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Unable to paint "Faction" ships if another player owns majority of blocks

Sam C shared this bug 3 years ago
Not a Bug

You are not able to paint ships if another player owns the majority of blocks, even if in the same faction. I understnd this was intended to help with greifing, but players in the same faction should not be restricted like this.


  1. Player 1 and Player 2 are in the same faction.
  2. Player 1 and Player 2 build a ship together.
  3. Player 1 and Player 2 start painting the ship.
  4. Issue: Only a single player will be able to paint the ship (the "majority" owner).


  • Allow players in same factions to paint each other ships.
  • Add an option (game settings, or anywhere!) to disable this "paint greifing protection" for cooperative servers/game.


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Hello, Engineer!

Thank you for your feedback! Your topic has been added between considered issues.

Please keep voting for the issue as it will help us to identify the most serious bugs.

We really appreciate your patience.

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Keen Software House: QA Department


I'm glad you're looking at this issue. I'm lucky enough to be able to run my own server with a small group of friends. It's frustrating, but we get around the issue by transferring ownership of the grids when someone wants to paint, though it would be nice if we could all collaborate on decorating our ships/stations at the same time.

Maybe an option with the "Share" settings for a grid could be set to "allow faction to paint" or something?


Hello, Engineer

Thank you for your contacting us, but this feature currently works as intended. Only player who owns majority of blocks or players who share the same amount of blocks can re/paint shared grid. Currently there are no plans of changing it, however, we will consider changing this feature in the future.

We will message you once we have more information to share.

Kind Regards

Keen Software House: QA Department


Hello Kateřina Červená

This could be a setting on the grid, only editable by the Big Owner:

Faction members can color this grid: True/False


Can color this grid: Me/Faction/Everyone

Always having to consider that the blocks are equally divided between faction members in order to color them is impossible.


Yeah this is annoying, especially once you get a bigger base built by several players...


The solution of setting blocks to "nobody" only works if owner is online. This isn't a solution. A better solution is to just not share grids that you don't want other people messing with. It's simple.

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