What is It?
This is a simple mod that adds Prepper Caches to the game. These caches are located in the woods and are small bunkers that contain a particular type of supplies.
The inspiration for this was the game ‘The Long Dark’ which has these exact things implemented. They randomly spawn and contain one type of supplies (Food, clothing, tools, etc).
My mod adds several types of caches, each with a particular theme. I don’t know how well-balanced the caches really are. On one hand, everything you’ll find in a cache is pretty basic and obtainable elsewhere, or there might not be that many items in the cache. On the other hand, it’s basically free supplies, so some people might not like that.
Why make this mod?
Well, I wanted to put a mod out there. I tinker with mods every now and again, but I always start these grand projects that never really go anywhere. For example, creating a college from scratch, creating new items, monsters, and locations that fit that theme. It’s a very large project and I have such a short attention span it’ll probably never finish it
So, I wanted something simple and straightforward that I could knock out over the weekend. I love the long dark and so this seemed like a quick and dirty little mod I could finish easily.
Why not mainline it?
One, crippling self-doubt and the general lack of knowledge about what is and is not acceptable to push. I think what I do is borderline useless and I don’t know what I’m allowed to do. So, mod.
Two, I used custom itemgroups. I probably should have worked within the itemgroups that already existed, but I wanted to cultivate my own lists because I figured it would help me create things later if I understood how everything works. If this were to be mainlined, they’d probably want me to use pre-existing itemgroups rather than adding redundant groups I created myself.
Three, Balance. I don’t know if this mod is balanced or fair or if there are rules regarding risk/reward of any given location. This mod fluctuates between giving entirely too much stuff and basically nothing, neither of which feels like that’s how it should be. I’ll dial it in as I get feedback from players, but odds are good this will just be a random thing for a few people to play with.
Where can I get it?
As far as I know that’s set up right. Just download and put it in the modfolder of your Cataclysm directory. If there’s any issues with the files please alert me as I still barely know how to use github.
Can I give you some feedback?
Yes. I will listen to whatever you have to say, but it may or may not cause me to change things, based on my own discretion.