I want to just do simulated client side “reactivity” only, and upon a refresh a full pull from the server side is possible. This is to prevent a full pull from the backend each time a change is made. Is this possible?
Yes, you can create a client only Collection like
Local = new Mongo.Collection(null).
Then you can create a method to retrieve data from the server and insert them into the collection.
However, Meteor doesn’t do a “full pull” from the server on every change. It doesn’t even send the whole document, just the changed fields.