- In addition to the “auto-queue” feature you have (presumably) planned, offer up a new machine that can be connected to your machine network and acts as a repository.
- Items placed in the repository are used for any connected machines including those that have auto-queue set up.
- Allow items that are to optionally be placed back into the repository automatically after crafting is complete. This would allow any machines you have set to auto-queue the higher-level recipes that requires the previous one (i.e. Compact Iron gets compacted because you have a compactor auto-queueing iron bars from the repository and a refinery you have set up to auto-queue refined iron picks that up when it’s available and crafts).
This new machine would allow players like myself to focus on gathering and building while still maintaining crafting times.