these thoughts are shared by myself and my tribe, who have played on this server for a long time.
So far we have done 3 raids on the new cluster. 2 have resulted in orp abuse. The people who done it both times had full high grades items such as industrial forge, grinder etc and not a single turret. Both time the guilty party spoke openly about doing the combat logging on purpose and knowing what they are doing. One ticket has been answered and admins acknowledged they combat logged. My question is why are these players given either a warning or no punishment whatsoever? Why is someone who knows the rules and understands what they are doing allowed to keep playing these servers? It is destroying the PvP element of these servers, which was demoralising in the last servers. Around 80% of the raids I took part in on old gd resulted in combat logging, it was a known issue. Now on the new servers it seems that nothing has changed, tribes get away with stuff time and again.
The second ORP abuse case was a guy who was told to log out by his tribe member who was not online, and then messaged me a barrage of abuse and threats in discord. This has still to be dealt with and I understand admins are busy IRL and with other stuff. But since it happened he has played around 12 more hours on the server. Why are players spending countless hours farming and taming on a pvp cluster and not building defences? What is the point of playing on these servers if at the first sight of pvp you log offline?
Our last raid resulted in a tribe surrendering, stalling by not turning stuff off, then flying drakes away with all their gear in it. Why is this an option? You spend ages preparing and setting up for a raid and they can see you and go nope. Also, after flying to check I discovered that they simply moved their stuff to an outpost after surrendering then after the raid they flew it back.
We honestly feel like these punishments have to be more severe and more enforcement if possible. The frustration that is caused by this is making us want to quit playing on this cluster. After all what is the point of playing on a PvP server in a PvE environment. A conversation needs to be had about this, I am open to criticism on our opinions and please keep in mind I am very frustrated while typing this so sorry if it is a bit ranty.