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smcjones    2

Hey Devs,

Still love this game. I'm taking a bit of a break because my life is taking priority, but can't wait to get back to it.

One thing that would massively improve playability for me (late-game) though? Drones. I know dupes are king in this game, but being able to manufacture simple drones, that do simple things, like repair in space, monitor refineries, or dig, would be HAYUGE. Even with pre-programmed macro-like tasks to limit the amount of special power they have, this would help to clear debris, fix broken machinery, and more I probably haven't considered yet.

To ensure balance, they could only go so far away from their charging stations, and their charging stations could be quite an energy drain.

This would pave the way for dupes to do less mind-numbing micro-managing upgrading and fixing work, and perhaps allow for near full automation and make endgame a bit more about space travel and a bit less about tearing your hair out trying to keep debris clear in space. As it is, I had to bail on my game once I got to space because it's just... Too cumbersome to deal with right now, and just printing more dupes doesn't help because I still end up having too much to micromanage (even with conveyer belts everywhere).

Possibly allowing more interesting space exploration options without worrying your base will fall apart?

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I already post someting like that, Robots for manual work and someone posted something about Roombas for cleaning and sweeping. 

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Sasza22    1,052

It`s not new. People have been positng ideas about robo dupes for a while already. Some even wanted us to go fully mechanical and get rid of dupes. Btw i wodner if someon made a base where dupes don`t do anything and everything is automatic.

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smcjones    2

Yeah I just didn't see it. It doesn't shock me that someone wrote about this idea before. 

I could see a fully mechanical option for another play style, but maybe involving extremely late-game, far out-there tech tree research.

On the first case, I think it would just be extremely helpful for something to help sweep space debris! 

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Neotuck    1,774

Both sweepers and robo-miners were added in response to suggestions like this

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