Talk:Assembling machine 1
Trivial or significant?
- As Automation is the first technology available, this is the first available crafting machine.
Is it significant to note that this is the first automatic crafting machine altogether, such as the above sentence? I think this is objective, because there is no other possible way to progress (without resorting to some sort of alternative gameplay, such as idle handcrafting overnight, or using the game as a forest-chopping rampage).
I feel like this is contextually important to note, as automated crafting is an important feature of the game (as noted on the Automation technology page). Additionally, unlike Inserter, a general information page about the class of machines/items, the Assembling machine page is rather sparse and provides little contextual information about their properties. I think that specifiying in prose that it is the first makes for intuitive comparison with the other "improved/upgraded" machines (such as AM2, AM3).