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    • Crysyn

      Only help if you can be helpful

      Hey All, A topic has come up of late in the IRC channel in regards to the general feel of the forums and the community that supports them. Things have progressed further than I would have liked with out this being addressed more publicly because I would much rather have snubbed this out sooner rather than later.. but I have been busy. Here is the general rule I would like people to follow: Wheaton's Law "Don't be a dick." Those of you from the IRC channel know that this is the only rule I ask people in there to follow and we generally have a good and lively time chatting about all manner of things. This is basic rule that just about everyone understands and I am going to expand it to the forums from here moving forward. If you can not help people in a helpful and polite manner then I simply ask you to stop. Now I generally take a back seat to moderating the forums as I like to participate in the suggestions forum fairly heavily at times and would rather do so as a forums user than a moderator. But I am also fairly well known for being the person who constantly puts their foot down and so I am stepping up and doing so on here. If you find yourself unable to respond to a message politely then I ask that you do not respond. This mostly focuses on the increasing level of hostility found within the Suggestion forum as well as the Server forum. I do not care if this is the 30th some odd time you have seen someone make the same suggestion. Or even if the new post on an older topic is one entry above the old one. I expect the members of this forum to respond politely to the user, new or old, and point to the older topic if it applies and even go the extra step to suggest they either add in new information or to summarize the outcome of the previous discussion based upon the new post's entry into it. That is what we are here for, that is why I close most topics instead of deleting them, so that they can be found and referenced down the road. The next topic is the slew of derailment attempts I have seen as of late. If you want to have fun and joke around that is what the off topic forum is for and pretty much anything goes there. I do not expect to read a suggestion thread and have to go through 3 pages of image memes people have shot back and forth. Quite simply this is a waste of my time to read and then have to clean up. Now for the summary. I am going to start taking a more active role, especially in policing the suggestion forum, and handing out warn levels to people whom I see doing this. These will be indiscriminate and applied not to just the first person who derails or is impolite on a topic or response, but to everyone whom follows the lead of that person. As I do not like doing things with out giving you all warning this post shall serve as that warning. If you have a desire to bring this topic up with me then I invite you to do so on the IRC channel. Lets raise the level of quality and grow the community. Let us not descend into the quality often found on the minecraft or league of legend forums. There is simply no need for that here. Be passionate about things, just do not be abusive.
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      Offline Servers

      Recently I've seen a few server listings showing up on the first page of the Servers forum that have been closed for an extended period of time, but have recently gotten a reply from a new member who didn't realize the server is offline. To help prevent this from happening in the future, it would be greatly appreciated if you could use the report function on the original post of any servers that have been confirmed as offline, so that the topic may be locked. If you are the admin of a server and plan on taking the server offline, please use the report function on the original post of your topic to let the TFC Staff know that the topic should be locked. If you are the admin of a server that has a locked topic, and would wish to bring the server back online, please use the report function on the original post of the topic to let the TFC Staff know that the topic should be unlocked. As always, please remember to follow rule #3 of the servers forum and update your topic title to contain the version of TFC that the server is currently running. You can do so by editing the OP, and then clicking on "Use Full Editor."


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  1. Is There a TFC2 Guide?

    its stone-age only at the moment, so as of right now there isn't much to write about that isn't at least partially consistent with the way things used to work. Its similar enough that figuring it out isn't that difficult, provided you're aware that metal isn't a thing yet.
  2. A small question

    it'd be interesting if we could get a seed breeding mechanic similar to agricraft. (though the cross-breeding to produce different species of seed is a bit silly, i'm referring to increasing yields, perhaps improving growth rates or somesuch)
  3. Fish, invterabrates, and other search and shore animals

    I don't think every feature should necessarily have to fit into the metal progression. In fact, focusing too many features into metal progression just makes the game feel that much more grindy. Living off the sea is one of the things that non-industrial islander nations have done since ages back with absolutely no assistance from metalworking. I suppose you could throw in some higher tech versions of spears etc, but putting a lot of these things behind a blockade of access to metal isn't really believable.
  4. Some Stone Tools Don't Need Wood Handle

    @KittychanleyI agree than generally speaking consistency serves the best interests of the mod, however one can make the argument for differentiation of mechanics as far as thethe stone age goes. I don't really think it serves the mod well to make it behave the same as the metal tools purely for the sake of that. Metalworking and stone-working should be different, it would make sense for them to be different, notbecause of realism, because I know you target playability and believability and NOT realism, but also because there isn't any particular for sticks in all cases. Its different enough from vanilla that users are all over the wki anyway much of the time, so I really don't think that it would be too confusing for people if the stone age had slightly different, but simpler, mechanics and recipes. its still up to you guys of course. Its not like it'll be harmful to have to get a stick.
  5. Some Stone Tools Don't Need Wood Handle

    given that vanilla already introduced a few built in rock types beyond basic stone, perhaps that could provide a basis for there being more than one for TFC2. making TFC2 even more simplified than vanilla as far as rock types would be a bit of a shame.
  6. Smithing bonus based on player skill

    You could have the sever salt the random number generator seed for the red arrow locations with a hash of the player's name or mojang ID or somesuch, so that the setting is still pre-set but not server-universal.
  7. Steam Logic

    some lessons on steam and non-electric power styles could be taken from mods like rotarycraft. Stuff like flywheels and rotation transmitting stations withgear ratios etc.
  8. Some Stone Tools Don't Need Wood Handle

    "If you want to go for realism, then some stone types (e.g. most sedimentary rocks) would also be completely useless as stone tools." I actually support this idea, but stone-type specificity has been proven to be a bit onerous at times, depending on how the worldgen works out. If you could somehow tweak it so that at least one appropriate region of tool-usable stone would generate somewhere on the surface of each hex island, or each hex island within some N grid size, then perhaps it would be acceptable, but acting as too much of a block to gamers even beginning to play would put realism too far above fun. If it were to be done, they would have to be very very careful not to make it too tedious. I have long been of the opinion that the stone-age stages do not actually last long enough. There needs to be a bit of a progression and more to do during the stone age so that players don't feel like they have to find metal right away to be able to do anything.
  9. Some Stone Tools Don't Need Wood Handle

    There doesn't seem to be any real need to impose consistency in terms of stick consumption for stone tools, just because thats how vanilla does it. I mean, the entire point is to be a total conversion away from vanilla, and the stone age is a decidedly different tech type than any of the metal working, so conceptually having things be simpler and work differently shouldn't be a problem at all. It isn't too much skin off the back of a user to have to get a stick, but if one happens to KNOW that many of real stone tools didn't actually need handles, and that such would've actually required some attachment method (like lashings)and actually been a bit more complicated than the methods used to attach many metal tool heads to their handles the inability to just do proper flaking and immediately use the tool can be a bit immersion breaking, its not the worst thing in the world. Kitty knows I've complained about this in the past, but I can live with it as is.. it just seems like giving up the opportunity to make this make sense, given that TF2 is already stated to be a completely different mod, and that TFC is total conversion, there is no particular reason to stick to the way things were done before. consistency is now out the window except for internal arguments for how things will be done within TFC2 itself.
  10. Immersive deserts

    That makes a certain degree of sense. Would there be any way at all to mirror the rain shadow effect though? If there are super tall mountains surrounding the center of an island which isconcave, there still wouldnt' be all that much in the way of water to collect in the center. Super high elevations perhaps should act as disruptions of the local environment type, the vector lowering the moisturebeing on the opposing side from the closest ocean border, or the side where the moisture propogates from? I've no immediate idea if such can even be figured out procedurally on worldgen based on positioning though. Probably requires too much polling of local block data. Imagine it'd cause worldgen to shit pants.
  11. Harsher Winters, and Summers

    I think it should have a 2nd set of armor slots for "clothing" gear, so you don't have to choose between damage protection and weather resistance Either that or make the armor pieces modular so you can add or remove padding, chain-mail, etc.
  12. Food + Taste + Hunger

    perhaps you could make it so that eating an apple would give a weak, stacking, time-limited temporary debuff against eating more apples (stacking such that each additional apple makes the debuff stronger up to a point), but rather than permanently tracking the last few items eaten, its similar to a potion effect in that it wears off. so, you get tired of apple flavor for a little while, eating something different would hasten the loss of any already acquired taste boredom, but it would also diminish over time. The favorite flavors / foods could play into this by reducing the amount of time, or the debuff amount per stack for the favorite item, or both. this would encourage more variety in a single meal, or short term series of meals without conferring an immersion breaking and slightly annoying permanence to the food eating cycle. or instead of a potion effect, a player could have flavor tolerance values similar to the nutrition bars, but instead of them draining over time, they refill over time and get diminished when eating things. so if you've been eating a lot of veggies, but no meat, it would have an entirely full meat / protein bar such that you've got a bit of a craving for that kind of item. Preferred flavors would refill the fastest. There might need to be some fine tuning on the speed these bars decrease vs how much "food" the player is losing over time, to make sure you don't wind up with so muchstacking flavor boredom that food loses the ability to nourish the player very much on a semi permanent basis. It needs to refresh fast enough to give the system a purpose rather than making it a useless burden. Secondary effects like regen, or extra satiation could be conferred depending on how much craving value the player had for the flavors in a food when they ate it. Perhaps if someone maintains a healthy diet long enough, and doesn't die, you could have a sort of long term health tracker and confer protective potion effect type stuff likestrength or increased damage resistances. ( not necessarily required, its just a thought to give higher importance on long term survival AND healthy eating). I somewhat like how 7 days to die handles hp and health / stamina. People who die a lot might hate this idea though. It would also be nice if player choice over the long term could have an effect on character preferences. Even if the character starts out loving tomatoes and beefand hating pork and carrots, if they end up in a scenario where pork and carrots are plentiful and tomatoes and beef are extremely scarce or completely absent, the repeated experience of eating a food and it becoming familiar could slowly make the taste grow on them. Perhaps you could make it so it edges toward neutrality rather than becoming their new favorite, but it'd be interesting to have taste change due to player actions and choices as opposed to it just being a random and permanent setting acquired upon joining the server.
  13. yes, i want to do some playtesting so I know how the system feels to play and then i'll start looking at the codebase and what I need to do to get this working.
  14. yeah, i've been busy with a new baby and school, but I still intend to deal with the incomplete tool head problem.
  15. An Alternate Dimension

    This post makes me want to find a kirby skin.