goboking Posted September 6, 2017 Share Posted September 6, 2017 I'm proposing a new building, a Furnace/Incinerator, be added to the game to help us with storage management. I think such a building would be a wonderful addition to the game. What is an Incinerator? Well, it's exactly what it sounds like...it's a furnace that incinerates unwanted materials. How does the Incinerator work? The way I envision the Incinerator working is similar to the Storage Compactor in that it uses priority settings and a list of boxes we can check for each material. Any material selected will be fed to the Incinerator unless it is also designated for a Storage Compactor with sufficient available space. The priority setting would work like it it does for any other building, determining when your dupes operate it. The Incinerator would be fueled by Coal, meaning it should be unlocked when Combustion is researched. It would destroy whatever is placed within and produce Ash. Ash, in turn, can serve as a filtration material, giving us a long-term solution to the problem of finite Sand. It could also produce Carbon Dioxide if the developers deem it appropriate. What benefits does the Incinerator offer? In addition to providing a renewable filtration material, the Incinerator gives players another option of disposing of unwanted material. This means we have the option of getting rid of unwanted clutter without spamming dozens of Storage Compactors or relying on Hatches. Ridding our base of unwanted clutter not only impacts stress management and improves aesthetics for those of us who care about such things, but it also improves game performance. What are the drawbacks of the Incinerator? The Incinerator should have a massive negative decor penalty and should produce lots and lots of heat, making Heat Exhaustion and Scalding very real risks if proper steps aren't taken to ensure operator safety. Heat management, as many of us know, is vital to the long-term survival of a colony and so seems an appropriate byproduct for such a useful building. The Incinerator could also produce Polluted Oxygen when organic materials and dupe corpses are burned. So that's my proposed solution to long-term waste disposal and storage management. Tell me what you think. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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