[quote=“indigorain, post:10, topic:12327”][quote=“Soyweiser, post:9, topic:12327”]That actually bothers me a bit btw. The food in vending machines being such junk. As usually it has pretty high kcal values. It just has little other nutrients.
I know it is done for game balance. But potato chips (irl 500 kcal per 100 grams easily) having 8 nutrition and an apple 75kcal per 100 grams has 16 nutrition, just ticks me off a bit.[/quote]
Yeah, it’s a little funky how the nutrition system is done. But, there is a disconnect between games and reality, and I accept that as part of the disconnect. As someone who is trying to put on mass, I wish that healthy food had more calories than it does, sometimes. It’s hard to pack away that many calories when there is junk food that is more calorie dense.
Pemmican, seeds, nuts, and fruit leather are decent vending machine drops. Nachos can be crafted to make great meals. Some of the candy can be used to craft granola.
[quote=“Gnorse, post:7, topic:12327”]by now i usually just ignore houses unless i need something like nails or duct tape and just go to stores and such
not related but the vending machines in gas stations and such are like food heaven ! they have more food than grocery stores[/quote]
There are two great and wonderful things that can easily be found in basements. One is a basement that I call “The Last Stand” which has a bunch of crates, sand bags, and a bunch of .308 shells. Often found in such basements is the incredible, edible fire axe, which is a supremely excellent weapon, especially in the beginning of the game. Many of survivors that I have had only have lived because they gained early access to a fire axe. In fact, fire stations are a prime target for me, especially as the turnout armor is particularly resistant against zombie bites, and is transcendent early in the game.
The second basement type is the gun basement. You probably won’t find anything super good, but ammo is plentiful. A shotgun is a great emergency weapon, and has saved me from mi-gos, brutes, hulks, shockers, and animals on more than several occasions.
tl;dr loot the basements for fire axes, fire arms, and ammo. Food and tools too, maybe.[/quote]
Speaking of basements, the variety is so low!
Are they hardcoded or json’d, and who do I send maps to to get merged? (because I’m bad at git)
I can think of a ton of generic designs that make sense sizewise (the default generic two-bench basement and most other basements are nearly as big as a church interior…) and make a bit more sense designwise (not a big square).
I’m totally willing to make more, but I want to know how worth the effort it is. Just having some variety of generic basements would be a great step away from finding 3 “last stand” basements and 6 “gun nut” basements in the same small town.