@js the protocol **by design** allows for arbitrary routing algorithms to be used to relay message between servers. by default we use full mesh for simplicity, but we're actively working on better-than-full mesh (c.f. https://youtu.be/DZBvy4abB1o?t=1223 and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vimXuCTxV6k etc). not sure who you were talking to. sorry that it feels to have been a waste of time.