This!mrvn wrote: ↑Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:26 pmKeeping a few turrets in reserve at every outpost might be a good idea. But that's beside the point. You are free to stockpile.dood wrote: ↑Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:15 pmOkay.mrvn wrote: ↑Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:58 pmSay you build a new mining outpost. You build the train line, add the train stop, add the roboport and release some construction bots. Now you blueprint the electric miners, power poles, belts, walls, gates, flame turrets, laser turrets as suitable for the ore deposit in question. Every deposit will be different.
Assuming the roboport would output the number of ghosts the LTN train stop would then be wired to automatically request the right amount of electric miners, transport belts, power poles, walls, turrets and whatever else is ghosted. The train delivers it and the construction bots build it.
Why do that?
I don't know about you but anything other than turrets or walls being destroyed is the exception, not the rule so in that regard, everything is the same. If you need something other than repair packs, turrets, walls and poles, that's an extremely rare emergency in which case your bot network is probably already destroyed anyway.
Why would you build a complex system that somehow keeps track of each individual outpost and somehow sends a train loaded with just what is needed there if construction is just a one time job? Like, what is there to maintain once the outpost is built?
Seems like you want to do something that just doesn't make sense.
Also if your outpost doesn't have the thing it needs on stock right where it is needed right now and it takes 10 minutes for a train to meander there, that's 10 minutes your outpost is vulnerable and once the train arrives, you'll probably no longer need precisely 2 turrets now but 10.
The point was that the outpost requests the right amount of stuff to build itself without ending up with 50 extra electric miners or 1000 transport belts without the user having to specify the numbers. automation. And in case the outpost is partially overrun it will request new miners to repair itself. No need to keep a stock of 20 electric miner at every outpost just for the unlikely case the aliens break through in one place.
Also, designing a fully automated system would be fun.