[Suggestion] Rebalance T3 Tools (is platinum worth it?)

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Proposal: Remove platinum tools and bump Steel up to be the defacto T3 tool instead of acting as a T2.5 tool

Result: We have a more clear transition between tool tech and can double the titanium nodes found since platinum is no longer needed and only use is to make tools anyway

Detail: Platinum ore is only used to make platinum ingots, which is only used to make platinum tools. There is no tech progression that relies on platinum at all. This would be fine if platinum was the highest tier tool, but its not, which puts further emphasis on the question of what purpose does it really serve in balancing the game?

Steel pickaxe has 130% efficiency. Platinum has 133% efficiency. Its barely better than steel as is. Given that titanium is much more useful overall, it would then make sense to just get rid of platinum all together. Move steel to be crafted on the machining bench, and then replace all platinum ore nodes with titanium.

Under consideration Balance Suggested by: Zach Upvoted: 16 May, '22 Comments: 1

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