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  1. The proper word for that situation would be 'somebody'. 'Someone' refers to a specific but unidentified individual, whereas 'somebody' is much more vague and can refer to any person at all, with no specificity implied.

    So, as you said~

    Well, in this instance, you were the specific but unidentified individual.


  2. I'm also having trouble finding copper since the change. Specifically native copper. I have only found 7 pieces of native copper, while I have found a good deal of tetrahedrite and malachite.


  3. I like TFC because it feels like what would happen if Notch et al. weren't lazy bastards and really liked Dwarf Fortress. I am totally on board for hooking up a windmill to a blast furnace, or using a water wheel to turn a grindstone.

    Electricity, and red stone, just don't "feel" right, although I do think we need some sort of "bright enough for mobs to not spawn, but not bright enough to stop mushrooms from growing" lighting option.


  4. Of course they have. And those very expensive techniques are used for the mass production of industrial-grade structural steel that keeps the roof from collapsing in on your head when you walk into a 200-story sky scraper.

    That is not the steel they use for medieval reenactment armor. Armor gets made from the (relatively) cheap stuff that was just as available to our forebears

    The only plate I've ever worn I could have bought from the owner "for a grand". It weighed very little, maybe about 75 pounds. I say this because it was heavier than a bag of flour we used at work, but significantly lighter than two. I was able to run, jump, climb, crawl, and even do a cartwheel in it. The weight was fairly evenly distributed -- it wasn't like wearing a 75 lbs backpack. It was also hot as all hell in the summer sun. Aside from not being able to jump as high, there was nothing I couldn't do in the armor that I could do out of it. It was just tiring as I wasn't used to the weight or the distribution.

    For comparison, a hauberk of iron or steel weighs 20 to 25 pounds. I've seen a very fancy one once made out of titanium that weighed less than 15 pounds. is a full-body mail suit that is shark bite resistant for divers that weighs about 20 pounds, so it's probably made of titanium.


  5. Maybe you had more modern armor on cevkiv cause in medieval times it weighed a ton.

    No, no, it didn't, you don't know what you're talking about.

    I used to to do SCA and various other reenactment stuff. Steel and Iron weigh just as much now as they did then.


  6. The casts should be minimum wrought iron in my opinion. That and the durability of what ever is made in them reduced. Hand-worked metal tools are a lot stronger as the Japanese have proven. Folded metal blades that can even cut through other metals (not unscathed of course! heh)

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    Katanas were extremely shitty weapons, due to the poor quality of metal that the Japanese had available -- that's why they had to fold them so many times: to work out all the impurities.


  7. iron armour weighed a ton, the helm alone weighed 50 pounds. steel armour may have been lighter if treated properly, but the most common type of steel back then, which by the way was rare do to how hard it was to make, weighed about as much. but that is not realy important to this topic, i actualy like the idea of armour weighing you down and making you hungry faster. fits in with my new addition to my new health and medicine system sugesstion. i hade the idea of keeping the icons but instead of having 10, you only have one and a number next to the icon that, as with hunger, goes down over time, and with health, only goes down when hurt or starving. this would be that much easier to implement if the health and hunger systems are redone entirely, so actions like swimming, running and fighting speed up the loss of hunger. and wearing armour increases it even more, maybe even doubles the rate.

    Please do not spout bullshit. I have worn a suit of plate armor, and it weighed slightly less than 100 pounds, and I was completely able to run in it for short periods of time, and I was not a person who was in excellent physical condition. I have also done a cartwheel in said armor. They are very manuverable.

    Plate armor should not reduce your speed, except in that it should reduce maximum time you can sprint from infinite to something reasonable, like a minute.


  8. Hi. I have the ability to edit the wiki, and a lot of free time.

    I've spent the several days since I got the ability to edit the wiki thinking about exactly what I want to do, not wanting to go off half cocked.

    I would like it if everyone would, in this thread, post things that you find that are wrong with the wiki -- broken links, broken images, missing pages, etc.

    Thank you.


  9. If you think about it, a simple breathing reed could be considered SCUBA gear (long thin bamboo-like tube)(Terraria reference)

    It's Self-Contained, as it is a single object

    It allows someone to breathe while they are underwater

    It does something, and therefore could be considered an apparatus

    And a wagon is a car because it lets you get around.



  10. lol, sorry, but I think my colony is stealing all of your potential towns ppl. Maybe you'd be interested in joining our settlement instead? And since we have been expanding so much here recently, I really want to look into some form of currency. I know atm barter is the best way to do things, and I know that coins are on their way, but nothing says "I'm part of a social structure" like a good monetary system. So until coins have been included into the game I'm considering using gems. Thoughts?

    We could use Music Discs :D


  11. Not exacly! People have been scuba diving since early years of evolution, they used things like sugar cane straws and stuff... So an idea for scuba diving kit would be a straw crafted from sugar cane that would be put in the head slot, and it would extend the time you can be under water and how fast your breath replenishes... Just an idea doe...

    No, they haven't. SCUBA (Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus) is a very recent invention.


  12. I think I remember reading, or being told by a professor, that in the ancient Egyptian quarries they used to literally pound rocks into other rocks until they wore them down enough so that they got the shape they wanted, relying on nothing more than brute force and the fact that the rock they were holding was harder than the rock they were using as building material.

    I imagine they did use wedges and hammers for the more delicate and/or fine and/or expensive work, but for the vast majority of the stones mined for use in temples and monuments, stone on stone and a large enough labor pool was more than sufficient.

    But, yes, now you can go straight to copper, although you still do need tin at some point to get past it. If only there was some alloy that could be made of copper and something other than tin that could be used as an alternative to bronze. My knowledge of metallurgy is insufficient to this task. Maybe later I'll dig out my book on blacksmithing and see what it has to say.


  13. It spawns but it's not as common as it used to be. You might have to do a bit of exploring to get some flint. I've had worlds where I've had to go 1000 blocks to get to an area that had flint, but it was plentiful there.

    Ditto. Some seeds I just can't find flint for the life of me, and other seeds it's everywhere, and the rest it's a mix.