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Please find my list below. If there are any responses to these questions already, please do share them, but it would be nice if they could be all together here in one spot. Player opinions are welcome, especially links to similar discussions, but I'd mainly appreciate any insight by staff members. Please do not get off topic. Thorough moderation here would be great if possible. No personal attacks against anyone please.
An active highway can be a stretch of road that goes between two waystones and connects nothing. Or... is that true? Is that an active highway? Can an active highway merely be some bricks on the ground with green lights and waystones over a few tiles? Is "green light" the same as "active"?
What if the highway is a needless circuit, or a redundant route?
Does it have to be actively used (traveled upon) to be an "active" highway? Does that matter at all? (If it must be actively used, how can you prove that it isn't being used?)
In short: Which green lights are protected and which are not? (It's possible that they could all be).
Looking at it from another perspective: Is there such a thing as an unacceptable highway, even if it is technically "valid"? What are some examples of unacceptable highways if they do exist?
Was the intent of the catseye system to embolden players to make their own changes on the transportation system?
Using overly-inclusive terms, is it ever possible for this system to become a "hide behind the ambiguity of the system" method of low-intensity harassment?
How do you prevent highways from becoming a form of pseudo-ownership by highway builders? They are even marked by the builder, and the builder gets to decide where they go with no requirement to speak to anyone who lives nearby (no matter how far the builder came to build it.)
Do they exist to preserve access to certain areas, even if there are no deeds on the highway there? What if access isn't lost when the catseyes are gone?
If something is to be preserved at all costs, why allow removal at all? Why put such power in the hands of the players if it is so important?
That's it for now. Like I said, please do add to or provide links. Player opinions matter, but what the staff actually wants is the most important... That way everyone can change their surroundings as they see fit without fear. No rush, and no quick answers expected. Whatever you guys want to share will be most appreciated.
Thank you very much for your time,