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    Quote Originally Posted by RandBlade View Post
    Tried the new game with default settings (no mod) and it kept coming up with awkward maps where I could only find one or at most two of coal, iron and copper. Even after walking in random directions until coming to monsters I could only find them. I don't see how you can start without at least iron and copper (coal you could avoid at first by chopping trees). Then tried with the RSO mod mentioned above and it gave me a starting point with an absolutely enormous amount of everything.
    RSO guarantees one of each resource in the starting area. I thought that was default behavior too, but I guess not. The patches do tend to be a bit big; in my first game with a rocket launch I only needed to expand to one each of iron and copper fields, and two new oil fields to get what I needed. My current game is generated with small patches & many aliens, to make expansion both more necessary and harder.

    Have some images from this game:

    Full expansion:




    Local View:




    Right now, my expansion is throttled a bit by the ore. I wanted to move the railstations near my base up a ways to make room for multiple stations of each kind, and so I can run at least two tracks in each direction.

    Lab complex:



    I wound up moving the labs three times.

    Full Map:




    I completely lost track of actually launching the rocket in this game. I think I might just give it up anyways and try one of the more expansive mod sets like Bob's Mod + Dytech.

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    Factorio just last week received a rather big new update with 0.15. There's more of a point to rocket launches now, infinite research, persistent blueprints and blueprint books, and nuclear power & bombs. Also blue science is a bit easier to automate now, though the trade-off is that now there's also yellow, production, military, and space sciences too. It's probably worth revisiting if you liked it the first time. Or purchasing, if for some reason you neglected to buy it before.

    You may need to opt-in to betas to get the latest 0.15 update. It's plenty stable though; haven't gotten too deep, but haven't had any bugs yet.

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    Playing v15.

    Requester chests being locked behind the most advanced science packs thereby rendering the logistics system unusable till the end stages of the game completely sucks.

    There is a mod to make it researchable with only green and red science packs. I'm gonna install.
    Quote Originally Posted by Steely Glint View Post
    It's actually the original French billion, which is bi-million, which is a million to the power of 2. We adopted the word, and then they changed it, presumably as revenge for Crecy and Agincourt, and then the treasonous Americans adopted the new French usage and spread it all over the world. And now we have to use it.

    And that's Why I'm Voting Leave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timbuk2 View Post
    Playing v15.

    Requester chests being locked behind the most advanced science packs thereby rendering the logistics system unusable till the end stages of the game completely sucks.

    There is a mod to make it researchable with only green and red science packs. I'm gonna install.
    Ha! Mods are for the weak!

    Managed to get the yellow high tech science pack without logistics, just belts. Looks a freakin mess but I got there.
    Quote Originally Posted by Steely Glint View Post
    It's actually the original French billion, which is bi-million, which is a million to the power of 2. We adopted the word, and then they changed it, presumably as revenge for Crecy and Agincourt, and then the treasonous Americans adopted the new French usage and spread it all over the world. And now we have to use it.

    And that's Why I'm Voting Leave.

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    I always thought that the logistic system trivialized the game a bit. I'm starting work on rocket parts in my current game, I want to see if I can launch without building any logistic bots.

    It's the wait for beacons that stung for me. Before them, everything I build is temporary.
    Last edited by Wraith; 05-10-2017 at 10:05 PM.

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    I always found the logistic system kind of hobbled you eventually, it saves time at first because you don't need to plan as vigorously but that leads to eventually low efficiency and low output. After several "failed" games I managed to get to rockets when I disallowed myself from building logistic requester chests (Provider chests to load stuff into my inventory was still game!)

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    This game is going up in price in 2 weeks if anyone wanted to pick it up and still hasn't. It's still a good deal at $30, but why not get it for $20 while you can?

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    I keep waiting for it to be on sale, damn it. Why is the price going up?
    We're stuck in a bloody snowglobe.

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    The team has a strict no-sale policy. So that ain't gonna happen, get it while you can.

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