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  1. I want to apologize in advance if this was posted in the wrong category. I am more than willing to move the topic if it was. Perhaps this is because my TFC experience is extremely varied(I only just got back into when build 79 was released and hadn't played before that since February), but it seems that resources are far more sparse than I remember them ever being. For example, in the last three worlds I played on, I was spawned in a biome where I couldn't find any clay anywhere. I searched for an hour on one world before giving up and switching to creative...where I didn't see any more clay after traversing over 3 kilometers. In one world, I spent five in game days searching the only area on an island that had ore spawning on the surface and only collected 5 Sphalerite, 3 Cassiderite, and 2 Tetrahedryte. I found quite a bit of silver and gold for some reason, but that's pretty much useless when you don't even have copper tools. I very strongly doubt this is at the fault of recent change to the mod, as I don't remember anything about that from the change log. This begs the question, it's probably not the dev's fault, so what am I doing wrong? Is it just poor luck with seeds? Has the game really gotten this much harder since I last played? I don't think it has, not since everyone I see playing this game just one build earlier seems to not be having issue finding beginning ores. I strongly doubt I'm doing that terrible of a job since I can usually get through almost everything in the stone age phase before the first sunset. Is anyone else having proglems with Build 79 in this regard?
  2. Metallurgy Mechanics

    Hello once more, fellow TFC users. Now, I am aware that new metallurgy features have been announced in TFC 1. However, I plan to make some additions of my own here that may/may not have been accomplished in previous posts, and some may not be currently possible, so do suggest an alternative or tweak to amend those problems The Current Metallurgy System: TFC 1's current metallurgy system grows stale as you progress with skill accumulating through the different ages up to the blue and red steels. In order to (attempt to) remedy this adversity, I am to be suggesting that a variety of variables, techniques, and the like to be (hopefully) implemented. The New Metallurgy System: Metallurgy Through the Ages: Ancient Metallurgy: Coming Soon... Medieval Metallurgy: Coming Soon... Renaissance Metallurgy: Coming Soon... Industrial Metallurgy: Coming Soon... Modern Metallurgy (Not to be implemented into TFC2, just reference): Coming Soon... -Stone Tools Ores: Before early humans began actual metalworking, ores were sometimes (and very rarely) used as 'chipped' stone tools, which are made of chipped ore. It is also slightly possible to reshape the raw ores, dependant on the hardness of the metal, into usable tools. As you can imagine, the early ways of processing metal ores never significantly affected the early human history. The knapping system should also include ores to knap into stone tools. The only differences are that they are finicky to knap due to the metal the ore contains than using actual stone, and because of that, they aren't ideal for proper tool-procuring in their raw states. Stone: The reason I am putting stone tools into the suggestion is that (I believe) they were the predecessors of metal tools, and that prove to be invaluable to the early humans two million years earlier. Not all stones on the ground can be usable for tool-making. They should have properties such as: -The type of stone. -The durability of the stone. -The size and shape of the stone. -It is isotropic (breaks reliably in any direction the tool-maker desires). Besides the type of stone, if the rock doesn't meet any of the following criteria, it can shatter, cleave into thin plates, breaks too unevenly, or cannot hold an edge. There are some kinds of stones that can prove useful. For instance: -Obsidian: Best used for sharp tools. The right volcano (due to many volcanos having too many bubbles in obisidian or founded in layers too thin for effective use), whether it be active, dormant, or extinct, will provide the right obsidian. -Flint: Closest second to obsidian. They are chemically similar to obsidian. Varieties of flint, including chert, could be useful, as well. -Quartzite: Best used for hammers. The 'best' quartzites have their grains partially fused together. -Greenstone: Generic name for metamorphic rock dark to light green in color, dense, and contains a chemistry of significant amounts of iron and silica. Harder, less pure greenstones are best for power-hitting tools rather than delicate-cutting ones. A new knapping must be implemented to better reflect the properties of stones. Similar to some knapping suggestions, a randomized 3D stone appears as a GUI, which perfectly reflects to the stone that was picked up from the ground. On the top right of the GUI are two slots; the left one will produce the tool after knapping is completed, and the right is for the stone needed to hammer. To knap a tool, hold down the left-mouse button to charge up force to being shaping. Tapping it will just simply bash the stone surface with little to no force. Don't hold it too long - if you do, there is a fair chance the rock will turn into a shovel non-usable stone. Look for areas where you want to pound. The region in which you wish to knap depends on the shape of the rock. To make effective stone-tools, you need the right stone for the right and durable tools. When finishing with the knapping process, you will recieve the desired stone tool. Certain stone tool-heads like shovels, hoes and axes require handles to be usable, whereas sharp stone tool-heads like knifes will do without a form of handles (provided that the user can use it for an action other than throwing). Ores: Copper Copper Minerals: Percentage of Copper in Pure State: -Native Copper -Unknown -Chalcopyrite -34.5% -Chalcocite -79.8% -Covelite -66.5% -Bornite -63.3% -Tetrahedrite -32-45% -Malachite -57.5% -Azurite -55.1% -Cuprite -88.8% -Chrysocolla -37.5% -Tennantite -51.6% Traits: -Corrosion-resistant, though when exposed to air, the surface of the ore oxidizes. -Sometimes rarely found completely unmixed with other metal. -Sometimes founded as nearly-pure nuggets. -Melting Point: 1,083 C. -A relatively common metal in the Earth's crust. I don't have the time to finish this suggestion, so I would like to see your ideas for this post. Have a wonderful day, and see you soon! -Sda209