Tutorial feedback: Copper Cable and electronic circuits

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Tutorial feedback: Copper Cable and electronic circuits

Post by Jackalope_Gaming » Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:24 am

While playing the tutorial I noticed something I'd consider jarring with one of the steps.

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I crafted the first assembler then crafted the first electronic circuit, but now I'm left having to make the assembler craft more copper cable (since it can't be hand crafted) then switch the assembler over to crafting electronic circuits once I have enough to make the needed circuits to make another assembler and only then can I have both automated.

It's jarring and possibly confusing for a new player to have to build up the copper cable and then make the circuits using the same assembler. Things that could fix this include:

Allow copper cables to be hand-crafted in the tutorial (haven't seen if they can be during regular gameplay)
Allow electronic circuits to be hand-crafted
Give enough circuits to build two assemblers

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Re: Tutorial feedback: Copper Cable and electronic circuits

Post by bobucles » Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:43 am

On the other hand, it's a good spot to point out that any assembler can be reprogrammed and isn't stuck with one recipe.

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Re: Tutorial feedback: Copper Cable and electronic circuits

Post by BlueTemplar » Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:48 am

Indeed, I found it to be a nice touch !

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Re: Tutorial feedback: Copper Cable and electronic circuits

Post by Jackalope_Gaming » Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:20 am

If it's going to push it then the tutorial should mention the assembler can be reprogrammed.

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Re: Tutorial feedback: Copper Cable and electronic circuits

Post by bobingabout » Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:22 am

that does sound like a bit of an oversight.
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Re: Tutorial feedback: Copper Cable and electronic circuits

Post by abregado » Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:06 am

This part exists exactly so the player uses the "Swap recipe button". I expect it wont be an issue once the Assembling Machine GUI is redone. One of the joys of working on a tutorial in a game that is not finished.

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Re: Tutorial feedback: Copper Cable and electronic circuits

Post by Jackalope_Gaming » Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:49 pm

abregado wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:06 am
This part exists exactly so the player uses the "Swap recipe button". I expect it wont be an issue once the Assembling Machine GUI is redone. One of the joys of working on a tutorial in a game that is not finished.

Thanks for the report, keep them coming.
Even when the Assembling Machine GUI is finished, perhaps having an extra step in the tutorial itself to mention copper cables then switching to circuits might help new players? Or just a little popup when first placing an assembling machine might work. Just a little nudge to make sure the player's going in the right direction.

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Re: Tutorial feedback: Copper Cable and electronic circuits

Post by SuperGURU » Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:42 pm

Totally agree. Just got stuck there, because i didnt't think of reprogramming the assembler! :lol:

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