After playing my first few runs of the game, I’m confident I know what sort of game experience I want. The only problem is setting it up.
I’m trying to get a longer game going, so a slower (higher) evolution factor. I set this at 5.0 in world gen. But to make up for that I want a huge amount of zeds, so I set the spawn rate up to 1.30.
My experience in these short lived games has been the exact opposite of what I want. I’ve been run down by full grown headless horrors, Zeindeer, Zombie predators, and once when I somehow made it to day three. A zombie hulk. All in small packs or just by themselves. This isn’t even mentioning all the smaller specials like spitters that I also thought were supposed to be late game. I think I see on average four ‘normal’ zombies per game.
So, I clearly don’t know what I’m doing. I was wondering if anyone could help troubleshoot my world so I could get one with lots of zombie spawns but a slowish evolution rate. I don’t mind some specials to start, but please no more zombie predators right outside my starting door :’)
here are some of the things I suspect:
The first suspect is my start. The challenge: abandoned. It doesn’t say it directly, but could it be I’m being started way deeper into the cataclysm than day 1? If it is this and I’m just dumb, is there any way to adjust the game files to wake up day one?
Randomized initial day: -1. The settings say that it has no effect on food rot and monster evolution but hey, maybe I’m out of the loop and this is bugged? My spawn delay is set at 0.
Mods: secronom, Secronom Lore, magiclysm, Arcana, afteshock, C.R.I.T, crazy cata, cata++, Blaze industries, and DinoMod. I guess Secronom is responsible for a lot of the deaths I’ve had. I could take it out, but I want the zombies there, I just want them to be more endgame. I also deleted the .json for ranged cata++ monsters because I don’t like them. Maybe just outright deleting the file had an effect on the spawn system?
City size/ spacing: 11 and 5 respectively. Still adjusting these a bit for personal preference. I know this has an effect on spawn number, but could it have an effect on quality as well?
I know this is a big ask to help me set up a specific world, but I figured it would be quicker to ask and see if anyone else already had experience rather than tinkering around myself for hours.