So the large yellow bit is my half of the City of Star Nation on Phem. As mentioned in many other comments, I plotted for many reasons that had nothing to do with plot hording… almost all of that is a single beacon (my home beacon), plotted to make footfall and fuel convenient and avoid having to fuel 100 beacons every couple of months (not gleam club). My friend and I began by making a single road between our two towns (his is the blue half), with a mini-mall in the middle, to connect up and become one large place. We added another road behind the mall to encourage growth in that direction, and plans are afoot for a third (top of plots). There are a few bits that are alt-builds, more that belong to other people who have joined our city and done builds of their own… end of the day the plot layout was determined more by just general flow and the landscape than anything else.
Now as I see it there are a few possible outcomes here -
1 - everything is fine, the devs solution determines the beacon is not offending to cheat and reserve area. Best case scenario, but that is a lot of yellow for hope, and no offense to the Devs but I’ve seen too many “solutions to problems” only create more problems to feel confident.
2 - easy fix. I can see, I think, where the problems are coming from and it’s the three roads. Perhaps if my friend and I removed/remade the roads into a single, wider one the problem would fix itself? Not ideal, as it’s a ton of replotting and rebuilding, but it’s better than the other options.
3 - difficult fix, maybe even impossible because the place is so immense now. That means either tearing the entire city down and moving it, which hurts every other person with a build there unless they want to get dragged into a move too, leaving it as is which hurts me to no end because I cant take a penalty and if I could fix it and stay put it would be option 2 already, or just tearing it all down and instead of moving say to hell with the game and not play anymore.
As it seems that I need to make a decision fairly soon, I would appreciate any thoughts and suggestions from the devs or anyone who can look at that map and identify the problems with it and possible fixes, or likely outcomes of how this update will affect my place. Thanks in advance.