Survival Guide - Dust Settles: Anonymity and CoolDown
The purpose of anonymity is to give each camp a chance to build up enough that
he/she will be able to defend the camp
from attacks. As a small camp, no one
is going to notice you enough to consider you a threat. In this way you are
able to explore, recruit,
research, and even begin training militia,
army, and special
ops for when you get out of anonymity. Use this time wisely, opening important
buildings and constructing needed defenses.
Once you leave anonymity, you will not be able to return without high cost.
You will get out of anonymity by gaining over 1,000 units of land through exploration. Once out of anonymity you will be able to attack other camps and be attacked in turn. The reason your total land will pull you out of anonymity is that once you have claimed 1,000 units of land as your own, someone is going to have spotted your camp and seen the fact that you are growing and becoming something worth considering. Until you get out of anonymity, you will see this message on the front page.
If you ever lose a significant amount of your civilian population due to any
type of attack, your camp will immediately
be dropped into cooldown. This will put you in a sort of temporary anonymity
for 18 real time hours. For this period of time, no one can attack you and you
will be unable to attack anyone else. This time will allow you the chance to
rebuild your population, army,
and defenses that you lost through
the battle and any that had happened previously. This amount of time should
also give you the ability to log on if you were attacked after you had left