kserswilldie wrote:so if someone has your HS...they can steal your things?
GrimEggbert wrote:No. They can see if you're online, and if your HF is outside they can spawn a new character near your HF.
Seeing if someone is online is total yawn. While it's a tool for griefing, it's no more so than in any other MMO where you can just add people to your friends list. This is probably the least of your worries.
Saying someone can spawn a new character near your HF is like saying a rabid dog doesn't bite. It doesn't matter if it bites you once or a thousand times, you're still getting rabies. The same goes for complete strangers spawning at your HF. People that are going to spawn characters at a HF aren't just going to spawn one character. They're going to spawn a LOT, enough that you're going to be stuck at your HF with no way out other than to start destroying hearth fires. They might even bring in a resurrected character that has enough LP stored up to buy all the black skills and proceed to rob you blind. Hope you didn't leave any keys laying around to let them out of the gate! (I'm assuming you have a claim and palisade to protect all your things.)