I proposed this earlier, but perhaps a bit late. I never saw it iterated upon, but then you didn't discuss every iteration I suppose.V453000 wrote: ↑Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:54 pmEven though it was not my idea, I was very significantly responsible for the changes and they would not have happened without my agreement, therefore you can fully blame me for them... and sacrifice me to the dark gods if that is what you desire.
Honestly, there isn’t that much to write further. The proposed solution from last FFF got implemented and the reasons are the same as stated many times. We already presented almost the same thing twice in two weeks, I don’t believe yet another discussion would yield much different results.
Many if not all the suggestions were considered and several of them I even implemented. I already tried to explain the downsides of each of them, and why the no-changes option as well. I’m far from civilization on a phone now so can’t link nor am I going to make a megalong post, but I think the answers are there, though probably lost in the sheer amount of posts. I’d be happy to answer later when I get to a computer if there are further questions.
In short, the changes make oil less annoying to set up in the basic form. I hate hearing that this is only for newcomers, I think it’s just generally better, not having to worry about as many things.
In case of no changes, the basic oil processing was annoying yet completely unsustainable, deadlocking all the time. This lead to just spamming tanks which is a really weak solution, and forced the player to rush advanced oil processing, thus rushing blue science. However with all the things in green the player is generally in a good spot.
Also, I honestly cannot spend another full weekend fully reading the forums and spending several hours writing replies.
BTW your opinions were absolutely not ignored.
Was there consideration about removing cracking from advanced oil processing and putting it in it's own green science. Then re-balancing basic oil processing to produce less heavy and light oil.
If all of the reasons you've given thus far are correct, that would address most if not all of them and not cause any large issues. Along with keeping myriad of other benefits the old oil system, both in it's teaching and in it's not locking off of technology, that I've mentioned already plenty.