A way to destroy blocks placed by other players
Would have to be a expensive one use item.
Hmm, this could be used to grief… but I do know it’s annoying to have immobile blocks in the way of your projects by players who are no longer active.
I'm trying to make a road system, which, if completed, should be useful even if I never play again. Even destroying one block could cause problems as people could use that gap to create a blockade and prevent people from traveling. I'm putting a lot of work into it, so I don't want it taken down when I go. I'm sure other people feel the same way about projects they make.
But, I agree that loose blocks and bits of structures that never get finished by people who forgot about that random block they put down or don't play anymore are annoying and can really interrupt what people are trying to make. There's one bit of broken building that I'd be fine with if it were just two spaces to the south, but as is really gets in my way. I wish there was a way to leave him a message, if he still plays that is.
If blocks do get taken out, they should be put back in the person's inventory so they can use them again if they ever return to the game. Killing cats is tiring and I wouldn't want someone to have to do it twice.
Maybe there should be a way to keep track of blocks you've placed so that you don't have to remember where each one is? For one, you could have a mode to make your blocks "glow" to you so you can see them when you're walking by. Another would be having a list, not necessarily of each individual block, but the general location where you've put things. Make it easy to clean up what you don't want anymore.
Not sure what to do about blocks from people who aren't playing anymore... maybe the admin can do a visual inspection once in a while of blocks from lost players (people gone for a couple months, especially those who only played for a day or two) and determine which ones should be set as "ruins" that people can destroy and which ones are part of something worth keeping and should stay as they are?
Yeah griefing could occur but a high price should detur it abit. Maybe have it only work on blocks owned by inactive players and If you try and use it on a block owned by an active player it gives a warning plus the number of days until the player is counted as inactive.