Efficient Research

Adds a new research line to sacrifice newly researched lab speed for bonus productivity instead.
4 months ago
0.16
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Owner: Schmendrick
Source: N/A
Homepage: N/A
License: MIT
Created: 4 months ago
Latest Version: 0.0.2 (4 months ago)
Factorio version: 0.16
Downloaded: 269 times

Each tier of vanilla lab research speed unlocks three (or four) additional technologies which "pay back" a portion of the newly acquired speed bonus to gain +1% laboratory productivity instead; if all lab speed and efficiency technologies are researched, the net result is +70% speed and +20% productivity (instead of +250% speed). Of course, unless you're a completionist and it bugs you to leave things unresearched, you can stop at any point you find comfortable if you'd rather have the greater speed.

The current version is "hardcoded" so will be incompatible/weird with mods (or future vanilla) that change research speed, productivity, or the vanilla lab research speed technologies. I will probably seek to change this after 0.17 releases.

Updates:
0.0.2 - Decreased speed cost of later techs and tweaked research costs, updated technology icon.