The game is an absolutely great concept, but with a horrible execution with it's stability. If I have more than two ships in a single sector and then launch fighters, the server lags out and usually crashes. It's not like the server is loaded. Avorion is the only thing running and it is an 8 core, 8 thread processor and 32 GB of ram. I even have a 4GB video card in it.
My server and it's players are abandoning Avorion because it just can't keep up with even the simplest multiplayer game play. Too bad, as I said, it was a great concept. Just a really shitty execution.