I recently finished a survivalist-start playthrough (ants ate me, was wearing chitin armor made from BEES, shit was embarassing). and it raised some questions. Recipe questions, mostly. For instance, why can I learn automatically to craft an ironshod quarterstaff yet the quarterstaff needed to shoe with iron is beyond me without a book? Why can I not carve a baseball bat out of a log? Why do I learn how to make strange food beyond the basics (aspic comes to mind) with nothing but Cooking skill? Why can’t I forge chainmail without recipes yet I can put the bits that I cannot craft together?
On a different note, maybe it’s just a math error but the food values are ridiculous. Eating a lump of tallow would give some +6000 value, while cornbread ended up being like 30 or so. Why are johnnycakes considered “Junk Food” when the ingredients are as simple as you can get (Very annoying for a lumberjack with junkfood intolerance)? Why is Apis such a dick when the BEES surrounding him are relatively easy to deal with via crossbow?
A positive note: clay is baller as shit. It’s so easy to make containers and, with the assistance of Xotto, it looks absolutely gorgeous on display. I wish I had gotten the opportunity to spike that maple grove I passed by and hang clay pots under them while getting through the rest of winter but, alas, ants.