Now that i'm back home and took enough time to read the OP's post, i gotta say this again. It's so easy to avoid any encounter in DF, even on prime-time that unless you want to pvp, you have absolutely no reason to fight or to get jumped. Just log-out or run-away. You don't even have to hear them first, you don't have to see them. The ''lag'' takes care of that I do agree that sentry alts can pose a problem, but hey, the game is free atm so let's blame that. You can use an alt yourself to hear them coming or to make sure that your escaping track is completely clear. Ppl will often bring alts in dungeons to not get jumped. Most of the items on demand on the market are overpriced so it's not very viable to farm just 1 thing these days. I mean, i completely disagree with theyril ore costing 3,5k-4k+. So i will not tell you to farm 1 thing while you can purchase everything else on the market. And i think that's the main problem right now. I don't always farm on prime-time so i can't feel your pain, but when i do, i don't get jumped neither. I only farm on some of the best spawns in the game. ... The OP has never been specific so... /false.