Source : http://personal.cityu.edu.hk/~bsapplec/heat.htm
(a) When the metabolic rate is about 1 met (58.2 W/m2) , there is no body cooling nor body heating at an operative temperature of about 25.5 oC for light clothed person and 31 oC for nude person.
“Lightly clothed” person could be debatable, but I took that as a t-shirt, so 10 warmth in game.
Benedict : The effects and penalties are what I want, so those I won’t change without persuasion. However, changing the warmth mechanics of clothing is something I would change to make sure those penalties are applied at a sensible time. Results are the same : a more intuitive system.
Also, I think frostbite (which occurs during sleep, as per a bug/oversight) is the culprit : it is supposed to reduce max health until it is removed. I don’t mind the player loosing limbs to frostbite (hands == arms, hp wise), but loosing your face means death… I am not sure how I feel about that.
macro : Sleeping on the ground without a bed/rollmat/etc is bad, but 80 warmth to the head should be enough :x if your torso was bare, or close to, that could explain the loss of heat, as the torso and face would have absorbed some.
geldonyetich : Sleeping on a cot will cause heat loss, but only 1/4 that of sleeping on the floor. Only your torso is considered for waking you up due to cold; if you are very cold, you awake, and if you are less than optimal, there is a chance of waking up. It is small though, I think I calculated like 13% chance to wake up of you’re flat out cold while asleep over an eight hour period. If that seems to high, I can refine the calculation
Indoors/outdoors only plays a role if it is sunny or clear out. Other than that, with no humidity or wind model, there is no difference between inside and outside.
Being “engaged in physical activity” is vague and not recognized in the code. I would have to add flags to specific activities, if that’s possible. However, I agree that it is integral. I don’t want to add flags everywhere because eventually we will (I think) code walking/running/sprinting.
As for your last comment, “cold” hardly imparts any debuffs. Legs and torso get a -2 speed each, and torso gets a -1 dex. That’s it.
If you guys could put up some saved games or screenshots for me to look at, I am really curious as to how you guys are getting so screwed by the temperature system ;p I played a character for 14 in game days and was never cold. It got to the point where I removed clothing to make sure I could even get cold… Hell, I got hot in the sun!
Also note, eyes aren’t considered. I take the mouth as the face. I would be happy to hear about some suggestions on how to improve communication with the player (regarding mouth being face, and regarding body temperature equalization).
Keep ‘er comin’ :3