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I have bought Factorio last week. Best $20 I have spent in a while!
It's been less than a week, and I already have 50+ hours on it. I got my other strategy obsessed friend to play with me.

This game is really good at taking off stress. The process of learning how shit works in it is actually very similar to learning a new language. For a while you have no idea what you are doing and then suddenly, you understand **everything**.

Check it out! Believe me, it is worth sacrificing a couple coffees/teas for it!
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    It's amazing!

    Try multiplayer, gets 10 times more fun. Didn't with a friend and we only intended to play for an hour to get setup, spent 6 hours in one go lol
  • 2
    I love factorio too. Especially the next experimental version. They have done so many speed improvements to belts and the terrain looks better too. On a scale of spaghetti to main bus/robots how good are you?
  • 0
    @ilikeglue I usually create a main bus. I look at what other people did on forums and I follow the tips of a YouTubed called “Xterminator.” I have actually invited some veteran players onto my world and they told me that I need to work on giving more space to things.
  • 0
    @irene now that’s just plain evil
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    @lxmcf I’m actually playing one world with a friend and another alone. It’s lots of fun.
  • 1
    @irene what’s so bad about them?
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    @irene belts are supposed to be full most of the time. For example, the belt that supplies ore and coal to the furnaces must always be full, because of it’s not, you’re not using all of the furnaces!
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    Thanks for the reminder, my cousin told me she went to collage with the creators, (I knew about them before it was cool haha) I forgot about the game, I should buy it too
  • 2
    yeap, factorio is amazing. Haven't played in a while but still read every update of theirs.
    Also, when i started playing this game i thought that one word to describe this game best would be "Refactoring" :D
  • 1
    Amazing game! I had similar toughts plus 1 :
    I really enjoy this game because with basic components i can create objects and choose how they interact. Then i thought this sentence can be applied to any programming language.
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    @Joevanne true. That's pretty much the science behind of all technological jobs. simple thing + simple thing = complex thing.
  • 1
    @irene well, that's how factories work. You always want to produce excess (unless you're a communist).
  • 0
    @irene well not yet :( I wish to see more enemies in vanilla too. Well they've added cliffs and heights though.
  • 0
    @ribchinski well I used to do the main bus build too but now I wanna try using bots instead so installed a quick start mod to Jumpstart to bots.
  • 0
    Didnt think that it would be that amazing at first ..But the depth...simply astonishing ..Only problem is i tend to play it for hours straight..So refrained from playing it for now..It is finally nice to see some games investing in gameplay/content rather than graphics.
  • 0
    Factorio! 💛

    I prefer building a more modular factory in regular-sized walled blocks connected via trains. Main bus feels too simple and predictable and boring as crap.

    My favorite way is actually letting the factory grow organically into a gigantic spaghetti mess that I somehow understand perfectly. 😊 I find it strangely really beautiful.

    Anyway, I often use Factorio as a practical example of spaghetti code. I show them a video of a messy factory, and explain a little of how it works, then ask how long it would take them to rearrange it and add in another production line without breaking anything anywhere. Then I show them city blocks or main bus.
  • 1
    My favorite furnace setup wastes exactly zero tiles 😊

    iirc it's an electric smelter (with 2x anti-pollution cards), four underground express belts, two fast inserters, a medium power pole, and two lights. Each of these nodes link up perfectly, and building multiple lines of these makes for a giant grid with zero open tiles. Very time and space (and pollution!) efficient. (The lights are kind of a waste, but I hate not being able to see!)

    It's the most efficient setup I've managed to build 😊

    Next I'm going to try adding in efficiency beacons and see if I can make it better yet!

    I love Factorio.
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    @Root can you share the blueprint key for it? I’d really appreciate that!

    If you hate the dark, use the afraid of the dark mod.
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    @ribchinski Perhaps tonight if I remember? I'm not going to load up Factorio while at work haha

    Also: no way! I actually really love games where the darkness is actually really dark and scary. In RimWorld, for example, I added a mod to make nighttime almost pitch black. I love the pitch blackness in Terraria, too. No light means you really can't see!

    So I put torches/lamps everywhere to have safe little islands of light. The added difficulty and twinge of fear is positively wonderful.
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    @ribchinski

    Here's the blueprint string. It's from an older version (14.22), however, so it may or may not work. If not, it should be easy enough to build from the photo 😊 (Resources move right to left)

    0eNqdVMlqwzAQ/ZUyZwkcO01Sf0QvPZZQFHscBFqMltBg/O8dxdRtE5vUOQmNRm/ToA4OKmLrpAlQdiArazyU7x14eTRCpVo4twglyIAaGBih0w4VVsHJijfRGVEh9AykqfETylXP7l5vhA88Ur87OksrP6AKvzDyfs8ATZBB4qDnsjl/mKgP6IjkL5Q0Hl2gAwat9XTLmsRNSJw6z2kh8Fo6Un05y5PIK8z8jrxb7Hwam42mTRuTrRuqYj7IG5bBQJbCoQx9qmLTJLITQXJt66gwOZrgWS+1VNxxZGOYsfS8OL2B6wGqzUjltVCKK6Hb2ZfPpnLZLhyfK5GbCcjdg9OzfHheRiaNtYyajzPUWoWzRJNBrLJ/ZVl8I+yHKaT2n3+DgRJkkWpvmpxKc3x6tXUSckLnh8DW63y7KrLdjjC+AMTmfX0=
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    @irene they do they do! And the underground belt length is just enough to span the node, so it all fits together perfectly 😊 (The only thing I dislike is the number of lights, but there's nothing else useful that takes up a single tile, so.) The whole thing is even walkable, so it doesn't block movement much at all.

    The speed of the belt determines the max length, but even the red belts are enough for a ridiculous number of furnaces.

    The setup in the picture smelts iron much faster than I can unload two four-car trains with stack inserters.
  • 0
    @irene yeah but sadly it takes some science to get to them and some materials to make them. I'm currently at getting blue science for the advance oil production
  • 0
    @irene well currently no but I'd recommend trying the redmew server they have some fun maps
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