The basic concept is to always shift product to the side of the belt array that you normally draw from.
For example, in this picture I draw iron from the left lane, then shift product from right to left lanes so that the left belt remains as full as possible. Why do this?
- It is easier to draw from the outer lane.
- The outer lane always remains as full as possible.
- You never need to worry about which lane might have the amount of product you need.
- When your consumption outstrips your production the furthermost lanes go empty and it is very easy to notice the condition with a simple look, even in map mode. That way when you see it happen you know it is time to scale up your production of the resource that is running low.
Is anybody else using this strategy? Speak up.
Can anybody think of a serious drawback to this strategy? Speak up.