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  1. This why not only should the rule sets for pve and pvp be separate but also the support staff. While pvpers wait too long for urgent meshing help gms are bogged down with land disputes on pve servers that take lots of time. I know both pve and pvp tickets s are important but I think different types of servers need different rule sets and different gm staff.
  2. An easy enough solution to that would be that these new group of 'gms' could simply be spotters for devs. Deploy these guys for rapid response and in turn if they see something a dev can show up quickly as they are screening out false positives. So then we have no issue with them having power but provide a call screening service of sorts. Companies do typically spend large sums on expansion in stages so if actual ROI doesn't match projected ROI they can stop and reconsider with minimal losses. Case and point Walgreens and their Power system back in the 2000s. They rolled it out in a state by state basis and when found it wasn't yielding the cost savings it projected they stopped. WC/Snail Games could do the same here.
  3. If you are paying someone to sit at a computer and do nothing but kick players you could get away with minimum wage. Colleges do worse with paying their computer lab TAs. Now for the economics, the question is a complex one. If you did this and made meshing a near 0 occurrence event how many people would not leave the game? How many would return?Times that against the cost of the next DLC and then you would see if it is a viable long term result. Truth of the matter is that no one knows if the increase in player base times dlc price could justify an expansion in work force. I don't know and neither do you. They would have to hire temp workers and then watch their player counts with no other confounding variables for a legit analysis.
  4. The solution in my opinion is not with anything but hiring gms that actively sit on a discord alert channel that respond to sos calls in the time it takes to log in and warp to a x y z coordinates. This can be found by typing ccc in the console
  5. I would recommend to any one who is in a spot where this can happen to put up a suspended metal giant hatch frame web above the base maybe 15+ pillars high and under it a combo of heavy autos tek turrets and velos That should frustrate the exploiters when they see their efforts fail
  6. Defenses aka heavy, tek, and velo turrets when done right will prevent corrupted Dino from breaking you pretty little pve base. But the big if is if it’s done right. Yes a ban is in order as well. Shame on the exploiters but shame on the owner for a bad base design for a well known issue from day one extinction.
  7. If you do put down turrets as if you were on a pvp server then you will reck them. I guess I’m saying don’t build like a pve player. I’ve seen pve bases and you guys tend to have a turret density that’s a joke. Dont forget to upgrade to heavy autos and use tek turrets as well. And don’t forget your velos!!
  8. L2 Turret Cap. Turrets are very good at shredding dinos so are velos.
  9. Meshing: Answer imo is not software rather it’s human. Have lot more gms that respond to flagged alerts on a community discord to respond to mesh events. Duping: Give every item a unique ID every so often do a cluster wide scan for duplicate numbers. .... profit
  10. Sorry to hear but for all others learn from this and put up turrets and internals as well
  11. I would recommend don’t play on small tribes servers it’s rank with cross teaming and invisible Megas. Meshing is huge there as well. I’d suggest official just stay far from servers that have Megas. Rag is usually the best. Your pvp will be with daily small time griefers
  12. Wow this is soo kewl I love my turtle hey whats that omg its jelly fish.... ...... /rants on forum: Jelly fish so op killed my turtle /wrists
  13. Care to share a link because I read the dev quote and they did NOT say it was illegal. Further more I don’t see where in tos under the raft section where it says you can’t sink foundations. It’s not there. And for those who don’t recall few months back they patched the game fixing a previous patch that broke foundation sinking.
  14. "Our enforcement team is eager and ready to look into any tickets that are submitted." Does eager = 5-7 days after a base has been meshed or tribe ownership stolen?
  15. META = Most Effective Tactics Available Google it if you don't believe me. Perhaps this odd definition of META you are using is the source of your confusion from the beginning... So no, meta is a method for achieving a desired outcome in its most common gamer vernacular rather than a server rule set.
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