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What percentage of maps have at least one metal volcano?

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rnjacobs    10

What percentage of maps have at least one metal volcano?

 

The last four games I've started haven't had any. And yet searching the seeds on ToolsNotIncluded, approximately 70% of maps should have at least one of some kind of metal volcano. (5633 iron + 5663 gold + 5612 copper -1651 iron&gold -1626 iron&copper -1651copper&gold +419all out of 17624 documented)

 

Am I just horribly unlucky?

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ONIfreak    147

I think you are.

For last few maps i started i always had at least one (i never saw cold slush geyser though).

Why you need it? There is plenty of metal falling from space, i have gold and copper geyser on my current map and have no idea what to do with that amount of those metals. i started to build everything out of gold just for fun.

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Coolthulhu    1045

There are something like 10 geysers per map, of which 3 have pre-set types (not metal). The rest is random, chosen uniformly from all possible geyser types (18). There are 3 metal geyser types, so 1/6 chance of a geyser being metal. Chance of all 10 geysers being non-metal is therefore about (5/6)^7, which is about 28%.

About 28% too high to risk wasting time with random seed, only to realize the map is pure crap.

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rnjacobs    10
9 hours ago, ONIfreak said:

Why you need it? There is plenty of metal falling from space

In the late game, I found myself still wanting to build (and/or rebuild) lots of infrastructure using refined metal and regularly exceeded the rate at which asteroids brought iron to the surface.

In Cosmic and Expressive I played maps that had metal volcanoes and just the normal cool steam geysers for water. The maps I started for Rocketry and Space both had no metal volcanoes and lots of water generators, which was a novel twist. The two I tried to start for QoL1 had neither tons of water geysers nor metal volcanoes. So by now I've played to enough that I just find this kind of scarcity to be boring instead of challenging.

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Miravlix    94
17 hours ago, rnjacobs said:

What percentage of maps have at least one metal volcano?

 

The last four games I've started haven't had any. And yet searching the seeds on ToolsNotIncluded, approximately 70% of maps should have at least one of some kind of metal volcano. (5633 iron + 5663 gold + 5612 copper -1651 iron&gold -1626 iron&copper -1651copper&gold +419all out of 17624 documented)

 

Am I just horribly unlucky?

 

I can't remember the last time my map had a volcano and I always use the default settings, so random new seed every game.

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ONIfreak    147
14 hours ago, rnjacobs said:

In the late game, I found myself still wanting to build (and/or rebuild) lots of infrastructure using refined metal and regularly exceeded the rate at which asteroids brought iron to the surface.

In Cosmic and Expressive I played maps that had metal volcanoes and just the normal cool steam geysers for water. The maps I started for Rocketry and Space both had no metal volcanoes and lots of water generators, which was a novel twist. The two I tried to start for QoL1 had neither tons of water geysers nor metal volcanoes. So by now I've played to enough that I just find this kind of scarcity to be boring instead of challenging.

Fair enough.

in case you might not know there is seed searcher:

https://toolsnotincluded.net/seeds/

so if you find those maps annoying you can just choose what you want and start on that asteroid. That's what i did yesterday (i actually found it yesterday)

 

 

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