I tried on two different servers; the most-populated one, and on a server with absolutely nobody on it.
Both times I had my bases wiped within a day because I didn’t sign on for 48 hours.
It’s like every server has someone looking for me specifically just so they can ruin all of my progress. On top of that, I have to sign in at least once a week or my stuff will be wiped out anyway.
The idea of PVP would be fine if PVP servers had higher progress rates, lower cost, faster crafting time - you know, so you wouldn’t have to sink YOUR ENTIRE LIFE into something that someone else - whether it’s an alpha, a cheater, or just someone who gets super lucky to find your stuff on a day you happen to not be on - will just completely obliterate in an incredibly short time. Between trebuchets and godding, there is no such thing as a strategic base build.
This game is the equivalent of putting in massive amounts of effort into a lego construction only to have your disabled sibling run into the room and trample it, set it on fire, and blow up the entire actual house in the process.
I regret giving this company money. I will never again purchase anything from Funcom.