Have you just joined EliteArk? Are you wondering how to get the most protection for your base while you're offline? Let us share some quick tips for making the most of your automated [Offline Raid Protection]
on our unofficial PVP cluster.
Tip #1: Place your Offline Guard System ASAP
There are 2 ways to get an Offline Guard System:
Using your Kit Starterbase (from the F1 menu - very left kit option)
Crafting it (you will have an engram for it in your player inventory)
To place your Offline Guard System you are required to have 50 structures placed nearby. If you place everything in your Kit Starterbase (including the turrets and crafting stations) you will easily reach this 50 structure requirement.
Tip #2: Find your own base spot
The Offline Guard System has a range where it cannot be placed if you are too close to an enemy Offline Guard System. For this reason make sure you find a part of the map to call your own that isn't too close to anyone else. This distance is measured to the left/right/up/down and sometimes you will be blocked by a base built well above or below you. If you get an error about being to close you will need to move further away so be sure to check this before you have spent to long building your new base.
Tip #3: Place your Offline Guard System on the terrain
Your Offline Guard System is only as strong as the structure you placed it on! It has a LOT of health and is very tedious for attacked to destroy. But if you place it on a foundation or a ceiling and that structure is destroyed your Offline Guard System will be destroyed along with it. From that moment all protection benefits will be gone. Instead, make sure you place your Offline Guard System on the terrain where it can only be broken by being damaged directly.
Tip #4: Adjust the Range
Once you have placed your Offline Guard System you can adjust the settings. If you hold E on the structure it will give you a Settings option. The most important setting is the range. By default it only covers a radius of 10 foundations from the structure. For maximum benefit change the range to 50. You can also show the range to make sure as much of your base and tames are protected as possible. Remember, structures and tames outside that radius are given no extra protection when you are offline.
Tip #5: Pick It Up and Place It Down Again
The Offline Guard System reads your tribe information at the time when it is placed on the map. For this reason if your tribe members leave or new people join you should take a moment to pickup and replace your Offline Guard System. This can also fix common bugs with the system like when it prevents you from placing any structures in your base. The admins might also ask you to take this step if you are granted extra Newbie Protection. If in doubt - pickup and replace it!
Bonus Tip: Set Your Home Teleport
By this point you've built your new home on EliteArk and you have placed your Offline Guard System! At the same time you now have the 50 structures needed to set a home teleport. Make sure you are standing somewhere safe to teleport back to, away from where you plan to build. In chat type:
Then when you're out and about, need to get back from a farming run or even if you get stuck in the map somewhere you can type the following to teleport back to your base:
The Offline Guard System is a robust way to give more protection to your tames and structures while you're offline. Following these simple tips will help you get the most from this system.
[- Read more about the Offline Raid Protection]