So, as the tittle says: "Allow mating and disable structure painting"
Why should mating 24/7 be allowed?
It barely causes lag, not even 1 ping, so no reason not to allow it.
If you have a lot of dinos, you know how annoying it is to set any dinos behavior to mating all the time.
Why should painting structures be disabled?
Painted structures cause A LOT of lag, because it takes time for server to load 1 structure twice, and there is probably thousands of painted structures, so that's the best way to stop lag.
today we've discussed your suggestion in a team meeting and we've made two decision regarding it. First of all, we declined your decision regarding the painting of structures. We never had issues with it, but to make sure, we've run some tests on different clients and with a massive amount of paintings. There is no difference in FPS at all. The server isn't loading paintings, it's fully client side.
We accepted your decision regarding 24/7 mating though with some limitations:
# you are only allowed to do this with females
# you do this on your own risk! if we notice a massive amount of unclaimed dinos somewhere, we will remove with AOE damage. the AOE damage will also kill all structures and other dinos around then! so be warned
The past events have shown that allowing mating 24/7 may lead to breeding bombs. Players left their mating dinos and went offline for a couple of days, in the meantime their hatcheries went full/run out of fuel (idk but result is the same), eggs started hatching and dinos were growing, mating with each other, resulting in around 1k unclaimed pteranodons wandering on PvE Ragna and a ton of velonas on pvp. This rule is to prevent such situations.
Also, how to breed with dino storage: gather your dinos close to a terminal -> choose enable mating pulse from the wheel menu -> wait for them to mate -> soultrap breeders -> wait for their cooldown to go down -> release and repeat.
Nvm, pulse wont work if newborn auto trapping is disabled, which i believe is here.
So I'd like to add to this thread a suggestion to enable newborn auto trapping, while keeping the mating rule.
We've also discussed the automation of the entire process, but we declined it. We don't like the fact that it will basically take over all your tasks you need to do especially because it offers way more features. Its similar to the S+ Nanny that we also deactivated.