I would agree with much of this. Base defense is trash. Assaulting a base is trash too though. People don’t siege bases, they blow them to smithereens. Nothing is worse than spending a week or more building something only to have it completely vanished in an hour.
I think they need to remove bombs completely and create more siege weapons and siege defenses. I mean, come on…The hot tar cauldron would be great BUT it does NOTHING. Our archers should have fire arrows and stuff like that to return fire and make assault a problem.
Personally I think they should have a weapons locker for archers. It would behave like the thrall pot. You place arrows that you craft in there and they use those arrows to fire at enemies.
There are so many things they could do but I’m sure much of it is is because there’s only 24 hours in a day. They don’t have the time to make all the things we SHOULD have.
But you’re right. Raiding is just not balanced even slightly. If you get killed one time, you’re screwed. What’s worse is that you probably won’t even die from a player or their actions. You’ll die because their thralls or way too powerful.
What about this? I have a base with all T4 archers all level 20 and I get killed by one guy and one thrall with bombs. Then, that one guy some how magically kills my thralls but his thrall survives and just keeps killing my naked character (since they’re camping my armor) while the live player just blows holes in my base and loots everything.
It’s BS and THAT is what empties servers.
In my base, I should have buffs and be more powerful period. 10 on two should be NO CONTEST yet every time I’ve been wiped it’s been by the situation I’ve mentioned above.
Now I run my own server and thralls are NO WHERE near as powerful. They will NOT win a fight for you. YOU the player must win the fight. We’ve also made bombs pretty weak by making building damage taken really low. So you’d need tons of bombs to take a base. This helps a lot.
Official servers definitely need something and I think the offline raiding protection is good but it’s missing SOME of the problems as I’ve addressed.