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Re: Just bought the game; What were Your first impressions?

Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:58 am
by Currlyfries21
150~ hours later, I wonder if i'll return it?

Kidding lmao this game is terrific

Re: Just bought the game; What were Your first impressions?

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:04 pm
by tpreissler
Hi,

I played it with my son (10 that time probably) the very first time. We did as part of tutorial what we had to do... and
I said "you don't need to do that, you can let the game do that for you." and I got a weird look.
I showed him and ... was amazed, but didn't want to admit to how silly he was at first.

So I was immediately hooked due to the "Automate everything" aspect. When I had the first train .... ooooooh, awesome.
Oh, you can run over, too.

Let the game play itself, to some extend, I am just the manager here. That appealed very much.
I have only ever played two saves (and lazy bastard, but that was very repetitive). The first save was "just a mess" (c) but it worked. I got the rocket started,
it took 20 minutes for each start (and I wouldn't have started the rocket wouldn't my son have pushed me).
Now on the second. It would just run with 1kspm til the ~80M resources each run out. And the game/base is just an object of love. Just enjoying the automatisms I have setup and let me do the planning.

All in all, amazing.
Thank you Factorio devs!

Re: Just bought the game; What were Your first impressions?

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:58 pm
by Meggal_Bozale
First time around I was like "huh, kinda boring.". Then I was like, "hey, I should get more ore to make those electric drills! those look fun." then i was like "Why am I tired?" And then i hit the Windows key, it was 11:00PM. I have 1000 hours now and my future impressions are favorable, as in this game is great!

Re: Just bought the game; What were Your first impressions?

Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:40 pm
by JonBrave
"I think this game is broken, I simply cannot move my guy" :shock:

I play strategy games, often turn-based, few real-time-anythings. Have used click to move, right-click, drag, cursor keys. But never once WASD ... :shock:

Re: Just bought the game; What were Your first impressions?

Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:48 pm
by manzon
Started playing two days ago and my first impression was: hey, this what I do for a living! I'm a devops/systems engineer and automation plays a huge role in my job. Factorio illustrates need for automation in large and complex systems perfectly. If you leave that furnace without steady supply of coal it will eventually screw you over. Leave that SSL cert renewal and installation not automated and it will eventually screw you over :)

Re: Just bought the game; What were Your first impressions?

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:40 am
by Asterf
First is to customized settings and controls based on your desired buttons.

Experience with bot or at least try the demo or practice mode.

Then master. Be the best player in that game.

If you can monetized it, will be bettter.

My first three days of Factorio

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:51 am
by ericprydz
I spend all my time at home playing Factorio and all my time at my Apknite company daydreaming about how to make the factory grow. My eyes hurt, my brain is numb and I have barely slept.
And I haven't even gotten past blue science yet :roll: :roll:

Re: Just bought the game; What were Your first impressions?

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:54 am
by Koub
[Koub] Merged into the first impressions thread, because It fits the topic well :).

Re: Just bought the game; What were Your first impressions?

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:17 am
by ericprydz
Koub wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:54 am
[Koub] Merged into the first impressions thread, because It fits the topic well :).
Thanks for doing it! :D

Re: Just bought the game; What were Your first impressions?

Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:06 pm
by GlorifiedToaster
I remember thinking it was in the best interest to kill all bitters, even the ones not even in my pollution range.

I've been unable to return to that save, due to the amounts of biters attacking each second, combined with next near 0 resources available.


Oh, and I only had 10 furnaces keeping my iron production up, imagine how that went.

Re: Just bought the game; What were Your first impressions?

Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:18 am
by Diz9000
After years of playing modded Minecraft, I started to get bored and needed a fresh challenge.
Factorio had been on my wish list for a while now, I liked the sound of it without really knowing anything about the gameplay.
Then last month I was in hospital and when I came out I was going to have to rest for many weeks, so bit the bullet and bought the game.

Initially , I was like wth am I supposed to do, what’s the aim of the game.......
Being an old fart (50+) the first thing I did was throw the manual away (metaphorically speaking) and look for a video to watch. I was amazed by the number available. I choose one that seem to take you from starting out to something called a megabase, in 100 easy steps lol. (By katherineofsky).
25 hours in and I find my games not playing the same as that in the video, much pulling out of hair was narrowly avoid when I found another player having the same issue and an answer as to why.... I’m playing with vet 0.17 and the video is of ver 0.16.
Onto a new series using the same ver as I’m using and I now wondering where 125 hrs had disappeared to over the past few weeks lol 😱

Re: Just bought the game; What were Your first impressions?

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:03 pm
by Am0rphus
I bought the game and played it a little, but I lost interest real quick because I couldn’t figure out how to progress. So much was thrown at me and I didn’t get to experience the more advanced and interesting parts of the game.
However, 8 months later, I started watching Nilaus YouTube videos and they helped me to get started with the game. The more I learned, the more complex builds I could make, and I got hooked from there. Eventually I joined a bunker world and played on there, and that made the game even more interesting.

Re: Just bought the game; What were Your first impressions?

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:42 pm
by valneq
Am0rphus wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:03 pm
[…] I couldn’t figure out how to progress. So much was thrown at me and […]
Do you remember at which point in the game you got stuck? In hindsight, do you understand why you got stuck there? Which idea / concept was not explained well enough by the game?

Re: Just bought the game; What were Your first impressions?

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:23 pm
by plussantana
my first impression was like playing a game like Minecraft but in which you can program

Re: Just bought the game; What were Your first impressions?

Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:29 pm
by SAVAGExDAVE
Just bought the game this weekend and am loving it so far. Haven’t done anything major with it yet, but I totally see the potential in becoming super addictive!

Re: Just bought the game; What were Your first impressions?

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:38 pm
by Eleenrood
First impression about Factorio i remember, where biters eating my ass off when i was trying to set up some kind of automation.

Second impression was "How the hell will i automate that?". That particular impression i still have when i try new major mod - Bob and Angle were especially prominent setting very high bar for future, but right now explore galaxy on marathon starts to catch up uncomfortably quickly.

Third impression is well known "Did i do this?!?" closely followed by "What was I thinking?". That one never went away.


I have to say its one of the best game purchase I ever made and been coming back to it quite a few times. I actually had to check when did i bought and I still have email with game code from Factorio from 2014 :D

Re: Just bought the game; What were Your first impressions?

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:53 am
by starkita
First impression was "Finally, home".

Re: Just bought the game; What were Your first impressions?

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:51 pm
by Veggiemeat
Hi Forum!

I heard about the game listening to a podcast where they had one of the Factorio developers as a guest. As a programmer myself, I was intrigued about the idea of the game. Also, hearing how the developer talked about the development process and the focus towards performance convinced me of the quality of the game.

I have played a few days now and I really like how configurable the game is. I can play smoothly with 60 FPS on my low end GPU, but could also turn on the graphics to the max if I wanted to. The configurability of the look and feel of the game is excellent.

At first, the game is really exciting because there is so much to explore and learn: the terrain, the resource types, the kind of items there are, the technology tree etc. Eventually, I found myself just idling AFK, thinking and planning the production and logistics of the next science packet. :D

One thing I miss though (or haven't found out yet) is a way to deconstruct or recycle items, for example transform an inserter back to iron and gears.

I also like that the battle aspect is mainly simple tower defense style where the point is to automate your defenses.

Re: Just bought the game; What were Your first impressions?

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:54 pm
by Pi-C
Veggiemeat wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:51 pm
One thing I miss though (or haven't found out yet) is a way to deconstruct or recycle items, for example transform an inserter back to iron and gears.
There are mods that allow you to do this.