Been trying to play on officials since the latest big update and, once again, I'm done with this game till it's fixed. As far as I'm concerned, it's still in pre-alpha. Issues: 1. Server sim speed. Just lost a really nice ship trying to land on a planet with a 0.7 official server sim speed. Since the wipe I've seen nothing but degradations in server performance to the point that lag wins. I have lost FAR more ships to lag and server authority than pvp on ANY SE server. 2. View range: On officials... wtf? 4k view range? There are literally THOUSANDS of asteroids and with a stoopid 4k view range you have to inspect every single one just to have a hope of finding someone to pvp or raid. Not only is that bullshit, that's one of the reason the sim speed sucks. Nobody can find shit to remove it. 3. Your automatic cleanup is bullshit too. I've seen noob bases with windmills perpetually running providing power to a base for a player who hasn't been on in months while seeing ships get wiped in a matter of 5 minutes because the power got shut off and the player was standing right beside them. 4. Programmable blocks: Again, wtf? One of the greatest features of the game and you can't even run it on official servers? That alone says a lot about either a. the server's ability to perform while PG blocks are active or b. your fear of losing players by those who do know how to use PB's. But hey, who gives two shits about MP right? You had your little poll and everyone wants survivability. So you just crank up the bullshit that makes it almost impossible for a noob to get a start on MP servers and see how much fun they have. And while you're at it, why not crank down the settings so that once they do manage to survive it becomes terminally boring running around trying to find someone to fight against. Yea, your little background movies show all this cool shit, massive stations, a dozen ships and players working, fighting, blowing things up, all of which is impossible on officials. Nice bait and switch.