Eh, redistributing the difficulty curve isn't really "dumbing the game down", you still need advanced oil processing to finish the game. It's just shifting what you have to do when around. (Rocket fuel requires light oil now.)Ambaire wrote: ↑Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:37 pmMy primary concern is that the devs appear to be dumbing down the game to appeal to the lowest common denominator, instead of creating a more intelligent solution (better tutorials, UI hints, etc).
Why change basic oil processing? Why not instead add 3 new specific oil processing recipes that produce heavy/light/petro gas at lower rates?
I'd hope a tutorial is still forecoming, but UI changes / etc... are a different area of development than rebalancing changes, which is probably why it hasn't been touched on rn yet.
*shrug* I mean, belts require plates and gears which are made from plates. It's not the only recipe that works like that.Reika wrote: ↑Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:23 pmA rocket fuel recipe being solid fuel plus *more* light oil - which is the "intended" way of making solid fuel - feels weird. Not actively harmful, but just "why is there light oil in this recipe twice?". I guarantee you that people will start asking why you do not just add the light oil directly to the solid fuel recipe. It also does not make a whole lot of realism sense.