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by sunnyskies
Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #284 - 0.17 experimental
Replies: 190
Views: 18125

Re: Friday Facts #284 - 0.17 experimental

On the subject of pollution on the map: I think it’s worth pointing out that it’s invisible on the minimap. But I would love to be able to have the option to see it there. I have a sneaky hunch that if this new campaign had been delayed a couple weeks until the old playerbase had adapted to the v.16...
by sunnyskies
Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #284 - 0.17 experimental
Replies: 190
Views: 18125

Re: Friday Facts #284 - 0.17 experimental

It seems to me that the actual problem here is veteran players knowing about pollution, but thinking it doesn't matter for absolutely no reason , and needing someone to tell them explicitly "oh by the way pollution still matters." The sound of the hammer hitting the nail on the head. I have a sneak...
by sunnyskies
Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Implemented Suggestions
Topic: [0.17.1] intro too hard
Replies: 104
Views: 7508

Re: [0.17.1] intro too hard

But on the other hand it revised my threat categorization from Zelda’s Navi to Halo’s Monitor. It’s not my friend who will abandon me long after proving itself a nuisance. It’s a hostile NPC pretending to be my friend. I was halfway expecting to find out that Compy crashed the ship on purpose becau...
by sunnyskies
Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Implemented Suggestions
Topic: The Hamster, The Wheel, And Creativity
Replies: 2
Views: 508

The Hamster, The Wheel, And Creativity

Grab a cup of tea and kick your feet up. :) I despise tutorials. It’s far and beyond my least favorite way to learn things. There’s nothing quite as uninspired as being tossed into a hamster wheel with only two ways out: obey or get off the wheel. So, I loaded it up, saw “use ESDF to walk” acknowled...
by sunnyskies
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #284 - 0.17 experimental
Replies: 190
Views: 18125

Re: Friday Facts #284 - 0.17 experimental

Or maybe we're all ignoring the real tutorial. When's the last time any of us has clicked on that grad hat button? How useful is it? Is there room for improvement? Did you forget about it? ;)
by sunnyskies
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Good solution for biters attacking power poles along railway?
Replies: 14
Views: 815

Re: Good solution for biters attacking power poles along railway?

Dragonmaster0283 wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:52 pm
Could also do what I tend to do in problem areas. I transport steam via train to my outposts and/or separate the outpost power from the main line.
Training over steam is an absolutely fascinating idea! I really want to try this now :D
by sunnyskies
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #284 - 0.17 experimental
Replies: 190
Views: 18125

Re: Friday Facts #284 - 0.17 experimental

If it explained the pollution, I would have no problem whatsoever with the ending. After all, especially with the new biter spawning fix, it is quite clear that pollution is the source of biter-based problems, and getting maximum functionality out of minimal pollution is the way to go. But this is ...
by sunnyskies
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #284 - 0.17 experimental
Replies: 190
Views: 18125

Re: Friday Facts #284 - 0.17 experimental

I confess, I’m a bit baffled at how increasing difficulty to a point where you still have a chance to lose when you’re doing well is considered a punishment. Isn’t that a reward? All these horror reports inspired me to check it out in hopes of getting gloriously overrun. If I’m losing, I take it as ...
by sunnyskies
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Implemented Suggestions
Topic: [0.17.1] The three undestructable non-recipe-changeable differently-feeded buildings in new tutorial might be confusing
Replies: 11
Views: 754

Re: [0.17.1] The three undestructable non-recipe-changeable differently-feeded buildings in new tutorial might be confus

One of the first things I did on starting up the new campaign was try to interact with every single object that could be interacted with. Loaders, broken machines, scrap, trees, the furnaces and chest i crafted, and the huge rocks on the north cliff (one of them can be mined; the others are too far ...
by sunnyskies
Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Implemented Suggestions
Topic: [0.17.1] intro too hard
Replies: 104
Views: 7508

Re: [0.17.1] intro too hard

Hm… The only thing that left me upset was that the Compilatron bulldozed my burner drill and furnace to set up his mining belt demonstration. On one hand, I was pleased that the items stowed away in the quest chest weren’t lost to the void of NPC fetch questing, but rather, put to good use. But on t...
by sunnyskies
Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Implemented Suggestions
Topic: [0.17.1] intro too hard
Replies: 104
Views: 7508

Re: [0.17.1] intro too hard

If you've only ever used a game controller or a touch screen? Yeah. And that's not so uncommon these days. But I hesitate to suggest that Factorio should be anyone's first PC game, or that Wube need to cater for this possibility. Oh. That does put things into perspective. Now that I think about it,...
by sunnyskies
Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Implemented Suggestions
Topic: [0.17.1] intro too hard
Replies: 104
Views: 7508

Re: [0.17.1] intro too hard

Just reading through all these remarks about what a “new player” would theoretically experience is honestly puzzling me. Mostly the remarks on the controls. Does it really take that long to learn the basic controls? Honest, sincere question. I’m probably an oddball, but the first things I do wheneve...
by sunnyskies
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Spread the Word
Topic: Dad-Torio
Replies: 10
Views: 2822

Re: Dad-Torio

Daww, what an endearing story :) Thanks for sharing!
by sunnyskies
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: .17 opinions?
Replies: 13
Views: 1469

Re: .17 opinions?

Haha, different folks, different tastes. I’m exceedingly pleased at being able to dodge worm projectiles so far. It’s made clearing out spawners interesting enough for me to try out a death world. Whereas, in the previous version, I’d either turn the bugs off entirely or stick to railworlds, not bec...
by sunnyskies
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #283 - Prepare to Launch
Replies: 341
Views: 73163

Re: Friday Facts #283 - Prepare to Launch

A shout of thanks to the lovely, creative people who made this game :) So, this whole science tier discussion is absolutely fascinating — every time I start thinking that one of ya’ll has a point, another fellow shares his experiences and promptly sways me the other way. It’s got me thinking about t...
by sunnyskies
Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: heavy oil production problem - overflow tanks ARE NOT full
Replies: 9
Views: 615

Re: heavy oil production problem - overflow tanks ARE NOT full

Hello! I think I recognize this problem, since I ran into something similar in my last factory. Since you mentioned crude oil -and- water flow, I recall that all of my refineries were set to advanced processing, which makes barely any heavy oil. Reverting refineries or building a couple new ones to ...

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