If the devs chose to implement this, it would likely be initially showcased in a development build for playingtesting to gather feedback. If after feedback the changes are still shitty, then as you said before, I believe server owners should be permitted to adjust the values to suit how they want their server to be or even opt out of it if they wish. The abuse of unbalanced mechanics around thruster stacking is not exclusive to PvP and if what you said earlier was true (how eventually AI controlled CVs will be fought by PvE players) then it will become even more important to ensure that CVs are balanced. Larger ships will have an advantage, they will be extremely durable. However if you give benefits to larger ships that outweight the benefits smaller ships have, then you create a balance issue. This suggestion is not a suggestion to make larger ships have no place in the meta, this is a suggestion that will allow those who wish to use big ships to continue to be able to use them but smaller ships will also be viable. Again, I agree that weapon ranges need a rework. However if we want to talk about weapon ranges and changes to combat mechanics, then one of us should make another suggestion thread specifically for these weapon suggestions rather then talking about it in a thread concerning thruster balance.