I Disagree the Factory is a broken bandage. If you have proper clone chambers to save from stupid deaths and unprepared outing. Sure you would loose some XP being an earlier version of your self but your not a lost cause. At least it fit better with survival than the magic box spitting out ships. You prepare before hand by constructing a clone chamber. supplying it with bio matter then off you go. If you want you can think of them as save point you 61 hour game is now only 4 hours back if you prepared first. Think, Prepare, Survive check out Limited Perma-death Option.