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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.
    • Kittychanley

      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."
tyriael-soban

[Request] Revive Terrabow

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I'd do it myself, but i havnt got the foggiest clue where to even begin as anything beyond very basic C+ may as well be in Chinese to me.I loved Terrabow as it added some much-needed versatility to ranged weaponry, power, range, durability, utility and expansion.Honestly, the standard bow is useless, which means the javelins are the only useful ranged weapons (and they really only become useful once youve done some serious metalworking) - carrying alot of them around is a pain because inventory space can become quite limited.Either that, or add something similar to Balkons Weapons mod - would make all that damn gunpowder useful, the recipes would have to be modified to balance for TFC though.

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How is the regular bow useless? With a fully drawn bow, it can destroy most mobs very quickly, and players too. The only thing it cant kill well is skeletons. It is almost too overpowered, at least for the ease of access.

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I find the standard bow to be quite useful, even if you need a chicken farm to keep yourself supplied with arrows. The only thing you really shouldn't be shooting at are skeletons because they are immune to piercing. Since there are no Crushing ranged weapons in the game, you simply cannot engage in a ranged duel with a skeleton, you have to close with it. Other than that, a bow is one of my early targets once I have sheep (or get lucky enough for a few spider kills).

 

Gunpowder weapons break verisimilitude for TFC. Don't expect that suggestion to be very popular.

 

There is a mod around here that adds sinew and longbows you may wish to look into.

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How is the regular bow useless? With a fully drawn bow, it can destroy most mobs very quickly, and players too. The only thing it cant kill well is skeletons. It is almost too overpowered, at least for the ease of access.

I have to admit, i have not played with the basic bow since the guy running strongcraft was working the bow addon ... it was crap back then, so i just resorted to bashing things heads in with a mace, then skeletons got an insane buff and i couldnt get close to them anymore.It balanced the basic bows, drawing emphasis on the higher end crafted ones plus their ammunition and what was used in that ammunition directly influenced its range, damage output and accuracy.The materials used in the bow also had a knock-on effect on its durability, range, accuracy and damage output - very much like TiCo bows, but just minus the XP gauge - which honestly, i could live without in TiCo anyway.As for the gunpowder comment, there is evidence to suggest that humans were experimenting with it earlier than the 10th Century AD. (the primitive black powder format was used by the Chinese to fuel rockets of a sort)

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So you don't even know how the bow works now. Fully charged a bow can do 1800 damage to a bear. The bow is certainly not useless.

Bah this is for addons not TFC suggestions. Unlocked. Need sleep.

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It sounds like pretty much all of your complaints are based on a very old version of the game, and are no longer valid.

 

  • The bow can 1-hit pretty much anything except for bears and skeletons. Bears only take like 2 hits.
  • Inventory management with arrows and javelins is not a problem, because there is a quiver that stores them all for you that it will automatically pull from when you shoot, and put into when you pick stuff back up.
  • If you have an excess of gunpowder, go screw around with powder kegs.
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Gunpowder is so useful for large-scale mining.  Like Kitty said, if you have an excess, use it.

 

On the topic of bows, a longbow would be cool, but the current one serves the purpose just fine.

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