I think we have to rethink our playstyle for solo players. (No god protection, too hard to farm alone)
The big problem is that a big base with multiples T3 walls, fighting thralls and animals are useless for defense. With one trebuchet that cost nothing you wipe all. A vault is only 25 bombs to wipe. Pillar base the same (trebuchet tower).
I am considering building only a 5x5x2 T3 for crafting stations + a wheel of pain T3 building + a vault for 600 steel. Then duplicate this in fews areas of the map (monts, asgard, serp …) and have a safe house 4x4x1 hidden in the montains to sleep.
In each base only T2 thralls for basic crafting, then a T4 bearer always with me that carry T4 thralls (armorer, carpenter, blackswith …).
Each small base is not very attractive to raid, and I will lose only a wall and basic ressources. The other advantage is that it cost less ressources to build and less animals pets and fighting thralls to get.
So safer and faster? What do you think?