I understand your plight.. but this is mean't to be pushing limits and showing off the limits of hardware. Not back scaling for a small number of people.
hahahahaha ms-toxic-i-wanna-play-alone-elitism strikes again. hahah really? u actually want people with low end rigs to NOT play? do u not realise that those people actual make up the majority of players? aka u dont want stardock to sell to more consumers?
Reducing the drone swarm density, especially when there are bunches of dreadnoughts, still seems to make sense in terms of reducing unnecessary load. I leave it to the devs to do what they want.
i think thats a good idea, even if for u as the player u wouldnt get to see much of what the drones are doing at least ur rig would run better. i think they generally limit the amount one can downgrade the gfx of a game so that certain types of people dont play the game and then complain that the gfx is awful meanwhile their system's are just too weak to run the game..
but from what ive seen a lot of people didnt even buy ashes since they assumed it wouldnt run on their rigs, so if what u propose was brought forward it might possibly encourage more people to try it
how does ur PC fare vs the minimum requirements? http://forums.ashesofthesingularity.com/470503