Former Player Thinking of Returning
I was pretty into Ark awhile back, put 1700 hours on it on an offical PVP server. I stopped playing shortly after Scorched Earth came out (bought it, didn't even go check it out though). Our server was constantly being bombarded by hackers using exploits which really made me frustrated, like I don't mind PVP in a PVP game but cheaters just suck. At the time I quit we had a solid well equipped alliance and were able to hold them off but the whole thing left a bad taste in my mouth.
So my questions are - has this improved at all? Are there still large scale raids with people using hacks and exploits on official PVP servers? Also I noticed the game has "offline raid protection" servers. While i really enjoyed the intense full PVP experience I did find it to be a huge time drain.. like on my life. I imagine many of you can relate . So my other question for you guys is how do you find the offline raiding protection mode works? is it a viable alternative to someone who likes pvp but doesn't want to spend 12+ hours a day shoring up defenses and being crazy and paranoid all the time?