Agree 100% on the graphics. Gameplay, mechanics, and performance are more important.
Since I started hosting my own dedicated server (A18) the offline and online LCB protection never worked with or without mods. Not sure if others have this issue. I have done tests on multiple systems (Windows and Linux) with no success. The LCB and area always take damage no matter what I have the serverconfig.xml values set to.
Setting the following values seems to have no difference from leaving them on the default which is 4.