*Tom pushes his PTT*
"It seems we keep narrowly miss crossing paths, Trent; this is Tom O'fee. I was helping on the construction you found. Hope to see you there and we can talk some business, maybe set up a trade stall for you to make use of when you come to the area to do business?"
*Tom pauses before hitting the PTT button again*
"It's good to hear trade isn't completely dead!"
*Tom releases the PTT*
I spotted people breaking into my base on one occasion, tried talking to them; they ignored me, then finally just shot me without hardly a word (the matter was resolved by reports); I agree that someone breaking into your home should be some sort of initiation on the people inside.
It would also address the frequent baiting scenario of one group tearing down a wall or boosting into a base to force the defenders to initiate so as to gain the more advantageous rules.
There are certain individuals who will change locks on a base even if they didn't take anything from you. It kinda feels like a dick move (at least it did when it happened to me), though they did have an IC reason for it (still felt assinine, but as long as there was a reason...).
I also came back online to find someone had removed the gate from the base. Luckily, I had the material to make a gate on me. I suggest logging out with metal wire and pliers if you log inside your base just in case these "comedians" find you. -_-
*Tom sits on a rock overlooking the town beyond and pushes the PTT*
"To the local gentlemen who discussed the leather sewing kit with me; we should talk; I think you had some unwanted visitors while you slept."
*Tom releases the PTT*
So at some point one of our tents merged itself into surrounding terrain and can no longer be picked up. We tried a variety of ways to pack it, no luck. The tent has unfortunately been found since and gets emptied out, so it's of no value as a stash spot.
If no one can force it to pack up, could I actually request it be deleted so that the item goes back into the loot table and we'll have a chance to spawn it from there?
Not encouraging anything outside of the rules; I have had plenty of tents get up and walk off in the night; and those map edges are an almost silly buffet of equipment.
I have not had a hard time locating a tent either, like anything, you will stumble over it while looking for something else (I actually found 2 medium tents in Berezino while on my way to look for nails). It's just the way the loot gods are.
Hell, make a radio broadcast and trade for one; odds are someone out there can part with one (I have a spare at the moment, for example).
My point being that there's a lot of ways to acquire tents.
*Tom pushes the PTT on his radio*
"Lieutenant Colonel; I can't tell you who currently controls the Castle at this particular hour, but if you're looking for supplies, I'm currently hauling several kills worth of fresh meat from my last hunt and looking to trade. I'd avoid the area there, been a lot of fighting over the last week. If you want to meet somewhere, we can and I'd be happy to trade some of this food with you."
*He would release the PTT*