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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 82
08-26-2010, 05:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Jack_Armstrong View Post
You do know that character/ship/BOff information takes up very little space in a database, right? It's all text. The items that take up the space (looks, traits, etc) is shared amongst all players (either stored locally or on the server). So no, it's NOT a space issue...no matter what the devs want to tell you. It's the same argument that was made during beta when people were complaining about only getting three character slots free with a paid subscription. The only costs incurred would be having to run backups on the database...which they should already have had if they have intelligent programmers.
I am not really takling about physical disk space (and dStahl was explicitely not talking about in the thread I remember).
Storing data is one thing. Retrieving is another. Databases take some time looking for data, even if it's just one tiny piece of information. (The size of the information is generally less relevant then the size of the database itself, unfortunately.)