I want to talk about the current decay-system. I think it’s really stupid (sorry, I’m just being real) and it’s costs Funcom active players. Nobody, and I repeat NOBODY, will play this game ever again, after you destroyed his work, just because he was out for one week. This is ridiculous. Imagen this: Somebody build in this game for weeks. has a big castle / home and now he is sick and have to be in a hospital for some time. You really think he will come back and play, after he finds his place ruined and taked over by other players? Not gonna happen. Funcom lose player with this idiotic system and it has to be changed.
My suggestion is: make it the same way like in lords of the rings online. Let people pay “rent” in silver or gold coins, so player, who need to be away from the game for some weeks, can pay rent in advance and come back. Somebody, who really left the game, will not pay the rent. Let it decay after one week without rent?
I really don’t understand how somebody thought the current system were a good idea…