So I recently bought the game and have finally learned the basics. Before I went to bed yesterday, I started breaking a thrall and melting a lot of iron ores. I expected these thing to be done the day after, but when I woke up and opened the game, I noticed that the progress seems to have stopped 5-10 minutes after I logged out of my game.
I had food worth 9 hours of burn time in my lesser wheel of pain. I also did some research and found out that when playing singleplayer, the server shuts down itself when you log out, and server shutdowns cause the machines to stop producing. Is there a way to get the machines working even after you log out of singleplayer?