One thing that I’ve found mildly annoying is that even when I am placing machines for storage, I can’t place inputs next to outputs. It seems rather silly that I have to worry about that when I’m not putting any drugs through those machines anyways. I think a better way to do it would be this:
- When someone places a machine kissing another machine, a warning message pops up: “Machines will not work without belts between”
- If a drug comes through and gets to the spot where the machines are kissing, the first machine refuses to output the drug (as there is no belt outside).
- [optional] Make a warning flag pop up over the kissing machine when it is unable to output (kind of like the flag that pops up when you name a drug) to make the problem visually obvious.
That way you can place machines kissing, but they won’t work, solving the issue of storing machines kissing. You’ll see the warning pop up a few times, but it will still let you place them.