Better bot description

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Better bot description

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When mouse hovers over a bot, it displays some basic information about it. But it is really basic.

I propose to extend this info to add some description of what bot is doing, example:

"Going to <icon> at <location> to pick up <icon> to build it at <location>"

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And why do you think this is useful?

In my opinion it’s either obvious (just a few bots going into distinct directions), or there are thousands of bots doing stuff.
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Maybe not ver usefull, but amusing. Isn't it the goal of the game?

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Hmmm.

Let me say it so: it is useful/amusing, if there would be such a display. I would look at it for a while. And maybe that would already been implemented, if it would be simple to display that. But it isn’t, because the bots don’t know their route.

I’m not sure, but I mean they just know their current target: go to X and pick up Y. That’s all. The chest knows how much robots are called. You see that if you turn on debug mode and use show-logistic-robot-targets. See https://wiki.factorio.com/Debug_mode
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I don’t really get how you are even supposed to see the additional description. The bots move way to fast.
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