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About ToiDiaeRaRIsuOy

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  1. Help Australia with forest fires

    Hello, Not my usual post around here, but I wanted to bring attention to this as a good buddy of mine is Australian. He has been deeply troubled by what is happening in his home country. I am not going to pretend that I fully grasp the situation, so it's best I quote him directly. If you want, please make a donation. The service(s) you are donating to are verified and we know for sure the money will be directly used to fighting the fires, or helping those who are affected by it. Thank you. A message to all members, The Californian Bushfires Total Size: 1,900,000 acres The Amazon Fires Total Size: 2,250,000 acres The CURRENT Australian Bushfires 12,000,000 acres... and rising every day I do not think that people understand what is happening right now. These are not normal Australian bushfires. The entire country is on fire. Most people have no conceptual understanding about just how big Australia is... and therefore, just how bad these fires are. They also just cannot fathom how terrifying and unstoppable a real bushfire is... Have you ever heard of, let alone seen, a fire tornado rip through nature? Being an Aerodynamicist, and therefore having a knowledge of how air (oxygen for the fire) moves and how heat causes it to, means that I have some understanding of how these fires flare up fast enough, that you cannot our-drive them, let alone out-run them, simply when the wind blows... which they generate for themselves by the extreme temperatures they scorch the ground and air with (see the video I linked below to see what I mean). The fact that only 15 people are dead is astonishingly low, but the half a billion (yes, with a "b") animals are dead, should give you some perspective. We have the worst air quality in the world now. Our Prime Minister has left the country, its wildlife, and nature to burn. He ignored the warnings of potential catastrophic fires, and his response to societies call to action, was to cut funding to the fire services by 70%, crippling the fire services across the nation. Fire-fighters have flown in from around the globe, to help us in this time of crisis. So, not only are our incredibly brave fire-fighters under resourced, but they are also fighting fires that the world has never seen before, dwarfing even the great Californian and Amazonian fires of the past. I live in Europe now, and so my ability to help my fellow Australians is limitted, however, I do have a reasonable amount of reach within this site, and in my friendship circles. I have linked the NSW Rural Fire Service website, who are trying to fight this on the front lines of the hardest hit areas, and need all the support they can get. Secondly, to the Australian Red Cross. They are supporting people at evacuation centres by providing psychological support, first aid, emergency assistance (cash grants to people who have lost homes), supporting volunteers, and more. And finally, to the World Wilflife Fund. They are housing and supporting injured animals from the bushfires aswell as rescuing others that are still in harms way. They will also be making an effort to rebuild the habitats and re-populate the species killed in these fires. Any support that you may be willing to offer, is not only very much appreciated, but desperately needed. My sunburnt country... my... home... is burning to the ground, in an inferno... and we are absolutely powerless to stop it...
  2. Are solar panel worth it?

    They take heaps of setup time and a lot of materials. But, they are worth it given they are build on a large scale (across the whole width of the map). They'll power all of your surface operations. Also, I don't bother with auto diggers. Assign 2 dupes on it and you are getting the job done just the same. Yes, that does require a bit more micro management.
  3. @Klei, would you please admit or deny?

    It's more like they go after the suspicious ones first!
  4. [Game Update] - 352488

    Oh no, not borg cubes again!
  5. [Game Update] - 348980

    I second that. I think given it is still early days, it's not really an issue that we for instance have to play with unfinished art or unrefined game mechanics. If bug and crash fixing pushes that backwards, then I can definitely cope with that. Just want to be able to try stuff out and give decent feedback. That's what testing is all about.
  6. [Game Update] - 348553

    For the record, I always agreed to have the water sieve a variable output. I even fully agree with a standard rise in temperature. However, a flatline base of 40°C and from there a variable output is shifting the balance too much to the other side. Also, I always believed that even though this was needed, additional or improved ways of cooling were also needed to compensate. The icemaker does not cut it, and with wheezeworts also somewhat nerfed, this will make cooling much more difficult. I think most experience players will be handly this, maybe even comfortably. However, do know new players will fail at this and maybe get extremely frustrated. Given the QoL updates were to make things easier for those players, I do feel this is nullifying to a degree the efforts made in QoL.
  7. [Game Update] - 348553

    I agree that the fixed temp is too much. It should just add heat, and the other cooling solutions should he bumped up.
  8. Modding System Now In Testing!

    Hmm. I don't know anything about modding, but am able to make art and probably frames for animations too. If anybody feels like doing a pilot project with me, hit me up!
  9. [Game Update] - 322093

    Yes. I'm just saying: you are effectively deleting heat, instead of displacing it like the aqua tuner.
  10. [Game Update] - 322093

    If I am correct, you are still deleting heat. It will just take more power per unit of heat deleted (or better said: it will take a fixed amount of power per deleted unit of heat).
  11. [Game Update] - 311694

    Pitchforks? That's so dark age. Nowadays we laser them
  12. [Game Update] - 311694

    You do get what I was saying, right? I hardly call sweepers not working a feature . And yes, the bunker door animation bug was quite annoying, but they would close and open eventually, just with a delay you could alteast build around fairly easy. Sweepers not working, that is game breaking for me. I am at the point where I want to automate my base as much as possible, including the food storage and supply. That's gone out of the window now.
  13. [Game Update] - 311694

    IMO, sweepers not working should be a high priority to fix. I can accept that for instance the steam turbine issues are lower priority, but conveyor and automation are a large part of the game. Not able to use them is missing out on a large part of the game. I effectively cannot play the game without the sweeper working!
  14. [Game Update] - 309851

    Will there be a livestream today or Thursday @Ipsquiggle?
  15. Frankly speaking, this happens way too often the last few months.