So back when this game weren’t on steam, me and a few friends picked up the game and we loved it. We spent hours every day farming resources and building a base but it got to the point where every day we’d be playing not out of enjoyment anymore, but to reacquire all the stuff we’d just lost to someone using cheats or exploits. We decided to call it a day and moved on to our normal games.
Now the game’s on steam, we checked it out a while ago again and it only minutes in that we were getting shot through walls so it was a shadow of when we used to play, let’s call it a day already.
Now we decided to try it once again and fell in love pretty quick. Me and my mate have clocked over 50 hours in the past week and made some real nice progress, we built a house and upgraded our gear and stocked up. We weren’t happy in the current house because it was poorly built and rushed, so we stocked up and decided we’ll build another one close by. So that day comes and it turns out all of our stuff was missing, there was no sign of entry (no broken walls, all doors were still there) and so we were sad but we’d put a few hours in so we didn’t give up.
I managed get online one day and I spent a good 10 hours farming and putting everything together, I didn’t have a roof yet so I didn’t move in and doubted anyone would build to get in from the roof so I was happy to log out. I logged in the next day and my sleeping body had been killed, they got away with all my kevlar and weapons and ammo. It was a stupid idea to log out without a roof but I checked outside and nobody had built up. The following day a friend told me he seen someone flying or jumping really really high so maybe it was that, who knows?
Anyway, I finished the house in the end and stocked up. I heard a care package coming so we just beelined for it, we had C4 on us because we were ready to go out raiding and were fully equipped with weapons and ammo. We got killed by a cheater and lost the C4, typically headshot by a P250, the usual thing that happens when you go for a care package. The cheater that killed us came to our house a few hours later, the one I spent a good 10 hours on putting together and just C4’d it and built around the doors and took everything we had.
Back to square 1 again, once again, we refuse to give up because we’ve put a lot of hours in and apart from the aim botters, we just need to be careful and store our stuff and pick our moments to carry it. So yesterday and the day I just farmed and farmed and farmed and literally stocked everythign back up in our old house, we had so much stuff we were ready to take on the world if anyone dared to approach us aggressively, we kitted out big time.
So we just start gettiung our supplies out so we can go and build a new house a short distance over the hill, wouldn’t have taken long because we had everything we need. We hear a care package fly over, they drop quite close so we may aswell try out luck. I’m scouting the area with a bolt action to cover my mate and we see nobody, we’re sure this package is ours. We joke about the hacker being online and say this is the part where we just get a swift p250 to the face out of nowhere. Yeah, that really did just happen. We rage quit quietly.
Came back on about 4 ago, farmed a bit got some nice stuff, a hacker shows up so I retreat back to the house, we decide to log out for a bit and give the hacker time to get bored and go away, then we’ll come back and carry on as normal.
So I log in, and what’s that? There’s 2 hackers standing right there in my face in my fully secured building, there’s no way in. All the doors are locked, they each have different pin numbers incase some lucky sod guesses a number. The only reasonable explanation I have is that there’s still an exploit to get through walls. After all, one of the two guys in the building did joke an hour earlier to me that his mate’s a hacker and gets through walls, I thought nothing of it though.
All my shit’s gone. For real this time. Everything. NOTHING is safe anymore, there’s no point in spending hours of farming to build unbreakable building if some happy code kid can just press a button and take everything away from you in a second. Once again, a sad goodbye to the game I love and so dearly wish these hackers would just keep off, this game is one of the best ideas I’ve seen in years.