I think it’s a great idea. Fixes both mid siege loggers and all kind of combat loggers, but I don’t think the game is ready for this kind of feature.
To only name a few:
-Houses can easily be raided at 4 AM server timezone. (minor issue, it’s more community/your house build related than game mechanics. It’s pretty much a sandbox feature)
-Duping, mainly of C4.
-Hackers that no clip into bases and just kill you (oh, I can imagine how these guys would love a sleeper server)
-General balancing of game mechanics like c4 damage/building resistance ratio.
-Exploits, for example box placements on walls to climb houses.
It is a great idea, and if it works is a great addition to any more hardcore server (my kind of server), but atm I don’t think the game is ready for it and I can’t imagine many people testing this out thoroughly.
Any testing of this feature without all the above fixed would probably result in bad testing and general mad by the testers.
[editline]19th October 2013[/editline]
For those that are like “wat?!” and obviously don’t read the news page of rust.
This thread is related to http://www.playrust.com/news/121/