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A few things I think would help new players.

 

1) add another starter quest about crafting bandages and why it's important. (Bleeding and to regain max hp). Since this mechanic is not that intuitive it would help.

 

2)add a tutorial quest about involving/explaining key portions of the perk and/or encumbrance system. Tooltips and journals are nice but many players dont always read them (just like how alot of people dont read operations manuals). The incentive is the quest reward.

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From one Bethesda fanboy to another thank you!

 

I felt more invested in and found the last two horde nights far more intense than any of the main FO4 plot climaxes. Heck the dungeon POI's are almost as fun. Great work I'm having the most fun with this out of all the alphas.

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I am loving the game but here are my issues so far some have stated as well.

#1 Zeds spawning out of no where right on me ( issue from another alpha)

#2 When repairing stuff in inventory it dont tell you what it requires to repair.

#3 Can you change perks so the ones gated states whats required to unlock it? It dont state what level or number of perks elsewhere are needed to unlock it.

#4 Sleepers spawning way to late in buildings, clear a room loot something and turn around and there are zeds back in spots I know I cleared (happened in another alpha as well)

I know its experimental not being critical just letting you know, keep up the great work.

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You can turn down your difficulty and that might reduce the number of zeds and will make them easier to deal with.

 

Unfortunately it does not change the percentage of zombies within the POIs as they still contain a LOT of zombies. I roughly kill around 20 zombies each POI and as a solo player and while its great for XP, its not so great that is all I can do, until I get killed when a zombie or vulture literally spawns behind or above me.

 

With alpha 17 it has changed it greatly from a MP or SP to now geared towards MP, which makes it a lot tougher for solo players.

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A few things I think would help new players.

 

1) add another starter quest about crafting bandages and why it's important. (Bleeding and to regain max hp). Since this mechanic is not that intuitive it would help.

 

2)add a tutorial quest about involving/explaining key portions of the perk and/or encumbrance system. Tooltips and journals are nice but many players dont always read them (just like how alot of people dont read operations manuals). The incentive is the quest reward.

 

3)re-add the center indicator for sneak, we have whole screen indicators for everything (heatstroke, damage, etc.) but sometimes I forget im sneaking or am distracted by zombies and have to look at the bottom left, maybe just add a subtle sneak vignette. Been caught in situations not realizing I crouched and it slows you down. I might look for a hold to crouch setting.

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TFP, well done!! This kicks the crap out of FO76. Thanks for all of the effort and dedication. Would it be possible to get a button upon entry into a new world to skip the beginning quests, be granted the skill points, and get the quest to be sent to 0,0? If I have to jump through those early hoops during each experimental it gets old real quick, know what I mean? I did it for the last few alphas but maybe we could include a shortcut for those of us with several thousand hours in the game.😆

 

Again, very well done!!

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I got a bug... after playing THE ULTIMATE 7DAYS the player (me) gets stuck in a mad grin emote, andI have to work several hours at office to get the grin of the face.

 

My bug is that I'm unable to return to work at the office. (Of course, I can live with this bug...for a while.)

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Have a few questions on things I'm not sure are bugs or not so I didn't want to clutter the bug thread yet.

 

1. I can't seem to power attack with a Stone Axe. Is this intentional? I've heard you can power attack with other tools but I have not tried anything else yet.

 

2. I had a bandage on my tool bar but it I could not use it while bleeding out. I might have been stunned, not 100% sure. Does getting stunned prevent you from using your toolbar?

 

3. I got hit by a zombie and got a "incoming illness" or something similar debuff. It eventually turned into an infection icon then just went away. Is that a glitch or did I just make a good RNG roll and avoid sickness? Happened 3 times at least.

 

Thanks!

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Honestly, after buying a few perks and learning how food works, its not an issue. One stag can give you 35 meat, enough for several days, and boiled eggs are plentiful and a few will keep your stamina at 100%

 

I find its easier to learn how to play the game as intended than just mod it right out of the gate and not learn what they were thinking.

 

By day 3, I'm really having no significant stamina issues at all because we've learned how to manage it.

 

The whole point in participating in experimental is to learn the new systems, and give them feedback on how it plays out. If you nerf that right away modding it on day one, you really also can't give them legitimate feedback, and they can make changes so it plays better for everyone.

 

 

Of course, YMMV.

 

Well, since i modded it away i can enjoy the game and focus on encumbering about the flying terminators ^^

Hope i find a gun soon

 

(But you are right, its not in the sense of a ea to mod it, but really, i cant play this. (a few hours ago before i modded it i nearly punched my keyboard into the monitor, now 2 hours later i am fine))

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Have a few questions on things I'm not sure are bugs or not so I didn't want to clutter the bug thread yet.

 

1. I can't seem to power attack with a Stone Axe. Is this intentional? I've heard you can power attack with other tools but I have not tried anything else yet.

 

2. I had a bandage on my tool bar but it I could not use it while bleeding out. I might have been stunned, not 100% sure. Does getting stunned prevent you from using your toolbar?

 

3. I got hit by a zombie and got a "incoming illness" or something similar debuff. It eventually turned into an infection icon then just went away. Is that a glitch or did I just make a good RNG roll and avoid sickness? Happened 3 times at least.

 

Thanks!

 

I think you have to purchase a perk to unlock the power attack for mining tools.

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I got a bug... after playing THE ULTIMATE 7DAYS the player (me) gets stuck in a mad grin emote, andI have to work several hours at office to get the grin of the face.

 

 

 

we suspected this might happen!

we tested this and confirmed a repro.

 

thanks for report i will submit a report to the devs for removal.

 

:)

 

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My bug is that I'm unable to return to work at the office. (Of course, I can live with this bug...for a while.)

 

 

we suspected this might happen!

we tested this and confirmed a repro.

 

thanks for report i will however, report it to the devs for removal.

 

:)

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i just tried of maxing perks and armor with cheats and what i found out its that the resistances stack so much together to the point that only thing that kills you is bleed (wich is too common in this build for some reason ) , finally a build i can play with 20 fps

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Love how the staff just conveniently ignore everytime someone brings up that using items is now on left click even tho the standard in the whole survival game genre is right click and its been right click in 7dtd from the start. Talk about changes nobody needed and that really mess up people's gameplay.

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Even better: Make a second account on your computer and install the game there. If you can play RWG there, it is very probable you have old data somewhere in your old account that makes problems

 

This is a VERY good troubleshooting technique that almost no one uses.

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It is. Probably further patches will help, maybe minimum specs will have to be adjusted, who knows. But the former takes time and the latter won't help you.

 

At the moment the best tip is really: Lower your resolution. If you make it fullscreen, you will not see any difference but the game will be much faster. I have a very low end machine, I went down to 1200x800 and fullscreen. The game looks bad because I also had to lower all graphics settings to minimum, but I don't really see any effect from the lowered resolution except more fps.

 

(Oh, I also turned off ingame voice chat because I don't use it. May or may not help. And others reported better results with vsnc off).

 

vsync is a killer on my machine on almost every game I play. I just turn it off by reflex now because it always destroys my FPS.

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Have a few questions on things I'm not sure are bugs or not so I didn't want to clutter the bug thread yet.

 

1. I can't seem to power attack with a Stone Axe. Is this intentional? I've heard you can power attack with other tools but I have not tried anything else yet.

 

Thanks!

 

You cannot power attack with stone tools. That button/function is the "repair" function.

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Love how the staff just conveniently ignore everytime someone brings up that using items is now on left click even tho the standard in the whole survival game genre is right click and its been right click in 7dtd from the start. Talk about changes nobody needed and that really mess up people's gameplay.

 

They should have made "bandage ally" as left click? (It seems that is the need for making the change.)

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Can you post a picture of your video settings? Sounds like it is set to 1/8 textures. If you watched any of the streams there’s proof that the graphics are better in A17.

 

Sorry for some reason it won't let me post a screen shot but here are my settings:

 

DISPLAY:

 

Resolution 1920 x 1080 (16:9)

Fullscreen Yes

Vsync Off

Gamma 57%

 

QUALITY:

 

Anti-Aliasing - NO

Texture Quality - Quarter

UMA Texture Quality - Middle

Reflection Quality - Off

Reflected Shadows - NO

Shadows Distance - Off

Water Quality - High

Water Particles - 0%

View Distance - Medium

LOD Distance 40%

Tree Quality - Middle

Grass Distance - Normal

Motion Blurr - Off

SSAD - NO

Depth of Field - NO

Sunshafts - NO

 

 

Also my FPS is a lot less than A16, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated:smile-new:

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