Wipes are stupid. If one player or a group is having monopoly of the server, a greater alliance of small groups can easily restore balance. Wiping the progress of such smaller groups or single individuals makes restoring that balance harder. In many occasions I was about to singlehandedly go against the largest and mightiest group, only to get wiped the session before I was about to.
Many single players and particularly beginners will use the ruins of an already raided base as it’s unlike going to be revisited any time soon.
I only play in non-wipe servers myself. I remember playing in Leo servers before where there were up to three wipes a week. You just couldn’t do shet.
I play only Vanillas too. On occasion I may go camp somewhere not exclusively military base. Small maps like PEI and Washington are unattractive and I choose any other that have quests for a more varied experience.
I’m 40 years old, I work and in Spring and Summer I’m very outdoorsy so my gaming time is short as opposed to kids who I can see logging 6+ on a daily basis at minimum, yes I said minimum. Still if you are good, you can pull good performances that can balance odds better based on your skill and efficiency to be more productive in shorter time. To me, wipes, shatter all my efforts which based on the shorter gaming sessions, we’re well planned and executed…
…just because some people cannot wait for the DEFAULT “de-spawn” of structures…
If your game lags because either you run a shitty PC (even my own is poor) or you are on the opposite side of the world of the host location…just change server and stop PISSING on other people’s games, or run your own servers.