Forgive me, FICSIT Inc, for I have sinned. Instead of proceeding onward with my existing resource-harvesting goods-manufacturing project, I have started anew with a fresh world. Oddly enough, it looks almost exactly like the old one…

From such humble beginnings shall a continent-wide rail network grow.

All kidding aside, what happened? Trains happened. Which is to say, I decided that I wanted to take trains “seriously” and make a proper rail network. (My previous savegame ended up more devoted to drones than trains, and that went… only partly well.) In order to make a rail network possible in that save, though, would’ve involved ripping out almost everything I’d already built. Ha ha, no thank you.

Update 6’s new skybox is amazing. Absolutely amazing. And the game was already extremely pretty before!

So here I am, climbing the tech tree again. Grubbing around for every blade of grass and stick of wood to power my meager collection of equipment. Fighting off the hostile fauna with an electrically-charged stick. And so forth.

Current status: I sent off my first Space Elevator shipment, unlocked coal power, and have accumulated enough material to commence building my first actual power plant.

There are reasons not to start near what I call Iron Heights in the northern forest, but they aren’t particularly compelling reasons, let’s be honest.

Wish me luck. (I’ll probably need it.)