[Idea] Make atomic bomb create a lake

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[Idea] Make atomic bomb create a lake

Postby SuperSulc » Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:35 pm

TL;DR
When shooting the nuke make it create a small (3x3, 4x4?) pond.


Sometimes there is no water close to a preferred oil refinery or power plant site.
Let us create small lakes this way, to make those sites viable.
A nuke is expensive enough so it's not a viable way to create impassable water barrier against biters.
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Re: [Idea] Make atomic bomb create a lake

Postby Tekky » Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:15 pm

If a lake were created whenever I fired a nuke, I would be surrounded by water very quickly. Therefore, I do not like this suggestion.

Maybe if there was an option to detonate an underground nuke, your suggestion may be viable.
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Re: [Idea] Make atomic bomb create a lake

Postby d3x0r » Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:33 pm

There's mods...
There's a https://mods.factorio.com/mods/binbinhfr/WaterWell that will get water from land

or https://mods.factorio.com/mods/someone1337/Waterbomb if you want to make water...
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Re: [Idea] Make atomic bomb create a lake

Postby Koub » Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:25 pm

The devs have explained that they did not wish to add a way to create water area, because it would be OP (natives would be unable to get through, thus you'd have an impenetrable defense.
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Re: [Idea] Make atomic bomb create a lake

Postby Sparen » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:54 pm

The moment I saw this post, I immediately imagined the amount of destruction a griefer on multiplayer could inflict on a base. Destroying a base AND preventing rebuilding part of it automatically via roboports?

*shudder*
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