I’m asking not cause I’m bothered but because I want to understand. Knowledge is power!
I went to craft 3 titanium grapples but accidentally selected chisels.
I noticed this and canceled within maybe 10 seconds of crafting.
I wasn’t sure if I got my mats back as I didn’t know how many I had
So, cause I’m a curious cat, I went to a second station with less quality items to ‘recreate’ the incident (lol) and noticed that the canceled mats went into the storage of the machine and not into my inventory. So, I scooped them up and trotted my sorry self back to the first machine and there were mats there. But, they were the lower qualities mats I made in the OTHER machine, not the higher tier mats that should have been returned to that machine.
So-first machine -higher tier mats…item canceled-did NOT check storage at that time.
Second machine-lower tier mats-item canceled-DID check storage
Back to first machine-checked storage, found lower tier mats in storage.
I thought through the options, like maybe not only did I make chisels, but I made a lower tier chisel on machine one. Possible I guess though I didn’t collect the lower tier alloy until doing the second test so in theory I couldn’t make it at that time.
Also, possible, I am 100% wrong about everything :)))))
I guess in the end I want to assure myself that if I opps on something big big, I’ll know what should happen.