@Lovec Krys I'm sorry you feel that way. I'm getting goods, an increase to my boosted if needed, population, supplies, gold, culture and who knows what else they are going to do with them. Everyone at some point will have sentient factories, I've chosen to build mine sooner than later. Plus, they are an added benefit to the little challenges we have. If you're putting spells on all of your factories for points, might as well spell up your phoenix buildings too and get the extra goods. I don't think mm spells were ever intended to be used on boosted factories, there is already a huge boost. They've only become popular to do more in tournaments, but then you're chasing your tails trying to get more goods, more units, more relics to keep the pace up. It might have been you that said, originally everyone built all of the factories and then someone decided going boosted only was the way to go. idk I love having all of them, and love what my city looks like with them and now with my boosts from the phoenix buildings.