What are the most impractical items in Factorio?

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Re: What are the most impractical items in Factorio?

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mrvn wrote:
Mon Nov 01, 2021 8:31 pm
Plus it saves inventory space to store ammunition in the weapon slot at the low price of manufacturing an extra rifle.
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Re: What are the most impractical items in Factorio?

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adam_bise wrote:
Mon Nov 01, 2021 5:15 pm
Pistols..

In vanilla, pistols have a recipe for both manual and assembler crafting. But I can't think of a single scenario where either would be used.

Every time the player respawns, they get a pistol. How would you ever actually really need to build another? If you drop it on accident?

What about the assembler recipe? Why is it there? What scenario could ever possibly exist that would require choosing the pistol in an assembler?
Agree with your assessment for vanilla, but I think I've seen some mods that use pistol in a recipe.

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Re: What are the most impractical items in Factorio?

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mmmPI wrote:
Tue Nov 02, 2021 3:20 am
mrvn wrote:
Mon Nov 01, 2021 8:31 pm
Plus it saves inventory space to store ammunition in the weapon slot at the low price of manufacturing an extra rifle.
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Oh, that's new. The slot used to be red without weapon.

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Re: What are the most impractical items in Factorio?

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It bugged me, so fixed it.

https://mods.factorio.com/mod/smg-require-pistol

EDIT: I also made a few additional mods to address what I feel are under-utilized items or items made obsolete by other items.

https://mods.factorio.com/mod/car-require-smg
https://mods.factorio.com/mod/steel-che ... iron-chest
https://mods.factorio.com/mod/armor-require-previous

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Re: What are the most impractical items in Factorio?

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I like such changes, it adds not too much complexity to the game, but makes things more realistic.

I think the original recipes don’t include the former items, because the devs think these are items, that need to be produced only once ore very seldom. But even then it makes sense to reuse the items.

Don’t forget to clear the equipment grid, before the armor in a recipe. :)
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Re: What are the most impractical items in Factorio?

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ssilk wrote:
Sat Nov 06, 2021 9:32 am
Don’t forget to clear the equipment grid, before the armor in a recipe. :)
Or update to experimental for the fix. :)

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