Initial map settings

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What do you want for the map?[edit]

Presumably we are starting a new game on a new map and building some kind of ultra mega base from there. However we have to decide on the map settings. If you haven't played Factorio in a while, 0.17 is now out and stable and contains far more map tweaking settings than before.

Add a section below with some of your proposals and we'll try to build consensus on this page.

audiodude's suggestions[edit]

First of all, no cliffs. Cliffs are dumb and a waste of time.

I'm good with this. I've always found cliffs to just sort of be in the way. Bradley (talk) 23:37, 4 October 2019 (UTC)

Second of all, we might want to turn down biters in some respect. To be clear, I think they should be on. But maybe lower evolution rate or less spreading (or both)?

Initially, I thought we should keep the default rates or even up them slightly, but I think it would be more fun to focus on building cool stuff rather than fighting intruders. Is it possible to change these settings after we've started? If so, then that leaves us some room to change things later. Bradley (talk) 23:37, 4 October 2019 (UTC)
I don't think we can change things after we start. Audiodude (talk) 22:46, 5 October 2019 (UTC)
Actually, you can change biter settings after starting the game with console Lua commands Audiodude (talk) 16:55, 7 October 2019 (UTC)

Otherwise, I would prefer a map without too much water, with slightly increased frequency, size, and richness on deposits (like 150% for each).

Agreed on the water, although we obviously need some. I also prefer deposits that are larger and denser but further apart. Bradley (talk) 23:37, 4 October 2019 (UTC)
For the map string below, I've made frequency 75% on everything and size and richness 150%. Take a look. You can click "New Game" and "import map exchange string" at the bottom. Audiodude (talk) 22:46, 5 October 2019 (UTC)
Seems good to me, at least in the preview screen. It looks like we'll have everything we need to get started right in the local neighborhood, and there are some other deposits further out that we'll encounter as we expand. I'd be happy to use this map. Bradley (talk) 21:28, 6 October 2019 (UTC)