- Stone Structures crafting costs have been increased by adding metal cost, and changing fiber requirement to organic paste, which requires both fiber and sap to craft
pretty sure that isn't a great idea under the current resource scarcities among the grids, and how many of them are locked away on pve and assuredly pvp servers.
metal alone would have provided an additional cost and prevented huge stone structures from being constructed overnight, if the structures that are placed are simply just grandfathered in then i don't see what is gained. so much structure spammed all over by people from the early days that are just logging in to refresh their claims and their demo timers. I understand stone isn't any different than wood in terms of demo timer(on lawless), but it just solidifies the structure that can be spammed is in fact a very very inexpensive type.
again, metal addition makes sense to stone, sap actually makes more sense for wood structures but hey, that is just my opinion. not a great choice either.
claim flags need to be limited by level, with a maximum of 5 at level 40, and incrementally increasing by 5 for every 10 or 15 levels there after, and to be quite honest the limit should be enforced collectively among servers, not just by grid. If that were to take place then the limit could be increased for the level cap, and would function more appropriately. tighten the number of allies to prevent easy communication and the world will thrive by forcing more companies rather than just huge companies. and prevents people from just spamming all over 1 or more islands. prevent people from spamming on lawless by limiting the number of structures on lawless, where by anything over a set number will not be able to be refreshed, but can in fact still be used for the purpose; alpha trap, taming pen, etc... with out the resource reimbursement upon demo either, this will allow way more people to utilize resources from surrounding islands, while forcing the player to engage with other pathfinders.
p.s. - the above are just talking points, not what i demand or think are the most beneficial, so please feel free to elaborate underneath, or add to constructively. If you don't approve of my idea, that is fine, come find me in game and tell me, otherwise just keep to positive and constructive feedback and ideas.
tldr: wipe officials after the next major update and let the people that are still around get a chance to not have to deal with bugs, with some added constraints and i think people will be much happier.
no organic paste requirement for stone
claim flags need to be limited in some manner, lvl, per grid, collectively, some how is all that matters
(late addition) - no claiming water by placing flags out at sea, the message can remain, but claiming open ocean seems a bit silly.
lawless structure building needs to be restricted, a cap that would allow you to build but has a much lower decay timer and no resources can be gained by demoing before the timer is up. over a structure limit of maybe regional based limitations excluded 150, seems like it would allow for taming pens or a basic base to travel to, conduct your business and then go back to where ever you came from as a home base.
oh yeah, wipe servers sooner rather than later. no ark games, we wont ever....legacy....just wipe to give existing players a shot and not have to weed through the dead lifeless foundation spammed islands