SuicidalKid wrote:Can I ask why you would want this? In your example, it unbalances it from 2 miners on either lane, to 3 on 1 lane and 1 on the other. That seems like a regression to me, as it would make it so you would need to balance the belts afterwards anyways.
The picture shows how it works at the moment. If the change gets implemented, it will be balanced (2 miners per lane).
dood wrote:How does your example tile and get power?
How is it any better than just 4 miners, 2 undergrounds, 1 power pole?
It was just an example not a way to arrange miners.
Ralimist wrote:I belive this change will make how items are being placed on belts a bit more consistent.
It would make things less consistent. Right now it follows the right hand rule, which also inserters follow. I have nothing against it though, as long as your next step isn't trying to do the same with inserters. Stay away from the inserters.
The change will affect inserters too, the miners were just an example.
As you can see everything gets placed on the right lane from the belts perspective - that's how it works at the moment.
If my change would get implemented, the first and third inserter (which have opposite directions to the belt) would place items on the other lane.
And it will be more consistent with how inserters and miners place items on the belt if they are perpendicular to the belt as seen in the next picture.