How much stress do fighters and drones cause the servers? would this dramatically reduce TIDI?
If one drone or fighter is considered one person in a ship, removing drones would increase the capacity of large fights by the thousands and dramatically reduce TIDI. I believe that people would prefer no drones and much less TIDI over drones and TIDI. I understand there are some people that do not care for large fights, but the majority of those people do not care because the headache that TIDI causes.
I had a random idea and I’m sure a lot of people would come up with other ideas that could help. In order to decrease TIDI it might be worth it, change the game mechanic, and have drones or fighters to be similar to a DOT (damage over time) effect when selected as a module. It would be placed as an aura on the targeted ship that lasts a certain amount of time before having to re-cycle the “drone module” or “fighter module”.
if there was a way to eliminate drones and fighters flying in space but still keeping drones and fighters, that could work with reducing TIDI.
some negatives in this would be:
you wouldn’t be able to target and shoot fighters and drones.
no visual effects of actual drones and fighters in space.
would negatively effect small gang pvp without being able to kill drones.