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RimWorld => General Discussion => Topic started by: Syrchalis on March 23, 2020, 06:03:22 AM

Title: Improvement: Swap Groundpenetrating Scanner & Deep Drilling
Post by: Syrchalis on March 23, 2020, 06:03:22 AM
Very simple change that seems like it's an artifact from earlier versions. Before 1.1 it made sense getting Deep Drilling first, because you could try to guess where the deposits are. Now it would make much more sense to get the scanner first, so you can start scanning before you can drill for the resources, because it's an active process now.

Thus I propose that the research gets swapped and you need Multianalyzer only for Ground-penetrating Scanner and the latter for Deep Drilling.

I did swap them for myself via a patch operation, but I don't really see a reason for them to not be swapped in vanilla too.
Title: Re: Improvement: Swap Groundpenetrating Scanner & Deep Drilling
Post by: ShadowKatt on March 23, 2020, 05:45:43 PM
Or just combine them into one research and combine the research cost. Can't really use one without the other anyway, no reason to research them seperately.

Unless you are just THE most desperate person on the planet and spend your time drilling for stone and want drills without the scanner.
Title: Re: Improvement: Swap Groundpenetrating Scanner & Deep Drilling
Post by: LWM on March 23, 2020, 06:10:09 PM
Must. Build. Pyramid?
Title: Re: Improvement: Swap Groundpenetrating Scanner & Deep Drilling
Post by: 5thHorseman on March 23, 2020, 10:10:29 PM
Both have a use without the other.

Just put them in the same tier so the player can choose the order.
Title: Re: Improvement: Swap Groundpenetrating Scanner & Deep Drilling
Post by: ShadowKatt on March 25, 2020, 02:09:16 PM
Both have a use without the other.

Just put them in the same tier so the player can choose the order.

What use does the scanner have without drills? Sure you can scan, but without drills you can do nothing with it.
Title: Re: Improvement: Swap Groundpenetrating Scanner & Deep Drilling
Post by: LWM on March 25, 2020, 03:14:46 PM
You can plan, I suppose?
Title: Re: Improvement: Swap Groundpenetrating Scanner & Deep Drilling
Post by: prototype2001 on March 25, 2020, 07:14:47 PM
Should I have been taking notes?

https://imgur.com/a/kHMh4g4

I'd like color coded minerals instead of green for everything.

And the patches in the pictures are the ones I focus on first since its closer to haul, the other 80% of the map is more of a mess.

I plan plasteel but thats not really a solution to this problem.