Hi, thanks Misu to bring back this idea.
Moory, to my mind the claim system is unrealistic. It's not possible to interact with items, why ? I know, when there is nobody logged in, it would be too easy to take everything, but I think that better would be to let it possible if you are a good thief enough.
Moreover is sad to see huge cities with so few population in the streets, some guard would help to keep the village a little bit lively while players are collecting ressources or logged out.
"the dirty work" ... that's the good word. I think in LIF we pass most of the time doing dirty works, that's a different topic but I'd like to say it. Protecting yourself is not a dirty work, but hanging in your camp to be sure that no enemy is coming, or pass 3 hours cutting some grass to find some plants or chopping wood, this is boring. At least in minecraft things are instantaneous (or fat at least) and whe you have an idea just do it. In LIF, if you want an armor, just let your character smelting and go to take a lunch thinking about whitch useless items you still have to craft before unlocking armorsmith and finally create something that is too complicated for your guy to just put on him and someone should hit you for this
To my mind the game should be at least 3 times faster that what is it, and the boring things should be done once on the beginning to raise yourself and after you can recruit some NPC to do it. Nobody likes boring works.
But I know that is a dream, to develop a good AI is an important budget and is better nothing than a bad AI (even animals should have a better behaviour in LIF) Moreover some moving guards can add some lag probably. Maybe in the MMO there will be more people in a town and always logged people enough to look around, but that's still boring.
Btw an upgradable guard monument could be nice but when I see how huge work have already done this small studio bot how mutch things they still need to do to let things working well ... I thing I was too much optimistic to think about AI. For realism they can change this strange sword to a normal authority building like a guard's headquarter, even without guards. But for now there are surely more easy changes to make LIF more interesting with more possibilities, some ideas : pickpocketing, finding legendary items and places, crafting unique items, spreading new religions ...