“In logistics they charge you flat rate per weight and distance.”
If this was the case it would be a different price per material. Also if you are hauling it a block down the road why would it cost more? I would understand your logic if it was going to any empty silo on the planet, or the system. But we are talking one building over in some cases. So by your explanation the current system is flawed since all mats cost the same regardless of weight and distance.
Why would it be different per material. 1 ton of a material is the same as 1 ton of another. Only difference is volume but its irrelevant as we were discussing weight and distance. The flat rate we have now is simplistic and easier to use. We could have it go by distance/weight * 75. But it can also make the system more complex than needed. That would be up to you or anyone else who wants to suggest it and if the person who did it in the first place want to do it as well.
The argument was an attack on the statement made that shipping cost shouldnt exceed extraction cost. This is likely conjecture or some other form of false thinking. That argument is similar to one where a person made a suggestion that no entity should have a weigh capacity that exceeds its own weight.
Its like really? What made you come to that conclusion?
Edited By: Kendall Holm on Year 16 Day 184 22:50 ____________
You are right a ton is a ton no mater what. However we are not being charged by the ton or any other form of weight. We are being charged by the unit. Also shouldn't (or couldn't) the management skill also play a factor in the transfer cost since the silo has to be in the same city?
I am not trying to argue with you Kendall. I know zero about codes and coding and I have no idea what would make the system more or less complex. I just see what is in the rules and what others say and what I see personally. And the cost to extract has the massive equation and the transfer is two numbers multiplied.
So I am just trying to see why it is the way it is.
Most people I know simply pause the mine and wait to unload it before unpausing the mine, if they don't already unload it on a more regular basis than that. No mats lost, no extra overhead cost for the mats.
The auto-silo is a fantastic feature, but it could do with a better price that adjusts as a percentage of the material cost rather than a flat cost for all materials. If it were a reasonable %, I'd be ready to lay down some silos in every mining city.
“However we are not being charged by the ton or any other form of weight. We are being charged by the unit.”
Right, and a unit of an RM (1m3) is exactly the same regardless of the RM type. If you want me to move a box, my profit margin on a 1-meter-cubed box is going to likely be exactly the same regardless of what is in that box. It takes exactly the same amount of space on my truck to move whatever is inside that box, which is really all that matters (the space on my truck).
If you want to make a suggestion I do invite you to come up with an actual compelling reason for the change, because its current simplicity is somewhat of a virtue.