So yeah, Factorio stole my Columbus Day weekend.
I place all blame on ~audiodude, who knowingly, willfully, and intentionally set up and promoted a tilde.club-specific server last week. Fortunately, it’s only up on the weekends. (Unfortunately, Factorio does have a single player mode…)
Regarding time investment:
It’s just time.
No, that’s too easy.
Soonish, like in the next couple hours.
Alright, we’re gonna have to move everything over one column.
Regarding design and engineering:
If you’re not writing bugs, you’re not writing code.
I think it’s very close to being cool.
New and improved belt machine! Now with belts!
I’m just gonna double this up, then.
I learned that one from a YouTube video.
You’re an arborcidal maniac.
Basically, steel ore is iron plates.
Smelt, smelt, smelt, smelt!
I just built a car!
I am gonna split a brick.
Also, I elected to record two or so hours of solo play on the server and compress it into a timelapse. I took one frame every ten seconds, and the result is played at four frames per second. You can find that here. (Caution: ~200 MB)
Joking aside, Factorio is tons of fun, and even moreso with like-minded companions. We welcome any tildezens who may wish to play with us. Also, check out the wiki.