"Nobody" wants to, but its the most "Easy" solution (*cough*Kinda like stacking overclokers in machines*cough*) to the problem of several Solar panels causing extreme lag to servers.
Necessity trumped over the need for balance (Especially because people mostly stubbornly kept stacking those damn solar panels instead to upgrading to nuclear or something less laggy >.>).
Also 3 post really? theres a goddamn Edit botton for f*** sakes.
lol, yeah sorry for the triple post, i had actually got distracted and didn;t realize i was over-posting. i'm at work and people keep harrassing me for help.
yeah i also need to update my server to the newest version if IC2 SMP but BC isn;t up to date yet for SMP so i'm kinda hosed on the "not being able to upgrade machine" problem, for example my cactus scrapping facility is 32 recyclers with usually about 24 of them running non-stop pumping into a 512X6 Mass Fabricator. i'm sure that's causing quite a bit of strain as well, luckily my cactus farms are really quick on the transport section of the design.
i hear ya loud an clear about the whole people stubbornly stacking solar panels instead of upgrading to nuclear, i actually started stealing and collecting the solar panels on my server and building reactor FOR people because of that, then set it up for them and all they have to do is insert 12 cells once a day, i'm the only person on my server that really uses fabricators luckily and i usually have the solar panel array turned off entirely untill like 11pm, then i activate the solar panels when no one is on and AFK Fabricate Matter over night. sometimes people get on at like 3-4 am though when i have my solar farm going and they complain. but i'd like to be able to compress all my solar panels and simply use my Reactors as a really heavy energy Booster for when i need to fill up my central energy storage chamber. because it takes forever to fill up again for my burst fabrication room when i actually have to drain 1mill a second.
in short, i'd like to be able to leave my solar panels running 24/7 to recharge my MFS chambers and not be considered a douche on my server. lol