Please go back to saving block state in snapshots


New Member
Aug 18, 2021
If you look at ZeroGravitas's video "TerraTech Crafting Ep4 Unlock Blocks Fast" at time 18:30 - 18:45, you can clearly see that he places several sentry techs that all deploy with guard mode enabled and immediately begin firing at enemies without him doing anything. Granted, this video was made 3 years ago.

I don't have a timeline for this, but sometime between when that video was made and now, this stopped working. When a snapshotted AI is deployed, the AI block's state goes to its default of "idle", even if it was set to "guard" when the snapshot was made. The same happens to fabricators, pacemakers, and possibly other blocks. Filters get the saved state restored. So it's inconsistent, at best.

I think it would be much better for a snapshot to preserve the state of all the blocks with configurable state in the tech so that when it's deployed those states are the same as when the snapshot was made. Consider how tedious it is to make a complex manufacturing/sentry tech when you have to go through all the states to make sure they are the way it was intended -- especially if you're loading something from the workshop -- how can you possibly know you've configured it right, especially if you didn't create it yourself?
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