So, I play what I guess is considered PvE on my PS4 and I co-opt with a friend. So, I can play when he doesn’t want to. This is the 2nd time we have started a game. The first time it was on his PS4 server, so I had to wait for him to play. So far, we haven’t done much in terms of fighting bosses or doing that much exploring. But I have reached level 60 by harvesting, fighting exiles, and doing what journey steps I can. Our base is just south of the Black Galleon, so fighting a Rocknose King every chance I get helped me level.
Anyway, I always wanted to build a huge base. So, I decided to build one between Sepermeru and the Unnamed City, on what looks like a huge salt flat. Because I was doing this for fun, I just went to the admin screen and gave myself the materials I needed. I was using the reinforced stone for the building, as it looks most like a medieval castle. I had done 2 layers of foundations (which was huge, 52x26). I had also done 2 levels of double layered walls (so both sides look like stone).
Then, I got hit by a Purge. 1st wave was 8-10 Rocknose. No bigy. 2nd wave was about 15 Rocknose. Again, handled without much difficulty. I only had on my light armor and had my hardened steel greatsword, both flawless, as I was just building, not fighting. However, the 3rd wave was at least 1 Corrupted Rocknose and 4 Avalanches. I kept getting trampled to death, as the Avalanches would converge on me. If I engaged one, another would be behind me. If I rolled out of the way, another one was right there. I must have died 7 or 8 times (luckily, I had a bedroll just north of Sepermeru) before I gave up in frustration. At least 40% of my new base had been destroyed and I still have 3 Avalanches to deal with next time I play. I am thinking of taking a hiatus from the game.
Have any of you seen a Purge of that size?