There does seem to be a sharp split on this point. I agree that it is an unnecessary check. The thing you need to keep an eye on is the supply of U235: if you keep that up there should always be plenty of fuel cells, and you want to detect and fix any shortfall before it flows through to fuel production.farcast wrote: ↑Sun Oct 03, 2021 4:56 amI suppose it depends on how often you either can't or won't build build enough fuel cell production for your reactors to decide if waiting for fuel is worth the added complexity. In my experience, never, so that's why I'm against it. Others might have a different experience.
The other recurring disagreement is over the importance of the neighbour bonus. It seems to me that post-kovarex the main point of the bonus is not the saving on (cheap) fuel cells but the extra power produced by each (expensive) nuclear core. If you have designed your reactor to use the bonus, then not getting it leaves large amounts of expensive capital equipment being under utilised. Pre-kovarex the fuel saving is of course also important.