so the tribe and I have been on an official XBX Rag server for about 2 weeks and I'd say we've had about the same fair chances as everyone else when it comes taming and grinding.
unlike the majority of the start up tribes who have made the Blue Ob location a lag fest, we moved up towards the ice waterfall and settled in the cave system where we confirmed after 2 days of observation that there were NO spawns for resources or creatures, suffice to say we were content with that.
we then explored a little further and came across the oil nodes, great, we stamped down 3 pumps and were contemplating a Oil and Gas Empire.
we were approached by a tribe who asked nicely if they could buy a pump from us. we pondered on this and thought well, you know, theres only so much you can do with 30k oil a day so we let them take over one of their own.
being a SE Vet I know how selfish people can be with these pumps and it was globally agreed in chat that if ever anyone needed oil, we would take the time out of our grind and deliver the oil to them, however much was needed wherever they were on the just so we could control the flow of oil and distribute it fairly. if they wanted to donate anything then we weren't going to say no but we always say no payment needed unless they felt it fair.
logged on over the weekend however and suddenly we've discovered that a tribe, not naming names ***cough***Tribe of R*****y***cough*** had built over and around the community pumps. so we decided to locate them and started asking in global chat why they had done it. after 30mins of repeating our questions and asking for a response (this includes landing in front of them as they do what they were doing) we decided that we would get their attention another way, so we may have accidently dropped a low lvl bear in front of their 20 X plants and suddenly we are being accused of being childish and trolls.
we then got them into party chat...a tribe from the USA playing on a EU server and a bad attitude to go with it. they started demanding we give them the oil pumps and they wont remove the constructs etc. so we decided to go along the required route of logging a ticket (or 20 per tribe member) and making them aware of this.
they then removed the shacks from around the pumps after we have agreed to either unlock the pumps (something I feel they are not entitled to demand as we had fairly and squarely claimed the pumps, located them and placed the pumps themselves) we then thought better of it and decided to ensure the pumps would remain full we attempted to place down 10 storage boxes and fill them all with oil because lets face it, we have enough gas and oil to last a year currently.
could we heck, the tribe in question has placed fence foundations and pillars everywhere. now correct me if I am wrong but have we done anything wrong in claiming the oil pumps, delivering oil to anyone who needs it and attempting in providing fair distribution?
do we deserve to be effectively disallowed from building on or around our own claimed pumps? to me this is completely against Forum Official Server Guidelines in that they have now blocked our access or ability to build on our own "base" location even when we have globally agreed to deliver, free of charge or requirements, any oil to any tribe or player that may want it.
this seems to be a contentious epidemic now spreading to other pumps owned by other players.
what do you guys think?