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by Xeorm
Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:43 am
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Gun Collision Boxes
Replies: 7
Views: 578

Re: Gun Collision Boxes

Not sure what you're talking about. All the guns when placed on the ground take up no space. Are you talking about the turrets? They're supposed to take up space. They do IRL too if you set up anything similar.
by Xeorm
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Pollution confusion.
Replies: 7
Views: 1312

Re: Pollution confusion.

Thanks for all your answers. Everything makes sense again, for the most part :) Regarding the evolution factor I could've sworn I saw someone asking about a savegame achievement-reset due to using the console command, but I probably have it mixed up with some other command. What about machines idli...
by Xeorm
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Factorio like Mobile Game
Replies: 3
Views: 3704

Re: Factorio like Mobile Game

Not sure how well it'd work in practice, but I'd guess a good solution would be to treat loops as a special case when coding, rather than with the generic one size fits all algorithm you're currently using.
by Xeorm
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Pollution confusion.
Replies: 7
Views: 1312

Re: Pollution confusion.

So, pollution generated is base value * energy efficiency rating * pollution rating. Both ratings can only go up to 20%, so the max you can do with the base items is 2/m for miners. (10 * .2 = 2). Similarly a level 2 machine that generates 3/min is 3 * .2 = .6/m. The pollution production graph is......
by Xeorm
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: smart logistic and storage
Replies: 4
Views: 460

Re: smart logistic and storage

Why would it be better? Current method works the best as far as I'm concerned.
by Xeorm
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Post-game wishlist
Replies: 6
Views: 633

Re: Post-game wishlist

Iron/copper balance I believe is driven a lot by modules. Late game you can use productivity modules to drastically reduce the amount of copper you need, keeping the ratio pretty good. Using efficiency modules is just...strange. Especially tier 3 efficiency modules. Going over the other comments: - ...
by Xeorm
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: What are the x axis units in the 250h and 1000h graphs?
Replies: 5
Views: 395

Re: What are the x axis units in the 250h and 1000h graphs?

Jap2.0 wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:54 pm
Could 10 be a truncated form of 250/24 (10.4)?
This would be my guess. 1000h also ends at 42. 1000/24 =41.666.
by Xeorm
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Why does the train crash?
Replies: 55
Views: 4267

Re: Why does the train crash?

you are arguing a theoretical person's theoretical response when there is a person here telling you their real response to this real issue. i agree with the OP, this exception is dumb and should be removed, as it is only there to make ill-configured rail networks functional. My impression of the OP...
by Xeorm
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Balancing
Topic: Laser turrets vs Personal Laser Defense
Replies: 4
Views: 906

Re: Laser turrets vs Personal Laser Defense

Balancing wise the idea is to make them useful to have in your armor. Armor which has significantly less power generation, but is unique and so you'd want the PLD's to hit harder than regular turrets to let them keep up. Those numbers all make sense from a balancing PoV. If you're having issues maki...
by Xeorm
Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Why does the train crash?
Replies: 55
Views: 4267

Re: Why does the train crash?

You could argue that having an exception to how signals obviously operate is more counter intuitive - a train blowing by a red signal. If a player is trying to learn how signals work, the game would be sending mixed messages. The "fiddly changes" you speak of for a roundabout is just addi...
by Xeorm
Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Circuit network dualism
Replies: 11
Views: 1010

Re: Circuit network dualism

Hello, factorians. Recently I intuitively tried to do the following : sent content of Requester Chest into red network, do some math, set request filter to this Chest from green network. It took me a few seconds to realize why chest allows me to choose only 1 network behavior. My question is : why ...
by Xeorm
Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Why does the train crash?
Replies: 55
Views: 4267

Re: Why does the train crash?

Unfortunately I’m unfamiliar with how real life trains work. However I’m fairly certain they don’t allow crashes and would prefer deadlocking than crashing - which kills and destroys property. RL has very different considerations than a game. In Factorio, crashes are better than deadlocks in most c...
by Xeorm
Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Any world settings or mods I should use to enhance gameplay without straying too far from the vanilla experience?
Replies: 7
Views: 1040

Re: Any world settings or mods I should use to enhance gameplay without straying too far from the vanilla experience?

If you're only looking for a vanilla game there's nothing at all wrong with using default settings and having fun. The default vanilla experience is easy enough to get into and fun all by itself. The only mod I generally recommend is RSO (Resource Spawner Overhaul) because it spreads out resources m...
by Xeorm
Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #334 - New poison cloud animation, flying robot dying effect
Replies: 57
Views: 13795

Re: Friday Facts #334 - New poison cloud animation, flying robot dying effect

Wow. Those effects both look really nice. I know it's only graphical, but it adds so much to the polish of the game. I'm impressed.
by Xeorm
Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:34 am
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Desert Seed
Replies: 6
Views: 6924

Re: Desert Seed

For biters I generally suggest treating them like a tax. You're using up ammo to kill them that you'd rather spend on making more production. Desert starts increase the tax rate a bit by having less pollution reduction, but the main issue is it being easier to start the tax in the first place with h...
by Xeorm
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Research Info
Replies: 4
Views: 488

Re: Research Info

badtouchatr wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:17 pm
Ok, better idea: Get rid of the "press t" message, but add another button to click for research like the ones for trains, bonuses, achievements, tutorials, etc.
You can click that spot in the upper right and it'll bring you to the research screen.
by Xeorm
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Remove health bar status for rocks
Replies: 11
Views: 1009

Re: Remove health bar status for rocks

Why? They have health, same as trees. You can always kill them or remove them with bots.
by Xeorm
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: grenade vertical acceleration
Replies: 10
Views: 1684

Re: grenade vertical acceleration

They aren't in the air long enough to noticeably arc
by Xeorm
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Module Production: To beacon or not to beacon?
Replies: 26
Views: 4388

Re: Module Production: To beacon or not to beacon?

If you're looking to be efficient filling the machines with speed 1's is about the same cost (before worrying about the power increase) while reducing the space required. If you're optimizing for space then you'd want to fill the machines with speed 3's before worrying about beacons.
by Xeorm
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Manual Science
Replies: 3
Views: 514

Re: Manual Science

Will agree, sounds like a good mod option, but bad for the standard vanilla experience. Mainly as most of the initial stuff before making assembly machines doesn't involve the puzzle aspect of learning to get everything started. The game does have to start somewhere, but starting with burner inserte...

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