So, I don’t believe I’ve ever posted on the Boundless forums before, but I feel compelled to do so for the first time. Please know that my intentions are meant to be taken as positive suggestions, and I don’t want my tone to be perceived incorrectly. With that said I’m a little frustrated as I write this post.
This game has been out for a good while now. I personally purchased it in December 2018. Let me tell you I was super excited to play and potentially immerse myself in this game.
I have quite a bit of downtime and I play numerous games, including Boundless. However, for the second time of (off and on) playing Boundless, and taking a short (40 day) hiatus, I have returned to check my base and alas, it’s all gone. All of it. I realize that if I had friends or was involved in the community I could have had someone potentially check on my beacon and refuel it. But, to be honest I’m not one to reach out to meet people and I tend to keep to myself. I like to be a solo player, I enjoy accomplishing things on my own. So, I didn’t have anyone to ask to check my beacon fuel while I was away.
I also realize that when you fuel it, you get 3 weeks or so to come back and repeat the process again, but I’m an adult and I forgot. It’s only been about 40 days since my last login to refuel, and it’s disheartening to realize that within those couple days that I didn’t manage to login my stuff has been reset/removed/looted(?).
So, in closing, the real reason I am writing this thread is to suggest that beacons be done away with. OR some other solution is given to players so that they can store their base/items elsewhere without the need to regularly login to make sure their stuff is still there. I’m not going to start over (again) because I know this will just happen again, and I don’t want to keep starting off as basically a new player every time. I’d like the option to know that my hard work and items will be safe without having to continuously check back in every few weeks.
I don’t know if anyone else feels this way, but I wanted to post so that developers know this is something on MY mind as a player. I would be really excited to come back and play if I knew there was a way to store my items/workstations somewhere infinitely safe. I don’t know if this has happened to other players who have invested much more time than me, but if it has I truly sympathize for your loss(es).
Thank you for hearing me out, and I’ll watch game updates in the future to see if any changes have been made to beacons or the way bases are saved.
P.s I read something about a “reclaim” option coming up in the future, is this true? Does anyone know how this will work? Will I be able to reclaim my base(s)? Thank you~