TL;DRSuggestion for another Achievement : The base works without player attention.
What ?Get the achievement when the factory runs for - say - an hour, without any action of the player, i.e. no commands issued. As in : I dare you to go outside for an hour, leave Factorio running, and come back and see it has produced and not been wiped by biters
This might be easy(?) in the early stages of the game, so active defenses killing bugs responding to the pollution has to occur, too, to prove there is an active factory doing stuff. Or N Rocket launches, N science packs are produced/consumed.
The main point is to achieve a no-touch, lights-out, hands-in-pockets automated setup and just watch for an extended time. If you don't go for the physical RL walk outside, you must be allowed to scroll around in map view and zoom in without penalty. The player (and all spiderbots) must remain stationary to avoid "accidentally" help the factory (robot repairs, shoulder lasers defending) in several places.
Why ?I just managed to get my rocket production automated, the defense supplies automated, researched queued up ... surely I should get a reward for this ?
I have not yet played with large factories, where high automation probably is necessary, but this might be a stepping stone on that path, an intermediate goal.
Yeah, a more catchy title for the achievement would be nice, can't think of one though