I love PVP, but I feel that - as a solo-player - I can’t survive on official servers. I’m a descent player, I know the entire map by heart, I build excellent tier 3 bases, I get good thralls and level them up quickly. However, there is a problem that turned me away from PVP. It happened to me several times: a big clan returns to the game for a few months and they absolutely wreck the server. Now, I know that losing everything is part of the game and I accept that, my only problem is that I feel that as a single player I don’t get a fair chance. I also think that its not just me, because these clans destroy all the solo players bases in one swoop. Then the server dies out and even the big clan leaves again because there is no one left for them to raid. This happened on my last server. A couple of solo players decided to collaborate to try and beat the clan that was raiding all the bases. After some initial success one of the guys proposed we started a clan. Me and another player agreed and joined, but after a couple of days he kicked us out. I lost everything, 25 named thralls (workers and levelled fighters), resources, base, all of it. If I could I would have transferred my character to a different server and start again, but unfortunately that is not possible. My only other option is to reroll a character from scratch, but I don’t want to do that. I know I’m not the only one with this problem.
So I was wondering: what could be a possible solution? I came up with 3 possibilities:
Server transfers - This allows you to move your character to a different server. You don’t have to start from scratch again. You keep your level, map exploration, feat unlocks and journey, but you can’t take any gear/materials/thralls with you.
Solo servers - PVP servers that are just for solo players, no clans allowed. This enables players to fight people who have the same limitations. Fair and square.
Alliances - Give solo players the opportunity to organize themselves into alliances so they can cooperate more easily giving them the same opportunities and limitations as clans but without losing the ownership of your base and goods.
I’m no game designer, but as a solo player who loves and enjoys PVP I think something needs to change.