I will try to keep it civil but viewpoints of community members who push for “thematic” cities are making me quite angry.
Boundless provides nice feature called plots. You can reserve quite a lot of plots, considering you have enough cubits. You have 10 chars. All of them can reserve plots. Its enough to reserve truly massive land if someone would put his hearth into it.
Most thematic cities will be build by guilds and group of friends. Even if everyone of you level 3 chars to 50, you should have massive amount of plots to reserve land and enough to build when you need it. And no one will be really bitter about griefing inside your area cause you will have it reserved… And if people will try to snipe a plot while you are reploting, than you have my blessing, grief then, report them to devs, whatever.
On the other hand griefing on players who wish to build in your “perfect” settlement cause you don’t like what they build, for me is completely unacceptable. You failed to reserve land you want?! Your bad luck. You can talk, sure. But some stuff i saw was everything from completely unacceptable to just plain being jerks.
Right now my least favorite not banable thing I saw was huge wall to three geographic directions around portal hub. With huge plots of land for grabbing inside the wall… Talking about isolationism.
We talk about being so nice and open community and such stuff happens…
Anyone think new players are interested in boundless ins and outs when they start? Nope, they will meet, what they will see as a band of jerks who push them around. Maybe, if we are lucky, they will just pack up and look elsewhere, but my cynical point of view says, that they or theirs parents will decide that this game is too toxic and will just leave.
I really hope that “reserved” planets will come up fast, cause then all isolationists can isolate without making game miserable for any other people.