Using mini-flamethrower bionic doesn't count as lighting fire for purposes of Pyromania disad

#1

Playing a bionic prepper with pyromania, I’ve found that while starting a fire with my mini-flamethrower satisfies the fire craving and grants a morale bonus for standing near a fire, it does not grant a morale bonus for lighting a fire. Since the mini-flamethrower is essentially an integrated lighter, this seems like an oversight.

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#2

You sure? Because unless this was changed /very/ recently, I can tell you it’s not true; I believe this might be a mistake on your part. Pyromania doesn’t get treated by lighting fires, but by proximity. It takes a round for this update.

Screenshots?

#3

Looks like I was wrong; I thought there were separate morale bonuses for lighting a fire and standing close to a fire. Oops.

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#4

I’m playing a pyro right now and I get a bonus for lighting fires as well as being near one.

#5

Yeah, I’ve been playing a lot of pyromaniacs lately and it looks like I wasn’t just imagining things.

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#6

Also play a pyro. Last i looked its +10 for lighting fires, +5 for hanging out near one.

#7

Strangely, the pyromania doesn’t seem to actually be affected by the size of the fire, I’ll get “it isn’t enough” messages regardless of how much material I’m setting fire to.

#8

I think that Pyromania should also make one wander around with some method of fire making at all times or suffer a penalty.

#9

I’ve always thought pyromaniacs should start with a matchbook.