This one will say what was already alluded to.
That’s what Offline protection will give us.
Clutter like on a PvE server. Urban sprawl, meth addled thralls roaming the lawn next to rusted carts.
Cowards who only log on during times when they think no one is around so they can build their palace that belongs on a single player game and the likes of which infest PvE servers, and then hide whenever they think others will be online.
Exactly enough activity to keep the gutter roofs and keyhole plugs under a bubble and out of decay.
This one recalls more active PvP servers. But for the past (oh about since server transfers were turned off) it has been a chore and a half to find fighters. When this one does finally find some good prey… they often get admin gibbed/banhammered before this one can sink teeth into throat and defecate upon the ashes of their Lego sets.
Now, this is a direly important caveat, most of the people on the forums asking for DBD on public servers are not the players who would be the serial refresh offenders.
This one believes as much as water is wet that, for example, @biggcane55 wants a good clean fight. Clan vs Clan in all it’s glory, and wants to curb the other flavour of coward who also spends all their time ghosting until they don’t have to actually fight.
The kind who skulks about until someone has to take a bio break, or had an automotive issue, or dwellers in the dark forbid, had an irl issue to deal with and couldn’t be online, and then does what they would never do against a present foe, and punishes them for missing the raid window. With passive defenses what they are (or, this one should say, aren’t) the overwhelming majority of bases that are not actively defended have all the durability of oobleck. It is possible that they will thwart a child or fool, but many household pets can tear it to ribbons and it offers no real resistance.
This one is not attacking those who are asking for offline protection. They have valid points. This one just considers the exploitation options of DBD in this game to be more problematic than the exploitation of the current raid window system.
This one would dearly love to see raid window options in a greater variety of time slots for (the increasing number of) people who aren’t working a 0900-1700 shift and don’t want to go for a different region.
However, this one does believe that so long as your land claim is taking up server space on a PvP server, you are obligated to defend it, or accept that someone else wanted that spot more than you and took it from you and your clan. In warfare, land belongs to those with the ferocity or cunning to seize and the will to hold.
Having some PvP Public servers with DBD turned on would be an excellent experiment.