[Suggestion] Silicon Electronics Recipe
Since one of the biggest issues right now is the grind for electronics late game, would it be possible to have an alternate recipe for electronics which uses silicon instead of copper? It could just be in the material processor, to keep some of the hurdle still, but I really like how there's an alternate recipe for composite paste using platinum instead of gold (the two recipes for epoxy helped a lot too). After using all my gold for electronics, just to build the material processor, being able to immediately produce material paste is really appreciated -- but it makes me wonder why we can't have more alternates for electronics themselves.
> biggest issues right now is the grind for electronics late game
I want to add that I'm no longer sure how big a problem that grind is, because when I wrote this I had just spent a lot on deep mining extractors which didn't do much because of known bugs. I realize now that I spent around 120 electronics worth of copper on that (for 4 electric extractors, 2 biofuel generators, and 2 biofuel extractors). So I could have just built the electric furnace and material processor instead of those and saved hours. Which I will now do until I see patch notes about the deep mining deposits being fixed. It could have felt like a grind just because of frustration with that bug, sorry if that confuses the issue.
I think it makes sense to have alternate recipes for common intermediate components (like electronics, which doesn't have an alternate yet), as it helps to survival feeling to be able to create what you need out of whatever you have around.
Also, add an alternate recipe that uses platinum instead of copper.