Orc In A Spacesuit on 2 Apr 2003 21:26:01 -0000

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

From: Daniel Lepage <dplepage@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Wednesday, April 2, 2003, at 03:21  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.]]

It will not pay out for starting with gravel each time; they'll all finish in order, and every time the substance will change from whatever it was before *that particular finishing*, to one of {Rock, Water, Earth, and Gravel}. Then the next one will finish, changing it from whichever of those was selected to something else. In each case, it looks at the 'new' and 'old' substances *with respect to the change*, meaning what it was changed from and what it was changed to. So you do get 10 bonus RUs from starting on Gravel for the first one, iff it's still Gravel when the mining finishes.

Hmmm. Yes, this is true. Each time one finishes, it does change what is counted for next time.

This is a bit of a bug as it circumvents the restriction on how many mining ops can go on at once - there's a limit on how many *squares* can be mined at once, but not on how many times a given square can be mined.

Yes, didn't notice that part.  Four other places could be mined.

Regarding Glotmorf's point about Depth - it's legal if it all starts when it's at the right level. Once any of these finishes, you won't be able to do more.

See my response to Glotmorf; elevation matters nary a whit, and never did.

Orc in a Spacesuit

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