Originally Posted by DrockinWV
How well does that work for you? I have a factory that I have roughly 80ish hours in and it seems I just cannot get it all to work out. Have been really lagging behind in the first speed modules.
It's really neat, definitely got me playing a bunch again. You need the whole chain of logistic bot construction really dialed in before starting your new, bot only construction, as your whole factory could shut down if you run out of bots. Nothing has priority, so who knows what will get done if you're short.
One problem is, even with maximum speed/carry size researched, the vanilla bots hit a point where they can't reasonably make it across a huge base. Before you hit this, you have two options:
- Build separate logistic networks of limited size, and pass items between them via trains and belts. The main thing this brings up is how to pass items between the zones effectively. My idea is to have a train depot with large storage for every type of resource (including ore), maybe even with it's own separate internal logistic network to balance stuff if needed. Then the depot delivers everything to each network's input stations. In the end though, a significant portion of your time is probably going to be spent dealing with the "inter network" system.
- Download "extension" mods that add a higher tier of bot and roboport that can handle larger areas. I went with this option so I can just plop stuff down whenever I want to without having to plan it out in advance. Here's the set that I am using, which also adds higher tiers of many other items as well: https://forums.factorio.com/viewtopic.php?f=93&t=19836
. The pricing on some is pretty good, it gives you another stage of stuff to reach for, and gives you more of a reason to build some insane base. So far these bots have been able to handle my ~4GW base in a single network. Looking back, looks like I was only using 2.3GW when I posted 4 days ago... you really can expand fast when you don't have to spaghetti a bunch of belts together!