It would be pretty hard to slow down a server with just a build, yes. I imagine that there are a few techniques that could help exacerbate any server performance impacts, but I doubt that a PVE player would be using them.
On the other hand, they did mention “beasts, beasts and more beasts”. Since the follower cap is still not active on official servers – seriously, what’s up with that, Funcom? – I can imagine an agglomeration of pets that would cause the server FPS to plummet down.
Ignasis… I have to ask this… and I really hope you respond… are you guys actually looking into tickets?
yes I understand your short handed… yes I understand your doing the best you can… this has all been said but I am asking…
are you actually checking tickets and claims that provide evidence?
Then I would ask you this… you reply with " We can not give you any information on if any action was taken"
But I know if action was taken cause if the obelisk and dungeon walls are still there blocking it I know nothing was done… so I have to ask man is there someone doing this or is this just to keep the community calm?
Then if they block the dungeons and obelisks off with crenulation at the top but leave a door open do you still consider that griefing or because the door is open its ok? cause if thats ok then I would start doing the same thing
I dont want to do it but if everyone else is allowed to do it I want to be allowed to do it as well
We have same thing on 1302, besides it is t3 blocks, not sandstone.
I wonder if sheer size is solid reason to report it. I reported on a theme park sprawled from Volcano to broken aqueduct and had no visible result. 1.5 months later they seem to forget to log in and reset their timers.
I’m pretty sure that they’re not prioritizing claim spam. And I don’t blame them, since I’m sure there are plenty of higher priority reports to process, e.g. undermeshers, people blocking up dungeons or obelisks, etc.
FWIW, my own experience – which is only a single data point – is that I reported a claim spammer 6 weeks ago and I got a standard reply: they’ll look at it when they can and they won’t tell me what they decided to do. The claim spam is still on that server and the spammer is still refreshing it regularly. The spam doesn’t block access to anything and doesn’t suppress any important spawns or resource nodes. The only problems with the spam are: 1) if you want to get to certain places, you have to run a significant detour around the spam, and 2) it doesn’t use the claimed land for anything, it simply prevents people from building there.
Should cases like this be reported? I believe so. Do they deserve high priority? Not really. Will they ever be processed? Maybe. But I wouldn’t hold my breath.
Not to sound like a broken record but besides undermeshing (a fix is in work) I think the lack of a land claim system with some reasonable constraints is one of the top issues with this game.
Our clan now has “mega” bases not so much out of choice but out of necessity on our PVP server. There was one player, who was a notorious cheat, who claimed whole sections of the map with spam and giant structures. In order for defend ourselves from said player, we (and other clans) also had to build mega bases (otherwise he would spam right up to your base).
I’m generally in favor of improving the claim mechanics, but that’s because I play on PVE and PVE-C servers. The fact that someone plays on a PVP server and thinks that the claim system should be changed because of massive bases means, to me, that PVP is really broken.
If people can easily build a massive base in the game mode whose point is that other people can destroy your buildings, then there’s something seriously wrong with that game mode.
What I think is an issue is that the costs to build said bases are far cheaper than the costs to destroy them. As a result one cannot easily deal with the serial “spammers”, etc. due to the cheapness of making even T3 foundations vs. the cost of a bomb or an Avatar.
Official servers are free and open to all. All server attract good and bad players. Some players have axes to grind (insert one of a hundred weird reasons) and they enjoy the anonymity of a virtual platform to do it in.
The Official Rules (see @CodeMage post) state to report exploits and overly abusive players. It sounds like the players you refer to may be abusing the server, but report it if you wish to.
As with pretty much any multiplay game out there, there have always been griefers and bullying. Vote with your feet, or find a small place to weather them out. They mostly move on or get tired of messing about and go to other games.
If you move on @Pazsu, do what others in the replies have suggested - move to an unofficial server. Private servers (usually rented) will have Admin player(s) who will moderate abusive players. You will find PvP and PvE, etc private servers and, if you cannot find one you like, and you have enough fellow players that feel the same, you can collectively rent one from one. Depending on where you live, you’re possibly looking at anything from 10 to 15 $/£ a month for 20 or so players?
With private servers you can also look at mods?
Funcom have a huge number of official servers running 24/7 and it is not practical to monitor all player activity. FC fix glitches and exploits as often as possible, but as you say, building mammoth builds and housing hundreds of pets and thralls and players inside, causes terrible lag - you think you have lag. Believe me, the players themselves have lag that must be mind-blowing! I suspect many of those clans will get sick of playing and move on to other servers (I see that on my servers). when they do that, their bases will slowly fall to pieces due to Decay mechanics.
Of course, PvP plays two ways. There is nothing stopping you (and your clan) from blowing up strategic parts of their walls. That’s the trouble with building very big: a little damage to the bottom of the structure can have the whole lot collapse - and that’s fully within the rules of the game. Just a thought…?
Allways the same answer, if you dont like it, dont play it.
Hahaha, i guess you are also one of the builder only. But it is true that if you only want to build and dont ahve any community feeling, play single mode or do like me, rent your own server.
On 1090 there is also many builders not players, i asked one why he/she build all over, answer i got was
’ its a crappy game and building is the only thing to do’.
PLAY single mode then, cause there are players who like to build AND play the game.
With my clan mates we decided to do both; wait them out and refresh and we will rent our own server, thanks all of the people who read and replied. I will not report, because builders come and go. I love the game and many of the players.
As i see you’re an other one that if peoples doesn’t play the way you want to play they aren’t playing for you And you did just what i encouraged him to do you made your own server to get only peoples with your narrow play style on that server which is fine since you took step toward your goal instead of just complaining on the forums
Then you went straight to random assumptions about me being a builder without wanting to play in a community. I’m just not someone try to impose my way of playing to other players they like to build lets them build they only want to pvp/clear dungeons fine.
Myself i do enjoy mindless grind once in a while watching youtube, i like fighting other player which is why I’ve started weekly events on the official server i play on to keep the community there active and yes i do enjoy building (working on a maze tower theses day so other players can run thru and time themselves )
The best way of having peoples playing a sandbox game the way YOU want them to play remain either go solo so you don’t see other playstyles or go on private server with people that enjoy the same way of playing as you do.
I’m having a similar issue on a PvE server I play on. A clan has pretty much filled Shattered Springs with foundations and then extended from there, somewhat South towards Unnamed City, and then ALL the way East to the Jungle using 1x1 foundations. I tried reporting it this morning, but being a new user you can’t post proof and given my lack of faith in this game as well as its staff I don’t expect much will be done. Especially since I’m on PS4. Sitting here reading, and now replying, in hopes that I can actually reply to my post with some proof.
I don’t know how well that will work, nor will I expect much from Funcom, however I’ll still try what I can to report this issue. I would suggest at least giving the report a try however just expect the worst. As in nothing gets resolved about it.
So playing to detriment the experiences of everyone on the server is “not playing the game you’d like them” as opposed to actually, say, “griefing” as what is actually classified in that report list?
This is rich. I mean yes people are free to build whatever comically gigantic monstrosities of bases they please as that is how the game is intended to be played, however, blocking spawns as well as points-of-interest that inhibit game progress is not just “playing a game to someone else’s disdain”. It’s straight up griefing.
There’s a section in the official rules that explains how to get around the new forum account restrictions:
NEW FORUM ACCOUNTS:Please be aware that newly created users can’t send private messages until a certain threshold has been met, which is to read 5 different posts, 30 different messages, and spend 10 minutes logged in. This is to prevent automated spam.
It shouldn’t take you more than 10-15 minutes to fulfill the necessary requirements and then you’ll be able to report properly.