Michi01 Posted November 3, 2017 Share Posted November 3, 2017 As I've noticed, virtually all buildings that can be built from metal can either only be built using raw metals or only be built using refined metals. While I think that it's perfectly fine for high tier buildings to only accept refined metals, I think that all low tier and mid tier structures that can only be built using raw metals should also accept refined metals, as many of them stay relevant into the late game and should also be able to have the benefits of refined metals (I hope there will be more of those or more varied ones instead of just giving all of them a +50 degrees overheat bonus). Since all metals and a bunch of other materials can all be used as materials for the thermal shift plate, it shouldn't be too hard to add a generic "Metal" category that allows both raw and refined metal as building materials for certain buildings. Additionally, I think instead of adding a normal and a "conductive" version of wires, wire bridges, heavy-watt wires and heavy-watt joint plates, there should just be one version of all of these which can be constructed from either raw or refined metals and then have different properties depending on the construction material (they could still look different and have a different prefix after being built and unlocking the ability to build them from refined metals could still require research). The menu just gets unnecessarily cluttered the way it is now. One last thing, I think the old smelter (that presumably uses coal) that never made it into the game should still be added. It seems really weird that you need to progress so far into the tech tree and build a relatively advanced building to do something that people could do thousands of years ago. I think it would be a nice way of adding a sense of progression to the game if players were forced to start out refining metals with simple coal smelters and then later on could switch to a more efficient electric smelter. I generally dislike that the rock granulator is used for metal refinement and would prefer if it's role of allowing metal refinement in the early game was taken by the coal smelter. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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