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My latest DW marathon megabase has lead me to do things I don't otherwise do and I must confess:

Sometimes when a belt isn't entirely compressed and I have an intermediate that needs to get somewhere, I'll hitch a ride and pull it out with a filter inserter.. :oops:

There are those times when I just start spamming splitters, like everywhere, until every offloaded belt is both split and merged by a splitter

Logistics systems, I will not say more (there is only one lake on my map, so can only do this up to a point)

I've run belts between train city blocks. I've even used them to carry artillery shells :?

Nuclear murder trains

Spidertron as trucker. You know what I mean
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You are not alone. Sometimes we have to do many different small actions, which may not always be justified, or may be useless due to our inexperience.

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Well, bootstrapping is a factor as well. If factorio has taught me anything, when you're starting up you have to rough in parts, especially those which allow you to scale up to something that can maintain more long term rational processes.
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I like to optimize part of my factory for minimal pollution and electricity consumption. I don't even play on death world settings.

I'll even use circuit networks to shutdown parts of my factory when they aren't needed at all. And use plenty of green modules when needed for such low energy goals.
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Yeah, biter and cost pressures really change the game quite a bit - I don't get the sense many folks use that mode. Too bad, the challenge is pretty impressive.
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With the help of multiple spidertrons and the follow command I have brought rocket and nuclear justice to the homes of those godless creatures commonly known as "biters". On deathworld with rampant mod that's a lot of justice.

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I had an educational experience yesterday. Wandering around with the personal flamethrower selected, I accidentally hit the spacebar and lit my production line on fire. Then the construction robots swung into repair mode and proceeded to fly into the fire. Though I'm not sure if it actually did them any harm, it did lead to me expressing my dismay with some French vocabulary...

I also happily discovered that exploded landmines are automagically replaced by robots from my personal roboport when I wander close, provided I have landmines in my inventory. It was nice not having to venture outside the walls to do that by hand.

I also saw a really big biter for the first time yesterday. Or rather I saw its corpse, after my landmines converted it into a good biter.

And I have a question. If I use rocket fuel to run my train, is it then officially a rocket train?
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Sometimes my temporary construction grid doesn’t match the redo of my electrical networks 90 degree connections.
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Redpossum wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 5:18 pm
"accidentally hit the spacebar and lit my production line on fire"
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Almost 1k hours and I never used flamethrower turrets :?

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Never used Spidertron so far
Launched my first rocket in Seablock 0.16 with lazy bastard and no logi bots.
Second rocket with There's no spoon (pollution to 0 spread, though)

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I learned another important lesson last night - while fooling around with chain signals, do not stand in the middle of the track!

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Redpossum wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 3:19 pm
I learned another important lesson last night - while fooling around with chain signals, do not stand in the middle of the track!
Thats a general lesson... about not fooling around on train tracks - it applies much more if you are using mods and trains are running at higher speeds then vanilla.

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orzelek wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:15 pm
Redpossum wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 3:19 pm
I learned another important lesson last night - while fooling around with chain signals, do not stand in the middle of the track!
Thats a general lesson... about not fooling around on train tracks - it applies much more if you are using mods and trains are running at higher speeds then vanilla.
I'll add to that, do not activate train while standing in front of it.

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Switching to atomic bombs during close combat

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hornetDC wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:37 am
Redpossum wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 3:19 pm
I learned another important lesson last night - while fooling around with chain signals, do not stand in the middle of the track!
I'll add to that, do not activate train while standing in front of it.
Been there, Done it ...
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hornetDC wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:37 am
orzelek wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:15 pm
Redpossum wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 3:19 pm
I learned another important lesson last night - while fooling around with chain signals, do not stand in the middle of the track!
Thats a general lesson... about not fooling around on train tracks - it applies much more if you are using mods and trains are running at higher speeds then vanilla.
I'll add to that, do not activate train while standing in front of it.
Cannot remember the last time, i was run over by a train. Probably once in the 0.14 tutorial map. BUT, I'm almost unable to cross a track or watch somebody do it on Youtube. I'd rather pick up the track and cross then. And I always drive around in a PAX train with automatic driving and dedicated PAX stations.

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I don't use trains much any more. Mostly belts. For awhile I was using a blueprint someone made to make a train crossing that stopped the train if I was going through. If you care about acheivements though you might want to get hit by a train once or twice. :D
I have over 5000 hours in the game and have never used flame throwers. There was a mod somewhere that gave me early artillary and that took care of any issues with biters. Turrets, Lasers and a moat outside the walls took care of the rest. Heavily defended 'bridges' to get through as needed.
Now most of the time I play with biters disabled and build my factories in peace.

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