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by crambaza
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #305 - The Oil Changes
Replies: 971
Views: 109805

Re: Friday Facts #305 - The Oil Changes

I have devised a new Oil method that is better than all the rest, except for the ones it's not better than. Change the Refinery to only 1 output, get rid of all the multiple output stuff. Change the name of "Basic Oil Processing" to "Initial Oil Processing". Change the recipe to:...
by crambaza
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #305 - The Oil Changes
Replies: 971
Views: 109805

Re: Friday Facts #305 - The Oil Changes

The oil design post wasn't at all a prediction attempt about how new players will play... sorry if that sounded like that. I just wanted to show to existing players that 17.60 could reduce tedium in their future playthrough. When I am starting over, my build order at this point of the game is 4 ref...
by crambaza
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #305 - The Oil Changes
Replies: 971
Views: 109805

Re: Friday Facts #305 - The Oil Changes

The oil design post wasn't at all a prediction attempt about how new players will play... sorry if that sounded like that. I just wanted to show to existing players that 17.60 could reduce tedium in their future playthrough. When I am starting over, my build order at this point of the game is 4 ref...
by crambaza
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Releases
Topic: Version 0.17.60
Replies: 423
Views: 60427

Re: Version 0.17.60

These new changes just got more exciting for me. Come on guys, a recipe that only outputs petroleum? How could you not like that? This change potentially enhances the game even after Advanced oil processing tech has been earned. A way I've made supplying large amounts of metals was to make them at ...
by crambaza
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Releases
Topic: Version 0.17.60
Replies: 423
Views: 60427

Re: Version 0.17.60

...mining picks removal is only really an issue for mods, it didn't add any logistical challenges to the core game... Mining picks and assembler limits together with lazy bastard was a very nice challenge. That with "Get on track like a pro". But also later for oil refinieries, which coul...
by crambaza
Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Releases
Topic: Version 0.17.60
Replies: 423
Views: 60427

Re: Version 0.17.60

Before 17.60, he managed to get them at 1h10m, so there's a consequent difference. But he could probably manage to get them sooner in future runs... we'll see. Speedrunning the game is a whoole different matter than the normal player. Anti, Nefrums, rain and all the other speedsters have played the...
by crambaza
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Releases
Topic: Version 0.17.60
Replies: 423
Views: 60427

Re: Version 0.17.60

It will be ok. The game design is not to please extremists, like speed runners or megabasers. The majority of normal and new players will not complain and may even appreciate the changes. I now, I have played with oilchanges mod. Speed runners will pretty surely like it since anything that simplifi...
by crambaza
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Releases
Topic: Version 0.17.60
Replies: 423
Views: 60427

Re: Version 0.17.60

Additionally, I'm worried about the delay of bots What delay? Construction bots require: [... stuff...] It is harder to make robots than blue science, and as long as roboports require Advanced Circuits it always will be. And now with this change you literally make all the components for blue scienc...
by crambaza
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #305 - The Oil Changes
Replies: 971
Views: 109805

Re: Friday Facts #305 - The Oil Changes

crambaza is back for his daily therapy. The Oil. The original "problem" with Basic Oil has been relayed as: Multiple outputs are too hard and when the outputs (light and heavy oil) back up, oil stops working, and new people don't notice, and then they rage, and cry and quit, and tell their...
by crambaza
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #305 - The Oil Changes
Replies: 971
Views: 109805

Re: Friday Facts #305 - The Oil Changes

The Oil Changes: Too bad you seem locked in to this. Pushing back construction bots is not a "fun" change. The suggestion made by the user last week, to have Basic Oil Tech produce Heavy Oil only which must then must be cracked down, was the most elegant solution. You learn about the diff...
by crambaza
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #305 - The Oil Changes
Replies: 971
Views: 109805

Re: Friday Facts #305 - The Oil Changes

Trust me, From a person who has Source access and can view more of the discussions that the devs have with each other than most people, V is actually one of the ones against the changes as they are (getting only petroleum) and the most vocal to having it changed. I'm not going to name any other nam...
by crambaza
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #305 - The Oil Changes
Replies: 971
Views: 109805

Re: Friday Facts #305 - The Oil Changes

I can't help but think the FFF-305 proposal seems to have most benefit and least severe disadvantages from all the things I've read in the last 9 days. The biggest downsides are "new player might have to rebuild" which I think is highly questionnable; a new player might only have a few re...
by crambaza
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #305 - The Oil Changes
Replies: 971
Views: 109805

Re: Friday Facts #305 - The Oil Changes

The Oil Changes: Too bad you seem locked in to this. Pushing back construction bots is not a "fun" change. The suggestion made by the user last week, to have Basic Oil Tech produce Heavy Oil only which must then must be cracked down, was the most elegant solution. You learn about the diffe...
by crambaza
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #304 - Small bugs; Big changes
Replies: 668
Views: 83966

Re: Friday Facts #304 - Small bugs; Big changes

New Oil recipe... The change just seems weird. You research Basic Oil, and you can now make Pet Gas. Then later, you get Advanced Oil, will basically give you Oil by products, most of which will be cracked down to Pet Gas anyway... It seems like reverse researching. You are researching how to make u...
by crambaza
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Releases
Topic: Version 0.17.0
Replies: 162
Views: 196935

Re: Version 0.17.0

I haven't loaded the new version yet, but I think there is something missing from the patch notes. It was my understanding that assembling machine 1 could handle 3 ingredients now. The official wiki though doesn't have this updated either. Which means that assembling machine 2 requires green researc...

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