I have been playing on the official server for three years. One. Before that I played solo for a month.
I will tell you the pros and cons, you decide. At the same time, I regret that I started playing in multiplayer and at the same time I am glad.
Time. For me, this is a very important factor. If you play solo you are free from restrictions. You decide how to distribute and spend your time. What is stupid and what is important.
A lot of dubious decisions from developers. There were a lot of bugs and now there are. Which allow others to harm you if you do not harm everyone first (I’m talking about pve & pve-c servers).
x3 - multiplayer / + solo.
Knowledge of the game. In solo, many people try to understand the game much longer. It seems interesting to learn everything yourself, but often you want to know how it should be or how best. But no one can tell. If you are a smart person and get into a good clan on a pvp server, you will quickly recognize the game. As quickly as it starts to annoy you with big flaws and bugs. Cheaters and dupers.
So, it is impossible to say unequivocally, but a subjective opinion:
Solo +, multiplayer +
It may seem that the game is aimed at multiplayer mode. It is directed, but it is not a multiplayer game.
Starting to play online, you will either immediately or eventually come to the point that you still have to play alone. It is dangerous to accept someone into the clan, especially if you have spent a lot of time and achieved great results alone.
There is no normal distribution of rights, property. There is no transfer of leadership if the leader is missing and does not enter the game. If you leave the clan as an ordinary, you lose everything.
There is no way to conclude alliances and share property with other clans (tactical side).
If you are a leader. You worry that you will be robbed and broken buildings.
If you are not a leader. You worry that you will be robbed and left without a home.
Therefore, all interaction is reduced to simple communication and exchange of resources between players. AND IT’S ALL. Otherwise, you can handle it yourself. You won’t lose anything if you play solo.
You can write a lot more, but it’s a lot of letters. I played before the release, and continue now. I played on all types of servers, a lot of experience. Time spent in empty due to bugs, even more.
Why can’t I decide? Because on the one hand, I spent a lot of time for developers to experiment with players without having fun. On the other hand, I found many comrades with whom we communicate outside the game.
This game takes a lot of time if you are not ready to lose your progress. Almost all the time. Each time, it’s becoming more and more difficult to maintain it and maintain interest in the game. When the demolition timer was two weeks, I even had time to relax and wanted to return to the game. But as soon as he became a week again, interest disappeared. All the time it takes to run around the buildings and update the timer, but the game no longer has the strength, desire.
And most importantly, you must understand that everything you have achieved will someday be lost. Someone to plunder or just have to throw it away. It will inevitably happen. Nobody will return time.
So my advice to you is to start playing solo. Understand the game, when you need to go to multiplayer, you will feel.
If you need any advice and have questions, write to me.
I can give Steam in PM. I can conduct a tour on the official server where I play (pve-conflict). You can start from there if you still want to start with multiplayer. Using an example I can explain all the minuses
Well, I’ll help you with the start.