I have grown to hate steel. My motor factories get starved if there is a large distance between them and the steel factories, but a short distance between the steel factories and a construction materials warehouse. The fact that the construction warehouse is bottomless means that the factories will always be able to send product there. The result is that I have to have dedicated steel mills for construction and others for motors. Ideally, the ones used for construction are disconnected from my main transportation grid so that they dont muck up my other balance.
- A selector on steel mills/factories that allows you the steel to construction warehouse or just to factories (con: a new UI feature that isn’t available elsewhere - complicated).
- A ‘reserve’ function that always keeps 10-30 steel for factories, then pushes overflow to the construction warehouse (con: slows down burst capacity for construction)
- Separate ‘Construction Steel’ and ‘Factory Steel’ resources (Rebar vs steel? - Carbon steel vs Stainless? - Construction Grade vs Material Grade?).
- Something else entirely that I’m not able to visualize, yet.