Hey guys my first forum post, it’s for a problem.
Well it’s going to be my second post I commented on another thread on my way here
I have created a beacon, everything went fine, but once i started placing blocks it turned into the error "this beacon bridges mutiplesettlements and cannot merge’ or whatever (not logged in sorry).
I decided to add more bricks. Hasn’t helped, I did a little research. I patrolled my borders. There’s nothing touching me. Based on what I’ve been able to find, lots of people have this problem and nobody knows for sure what to do about it.
I’m not spending endless hours fiddling with this. I’ve added blocks, I’ve removed pretty much every plot that doesn’t have a brick in it. I’ve expanded my paths. I’m working near my plot limit there is no way that I’m vertical doubling this entire area that’s ridiculous. I’ve build a room into a mountain i didn’t even want for this airy, floating build.
i need to find the choke point, or the break point, or whatever it is. I can’t be randomly unplotting sections of these 1600 machined copper and almost 2000 other blocks I have placed in a high traffic area.
Are there any hard suggestions, is a there a debug function that I can use to see what’s triggering this generic error message? Is there any pro with some time to walk this build or something and help me to see where i can widen or layer it in a specifically targeted fashion?
I’m fine to commiserate on shared experience here but I’m hoping for something more than “I unplotted and replotted randomly until it went away”.
I’m about to the point of paving over an entire gleam field across two valleys and just leaving it as an eyesore. I’m going back in game to try making a section three plots high, I guess. More fiddling.
I’ve really been loving this game but TBH i’m not sure i expect anything from this. I never played a buiding game before. I learned how to build in a cave lol. Then i moved and built a big place and now I’m trying to expand with a display build that isn’t another workshop and walls of storage since there’s not much else to do if you’re not looking to blockspam in cubes.
This is so incredibly frustrating. I’m really tempted to go on and on but i won’t. I’ve seen posts saying this has been solved by adding plots, and by removing plots. Mostly empty plots. Prestige or block density are nothing but question marks.
Why is this check even run if I’m not touching another settlement? As of 24 - 36 hours ago nothing possibly in a chunk with me unless something is buried and I can’t see the reservation lines in builder view.
Whatever, I’m asking for answers that I apparently can’t expect. But I’m asking just in case. I stripped everything i could as some have done and that didn’t work. I literally can’t afford to plot double or triple layers on what’s currently a 101 plot, 159557 prestige build.
I AM frustrated about the footfall, but it’s secondary to the issue at hand as I’m not sure if people walking across my reservation and not coming up on to the plot will generate footfall at all. It’s one of the things that I expected to learn from this build. Right now I just. really. really. want to know why my 160k prestige and still growing build can’t even become a frigging outpost.
So come share your suffering I guess and hopefully the drop of knowledge i need will be found in the waterfall of tears, I guess.
Also hi, nice to meet you all and I love the game so far, enough that this is really causing me an undue amount of frustration.
Dev note: Bin this check. If there’s no connected settlement what in the world are you doing here? I’m hosed because somebody griefed somebody else before and my build might possibly be irritating to someone in the future? Is that what’s happening to me right now?
Get somebody on actual descriptive error messages. If there’s not enough tools to determine where the issue is, or a known way to address the issue, your condition check is far, far too aggressive. If there are clear system requirements for achieving settlement status why are they not documented?
Combine that with an obviously irrelevant generic error message and you’re just stirring a big pot of stewing frustration.
Whatever. Please pile on so that I know I’m not alone and maybe someone will do something about this problem that is spawning a trail of confused, confusing, and contradictory advice posts.