Associated pull request: https://github.com/screeps/engine/pull/30
Posts made by Icon
RE: PathFinder ignores 255 cost for one-step paths
Can confirm and I am also interested in why it's behaving like this. As it is right now it seems to completely ignore the costmatrix for adjacent tiles.
RE: avg tick duration climbing up
Regarding your billing idea: I don't think that's fair, unless the developers also have to pay less rent and spend less money on groceries when the tick time goes up. I don't really think I'm paying for server utilization. I'm paying for them to keep up their work. That's about it.
But yeah, 5s per tick and I'd need to get back to real life...