True, but the mod already exists in a finished state and works reliable so it doesn't really require additional work (maybe localization though) other than copy&paste what exists to the base game since it's made by an official Dev of the game anyways. It's something Klonan could do in a boring lunch break or so. I'm not implying that Klonan's lunch breaks are boring but there is surely a couple of minutes of free time where the contents of the mod could be copied into the base game. It's not that hard, at least even I can do it and I have not that much modding experience.Mooncat wrote:I just think the devs already have so many things to do. So if there is a mod that can solve the problem, better try it first.
I actually use Rocket Fuel in my trains hahaha... they basically never run out of energy.Mooncat wrote:Actually I haven't used Bergius Process and I don't think I will use it anyway, mainly because I use coal on trains and there are other mods to turn coal into other products.
I don't really think they will implement it into vanilla because that will make oil field obsolete.
But that said I don't think that it would render oil fields obsolete because Oil Fields basically provide infinite Crude Oil even if the yield is getting worse. That means that Oil Fields would remain the primary source of Oil Products because it's arguably more efficient to draw from an infinite source rather than to rely completely on coal as a source, which requires mining coal patches which can be completely depleted and require setting up new outposts eventually. Also relying purely on coal for producing oil products would interfere heavily with other coal consumers like Plastic. So basically the Bergius process requires the player to consider resource balancing. It's more an optional way to boost the output of Oil products in high demand scenarios if you have excess coal.
Also Klonan's mod isn't completely self-sustaining in the first place... so you can't rely on the Bergius Process alone... you have to insert some Heavy Oil that comes from regular Crude Oil or otherwise the process gets stuck, so that's a way to force the player to still rely on Oil Fields or otherwise the process doesn't work.
But I think that's something people can argue about if they want. Nevertheless it would be a nice addition to have it.