This is just a tip for those of you who are in need of Charcoal and need it a bit faster. I discovered this when coding LightsOut for RustEssentials.
It’s a little short, but simple:
When you burn wood in a furnace, it consumes 2 every burn “cycle” (the interval is random, but every burn cycle, 2 wood is consumed and items are smelted).
When it consumes 2 wood, it produces 5 charcoal. Camp fires produce 3 charcoal for every (1) piece of wood burned.
HOWEVER if you put 1 wood in a furnace, it still gives you 5 charcoal. This is because it doesn’t check to see if you have 2 wood.
All it’s doing is trying to consume 2 wood. If you only have 1 wood, it doesn’t check - which in terms produces 5 charcoal.
Of course, you can put 1 wood in each slot of a furnace except for the last slot (leave room for the charcoal). Doing this will give you 8 slots of wood (1 each) and 1 empty slot for charcoal.
Let the furnace run and voila, 40 charcoal. At the same rate (if you put 8 charcoal in 1 slot instead of in 8 slots), you would normally get 20 charcoal.
Note that this is extremely impractical and is just for kicks for those that want to try it out.
If you did this with one stack of wood, you would receive 1250 charcoal instead of the normal 625 charcoal.
Also to my knowledge, this doesn’t seem like an exploit or a bug. Could be wrong. If I AM wrong, please just move my thread.
And also, I searched and have not found this tip anywhere else.