@TwoJay a new bench where carpenters could be placed in, the bench is the claim block, it has a minimal radius, when carpenters are in it will also take care of autorepairing (very very VERY slowly, depending on carpenter thrall level) anything connected to the structure (following the same principles as decay) if materials are in the bench, in this bench could be also possible to craft banners or flags using for example tattoos materials (so you need to push for middlegame items) to widen the range of the claim to a certain limit, so people can’t claim the whole map.
In a pvp environment you could break and replace the claim bench to “steal” a base, or just take over abandoned bases, people will have to build smart and protect the claim bench (like in rust, i already imagine myself surrounding the bench with gas traps and honeycombs), banners/flags would decay instantly as soon as the claim bench is destroyed, make sense? the bench could have the hp as a vault so it’s not so easy to break them.
In pve and pve-c wouldn’t be any issue since you cannot break people benches
I could see an argument made that stealing bases in pvp could be bad, but what would you prefer? having to wait for bases to decay or farming like there’s no tomorrow to wipe all spammed foundations with explosives?