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Re: How old are the players of Factorio

Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:44 pm
by disentius
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

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:06 am
by ChiliBomaye
I am 27 years old and my first PC was runnin Windows 98 if I remember correctly. :ugeek:

Re: How old are the players of Factorio

Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:31 am
by featherwinglove
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.

Re: How old are the players of Factorio

Posted: Fri May 11, 2018 7:45 pm
by Mauslag PIngman
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.

Re: How old are the players of Factorio

Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 9:05 am
by Dominik
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.

Re: How old are the players of Factorio

Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:08 am
by pookeeshtron
I'm 18 and I find it really addictive and challenging to find out the most efficient scheme and proportions of my manufacturing by myself using a pencil, paper and spreadsheets. Can't remember if some game did that to me.

Re: How old are the players of Factorio

Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:02 pm
by Amarula
impetus maximus wrote:here is a hint. my first computer had 128KB of RAM. :P
Luxury! my first computer had I think 128 bytes... have to go look up the specs for the Sinclair ZX81...

Re: How old are the players of Factorio

Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:00 pm
by 5thHorseman
Amarula wrote:
impetus maximus wrote:here is a hint. my first computer had 128KB of RAM. :P
Luxury! my first computer had I think 128 bytes... have to go look up the specs for the Sinclair ZX81...
I believe it had 1024 bytes because it was basically the same as a Timex Sinclair 1000, the 1000 of course stood for 1024 bytes.

My TImex Sinclair 1000 had 16 THOUSAND bytes though because I installed the rampack.

Re: How old are the players of Factorio

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:58 am
by reverse.yellow
Old enough to know better. Nice try 3 letter agency.

Re: How old are the players of Factorio

Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:23 pm
by Trebor
Amarula wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:02 pm
impetus maximus wrote:here is a hint. my first computer had 128KB of RAM. :P
Luxury! my first computer had I think 128 bytes... have to go look up the specs for the Sinclair ZX81...
My first computer had 64k, but only after upgrading it twice.

Re: How old are the players of Factorio

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:34 pm
by IGotBaconSoda
In the middle of the 20-30 bracket, to remain somewhat anonymous.
This game can be as easy or as challenging as you impose on yourself; Factorio is very much an engineer's game.

I found launching my first rocket very challenging, since my OCD prevented me from keeping any part of my factory for long. But if I ignored some of my tendencies, I launched fairly quickly. Since then, over the 1000 hours I've played, I basically have ratio-perfect designs for everything (can't wait for .17 to make those obsolete), so the building of the factory now has little challenge in my eyes.

But combinators man, oh how the challenge has returned.

Re: How old are the players of Factorio

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:21 pm
by Hayertjez
I'am almost 30's, but what also helps it that I am an Engineer :geek: for profession.

Re: How old are the players of Factorio

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:31 pm
by Ace_W
36 and still goin strong. Lol