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If you were borderline on Factorio

They’ve just released 0.15 (up to 0.15.2 for some bugfixes). I’m sitting here waiting impatiently for it to download. Nuclear power, rebalanced combat, a ‘marathon’ mode (critical items take a lot more materials to build), and prebuilt settings for various styles of play….

It is a sign of good sportsmanship on my part that I didn’t skip gaming to download it yesterday (when it released), but that’s only because I’d promised that I’d teach High Frontier.

Update — It’s slower going (7 types of science instead of 4 — and purple science is no longer “stuff you get for free by killing natives”). I’ve got a horrible spaghetti maze because I haven’t been looking ahead. I should probably punt, but my goal is to use this base as a starting point for a big base, so its ok. But I do like many things:

  • Flamethrowers are still good, but much more expensive. Bullets have been buffed, because they were terrible.
  • Infinite science (even if some of it seems to be a bad deal, like mining productivity).
  • Lots of quality of life fixes (showing oil patches underground, etc).

I need to get logistics bots for this factory. It’s not pretty. Gotta find a new copper patch, too. Have basically run out.


Written by taogaming

April 25, 2017 at 7:32 pm

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  1. Hmh, I’ve been putting way too many hours already playing Factorio, and I’m pretty close to finishing the thing (I’m something like 60% in building the rocket), and I was looking forward to putting the game aside a bit once I finish it so I can get some reading done, too, and maybe a bit more work, but these new changes… Interesting.

    Mikko Saari

    April 25, 2017 at 10:11 pm

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