Yeah, I was thinking the same. Actually, even without buffer chests, some means of grouping provider and requester chests into categories and setting robotic rules forbidding fulfillment of requests flowing across certain edges in the graph of category nodes would allow for similar constructs and maybe other clever stuff.Adil wrote:So, basically you've split requester chests into "requester chest lvl 1" and "requester chest lvl 2" so that "lvl 2" can pull items from "lvl 1" chests.
Can we also get chest levels 3,4,5... ?
Buffer chests could still be useful in that model, however, simply for their ability to simultaneously request and provide an item (although ... if there were such a thing as filter-able storage chests, I wonder if that would that be the same, better, or worse than buffer chests? If robots knew about the filters and made routing decisions accordingly, I suspect it might be almost, but not quite as useful).