it just seems an awful lot of groping about blindly in the dark for the correct dosage is all, for what it’s worth, i play a character with pretty good first aid skills and was getting the third level result anyway, still being told some incredibly vague information at that level, less than half, more than half, what the crap is that?
i also really need to investigate just how much painkilling needs to be going on to do the installation, it seemed high personally - i did eventually conclude “fuck it” and cheat morphine and a syringe after all - but i was installing somewhat decent bionics, so hopefully that was why.
i want to be clear on my opinions of the CBM changes here, since re-reading that post it could sound more negative than really intended.
- i honestly don’t mind the pain function in installing CBMs
- pain is a non-issue, it should be completely ignorable, pain can never directly be fatal in and of itself, so remind me, why do i have to care in the first place? also do pain resistant and other traits and similar effects correctly modify? i’m not arguing that every ordinary average joe should be able to just slap CBMs in on the go willy nilly, but at the same time you can be pretty resistant to punishment in this game.
i feel like if you really wanted to and were just that much of a badass you should be able to just force yourself to tolerate it, but i think you should be limited with a debuff that prevents installing CBMs while it is active each time you do so, in other words, if you really need to, then fine, but you’ll be actively blocked from doing so again for a while as well and probably take some damage during installation.
- i feel the way it currently works is a bit needlessly a chore, it would be nice to have the option to correctly dose and wait the correct amount of time simply by activating the CBM, provided you have all the materials to proceed instead of having to do each step manually and by total guesswork.
- finally, if anyone can share them, i’d really love to know exactly how much painkillers x bionic needs to be installed or just more details in general, i assume it scales with CBM complexity, i have to assume morphine is overkill, but at the same time i ate way too many lesser painkillers by the handfuls before giving up and handing myself the morphine, i can reason it wasn’t a ludicrous amount though as i didn’t overdose as far as i’m aware and to be clear i didn’t initially understand the feedback the game gives, i took some painkillers and attempted and was told how long they would need to take full effect, at which point i waited that amount of time only to realize that simply wasn’t enough and took a few more, repeated this a couple times and then the morphine.
edit: the more i think about it, first aid should probably enable the survivor to roughly estimate the required dosage of a given painkiller before needing to take any at high skill levels.