What's happening in YOUR randomly generated apocalypse? Part 2!


#883

Beat down 4 skeletal juggernauts, a brute, and numerous lesser zombies in a church Kingsman style. For some weird reason bare hands works WAY better than Silat+diamond edged kukri. My Unarmed skill is only 2 levels higher than edged weapons skill too. Should have used Krav Maga.


#884

I do not know what mod its from but Survivor Combatitives is friggin great and I have had fun with Greek Pugilism.


#885

Well, I was combining barehand+silat with uncanny dodge, adrenaline rush cbm, stimulant injector, wired reflexes, and a shitload of other cbms. It wasn’t really a contest, more like taking out the trash. I was honestly surprised, I’ve never used unarmed until now, all my skill level was from books. I was expecting a hard fight which is why I hulked out on combat drugs and cbms. It ended up more like:
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#886

Krav maga and Zui Quan are the best unarmed styles out there.

Krav maga gives you a decent melee damage bonus and various other effects like leg blocks and grab/throw.

Zui Quan gives you infinite dodges and counters for clearing out parking lots full of zombies.

If you have some melee mutations like hooves or claws, you can get a pretty decent fighter, and I’m not even mentioning venomous mutation


#887

No my current character has the prime mutations and extremely heavy cybernetic enhancement. He does know Krav Maga though. Going to have to try it. I usually shoot things before they get into melee range, but it would be good to know what my guy is capable of.


#888

V120NNI800CLS000 CLEAR MORNING OUTCRY
USAF-COM/NORAD: ASSETS/CONSERVATION/IMPERATIVE
IMMEDIATE ACTION ORDER
This is a LOCAL ASSETS IMPERATIVE (unsecured/OUTCRY)

Large civilian survivor population (30 confirmed, 50-100 total estimated) located by orbital surveillance in walled complex, confirmed by aerial drone flyover. Flyover followed by ground based messages requesting resupply or evacuation.
Xenofungal encroachment detected. Tactical simulations indicate termination of population within 24 hours +/- 10% without intervention.

Effects of incendiary deployment deemed insufficient. Delays termination by 48 hours.

Deployment of URIST LEVER authorized.

EVACUATE/PRESERVE/RELOCATE SURVIVORS BEFORE URIST LEVER DEPLOYMENT.

EXTINCTION IS NOT AN OPTION

USAF-COM/NORAD SIGNOFF STOP STOP STOP V120NNI800CLS001


#889

Well I went in very damaged with a pretty much broken spear but I am Victorious!!


#890

I’m going to have to revise my previous estimate upwards. I’ve only been through one building completely (there are four) and haven’t even pursuaded them all outside. There is AT LEAST 100 people here.

Evacuating them all back to base is going to be… annoying. BUT I’M GOING TO DO IT.

Outfitting them all is going to be worse. May have to wait until I actually BUILD a camp to do it. Is there an armory/equipping screen or something for your followers?


#891

Oof. Enjoy the vacation time.


#892

This is a new character btw. I’m glad I managed to make it out alive considering I was doing less than 10 damage a hit because of the spear’s durability.


#893

It took FOREVER to build and scavenge the materials, but I finally have a transport with enough room for most of the npcs I found cowering in an apartment complex. It was the most practical way to get them all back, its much too far from my base to make lots of trips or travel on foot. Total seating for 100 passengers.


#894

I am rediscovering my hatred of shady zombie. Grrrr


#895

Wow. That’s… wow. My hats off to you. I only found ~14 in the apartment complex I raided and I left 9 of them behind.


#896

I still haven’t gotten a full headcount yet, but there is a nonzero chance I may have to make a second trip. Nobody gets left behind.

Is there a fast way to outfit these guys, like a menu option, or yelling “AK-47’s FOR EVERYONE!” So that they all go draw guns, ammo, and body armor from a designated storage? I have enough guns and ammo for everyone, though not body armor.

I’d really rather not have to hand each of these 100+ NPCs their equipment. I already have to check their stats and cure their shitty mutations, and find the best ones for recruitment into my cyborg corps.


#897

I’m pretty sure there’s no easy mass equip option, but I strongly encourage you to shout that anyway.

If you tell everyone to pick up stuff and throw some guns in a pile, a lot of them should bite. Given current AI, though, a hundred NPCs with ak-47s sounds like an instant recipe for NPC hamburger… They’re just going to mush each other in friendly fire. I’d be making a huge batch of quarterstaves for them myself.


#898

Oh I’m not planning to have the NPCs follow me around. I’ve got about a dozen (so far) hacked Wraitheon assault bots sitting on a shelf in my tank if I need escorts (thanks again to Shard for that mod to let you turn hacked robots off). They are going to be manpower and camp guards for once I get around to building an actual faction camp. Which will probably be once Mlangsdorf finishes tinkering with them.


#899

I’m going to be tinkering with them for months; don’t hold your plans on waiting for me to finish.

100% of my changes are going to be save game compatible, 75% are not going to be visible to the player. The couple that are visible are going to be very visible - no more camp manager! set up faction camps in existing buildings like a non-crazy person! - but they’re also not coming for months.


#900

Adding a menu for mass outfitting/follower management would be REALLY nice. Maybe as part of an armory building for the camp or something.

Something like Dwarf Fortress’s militia uniform system would be good. It lets you either issue a very specific equipment loadout, or just a general outline of what you want them to have, and they pick the specific items themselves from what is available.

Are there any really useful features at the camp that would make building one and then tearing it down in a few months to relocate everything underground worth it? The only one I am aware of that would really be useful to me is the garage for dismantling vehicles for parts.

I’d be more inclined to build a camp immediately if the area around my military bunker and surface farm were not entirely forested. I’ve got tons of construction materials, so I could definitely build one right now. The problem is that I have yet to figure out a way of convincing the game to let me build a camp on the map tiles nearby (simply using the debug map editor to make them into field tiles does not work) though I have a couple ideas I have not tested.

1.) Deforesting a 3x3 area adjacent to my bunker’s map tile, and using the debug map editor to make them into field tiles.
2.) Somehow figuring out which overmap my bunker is in, and finding a way to edit the files to change the terrain around it.

Any suggestions would be appreciated, as I would like to at least try this feature.


#901

An armory expansion makes sense at some point. That’s a lot of code to write, but I think I could figure it out.

Setting up a camp is relatively low cost - the worst part right now is that you need a couple of tons worth of logs and two-by-fours, and logs obviously take forever to cut and you can’t construct two-by-fours as far as I know.

What I would do is build a camp on the edge of the forest, upgrade it until you get access to a logger, and send the logger off to clearcut the forest until it becomes a field. Repeat for each of the 9 tiles. Make sure your logger is as strong as possible, and has as volume as possible, because they have to carry the logs back to your base by hand.

At some point, real soon now, I’m going to figure out how to send multiple NPCs off on faction camp missions to work together, to get better results. But in the meantime, if you cut down enough trees via faction camp missions, the tile will become a field - or close enough for faction camps.


#902

You can cut logs into two-by-fours. Its an action, check under the “%” button with a chainsaw handy while standing over a log. Or maybe it was adjacent to a log.

How far into the upgrades does that require? Would it be worth it to build several small camps to get it done faster? I’ve got a couple thousand nails, and bunch of 2x4s (around a thousand I think) and logs (maybe a hundred or two?) already from clearcutting lines of sight/approach around my bunker. Transporting it all is doable, I just found a portal generator to make a stabilized portal the other day.