Apparently everyone on the PvE server atm, knows about these two guys. Their ingame names are “Gringo7676” and “Rastaman27”. I logged on for the first time today. I thought I’d try the PvE server to get used to the game before going into a PvP server. I spent about an hour or so gathering and crafting, and had just built my first early shelter when these two guys smash down my door and loot my chest. I noticed these guys were hanging around the spawn area, griefing other people’s houses, blocking off doors, and stealing anything though could. I decided to walk across the map and try and find a safer area. I met a nice guy who helped me plan our my first real house, telling me how to make it more secure. I gathered up enough wood to try again, and had just finished the foundation and the walls, when those two same guys hop over my walls (via a staircase they built) and enter my house. Suddenly they wall me up in a corner (luckily it was the only corner with a door), and start jumping around like some victory dance. I tell everyone in chat what happened, and get replied to by many people saying they were griefed by the two same guys. They then proceed to wall up every house’s door around me, after breaking in a looting of course.
This is where it gets strange. I yell over voice chat at these guys. I call them children and curse at them in anger. They then run back up to me and start yelling in voice chat, “I am French, my server, my server” over and over to me. I reply again by calling them children, and also tell them that everyone knows who they are now, since they have been griefing everyone all day. Suddenly they stop what they are doing, and start giving me items. They then start running around, to the treeline and back, giving me more items every time they get back to me. They I don’t know if they were trying to give me stolen items so it gets traced back to me, or if they wanted me to just not report them. I took what seemed like the items they took from me, and then logged out to make this post.
I guess my point is, I know that it is hard and almost pointless in an alpha to actively fight this kind of behavior. I just wish (and I’m not expecting anything) that there was some kind of deterrent against this kind of thing.