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HOW to UNLOCK Merge Block in research tree ?

Discussion in 'Gameplay Help' started by YAKFLY, May 24, 2020.

  1. YAKFLY Trainee Engineer

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    Hi all folks,
    Everything is in the title.
    May be obvious for some, but :(
    I'm in a survival game, I've unlocked everything except this block....
    Many thanks in advance.
     
  2. Lord Grey Apprentice Engineer

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    Theoretical, Basic Assembler, Battery and then you find it under the Piston if you switch blocks. Or can you select the merge block but not build it?
     
  3. Roxette Senior Engineer

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    I believe Lord Grey is confused ... see the in-game progression chart :

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    All you need to build to unlock the merge block (circled in green) is either a solar panel or wind turbine. It's an item that has been made simple to unlock because on many multiplayer servers if you start in space it's very important to use a merge block as soon as possible to bond your starter ship to voxel (asteroid) to prevent it being deleted if you lose connection or log out.
     
  4. YAKFLY Trainee Engineer

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    Thanks for help,
    I know how to unlock normal blocks in research tree.
    But here I've a problem, Piston is unlocked and already built, all blocks in this raw also, but I can't access to MERGE BLOCK in grey.

    As you can see in middle window, no merge block but piston available, and top right corner I can see merge block In grey.

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    Is there anything to do with survival game mode, game settings?
    Or interference with MODS ? I have only a few game mods in this game, only well known :


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  5. Roxette Senior Engineer

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    It does not appear to be a mod problem. I tested with a new world with all the same mods and the merge block was available as normal. Try accessing it from the other position in the chart as in my screenshot - on the branch from the solar panel & wind turbine. If all else fails look on Keen's support site for existing reports of the problem, consider posting a new report if none exist. Good luck.
     
  6. Lord Grey Apprentice Engineer

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    Roxett is right. On a side note, old games don't seem to update the progression tree...
     
  7. YAKFLY Trainee Engineer

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    Thanks to you all, guys, I found the solution with help of Keen support :
    I never realized it, but actually some blocks are in multiple places in research tree.
    Example : Pistons can be unlocked either building:
    - Basic assembler AND battery
    - OR, Solar panel or Windmill.
    My mistake : I thought that Merge Block was unlocked with Pistons because it is located with piston in build blocks.
    I unlocked pistons by building batteries, and because most of the "Solar and Windmill" line was cleared because most of theses components where cleared, but not Merge blocks.

    Probled solved, bu I think its strange that some blocks are in two differents places in research tree.
    :tu:
     
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  8. Soup Toaster Apprentice Engineer

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    Oh well, the important thing is that it got sorted. :)