- 48d 23h 56m
bonemass starting soon then.
At least a maxed Banded Shield and Iron Mace. Maxed health. Singles are obviously easier. 1 Block, 1 hit as they don't suffer a to-hit penalty when struck. Rinse repeat. You can try to get in a second hit when they get stunned. Try to tag them with poison or fire arrows on the pull, use terrain to tie them up in pathing once you see how they move if your DPS is low. They can still kill you if you're not careful. Much much easier with 2+.
Personally I think it should have more restrictions. Wood, stone, ect should be restricted. With a portal, I can turn a little bit of land sticking out in ocean into islands by shipping in tons of stone via portal.
The entire east arm of our starting continent is untouched, including at least 2 queens I left alone for newcomers. (newcomers- follow the coast south and east from the start point)I'm fine with it whenever, just like to join in.
Think we have several places of relative safety now, so people still can catch up if they join new. I've only been getting occasional swamp raids, and trolls are popping up outside my bases sometimes.