Actually I don't think that's true. As far as I have heared it is the TE conduits that are more laggy (in 1.6.4 that is) then the EnderIO conduits. That's also my experience if I look at opis results.You aren't losing power at all with either as in per-block power loss or anything. The enderIO ones give you more control but have a slightly larger game performance overhead.
Weren't the conduits ripped from TE and placed into their own mod? And weren't they reliant on FMP, which happened to be causing a massive amount of lag with conduits under the right circumstances?The COFH marketing machine tends to be very successful.
What I'm wondering is if the conduits were so amazingly optimized and stable in 1.6, why does it take so long to update to 1.7?
Feed a TE power conduit through something from FMP, and do so about 15-20 times. You will begin to see lag.As I remember it a large number of server admins complained a lot about the over heads of itemducts, I never found them a huge problem, more a case of some players that used them not having them setup well & allowing a build up of items in ducts that could end up 40-60k of items bouncing around ducts, some players just cant seem to add a trash can to stop this type of thing happening, or just can loose a single block of that awesome cobble!!.
Ender IO does not suffer from this issue, if there is no valid place for items to land there just not sent, logic wins
Yes, which is an extra annoying step that takes up more time than placing everything one block higher. It isn't an issue as I said, but a small annoyance that occurs with EIO and not TE. (Edit: In skyblock that is)Surely you can craft a piston and lever if you can build machines?
Exactly. In 1.6 I was amongst those going insane over my TE conduits have glitches. I finally switched to EIO and I was so pleased with the space savings alone. I dont miss the TE stuff in 1.7. I'll still use TE machines but I'd have to see something amazing in the duct mod to make me go back to TE for piping or wiring .Enderio all the way, I just love being able to run power, liquid fuel and a redstone signal through one block. Thermal Expansion stuff just does not have that attraction to me.