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Factorio Friday Facts #367 - Expansion news

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    Don_Camillo
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    I'm just playing my yearly play of factorio. I'm actually quite hyped by this. but I hope they get it right, as I'm a bit preocupied that they don't develop it in early access. Because they just...

    I'm just playing my yearly play of factorio. I'm actually quite hyped by this. but I hope they get it right, as I'm a bit preocupied that they don't develop it in early access. Because they just did everything right about it and I fear they might loose a lot by not including the community in the development process. but we'll see :-)

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    1. parsley
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      They are probably iterating over multiple designs, specially given how little they are showing. It is much easier to make big changes in private before people get too attached to partial...

      They are probably iterating over multiple designs, specially given how little they are showing. It is much easier to make big changes in private before people get too attached to partial implementations. Map layout, electricity or enemies in the base game feel like they got stuck to being a local maxima of whatever was originally implemented, specially if you compare them to later features like nuclear power.

      I stopped my factorio streak after trying space exploration, that is done by the person they hired for the expansion. The mod is massive and has many very interesting puzzles and tools, but the general balance and gameplay is worse than basegame. Hopefully the whole team working together get to something really good.

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      knocklessmonster
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      I actually entirely agree with their justification for not doing the expansion in early access. I disagree with the first part of the statement ("not interesting to a lot of people"), but any time...

      I actually entirely agree with their justification for not doing the expansion in early access.

      by the time it becomes officially stable, it is old news and nobody cares.

      I disagree with the first part of the statement ("not interesting to a lot of people"), but any time I've gotten early access to a game I was burned out before it went gold, and I imagine many games do this.

      I also trust the team that made Factorio to put out a well-balanced, quality expansion. That's not meant as a sleight to anybody who disagrees, but if they don't know what they're doing after releasing and maintaining Factorio, then what are they doing?

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        Don_Camillo
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        I think i know what you mean and understand that, as it happend to me with other games. but with factorio it was part of the excitement to see new stuff regularly, to see stuff get cut. to read...

        I think i know what you mean and understand that, as it happend to me with other games. but with factorio it was part of the excitement to see new stuff regularly, to see stuff get cut. to read every week about their work an thoughts. to see it go from what it was to what it is and what it will be. beeing part of a community of other people who deeple cared about the game. it just feels like they take that away from me/us by developing it like that :'-)

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        1. knocklessmonster
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          I totally feel that. My brother, who turned me onto Factorio, was one of those people played the game through most of its development and still does pushing two years after release. To me it just...

          I totally feel that. My brother, who turned me onto Factorio, was one of those people played the game through most of its development and still does pushing two years after release. To me it just hearing about it impressed me, and even after its release, even though I've never gotten a launch (working on it now), it keeps impressing.

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