I think this is what annoys mostly everyone about the lack of a thrall cap. One clan on my PVE server had around 150 bears just standing in front of a wall around there base. They clearly weren’t for defence, and looked to just be that clan trying to either bring down server performance, or just troll others who had built nearby.
Some of us do have a lot of thralls and pets, but aren’t total as*es about it. Some people just put them all in one spot, others have them spread out over multiple bases and areas. For example, my main base has a large wall around it and two gates, each gate has 3 guards, and in between the two gates there are two archers, thats all that is guarding the wall.
I also try and use the small Turanian lamps as much as possible as they can be hidden behind structures but still give huge amounts of light (my intention was that they wouldn’t cause render lag, no clue if this has the desired effect, but I’m trying haha).
I’m really not sure why people choose to abuse the system and just place stuff everywhere, but hopefully this thrall cap will make some kind of noticeable difference in performance!