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1 hour ago, madmole said:

Leveled books are coming so you guys won't be finding crucibles or tier 3 schematics on day 1, that should help a bit with the "game over" feeling when you totally luck out, and we can weed out the "1 pocket" stuff or diminish its chance a bit later game so you have a better chance of getting something good since there is a less chance of getting something crappy ish.

As somebody that just found both a crucible schematic and junk turret schematic on Day 3, I am both saddened and pleased by this change. Finding something like that early is always an exciting moment that opens up new options and possibilities for your game. On the other hand, making sure it takes a while before you can find those things is a great way to extend early game and give people more of a feeling of accomplishment in getting to the next stage. 

 

When I really think about it, I would say that all schematics would not be available for Tier 0 loot and start showing up slowly in Tier 1, much like guns and metal tools.

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54 minutes ago, Adam the Waster said:

ITS A BOLDER!

Your spelling always cracks me up, so creative! lol. I guess that is what you get when you are on video games forums all day instead of school. lol.

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Just now, madmole said:

Your spelling always cracks me up, so creative! lol. I guess that is what you get when you are on video games forums all day instead of school. lol.

you're welcome :)

 

but at least i know my ABCs

 

A B C.......... ummm H!

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1 minute ago, Jarod_Silverstar said:

As somebody that just found both a crucible schematic and junk turret schematic on Day 3, I am both saddened and pleased by this change. Finding something like that early is always an exciting moment that opens up new options and possibilities for your game. On the other hand, making sure it takes a while before you can find those things is a great way to extend early game and give people more of a feeling of accomplishment in getting to the next stage. 

 

When I really think about it, I would say that all schematics would not be available for Tier 0 loot and start showing up slowly in Tier 1, much like guns and metal tools.

We've tried the "rare chance" but it rarely feels right. You either get screwed because it never spawns or get screwed because it spawned too soon. Never does it feel right. Well it will when wet get more leveled loot done.

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10 minutes ago, Adam the Waster said:

AND MY MAP IS JUST A SMALL SQUARE! IN THE OCEAN! LMAFO

 

 

 

 

maybe thats why i only play Nav!

try.....zooming in?

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6 minutes ago, Adam the Waster said:

i made the map that way with the map! with the "generate map thingy"

sadly it crashed and i just loaded it in when i came back on. 

 

i just deleted it and going to make one the old fashion way. New map, Name seed, Start!

 

 

and im going to have to wait another 90 mins....... IM TO GO OUTSIDE FOR A BIT AND TALK TO MYSELF ABOUT IDEAS FOR 7DTD hahahHAh *crys*

 

maybe ill think about stunbatons and stunbaton mods!

A little secret, I went on a small runs, out on the staircase in my 4 story apartment building where I live now, up and down, while waiting my map to be generated. Felt good for the body and mind. All the rage went into my melee build. 

 

Have a walk or run around, you gonna have fun on next map and if not, you have a pizza from me. 

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Just now, madmole said:

Your spelling always cracks me up, so creative! lol. I guess that is what you get when you are on video games forums all day instead of school. lol.

Hahaha, you don't make almost 3000 posts in less than a year without putting effort. This man is a legend.

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10 minutes ago, Mechanimal said:

I think it should remain an option, the super blurry textures are SO bad, they really ruin the experience. I would rather knock other graphic details down to increase performance if I need to, but I never ever want to turn texture streaming back on, even if it makes me suffer a bit on frames, I'd rather lose frames than look at crazy low detail textures all the time. Seriously they ruin the experience, by a lot.

If the lowered textures weren't so INCREDIBLY low detail, up close, then I could prob handle it, but it is just way too blurry and crappy looking not to ruin everything I look at, I don't give a @%$*#! about frames if all I can see is a blurry crappy world at 60 FPS. 

Please, it's frustrating enough that it is ON by default, but I get why that is important and can deal with that, however removing the option altogether is a PLEASE GOD NO. And no it doesn't count if it requires anything more than clicking a box in options, requiring players to use a command line is a UI failure.

It is still a command line. It would simply be 10x better to restart the game than ever turn off streaming. THe only reason they get blurry is because you are out of vram, and turning off streaming will just kill your pc even further. Just restart and leave streaming on for best results (performance and it won't be blurry for quite some time unless you are trying to push ultra graphics on a potato).

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11 minutes ago, Mechanimal said:

I think it should remain an option, the super blurry textures are SO bad, they really ruin the experience. I would rather knock other graphic details down to increase performance if I need to, but I never ever want to turn texture streaming back on, even if it makes me suffer a bit on frames, I'd rather lose frames than look at crazy low detail textures all the time. Seriously they ruin the experience, by a lot.

If the lowered textures weren't so INCREDIBLY low detail, up close, then I could prob handle it, but it is just way too blurry and crappy looking not to ruin everything I look at, I don't give a @%$*#! about frames if all I can see is a blurry crappy world at 60 FPS. 

Please, it's frustrating enough that it is ON by default, but I get why that is important and can deal with that, however removing the option altogether is a PLEASE GOD NO. And no it doesn't count if it requires anything more than clicking a box in options, requiring players to use a command line is a UI failure.

Are you sure you aren't confusing Texture Streaming with Dynamic Resolution? 

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Madmole!!!
Oh, that flying drone ... When do you add blaster rifles? I want lightsabers and Sith !!! Just kidding. Seriously, what the hell!? Joel, my friends and I hope this is a temporary solution? These effects ... Jesus ... kill me. This does NOT fit into the world of 7 days. As a solution - make the flying drone attack from 9mm mini-machine guns? Or a drone with a sawn-off shotgun !!! It will be possible to find use for this weapon of 1 shooting range. Treatment is disgusting. What are the red effects? Let .... hmm ... a drone shoots a dart at you or a syringe with an anesthetic (or a blood coagulation drug if the character has bleeding) - a new item that will need to be crafted. You melt metal - you make needles, you melt plastic - you make a shell for a syringe, but from what these or those solutions to make syringes should be made ... One could add a couple of new objects. Which can only be found. A pack of some medications from which you can cook painkillers or hemostatic solutions. Well, you get the idea. Joel, What do you say? 

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11 hours ago, Blake_ said:

New Vram algorithms (drivers) are coming up for this year's RTX releases and AMD is soon to follow. That means less bumps and more stable performance for the same amount of VRAM.

Sounds nice. We could use that!

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8 minutes ago, madmole said:

We've tried the "rare chance" but it rarely feels right. You either get screwed because it never spawns or get screwed because it spawned too soon. Never does it feel right. Well it will when wet get more leveled loot done.

Agreed - leveled loot is much better than rare chance.  Looking forward to see it thoroughly implemented.

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13 minutes ago, Roland said:

try.....zooming in?

i did and it crashed, i loaded in and the whole map was a large and tall square in the middle of the sea!

 

 

 

 

9 minutes ago, LeonBraun said:

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seems more like this

 

Darth Sidious Unlimited Power | Know Your Meme

 

I WANT MY PLASMA BATON! 

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7 minutes ago, madmole said:

It is still a command line. It would simply be 10x better to restart the game than ever turn off streaming. THe only reason they get blurry is because you are out of vram, and turning off streaming will just kill your pc even further. Just restart and leave streaming on for best results (performance and it won't be blurry for quite some time unless you are trying to push ultra graphics on a potato).

I will try it, just really want to avoid the super blurry textures. I used Pregen 3, didn't make my own. I should have enough vRAM, I have a friggin Titan card, albeit first gen, and 32 GB system RAM on top of that. 

9 minutes ago, Roland said:

Are you sure you aren't confusing Texture Streaming with Dynamic Resolution? 

No it's the texture streaming thing, did the same thing in A18 so I turned it off and it solved the problem. Was just hoping to do the same in A19, not sure how the new Dynamic Resolution thing works, I have not messed with that, yet;)

 

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19 minutes ago, Jarod_Silverstar said:

As somebody that just found both a crucible schematic and junk turret schematic on Day 3, I am both saddened and pleased by this change. Finding something like that early is always an exciting moment that opens up new options and possibilities for your game. On the other hand, making sure it takes a while before you can find those things is a great way to extend early game and give people more of a feeling of accomplishment in getting to the next stage.

I would think that schematics would drop 1 tech level "earlier".

Crafting would definitely give you a leg-up but you wouldn't go from a blunderbuss straight to an auto shotgun.

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17 minutes ago, faatal said:

Sounds nice. We could use that!

fr Blake: New Vram algorithms (drivers) are coming up for this year's RTX releases and AMD is soon to follow. That means less bumps and more stable performance for the same amount of VRAM

Yeah I want to upgrade, that sounds nice, my Titan card is GTX, not RTX, and isn;t a whole new gen of cards about to drop soon? Been hearing about the 3080 and so on, are those the "new RTX" or do they have a new name for them, dunno yet, but that's probably what you're talkin about.

Have to upgrade both of my kids machines too, one has a GTX 1080 with more vRAM than my Titan(his machine is fine tbh), the other has and even older card. I want to get them both an RTX card, at least, my machine is different due to all my CAD work, I'd love an RTX Titan at the minimum. Is hard to make a decision when I know new stuff is about to drop though, ugh.

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I agree that early schematics is a good thing. Its not like you can immediately craft what you get as a schematic. In fact if you wanted to craft something that you unlocked that could be a great objective to work towards.

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Just now, Gazz said:

I would think that schematics would drop 1 tech level "earlier".

Crafting would definitely give you a leg-up but you wouldn't go from a blunderbuss straight to an auto shotgun.

The QUESTION STILL STANDS!

 

 

where do i find my stunbatons? i am Level 25 in Navezgane and i have not found 1 stunbaton. (playing a Intellect build *Crys in stupid*)

 

i hope you guys have a plan for that. Junk baton, Scrap baton or Zap baton? anything!, and maybe for Endgame there could be a Tesla baton, Plasma baton, Or even a GAMMA BATON!

 

i hope for Plasma or junk baton ;)


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5 minutes ago, Gazz said:

I would think that schematics would drop 1 tech level "earlier".

Crafting would definitely give you a leg-up but you wouldn't go from a blunderbuss straight to an auto shotgun.

I see what you are trying to do there but right now, with the skill costs getting weapon and armor schematics have limited use except in a couple trees that you chose to focus in. For everything else, by level 25 or so, you will be able to loot gear as good or better than you can craft.

 

Honestly, I think you would have to slow down the loot progression for Tier 2 and 3 a lot to make it really worth it to people to focus on crafting more then one item.

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Random shoutout, 2 of my new fav things are:

- New forge and campfire, they just look so damn good now, love the new fire effects.

- New zombie animations... I have never LOL'd so much in a 7DTD playthrough, not even close, hands down. I even had to pause once because I was laughing too hard.

I enjoy it so much I try to instigate it when I can, like breaking a door to the last little bit and waiting for them to bust through, and straight flop faceplant , or run into a wall like it isn't there, or burst out hit the rail and flip over the balcony, etc, etc... clearing houses just got so much more entertaining. I love it so.

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28 minutes ago, FileMachete said:

90 minutes to gen a map?  That can't be right can it?

It can be with a potato cpu

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If reading duplicate schematics could increase the quality tier at which you could craft it that could help. If I find and read 3 schematics on crafting a pistol and can therefore craft yellow quality pistols even though I never perked into pistols that would open up crafting a bit. On MP servers people might start trading schematics more to get their levels up on crafting.

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i dont liek the bug so far where the junk turrets/sledge (from what ive seen) dont get mod perks when they are on the ground ONLY when you are holding them. Is taht intended? also WHY cant i put burning shaft on my stun baton. legit only thing that made is fun to use it IS a long shaft 

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1 minute ago, KuriousTurtle said:

It can be with a potato cpu

🎶🎶 What kinda chip you got in there? A Doritos? 🎶

2 minutes ago, Roland said:

If reading duplicate schematics could increase the quality tier at which you could craft it that could help. If I find and read 3 schematics on crafting a pistol and can therefore craft yellow quality pistols even though I never perked into pistols that would open up crafting a bit. On MP servers people might start trading schematics more to get their levels up on crafting.

OHHHHHH

I like that idea.

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