Orc In A Spacesuit on 2 Apr 2003 21:12:01 -0000

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Re: [spoon-discuss] Re: [Spoon-business] That's a lotta bulldozers

From: "Glotmorf" <glotmorf@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 4/2/03 at 2:21 PM Orc In A Spacesuit wrote:
[[On spoon-business this time.]]
[[A little bug I found in mining:  you can strip mine a location
that's being strip mined already.  As such,]]
IiSstrip Mine (9,5), paaaying thequaalitycost.
IiSstrip Mine (9,5), paaaying thequaalitycost.
IiSstrip Mine (9,5), paaaying thequaalitycost.
IiSstrip Mine (9,5), paaaying thequaalitycost.
IiSstrip Mine (9,5), paaaying thequaalitycost.
[[Question is, is this a bug or a feature?  We could say that more
crews in the same place work faster.  Also note that it will pay out
for starting with gravel each time, but the payout for finishing
will vary with each set of mining will depend on the substance that
particular crew finds.  I say it's at least partially a bug, with
all this starting bonus.]]

I understand that strip mining has been performed in West Virginia by way of dynamiting an entire mountain at a time, the combing through the rubble. This isn't materially different than that. They're levelling a mountain; you're making a molehill.

Couple problems, though...First, you can't strip-mine if you hit water, because that qualifies as a brook. Second, once you get too deep you can no longer trace a movement path between the mining location and a service mall; differences in elevation greater than a certain amount aren't navigable. That's why I originally put that requirement in; you can still strip-mine to China if you want to, but you'll have to strip-mine around the hole too.

I'm not strip mining at some later date; I'm doing it now, and its effects play out in 2 ndays. I could hit void for all it mattered; I started now, and all 5 will complete.

"The square to be mined must be accessible from an Elbonian Airways square." is how it was written originally. This isn't, however, clearly defined. Accessible by who, and in what way? Accessiblility isn't really defined in the game.

The same thing, but in more game-specific terms, now applies. However, it does not have a provision for elevation; it says there must be a list of locations. For the way I'm doing it, we can say that the miners have the proper to equipment to get the stuff out. However, that issue should probably be addressed.

Orc in a Spacesuit

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