So, as it was noticed by many of you the “fix” for the Black Ice Reinforced structures not only did not made it as resource expensive as the Reinforced stone structures but it made the T2 Insulated Wood structures completelly overpriced and pushed it 8 levels further into the progression as you need to unlock the press before you can make it now.
Now, I don’t really get why mess with the Insulated wood, that is a component shared by the 2 tiers when it was clearly the too easily obtainable Black Ice that was causing the problem.
So, my suggestion is to mimic the way the Bricks work.
First, the T2 Problem:
- Insulated Wood was already as hard if not harder to make than Bricks, making it a good substitute to them in a T2 structure, so I think it should be reverted back to the way it was and the Insulated Wood structures should also use some Shaped Wood because it would make sense balance wise since Brick structures have to use both Bricks AND Shaped wood.
Then, the T3 Problem:
The way Bricks work is by combining the T2 Material (Bricks) with a Upgrade Material (Stone Consolidant) you create the T3 Material (Hardened Bricks).
So, we’d need a new Upgrade material, I suggest calling it Black Ice Reinforcement and it should be created out of Black Ice + something else in the alchemy bench.
That Black Ice Reinforcement should them be combined with the Insulated Wood (T2 Material) in the Carpentry Bench to create another new material called Black Ice Reinforced Wood.
And finally then we’d have to combine Steel Reinforcements with Black Ice Reinforced Wood and Shaped Wood to create the Black Ice Reinforced Wood structures.
I believe these suggestions would bring the Wooden structures in line with the resource costs of the Brick structures and keep the Insulated Wood structures a viable option.