random thought, whenever Tidi is a serious factor in nullsec, perhaps any wrecks, loot or abandoned drones instead of sitting on grid and having timers in the background for despawning adding to server stress and such, perhaps they could just go to a single loot chest (perhaps at the sun) to help clean up assets on grid.
Personally what I think would be cool is some kind Abyssal weapon implemented into fleet fights, similar in principle to how Abyssal space collapses and your ship and pod get popped. my mind is thinking some low impact burst module, you could scale it so that way the smaller the asset the easier it is to pop and the larger more expensive ships like capitals and titans are much much more resilient or even immune to this effect similar to EWAR effects.
the idea being depending on what you’re flying it gets popped after a certain amount of time, failing that but sticking to the burst module concept, a burst module perhaps with debuff effects, slower weapons timers, lowering dps and lowering drone bandwidth for all ships, this way it draws out the fight and lowers the assets on grid easing the server stress. throw in the war chest at the sun with an auto clean up feature to the mix.
other aspects could be to turn off animations for things like planetary rotations, removing asteroid belts and combat signatures, shutting down local, disabling gates, this way as assets are reduced and people get podded, factoring in the war chest at the sun idea its all collected and stored for the victor of the battle and the only way back in would be to bridge from a titan to a cyno / black ops and creates a stable supply of people jumping in over a good few hours. I think the debuff command bursts COULD be the way forward as even though it effects each player on grid it ultimately will ease up how much data the player clients are throwing into the server for dps, weapon cycles and drones and whatever else might be a factor such as movement speed, like everyone in a range, it doesn’t stop the calculations but it nerfs them substantially. meaning it would come down to the skill of the FC to win the fight.
just throwing stuff out there for thought and ideas, maybe something will happen with it, perhaps it won’t.
thanks for reading o7