I see multiple threads and people complaining that C4 is too powerful and they are sick of being raided… but I honestly don’t understand why.
To craft Two x C4 to break down a **single wall **you need the following components. (Plus actually having found explosives from an air drop to even learn how to craft)
2 Flares ( found in crates )
10 Leather ( a couple bear kills )
700 Gun Powder (1400 Charcoal & 1400 Sulfur)
70 Low Grade Fuel
600 Metal Fragments
To make all that you need the following:
516 Sulfur Ore
100 Metal Ore
140 Animal Fat
Which means you have to farm the following:
30 to 40 animals for Leather, Cloth and Animal Fat (1 to 2 hours + what ever ammo you needed to kill them)
Find 2 wood stacks (the easiest part)
Find 2 Flares in Crates (time depends on your luck)
Mine 60+ Rock Nodes (assuming you have an endless supply of nodes, that’s at least 45 seconds per node to run and hack away at it… which is about 45 minutes of solid metal ore farming)… and in reality it will take much longer.
Plus you have the furnace time to actually make all these mats.
So now let us look at what it actually takes to defend against 2 x C4
Building more than a single wall that separates the raiders from your loot. A single wall consists of 4 wood planks, or 40 wood, which is less than half of a wood node.
So what is the real issue?
Players making bases where a single wall separates the raiders from their loot. Think of a base design that takes 2 walls, 3 walls, 4 walls… hell 10 walls to get to your loot.
Thank you for your time and please don’t make C4 any harder to craft than it already is.