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Re: Game changes - Announcements

Postby sherman » Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:22 am

Harvesters

Following the change of harvesters in December 2019, we will soon enable the use of gathering slots by drills, quarries and derricks as well. This change affects the number of people who can gather resources at once. The number of gathering slots taken by a harvester are always the same regardless of whether the harvesters are used, and increases by one as more harvesters are added, starting at 1, then 2 (3 total), etc. This increase is by type (for example, drills are a different type than harvesters, so 2 harvesters and 1 drill would be 1+2+1 slots). Drills for different resources are in different categories.

Unused gathering machines can be dismantled and will free up gathering slots once removed.

The change will be activated in about two weeks, to give you the chance to disassemble any unused harvesters and drills that might use up much needed resource slots. This change can end up with towns having more used up resource slots than are available, this is why we're giving you this heads-up.

The following machines will use up resource gathering slots in the following grouping after this is activated:
Harvesters (already implemented): rice, carrot, potato
Quarries: stone, limestone
Iron drills: hematite, taconite, magnetite

And each of the following its own grouping (so not additive with others, only multiples of the same machine):
Bauxite drill
Oil derrick
Coal drill
Copper drill
Nickel drill
Magnesium drill

Clothes

Clothes are gonna start getting the property of being recyclable slowly starting from right now. Since there are lots of clothes, it will take time.
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Re: Game changes - Announcements

Postby sherman » Tue Dec 15, 2020 8:45 am

All the current eyewear things have been split into a separated category named "Eyewear". That means you can now use spectacles or any other eyewear while using a mask at the same time. Crocheted silk shawl has been moved to scarves.

We got a new item category: Fake beards!!
And with it we got 3 brand new and shiny fake beards. Cotton, wool, and fur beards.

We moved all the bras to their own category, so people won't have to choose between an undershirt or a bra anymore. Bras are hidden by shirts, undershirts, and jackets, but undershirts are not hidden anymore.
The items moved were the following:

-coconut bra
-cotton bra
-crochet cotton bikini top
-fur bikini top
-hide bikini top
-leather bikini top
-silk brassiere
-silk lace bra
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Re: Game changes - Announcements

Postby sherman » Mon Dec 21, 2020 1:41 pm

Swimwear now implemented:
Tankini
Swim goggles
Rash guard
Cotton jersey bathing suit
Bathing gown

Some scarves added:
knit cotton scarf
cotton scarf
cotton keffiyeh
knit hemp scarf
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Re: Game changes - Announcements

Postby sherman » Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:19 am

Trains are now much faster

Saddlebags are no longer crafted on the horse directly. You now craft the item "unmounted saddlebags" with the same raws and in the same time. With that item you can later mount the saddlebags in just 1 hour on the horse. You can later unmount them in the same time anytime and get the unmounted saddlebags back. The unmounted version can't store items, tho.

Same happens with reins. Instead of crafting them on the horse you just craft the bridles. Then you mount the reins on the horse in 1 hour using the bridles.
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Re: Game changes - Announcements

Postby sherman » Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:15 pm

The tool "wood saw" has now been made obsolete. It was only used for making the cello, that now uses the normal saw.
Also:
Book crafting times will be adjusted. Fancy books will now take longer to make, while the more basic books will be faster.

We have four brand new musical instruments! The upright piano and grand piano are rather expensive, and are static instruments not unlike furniture. The keyboard and keytar are portable like normal instruments, and feature electronics for amplification. Enjoy!
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Re: Game changes - Announcements

Postby Bmot » Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:21 pm

Bone tools will decay faster, will be faster to make, and won't be repairable.


Cover your ears! It is now possible to play certain instruments loudly. This will make them be heard from a distance! All instruments that have the "loudspeaker" button will have this ability, being audible over a distance depending on the instruments.
Restraints in the code mean that at the moment it's not possible to see any "distant" events that happen within 1 pixel distance of your character, ProgD is working on a solution for this. This includes fireworks and the like, as well.
Happy piping!


Balls can now be kicked from the ground, like they could be already from the character's inventory.
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Re: Game changes - Announcements

Postby Bmot » Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:43 pm

Wheelchairs have been added! Your character now got wheels. Go and race with your friends by the halls of your town with them.
Wheelchairs will be "worn" like clothing for ease of use.

We now have a new type of balloon! Besides the well known water balloon, we have introduced the party balloon. Both are now made from the new semi-finished item "balloon". Party balloons can be popped for comedic effect.
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Re: Game changes - Announcements

Postby Bmot » Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:05 am

Two new room types have been added: the Brick Alcove and the Wood Alcove can now be found in the build menu. They both hold 4 people, and a maximum of 600.000 grams.


The names of the following buildings has been adjusted to show their construction material:
"building" > "stone building"
"hall" > "stone hall"
"shack" > "wood shack"
"cottage" > "wood cottage"


The name of the resource "shell" (gathered from several insects) has been changed to "chitin" to avoid confusion with tortoiseshell and the to-be-implemented resource seashells. Most items used the name "chitin" already, only the "four-sided shell die" has been adjusted to "four-sided chitin die".


The resting value of the "four poster bed with silk curtains" has now been increased to be the same as the normal cotton bed.


We have another new music-related item! The music box can now be found in the build menu. It works just like other instruments, but shows a somewhat different event when played. Enjoy!


The cooking projects for the following cakes have now been fixed to be manual, not automatic. Besides that, we have also added charcoal-versions of the projects for the coal oven:
berry cobbler
butter cake
coffee cake
fruit cake
lemon cake
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Re: Game changes - Announcements

Postby sherman » Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:50 pm

we've decided not to go ahead with the harvester resource slots change quite yet, but we will keep working on limiting resource gathering otherwise and in more interesting ways
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Re: Game changes - Announcements

Postby Bmot » Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:06 pm

Ceviche is now made using the wooden bowl, instead of the makisu. The wooden bowl will act like a machine for this case.


Fish cakes for all tastes. Now you can make with every type of fish. Enjoy!


Some small oversights around the trains implementation have now been fixed: vehicle radios can now be built in trains, railway stations are not infinitely capacious anymore, and railway stations can now be locked, as well.
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Re: Game changes - Announcements

Postby Bmot » Tue Feb 09, 2021 1:00 pm

More fish!! Now you can use your fishing pole to fish from ships and boats that are standing still on the water, both on lakes and sea.

In addition to this, fishing nets are crafted in 2 stages now: first you craft the fishing net wherever you want, and then you can mount it at the boats you used to be able to build them till today. The mounting of the nets would take 1 hour. Dismounting the nets would take the same amount of time and return the unmounted net. - This makes fishing nets easily movable."


Green Day!! :mrgreen:

Now you can have plants as decorative objects. All you need is a sample of 50g of any of the 18 possible plants to plant, 100g of water, and a flowerpot.

The list of plants is this: aloe, arnica, basil, cloves, dill, garlic, ginger, hamamelis, lavender, myrrh, peppermint, sage, tarragon, tea, thyme, yarrow, buttercups, daisies, roses, and tulips.

This plants are merely decorative. They won't die, and they don't give anything back (but joy).


Now available at a tailor near you: One-piece clothing!
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Re: Game changes - Announcements

Postby Bmot » Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:44 am

Another day of tweakage by RD!

Beds, couches, and futons will be a lot more comfortable, since from now on they will be constructed partly using cotton cloth. Besides that, the couch now also fits two people.

Functionality for the wooden bowl and the mixing bowl has been merged. All projects will now accept either bowl as a tool, the wooden bowl is no longer available to be manufactured. Starting projects from the mixing bowl remains unchanged, this will not be possible for remaining wooden bowls.

Buttons! The following clothing items have now been updated to use buttons instead of raws: crocodile leather jacket, greatcoat, leather longcoat, silk longcoat, wool blazer, wool cardigan, silk dress shirt, formal wool vest, hemp vest

And, we have a new clothing item! The fur lined leather coat, now available at any tailor near you!
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Re: Game changes - Announcements

Postby Bmot » Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:10 am

After flowerpots, the gardening department now brings you decorative planters. They are a fixed furniture object, like the earthenware windowbox, and can bring joy to any room.

There's 20 different ones, made like the earthenware windowbox, with added plants and water. The following are available: aloe vera, arnica, basil, buttercups, cloves, daisies, dill, garlic, ginger, hamamelis, lavender, myrrh, peppermint, roses, sage, tarragon, tea, thyme, tulips, and yarrow.
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Re: Game changes - Announcements

Postby Bmot » Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:35 am

We have added storage capabilities to the following items:
wheelbarrow, improved wheelbarrow, frying pan, casserole dish, workbench, earthenware windowbox, earthenware flowerpot, tajine, mixing bowl, wooden bowl, stone washbasin, porcelain vase, counter, ceramic washbowl, ceramic jardiniere, apothecary table, stone table, kitchen table, table, water skin, wood and iron buckets, and all pots (big/medium/small, steel/stone/copper).
From now on each of these can hold an appropriate amount of stuff, enabling you to (for example) actually put things on tables.
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Re: Game changes - Announcements

Postby Bmot » Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:45 am

And we're introducing a new item of furniture: the wooden book stand has enough capacity for one book, and functions the same as a bookcase does, perfect for a guestbook, literature display, or really whatever you would like! Now available at a carpenter near you!
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