I read a thread on how easy it is to get raided while AFK and that for some people, it’s very annoying to go out on an 8 hour job to come back to discover everything they have is gone and they are dead. I would have posted sooner, but I had to wait ~3 days for my rust account confirmation email.
My idea to counter someone waiting for you to log out so they can come raid your defenseless home is…
Rigged walls. I haven’t put much thought into how it would be crafted, but I’m thinking of something slightly easier to obtain than c4 (since eventually, a small group of people control most of it). The idea is you would craft a little emp trap on the inside of your wall, so when people placed a c4 on your door, the trap would activate and instantly blow up the c4 - and kill the raider. You would lose the wall, but the attacker would also get blown up.
Another idea is to have something you can place in the center of a room that you can fill it up with walls so that when a wall is blown up, this device can replace them instantly.
Combine the first 2 ideas and you have an anti-raid/ bandit-troll house
Pros? Cons? More anti-raid ideas?
I think this would be great for pvp worlds to add some balance so the loners and new players don’t need to worry as much about coming back to an empty house or no house at all. Essentially, the idea you come up with should in some way deter bandits and raiders by something equally as annoying as having everything blown up and stolen and being forced to leave or start over.