watched it fall and well at least it was an epic raid ha).

I want to keep playing and buying cool dlc to support the developers for as long as possible, but I also don’t want to loose my hard work. In other games even online ones you get to keep all your progress and weapons etc.
In this game I could loose it all to just not being home for a few days and some random player walking into the ruins to loot and teabag my unconscious body.

That’s not fun at all and few players want to return to that. I understand about inactive players clotting up the map but 14 days before they start to decay leaving maybe 2 weeks until they are gone isn’t that long for active long term players to wait.
I waited ages to be able to build where I am on the map now and it was worth it as I got to test out different areas while I waited for an offline players house to decay.


#29

This also happened for me. Only the trebutchet and a few wooden foundations. I was logged on and in another part of the map adventuring when it happened.