This seems to be a topic of some major concern to the player base at GenXnova., and to be honest it is a topic of huge biblical proportion to the server administration too.
All generators cause problems to the whole server. Any Generator docked to any ship on the server is a source of lag on the server for everyone on the server. The fact that we do allow these major source of lag on our server is a point of some contest in the first place and players should keep in mind we donít have to allow them on the server in any way. We agree to have them for those that do their best to do right by us in return.
So what we have done is taken the time to notice this and limit the use of them to more advanced ships on the server only. This limitís the amount of lag caused by generators overall on the server, and limits who will be using them to players who have stayed long enough to be advanced players / builders needing more advanced designed to use on their ships.
We only keep about 1/3 of the players to come to our server and we do not see a reason to give the other 2/3 of the players who are not going to stay with star made or our server more ways to lag our server while they are here. We firmly believe that those advantages should be limited to those who stick with the game and stick with our server.
So because we are honestly going to do everything we can to have the best game play we can for those who are legitimately going to game in our community and stick with our server, this is why we are limiting smaller ships to not use a source of lag to improve on what they feel is their right to play the game the way they want.
None of this is to say that noobs who join us first day canít just bring in a 500k block ship or higher and follow the rules directly on their own. It just is a good barrier between community and those who will not even take the time to be an active player on the server. If a player is only on server do what ever they want there are many very laggy servers out there willing to let them be thoughtless players, and those are the servers they should go to. GenXnova and LazyGamerz.org is not the place for what ever you want to do.
Anyone found to be breaking the server rules on generators will be asked to remove the offending parts and have the construction of their ship to fit the server rules. If that request is not met within 3 days of the request then the administration has every right to delete the ship and blueprints related from the server to insure the continuity and stability of the server and community.Any generator docked to a ship should first be docked to the mother ship using only proper docking methods and intended docking blocks meant for such entities, and have 1 block space between the generator and the mother ship in all directions to prevent the generator from spazing out in ship load when the player loads it in the first time in log in. Yes if you do not have a single block in all directions there is a chance that your generator will drift into and collide with the mother ship in loading in. So keep one space in there for safety.
Here is the limits in a nutshellPower GeneratorsLimited to ships 500,000 blocks or moreThe max limit constructed as a generator to any mother ship is 250,000 (that's all generators combined not a singe generator)
The max amount of power generators that can be docked to a mother ship is 20Shield GeneratorsLimited to ships 500,000 blocks or moreThe max limit constructed as a generator to any mother ship is 300,000 (that is all generators combined not a single generator)
The max amount of shield generators that can be docked to a mother ship is 20Thruster Generators (engines)Limited to ships 500,000 blocks or moreThe max limit constructed as a generator to any mother ship is 300,000 (That's all generators combined not a single generator)
The max amount of thruster generators that can be docked to a mother ship is 20
Stations do not have the same build size limit as ships do. As stations do not move they do not cause the same server lag but we do keep with the same block count limits for station as far as generators that can be docked.
So follow these simple rules and we in the community will have no problems with what you are doing
and thank you to all who follow the rules that we have needed to put in place.
Bobbybighoof, community main leader