“One thing that was not emphasized enough in the sync report is that creatures and bandits have become significantly more dangerous. There was a bug that prevented them from attacking as often as they should and that has now been corrected. Please plan accordingly.
Is there a fail-safe installed that when, on the rare occasions, the Combine goes offline for maintenance, syncs, etc, for an extended period of time and players cannot access the site, do the game mechanics continue or are the bandits and creatures actions frozen too?
I know there is an automatic retaliation phase of the combat system, but once engaged and the battle gets hairy, then game becomes inaccessible for a player due to the reasons above, do the creatures and bandits just keep whacking away?