Im pretty sure I understand PvP in Empyrion dude !
I just think the developers solution to it is better is all.
Its also better for new players to the server to use the developers system.
They know before they enter the server its safe to be stuck at work for a few extra days with no PC access and not loose anything.
New players, most that I chat with on steam, which is a lot of people never go to a servers forum first, they play on the server before they go to the servers forum and learn the hundred extra things there are to learn with HWS.
Why is it so bad to use the developers system ?
How does it change your game play in any way ?
A ship being under a shield for 3 days, is no real difference to 5 days, if I was asking for a month or 3 months then fair enough, server ends up littered with garbage, but 5 days, how is that so bad ?
How is it good for the server if that player cant get to the server to save his / her stuff because they are stuck away from home, and not parked in a ‘‘safe zone’’ this is especially true over holiday periods, and new players that loose ships to this will likely just go to another server.
You might say its ignorant for that new player to not have visited the HWS forum first, but that would be an arrogant position to take considering new players are on such a steep learning curve and cant be expected to know everything before they join, or sometimes get into trouble on the server before understanding it all.
HWS does well in how its set up the start of its game, lots to learn, heaps of info to take in, a new player is expected to remember all of that on top of learning the game at the same time ? Please.
Some flexibility with the time they have spent at the start of the game would go a long way.
There are lots of people on holidays right now, is it fair OP protection drops on them also, the safe zone is a very nice option, but it should be that, an option not requirement for the first 5 odd days.
Anyway thanks for replies, I would like to know how a few days makes a difference though ?