PTR Changelog 2019-05-13: Factories
This post describes changes on the Public Test Realm.
Factories and new resources have been deployed to the PTR.
See previous discussion.
- New API prototypes:
- A lot of new constants.
PWR_OPERATE_FACTORYpower is now operational.
- New resources added to the market.
- Dismantle does not work through own and public ramparts.
- Removed minimal limit for
All the rest planned changes (NPC strongholds,
Storerefactor, market improvements) will be deployed as separate patches for proper discussion.
This update is available in
ptrbeta branch on npm and Steam starting from version
npm install screeps@ptr
- New API prototypes:
wtfrank last edited by
404 when following this link https://ptr-docs.screeps.com/commodities.html from https://ptr-docs.screeps.com/api/#StructureFactory
Davaned last edited by
Dismantle do not work through own and public ramparts
So this means that you can no longer dismantle under ramparts period? Rampart has to die first?
@wtfrank Yes, this article has yet to be written.
Added new property:
Davaned last edited by
@o4kapuk Thanks ^
Communication last edited by Communication
What is the point of the factories?
TO help the economy or something?
deft-code last edited by
@communication The tone of your comment seems harsh and troll-y. Like when someone asks a question to vent their frustration rather than looking for a real answer.
But lets assume I'm misreading the tone and answer to parts.
What is the point? Philosophy for a moment, why add new features to a game at all? On a less deep plane I think the point is to enrich the breadth of screeps. Create so much content and possibilities that no one can write code for it all. In that messy, lovely sandbox players can choose which aspects that appeal to them most and long time active players still have new challenges to conquer.
What do factories change? How do the devs foresee factories interacting with existing systems, (also acknowledging that a good system should be solid and vague enough to allow new emergent, unforeseen play).
My impression is that factories will help anchor Strongholds into the world better.
The Deposits are geodiverse, which is a new element of the game (until now we've really only had center, meridian, edges, and corners for sector variation).
I believe elsewhere in forum @o4kapuk said that one of the goals was to encourage diversity in rooms for empires >10 rooms. Up to now there has been very little pressure to specialize rooms.
The Deposit spawn, harvesting, and decay are tuned to defeat any single obvious best approach.
An finally wrt to the economy which I think might be your real question. Why are NPC buy_orders being removed from the market? Why not keep them both? To that I only have speculation. On the surface limiting buy_orders to Factory commodities helps anchor Factories into the world better. There might be some other problem the devs a trying to correct with the market, thus killing two birds with one stone.
Deposits not despawning?
@geir1983 they should be despawning, I'll double-check that.
@o4kapuk sending in a scout made them despawn, observers were not enough.
@geir1983 It should be fixed now
Seems also the new .lastCooldown is not defined:
smitt33 last edited by smitt33
This week I'm seeing carryCapacity limit errors with creeps and new resources. Did something change between the last reset?
@smitt33 Interesting. We'll take a look, thanks.
x3mka last edited by
Can 2 or more creeps harvest the resource from Deposit? I tried to do this, but only one creep received the resource (both harvest() returned "0")
deft-code last edited by deft-code
@x3mka I read the code. Only one can extract at a time. Dual harvesting works with minerals because the current cooldown is tracked as
_cooldownand later it's applied to the actual
.cooldown. Deposits update the cooldown directly.
update: multi-harvesting would still work before cooldown starts to occur. But if my math is correct that's around 500 extracted (so pretty early on).
@o4kapuk I think this should be a bug. Dual harvesting is an interesting optimization that some players make for mineral harvesting. It'd be a shame if they could not do it as well for Deposits.
@deft-code Harvesting deposits with multiple creeps is the expected behavior. It was a bug, should be fixed now.
demawi last edited by
Market order limit isn't increased to 300 yet...
@demawi All changes to the market will be deployed as a separate patch.
The release date of this feature: October 15. It will go live to production along with all other planned features.