Theikkru wrote: ↑
Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:40 pm
You could sit around doing absolutely nothing for 20 minutes waiting for your production to back up and that would solve the petroleum shortage just as well.
I used to transform my Heavy Oil and Light Oil into solid fuel. This means when i had not enough petroleum, instead of rushing AOP, i could just sit around doing absolutely nothing for 20 min,( or just build some rail ) and this solved my problems.
Now i can't run out of petroleum, I run out of crude if i don't get to AOP fast enough and use too much solid fuel when sitting around doing nothing. ( or adding rail for the ressources needed for blue science)
So i can understand why people would ask for a buff in oil on the map. The other solution would be them getting faster to AOP. ( which ofc you can't advise to a new player that's the whole point).
On the plus side though, the "wall" is removed, it is just very slow if you deplete your pumpjacks to get the science flowing after you wasted too much ressources. The same is a negative for other people as it removes the whole challenge.
But AOP, IMO is still needed as a priority, very desirable, else you waste coal or crude doing crude=>PG=>solid fuel. This might not be an intended task imposed on new player though, forcing them to tech up fast enough in a way.