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by meganothing
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #329 - Campaign reassessment
Replies: 76
Views: 6261

Re: Friday Facts #329 - Campaign reassessment

.... 1. Freeplay: procedurally generated map with or without any built structures, presenting a generic objective. 2. Sandbox: a variant for freeplay mode that allows "cheating" to kill enemies, get items, edit the terrain, etc. 3. Scenario: hand-designed map with some already built structures, pre...
by meganothing
Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #327 - 2020 Vision
Replies: 127
Views: 11602

Re: Friday Facts #327 - 2020 Vision

I hate 'playing itself' games. Look at transport fever or any other economy sim. If your first route makes profit why expand at all? The bank account fills without extra work. Factorio is not that type of game. Oh it is in a way. A friend of mine stopped playing the game after having automated rese...
by meganothing
Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #327 - 2020 Vision
Replies: 127
Views: 11602

Re: Friday Facts #327 - 2020 Vision

One simple idea for a mini-tutorial, not sure it is new or even that it works, but it might get the player to experience the core game play relatively fast: If the player sets the option to play a tutorial/beginners game, give him a generous starter set consisting of say 3 miners, 3 burner inserters...
by meganothing
Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #323 - Animated water
Replies: 54
Views: 6795

Re: Friday Facts #323 - Animated water

Is it me or is the effect much more visible and faster in picture 4 than in picture 1? For me the picture 1 version looks a bit too subtle and unnaturally slow.
by meganothing
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #321 - Countdown
Replies: 70
Views: 10022

Re: Friday Facts #321 - Countdown

billbo99 wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:59 pm
Any significance to the date "25th September" ?
"Remember, Remember,
the 25th of September,
..."

;)
by meganothing
Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: News
Topic: Factorio T-shirts store now open
Replies: 81
Views: 30581

Re: Factorio T-shirts store now open

Does the grey T-shirt have the same size as it had in 2017? Somehow my old one (which is L) seems to have the measurements of what M is now.

In other words, do I need to order M if I ordered L two years ago?
by meganothing
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #314 - 0.17 stable
Replies: 105
Views: 13437

Re: Factorio version 0.17 - Now stable

I just want to say your Assesment of World of Warcraft analogy of "LFG" is horrifically wrong. You claim people are likely to have find a solution around the group if they have a new player? That is because WoW Classic is in its Honey Moon Period. In reality look at existing games like Guild Wars 2...
by meganothing
Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #314 - 0.17 stable
Replies: 105
Views: 13437

Re: Friday Facts #314 - 0.17 stable

I rather like the way https://mods.factorio.com/mod/replicating-belts did this. ... For instance, if I want a couple of belts to cross a couple of other belts, I could lay down the underneathies, then the connecting belts between. And then repeat this process a bunch of times for each belt I want t...
by meganothing
Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #314 - 0.17 stable
Replies: 105
Views: 13437

Re: Friday Facts #314 - 0.17 stable

On some of the stuff brought up in the WoW section, I think that it is important to understand WHY they added the tools they did. If for example, you were the only person in your group of friends who plays, or if you aren't very good in chatting, being able to find a group to play this content migh...
by meganothing
Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #313 - Light at the end of the bug tunnel
Replies: 58
Views: 8323

Re: Friday Facts #313 - Light at the end of the bug tunnel

also you are not supposed to read those Game Journalists's sites anymore, we are not in the 90s anymore and they are known to only produce hit pieces and hate clicks. YouTube constantly exposes them for what they are. so yeah, if you sneeze, you got a disease, if you speak, you speak profanity, if ...
by meganothing
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #313 - Light at the end of the bug tunnel
Replies: 58
Views: 8323

Re: Friday Facts #313 - Light at the end of the bug tunnel

What was the pub you were in yesterday? Anyway, glad to see so many bugs squished. Thank you. Yes. Pcgames needs a new detail to spin out of proportion. Imagine it were called "Burger Joint". JOINT!!!! Jama Steakhouse Bland name, too bad. Could you give some more details. Maybe someone spilled the ...
by meganothing
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #312 - Fluid mixing saga & Landfill terrain
Replies: 144
Views: 20003

Re: Friday Facts #312 - Fluid mixing saga & Landfill terrain

Underground pipes that are (silently?) not connected are really a bad fix for the issue of the removed half pipe. Since underground pipes are already ideally just one looong pipe I would have guessed a better solution would be to remove both halfs of the underground pipe. Either only if it would est...
by meganothing
Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #309 - Controversial opinions
Replies: 291
Views: 24446

Re: Friday Facts #309 - Controversial opinions

There are 2 key concepts in your quote. "incentivise" and "properly" incentivize is generally considered a positive reinforcement or reward based action, though you are right that putting road blocks on alternatives does indirectly incentivize the correct path. There just are going to be way too ma...
by meganothing
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #310 - Glowing Heat pipes
Replies: 88
Views: 14837

Re: Friday Facts #310 - Glowing Heat pipes

I'm astonished how much I like this heat glow feature
by meganothing
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #309 - Controversial opinions
Replies: 291
Views: 24446

Re: Friday Facts #309 - Controversial opinions

The detrimental habit is when someone new to the game starts to use designs from the internet before even having thoughts of his own about a solution. It is not about players who already built a solution and now try to optimize it. That is my point, and that is also why I think achievements are too...
by meganothing
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #309 - Controversial opinions
Replies: 291
Views: 24446

Re: Friday Facts #309 - Controversial opinions

I'm not sure the achievement lock would help much since I would assume most players start hunting for achievements only after having played the game through once or twice and that would often be too late to stop that detrimental habit. I don't think that it is a detrimental habit, pulling in blue p...
by meganothing
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #309 - Controversial opinions
Replies: 291
Views: 24446

Re: Friday Facts #309 - Controversial opinions

The Game start option of allowing or blocking importing bp's would probably be the best way to implement this as opposed to moving the code off into an "Official" mod. IF (and I stress IF) they did that, what about having certain achievements be locked behind the no import config. Would make Spoon ...
by meganothing
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #309 - Controversial opinions
Replies: 291
Views: 24446

Re: Friday Facts #309 - Controversial opinions

And besides removing the library wouldn't even solve the problem. It'd just lead to people posting pictures instead of strings (many already do), and other people rebuilding those pictures in their games. Or just start sharing savegame files of empty maps with blueprints. As a designer you have to ...
by meganothing
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #309 - Controversial opinions
Replies: 291
Views: 24446

Re: Friday Facts #309 - Controversial opinions

So practically Vanilla should be inferior for better playability. But considering the development history, many of the great aspects of Vanilla were adapted from mods. IMO players shouldn’t be required to use mods to play an „adequate“ Vanilla. Define inferior. There is no absolute in fun. Bobs Mod...
by meganothing
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #309 - Controversial opinions
Replies: 291
Views: 24446

Re: Friday Facts #309 - Controversial opinions

But that people are pissed because they need to install a mod shows exactly that the change would have an impact to trading! Because people who want it all easy have the same if not more reluctance to install a mod as well. And BOTH importer and exporter need to install the mod before they can trad...

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