There have been a few discussions about a similar feature before. The idea being a way to start with as little as possible and then work your way up to bigger things. For example a single block or just your suit that does basic things you will need in order to build the assembler and arc furnace and scale up from there. I personally like hard starts were all I have is a small container full of enough parts to make a power source, arc furnace and assembler. The problem with this is that you must start with a refined Silicon in that container since the arc furnace does not refine silicon which will be needed to build enough computer chips to advance to a refinery. Alternatively you can make all the parts you need for the refinery except the computer chips and then scavenge them from the assembler and build the refinery, refine silicon and then scavange them back from the refinery to the assembler and make more computers and then you are set. This is a grind of course. All you really need to start with is enough Iron, Nickel and Silicon and the parts to weld an assembler and power source to run the assembler. Alternatively, a small low power and slow basic refinery that just refines iron, nickel and silicon and a basic assembler that just assembles the parts to make the existing assembler and then from there you can make arc furnaces and refineries and off you go. This assumes that the current recipies remain the same. I like the idea of a randomely spawned location of an small escape pod with a parachute, small container and a passenger seat. The small container has the parts for a battery, basic assembler and basic refinery. This is a nice minimal hard start. There are a couple "hard start" worlds on the work shop that are similar except that you just start next to a small container with parts for battery, solar panel, arc furnace and assembler in it. I typically build the assembler first, attach an unfinished rotor to it, remove the large part and attach a small part so I can build a small battery since the small batteries have better stats than the large battery. I then attach small solar panels to it but save enough for a single small solar panel. I then use the left over parts with the assembler to disassemble and assemble all the parts I need for a small solar/battery rover with ore detector to scout for materials. I tried to make a small single atmo thruster drone but you need a metal grid and there is no cobalt in the parts in those scenarios. So rover is the only option. So what do we think the new assembler should be capable of? Should we get a new basic refinery or is the arc furnace adaquate?