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by IronCartographer
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #339 - Beacon HR + Redesign process
Replies: 216
Views: 51509

Re: Friday Facts #339 - Beacon HR + Redesign process

Negativity begets negativity. Let's try to set an example rather than mirroring that which is objectionable, feeding into the effect... :|
by IronCartographer
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #339 - Beacon HR + Redesign process
Replies: 216
Views: 51509

Re: Friday Facts #339 - Beacon HR + Redesign process

I'm amazed that the devs and artists continue to bother with FFFs when they get this shitstorm of negativity from armchair developers every time. While it is entirely possible for people to have knee-jerk reactions to new things and simply be resisting change, it is also possible for developers to ...
by IronCartographer
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #339 - Beacon HR + Redesign process
Replies: 216
Views: 51509

Re: Friday Facts #339 - Beacon HR + Redesign process

The building desing variation serves well and demands less resources in buildings like the Laboratory , the Rocket Silo and the Nuclear Reactor since the player builds a smaller a mmount of those The resource demand in question (Video RAM) is based on the size of the art for entities, and the numbe...
by IronCartographer
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #339 - Beacon HR + Redesign process
Replies: 216
Views: 51509

Re: Friday Facts #339 - Beacon HR + Redesign process

New beacon looks nice but I don't think it fit. It have too organic looks, some kind of tech-organic hybrid. I don't see it as being particularly organic. It should fit nicely around the rocket silo. https://cdn.factorio.com/assets/img/blog/fff-283-rocket-silo-preparing.webm The furnaces in the FFF...
by IronCartographer
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #339 - Beacon HR + Redesign process
Replies: 216
Views: 51509

Re: Friday Facts #339 - Beacon HR + Redesign process

If I may, I think you guys forgot the most important aspect of beacons: they are support units. They don't do anything, they just exist so stuff around them do things better. ... Beacons are spammed, it's the most frequent unit in a lot of games. I believe they should be simple, and have neutral co...
by IronCartographer
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #339 - Beacon HR + Redesign process
Replies: 216
Views: 51509

Re: Friday Facts #339 - Beacon HR + Redesign process

That said, I personally think beacons shouldn't even be in the game, and productivity modules are highly questionable as well. The second part was quite clear from certain examples you've created. :D To the first, and I don't mean to derail discussion here, but: Have you considered the possible evi...
by IronCartographer
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #339 - Beacon HR + Redesign process
Replies: 216
Views: 51509

Re: Friday Facts #339 - Beacon HR + Redesign process

Love the general idea and concept. Hate the placement variation, it does not fit the rest of factory where everything is nice and tidy. I came here just to post this. The random variations of beacons really destroy the factory aesthetic, where everything is supposed to be clean, organized, and mech...
by IronCartographer
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #332 - More sounds & Map color tweaks
Replies: 53
Views: 13728

Re: Friday Facts #332 - More sounds & Map color tweaks

- Wood chopping: Of the multiple chopping sounds, the new ones are less satisfying compared to the old chopping sound. ... Also possibly a bug: - Double sound when getting items out of a chest / putting in a chest with opening inventory and ctrl / shift clicking a stack. Sounds like there's both a ...
by IronCartographer
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #332 - More sounds & Map color tweaks
Replies: 53
Views: 13728

Re: Friday Facts #332 - More sounds & Map color tweaks

For example we now have the listener position on the centre of the screen by default ...Where was it before? At your character. The change makes it so that map view gives you the ability to hear things at a distance. Somewhat concerned about the possibility of missing out on important sound next to...
by IronCartographer
Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #332 - More sounds & Map color tweaks
Replies: 53
Views: 13728

Re: Friday Facts #332 - More sounds & Map color tweaks

As far as I'm aware, the player normally uses only the best type of combat robot they have available. It may not be as common now, but the oldschool common practice was maxing out on destroyers, and throwing distractors in all directions to ... do exactly what their name suggests. 8-) So while defe...
by IronCartographer
Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #332 - More sounds & Map color tweaks
Replies: 53
Views: 13728

Re: Friday Facts #332 - More sounds & Map color tweaks

Regarding map colors, there's some question about consistency with previous definitions on a technical level: I don't get why they put the new pipe, beacon, etc colors in default_color_by_type, when all the other unique building types are in default_friendly_color_by_type Maxreader is responsible fo...
by IronCartographer
Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Request: Max number of trains for stations
Replies: 93
Views: 26100

Re: Request: Max number of trains for stations

I can snip too :evil: Don't take that sort of thing personally--it's meant as a courtesy to others, putting in extra effort to create a direct reference without flooding the forum page with the entire contents of every message over and over. Anyway, I did suggest the mechanic of an additional check...
by IronCartographer
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Request: Max number of trains for stations
Replies: 93
Views: 26100

Re: Request: Max number of trains for stations

I would expect the same behavior when the other station can not be repathed to because it's locked down because of "max number" reached. That is not the behavior boskid has been testing. If you do want to prevent trains from getting stuck with " Destinations full " on the main l...
by IronCartographer
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Request: Max number of trains for stations
Replies: 93
Views: 26100

Re: Request: Max number of trains for stations

Some of inbound train limit effects are possible to produce with circuit-controlled signals if you wire up every branch of every stacker where a train might be waiting, but it will not affect trains that are moving and potentially re-pathing with a resulting overload of simultaneous trains. This is...
by IronCartographer
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Request: Max number of trains for stations
Replies: 93
Views: 26100

Re: Request: Max number of trains for stations

Firstly, for clarity let's try to use Train Stop for a specific destination, and Station for all possibly scheduled stops of the same name. It may be a bit late to introduce that formality, but it's good to avoid confusion where possible. A train stop max-inbound-cap (ideally set by circuit network)...
by IronCartographer
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Return the object avoidance mode for ghost rail building
Replies: 21
Views: 3910

Re: Return the object avoidance mode for ghost rail building

Object avoidance mode is in the game again, activated with Ctrl instead of Shift for the rail planner.

I found this thread while trying to remember where its reintroduction was mentioned, only to discover how few people know about it...

Discoverability truly is one of Factorio's greatest challenges.
by IronCartographer
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #329 - Campaign reassessment
Replies: 78
Views: 19962

Re: Friday Facts #329 - Campaign reassessment

It may be possible to do a hybrid between types 1 and 2. Like, when the first part is done and red science is running have a "cutscene" sort of thing that results in the player being pushed away from their base for whatever story reason, there is now water in the way of their going back, ...
by IronCartographer
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #328 - 2019 recap
Replies: 20
Views: 9425

Re: Friday Facts #328 - 2019 recap

Either he's drowning in all the steam money or kovarex is up to something new. As mentioned on the reddit discussion: WoW Classic ate a chunk of his time around its August release, and even without that he makes high-level decisions about game design even when not making commits directly. See also:...
by IronCartographer
Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #327 - 2020 Vision
Replies: 128
Views: 32314

Re: Friday Facts #327 - 2020 Vision

Glad to hear the tutorial situation is being revisited. Continuity and careful consideration are great, but I always felt something was lost in the switch from the old tutorial campaign. It's hard to explain, but it had a lot to do with the pre-built structures giving tiny design hints rather than r...
by IronCartographer
Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #325 - New Explosions and Particles
Replies: 54
Views: 15106

Re: Friday Facts #325 - New Explosions and Particles

I love these new destruction effects. One problem with destruction of entities in Factorio is that once robots are unlocked, destroyed entities are instantly replaced by ghosts so that the robots will rebuild them. This interferes with the visual effect at the moment of destruction. Possible soluti...

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