There were mentions here and there of either:
- a player plotting just beside someone
- large settlement swallowing player’s build
- a player adding his style build to existing settlement and ruining its overall looks
Just get that that is the name of the game, while there is no PvP (yet) you can call this strategic PvP that is already in the game. While in combat you will wage who is stronger and more skilled, in this kind of war you’ll wage who is more prepared and who will pack his stuff and plot off.
If you haven’t figured it out yet, let me help you a bit: developers won’t do anything about defending your hard built beautiful city against cube huts made of soil, and they shouldn’t. If you can’t live with someone building beside you, either wait for private worlds, either plot enough of the land that you don’t feel threatened.
There will be takeovers, groups of players will band together to takeover lead role in existing settlements, if you have created settlement and put everything into it with your friends, don’t think you’re safe, next time you log in there may be huge addition to your settlement that you didn’t plan for, and you can’t do anything about it.
And there will be such situations, think from the perspective of other players, why would they build their own capital if they can just takeover yours?
It’s gonna be interesting to see how this goes on.
Beside someone plotting around your beaconed area, nothing is offense, so players complaining against someone making house or whatever beside them is the same as players complaining about being defeated in combat PvP. That’s just the way things are, for now.