I just got done watching a ton of rust raid videos on youtube. Most by phaedo 82 (rustopia) and some origination from other servers, particularly rustified.
What seems apparent in all of the large scale raids is that defenders have an enormous advantage over the raiders right now. Defenders advantage is good imo but right now it’s completely out of tune, in one case 40-50 players raided a large base with only about 8 players and defenders won, despite the ungodly amount of supplies the raiders had (world war rustopia).
Its so easy to make a stone wall, yet it takes 2 c4 or 3-4 rockets to take it out. That’s crazy. I’m a solo player and this doesn’t help me as much as it deters me from ever wanting to raid. Instead, i just use my base as a spawn point so i can go around and kill people outside of their bases. Why would i ever remotely consider investing in c4? taking out a small armored 4x4 would take at least 6-8 c4, and there’s a very good chance i gain little to nothing for my MASSIVE risk.
Raiding=insane buy-in+Skill+tons of players to raid with= Very low chance of victory, and if victory is achieved, loot will likely just be an afterthought, as it won’t really make up for supplies used to get to it.