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Alpha 18 Dev Diary!!

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Not sure if its been addressed or not but I was wondering if smell was coming back at some point? I loved the risk/reward with that.

 

I'm keen to have stone throwing as an audible distraction come back. It was such a useful stealth mechanic, also great fun to whittle away those long nights.

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I decide what I'm going to be before I enter the world and no matter what I find it doesn't matter, I'm going to be X.

 

I do as well, but every time I pick something I find everything else lol.

 

Turret on intelligence is like the only weapon I invest in now, and have yet to use one yet lol. Been busy so have not played a lot though.

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Sound, smell, and MOVING lights all contribute to the heat map. A zombie sees a flickering campfire and it draws his eye, but a stable electric light doesn't.

 

maybe rename "heat" map to "activity" map people getting all confused making their bases in the snow biome because well you know its colder! no screamer will ever come there! and the fact that opening chests contribute to a screamer coming is all the more reason to call it the "activity" map.

 

so i say we call it the "activity" map!! lets go!

 

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Nope, its just not in loot.

 

probably why I haven't seen it lol.

 

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is this coming in A18 soon? or A19?

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The boar seems a bit overpowering.

I thought I was shooting at a deer but was a boar. I hit it with my rifle twice but it kept coming.

 

The next time I found one, I wanted to see what it took to kill it. I hit it with the rifle again and then switched to my double barrel shotgun.

I ended up dropping it after four more shots. Meanwhile I felt like that thing was hitting me like a machine gun.

By the time I downed the animal with the primitive bow, the boar had turned into a porcupine. (Still 30 meat, and worth it!)

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By the time I downed the animal with the primitive bow, the boar had turned into a porcupine. (Still 30 meat, and worth it!)

 

In any alpha i have played, i avoid animals the first few days. if you loot enough you'll fine a 9mm gun or shotgun and 20-40 ammo and just use that for hunting

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You have a game dev suggesting something to you and you're calling it an exploit???

 

That same game dev (Joel) also suggested looting poi's before resetting them for the quest. I would also call that an exploit. Would you?

 

ps. He obviously also considers it one since now they are looking into auto resetting the quest poi as soon as you enter the chunk it is in to prevent the very behavior he suggested.

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I made money on polymers by disassembling wheels, but what was my surprise when I started going on quests, now I am rich. At 25% loot, quests are just nice

19 day, but I have not died even once :)

Edited by RusMan3 (see edit history)

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huh I did not know this changed, nothing in patch notes talking about it. Well this is good to know.

 

He was wrong and said so later. Those things DO make heat.

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That screenshot doesn't anything like my game. Are reflections and shadows off or something?

Many players have this problem. Changing reflection, whatever setting you choose, solves the problem... until the next launch. I guess this is the main reason why some players say that alpha 18 is ugly.

Video here :

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Madmole,

 

Is it possible for quests we receive from traders to be shared within a party?

 

It already IS possible. On the quest page there is a button to share with party. They then have to accept it.

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Yes, ferals and spider zombies can spawn at night, even on night 1. Keeps you on your toes.

 

Hearing their pitter patter footsteps right out side your base at night is creepy as hell. I love it.

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yeah a update for it would be nice!

 

maybe it could uses like glass for bleed damage! , oil for fire , and more cuz the blunderbuss its purpose was if there was junk on the ground like glass , rocks or metal. you put it in then gunpowder , push it down, then fire

 

I think the problem with the blunderbuss is its usefulness diminishes too quickly. The junk turret is a great example of adding a new weapon.

 

Maybe if the blunderbuss gets more utility added to it then it would be more useful. Since it takes up a precious belt slot, it has to have something more. Maybe it can be redesigned to be like a mortar that knocks down a group of targets....😅

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I do all I can in lucky looter before I bother with any other skills tbh. Seeing as how loot is such a big part of the game now. Also since yoou have to invest heavily in a tree to get Q5 stuff its easier to just loot all of it instead.

 

This is, I'm sure, why they're looking at rebalancing this. They swung the pendulum a little too far, and now crafting is a clearly sub-optimal choice. There needs to be an incentive to craft that is different but similarly attractive to looting. It should be a trade-off. I think looted items should have benefits you can't get from crafting, and crafted items should have benefits you can't get from looting. If looted items can get up to tier 6, maybe crafted items get a bonus mod slot? Or higher durability? Or stats that are always at least 70% of max?

 

As I think someone else suggested, another tweak might be to have crafted items start at tier 2 instead of tier 1 (but still cap out at tier 5), and dial back the loot tables so that tier 6 gear really never spawns before a mid-late gamestage.

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For information, there are no more cans of paint in the loot. I didn't see them at the merchant's. We need a chemistry workshop to make it, so it's rarely possible to customize the storage boxes at the beginning of the game.

 

And why not use dyes as an ingredient in the recipe for paint cans? We are quickly overwhelmed by these dyes and they are unsaleable ;)

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Yes its governed by boomstick, but its one of those things you don't bother with now if you go looting. I've been thinking about what to do with it.

 

Grenade launcher

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He was wrong and said so later. Those things DO make heat.

 

Yeah I saw his post. I try and read every single post. I'm combing through the XMLs right now learning exactly how heat works, man heat is raised by a lot more things than I ever knew about. Kinda glad I'm writing this guide or else I would not be learning all this to the degree that I am. I'm excited about this as I'm sure this is going to help tons of players out in understanding the heat system. :)

 

Edit: here is a really interesting one I never would have imagined would raise the heat level in the chunk, players verbal audio produced upon death increases heat. Now I have an excuse to bitch at my brother for dieing all the time lmao:bi_polo:

Edited by ZombieSurvivor (see edit history)

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I have no idea how it happened but i was modifying my shotgun and then eventually i found out that a bandage and iron pipes where modifiable and had a silencer and a Retracted stock on them im not sure how this happened sorry for the caps i didnt notice and will sort it out when i have the time to

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For information, there are no more cans of paint in the loot. I didn't see them at the merchant's. We need a chemistry workshop to make it, so it's rarely possible to customize the storage boxes at the beginning of the game.

 

And why not use dyes as an ingredient in the recipe for paint cans? We are quickly overwhelmed by these dyes and they are unsaleable ;)

 

chem bench 8000 coins,. one quest gets what, 500-1500? you can do all the uest each day u can and in a day or 2 have 10k. RNG baby

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oooo can you make a Pumpkin mod for the junk turret out of pumpkins that give the top part a jack o lantern instead ? :D

(At work dont mind the terrible PS skills LOL )

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Speaking of terrible photoshop skills, pretty sure MM politely asked you to stop using (any part of) his avatar as your own many days ago

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Speaking of terrible photoshop skills, pretty sure MM politely asked you to stop using (any part of) his avatar as your own many days ago

 

well shiver me timbers. this is what happens when i dont really look at the forums but at work

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The first step in making a pumpkin latte or a pumpkin pie? :D

 

I make an amazing pumpkin cheesecake for the holidays IRL, it would be awesome to have it in the game. Gives you improved charisma because everyone likes me when I bring it :)

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