Sandstone Noob bases on PvE servers…

No global chat box on PlayStation. This basically makes things like dice completely useless as it’s a chat box feature. We can’t even display them, so why have them? Anyway, the only options we got for contact on PlayStation are party chat and psn messages via the console. If their settings are set to block everyone not on their friends list, you get “you cannot send this message due to the player settings.” I know it’s not my settings since I keep mine open for such occasions. I actually made friends with @Coyote0903 while trying to rebuild after taking time away from official and needed a taskmaster. The game has no features to accommodate this. At one time, we had voice chat in the game, but it was spotty and would get choppy or lag. It wasn’t very good and the likely reason they removed it.

Well, this certainly throws a wrench in your gameplay experience and I’m sorry to hear that. I can understand the frustration that the inability to communicate brings, especially on a social sandbox survival game. How are people supposed to impromptu join strangers on open invite dungeon runs? This is how i pretty much made all my friends back in the day. Someone hollars:
“hey, anyone up for running the wine cellar with me?”
“I’ve never done it, can i come?”
“Sure, do you need healing wraps? I’ve got extras”

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Oh yeah, I’d kill for at least an open game chat box. It’s funny, I play a game that got ported terribly to console from a PC game from over 10 years ago. It’s got broken textures, poor pvp matching, and the voice chat got taken off almost 2 years back… and guess what? It’s still got a chat box. How is it that such a broken game can have it, and Funcom can’t be bothered to do it? :expressionless:

PlayStation allows for text-to-speech in its chat windows, which PS fully implemented. It’s a pain, otherwise, to chat. Very few have the PS keyboard.


I said I would shamelessly steal this…


Lol thanks for finding this again! I loved it when I first saw it! :rofl:

This is the issue with public anything. Even been to a public pool where the 300lb dude didn’t get the memo to not wear a speedo? Taste is relative and we all gotta swallow it at some point because the alternative is far more ugly… uniformity and stagnation. Hopefully the box folks will tour around and start seeing the designs out there…start getting their own ideas and Wala get creative. The only time I look down on boxes is in PvE ause I know they have skill as that cube is full of traps and such…they just are too focused on the win and not really enjoying the game.

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Agreed. They should really explore the map and get influenced and inspired. That’s part of the reason I love seeing creative builds. It gives me ideas. Some of my favorite glitches, tricks and techniques are learned from other players’ builds. If I hadn’t met some people I’ve played with over the years, I would have never learned a few of them. By doing some of those techniques, I’ve been able to think outside the box (maybe literally?) and put a few into practice to make new designs and methods I’ve yet to see others attempt by putting my own spin on it.

Servidor PVE oficial “público” não pode fazer grandes construções e espalhar peças de construção pode levar a um banimento toda base gigante em servidor público tem a grande chance de levar BAN. Recomendo criar castelos em servidores privados e não ficar insentivando os jogadores a fazer grandes castelos em um servidor oficial.

É estranho de ver uma pessoa que se encomoda com a construção das outras pessoas isso é errado então acho que não cabe a você em decidir como será a base dos outros jogadores.

Lembrando que servidor PVE “público” são para as pessoas jogar sem ter que entrar em conflito e podendo fazer dungeons ou até mesmo se desconectar em qualquer lugar no mapa (recomendo dentro de áreas que não pode fazer construções para não voltar dentro de uma prisão)

Eu também gosto de arenito e uma caixa de arenito é mais lindo para quem está dentro da caixa podendo se isolar de todo exterior :stuck_out_tongue: pessoas e curiosos como seus pensamentos para como está a base não entra quando está todo fechado. Respeitar a base e como as pessoas que estão jogando deveria ser a prioridade, não seja toxico com as pessoas devido o modelo de suas bases. :thinking:

That’s an interesting way to interpret a box base. :neutral_face:

Who says they don´t?

Maybe they like their sandstone cube the way it is. And they are happy with it. What´s ugly and what not is in the eye of the beholder.

People have the right to build what pleases them as long as they stick to the official guide lines on official servers.

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Bases are bases. Some like the ‘simplicity’ of a box-build, and many like more detailed designs - certainly on PvE servers. But, some box-bases are just ‘first/noob’ bases that are just left there. On PvP some players build decoy bases. Some don’t. Playing is playing.

I always try to keep my base(s) as detailed as possible, but that’s my preference. Perhaps building an inspirational base may inspire other box-builders to try something more challenging? You can always drop off some materials for players that build, in your opinion, nice bases?

(and if some peasant builds some shack near my base - I just keep the shutters shuttered on that side of the mansion… :slight_smile:


You just don’t see it do you? You just can’t fathom why everyone doesn’t play the way you do, can you?

Did the thought your neighbors don’t care what you have to say, are ignoring you, and getting irritated you wont leave them alone, even enter you head?
“Oh you poor players just don’t know how to build do you. Let me explain. Still not building the way I tell you? You must not have understood, let me explain again”. Seriously, would your neighbors have to put up a sign that says “F*** OFF” to get you to leave them alone about how they build?

DING! Hand that man a moonpie.

The crew knows my middle name is snark :grin:

And then that little light will go on, they will see the error of their ways, and start building the way we want them to. Right?

What’s ugly is this smug attitude that every one must build pretty or they are …

I build drop bases. Some times a cube, some times a circle, always low mats so :eyes: sandstone and thatch. Usually just chests, maybe a camp fire. Possibly a furnace or tanner. But it’s not meant to be pretty, it’s meant to be fast, easy, and functional. I’m not building to please your esthetics.

When I have it all done; not something I have done in ages, I start over on another server. I’ve probably restated the game a few hundred times since it dropped. Or some times I go play a different game for a while; I have a huge selection of steam survival games.

When it got to be a struggle to get around the map on the public server I was on, because of the huge Camelot hotel and casino; with petting zoos, in most common areas, I quit it and played 7D2D for a while. Till some one started private server on the needs gaming discord.

Once my main base is built in my simplistic style IN SANDSTONE, I might upgrade to T2, maybe T3. But I’d just be upgrading the basic shape would remain, and I don’t do decor. Note the only reason to go up to T3 is purges, not looks.


You know what… most people have maybe not agreed with me, but you take it to a whole new level of anger and disrespect. I merely wanted to get opinions from others, and I wanted to gauge if it was just me getting annoyed by them, but most people have been kind enough to at least explain their thoughts. @Tystin thanks for trying to at least reason and make the discussion productive. I’m just gonna call it right here. This discussion should be closed and locked. You’re not helping anything and it’s clearly triggered you beyond help. @Community please close this. Thanks! My apologies for triggering this guy so badly.

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Thanks for hearing my point of view and explaining a missing feature on PS that I had no idea about.

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They try to get creative until they find out they can’t place a single thrall in their 12 stories high tower built on wedge foundations. 5 seconds after Conan;s “amazing building system” is thrown out of the window and players start building cubes.

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I can’t deny that obvious bug. It didn’t use to be that way. I think I first noticed it in the last year maybe?

Oh i understand the futility of my PoV, but the only other option is draconian enforcement of subjective standards that I’m not willing to accept as something I would want. When it comes to freedoms, all you can do is show a “better” way of doing something and convince the majority that this is the right path.

I would rather fight the unwinnable fight than lose sight of my own morals/standards.

Which must push off on others, right?

This isn’t about an individual, it’s about an attitude. So I like to build simple, just how does that give you the right to run me down for it? Why do you seem to think it’s your job to tell others how they aught to play the game?

No you wanted people to agree with your opinion and didn’t quite know what to do when some one didn’t.

And were told a couple times it was a you thing.

As did I. if you check I answered all your questions and gave explanations as to why some people build simple and like to roam.

But you’re sure going to tell them aren’t you. That is the issue I have.

Sorry, this is one of my big buttons and you stepped on it kind of hard.


Ummm what? Lower your guard please. I’m actually on your side of this and you aren’t hearing what I am saying. Box designs are a legit build, but no one can argue that it’s a very beginning and basic build that lacks aesthetics that the game offers in spades. I’m not saying limit these because we all started with our box at noob river at some point in the past but show off designs and lay outs that can trigger their advancement as CE architects. Nothing is forced and as far as attitude goes best to check yours first.

How is this any different than sparring with someone to show them their combat skills need improving on? If you beat them down, why do you think its your job to point out how pathetic they are in combat? See how silly that sounds? If you don’t want to improve your building skills, fine don’t listen. Keep your boring box. IDC but don’t think I am going to respect your “simple” build with the same level as some of the designs on the “Share my Shelter” thread or even the same exact box design from a total noob because that new guy worked hard to get that box…vets that keep that box design don’t get the same respect. If you don’t feel it’s important enough to put the effort into it, you aren’t getting respect for your building, period. You find that judgey? Too bad. It’s not elitist to have a mild expectation that people want to improve their game play (which includes building) and offering advice. Most find this actually helpful. This is the first time I was questioned about my attitude about it. Step back and grow up.

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