think littleskunk explained it when kevink was testing something with putting offline some his nodes while monitoring his traffic, and the results was weird…
i remembered it because it was relevant to my plans for running multiple nodes, and thus didn’t want it to confuse me in the future.
looked for the post, can’t find it and i really don’t want to spend a ton of time trying to prove something to one storj employee that another said, but it would seem to be that there might be a lack for some sort of map like overview of the features and reactions of the system, so that people can more easily see how the system should behave in certain cases.
anyways i think it was littleskunk that explained it about the 4 hour adjustment time of the network / time before a node is considered offline and thus the data flow of the network adjusts.
but yeah i got no clue just regurgitating what i think i’ve been told by reliable sources.