You lose your stuff on official servers when you go on vacation for a week, and now the purge.
You lose your stuff on unofficial servers when the admin wipes the server, or implements the purge. And you have admin abuse.
Even if the admin rocks, if the server has a mod, it needs to restart every time a mod has an update. Imagine the mod carries 4 mods… Up to 4 restarts a day.
The game can, and should be solo friendlier. Not everyone feels comfortable running a base with a buncha poeple. Too many people at home makes it a prison.
But you know what? I might just give unofficial servers a try. I just need an admin who is immune against burn-out caused by admin-panel induced boredom.