I applaud the effort to solve server instability issues and/or intentional server crashes. I applaud the effort to remove unintended and exploitative building methods.
What I do not like is the complete uncertainty that comes with it. I have browsed other forum threads on this topic and read the responses of moderators and developers, but it still is very unclear as to what will be considered “occupying the same space” and what will not.
Without this clarity, the preparation time (which is generous) is useless. I have no idea what, if anything, I should be preparing for. If there is something that I didn’t prepare for because of this uncertainty, I will be upset. If I put a lot of work into preparation and it turns out to be completely unnecessary, I will be upset.
For these reasons, it feels like playing at all between now and Tuesday will be a waste of time. I’m not going to build anything if I have no idea whether it will survive the patch. I’m not going to farm anything if I have no idea whether my storage is going to disappear into the ether.
I don’t know if the representatives of this forum, or the representatives of Funcom, feel as if they have been explicitly clear on this matter. But I can tell you as a player that these notices haven’t been clear enough. There are far too many questions.
Like I said, I ain’t mad at the patch. I think it will be a great thing for the health of the game. But I really, really, really wish someone would just explain it in as much detail as possible. Pretend we’re all incredibly stupid, if that helps. In this specific case, we really need every little thing spelled out for us.