Ideas and suggestions for The Crust from the community

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56 votes

Cancel demolish command

https://discord.com/channels/670425270615932951/1165611966635704353
Suggested by: Alexander Levchenko (09 Mar) Upvoted: 16 Apr Comments: 1
in development
41 votes

A way to filter Contracts by Resource type

An option in the contract screen to choose an Resource type and show all Contracts that are looking for that Resource, would very useful when needing to compare ...
Suggested by: Angel (10 Mar) Upvoted: 11 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration Contracts
40 votes

Add option for rovers to auto-scout/auto-mineral scan

Nothing worse than spending 10min fixing a production issue underground only to realize my rovers have been sitting on their butts not scanning/exploring. ...
Suggested by: Acrim (26 Feb) Upvoted: 16 Apr Comments: 2
Under consideration
29 votes

Add storage management, release and storage limits for the resource

Add the possibility for any storage to set a resource output limit. I.e. we set the condition "minimum steel balance = 100" in the storage, it means that all incoming ...
Suggested by: nightinggale (09 Mar) Upvoted: 10 Apr Comments: 4
in development
29 votes

Conveyors should be cheaper and give full refunds

When you reach the stage where you want to go full Factorio/Satisfactory with your production lines, you quickly run into a massive wall which is raising money just ...
Suggested by: TwilightSentinel (09 Mar) Upvoted: 14 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration
25 votes

Resource Type Indicator for Input/Output Ports

Background: Facilities have predetermined resource types for each input and output. We can see the mapping when placing the facility - however once it's built there ...
Suggested by: Martinito (15 Mar) Upvoted: 16 Apr Comments: 1
Done Conveyors
22 votes

Assign drones to storages, factories

If you have a Regolith Bulk Storage, assign 1-2 drones to the storage and these drones will do only this task, cleaning the floor. Same with a factory with high ...
Suggested by: HellyWorld (10 Mar) Upvoted: 13 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration Drones
19 votes

Contracts place too much pressure on the new player in the beginning

Greetings! While contracts are amazing, it feels like they are way too much pressure at the beginning (once they start having expiration timers). As I first played ...
Suggested by: Angel (15 Mar) Upvoted: 19 Mar Comments: 0
Done Contracts
17 votes

Ore Scanner (pulses out in a circle scanning)

im not sure if im alone here but i personally do not find it entertaining scanning for ore with the range/width mechanic. i would find it alot better if we had a ...
Suggested by: Drakarious (10 Mar) Upvoted: 11 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration
16 votes

Conveyor belts into storage should set the storage to that product

When setting up a conveyor belt initially, the output of the producer should automatically set the product that is being stored. ...
Suggested by: Balroth (27 Mar) Upvoted: 10 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration
15 votes

Complex factories dispersing slag

After playing the game for only 160 hours i have worked out the ammount of slag you get is very high, this itself is not a problem but with only smart concrete to get ...
Suggested by: Drakarious (09 Mar) Upvoted: 10 Apr Comments: 1
Under consideration
15 votes

Storage Manager for Flight Control Center

Background: Resource Storage boxes have a Storage Manager where we can control which (types of) resources can be brought in (and taken away) using drones. Storage ...
Suggested by: Martinito (10 Apr) Upvoted: 11 Apr Comments: 0
in development
15 votes

Drones should prioritize the closest storage when picking/delivering resources

Right now it looks like drones try to equally distribute materials, prioritizing the most empty storage when delivering resources, and the most full when picking ...
Suggested by: rob006 (09 Mar) Upvoted: 09 Apr Comments: 0
Done
14 votes

Add materials to the cost of conveyor belts.

With how simple conveyors are (motor+plastic or rubber belt, metal ones are also an option), why do they cost money and not resources? That bit has confused me ...
Suggested by: AndreyKl (09 Mar) Upvoted: 11 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration
12 votes

UI Improvement. Overlay grid on day/night cycle indication

I think it would be useful to add a grid (some vertical lines) on top of the day-night cycle, so you can better see how many days before it changes. It would help to ...
Suggested by: Hyperion5 (09 Mar) Upvoted: 27 Mar Comments: 1
Planned
12 votes

Landing platforms - demolition and renaming

We should be allowed to demolish our landing platforms, and relocate them. Additionally the ability to NAME each one, as some should have higher priority then others. ...
Suggested by: Nemesis851 (09 Mar) Upvoted: 10 Apr Comments: 0
Planned
11 votes

Drone building

Really need a way to build drones, thought they would've been available in small vehicle construction. Buying them from earth on the market is incredibly expensive. ...
Suggested by: Alphabra (15 Mar) Upvoted: 10 Apr Comments: 0
Planned Drones
10 votes

Expand on the on/off automation concept. Add triggers on stars in belt intersections.

This idea/feedback gave me an idea to expand on the on/off automation concept. Add triggers on stars in belt intersections. This way a belt toward storage can have a ...
Suggested by: nightinggale (09 Mar) Upvoted: 14 Mar Comments: 0
Under consideration
9 votes

Square Mining area

the ability tile to be able to do a 3x3 square and a 5x5 square aswell in adition to the exisiting mode maybe just add a toggle for "round or square" marker? ...
Suggested by: Ian-Aurgnet (09 Apr) Upvoted: 11 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration
9 votes

Automatic scanning of underground resources in a random direction when the battery is 100% charged

Two, any time battery capacity hit 100%, the Ore Detector would send out a maximum-range ping in whatever direction scans the most unscanned squares. If there are ...
Suggested by: Eric Neiman (27 Mar) Upvoted: 09 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration
9 votes

Add WASD Controls on Research Page

Add scrolling up/down and "tabbing" left/right between the research categories using WASD on the research page. For example, hitting A while on the Engineering tab ...
Suggested by: Sky (15 Mar) Upvoted: 09 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration Research
8 votes

Conveyor elevator manual settings

The elevator has 4 ports for conveyers, it should be better if entrance/exit could be locked to transport up to 4 different resources on fixed conveyors. ...
Suggested by: Xtreme (09 Apr) Upvoted: 13 Apr Comments: 1
in development
8 votes

Please add a input/output menu for materials

Greetings, I didn't see anything that was similar to this, apologies if it is a duplicate. Please add a production/consumption menu. This menu will help us ...
Suggested by: Balroth (27 Mar) Upvoted: 27 Mar Comments: 0
Planned
8 votes

Maintenance Specialty For Robots

Along with transport and mining it might be useful to be able to reserve some robots for maintenance on factories. Running into an issue were I'm working to fill a ...
Suggested by: noslotron (15 Mar) Upvoted: 11 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration Drones
8 votes

Expand warehouse maintenance modes by robots (extension of warehouse and module logistics management

Like this? Instead of having 'off|on' state for drone delivery, something like 'off|on|empty' for pickup and 'off|on|fill' for delivery, so that drones would carry ...
Suggested by: AndreyKl (09 Mar) Upvoted: 12 Mar Comments: 0
Under consideration
8 votes

Cancel expedition.

If we accidentally start an expedition or change our minds about them, we need some way to cancel them. It's extremely punishing to be locked into an expedition until ...
Suggested by: IRAKLE (26 Feb) Upvoted: 10 Apr Comments: 0
in development
7 votes

Living space size indicator UI

When you build living space underground, it would be nice if you drag mouse and there was an indicator to show how many blocks the area is. When you rescue convoy you ...
Suggested by: Chrisjan (26 Feb) Upvoted: 31 Mar Comments: 1
Done
7 votes

A way to see Conveyor Upgrade cost when upgrading

Being able to know before upgrading rather than click and hope you have enough credits, either something where the mouse cursor is when you hover over conveyors after ...
Suggested by: Angel (27 Mar) Upvoted: 09 Apr Comments: 0
in development
7 votes

geforcenow support

Excited for this, are there any plans to launch this on geforcenow? I ask this for selfish reasons as it's my gaming rig
Suggested by: IRAKLE (19 Mar) Upvoted: 23 Mar Comments: 0
Under consideration
7 votes

Change the game speed controls to be f1, f2 and f3. Use the numbers 1 - 9 for shortcuts,

Change the game speed controls to be f1, f2 and f3. Use the numbers 1 - 9 for shortcuts, ie 1 for power, 1 again for wire, 2 for powerpole, 3 solar panel etc (ie sub ...
Suggested by: raww (15 Mar) Upvoted: 09 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration
6 votes

(Credit) If you spent all the money....

As shown in the recent YT Stream from Charlie Pyror, the player can actually drain his/her funds below 1000. Sending Cargo (e.g. selling stuff) needs at least 1000 ...
Suggested by: CluNello (09 Apr) Upvoted: 10 Apr Comments: 1
Planned
6 votes

Force placement of buildings with encroaching rock

Unless you're mining out the entire underground, it's a common experience to try to place a building, but find that there's rock too close even though there's none in ...
Suggested by: Eric Neiman (17 Mar) Upvoted: 09 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration
6 votes

UI improvement. Add an indication of battery charging time (how many days until fully charged)

At the power status, during the day, instead of displaying how many days the batteries can hold (the ”+++” symbol) it would be useful to know how many days it would ...
Suggested by: Hyperion5 (09 Mar) Upvoted: 31 Mar Comments: 0
Under consideration
5 votes

Science-to-money converter

There's also an idea to add the ability to convert science into money to the game, perhaps with a separate research or a new interface where you can choose the type ...
Suggested by: IRAKLE (09 Apr) Upvoted: 10 Apr Comments: 2
Under consideration
5 votes

When doing conveyors early, the incoming resource storage is really too big

during the demo, i noticed a severe lack of titanium. if i remember correctly, i had 1 extractor-single-refinery-smelter lines for titanium ore - but it seemed to ...
Suggested by: CluNello (26 Feb) Upvoted: 09 Apr Comments: 2
Done
5 votes

De-prioritization after construction

One thing I often did was build Solar Panels with high priority hoping to get them out before the next solar day. But it keeps that marker after built, so sometimes I ...
Suggested by: SilentMarine (26 Feb) Upvoted: 09 Apr Comments: 1
Planned
5 votes

select multiple buildings at once to change their common settings or dismantle them

I'd love to be able to select all my iron production and enable/disable if they are on/off, if drones can pick in them, or set the priority. same thing for ...
Suggested by: satibel (09 Apr) Upvoted: 10 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration
5 votes

You can drag conveyor bits of it to stretch it out or reroute it

Suggestion 2 : similar to what you have now but the belts are "springy" and "snappy" you place a belt, you can drag bits of it to stretch it out or reroute it. Shift ...
Suggested by: raww (15 Mar) Upvoted: 15 Mar Comments: 0
Under consideration
5 votes

Have it so you manually place belts and splitters and underground belts

Nice and simple and obvious
Suggested by: raww (15 Mar) Upvoted: 15 Mar Comments: 0
Under consideration Conveyors
5 votes

Easier building (shift)

If you drag when building, you should be able to build multiple things at the same time https://discord.com/channels/670425270615932951/1164180925882581064
Suggested by: benyboyplayz (15 Mar) Upvoted: 15 Mar Comments: 0
Done
5 votes

Filter resources except

Adding the ability to negate exceptions in splitters would be a significant quality-of-life improvement. For instance, you could configure a splitter to send Iron to ...
Suggested by: HellyWorld (15 Mar) Upvoted: 15 Mar Comments: 0
Planned Conveyors
5 votes

Cancel cargo drone loading for contract without canceling the contract

https://discord.com/channels/670425270615932951/1165611966635704353
Suggested by: Alexander Levchenko (09 Mar) Upvoted: 09 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration
5 votes

Smart notifications when a price is reached in the market.

Two that come to mind that I forgot to mention in the survey. I saw that Weezer had mentioned a mechanic for the market. I wanted to put it somewhere easily ...
Suggested by: Rinzler0001 (26 Feb) Upvoted: 09 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration
4 votes

Able to empty Resource Storage without destroying and rebuilding (Add drop resource button)

Though you can just swap the resource to another but having a button to empty or clear the storage would be good ...
Suggested by: Angel (27 Mar) Upvoted: 09 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration
4 votes

Building boundary

Would be nice when building on the surface to see the boundaries where we can vs. cannot build. As things are in the demo at least, you can only discover this by ...
Suggested by: KMack413 (17 Mar) Upvoted: 31 Mar Comments: 0
Under consideration
4 votes

Drones should be able to unload the MDR if you bring it to your base

Suggested by: SuprSBG (15 Mar) Upvoted: 15 Mar Comments: 0
Under consideration Drones
4 votes

Storages with priority on output

It would be a great feature to have logic-based output options for storages. Ideally, the left side could be set as a priority output for manufacturing, while any ...
Suggested by: HellyWorld (15 Mar) Upvoted: 15 Mar Comments: 0
4 votes

Drone control zones

A way to assert more control over drones. You build a "control hub", a small cheap building (maybe an upgrade of a Recharger). You set a radius for the control hub, ...
Suggested by: Momaw (09 Mar) Upvoted: 09 Mar Comments: 0
Under consideration
3 votes

Recurring contracts

I like the idea of the contracts, but sometimes I have the problem, that i dont get good deals. I dont say I never get good deals but most of the time I dont get ...
Suggested by: RedCrafterHD (09 Mar) Upvoted: 13 Mar Comments: 1
Under consideration
3 votes

Ability to sort regolith

Something like a building, which has 1 belt input and 2 outputs. You set it to filter out say iron. Say it has an accuracy of 80%, then the iron in the input will ...
Suggested by: nightinggale (09 Mar) Upvoted: 09 Mar Comments: 1
Under consideration