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Matthew
 Friday, August 10 2012 @ 08:54 PM UTC (Read 22027 times)  
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No thread yet? Let's fix that.

So I've been working on rebalancing the foods in the various restaurants, and it's kind of snowballed from there.

You'll have the ability to overeat with increasing risk of puking, you'll have new Herbs to gather from the Map, you'll have ten different foods in each Restaurant with five available each day (so it's not just a given that you go straight to Pleasantville for a Mutant Steak every day), and right now I'm working on overhauling the Meat system. Carcass cleaning will only take a single click, Meat can interface with Herbs for a Stamina boost, and larger Pans will be available. Basically I'm trying to make the Meat system more worth-using.

So, yeah. Expect the spangly new Food system within the next week or so!

Have fun!

One thing that I'm really keen on is the food randomizing system for each new day. Will this make every restaurant have 'good' food, just questionable if it's available that day? If that's the case then I think that's amazing, because now I can actually fight in the jungles without having to buy a fucking engagement ring for Pleasantville.

Will Cyber City have food? Perhaps the robots, upon recognizing the need to sustain the squishy fleshbags that defend their outpost, decide to start offering protein shakes or something, I dunno.

Not sure how to feel about herbs. It's either going to be really cool or completely useless (like carcass cleaning is now). I'm hoping for the former.

Will larger pans cost cigs?


 
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 Friday, August 10 2012 @ 10:17 PM UTC  
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Oh! I'm rather excited about the new cooking system. Much as I like my noodle plus steak fix, I am looking forward to less certainty and more interest.


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 Friday, August 10 2012 @ 10:45 PM UTC  
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Oh, and fake edit: please add a restaurant to Improbable Central.


 
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 Friday, August 10 2012 @ 11:28 PM UTC  
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Especially now that it's being attacked a lot!


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 Saturday, August 11 2012 @ 05:37 AM UTC  
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Improbable Central is the only city that doesn't need restaurants, I'm going to decree. That city is too important for every other reason--it won't ever be stuck in the CC404/NewPitts/AceHigh problem of the past without those restaurants.

Besides, if Meat+Herbs is done in certain ways, that might devalue the necessity of restaurants.


 
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 Saturday, August 11 2012 @ 07:20 AM UTC  
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Improbable Central is the only city that doesn't need restaurants, I'm going to decree. That city is too important for every other reason--it won't ever be stuck in the CC404/NewPitts/AceHigh problem of the past without those restaurants.


Possibly the new system will change everything, but right now Improbable Central is at threat level 8, and its track record is worse than New Pittsburgh.

Here are the average threat levels, sampled multiple times per day since April 21:

AH 5.21
CC 5.14
IC 4.96
NP 4.78
SH 4.31
PV 3.05
KT 1.19
NH 1.13

It's been worse lately. I think the outpost defenders must have gone on holidays, or else they're getting tired of beating back the hordes.


 
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 Saturday, August 11 2012 @ 03:38 PM UTC  
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Truth be told, I'm one of those outpost defenders, and I DID go on holiday as far as the game is concerned, so I'm probably working off past perception. But how often has the city been breached? If I remember rightly, the walls are still enormous. I could totally be wrong, though, I grant you that.


 
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 Saturday, August 11 2012 @ 04:46 PM UTC  
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The walls are taller than a Titan on stilts and thicker than an elderly drunk Midget. Breaches are few in the land of the GargleBlast.


 
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 Sunday, August 12 2012 @ 11:44 AM UTC  
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The walls are taller than a Titan on stilts and thicker than an elderly drunk Midget. Breaches are few in the land of the GargleBlast.



Except in Jokertown.


 
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 Sunday, August 12 2012 @ 07:30 PM UTC  
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Except in Jokertown.

By "the Land of the GargleBlast", I meant Improbable Central.


 
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 Sunday, August 12 2012 @ 07:49 PM UTC  
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Oh man I haven't been in Ace High for so long I forgot there wasn't even a restaurant there.

That's a little sad.


 
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 Tuesday, August 14 2012 @ 08:32 AM UTC  
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Releasing tomorrow. Man I'm tired.


 
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 Tuesday, August 14 2012 @ 02:28 PM UTC  
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It's been worse lately. I think the outpost defenders must have gone on holidays, or else they're getting tired of beating back the hordes.


Not tired or on holiday! I've moved across the country and won't have my home internet back up until next week.* Frown

*he says like he's the only one.


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 Tuesday, August 14 2012 @ 05:43 PM UTC  
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Releasing tomorrow. Man I'm tired.



And (I asssume from the countdown to being taken down for maintenance) being implemented...now!

HUZZAH!!!!

FOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!


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 Tuesday, August 14 2012 @ 06:04 PM UTC  
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And (I asssume from the countdown to being taken down for maintenance) being implemented...now!


I predict a violent upswing in Enquirer participation for the next five--

What's that you say? It's back up?

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 Tuesday, August 14 2012 @ 07:09 PM UTC  
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I'm excited about the new system, even though I'm wary about having to both fork over increased req and ingredients to the restaurants. (You'd think they'd have a stock!) Once I have a steady idea of what makes a 'good' meal, I probably will stop using the restaurants all together if this is going to stick. I can't wait until some puts together some sort of guide of meals/herbs/what have you~.

Also, as far as the herbs go... are we going to lose them at the start of each new day? If so, is there going to be a place where we can sell the excess or are they just completely wasted? Questions that are kicking around in my head at least. Smile


 
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 Tuesday, August 14 2012 @ 07:14 PM UTC  
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I'm excited about the new cooking system too. Mainly, I just like new things. Ooooh shiny.


 
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 Tuesday, August 14 2012 @ 07:15 PM UTC  
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both fork over increased req and ingredients to the restaurants.


Yeah I'm sorry but I have to say it: this shit is dumb. I don't go to a restaurant in real life and expect to have to supply my own ingredients. That's the entire point of going to a restaurant.

Idea: maybe a discount if you have your own ingredients to supply, but if not you're paying full price?


 
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 Tuesday, August 14 2012 @ 07:36 PM UTC  
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Yeah I'm sorry but I have to say it: this shit is dumb. I don't go to a restaurant in real life and expect to have to supply my own ingredients. That's the entire point of going to a restaurant.



Foods don't always require ingredients - it's randomly determined each day. I'mma stick in a minor discount.

Also, your shit is dumb, unless you live on an island in a post-EMP future and can tell us what the restaurants are like there.


 
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 Tuesday, August 14 2012 @ 07:36 PM UTC  
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Oh, misunderstood how it worked. welp. My bad, I apologize.

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Also, your shit is dumb



is it weird that I feel slightly honored


 
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