And I can agree with the idea that the 2nd-teir is a bit to easy. But this should matter little in SSP as you can opt to just not use them until you feel you is right. But there are also other ways to as you put throw your production through the roof. Off hand turtles being the most obvus cheap and easy setup that you having running before you got to teir 2. Found items as a gating system for tiers IMHO is the worst way to do things. Random is Random and it can screw over players. What would be better is cost for either the teir 2 patterns or tier 2 table to go up. but sadly those rarely are ture gating systems and more just added grind. The best balnce for many mods you feel are OP is self control. Unless we are talking about infinate loops or the such.