From my understanding we already had a small feature where people could access a chest or items that were given to us in a previous problem. Like a storage from the devs or something… I forget the exact system or when it was used.
Please provide a feature in the beacon where players that are wishing to quit the game temporarily are able to remove the beacon immediately but all the items in that beacon is moved into a holding slot that can be access later on when they return from the game.
Keep the fuel beacon or lose all items function (the expired beacon game play). There are people, though, that might want to come back at a later point and know they want to quit for a while. So this feature ensures they will have something instead of losing everything.
Having the lose everything feature really creates a play or never play again scenario. This still keeps people active but at least offers an option for those that really want to quit for a while to at least keep their stuff. They still need to rebuild things and get new land when returning but at least they aren’t starting from scratch completely.
This also might help people that want to leave an area but at least allowing them to move a bit more quickly.