Use storage chests before passive provider chests

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Use storage chests before passive provider chests

Post by sungod3k » Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:45 pm

Hi,

the new types of chests have certainly made the whole logistics network better, however Im still missing one function and I wonder if some of you had the same issue or already have a solution.

In mid to late game the storage chests get fuller and fuller, so it would be great if the drones could prioritize taking out of the storage chests before taking them from the passive provider chests.

For example. There is a passive provider chests for bricks I produce and when I replace the bricks with concrete I will have a big surplus that gets stored in the storage chests. So when I have a requester chest at the concrete production line, there is no point taking the bricks from the passive provider chest, when there are still bricks in the storage chests.

Another example: Barrels. Emptied barrels usually get stored in the storage chests when they are not immediately used. So there is no point in the drones getting barrels from the barrel production line when there are still some in the storage chests.

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Re: Use storage chests before passive provider chests

Post by Serenity » Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:40 pm

That's how it is supposed to be. Passive providers have the lowest priority
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Re: Use storage chests before passive provider chests

Post by Mr. Tact » Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:57 pm

Yeah, it does work that way. If you aren't seeing that behavior you might have separate zones.
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Re: Use storage chests before passive provider chests

Post by bobucles » Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:07 pm

It sounds like you want to use buffer chests instead. They will pull items out of storage and act as a passive provider at the same time. Don't forget to use inserter wireless mode to shut down the mall when you have too many X in the network.

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