Roland Posted April 6, 2019 Share Posted April 6, 2019 UPDATED May 14 2020 See #11 Below! 1) Zero Experience For Actions Actions in the game are now only valuable for helping you survive and accomplish your goals. There are no xp bonuses attached to individual actions that make killing zombies more valuable than farming or mining or scavenging or building. Zombies are now an obstacle to your objectives instead of a source of xp income tempting you hunt them down and kill them. Use stealth to avoid or weapons to destroy and as long as you survive the day you will get rewarded either way. 2) Daily Skillpoint For Surviving Gain skill points simply for surviving according to the following schedule: After your first and second days of survival, you will gain one skill point each day. On your third and fourth days of survival, you will earn two skill points each day. After your fifth day of survival and thereafter you will earn 3 skill points per day. If you die your penalty will be having to start over with earning 1 then 2 and then 3 skill points AND the timer begins fresh from when you respawn so it will take 5 full days of no deaths to regain the highest level of skill point generation. Costs of attribute and perk progression have been increased to compensate for the increase in skill point gains. Attribute costs for levels 2-10 are: 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Perk costs for levels 1-5 are: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5 3) Training In Return For Jobs Beginning with Tier 3 and Tier 4 quests you will be rewarded 1 skill point in addition to the other quest rewards. Tier 5 quests will reward you with 2 skill points. This puts an incentive on doing quests in order to progress. Skillpoints are not earned for the tutorial quests nor for Tier 1 and 2 quests. 4) Gamestages Based on Time Instead of Actions Gamestages will now progress daily instead of as a result of player actions gaining XP. Each game day that the player does not suffer a death they will automatically level up which will, in turn, advance the gamestage. The gamestages multipliers have been modified to help compensate for this slower pace of gamestage advancement as follows: Scavenger: 1.5 Adventurer: 1.8 Nomad: 2.2 Warrior: 2.6 Survivalist: 3.0 Insane: 3.5 These are higher rates than vanilla but leveling up now happens once a day at a regular pace which is slower than most players of the vanilla game. Please note that the ONLY function leveling up has is to advance gamestages. Gaining skill points for player progression advancement is completely separate from player level now and there are no experience points in the game at all. 5) Improved Death Ambiguity Because there is no XP there is no XP popout which means no giveaway clue that a zombie died with that last hit. But I took it several steps further by removing death animations from all zombies, replacing the death sound from all zombies with their stun sound, and increasing the range of time they will utilize to recover from a stun. So now when they die it looks and sounds exactly like it does when they are stunned. The only remaining clue is that big yellow bag that sometimes appears.... 6) Increased Zombie Loot Drops Since there is no longer xp for killing zombies I increased the loot drop across the board to 8%. 7) Trader Finder Quests All of the treasure map quests will now chain into the White River Settlement Quest from the beginning of the game giving the player a chance to find a new trader. The quest finds the nearest trader to your location which might be a trader you already know but if you are lucky you may get a new trader's location after digging up that treasure chest. How exciting!!! 😎 Brutal Start The Newbie protection buff has been removed. There is zero protection from the elements from the get go. 9) Get off your Brass Added a random 0-3 scrap brass drop to destroyed stone. Need brass? Find the ruins of the old world and start digging through it all for that precious metal. This modlet is completely standalone so can be used alone or deleted without causing any issues. 10) Trolland's Moar Zombies Added more zombies to biome spawns as well as larger wandering hordes. Greatly increased nighttime spawns to simulate the lunar influence waking up and causing more zombies to be active. Values are very easy to change if you want to lower or increase the numbers. If you prefer vanilla numbers simply delete this modlet from your mods folder. 11) Laz Man's Horde Night Vanguard Quest NEW You now earn a bonus skillpoint for every 100 bloodmoon zombies you kill. You have to directly kill them and it is only bloodmoon zombies that count. In the beginning it might take 2-3 hordenights to fulfill the bounty but later you might earn 3 skillpoints from one hordenight! The quest is automatically started after the tutorial quest and renews itself every time it is fulfilled. Thanks and Credits Thanks to @Guppycur, @StompyNZ, @sphereii, @Laz Man, and all others who have helped me and continue to help me. Guppycur and Sphereii are responsible for the SDX script and dual timer that makes the daily skill point possible. Sphereii also came up with the script to make this mod truly zero xp. Laz Man came up with the genius workaround for creating a quest that only works during the bloodmoon. Several others gave me pointers and ran through xpath lines of code with me to help me see what I was missing. Obviously my improved Ambiguous Death mod was inspired by Guppy's own random zombie get back up mod. Special thanks goes to @Royal Deluxe who provided me with a simple morning quest in the early development of this idea so I could try it out and see if it was worth pursuing. And @rewtgr....thanks for keeping me sane when nothing I tried would remove the damn level gates on the last night when I was trying to get this pushed out. Thanks to @jrbarrio for allowing me to use his work for more outdoor zombies roaming the world. Thanks to @Red Eagle LXIX for allowing me to use his work to remove the XP bar from the HUD. If you feel I should have given you credit in any of this work please let me know. I don't mean to slight anyone and want to make sure to give full credit where it is due. Please feel free to use any part of this compilation for your own projects. I tried to keep things clear so parts could be easily separated out but feel free to ask me if you want to know where the stuff is that does the thing. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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