Quick round up of my current situation is probably a good way to start off:
I’m a solo player on an unofficial Server, official rates, no mods. Currently level 33 and in the process of upgrading to T2 (a little late maybe, but it’s not that hostile on the server atm).
I have some Thralls for the Crafting Stations, but not all and no good ones - the best is a T2 Alchemist and a T2 Tanner…
I’m soon moving out of my T1 Base to a new location with T2 stuff and I need some advice on what the “meta” for Base Defense is. I know that the higher you build, the better, but other then that, I have some specific questions and maybe you guys can give me some general advice.
Now for my questions:
How good are Archers? Are they worth it and how many resources should I pour into equipping them?
1.1. If they are useful, should I just place them on my wall directly, in the house/courtyard or maybe build smaller towers on the outside with windows facing my main wall so they shoot climbers in the back?
Are Palisades worth it? I read an old reddit post that they can be destroyed by Arrows pretty easily.
2.1. If they are a useful addition, where do I place them? I know that they’re not that useful on the ground outside the base, but what about on top of the Wall? Or just on the edge of water where people still swim so they can’t move up (was thinking about a Base on an Island or a small Peninsula maybe).
Concerning Fighter Thralls, just go for mass - aka a lot of T2, maybe some T1 - or Quality, like only T3 and above?
Are outer/perimiter-walls useful? Or should I just focus on one big building with Foundation /Fence Foundation / Wall Combo?
Maybe a stuid one, but the Siege Cauldron only works when I activate them, right? Can’t just place them and hey automatically attack other players?
These are my specific questions. Some are kinda nooby, I know, but I haven’t played for long and the only PvP was me breaking into another noobys base cuz he stole my stuff through a Window (I know, noob mistake…).
I’m glad and thankful for any adivce you guys can give me