Well @Cedric as you may already know ARK is well known for its lack of balance.the game is stacked in the attackers favour vs defence when it comes to time and resources etc.me and my buddys have played since legacy and been alpha on many servers so i am not making this suggestion because i get stomped,i am making it because its a correct fact.If you want people to enjoy this game i would suggest what conan exiles does,i tried the game didn't like it but what they seriously did get right was their RAID window concept.on that game you can PVP 24 hours BUT you cant't attack/wipe bases outside of the RAID window.so 4pm to 11pm the wars begin.outside of that window people get a break and get chance to rebuild/repair/farm/raise etc.
Ark as it stands right now its just stupidly unhealthy.having to be on 24 hours a day to stop someone deleting your progress while you sleep is just bad for business.imagine someone goes out,payed £50 for your game and never gets passed bob status because they don't have the time or inclination to 24 hour camp a pixelated dino pen?.with a raid window their chances of survival raise from 0% to some actual percentage lol.
Having a raid window of 8 hours is more than enough to wipe someone(if you don't wipe them,you will the next day due to setting them back)and anyone who wants 24 hour raids just wants to grieve or have an easy PVE offline raid instead of playing ARK the way it's ment to be(the trailer shows massive wars not a tribe soaking the other while they sleep).this would remove the majority of issues.Meshing would have to happen while your online,snipping tames wouldn't be a thing,the boring and unbalanced offlining meta would not exist.people would feel they have breathing room after a wipe or a wipe attempt to carry on.logging out won't help you because its not ORP based and if you don't log in then thats your own fault.that was in your control,whats out of your control is being on 24 horus a day to stop being PVE offlined.raid windows benefit EVERYONE,not just the few.Right now,during a war,the 1st to go to sleep loses,that is just straight up crazy unhealthy and not needed at all.
As it stands right now,ARK is catering to the few at the expense of the many.if anyone i know in RL asks me if they should play ARK i tell them not to bother because i won't be responsible for recommending someone pay £50 to get stomped in to the ground and not even be able to attempt do anything of significance to the ones who own servers in such a one sided fight.
I know this isn't a popular suggestion but fact of the matter is,24 hour base destruction is just unhealthy for people,for ARK and for Wildcards profits..
Soo,i suggest a game mode with an actual RAID window where its 24 hour PVP but your base and anything within the base cannot be killed outside of said RAID window.if you leave the base on a tame for example then its a free for all and you and your tames can be killed.Once the purge begins 4pm-11pm for example,then nothing is safe and everything is up for grabs/killing/destroying.