Its 20 Rooms to the nearest open space so I'd need to do that twice.
This would make inter-shard play something that only players near the middle can do.
I've got a claimer to the nearest room in the next block of 4 but it still faces the same problem as described here: https://screeps.com/forum/topic/2040/shard2-and-future-claimed-corner-rooms
I think something needs to be done regarding inter-shard players getting stuck in the outlying areas.
I claimed a room through an intershard portal to shard2. Since then I've been building it up and am pretty happy with it but it has been quite a while and it's still a lone corner room around the portal.
I've been waiting patiently for the rooms around it to become available with nothing happening.
My big fear now is that those rooms are going to get blocked off in a newbie or worse a respawn zone leaving me stuck outside. If that happens I will lose the energy war and most likely the room.
I have no opportunity to stop this from happening, whereas if a new newbie/respawn zone opened up on shard1/0 I would have a chance to reserve my rooms before it appeared.
This is only a problem for us inter-shard travellers who appear in the far corners of the map.
My solution to this would be to open up the rooms in the same quarter as a travellers claimed room after it has been claimed for X ticks or reached X RCL. I Would add the caveats that:
This would mean that I at least stood a chance against the respawn area players.
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