If they have any sort or army to attack your base a single shield lasts no time at all. If your attacking their bases when they have a full army on the loose you are doing something wrong yourself. base's shouldnt die in 5 seconds unless its in the weakened mode when its being placed.
Not true. A single shield provides significant defense. Also, you should have to defend your bases, not just throw up shields and forget about them.
also Because if you dont shield stack your base's die in seconds.
I mean, yeah, it's part of the game so use it, but I sure as hell don't like it when I run into opponents doing it...I agree. Thing is, if you DONT shield stack, you are straight away at a disadvantage, because pretty much all banished players who know about it are going to do it.
I'm definitely not going to message people about it.
Try playing as UNSC against Banished, especially Atriox. You need to fully engage Banished bases to do any damage, while Banished can walk all over you doing quick smash attacks and whittle down your econ without suffering significant losses.
First, bases don't die in 5 seconds or even close. If anyone has weak bases to complain about, it's the UNSC and not Banished. You shouldn't be able to rely on shields to protect your base by itself. It's a delay, not it's own impregnable barrier. Oh wait, that's damn near what shield stacking does as-is.
If you attack their bases with their army present - and hiding under their shields - you will receive tremendous losses so yes, people do try to attack bases when the enemy forces aren't present.
The point you seem to miss is that Banished can defend their bases with a partial force against a full UNSC force, allowing Banished to be on the offensive while defending simultaneously. If they choose to defend with all their forces against an UNSC attack, they will easily repel the attack and come out of the engagement ready to press onto the UNSC who will no longer be in a position to attack at all let alone defend.
UNSC bases have no shield and no cloak so they instantly receive game-changing damage. But UNSC must spend time pounding through 1 or more shields that may also be cloaked and then specifically target X number of generators before even bothering attempting to damage the base. By this time their forces will have been drastically reduced by a competent banished player.
If Banished is ever losing an engagement they can just fall back to one of their impenetrable shield-havens and swing the tide there. They can also grab bases quickly, throw up shields and watch as UNSC slams their head against a brickwall trying to take them down.