Friday Facts #291 - New Campaign, MP stress testing, HR Icons II

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Re: Friday Facts #291 - New Campaign, MP stress testing, HR Icons II

Post by ThaPear » Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:21 pm

Cool! Thanks for the update.

I think you mean "permanence" instead of "perminance".
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Now, when many players will try to join at the same time, they will pe placed in a queue

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Post by DanGio » Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:29 pm

such exciting news... thank you !

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Post by Klonan » Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:33 pm

ThaPear wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:21 pm
Cool! Thanks for the update.

I think you mean "permanence" instead of "perminance".
Also:
Now, when many players will try to join at the same time, they will pe placed in a queue
Corrected, cheers

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Post by gaelyte » Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:52 pm

If you want to launch a massive server, you could try to tell it in a FFF, More players will be there

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Re: Friday Facts #291 - New Campaign, MP stress testing, HR Icons II

Post by blackbat » Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:57 pm

gaelyte wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:52 pm
If you want to launch a massive server, you could try to tell it in a FFF, More players will be there
Isn't that what they literally just did‽


Also, @Klonan, I hope you tweak the icon for the Assemble Mk3, the gears on this one are... not functional.

Otherwise, great stuff, as usual.

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Re: Friday Facts #291 - New Campaign, MP stress testing, HR Icons II

Post by Ultros » Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:23 pm

blackbat wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:57 pm

Also, @Klonan, I hope you tweak the icon for the Assemble Mk3, the gears on this one are... not functional.

Otherwise, great stuff, as usual.
Normally I'd say this is excessive nitpicking, but this is a game about process automation engineering after all.

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Post by ejg » Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:28 pm

Are these icons the final ones? Because I don't like that they are so abstract. I don't think they blend in with the gamestyle since they are so crisp. Maybe add some slight shading?

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Re: Friday Facts #291 - New Campaign, MP stress testing, HR Icons II

Post by leadraven » Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:30 pm

Ultros wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:23 pm
blackbat wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:57 pm

Also, @Klonan, I hope you tweak the icon for the Assemble Mk3, the gears on this one are... not functional.

Otherwise, great stuff, as usual.
Normally I'd say this is excessive nitpicking, but this is a game about process automation engineering after all.
This level of nitpicking could be normal. But not when here is such a critical issue as fluid physics.
I'm going to complain about it a lot. =/

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Re: Friday Facts #291 - New Campaign, MP stress testing, HR Icons II

Post by T-A-R » Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:36 pm

Love it people keep adressing these mk3 assemblers.

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Re: Friday Facts #291 - New Campaign, MP stress testing, HR Icons II

Post by Avezo » Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:14 pm

I think you SHOULD change tech tree a bit;

You can unlock construction bots tech before you can actully construct them, because they need batteries which require yet higher tech.

Things like these seem an obvious candidate to such changes, even moreso because they confuse new players.

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Re: Friday Facts #291 - New Campaign, MP stress testing, HR Icons II

Post by DaveMcW » Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:54 pm

Avezo wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:14 pm
You can unlock construction bots tech before you can actully construct them, because they need batteries which require yet higher tech.
Constuction robotics requires Robotics which requires Battery.

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Re: Friday Facts #291 - New Campaign, MP stress testing, HR Icons II

Post by dee- » Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:07 pm

Nice and short FFF.

Looking forward to the result of the multiplayer test!

As a side note:
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Post by Sander_Bouwhuis » Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:13 pm

Maybe silly question, but why are the icons of the green, blue and purple inserters in the toolbar so vague whereas the yellow inserter is nice and sharp?

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Post by SpoonUnit » Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:12 pm

I'll guess that's because these are the ones that have been converted for the test. In fact, you're seeing (in the yellow one) the new level of detail that will come to all icons when rendered thus.

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Re: Friday Facts #291 - New Campaign, MP stress testing, HR Icons II

Post by Sander_Bouwhuis » Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:19 pm

SpoonUnit wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:12 pm
I'll guess that's because these are the ones that have been converted for the test. In fact, you're seeing (in the yellow one) the new level of detail that will come to all icons when rendered thus.
Oh, that's great news then! Can't wait for the other icons to get sharper and clearer. :D

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Re: Friday Facts #291 - New Campaign, MP stress testing, HR Icons II

Post by Avezo » Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:53 pm

DaveMcW wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:54 pm
Avezo wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:14 pm
You can unlock construction bots tech before you can actully construct them, because they need batteries which require yet higher tech.
Constuction robotics requires Robotics which requires Battery.
Yeah, tha's what I'm saying - to get batteries you need MUCH MORE set up than fits green science.

Or did they actually change that? Seem's like you can get batteries with green sicence now?

It's still wrong anyway, such a huge factory production set-up does not belong in green science pack.

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Re: Friday Facts #291 - New Campaign, MP stress testing, HR Icons II

Post by BlueTemplar » Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:09 pm

Batteries and Bots were a green science tech since at least 0.15.
And you know it well, as you've participated in the discussion about Green/Blue techs and Oil before :
viewtopic.php?p=399689#p399689

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Re: Friday Facts #291 - New Campaign, MP stress testing, HR Icons II

Post by DanGio » Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:40 pm

I don't understand why people complain about mk3 assembler. The setup successfully prevents unwanted rotation of each axis.

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