Just return to the game since QoL MK II, seeing the new goal in game is to reach the Temporal Tear and i feel this is just not for me. I think the direction of the game is now not the same as i thought anymore. I bought this game because the those DUPLICANTS, seeing a working living breathing tiny society is what i enjoyed . The science in the game is insane , but simple enough to understand. AGRICULTURE update, more plants , more food, then more critters then i can build a zoo, thats wonderful! AUTOMATION added, then i can happily lets the dupes have more time to rest, sinced they can dancing now! ROCKET is turning difficulte to me, i have to watched some videos to learn tomaking steel and liquid oxygen, but hey, its all worth it for that GASSY MOO. But now seeing that GOAL of the game, building the colony just to build the rocket to get away, i am slowly relize the game is turning to a SCIENCE SANDBOX. ADDED so many new elements, so many machines, so many biome, and a lots of them now is just for temporal experiment, then so many updates just to fixed some real life maths: SOME MATTER CONVERSION, TEMPERATUTES,... because some peoples got mad because the output water temperatured is fixed (in a cartoonish game in space, not even on EARTH). BIG THANKS to the DEVS to made them satisfied!
THE POINT is the new recent changes is making the game less friendly to "casual gamer" like me, the goal is now building the ultimate factory to get a rocket to runaway. The game now requires knowlege to many new elements,new REAL SCIENCE MECHANIC, and thats is not fun to play , like when the first time i see a plant need phosphorus and bleach stone ??!!!! ALSO with adding too many elements to calculate , THE GAME IS NOW LAGGY MORE THAN EVER, and i am having a high-end laptop.
I THINK if they go back to made the GOAL of game is to just build a happy colony, its could be so much easier. Reduce the numbers of elements in game, i dont need douzen of choice just to build a tile : sand stone, igenous rock, granite, sedimentary, obsidian, ceramic, mafic, fossils,...( i event saw a couples type of cement and brick in sandbox mode) MAYBE just 3 ? ONE for decors benefit , ONE to thermal conductivity and ONE for isulator ? AND with the update of more realistic materials, some peoples keep demand more realistic physics and more balanced update and the game keep getting laggy.
HOW about making DUPLICANT the center of the game, making the goal is to making their life more happiers ? HOW ABOUT some more clothes ? some more foods? some more furnatures, LIGHTINGS? some things for us to build a swimming pool? to build a museum ? an aquarium ? I think its more fun to build a working aquarium with water pipes, heat and stuffs IS MORE FUN than a massive OIL to PETRO BOILER. NOT ADDING MORE ELEMENTS to build MORE MACHINE, USING OLD ELEMENTS is a way to reduced lagging in end game. HOW MANY newplayer will love the GASSY MOO if its took like 50 hours to learn and 50 mores to build to the end game if they re not give up cause LAG ?
OR may be i am the only one to enjoy that way to play this game :< watching they dancing...
P/S :I bought the game because of the release of the ESPRESSO MACHINE, they re just so cute when sipping coffee