So it seems that most of the community does not like the recent change of removing these pieces, including myself. However, I have a simple solution that I think will work very well.
Make blocks unstackable.
Have it so only one block can be placed on a foundation/floor. This will stop raid towers and griefing bases while still allowing people to make shelves, walls on uneven terrain, and the nice stairs instead of the L and U.
Now for my small rant, if you will. If people truly want to grief, a half block is not the best. A metal barricade is much worse for that, people will build walls instead of half blocks, or just wall off your base, the possibilities are endless. I feel that making this change ‘because people did not use them like WE wanted to’ was a bad choice. Removing key building elements to stop a bit of griefing shouldn’t have been done. As far as the ‘planned bunker windows and shelves’, make sure these are in the game BEFORE removing the placeholders people were using. If you want to do that, you had better have shelves and such in game very soon, like the following week. Otherwise it will be in perpetual development like the vehicles, rideable horses, boats, diving gear, harpoons, etc etc etc.
So, any thoughts on the no stacking? Let me know.