The Crane - anyone actually use it and find it useful?
Khazul last edited by Khazul
I keep trying to make use of this, but without a mean of extending/retracting it in/out I really find it quite useless. I very rarely come across anyone making one on a server and actively using it.
You can go through a lot of fuel and messing about to try to get it positioned for building (place fill fuel, test, find it wont quite reach some apex) - by which time may as well build by hand.
For moving stock around - never seems to reach far enough to be any use at all over simply using a cart or truck as a go-between for moving between stockpiles. About the only time it was nearly useful was for a huge test stockpile marshalling yard - crane in the middle of a 25 square of stockpiles - then it had trouble reaching the inner 8 (too close) and couldn't reach the 4 outer corners (too far) and had to be placed at a specific height to even do that.
It seems this really needs a means of extending and retracting the boom AND a means of extending and retracting the cable to be useful especially considering the effort required to construct one.
Anyone had any better experience with this thing?
AMX last edited by AMX
@Khazul NO its useless, But it looks cool however if there were a way to make the thing actually work as a real world crane then you could position it above a hole or on top of mine and set ore on a pallet and pull the product up and out then place it in a truck - that would be super cool.