Upcycling for Stone Furnaces

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Upcycling for Stone Furnaces

Post by akmotu » Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:38 pm

Currently, once you make a series of Stone Furnaces for smelting, there's really nothing to do with them once you've upgraded to Steel Furnaces or even Electric Furnaces. Stone Furnaces can either be laterally transitioned into Boilers, or downgraded into Burner Mining Drills. Seems like a HUGE oversight and such a waste.

When you have 4 lines for iron, 4 lines for copper, 2 lines for steel and 1 line for stone, that adds up to a lot of Stone Furnaces that become obsolete.

Please give us something else to do with the Stone Furnaces, otherwise, it's into a wooden box and a few magazines worth of bullets.

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Re: Upcycling for Stone Furnaces

Post by CJ5Boss » Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:20 pm

I agree, it does seem like a waste of materials... but I do like to run things over with my tank.
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Re: Upcycling for Stone Furnaces

Post by steinio » Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:40 pm

Use them instead of walls.
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Re: Upcycling for Stone Furnaces

Post by Amarula » Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:20 pm

Yes this! One of the first questions I had when I started playing was, why don't stone furnaces get upgraded to steel, replacing or adding to bricks in the steel furnace recipe?
steinio wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:40 pm
Use them instead of walls.
Hmm I wonder how a wall of stone furnaces stands up to biter attacks compared to a wall wall 8-)

And of course you can use them for decoration/art like advanced/hazard concrete...

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Re: Upcycling for Stone Furnaces

Post by Koub » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:02 am

I've never got to the point where I got so many stone furnaces that reusing them into boilers left me with leftovers.
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Re: Upcycling for Stone Furnaces

Post by JekoRhino » Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:29 am

What about Steel Furnaces, Burner Insertes, Burner Mining Drills,...?

I actually see his point since I try to build a Base that only uses Solar + Accumulators.
There is always a random Chests with useless items.

You really start with Stone Furnaces, go into Steel and some Hours later going into Electric.
Sadly Apart form crafting "Burrner" Items they have no other use.

In conclusion there will always be a Item that's useless.
Dissembling/Recycling it is? ;)

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Re: Upcycling for Stone Furnaces

Post by Koub » Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:30 am

JekoRhino wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:29 am
Dissembling/Recycling it is? ;)
TBH, if this had been OP's request, I'd have merged this topic with all the other sugegstions for recycling :).
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