How old are the players of Factorio

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Re: How old are the players of Factorio

Postby disentius » Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:44 pm

In league with imp. First pc had no harddisk:)
Summer job was carrying these around
(the tapes, not the lady)
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Re: How old are the players of Factorio

Postby ChiliBomaye » Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:06 am

I am 27 years old and my first PC was runnin Windows 98 if I remember correctly. :ugeek:
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Re: How old are the players of Factorio

Postby featherwinglove » Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:31 am

impetus maximus wrote:here is a hint. my first computer had 128KB of RAM. :P

The first computer I owned had slightly more than that. The first computer I used had considerably less than that. I've been boycotting Apple since 1991. That was long before I discovered Louis Rossman much later.
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Re: How old are the players of Factorio

Postby Mauslag PIngman » Fri May 11, 2018 7:45 pm

I'm in my sixties. Factorio is my second game with heavy crafting (Terraria). Games don't teach you this, but when you're planning things, its a good idea to put your ideas and needs on paper so that you have a vision of what is needed. That's how people came up with ideas for thousands of years before computers but with computers people try to do everything with just the tools the game gives us. It doesn't give us a piece of paper and a pencil so we don't use it and that's a mistake. Write down what you want to make. Then write down what you have to make to make that thing. Make diagrams. Make up symbols for the machines you'll use. Always be aware that you'll need more of one kind of part than an other. Put just one kind of thing on one side of the belt and some other thing on the other side of the belt and never let that belt become contaminated because that always gums things up in the long run. If you need three ingredients use another belt and those long handled inserters even though they're more expensive.

Factorio doesn't teach you that well. A lot of the people that are really good at the game aren't that good at teaching.

Eventually you'll get sick of Factorio, but you'll come back after a year or two and you'll have a better understanding and clearer ideas of what you're trying to do. It'll be fun again.
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Re: How old are the players of Factorio

Postby Dominik » Thu May 17, 2018 9:05 am

Don't worry, age is not a limitation in any way. On the contrary, this game can give you a great opportunity to learn good patterns of thinking that you will find useful everywhere in life, school including. It uses good combination of creativity and analytical thinking, and expands them.
All you need is to keep thinking. If something does not work, or you think it does not work good enough (it never does as anyone here can tell you), just think more, and you will find a way to make it better. Over time, your brain will pick it up and learn how to make designs and optimize. Which are skills that can lend you nice jobs or start a business in the future :)

On the account of learning, I recommend not to use the internet to find the solutions. It is easy, but takes away your chance to find the solutions yourself.
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