[SUGGESTION] reverse shaker option


#1

At times the ingredient you want to move to a particular slots is 3 slots away (in the normal 1-way direction of shakers) from where you need it.

Suggest option to “reverse” the Shaker direction.

Multi-mixers have options to swap outputs (and centrifuge has even more complex output swap options). Couldn’t a Shaker have similar for a simple “reverse direction”?

It may be intended to be this way for more “challenging” gameplay, but personally I’d like this option.


#2

Or, instead, you could just shake the other ingredient.


#3

As Omnirach said, shake the other ingredient.

You shouldn’t ever need the 3-slot Shaker upgrade. If ingredient A needs 3 shakes, B will only need 1 instead. And if A needs 2, so will B.


#4

I suppose I could try to gen up some weird scenario where I don’t have room in the factory to shake the “first” ingredient and need to reverse-shake the “second” instead, but will leave it at… fair point.


#5

I think the more complete reply would be “it already exists at the Shaker 5th upgrade… 3 slot shakes = reverse direction shake”.
The 2 slot shake option (3rd level upgrade, IIRC) probably has more use cases, but the points about a 3-slot shake being mostly not needed are still valid.


Emmote’s reply “You shouldn’t ever need the 3-slot Shaker upgrade.” was hinting that it is available as an upgrade.

Admitted edge case, but for the heck of it, if I happened to have an ingredients A, B, C.
A has Cat3 in 2 slot and Cat4 in 3 slot, B needs Cat3 in empty 1 slot and C needs Cat4 in empty 2 slot, a 3 slot shake for A would work nicely.
Not that I’ve ever seen that.