Land claims are 2 dimensional afaik (or cylindrical, if you like. one block claims all space below and above it, which can be plotted on a 2D grid) It should not be possible to build over anyone’s base without using exploits so there’s no advantage gained there.
With respect to height for access, a vertical tower is as good as a floating staircase, and easier to build too.
I’m unaware of how this technique can be leveraged to any significant advantage (at least in PVP), though I’d be interested to find out. They would have been really fun to use in various esoteric designs though. (fun on official servers doesn’t seem to be desirable).
Also, I started using these just after release. Diagonal support beams have always worked to transfer support (when placed) since then, and only fail unreliably after a server reset.So rather than disable it, they just jerked everyone around by allowing people to use them, only for their hard work to be trashed after the flip.
I think it’s more plausible that they might cause a server performance penalty because stability values are increased, and once increased, those changes must be propagated throughout the connected structure as required. Some kind of complexity/load issue. But that’s speculation.
The only explanation that I can fathom for what’s going on is that Funcom just want us to buy the DLC and stop playing on official servers so they can close em. Gib money, go away, let modders and private servers pick up the slack etc.
They didn’t even implement a profanity filter (which is pretty much industry standard) so if you play on official, scumbag racists or trolls can plant signs outside your base saying what ever they like about you and your mother. (again, the message seems to be, don’t play on official servers).
Thinking about it, in my experience the ignore function doesn’t even work. There’s no escape haha.
People talk about the game dying. It doesn’t seem to occur to them that this might be exactly what Funcom want.
Raw, cynical game design.
It’s also possible that they are in financial trouble and are using some highly dubious tactics in an attempt to cross some kind of threshold in order to do right by the customers who paid for their game at. some. point.
I don’t know. They are unlikely to tell us. If I knew for a fact that they were just shafting people, I’d have a great deal more to say. This is the problem with being conscientious. People can take advantage of you, and so market forces duely apply.
Honestly though, there are some mistakes even schoolboys don’t make, let alone professional developers.