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by Ranakastrasz
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Balancing
Topic: Better Nerf the Fish
Replies: 6
Views: 127

Re: Better Nerf the Fish

Eh, i watched a deathworld island video where they had to constantly switch between the two. But it IS a degenerate case, so is only rarely an issue. Still, in a situation where you need maximum dps and tech/resources are severely limited, i apperantly can matter https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=66wFVN...
by Ranakastrasz
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Balancing
Topic: Better Nerf the Fish
Replies: 6
Views: 127

Re: Better Nerf the Fish

Fish conflict with grenades and other capsules, which means that if you are healing, you have significantly lower dps.
by Ranakastrasz
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Don't allow players to see servers they are unable to join.
Replies: 15
Views: 291

Re: Don't allow players to see servers they are unable to join.

Ah, that makes more sense. Although you can already get the usernames from joining the game, and there aren't alieses. Not sure if this forum uses the same login info as the game, been a few years since I registered, but I would imagine getting usernames is pretty trivial. I would followup with havi...
by Ranakastrasz
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Don't allow players to see servers they are unable to join.
Replies: 15
Views: 291

Re: Don't allow players to see servers they are unable to join.

I doubt downloading extra data is a problem. You already have a modlist, which is probably just a list of strings, and you don't have to join to get that.
by Ranakastrasz
Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: Mods
Topic: [0.17+] Space Exploration WIP
Replies: 354
Views: 132476

Re: [0.17+] Space Exploration WIP

Is the evofactor universal or per planet? I want to play this, but last time, we got completely overrun a short time after getting into space. Normally the techs to deal with that were available, but space science was still being experimented with. The descriptions suggest that game settings only ap...
by Ranakastrasz
Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Show your Creations
Topic: Lube-Only-Production
Replies: 24
Views: 1064

Re: Lube-Only-Production

darkfrei wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:42 pm
Why not light oil to solid fuel?
Same reason as the beacons. Have to waste the non-heavy oil biproducts. You get less solid fuel this way and hence need less power consumption.
by Ranakastrasz
Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Show your Creations
Topic: Lube-Only-Production
Replies: 24
Views: 1064

Re: Lube-Only-Production

The beacons are probably there to cocunonsume power, so as to use up the extra solid fuel. That is my guess at least.
by Ranakastrasz
Sat Oct 24, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Show your Creations
Topic: My First Megabase
Replies: 1
Views: 306

My First Megabase

Me and my friend, Lorieslater, have finally managed what is almost, but not quite, a megabase. It isn't quite finished, in the sense that it only managed around 900/minute, but that turns out to have been because of a lack of stone, which would have been a trivial fix, but we were getting sick of th...
by Ranakastrasz
Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: let refineries/chemplants/boiler be fastreplaceable with itself
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: let refineries/chemplants/boiler be fastreplaceable with itself

Do you mean being able to, say, build a refinery on top of a refinery to rotate it, such that it matches your cursor's rotation, similar to how belts work now?

I doubt he meant let you fast replace those building types with each other, it is a suggesion for each of those individually.
by Ranakastrasz
Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Outdated/Not implemented
Topic: Robots should self destruct if no power for too long
Replies: 14
Views: 450

Re: Robots should self destruct if no power for too long

Would cause other problems, like the U-Shaped roboport networks. Admittedly, in that case the issue is more the AI beings computationally cheap and stupid as a resulT. Instead of crashing, going to another roboport would also work, as would having an indicator as to how many are out, like combat rob...
by Ranakastrasz
Sun Aug 23, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: [0.17.4] Toggle Belt Immunity shortcut
Replies: 13
Views: 960

Re: [0.17.4] Toggle Belt Immunity shortcut

I still think belt immunity should just be a default toggle, or default function. If you stand on a belt, your character will automatically walk in the opposute direction, and the exact sperd to counteract the movement, no module required. Except for maybe blue belts, which would probably still push...
by Ranakastrasz
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Ideas and Requests For Mods
Topic: Playing on the net of a cube.
Replies: 6
Views: 334

Re: Playing on the net of a cube.

The only thing that jumps out at me is that trains would probably explode from the transition and probably can't be properly teleported with train AI. Aside from that and the borders between squares, a non-linear simulation should be at least plausable. I would suggest only allowing a limited number...
by Ranakastrasz
Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: A critique of Factorio’s power generation systems
Replies: 44
Views: 4540

Re: A critique of Factorio’s power generation systems

Certainly something like that. Obviously 'fun' is different for different folks! I just think it's very overlooked - apart from poles I'm not sure it's been updated since the dark ages. I have no LUA experience but would be happy to devote some time to help develop a mod. Unfortunately it is not po...
by Ranakastrasz
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Outdated/Not implemented
Topic: Change the name of "steel plate" to "iron beam"
Replies: 20
Views: 1170

Re: Rename "steel plate" to "steel beam"

Changing the internal name shouldn't be a huge deal, seeing as I still clearly remember when "Basic" got snipped off of a ton of things, since there wasnt exactly advanced versions to compare them to. Broke lots of mods, but migration meant saved games still worked.
by Ranakastrasz
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Spread the Word
Topic: A chance encounter
Replies: 4
Views: 893

Re: A chance encounter

Not sure where I learned about it, but my guess would be the Minecraft Industrialcraft forum. Or maybe searching for games like minecraft. It has been a while.
by Ranakastrasz
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: A critique of Factorio’s power generation systems
Replies: 44
Views: 4540

Re: A critique of Factorio’s power generation systems

I remember being disappointed with the reactor system when it was added. Mainly because it had hints of the Industrialcraft reactors, which were very complex and detailed, with a number of tradeoffs. The reactors we got were much less interesting. But, they worked, and could replace massive solar fi...
by Ranakastrasz
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Ideas and Requests For Mods
Topic: Thoughts on a possible "Quality Control" mod.
Replies: 15
Views: 699

Re: Thoughts on a possible "Quality Control" mod.

I seem to recall a mod that scaled up recipes, which worked great, except for nuclear ore refining, since it just multiplied things. Ratio of like 50, so you had to run it 50 more times to have the same chance of getting ANY refined uranium. My opinion is that the data api should have the ability to...
by Ranakastrasz
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Ideas and Requests For Mods
Topic: Thoughts on a possible "Quality Control" mod.
Replies: 15
Views: 699

Re: Thoughts on a possible "Quality Control" mod.

https://mods.factorio.com/mod/ProductionScrap2
Not the same thing, but quite similar. instead of needing to test for flaws, the produced items are either flawed or not, and require recycling and reprocessing.
by Ranakastrasz
Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #351 - Beacon re-redesign & Simplified fluid mixing
Replies: 199
Views: 18339

Re: Friday Facts #351 - Beacon re-redesign & Simplified fluid mixing

I still think making beacons not stack, and having a larger radius would be better. I dont particularly like how much theytend to dominate late game designs.


Still, the new design is subtle enough it doesnt take all thr attention.
by Ranakastrasz
Sun May 24, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Combinator Creations
Topic: Belt Contamination Sensor
Replies: 19
Views: 1329

Re: Belt Contamination Sensor

If you use an active provider chest, you have to then add a method to keep the alarm going, AND if you ignore it initially (Like I do, until I get a chance to fix it) an active provider means it fills up your entire storage area eventually, depending on how bad the leak is. You are just moving the p...

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