maybe my wording wasnt the bestmikes61293 wrote: ↑Tue May 14, 2019 5:41 pmIron already loops at the iron pulp 5 -> iron pulp 6 step by creating more iron pulp 2. If you remove iron pulp 2 as a byproduct from that recipe and increase the ratio of iron pulp 6 -> iron pulp 7, you'd increase the viability of that whole chain and it wouldn't loop. The whole chain would split at the classify iron ore dust step and then converge at the iron pulp 7 -> high grade iron step. If turning unslimed iron into iron pulp and processing it is always worse than just smelting the unslimed iron, why even have that chain?immortal_sniper1 wrote: ↑Tue May 14, 2019 5:15 pmno since it would enable loops of iron and py said he doesnt want loopsmikes61293 wrote: ↑Tue May 14, 2019 4:29 pmIt looks like turning your unslimed iron into pulp and processing it into high grade iron is never worth it. I think the chain should be balanced such that converting your unslimed iron is a marginal increase in efficiency if you're smelting high grade iron (tier 3.2) and a decent increase with sinter iron (tier 4.2).
not to mention that then people would get iron from oxide mostly
Essentially I just want the highlighted section of the chart below to be worth doing.
Iron Pulp Chain 2.jpg
in release 1 or 2 people could
iron oxide>unslimed> pulp 7> iron then take some of this iron and make iron oxide from it and get a profit of iron