Okay, it IS too easy to raid bases and towers and shacks even with a well planned 50 metal door base.
I think we can all agree on that.
- And I think I have a simple, almost perfect solution that can be added to give logged off base occupants a fighting chance.
Add a rare blueprint to the game. One is all that is needed to make raiders think twice, to even the odds a little.
That blueprint is a “Locked Trap Storage Box”. Oh wait, let’s add two new blueprints. One “Locked Trapped Storage Box” which looks EXACTLY like the standard wooden box. And a new Large Locked Trapped Storage Box" which of course looks exactly like the large storage box.
Each of these boxes is simply a trap. Raiders search it and not only get blown up, killed regardless of armor and health, but also the box takes EVERYTHING that raider was carrying and wearing and instantly “locks”, and can only be opened by the box owner/builder. Why? Because a simple trap box that explodes and kills the raider will leave a corpse that the raider or his buddies can loot and still easily get everything from the base they are raiding plus their own supplies back. The trapped lockable storage box is at least going to give the victim something to fall back on. The raiders likely will still get much more then the victim… especially if they are lucky enough to not open any trap boxes. But this will give logged off base owners a fair play and a hope that all is not lost while they are are unable to defend their base.
I dunno, that’s my idea to even the odds a little bit, and make raiding a base that is defenseless a lot more risky. I mean a raider might go into a loot room, or what they believe is the loot room which has a sleeping bag, furnace and all, and actually be fooled because every single box in there is a trap box. Perhaps the real loot was all on the boxes right inside the first wall they blew in, but the raiders blew 5 doors/walls away to get to the middle room, only to waste C4 and get owned by the offline base owner. Now the base owner has his 52 C4’s and all his Kevlar gear and assault rifle since the raider over-confidently over equipped himself.
Anyhow, what do you all think? Good idea? Horrible idea? Let me know, but I just think it would help balance the game a little. And it would definitely add suspense and RISK to the over confident raiders in this game.