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Factory Addon - Plot vs Factory size


#1

Currently factory addons are hardlocked directly to factory size, with meaning you need a minimum of a medium factory to use steel presses or a large factory for anti-corrosion steel; as this represents this addons are physically large and infrastructure heavy. My idea is to instead hardlock it to plot size, but also softlock it to factory size through its maintenance & infrastructure burden.

  • Addons can be build on smaller factories but at the construction cost of building them at a larger factory
  • In additional to having the maintenance and staff costs of a larger factory addon, the building also gives a percentage increase to the factory’s overall maintenance due to the strain on undersized utility infrastructure; this would also apply to tooling stuff
  • Only hard limit is plotsize.

The idea is that it should be physically possible to build an oversize auxillary building as large as your main factory, but it would be a massive underutilized burden to the factory as it would be in real life. This would make the car design of lower production vehicles more interesting too as you consider if straining your factory is really worth being able to produce aluminum bodies a bit faster.


#2

Interesting idea. I’ll put it into our “let’s consider that” bucket :slight_smile:
Cheers!