its a fact the current pub servers that number from 100 - 200 player count are simply too congested for what amounts to a community of pubs (if it were private servers people tend to band together more so less land is used , but in pubs the opposite is true more fractured bands dot the landscape).
I like the pub setting , there are 4 times the bandits , but the bandits dont come in groups of 10 -20 like they do in private servers, and they aren’t all wearing kevlar. (like they are in private servers) the bandits in pubs are beatable , ive had to face 3 bandits in open combat with nothing but a pistol and won because the gear difference wasn’t massive and i could use tactics and geometry to my advantage.
but the pub servers have massive resource availability problems , and while a few bandits is fun and challenging , meeting bandits every hour and either dying because you dont have the resources at the start or wasting all your ammo on them , is excessively frustrating. that trio of bandits i killed was fun , but then i was killed by ANOTHER group of bandits … and then oddly enough that group was wiped out by ANOTHER group too, and then when i was running past … said victor was engaging another group of bandits. there were more gun shots than fire works at the fouth of july , it was absolutely obnoxious.
and these weren’t kevalar peeps , it was 4 groups of pistol and shotgun wanks in cloth armor.
the level of absurdity right now is a bit extreme