Friday Facts #236 - Building a rollup

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Awesome poster!

I wanna buy this game!!

(Again)

Great job!

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My god, it's full of belts.

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The problem with the display in Taipei is that it wasn't denoted anywhere that the game was available on Steam.

If legally possible I would suggest adding a LARGE Steam logo.

Personally I wouldn't have purchased the game if it wasn't on Steam.

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i wanna buy the POSTER tho

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neat!
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I made a mod that removes beacons and rebalances modules to compensates. Really more of a proof of concept but you might want to give it a try, V.

https://mods.factorio.com/mod/SimpleModules

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"What in the name of Jesus is going on here?"
Life as we once knew it is dead.

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Response: "So this is where Antman lives?"

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Amazing factories! :) I think that factory is a window into the mind of a person who build it :D

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My response:

You are wasting uranium in the left bottom nuclear power plant. You need heatpipes connected to heat exchanger ;)

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I like the progression from the semi-virgin wilderness in the bottom left to the orderly layout in the center to the utter madness of the upper right.

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my answer would be:
"whatever"

no offense against this highly valued game of yours. a picture is bad to describe a complex game like this at least to me. a player understand the "icons" and builds a person that doesn'T play the game will be able to understand the easy the stuff like the train and the rocket but the rest looks a little bit like dwarf fortress.

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Amazing poster and factory!
Honestly this seems closer to a work of art than a "factory". But the fact it also can do 1k+ SPM is even more cool. :D
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How about running a giveaway competition after you've finished using the roll ups? If you did, and I won, they'd take pride of place in the living room, and be damned what the other half thinks!
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Factorio is a very problematic game.

I saw it and was suddenly in love.
Others will never find a path into it.
There is no thing inbetween i think.
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You've inspired me to build more naturally looking factories in the future and explore design patterns which make the process of expanding with new techs much more organic. Love this game.
Horizontal lines are more pleasing to the eyes you say? Kinda always had a gut feeling telling me that and I didn't listen.

If this was whatever promotional material of Factorio I first saw? "Wow, there is so much going on there"
Can you send me a bunch of those so I can use them and convince my dad to join the game? :D
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I noticed new feature in the movie. I think climate changes and after rain puddles will be great addition in 0.17

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The only trouble is I feel like a person seeing that and knowing nothing about the game might not understand that Factorio is about building something like that. "Huh, looks like a game about managing a huge factory or something, that doesn't sound very fun." In my opinion the timelapse is much cooler than the finished product, but of course you can't put that an a poster. Maybe you could have that, or something like it, looping on a good sized screen in your booth to kind of supplement and explain the "rollup".

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My response would be:

It looks cool, but it's inneficient as all hell. What if you needed 400 more electric furnaces? Where would you put them? Where would the train stations fit? How would you get the iron to the places it needs to go? You couldn't.

I totally love the look of this factory, as like, a purely asthetic thing. But wouldn't say it has any of the perks a well spaced main bus would have, especially expandability, but that's the point of it.

10/10 great job at building an interesting to look at factory!

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