In the US-Beginner server, we built a radio Thank you so much to everyone who helped!
You can communicate with each other by standing and talking, the text will come out of the receiver in the other city. This allows the 2 villages to communicate with each other long distance and is an amazing feature. If you are there, check it out, send one person to the jungle base and one person to the city and you can talk to each other. The frequencies are short and medium, so if another village has one of those frequencies we can communicate.
However, there is a MAJOR problem that I hope can be fixed. For such an advanced piece of technology, it is EXTREMELY easy to grief, as someone can simply take the Daniel Cells, antennas, and capacitors away from the receivers and transmitters. They take a lot of time and resources to make. There is no way to protect them currently as if you build a wall around them, they are unusable as you need to be one square away to talk into it. Things like an oil well are unbreakable.
I wrote notes explaining what the radios are, how to use them, and saying pls do not touch, but a griefer can destroy it anyway. I have no idea why a griefer would want to destroy such a fun feature, but it already happened once! I happened to find where they hid the Daniel Cell, but that is not reliable long term. Realistically, I think a change has to be made to AM radios. This will make them be used more often, so far I only saw them once in the past year and if they are broken now I will probably just quit until this problem is fixed.
I have 2 ideas for how to fix this and make AM Radios resistant to griefers:
Make them indestructible. When a receiver or transmitter is finished, they can simply be indestructible (the Daniel cells and everything else can’t be removed)
A worse idea in my opinion, but still ok is to make the radius to talk 2 instead of 1 for transmitters, so then you could make a wall around it and still use it.
Radios are an amazing feature and everyone who I saw in that village loved using them. I hope they can become less susceptible to griefing in some update which will make them much more practically useful to build than if they are griefed a few days or even hours after you spent so much time building them.
If anyone has any ideas on how to solve this problem, please write a comment.
I am attaching pictures of the radios too.