Some interesting comments there before the inclusion of the White Flag, which mercifully were ignored. PvP raiding is one of the inevitable bugbears and white elephants of the game, whose existence gives it edge and uncertainty, but inevitably falls victim to some raiders who get carried away on the same people and raid them constantly, subsequently ruining their game experience. Your defence doesn't even need to suck and you may have a formidable armament of guns; some people are simply good at understanding the game's mechanics, can exploit any defence, and for no other way of putting it, bully the same unfortunate players. One of my accounts had this recently, the same guy day after day whatever I did. He was seemingly psychic as well, this account is a non raiding account and just to stretch my legs went for a raid. He hit me on the four hour return. How he knew they were gone I will never know.
Anyway, as i'm in danger of wondering off on a long winded completely irrelevant ramble, I equipped a white flag and it can return to being my spare account and their somewhat leisurely life in the Dead Zone.
I was thinking about the concept of an alternative White Flag recently. In Northwood East at the very bottom of the map there are a couple of residences right at the bottom edge of the map, one of which I happened to do the other day for some reason, one of which is quite clearly designed as a compound, sort of inside an apartment. There are beds and bunks here and there, it is clearly where some survivors hung out. So why not use such a hidden refuge as an alternative compound? I did a screen capture and everything would fit roughly, the only obvious bugbears would be the vegtable garden and water collector, though alternative concepts could be created.
Water collector: A pipe terminal where you've hooked up to, and built, and unseen roof collector and roof storage tank or something.
Vegetable garden: Window boxes perhaps.
Given the original map is a mission local, the infected are still going to get in, so you'll still get hit by the zeds, it will just be a little different.
Just thinking out aloud, it would obviously be a completely different concept for the game and dare I say a bit of an undertaking for Con to pull off, but would be interesting.
There's an excellent book I currently have lurking around my monitor, 'The Zombie Survival Guide,' by Max Brooks. A damn good read, cheek it out. But one concept he bangs on about in the book is destroy the stair case, which is something i've never quite figured out with the existing compound in the first place. It's all on ground level.
I ramble, but i'll post this and run. Be interesting to hear what any of you think, I admit it's got little to do with the original post, but meh :)
Edit: This was the apartment I was on about, though I haven't shopped anything in as i'm tired:
Edited by Harpago, 09 May 2014 - 08:56 PM.