So I was thinking. Originally, without NPCs, the meteor storms added a level of challenge by giving something to defend against. With the NPCs now, the meteor storms seem like more of a nuisance than something to actually worry about. In addition, they make a mess of the terrain, making ground vehicles almost useless, and probably not doing any favours for performance either.
I know they’re already at their lowest setting, but I think there may be mods that allow making them smaller and/or even less frequent? If not, I’d be up for just turning them off entirely. The downside is it removes the only source of platinum and uranium on the planet surface, but the amounts were so minuscule that I’m entirely ok with that.