We all love noobs. We were all noobs at one point. Everyone’s godda have a strong foundation when they start out and Sandstone is one of it.
Problem is, this strong foundation is abused on so many levels, especially in PvE.
These are what I call decay umbilicals, or decay conduits. People connect all their bases with these, to share decay refresh globally.
Purges don’t do much. It’s inherently immune to decay due to it’s very nature of conducting a refresh through it. It lags the server, deprives people of building space and scars the lands with an unseenly sight.
People who build in sandstone on PvE don’t actually have a palpable incentive to upgrade to a higher quality of materials, even though Tier 2 is perfectly accessible to Tier 1 people.
Noobs usually get to Iron tier in 2 days of gameplay. More than enough for a reduced decay on sandstone.