Let’s just face the truth - Empyrion in its current state can’t handle massive battles. Yeap, maybe after 10 more years it will be perfect, but now its not.
I’ve finally upgraded my GPU so i can actually play a game now and I jumped right into Eton today. Rex always saying HWS is need to be comfortable and fun to play. But Eton is not fun now, as I think. All I heard in our voice were only swears (well, as always but a bit different ). They were about really heavy lags, different bugs, disconnects, unable to connect back again, turrets didn’t shot (were loaded and guided), low fps, long freezes, other players were moving by 30 meter jumps. I even discover a new bug, i took my minigun to slot 1, select it, pressed LMB… and nothing happend It started shooting only after ~20 seconds.
So our guys are tired of it all and i think we a close to ignore this event, cause zero fun right now. As I know U-T already ignoring the even because of heavy lags.
This game has very simple law, less objects - more smooth and adequate gameplay. So here’s my suggestions.
I think we should think about new limitation “max alliance players on playfield”. In my opinion perfect number is 5. Today’s tactics is to push through with mass. For example, you can put 10 monkeys on HVs and they defeat 3 skilled players no problem. Benefits of that limitation are obvious. Less players on playfield - less lags (btw if 10 people wanna play, other 5 can go to GG for example, or make logistics, preparations, support in space, etc). You can’t win by mass in that case, you need to use skill, teamwork, etc. Minor factions just have no chance now - they will be defeated by one big 100%. If number of players will be limited we could see different interesting combinations.
If its too radical for you, we can just reduce current limits. 20 HVs + 20 SVs for alliance now - its too much. And why so much, what for? To die in lags? Its not very interesting as you might think. In my opinion 5 for faction, alliance, both SV and HV.
So today I’ve seen lagged turn-based game with random turret fire and was bored, to be honest.