So over the past few weeks I have heard some more drama about settlement annexation and people wanting settlement opt-out. A new one was about someone being surrounded by plots where it didn’t need to happen as well as other plots being put down in between two settlements to block them from merging when they wanted to. People taking over builds (after expiration) but not removing them and using those plots as a way to create annexation and forcing bigger and bigger cities centralized cities where some people don’t want that.
We’ve talked about settlement opt-out and the developers are basically on board. Unfortunately they aren’t taking the time to prioritize the code time to add the feature as requested. I am hoping that a poll might show them how important this is because I know a few people that have left and are close to leaving due to forced settlement annexation or other attempts to create a central planet city.
The feature is simple: Any beacon that is a settlement can select “opt-out” in the options which would make it not be part of the server layer that tries to create larger settlements and creates merges. The default would be to “opt-in” to that server settlement layer. For people that want to connect a few beacons but not be part of that larger settlement they could a guild. All guild aligned/controlled beacons would have the same ability to opt-out based on a guild book option. Basically this gives all people the ability to be part of a larger settlement or opt-out to be part of their own named settlement.
Question: Would you like the ability to opt-out for settlements
- I need more discussion on this feature