Feel like I have a bunch of crap to discuss here and there, but I'll just recap the last couple days on my server. Holy shite did crap hit the fan.
So, I have 2 bases. 1 base that's got some ok fortification and another that is an absolute beastly nightmare. My OK base got raided and I actually lost quite a bit of stuff... but only because I'm a dumbass and didn't move it to my new base. Anyway, when you get raided, it actually feels like a home invasion to some degree. Often, the raids happen when you are offline (on this server, every raid I've seen or been a part of happen when folks are offline). You just log in and see you've been wrecked. At which point, you either plot revenge, work on a better way to secure your base, scrap your base, or if you are so wrecked, you just say fug it and wait for the next server wipe (essentially deciding you are out of the game). Anyway, my mentality for all the stuff that follows was that I was raided and folks got some pretty good stuff from me.
So, 2 days ago, I'm doing a run to get some XP and resources when I come across a lighthouse I know about that someone has a house behind (I also knew about that). I creep up on the house to see if there's anything exposed to loot and find nothing on the outside. Then, I notice that someone blew the door in (folks have had c4/rockets for I'm guessing the past 3-4 days now - didn't have the tech prior to that). Inside, I see someone sleeping with tons of loot around. The folks that blew in the door, left a note for the guy telling him to F himself. They took a few things, but left quite a bit, and left the guy alive. I, went full dick mode at this point. I completely annihilate him. I kill the guy (note - if you kill a person, they will see exactly who did it when they respawn (ex you were killed by pacov)). That's also why some folks will loot someone and not kill them - that way you can do it anonymously. Anyway, I go scorched fugging earth on this guy. I kill him, I take everything that was left, I destroy his base to the point that he decided he was done playing and will come back after that wipe. It was pretty freaking brutal. But then I do one better. I make sure that everyone on the server knows that while I killed this guy, I tell everyone that I don't even have explosives (eg I couldn't get in) and that all I did was shoot the guy and loot his body, saying there was really nothing left when I got there.
I get worse. So, now I'm on the actual hunt for the people that raided me. There's a group of 3-4 people on the server that are wreaking havok on folks. They have a very secure base and abuse their numbers to crush smaller folks. Those guys have raided me 3 times (only 1 to any real effect). Anyway, I scout the entire map. I notice a new base VERY close to where my raided bases location. I assume its the folks that raided me (eg maybe it wasn't those folks I suspected or maybe they made an expansion base to hold my loot). Anyway, I go on a raid. I bring rockets and c4. I light that place up and make my way inside after defeating their defenses. I see 4 people sleeping in a room, a picture on the wall that says "N**GERS." I then kill and loot all of them. After I do this, I search their place. Its the motherload of loot. I'm talking I got a RIDICULOUS amount of stuff. I also learn, however, that these guys didn't have my stuff. In fact, it was actually the other group that raided me.
So, now I've completely wiped 5 guys out of the game. That leaves me to try to deal with the 3-4 people that remain. The 3-4 organized folks. My newly acquired loot helps, but I need a substantial amount more of materials to be able to take on their heavily fortified base alone... and I need to find their loot room as well... and then crush them before they crush me. It's actually quite probable that they descended on me while I've been offline and my ridiculously fortified base has been razed. 4 people with a lot of c4 and rockets could do that.
Anyway, things actually don't look too good for me. I would have been much better off trying to form an alliance with the folks that I thought had raided me as I needed their numbers to take on the others. IF they actually had a bunch of c4, I maybe could have hidden out and taken on the enemy base, but they did not. Now, I'd have to farm a bunch of c4 up and then plan an attack. And I don't think I have the time as I expect I'll be raided within the next 48 hours.