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Having discussed this with the two other judges, we have come to the decision that shootout rails and the related "nonphysical" rail blocks do count towards the dimension limits.Question: Do shootout rails count towards the total length? I don’t think I will exceed it but wanted to make sure. I tend to place pickup point for rails further away from the ship to make sure AI has a better change of docking.
The rules in the OP will be updated to reflect this decision.