Playing single player, I’ve been eligible for a purge for awhile now without getting one (2 play sessions of several hours each), and I’m starting to wonder if it’s bugged for me (I understand the purge mechanic is pretty buggy currently).
I’m not sure if I’ve been unlucky so far, or if it is supposed to be a relatively rare event.
Looking for information online about how the mechanic is supposed to function (& purge server settings), I found a variety of experiences and opinions, some of them conflicting. It seems that people don’t generally know exactly what is going on, and funcom isn’t saying?
If funcom has indeed provided specific details of how the purge mechanic functions, could you please point me towards it as my google-fu has been insufficient.
The wiki suggests that when playing single player you need to have created a clan in order to trigger the purge, though I have read people claiming otherwise. However, it warns that doing so after having started building might make me lose ownership of all my buildings and thralls, which obviously I would not want to do at this point.
I figure I’ll keep playing for a bit and then try creating a clan after backing up my save-game (I’m on pc).
Do you really need to have created a clan to trigger the purge in single-player? (This seems counter-intuitive, surely the game would have warned me of this? Or is this only needed due to the mechanic being bugged?)
I should be able to revert my game back to the pre-clan save without any problems, right? Right?