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I'm somewhat new to the game. I'm just wondering why the chemical science is listed first in the crafting menu, but military science is listed first when doing the research queues. All the other science packs seem to be listed in the same order across the board. Does anyone know if this was done intentionally?

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Haisom wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:34 pm
I'm just wondering why the chemical science is listed first in the crafting menu, but military science is listed first when doing the research queues. All the other science packs seem to be listed in the same order across the board.
It's a historical artefact. Until quite recently, red, green and blue (chemical) science were just called science 1, 2 and 3, and were listed together before the 'specialist' sciences (starting with military), even though military science was easier to make than science 3. When the names were changed the order was 'fixed' in one place but left as it was in the other.

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Khagan wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:41 pm
It's a historical artefact. Until quite recently, red, green and blue (chemical) science were just called science 1, 2 and 3, and were listed together before the 'specialist' sciences (starting with military), even though military science was easier to make than science 3. When the names were changed the order was 'fixed' in one place but left as it was in the other.
Ah, that makes sense, I don't know why it bothered me. Thanks for the explanation!

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It bothered you for the same reason it bothers a lot of Factorio players. We all tend to be on the OCD end of things.
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Didn't bother just you: https://www.reddit.com/r/factorio/comme ... ?context=3 V's comment still holds true too, it will be fixed in the next release (0.18) :)
I'm an admin over at https://wiki.factorio.com. Feel free to contact me if there's anything wrong (or right) with it.

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Well, that is fantastic news! I'm very much looking forward to the next release!

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That's what is amazing about Factorio. Even things that don't really need fixing are fixed. :)
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