First, thank you all for your replies.
Yes, that first example is precisely what I’m describing. Not the “fences” but the “Fence Foundations”. I had 2 sets of 2 pairs of wedge pillars that I was using as my main supports for the building I setup with the fence foundation pieces on each side of the “triangle” shaped wedge; plus I had them stacked at least 4 or more pieces high as i was laying out a multi-story structure.I understand the change made and why. That’s not what bothers me. What I’m frustrated about is the fact that I already had a design pattern setup on my base prior to this patch that was working and had been working on other areas of my structures and went back to continue my design pattern post patch to resume building that part of my base.
I did not discover that I was affected because the patch didn’t demolish what I had already setup (not that I’m complaining about that per se) so I had no idea that the patch had an affect to this particular building combination. Then I went to continue on that specific part of my base and then ran into this limitation. At first I didn’t realize the reason behind this so I ended up demolishing many surrounding pieces because at first I thought I had ran into one of many of the other frustrating (but work-aroundable) building quirks to get what I was trying to do to work. At this point I’ve simply changed my design pattern and for the most part have adapted around this restriction; and have made sure that I don’t dismantle the building pieces I already have setup like I had it.
“Fence Foundations, which, in general, are placed and connected on the ground” - First, although I am on a PVE server and having more HP on my structure is really only useful for purges, I like stacking the fence foundation pieces against Foundations (both square and wedge) as an aesthetic choice as I like the more aggressive look with the spikes (I’m using the T3 Re-inforced Stone pieces).
“bringing them closer to what their initial design was as they were used widely in exploiting” - How is placing the Foundation Fence Pieces on each side of a wedge considered an exploit when the game allows you to do that with the square shaped foundation pieces.
I have come to the conclusion that the restriction may have something to do with the angle in which the fence foundation pieces would overlap on more than one side of a wedge foundation compared to a square foundation.
I would likely be more forgiving of this limitation if there weren’t so many other “quirks” in the building system. I’ve gotten my Brother to play the game and he likes building things but is less forgiving and has less patience for these things than I do. The only reason I haven’t quit playing outright is because the amount of time I’ve spent on building my structures. I often will “practice” on my solo game with the admin console turned on to test out my design pattern and then when I figure out what works, I try to duplicate it on the public server.
I really like the game but I wish the Devs would spend more time finishing some of the changes they have made: like with the feeding of the thralls or the non-necessity to do so and how placing a stack of food in a thralls inventory causes it to be consumed.
Anyway, I’m going off on a tangent. Thanks again all for your replies.