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Title: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: BadSniper on January 04, 2013, 12:21:41 AM
The exact same thing as the thread of the same name back over on the WhalesDev forums. I thought I might start the same thing here, for the same purpose, for those of you who are using the current release.

I'll start, I suppose. I took a quest to find my shelter buddy's dog, and went off. Looking at my map, I find a military surplus store right right behind a gun shop; woohoo!! I grabbed some food and water--and a backpack-- from the surplus store, and moved on to the gun shop. No pistols. Dammit. I did grab a Ruger Mini-14, and some ammo, and got lucky with a kinetic bullet puller, and tons of other ammo I wasn't planning on using anytime soon. Once I find a press & die set, its endless bullets for as long as I can find primers for small pistol and rifle rounds.

No zombies so far, so this mission might prove successful, with some training from the NPC and maybe I can give the guy some of the extra bullets I'm lugging around.

After I snatch the dog, I plan to loot a sporting goods store close to the target house for some miscellaneous supplies, and perhaps a few medical and camping supplies (i.e. a rollmat or cot, a canteen, etc.), then getting the hell out of there.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Ektor on January 04, 2013, 09:27:19 PM
Managed to get together a bunch of craft material, was going to build some stuff so I could raid better around town, mobbed by zombies on the way back, got hit a bunch of times, pain slows me down and finally a wolf kills me.

I really think wildlife like wolves and bears should be in a separate class, they should be hostile both to other wildlife and to zombies.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: warwolf0315 on January 04, 2013, 10:30:31 PM
stepped outside the evac shelter stepped on a landmine

quickest game ive ever had RNG just decided I  needed an ass whooping I guess
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Jack Slinger on January 08, 2013, 08:40:35 PM
Im huddled in a lab reading books and launching raids against a nearby town. I've just added an electric motor to my car so it will make less noise. Oh and I have a forked tounge and shout a lot.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: AssassinT90 on January 08, 2013, 11:19:58 PM
stepped outside the evac shelter stepped on a landmine

quickest game ive ever had RNG just decided I  needed an ass whooping I guess
What happened to the "Do you really want to step in a landmine? Y/N."
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: The Darkling Wolf on January 08, 2013, 11:36:35 PM
That doesn't come up if you don't spot the landmine.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Kevin Granade on January 09, 2013, 12:30:55 AM
it's perception based, which can make the irritating glare disease deadly if you're on the edge.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: gtaguy on January 09, 2013, 02:09:45 AM
I'm on fire, thank god for the heat dissipation bionic.

Hey Darkling, do explosives explode if burned?

If so I might have a situation with a few mininukes.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Flying Dice on January 11, 2013, 07:52:41 PM
Heh, another character lost because safemode doesn't stop you from sprinting onto a land mine.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: qurvax on January 11, 2013, 08:28:19 PM
Yeah, landmines... the "s" key saved my butt like ten times already. Speed kills, yo know. I'm just driving around, exploring, looking for towns small enough to clear out Zeds. Home base is now far away, so it's time to build another outpost.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: ComputerWarrior on January 13, 2013, 11:34:38 AM
Starting a new game again, asked the NPC in the Evac Shelter for a quest (and got it), so I begged him to give me something to help me finish the quest faster. After some more begging because he just wouldn't stop cursing, he finally relented and gave me...

An empty cardboard box. Why, thank you dear NPC, for blessing me with this... unique item.

Note to self: Kill the NPC after the quest is finished.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Vorpal on January 13, 2013, 12:11:32 PM
New game. Run into nearby town to find the NPC's dog. Dog dies pretty quickly, but I've got a machete and a backpack.

Find a truck in a carpark. Nearly full fuel. Start driving around a garage, run over ~500 zombies in the first day. A good start.

Night falls, try to find somewhere to sleep. Pry open a door on a house, a bear steps out and one shots me.

Clearly the bear had claimed the house.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: ComputerWarrior on January 13, 2013, 12:54:58 PM
New game. Run into nearby town to find the NPC's dog. Dog dies pretty quickly, but I've got a machete and a backpack.

Find a truck in a carpark. Nearly full fuel. Start driving around a garage, run over ~500 zombies in the first day. A good start.

Night falls, try to find somewhere to sleep. Pry open a door on a house, a bear steps out and one shots me.

Clearly the bear had claimed the house.
Perhaps the reason why there are almost no survivors left in towns (or in barricaded houses) is not because of the zombies, but because of the bears showing (mauling) the previous occupants out! Makes sense now.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Vorpal on January 13, 2013, 01:25:57 PM
Perhaps the reason why there are almost no survivors left in towns (or in barricaded houses) is not because of the zombies, but because of the bears showing (mauling) the previous occupants out! Makes sense now.


...now I want a gamemode where I play as the bear.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: n9103 on January 13, 2013, 04:33:30 PM
the last four posts are full of win.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: gtaguy on January 13, 2013, 06:33:24 PM
Bear mode! This needs added!
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Vorpal on January 13, 2013, 06:58:44 PM
Clearly, you'd start in a cave rather than an evac shelter.

Raiding bee hives for honey would be your main quest. Human survivors could be dangerous but a source of meat.

Other bears could give you quests to avenge their parents, or trade honey with them. They could teach unarmed styles.

Also, you'd be tasked with preventing forest fires.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: gtaguy on January 13, 2013, 08:55:53 PM
Also, random Christians roaming the wilds with video cameras would be your main source of food.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: ComputerWarrior on January 13, 2013, 09:08:00 PM
Oh sweet Jesus. Zombies. So many zombies! In a carefully planned attack involving 1x1 windows and a wasp sting, I killed hundreds (if not thousands) of zombies of both normal and special flavours in three days but they never stopped coming! Argh, if I get my hands on that NPC who gave a cardboard box to fight these!

With that as my goal, I battled my way through the zombie necromancers (good thing I kept butchering everything that fell before my blade) and Hulks with the trustworthy katana I grabbed off a dead drug lor- Erm, survivor.

But the NPC was dead, along with another corpse on top of him and dozens of zombie corpses and casings near them. Hm.... that was disappointing. How will I get my revenge now?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: gtaguy on January 13, 2013, 11:20:43 PM
Burn the corpse while wildly firing around yourself.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Kevin Granade on January 14, 2013, 02:09:09 AM
Clearly the bear had claimed the house.

This is definitely a bug, the bear should have marked the door with urine.  I'll get on fixing this asap.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: gtaguy on January 14, 2013, 02:10:49 AM
You move to open the door, but you notice it's covered in urine. Continue? Y/N
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Vorpal on January 14, 2013, 02:31:38 AM
Clearly the bear had claimed the house.

This is definitely a bug, the bear should have marked the door with urine.  I'll get on fixing this asap.

If the ability to soak up liquids is brought in, I will be raiding bear houses for their pee and using it to hide my scent trail from the Zs.

Who needs a katana and CBMs when you have plastic bottles of bear urine?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: gtaguy on January 14, 2013, 02:39:17 AM
Then a wild male bear appeared!

ASUME THE POSITION!
Then fake orgasm.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: jimy on January 19, 2013, 10:41:55 PM
You know what is even more dangerouse than zombies?
Wild animals...

I was doing pretty good, had a lot of loot on me and found for the first time a vehicle and they really rock. :D
Though it was kinda hard to get a canister for the fuel to be effectivly transported.

Anyway, I was scouting and ramming zombies in a town and prepared for looting them later when I saw a lab.
Because I had a ID card I wanted to make this my base and went parking my new awesome car behind it.

Then those wolves appeared.
Note: I was playing the ver from the 3. jan to avoid the insane wildlife spawn bug. It still got me I guess.
Taking out my rifle I made it quick and was happy about the extra food.
Then another pack appeared.
And another.
And another.
Even some spiders joined the forces.

Well, I got overrun next to my vehicle and I couldn't get in anymore...
Really stupid way to end a fairly good run.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Vorpal on January 21, 2013, 06:05:11 PM
I'm not sure how it is with the fixes compared to Jan 3 version, but from what I've seen animal spawns can still be dependent on noise levels. Weirdly enough, wolves are attracted by gunfire. At one point I couldn't drive my truck without most of my map filling with squirrels.

Latest version I've had no real problem with them. Even threw a molotov at some early enough that killed 2 and the rest ran away.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: gtaguy on January 21, 2013, 06:10:18 PM
I burned down an entire town, that should show those bears.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: jimy on January 21, 2013, 07:57:48 PM
Bears... they are even worse than ants.
And I hate ants. >:(
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: gtaguy on January 21, 2013, 08:02:24 PM
Hey do burned down towns still have zombie population?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Kevin Granade on January 21, 2013, 09:02:23 PM
yea, the zombie population actually originates from a point in the center of the town, burning the structures in the town down will have no effect other than killing any zombies that have spawned.

OTOH the process of burning down a building is extraordinarily noisy, so spawns are going to shoot through the roof while it's happening.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: gtaguy on January 21, 2013, 09:45:49 PM
I was in town while it happened, and witnessed thousands of zombies dieing. I'm in a 12 house town.
I doubt 12 houses could support 50+ zombies.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Kevin Granade on January 21, 2013, 10:00:26 PM
heh, realism = no, it'd be pretty boring if a 12-house town only had 50 zombies in it :)

If it makes you feel any better, consider the zombies could represent the total number of bodies in the town, not just the living ones.  I'm a bit skeptical about thousands of zombies, as the largest cities in the game don't have a population of 2,000.  If there were thousands of zombies in a town that small, it was a bug.  I'd expect 600 or so at the upper end.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: gtaguy on January 21, 2013, 10:12:21 PM
There where a few houses down the road connecting to a big city, would that have anything to do with it?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Kevin Granade on January 21, 2013, 10:16:54 PM
if you're in spawn range of a larger city, you can get zombies from that city spawning too.  The roads don't have anything to do with it, it's strictly proximity.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: GlyphGryph on January 21, 2013, 10:23:17 PM
Consider the houses abstractions, I say. Cataclysms cities aren't generally even as bag as most neighbourhoods size wise and we wouldn't want them to be, but that's still what they represent.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: gtaguy on January 21, 2013, 11:28:24 PM
I notice that zombies can't infect LIVING humans, so what would eating goo give you? I think it would be awesome to eat zombie goo and get superpowers.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Vorpal on January 22, 2013, 03:36:58 AM
Clearly people fled to the town thinking it was a safe option.

(Idea - evac shelters full of zombies/medical supplies/military?)
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Rivet on January 22, 2013, 05:56:03 AM
I'm loving the new survival shelters.  Last version I dismantled a car and used it along with a shovel to transform my starting shelter into a veritable post-apocalyptic fortress.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: The Darkling Wolf on January 22, 2013, 08:51:36 AM
I notice that zombies can't infect LIVING humans, so what would eating goo give you? I think it would be awesome to eat zombie goo and get superpowers.
It turns you into a zombie after you die. Everyone ingame is already infected.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: gtaguy on January 22, 2013, 02:35:09 PM
So that dead NPC will come back to life? Oh god kill it with fire!
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: rumpel on January 22, 2013, 06:14:41 PM
So I found 5 dead humans with ~250 cocaine and had a lot of weapons and food and everything went well. But on the day the shelter got attacked b some zeds that I attracted I got shot down by the NPC in the shelter. May it because I peeked through the curtain or because he disliked zombie attracting druggies.

On my other game I found a scooter, obviously learned to drive at night, got surrounded by zeds and got killed.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Rivet on January 24, 2013, 05:03:57 PM
Eking out a surprisingly comfortable living in the woods via combination of - tent, rollmat, crossbow, machete, and wood axe.  I keep moving West in the hope that I'll find a peaceful spot near a supply of water because so long as I have wooded areas nearby I eat like royalty.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: ComputerWarrior on January 25, 2013, 07:53:17 AM
Eking out a surprisingly comfortable living in the woods via combination of - tent, rollmat, crossbow, machete, and wood axe.  I keep moving West in the hope that I'll find a peaceful spot near a supply of water because so long as I have wooded areas nearby I eat like royalty.
A river is a wonderful supply of water (so long as you purify the water in it). Just... don't settle near swamps. I once camped near a swamp. It was fun with a capital F.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: TaintedHolyWater on January 29, 2013, 07:15:50 AM
Figured I'd make a account to post this. After dieing I start again now knowing stupidity is lethal... and without taking a single step from my starting location this happens.


I was laughing like an idiot when it went off... hopefully I don't spawn there next time.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: ComputerWarrior on January 29, 2013, 07:37:32 AM
Yeah, the NPCs give weird stuff. You can also get active acid-bombs from them, which will cover the tiles around with acid every time you activate them. That said, you probably shouldn't have activated the activated mini-nuke, since they don't explode by themselves unless you activate 'em...
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Ander Hammer on January 29, 2013, 10:33:39 AM
Lydia Ryder returned to the Cataclysm today. She ran into town, picked up some guns and equipment, was confused by strange accessories and flowers, then blew up a garage with a car in an instantly fatal manner.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: LostCosmonaut on January 30, 2013, 02:27:15 AM
Got horribly burned by some acid rain. Luckily, I managed to make it to shelter with only six health left. There is a silver lining, though. While running, I managed to find a plasma rifle with about 50 hydrogen nearby.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: gtaguy on January 30, 2013, 03:07:22 AM
I ate an entire bear in one sitting, someone mind drawing this for me?
Also died of acid Chocolate Rain!
Chocolate rain mod is the best mod I have ever created.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: jimy on January 30, 2013, 03:13:23 PM
My current character found out how OP throwing spears is. :D
Though he got killed by a strange monster called "crash".

Looks like they spawn mostly next to NPCs but also in open field when you do nothing but hunt squirrels.
Maybe it's a secret mechanism PETA installed into this game so we don't abuse animals and stop piercing those little buggers through their head with a spear.

Oh and although hachets and machets have similiar names you will notice the difference very soon when your clothing gets ripped apart by wolves.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Sonny on January 30, 2013, 10:10:28 PM
Holy shite, I holed up myself in a police station (my favourite place, this corridor and room next to the vault are built for melee defender), and managed to take down some 250 zeds, armed with high dexterity and Weapon of Gods, the Holy Wheel Shield. Is it normal that when you're fighting 1 on 1 with shielding weapon you won't get a scratch? They did take me down in the end, shocker turned me to frickin' fried chickin'. Who the hell said those guys are just another useless spitter??
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: ComputerWarrior on January 31, 2013, 08:27:53 AM
Holy shite, I holed up myself in a police station (my favourite place, this corridor and room next to the vault are built for melee defender), and managed to take down some 250 zeds, armed with high dexterity and Weapon of Gods, the Holy Wheel Shield. Is it normal that when you're fighting 1 on 1 with shielding weapon you won't get a scratch? They did take me down in the end, shocker turned me to frickin' fried chickin'. Who the hell said those guys are just another useless spitter??
1) Yes, it's quite normal to be able to beat anything with a (wheel) shield. One can even beat a Hulk with a wheel without even being injured in the process! Well, sometimes.

2) Shockers are evil, yes. They shoot 'rays' of electricity. So long as you don't walk into the places where there is electricity when the shocker has did its magic, you won't get paralyzed. Most of the time they shoot electricity at you, the only place where the electricity won't spread to at first is at the tile where you are standing. But given that they change their positions for a while, it won't be too long before it reaches you. Just walk around them (the electricity, not the shockers) and kill the shockers so that they don't Shock (TM) you.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Sonny on January 31, 2013, 10:31:22 PM
Yup, he slowly zapped me while I was buried in zombie corpses, trying to defend my police station. But it seems that even when shielded, you still need higher dex, I overestimated wheel's shielding capabilities, made a character with 4 dex, and got killed by ONE zombie, while trying to parry its blows :D
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Yobi on February 01, 2013, 01:10:28 AM
I killed an NPC because he wouldn't teach me tiger style and he dropped some Grack Cocaine. I now have 3 artifacts, one from a mine and 2 from a temple. I've got the start of a base, 50 or so MREs and I've read every book there is in the game. All of this in the span of an hour and a half and I still have three grack cocaine left.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: The Darkling Wolf on February 01, 2013, 07:48:35 AM
Cheater :P
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: ballfairy on February 02, 2013, 10:47:28 AM
find out about it at 2 am


play for 40 minutes get holled up in a house and kill 18 zombies with no skills and 14 strength and a wrench



have wrench will travel, then die.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: gtaguy on February 02, 2013, 10:53:45 AM
Kelly HasFlatChest stole a car today, ran into a gas pump while attempting to pump gas. Shocker came by to say Fuck You. Kelly burned to death in a gas station explosion.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: ComputerWarrior on February 02, 2013, 12:23:42 PM
Shockers shockingly suck. One of them, probably the little brother of the Shocker that said Fuck You to dear Kelly, followed Sir Humans McSurvivor, along with dozens of his zombie pals, to his tent and SHOCKED him while he was holed up in the electric death tent of his.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: jimy on February 02, 2013, 12:27:20 PM
Swamps... swamps everywhere!
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: ComputerWarrior on February 03, 2013, 12:10:19 PM
As Abbas McSurvivor I started his journey, he encountered many (2) an NPC along his way to the city and asked to all to join him so that he could use them as fodder to distract the zombies while he looted everything keep them safe.

An NPC death and a lot of looting later, he ran around town looking for a vehicle, car, or anything that could help him outrun the 20+ zombies that were determined to nom on his delicious flesh. That search turned out to be useless, since every garage in town was devoid of cars and there were no parking lots.

So he made his way to the another town that was near, losing the small horde along the way. He encountered another cannon fodder survivor! And hence asked the survivor to join him on his quest. The survivor quickly agreed and followed him but unfortunately died because of the new zombies that immediately smelled human flesh, and Abbas had to run for his life as was the plan.

The zombies were getting too close for comfort, however, and even managed to hit Abbas a few times. But as hope was diminishing for our dear survivor, he saw... a bicycle! He immediately jumped on it and start cycling fast and hard to get away from the horde near him.

He thought "Hey look! That zombie is so fast that its walking is faster than me! Hey wait, they all are faster than me!" and that was his last thought as he was eaten alive by the zombies while he was getting away with a bicycle. A slow bicycle. A very slow one.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Tchey on February 03, 2013, 07:21:03 PM
I died before 10AM the first day. I tried to disarm a shotgun trap with some wolves around. The wolves bit me, but only the trap killed me.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: gtaguy on February 03, 2013, 07:28:01 PM
We need people to artwork this shit.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: n9103 on February 04, 2013, 04:37:37 AM
We need people to artwork this shit.
Feel free. Atleast you've got some skill. Far more than myself.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: gtaguy on February 04, 2013, 03:07:38 PM
I can't draw people.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Tchey on February 04, 2013, 04:30:23 PM
I died before 10AM the first day. I tried to disarm a shotgun trap with some wolves around. The wolves bit me, but only the trap killed me.

With mtPaint under Lubuntu, first time ever i use this tool, and first time ever i draw something like this..

(http://carnets-virtuels.org/!/cata/catapic_01.png)
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: gtaguy on February 04, 2013, 07:52:07 PM
Probably better than I'd have done.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Tchey on February 05, 2013, 02:47:39 PM
Zombies were coming, but enough time to pillage the military surplus. I didn't know what the camera was for. Now, i know. The robocop killed me...

(http://carnets-virtuels.org/%21/cata/catapic_02.png)

Next game, I was happy, and then i talk to an NPC to give him aspirins (quested). Game Crashed.

(http://carnets-virtuels.org/%21/cata/catapic_04.png)
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Sonny on February 05, 2013, 07:39:01 PM
Cracks me up. I'll still stick to ASCII though.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: ballfairy on February 06, 2013, 09:34:46 AM
Started a new game got some shit together 3 days in and building a fortress in a clearning in the woods not far from a large town, and killed a zombie who followed me back who had 3 mossberg 500's on him.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Tchey on February 06, 2013, 12:24:18 PM
(http://carnets-virtuels.org/%21/cata/catapic_05.png)
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Tchey on February 06, 2013, 08:10:49 PM
One life later...

(http://carnets-virtuels.org/!/cata/cata_20.png)

(http://carnets-virtuels.org/!/cata/catapic_06.png)

One life later...

(http://carnets-virtuels.org/!/cata/catapic_07.png)
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Yobi on February 07, 2013, 03:06:28 AM
Ruminant is totally overpowered. I can just keep eating and eating bushes, increasing my hunger level so high that I don't have to eat for days. My robust genetics character is currently chugging every mutagen he can get his hands on and I have feathers, hooves, ruminant, dextrous, herbivore, infrared vision, antlers, and poison resistant.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: gtaguy on February 07, 2013, 04:08:02 AM
So your a feathered deer man? Cool.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Miloch on February 07, 2013, 01:06:10 PM
Not every story has to be epic.
I was riding my bicycle down the road, seeing where it went, when low and behold a pack of wolves jumps out of the woods right behind me.  So I start high tailing it out of there.  Unfortunately I'm paying more attention to the wolves then what's in front of me. As the last wolf falls out of sight behind me, I sudden notice the traps laid smack dab in the middle of the road and I'm heading right for the middle.  Since I won't be able to turn in time to go around, I decide to go between the traps.  Just as I'm about to make it to the other side, an unseen shotgun trap goes off and trashes my front tire.  I quickly hop off my bike, grab what little food I have in the basket on the back.  Behind me, just out of sight still lies that pack of wolves.  So now on foot, I must continue forward, into the unknown...
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: sneakyfreaky on February 07, 2013, 01:17:31 PM
[...]low and behold a pack of wolves jumps out of the woods right behind me. [...] As the last wolf falls out of sight behind me, I sudden notice the traps laid smack dab in the middle of the road. Behind me, just out of sight still lies that pack of wolves. [...]

Sounds like a good time to lure some unsuspecting wolves into a trap nest.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: AxisKiller on February 07, 2013, 06:29:57 PM
For the past several days I've been gathering supplies and stuffing them into my safehouse (a science lab), which is currently being overtaken by excess food and crafting materials. I'm planning on raiding some more distant labs for mutagen or CBMs, but so far not much luck on the closer labs. I've cleared out most of the city I'm near to equipment-wise, there's two megastores and a hospital there's little chance of actually clearing it of zombies without one hell of an effort (or a nuke).

So essentially I'm out of things to do. Any recommendations? I'm working on pimping my ride (steel plating, mounted weapons, etc.) and I'm making a little bit of progress due to the lack of steel for armoring it. I also can't find any rubber hose to make a flamethrower, is there something I can disassemble to get one?

And another question relating to that - is there a way to speed up my car without a 6L engine? I've heard even with a muffler they're loud as hell, and I'd rather not have to expend all my ammunition fighting hordes.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Kevin Granade on February 07, 2013, 07:49:34 PM
Not sure about the rest offhand, but as to:

And another question relating to that - is there a way to speed up my car without a 6L engine? I've heard even with a muffler they're loud as hell, and I'd rather not have to expend all my ammunition fighting hordes.

If your mechanics is high enough you can install multiple smaller engines, though the requirements are quite high.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: n9103 on February 07, 2013, 11:20:36 PM
If you manage to scrape together enough batteries, or solar panels, a Large Electric motor is pretty powerful.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: jimy on February 08, 2013, 12:50:46 PM
I got bored and I (badly) drawed a picture of me bashing a zed. :P
(http://i.imgur.com/Npa2cCk.jpg)
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: gtaguy on February 09, 2013, 02:59:48 PM
When someone calls them Zeds, I feel like this a Canadian forum.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Kevin Granade on February 15, 2013, 07:23:09 PM
This is kind of cheating because I'm testing features, but it's way too awesome not to share.

zpmorgan just pushed some fixed-body collision code, and I wanted to give it a try,  so I spawned a motorcycle, walked south a bit, spawned a military truck, got up to speed and rammed the motorcycle.  The motorcycle bounced further ahead of me a few times, then I lost control of the truck and had to turn to keep hitting it, which made it shoot off to the side.  I thought, "that was cool", but a few turns later saw:
(http://polehammer.com/azmodean/aftermath.png)
Oh, wonder what happened....
Went to investigate and saw this:
(http://polehammer.com/azmodean/crashsite.png)
Now THAT's what I call a crash! :D
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Rutilant on February 15, 2013, 07:51:27 PM
A motorcycle did that?  Good lord!  That shelter could survive the war but not much else huh.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: n9103 on February 15, 2013, 07:52:33 PM
I sense epic in the future of this feature.
Mobile Projected Vehicle Launcher.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Sonny on February 16, 2013, 10:11:13 AM
"Load yer cannons ye salty scoundrel !" *puts a shrapnel in his homemade cannon*

Heh, what an idea. Thing that shoots things. Like fallout 3.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: uzername on February 16, 2013, 04:21:49 PM
I've been wandering across the map and saw that weird bridge to mansion.
(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/27590640/LOL_ENGINEER.PNG)
Is this a bug?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: GalenEvil on February 16, 2013, 05:37:36 PM
If there is an entrance into the mansion from that bridge then I'll say tentatively "no, it's a feature" >.> It will be a good escape route from which to barricade slightly with stuff so you can slow down the zombies when they gate crash your party. It looks like it could be a viable temporary base too
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: int on February 19, 2013, 03:38:36 AM
In my current world I too have a interesting river spawn.
http://imgur.com/0BJserA

I spawned on the shelter and got the antibiotics mission. I looted the town and found some but also decided to drive around on a motorcycle and found a lab. Got in and ended up mutating via clone bodyparts/mutagen and came out with canine sense of smell, high night vision, a tail and badly deformed. A net positive I would say.

I don't make it back in time for the antibiotics because of the swamp crossings at every point. So far after playing lightly this is my first guy who's passed early game.

To me early game is a good mix of weapons, a closed vehicle and some skills leveled pretty well.
After that it's being sustainable. I hear beehives are good for training dodge and early food but I haven't messed with them yet.

Also how to rollmats work? I tried using one and sleeping on it but it didnt work. It said I unrolled it and placed it on the ground but nothing was there and my character would not sleep on the square.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: warwolf0315 on February 19, 2013, 08:20:10 PM
In my current world I too have a interesting river spawn.
http://imgur.com/0BJserA
I always llove it when craters show up on bridges makes it fell like some one was trying to contain the infection
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: int on February 19, 2013, 08:35:27 PM
What are craters exactly? I thought they were a helicopter crash or something because you can find springs and stuff, but I've heard they are radioactive too.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Greiger on February 19, 2013, 08:39:07 PM
Missile impacts sometimes nuclear, sometimes not.  I figure the springs and such are there because there were some tanks or vehicles or something the missiles were targeting, and that's all that's left.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: warwolf0315 on February 20, 2013, 04:55:21 PM
Missile impacts sometimes nuclear, sometimes not.  I figure the springs and such are there because there were some tanks or vehicles or something the missiles were targeting, and that's all that's left.
i think that's just random trash dug up by the missile in cata lore there was no actual war going on when shit went down
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: int on February 20, 2013, 09:27:02 PM
Well I started over because of a bug, I found some dead scientists, a couple mutagen and I have High nightvision :D Phelloderm (barkskin stuff) heat dependent and deformed. I got a 2.5 L car with a muffler and a cabin in the woods. Did the starting mission for a skillup. I have a m1911, glock 9, marlin 39a and an ak47, just need ammo for the AK and I'm good.


Then I was travelling and I got a bug, I was driving in my car, and suddenly I teleported several map squares up and my car is gone and I'm in the middle of the woods. If I try to walk to where I was before I teleport to where I came from. I guess its time to move on, I lost a lot of survival equipment in my car though.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: zpmorgan on February 20, 2013, 09:54:23 PM
Well I started over because of a bug, I found some dead scientists, a couple mutagen and I have High nightvision :D Phelloderm (barkskin stuff) heat dependent and deformed. I got a 2.5 L car with a muffler and a cabin in the woods. Did the starting mission for a skillup. I have a m1911, glock 9, marlin 39a and an ak47, just need ammo for the AK and I'm good.


Then I was travelling and I got a bug, I was driving in my car, and suddenly I teleported several map squares up and my car is gone and I'm in the middle of the woods. If I try to walk to where I was before I teleport to where I came from. I guess its time to move on, I lost a lot of survival equipment in my car though.
Are you playing the Feb. 2 release? I thought that the evaporating vehicle thing was fixed in that release.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: int on February 20, 2013, 10:06:50 PM
I'm playing the latest released .exe since I use MSVS and it's a pain setting up libraries, but if theres really this many bug fixes I'm missing out on, I might as well switch over, only thing is I don't want to deal with half implemented buggy features like I heard temperature affecting the player is.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: noname1208 on February 20, 2013, 11:38:20 PM
Walking through the forest going back to my base from a 1 1/2 day trip I come across a Flaming Eye. Immediately I put a note on my map telling me to avoid there and continued on going around the eye, ignoring the piercing light and the destroyed trees. A few map tiles over I come across a Military Bunker.. Thinking about my many science ID's I wish I had a Military one... or a Jackhammer...... -LightBulb- *Heads back towards the Flaming Eye*
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: int on February 21, 2013, 02:13:36 AM
How do you guys handle turrets? I just picked up a bunch of AP ammo and I figure that'll be enough.

Also asthma might be bugged. My guy wakes up 3 times a night from it. It's fine during the day, I can crash into 30 zombies and no attacks but I try to have a peaceful sleep? not gonna happen asthma is here.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: noname1208 on February 21, 2013, 02:42:12 AM
Success! My plan worked :D

(http://i.imgur.com/1UyN1gp.png)

=Edit=
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
I get back to my base and everything starts falling apart >.<
(http://i.imgur.com/39ErrZl.png)
Whats going on!

And now I'm Hallucinating....
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: BadSniper on February 21, 2013, 03:15:23 AM
I flee from a city, and amidst the horde of various SPECIAL zombies spawning on the first day before 12:00 PM, I see a Flaming Eye off in the distance... And not one, but two Grackens...

Is the spawn thing still buggy, or is it just me? o.O
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: ComputerWarrior on February 21, 2013, 09:41:22 PM
Success! My plan worked :D

(http://i.imgur.com/1UyN1gp.png)

=Edit=
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
I get back to my base and everything starts falling apart >.<
(http://i.imgur.com/39ErrZl.png)
Whats going on!

And now I'm Hallucinating....
Congratulations, you have discovered a whole new world of Fun. Since apparently you weren't much too careful in practicing in your thirst for !!SCIENCE!!, all sorts of portal creatures will hunt you from now on, thanks to the wonderful and loving flaming eye.

Or at least, that's what my own experience with flaming eyes told me...
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: noname1208 on February 21, 2013, 09:54:28 PM
Ohh.. so Flaming eyes don't just make it hard to hide, they also bring others?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: ComputerWarrior on February 22, 2013, 10:03:43 AM
Ohh.. so Flaming eyes don't just make it hard to hide, they also bring others?
Indeed. Other than their wonderful ability to reduce one's base to rubble and infect one with various delightful diseases such as the infamous Fungus Disease, they also (usually) come from portals, so it stands to reason that other monsters will also come out of the portal... to add to the Fun.

Albeit please keep in mind the knowledge I have of flaming eyes is kinda outdated, since the most recent flaming eye I encountered was in the 13th Jan version of Cata.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: unback on February 22, 2013, 08:25:04 PM
well, NOW I'm searching for a test subject.

(http://i.imgur.com/2tiZWNh.jpg)
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Dehaku on February 22, 2013, 09:01:45 PM
Whoa, I'd love to see what kind of horrific monster comes from drinking that whole thing.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Coyote on February 22, 2013, 09:07:25 PM
It'd be some Resident Evil shit.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: n9103 on February 22, 2013, 10:30:16 PM
... should we ask how you managed to scrape together that much Mutie?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: warwolf0315 on February 22, 2013, 10:53:22 PM
I feel like we are looking at the end of the world in that screenshot
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: BadSniper on February 22, 2013, 11:30:30 PM
I just lost a relatively promising, yet very new character all too early IMO, to bleeding. I used 6 bandages and it didn't help... The shitton of pain every turn FROM bleeding didn't help, either...
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Rutilant on February 22, 2013, 11:43:06 PM
Did you hit 7 to Stop Bleeding or just keep applying them to the damaged part?  I found out the hard way that latter doesn't work.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: PaultheNerd on February 23, 2013, 11:59:40 AM
I've tried to play this game about twenty times and I've never made it past the first day. It seems that if I go to hide in the woods some creature kills me, if I try to get supplies in town a horde of zombies kill me. Never found enough stuff to do anything and space is always a problem for me. Also I'm fairly sure that wearing a backpack makes my melee crap because I never hit anything with a backpack on. All in all I really enjoy the game but wish I could last long enough to do anything.

My absolute record was making it to 6PM, I found a gun store and held out in there until I eventually ran out of ammo and got swamped.

The game even told me that I should stop playing in full caps once, presumably I'm just terrible at it :(.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: n9103 on February 23, 2013, 01:37:26 PM
Schizophrenia is a !FUN! trait to take.
The Encumbrance section of the '@'Character screen is a critical little section to pay attention to before a fight.
There's no point to standing your ground in the early game.
Guns are never a good idea in standing your ground unless you've got a metric shitton of ammo.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: GalenEvil on February 23, 2013, 01:38:56 PM
PaultheNerd: goals for the start of the map-- look at the overmap and look for sporting goods stores and military surplus stores that are nowhere near a megastore (since they have zombies from the start). See if you can get them looted (military surplus first for backpacks x2 and general supplies) before 9:30am. If you can get those done and can get in and out of either a gun shop or a library, or a hardware store even, before 9:30 try to do so and then book it back to your evac shelter. If you can pick up some starter books to pass your time in the day then you'll be set until 8pm when the sun sets :D That will get you most of the way through the first day. I'd suggest picking up the Night Vision trait so you can easily raid at night also. I was horrible at this game at first and now I can last a full 2-3 days if I'm careful ^_^

Edit:
Also, Shotguns are good when cornered, and only when cornered and can pop an adderol or some other speed boosting drug so you can boogie immediately after. Guns only become useful for general use when you can get a silencer attached to it. I think the silencer will just reduce the noise level enough so you don't get spam spawned by zombies, and should probably still attract any roaming zombies to you so you'll probably still want to boogie soon after.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Greiger on February 23, 2013, 07:05:03 PM
Yea standing your ground against a horde with a gun is generally a bad idea.  Gunfire will often bring in more zombies, especially a shotgun.  Good god shotguns, they are like setting off a set of professional grade fireworks that spell out "Delicious brains here!" in the sky.

Bigger guns make more noise too.  If you need to start firing without a silencer try to use some smaller guns unless you are shooting at a bear or a hulk or something.  A small little .22 handgun makes much less noise, and can still do some decent damage with skill.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: qurvax on February 23, 2013, 07:11:34 PM
If u really want to go guns from the start - then you absolutely have to get hacksaw (from hardware store), "Under the hood" (from hw store or library) and any sort of knife. Then back at the shelter u can smash some lockers to get a pipe, slice some clothing into rags and after reading ur mechanics up to 1, craft yourself a silencer. Without it firing anything bigger than .22 in a city - should and will get u in big trouble.

I, personally, prefer an slow and nice archery start. Just spend 2 points on survival and archery when crating your character, then raid a hw store before 9:30. You need 2x 3" strings and a knife, combat one, preferably. Those are common at mil. surplus stores. If u manage to pull it before 9:30 - get outa fcking city asap, and find yourself a quiet place with water and some wildlife nearby. Craft shitload of arrows and spend some days to become rambo. Then u can pay those Z's a visit, and have some tasty payback! As bows are silent - u can do it at daytime to, just be careful to always have retreat route and arrows. In my current game i raided megastore at day 2. Now there's big morgue, nice and silent.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: int on February 23, 2013, 08:00:28 PM
It depends on your spawn. Important places are:
Parking lots (for car or motocycle, you want a car ideally)
Sporting goods stores (backpack + fryingpan + hotplate +combat knife)
Military surplus for the same + food/water helmet
Gun stores for protection, you want a Marlin rifle, it 3 shots a zombie and is quite.
Then by then I have stumbled across scientists and I find a lab and explore to get some mutations. I've learned you want good computer skills before you spend too much time raiding labs so you can loot implants.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Kevin Granade on February 23, 2013, 11:44:23 PM
Coming soon to a release near you:
(http://polehammer.com/azmodean/tinyscreen.png)
No wait, lemme try that again:
(http://polehammer.com/azmodean/tinyhugescreen.png)
Ok, for real this time:
(http://polehammer.com/azmodean/hugescreen.png)

(http://polehammer.com/azmodean/horde.png)

(http://polehammer.com/azmodean/moneyshot.png)
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Rutilant on February 24, 2013, 03:02:05 AM
I need a towel.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: ComputerWarrior on February 24, 2013, 08:58:53 AM
... Oh... my.... god! This is awesome, wonderful, cool, beautiful, and these words don't even do it enough justice! When will you guys release it for Windows?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: qurvax on February 24, 2013, 09:31:49 AM
YEEEEES! This is EPIC! When it's gonna be merged into main?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: zpmorgan on February 24, 2013, 09:43:09 AM
... Oh... my.... god! This is awesome, wonderful, cool, beautiful, and these words don't even do it enough justice! When will you guys release it for Windows?

Today-ish. Among the improvements are more distributed towns, farms, stability, and multi-vehicle collision dynamics.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: PaultheNerd on February 24, 2013, 11:43:22 AM
I gave this game another go and managed to make it to 8PM before getting killed by a horde of everything. Getting better! I then noticed strange things going on and when I started a new game the evac shelter was right in the middle of a river. As I moved around the map changed on the fly and something had clearly gone wrong. Eventually got killed by flying bees and when I died the game froze. New save required!
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Greiger on February 24, 2013, 04:54:17 PM
Now if only I could figure out how to get the screen looking like that in the vm virtualbox tinycore version.... anything above 18x18 goes offscreen.


Just preformed ‼SCIENCE‼ with an oven.  It seems they do not contain fires.  At lease not fires that use a round of ammunition as fuel.

Oh well, I'm sure no-one will miss that particular city block.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: jimboblordofeskimos on February 24, 2013, 06:34:43 PM
I gave this game another go and managed to make it to 8PM before getting killed by a horde of everything. Getting better! I then noticed strange things going on and when I started a new game the evac shelter was right in the middle of a river. As I moved around the map changed on the fly and something had clearly gone wrong. Eventually got killed by flying bees and when I died the game froze. New save required!

One tile wide windows are the most important thing to know about for surviving, with some 1/2 decent stats and an ok melee wep, (hammer is good) you can take literally 100s of Zs at a 1 tile wide window, unless things go really wrong, you will kill the zombies before they manage to hit you.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: uzername on February 24, 2013, 06:39:43 PM
Well, this lab is not correctly located along this road.
(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/27590640/WeirdLab.PNG)
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: uzername on February 24, 2013, 07:11:50 PM
I saw nothing (literally, a square area of nothing) near the police dept
(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/27590640/Nothing.PNG)
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Tchey on February 24, 2013, 08:18:36 PM
With the new build :

- First toon died walking on a landmine.
- Second toon died disarming a shotgun trap.
- Third toon died poisoned by a spider.
- Fourth toon died biten by a cougar.
- Fifth toon died from bleeding after passng through a broken window.
- Sixth toon still alive.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Mr_Lolz on February 24, 2013, 08:47:57 PM
The tale of Leeroy McBaller, Martial Artist & general cool guy

Day 1

Left the shelter, immediately came across loads of dead drug dealers. Filled backpack with cocaine, meth & pistols. Ran through town hoovering consumables, books, ammo and various beneficial items into my backpack and then sprinted out of town ahead of ~50 Z's without a single fight. Gave the dude at the shelter some antibiotics, in return for moderate training in Melee, Pistols, Electronics & Computers. Sat down and read books to get my mechanics skill up to 5.

Sun is setting as I rock back into town with my new buddy in tow to find a vehicle. We meet a lone Z and my buddy pulls out a flashlight and starts ineffectually bobbing the Z with it, apparently having no other weapon - SIGH! I give him a combat knife and then we axe kick/stab our way into town against sporadic Z resistance. Unfortunately, we find no vehicles, and then it starts to rain. Apparently it is raining pure ice because I start to get frostbite almost immediately. We go into a house, and I go into the bathroom looking for drugs. My new buddy follows me over and stands in the doorway - the only way in - and then wont move. Huh. I have no way out and nowhere I move in the bathroom will make him step out the doorway. Nothing I tell him with make him go away. Eventually I have to blow his brains out with my M1911A1 into order to get past, and then the darkness outside the the house is suddenly filled with  ?????s as about 2000 Zombies converge on the sound of the discharge.

I proceed have a very bad time trying to hold 4 windows against 2000 Zombies, and after a hundred odd undeaths and a severe battering decide to run my boy. I chug a load of cocaine, burst out the front door and critically plant my foot through the surprised face of the Zombie Cop waiting outside. Fuck the po-lice!  Steamrolling over his corpse and off through town followed by a ridiculous number of Z's, it occurs to me that its raining, I'm in pain, I accidently left most my ammo on the floor in the house and I'm sleepy, still without a cot set up somewhere safe. I might die on Day 1!

Luckily after a while I manage to evade the horde in the darkness, and fall asleep in a house on the outskirts to lick my wounds.

Day 2

I am awoken a 4AM by a KER-BLAM to the north west! Its dark, and raining, and the house is ringed by fast moving ????'s so I pull up the covers and huddle in the bed. KER-BLAMS continue for a while, and I shiver in bed and dont go out to help. Eventually the gunshots  fall silent. The ????s around the house have all vanished, but I'm sure they are all out there.. unaware of my location but easily numerous enough to finish me off. I chug some whiskey and fall back to sleep.

I wake up around 8AM, half healed and ready to kick some new asses! I stretch and walk out to seethe sunrise. Outside on the road is a corpse of a human female atop a small mountain of empty shotgun shells and dead Z's. Two dead Brutes! I respectfully loot her corpse. Back at the shelter, I do some brain math. The town I have explored is tiny, shitty and without any vehicles. I decide to break into the science lab on the outskirts of town - one of my lucky Day 1 aqqusitions was a single C4 explosive - and hope for something to make my life easier. I axe-kick some wolves on the walk up the highway, then blow open the lab doors.

Apparently surprised by the huge hole where the foyer used to be, the turret of the other side of the door goes batshit and starts pow-pow-pow-powing. I'm about 12 squares away so this misses me entirely. I duel the turret for a while with my M1911A1, using a huge amount of ammo because I am a terrible shot. Eventually I blow the turret away and crank into the lab. Within I trigger and escape Secubots, receive an underwhelming mutation (rough skin), find a teleporter (THESE ARE USEFUL) and plug in some cyber modules- internal storage, batteries, ethanol burner. Mostly useless!

Back outside its raining again, so I get wet and depressed. I decide to jog up the road and pray for another, better town. Instead, I find a FARM! These are new clearly, and awesome. I get tangled in barbed wire and wreck my vest. I decide to make the farmhouse my HQ. Outside is truck! Fuck Yeah! Unfortunately, a seat is missing... the seat required to sit at the controls. I dont have the tools to remove the existing seat and put it infront of the controls. Cant drive it until I do. Fuck, annoyance 9000! I will have to jog miles and miles back into town to get a hacksaw, welder & wench if I want the truck.

I want the truck.

I decide to leave that for tomorrow as night is falling. I go explore around the farm and find, holy fuck, a FEMA camp!! Awesome!! I'm about to go explore it when this Random NPC, 'Bernard', rocks up and says somthing like, 'YO BRAH!'. I holster my gun and he decides we can be friends. He's carrying a revolver and packing massive strength. I convince him to join me, and get him to train me in pistols some more. I am a pistol god now, but have about 6 ammo between my 5 pistols. half my pistols are silenced, and almost all of them have extra mags. Just waaaiting on the ammos.

Me & Bernard rock into the Fema camp and have a very bad time, as Zombie scientists and soldiers swarm out. Manhacks everywhere. Bernard runs out of ammo almost instantly and pistol-whips his way into the camp, with me cowering behind his bulk. We get seperated when I decide to ninja kick a spitter Z through a table. Its too dark to see far so I am just running between open crates, tables, lockers, beating the shit out of lone Z's with my martial arts and drinking lots of Tequila. Occasionally I see combat reports from Bernard but never see him.. I see lots of corpses though, so he must be keeping busy. One of the zombie soliders hits me in the eyes and I proceed to bleed like a pig - what the hell is this!? Loads of pain. I am wet and depressed and frostbitten AGAIN.

It starts going pretty badly - got my back to the chainlink fence and some red health body parts- when a Zombie scientist comes up to me and 'gesticates wildly'. I punch his spleen out the back of his head then run up his falling corpse to dropkick a Z soldiers head off and GLORY BE, AMMUNITION! 100 rounds of 9mm is on the Z soldiers Corpse. Leeroy McBaller, Pistol hero, comes online, loading up 3 of his double-magged pistols. What follows is reminiscent of The Expendables. I run through dark corridoors and between benches, crates and doors one-shotting every Z I see. I see and kill LOADS of Z. Eventually the Z are all dead and I limp back to the gap in the wire fence I arrived by. Moments later, Bernard also staggers out of the darkness, bloody but Alive! I am glad to see him, as he seems like a reliable bro on a night out. Bernard still seems to have no ammo - I wonder what the hell he was doing in the dark at FEMA camp all that time I was kicking ass. Pistol whipping furiously?

Me & Benard roll back to the nearby Farm house. I light a fire and we crack out the whiskey and Cigars. At 2am I politely say my goodnights and roll into the bed, leaving Bernard the armchair by the fire.

Day 3

I wake up at about 10AM. Bernard is gone and nowhere to be found. The fire is dead. Half my body is spamming YOU ARE VERY COLD. Today, I decide  to go back into town to get the tools to fix the truck. I dont have the patience to wait for night, because YOLO. I decide fast and silent would be best. I leave all my pistols and backpacks at the farmhouse and set out with just my martial arts gear, some snacks and some adderall.

The trip into town is uneventful. I make it all the way to the garage with only a few minor beat-downs required. At the garage I grab the appropriate gear, but then it occours to me that the welder will need power. The Electronics shop is literally on the opposite side of town.

The trip across town is eventful. Z's swarm out of every door and Window. I channel them through a 1x1 window to thin their numbers on several occasions and get my unarmed skill up to a respectable 5. I am wasted on Vodka most the time. The jackpot awaiting me in the middle of a street is the corpses of more meth thugs. one of them has a cybernetic heatray arm. I bolt it into myself immediately and without thought. I AM MEGA MAN NOW! I also find more Ammo, then hit a gunshop for even MORE ammo. All my pistols have ammo now.

It all goes so well until I am on my way out. I find some traps and decide it would be cool to have a sawn-off shotgun. I try to disarm a shotgun trap; it goes off instead, KERBLAM!

My torso is pwned to red, and pain is out the wazoo. Worse, Z's suddenly show up in huge numbers from basically every direction. OH SHIIIIIII SON, I think, and decide to just run my boy immediately. I get to the edge of town before being surrounded. I find a 1x1 gap between some buildings and pull out some outragous Jackie Chan. The Z's massacre eachother with Acid. Somehow I martial art about 50 Z's, until only the most hardcore remain. Two Brutes charge in. Having zero confidence in my ability to Taikwondo a Brute, I use my teleporter to appear on the other side of the wall I am backed against, and then run out of town.

A long, long walk later I reach the farmhouse, soaked and frostbitten as usual. I drink some orange juice then go straight to the bed for emergency healing sleeps - I cant see my HP levels but I presume I must have about 1hp left.

Its dark at this point, and my dude is tired. he goes out like a light.

Day 4

I get up and fix the truck. Other parts are yellow and red, but it starts! It drives! Hellllll yearh! I pack everything I own into the pack and then rev the engine and drive away, leaving the farmhouse and Fema camp behind. I cruise the motorways for a while, listening to music.

Half a tank later, I hit a new town. Actually, I hit about 7000 Z's. I have never seen to many ingame. The new view distance allows me to fully comprehend how screwed I am. The new town is standing room only, with Z's standing in ALL the room. I plough the unmuffled truck through their ranks, but it only seems to cause more and more of them to appear.

After running over about 300 Z's, the truck embarrassingly stops in the middle of a huge, ridiculous horde. Multiple Hulks. Tens of Brute, Ridiculous everything else. A brute crashes into the door of the truck intent on breaking my head.

The Sherrif, is back in town. I open the truck door, one-shot the Brute with my pistol casual as you like and step out the car, looking lean in my martial arts gear and pistols. The low sun is glaring. Its Hammer Time. I snort a fistful of coke, down the adderall, shoot up some meths, drink the last tequila and suddenly I am moving in bullet time.

Z's converge from all directions. I toss out the moltovs, then dash through the crowds at ridiculous speeds, one-shotting Z after Z at point blank so fast they didn't even know I had gone past. I kill about forty Z's on the first mags of my pistols, killing two hulks and countless other types. The second mags of my pistols are equally heroic, but the Z's are getting denser and denser and suddenly it dosnt look so great. My speed is about 180 and I start to get hit here and there. Nothing serious but my pain creeps up. For every Z I headshot, another lands a glancing blow and my pain meter clicks up.

Twenty minutes later, I am knee deep in the dead. The coke is wearing off. Only one pistol has ammo, a .22. I am now using martial arts as often as the pistol, and making more and more use of the teleporter to escape surrounds. The Z death toll outside the new town must be absolutely sky high, but they are still swarming. I blink in and out of existance, roundhousing Z's or shooting them in the temple, slow and weaker and slower and less powerfully. I realise it is time to leave, or die. I shoot up all my remaining drugs and start to run, but a single hulk has headed me off.

Showdown time. The .22 pistol glances off the hulk ineffectually.

Martial arts time.

The taikwondo 70% damage prevention allows for some outrageous standoffs, but Leeroy McBaller is fucked up. We trade blows in the glare of the sunset, and  Leeroy McBaller is outmatched. Out of teleport, ammo, health, painkillers, stimulants,  Leeroy McBaller crumples like a rag doll against the huge fist the hulk and dies. He racked up just over 800 kills in 4 days, earning a place in my heart forever more for his YOLOing ways

x
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: unback on February 24, 2013, 09:15:59 PM
woah, man now i gotta cry. such a promising test subject had to die before i could make SCIENCE! to him with my endless supply of mutagen. oh well. maybe we could at least recover the corpse? to respectfully make SCIENCE!
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Master Darius on February 25, 2013, 04:42:17 AM
Screenshots will have another meaning. 28x28, there I go xD
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: qurvax on February 25, 2013, 12:37:31 PM
Last version is kinda hard... Temperature seems broken. 16C and frostbites? And that's inside. C'mon, really? Frostbite on face  at those temperatures is just ridiculous. And how do we supposed to survive winters then?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Vorpal on February 25, 2013, 12:49:17 PM
You can die at a pretty warm temp, if exposed and wet. Add wind and it's pretty horrible.

Inside and frostbite seem a bit full on though.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: qurvax on February 25, 2013, 12:52:09 PM
I know. Had slept outside @ 10C, and liek 90% hum. Brrr... :) But that's it - nothing happened to my face, lol
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: jimboblordofeskimos on February 25, 2013, 05:44:31 PM
Went to wield a Rifle for the first time a few days in and was informed I needed 2 arms.

  'WHICH ONE OF YOU ZOMBIE SUNZABITCHES STOLE MY ARM WHILE I WASNT LOOKING!?'
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Vorpal on February 25, 2013, 07:33:22 PM
Decide to investigate a FEMA camp. Walk in with full kevlar, AK-47 and a Glock as a sidearm.

Jump the fence and...holy fuck that's a lot of the bastards. Cocaine, then run to the entrance. Throw molotovs between the barbed wire, flick the AK to full auto, and start hosing the horde.

So...many...corpses....
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: jimboblordofeskimos on February 25, 2013, 09:44:55 PM
Is there anything useful to be found in fema camps?  Ive mostly just found random crap and a few meds
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: warwolf0315 on February 26, 2013, 12:10:53 AM
Made some pretty cool discovery's when scouting around my farm stead base
(http://i.imgur.com/hM8IAsB.png)
the fema camp is in the middle of a river cut in half by a road this is awesome
(http://i.imgur.com/27PZEsV.png)
Ha fuck you
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: gtaguy on February 26, 2013, 01:22:20 AM
Went to wield a Rifle for the first time a few days in and was informed I needed 2 arms.

  'WHICH ONE OF YOU ZOMBIE SUNZABITCHES STOLE MY ARM WHILE I WASNT LOOKING!?'

*Raises Hand
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Vorpal on February 26, 2013, 05:32:57 AM
In the FEMA I found lots of meds, heaps of guns and ammo, and more tents than I could ever need. And barbed wire.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: PaultheNerd on February 26, 2013, 01:55:15 PM
The game came up with the lovely encouraging message of:

"YOU SHOULD QUIT THE GAME IMMEDIATELY."

Which did wonders for my confidence with the game. What makes that message trigger? All I was doing was moving from one empty building to another.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: GalenEvil on February 26, 2013, 02:11:02 PM
PaultheNerd: That is caused by the Schizophrenic trait or an artifact that can mimic the Schizophrenic trait :P
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Tase on February 26, 2013, 04:17:25 PM
Running in circles around heaps of wrecks (sharp) kiting zombies over the stuff, then stabbing at them when they make they way to me.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: PaultheNerd on February 26, 2013, 04:45:42 PM
PaultheNerd: That is caused by the Schizophrenic trait or an artifact that can mimic the Schizophrenic trait :P

Makes sense! Survived all the way to 8pm on my last playthrough, such a good feeling to make progress!

EDIT: On my newest attempt to play I found a car! Then in my excitement crashed it into a wall and died :(.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: jimboblordofeskimos on February 26, 2013, 11:53:42 PM
Running in circles around heaps of wrecks (sharp) kiting zombies over the stuff, then stabbing at them when they make they way to me.

Ive wiped out whole malls by letting the zombies smash up a big section of stuff then kiting them over it over and over again, dont even have to kill anything personally.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: unback on February 27, 2013, 12:20:11 AM
meh, survived 2-day long siege in barricaded garage, made myself a electric vehicle, finished just when things started to look very bad. rushed out ramming trough horde of zombies... and off with that forsaken city. but then engine stops in middle of nowhere, it seems my battery ran out of juice.

*one week later*

those solar panels wont generate any energy afterall.
good thing you really cannot starve with all those furry-snacks coming to donate themselves for food.

remember folks, herbivore-ism can be cured with purifier!

Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Vucar Fikodastesh on February 27, 2013, 04:35:09 AM
Has the frequency of zombie spawns been increased in recent versions? I've been having a very hard time adapting to the changes.

(http://i.imgur.com/lhT8NLk.png)

This is what I faced two hours after walking into town. I had not fired a gun, or done anything else to produce a significant amounts of noise. Before I even entered the city I had to face off against a hulk and two dozen other assorted zeds.

I didn't save the kill screen, but I'd racked up 450+ kills over the course of 4 days.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Rutilant on February 27, 2013, 06:25:33 AM
To above:  That looks pretty much how my game always punishes when I go into town during the day.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: pulsefrequency on February 27, 2013, 06:31:56 AM
ive been playing cataclysm probably since around the summer '12 and man, i was so hooked. it was such a great game. i played it for weeks, maybe even months. i got kinda bored of it though and went back to playing dwarf fortress and slowly learning how to program (took a C++ course in college, messed with pdcurses and stuff, now im using python with libtcod and trying to put together a text adventure rpg). now im going to school again though, not much time for playing. but im really glad you guys are continuing this project and i just wanted to say, you guys got one more fan here following the forums. ill definitely give it a go if i see something interesting enough. keep up the good work!
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Vucar Fikodastesh on February 27, 2013, 08:24:37 AM
To above:  That looks pretty much how my game always punishes when I go into town during the day.

The odd thing is that I haven't changed any of my habits or tactics, but this just started happening to me in this latest version.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: unback on February 27, 2013, 11:15:19 AM
The odd thing is that I haven't changed any of my habits or tactics, but this just started happening to me in this latest version.

well, i noticed Z's are more active during the day, and tbh they are more attracted to sounds they make.

that told, i had hulk spawn/tele/deepstrike inside fortified garage (boarded windows and doors) where i sleept during the day - no entrances were smashed.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: ComputerWarrior on February 28, 2013, 02:53:48 PM
Muwahahahahaha!

Nowadays, I intentionally attract hundreds, or even thousands, of zombies, bees, or anything really. And they all die. Without exception. Without leaving a scratch on me... without cheating. :P

I HAVE DEFEATED THE RNG GOD!
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Master Darius on February 28, 2013, 03:10:36 PM
That's called being a truck driver.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: ComputerWarrior on February 28, 2013, 03:58:42 PM
That's called being a truck driver.
I actually only have a motorbike. :P It's actually a pretty cool artifact... that I lost because I drove on three landmines while cruising at around 80kph to exterminate a fifth town's population. D: McShooter III has to find the body of his father, McShooter II!
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: qurvax on February 28, 2013, 04:42:05 PM
U don't need a truck or artifacts. All u need is quad-bike, 3 steel plates in front of it and engine big enough to run this thing around 80kph. You can boom-zoom anything just about forever (provided u have enough fuel).
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: AseaHeru on February 28, 2013, 06:37:45 PM
I ran into a town, got gear ran out. Find a mine with a semi, load up everything then find there in no engine. I die the next day. From a pack of wolves and army zombies. In that time I killed 2/3 cougars, a wolf and lost three shirts due to zombies
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: noname1208 on March 01, 2013, 03:41:02 AM
I've just come across a LMOE shelter.. >.< I'm scared, never seen one before.. Here goes nothing.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: AseaHeru on March 01, 2013, 03:41:50 AM
please put up images!
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: noname1208 on March 01, 2013, 03:46:23 AM
This place is great, I was expecting some terrifying monsters and stuff :D

Heres the view from outside.
(http://i.imgur.com/z8Voiyv.png)

Heres the misc storage.
(http://i.imgur.com/1K1louD.png)

The Workshop (lots of tools)
(http://i.imgur.com/8oMvQxf.png)

and the main room (lots of guns in that top left section and food to the left)(Bedroom and Bathroom throught the top right and Bottom right doors)
(http://i.imgur.com/FFIkH0z.png)
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: n9103 on March 01, 2013, 06:01:03 AM
Nice find!
Now I know what my target is when scouting.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: qurvax on March 01, 2013, 07:31:19 AM
Where to look?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: ballfairy on March 01, 2013, 11:16:50 AM
Whats happening in my Apocalypse?

A true Nightmare.

Ive got a mobile base ive been building which could also be seen as a en-masse looting machine, (Yo coder guys add some RV stuff like say In-vehicle oventops/cooking devices)
(would post a picture but i need to find a new image hosting site)

Anyway, ive been travelling through this INSANELY long winding forest road and finally stopped at the smallest town ive seen in Cata so far. ever. 2 houses a gas station a library and a parking lot. i spent a couple of days clearing it of zombies which luckily did not take to long, and started gathering more raw materials to addon to my mobile base, i went to sleep inside of the mobile base because the houses got in a fight with a grenade, i woke up half way through the night 57 degrees frozen cold and 83 pain i put on every piece of clothing i could and tried to go back to sleep, only to wake up again 2 hours later ON FIRE. i managed to survive somehow and when i woke up 0 pain and 100% healthy. my cold from the rain was even gone.

it was quite possibly the most tense and unusual night in cataclysm ive ever had.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: AseaHeru on March 01, 2013, 04:36:25 PM
woah.

I got one now.
I show up, get the dog quest. When I go into town I get my standard gear, get the dog and then somehow loose the dog.
While running from the undead I find a trap nest, grab a crossbow and run back to the shelter. I learn allot from the guy when he turns hostile and attacks me. I kill him, grab this things (excepting his LIVE grenade) and run into the fields. I’m now in the first LMOE shelter and am now inside with no batteries. I knew I should have grabbed those radios and such... I have no fuel, no rags and can’t make a light sores besides lighting everything on fire, and I really don’t want to do that.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: ballfairy on March 01, 2013, 11:43:19 PM
remember that mobile base i was talking about? well i drove it through something in a field and this happened.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8385/8519022173_ed61fdf9e4_b.jpg)

Atleast my head was well-preserved.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Slicer on March 01, 2013, 11:58:48 PM
Day 6, throwing skill 6. Some people shoot arrows. Me? I carry rocks. And a good machete.

Got that dumbass in the shelter with me killed by some child zombies on the first day. Don't regret it in the slightest. Regret smashing the kids' heads in more.

Haven't found a single vehicle. Primary food source is squirrel and rabbit, with some wolf and cougar mixed in. Made myself plenty of jerky. Primary drink is boiled toilet water. Been reading a lot, driving, barter, speech. Been practicing my sewing, can you believe that? End of the world, and I'm out here doing stitching because I need to keep my clothes together. Need to find myself some books on traps and electronics, and practice with my BB gun some more. Maybe I'll find a good chem textbook if I get lucky. I know how to make meth and crack, but do you think I'm going to risk getting addicted out here? Don't even want to drink booze or use any painkiller stronger than aspirin. Got an addictive personality and a weak stomach, and I'm a lightweight anyway. Can't risk it.

Looted a science lab the other day. Place was loaded with clean water, should probably go back for some more. Some turrets in there, but I closed the door on all of them before they started shooting. Except one, got careless, but I patched up my arm good.

Got some mutagen and purifier, mutated myself. Lost my fleet-footedness, but picked up some insect wings, which are a bit better. Wish I had both. I've also got a bit of night vision and strength. Not sure if I'll drink more mutagen even if I find some. I'm good like this. Don't want to have to reach for the purifier. Got sick with the flu, but ate some royal jelly to clear it up. Note to self, keep that fucking filter mask on.

Current long-term worries are fuel for cooking and clean water. Hotplates starting to run out of batteries. Need to find an axe somewhere to make more firewood, but get chased out every time I get near the city center. Already disassembled everything in the evac shelter, my home, and boarded up all the entrances except one. Considering doing runs on the dressers and beds in town for their wood. Hit and run carpentry. Wish I knew how to take an oven or a refrigerator apart.

Some call this boredom.

I call it staying alive.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Fireheart on March 02, 2013, 12:50:27 AM
So I saw Jefmajor's video on this game and checked it out.
First day: Dude tells me to find antibiotics and the town has no pharmacy :/
I go to a sporting goods store find a combat knife and some books on how to knife things. By the gas station there are a whole bunch of craters so I head over there and BAM horde of zombies.
I run and manage to lose most of them and kill the rest while hiding in a house. I continue to search some outlying houses when the horde comes back. This time though they are not fucking around I run my ass to the evac shelter and the dude dies to zombies.
I then pelt into the woods and run as fast as I can. I know I lost the horde now, but navigating the forest was hard. I run into a clearing and then ANOTHER horde of zombies, this time they're fungal, I run my ass away and try to loop back to the evac shelter to loot the dude who died. I run into some random corpses in the middle of nowhere, they didn't have much though.
Trying to get back to my house it starts getting dark so I turn on my flashlight and set up a tent I had. I fell asleep in the tent (Note: I have heavy sleeper) and WHAM I wake up zombies have torn down my tent and I bolt.
I run away from then as fast as I can. After I lose them I try to fall asleep on the ground, but I kept waking up so I tried to go to the evac shelter again, but suddenly my FOV is going down. Oh shit I don't have batteries. I try to sleep until it's morning and head to the evac shelter. There I loot dude and try to head into town again, this time there are a whole bunch of special zombies and I get electrocuted. I run as for some reason I gained the trait Road Runner and am now hiding in a mansion without water and a whole bunch of dining rooms with no kitchens.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: AseaHeru on March 02, 2013, 01:00:55 AM
you can get antibiotics in bathrooms.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Fireheart on March 02, 2013, 01:15:54 AM
I didn't find em in the houses I searched
Now currently at a parking lot after looting the Mansion with nothing, but some bandages. I killed a couple of wolves and cougars and skinned them. However the last one got my glasses and I'm nearsighted so I followed a road until I got some where. I found a parking lot with a Beetle in it
Edit: Driving cars is hard. Like I dunno what the fuck is going on cause I'm nearsighted hard. Oh and I'm dehydrated.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: AseaHeru on March 02, 2013, 01:22:18 AM
I think its rare.
as for glasses, why did you not grab a second pair somewhere?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Fireheart on March 02, 2013, 01:28:39 AM
I don't think I saw any extras cause I probably woulda grabbed them. Anyways I exited the car sfter looking how to. And a wolf comes out of nowhere blinds me and kills my first character :(
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: AseaHeru on March 02, 2013, 01:29:56 AM
get a new one that wont require glasses.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Fireheart on March 02, 2013, 01:31:06 AM
Yeah I was thinking that it wouldn't be such a bad negative trait, but...
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: AseaHeru on March 02, 2013, 01:32:20 AM
if it requires consumables or equipment, dont get it.
i normally go lightweight, addictive, HP and truth teller.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Fireheart on March 02, 2013, 01:41:48 AM
Hmm okay, also haha game make the first house I loot have glasses -_-
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: AseaHeru on March 02, 2013, 01:43:32 AM
that sounds about right.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Slicer on March 02, 2013, 01:55:15 AM
if it requires consumables or equipment, dont get it.

This. If you need to constantly ingest non-renewables or wear damagable equipment, you're begging for it. This game's hard enough.

i normally go lightweight, addictive, HP and truth teller.

Wool Allergy, Truth Teller, Lightweight, Addictive, Weak Stomach, Glass Jaw, Ugly, 10(11)/10/14/10. I hope I can survive the winter without wool, but if I'm still alive by then I'll count my blessings. Weak Stomach is actually kind of a blessing in disguise- if you eat something that doesn't agree with you, throwing up reduces the timer on food poisoning.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Rutilant on March 02, 2013, 02:05:07 AM
All my characters are nearsighted - they're also all fleet footed and start with Dodge 2, however, so I don't get hit that often.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Fireheart on March 02, 2013, 02:12:03 AM
My 2nd character died cause of a wolf pack and a horde of zombies :/
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: AseaHeru on March 02, 2013, 02:12:56 AM
wait, there is snow?!
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Fireheart on March 02, 2013, 02:32:32 AM
Going into caves is a baaaaad idea
I got literally swarmed by sewer rats and died
Edit: Started a new character ran outside to town and exploded by mine :(
This game and its RNG
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: AseaHeru on March 02, 2013, 02:44:37 AM
get high perception and look out for #
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Greiger on March 02, 2013, 04:43:13 AM
Got a bunch of lucky mutations.  I wasn't aware you can have so many skin mutations at the same time.  Phelloderm, leaves, thorns, sleek scales, horns, whiskers, and full night vision.

Only negatives were deformed, slimy, and heat dependent.  I figured slimy would drive me insane, and I was considering chugging a purifier just to try to nuke that, but it ended up being less annoying that I thought, and actually very useful for marking where I've already been in the lab while hunting for purifier, so I kept it.

I also came across a pickup truck, a muffler, and a 2.6L engine and managed to get them all mixed together in a happy way giving me a nice safe, quiet, and durable truck with plenty of storage, and all the natural advantages for night raiding. 

I might strip it down into my usual low profile trike design, but I'm thinking I may keep the truck more or less intact instead.  My trike design is 3 wide and can fit through the smallest spaces, but with the truck I can mow straight through hordes not needing to maneuver around, and with some weight management I think I can get it going almost as fast.  Decisions decisions...
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: AseaHeru on March 02, 2013, 04:49:05 AM
i dont think there is a limit to mutations.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: unback on March 02, 2013, 09:56:30 AM
there is not, but you can only have one of each category so no double horns or chitin armor and fur...
thus the best vile monster i created and released into severs so far was (iirc):
very radioactive, regenerating fast tentacle monster (both legs and 8 tentacles instead of arms), with claws (one pair on each tentacle i guess?) pointy horns, spike tail and covered in heavy black (white?) fur. it had full night vision, and be albe to see in infrared, had poison AND acid glands, insect wings, was able to see and breathe underwater, was leaving slime trail, but had problems at daytime, like getting burned due to being albino, and very bad sight that came with additional pain while in sunlight. iirc it would only digest flesh, rotten as well, but had very delicate (or rather unstable) digestive system. it was also extremely strong and kinda smart.

to bad, horde of giant frogs and slugs ate it before i had chance to find and install it with adamantium claws, some nutriment filter and digestive extensions to repair evolution shortcomings. sigh.



also, about starting traits:
weak stomach is ok, but if you plan on mutating in the future DONT take it.
if you get it as starting trait, its almost guaranteed that you will end with nausea or vomitous (whose are kinda bad.)
low temperatures aint that bad - if you manage to find CBM:internal climate control.
also perc 10 is more important than str 10.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: xelivous on March 03, 2013, 01:10:24 AM
Going into caves is a baaaaad idea
I got literally swarmed by sewer rats and died

Yea, I had that happen on a character too. Although his fate was just a touch more cruel.

I was running away from jumping spiders near the end of the first night, and tried to duck into a cave before it started turning to day. Unfortunately for me, a horde of sewer rats were lying in wait. I tried fleeing around the cave, but quickly got surrounded. That was when they chopped off all of his limbs, and continuously fed on his badly gimped body.
(http://i.imgur.com/xZeUySM.png)

Unfortunately for my character, he had some sick gear protecting his torso/head that the rats couldn't penetrate.
(http://i.imgur.com/7UQuVCB.png)

So my character ended up getting gnawed on for 10 straight days, until a bear came along and somehow managed to get an attack off on him.
(http://i.imgur.com/EPTw1QS.png)

Ironically, the username for this character was "Kill me now".
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: AseaHeru on March 03, 2013, 01:16:51 AM
thats when you Q-Y
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: xelivous on March 03, 2013, 01:26:18 AM
thats when you Q-Y

I wanted to see how high i could get the pain counter.

it topped out at ~8420
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Fireheart on March 03, 2013, 01:33:27 AM
Oh my god that is hilarious. Actually right now I ran into a cave to escape a fungal zombie horde and I was like wait rats. So I went up and now I am currently being chased by rats and possibly zombies at 8:00 PM without a flashlight
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Srath47 on March 03, 2013, 05:45:24 AM
So i found out about this game two or so days ago, read up about it, watched some lets plays... then though well ill begin my adventure with a random character

From the start it just was bad.... something had crashed into the evac shelter when i was walking to the NPC.... she was killed on impact. then the wolves came... 8 of 'em, i somehow managed to kill them all with a bit of rebar, with taking very minimal damage to my torso. i had read about the Zombie start spawning at 9:30 or something like that. by the time i kill the wolves and made it to town, there where zombies everywhere.

The future is very dismal for Srath I
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: gtaguy on March 03, 2013, 06:10:01 AM
Lemme guess, one F jef?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: gtaguy on March 03, 2013, 03:41:29 PM
I joined the apocalypse again today. I derped in town until 9:00 the hauled ass to a mansion far away from town. I herped and derped and I read books. I got a car. Then I read some more. I ran out of food (pool water was bad for me, but stand able). I walked outside and (animal empathy) i saw a bear that was ignoring me. I was attempting to get wood to cook food. The bear was standing on my wood. I approached the bear (idiotically saying that the bear was a cool bro) and I was 4 hit killed.

The moral is that bears are dicks.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Rutilant on March 03, 2013, 03:43:57 PM
I joined the apocalypse again today. I derped in town until 9:00 the hauled ass to a mansion far away from town. I herped and derped and I read books. I got a car. Then I read some more. I ran out of food (pool water was bad for me, but stand able). I walked outside and (animal empathy) i saw a bear that was ignoring me. I was attempting to get wood to cook food. The bear was standing on my wood. I approached the bear (idiotically saying that the bear was a cool bro) and I was 4 hit killed.

The moral is that bears are dicks.

One night I found a semi truck.  That morning after I woke up and stepped outside, a bear came out of hiding from behind my truck and charged my when I tried to climb back up into my cab.  It was in the door before I could close it and I got eaten. 


Damn bears.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Fireheart on March 03, 2013, 08:41:23 PM
Restarted my world after getting bored with the same old things over again. Now having a so far I've been having a good run I have a wood ax which is apparently rare and I'm in a Science lab with a lot of supplies. The only bad thing is no vehicle to get to town to raid at night. Also had a slight mishap in the basement of the lab with a turret, but I'm fine now
Edit: I agree with bears are dicks. I slept in bed to heal myself a little and I woke up in the morning then in the hallway outside of where I slept there was a bear... I killed it, but I was bleeding and had no bandages I ran around looking for stuff to heal me, but I finally succumbed to my wounds.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Slicer on March 03, 2013, 11:15:35 PM
You ever heard the phrase "Has enough food to last through the apocalypse"?

Well, it's the apocalypse, and I think I finally might have enough non-perishable food. Finally found that axe I was looking for. Should probably find a raincoat so I don't get soaked, but today I just stayed indoors, practicing. Got more clothes than I know what to do with. Someone should have told me wolves make sheep-related allergies flare up. Was going to go out to collect alcohol (not for drinking, for other uses) once the rain cleared up.. but then the drizzle came back, and this time it was acid.

I keep thinking that somewhere, people are riding around in vehicles, which I've never been able to find. Or maybe opening portals- I have one of those portal generators, by the way. Don't think I ever want to use it. Not really interested in getting eaten by what's on the other side.

Me, I'm spending my time throwing rocks and wooden spears against a wall until I get really good at it.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Reservoir on March 03, 2013, 11:24:18 PM
Day 1:Made a mechanic, found motorbike in garage, Shitload of zombies. Surviving with water from rivers and strawberries.
Day 2:Bike ran out of fuel, stole golf cart. The next city was infected with cougars, I killed them all with a blade. Garage and loads of tape to cover the windows. Why would you use sheets or curtains to cover windows?
Day 3: My golf cart has now a flamethrower. God bless crates.
Day 4: Farm, food, reading, kill the zombie farmer.
Day 4.5: Cougar in my golf cart. Bladed it. Save the game and quit
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Fireheart on March 03, 2013, 11:25:46 PM
Why are people so good at this game :(
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: gtaguy on March 03, 2013, 11:28:26 PM
I burned to death while freezing to death after starting a fire inside a building to keep warm. The fire killed all my limbs, but I had a gas mask so i didn't die. After that my epic slowness and no clothing and many status effects let me freeze to death in 20 turns... Six tiles from first aid.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Fireheart on March 03, 2013, 11:34:03 PM
Nice
Oh temperature why are you so weird
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: gtaguy on March 04, 2013, 12:32:40 AM
I had no clothing, no roof, and it was raining.

But yeah.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Arczix on March 04, 2013, 01:59:02 AM
Hi! I'm new to the forums but not to the game, so hi everyone! I hope it will be a lot of fun here :)
I had very strange happening today. As always i started the game and created a new world. At the shelter i meet my first friend with Desert Eagle .44. My new world has some stores, restaurants, bars etc. My first task was to gather some alcohol and make some molotovs for fun, so i targeted the closest store and started the traveling to it. And then the REAL fun started:
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/thumb/37/beztytuuw.bmp) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/37/beztytuuw.bmp/)
I was thinking: WTF is happening???!? But my fellow mate didn't, he started to shoot every single cat and dog out there. It was just BLAM BLAM BLAM, crazy psycho with Deagle. When he lost all of his ammo on the poor animals, he just stared to run after them and kick the shit out them asses. After while it looked like this:
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/thumb/213/nowyobrazbitmapowywindoli.png) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/213/nowyobrazbitmapowywindoli.png/)
Ps. I want to say sorry for my terrible, terrible english.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Fireheart on March 04, 2013, 02:07:07 AM
lol that is hilarious
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Greiger on March 04, 2013, 02:24:37 AM
Just ate a marloss berry.  For all the big secrecy that it is  basically a glorified bottle of purifier  seems kinda weak. 

With all the secrecy, I expected it to cure cancer by making it jump out of my mouth singing hello my baby and become an immortal supercompanion or something.

We need spoiler tags :P
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Fireheart on March 04, 2013, 03:43:10 AM
One of my best character died after a night raid on a nearby town and I was running to my current base, LMOE shelter, and on the way I got jumped by Giant Worms and something called a Graboid :(
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Rutilant on March 04, 2013, 03:51:16 AM
One of my best character died after a night raid on a nearby town and I was running to my current base, LMOE shelter, and on the way I got jumped by Giant Worms and something called a Graboid :(
]


Ever seen the movie Tremors?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFNBUs7O-h4

Graboid.

By the way - Rare graboid attacks in gun nut basements please.  Only after you add an elephant gun though.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: AseaHeru on March 04, 2013, 03:55:50 AM
can we have flare guns?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Fireheart on March 04, 2013, 04:15:29 AM
Resilient mofos also Flare Guns would be cool as a sort of way of seeing things
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Rutilant on March 04, 2013, 04:18:50 AM
Resilient mofos also Flare Guns would be cool as a sort of way of seeing things

Launching a remote light source that attracts zombies would be pretty awesome;  Might make mutating Night Vision higher and higher feel less mandatory?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: AseaHeru on March 04, 2013, 04:26:56 AM
and can act as a flame thrower.
and if we get it then we will need two kinds of flares. weapon launched and road.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Srath47 on March 04, 2013, 06:27:10 AM
One of my best character died after a night raid on a nearby town and I was running to my current base, LMOE shelter, and on the way I got jumped by Giant Worms and something called a Graboid :(


Had the same thing happen to me lol. Just as i cleared a FEMA camp, the screen just got covered with giantworms, and when a big one dies two small ones spawn. was so depressing lol.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: theShaikan on March 04, 2013, 02:01:03 PM
Early on I found a FEMA camp, second time that I even explored one. Being more stupid than brave I decide to explore as much as I could, using the fences to make zombies line up, leading them through the barbed wire repeatedly and such and manage to fend off enough zombies with my trusty metal bat that I can loot a little before running off. Now one of the zombie soldiers was actually carrying a little something commonly referred to as a GODDAMN MININUKE... Which I took, because hell, it's the end of days, no time like now for doomsday weapons.

Much later, I had almost forgotten about carrying it around when I made the mistake of befriending an NPC for reasons of I didn't knew the game much and didn't know that NPCs are quite useless companions for now. Not having set his aggression to non roid-rage mode, he spotted a deer behind some bushes half a map away from the road we were walking on. Of course the reasonable thing to do was to run straight at it, firing his Desert Eagle wildly. Right next to a town. It took all of 10 turns before a spitter, two shriekers, a shocker and I guess 20 regular Zombies appeared. Of course I was very proud of my little companion buddy and immediately tried to let him reap the full benefit of his brilliance and tried running straight through the horde that was very content with swarming the screaming, wildly firing survivor over me.
Except he died really quickly and then I was their prime target and more zombies spawned in front of me, blocking me in.
Surrounded, the obvious choice was to look through my inventory for something Fun... and lo and behold, there she was, my mininuke. With activated nuke I started swinging my bat at the next best zombie, hoping to survive long enough to be swarmed and the nuke to go off.
Which it did, with probably a good dozen zombies all around me. Sad about a promising survivor, but it was a great way to end his excursions.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Asra on March 04, 2013, 03:57:48 PM
I've been experimenting with night raiding after playing the game off and on for over a year. Everything was going well, since I started with android and had shocking punches, I went along with it even though I only had a strength of 6. It went pretty well up until the point where a Cougar broke my glasses. Usually by this point I'd have found a crowbar in one of the hardware stores, or at least a pipe laying on the road, but I guess I'm going to have to blindly bust open windows to find one now.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: DTF on March 04, 2013, 10:31:39 PM
Just burned down the fungal bloom spire that forced me to leave my starting shelter on day 1.
So very satisfying, standing there and smoking a cigar... admiring the great bonfire, hearing fungs go *poof* for their very last time.

Next up is the triffid grove. Still got plenty of molotov cocktails...god damn queens planting their forests on roads. 
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Greiger on March 04, 2013, 10:37:59 PM
Good luck with the trifflids, they are about 100x more difficult to kill. 

I have never successfully killed one.  But from my ill fated attempts I can tell you this.  You'll want some explosives, lots of explosives, preferably the throwable or launchable kind.  Fire is effective, but can slow you down as well, and you'll want to move quickly.  I hear you may also want a fully fueled jackhammer, possibly some extra fuel for it as well.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: gtaguy on March 04, 2013, 10:52:54 PM
Turns out webs burn, didn't know that. I had the web weaver perk and had been walking around in a cleared out town laying a straight line of web behind me. Didn't know it burned so my fire i left unattended next to my web trail followed me to my base, I fell asleep with a gas mask on and woke up in my burning base the inferno of hell with ?five? Hulks outside.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: DTF on March 04, 2013, 11:32:54 PM
Killed plenty of triffids, queens, vinebeats, etc. before and even managed to reach the grove fairly easily, but didnt dare entering at that time.
Now I've got ammo coming out my arse and I'm loaded with fusion rifles, 40mm grenades, molotovs, c4, mininukes, deployable turrets and of course with the most powerful weapon of them all: a vehicle.
Though I'll probably just sneak in with my trusty SKS at night. Going full rambo only causes more enemies to show up.

Turns out webs burn, didn't know that. I had the web weaver perk and had been walking around in a cleared out town laying a straight line of web behind me. Didn't know it burned so my fire i left unattended next to my web trail followed me to my base, I fell asleep with a gas mask on and woke up in my burning base the inferno of hell with ?five? Hulks outside.

That is amazing. You could use the webs as a fuse for some fiery trap designs.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: gtaguy on March 05, 2013, 12:29:27 AM
Or Awaken in the pits of hell.

Like I did, remember: Only you can prevent fortress fires!
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Rutilant on March 05, 2013, 12:32:13 AM
Or Awaken in the pits of hell.

Like I did, remember: Only you can prevent base fires!

* fortress fires
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: gtaguy on March 05, 2013, 12:36:42 AM
Holy shit, my guy drank 20 bottles of water and one and a half cooked bears in a day!

I know, I actually measured it. It seems your character Modern Art has a Serious! problem.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: AseaHeru on March 05, 2013, 03:10:44 AM
OH MY.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Slicer on March 05, 2013, 05:19:59 AM
Found a car today. Oh, man. So the fucking thing had two main problems- there wasn't any driver's seat, and it was completely out of gas. Okay, fine, I'll use one of the other seats, no one's going to sit in them anyway. Found a welder in the hardware store next door, but no hacksaw. Go home, get my hacksaw, fill my jerrycan with gasoline, get back, fill up the car, do the work, and then jump in and step on it, because I was being chased by everything. Starting to wonder if this car's an asset or a deathtrap.

I have bionics, I just haven't installed them. I have the temperature one, but there's reports that it doesn't work. I also have the air filter, but I have about a one in four chance of harming, possibly permanently crippling, myself, if I stick these electronics in my trachea. I've gotten lucky with mutation, but I'm not really willing to start ripping open my own throat just yet. Maybe some other time.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: DTF on March 05, 2013, 09:52:50 AM
I have the temperature one, but there's reports that it doesn't work.

Thermal Dissipation? Didnt work for me, at least.



So I've been in the triffid grove now... twice. First time: triffids themselves arent really the problem here; it's the creeping vines totally blocking the narrow tunnels. I accidentally moved over quite a few and although they didnt do all that much damage to me, they destroyed my utility vests and - more importantly - my peacoat. At that time it was around -10C (14F) cold, so I started having frostbites really quickly (I know they arent enabled, but still..). Headed to my car, drove back home, almost crashed into a few trees some queens left on the road, burned the queens + trees. I then had to waste another night raiding the nearby town for new vests and a coat.

On the third day I made my way back into the triffid tunnels and this time, reached the heart level. Sadly, vines do not burn as well in a molotov as you might have thought. For some reason the fire doesnt spread from one vine to another, so it becomes really tedious to destroy all the vines until you can see their hub. As I reached a 1x1 chokepoint hallway with vines everywhere in it, I realized that I couldnt kill the vines faster than they'd regrow - Both melee and firearms didnt get me further. Only solution will be a) more explosives or b) a flamethrower so I can kill more than one vine at once. Either way, I'll have to gather more supplies, since I do not have the crafting materials ... never needed grenades or a flamethrower. I know of a bunker with tons of C4, dynamite and a few mininukes in it, which I didnt bother looting yet. Maybe I'lll swing by and grab some of it.

Still, compared to the fungus stuff the triffids are 100x more annoying - not necessarily harder or tougher, but ANNOYING. Those vines, little b..... I wonder why a lot of roguelikes make you despise nature and those who try to strengthen it.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Greiger on March 05, 2013, 10:24:17 PM
Version 0.2 Static spawns on.  Despite a few very bad starts this version having to do with 'Surprise! 8:45AM Hulk'-s. I managed to successfully get a character past day 1.

By doing the exact opposite of what was sane in the last version.  I found a backpack and then jumped into a gun store.  I then exited the store guns blazing with enough ammunition and guns to arm an x-com squad.  A day later the starting town is a ghost town with corpses and bullet casings everywhere.  My main base is now a garage in the center of town surrounded by corpses.  There is not a single zombie left standing for miles.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: gtaguy on March 05, 2013, 10:34:48 PM
Pits+turret+radio (100) (on)

1. Dig pits in a 4x4 near/inside town
2. Place turret in centre
3. Activate Radio and place on turret
4. Hide
5. ???
6. Profit
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Caconym on March 05, 2013, 10:51:15 PM
Heading back to the starting shelter after looting the nearby town I notice a bunch a scientist corpses one of them has a pair of sunglasses, I then manage to kill something just by putting them on...

(http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/5162/sunglasseswh.jpg)


Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: DasNeko on March 05, 2013, 11:08:42 PM
Heading back to the starting shelter after looting the nearby town I notice a bunch a scientist corpses one of them has a pair of sunglasses, I then manage to kill something just by putting them on...

Austin approves!
(http://cdn.motinetwork.net/motifake.com/image/demotivational-poster/1108/yeah-baby-baby-powers-1997-demotivational-posters-1312590737.jpg)
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Fireheart on March 06, 2013, 01:26:07 AM
Just mutated into Very Fast Healer AW YEAH
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Lost on March 06, 2013, 02:42:20 AM
My sheltermate had a lot of crap on him. One of them was a mininuke. What the hell?! I didn't find out about this until he started running around trying to kill a rabbit while waving it around like a lunatic. I immediately banned him from using it until further notice. He then tried to give a Master Zombie a hug. I immediately took it off his corpse before he thought about using it.

Of course, I hardly trusted myself with it, let alone anyone else crazy enough to survive this apocalypse, but I couldn't just throw it away...

Or could I? There was a military outpost nearby, with a few turrets guarding it...

(http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff85/Dark_Suzaku/Mininukeresults_zps23649504.png)

Not anymore!
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Asra on March 06, 2013, 04:38:45 AM
Trying to keep my hoofs from freezing off as I backtrack between a Lab and my shelter.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Lost on March 06, 2013, 04:51:10 AM
After nuking a military outpost, I decided to move further north. I'm thinking this town had a lot of fitness nuts, given that there are four sporting goods stores on the same street.

I checked out a dilapidated old house further north and found out that it was a minefield... after I stepped on one of them. It hurt like hell, but somehow, I managed to shrug it off. After securing a garage in the north part of town, I decided to try out my new compound bow I found in one of the sporting goods stores on a bear.

I should have picked smaller game to start off with. I just finished stuffing my organs back in my body, and now I'm about to go sleep it off. This long island iced tea I mixed earlier should help me forget the horrible pain.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: gtaguy on March 06, 2013, 02:43:42 PM
Fire! Fire errywhere!

Web weaving perk.... Why?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Reservoir on March 06, 2013, 04:45:42 PM
I was cleaning the hood with a TEC-9, 200 9mm and 6 golden rings in my fingers.
I had an active molotov in my pocket
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: gtaguy on March 06, 2013, 04:47:00 PM
NPC?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Benedict on March 06, 2013, 04:56:06 PM
Having raided a FEMA camp, I managed to get an FN SCAR-L and an M4A1, plus enough ammo to load both of them with 30 bullets. There was a crash site just outside of it, so I had the zombies run over it repeatedly until they cut themselves to death (with a little help from my 4x4).

I also got a SIG Mosquito and some .22 CB from somewhere or other.

I then began my daring raid on the local town in the black of night, desperate to acquire some medication to deal with the pain my character was constantly under (the bottles of whiskey I found just wasn't going to cut it long-term). My approach was met with an instant wave of specials. I used another crash site to my advantage, slowing down the waves of Zs as I picked them off, but I came very close to death (25 head health) and was nearly outmaneouvred by a zombie necromancer, who'd been raising stuff from behind the scenes.

Unfortunately this battle, combined with an attack by no fewer than 7 wolves, had left me very low on good ammo. I relied on my SIG to deal with any lone wanderers, and finally got to the pharmacy. I was drugged up and ready to roll, but I needed a vehicle. Desperate, I fought my way into a garage in the pitch darkness, but there was no vehicle.

Now I am trapped in the middle of a hostile town, with 15 .22 CB bullets, and 5 rounds left in the M4A1. I have a crowbar, and I should be able to escape if I just drop everything and run, but I'm dreading the appearance of anything more than one or two greens at once... Looks like it's back to the countryside for me!!
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Talvara on March 06, 2013, 04:56:53 PM
npc -> I need your help to kill my mom.
me -> okay, got some stuff for me?
npc -> fuck you!
me -> seriously give me some stuff
npc -> fuck you!
me -> dude... give me some stuff
npc -> fine! *hands me a mini-nuke*

me -> O.O, okaaay...

(he must have really wanted his mom dead) sadly this was also the first time I tried static spawn and I was overwhelmed quite quickly.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Caconym on March 06, 2013, 05:23:05 PM
npc -> I need your help to kill my mom.
me -> okay, got some stuff for me?
npc -> fuck you!
me -> seriously give me some stuff
npc -> fuck you!
me -> dude... give me some stuff
npc -> fine! *hands me a mini-nuke*

me -> O.O, okaaay...

(he must have really wanted his mom dead) sadly this was also the first time I tried static spawn and I was overwhelmed quite quickly.
Would have been great if he gave you a mininuke(active).
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Reservoir on March 06, 2013, 05:32:32 PM
NPC?
No, just a stupid player
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Srath47 on March 06, 2013, 06:30:58 PM
Mutagen from hell....... sure i got Very Fast Healer.... downside.... i got Bat wings, shouter, webbed hands, all for science!

gonna be an interesting night raid lol.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Jihelu on March 06, 2013, 06:33:08 PM
Mutagen from hell....... sure i got Very Fast Healer.... downside.... i got Bat wings, shouter, webbed hands, all for science!

gonna be an interesting night raid lol.
Time for stealth -beats bat wings and starts shouting
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Srath47 on March 06, 2013, 07:13:23 PM
Didn't even make it to night lol... damn you cougars damn you!
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Jihelu on March 06, 2013, 07:14:09 PM
Didn't even make it to night lol... damn you cougars damn you!
Them batwings didn't make you run faster. Screaming didn't help?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Srath47 on March 06, 2013, 07:37:07 PM
Didn't even make it to night lol... damn you cougars damn you!
Them batwings didn't make you run faster. Screaming didn't help?

Im thinking they thought they where chicken wings, and thought i was just strutting around crowing haha.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: gtaguy on March 06, 2013, 08:04:55 PM
Ever made a bike go 1,200 MPH then get thrown off and die, and respawn in the same world only to get plowed over by the same bike?

I didn't even think this was remotely possible.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: AseaHeru on March 06, 2013, 08:17:26 PM
What The Fuck?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Jihelu on March 06, 2013, 08:23:56 PM
Ever made a bike go 1,200 MPH then get thrown off and die, and respawn in the same world only to get plowed over by the same bike?

I didn't even think this was remotely possible.
Pics or it didnt happen
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: jimy on March 06, 2013, 08:29:14 PM
I finally tried the static spawn.
Now it isn't possible to get loot at the town and you have to rely on alternative sites like houses in the forest or FEMA camps.

A balancing issue I found is the high rate of wolves and cougars.
I have to fend off at least 2-3 wolves and 1 cougar every few hours.

This doesn't seem to be right when you're only equipped with a heavy stick.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Reservoir on March 06, 2013, 09:06:11 PM
If you have a problem with zombies, find a lighter and burn one house.
Then start running around it till every zombie is burned down.
Look for more zombies and attract them to the hellfire.
Good luck with the lighter

Edit: Life's good
(http://i1306.photobucket.com/albums/s565/ReservoirHead/Captura_zpsc5db8e4c.png)
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Lost on March 07, 2013, 04:15:08 AM
Living in this garage for a month and a half has, frankly, been a bit empty. Most of my time has been devoted to scavenging for more water containers and batteries to fuel my much valued hotplate, in between fortifying the garage's own defenses and catching up on my reading. Food is almost a nonissue at this point, given how the bear traps I discovered seem to generate their own supply of rabbits. After digging trenches out back all day, I returned to the front and found all the traps set off, claiming over a dozens squirrels and rabbits, even a deer! I ate well that night, but I'll have to be more frugal about those traps. They're meant to defend against ol' Zed, not passively kill the local wildlife, and I want to ensure a large, healthy population for my own future.

On a similar note, I don't get why the cougars and wolves persist on coming after me. I've felled dozens of their kind to the point it's almost become a morning ritual. I'm getting pretty handy with this steel spear I made. The other day a Cougar charged at me, and I quickly chucked the spear and skewered the damn thing head to tail! Extracting it was a messy job.

Back on my original point, I have a garage, but no car. It actually kinda disturbed me that I haven't found a car anywhere in this backwater town. I guess as evidenced by the numerous sporting goods stores on the southern end that people didn't like to drive around here, but come on! Not even a bicycle? It makes no sense!

A car would be ideal to help me transport goods back to the garage, but I'm not sure how far I'll have to go to find one. Turns out, I didn't need to go far. After packing a few days' worth of rations, I set out east past a nearby evac shelter and an ominous wreckage of some sort of military chopper near a fork in the road, I spotted a sewage treatment plant roughly an hour's walk away. When I arrived, I found, mercy me, a flatbed pickup truck! The thing was in a state of ruin and disrepair, no doubt from negligence on the owner's behalf (whose undead form came barreling out at me from the plant; thanks for the keys, by the way) and prolonged exposure to the elements and the occasional acid rain, but it was operable. Operable enough to get back to the safehouse.

Of course it wasn't until I was behind the wheel cruising at 30 MPH did I realize that I have never driven a car in my life! Despite swerving across both lanes like a spaz, I managed to get it back to the garage without getting myself killed. After securing the garage and closing the shutters, I loaded the welder up with batteries and got to work on making the repairs I spent so many hours studying up on.

I may have gotten overzealous. It might not be fresh off the factory floor, but it now looks a lot better than it did. However, I did burn through almost my entire supply of batteries. Batteries that were fueling my hotplate and sanitizing my drinking water.

...I hate the apocalypse.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: DerpMcgee on March 07, 2013, 05:31:43 AM
Diary of Hendrick von Derfmire:


Day one. Today I ate a man. He refused to give me any supplies. So I beat him upside the head with a rock. Again and again untill he finally stopped moving. I then retrived his knife from his lifeless body and started hacking away. It was messy at first and I was already crazed with hunger as the days had not been fair on me. Shelter was few and far between the stores that were around were guarded by armies of the undead. My task wasn't easy but hey we all gotta eat dont we?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Livingstone on March 07, 2013, 06:55:30 PM
Diary of Mathis Fox:

Dear diary, today I learned how to boil a potato by boiling 5 liters of water into 5 liters of clean water. My plastic carboys are swelling with pride.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Lost on March 07, 2013, 08:35:08 PM
Summer is nearing its end. I spent a week frantically running around butchering every flashlight and soldering iron for their batteries, and I ended up with quite a hefty supply that will last me into autumn. I used some of the surplus to finish up on the repairs to the flatbed, and I felt good enough afterwards to take it out for a test run. I thought the engine would have it when a brute tried to broadside me when I crossed an intersection, but it didn't seem to mind as the vehicle swept him aside like a pile of leaves. I don't know if it will do the same to the hulks further north.

A preliminary scouting venture to the northern most part of town ended with me on three separate occasions running away from hulks on the bad end of a roid rage. After the previous encounters with their kind, I started carrying around a loaded Glock at all times, and plenty of spare ammo to deal specifically with them. You'd think a cap to the head would drop just about anything. Not the case with those bastards. The first one I fought in this chapter of my saga took 3 shots to the head and was still going until I took out my steel spear and chucked it with all my might, taking his head clean off. He's not getting up again.

After cleaning house at the military surplus store, I returned to the safehouse and dumped it all out on the floor. Man, this place is a mess. Most of my days have been spent outside, but now that I can go on larger raids, I'm forced to deal with the pig sty. It shouldn't be that much of a problem. My DIY carpentry is getting better and better as I made a few repairs to the safehouse's structure and fortifications to the boarded up windows and back door. I'm pretty confident I can make a few storage compartments.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Reservoir on March 07, 2013, 08:45:22 PM
After several intents, I managed to clean 2/3 of a tiny little city. Day 7, burned a gun shop. Im an idiot. A remington 870 managed to survive the fire. Now I need bullets. And a fortress. That house near the Radio tower seems like the best option. God dammit, I want a hammer
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: AseaHeru on March 07, 2013, 08:46:23 PM
rocks are almost as good.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Reservoir on March 07, 2013, 08:56:57 PM
rocks are almost as good.
Rocks wont do the work. Managed to enter a military bunker with a ID. Too many guns now
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: AseaHeru on March 07, 2013, 09:07:47 PM
for hammers.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Siferous on March 07, 2013, 09:27:26 PM
I made it longer then I ever have before (just started playing 2 days ago). I am currently on day 4 living in a mansion inbetween 2 cities. Living off of meat and boiled pool water I see no reason then leveling my archer, cooking, and survival up before venturing back into one of the cities to look for more stuff. The only thing I really wish I had at the moment was some salt to stockpile some jerky for later use. So far I see no reason not to live in this masion long term and next time I venture to the city I will try to find a vechicle.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: unback on March 07, 2013, 09:46:32 PM
well, i found that there is big nasty fungal spire near my temp camp. so, naturally, situation became hot.

(http://i.imgur.com/V0zA1kC.jpg)

few bottles of gasoline and lighter MIGHT been involved.
fresh roasted fungi anyone?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Jihelu on March 07, 2013, 10:51:00 PM
well, i found that there is big nasty fungal spire near my temp camp. so, naturally, situation became hot.

(http://i.imgur.com/V0zA1kC.jpg)

few bottles of gasoline and lighter MIGHT been involved.
fresh roasted fungi anyone?
It is fleeing?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: DerpMcgee on March 08, 2013, 12:01:39 AM
Diary of Hendrick von Derfmire.


Day two:

Today I found a masion tucked into a small forest. A perfect home for a wandering surviver. The masion would provide shelter and protection from the elements and wildlife. However, all was not what it seemed. I learned the hard way that the previous owners had placed mines throughout the mansion. Ive doctored myself back to health and disarmed all the mines. I even found a bow and arrows. Looks like I will eat well tonight.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Siferous on March 08, 2013, 05:35:01 PM
Made it to day 11 now, by far my longest character. I think I only ever made it to day 3 before this character. I have been mostly living in a mansion working on leveling my archery, survival, and cooking. I have 7 archery, 9 cooking, and 5 survival so far and am good enough with my trusty bow to take out most zombies in my night raids. I went into town to find the last thing I needed before moving to a nearby cave that I can start using a jackhammer on to make an ultimate underground base. The cave is close enough to the mansion that I can make trips to restock my water when nessicary.

My plans for the future are to keep working on my archery so that zombies won't be a problem, then going and finding mutagen, implants, and hopefully a composite bow. Going to try and find some vechicles so I can start working on mechanics and make a nice vechicle to bring supplies out of the towns near me. There are 3 big cities all within walking distance of the cave so I won't have a problem finding a lot of nice supplies.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Lost on March 08, 2013, 06:29:26 PM
I decided to see what was beyond the borders of this strange town, divided into North and South; the Meatheads vs. the Gearheads. Going west was quickly aborted; I encountered two gauntlets of traps right in the middle of the road. I managed to disable half of them, but I'm wary about trying to disarm the crossbows and shotguns. You'd think it'd be easy, but they always seem to stare at me.... FOREVER...

Returning to town, I encountered one of the dreaded forces that haunts me in my dreams; The Incredible Hulk! He tried to take me on. Of course, I was packing a lot more heat this time, in the form of a 3000 pound flatbed ramming into him at 40 MPH. Broke the windshield, but he died instantly. As I got out to assess the damage and mop up the entourage ol' Bruce brought with him, I noticed in a nearby parking lot... a motorbike! I was ecstatic, to say the least. Now I have two vehicles. I quickly returned the flatbed to the safehouse and returned for the bike. It's not in very good shape - less so than the truck when I found it - but it works, and boy is it fast! As I reveled in the fortune lady luck showered upon me, I immediately formed an idea.

Since gas will be a dwindling resource in the coming days, I can't reasonably take the truck out for every excursion into the apocalypse. The flatbed is a gas guzzler, and there's little I can do about that. A motorbike would be faster and more maneuverable than the flatbed, not to mention more gas efficient, and I can take it out on quick scouting missions and return home before nightfall.

I did exactly that the next day, this time going east, past the sewage plant where I found the flatbed, and found myself in the next town over! Further north, I saw a military bunker through my binoculars. I should head there, next. When I bombed that Outpost weeks ago with a nuclear football, I filched some military ID cards. It's a long shot, but maybe they'll get me into the bunker? Who knows what's inside there...
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: AseaHeru on March 08, 2013, 06:46:44 PM
Im currently killing hordes or zombies via 40mm grenades. i love bunkers. and lucky mutations.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: gtaguy on March 09, 2013, 03:29:11 AM
Fucking static spawn.......
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Asra on March 09, 2013, 04:28:40 AM
Somehow got surrounded by swamp monsters in a forest while walking through the dark. The swamp was at least 8 tiles away. Too bad it was the only way to the shelter with everything in it. Ah well!
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Benedict on March 09, 2013, 04:44:38 AM
Fucking static spawn.......

Word.

I've lost my last two characters to bears.

Found a mansion with a swimming pool, so I was set for water and food (hunting), and meth (stack of 26 + pipe) but sadly a bear killed me when it inexplicably spawned inside the lobby. Sad times.

There were hundreds of benches and tables, too, so I had plans to board up all the windows and doors and make the place extra safe...
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: gtaguy on March 09, 2013, 05:18:06 AM
OhgodwhatisthisIdonteven.

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Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Asra on March 09, 2013, 07:44:34 AM
Sounds like

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Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Soa on March 09, 2013, 08:52:17 AM
After every character dying within 2 days. My most recent character is currently on day 7 after finding science ID's and a science lab. Between hunting squirrels and going into the lab for water / other supplies.

I've been looking for a hammer for days! Any attempt to access a city results in a zombie chase.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: ZwodahS on March 09, 2013, 09:13:04 AM
Day 13 (static spawn) with lvl 8 throwing 13 perception. If not for my asthmatic traits, i would have no reason to move around =/.

I am trying to construct a big moving house at the moment.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Lost on March 09, 2013, 04:16:48 PM
I hit... well, it wasn't exactly the jackpot, but more like if you got three cherries on those slots. Not particularly amazing, but a welcome and pleasant surprise. I used up all my ID cards on the bunker, but I found a lot of military rations and other items of particular value that I indiscriminately stuffed into my pockets and the motorbike. I took the northern road from the bunker, which led back to Gearhead. As I checked out my surroundings coming out of the forest, I noticed a strange lumpy yellow mountain through the drizzle. It cleared up an hour later, and that yellow mountain turned out to be a giant beehive! Where there are bees, there's honey. Mmmm.... me want honeycomb...

I'm going to hold off visiting the beehive until I can get ahold of some better military hardware. This little Glock has been fine and all, but I need something with a little more kick... a little more chest hair...

After dumping off my boon at the safehouse and checking the integrity of my fortifications, I set off again to the town to the east. I didn't expect such a grand welcoming committee! I spent the first two hours on this new holiday slaying zombies across several buildings like clockwork. I was about to lose the main horde through a house when from the alley came the familiar explosions of landmines! I looked over in the direction of the explosion because, really, who wouldn't, and I saw the victim of the mine; Bruce Banner! Not that an explosion to the face deterred the walking tank, but I have sort of lost faith in those things when I walked away from one almost unscathed... not that I'm underestimating my odds. They're still mines, and they still hurt like hell. Even after stepping on two more and losing a sizable portion of his mass, he was still coming after me. I quickly put distance between us and tossed a molotov right in front of him. On fire, missing tens of pounds of muscle, and still coming. Even Rasputin would have given up by now! Fortunately, I was able to drop the bastard after several shots to the head from my Glock. Just to make sure he wouldn't get back up, I chopped off his head, then his limbs, and then cut his body up into cubes. I left the hide I normally take from his corpse, on the off chance that it was still alive and would try to strangle me in my sleep after I made it into a jacket.

Sleeping outside of my safehouse took me back to when I was an unskilled shlub running away constantly from ol' Zed. Now I could take on the horde in open combat, wielding my steel spear like I'm King Leonidas. Months of survival have made me into a hardened warrior... not that I want to be. I would like to get back to my boring ass job doing.... what was I doing?

I found myself awake this morning, sitting up in bed with my arm outstretched towards the now broken window at the foot of the random bed I crawled into. I checked outside. There was a dead zombie holding my spear in what little of his head remained, most of it now splattered across the floor. I reclaimed my weapon and wiped the blood off on his tattered clothing. A hardened warrior indeed...
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: DTF on March 09, 2013, 05:05:59 PM
I make a note here, huge success: Molotov + libraries.



I can't read anyway.



Dropped a molotov in a library while being chased by a hulk and his friends. Wow, the fire spread to several other buildings in a matter of a few turns and I just barely managed to rescue a motorbike out of a garage but the whole building exploded...
Is this game being produced by Michael Bay?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: The Darkling Wolf on March 09, 2013, 05:21:58 PM
It operates on Hollywood Physics, so basically yes.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Lost on March 09, 2013, 08:36:15 PM
The first half of the next day was mostly fighting. I seemed to have upset the hive, and I'm not referring to the two wasp hives I discovered. The zombies swarmed me, crawling out of every window in my sight; two months ago, I'd be dead. Not now... now I am a slayer, the Grim Reaper of the zombie apocalypse. They try to hit me, and I sidestep every attempt, block with my spear, and counterattack with a quick stab like a scorpion.

When I took refuge inside a pawn shop, I found to my joy a broadsword! I've been content up to this point with these crap weapons I've jury rigged from a broom handle and some steak knives, but it's about time I got my hands on a real weapon. My second wind was like a tempest on the hordes. I came out of the pawn shop swinging, each chop effortless, and I found myself in such joy from the bloodlust that I shrugged off many wounds that would only hurt once I came down from my battle high.

Yet I am still only human. Exhaustion soon got to me, and I had to withdraw, bringing with me more boons for the safehouse, including some ammunition for weapons I don't have and guns for ammunition I've yet to find. I fixed some of the damage done to the motorbike and myself before calling it a night. Today's battle was only a skirmish compared to what I had in store for tomorrow...

Tomorrow, war was coming to Blackhive...
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: theShaikan on March 10, 2013, 01:43:44 AM
Found three houses of black widow nests, covered in deliciously flammable webs. Which meant I finally found a target for that molotov cocktail I made. SPIDERS!
Unbeknownst to me, two other houses were also nests and went up into flames almost immediately. So there I stood, with the town burning down around me, thinking "So worth it." and moved on to throw a pair of jeans at a zombie.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Siferous on March 10, 2013, 01:54:09 AM
Quote
So there I stood, with the town burning down around me, thinking "So worth it." and moved on to throw a pair of jeans at a zombie.

The beauty of this game is shown in that sentence alone.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Siferous on March 10, 2013, 02:19:49 AM
Summer: day 5

I now have the ability to make purifier and mutagen. I made 4 mutagen and 2 purifier just in case I get some bad traits. After downing the disgusting slurry I made from zombie flesh I felt my body start to twist. Catching my reflection in a near by pool of water I can't believe this is what I look like now. I feel bile raising in my throat from the quick glance I get at myself. I've become grotesque to look at. I also noticed that I have grown a small pair of horns, too bad I never get close enough to zombies to put them to use. Shockingly I've also grown a fine coat of feathers and even seem to be developing wings, but they are just stubs at the moment. I never thought that after the apocalypse I would become a creature equally as horrifying as the things that hunt me day and night.

(Also, does anyone know if molotovs will take out turrets? Or do I need something stronger?)
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Benedict on March 10, 2013, 03:49:13 AM
I have two vehicles. A flatback and a sedan.

Which should I use for mowing down hordes of zombies? :P

Also, is mowing down zombies likely to make my vehicle break in mid-run?

I've never really managed to get one decent vehicle, let alone two, so I'm pretty excited, and don't wanna mess this up. I have spotted a garage, so I should be able to get a welder to perform some repairs, but that's contingent on clearing out the zombies in the town centre first... (PS: I took out the hulk, so provided there aren't too many necromancers, I should be fine for the blue baddies)
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: gtaguy on March 10, 2013, 03:55:33 AM
Add some metal plates or spiked ones, make sure to have reserve fuel and an escape plan.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Lost on March 10, 2013, 05:30:54 AM
I understand that in times past, there would be battle hymns sung on the dawn of a battle or siege to spur the troops, to awaken something primal within their hearts. On my way to the town, my MP3 player shuffled onto some speed metal, and I could feel that bloodlust I felt yesterday awakening inside me again. When I confronted the hordes this time, I charged in like Aragorn in that cool scene from the last Lord of the Rings movie.

The siege of Blackhive had begun.

I fought harder and more violently than I ever have before. The unfettering legion came at me with their entire reserves. Necromancers would raise the fallen again and again, only to have their thralls torn apart by my sword and them along with it. The Master Zombies, their commanders, would promote their underlings and grant them terrible eldritch powers that would not stop me. Their hell knights, the Brutes, were powerless against my gun.

And yet they persisted.

The battle lasted all day. My entire body was caked in blood. Even now, as I write this, the fresh layer drops onto the paper and stains the lettering. How much of it is my own? I have been unable to tell. I know I've been injured, but at this point, I just treat wherever there's too much pain... or too little...

Sleep came and went quickly; I only slept because I had to. The next morning, I felt rejeuvenated, and the injuries I sustained the previous day were gone. With my new second wind, I entered the fray again, cutting a huge swath through the center of town. The MP3 player ran out of energy hours ago, but the speed metal is still echoing in my ears. I got surrounded again by a fresh contingent of the Alliance of Zed. I opened up with a wood ax thrown like a tomahawk and cleaved a zombie in two with it. My safety glasses shattered as they pummeled me, but it was not enough to stifle the trance I found myself in. Having cut through the bottom half of the town, I started to head north when I heard the ominous battle cry of their champion... and my rival...
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: DTF on March 10, 2013, 09:47:10 AM
I understand that in times past, there would be battle hymns sung on the dawn of a battle or siege to spur the troops, to awaken something primal within their hearts.

You've got red on you.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Greiger on March 10, 2013, 03:52:11 PM
Also, is mowing down zombies likely to make my vehicle break in mid-run?

Most stuff should be fine to hit in anything bigger than a quadbike.  Hitting regular size zeds over and over and over are liable to break windshields and headlights, but those are easily replaced, and other car components are made of stern enough stuff to not be affected by them.

Hulk size stuff will do some damage, rarely enough to total a good condition part in one strike, but still damage. So you'll want to minimize hitting them if you have any other choice.  Also depending on your driving skill and vehicle weight hitting too many zombies or too much weight at once can make your car spin out, potentially crashing into a building or slowing you down to less than 10 mph for a few turns as your car regains traction.  If a hulk jumps onto your car while yer stalled like that the hulk is big enough to keep a midsize car from moving.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Iosyn on March 10, 2013, 04:04:43 PM
Damn... my last guy died because of hunger and pain (from stepping on a buried landmine. can't spot those with 9 Per?) I make a run for it, back to the shelter before anything comes. I've barricaded it pretty well and I've got a silenced extra mag Glock 19.
Nothing seen so far. Read some books, eat some food (still starving and thirsty) and go to sleep.
Woken by something smashing down the south door. Not sure how they found me-- maybe pouring rotten milk outside and then burning human flesh and creating zombie pheromones.
Shit. about 10 normal zeds. a boomer and a brute. I get into the corner closest to them (doh) and start pewpewing, so the NPC doesn't shoot me in the back of the head (like last time. I'm not sure how or why, I wasn't even in front of the wolf, he just shot me in the back of the head for lulz.)
Survived. Go out looking for food, eaten by a cougar leaping for the face.

So, a new game. Holy crap, that's a large city. It's the kind of city that I go 'fuck no, Q SHIFT+Y New Game.'
But I didn't this time. Run down through the city (this evac shelter is WAAAAAY too close to the outskirts. 2 map tiles or less from the closest house. Hoping nothing spawns near here.)
Holy crap. another quadbike, with half a tank of gas. Grab some tools, drive it out of the garage onto the main road, dash into the pharmacy and load up into the trunk with food and meds. Next stop, library, electronics and hardware store. There's no nearby clothes stores, but I managed to pick up 2 backpacks from a mil surplus (and little else, just some binocs and water.) Empty some rotten milk, fill up with gas while picking up some ammo (no guns that can use it there yet, though there's another gunstore nearby.) Check out another garage, there's a biek there that only needs repairs to the controls before it's functional again.


Run back to the quad-- Holy shit. there's a river of lava in the middle of the road along the yellow center markings. mark it and ignore for now, jump on my ride and power out of there.

A good start so far.

Edit: Also any tips for vehicle mods? I'm thinking some plating on front, then spikes or blades on front? Blades on the sides?
Any way to mount a fully functional lawnmower on front? How about putting spikes in the wheels like those chariots from the Gladiator movie? :D
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Siferous on March 10, 2013, 04:10:21 PM
Converting a cave into a base by constructing roofs (which count as floors, silly devs) is very time and resource consuming. 40 nails and 8 2x4s per tile and I have and entire cave to cover is a huge undertaking. It will be worth it in the end since I'll have an insane amount of storage in an almost completely safe area. Going to wall off a section outside the entrance of the cave for vehicle workshop / garage. Going to burn down a mansion when I burn through the rest of my stockpile of nails. I'm hoping that burning down a mansion won't get rid of the swimming pool in the mansion so I can continue to have my very close water supply. As long as the water doesn't get destroy then I will continue to never have to worry about food (hunting) and water. 
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: AseaHeru on March 10, 2013, 05:04:02 PM
just take apart all the tables and such.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Siferous on March 10, 2013, 05:16:57 PM
Burning down buildings gives a lot of nails, a normal sized house gives atleast 800. A mansion should give thousands. I need probably around 10000 nails total. It might be kind of cheating, but Im going to make an alternate save of my game and burn down the mansion to see what happens to the pool.

Edit: If anyone is curious, burning down a building doesn't affect that water.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: The Darkling Wolf on March 10, 2013, 05:43:27 PM
Floors and roofs being the same tile is intentional, and the system used in basically an RL that lets you build.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Siferous on March 10, 2013, 05:48:42 PM
It makes sense, I mean building a floor outside without a roof is kind of weird so having to build a roof over the floor is fine. Just means its a combined option instead of 2 separate constructions. I just picture my character is building a roofed house inside of a cave taller then the house is going to be, which makes the mental image look cooler in my opinion.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Lost on March 10, 2013, 08:53:50 PM
Several days of almost nonstop battle has helped clear my mind. Maybe I was just venting. Whatever bloodlust I was consumed by three days ago has left me, and now I'm thinking more clearly.

I got attacked by four hulks, each in groups of two. It was difficult to take them down back to back; I took a few beatings in the process, but I'm still breathing, and nothing feels loose in my body. I patched myself up and mended my torn clothes and headed further east. This time as I was trying to reload my new M1911, I got attacked by a bear. A thrown spear punctured a lung, which stunned him long enough to deliver the finishing blow with my broadsword. Then as I was recuperating from that ordeal, I found myself near a house that was swarming with black widows. I slayed most of them with a quick swipe of the sword, but one of them was lucky enough to get a bite on me before he was cloven in two, and even hours later, my limbs are burning like all hell with their toxins!

By the time my bloodlust left me, I took a look around town while I let the poison run its course. That's what my high school gym teacher told me to do when I was injured: walk it off.... he was an asshole. All the zombies, save for a few wanderers, were all dead. Bodies littered the streets in the wake of my killing spree.

Blackhive was taken.

I headed even further east on my motorbike to the edge of Blackhive and found a river. After taking a look around and making sure I was alone and safe, I stripped down and went for a swim. My limbs ached too much to actually go into the deeper part of the river, but I took the opportunity to wash the gore off my body and my belongings. It feels nice to be clean again, after months of living in this new apocalypse I didn't want. Unfortunately, there's no way to go back to the way things were...

But we can salvage our world and start over. That's what I'm doing; putting a stop to the zombie hordes and making towns safe for humans again... wherever they're hiding.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: gtaguy on March 10, 2013, 09:54:31 PM
I vomited after everything i ate, I died of thirst.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Lost on March 10, 2013, 10:02:11 PM
It's just rabbit meat. Don't be a baby.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: gtaguy on March 10, 2013, 10:08:15 PM
I snorted cocaine of tequila, it was aweful amazing. I was drunk high for a few hours 30 minutes. This is less a bug then a feature.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Lost on March 10, 2013, 10:23:12 PM
Ahhh, I remember many a fun night in one of my many previous lives, taking Vitamins of Vodka in the safety of the science lab. Ho ho... to say it was a hoot is less than an understatement, but then, not much you can do when you're waiting out a spot of Acid Rain. I kicked the habit, though, when the Triffids came to play. Tore up the entire safehouse with their roots, they did. Awful hobby to have when fell beasts are around every corner, anyways.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Greiger on March 10, 2013, 10:44:51 PM
Entered a city with a martial arts themed character.  Killed more zombies in one session with punches than I ever did with a melee weapon.  Then the game froze.  I think punching out a brute was just too much awesome for the game to handle.

EDIT: Continuing another (previous) character.  With static spawns I decided to make a car with no regards to how quiet it is.  This first one's just a modified car with a bulldozer's worth of steel plating up front, a flatbed engine, and some big-rig tires.

Great success.  Who needs stealth when yer in a murder mobile.  I did lose control after hitting 2 hulks in one turn and turned a sporting goods store into a drive thru.  But the armor plated car took the hit with minimal damage.  Not even a windshield broke.  Still think I need to make it heavier, so I don't lose control from hitting a hulk.  That's 2 cities cleared on this character.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Lost on March 11, 2013, 03:34:31 AM
Three towns liberated under my belt, and a kill count to make Genghis Khan proud. Oh yeah, and I have a tail fin now. Looks pretty nice, but sitting has now become a little awkward, as has wearing pants. I decided to take the long way around from Blackhive to Gearhead... I mean the LONG way around. There was a road that went south, south, very far south to a bridge across a river to another town. I passed it by. I'm not about to take another city yet... I'm going to wait a few weeks to recuperate. In the meantime, I'm going to scout out more of the region, see if I can find something...

I went back up north nearby the evac shelter FEMA threw me into. I get that they were underfunded before the outbreak, but did they also have to embargo intelligence, too? Did they really have to ship me across states to the middle of Bumfuck, Nowhere? And where did that other survivor get her Mininuke? These are mysteries that will forever remain unsolved. FEMA isn't coming back any time soon, and the Mininuke was already used, and its owner dead.

I stopped the motorbike as I came up to a mass of craters in the middle of the highway that went on for miles, just south of the evac shelter. I saw it when I emerged from stasis, but I didn't bother to come over here. I didn't think there would have been anything worthwhile in this rubble. A preliminary scan, however, proved me oh so dead wrong. Paving a way with my shovel, I dug into the crater and I found a katana! Ooooohhhh man! This is so awesome! It's almost in pristine condition, other than a few scuffs on the scabbard. The broadsword is fine and all, but this thing is a work of art! Of course I had to test it! As I returned to the motorbike, I saw a wolf approach from the woods, its fur on its back up at weird angles, glaring at me with the eyes of hunger. I struck a samurai stance. A few seconds later, we charged at each other.

I didn't even feel resistance as I decapitated the wolf with a single stroke. That was badass! After a quick meal, I got back on the motorbike and headed to the safehouse. I stored all the cool new stuff I obtained and made a few modifications to the M1911. The broadsword has been safely stored away, I made another steel spear for throwing, and I now use this awesome, new, possibly-authentically forged katana. It's a bit more cumbersome to carry than the broadsword, but hopefully its cutting power more than makes up for it.

I slept at the safehouse that night, and as the sun was rising, I headed west, past the traps that stalled me the first time. My new familiarity with them enabled me to disable the more difficult ones, and I continued onward. At the fork in the road I headed north, speeding past some weird fungus creatures and a few military outposts. I thought I saw another town to the south, but again, like Riverside, I'm not heading to a new town just yet. I headed further and further west, where the forests opened up to a large plain. Up ahead, there was a dull blue speck that broke the green landscape, and I grinned to myself, finally discovering what I had been searching for for a while now...
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Asra on March 11, 2013, 07:59:37 AM
Just found some mutagen and got Perceptive, Infravision and webbed hands. I was happy at first, but it looks like zombies can see me even in the middle of the night because of my infravision, when before they wouldn't spit or shoot electricity at me unless we both had line of sight.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: unback on March 11, 2013, 08:54:43 AM
Just found some mutagen and got Perceptive, Infravision and webbed hands. I was happy at first, but it looks like zombies can see me even in the middle of the night because of my infravision, when before they wouldn't spit or shoot electricity at me unless we both had line of sight.
well, you got both full nightvision and infravison yes? (just to clear)
strange, thus i cannot really say as i didnt get infra on 0.2 yet. well, maybe they just hear you coming? or you got smelly or very smelly traits as well?

my experience with full nightvision, infravision and lightstep, would be that Z's can notice you from 3-5 titles away even at middle of the night with thunderstorm, altho you have to make some more noise for them to go rush at you.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Asra on March 11, 2013, 09:43:46 AM
Oh yeah, that's probably it. I only had Infra, though it eventually got darker even with that so that the amount of tiles visible decreased so I'm no longer sure if that was it. Still on 0.1 so I should probably update after this current one dies.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: DTF on March 11, 2013, 03:07:40 PM
Raiding a town when suddenly copbots show up - several park fences are between me and them and so I decide to leg it since fighting bots in melee isn't all that great.
They started to pursue me, but suddenly:

(http://s11.postimage.org/mcujbrxyr/huh.jpg)

Copbrawl?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: AseaHeru on March 11, 2013, 03:10:09 PM
I had just started a guy and had ran into the woods. i found a group of scientests with a mutagen and i took it.
went from no night vision to full, no negitives.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Siferous on March 11, 2013, 08:11:53 PM
Summer, Day 14

Somehow, my looks have improved even though my body continues to mutate from this fermented zombie flesh liquid I continue to brew. I have become addicted to this thick, black liquid. I only paused guzzling it to drink the refined version of it that seems to reverse some of the more vile mutations that seem to be wracking my body. I can feel my strength and speed increasing the more I drink while I continue to convert this cave I found into a comfortable lair to call my own. I never thought I would end up being a beast worthy of Hollywood horror movies after waking up to a destroyed world. My feet have twisted and hardened to become what I can only call hooves. The bumps on my back have grows into thin, but very strong, wings similar to those of an insect. My muscles have bulged and I feel stronger then I ever thought possible. The horns on my head and extended becoming extremely sharp. Frankly, it's a comical set of body parts.

While out hunting the zombies who used to hunt me, I came across an expedition from a near-by science lab. Unfortunately, they never experimented with the same liquid that has made me what I am. One of them was even carrying a flask of it, which I quickly drank down to hold my thirst until I am able to cook up some more for myself. On their corpses was an id card for the lab they came from and a Railgun. If only my skill with firearms was as high as my archery. I will have to go collect some less valuable rifles to learn how to use them before I use the Railgun. I ventured to the nearby lab where the scientists were heading back to before they were slaughtered. Inside I met minimal resistance, just some scientists that became zombies and some tiny robots that couldn't even take my wooden arrows.

After exploring the entire facility there was only one room left. I opened the doors and peered in and my eyes were drawn to a strange type of gun I had never seen before with a bunch of what I can only assume are clips laying next to them. The clips were glowing green, lighting up the general area around them. Approaching them, I saw a label on the table they were on which called them experiment laser weaponry. A pistol and a rifle variant. Only more of a reason to learn how to use fire arms. I grow tired and decided to head back to my dark cave before the sun comes up with my new weapons, and enough bleach and ammonia to satisfy my grown thirst for that terrible, black liquid.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Siferous on March 11, 2013, 08:50:00 PM
By the way, I really like your writing style and story so far Lost, cant wait to see the next part.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: AseaHeru on March 11, 2013, 09:11:21 PM
wonderful.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Lost on March 12, 2013, 02:21:58 AM
I'm glad I could inspire you, Siferous. Well, here's the new entry. Enjoy.

As the sun set in the west, I opened up the familiar flask of mysterious, viscous sludge. I don't know what inspired me to drink it before, but it gave me that strange tail. Right next to me was a container of stem cells that, according to the label on the side, you drank, and was supposed to reverse the effects of mutations like this. It was open and within arm's reach, just in case something really bad happened, like my thumbs fell off or all my bones dissolved.

It's hard to place the taste of this stuff. It's almost like molasses, if molasses was extremely bitter and you drank a pint of it. Obviously I'm fine; turned out I didn't need the purifier. Sitting in the darkness of the science lab entrance, I immediately began to notice the effects of the new mutation. At first I thought a light came on or something, but then I realized that my vision in the darkness had improved! Impressive. I put the stopper on the flask again, and I noticed something a bit odd about my skin: it was turning green. Not as green as the alien chick from Star Trek, but green enough for it to be noticeable. I flexed my hand, and it didn't seem to hinder my movement, but... it felt very strange, like the stalk of a plant. Maybe it was a side effect of the mutation, but I sure didn't feel like human flesh anymore. Interesting... I'm keeping the purifier. I don't know the full extent of this mutation, but if it turns out to be a bad thing apart from the superficial weirdness, I'll chug the stem cells. Shame, though... I'm getting used to having a tail.

With that out of the way, I descended the stairs of the science lab. I remember there being a lot of investigative journalism stories about the morally ambiguous experiments they performed in these strange laboratories, but I didn't think they'd be the source of the zombie outbreak! I hacked a computer terminal and read one of the log entries. It was about a human experiment with some strange virus sample that turned the subject into... oh god dammit! It turned him into my nemesis: ol' Mark Ruffalo. I quickly armed myself with the M1911, modified with a spare clip. I'm not used to the number of shots it carries, less than half that of the Glock, but thankfully the .45 calibur rounds are much more powerful. If the Hulk was still around here, I didn't want to be caught off guard. Fortunately, even though it was pitch black in here, I could see many yards in front of me. As far as I knew, I had an edge up on the Hulk now.

I swept through every room, but there was nothing around here safe for a few automated defense systems. I headed to the north east end of the lab, and inside, I saw a few robot guards roaming around this small array of lockers. Why were they guarding this one spot? There had to be something valuable in those lockers! Again, my night vision came in handy here; I had an edge up on those robots. They all had a machine gun for a right arm, and if they could see as well as I could, I would have been dead the instant I opened up those doors.

I snuck up behind one, quietly as I could, and fired several shots into its chassis. Now in hindsight, that was incredibly stupid, since these things appeared to be armored and I'm not sure just how effective .45 calibur shots are against pure metal. However, I must have hit something sensitive, as it convulsed several times and exploded in a shower of sparks. That alerted a few of the other robots in the room, and they came over to investigate the disturbance. I took a few steps back, and they rolled past me, buzzing to themselves. They couldn't see me... this was too perfect. About 10 minutes later of carefully kiting around them and shooting them in that sensitive spot, and the security bots were all dead. With that done, I opened up the first locker and - oh my....

Guns. Lots of them. And ammunition to boot. Holy crap, it's like Knob Creek in here! Why the hell were there so many guns and ammo in this science lab? Oh who the hell cares! Obviously there wouldn't be enough space in the motorbike's box to carry all the guns, but I could still carry the ammo. I scooped as much of that as I could into the backpack, and then I perused through the racks of guns in the other lockers. I could take one or two with me... I wanted something long ranged that I could use to take down zombies or otherwise from a distance, something with a lot of stopping power...

I'll need to make a second trip. It's getting late, though, and I'm starting to get tired. Of all the things I'd forget to bring, I'd forget the rollmat. Eh, doesn't matter. There are dorms down in the lab I could use, and these weird sliding doors seem sturdy enough. After securing one of the rooms, I closed the door and went to sleep on one of the beds. Pretty soft... I could fall right asleep in no time...

...what's that weird clicking sound?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Siferous on March 12, 2013, 02:28:04 AM
Out of curiosity, how long has your character been alive now Lost?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Lost on March 12, 2013, 02:47:51 AM
It's Day 6 in Autumn right now, first year. I don't like how the seasons are abbreviated into 15 days each. It's a bit ridiculous, but I try to write around that.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Siferous on March 12, 2013, 02:49:19 AM
You are only like a week ahead of me but seem to have done so much more. Probably just the way you are writing it. Is your character mostly melee focused? What are your stats like?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: keeko on March 12, 2013, 03:15:17 AM
So I make my 4,748th character and lo' and behold, I finally find my first vehicle, which was a motorcycle. In a fit of joyous rage I hopped on, pulled out of the parking lot, got it going fast and accidentally smashed into a building, killing myself instantly.

Time for another character.

(On a side-note, playing Cataclysm could probably be considered some sort of masochism. This game is poopie-hard. Just sayin')
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Siferous on March 12, 2013, 03:16:43 AM
It can be pretty easy if you play it right. After the first 2 days if luck is on your side you can be set for a very long time.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Lost on March 12, 2013, 03:57:26 AM
It's mostly the way I've been writing him. I'm a big thinker, so there are times when I'm writing this I'll go off the cuff on some strange tangent related to the matter at hand. It also helps that I lucked out in a few spots, and I have backup plans depending on the situation. Did I just get wrecked and I'm in a lot of pain. I'll toke it up and read some books while the pain subsides.

And yeah, to answer your question, he's melee focused. It's an issue that wasn't exactly touched on, but out of all the three towns, there's not a single gun shop. Anywhere. All the guns up till now were filched off of dead zombies, traps set off by the dead zombies, or drug runners, The first gun shop I found was actually in Riverside, that town he mentions south past the river, but he didn't "see" that. Then irony would have it that as I was sifting through the notes I left on the map about important items and locations, I discovered that one of the houses in the first town actually has a basement full of guns and ammo. Completely forgot about that, but I didn't grab any my first time around because I didn't have any storage space on my person, and I was trying to be silent to avoid attracting Hulks.

I should mention as a disclaimer that I did turn off skill rust completely before summer began. After a certain level, your skills just cap off because the rusting eats up experience faster than you could put into it, and I've never found any Neural Biotics to negate it. I also read a lot of books, and my baseline intelligence is 12.

(click to show/hide)

I didn't cheat to gain any of these skills, aside from turning off skill rust (if you want to call that cheating.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Siferous on March 12, 2013, 04:13:45 AM
ok, I was just curious what your stats were looking like since you were taking on hives and hulks with melee. I have never really used melee but need to get it up in my game to deal with skeletons (not high since they're just skeletons) and my arrows just bounce off of them. If anyone is curious about my stats after reading my updates then Ill include them.

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Anything not listed is still level 0
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Lost on March 12, 2013, 04:29:17 AM
I haven't taken on a hulk with Melee. My tactic is to always separate them from the pack and open up on them with a gun; that's why I carry one around in the first place. As for how my melee is so high, I try to make it so the first thing I do when I wake up is go fighting, so all the experience points accumulated falls into combat-related skills.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Siferous on March 12, 2013, 04:43:31 AM
I actually always forget about the xp pool. Ive only been playing for about a week now so there is still a lot that I haven't figured out. I've never had a vehicle or implants. Haven't seen any military bunkers, beehives, ant hills, LMOE shelters, Megamarts, Hospitals, or triffid coves. Hope my character is strong enough when I do run into those things.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: microsynth on March 12, 2013, 04:52:19 AM
Started a new world with today's commits, ran into the nearest town and managed to get a Saiga-12 with 50 rounds before the zombies caught on to me. Unfortunately there was no backpack to be found and nothing to drink, so I had to sprint a mapscreen over to another town. I spot a sporting goods store, and with Z's all around me I sprint inside. As they start smashing the front in, I'm grabbing everything I can - backpack, baseball helmet, armguards, aspirin. I jump into the back room, and wait for them to come. I wait until I can feel their breath, pop some aspirin, and start blasting away with my auto shotty. Even with deep red recoil and 0 firearms skill, there's no missing with a shotgun at point blank. I'm outside the store now, Z's are still everywhere, about 20 shells left, and I still have nothing to drink.

I'm liking this round :)


Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Lost on March 12, 2013, 05:18:49 AM
Well, time for the next entry.

I immediately felt something was wrong when I woke up. I clutched the Katana and backed up against the wall next to the door; I'm glad I secured it before going to sleep. Whatever was clicking was right on the other side of the door. I opened it, and the automated sliding door slid to the side with a low hiss like pressurized air being released. In the darkness right in front of me, was the enormous form of an ant the size of a German Shepherd! Ants are problematic enough small, but this.... if there were more of them nearby, even I, the Grim Reaper of the Apocalypse, was going to have a problem.

And there were. I could hear the hisses and clicks echoing through the walls. The entire lab was swarming with them! What the hell was going on?! Was there a mutagen leak, or was this another one of their insane experiments?! I quickly hacked through the ant on my way out, trying not to think about the implications, but I couldn't help it. Ants lived in colonies of millions, and if they were all that size, such a colony would be the size of Manhattan! The amount of food required to feed that kind of horde was immense, and they would probably be driven by that hunger to raid the surface world. While that would help diminish the zombie horde, it would also prevent settlements in this region.

This was worse than a zombie horde. Ants are much more organized than the undead, and in some ways you could say they're also smarter. And they have numbers. It's a diabolical combination, and if I wanted this place to be habitable to humans again, I had to deal with them.

I got into a large fight with the ants on my way back to the surface. I managed to avoid the main body, but even then, I still had to fight through several dozen of the bastards. I got quite nicked fending them off; those pincers hurt like hell! After patching myself up and making some repairs to my clothes, I got on my motorbike and drove several miles back east, trying to put as much distance as possible between myself and that science lab.

I stopped in the middle of nowhere and checked the map I printed out from the computer back at the lab. Apparently they had a bunch of surveillance systems located throughout the region that gathered random bits of data, but it also created a very detailed map of the region. There were a few points of interest, like a strange house of some sort to the northwest in the middle of the plains, an even stranger tower of fungus to the northeast, a mansion and farm to the south, just north of the town, and another science lab southwest of the farm. A lot of points of interest; I had my work cut out for me. First order of business, though, was to look into the Sewage plant just south of the lab I was currently at. Last time I went to one, I was rewarded with a flatbed. Who knows what I would find this time?

Huh... an hour later, and I'm now at an impass...
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Augur on March 12, 2013, 06:01:12 AM
Well after my second character died in what seems to be the most hostile town in the face of the earth, I resolved to take my next character looting and run with wild abandon out of the city before the craziness started. Of course, he died too since there were only two roads out, and I chose the southern one that turned into a bridge over swamps that extended to at least the length the city covered. Yeah, that didn't work out even with my awesome broadsword I looted out of a mansion and my Remmy 870. I learned that car-sized acid-spitting worms with giant insect support is worse than having necromancers pop up right next to your house overnight, though.

With my latest character I took the western road that ended in a military bunker I couldn't get into, so I wandered into a field that led to a farm, that had nothing around it! I started digging pits around the windows and trying to fortify the place, then tried cooking some of the food growing there with the oven, and couldn't figure it out. So I went out to the forests' edge to chop down a tree and noticed a web spider, and after reading its description, assumed it would only attack things stupid enough to wander into its web. Then it webbed me and ate me.

Is there any way to use ovens in this game or am I just going to have to bring a hotplate or something with me next time? Also it'd be nice to know if faucets work on sinks, as well. I couldn't get either to work for me. I've been having fun with this game since learning how to expand the window though! I wish that in the future the combat is handled more like Dwarf Fortress and in that level of detail, too. It's very satisfying as a master swordsman in that to slice your enemies' arms and legs before they can even throw an attack your way.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Asra on March 12, 2013, 06:41:44 AM
You can put sticks or paper in an oven and light it with a lighter without worrying about it burning your house down.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: jimy on March 12, 2013, 09:45:58 AM
You can put sticks or paper in an oven and light it with a lighter without worrying about it burning your house down.

Lies!
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Iosyn on March 12, 2013, 10:12:16 AM
Looks like house number three is going the way of the mushroom cloud. :D

I'm currently trying to compile Cata from source, but cygwin is pissing me off pretty bad. Cygwin1.dll is missing, yeah right.
Going to reboot and see if the path changes fixed it, or if I messed up the syntax.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Lost on March 12, 2013, 10:33:54 AM
Alright, I guess that wasn't so bad. It's now nighttime. I arrived at the treatment plant at around 9 in the morning and found a whole semi right out in front! That's awesome. Problem is, how do I get it back to the safehouse? I can't reasonably drive both vehicles at the same time, and I didn't have rope to hitch the motorbike to the back of the semi. So how do I move it to the safehouse?

My answer is the same as the guns in the science lab: I had to make a second trip.

Walking that enormous distance took all damn day. What took me half an hour to travel on motorbike took me 7 hours to walk on foot, but I have a semi now. It's missing a wheel and the frame's severely damaged and the engine's been abused to hell (especially after I rammed it into some turrets near a military outpost), so I think I might just dismantle the whole thing for parts. I also threw an engine block into the passenger seat that was just randomly laying out in the middle of the road.

I'm tired as hell, so I'm heading to bed now.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Iosyn on March 12, 2013, 03:09:12 PM
New game: static spawn, there's a pretty small town-- i.e it only has two parks, a library, too many houses and a parking lot.


CHA-CHING. flatbed truck. Town cleared by 9:32.
I have to do this more often.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Asra on March 12, 2013, 05:34:04 PM
You can put sticks or paper in an oven and light it with a lighter without worrying about it burning your house down.

Lies!

I do of course mean the brick ovens/fireplaces only found in cabins. Sorry. I've never tried it with the ovens in actual houses. Does that not work out well?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: kenoxite on March 12, 2013, 05:44:48 PM
Does that not work out well?
Well, let's say it solves any issues with you being cold... forever.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Asra on March 12, 2013, 05:47:31 PM
That reminds me of my last character(in the last version!) who was walking on lava in excruciating pain and at 1 speed... he was eventually starving and dehydrated but his temperature was still cold. Possibly from his pains melting off.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Siferous on March 12, 2013, 05:57:20 PM
Autumn Day 3:

The booming never stops, echoing through the stone walls of my cozy cave. The thunderstorm has been raging on and off for the past 4 days. My fresh meat has all spoiled, my jerrycan of clean water is emptying fast. Luckily, I thought ahead for situations like this. My stockpile of bottled water is still all in a nearby dresser. My days spent making beef jerky were time well spent. Not to mention all of the MREs I have from the Army Surplus stores that I've looted. I could last through this thunderstorm for the next 2 weeks and still be fine. My only concern is dealing with my crushing boredom. My pile of 2x4s are all gone from extending my floors. I have no books to pass my time and this weed will only last so long. What I wouldn't give for some mutagen right now.... if only to stop the shakes from the withdraw...
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: jimy on March 12, 2013, 08:09:17 PM
You can put sticks or paper in an oven and light it with a lighter without worrying about it burning your house down.

Lies!

I do of course mean the brick ovens/fireplaces only found in cabins. Sorry. I've never tried it with the ovens in actual houses. Does that not work out well?

First it looked like it worked out. Lots of smoke but I just opened a window.
Then after I cooked a little bit the small flame became a raging flame and ate my house.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: AseaHeru on March 12, 2013, 08:31:50 PM
That happened to me. try only using one piece of paper/wood.
skewers are beautiful and useful. last just as long and you can get 15 out of a 2x4.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Lost on March 12, 2013, 11:49:38 PM
The season is changing. Leaves are turning brown and falling off in greater numbers, and it's getting a lot colder. Must be autumn now. I can only rely on the world around me to tell the time of the year. Can't believe it's been over half a year since the apocalypse began. The fact that I still haven't found another living person concerns me. I do NOT want to be the last man on earth.

Since bringing the semi home, I had to deal with the space issues in my safehouse. The garage can only hold a few cars, and the semi counts for two. I also want to make a workspace large enough to make any size of metal terror. So for the past week, I've been butchering furniture in the other houses in the neighborhood for all the wood and nails I could carry, making repeated trips back and forth from the safehouse. It'll be a big project, but I don't have much else to do here at home.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Lost on March 13, 2013, 04:12:11 AM
Several weeks of moving around two by fours and salvaging nails from furniture made Jack a dull boy. (My name's not Jack, by the way.) I needed to get back out there to stretch my legs, gather more resources, do something else aside from throwing construction wood into a pile! I got on my motorbike and headed south and to the east of Meathead and followed the road to a farm in the middle of the woods. I immediately had to turn tail when I got ambushed by an army of walking mushrooms! You laugh now, but they were reproducing at an alarming rate, and I couldn't efficiently chop through them with my katana without having it pulled from my hands. I also saw a really big one towering above the rest of the forest. They seemed to be coming from that one. Once I got some better firepower, I would have to check it again.

I headed back home, drove right past, and went north of Gearhead to parts unknown. There was another sewage plant and military outpost to the north, because you can't have enough of either. This time, there was only a bicycle. Just kept on driving. Even further north was an interesting discovery.

I came across a small bunker with a lot of survival essentials, but it looked abandoned for the most part. It had ammo, but no guns; canned food, water, and a few hardware tools. From what I could see based on the layer of dust on the bed it hadn't been touched in quite a while. I wonder where the owner went?

I slept there for the night, and I headed further north through the forest. The sun wasn't up yet, so visibility was low. A few miles further north, and I found a platoon of dead soldiers, but these ones were different. They all wore a strange set of futuristic-looking armor that, for the life of me, I couldn't figure out how to strip off of them. However, they also had a bunch of very alien weapons. Alongside a Milkor MGL, they also had a mininuke (holy crap!), some C4, M4s, and a Railgun! That immediately went into my backpack. I don't know what to even look for to load it, but a FFFFF-railgun! There was simply no way I was going to pass that up!
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Siferous on March 13, 2013, 05:34:34 AM
Lost, is there any way you can post a map of your world? Maybe with labels of the towns with the names you have given them, if it's not too much to ask.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Siferous on March 13, 2013, 07:23:01 AM
Autumn, day 9:

So this is how it ends. I never would have guessed. It wasn't the hordes of zombies, the mechanical constructions, or the twisted wildlife. It wasn't the mutagen that I've become addicted to poisoning my blood. It wasn't even starvation or thirst. It was something as simple as rain... Only this rain doesn't just soak your clothing. It melts it off. It burns through flesh and bone. At least I have drugs to help me ease the pain before I finally melt away. I should have known it was cocky to go out hunting in between the thunderstorms. I thought at the worst I might just get a little wet when I work my way back to comfort. I can only hope that someone else will come across all that I've built and it might help them survive. It's a strange thought that I started writing this journal as a means to pass time, yet in my last moments I come back to it to write a final entry. The pain is starting to get too great even through the heavy pain killers I have consumed. I guess it's time to use my backup plan. I was never good with guns, but my target is close this time. Hard to miss a point blank shot. Goodbye...

Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Lost on March 13, 2013, 11:21:20 AM
Aww. You gotta watch out for the acid rain. It burnses.

As for making a map dump.... Aside from stitching together a bunch of printscreens in one of my art programs, I don't know if there's a feature in the game to do that.

Alright, one more log entry before I head to bed.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Lost on March 13, 2013, 11:38:04 AM
So.... I'm part bird now. I have feathers... of a bird. Not sure the Mardi Gras colors suit me, but they help keep me warm, and keep the water off me. Not sure now how I'm going to take a bath again. I'm going to need one after this.

I drank another flask of science in a science lab to the far north of that survivor shelter. I don't know why; the taste is awful, and I'm taking my life into my hands by doing that. After my toast to the farewell of my human features, I tried to hack a nearby terminal and download the region data like I did with the first lab, but I think I triggered something. Immediately the entire lab echoed with an annoying klaxon alarm. Next thing I knew, I could hear the robotic buzzes of security drones beyond the walls converging on my location. Small ones, about the size of the ants from the previous labs, and equipped with very painful stun rods. I'm surprised the Katana is still in such good shape after cutting through so many of them.

Of course, they weren't the only ones that came after me. The old caretakers were still around, and they were quite full of surprises. The first scientist I found tried to blow my head off with a laser blast from his mouth! I easily dodged it and cleaved him in two. I felt a painful jolt surge through my body like what usually happened when I fought the shocker zombies with metal weapons, and as the zombie fell, vials of acid came tumbling out of his lab coat, which spilled out all over the ground and quickly ate away at his corpse.

And there were dozens of them. What the hell were they experimenting on?! I wasn't going to stay around long enough to find out. I quickly got the hell out of there and back to the safehouse.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: AseaHeru on March 13, 2013, 02:10:43 PM
I vote that we move his posts to a new page where we can marvel at his win.
and i am truely sincere in this.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Lost on March 14, 2013, 12:46:18 PM
I vote that we move his posts to a new page where we can marvel at his win.
and i am truely sincere in this.

Whose win?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: WCG on March 14, 2013, 04:56:44 PM
stepped outside the evac shelter stepped on a landmine

Heh, heh. It wasn't quite that bad for me...

I hadn't played in awhile, so I downloaded this new version of Cataclysm and created a character. But I'd barely left the evac shelter when a cougar spotted me. I didn't have anything but a rock, so I turned and ran back to the shelter, hoping that the NPC would help me.

And sure enough, when I got close to the door, already bleeding a bit, the NPC shot at the cougar through the window... missing the cougar and hitting me in the head - critical shot, 135 damage, game over! That was my shortest game ever. :)


PS. I haven't read this whole thread, not yet, but it looks like I'll have to. Lots of neat stuff, just on this last page!
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: AseaHeru on March 14, 2013, 06:53:57 PM
Whose win?
The person whos quote i am using.
(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: PistachioLee on March 15, 2013, 03:43:40 AM
Made my second character and world after having my first die an early and pathetic death. Gave this guy martial arts abilities to see what it was like. My shelter is at the eastern end of a small stretch of highway. If you turn left where it meets the main road, heading south, you end up in a small town. I took my NPC's quest to kill their zombie mother and they gave me some incendiary, useless at the moment. I ran into town and found a car, but for some reason it doesn't let me drive it. It says I need controls but there are controls on the vehicle already. Gave up after a bit and went into a gun store. Mostly just appeared to be ammo and shotguns but I finally found a small .38 revolver and 28 bullets.

Headed a bit further into town to a military surplus store and was chased by some child zombies. Seemed odd since the time hadn't reached 9:30 yet. I picked up a rucksack, some water bottles, two skill books, a cot and a few MREs, a flashlight, first aid kit and binoculars. Two child zombies broke in the window as I was finished up and I took the first one on in a doorway. They got some shots off beforehand and the weight of the rucksack tripped me up more than I thought and I took quite a bit of damage to my torso. After dropping the first one I decided it was time to get the hell out of dodge and started running back towards my shelter. Had to outrun a ton of child zombies, and once 9:30 hit a few minutes later, a few regular Z's as well. Made it to my shelter all right though. Gonna heal up and check out those skill books now I guess, maybe try and make a run towards the car at night.

Quick Edit: Tried to lie to my NPC about killing her mother, got shot dead.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Lost on March 15, 2013, 05:09:36 AM
Whose win?
The person whos quote i am using.
(click to show/hide)

Heh, thanks. I'll consider making a special thread for my survivors' stories (plural in the inevitable conclusion that he dies, however it may be).
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Caconym on March 15, 2013, 02:24:18 PM
Day 4 of summer and I am trying to get over addictions to cocaine,marijuana,heroin,booze and sleeping pills it was crazy last couple of days on so many drugs.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Iosyn on March 15, 2013, 02:28:48 PM
Day four?

Jeez, crackheads everywhere these days.
That said I'm on day three with nicotine withdrawls. Thankfully I've got a plentiful supply of smokes and the only downside is -1 int and occasional cravings. Gonna smoke some pot while I read up some books.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Caconym on March 15, 2013, 02:34:27 PM
Drugs don't help that much, I mostly take them to gen more XP after running out and still have a hoard of zombies needing to be impaled on horns or kicked in the face with a hoof.
Basically being a (cybernetically enhanced)super-mutant helps, lots.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Iosyn on March 15, 2013, 02:52:26 PM
found a flask of mutagen in a basement.
/Chugchugchug

'You gain High Night Vision!'
Fuck yeah. It already saved my ass on day two.
'You gain a small stubby tail!'
'You are cold-blooded!'
Daw. Seriously, even with robust genetics?


Also I'm trying to clear out a few houses and suddenly a bear that was ignoring me is now tracking me.
Open window? :D hopefully I can shoot it in the face enough times until it gets the idea.
Edit: Bear dead in three shots. I died of bloodloss about 6 tiles away.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Greiger on March 15, 2013, 03:01:01 PM
Stubby tail isn't really bad (though I guess it does count as a bad mutation technically) everything that evolves into is good, especially for melee chars.  Even the one bad mutation that can turn into isn't so much bad as just useless.

Cold-Blooded is bad luck though.  It can be lived with though if you have your starting sneakers, they more or less balance eachother out.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Lost on March 15, 2013, 05:12:47 PM
Winter has come to Apocalyptia. Even with the thermal piping that replaced my blood veins (Nanomachines.), the cold still bites at my skin, and as a result, I got a cold. Probably doesn't help that I've been sustaining myself on cooked game, MREs, jerky and potato chips for the past three fourths of a year; I'm not getting ALL the required nutrition. Fortunately, I've been able to find the occasional bushel of wild strawberries (and a few apples) to ward off scurvy. Hah! Scurvy in 2033!

...I miss the taste of a good banana, though...

I returned to Blackhive, taking a look around in the garages, then I had to triple back on foot, because I found yet another vehicle! Call me a hoarder, but I can't have too many vehicle resources for when I build my dream dreadnought. It was a four-door sedan, but it had quite a bit of engine power. I went around from garage to garage, grabbing as many vehicle parts as I could find and threw it all into the car. I found a few parts necessary to make an electric car, which will be invaluable when the gasoline runs out.

After stripping the garages bare, I took a look around for anything I may have missed. That's strange... that house across the street.... I don't remember it having so many trees...

UUUGHH!

Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: geldonyetich on March 15, 2013, 06:29:15 PM
No one ever said the apocolypse was fair.  Me and the other members of my dojo were feeling optimistic when we made it to the evac shelter, believing our martial arts training would pay off at last.  We were fools, our little community karate center did not train nearly at the level needed to survive.   Not when whoever built this evac shelter thought it would be a good idea to put it between two city districts and several swamps. 

So we would just run away when we saw trouble, right?  Wrong.  On day 2 out of the shelter, one of my predecessors was itching to put his experience to work, so went looking for a zombie training dummy.  Just outside of the city limits, a massive horde of zombies appears out of nowhere at the edge of his vision.  It included two fast zombies backed up by zombie necromancers.  Poor bastard didn't have a chance; I guess he should have tried raiding at night. 

The next member of my dojo to venture out tried that, but he ran into wasps - giant freakin' wasps in the middle of the night, whisper quiet but faster than the typical running man could evade!  Once again, there was no escape.

I thought I was better off than them.  I was trailing two other survivors and a dog from our shelter, raiding at night.  I was fleet footed and quick, maybe even fast enough to evade a giant wasp if I ran afoul of it in the middle of the night, right?  Wrong.   I've blundered across another wasp, and quickly found that I was not quick enough.  The wasp ignored the other members of the shelter and went straight for me.  I'm doomed.

But I found a lighter on the corpse of one of my ex-classmates, and it seems I'm inside of the wasp-infested house now.  I'm not getting out of here alive, but I'm going to get a free cremation out of the deal, and the fourth member of my dojo is not going to have to worry about this damn wasp-infested house anymore.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Lost on March 15, 2013, 06:59:01 PM
I'm glad to see I'm rubbing off on people, but what's with the number of suicides?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Iosyn on March 15, 2013, 07:07:06 PM
Wasp house
never considered setting fire to the paper walls.



AAAAH Damn it, I'm so stupid sometimes.
Fire, the answer to any problem.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Siferous on March 15, 2013, 07:19:48 PM
Quote
I'm glad to see I'm rubbing off on people, but what's with the number of suicides?

Suicide is a better option then dieing from acid rain, atleast for my character.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Lost on March 15, 2013, 07:21:56 PM
Well, yeah. I wonder if rain coats/feathers protects against Acid Rain?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: geldonyetich on March 15, 2013, 07:25:22 PM
I'm glad to see I'm rubbing off on people, but what's with the number of suicides?
In the case of my self-cremating martial artist, it wasn't so much a suicide as it was a final move before the wasps finished him off.

Wasp house
never considered setting fire to the paper walls.
Oddly enough, the paper walls themselves are not directly flammable, but I imagine dropping something on the floor of the house and setting it alight will do the trick of indirectly burning down the whole structure, paper walls and all.

I'm not sure if that would stop the wasps from spawning there, but it will certainly kill quite a few residing inside the house proper!
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Iosyn on March 15, 2013, 08:51:01 PM
Ah. here's another golden moment.

Make a molotov cocktail and bear traps to guard my escape. check a house is empty of valuables and food, then run to agro zeds.

Reach the house with the horde in tow-- Forgot the molotov back at the safehouse.

/Facepalm.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Lost on March 15, 2013, 09:31:57 PM
An unbelievable surge of pain reverberated through my body as I felt something pierce my chest from behind. I looked down to see a branch the size of my finger having pierced through my torso! I looked to the side, and there was a strange plant thing that was shifting around, generating plantlife as it walked. The branch twisted in the wound as it grew, causing even more pain. I quickly grabbed out my M1911 and shot several times, killing the plant thing, and then I used the katana to cut myself free.

I spent the next hour and a half gingerly edging the severed branch out of the wound, and then another ten minutes applying disinfectants and styptic, staunching the blood loss. I don't know how I managed to avoid getting something really vital pierced, but I lucked out. What's even stranger is that as I was treating the wound, I noticed that the new wound was already starting to mend itself, albeit very slowly. Was this another mutation that I wasn't aware of until now?

After I treated the hole in my chest to the best of my abilities, I took a look around town. There were an army of these plant things coming from the north, led by larger ones from whom many more brushes and even trees sprung from! Giant wasps, bees, spiders, zombies, ants, and now the very plants?! The entire world had gone to Hell, and I along with it.

Fortunately, aside from the large ones, whom you could call a Queen, considering how they generated more plants, they were actually kind of easy to kill. They flailed around with a spiked barb or some tried to wrap vines around me, but at this point I've fought worse. After dispatching a sizable amount of them, I started to get a little hungry. I planned on having a meal when I returned to the safehouse, but I wasn't going to wait, not if there were going to be more of these things. Unfortunately, I didn't bring anything with me, and by the looks of things, the wildlife fled at the first sign of the entire forest moving. I looked back at the weird plants...

I don't know where they've come from, but they were quite tasty, especially after going so long eating mostly meat. Wish I could know what the nutritional value of these things were; I could do with more veggies in my diet.

Unfortunately, there were too many of them for me to deal with, and their numbers seemed to replenish around the queens. I cut my losses, jumped in the car and drove back to the safehouse. Blackhive was being reclaimed by nature, and I wasn't going to burn the entire city just so they couldn't have it; I'm not a sore loser. Hopefully they wouldn't follow me to Gearhead...
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: AseaHeru on March 15, 2013, 09:41:27 PM
I officially propose the stories of Lost get a new thread just for them. they are just too good to leave here where i get my hopes up with every posting.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Sep on March 15, 2013, 09:55:14 PM
Fire, the answer to any problem.

fire, lava, yes.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Caconym on March 15, 2013, 10:01:52 PM
Wall of text below: It's the story of my most successful character so far ( the one I previously mentioned in this thread), well half the (current)story at least, I'm too tired to continue it probably write and post the rest tomorrow .

As I sit here in a farm in the middle of nowhere making my way west back to the FEMA camp I've set up in and trying to kick my drug addictions cold turkey. I sit there and think back on whats happened in my life.
   I grew up a normal....human boy named Robert Walker, plain old normal parents nothing strange or exceptional about me or my family, I was an only child who never dreamed of grandeur never would have thought anything like this would ever happen or that I would end up like this. It seems so long ago since the Cataclysm, one moment everything was normal I was a regular 25 year old man with a boring office job, then there was news of a man being murdered and getting back up and killing the killer who also got back up, suddenly more and more people were being killed and 'Reviving' to kill others.
      Emergency radio broadcasts were instructing everyone to head to the nearest evac shelter and wait for help from government branches such as FEMA, I immediately ran as fast as I could to 'Evac Shelter 13' I met a man there, a man who's name I forget sadly didn't get much time to get to know him that well, We stayed there for 2 days waiting for help that never arrived, I volunteered to run into the nearby town to get supplies. It looks like help did try to get to us but tragically died, judging by their gear I determine they were some sort of military squad among the bodies was a few MREs, ID cards and a FN-Scar-L with a bunch of ammo. Despite the new supplies I still head into town under the logic that a few MREs wouldn't last that long and that I can use the rifle to defend myself.
      First store I hit up is a gun store I find more ammo and a silencer for the rifle I then proceed to loot military surpluses for MREs and bottles of purified water and possibly first aid kits while cleaning the place out I find a battery powered purifier. As I was exited the building to return to the shelter I am confronted by a hoard of zombies I try to shoot them from a distance but I am a lousy shot only able to hit things with any reasonable accuracy dangerously close up, I ditch the the notion of shooting y way out and decided to execute advanced tactic: R.S.L.G.
   I make it back to the safety of the shelter a little worse for wear, clothes tattered cuts and bruises all over my body but I survive, the man in the shelter must have noticed the gun I had and offered to teach me how to fire a rifle properly and more accurately I gladly accept the offer and then get some rest to recover from my wounds. I decide to go explore the surroundings and ask the guy if he would like to come along and help but he declines and goes off on his own to who knows where. After hours of wandering aimlessly I find a bunch of dead scientists and a lab nearby, I figure a lab is bound to be filled with all sorts of high tech stuff, I remember reading about them developing working laser and plasma weaponry which is accurate, silent and recoilless I quickly figure I could use the dead scientists ID cards to gain entry to the lab, I spend days maybe even months in the lab, I eventually run out of water and all thats left is ammonia,bleach and some purple looking liquid that I have no idea is. I start getting thirsty and the unknown substance looks like the best option to drink out of ammonia, bleach and unknown stuff. So I down a few bottles of it and then I start to notice my body physically changing.
      Started with the ears, my ears grew into large pointed ears like the ones you see on some species of canines, then I thought the lights in the facility had come one then realised that I was actually able to see in the dark just fine now. Then a tail started growing out at well the tail bone it grew into a long and fluffy tail the fur on it was black in colour same as the fur starting to grow all over the rest of my body. Then a massive pair of pointed horns grow out of my head. Then my feet hardened a grew into what can only be described as hooves. It took a while to get used to all the changes but I found myself liking my 'improvements'.
After countless more days wandering the lab taking out security and zombie scientists I still don't find any laser weapons but I do find a TON of mini-nukes which I sadly cannot carry all of, so I decide to pick up 3 of them and make a note to come back here later to get the rest. I eventually find my up to the ground floor of the lab and decide to check some of the places on the map I downloaded from the lab, as I walk out into broad daylight and sunny weather of about 10 degrees C the sunlight is noticeably irritating to me and severely burns the skin underneath my fur. I decide that I should never go out during the day anymore after all I can see fine in the dark now without the need for flashlights or the likes, I go back into the lab to one of the many dorms in the facility and try to sleep till night...



any nitpicks,grammar nazi'ing, suggestions,comments etc?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: gtaguy on March 16, 2013, 12:26:54 AM
I walked two tiles into a crater, gained a cat tail...

On other news I'm contemplating sharing my custom mods.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Benedict on March 16, 2013, 02:27:02 AM
I wandered the countryside for the best part of two days before I found adequate shelter. I spent the first night on a bale of hay in a farmhouse. In the darkness, I didn't notice that I'd left the front door open. I was lucky to survive until morning.

Lacking both food and water, I scavenged some withered roots from the untended fields outside the barn, and went on my way. The countryside had been plagued by wolves, since the human population ceased to keep their numbers in check, and they were ever-threatening to catch me off-guard, or without a weapon.

I found an abandoned FEMA camp at midday, and slowly cleared the zombies as they stumbled out through the twisted remains of the same wire fence which had once kept them away from the cowering researchers and refugees within. Some of the zombies were clad in military gear. My hunch is that the men and women whose bodies those once were had been the guards of this particular camp.

They died like the rest of the mindless horde. I dragged them through bushes and barbed wire, until they shredded their clothing and their limbs were tattered with strips of slime-ridden flesh.

I found weapons and medicine, but no food or water. Ironic, since I could now defend myself from everything but the gnawing hunger in my chest. I had eaten only wild since leaving the city. It was then that I stumbled upon my salvation - in the midst of a forest, slumped over bushes and lying like ragdolls in the undergrowth, I found a squadron of soldiers. I didn't stop to dwell on what might have killed them, without leaving so much as a splash of blood, and gratefully shouldered an expensive backpack, and a few precious bottles of water, and hooking a powerful set of binoculars to my belt-rig. I silently thanked whatever had caused their demise, for it had surely prevented mine.

By the time I had quenched my thirst, there was little left of the water. I made my way northwards, chewing on a bar of soapy chocolate and some mildew-flavoured crisps. There is little comfort in the world of the dead. Peering through my binoculars, I spotted a military bunker squatting under the brooding sky, in an open field. As the first drops of rain fell hissing onto my skin, I broke into a jog, desperately praying it might be inhabited.

A hail of bullets halted my advance. I threw myself to the ground as the first hissed past my ear, followed by ten more. The grass around me exploded with tiny fountains of soil as the rounds ripped into the ground. I crawled desperately along a line of sparse shrubs, wincing every time another salvo sliced effortlessly through my meagre cover.

Somehow, I made it to a copse of trees and, out of sight at last, the danger faded away, leaving only the gentle patter and hiss of the acid rain sliding off the leaves above me. It was a few minutes before I dared to peer out, readying my pathetic handgun in the hopes that it might ward off any potential attackers. "I'm not an enemy! I'm alive!" I shouted.

For a second, only silence and the echo of my voice came back to me, then there was a click, a beep, and an smg sent five bullets slamming into the trunk of the tree against which I was leaning. Turrets. Somewhere inside me, the animal fear pooled into liquid laughter. Even the repeated beeping that responded to the sound of my voice did nothing to stop me. Turrets! This would be easy.

I slipped through the trees, keeping an eye on the cool grey steel that marked their position out to me through the vegetation.  Silently, I made my way behind the bunker, and, after reassuring myself that there were no turrets on the near side, I dashed across the tarmac until I was pressed against the wall. My heart beat steadily. There was nothing to fear.

Having paused to catch my breath, I worked my way around the corner until I spotted the machines - a bank of four, in a square formation, all pointed away from me, silently aiming at the trees into which I had vanished. I picked up a large rock and threw it in an arc so that it landed out in bushes in front of them. They tracked it expertly, hammering it with unerring accuracy as it sailed through the air. They weren't fooled for long. The sound of my feet as I dashed towards the bunker's entrance was enough for the battery to turn, as one, to face me. There was a click, as they primed their weapons...

And fell inactive. The ID card smoothly slid into the reader.

Once inside, I used my last remaining card to open a chamber filled with grenades and bombs. It took me a while to gather up the courage, but I used them to blast open the rest of the storage chambers. It wasn't long before I found a mess of wires and bio-mechanical implant structures - a CBM. By the absence of the usual matte plastic casing, it was an experimental model, and the phrase "time dilation" scrawled on a tag hanging from one of the nerve-wires was enough to warn me away from attempting to install it without help. This was some serious military gear.

I left the bunker armed with a few more pieces of military gear. To the casual eye I might well be a soldier - and perhaps that was a good thing. Perhaps any survivors might think twice before trying to ambush me, if I looked like a seasoned fighter.

The rain had cleared, although the sky still threatened ominously with a vast, slow-twisting spiral of black clouds. Looking back, I know that I was soon to find the place that became my home, but faced with that crushing darkness, the sharp smell of rain still clinging to the air, a blustering wind at my back and only a few drops of water to my name, I can forgive myself for doubting it.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: gtaguy on March 16, 2013, 02:52:16 AM
I somehow killed three cougars in a window, then died to npcs THE SPESS KRAKEN!
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Reservoir on March 16, 2013, 09:22:15 AM
After cleaning the city, I went to my garage to end the construction of my 3.35 V6 motorbike (Pics later in Vehicle Show and Tell)
Zombies, noise and cougars arent a problem anymore. Those jumping spiders are.
I ran out of ammo, time to use the real mighty thirsty nail gun
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: jimy on March 16, 2013, 09:35:24 AM
I somehow killed three cougars in a window, then died to npcs THE SPESS KRAKEN!

Cougars are actually really weak enemies.
No hp and they dance around you without attacking until you kill them.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Iosyn on March 16, 2013, 12:52:49 PM
I somehow killed three cougars in a window, then died to npcs THE SPESS KRAKEN!

Cougars are actually really weak enemies.
No hp and they dance around you without attacking until you kill them.

The Cougar Leaps!x6
The Cougar hits your torso!
The Cougar Leaps!x12
Critical! Your wood spear hits the Cougar for 58 damage!

I think we all live for that last bit.

It's bloody annoying. They're so weak, but I really think they need their leaping ability nerfed so they can only do it once every few turns instead of goddamn instantly. Wolves and Cougars keep getting caught in my beartraps, so at least I've got a semi-infinite supply of cooked meat.

Also setting fire to shrubs makes a pretty nice sized fire for cooking large amounts of meat and boiling water, instead of just using a single splintered plank.

Edit: my main game crashed, day six-- about thirty beartraps and four dead hulks, so a new world and a new game...

(http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/2357/cougaru.jpg)
And so it begins, once more...
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: ComputerWarrior on March 16, 2013, 12:58:39 PM
He knew he shouldn't have done it. Nothing good will come out of it, he told himself earlier, but yet his thoughts were dismissed and that was a price he paid dearly as he saw the NPC BuddyPal's body fall on the ground motionless. Dead.

This was the second time it happened... after more than twelve months. The bee hives, wasp 'houses', spiders, wolves, and other weird creatures were more than enough for him to go through. Never again will he ask an NPC to lead him to a safe place. Although he didn't mind beating up the crash-giving NPC much.

And neither will I do that when the NPC asks me to let him lead us to a safe place.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Jihelu on March 16, 2013, 03:14:13 PM
I somehow killed three cougars in a window, then died to npcs THE SPESS KRAKEN!

Cougars are actually really weak enemies.
No hp and they dance around you without attacking until you kill them.

The Cougar Leaps!x6
The Cougar hits your torso!
The Cougar Leaps!x12
Critical! Your wood spear hits the Cougar for 58 damage!

I think we all live for that last bit.

It's bloody annoying. They're so weak, but I really think they need their leaping ability nerfed so they can only do it once every few turns instead of goddamn instantly. Wolves and Cougars keep getting caught in my beartraps, so at least I've got a semi-infinite supply of cooked meat.

Also setting fire to shrubs makes a pretty nice sized fire for cooking large amounts of meat and boiling water, instead of just using a single splintered plank.

Edit: my main game crashed, day six-- about thirty beartraps and four dead hulks, so a new world and a new game...

(http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/2357/cougaru.jpg)
And so it begins, once more...
So much japanese shit stuff.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: gtaguy on March 16, 2013, 03:26:20 PM
I liked high school of the dead

But that is basically porn.

Also darkling is a furry, so I doubt he would mind weeaboos.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Iosyn on March 16, 2013, 04:47:24 PM
There isn't that much really. About 95% of those icons are SHMUPs The other five is profit.
Any folders are usually for roguelikes, work stuff and Aurora. (it's the 4x version of dorf fort. Make a 45kt battleship sporting a few hundred launchers? Expensive. Forgetting to put Magazine space into the design for missile storage? Priceless.)

Nah, I kid-- I went off the deep end a long time ago.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Rutilant on March 16, 2013, 07:56:12 PM
Japan, the land where gelled hair is a deadly weapon.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Lost on March 16, 2013, 08:31:28 PM
What's wrong with furries/otakus? I'm technically both.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: ComputerWarrior on March 16, 2013, 08:40:36 PM
After a while of not playing in a serious manner, methought it would be best to turn on static spawn, and try to cleanse the town of the zombies. Armed with a pipe, he ventured into the town and killed the few zombies he saw. Yeah baby, yeah! That excitement was short-lived as just behind a house were a frigging horde of specials. Shaking off the fear, he valiantly fought against the green former humans.

Everything was going great, until the thing a few tiles that he thought was a zombie cop was actually a Hulk. Fuck. Needless to say, he got punched badly a few times before managing to make a quick getaway using bushes and a bar. A day later and many of the former zombies had died and the entire town is clean now.

Where did the Hulk go? :S Not that I am interested in being in its presence, but it is still a bit weird that every zombie I killed was either a normal green or a necromancer. All of them, save for that one boomer. Anyway, regardless, how do I kill blobs? The entire town is clean from hostile enemies and they are the only threat to my empire humanity! I don't want them to multiply, and multiply again every time I hit 'em. Also, how do I destroy their pits? Is it even possible?

What's wrong with furries/otakus? I'm technically both.
Nothing is wrong with either. A healthy interest in anime, manga, or the... furries is okay, wonderful even. :)
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Augur on March 16, 2013, 10:00:01 PM
I'm playing CZS right now, and finally have had one character with a stroke of luck.

(click to show/hide)

I just found a LMOE shelter with an unlimited supply of water so I don't have to find a river, a wood stove that won't burn the place down, and a bunch of ammo and tools. Unfortunately I'm still short a pot and a wood axe, as well as any guns, but I haven't gotten sick from the unboiled water yet, and I've been getting enough food on the table with my adventures that involve rampant wolf-crowbarring. The only thing that has me worried is that there's a cannibal that I've seen stalking around the area, most recently that northern cabin that I was heading towards to look for tools in. So currently I'm running south, crowbarring cougars and wolves wherever they jump out of the forest from, towards an evac shelter I saw him at before. Hopefully he isn't waiting outside my safehouse when I return.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Jihelu on March 17, 2013, 01:32:36 AM
After a while of not playing in a serious manner, methought it would be best to turn on static spawn, and try to cleanse the town of the zombies. Armed with a pipe, he ventured into the town and killed the few zombies he saw. Yeah baby, yeah! That excitement was short-lived as just behind a house were a frigging horde of specials. Shaking off the fear, he valiantly fought against the green former humans.

Everything was going great, until the thing a few tiles that he thought was a zombie cop was actually a Hulk. Fuck. Needless to say, he got punched badly a few times before managing to make a quick getaway using bushes and a bar. A day later and many of the former zombies had died and the entire town is clean now.

Where did the Hulk go? :S Not that I am interested in being in its presence, but it is still a bit weird that every zombie I killed was either a normal green or a necromancer. All of them, save for that one boomer. Anyway, regardless, how do I kill blobs? The entire town is clean from hostile enemies and they are the only threat to my empire humanity! I don't want them to multiply, and multiply again every time I hit 'em. Also, how do I destroy their pits? Is it even possible?

What's wrong with furries/otakus? I'm technically both.
Nothing is wrong with either. A healthy interest in anime, manga, or the... furries is okay, wonderful even. :)
Unless you will put on a wolf suit as I prance around the room and masterbate with a free hand, something is wrong with it.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Lost on March 17, 2013, 01:55:03 AM
Preview of the next Apocalypse Log entry. Want to see how badass my character is?

(http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff85/Dark_Suzaku/Ultrastrength_zpscd883b64.png)
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: AseaHeru on March 17, 2013, 03:33:15 AM
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Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: KA101 on March 17, 2013, 04:06:53 AM
There isn't that much really. About 95% of those icons are SHMUPs The other five is profit.
Any folders are usually for roguelikes, work stuff and Aurora. (it's the 4x version of dorf fort. Make a 45kt battleship sporting a few hundred launchers? Expensive. Forgetting to put Magazine space into the design for missile storage? Priceless.)

Nah, I kid-- I went off the deep end a long time ago.
I recognize Trans & UQM.  Good taste.

And lset this be mistaken for OT: first Autumn; day 2.  Massive recon sweeps found a Strange Temple but I haven't got an eye for it.  There are mines around but the one I've checked so far only has this huge-ass cavern of toxic gas and spawn bleed-through from the Lab next door (I could jacqueshammer through if I wanted, but since I live on the surface of that particular Lab, I'd rather not.)  No idea where to look for the Mine finale.

(I do have a gas mask, which seems to be working OK despite my having taken a face shot.  Presuming that if it's not yet "ripped" it's still airtight.)  Found two Cars & a Bicycle in the town up north and the next major project will probably be clearing out the crowds so I can bring it home and get crafting.  Crash site 10 yards from the lab, so no shortage of spare metal.  At this rate, I don't feel compelled to change versions anytime soon.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: ComputerWarrior on March 17, 2013, 08:11:24 AM
Ah, ain't it great being a "city boy"? The entire city is now devoid of the two hundred or so zombies that once populated it. The blobs, however, still are strong and there is not a single vehicle in sight to run them over save for a bicycle. I am not going to charge a horde of blobs with a bicycle.

Just asking, can molotovs burn blobs alive? If not, is there any way to kill them and preferably destroy their slime pits? To summarize my situation, there is a blob pit just a hundred tiles south-west of me, the only vehicle in town is a bicycle, I have a few molotovs courtesy of the only bar here, there are no guns save for HK 45 one and a single magazine of .45, and my best melee weapons are a wood ax and a pipe. The wood ax didn't work very well in killing the blobs...
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: WCG on March 17, 2013, 01:08:44 PM
Presuming that if it's not yet "ripped" it's still airtight.

Hmm,... you were talking about a gas mask, but I wonder if that's the problem I had with my raincoat? I thought a raincoat would protect my character from acid rain, but that was definitely not the case! However, the raincoat was damaged. I don't remember how badly it was damaged, but it could have been "ripped." Was that my problem? Or don't raincoats ever protect from acid rain?

Oh, well, I can't play Cataclysm anyway. I get to Day 2 or 3 and that's it. The game will do nothing but crash after that. I've tried a different character on a different map, but it's the same thing. It works fine until it suddenly stops working entirely.

PS. I saw the question about blobs, but I don't have a clue, myself. You could try sneaking up at night and lobbing a Molotov cocktail on the pit itself, I suppose. With luck, that slime might be flammable.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Lost on March 17, 2013, 01:45:31 PM
There are more productive things you can do with a molotov. They're invaluable early on for taking out Hulks and Brutes, and in my recent entry in the Apocalypse Log, I demonstrated how effective they are in taking out Fungal Spires.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Lost on March 17, 2013, 02:50:13 PM
.....oh for fuck's sake.

The game crashed while I was saving. Everything I stored up has been erased, except for whatever was on my character. That includes the world I was spawned in. Going forward, this is going to be a bit strange continuing the Apocalypse Log, so to write around the huge crash issue, I'm going to have to get a little creative.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: KA101 on March 17, 2013, 05:50:22 PM
Presuming that if it's not yet "ripped" it's still airtight.

Hmm,... you were talking about a gas mask, but I wonder if that's the problem I had with my raincoat? I thought a raincoat would protect my character from acid rain, but that was definitely not the case! However, the raincoat was damaged. I don't remember how badly it was damaged, but it could have been "ripped." Was that my problem? Or don't raincoats ever protect from acid rain?

Oh, well, I can't play Cataclysm anyway. I get to Day 2 or 3 and that's it. The game will do nothing but crash after that. I've tried a different character on a different map, but it's the same thing. It works fine until it suddenly stops working entirely.

PS. I saw the question about blobs, but I don't have a clue, myself. You could try sneaking up at night and lobbing a Molotov cocktail on the pit itself, I suppose. With luck, that slime might be flammable.
I get the impression that "inside" is the only thing that protects from Acid Rain.  Raincoat protects from the morale effects of Rain & Drizzle.  (IMO, Trenchcoat/Lab Coat/Peacoat really ought to halve those, as they keep you somewhat dry too.  Probably a balance issue.)  Haven't yet used a molotov but am thinking that I'll trench around the triffid grove first.  No sense burning the entire forest if one doesn't need to do so.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: kenoxite on March 17, 2013, 06:11:11 PM
Only roofs protect you from acid, be it from a static structure or a vehicle.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: ComputerWarrior on March 17, 2013, 08:59:27 PM
@Lost & @WCG:
For !!SCIENCE!! methinks its necessary! As the town has a boat load of alcohol, molotovs are plentiful. Luckily I don't need 'em for hulks right now, because the entire town is clean (thanks for the advise, though, Lost.). But considering I have tried it now, it would probably be noteworthy to anybody dealing with blobs as well that molotovs are completely and utterly useless against slime. Whilst they can turn some of the slime into ashes, it'll take at least dozens of molotovs to take out the entire pit thing.

Weirdly enough, even before I did anything about it, the blobs just... ceased spawning. Guess they spawned out of the slime for a while and, during the two days my char was at least 20 map tiles away, depopulated. If it is indeed so, I probably wasted that cocktail.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Augur on March 18, 2013, 04:12:09 AM
(click to show/hide)

Okay. Well, I've always hated him and his movies and now he's decided to rear his ugly head at my safehouse the day that I finally find a wood axe and fell a tree to use to cook the pile of wolf meat that I have. We face off, spaghetti western style, and I draw the crossbow I made the night before and slam a bolt through his chest. Then I saunter up and critically one-hit him with my blood-stained crowbar +2 for massive damage with the guns that you get when you're running around chopping trees down and judo-chopping local fauna. And then the game crashes. Fuck.

I reload, and luckily I had only recently started playing again, so I still have my axe and everything. He shows up again, I critically strike him with the crossbow. Flop, crash.

Is there any way to manually take him out of the game, preferably without having to make a new world or character? I can certainly outrun him and lose him in the forest, and have done so before, but he's just become so frustratingly annoying because the only thing stopping me from killing him and dumping his body in his well-deserved sewage-filled grave is a bit of code that has his items all screwy: monster.cpp[629]: Type Actual Cannibal Shia LaBeouf has item_chance 40 but no items assigned!
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Lost on March 18, 2013, 06:19:49 AM
Wait, that's an actual thing?! I've never encountered him. Of course, he wouldn't stand a chance against my character. Does he dropped bugged items, or does the game just crash if you kill him?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Augur on March 18, 2013, 03:14:16 PM
It crashes, but doesn't make cataclysm have a "This program is not responding" popup appear. Everything just stops and I have to close the window.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: AseaHeru on March 18, 2013, 03:26:35 PM
I have set up camp in my evac shelter, killed some things then run a bit due to a necro. After killing it I notice many, many frogs and centipedes, kill them and butcher them. Now I am wondering, do fires burn down underground areas?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: gtaguy on March 18, 2013, 04:02:44 PM
He has no items assigned to spawn, should be simple to fix. And in fact i did when making a custom monster for my own modded version of cataclysm.

It was a new item dropped by dead humans: bones.

That somehow fixed it.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: AseaHeru on March 18, 2013, 04:04:21 PM
I found a bug (i think) where a field can act as a major swamp, with many, many swamp mobs. as this was right next to my base, and on day 1...
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: gtaguy on March 18, 2013, 04:24:18 PM
Have you had any swamps on map screen?

Also sometimes map tiles overwrite each other.

I once saw a house inside a house with a road going through it.

And I was like DAFAWQ?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: AseaHeru on March 18, 2013, 05:47:57 PM
on the other side of the town.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Lost on March 18, 2013, 06:51:33 PM
Random drops are kind of goofy at times. I killed a turret in a science lab, and it dropped almost 50 items!
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: ComputerWarrior on March 18, 2013, 07:51:07 PM
Random drops are kind of goofy at times. I killed a turret in a science lab, and it dropped almost 50 items!
Indeed, if one is lucky enough, there are usually enough components in those 50 items to make another three turrets. Hm, actually, perhaps I should start a turret-harvesting project now...
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Jack Slinger on March 18, 2013, 07:57:21 PM
Stockpiling in my farm, and gaining skills for my assaults on the nearby labs and military outposts. Also my flatbed is nearly upgraded do a more robust vehicle, more gas tanks and more boards for protection maybe a bed.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Vorpal2 on March 19, 2013, 02:13:12 AM
I've finally survived a whole "year" and am back to spring. The first year, I lived in a sewage plant, devoid of wildlife. Raiding the nearby town with bow and arrow, trying to get what food I could, boiling the water in the plant.

Eventually, I raided my first military outpost with an SKS to outrange the turrets, and walked out with ~1500 9mm rounds. They went to use clearing the local city, which was depopulated of zombies enough to let the triffids move in.

Abandoning that city, I began work on a bike, and learnt how to drive by shocker zombies, grab their corpses, chuck them in the bike, and butcher them for the lovely lovely CBMs back at home.

Now I am a god. I have finally left my home, in a 6T truck, packed full of CBMs, and a 2 jerrycans filling up with mutagen and purifier.

Of note, 1195 killed normal Zs, and about 500 specials.

I think I have won.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: ComputerWarrior on March 19, 2013, 09:30:02 AM
So started a new game as a material arts expert with the ultimate goal in mind being to kill an entire horde with just fists. Just for the lulz, I went ahead and killed the starting NPC who quickly equipped a Chemistry Textbook and fought for a glorious one turn before dying. Then I noted what she had...

A frigging ton of Adderall, Xanax, cocaine, marijuana, tramadol, Prozac, and some other drugs! Wait wah, haw? What was a female NPC doing with all these drugs?!

EDIT: Alright, that entire town was strange. There was at least one house that had a toilet almost half the size of the entire house, Cougars jumped over the glass walls of clothing stores back and forth, there are no first aid kits or bandages in the entire town (presumably, nobody ever got a cut or injured in the town.), and let us not forget that the karate technique I picked at the start turned into a frigging CHEAP LIGHTER while I was engaged in a fight with a Hulk!

And I was wondering why I was suddenly dealing damages less than 3 instead of the 10+ I dealt before. At least the cheap lighter came in use when lighting up the gasoline of the only gas station in town to die a quick death.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Lost on March 19, 2013, 04:16:40 PM
I killed a zombie cop, and he dropped three riot helmets. I can't imagine he was wearing them all at the same time!
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: The Darkling Wolf on March 19, 2013, 04:55:53 PM
He had them stacked on top of each other.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Morrigi on March 19, 2013, 05:43:43 PM
(click to show/hide)

Okay. Well, I've always hated him and his movies and now he's decided to rear his ugly head at my safehouse the day that I finally find a wood axe and fell a tree to use to cook the pile of wolf meat that I have. We face off, spaghetti western style, and I draw the crossbow I made the night before and slam a bolt through his chest. Then I saunter up and critically one-hit him with my blood-stained crowbar +2 for massive damage with the guns that you get when you're running around chopping trees down and judo-chopping local fauna. And then the game crashes. Fuck.

I reload, and luckily I had only recently started playing again, so I still have my axe and everything. He shows up again, I critically strike him with the crossbow. Flop, crash.

Is there any way to manually take him out of the game, preferably without having to make a new world or character? I can certainly outrun him and lose him in the forest, and have done so before, but he's just become so frustratingly annoying because the only thing stopping me from killing him and dumping his body in his well-deserved sewage-filled grave is a bit of code that has his items all screwy: monster.cpp[629]: Type Actual Cannibal Shia LaBeouf has item_chance 40 but no items assigned!


(click to show/hide)

Worked for me in CZS, just happened a few minutes ago.

Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Lost on March 19, 2013, 07:17:14 PM
So a stack of riot helmets would look roughly like this (http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/360/5/8/the_tower_of_hats_by_blockwave-d4kbhah.jpg)?



The time has come! INCREASE THE FLOCK!
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Reservoir on March 19, 2013, 07:19:43 PM
Buying that hat for 1.66 ref.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Caconym on March 19, 2013, 09:37:25 PM
Part 2 of my story so far any updates I make after this are as they happen.

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Part 1 is here. (http://www.cataclysmdda.com/smf/index.php?topic=19.msg5293#msg5293)
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: geldonyetich on March 20, 2013, 06:44:59 AM
I retired my karate guy because I decided karate is just a bit too powerful.  Get a set of chitin arm guards can you deflect nearly unlimited enemies, as long as you can keep it down to 2-3 of them at a time, although some foes will manage to sneak an attack past your blocks (mostly foes that grab, but hulks can do it too - I guess they're too powerful to block reliably).  So I started a new melee character on a 0.3 windows binary that LazyCat compiled.

For the most part, my new game was going fairly well, even though it seems meleeing with a kevlar vest on takes a very long time.  Then I made a critical mistake: I dropped a line of rags on the ground and lit them up to thin out a zombie advance without realizing this would cause a more potent fire than the "small" fires I normally use, and this fire could spread on dirt.  So I ended up spending a few rounds standing in fire myself without realizing it.  Despite having damaged my legs badly by standing in a fire, having that low of leg hit points meant my legs were now considered "broken."  Without any idea where a hospital could be found, it was actually sort of fortunate I was put out of my misery when a giant web spider found me.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Caconym on March 20, 2013, 12:50:49 PM
Today I find a quad bike and loads of vehicle parts, such as frames, large electric motors, solar panels etc I stuff the parts I can't carry myself into the quads trunk and drive to according to the radio I used to distract giant worms, FEMA camp 9120 the place I call home now. Before driving off I gather misc bits and pieces around town to work on building my own weapons and explosives. When I get home I build myself a flame thrower.

 I take my newly made flamethrower and a jerrycan and head into town on foot to load up on gasoline, after filling up I go on the hunt for zombies to reduce to ashes. In the process I burn down half the town laughing maniacally as I do so from now I shall refer to this town as 'Cindash' a portmanteau of cinder and ash some-what fitting I feel. I flee at sunrise and sleep for the day in the nearby Lab
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Sep on March 20, 2013, 03:37:30 PM
.. I burn down half the town laughing maniacally as I do so..

i bow to your mastery of the pilot light!
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Caconym on March 22, 2013, 07:20:20 PM
Running low on water best to make a trip to the river to the north east of the camp, I get on my quad bike and set off on the road stooping at a surprisingly quiet town on the way a place I now refer to as 'Ghost' I encountered no more than 5 zombies while looting the place, I set of again during the next night to the town right next the river thinking it might be a good place to stock up on other supplies.
 
 Theres a fine reason why I refer to this town as 'Hellholm' now I encountered loads of Hulk and brute zombies as well as find a hospital stuffed with zombies that burning it down seemed the best option, I load 6 jerrycans and several dozen bottles with river water to purify later and put them in the one of the trunks of the quadbike I run around looting places dozens upon dozens of zombies of all kinds are there I grab what I can load up the quad and execute adavanced tactic: R.S.L.G.
 
 I take a slightly different route home stopping at a farm on the way witch has a semi truck outside, I dismantle the semi and spend several days on upgrading my quadbike. I decide to take the 'Off Road' route back to the camp plough through trees and giant beehive which I stop and loot for honeycomb. I later make it back to the camp and begin unloading evything into the various crates around the camp I now have enough food and water to last me a rather long time. Weather is getting pretty cold out theres no need to be going out into at least not for a long time.

And this maybe the end of this character for me as I want to update to 0.3 and saves don't tend to be compatible.
Managed to last to winter for my first time ever.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: kenoxite on March 23, 2013, 08:33:14 PM
Got my last character to day 9 of spring. He's settled for good, so I might not come back to him for a while.

Here's his journey:
(http://img542.imageshack.us/img542/6572/catamap1.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/542/catamap1.jpg/)

He's a what I'd call a survivalist.
STR 10
DEX 12
INT 8
PER 8

Heavy Sleeper
Glass Jaw
Addictive personality
Trigger happy
Wool allergy
Truth teller

Dodge 2
Archery 2
Cooking 2
Construction 2
Survival 4
Traps 2
Tailoring 2
First aid 2
Swimming 2

Spawned in the middle of a swamp area. After building my nail board I escaped through the back door while the NPC was fighting giant mosquitoes. Swam my way to the city though the narrowest part of the river and started scavenging the houses in the periphery.

I settled provisionally in one of the most far away houses and proceeded to collect all the needed materials to build a shelter kit. A 30ft rope found in the sporting goods center was disassembled to provide the necessary strings and thread. Leather was obtained by cutting leather pants and jackets.

Finally I proceeded to explore the wilderness fully equipped to try to find a definitive shelter. Which I found. Probably the best located farm ever. The water isn't really needed, as the farm has a toilet, but it's a welcome addition. The mansion and FEMA camp provide a fix for the scavenging, combat and exploring itches.

With that said, this character is set for good. It could now die of old age if that was possible. Wolves and cougars provide and endless meat, pelt and sinew source. Water isn't a problem (toilet AND a river). And morale can be easily maintained when you have a roof over your head.  I also built a brazier, so I can boil water and cook without even having to go outside.

I might keep playing it later, but it's usually at this stage that the game becomes boring for me. There's no actual challenges other than the ones you create by forcing you into dangerous situations.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Goober on March 24, 2013, 05:00:43 AM
Found a ridiculous gun and 400 rounds for it in a lab in the middle of the woods.  It was guarded by 4 'R's who just happened to be looking the other way when I picked it up and loaded it.  Fzzt! Fzzt! reload Fzzt! Fzzt!.  end of combat.

So I stumbled across a menagerie of weird-ass creatures in glass cages in another lab.  We had ourselves a little tussle when a giant red 'E' got all uppity and started redecorating.  I then proceeded to convince him to be a '%'.

I love firing around corners.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Caconym on March 24, 2013, 06:26:10 PM
So character number 999999999 in v0.3 starts of to this
(http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/6509/nicestart.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/16/nicestart.jpg/)

I can already tell this is going to go great. ¬.¬
Aaaaaaand it crashes shortly afterwards so character #999999999 is a huge success
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Greiger on March 24, 2013, 08:11:24 PM
While flattening zombies in a town my "Killdozer MKII" (A flatbed truck with an extra layer of frames on the front to look like a bulldozer scoop) hit a bicycle.  I hit the bicycle from the east while going 70mph.

The Bicycle went west about 10 tiles, then SOUTHEAST about another 7 tiles, then NORTH 6 tiles, (nearly hitting my truck again) then North 15 tiles, and then it vanished from sight.

2 ingame minutes later (according to the log) I heard a series of crashes from the north.  It apperantly struck the house that was north of me from the WEST SIDE (but oddly did not harm the west exterior wall), plowed through internal walls, and finally came to a stop embedded in the southeast exterior wall.  The only part of the bike not totaled is the seat.

So... flatbed trucks are large scale railguns.  Except reaaaaaly inaccurate and dangerous to all involved.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Sep on March 26, 2013, 11:36:43 AM
I might keep playing it later, but it's usually at this stage that the game becomes boring for me. There's no actual challenges other than the ones you create by forcing you into dangerous situations.

that was a very nice game, ty!  it cool to see what you did with starting skills.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Freakin A Bonk on March 28, 2013, 11:47:20 PM
I played a schizophrenic parkour expert. I went to go get my shelter mate's doggy; When I went into town, I found the dog, and a park. Full of child zombies. Managed to get the dog to stop murdering the dead kids and fought them off myself. After I brought the idiot his dog, I went into town, looted a few houses on the outer edge, then headed along a road heading out of town. Among other things I found on my way, I found an ant pile and smashed some grubs, and tried to disarm a shotty trap. I got out with 48 R foot and 48 torso. A little ways up, I looted a farmhouse. It turned to night, and..... well, my shizo trait kicked in and I wandered through the dark, hallucinating about my mother. A wolf attacked and.... I killed it, having 8 torso points left. After wandering through the highway, I sprang for the shelter, hoping for a safe place to sleep. After I got a debug error, something about a "static NPC", I wandered up to a shelter, expecting to find my shelter mate and his puppy. Instead....

NOPE! FUNGALOID TESTA!

And that was the end of Urist Mcsurvivor.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Sirquote on March 31, 2013, 02:13:48 AM
(http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/6753/okaype.png) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/402/okaype.png/)

I guess I'm gonna have to throw shit at these to make an explosion, there's no way I'm turning back.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: AseaHeru on March 31, 2013, 04:26:41 AM
You can go around them. see the big gaps?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: BadSniper on March 31, 2013, 04:30:48 AM
I just had a run-in with Actual Cannibal Shia LaBeouf at my farm safehouse. I let him come up right next to me, and I promptly gave him a face-full of 12-gauge birdshot from my Remington 870.

My game froze for about 5 seconds, then everything went back to normal. No crashes, nothing particularly buggy, everything was just perfectly fine after I dealt with ACSL

(http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/6753/okaype.png) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/402/okaype.png/)
I can see a straight path clean through those mines...
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: gtaguy on March 31, 2013, 05:26:50 AM
Hmm, they may have fixed his no item drop crash.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Soa on March 31, 2013, 07:57:27 AM
So I start up a new character and fine tune him. I randomly generate the name "James Brown" (it's going to be a good play through).

I spawn, and before I'm able to take 2 steps out the door, a spider wants my face. I run back inside so the NPC can assist me, it's battle time. She runs at that spider with piss and vinegar and starts beating on it. I try to hide while throwing my pocket knife at the spider and missing every shot. I pick up a butcher knife and hit the spider, THREE DAMAGE yessss. Then it happens...

A debug message appears (I did NOT write it down... i'm sorry. I fucked up) and I skip it thinking I put debug mode on, on accident. Another message appears... Ok? I shift+~ again. Then BAM! The spider is dead, the NPC is fleeing and there is a fire engulfing the spider's corpse. I run around the fire as it immediately starts chewing through the benches with ease. As I run I see a bear, a deer and another spider coming in to help put out the fire... brave bastards. I now sit here 20 yards away staring at my shelter... The place which i'm safe, no matter what. It's on fire, and it does not intend to stop.

On a side note, ran into a smoker...? immediately when I entered any town. Found a wasp nest... discovered a wolf spider, a wolf and a jumping spider to murder me on the road. The last character immediately found military gear and a m203 grenade launcher WITH incendiary rounds. He was murdered shortly there after by zombies, a smoker, more zombies, a spider and I think a bear. Why does 0.4 hate me when I try to love it so much?

On another side note. The NPC was just killed by a cougar as he killed it... and a wolf... and another spider -.-  but I checked his body and he has the item "none". No description. I know it's been found, just letting the devs know it still pops up.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Sirquote on March 31, 2013, 11:14:22 AM
I can see a straight path clean through those mines...

You can go around them. see the big gaps?

Last time I even went close to touching the dirt mounds around the mines I blew up. I am not doing that again.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Flare on March 31, 2013, 11:18:10 AM
Killed my first smoker with a molotov. I didn't know they explode :O.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: gtaguy on March 31, 2013, 04:27:05 PM
Too bad Your Mother stands in the doorway and causes me to want to kill myself when I go through.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Miloch on March 31, 2013, 05:31:56 PM
I'm still on 0.3 and I just had to share this.  I'm doing ok.  I fixed up a motorcycle chassis and then found a car.  I have access to a gas station.  I have all the major skills down and I have a good amount of ammo for my 9mm pistol.  Somehow, I have no idea how exactly, I was exposed to some radiation.  This caused me to get the mutation, irradiated.  Things just kinda went from there.
I didn't have any purifiers to get rid of it.  And slowly over time it just got worse and worse till...
(http://i.imgur.com/EIiyAdY.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/QX5OabY.png)
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: gtaguy on March 31, 2013, 05:59:00 PM
You caught space aids!
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: AseaHeru on March 31, 2013, 09:39:18 PM
oh thats just mean.
hey, did you know?
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Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Sirquote on March 31, 2013, 09:50:46 PM
I'm still on 0.3 and I just had to share this.  I'm doing ok.  I fixed up a motorcycle chassis and then found a car.  I have access to a gas station.  I have all the major skills down and I have a good amount of ammo for my 9mm pistol.  Somehow, I have no idea how exactly, I was exposed to some radiation.  This caused me to get the mutation, irradiated.  Things just kinda went from there.
I didn't have any purifiers to get rid of it.  And slowly over time it just got worse and worse till...
(http://i.imgur.com/EIiyAdY.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/QX5OabY.png)

You are a walking horror my friend, I say turn npc's on and teach them a thing or to.

Now they will know why they fear the night.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: AseaHeru on March 31, 2013, 10:02:03 PM
I like that idea.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Flare on March 31, 2013, 10:11:13 PM
oh thats just mean.
hey, did you know?
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http://www.avert.org/hiv-causes-aids.htm
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Iosyn on March 31, 2013, 11:01:57 PM
well, that was... intresting.

Sebastian runs into a town, kills plenty of zeds. Colonizes a house on the outskirts, fills the area with beartraps and boards up the windows and doors.

He decides that making clothing, explosives and traps are his life's work. A backpack full of pipebombs later, he finds a car-- and his new calling. He shortens it by a third, removes some seats, adds some storage space and welds it all back together again-- adding spikes and spiked plating to the front-- and some spikes to the back. He also installs blades in the wheelhubs.

Day 5, town clearance project complete. Unfortunately it's by a river with 2 bridges that I haven't explored yet, and I need some goddamn binocs too.

Day 8. Prepared for the excursion. Who knows what could be beyond that bridge, but I'm taking no chances. Clothes fabricated and repaired, Gunstores looted-- created a coilgun and a simple flamethrower to guide me on my way. As the first bridge seems to be flooded Don't fancy trying to swim it, so I go for the oth-- you lose control![/b]

Luckily it wasn't actually on the bridge. some freaking moron decided to put shotgun traps and nailboards in the middle of the road-- and they're covered with zombie corpses I gunned down several days earlier. I've now lost two wheels-- front left, rear right. Also a headlight.
There's no garage in town.

Day 9. Seems I built that car to last-- it can run on only two wheels pretty well-- and none of the spikey bits were damaged, so let's go for a ride. Other side of the bridge is clear... for miles.
Managed to ram a tree and break a blade off. :(

Day 9.5-- Contact. Houses, at last. Still no sign of a garage though, so I pray I can balance on two wheels until I find some more. I content myself with mowing down everything in sight, until-- you fumble with the steering wheel-- and inadvertantly started to mow down the wall of a megastore. I manage to get to the middle of the store, until my speed is killed by the sheer amount of corpses and clothing racks I've mangled. A spike breaks off, as does one more blade. I still have two blades left and I plan to use them.
Unfortunately the car has other ideas-- and I can move over the display rack or fridges-- or whatever the hell they were fast enough to ram through another wall to escape.

I can see it now. Poor little Sebastian sitting in his comfy half-trashed car, surrounded by a pool of diced zeds as the last of them come for him. He sheds a tear, pulling looting the side storage for the endgame. He throws pipe bombs at the closest enemies, cursing as some fizzle out-- throwing molotovs as far as he can to try and erect a firewall against the horde. it's too much.
He drops his beloved modified Marlin and drags out the flamethrower before making a run for it, torching everything in his wake.

Unfortunately, the blade that broke off the deathmachine car earlier must have felt unloved-- As he was making his joyous exit from the megastore, he tripped over a a mangled display cabinet and somehow managed to sever his entire right leg. The zombies were trying to catch up, but they couldn't catch up before the fire.


So there we have it. the story of my longest-lived character, day 9.


Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: MassiveEffectz on April 03, 2013, 02:20:36 PM

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May i ask how you got your game to display that big? Adjusting the x,y values in the options still limits me and spews out text in front of text making it unreadable.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: bubbadoo14 on April 03, 2013, 02:38:27 PM
I have been playing the MGS mod and I had spawned into a large town with no zombies! I am living the life! I later ran over a survivor with my new flatbed truck because he didn't want to join my team. I now have a nice gun and some bionics to install! >:D
Also, The safehouse survivor decided to kick a bear, didn't work out to well.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Soyweiser on April 03, 2013, 07:54:12 PM
oh thats just mean.
hey, did you know?
(click to show/hide)

http://www.avert.org/hiv-causes-aids.htm

Flare hits Aseaheru with science. Ouch!!!
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: TaintedHolyWater on April 04, 2013, 05:13:12 AM
"It's super effective!"

Back on topic... I got ninja'd by a rabid house bear while suffering from withdrawls from 4-5 substances. That asshole spawned in my house and the only weapon i had was Molotov (never go anywhere without one... ever.)
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: AseaHeru on April 04, 2013, 05:00:28 PM
oh thats just mean.
hey, did you know?
(click to show/hide)

http://www.avert.org/hiv-causes-aids.htm

Flare hits Aseaheru with science. Ouch!!!
and half these things they say are bullshit.
(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Flare on April 05, 2013, 09:32:36 AM
AIDs discussion carried on here: http://www.cataclysmdda.com/smf/index.php?topic=712.0

I have finally cleared my starting town of most zeds, took about 12 days and a thousand arrows. A bit disconcerting at the end since I discovered that the town I was in is precisely the one where the portal to the netherworld erupted in my previous game. No sign of any flaming eyes in the corner of town where they came from, and they're not popping from the rock walls while I'm underground, but I plan on leaving as soon as possible. I had left the corner a relative haven of zeds, but due to the all the commotion in the borders around that area, I think I might have lured the rest of them out already.

I'm currently building a motorcycle at the opposite end of town in a bid to migrate away (and find a town with a freaking gas station for once). I aim to look for labs since I have the robust genetics trait and I seek to put it to good use.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Sirquote on April 05, 2013, 01:36:34 PM
New version, new game, static spawns.

Upon starting I was put right next to a swamp and river and thought that it was going to be a bad start, as soon as I left to explore a little town not far away I learned that luck is with me on this adventure.

First house had a lighter,backpack x2, rope and aspirin. Took it all back plus as much food as I could carry to the shelter to make a bow and get ready for another run, in a single afternoon I cleared the tiny village, pharmacy had plenty of medication as well as the garage having everything I need for construction plus a sweet 6.13L v8! woot.

Grabbed all essentials and packed it into a single house which I have declared my new home.

Things are looking good, I'll clear around the town completely to make sure I got every last zed and start work on a rocketbike, I still can't help but feel that with how easy my start in this world is that something bad is coming to make me think twice.

Let's hope not.

(http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/9229/startmt.png) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/197/startmt.png/)

Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: jumjummju on April 06, 2013, 03:07:55 AM
So I decided to drink myself into a stupor (as in, the entire bottle of Vodka) because I needed an empty bottle for a molotov. Somehow, my character skipped getting Alcohol Poisoning but was able to vomit up her internal organs to the point that she went from Full and Slaked to Nearly Starving and Extremely Parched. Apparently this turned her into a block of ice because she then started getting frostbite everywhere and freezing to death despite it being 57 degrees F and being bundled up, and it took her about 3 hours to get to the bedroom door. After drinking enough water to flood a city that she had stored in a cupboard, her speed so slow she couldn't drink fast enough to replenish her thirst, she then tried cooking some meat. While it normally took 5 minutes to cook some, now it took 8 hours, because I guess she just wanted it REALLY crispy.

Anyway, after eating that unsuccessfully, she then made her way to the river outside her farmhouse she was camping in. It took 12 hours to get to the river bank. After shedding all her clothes and equipment over the course of a few hours, she fell into the river hoping to drown herself to end the suffering. Somehow, despite moving as if she was cryogenically frozen, she was able to tread water. She was able to do that for about another day, before a wolf at the bank, which was moving at the speed of light to her, ripped her apart.

Total death count: a few zombies, a bunch of cougars and wolves, her liver, and any sense of realism. :P
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Protester on April 06, 2013, 06:47:19 AM
My poor little mechanic character just got back from a 2 hour march westwards-and back-in pure darkness. wielding only a plastic jerry-can and a sawn off shotgun with 6 shells, he bravely marched through  the forest and got to the farm on the other side. Luckily he was able to procure a jerry-can full of toilet water. Marching back he shotgunned a spider in the face and ran like hell. Currently he is chilling in the corner of the barn, thanking god for the 5 mp3 players he found alongside the hotplate he found back in town, 5 hours in walking distance southwards.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: HorrorNerd on April 06, 2013, 03:39:12 PM
During my latest playthrough I thought I had found Super dog.  From the start two npcs run from the shelter and begin attacking the dog. I load up with a spear and nail board  intent on taking those heartless beings out, but by the time I get outside, the dog had killed both guys.

when I finally get out, wolves are making their way toward me, the dog runs straight for the 3 wolves and takes them out. I decide I'll follow the dog he could be my protector.

He took out three z's before dying in a trap.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: JackieEstegado on April 06, 2013, 06:38:55 PM
the WORST thing happened to me 3 smoking zombies cornered me while  I was running from 2 city of zombies LITTERALY and with that there gone 4 bionics very good mutation a bunch of weapons because I never actually saved well shit happens
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: SealHunt on April 06, 2013, 10:35:17 PM
New version, new game, static spawns.

Upon starting I was put right next to a swamp and river and thought that it was going to be a bad start, as soon as I left to explore a little town not far away I learned that luck is with me on this adventure.

First house had a lighter,backpack x2, rope and aspirin. Took it all back plus as much food as I could carry to the shelter to make a bow and get ready for another run, in a single afternoon I cleared the tiny village, pharmacy had plenty of medication as well as the garage having everything I need for construction plus a sweet 6.13L v8! woot.

Grabbed all essentials and packed it into a single house which I have declared my new home.

Things are looking good, I'll clear around the town completely to make sure I got every last zed and start work on a rocketbike, I still can't help but feel that with how easy my start in this world is that something bad is coming to make me think twice.

Let's hope not.

(http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/9229/startmt.png) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/197/startmt.png/)
Hi, I'm new here and loving the game so far ^^ . How do you make a bow out of these items? Don't you need thread, or something like that?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Sirquote on April 07, 2013, 12:01:35 AM
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Hi, I'm new here and loving the game so far ^^ . How do you make a bow out of these items? Don't you need thread, or something like that?
- For bow construction you need archery and survival skill at 1, you also need STR 10 in order to use it.
- To craft the bow you need 6 feet of string and a heavy stick.
- String can be found or cut from rope using a knife (use the dismantle key), if you are having a hard time finding string/rope you can always disarm a crossbow trap in order to get a starter ranged weapon (at the risk of getting shot by the trap of course)

Good luck to you.


Update on my game:

Was going very well when I decided to loot a nearby town for fuel, books and weapons. I killed dozens in mototov hellfire before realizing that it was getting dark, so I decided to take camp in a house on the edge of town. I have the inconpicuous trait and have had no trouble sleeping in the city before, but not this time. 

I don't know what happened I just slept and it instantly said game over showing nothing near me, oh well, at least I left all my goodies at the township awaiting my next adventurer.

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Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: jumjummju on April 07, 2013, 12:11:17 AM
After some manual editing in the text file, I decided to make an uber character for the hells of it with 50 points. I then modeled him after Jason Brody, and decided to live in the woods.

After making a cabin my home I am currently able to live off of the toilet water and eat nothing but bones and I still have a surplus of pretty much everything. Especially since the trench 'round my cabin seems to actively attract rabbits to it, I hardly have to do anything at all aside from cook the 3 full tiles of meat and 1 1/2 tiles of bones to nom. #realism
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: SealHunt on April 07, 2013, 01:10:42 PM
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Hi, I'm new here and loving the game so far ^^ . How do you make a bow out of these items? Don't you need thread, or something like that?
- For bow construction you need archery and survival skill at 1, you also need STR 10 in order to use it.
- To craft the bow you need 6 feet of string and a heavy stick.
- String can be found or cut from rope using a knife (use the dismantle key), if you are having a hard time finding string/rope you can always disarm a crossbow trap in order to get a starter ranged weapon (at the risk of getting shot by the trap of course)

Good luck to you.

Thanks a lot, I didn't know about being able to cut rope into strings.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: eternalflame on April 07, 2013, 01:44:24 PM
My experiments indicate that driving when drunk is a bad idea. So far my current character has managed to crash a car into two houses, the car broke down the second time. I have managed to destroy wheels of two motorcycles in traps. And I drove a beetle off a bridge recently.

Furthermore, I have been unable to find any labs or military bunkers. My expeditions out of the three towns I have discovered resulted in many farms, some cabins and sewage treatment plants, a mansion, a FEMA camp and a toxic waste dump being found. At least I found some bionics in the plants.

In happier news, the first town has been mostly cleared of zombies. Liberal application of kicks to the face seem like an effective solution, even if I have to risk Z bites to do so. I have stockpiled much first aid and antibiotics though, so I will manage. Currently, Taekwondo mistress Ella Parker has melee skill of 12, unarmed skill of 11 and dodge skill of 5. I can take on groups of zombies on a wide open street, stand my ground and prevail. My low encumbrance -- 1 total for torso and no other penalties -- certainly helps. Might actually have to get more dodge penalty to train up my dodge properly.

I found some bionics, though I failed to install the integrated toolset. Though I have some nice toys, they are not very useful yet as I cannot power them. My most pressing concern is to find batteries to fuel cleaning water and cooking meat.

I might also attempt some construction. Whether it be a stationary base or a monster vehicle -- or both.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Mr. Epic Cheese Man on April 07, 2013, 06:53:22 PM
YOU: Ah, a great new game to play in!
*Walks through forest to town*
YOU: Hey, look! A hardware store, that'll have some good tools in there!
*Comes out after a thorough investigation*
YOU: Well, lots of tools and weapons for a good start le-
*Shocker zombie electrocutes*
Ah! WTF?!
*Hulk zombie appears and hits you 10 tiles to the NW*
My legs! My legs are BROKEN!
*Millions of child zombies eat your arms*
SOMEONE, HELP!!!
*Turret decides you are a bigger threat and shoots you*

*Plays LCS*
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: SealHunt on April 08, 2013, 03:59:28 AM
After being driven away from his shelter by malicious turrets on day one, Jet Kudo Chan (don't ask) decided to set my base of operations in a northern part of the town outskirts. Luck has been with me and Jet, the apprentice of the way of Judo, has been able to find all the basic equipment necessary to survive (Painkillers, food, good clothing, frying pan, enough string to make a hammer and a shovel + books). I even managed to get into a military surplus AND a sporting goods store relatively uncontested. On the 2nd night it the Lightning Storm came. Jet decided to cook some of the food butchered from wrestled wolves, cook some toilet water (ewwww), and maybe read a book.

To his great surprise the fire didn't die out as it used to do. In fact, the fire starting consuming the house. Filled with fear and adrenaline our protagonist completely lost his head, and left all the supplies behind. After just a couple minutes the fire consumed the whole building and started spreading out to a building right next to it.

As I am writing this, there's nothing left of neither building, and the fire still roars in the place where the first building was. Jet is shitting bricks, because he has absolutely nothing but a pan and some basic clothing.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: eternalflame on April 08, 2013, 08:55:43 PM
Poor Ella Parker has been laid to rest in a backed up save directory. As it turns out, classic zombies are incredibly boring and harmless.

Her successor Mariah Baker has had a much bumpier ride. The greatest problem is not finding a copy of "Sew What? Clothing!". Getting my storage items destroyed is not cool and neither is wasting precious experience on a skill below its book cap. On the other hand, +3 encumbrance for carrying a too large volume is deadly when nasties are around. Though like a proper hypocrite she is, Mariah keeps installing bionics despite low electronics skill. Sadly, those are not easy to transfer out of massive laboratories. I made my very own water purifier too. Far more power -- and input -- efficient than cooking the water. I have stockpiled non-perishable food for weeks. And wolves deliver new meat all the time.

"Kick it in the face till it stops moving" is still a viable solution to the far too energetic dead.

I have been to three laboratories so far. The first time, I did not have any ability to use computers and had to leave all those lovely bionics behind.
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on the second floor made me switch gears to "GTFO". The second laboratory was conducting similar experiments but had far more contained test subjects. Still no computer skill but I managed to find a book explaining the basics. I returned to my primary base of operations in the nearby town and went from total computer noob to 1337 |-|4x0rZ level of ability. The third laboratory was a yet another case of boring. I took out my frustrations on the local scientists' choice of research by killing them again. Too few people value experimental high tech weapons and bionics around these parts. I picked up some basic stuff though, so kinda a bonus.

I recently got too greedy playing the mutation slot machine and had to purify myself completely to restore my character to a long term viable state. Time to acquire a new set of nice mutations.

Does anybody have tips for dealing with those wandering smoke clouds in towns? Are there any plans to prevent cooking rotten meat to make it fresh again?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Goober on April 12, 2013, 03:20:33 AM
I am no longer welcome to shop in the Megastore ... all the customers and cashiers are here to personally inform me of the decision.

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Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Goober on April 12, 2013, 03:39:45 AM
Does anybody have tips for dealing with those wandering smoke clouds in towns?

In the approximal radial center there is a smoker zombie.  Run over him from within a vehicle or hit the general area with a molotov cocktail.  Lure him to a row of spike pits or over lava.  Put on a gas mask, make a few zombie pheromones, and have a party on him with your new friends.  Get infrared vision and target his red '?' with a bow and arrow, wood spear, or gunfire.  Mininuke his ass ...

Or some combination of the above ....
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Fast Zombie on April 12, 2013, 01:17:51 PM
So I just found
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I think I won.

And then, as I typed this, I learned of a new bug ... Dont save while wielding artifacts :(

The rage is over 9000 right now.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Caconym on April 12, 2013, 08:41:57 PM
First part of my 0.4 character's story.



Elijah Bennett


As a kid I always had a love for science always top of my class at all science subjects especially Physics and Chemistry Biology was always my weaker science subject but even then I was far better than most no matter what school I was in, always thought science would help make a better world. I had just landed a job at a top Research and Development Lab in the Bionics Department, always was interested in using technology to enhance life it was my dream job. Only 1 week into the job we were making great progress  on a prototype teleportation bionic for military uses it was a joint effort between the bionics department of the lab I was working in and a lab located in Japan that was making great progress in ‘Point to Point Matter Transfer’ better known as teleportation. Suddenly IT happened, the Cataclysm as I like to call it everything just went to hell that day turns out about a week before I started there was a leakage of some substance the genetics department known only as ‘XE037’ and it somehow got into water treatment facilities and able to avoid being removed at the facilities it ended up infecting the water supply, this stuff is apparently capable of reviving a dead body creating what is essentially a ‘Zombie’ that you see in horror films but it also has ‘post mortem mutagenic effects’ causing the ‘Zombie’ to change to become something worse than a walking corpse that wants to kill everything there was an outbreak of these zombies  reported in many towns.

 People were being advised to head to their nearest Evac Shelter and wait for help to arrive, me and bunch of other scientists decided to follow the advice we fled L3, my department, without issue L2 was another story, L2 was the genetic department which was undergoing its own zombie outbreak I was the only one who survived due to being faster than everyone else, I escaped L2 unharmed and L1 was pretty much an entrance there was no one there, as I exit I swipe my single-use ID card in the scanner to shut the doors behind me to block of the zombies, no way they could tear through concrete walls and metal doors. I make it to the Evac Shelter and wait around for a couple days for other survivors and help to show, nobody showed up. Help seemed like it was never going to come, faced with death by starvation or dehydration I decide to set out and gather some supplies to survive, I go out and pick a large heavy stick and use my pocket knife to carve a point into it making a rather primitive spear, not much of a weapon but it will have to do. I head out at 7 Am to the nearby town which I now call ‘Dawn’ it’s a new dawn on a new world, figure it would be kinda appropriate.

 En route to Dawn I find some supplies surrounded by traps, I carefully disarm a crossbow trap, I still set it off, and that is why I didn’t go for a shotgun trap didn’t want to get my limbs blown off. The crossbow trap is dismantled and I got a useable crossbow and some steel bolts for it to fire. Although the town is directly east of the shelter I approach from the south seems like a quieter part of town, I find a bunch of crates with a warning label stating that it contains explosives, I got nothing to open the crate with and don’t want to risk smashing it and setting off the explosives I continue on into town noting the location of the crates. I fight my way to a gun store, figuring if I am going to survive I am going to need to learn how to use guns, conveniently a zombie I killed dropped a H&K MP5 but no ammo for, gun store probably has some 9mm is supposed to be a pretty common bullet type.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Nighthawk on April 13, 2013, 12:09:36 AM
It's been raining/thunderstorming/lightningstorming for the last two days. Getting a little annoyed at having to read, boil water, cook food, read, boil water, cook food... ugh.
Also, I've had influenza the entire time.

Why does the game hate me.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Flare on April 13, 2013, 12:16:01 AM
Chug those vitamins, all of it at once to prevent the flu. Also raincoats.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Nighthawk on April 13, 2013, 12:48:17 AM
I died. Went out after it stopped raining, tried to raid a gun store, ended up using all of my ammo trying to take out enemies only to have an even larger horde come at me. Ran, got to a 1x1 opening, but there were too dang many of them. Also, didn't help that a damn wolf spider bit me and lowered my strength ANOTHER 2 points, making it a whopping THREE.

Chugged a ton of cocaine to try and speed up, but the pain modifiers were counteracting it too much. Stupid cougar was on my tail as well.

Damn wildlife is a bigger threat than the zombies are.

R.I.P. Oscar Green.
At least he died in a really good mood. Thanks, cocaine.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: DeepEnd on April 13, 2013, 11:42:12 AM
Enter brave new world.
Look at worldmap - HOREYSHEET - shelter is RIGHT next to suburb area of huge town. Am I already dead?
Peek outside, see few residential houses immediately... No zombies. PHEW.
Make nailboard. Go look around.
First day I strip-scavenge 8 houses - NO ZOMBIES SEEN. Holy hells.
Day 1 turns to dusk. I have shelter full of water, food, all kinds of clothes including full rain/hazard set, many tools, few books.
Day 2 dawns. Spiders have been spotted near shelter. Sneak in, burn their huge nets... Just to realize Im getting really hot. ARGH. Pain full, superhot. Well, the spideys are mostly gone, I limp to shelter to patch myself up. Nothing major, just lots of pain ... and no pain medicines. Wait it out, no trouble from water or food now, can afford to throw time away. In evening sneak to raid some more houses... Find a gun, find heroin and TADAA JACKPOT find 60 doses of marijuana from one basement... And still no zombies seen! - End the day by reading books by campfire.
Day 3 dawns - Craft a bow and arrows. Go deeper into town, stop heaving most stuff back to base and concentrate on finding medicines and booze. Finally find some codeine and tramadol. Also run into house infested with black widows... yuck. Get bitten, first real risk situation so far. Limp back to base to patch up ... then go back and BURN THAT HOUSE DOWN. (quick peek to make sure I wont destroy anything meaningful in the process). Great success! While dancing around the bonfire see first zombies - horde is here! Alert! ... O wait. Its _one_ zombie. I have raided halfway to town and this is first Zed i see and its alone. I dispatch it with my bow and ... Oh. It carried Mossberg shotgun. Not bad. Toss in few caffeine pills to shove off the tiredness - I will celebrate this awesome peaceful start now and it requires some more effort. 

Day 3 ends in reading about computers by the campfire, then making big hot fruit pie, sip some coffee & root beer with it, listen to mp3-player and smoke ALOT OF marijuana. This does not feel like apocalypse. This is funocalypse!
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Sirian on April 13, 2013, 03:06:31 PM
So, I caught the flu, and decided to stay in my shelter until it gets better. I was running out of things to do, when I remembered that I still hadn't chopped up the logs from the tree I fell early on.
So I start doing that, and I notice a wolf spider nearby. To be on the safe side, I decide to go and kill it before it jumps on me mid-crafting.

Remember I had the flu, so I had to get real close because my strength was too low (6) to wield my bow properly.
But as it happens, I got too close too fast, and the spider was now right next to me, and I was poisoned.
Oops, well I think it's no biggie, I'll just kill it... except now my strength is at 4. I can't even use my bow, and the spider seems to have the upper hand in melee combat -I haven't trained that and I have the flu+poison+pain debuffs.

So I start running back to my shelter, thinking that maybe I can get back enough strength with dayquil. I make it, but I only get to 5 strength even with dayquil, and I can only fire on my own tile. I start to panic, run around trying to trap the spider outside, but obviously it doesn't work. Then I remember that I have a bunch of unused guns on a counter somewhere, so I run for that, and just as I get there, I remember :

Oh yea I have a finger-mounted laser and 10 power.

Quote
Fzzt!
Headshot ! You hit the wolf spider for 50 damage.
It dies !

And that's how I just survived my own stupidity.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Nighthawk on April 13, 2013, 11:31:55 PM
Well. Crater with a ton of dead soldiers. Grabbed army pants and utility vest, then took off for the town. Karate'd some wasps to death, walked into the house they were living in, and stumbled upon a power armor helmet.

Huh. Pretty rich civilians, huh.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: KA101 on April 13, 2013, 11:56:21 PM
Yeah, Wasp'd houses seem to have better/more science-y gear than ordinary houses.  I put it down to mad-scientist or some military experiment gone wrong.

Re crater: So far as I can tell the important difference is that a Crash Site is cyan # like this and a Mini-Crater is grey # like this.

(It's important to know the difference: mini-craters are guaranteed radioactive, so far as I know.  Crash Sites aren't.)
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Bananabread on April 14, 2013, 01:16:40 AM
The preilous adventure of Bo Burdam, my second character, started out quite in a surprise as wolves raided the shelter so bad that almost immediately it was rendered obsolete for, y'know, sheltering. Regardless, I took a dog quest from the NPC and headed outwards to town with no intention of saving said dog. Right away my route lead me to some military corpses, loaded with bags, food, and ID cards! Had to smash a window to get into a house, but no zombies seemed to be all too interested in it. I was beginning to think I was safe for then...

Heading over to the pharmacy, I came across my first SOMBEH and with it came a horde as I fiercely scavenged for absolute gold mines of food and medical supplies. The zombies were so aggressive that I couldn't even force them through one square, requiring me to consantly move back. However, I took next to no damage from it and was beginning to feel much better. Deeper into town Bo went towards a sports goods store. Once again I would up unsettling the horde, much more than last time, and found next to nothing useful within the store itself. It took quite a few hits on me to actually break out of the department store, and then the kid zombies came... I was much faster than them, but my attention lead me astray and I wound up running/attacking full force into a zombie that my torso wound up badly damaged. Time to get the hell out.

I fled back to the shelter, not remembering how badly the wolves had absolutely wrecked it. Fortunately, the NPC was still alive and stomped my pursuers like he did those wolves (and was actually still fighting the wolves when I came back, time stops in non-occupied regions I suppose). Now there's little point in staying around with a zombie ifested town and a decimated bunker, so my journey takes me West. Along the way, there's some bear traps surrounding and interesting corpse. Bo, being a perception freak, works his way past them and comes across a mutagen and cleanser. I drink the mutagen and gain upgrades to two previous perks: Increased speed but also increased nausea. Since it's impossible to tell how bad a defect is until you play with it, I didn't take the risk and drank the clenase... Which cleansed the nausea but didn't remove the speed! Awesome! Now I think I can even outrun wolves!

Checking the map for possible leads, I see to the North a sewage plant and a Parking Lot. Along the road though is a dangerously close pack of fungal zombies, and of course they see me. They're really not a threat so long as I can run, even if more of them are way beyond the group. Coming up to the sewage plant there doesn't appear to be any leakage, but I look ahead to make sure. Low and behold, what do I find? A 100% functioning car in the parking lot. That's amazing for just two playthroughs, no?

With reckless abandon I jump into the vehicle and find I can drive it. I do a bit forward before turning and discovering how hilarious ASCII graphics are at rotating! Then is my vendetta time. Those fungaloids were gonna pay! I drove straight over the shroomy bastards, though quickly decided that I'd be better not wrecking my car through bushes. Going backwards though was a bit more than it would appear... Since I wasn't stopping forward, I decided to turn around and hope to get back on the road.

I don't know if I just didn't recognize what I was doing or was jsut too enthralled by it... But my car went headfirst into the sewage treatment plant. Straight through the wall and half buried inside, I found myself unable to move as my chat log blew up with stuff. I tried every which direction, bashing, un-using, but none of it seemed to actually move the character even though it said I lost control of the vehicle. I was actually able to back the car up one square before it just stopped entirely. To my left was dangerous toxic waste, in back were fungal zombies chewing through the car. I awaited them, but once they came, I couldn't even fight back because I was "bound" to the car I guess. Thus ended the intrepidous and lucky life of Bo Burdam, but it was such a fantastic 30 minutes or so!
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: jumjummju on April 14, 2013, 01:53:11 AM
And so begins the adventures of Jonathan Grimm! A younger guy that doesn't have any useful skills seeing as he never paid attention in school or had many hobbies, but who is a bright person nonetheless, and also is somewhat athletic.
   The cataclysm hit when he was on his way to his first day of working as a mechanic, so he still had his mechanical supplies.

Day 1:

After emerging from the shelter for the first time in what must've been weeks, the bright sunlight hurt my eyes. I had run out of food, and despite the monitor inside reminding me to stay inside for fear of nuclear fallout, I had to venture out. Perhaps I'd find survivors?

After following the road to the nearest town, I reached the outskirts when I saw what appeared to be a person coming towards me. It wasn't until I realised that it was missing its lower jaw and screaming like a bat outta hell that it wasn't a human anymore. Seeing as there were supplies I needed in the town, and that it was hardly alive to begin with, I pulled out my wrench and got into a fight with it.

It got off a few good hits on my left arm and leg, but I was otherwise fine. The undead had a bottle of aspirin on it, and I, at that time, just noticed that there were bear traps all over the road, with what appeared to be a druggie's stash in the center. Well, no cops to tell me what I can't smoke now.

As I tried to delve deeper into the city, I was quickly evicted from it by the previous residents of the town, all before I could even reach the first house. It seems these undead folk are pretty territorial.

Running away wasn't easy, some dogs with half their flesh falling off nibbled at my heels until I beat one with a wrench and the other ran all-too-enthusiastically over a bear trap, but luckily all the other undead freaks chasing after me weren't exactly track runners, and I was able to leave them in the dust.

One of the zombies followed me a disturbing distance away from town, and after getting into a tussle with it (and finding a flashlight and some antibiotics on it, to boot) I kept on runnin', hoping to find someplace to stay that has food and water. A bunker I crossed would've been the ideal candidate if not for being locked up tight.

I didn't get too far from the base when I was set upon by a pack of wild wolves. It seems that everything in this friggin' world wants me dead at the moment.

After running from the wolves I blindly ran right into a bunch of mosquitos the size of my head. Bugs like those are annoying when they're normal sized, and these were much bigger than normal.

After flailing about with my wrench for a few minutes, I was eventually stung to death when one of the buggers pierced me in the heart with their oversized stingers. Got 4 of the sons of guns, though.

Started: 7AM. Died: 9AM. That went well.

A bit off topic: If I were to make a fanfic of this game (out of boredom), that wasn't a character I made and RP'd with and was just purely literary instead, where would I put it? I'm thinking of perhaps writing one. (A bit more seriously than this, anyway, seeing as this was quite full of fail)
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: dsiOne on April 14, 2013, 03:58:40 AM
After a great couple of military surplus stores and a basement, I have a fully stocked fridge (20+ canned food, 10+ MRE, 10+ clean water, various other food/drink), a nice sized library, and plenty of crafting supplies while hunting on the way there and back. My home is at the end of a street next to a hospital, yet to be fully cleared or searched (but provides great butchery practice). Past the end of the street there are landmines that I cannot see (a lesson that cost a few tramadol, first aid, and hard arm guards), and to the south there is a well trapped area that I can see, which has so far saved me from a couple of brutes.

I've just found binoculars as well, it is now time to explore! But not after reading up on mechanics and survival skills... then I'll pack up some rations and head out with my trusty javelins, teleporter, and nail gun.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Benedict on April 14, 2013, 04:13:25 AM
Considering building a deathmobile, but kinda cba, since I have a more-than-adequately destructive spikemobile with two V6 engines and 4 wide wheels...

Maybe I'll focus on CBMing and lab raiding instead.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Freakin A Bonk on April 14, 2013, 06:16:11 AM
Had quite an adventure recently, and did probably my best character ever.

Started normally, ran out of the Evac shelter into the nearest city. Right near the road in, there was a gun shop. After attracting a sizable horde of zombies (classic ones only, because I'm a wuss), went into the shop, grabbed a Mossberg, and started blowing heads off left and right.

 I had tons of 00-Shot, and cleaned out half the town just looking for bandages. Found a gas station, and brought some "Friends" in. Looted the place while they broke in, then spattered the inside with moar blood and guts. I quickly found out that ammo flies as you're rampaging, and had run out of ammo.
 
 When I ran back to the gun store, I found out I had taken all the shotgun ammo, so I was forced to abandon my faithful friend in favor of a marlin. Grabbed that, all the ammo for it, and an SKS for a spare, and looted the rest of the city.

 I looted EVERYTHING that was useful, and I'm pretty sure I only left 25-50 zombies alive. I ran out of town in search of food and drink around 5:00 PM, and an hour later I found a mansion. Found absolutely nothing. This.... this is where everything goes downhill. I came across ANOTHER horde, and I was in bad shape, so I ran and ran and ran. And then I found a bear. Guess who won?

Me. And then a wolf found me and murdered me. I HATE wolves. Hate 'em.

And that's my wall of text. :P

Also, I got a debug message that said "Stopping out of map vehicle". Wat.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: WhiteSamurai on April 14, 2013, 08:04:29 AM
Well i think i'll start to cataloge my more prosperous characters in this location,

I tend to be the most hard core charge into the fray and pull the guts of the zombies out type of guy, and normaly manage it out pretty well, so i feel like sharing the character i spent 3 hours today fighting against the zombies, in which this man was my 10th most incredible soldier yet, i slew nearly 600 zombies though up close and personal tactics only, the drunk insain fighter, as for my greatest character, he has yet to fall, and has seen the purification of nearly 50 towns, and has challenged military bases and survivor outpost locations, cleared 5 fungaloid spires and has killed over 3000 zombies alone, he is on the 2.0 patch and i use a separate file for him to maintain him
[He is what i play when i lose a really great character and want to just experience the game without caution]
i call him The Wanderer, and he is on day 731, but the part i love the most is, he is a unarmed fighter without a style XD and has never used a weapon,  >:3 . 

now then, for todays hero, Zululululu.


Zululu started out very rough, after wrestling with a zombie hulk that smashed through the doors, zululu teamed up with garcia rio to take out a pack of 7 wolves and finaly, after being heavily maimed, went on to bash garcia's head in with a 2x4 after she shot him with her shotgun. Zululu searched her body to find she had 2 cbm modifications on her, a nerve dulling unit and a torso alloy armor cbm, after picking a poppy flower to rest his pain off, he smoked a cigar and took his knife and proceeded to slice into his neck to install his nerve dulling unit, afterwards he removed a good portion of the flesh on his torso and bonded himself into the alloy armor unit, both of which went off without a hitch.
[Time: 11:35]
(((**Now proceeding to Zululu active log**)))
[Time: 2:25]
Tsk, i feel so terrible.... (mood swing -175) but.. but.. i guess i will head out west to see what i can find across this highway..

[Time: 2:45]
Oh.. great, there seems to be a sewage dump ahead... i think ill go arou- is that a bear? no problem.. wait.. is that a zombie hulk.... erm well its not impos- is that a dog..... SEWAGE DUMP IT IS!
(((**Now proceeding to WhiteSamurai meta log**)))

After running into the toxic dump, zulu engages the zombie hulk with a 2x4, both of his arms are broken and looses two teeth but is able to bring the beast down, however, Zululu has absorbed to much of the toxic sludge and has sprouted horns, rough skin, incredible intelligence, and chinton armor, there were two other traits that Zulu would gain, after he emerged from the cespool, he notices that he is emitting a slight radiation.
[Time: 4:50]

Zululu is extremelly weakended from the heavy radiation, and as he limped back to his fall-out shelter, he glances to his right hand, and notices that the flesh is slowly melting away, he realizes with terror that he is disintegrating. Realizing that his time is limited and that he is a very speedy healer, so as he travels he picks and inhails the fregrance of the mutated poppies as he travels, and negates the affects of his condition, and finds that his body's production of radiation usefull as he begins to find his disintegration condition being contained by a new development from within as his body begins to convert the radioactice waves into flesh and begins to realize that he may have reached an equalibrium between his very precarious situation and proceeds to a location on the map that shows a survivors settlement, however once he reaches the settlement, it becomes obvious that those who once lived there have long since turned, and encounters an entire platoon of zombie soldiers. Zululu buckles down at the chain gate enterence of the facility and begins to bash the soldiers one by one, soon 5 zombie soldiers lay at his feet, then 10, and by the time Zululu has finished, 23 zombie soldiers have fallen infront of him. Zululu takes his time to study all the materials around him and choses a lazer rifle, two millitary rucksacks, and 50 fusion cells for his new-found weapon. suddenly, a zombie scientist comes from behind and bites deep into Zululu's neck, to which he is sent flying into a daze and thrown into a tree, and with a bonk from Zululu's old 2x4, the zombie scientist's head provides a nice red color to a nearby tree.

Zululul, now with his regeneration, desintergration, heavy radiation, and radiogenesis, has found he has almost no energy left within him, as his very survival is based off the destruction of his cells, and the irradiation of his body burning away at his very being, only to be reformed again from the very internal fire of his radiation and his cells ability to rebuild themselves faster then they melt away, Zululu has lost all sense of existance as he has lost the ability to sense pain (100 pain .-. ) and has begun to struggle with the souls of his dead family (guess who got skitzo?). In his madness, Zululu took to his machete and his Lazer rifle to the nearest town, and spent 4 hours killing nearly 150 zombies, including a Hulk and several zombie masters.

The next few days surrounded Zululu writhing in pain and madness in a Science lab after he blew the door in with a C4 explosive.

on his fourth day, he finally came to some far stretch of sainity (guess whose skitzo is gone?) and proceeds down below and begins to search around. to his amazement, he finds himself inside a massive cloning room filled with over two dozon limbs of different origins and types, and he is ENTRALLED ( >:3 GUESS WHOSE A GENETICALLY RICH CANABLE?) Zululu spends the next day Feasting and developing such a wide varriety of different abilities and traits, to which his cells have stopped desintergrating and his flesh has stopped emitting radiation, but has grown a tail and a the most exotic variety of different traits and disabilities.

Zululu then stumbles into a room filled with over a dozon CBM's, and after taking a rest for a day to finally recover his long lost stability, and has leveled out his pains and suffering. Zululu then uses his electro hack to break into the CBM holding stations and piles them into the center of the room and sits down to smoke a series of different drugs and stimulants and spends the next 10 minutes to successfully install 23 modifications, of which only 3 failed, and only caused pain and did not interfier with his other installations.

Zululu unfortunatly decided to face his demons once again (DANG IT ALL SKITZO) and went above ground, and decided that it would be fun to charge with his sledgehammer straight in Banzai style into a military compound. Zululu charged valiently into the fray, and quickly dispatched two zombie soldiers and 4 turrents, finding himself very weak and vonerable, he deploys his tent and takes a rest after deploying his own turrents around his possition.

Suddenly in the middle of the night, he is awoken by a sharp pain coming from both of his legs, he awakens to find two bears, a hulk, and 5 zombie soldiers surrounding him (WTF game....). Zululu grabs his lazer riffle and shoots the hulk 8 times but doesnt fall, but niether does Zululu as he grabes his machete and proceeds to take the head from the zombie hulk and one of the bears. *Crunch* one of the bears has broken Zululu's left leg but is quickly dispatched by Zululu's cold blade. Now Zululu begins a small tactical retreat and strike skirmish with the zombie soldiers, one, three down, now 4, and finally 5. A sigh of relief comes from the core of Zululu's being, and snacks on his last mutated arm from his trip down below, and develops a set of talons. Zululu knows that he is gravely injured however, he is suffering from an infected bite wound and is bleeding all over, not to mention both of his arms and one of his legs are broken, Zululu bandages up his wounds and drinks himself to sleep.

[Day: 9 _ Time: 8:35AM] Zululu awakes still very wounded, and coughing as he had caught the cold, he packs his base up and moves on. But luck has never been on his side, after fighting off a pack of 12 wolves, Zululu finds himself in the middle of no where as a Acid Rain fall proceeds to melt his clothes off of his body and burns his flesh away. after nearly an hour of constand first aid and bandages and regeneration and pain suppression, the Acid rain finally stops, and Zululu is out of medical supplies and is very low on health. ** puf puf puf puf puf puf puf* Zululu had just traveled into a Fungle spires domain, and was in no shape or supply to challenge its reign over the region, but Zululu skoffed and stated "ALL RIGHT YOU DEMON COME AT ME, IM HERE, PREPARE TO TASTE MY BLADE" and charges straight at the spire before its spores took root and cuts his way into the spire and takes it out from within. Although he feels different and strange, Zululu cast the thought aside as symptoms from his cold and went on after he cleared the area of spores.
 (Do not ask me how i managed, i was trying to kill him off by this point XD)
After an hour, Zululu begins to feel a pain within his chest, he begins to wrench and roar with pain as he spews forth a near unending source of spores from his being, from every source, from his skin and his blood and his being.
(I kid not, he just kept throwing up more and more and more spores =.= and do note that i had like 30 health on my head and torso, my limbs were all broken)
Zululu proceeded to cut down Fungaloids left and right as he spewed forth new numbers, two for each he would cut down, an endless fight, he throws 3 C4 units and 2 granades into the hordes of Fungaloids, but they continued to come. Soon, Zululu came to realize that he could never hope to suceed in his defence against the hord and somberly reaches into his backpack, and pulls out his final stand weapon. He pulls out a mini nuke, and primes the detonator, then places it back into his bag, takes a smoke from a cigar and drank a half of his bottle of Wiskey.
*Beep Beep Beep* *Sigh, looks like i lost this one* *Booop*

-Fin
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Nighthawk on April 14, 2013, 08:04:00 PM
I didn't even know there WERE mini-nukes....

Hm.

Well, I've been playing for a while on this character, and I managed to find the corpse of one of my previous guys, Freddie Griffin. He had a power armor helmet on him, but I didn't have much space in my inventory and I also had no Power Armor itself, so the helm would be rather useless. Finally managed to get to a point where I can safely say that my character is self-sufficient (600 batteries, a hotplate, decent ability to butcher corpses), but eventually I'm going to have to restock on stuff... hopefully at that point I'm an overpowered super-soldier and a few zombie hulks is no problem... but I doubt it. I really wish the damn Cougar spawn rate was lower, or at least there was some variety of predators besides just Cougars and Wolves. They're both horrible, and yet I manage to melee them to death with a makeshift machete.

Also, does anyone know if there is a second book to raise your Tailoring skill? Mine is at 3 already from "Sew What" and I really want to be able to make more epic clothing.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: KA101 on April 16, 2013, 04:54:27 AM
Afraid not.  Fur Coat/metal guantlets is available at 4 and Leather Jacket at 5.  Reinforcing your clothes and making extra gear may help.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Slax on April 16, 2013, 06:37:48 AM
Now this is the story all about how my life got flipped, turned upside down and I'd like to take a minute, just sit right there, I'll tell you how I became the princ- ARGH!

Oh boy! My first unusually longterm character.

He'd made it into mid-summer without any debilitating mutations and he'd always manage to scrounge together food and water in a pinch. At the worst of times he was hunting squirrel (and the occasional zombie) with .22 CB. Guy's a firearms nut who learns what he needs when he needs it. His integrated toolset has always served him well but it seems to come with integrated bad luck as well. There'd never be enough ammo, never enough to drink, never enough to eat. Well, until he figured out that turrets hold plenty of 9mm. Labs enough to drink, animals enough to eat. Used to take the turrets out with .44 Magnum while supplies lasted. Almost ol' Ed in a few times. Those military outposts, man.

So, the day came when Ed wanted to find himself a vehicle. He'd been tinkering with the idea a few towns back, trying to weld some stuff together as he'd never had the luck to find a workable heap. Well well. Strong enough engine acquired, small frame and two wheels. Plenty of tanks to work with. Missing seat and controls. "Dang." Oh, how he wanted to travel in luxury instead of having to slog through muck and mire on foot. Lots of target practice but the dreary forests and disgusting creatures get to you, you know. He was simply sticking around too long and food and ammo started running low. Had to move on. You know how it is.

The thought of riding along down the highway never left the back of his mind. Gunstore after gunstore, farmhouse after farmhouse. But nope, no luck for ol' Ed. He once ran into a golf cart at a parking lot though. Figured he'd strap some solar panels on it and... no, the engine was busted all to hell. Of course. Goddamn apocalypse was starting to taunt him! Heaven or hell, he'd have to walk there. No free rides. Ah, but then, one late morning...

"A town like any other at the horizon. Wait, no, that looks more like... hey, yeah! It's a dang city!" And that it was. Ol' Ed was toting a suppressed Glock 19 with an extended magazine in his holster. A rucksack with around 200 rounds in his rucksack. This was gonna be good, he thought. He scavenged for about three full days, creeping through every important building, picking at anything of value. The usual. And then, at the outskirts of what looked to had been trailer-trash heaven, he found a motorcycle. In a musty garage, he found a workable motorcycle! The front wheel was trashed and the engine had seen better days but he could damn well get it running. He'd seen a suitable wheel when entering the city so he set off to get it with all the haste his currently sober body could muster. A nip from the good bottle always seemed to help with the heavy burden on his back but Ed would still call it relative sobriety until he got into the heavy stuff.

New tire lugged on tight, ol' Ed had finally done it. He got on and checked the tank. He'd be running on fumes but he knew where to find a drink for his new friend. The place was even close by. "Here we go." Ignition.

"Well God DAMN if you ain't loud! Holy shit, the muffler ain't on right!" A late realization that could easily cost him his life, no matter how much ammo he had on him. He'd been in this situation before, only now he'd set off an entire city of zeds. He decided to gun it, get to the gas station and then book it out of the city, never to return. What sights he beheld as he roared out the garage. All kinds of menacing shapes coming for him from all angles. Regulars, shockers, boomers, spitters, maybe even a master... ALL kinds! Tons! TONS! This'd be a close shave, he thought as he left the barely warmed up seat at the station. Place was already swarming with zombies. Three shockers heading for him. He'd have to fight them off.

What a fight, what a rush! Just enough bumps of the white powder to feed the Glock with haste and he'd gotten it on. One magazine down. Two, three, four! "Damn it, shit! Get away from the bike!" Without him noticing, he'd slowly been moving away from it. Towards the forest. Toward safety. But no, he wanted that bike. He wanted the luxury. Apparently, more than his own life. Charging into and between the plethora of monsters, pain, he saw them climb it, bump it, hit it, scrape it. The cause was lost. If he got to it he'd never accelerate quick enough to leave in time. They'd tear him to shreds. One more empty magazine. Reload. Another empty. No time to reload, he had to start beating them back. Barely enough time to reload. Empty again! No way in, no way out. "I need to... I gotta..." Things had never been this bad before. He beat them, they beat him. Weaving, dodging, shooting...
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Daniel696 on April 16, 2013, 08:07:27 AM
I found a fungal bloom not too far from my base, and I noticed how far away the fungaloids were spreading from the map tile, so I decided to check out the nearby parking lot and found a car. I hauled ass through the area as to avoid conflict and holy shit, I've never seen this kind of concentration of enemies before. I ended up crashing the car at the edge of the danger zone so I left the area unscathed, thankfully. It was a huge experience for me, but sadly my guy died from a skeleton hitting him in the torso after an epic conflict with two smoker zeds and a few normal ones.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: kastor246 on April 17, 2013, 01:29:52 AM
Well I'm currently on day 7 I'm in a LMOE that is now my base/home. I have some bionics installed and aparrently I have hooves.... I have no Idea how I got them unless it happened when I went through sewage or when I drank un-purified water. Food situation is good and water is great. I have about a page full of clean water in one of the crates.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: ballfairy on April 18, 2013, 06:15:05 PM
magical things..

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8116/8660039685_61a1efc2ab.jpg)
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Newbunkle on April 19, 2013, 02:45:53 PM
My longest-lived character to date (about a week) just developed near-sighted in a hostile town on the edge of my explored territory. I don't even remember the last time I saw any eyeglasses.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: kastor246 on April 19, 2013, 08:47:33 PM
My longest-lived character to date (about a week) just developed near-sighted in a hostile town on the edge of my explored territory. I don't even remember the last time I saw any eyeglasses.
That sucks man XD Good luck!
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Caconym on April 19, 2013, 09:13:05 PM
And part 2 of Elijah Bennett still about a month behind where my character actually is.Ii might[/i] write more over the weekend.



  I reach the gun store and no 9mm ammo for my MP5, I wander around town looting stores I find a lawn mower in a hardware store and decide to remove the blades from it and bring it back to the shelter where I can make a better makeshift weapon with it I also find a few rolls of duct tape, perfect for making and repairing makeshift equipment, I loot a pharmacy for medical supplies what little there was, only a couple of bandages and flu medicine, no painkillers or first aid kits for dealing with more serious injuries, I dispatch a couple of zombies with my last few bolts on my way to a grocery store to stock up on tinned foods.  One of the zombies was crackling with electricity and even seemed to project large concentrations of it’s electricity towards me a I decide to start butchering Zombies in order to investigate any differences ‘under the hood’ between a regular ‘shambler’ as I call them and this new varient ‘bolters’ as I call them I cut it up, thankfully I was still wearing rubber gloves to protect from the electricity still sparking over it’s body. I discover a bunch of bionics in it most damged and producing large amount’s of electricity. Is this what causes this mutation on shamblers? A man who when alive had a few bionic upgrades installed and got severely damaged then upon death the  ‘XE037’ causes the body to adpat to the large amounts of electricity comming from the busted bionics?

   I get caught up in my disections that I almost forgot my reasons for comming back to this place, supplies, not just of the food kind I rummage around a few houses for whatever supplies I could find it seemed liked the owners left and weren’t going to be coming back at least any time soon, I find a flashlight, some batteries a sewing kit and a radio. Leaving a house I nearly get over ran with zombies breaking in no way they could have seen me, they must be tracking my scent as I haven’t had the chance to wash recently. I manage to lose them by going into a room slamming the door shut, opening a window jumping out the window shutting it behind me and then RSLG’ing to the shelter for some rest and to begin building up a stockpile of useful stuff.

  I grab a large heavy looking stick in the woods and bring it back, I cut a groove to hold the lawnmower blade and duct tape around it to secure it making a make shift halberd. I explore a little to the north and keep getting harassed by the local wild life I find a group of dead scientists, upon closer investigation I recognised some of them, they were a part of the genetics department of my lab, I knew some of them but not that well, on them was messy hand written notes describing everything they were trying to do to find a way to contain the ‘XE037’ or find a way to reverse the effects and the results of the experiments, obviously field notes. I guess they weren’t successful in their task. I figure there’s bound to be some useful supplies in the lab like hotplates, clean water and possibly other high tech stuff; however I used my single-use ID card shutting the doors when I escaped so I ‘borrow’ some ID cards from the dead scientists, they won’t require them anymore...
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: WhiteSamurai on April 20, 2013, 02:11:02 AM
i'm currently enjoying my time with one of the better characters i have ever seen, and while no, i still cannot beat the king of speed up a few posts above me, i can say that im using my 4th best character right now, and he is still alive, so i feel the need to put up my top 10 list of characters with their ages, if they died, the way they died, and do note that i have not to this date begun using V.4 , i prefer to use up the life force of my remaining 3 titons that exist on V.3 before i move onto the new patch, but when i do, im sure i will enjoy the changes, and will await for V.5 with great suspence.

The Wanderer- Age- Day 126 - Play time, HOW SHOULD I KNOW its patch 2.0 .... about that long ago.. All of his skills in every area are over 10, for fun i went into a town and burnt down every building and killed the 150 zombies that were there and had fun taking a nap while a hulk stood on my head, then i sent him away with a single punch from my talloned hand
Blitzcrieg- Age- Day 2- Play time, 64 minutes. Death- fought for 35 minutes after being surrounded by what looked to be over 200 zombies, i had a large surplus of first aid and bandages and i healed myself as i fought the mob while drinking smoking and eating stims. the zombie hoard fought valiently as they broke both of his arms and caused many bite wounds, but Blitz fought back with molatov's, pipebombs, and many other weapons he got from a military bunker, he made multiple stands against this hoard and fought very well and acumulated over 200 kills in his first day alone, including 5 Hulks. His death came with my own personal rage quit, something i never do, after entering a science lab, to which i prefer to make tempory residence in from time to time, i planted down 3 auto turrents, not realizing it was acid rain, and the second i placed down the 3rd one, it the first exploded, my speed went down to 15, and the other two also went off, and i was unable to get back to the lab before the acid rain melted Blitz into slag.

Zonrada The Swordsmen- Age- 16 days- Death Zonrada was an interesting character, i had intended him to be a throw away one because i had accidentally created a random character, but after a entire day in a Toxic dump, he became more appealing to me, as he developed incredible stats that i liked, while i cant say that i remember them as this was some time ago, i can say that he was very nice, with multiple traits that allowed him to tear zombies to bits. His death i'm afraid to say was anticlimatic as i grew annoyed that he developed extreme radioactive and developed 0 for all of his traits, making him useless to me, and i had no intention to rummage around to find enough purifiers to clean his genetics enough to save him, so i went into the middle of a town, and blew up a gas station, and fought dozons of zombies untill Zonrada finaly had a fist fight with 2 hulks, oddly enough.. he won the first fight.

Bladeripper the Killah- Age- 51 days- BladeRipper was a down and dirty sort of character, he was the first character i had ever used that used a car, note that i have the auto reset for my worlds, so if a character dies, the world goes, so i use multiple file sets, each with its own special character, however, this guy was the reason i started this process, i was doing a test with some of the new construction options with a character i poored points into building skills, and when i was done i suicided him, however, along with this guy, went Bladeripper. Sad truthes and anger ensued and i didnot play cataclysm for a month after this tragity.

Everyone has all ready heard Zulululu's tale

the only other two that are really all that interesting are two random characters that i had accidentally made and have proven to be great characters, happens to be my luck that everytime that i dont intend to make a random character, and i mean everytime, he survives for a long time and makes my top 10, the only two characters of mine that have survived week one is The wanderer and my living character greg, everyother character you see on this list were randoms that i accidentaly grabed when trying to select one of my presets.

The Soldier- Age- 20 days- Death, went into a science lab to find some wierd creatures while he was not in the best of conditions after running a marathon in acid rain. Needless to say, this old fighter put up quite the fight before he went down.



-Sorry, i know i said i would put up my list of the top 10, but as of right now, it has gotten late and as the people who also put up larger posts know, it takes alot more time to put one of this big things up, so stay tuned when i find some free time for you all.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Newbunkle on April 20, 2013, 01:44:07 PM
My longest-lived character to date (about a week) just developed near-sighted in a hostile town on the edge of my explored territory. I don't even remember the last time I saw any eyeglasses.
That sucks man XD Good luck!

Thanks.

I ended up aggroing a bunch of zombies and fled town. I walked for ages along the road, having to check each side carefully to see if there was somewhere to stop. That got boring really quickly, so I just kept going straight along the road and ended up at a science lab. After some bad mutagen and turret-inflicted injuries I eventually found some purifier, which managed to cure the near-sightedness.

While backtracking I found a mansion along the road that I couldn't see in my previous blind panic. I made it a base for a while, developed some useful skills and became highly efficient at hunting for food. Unfortunately I was murdered by a bear in the library. Dang housebears.

R.I.P. Brody!
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: youtoo on April 20, 2013, 05:45:11 PM
got my archery to 5 by day 4. my shelter was between two towns. went to one and got some good stuff. went south and hit a zombie brute. game over.

could easily take down zombie cops with headshots. but brutes no chance. I need a rifle for that.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: WhiteSamurai on April 21, 2013, 01:35:12 AM
Well today my #4 rank character to which has been an incredible adventure, has just encountered a creature portal and i believe has been cursed by it, i fear it will not be long now untill i write about his life in my top 10 post, shame, but he is getting covered by ecto every 50 ticks and i fear the next stage of the 'curse' will happen soon
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Asra on April 21, 2013, 02:35:39 PM
I wanted to do some exploring so I went into the sewers, going along one of the rivers of sewage before turning around so I wouldn't waste my single flashlight. I killed a few sewer fish, then kept going until I came across a rift of magma and turned around. On my way back though, apparently every single fish in the sewer had showed up to keep me from getting back. I lost all the clothing on my torso and was on the verge of dying down there, so I wound up throwing the bones of dead rats and snakes at the fish, then the meat, as I burnt my javelin to light up what I was doing.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Newbunkle on April 22, 2013, 03:02:18 PM
It is the 8th day of Autumn and my current character has outlasted all my others by two whole seasons. At some point on his journey he spontaneously developed tentacle arms and then 4 tentacles. I spent some time learning the skills and gathering the resources necessary to brew my own purifier. The only sample I've seen is in the middle of a bunch of traps in the centre of town, which I haven't been able to clear yet. What next for the now genetically healthy Logan Mitchell? I'd like to clear the town and make an uber fortress, but it might be better to train my skills a bit more.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Iosyn on April 23, 2013, 02:20:31 PM
I'm still on 0.3 and I just had to share this.  I'm doing ok.  I fixed up a motorcycle chassis and then found a car.  I have access to a gas station.  I have all the major skills down and I have a good amount of ammo for my 9mm pistol.  Somehow, I have no idea how exactly, I was exposed to some radiation.  This caused me to get the mutation, irradiated.  Things just kinda went from there.
I didn't have any purifiers to get rid of it.  And slowly over time it just got worse and worse till...
(http://i.imgur.com/EIiyAdY.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/QX5OabY.png)
I think I've seen enough hentai to know where this is going.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Reservoir on April 23, 2013, 09:36:16 PM
Bears can suck my horns. And my laser blaster. And my Calico. And my bear traps. And my emercency burned down house to slowly kill every fucker. And the house I just ignited. And my Warm Rock. And my molotovs.

Shit, he 1-hit killed me. Fuck this game. Back to TF2
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: kenoxite on April 23, 2013, 09:58:06 PM
Ah, another Bear Quit.

Some characters ago I killed one of them around my provisional house. The next day more started to roam the area.

Soon I noticed they were systemically and deliberately running around the house. For days. Whenever I moved inside, they followed me outside. All I was able to do was wait inside doing nothing. Yes, I was sieged by bears.

I finally decided to try my luck and make a escape before dying of thirst or starvation. I waited until I found a moment when they seemed to be somewhere else.

Turns out they were just waiting around the corner.

(click to show/hide)

Thank the flying spaghetti monster we don't have air vents in CataDDA. We wouldn't be safe ANYWHERE.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Greiger on April 23, 2013, 10:48:43 PM
That's strange captain, the ship's distress beacon is active but there's nobody inside.  Not even any bodies...just blood everywhere. 

Entering the bridge now... more of the same.  Ensign Ricky, check the computer, see if there's anything in the logs...wait did you hear that?   Sound like it came from the vent... *roar* *plasma rifle fire* *screams* Oh god!  It's space bears!  Space bears!  Abort mission, abort mission!  Get back to the shuttle!  Augh!!! It's chewing on my pancreas!

Wait...Wrong Genre...
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Williham on April 23, 2013, 11:06:21 PM
DAMN BEARS!
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Mrnocamera on April 24, 2013, 05:10:04 PM
I changed my spawn so I could spawn at 6am, and ran to town after smashing a locker for a pipe, and found two garages, a bar, a liquor store, two parking lots, a gun shop, many clothing stores, two mil. surplus and a park next to each other.

My drunken-hillbilly-rifle-wielding-gun-toting-fire-throwing dreams are finally coming true.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Greiger on April 24, 2013, 07:30:55 PM
I just fired a Law at a smoker zombie cloud.  From the lack of an explosion I missed the zombie.  But I wonder where the rocket went...

*checks the  map, sees a gas station in the direction the rocket went*

...I'm sure it will turn up somewhere....
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: eternalflame on April 24, 2013, 07:46:47 PM
I stepped out of my starting shelter, into a squad of dead soldiers. Sometimes the game does not even bother faking difficulty.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Slax on April 24, 2013, 07:49:57 PM
How come people keep going nuts about bears? They're not THAT tough.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: kenoxite on April 24, 2013, 08:44:25 PM
How come people keep going nuts about bears? They're not THAT tough.
I'll just leave this here: "The thousand-bear stare. A survivor gets it after he's been in the shit for too long. It's like... It's like you're really seeing beyond. I got it. All survivors got it. And you'll have it too."

On other news, the mexican-american action hero Jose Lee has been karate-chopping half a town. He's finishing exploring the mansion of a crazy billionaire that decided to built his luxurious home in the middle of a street. He's right now over-encumbered with stuff that's "absolutely and totally necessary and that must be carried all at once in a single journey back to base". There's nothing that can go wrong. I've never lost dozens of survivors due to greediness and overconfidence, despite what you might have heard. I'm quite positive he'll live long and prosper.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Ferodaktyl on April 24, 2013, 09:52:05 PM
i've cleaned a small town. And by cleaned i mean striped every building of every item remotely useful, in some cases dismantling the furniture and recovering the pieces, and i piled them in the house that became my base. Someone is stealing from me though, i could have bet i had more chocolate bars and candies some times ago.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Caconym on April 24, 2013, 10:30:37 PM
i've cleaned a small town. And by cleaned i mean striped every building of every item remotely useful, in some cases dismantling the furniture and recovering the pieces, and i piled them in the house that became my base. Someone is stealing from me though, i could have bet i had more chocolate bars and candies some times ago.
Ah the good old "you've eaten it but forgot you did" must apply to Cata:DDA as well as IRL.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: ballfairy on April 24, 2013, 10:32:23 PM
setting things on fire with some 40mm incendiary i found goddamn these things are powerfull... i could probobly draw zombies into the fire by blocking off a street with a round of this and having some kind of path around the fire.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Newbunkle on April 24, 2013, 10:42:49 PM
i've cleaned a small town. And by cleaned i mean striped every building of every item remotely useful, in some cases dismantling the furniture and recovering the pieces, and i piled them in the house that became my base. Someone is stealing from me though, i could have bet i had more chocolate bars and candies some times ago.

Sleepmunchies. ;)

My current character has lasted a year now - the first time I've had one even make it past Spring. I've cleared out two thirds of a large town using a crowbar and a few rocks, relocated my base to a garage there, and started working on a car.

A nearby house has an infestation of black widows, plus a strange temporal anomaly that causes me to jump back in time whenever I throw a molotov cocktail at it (it crashes). I've burnt houses and webs before, so I'm not sure what's up with this one. Anyway, I guess I'm going to have to build a wall and adopt a live and let live policy.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Iosyn on April 24, 2013, 10:51:44 PM
i've cleaned a small town. And by cleaned i mean striped every building of every item remotely useful, in some cases dismantling the furniture and recovering the pieces, and i piled them in the house that became my base. Someone is stealing from me though, i could have bet i had more chocolate bars and candies some times ago.

Sleepmunchies. ;)

My current character has lasted a year now - the first time I've had one even make it past Spring. I've cleared out two thirds of a large town using a crowbar and a few rocks, relocated my base to a garage there, and started working on a car.

A nearby house has an infestation of black widows, plus a strange temporal anomaly that causes me to jump back in time whenever I throw a molotov cocktail at it (it crashes). I've burnt houses and webs before, so I'm not sure what's up with this one. Anyway, I guess I'm going to have to build a wall and adopt a live and let live policy.
Tried just dropping a stick nearby and burning that? Sounds like it has some tasty loot inside, so in any case I'd go through first and try to find something of value.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Nighthawk on April 25, 2013, 01:39:57 AM
Start game after previous death, rush outside because I'm impatient to get past the initial "get your shit together" period.

Wolves. Six of them. Immediately.
Of course, I was in a rush, and was a good 30 steps away from the shelter, with no other buildings within anything less than 6 map tiles away.

Yeah, I ran back inside, but two of them got in. Proceeded to fight while at insanely high pain levels with only a pocketknife and a counter to cover my ass from their ridiculous movement speed.
Died to the second wolf while it was seriously injured.

Yeah, game hates me.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: drake1storm on April 25, 2013, 03:04:55 AM
I spawned, started raiding the nearby town for random goodies (not much) and a little food, and was promptly chased out of said town.

Much murder and many near death experiences later, I set up a farmhouse as my base, and took the flatbed there for a test drive... though the woods.

All of the woods.

And bears, lots and lots of bears.

The bears were not happy when the truck finally broke.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: ELO on April 25, 2013, 05:35:06 AM
A bear killed me, I was running some zombies and he caught me.

So far I did not worry with the zombies, but rather with wildlife throughout the game.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Newbunkle on April 25, 2013, 12:23:49 PM
Tried just dropping a stick nearby and burning that? Sounds like it has some tasty loot inside, so in any case I'd go through first and try to find something of value.

That seemed to work. I also noticed there were no spiders around so I took a quick look inside before I burned it. There was nothing exceptionally useful besides some batteries and binoculars. That surprised me, because I was expecting to find something that might explode - assuming that's what caused the crash due to too much Fun going on. Maybe it's the spiders that freak the game out when they burn. :P

Anyhoo, I finished the car and I'm clearing the last third of the town. I ran into a zombie master. Literally; I ran into him with my car. I assumed he'd be tough so I didn't want to take any risks there. I did have a scare when a deep zombie bite got infected, but otherwise things seem to be going smoothly.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Fox on April 25, 2013, 04:59:29 PM
I was scavenging around town, headshotting any zombies with my silenced glock 19, when a child zombie came up to me. I killed it and it dropped some items. They were... interesting. He was carrying a baseball bat, 100 rounds of .22 CB, and some crack. Kids these days... :P
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Miloch on April 25, 2013, 06:43:11 PM
I've mostly cleared and raided my starting town.  Been pecking at two others that are near by.  Mainly raided the garages as my starting town didn't have any.  Also an electronic store, which my starting town was also missing.  So far I've gathered a car, two motorcycles, and a car chasis.  Everything other than the car I cut up for transport.  Replaced car engine with a V8.  Front four and the windshields are hard plated.  Created a bike with a V6 and covered in steel plating.  Only thing it doesn't have a normal bike has is a headlight.  I also put in a seatbelt.  Of course everything has a muffler.  Mainly been using moltovs to deal with massive zombie swarms.  I have two liquor stores and two gas stations in my starting town.  Gaining a lot of implants from zombies, but no power source ones yet.  There are two LMOE bunkers north of my starter town.  I think I know where one more car is I may raid for one night.  Only missing two skill books that I know of.  Advance Electronics being the important one.  The other is the rare that I only know of being found on scientist corpses.  Had a crash after I'd done most of this once and had to redo a lot.  Many things were not spawned in the same place.  I'd live in a LMOE shelter if they weren't totally dark.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Ferodaktyl on April 25, 2013, 07:50:36 PM
Started a game with dynamic spawn. First char had 4 points in traps and 7 perception. Raided a town for some supplies before zeds started spawning, then i blundered in an invisible mine field, where i triggered 2 of them. I used all my bandages and aid kits (had a few from a pharmacy) and escaped with heavily injured torso, and in terrible pain (no pain killers). Got ambushed repeatedly by worms - never saw them with static spawn until now. I avoided them for a while by sticking to the roads, but i had to go back to shelter, and they were both patient and persistent, so they got their meal in the end.

My second char has even worse perception - 5, but has fleet footed , 2 melee and 2 construction. Started north of the same town my first char spawned near(but to the south). A very successful early raid got me a gun store fully stocked with rifles and ammo, 2 good supplied pharmacies and a sporting store, so i got a full load of everything i could carry and lost myself in the woods. Luck is still with me, because i found a farm , and i think this will be my perma-base. All i need right now is a pot.

Any suggestion as to what to look for in a dynamic spawn game? Only played static until now, but i feel it's kinda easy.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Newbunkle on April 25, 2013, 09:31:47 PM
I found a truck trailer with only one missing piece of frame and a busted wheel. I'm harvesting it in case I want to build a more epic battlewagon later. I ended up sleeping in my car near the trailer site and was attacked by a wolf. I guess I did something wrong while building it, because I assumed it would be sealed. Time to go and wiki myself before the next carjacker is a bear.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: eternalflame on April 25, 2013, 09:41:23 PM
Dynamic spawns changes how towns work, basically. Rather than carefully chip at the outskirts, taking care of small groups of Z, it is better to rush in right away. Go for the interesting buildings and loot the best stuff you can get your hands on. When the Z start spawning, just keep moving for new buildings. The first day in particular is completely trivial as only basic Z spawn. The downside is that you cannot clear the towns gradually, one part at a time. Till the Z pool runs out of bodies, they will spawn all around you, rather constantly. Therefore, it is usually far easier to rest out of town. A truck without a muffler is an awesome tool to make Z spawn and die quickly and in great numbers.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: lwCoyote on April 26, 2013, 08:04:25 AM
I started a new game this evening after a rather horrific death-by-bear; new one is going well. I chipped away at some outskirt houses as well as a hardware store.. didnt find much food or water initially, but the hardware store had several gallon jugs. jackpot! Im reluctant to wander further into that town due to the Zs, so I decided to go on a trek, following a road.. came across a sewer plant with a truck tractor! <3 gassed up, fully wheeled and everything. After stopping by a nearby village for supplies (tons of food, most of it rotten) I loaded everything up into the tractor (rather anally sorting it all) before driving it back to my starting base to load up all of that stuff as well.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Newbunkle on April 26, 2013, 05:21:07 PM
I've nearly finished building an RV out of a harvested truck trailer and some other spare parts. I'm looking forward to taking a road trip when it's done and seeing some new sights. I figured out how to make it critter* proof so I won't wake up to wolves chewing on my face anymore.

The only problem is that all the engines I've found are pretty pathetic, except for the one I put in my "lightcycle". I made it especially for long distance errands when the car was just too slow. It'd be a shame to use it for parts, but needs must.

* By critters I mean the slang for creature, not the aliens from the Critters movies. They could be interesting enemies though: creatures that feast on the leftover meat you leave lying around until they grow large enough to lay eggs and hatch more of themselves. In the movies they shoot needles that cause people to pass out.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: JackieEstegado on April 26, 2013, 07:10:15 PM
With my last character I had great luck with finding death scientist I got myself 2 mutagens in the first day and got very smart and very dexterous perks after that I was going nice and smoothly then I run into a mansion in the frickin middle of a forest it didn't had anything thou I pretty much had an infinite number of food because of my trusty bow then I went to a farm to station for the night the next day I gone out to find a river finally so I can set up a makeshift base I were just going nice and peacefully then a GIANT WORM POPS UP RIGHT BY ME only I have is a bow and a bat and no armor and you can think I got killed by it tried to run but wasn't able to go 5 tiles. I didnt even known that there are giants worms and they can just pop up from the nowhere. well I wont be sleeping in a farm house next time.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Newbunkle on April 26, 2013, 08:00:14 PM
I took the Newbmobile into the neighbouring town to raid the garages for parts. A smoker was obscuring a tree and I ended up driving right into it, destroying the engine. I had to flee the horde and had a running street battle as I circled around and eventually molotov'd them. I found a working motorcycle in one of the garages and escaped town with the parts I needed to finish the Marauder. It'll be a few days until I'm ready to leave, but the open road awaits!
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: drake1storm on April 27, 2013, 05:11:37 AM
I tried to break down the steel door of a sewage treatment plant with an upgraded motorcycle... it didn't work.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Snow_Cat on April 27, 2013, 07:25:51 AM
I will preface this by saying that I am using a character with a set of unnatural (cheat) base stats from character creation.

After having cleared the town (and hording everything) I started clearing out the subway/sewers but with only one Subway entrance and five manholes exploring the subway/sewers on foot was rather time consuming. This led me to bring a bycycle down piece by piece- But pedaling that though the sewage got tiring very quickly, even if it does freshen it up a little, so I had to strap the largest engine I could find to it and make it into a Tri'ke.  With that extra move I immeadately found myself deep down the obscenely long sewers that the giant ants were invading, where dismounting to loot the corpses and was too risky, so I stopped stopping entirely. While opting to snatch items things up at ever increasing speeds, I soon realised that there is time in the longer tunnels to cook a meals or read a magazine if I slow down.

Well things continued to escalate and soon I was some sort of amphibious post-apocolaypic polo jockey thundering down these tunnels at a comfortable 112 kph, with a hotplate in on hand, a magazine in the other- I even did an almost perfect powerslide when I forgot what state my cruise control was in.

*sigh* inevitably I had to try...
(click to show/hide)
...and I crashed so hard I hit the desktop.


(I think that % at the top of the screen was the carcass in question.)

So now that I need to do all of that again; I'm thinking I might try to find a bigger engine.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Greiger on April 27, 2013, 07:09:42 PM
Decided to do some renovation on my farmhouse base.  I had it all planned out.  I would link the small barn next to the house and the house with some wooden walls, making a door from the kitchen.

I had everything I needed....except a jackhammer.

I can't be foiled by such a small detail though.  I laid a short trail of splintered wood that ended in a single round of .45 ACP next to where I wanted the door, between the house and the barn.

Remember everybody, ‼Urist‼ says always make sure you have fire extinguishers in your safe houses.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: TheRealTenman on April 28, 2013, 01:33:50 AM
... a single round of .45 ACP next to where I wanted the door...

Pistol ammunition: Demolition Grade Explosives
A step by step tutorial on home renovation by Author and Professional Abstract Thinker: Urist McFunTime.

For other helpful guides read:
BB's and Bullox: A guide to home made explosives
Molotov Cocktails and other day-time necessities
Other People: The silent killer
Service stations: Recipes and hunting techniques
The nature of art: An in depth look at trap design
Whiskey of Codeine: A memorial
Sniper rifles and other melee weapons
Public relations and other uses for spike pits
Modern Economy: Squeeze every nail
When life gives you lemons: Power your Hotplate
Cocaine and you: The perfect symbiosis
The BIG Book of FUN
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Newbunkle on April 29, 2013, 11:08:25 AM
I've driven so far the map can't show all the places I've been to anymore. The Marauder took serious damage in one town when I suddenly turned right and drove through a building. It was a deliberate turn, but I wasn't intending to do that. I was sure a bend in the road was coming up, but then it wasn't there. Tiredness, I guess.

It was a long time before I saw another town. I drove through an infestation of triffids, crushing several queens who had set up shop on the road. Their bushes tore up the Marauder quite a bit. After that I drove across a bridge, over a river lined by swamps. All sorts of nasty things fell beneath the wheels of my deathwagon. It turns out windscreens aren't so resiliant against giant bugs. Who would have guessed?

Beyond that was a town with a garage, so I decided to stop for repairs. I ran down most of the zombies and then holed up for a while. The Marauder was more busted up than I thought, so I ended up dismantling it completely and rebuilt it into a smaller car - the Phoenix. I thought the ability to squeeze through smaller spaces would be an asset. I was right, although I'm skipping ahead.

Gas became a problem at this point. I filled the car up from my jerry can, but the town had no gas station or hardware store. Fortunately, it wasn't much of a drive to get to the next town. There was gas in the town centre and I decided to clear it out myself. I didn't feel like patching up the car again so soon.

We drove onward again, travelling across the most inefficient bridge I've ever seen. It wasn't so much crossing the river, as following it. We touched land briefly before using another bridge, but I had a scare when it turned out this bridge didn't connect to the shore at the other end. I don't know what happens if you drive into a river, but I didn't want to test it out right then. I backed up and went around.

The next problem I encountered was an end to the northbound road. The new east/west road seemed quite long, and the one direction I tried turned out to be a dead end. You know what that means: shortcut! There was a gap in the forest to the north and I decided to follow it. It was smooth sailing for the most part. I passed a triffid grove, but got pretty far north before the forest closed up again. I was surrounded by triffids and faced a huge detour if I went back.

This is where the Phoenix's smaller size came in handy. The forest thinned out a bit to the left, and I could see another road on the other side. I don't know how I manuevered so well but I managed to weave between the big trees without once getting stuck. The main problem was that half of my windows were broken, and the car wouldn't protect me if I had to sleep out in the open.

The new road turned to the north again and I came across a town with four garages. It also had a major fungal infection in addition to the usual zombie horde. I came under attack numerous times while making my emergency repairs. There were running battles as I collected all the glass and some more batteries to power the welder. The only part I'm lacking is a replacement solar panel to charge the battery for the kitchen unit. Not one of the four garages had one. I don't know how rare they're supposed to be, but previously I'd only stumbled across one garage without one.

Soon it was time to move on once more. I had to drive across country again but found another north road after a short westward diversion. And that's where I am right now. Another town is coming up, but I don't know what it holds just yet. I'm kinda getting bored, but this is the first character to survive beyond the first spring and he's almost reached his second year. It would be a shame to force his demise. I'm hoping for something to go horribly wrong though so he can get the send off he deserves.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Caconym on April 29, 2013, 12:49:04 PM
Got lucky using my teleport bionic and got inside a bank vault with none other than what I have been looking for a Plasma Engine, thing is zombies have broke in the rest of the place setting off alarms and there is probably all kinds of robots swarming outside as well as a swarm of over 9000 (million) Z's...
My melee skills are not great reasonable but not great and since I have to carry the engine as it won't fit in a bag I will probably be slowed down and unable to shoot...
I sense Fun heading my way later.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Sheb on April 29, 2013, 05:32:17 PM
> Grab Engine
> Teleport
> Drop Engine
> Kill all the Zeds
> Profits!
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Caconym on April 30, 2013, 12:10:15 PM
Found a car and a couple of garages and military surpluses (up until now I had seen none with this char then suddenly 5 of them in one town..well it's more of city than town by size) dumped everything into the car drove off rammed into some gas pumps and surprisingly didn't explode. just gasoline everywhere waiting for the slightest spark to explode into a glorious raging fire of death.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Ferodaktyl on April 30, 2013, 01:30:25 PM
started a new game with dynamic spawn, went to nearest (and only) town i could see on the map, directly to mil surplus where i found ABSOLUTELY nothing of use , except for a can of beens, same for the next 8 or so houses ( except for food and clothes, but no backpacks or good tools), then the zeds chased me out, and in the woods i found not 1, but 2 LMOE shelters close to each other, then a dead military patrol and a bunker nearby.  When the game wants to troll you, he's definitely good at it.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Ziga on May 01, 2013, 02:32:30 AM
(http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n613/Nero2525/yourmother_zps23734d5e.jpg)

remember kids, don't eat random mushrooms you find on the ground! you might start to see the reason you ran away. all those years ago...
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Labtop_215 on May 01, 2013, 04:21:01 AM
I found a friendly ant colony who's ant queen lay's ant eggs for me to take infinitely.  I suppose I wont have to worry about food anymore.  As long as I don't become a herbivore again.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Sheb on May 01, 2013, 11:38:03 AM
You get Insect Pheromones? That mutation is great. Of course, you could also murder everything, you will have a mighty amount of food.

Or you could go into a beehive (you'll have to take care of the scarred zombies still). Honey doesn't spoil and is quite nutritious and enjoyable.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: drake1storm on May 01, 2013, 12:03:23 PM
I demonstrated SCIENCE to my side kick by killing a brute with a sewing kit using the time dilation bionic. In appreciation for the show, he immediately shot at dinner.... and blew a hole in my chest.

That's what I get for getting an npc pet.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Nopkar on May 01, 2013, 12:10:17 PM
experimented with burning things...who knew molotovs and gas pumps were incompatible?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Newbunkle on May 01, 2013, 06:09:34 PM
Just started a new game. I've never seen a town like this before:

(http://imgur.com/CMfzrRY.png)

The evac shelter is right in among the houses. I like quirky locations like this because it makes it more fun to stick around and treat it like home. I think I'm going to call it Snaketown.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: drake1storm on May 01, 2013, 10:11:24 PM
I killed a starting NPC and got a fusion blaster arm, finger laser, blood filter, trench coat, remmington, and a military rucksack off of his corpse.

Friggin NPC was ready for the apocalypse @_@
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: warwolf0315 on May 01, 2013, 11:24:36 PM
I killed a starting NPC and got a fusion blaster arm, finger laser, blood filter, trench coat, remmington, and a military rucksack off of his corpse.

Friggin NPC was ready for the apocalypse @_@
if you think thats impressive wait until you kill one with three mininukes and a box worth of molotovs and no clothes
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: halberdsturgeon on May 01, 2013, 11:55:37 PM
<snip>
All of this is the best thing.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Newbunkle on May 02, 2013, 12:46:37 AM
The turrets stationed outside the military bunker (visible on the image I posted a short time ago) have been slowly hopping their way down towards the town. I now have to be careful not to head east or they'll open fire. Despite this, things are going well. I have plenty of food and water and I've been practicing some skills - mostly survival and electronics.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: drake1storm on May 02, 2013, 12:53:02 AM
The turrets stationed outside the military bunker (visible on the image I posted a short time ago) have been slowly hopping their way down towards the town. I now have to be careful not to head east or they'll open fire. Despite this, things are going well. I have plenty of food and water and I've been practicing some skills - mostly survival and electronics.

Just get a truck and run them all over. Smash it into the bunker for good measure (and loot).
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Ferodaktyl on May 02, 2013, 02:24:47 AM
I finally started my amish character, Zachary Turner ( yeah, random generated name:D). He's not allowed to use any drugs, except for poppy flowers extracts and first aids and bandages, and iodine in case of extreme necessity. Weapon are to be used only against wild life, both natural or mutated, and no automatics or high tech weapons. Zeds are to be avoided, or if not possible use tools as weapons, only to defend. ( like hammers, wood axes, crowbars, you get the drift, non-specialized weapons). Cars are off limit, same any electric tools beyond flashlights. Lightstrips are a luxury too :). Out-world creatures are considered demons, and are to be dispatched by any means possible.
No alcohol, no junk food, no ciggies.
I got lucky and i found a cabin in the woods. No close water sources though, except for a mansion quite a distance away. The mansion also has a portal inside. Hit some jackpots with some dead military patrol and a few out-of-town houses. Weird thing, zeds spawned quite a long distance from the town and gave me a chase along the fields. Also cleared a rat infested cave near my cabin, killed the rat king while he kept swearing at me (strangely he didn't attack me at all, even while chopping him apart.

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Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Newbunkle on May 02, 2013, 11:10:07 AM
The turrets stationed outside the military bunker (visible on the image I posted a short time ago) have been slowly hopping their way down towards the town. I now have to be careful not to head east or they'll open fire. Despite this, things are going well. I have plenty of food and water and I've been practicing some skills - mostly survival and electronics.

Just get a truck and run them all over. Smash it into the bunker for good measure (and loot).

So far I've only found a scooter. Not sure if that's good enough, but I might try it later if I'm feeling brave. Or I could just keep practicing my skills until I can make EMP grenades. :P
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Nopkar on May 02, 2013, 11:13:25 AM
sneak up behind them at night and throw rocks at them. it's cheap but moving turrets...thats like having game shark or something.

slighty more on-topic...found my 2nd ever mansion...

FOUR libraries in it...wtf!?!? and another 4 dining rooms (from the looks of them) and a swimming pool.

its just outside of one major town with another to the north, gorgeous really.

the mansion is also just brushing a forest behind it, I think i'm in love with this place!! spiked pits everywhere!!! muwahahahah
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Braxton on May 03, 2013, 12:08:22 AM
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Slimes. Slimes are happening.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: drake1storm on May 03, 2013, 12:17:45 AM
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Slimes. Slimes are happening.

Fire should soon be happening.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: uzername on May 03, 2013, 02:10:35 PM
Making fire inside the house (especially gas station) is a very bad idea.

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Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: drake1storm on May 04, 2013, 04:42:37 AM
Making fire inside the house (especially gas station) is a very bad idea.

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You see bad idea, I see cleared town to loot.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: halberdsturgeon on May 04, 2013, 05:52:07 AM
If you start a fire within a building you're currently inside, the only loot you'll get will be that character's charred death pile if you manage to locate it in a subsequent game.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Ziga on May 04, 2013, 06:02:25 AM
If you start a fire within a building you're currently inside, the only loot you'll get will be that character's charred death pile if you manage to locate it in a subsequent game.

which is why I always carry a fire extinguisher

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Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: drake1storm on May 04, 2013, 11:29:53 AM
If you start a fire within a building you're currently inside, the only loot you'll get will be that character's charred death pile if you manage to locate it in a subsequent game.

pfft, I always keep a grenade around for emergency exits.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Aggrons_shell on May 04, 2013, 04:25:28 PM
Giant worms. Always the giant worms .-.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Dalgul on May 04, 2013, 05:32:01 PM
started a new character. because my old one was just easy mode with insanly dexterous strong and perceptive. crazy skills and the like currently doing a base run with just 6 starting points see how i fair
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: drake1storm on May 04, 2013, 10:10:17 PM
I hit a zombie hulk with a motorcycle.

Morale of the story? Don't hit a hulk with a motorcycle.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Ferodaktyl on May 04, 2013, 10:15:20 PM
i'm training my 1y old char in mechanics to install the third engine. i'm at 15 now, i need 18 and it's going sooo slow... but when it's done i'll try to break Mach2 limit ( i really hope i don't need 4 engines for that :P)
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: drake1storm on May 05, 2013, 12:59:46 AM
Using only a wrench, my 3rd day character managed to clear out most of town before finally being overwhelmed just outside a burning doctors office.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: xenotashin on May 05, 2013, 07:55:30 PM
my second character just died after his 751st kill...
thought he'd celebrate by eating cougar...
Shoulda known that gas pumps exploded...
He survived the first explosion...
but not the following three explosions...
morel of the story don't light gasoline on fire next to a gas pump.
Was near getting to summer too.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Weyrling on May 06, 2013, 04:00:42 AM
pfft, I always keep a grenade around for emergency exits.
I always keep a C4 around for emergency exits because C4 can be set to go off instantly, and those 4 turns just might kill you.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: drake1storm on May 06, 2013, 04:23:04 AM
pfft, I always keep a grenade around for emergency exits.
I always keep a C4 around for emergency exits because C4 can be set to go off instantly, and those 4 turns just might kill you.

You can't craft C4.... yet.

Give me a week, and that oatmeal cookie may become chocolate chip.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: drake1storm on May 06, 2013, 04:23:42 AM
I modded in an explosive item....

It was crafted in active mode...
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Weyrling on May 06, 2013, 04:30:30 AM
You can't craft C4.... yet.
I admit, this little fact does make my plan a bit unreliable, but I seem to regularly find C4 in military bunkers, and I usually burn up ammo to break in since Military IDs are a bit rare.

Unfortunately, my recent adventures seem to involve a great deal of mishandled explosives, landmines, and "You fumble at the controls x10".
This usually results in me being dozens of tiles away from where I wanted to be, missing several limbs, bleeding, swimming in acid, blind (or boomered), and being surrounded by hundreds of zombies, not necessarily in that order.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Nopkar on May 06, 2013, 08:08:44 AM
I found a grenade launcher and after a couple squads, plenty of new presents to deliver to the local (undead)populace.

Don't let the game pick targets for you at random...dogs are REALLY fast and hard to see, especially after you put a 40mm nade into your toe.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Iosyn on May 06, 2013, 08:13:53 AM
Y'know nade launchers shouldn't really allow you to blow your own feet off.
Takes a good few meters for the grenade to arm after it's fired. How about a minimum range of say, 5-7 tiles?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Nopkar on May 06, 2013, 08:41:23 AM
Y'know nade launchers shouldn't really allow you to blow your own feet off.
Takes a good few meters for the grenade to arm after it's fired. How about a minimum range of say, 5-7 tiles?

I support this...I'd loose fewer survivors this way
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Mrnocamera on May 09, 2013, 06:35:10 PM
I found a sawn-off and some 00 shot behind a counter in a gas station.   Shoplifters and thief's beware.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: vultures on May 09, 2013, 07:13:33 PM
I'm cold, I have a flu and am shouting something in front of an altar. (?!?)
http://www.cataclysmdda.com/smf/index.php?topic=1209.msg13706#new (http://"*SHOUT*")
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Iosyn on May 09, 2013, 07:21:20 PM
I'm cold, I have a flu and am shouting something in front of an altar. (?!?)
http://www.cataclysmdda.com/smf/index.php?topic=1209.msg13706#new (http://"*SHOUT*")


Iä! Iä! Cthulhu f'thagn!
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Mrnocamera on May 09, 2013, 07:24:20 PM
I'm cold, I have a flu and am shouting something in front of an altar. (?!?)
http://www.cataclysmdda.com/smf/index.php?topic=1209.msg13706#new (http://"*SHOUT*")


Iä! Iä! Cthulhu f'thagn!

ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Caconym on May 09, 2013, 09:12:27 PM
So I was playing around with the git version.
I found a school, I cheated myself an AK-47 and ammo and cheat boosted my skills and went on a rampage in the school.


I can see the headlines now: "school shooting caused by crazed gun man thinking he was in a zombie apocalypse, we blame video games."

Also they are are a morale blackhole I've only killed 70 zombie kids and have like -200 morale I may be killing children for no good reason but at least I feel terrible about it.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Iosyn on May 09, 2013, 09:19:07 PM
So I was playing around with the git version.
I found a school, I cheated myself an AK-47 and ammo and cheat boosted my skills and went on a rampage in the school.


I can see the headlines now: "school shooting caused by crazed gun man thinking he was in a zombie apocalypse, we blame video games."

Also they are are a morale blackhole I've only killed 70 zombie kids and have like -200 morale I may be killing children for no good reason but at least I feel terrible about it.

>Not cheating in a TEC-9.

Yeah, poor taste I know.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: BadSniper on May 09, 2013, 10:29:46 PM
I can see the headlines now: "school shooting caused by crazed gun man thinking he was in a zombie apocalypse, we blame video games."
And now apparently the US gov't (for those of you who don't live in the US) is proposing ideas to prevent "violent" video games from being developed and sold.

I'm getting fed up with my home country's government.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: drake1storm on May 09, 2013, 11:35:14 PM
I can see the headlines now: "school shooting caused by crazed gun man thinking he was in a zombie apocalypse, we blame video games."
And now apparently the US gov't (for those of you who don't live in the US) is proposing ideas to prevent "violent" video games from being developed and sold.

I'm getting fed up with my home country's government.

Unless they block the internet, they are just wasting their time.

Now, if they blocked the internet as well, things might get fun. Considering all of the "FUN" things I learned the recipes to in AP chem, I can only imagine what my nerdly kin would do should they lose their interwebs.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: vultures on May 09, 2013, 11:41:28 PM
And everyone thought that Chinese Democracy was a work of fiction. :)
Well, I guess dating a werewolf and having vampire babies has an R rating.. ;)

Bunnies, anyone?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: KA101 on May 10, 2013, 12:01:28 AM
My 02Feb char got bored: found/tunneled to a Hellmouth but couldn't do anything with it, took out another Triffid HQ (apparently the Heart's death-effects only trigger if you kill it yourself, rather than torching it), and repeated trials indicate that Rat Caves probably aren't worth the bother to clean out.

Fortunately Shade was kind enough to put his martial-arts code into a fresh git version.  So far, interesting.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: vultures on May 10, 2013, 02:02:12 AM
My 02Feb char got bored: found/tunneled to a Hellmouth but couldn't do anything with it, took out another Triffid HQ (apparently the Heart's death-effects only trigger if you kill it yourself, rather than torching it), and repeated trials indicate that Rat Caves probably aren't worth the bother to clean out.

Fortunately Shade was kind enough to put his martial-arts code into a fresh git version.  So far, interesting.

Are you implying bunnies are not interesting? :D
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Iosyn on May 10, 2013, 02:13:07 PM
I can see the headlines now: "school shooting caused by crazed gun man thinking he was in a zombie apocalypse, we blame video games."
And now apparently the US gov't (for those of you who don't live in the US) is proposing ideas to prevent "violent" video games from being developed and sold.

I'm getting fed up with my home country's government.

Every time I see a 'violent games cause crazy killer' thing I laugh a little bit inside.

Games don't kill people. People kill people.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Miloch on May 10, 2013, 04:42:55 PM
They say there are no dangerous weapons, only dangerous people.  Things like this are the reason they say this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oklahoma_City_bombing
I'd rather have people go on shooting sprees then reproduce anything like that.  Fertilizer is more dangerous then firearms.  Ask the people in West Texas. (I live in Texas and was almost called out for that: National Guard)
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: drake1storm on May 10, 2013, 09:00:47 PM
They say there are no dangerous weapons, only dangerous people.  Things like this are the reason they say this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oklahoma_City_bombing
I'd rather have people go on shooting sprees then reproduce anything like that.  Fertilizer is more dangerous then firearms.  Ask the people in West Texas. (I live in Texas and was almost called out for that: National Guard)

You know those pool tablets? Yeah, they are actually only 1 ingredient away (and it can be added) from a high chlorine gas.

Frankly, anything can be used to kill people. Take away guns, they will make thermite. Ban metal, and they will use sticks. Tie the bastards down in a concrete cell, and watch someone make a friggin paper crossbow.

If someone is set on killing people, there is bugger all that you can do, aside from arresting them and moving them away from society, that can stop them.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Iosyn on May 10, 2013, 09:27:22 PM

You know those pool tablets? Yeah, they are actually only 1 ingredient away (and it can be added) from a high chlorine gas.

Frankly, anything can be used to kill people. Take away guns, they will make thermite. Ban metal, and they will use sticks. Tie the bastards down in a concrete cell, and watch someone make a friggin paper crossbow.

If someone is set on killing people, there is bugger all that you can do, aside from arresting them and moving them away from society, that can stop them.
Intresting note, Zyklon B (A nazi cyanide-based nerve agent that functions by inhibiting cellular respiration, my face when I understand this shit because of high-school biology classes) Is still being sold today as a pesticide. It was originally developed as a pesticide too, actually.

Made some of those paper crossbows in school. Rubber band, two fingers and some folded paper.
Ah, fun old days. Frankly until now I had never heard of that ohklahoma bombing incident, that's terrible.
Then again, the government did fuck up the Waco siege pretty bad, not that I intend to support this kind of thing.

Quote from: Mahatma Gandhi
Non-Violent Protest.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: drake1storm on May 10, 2013, 09:36:30 PM

You know those pool tablets? Yeah, they are actually only 1 ingredient away (and it can be added) from a high chlorine gas.

Frankly, anything can be used to kill people. Take away guns, they will make thermite. Ban metal, and they will use sticks. Tie the bastards down in a concrete cell, and watch someone make a friggin paper crossbow.

If someone is set on killing people, there is bugger all that you can do, aside from arresting them and moving them away from society, that can stop them.

Made some of those paper crossbows in school. Rubber band, two fingers and some folded paper.
Ah, fun old days. Frankly until now I had never heard of that ohklahoma bombing incident, that's terrible.
Then again, the government did fuck up the Waco siege pretty bad, not that I intend to support this kind of thing.

Quote from: Mahatma Gandhi
Non-Violent Protest.

I meant something more akin to this:
(click to show/hide)

It is actually a lethal weapon.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Iosyn on May 10, 2013, 09:55:07 PM
Oh damn-- and here I was just thinking of those cute little paperguns that you could use to annoy people with.
Anyway, if the chinese can make armour and funky cranes out of paper I'm sure we can fabricate some kind of superweapon out of it.
Also I'd rate that design a 3/10 as it has no fore stirrup, so reloading it would be a pain.

Also here's a design on a simple pistol crossbow you could make at home. (http://specialized-weapons.wonderhowto.com/how-to/build-advanced-wooden-pistol-crossbow-shoots-bolts-395892/)
There's also designs for tasers and stuff on that mechanical mashup site, although I already own several cheap tasers.

Seriously, best weapon on earth? www.google.com. Enough weapons schematics, tactics and porn to start your own revolution.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: drake1storm on May 10, 2013, 10:34:34 PM
Oh damn-- and here I was just thinking of those cute little paperguns that you could use to annoy people with.
Anyway, if the chinese can make armour and funky cranes out of paper I'm sure we can fabricate some kind of superweapon out of it.
Also I'd rate that design a 3/10 as it has no fore stirrup, so reloading it would be a pain.

Also here's a design on a simple pistol crossbow you could make at home. (http://specialized-weapons.wonderhowto.com/how-to/build-advanced-wooden-pistol-crossbow-shoots-bolts-395892/)
There's also designs for tasers and stuff on that mechanical mashup site, although I already own several cheap tasers.

Seriously, best weapon on earth? www.google.com. Enough weapons schematics, tactics and porn to start your own revolution.

Simple taser design: 2 nails, a quarter farad capacitor, and a paper weight. Apply pointy bits to person you don't much care for.

Also, it was a design made in 2 days. It isn't going to be perfect lol.

And yes, google is a potential terrorists best friend. I can safely say we can make up another rule akin to rule 34. Lets call it rule 43: if it exists, not only is there porn of it, but someone has found a way to kill someone with it.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: warwolf0315 on May 10, 2013, 10:54:26 PM

 Lets call it rule 43: if it exists, not only is there porn of it, but someone has found a way to kill someone with it.
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kind of one of dwarf fortress mottos if it exists dwarves have weaponized it
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: halberdsturgeon on May 11, 2013, 12:47:53 AM
They say there are no dangerous weapons, only dangerous people.  Things like this are the reason they say this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oklahoma_City_bombing
I'd rather have people go on shooting sprees then reproduce anything like that.

I'd rather have neither.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: TheRealTenman on May 11, 2013, 06:52:29 AM
Seriously, best weapon on earth? www.google.com. Enough weapons schematics, tactics and porn to start your own revolution.

Yeah, apart from the fact that every single search is put through the CIA...

If you search for how to make ANY weapon or drug you go on a watch list. >.>


Google also makes a pretty penny selling what you search for to marketers. Then they link ads to your internet.

Why the hell someone thinks I need constipation aid is beyond me. I just look up guns, games and gobbies.


Back on topic though,

Currently being chased by about 50 bears, all I have is a javelin.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: prytoclasm on May 11, 2013, 02:04:11 PM
I admit, this little fact does make my plan a bit unreliable, but I seem to regularly find C4 in military bunkers, and I usually burn up ammo to break in since Military IDs are a bit rare.

My last world was generated with quite a lot military outposts, a GREAT resource for ID cards. Even brought up rifle skill from 0 to 5 in no time by 'sniping' turrets. Now I just need to find some ammonia or anything else for my welder to attach the newly aquired inactive turrets to my car, together with the stupid high amount of 9mm ammunition from destroyed turrets. And, need to find more bunkers, still got ~20 military ID cards left.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Miloch on May 11, 2013, 03:05:16 PM
electrohacks make cards useless anyway. :P
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: prytoclasm on May 11, 2013, 04:41:12 PM
Possible, yet, but I fry the consoles too often. Additional, the way it goes I get plenty of 9mm Ammo for almost free.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: vultures on May 11, 2013, 06:05:29 PM
I'm cruising around a small town, all buckled up and even loud with holstered glock, trying to see if there is any crack in a 500-yard radius swarming with Z's. Both hardware store and a couple of garages are off limits. I even got a teleporter somehow, but after a few steps inside this town they just start pouring and pouring from, sh*t everywhere!

It's day 6. I'm seriously considering giving them a crimson storm somehow.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Accursed91 on May 13, 2013, 10:59:07 AM
*Unlurk*

I just started playing Cataclysm again after a long break, i am currently trying to clear a town i have been to before in a previous playthrough with an archery based character. It is going suprisingly well considering all i got is a longbow, some wooden arrows and a crowbar (for those pesky skeletons). :)
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: eternalflame on May 13, 2013, 01:09:34 PM
I have reached the infamous "What do?" phase again. My current character drank a flask of mutagen early and got fleet footed, which instantly upgraded to road runner. I have not touched the stuff since. I amuse myself by hoarding more though. I, am loaded on bionics, walk around with a katana and a fusion gun, have stocked up more bang and boom than I could possibly use etc etc etc.

Perhaps I will make an attempt at some insane custom vehicle. So far I have merely upgraded the engine of my flatbed truck. I could also make an attempt at stomping a triffid grove but I kind of like the high spawn rate of food.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Miloch on May 13, 2013, 05:43:24 PM
Bear traps and crossbows.  I'm annihilating zombies.  I barely use the traps anymore.  I can kill a zombie in one shot with a wooden crossbow bolt.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: TonicEngine on May 13, 2013, 10:04:23 PM
*first post*

I love this game. 

I put an electric motor and solar panels on a quad bike, but it's not powerful enough to back out of the garage, so I just stole a truck.  I installed a M249 turret, but it shattered the windshield killing a bunny.  Since then I've been driving from town to town looking for a bigger vehicle.

I've looted a dozen towns and nothing so far, although the scooter and the golf cart were amusing.  I've got a gas mask so I may explore the toxic gas in that mine I discovered, or maybe try my hand at killing a whole hive of bees.  While I'm at it, I'm going to see if I can just enlarge the vehicle I have instead of finding one.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: lalorobot on May 13, 2013, 11:53:14 PM
A little bit after spawning I was looting some houses when I see a zombie starts entering through a window, there was like 2 or 3 zombies behind him so I start running away and just after I closed the door I think that maybe I can kill them with with crowbar, FATAL MISTAKE When I start hitting them I see like 20 or more yellow ?'s and just when I think of running they all swarm at me... -.-
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Iosyn on May 14, 2013, 04:11:20 PM
A little bit after spawning I was looting some houses when I see a zombie starts entering through a window, there was like 2 or 3 zombies behind him so I start running away and just after I closed the door I think that maybe I can kill them with with crowbar, FATAL MISTAKE When I start hitting them I see like 20 or more yellow ?'s and just when I think of running they all swarm at me... -.-

Stay behind the window or a bush. as they move into the window or bush, bash them to death. Instant victory.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: vultures on May 14, 2013, 05:31:37 PM
Quote from: iosyn
Stay behind the window or a bush. as they move into the window or bush, bash them to death. Instant victory.

..and if you fight packs (not more) of foes, hit 'em from afar. Throwing stuff that has good pierce ratio will make your life a lot easier.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Redwallzyl on May 14, 2013, 09:09:36 PM
i started up the new version and found a wolf suit of all things. it would be awesome if you could actually use it to sneak as zombies don't seem to attack wolves.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Rookrune on May 15, 2013, 01:09:35 AM
Is anyone other then me freezing when ever they go to sleep or is it just me? (im wearing a blanket & its 77F)
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: drake1storm on May 15, 2013, 01:13:00 AM
Are you wearing head gear?

That is the most common reason.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Rookrune on May 15, 2013, 01:16:07 AM
Are you wearing head gear?

That is the most common reason.

should i not be?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: drake1storm on May 15, 2013, 01:19:27 AM
Are you wearing head gear?

That is the most common reason.

should i not be?

You should always wear a wool cap when sleeping (or something warmer) or you will have a very hard time staying asleep. The same goes for socks and pants.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: DeadWeight on May 15, 2013, 01:20:53 AM
My face always freezes during the night. I have plenty of everything else but my face is always cold, only thing I've found is a dust mask and it's only a warmth of 10, what else is there for face?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Iosyn on May 15, 2013, 01:40:52 AM
Hey dead. if you're preparing to sleep you should be fine just wearing more than one dust mask, I think you can wear more than one at least. remember to take them off when you wake up though. Mouth encumberance inhibits breathing and = inhibits runspeed a little.

As for other items, Scarves and balaclavas are nice. gasmasks give a nice bit of heat too. cotton/knit hats, fur hats...
You can make a lot of it if you butcher some skins or furs.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: vultures on May 15, 2013, 02:52:32 AM
Actually, I had one run in 0.4 that made it clear (or cloudy, rainy and cold if you like) that one always needs to stay alert concerning outdoors conditions. I would, and could defeat lord Baal but the blisters in the morning were as common as candy with morning coffee. :D
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Nopkar on May 15, 2013, 03:59:43 AM
My face always freezes during the night. I have plenty of everything else but my face is always cold, only thing I've found is a dust mask and it's only a warmth of 10, what else is there for face?

scarf is one that's fantastic, a gas mask if that's available. you could also find a ski mask OR balaclava. those all offer mouth warmth
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: drake1storm on May 15, 2013, 04:20:08 AM
Zombie hulks

Zombie hulks are happening

And I left all my grenades in my hut.

Damn.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Weyrling on May 15, 2013, 04:28:52 AM
My face always freezes during the night. I have plenty of everything else but my face is always cold, only thing I've found is a dust mask and it's only a warmth of 10, what else is there for face?

scarf is one that's fantastic, a gas mask if that's available. you could also find a ski mask OR balaclava. those all offer mouth warmth
I find that a bandana is my favorite mouth piece as it has no encumberance. Gas masks are, of course, my preference, but I've been pretty unlucky in regards to clothing recently.

The 0.5 maps are not being nice to me. I find every tool I could possibly want, no weapons, and rarely useful clothing. I don't think I need 20 welders or 30 hammers or a dozen shovels...
Fighting off 5 bears with a nail board, hammer or shovel is simply ineffective when you haven't gained any combat skills yet, even if you have enough pit traps to fight them consecutively rather than simultaneously.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: DeadWeight on May 15, 2013, 04:48:39 AM
Tried my first game in .5 Got the common cold after like, the first hour somehow, and I started with webbed hands/feet so i couldn't wear gloves or use my sleeping bag... So who has webbed hands and froze all night? *thumbs up to self* "This guy!!!"
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Nopkar on May 15, 2013, 05:16:20 AM
I found a gun, and get this, COMPATIBLE AMMO on the SAME corpse :O

the RNG shine on me this day
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: dsiOne on May 15, 2013, 05:18:32 AM
Found a nice not-too-destroyed Flatbed Truck on the road, there's a gas station nearby but the nearest jerrycan is miles away (if only I decided to go back for it after finding my first backpack...). Currently weaving in-between cars that got blockaded at a crash site in the outskirts of town, trying to clear the area of zeds with my crossbow (31 bolts after finding an ammo cache in the middle of nowhere!) to get to a nearby military surplus store (currently guarded by a Wolf Spider and Jumping Spider). Hopefully it has a jerrycan like the first one I entered a day ago did.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Iosyn on May 15, 2013, 08:13:21 AM
I found a gun, and get this, COMPATIBLE AMMO on the SAME corpse :O

the RNG shine on me this day
Careful. Sounds like your Karma just tapped out. Expect an armoured hulk around the next corner juggling landmines.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Siferous on May 15, 2013, 09:23:16 AM
I found a public works with everything I need starting out to survive other then 2 pieces of string to craft a bow. There was a couple houses on the outskirts to a town that had the string that I needed so now I have 2 jerry cans (from the public works), delicious boiled toilet water, and the means to hunt the rabbits and squirrels that are around me. I started off as a tailor so I have a book to read and I can survive endlessly until I level my archery enough in order to clear the town safely.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Ziga on May 15, 2013, 02:28:36 PM
(http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n613/Nero2525/drivingamotorcyclethoughaminefield_zps2adb3b15.png)

yes that is an older version, I wanted to play the original before getting into dark days ahead

and yes that is with no driving skill (it's probably not as hard as I first thought but I still cant believe the RNG didn't screw me over)

so how has your luck been fellow survivors?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Mrnocamera on May 15, 2013, 03:41:35 PM
Found a flatbed truck with a working engine, half a tank of fuel, and working controls, got surrounded by Z's, escaped while dodging broken cars, and finally crashed into a bank vault while attempting a powerslide.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: DeadWeight on May 15, 2013, 04:00:36 PM
The first town I was in had very little good stores, mostly houses, so I only had a nailboard, very little food and medicine when the zombies showed up... I don't even know how there were so many, oh the gods the swarm was at least 20 big, after running around I finally find a working truck, and get the hell out of dodge. Traveling along the road I must have hit the motherload of zombies, I don't know how they found me since it was the middle of nowhere, but I decided to have a little fun and run them all over... 105 zombies, in the middle of nowhere there was 105... I-i-i-i what is with this game! After running them all over, losing my front tire and most of the frame I crash into an apartment complex, jump out and start running thinking "Yes! Yes! I ran over all those zombies, i'm finally safe!!!"

... stepped on a gad-damned landmine...
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Weyrling on May 15, 2013, 11:32:56 PM
I found a public works with everything I need starting out to survive other then 2 pieces of string to craft a bow. There was a couple houses on the outskirts to a town that had the string that I needed so now I have 2 jerry cans (from the public works), delicious boiled toilet water, and the means to hunt the rabbits and squirrels that are around me. I started off as a tailor so I have a book to read and I can survive endlessly until I level my archery enough in order to clear the town safely.
The best source of string now, is to break a few (stage 3) windows, you get string - 3ft, 2 sheets, and a heavy stick from any window that has blinds (Evac Shelter, and any ^ house).
You can Disassemble( '(' ) the string - 3ft into multiple string - 6inch, which don't have any weight or volume, most recently I have something like 300 of these on me because I escape through windows a lot.

I might suggest making everything have a weight in large enough numbers, even if volume isn't an issue. For example if you completely disassemble a 30ft rope, you get 180 weightless 6-inch strings.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: i2amroy on May 15, 2013, 11:52:21 PM
I might suggest making everything have a weight in large enough numbers, even if volume isn't an issue. For example if you completely disassemble a 30ft rope, you get 180 weightless 6-inch strings.
I believe that is on our list of "things to do", something like "cause items to have weight/volume when the stack becomes large enough".
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Nighthawk on May 16, 2013, 12:50:16 AM
I got murdered almost as soon as I started a game.

Static spawn has changed for the worse. I tried to stealth my way into the buildings on the outskirts, but there were zeds there too, and they can see from 40 flippin' tiles away. So I fought them off as well as I could, but as soon as I smashed a window, I was attacked by two more, a spitter, and a boomer, which attracted the attention of a BRUTE after I fought it off.

With no ranged weapon, and loads of pain already, the brute easily curbstomped me. No chance.


Is the game supposed to be impossible? I think the only way to win early on is to spend tons of points in dodging and just flee from everything until you get a gun or a car with gas, then you clear out an entire town.

Frustrated.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: halberdsturgeon on May 16, 2013, 02:04:54 AM
There are probably dozens of threads on how to survive static spawn in the early game, but suffice to say no, it isn't impossible. And it's arguably easier in 0.5 than it was previously. As is always true of Cataclysm, much rides on luck.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: KA101 on May 16, 2013, 02:12:47 AM
Are you wearing head gear?

That is the most common reason.

should i not be?

You should always wear a wool cap when sleeping (or something warmer) or you will have a very hard time staying asleep. The same goes for socks and pants.

Unless it's Summer, at which point the wool cap will overheat you.  I think the first mod I make will be to make CBM: Thermal Regulation non-power-draining again.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: drake1storm on May 16, 2013, 03:23:18 AM
That should be a relatively simple change. Just open up the cataclysmWin file with codeblocks and search "thermal" and you should be able to figure things out from there.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: KA101 on May 16, 2013, 03:39:08 AM
Yep; already found the place I'd need to change.  All I need to do is get some time to work out the compiler.

Apart from that, the 08May version was certainly interesting.  I'd hold that the Office Tower wasn't worth much and Schools immediately on the riverbank, especially with dynamic spawn, aren't that great either.  The new recipes are pretty good, as are the new books (though the Mansion library was a bit fiction-heavy).

How exactly does a Furniture Store benefit the player?  I'd love to get an Armchair or a Sofa for my base (and they ought to be comfy for sleeping purposes, hint) but I haven't yet been able to move any furniture, let alone get it onto a vehicle or push it across town.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: drake1storm on May 16, 2013, 03:49:34 AM
Yep; already found the place I'd need to change.  All I need to do is get some time to work out the compiler.

Apart from that, the 08May version was certainly interesting.  I'd hold that the Office Tower wasn't worth much and Schools immediately on the riverbank, especially with dynamic spawn, aren't that great either.  The new recipes are pretty good, as are the new books (though the Mansion library was a bit fiction-heavy).

How exactly does a Furniture Store benefit the player?  I'd love to get an Armchair or a Sofa for my base (and they ought to be comfy for sleeping purposes, hint) but I haven't yet been able to move any furniture, let alone get it onto a vehicle or push it across town.

Schools can actually be rather handy assuming you can eat the kid killing morale drop. There is usually some food and occasionally some skill books. Worst case scenario, there are lots of escape points and tons of flammable material.

Furniture stores seem rather useless. I found one and immediately used it as a zombie bonfire.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Mrnocamera on May 16, 2013, 07:59:35 AM
Yep; already found the place I'd need to change.  All I need to do is get some time to work out the compiler.

Apart from that, the 08May version was certainly interesting.  I'd hold that the Office Tower wasn't worth much and Schools immediately on the riverbank, especially with dynamic spawn, aren't that great either.  The new recipes are pretty good, as are the new books (though the Mansion library was a bit fiction-heavy).

How exactly does a Furniture Store benefit the player?  I'd love to get an Armchair or a Sofa for my base (and they ought to be comfy for sleeping purposes, hint) but I haven't yet been able to move any furniture, let alone get it onto a vehicle or push it across town.

Schools can actually be rather handy assuming you can eat the kid killing morale drop. There is usually some food and occasionally some skill books. Worst case scenario, there are lots of escape points and tons of flammable material.

Furniture stores seem rather useless. I found one and immediately used it as a zombie bonfire.

I think eventually you could push a sofa or armchair or something into a truck or something with sufficient space, but until then, firestarters and 2X4's.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: DerpMcgee on May 16, 2013, 08:17:37 AM
Found my first Hazmat bots and.......

They killed me.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: i2amroy on May 16, 2013, 08:18:09 AM
Furniture stores also have the occasional hammer/tool in the corners.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Ferodaktyl on May 16, 2013, 05:03:05 PM
Started a new game with the latest build, first town was packed with zeds, circled around and found another town with some empty outskirts. now i'm again packed to bursting with all the junk i found. I seriously need help :) just how to leave anything behind?
(http://www.colourbox.com/preview/3574482-402859-bike-loaded-with-empty-plastic-bottles-shanghai-china.jpg)

LE : 75 items limit is giving me headaches :D
I WANT EVERYTHING (had a game where i collected even the empty plastic bags and paper wrappers FYI)
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Iosyn on May 17, 2013, 10:32:14 AM
Paper wrappers can be used to start fires.
I leave no weapons behind. :F

Plastic bags seem a bit OCD though, since I've yet to find a use for them. Maybe we should be able to have a crafting recipe like so:
Plastic bag + Superglue.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: warwolf0315 on May 17, 2013, 08:15:14 PM
Paper wrappers can be used to start fires.
I leave no weapons behind. :F

Plastic bags seem a bit OCD though, since I've yet to find a use for them. Maybe we should be able to have a crafting recipe like so:
Plastic bag + Superglue.
paper wrappers used to be really deadly throwing weapons at one point
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: vultures on May 17, 2013, 08:31:15 PM
Well, at first I got a superspawn, other than that I set my cottage on fire, but nevermind. I suspect those fungus bastards are migrating towards me, so I'll have to use gunpowder on natives. Had the longest fight (three hours or so) with the undead surrounding some apartments.
What stunned me was seeing a shelter very close to the populace. I'm pretty sure that one could've ended badly.
Five thumbs up for those Public Works people!
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Narc on May 17, 2013, 08:50:38 PM
[...]I've yet to find a use for [plastic bags]
If you find a (fairly rare) vacuum sealer, you can use it to make permafood variants of meat, veggies, or apples.

paper wrappers used to be really deadly throwing weapons at one point
Death by papercut?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: DerpMcgee on May 17, 2013, 09:44:01 PM
Was raiding a FEMA camp and throwing C4 around to thin out the hoard wheeeeeeeeeeeeeen..... I didn't realize I had activated another block of it, finally noticed it on the final tick when I tried to throw it at an approaching hulk.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Weyrling on May 17, 2013, 10:53:01 PM
Was raiding a FEMA camp and throwing C4 around to thin out the hoard wheeeeeeeeeeeeeen..... I didn't realize I had activated another block of it, finally noticed it on the final tick when I tried to throw it at an approaching hulk.
To avoid this problem, I always set the timer to 1 and throw it immediately, don't do this is there's anything next to you though, as you may get stunned before you get the chance.
Also, I rarely throw them directly at an enemy, usually one tile away aiming at some other enemies.
Note, the explosion radius of a C4 is 3 tiles, so if you throw it 4 tiles away you'll be able to use it against enemies in melee range without it being a suicide technique (Shrapnel notwithstanding)...

I'm currently getting ready to roll out of my starting town with a lucky character, I've even got a trunk full of land mines ready to place since I've been using lots of traps.
Note: Don't mess with land mines unless you have high dexterity and 6+ traps skill. Also, remember to take your gloves off, I lost about 90% hp in several limbs thanks to forgetting this, and I was very fortunate that I didn't get caught in the face.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: warwolf0315 on May 17, 2013, 11:13:24 PM
[...]I've yet to find a use for [plastic bags]
If you find a (fairly rare) vacuum sealer, you can use it to make permafood variants of meat, veggies, or apples.

paper wrappers used to be really deadly throwing weapons at one point
Death by papercut?
heh yea i remember there was an old quote from i believe yamgernade about paper wrappers being a war crime
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: drake1storm on May 18, 2013, 02:57:55 AM
I celebrated my graduation by making an avatar me...

He is now my base character. Long live his murder-all.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Rookrune on May 18, 2013, 08:36:45 AM
Look what I found today.
(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: i2amroy on May 18, 2013, 08:42:13 AM
It's a reference to TheDarklingWolf, overlord and creator of Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead. It was actually removed from the game at one point IIRC, but somebody requested that it be added back in so it was put back in between .4 and .5. Wolf suits also make just about the best sleeping bags you can find since they are so warm.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Asra on May 18, 2013, 08:45:17 AM
Where did you find that?

Also currently hiding out in a school after burning all of the zombie children in a massive bonfire to keep from feeling bad. My current map doesn't look too overly interesting, though it beats having triffid queens smashign through buildings and wrecking everything.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Miloch on May 18, 2013, 12:21:58 PM
I built a mobile home off a a extended Flatbed truck.  Put some extra  Steel Frames on the front with steel plating as a battering ram.  Figured I could ram my way through some of the car mess.  The cars are like they are balls and bounce all over the place and like to start fires! :P
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: NineHunter on May 18, 2013, 08:51:39 PM
So I decided to boot up another 0.5 world and interestingly enough I spawned a bit aways from a beehive. Ironically there were some dead soldiers nearby the huge beehive with rocket launchers, food, clean water, and alot more. So its a nice start for me so far. Eventually, I'll have to come back and steal some honeycombs from those bees.

(http://i.imgur.com/oZB0MLG.png)
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: KA101 on May 18, 2013, 09:34:01 PM
Huh.  Science Lab as an actual part of town, with beehive not to far off...yeah, I'd take that map on Dynamic.  Nice find.

Re wolfsuits: do fur suits typically contain 0% fur?  Found one, looked it up in the code, and was surprised to find that the only material involved was cotton.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: krAbhandz on May 18, 2013, 09:55:57 PM
I believe DarklingWolf's twitter page explains the wolf suit.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: GunnerX on May 18, 2013, 10:01:19 PM
Re wolfsuits: do fur suits typically contain 0% fur?  Found one, looked it up in the code, and was surprised to find that the only material involved was cotton.

Between PETA and the cost of synthetic fibers, I'm surprised it isn't made of poly (plastic).
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: krAbhandz on May 19, 2013, 12:23:25 AM
I took my guy, copied the save, and imported him from my 75meg static world to a new dynamic world. Being the first time playing dynamic, I had (and still don't) know what the rules are. On top of that, I modded my monster groups json to make hulks are often-occuring as regular specials. To date, he's got 650 regular zed kills, averages 120 for each special, and has 99 hulk kills.  Heck, here's a crosslink to my guy. http://www.cataclysmdda.com/smf/index.php?topic=1335.0

I thought, "Well, fortifying this church looks like a good plan. It has stone walls and I can probably install a garage door, plus it has plenty of wood!" So I got the biggest gun I had, the M249+++, 400+2+1, a couple hundred extra rounds, 40mm grenades... Flicked on the hydraulic muscles and began using it's full auto.

The biggest horde I have ever seen came down on my head.

I ran back into the church, being chased by every monstrosity in the book. Hulks smashed down my walls in seconds. The spitters destroyed half my arsenal. Luckliy, I managed to make it to my sledge hammer and (modded) indestructible plate mail + great helm combo. I was getting punched in the face by literally by 4 hulks as I was putting my helmet on. Good thing for the wide swing of the sledge hammer. I cleared them out. I'm at the church now, catching my breath. I'm going to try to keep the church, but I think I'm going to add Howler to keep things interesting.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: KA101 on May 19, 2013, 12:36:33 AM
Welcome to dynamic, krAbhandz!

Dynamic spawn: you've got about 90 minutes from game start before anything spawns; site-specific stuff like the kids at Parks or a School will be present, though.  After that, zeds move around in small-to-middling groups, with additional groups spawning in every so often.  Making loud noise not only attracts existing critters, but also can speed up/beef up the next spawn wave.  Firing the M249, incidentally, easily qualifies as a Loud! noise.  Sledgehammers would be far quieter.

(In case you wondered why Howler was such a bad thing...Dynamic Spawn is why.  You shan't be too lonely.)

Dynamically spawned critters come from a set pool and despawn back into the pool once you get far enough away, so it's technically possible to clear out an area under Dynamic.  You're just gonna be a while at it; I recall hearing pool sizes of 7000+ thrown around but don't have much context for that.

Here's hoping you enjoyed the workout, and feel free to stick around.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: krAbhandz on May 19, 2013, 01:18:59 AM
How often do they spawn? Is there any other way to increase spawn #s besides noise, like modding perhaps?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: vultures on May 19, 2013, 03:55:17 AM
Quote from: KA101
(In case you wondered why Howler was such a bad thing...Dynamic Spawn is why.  You shan't be too lonely.)

What you're implying is - come back to a map sector, and there you have it - a whole new game to play? :P
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: BadSniper on May 19, 2013, 04:29:59 AM
I've been exploring a couple waste sarcophaguses sarcophagi for misc. stuff. The first time I quickly found out that they are HIGHLY radioactive; I found a geiger counter in it and scanned myself for a total of 482 rads. I also quickly put on a hazmat suit right after, as well.

I grabbed a total of about 100 aspirin from that single sarcophagus. I also found some cans of soda and a few flashlights and radios, whose batteries I stole.

A second sarcophagus yielded crates with stuff in them (I didn't have my crowbar), a few more hazmat suits, a gas mask which I also quickly put on, and some more radios and flashlights. A few bits of bubblewrap were also in the desks.

Whilst walking from the second sarcophagus, it starts dropping an Acidic Drizzle on me. I hope I can get back to my house base before it gets worse.

I'll edit and put up my supply list later on.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: KA101 on May 19, 2013, 08:07:12 PM
Quote from: KA101
(In case you wondered why Howler was such a bad thing...Dynamic Spawn is why.  You shan't be too lonely.)

What you're implying is - come back to a map sector, and there you have it - a whole new game to play? :P

"Whole new game" is a bit much, but yeah.  As for modding horde generation, never tried it so wouldn't know.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: GunnerX on May 20, 2013, 12:19:00 AM
Spring Day 1, 8:00:  Took stock of my surroundings.  Evac Shelter surrounded on 3 sides by river.  At least water will be easy to find.
Spring Day 1, 8:12:  Located the remains of a military patrol SE of Evac shelter, acquired significant load bearing gear, and a USP.  Now I just need ammo.
Spring Day 1, 8:32:  Located the remains of rival drug cartels.  Able to acquire significant medical supplies.  The leader of one gang also holds a katana.

To be continued...
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Mr. Epic Cheese Man on May 20, 2013, 12:24:38 AM
Just started a new 0.5 game, went into town and saw a group of survivors firing at the biggest horde I've seen, Walking dead style. There was also an abandoned storefront ablaze.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: drake1storm on May 20, 2013, 12:41:11 AM
I just got robbed by an NPC. The blasphemy.

I don't care if my stolen stuff is gone now, I felt that active mininuke he took was justly deserved.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: mangodrink on May 20, 2013, 02:22:56 AM
For this warm summer evening's entertainment: Copbot Bumble Rumble!
With special guest: Tripod Robot
Please hold your applause and looting for the end of the evening, and don't block the light projector, you don't want to be the star...
Corey Toledo: "Eyebot, I'd like an order of fries, but hold the shake, I've had enough giant worms and graboids for the moment."
(http://i.imgur.com/DV9CwiH.png)
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: TheRealTenman on May 20, 2013, 09:35:57 AM
Exhausted
Int 11

"For f***s sake apocalypse..." -Corey Toledo's brain.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: PiotraperPL on May 23, 2013, 08:41:31 PM
This is my first post on this forum, just wanted to say hello. Now onto the proper post:

I've used to take 24 points to distribute on character creation. My every playthrough was filled with fail and misery.
And then, yesterday, I have made a character with only 6 points. This is what happened:

I left the starting shelter with nothing. Good start I say. There were no worms at least.

I went to town, explored the suburbs, got myself a bow and lots of wooden arrows. And then...

WILD ZOMBIE HULK APPEARS

I ran in a random direction and got to the forest. That pile of meat was still chasing me. That thing had trouble with bushes and small trees, and this is where I took my bow out. I had ~150 wooden arrows on me.

(click to show/hide)

Out of arrows. Examined that monstrosity: "This abomination is nearly kill". I've picked up random heavy stick, threw it at him and he died.

Also, this is my most succesful character so far and still going.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: JMatt on May 24, 2013, 03:45:55 PM
Piotraper, that's great! Lol. Zombie Hulks, amongst other situations, are the main reasons I place the crafting of Molotov cocktails as one of my highest priorities. A few cocktails make short work of hulks, and every other zombie/animal out there.

Which leads to what's been going on in my current game. Have a character with the hardcore trait. As you can imagine, seeing a Zombie Brute come around a corner in a doctor's office is scary as crap. He was not far away from me. When I lit the Molotov, there was only one empty tile between us. So I lobbed it at the Brute and lit his pain in the butt on fire. Nothing like pyrotechnics to the rescue. However... I had to make a quick escape as that caught the entire doctor's office on fire. For extra measure, there were a few adjacent buildings which caught fire as well. So I had to circle my way around the buildings going up in flames while picking off poor little zombies (of various colors) with my Ruger Redhawk in the middle of the night. Nearly had a zombie dog chew off a leg (1/2 bar left). Was a pretty tense battle but survived. Haha, take that zombies!
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: DerpMcgee on May 24, 2013, 05:43:05 PM
Piotraper, that's great! Lol. Zombie Hulks, amongst other situations, are the main reasons I place the crafting of Molotov cocktails as one of my highest priorities. A few cocktails make short work of hulks, and every other zombie/animal out there.

Which leads to what's been going on in my current game. Have a character with the hardcore trait. As you can imagine, seeing a Zombie Brute come around a corner in a doctor's office is scary as crap. He was not far away from me. When I lit the Molotov, there was only one empty tile between us. So I lobbed it at the Brute and lit his pain in the butt on fire. Nothing like pyrotechnics to the rescue. However... I had to make a quick escape as that caught the entire doctor's office on fire. For extra measure, there were a few adjacent buildings which caught fire as well. So I had to circle my way around the buildings going up in flames while picking off poor little zombies (of various colors) with my Ruger Redhawk in the middle of the night. Nearly had a zombie dog chew off a leg (1/2 bar left). Was a pretty tense battle but survived. Haha, take that zombies!

But did you fire 6 shots, or only 5?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: kastor246 on May 25, 2013, 12:56:44 AM
Been trying to make a car (keyword: trying) but keep getting mauled by wolf spiders -.-. Luckily I am able to kill them :D. I also have a question if I have a 3.56 Liter V6 Engine installed on my car and I want to add a footcrank, what does My machanics skill have to be? Currently machanics 7 but still can't install the footcrank so what lvl does it have to be?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Ember on May 25, 2013, 07:19:07 AM
Been trying to make a car (keyword: trying) but keep getting mauled by wolf spiders -.-. Luckily I am able to kill them :D. I also have a question if I have a 3.56 Liter V6 Engine installed on my car and I want to add a footcrank, what does My machanics skill have to be? Currently machanics 7 but still can't install the footcrank so what lvl does it have to be?

a lot higher than that, I think I saw somewhere to add a second engine (think foot crank counts as one) that you need at least 12 mechanics
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Mrnocamera on May 25, 2013, 07:48:29 AM
A new engine is 13, a foot crank is 12.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: kastor246 on May 25, 2013, 05:41:13 PM
A new engine is 13, a foot crank is 12.
Ah ok ty!
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Nighthawk on May 26, 2013, 02:07:03 AM
Everything seemed fine, until I started vomiting up live spores and fungus stalks came up through my hands, breaking both of my arms.
Also, 92 pain. That was pretty crippling. My meth only lasted me down the road before a cougar finished me off.

Don't mess with fungus, people.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Hamsmagoo on May 26, 2013, 03:02:17 AM
Walked out into the woods to dump this gallon jug of ammonia.

Accidentally drank it, instead.  :(
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: DerpMcgee on May 26, 2013, 06:08:17 AM
Walked out into the woods to dump this gallon jug of ammonia.

Accidentally drank it, instead.  :(

How did it taste?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Grossor on May 26, 2013, 08:53:37 AM
I just registered and rejoined Cataclysm after a 6+ month hiatus, and boy, has it changed.. and for the better!
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Hamsmagoo on May 26, 2013, 04:17:14 PM
Walked out into the woods to dump this gallon jug of ammonia.

Accidentally drank it, instead.  :(

How did it taste?

My character didn't enjoy it.  Luckily my fridge was full of lots of delicious food to bring my morale back up.  Probably should have left that mushroom alone, though....
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: KA101 on May 27, 2013, 01:31:49 AM
Everything seemed fine, until I started vomiting up live spores and fungus stalks came up through my hands, breaking both of my arms.
Also, 92 pain. That was pretty crippling. My meth only lasted me down the road before a cougar finished me off.

Don't mess with fungus, people.
Gas Mask as a barrier or Blood Filter/Royal Jelly to fix.

You can upgrade Honey Comb to Royal Jelly at Cooking 6 or so.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: DevilRanger on May 27, 2013, 05:06:41 AM
Tried leading a bunch of imaginary giant ants over a Dissector, suddenly gibs and the lab's got a new paintjob and there's a bunch of edible meat parts all over the place.
Who would've guessed hallucinations would taste so good.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: kastor246 on May 27, 2013, 05:24:08 AM
Tried leading a bunch of imaginary giant ants over a Dissector, suddenly gibs and the lab's got a new paintjob and there's a bunch of edible meat parts all over the place.
Who would've guessed hallucinations would taste so good.
Ah good old hallucination meat...
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: vultures on May 27, 2013, 05:34:09 AM
I fixed a broken computer down at the labs and it burned me for it.
I could quote robot chicken, but MTV did quote suprema "Give the dog a bone"
So if you find a working PC down there fellas, have sex with it at first. :D
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Nighthawk on May 28, 2013, 01:21:56 AM
-410 morale.

Fetuses. That is all.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Accursed91 on May 28, 2013, 12:03:17 PM
Stumbled upon a web spider nest in a forest on the other side of town, now i hate spiders so i decided to be "better safe than sorry" and threw a molotov coctail at it. That was over five ingame days ago and it is still burning pretty heavily! :D
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: PiotraperPL on May 28, 2013, 07:43:44 PM
-410 morale.

Fetuses. That is all.
"I shall eat this fetus to gain it's powers!" ~Random YouTube user commenting jefmajor's video.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: halberdsturgeon on May 29, 2013, 12:30:31 AM
-410 morale.

Fetuses. That is all.

Needed more salt.

Stumbled upon a web spider nest in a forest on the other side of town, now i hate spiders so i decided to be "better safe than sorry" and threw a molotov coctail at it. That was over five ingame days ago and it is still burning pretty heavily! :D

Yes, fires, like all things in Cataclysm, are suspended in time when your character isn't near them. You don't notice it most of the time, but the eternal bonfires can be a bit jarring.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: DerpMcgee on May 29, 2013, 03:07:42 AM
I encased a Giant frog in a room.

His name is now Fred.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: kastor246 on May 29, 2013, 03:31:35 AM
I encased a Giant frog in a room.

His name is now Fred.
Why not joe :O?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: GunnerX on May 29, 2013, 05:15:52 AM
I encased a Giant frog in a room.

His name is now Fred.
Why not joe :O?
Because Fred the frog is obviously superior, still it should be named Fritz.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: DerpMcgee on May 29, 2013, 06:54:50 AM
I encased a Giant frog in a room.

His name is now Fred.
Why not joe :O?
Because Fred the frog is obviously superior, still it should be named Fritz.

Do not disobey Fred the great Hypno frog.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Zaweri Runewright on May 29, 2013, 08:45:09 AM
Found out that spiders do not like pedal vehicles. :(
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Nopkar on May 29, 2013, 09:04:41 AM
Found out that spiders do not like pedal vehicles. :(

they also do not like fire. I apply it in superfluous amounts to any and all arachnids I see, and even some I don't for that matter.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Accursed91 on May 29, 2013, 03:35:04 PM
Found out that spiders do not like pedal vehicles. :(

they also do not like fire. I apply it in superfluous amounts to any and all arachnids I see, and even some I don't for that matter.

I have actually started to carry at least two molotov coctails with me at all times in case i run into giant creepy crawlies. Now granted, i haven't had to use them as of yet (or well, not since i burned that web spiders nest to the ground... It is still burning by the way! :D)  but it feels good to have them in case i need them. :)
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: DerpMcgee on May 29, 2013, 07:40:56 PM
No, but zombie hulks love them.


And by love them, I mean they love to beat your head in with your bike.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: TonicEngine on May 29, 2013, 10:28:39 PM
Made a character, used wish menu to give him a katana, and went out to have !fun!.  During a furious living room zombie battle, the fact that it got stuck in a zed went unnoticed, and in the process of finishing the rest with my fists, I broke my left leg.  The game tells me I require the services of a surgeon.  I guess it's time to limp to an evac shelter and kill myself so the next guy can have my sword.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Tripsky on May 30, 2013, 12:18:09 AM
been playing for a while and was cruising around when i found my first semi!

... in the dead centre of a swamp surrounded by evil.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: KA101 on May 30, 2013, 06:00:29 AM
Re broken leg: You could luck out with a Hospital too.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: ComputerWarrior on May 30, 2013, 07:59:37 PM
Armed with a gas-mask for once, a baseball bat, kevlar vest (courtesy of Mr Dead Living Dead), and a bunch of other military-grade armor, Sir Lancelot started "Operation: Die, Die, Die!". More than two hundred zombies fell under his blad- bat, before the town was finally cleansed of its undead inhabitants.

The newly captured town was renamed to Camelot, from where cleansing operations would begin to rid the cities close-by of their happy zombies as well. First, Sir Lancelot has to deal with the god-darned dozens of wolves, bears, and cougars that are suddenly interested in residing at Camelot. And the nearby wandering, world-blackening NPCs.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: TonicEngine on May 31, 2013, 04:03:55 PM
I had gained the Long Talons mutation, which is slow death.  Despite it being spring, the nighttime temps were a stubborn 51F, and because the mutation prevented me from wearing gloves, I was dying of sleep deprivation.  The only way I could sleep for more than a minute was to light a fire, go to sleep immediately, and then wake up an hour later when it went out.  After a very restless night, it began to rain.  After a day of thunderstorms, I loaded some wood onto the Lootcycle and drove to a cave to huddle around an underground fire while it rained for two frigging days in a row.
On the fourth day, I went back home and discovered some bottles of Purifier in the kitchen.  After rolling back the mutation, I made a pair of fur gloves, built a bed in some dead guy's office, and slept for 24 hours.  It felt so good!
In the morning, I'll raid another !science! lab for more mutagen.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: iceball3 on May 31, 2013, 07:05:52 PM
Alright, not doing too bad. Currently buzzing around in a' 'lectric car which I've added a bit to. Also It seems I've made it to 10 dodge, what now beeches~~
(http://i.imgur.com/RRmOvI7.png)

Also my inventory.
(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: ComputerWarrior on May 31, 2013, 07:45:53 PM
Sir Lancelot, in a valiant attempt to liberate a second town, went to the dark, and dangerous caverns (Read: sewers) where he had to fight soldier ants, sewer snakes and rats for a good 24 map tiles before realizing the route he took was a dead end. Cue another 24 map tile travel to get back to the surface, where he proceeded overground to the undead town.

The zombies there were pleased to meet him, and managed to overwhelm him. Hence, he had to cut the tactical sweeping short and retreat back to his temporary castle (Read: boarded up public works building).

Did I mention he also got mauled by a bear along the way? The bear was also pleased to know him... intimately. Otherwise, it wouldn't have tried to rip the clothes off of Sir Lancelot. :P
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: TheRealTenman on June 01, 2013, 11:59:18 AM
I decided to see what being a traveler was like, usually I am a hoarder, this is my story so far:

Started out fairly normal, raided a town the the basics and I managed to stumble on a Gun store. AK-47, 120~ rounds and a glock 50 rounds. Needless to say I took the damn AK. I went to a mil.Surp and got bags, vests, MRE's, water and some binocs.

Well now I had every thing I needed to GTFO, so I began walking north, taking out every Z that came close. Turns out the town I was in was a city and, while moving north, I found gun store after gun store after gunstore... 500 or so rounds for my Trusty Ruskie.

Then I spotted a Gas station, I thought "Hey dude, go get some gas for when you find a car". So I get there with two plastic bottles when I find outside ...a perfect condition motorbike, with 1% fuel. YES RNG! I SHALL SERVE YOU WELL!

I do a teeny bit more looting of another Mil.surp and leave north on my Fully loaded bike.
One single road leading north in a winding fashion, laden with gas stations and farms. I sleep in a parked car.

I awake to an F wandering outside. Well I blow it's freaking chest out and continue north when I find a pile of bodies...Military bodies...

No guns and only 2 cards but I take them, their food and a gasmask, and continue north. Then, there in the distance I see a B...
I shoot the nearby turrets and swipe my way in.

The first chamber, empty
The opposite chamber, empty
The second chamber, empty
The opposite chamber, empty
The third chamber, empty

Within the last chamber, barely lit by my torch, lies a M320 grenade launcher among other items. RNG HAS PROVIDED!
I find M320 GL, 4 concussion grenades, 4 Frags, 8 incendiaries and I leave.

F F  o F o o o o F o F o F o o F o F o o F
RNG, THINE CHALLENGE IS ACCEPTED!
%%%%%%%%%%

And then I went north.

At another kink in the road, see an opening in the trees that makes it look like a giant natural funnel. At the end of said funnel is an Fungal Bloom.
RNG, THINE DESIRE IS KNOWN!

So began the battle that would later be known as The Test of Gasoline Gully. The battle raged long into the afternoon and at sunset the Bloom fell. In one final attempt at the destroyer, the F mounted a massive counter attack that spawned more o's than I could fight off. I headed to a nearby Gas station, and promptly set it alight. This held them for a moment but was ultimately fruitless, they just kept coming. I moved further along the road, using a flashlight when my headlight broke, setting each gas station alight as the night went on.

Batteries where running low and so were gas stations, but the swarm had been destroyed. By Incendiaries, 7.62, machete and gas station sacrifices, RNG's quest was completed. I rested in a totaled car.

When dawn arrived I was shown my reward. No less than 5 labs in the nearby area. I am still working on the second with another test awaiting me outside. Worms...
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: KA101 on June 01, 2013, 07:35:49 PM
I had gained the Long Talons mutation, which is slow death.  Despite it being spring, the nighttime temps were a stubborn 51F, and because the mutation prevented me from wearing gloves, I was dying of sleep deprivation.  The only way I could sleep for more than a minute was to light a fire, go to sleep immediately, and then wake up an hour later when it went out.  After a very restless night, it began to rain.  After a day of thunderstorms, I loaded some wood onto the Lootcycle and drove to a cave to huddle around an underground fire while it rained for two frigging days in a row.
On the fourth day, I went back home and discovered some bottles of Purifier in the kitchen.  After rolling back the mutation, I made a pair of fur gloves, built a bed in some dead guy's office, and slept for 24 hours.  It felt so good!
In the morning, I'll raid another !science! lab for more mutagen.

And this is why I'm constantly after Shoes: Long Talons make Unarmed endgame-worthy, but the frickin' temperature-tracking and bassackwards blanket-use* makes them unplayable.  >:(  You could theoretically sleep during the day, but that's an extremely inelegant workaround.

*Just check all the stuff on the tile and assume the PC puts it on top/underneath/around as needed.  Don't faff around with requiring that players Wear blankets, etc.  Micromanagement is Bad.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: KA101 on June 01, 2013, 10:02:45 PM
I got pissed off an reset my world.
New world seems decent enough, Diego, my new NPC "friend" and I only had to venture 50 feet out of the shelter before we came across what seems to be the crash sight of two helicopters.
5 guns, army gear, two plutonium cells (which I do not know a use for) and minor random stuff.
Not sure what to do to be honest. reset again?

Plutonium cells recharge some high-end Science! gear and can be crafted into fusion packs for energy guns.  If you have a nuclear-powered car, they'll refuel it.  So, hang onto the things.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: martinuzz on June 02, 2013, 01:38:24 AM
SCENE I: The EVAC SHELTER
<enter: Melanie Rogers, and Survivor>

Melanie: "Oh I'm so ill, please get me some antibiotics or I will die for sure!"
Survivor: "Mkay, gimme some gear"
Melanie: "Oh wait, I see a bear! I must rush out of this shelter and go hug it!"

<exit: Melanie Rogers' corpse, enter: a frigging bear>
Survivor: "I should change my name"
Bear: "nomnomnom"

shortest game ever, didn't get to see a single Z
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Hamsmagoo on June 02, 2013, 02:35:21 AM
Went to sleep in a toxic waste dump.

Woke up the next morning as Shark Man!  I have webbed hands and a tail fin and I'm carnivorous.  Now I just need to find some gills.

EDIT: I forgot to mention Shark Man is asthmatic, addicted to cocaine, wears a suit, and drives a bug
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: prytoclasm on June 02, 2013, 05:02:19 AM
and I'm carnivorous.

That killed me once. Though being herbivore is MUCH MUCH worse, but driving through a fungal infected area + wanting to eat some royal jelly afterwards, just to gain that mutation a few turns ago = DA FUQ! GAME??? WHY??? My purifier and more mutagens got rid of everything else and got back most, but carnivore stayed. Of course, no blood filter CBM around aswell.

Still got to try if those 'DNA thingies' in hospitals can get rid of fungal infection.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Miloch on June 02, 2013, 07:49:12 AM
Just found a Bunker that was seriously stocked with explosives.

8x C-4
4x Dynamite
6x Teargas Canister
8x Smoke Bomb
7x Grenade
4x Flashbang
4x EMP Grenade

Only opened two rooms inside.  First room contained most of it.  Second room was only three items. :D  Time for some fun.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Wayfarer on June 02, 2013, 09:52:00 AM
Cataclysm, the only game I know of where one can successfully throw cans of beans at zombies...and do damage.  Fuck yeah, take that!  The hammer I threw missed y'see...
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: martinuzz on June 02, 2013, 11:29:14 AM
Try throwing vomit and socks, in DF

<The spinning vomit strikes the zombie in the head, smashing the skull through the brain>
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Slax on June 02, 2013, 07:41:29 PM
Found a cookbook in a fridge. Laughed my ass off.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: The Slime on June 02, 2013, 08:44:30 PM
I'm just starting to board up this old farmhouse, but i'm living off the land (picking berries and such) for food. I'll need to start venturing out soon, lest I starve to death. I'm pretty well equipped otherwise; a G19 (no ammo) and several tools. If I can get a steady source of food, I think i'll be able to stop scrounging and start practicing skills.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: KA101 on June 02, 2013, 10:13:29 PM
Found a cookbook in a fridge. Laughed my ass off.

Found an Under the Hood in one the other day.  Still waiting for the broken-lawnmower-in-a-bed though.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Ferodaktyl on June 03, 2013, 12:05:52 AM
Made my base in the basement of a cathedral. I feel so protected :D.  Not from influenza though. Thinking of picking a fight with a brute. Just how long it takes to get over the flu?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: InritusOO on June 03, 2013, 12:10:05 AM
Just made a simple flamethrower, decided to test it out. I burned my feet and legs trying to roast a wolf spider. Decided I didn't care, now I'm currently using my flamethrower pointblank because why not. Let's see how long it takes before I die.

Edit: Just found a thermal dissipation bionic, and I can carry a steel jerrycan of gas with me if I don't carry my nailgun/survival tools. Stuff's gonna get fun.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: halberdsturgeon on June 03, 2013, 02:13:29 AM
Made my base in the basement of a cathedral. I feel so protected :D.  Not from influenza though. Thinking of picking a fight with a brute. Just how long it takes to get over the flu?

Several days if you let it run its course, or one turn if you eat royal jelly.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: The Slime on June 03, 2013, 02:25:07 AM
Made my base in the basement of a cathedral. I feel so protected :D.  Not from influenza though. Thinking of picking a fight with a brute. Just how long it takes to get over the flu?

Taking antibiotics, if you have any, might reduce the time it takes.

EDIT: nope. thanks gtaguy
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: gtaguy on June 03, 2013, 02:30:21 AM
Nope.

Anti-biotics only work on bacteria and not viri like the flu.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: uzername on June 03, 2013, 10:30:32 AM
Driving a car through a zombie horde:
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/27590640/KillCar.PNG)
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: TonicEngine on June 03, 2013, 10:48:22 PM
Thanks to advice from KA101, my broken leg is mended.  Thanks to a sewage plant (wut), I have the fabled Integrated Toolset installed, so that's 50lbs. of tools I don't have to carry around.

I will use my new finger-welder it to make The Syringe, a tiny vehicle whose sole purpose is to punch 1-tile holes in the walls of my fortress of solitude so I can install doors.

Hopefully, this will go wrong.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: gtaguy on June 03, 2013, 10:55:47 PM
I made a 1 tile wide, 23 tile long v8 monster with 6 fuel tanks, 2 headlights, and no seatbelts!

Basically I ended up biting the dust two tiles from some dead military dudes with some first aid after a Ninja Bear!TM appeared and ate my face.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: InritusOO on June 04, 2013, 12:00:39 AM
Good God, running over the wildlife has become a morning ritual for my current character. At least I don't have to worry about breakfast though.

Also, running over an entire classroom of schoolkids might've not been a good idea :P I did steal all their candy, so that made me feel better.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: uzername on June 04, 2013, 11:38:42 AM
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/27590640/CarFailHorde.PNG)
Oh shi~
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: TheRealTenman on June 04, 2013, 12:42:32 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/PyKvOBp.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/ORVGB2l.gif)
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: MassiveEffectz on June 04, 2013, 02:14:30 PM
Thanks to advice from KA101, my broken leg is mended.  Thanks to a sewage plant (wut), I have the fabled Integrated Toolset installed, so that's 50lbs. of tools I don't have to carry around.

I will use my new finger-welder it to make The Syringe, a tiny vehicle whose sole purpose is to punch 1-tile holes in the walls of my fortress of solitude so I can install doors.

Hopefully, this will go wrong.

Idk in 0.6 but a bug that was in .5 was that integrated tool sets wont let u disassemble Furnuture. Only if u have hammer & screwdriver. Of course, this might be fixed..
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: halberdsturgeon on June 05, 2013, 01:02:33 AM
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/27590640/CarFailHorde.PNG)
Oh shi~

How the hell did you... I don't even...
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: TonicEngine on June 05, 2013, 01:26:36 AM
I will use my new finger-welder it to make The Syringe, a tiny vehicle whose sole purpose is to punch 1-tile holes in the walls of my fortress of solitude so I can install doors.

Hopefully, this will go wrong.

Idk in 0.6 but a bug that was in .5 was that integrated tool sets wont let u disassemble Furnuture. Only if u have hammer & screwdriver. Of course, this might be fixed..

I can confirm, Integrated Toolkit doesn't act as a hammer in v0.5.  But I could use it, sorta, to make The Syringe, my personal wheeled jackhammer.

The Syringe:
(http://i.imgur.com/IUXGf1J.png)

I removed the 'needle' part so I'd have another square worth of acceleration in the narrow space I was trying to use. 

It didn't help.

(http://i.imgur.com/92QzNwb.png)

Took it downtown and rammed a police station a couple dozen times.  At 50mph, it just bounced off.  Glad I installed a seat belt.

I found that windows could be removed entirely by installing a roof on a smashed window square, allowing the installation of a door.  So it wasn't even necessary!  The best kind of experiment.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: ComputerWarrior on June 06, 2013, 11:15:20 AM
To create the atmosphere of survival, Sir Walker has complete cleansed a small town of its undead population. It didn't take long, as a few lives ago, Sir Gwaine had killed off most of them before being slayed at the brown furry hands of an enraged bear.

So Sir Walker has to do something never done before with my other characters. He has to create a city fort. Unfortunately, I don't have any idea of what a typical zombie fort looks like, and am too lazy to Google it, so I'll assume it's just a traditional wall surrounding the city with a gate and a lot of traps.

Defenses aside, the main problem is with the goddamn nails. I'll assume it'll take thousands of nails to create a city wall that large, let alone the additional guard-posts, and the boarding-up of half a dozen strategic houses and shops in town. As I am not aware of any other method to get nails than to tear down furniture, doors, and other wooden things, Sir Walker probably has to take a trip to a nearby town to raze it down. I only hope that a town with 50-60 buildings has enough nails to successfully create a wall around a 9x12 map area. <.<
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: PiotraperPL on June 06, 2013, 12:57:30 PM
To create the atmosphere of survival, Sir Walker has complete cleansed a small town of its undead population. It didn't take long, as a few lives ago, Sir Gwaine had killed off most of them before being slayed at the brown furry hands of an enraged bear.

So Sir Walker has to do something never done before with my other characters. He has to create a city fort. Unfortunately, I don't have any idea of what a typical zombie fort looks like, and am too lazy to Google it, so I'll assume it's just a traditional wall surrounding the city with a gate and a lot of traps.

Defenses aside, the main problem is with the goddamn nails. I'll assume it'll take thousands of nails to create a city wall that large, let alone the additional guard-posts, and the boarding-up of half a dozen strategic houses and shops in town. As I am not aware of any other method to get nails than to tear down furniture, doors, and other wooden things, Sir Walker probably has to take a trip to a nearby town to raze it down. I only hope that a town with 50-60 buildings has enough nails to successfully create a wall around a 9x12 map area. <.<
1) Burn down a random house
2) Wait for fires to go out
3) ??????
4) Nails

Best done while it's raining
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: ComputerWarrior on June 06, 2013, 01:32:55 PM
To create the atmosphere of survival, Sir Walker has complete cleansed a small town of its undead population. It didn't take long, as a few lives ago, Sir Gwaine had killed off most of them before being slayed at the brown furry hands of an enraged bear.

So Sir Walker has to do something never done before with my other characters. He has to create a city fort. Unfortunately, I don't have any idea of what a typical zombie fort looks like, and am too lazy to Google it, so I'll assume it's just a traditional wall surrounding the city with a gate and a lot of traps.

Defenses aside, the main problem is with the goddamn nails. I'll assume it'll take thousands of nails to create a city wall that large, let alone the additional guard-posts, and the boarding-up of half a dozen strategic houses and shops in town. As I am not aware of any other method to get nails than to tear down furniture, doors, and other wooden things, Sir Walker probably has to take a trip to a nearby town to raze it down. I only hope that a town with 50-60 buildings has enough nails to successfully create a wall around a 9x12 map area. <.<
1) Burn down a random house
2) Wait for fires to go out
3) ??????
4) Nails

Best done while it's raining

... How in devil's name did I not think of that? Thanks!
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: TonicEngine on June 06, 2013, 04:00:05 PM
I just collected all the nails in a single burned-down house, and there were about 2,500.  If that helps you plan the Trogdor-ization of the nearby town any.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Lexx on June 06, 2013, 06:15:01 PM
On another run and the first house I burglarize has a top-hat and suit sitting alone in a wardrobe. GOING ON. Now I am running around with a sling shot killing rabbits and zombies and looking dapper as fuck.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: woflsipder on June 06, 2013, 09:11:33 PM
Damn , i just went down a science lab and i heard like a dialogue , i only remember that someone said "...(didn't remember the first part) Let God sort them out." and when i turned on my flashlight there was a creature called Mi-Go behind a reinforced glass. After 3 turns it smashed through the glass. Then i heard a little girl crying while going back up stairs and when the Mi-Go also came up it said "I wonder if you can understand what i am saying". Then i hopped in my car and kill'd it.

It was so scary to see the "creatures" talking while you stand in the dark.

Since then i'm affraid to go in science labs.

I guess i'll have to search for fetuses somewhere else.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Nighthawk on June 06, 2013, 09:13:25 PM
You could find an impregnated mutant and get fetuses that way. Have a feeling you'd take even worse morale penalties, though....
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: ComputerWarrior on June 06, 2013, 10:55:18 PM
I just collected all the nails in a single burned-down house, and there were about 2,500.  If that helps you plan the Trogdor-ization of the nearby town any.
It certainly does, so thank you. :) Now I don't have to (unknowingly) burn down an entire town, expecting to get 5k nails yet getting more than 120k. :P
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: woflsipder on June 07, 2013, 02:30:18 PM
I decided it's time to visit the regional school.
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Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: woflsipder on June 08, 2013, 09:25:43 PM
My House is being raided by mega-ass huge swarms of swamp creatures. They already trashed my car and house by spitting acid over all of my weapons and tools and smashing solar panels off the car. i feel that they have developed an organized group that can make decisions on fighting tactics , the giant snails smashed out my windows and the little dragonflies swarmed all over the place while other snails were jerking off their acid on my weapons and trashing my car. ;(

maybe that is their revenge for me keeping a draginfly trapped in glass room as a pet. :/

But still their spawn rates should be killed off becaus i barely escaped and my car got 2 tires smashed off and 3 solar panels ripped off. And zombies are literaly piece of dickshit compared to the scale of this outbreak.

I hope i wont have to post anything on the How did you last die thread. :(
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Ember on June 09, 2013, 05:52:15 AM
I found a semi with a bit of fuel near a gas station, i decided to have a bit of fun in the nearby field

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on the latest nightly build i started a new game, this is what i found right outside of the shelter

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I didnt last very long against 4 dogs 2 of which aren't seen in the screenshot
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: woflsipder on June 09, 2013, 03:30:38 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/lvNUDVL.png)

This is it ... i have won , the game is completed.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Slax on June 09, 2013, 03:56:22 PM
But, do you have a fancy way to light said cigars?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: woflsipder on June 09, 2013, 04:27:13 PM
But, do you have a fancy way to light said cigars?
what do you mean?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Slax on June 09, 2013, 04:37:38 PM
Matchbooks and lighters? For shame! That isn't very gentlemanly at all.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: woflsipder on June 09, 2013, 04:41:47 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/urBXrtG.png)

Here is my Gentlemanly way of lighting the cigar.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: PiotraperPL on June 09, 2013, 05:22:15 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/urBXrtG.png)

Here is my Gentlemanly way of lighting the cigar.
+1
You made my day.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Slax on June 09, 2013, 05:25:54 PM
YES.
You win the prize.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Ferodaktyl on June 09, 2013, 08:18:52 PM
my karateka warrior has found a snuggie. Not knowing what a snuggie is, he took it anyway. Then he found a working console and google it. Then he snuggled in a garage and started thinking about the black box he has found.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Destructios on June 09, 2013, 11:48:32 PM
Just took out most, if not all, of the zombies on the first floor of a hotel with my trusty pickup.  Scored a hammer from it too.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Slax on June 10, 2013, 06:09:58 AM
Smashed a Bug around in town until its gas tank burst. SPLOOSH!
LAUGHED. MY. ASS. OFF.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Rivet on June 10, 2013, 06:26:52 AM
Snuggie warriors unite!
Just pulled up to a small town on my four wheeler and proceeded to chainsaw-murder about a dozen undead while wearing nothing but a snuggie and a fanny pack.
Yeah it sucks as armor/storage, but the mental image is worth it.
When this character dies I'm going to try to find an even sillier costume/weapon combo to use.
Ultimate setup would be a clown suit and an 'intimate personal massager' as a bludgeon but I doubt we'll be seeing those any time soon.

Now I want to play LCS; my assault rifle clown squad of kidnapper/terrorists have been without my radical left-wing leadership for too long.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: KA101 on June 11, 2013, 01:14:37 AM
Snuggie warriors unite!
Just pulled up to a small town on my four wheeler and proceeded to chainsaw-murder about a dozen undead while wearing nothing but a snuggie and a fanny pack.
Yeah it sucks as armor/storage, but the mental image is worth it.
When this character dies I'm going to try to find an even sillier costume/weapon combo to use.
Ultimate setup would be a clown suit and an 'intimate personal massager' as a bludgeon but I doubt we'll be seeing those any time soon.

Now I want to play LCS; my assault rifle clown squad of kidnapper/terrorists have been without my radical left-wing leadership for too long.

I don't recall seeing a Rivet on the LCS forums.  Different callsign, KA101 being daft, or do you not post there?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Rivet on June 11, 2013, 05:52:01 AM
I've never posted there, just lurked and played the heck out of the game.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: woflsipder on June 11, 2013, 01:22:13 PM
It's so sad that the game updates so fast. Every night something new , so i will have to say goodbye to my best character yet who has been one of the only luckyest person in the cataclysm to gather the full gentelman sett!
(http://i.imgur.com/r32iZxT.png)

It's a sad day for all of us (only me) , to leave this character in the past and move on with newer (hopefuly) less buggier versions and maybe even someday saves might be compatible with newer versions. Untill then this will be a reminder to all of us how savage and filthy we are compared this fine getntlman ...
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Williham on June 11, 2013, 01:37:25 PM
It's so sad that the game updates so fast. Every night something new , so i will have to say goodbye to my best character yet who has been one of the only luckyest person in the cataclysm to gather the full gentelman sett!
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It's a sad day for all of us (only me) , to leave this character in the past and move on with newer (hopefuly) less buggier versions and maybe even someday saves might be compatible with newer versions. Untill then this will be a reminder to all of us how savage and filthy we are compared this fine getntlman ...

That is indeed quite gentlemanly.

On a side note, as we move forwards, save-breaking updates become progressively less common, so that's something.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: DarkDXZ on June 11, 2013, 07:15:23 PM
What was that 0.52l 1-cylinder engine doing in the middle of a road is beyond me, but hey, free stuff!
Especially useful since I'm a mechanic.

Now I need to find a damn welder, there's a fairly decent truck over there!
Also, a nailgun would be decent, since there's another evac shelter burning away happily with loads upon loads of nails popping out. Although the NPC who spawned in my shelter got an actual firearm, but whatever, nailguns are underrated!
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: woflsipder on June 11, 2013, 08:07:05 PM
20 minutes ago i made a new character and found a nail gun right at the beggining. then i discovered it has burst mode. Nail gun the most OP handgun in the game.

Edid: I found a basement full with ammo and guns. Too many to pick up in inventory. I guess the nailgun is suspended from active duty , as long as i dont need to train firearm skill.

Edit: I found another house with basement weed farm. good times .... good times.....
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: ajwilli1 on June 12, 2013, 12:43:04 AM
I got my sister to play Cataclysm today and she had a good set up to at a LMOE shelter but she went on a food run a got eaten by zombie kids. So she quit and I got back on a few hours latter started my game and I found her corpse filled with meds and various survival gear hotplates and first aid then after some searching I found the LMOE shelter she was at. LIFE IS GOOD!!!!!
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Rivet on June 12, 2013, 12:59:07 AM
Cataclysm: the only game where finding the gnawed remains of your deceased family members is cause for celebration.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: ajwilli1 on June 12, 2013, 01:02:36 AM
LOL yep it is sadly though my fate was sealed as the Cataclysm gods frowned upon me and sent hordes of zombies and made it rain acid.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Ferodaktyl on June 12, 2013, 04:40:36 PM
i've karated my way through a whole town ( a medium one ) in less than 4 days, a hotel, a school and i'm heading to a hospital. Only thing i miss is a pot. Karate is way OP :). First day i had something like 100 zeds on my killed list :)
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: SpaniardSlayer on June 12, 2013, 05:04:25 PM
I modified a flatbed with a 5 liter V8 engine found in a semi truck and welded blades and spikes on the front. I took it it for a spin through town and proceeded to flatten zombies for most of the day. Then I looked at the log and noticed that I did over 2000 damage to zombie hulk, while going at 20 mph. Blades OP.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: PiotraperPL on June 12, 2013, 07:08:26 PM
I found a lab, but I had no luck in finding ID cards. So I took the first working car and filled it with gasoline. Then I named it "Science ID Card" and rammed into the lab's wall with it. Felt pretty good.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: TonicEngine on June 12, 2013, 07:39:01 PM
I found a lab, but I had no luck in finding ID cards. So I took the first working car and filled it with gasoline. Then I named it "Science ID Card" and rammed into the lab's wall with it. Felt pretty good.

WINNER
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: woflsipder on June 12, 2013, 08:16:21 PM
I found a lab, but I had no luck in finding ID cards. So I took the first working car and filled it with gasoline. Then I named it "Science ID Card" and rammed into the lab's wall with it. Felt pretty good.

WINNER
Congrats! You win a Top hat , a Monocle and a snuggie.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Zaweri Runewright on June 12, 2013, 08:41:26 PM
I found a lab, but I had no luck in finding ID cards. So I took the first working car and filled it with gasoline. Then I named it "Science ID Card" and rammed into the lab's wall with it. Felt pretty good.

WINNER
Congrats! You win a Top hat , a Monocle and a snuggie.
Don't forget the walking cane!
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: BadSniper on June 12, 2013, 10:29:08 PM
After starting out with a new character, I see a farm to the north-northeast of my starting shelter. I come across a trap nest on my way there, and disarm a shotgun trap (without having my limbs blasted off, thankfully) and 4 crossbow traps. I pick up the crossbow and the 4 bolts, and hike on to the farm.

After dancing around the barbed wire fences with zombies from the shed next to the house, I decide to go off exploring. There was another farm northwest of the farm I've claimed as a base. Next to the dirt lot in front of the farm was a dead military squad, and in there was a suit of power armor, a hauling frame, and a helmet...

I hauled that all back home, and decided to try on the power armor. "You can't wear power armor over other gear!" Great. I had to drop EVERYTHING on the floor, and then put the power armor on. Then I decided to put the hauling frame on, and felt much better about carrying stuff. The armor itself is incredibly hard to move in and very warm, but that shouldn't be an issue for me.

Then I decided to follow another road further north, and found a 3rd goddamn farm! Fortunately, this one had a fully-functional truck, with good tires, a good engine, and 3% gas; I took it, and decided to drive it back home...

I stopped periodically to check the gas, and last time I had checked it, it read 1%. I've been driving like that for the past 15 (real-life) minutes. Either I'm running on fumes, or I've found a magical truck that runs forever.

I'm playing on the 0.5 release, by the way
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: ComputerWarrior on June 12, 2013, 11:21:49 PM
Deeming the task of burning down the nearby town for nails too resource-wasting and dangerous, Sir Walker instead decided to raze to the ground an officer tower.

As it turns out, walling off the northern front of a 12x9 is almost completely more time-consuming than one would assume. Three days of working nonstop (thanks to caffeine pills, nearby river, wandering cougars, and coffee!) resulted in only 75% of the goddamn north wall being made, and that is by taking liberties and walling off the spaces between houses instead of a single straight line.

I shudder to think how long it would take to wall off the southern front, as there are only a few houses there. >.< Dammit. Atleast after the (northern) wall is complete, Fort Gwaine will no longer be subjected to random swamp attacks as there is a swamp just five map tiles north-west of the fort.

Also, as it sucks to lug logs a minimum of 8 map tiles every time, perhaps it would also be wise to brave the swamp attacks and head north-west with a few gallon jugs where I remember a gas station was. There is a somewhat beaten-up, but working pick-up just at end of the bridge in the north. It certainly would save me a lot of time in carrying the logs and 2x4s. :P
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Slax on June 12, 2013, 11:57:06 PM
Currently shacking up in a small church, working on deconstructing benches. Can't really dig any holes so I'll need to set up a fun trap network. Mwahaha!
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Ferodaktyl on June 13, 2013, 12:42:17 AM
i've read a lot about setting traps and pits and so on...
i'm curious - what are you setting those for? Diamond shaped defense systems, layered pits, gates, walls... just who is attacking? I've even slept with the windows open, and except for the occasional bear (worst case scenario) or spider / wolf there is absolutely no threat whatsoever. Unless you sleep in the middle of a swamp or fungal bloom. And in the time needed for such complex defenses i can raise my fighting skills so i karate anything bothering me  inside out :)
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Gunmagic on June 13, 2013, 01:32:56 AM
Driving through town in a pickup truck that i found, smashing through every broken down vehicle in my path with a horde of zombies behind me. I fully expect this thing to run out of gas and then i will do cocaine and rush the horde with a pocket knife, so in other words just another day in post-apocalypse New England.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Zaweri Runewright on June 13, 2013, 04:36:11 AM
i've read a lot about setting traps and pits and so on...
i'm curious - what are you setting those for? Diamond shaped defense systems, layered pits, gates, walls... just who is attacking? I've even slept with the windows open, and except for the occasional bear (worst case scenario) or spider / wolf there is absolutely no threat whatsoever. Unless you sleep in the middle of a swamp or fungal bloom. And in the time needed for such complex defenses i can raise my fighting skills so i karate anything bothering me  inside out :)
Not making defense systems for your base is almost always an suicide. Having a stationary base means wild animals will spawn a lot as you make noise. That means you will have a lot of visits from Mr. Bear.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: halberdsturgeon on June 13, 2013, 05:21:06 AM
i've read a lot about setting traps and pits and so on...
i'm curious - what are you setting those for?

You're right, it's rather pointless. Something done for amusement rather than out of necessity.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: gtaguy on June 13, 2013, 05:24:56 AM
I want to be able to fill pits with acid, so that when zombies walk into them they die/turn into skeletons/cannonfodder for my spike pits. Also destroys loot for balance.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Weyrling on June 13, 2013, 08:15:46 AM
i've read a lot about setting traps and pits and so on...
i'm curious - what are you setting those for?
You're right, it's rather pointless. Something done for amusement rather than out of necessity.
I live next to a swamp, 2 fungal spires, a triffid heart, and a city I haven't fully mapped yet.
Staying here until they all die is my current goal, the traps, spiked pits, and strategically placed piles of wood and gasoline are absolutely necessary. Though I'm not sure if the swamp creatures can actually be rendered extinct, I'm assuming no, but does anybody know for sure?

Naturally, the area has almost been completely overrun with fungal zombies.
Unfortunately I'm running low on 40mm acid bombs, hopefully it rains acid again soon (I never thought I'd say that).
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I want to be able to fill pits with acid, so that when zombies walk into them they die/turn into skeletons/cannonfodder for my spike pits. Also destroys loot for balance.
This would be amazingly useful...
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: DarkDXZ on June 13, 2013, 04:59:24 PM
I found out that the public works is any wannabe mechanic's dream.
I'm especially fond of the nail gun (I burned a nearby evac shelter - lodsanails) and all the tools and materials for the car building shenanigans.

EDIT: Aand there isn't a single fucking welder in there. What a damn shame...

Fucking zombies...CURSE THE SHOCKERS!
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Morrigi on June 13, 2013, 07:10:04 PM
Find 5 gun stores, a bunker, and a military outpost nearby, four of said gun stores in a single town

Drive my modified electric car to each location, collecting at least three thousand rounds of ammunition

Upon starting the car to head back, "This vehicle does not have an engine!"

FFFFUUUUUUU
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: halberdsturgeon on June 14, 2013, 12:01:35 AM
I live next to a swamp, 2 fungal spires, a triffid heart, and a city I haven't fully mapped yet.
Staying here until they all die is my current goal, the traps, spiked pits, and strategically placed piles of wood and gasoline are absolutely necessary.

Let me correct myself, then: it's unnecessary unless you deliberately insert yourself into situations where your base is surrounded by dynamically spawning enemies.

Though I'm not sure if the swamp creatures can actually be rendered extinct, I'm assuming no, but does anybody know for sure?

Yes, it's possible to reduce or eliminate swamp monsters from a region's spawn pool by killing sufficiently large amounts of them, same as anything else.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: TonicEngine on June 14, 2013, 02:26:21 AM
What's happening in my randomly-generated apocalypse?

(http://i.imgur.com/fzcsoDN.png?1)

Good news!  I found the landmines!
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: KA101 on June 14, 2013, 03:01:11 AM
There was one time when I took a Motorcycle out of town.  Negligible fuel, bad shape.  Opted for the other lane in the highway as I'd taken the Loud! motorcycle over that one and presumed it'd still be swarming.

I hit not 1, not 2, not 3, but 4 landmines in a minefield.  (Did I mention this was around 1 AM, game time?)

None of them went off.  Both bikes, along with the "Roller" scratch-built bicycle I'd used to find them, made it back to camp, repaired, and fully fueled.  Operation successful.

Thus was the Lucky Wheeler born.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Rivet on June 14, 2013, 03:16:57 AM
You should weld them all together to make one giant, super lucky vehicle.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: kilozombie on June 14, 2013, 03:36:47 AM
Turn it into a four-leafed clover after you find one more lucky vehicle.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: esran on June 14, 2013, 06:04:51 AM
i went into a bee hive with a bow, 50 arrows, and martial arts, and came out with over 30 royal jellies. guess i dont have to worry about the common cold anymore. or, y'know, any other affliction in the game.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Ferodaktyl on June 14, 2013, 06:36:57 AM
i'm playing one of the most bizarre random char i've ever had : a weak smart shaolin martial artist :)
Stats : S 5/D 10/I 11/P 8
Traits : Gourmand, High Adrenaline, Martial artist, Shaolin adept, Savant, Hoarder.
I crit for 8 damage, 10 if i am really lucky. It will be an interesting game :)
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Frozzy on June 14, 2013, 07:18:35 PM
Just registered to post this because holy crap this game is fucking intense as shit at times.
I found a car and a masterwork with a steel jerrycan and a plastic jerrycan with a gas station(whilst being a archer-ish character)
I have survived for 2 days sleeping in cars until i drived into a town and of course,zombies everywhere.
I decided that i should plow thru and somehow managing to survive(i was furiously spamming the print screen only to forget there's no ingame printscreen).After a while
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but still,despite that crazy encounter,I managed to plow thru as I crash into a town and physics happened
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oh well,have some killcount thingy
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Title: 13th of Summer, Children's Day
Post by: kenoxite on June 15, 2013, 12:19:19 AM
I didn't want this...
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Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: TheRealTenman on June 15, 2013, 11:44:55 AM
I haven't played in a few days and I found this a few moments into the game.
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RNG is jealous of MechWarrior4 Mercs.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Smoker on June 15, 2013, 02:01:40 PM
So, I downloaded the latest build for windows, and find that you can now take whatever martial art you'd like at Char-gen. So I start off with Centipede Style, thinking it'd be totally underwhelming and get me killed so I can move onto trying the next style.

Hahahhahahahanope.

Turns out, if you wear fitted underarmour, and manage to charge up your combo meter(as I call it), Your attacks come out at a speed of a whooping 5 movement points. Or so my non-coding knowledge would have me believe. That means you could hit a Zed around 20 times in the time it takes him to hit you once. On flat ground. That number becomes substantially higher if he's climbing out a window. And if he does try and attack you, blocking doesn't end your combo.

I've already cleared out a town with mostly my bare fists, doing nothing but punching zeds to death with my bare hands. By day two. Without so much as a scratch.

Centipede is pretty good, is what I'm saying.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Stevensonz on June 15, 2013, 02:31:24 PM
So, I downloaded the latest build for windows, and find that you can now take whatever martial art you'd like at Char-gen. So I start off with Centipede Style, thinking it'd be totally underwhelming and get me killed so I can move onto trying the next style.

Hahahhahahahanope.

Turns out, if you wear fitted underarmour, and manage to charge up your combo meter(as I call it), Your attacks come out at a speed of a whooping 5 movement points. Or so my non-coding knowledge would have me believe. That means you could hit a Zed around 20 times in the time it takes him to hit you once. On flat ground. That number becomes substantially higher if he's climbing out a window. And if he does try and attack you, blocking doesn't end your combo.

I've already cleared out a town with mostly my bare fists, doing nothing but punching zeds to death with my bare hands. By day two. Without so much as a scratch.

Centipede is pretty good, is what I'm saying.

Centipede has been under-rated but it's very good for killing weak stuff and raising un-armed fast, but Viper style packs a powerful punch from the combo system and makes hulks look like regular zombie trash. out of the Venoms Toad is the least powerful from my preference Scorpion,Viper,Lizard (very CQC as you would normally use a wall when outnumbered and it applies counter attacks),Centipede,Toad (Toad style takes time to charge but if you can get it to max with enough stats and decent armor it makes hulks punches looks like a kids punch)
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: woflsipder on June 15, 2013, 03:59:42 PM
So i parked my flatbed truck in a garage that was near an office building. I was fixing up the car  when suddenly i really needed to eat. So i killed a wofl spider and took its delicious meat to the office building. My hotplate was out of batteries , so i had an idea that if i set up a fire in the middle of the room nothing is gonna happen. While i was in the clothing shop over the street , the office building collapsed taking down the side of garage where once was my car. After 10 minutes i finished digging my metal wreckage out and saw that all the parts of the car were broken , except the engine. Then i thought to myself that with a little bit of magic (Hard and furious mechanical work) i could get the car running. So i repaired the most importnant parts of the car and it was running better than ever , because i installed a new V8 engine. Then i did a little bit of customization and i gotta say it looks ...
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Drivin' 'round with ma top hat 'n monocle.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Stevensonz on June 15, 2013, 04:43:34 PM
looks good... but the batmobile needs moar speed :l
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Exqupalaquateql on June 15, 2013, 08:15:17 PM
i was completely invincible:

my powergamer char started with no extra skills so that i could put all the points into my stats. it was hard at first but soon i could even clobber brutes to death with no effort. i found a semitruck, fitted it with a citchen and another motor and reinforced it with steel plating. i looted labs and bunkers for tons of ammo and explosives. my body was packed with bionics and armor and i had a huge stash of all the drugs you can ever wish for. finally i found a laser pistol and a fusion rifle with enough ammo to desintegrate an army. then i boarded my truck and accellerated, thinking of where to try out my new toys. that was when i realized that i was driving towards a building at high speed.

i crashed into it and died, such an undignified end
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: PiotraperPL on June 15, 2013, 09:16:25 PM
So, I downloaded the latest build for windows, and find that you can now take whatever martial art you'd like at Char-gen. So I start off with Centipede Style, thinking it'd be totally underwhelming and get me killed so I can move onto trying the next style.

Hahahhahahahanope.

Turns out, if you wear fitted underarmour, and manage to charge up your combo meter(as I call it), Your attacks come out at a speed of a whooping 5 movement points. Or so my non-coding knowledge would have me believe. That means you could hit a Zed around 20 times in the time it takes him to hit you once. On flat ground. That number becomes substantially higher if he's climbing out a window. And if he does try and attack you, blocking doesn't end your combo.

I've already cleared out a town with mostly my bare fists, doing nothing but punching zeds to death with my bare hands. By day two. Without so much as a scratch.

Centipede is pretty good, is what I'm saying.

Here's the first thing that came into my mind after reading this. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_ZeD40Rg8A)
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Stevensonz on June 15, 2013, 10:06:33 PM
that actually made centipede style look weak as it took that many punches and kicks to bring the tank down lol but then again if speed punches is your game then centipede is your style.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Stevensonz on June 16, 2013, 02:03:07 PM
Official Merged Hand Held Ballista loaded with normal steel bolt :) X-bow love.... <3
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: KA101 on June 16, 2013, 06:30:54 PM
So, I downloaded the latest build for windows, and find that you can now take whatever martial art you'd like at Char-gen. So I start off with Centipede Style, thinking it'd be totally underwhelming and get me killed so I can move onto trying the next style.

Hahahhahahahanope.

Turns out, if you wear fitted underarmour, and manage to charge up your combo meter(as I call it), Your attacks come out at a speed of a whooping 5 movement points. Or so my non-coding knowledge would have me believe. That means you could hit a Zed around 20 times in the time it takes him to hit you once. On flat ground. That number becomes substantially higher if he's climbing out a window. And if he does try and attack you, blocking doesn't end your combo.

I've already cleared out a town with mostly my bare fists, doing nothing but punching zeds to death with my bare hands. By day two. Without so much as a scratch.

Centipede is pretty good, is what I'm saying.

Centipede has been under-rated but it's very good for killing weak stuff and raising un-armed fast, but Viper style packs a powerful punch from the combo system and makes hulks look like regular zombie trash. out of the Venoms Toad is the least powerful from my preference Scorpion,Viper,Lizard (very CQC as you would normally use a wall when outnumbered and it applies counter attacks),Centipede,Toad (Toad style takes time to charge but if you can get it to max with enough stats and decent armor it makes hulks punches looks like a kids punch)

I got Centipede from an NPC fairly late in 02Feb character development.  Didn't think it would be that great from the start; thanks for posting.  I've updated the wiki (http://www.wiki.cataclysmdda.com/index.php?title=Choosing_Martial_Arts_Styles), but feel free to add your thoughts too!
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Zaweri Runewright on June 18, 2013, 03:14:44 PM
Nothing much, just exploring a Science lab, hearing strange people, moments before i was reading two weeks straight from Day 2, drinking mutagen, gained Infrared vision and Full night vision from scratch... Yeah, not much.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Accursed91 on June 20, 2013, 02:26:55 PM
Decided to create a new type of character and made an martial artist (specialized in Taekwondo) i simply call "Fighter."

I realized quickly that i had made a good choice after i just a minute after i started out managed to kill a swarm of giant mosquitos without getting hit once! :)

Right now i have decided to go explore an giant ant hill for the first time, i don't have an flashlight but.. Well.. What's the worst that can happen, right? :)

Edit: Well that didn't end well. After stumbling into the egg chamber (which was completely unguarded, by the way) and being surprised over the fact that the ant queen wasn't there. So i thought "Hey maybe i need to draw her out? started a fire in there, fueled by ant eggs, and started swinging away at the ant larvas... Does that make me a bad person, by the way? :/

I eventually got bored and realized i must find her, so i left the chamber and that's when i ran into the soldier ants. I managed to take one down before they overwhelmed me.

Final kill count: 19 ant larvas. 3 giant ants. 1 soldier ant. 2 zombies. 6 giant mosquitos and 5 web spiders. All killed with no weapons. Not too bad :)
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Slax on June 20, 2013, 03:18:18 PM
Slept in a tub for 2 full days. Deal with it, wildlife outside the window.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: woflsipder on June 20, 2013, 06:29:32 PM
Found a farm in a perfect spot near the town with the liquoir shop. The farm has already been outfitted with a minefield right next to the front door so it's a true survivalists house.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Iron Foot on June 20, 2013, 06:47:02 PM
I decided to take a motorbike I found exploring around looking for delicious Triffid nests to beat up and eat, instead I ran head-first into Fungus Land: The Most Disgusting Place on Earth! My motorbike ended up crashing into a tree, and I ran out of there as fast as I could, forever remembering that motorbike.

You will be missed, motorbike.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Accursed91 on June 20, 2013, 11:18:13 PM
So i decided to stop by the ant hill where my last character meet his end, now since fighting fairly didn't end well last time i decided to fall back to the ol' trustworthy molotov.

Now i do have an image of it, but since i can't figure out how to upload images i ask you to imagine a great chamber, filled with fire and burning ants. :)
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Senrain on June 21, 2013, 12:43:51 AM
Found a glitched martial artist trainer that trained my unarmed to 30. Proceeded to punch out a ton of zombies including a hulk before my game crashed.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: ajwilli1 on June 21, 2013, 08:22:09 AM
I found a mineshaft with a

(click to show/hide)
 

the trap it was on didn't go off so I left and noticed my exit was flooded with toxic gas. So I went back and set the trap off thinking it would help well it did nothing but spawn Dark Wryms. Thank god for Remington 870's and the look button.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Iron Foot on June 22, 2013, 02:03:22 AM
A mugger NPC spawned. I had a chat with him and told him I wouldn't hurt him and he turned hostile.

So he came at me fists flying and I just blocked about 20 hits for 0 damage each. This guy is so good at his job.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: gtaguy on June 22, 2013, 03:49:06 AM
So i decided to stop by the ant hill where my last character meet his end, now since fighting fairly didn't end well last time i decided to fall back to the ol' trustworthy molotov.

Now i do have an image of it, but since i can't figure out how to upload images i ask you to imagine a great chamber, filled with fire and burning ants. :)

(http://i.imgur.com/19BPTK8l.jpg)
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Slax on June 22, 2013, 01:10:28 PM
Today I ran into a Breather. It was horrifyingly huge, taking shelter in a home.
...so I lit it on fire.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Iron Foot on June 22, 2013, 01:15:20 PM
I'm beginning to suspect i may be surrounded by pyromaniacs.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: UberZacht on June 22, 2013, 01:28:12 PM
I decided that I would finally explore the mines. I got past the toxic gas, but a dark wyrm broke my gas mask. So I initiated tremors in the mines (not sure if that did anything), looked at the strange wall thing, and I died going through the gas of suffocation I think.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: gtaguy on June 22, 2013, 01:34:57 PM
I was out picking human berries and BAM!

Landmine.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Iron Foot on June 22, 2013, 01:35:53 PM
Oh don't worry, the Ameriga Horrors the tremors should have spawned would have probably killed you. Seriously they're one of the most lethal fights in Cataclysm.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: gtaguy on June 22, 2013, 01:39:56 PM
Amigara horrors...

*shudder*
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: warwolf0315 on June 23, 2013, 05:16:57 PM
one of the first buildings I walked into
(http://i.imgur.com/dkayNlY.png)
Grab your backpacks my friends time for some looting
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Accursed91 on June 24, 2013, 07:26:35 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/19BPTK8l.jpg)
Yeah that's pretty accurate :D
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: AspirinExtra on June 26, 2013, 01:38:48 AM
So i was driving around in my truck when I noticed loads of fungal zombies, and then a fungal spire nearby. I decided that it would finally be a good chance to use all those huge amounts of explosives i gained from military bunkers and drove straight for it.

(http://i44.tinypic.com/t7bsix.jpg)

All was going well and like last time I decided to leave a perimeter of turrets around the truck where I would spend the night.
Unfortunately, one of the turrets decided to shoot and destroy one of my fuel tanks, almost murderizing me while I was sleeping xD

Anyway, some repairs later, my turrets got the job done.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: halberdsturgeon on June 26, 2013, 02:39:24 AM
Wait, how the heck did you manage to sleep through constant gunfire all around you?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Stevensonz on June 26, 2013, 02:51:25 AM
Wait, how the heck did you manage to sleep through constant gunfire all around you?

poor hearing trait+heavy sleeper?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Ember on June 26, 2013, 06:17:28 AM
found a .44 gun and a .45 sub machine gun in the same house, they both had 50 bullets each on the same tile that they occupied

unfortunately the shotgun that was also there didnt have any shots
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: pingpong on June 26, 2013, 06:27:32 AM
Walking along, pillaging doctors offices and then

blobs

blobs everywhere

Burned through 250 9mm bullets killing however many so far (I literally had no handgun xp, though my firearms is sky high)

Edit:

I woke up to 2-5x these guys the next day, managed to make it to my car. I STOP FOR NOTHING
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Accursed91 on June 26, 2013, 10:08:48 AM
I have decided to go Jabberwock hunting :) it kind of annoys me that i am the kind of player the Jabberwock is supposed to counter (survivalist) and i spend a huge amount of time in the forests but i never encounter anything more dangerous than a bear or a jumping spider for the most part.

I am on day 4 now (ingame) of my hunt and, while i have found a lot of other cool stuff, i have yet to encounter the elusive beast. :)
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: woflsipder on June 26, 2013, 02:52:11 PM
I just accepted a mission from a random NPC and asked for him to give me stuff. He gave me something surprising!
(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Tee on June 26, 2013, 04:23:20 PM
I had set up a nasty trap involving a gas station and a massive horde I was kiting away from town. I realized that I had no way to light it, and I was leading the horde straight toward an evac shelter with two survivors. I did the noble thing and ran backwards, dove into the crowd of zombies, and lit the gas myself from the middle of the horde.

*Game over*

Worth it.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Iron Foot on June 26, 2013, 04:58:48 PM
I just accepted a mission from a random NPC and asked for him to give me stuff. He gave me something surprising!
(click to show/hide)

You know what you must to do avoid being next.

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: woflsipder on June 26, 2013, 05:10:52 PM
I just accepted a mission from a random NPC and asked for him to give me stuff. He gave me something surprising!
(click to show/hide)

You know what you must to do avoid being next.


What do you mean? I invited him in my house , he seems so friendly he is even willing to teach me martial arts and cooking! But he has nowhere to stay over night , so i found him an empty room to stay for one night.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Ildac on June 26, 2013, 06:47:38 PM
Was driving along in my car and found the next town over from the starting town.  Drove in, ran over a preschool's worth of child zombies (those bad feels, man) and a ton of other, adult zombies.  Stopped by a doctor's office, sporting goods store, and grocery store to load up on supplies and stuck them in my car's trunk.  Was just leaving when a few more zombies emerged from behind some buildings and started to shamble toward me.

"No problem." I thought to myself as I hopped into the driver's seat, "I'll just run them over."

Start driving, careful to avoid the wrecks blocking the road.  A boomer comes up alongside my car and explodes.  I'm blinded, but I can hear the zombies moving closer.  Foolishly, I decide to gun it, just to avoid injury.  I run over another child zombie, then sideswipe a chainlink fence to a basketball court.  The impact was apparently enough to destroy my gas tank.

Now my car, which I've used for shelter, storage, and transportation, is stuck, and there are no garages or hardware stores in this town.  I neglected to pick up any tools in the beginning (still a new player, so I'm making stupid mistakes).  My only choice now is to either find a new vehicle, or walk all the way back to the other town and pray that I find some tools.

I'm not looking forward to the latter option.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: woflsipder on June 27, 2013, 04:23:38 PM
I found a CBM: Probability travel. Now i'm a postapocalyptic android mutant ninja that can travel through walls and shoot chain electricity.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Accursed91 on June 27, 2013, 06:19:21 PM
Restarted the world, things had become way too easy for my last character. Everything is now set to dynamic so hopefully i will soon be able to tell an hilarious/awesome/weird tale about how i died :)
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Wanderer on June 27, 2013, 07:47:16 PM
I woke up a hidden family of insect monsters in a town. They took it all. I'm glad that i was with my car, that i managed to escape of them all...

...and i'm never going back there. EVER.

Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: pingpong on June 27, 2013, 07:53:10 PM
Was driving along in my car and found the next town over from the starting town.  Drove in, ran over a preschool's worth of child zombies (those bad feels, man) and a ton of other, adult zombies.  Stopped by a doctor's office, sporting goods store, and grocery store to load up on supplies and stuck them in my car's trunk.  Was just leaving when a few more zombies emerged from behind some buildings and started to shamble toward me.

"No problem." I thought to myself as I hopped into the driver's seat, "I'll just run them over."

Start driving, careful to avoid the wrecks blocking the road.  A boomer comes up alongside my car and explodes.  I'm blinded, but I can hear the zombies moving closer.  Foolishly, I decide to gun it, just to avoid injury.  I run over another child zombie, then sideswipe a chainlink fence to a basketball court.  The impact was apparently enough to destroy my gas tank.

Now my car, which I've used for shelter, storage, and transportation, is stuck, and there are no garages or hardware stores in this town.  I neglected to pick up any tools in the beginning (still a new player, so I'm making stupid mistakes).  My only choice now is to either find a new vehicle, or walk all the way back to the other town and pray that I find some tools.

I'm not looking forward to the latter option.

Although you need a welder to repair a vehicle, you only need a hacksaw, wrench, and jack to swap out tires. I had no garage in my town but managed to find a car with only the tires damaged.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: InritusOO on June 28, 2013, 02:03:22 AM
So, I was preparing for another day of zombie monster trucks, when I sped to ludicrously high speeds(bout 70 mph for some reason, I pressed the forward button once). I ran straight into a forest. After repairing my headlights for the 10th time and replacing the windshields and a door, I proceeded along. I then began the slow, methodical process of running everything over without hitting the cars. Then I remembered that I reinforced the entire front of my truck with spiked platings. Cue me playing car pool against the zombies. Car wrecks are the best projectiles.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: AspirinExtra on June 28, 2013, 02:51:20 AM
Was wandering around, decided to loot some random house and found this:

(http://i39.tinypic.com/2zsy8w3.jpg)

Other rooms included a spider, a coyote and more rabbits :D
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: pingpong on June 28, 2013, 02:52:20 AM
Well I was exploring a lab (internal furnace so I was eating furniture as I went), and I guess I got hit with something, though not radiation, which weakened my strength so I dropped some of my tools.

Went back up as I was very hungry with 1 water left, and just like real life, my character likes to be awake at night, sleeping through the day.

Well I was getting stuff together, only to realize I didn't have a meat cooking tool. I was going to town to break some windows (closest place), and I ran into a zombie, and unbeknownst to me, a young triffid. I beat the zombie, go to butcher the corpse as usual, and the triffid starts wailing on me. I didn't realize until I was at like 109 pain, and therefore couldn't use my bow. I teleported a bunch of times to try and get away, only to give more blood donations.

I then realized I had copious amounts of drugs, so I pounded meth and painkillers, dropped some weight like my gun, and managed to make it to my car.

I drive off, figuring I'll spend some time in a cabin. I start digging through some druggie stash, only to find myself being harassed by a triffid! I threw rocks or arrowed it to death, then discovered my arms were broken. Both of them. Also, I cough up fungaloid spores every so often, roots grow from my hands, and I think I was radiation poisoned or something, as I think I started emitting light. It was either me, or the eyes of fire or whatever that I saw before they started staring me down after I explored the cabin and went out at night. By this time the depressants and meth withdrawal was out of my system, but I had caught a cold. (halfway through autumn)

Currently I'm using the cabin, with very fortunate wood stove and a pan (I had nothing to cook/clean water with).

Only good things from this are 1) I learned how good drugs are for running 2) I got a fingertip fire CBM, and 3) I know now to never, ever, ever engage a triffid in melee until I have like a Katana, cutting, and 10 dodge.

Unfortunately the only hospital I know of is surrounded by triffid queens. I do have a road map so I'll probably go off and look for things, after my cold is gone, maybe even in spring, after I just do nothing all winter (I probably have to get the funnel from my car though which is on the edge of the woods).

I do have to make some more arrows, without metal. Fun fun.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Iron Foot on June 28, 2013, 03:13:06 AM
You need me in your Cataclysm.

I have the opposite of a Triffid problem.

I eat them. Regularly.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: pingpong on June 28, 2013, 03:14:19 AM
I actually thought eating them was causing me to emit light, as I chopped them up and it's like hm, nutritional things that don't seem to cause food poisoning.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Iron Foot on June 28, 2013, 03:16:45 AM
Nah. They're healthy and will stay edible for over twice as long as meat.

It was the eye. Those eyes can give you some weird effects, I had one give me hallucinations for a few hours.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: timtek on June 28, 2013, 03:59:38 AM
MrDoomed is doing great so it was time to make some renovations to the old evac shelter. He was kinda short on nails so he decided to molotov the local Apartment Building. The bonfire was exquisite and the nail shortage is over.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Rivet on June 28, 2013, 05:41:03 AM
Currently experiencing the sheer awesomeness that is Krav Maga. I never was able to find a NPC to train me in previous versions, so being able to start the game knowing the IDF death touch is too cool.

I'm tearing zombies limb from limb with my bare hands and it's just about made me swear off other forms of melee entirely.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Dzlan on June 28, 2013, 06:53:54 AM
Haha, after another glorious death (which was actually very shameful) I made a new character, investing in no skills.
So he has a few god traits and a few bad traits with suitable strength. I straight away decide, I'm going to be a Gun Maniac.
Instead of metagame thinking and going to my old death where I knew there was backpack I check my map and (Facepalm) a Gun Store was right on the outskirts alone. (Why I never went there with my last character...?)
So I arm my pocket knife, nothing in the basement : ( and go to the gun store...
WOOT, only 2 normal Z's guarding it, must be my lucky day (Static Spawn)
Choose 2 weapons and all the ammo they use... A Taurus Pro and AR15... (I had no idea which weapons I should get but based off the descriptions I decided on those too, were some better ones but no ammo for them...)
So go to the nearest house.... 1 Z behind it, kill him, beat him to a pulp then butcher him for good measure, then go inside, making a bit of noise by throwing a stone through the back window. Cleaned window and climbed in. WOOT, a backpack, ran into bathroom then kitchen and attracted a lot of attention through the front window, so ran... All the way back to the lonely gun store...

So I wanted to board up the windows, smashed every counter, grabbed a couple of rocks made a hammer, then board up the windows. Running low on planks but loads of heavy sticks... : ( Need a Wood Saw...

So run along road to nowhere, find traps and in the middle, a shit load of wood and a Wood Saw (Definitely my lucky day).
Woot, I have better things happen, but now, I'm not save scumming, I start with only 6 points instead of 24 and all now I'm used to the game (And save scumming killed the whole point of the game)

Now I'm in an abandoned gun store, with board up windows... Was going to do the door, but get the feeling It will make it unopenable...
So now...? I guess, I just wait till night, with no books....
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Iron Foot on June 28, 2013, 10:49:56 PM
(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc271/Dark_Knight_Link/hospitallava_zpsf496ce96.png)

I'm hardly an expert on the subject, but I have a feeling that having lava in your hospital is fairly bad for patient turnout.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: InritusOO on June 28, 2013, 11:37:11 PM

I'm hardly an expert on the subject, but I have a feeling that having lava in your hospital is fairly bad for patient turnout.

Must've been one of those new age medicine things. But hey, fire solves everything doesn't it, and lava is like fire....Ah, who am I kidding, they probably just used the lava as an incinerator for the morgue.

You come in, you either leave via the door or the lava river we have running through reception
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Graypante on June 30, 2013, 05:00:56 AM
I found a cabin in a lightly wooded area along the side of a road a ways away from the last town I had been in. Because of the typical things that tend to happen in towns, my torso was beat up with "|\" left and I must have been pretty tired as well, because I managed to fall asleep around 5pm and woke up around 2 or 3am.

Hunger was getting to me, so in total darkness, I wandered aimlessly through the surrounding fields and forests looking for tasty things. Relatively unsuccessful in the dark, dawn came and allowed me hunt out some breakfast. I checked my map and noticed I had wandered a fair distance northwest of the cabin, but just a bit farther northwest was an NPC, whom I decided to see if they'd have anything to spare.

He came into my view and I allowed him to approach on his own terms, and upon getting near enough, he shouted something to the effect of "Drop the fuckin' weapon! Put your hands in the air! Don't move a mafuckin' muscle!" I noticed he had a Taurus Pro drawn, the same gun I had just laid on the ground. He began rooting around in my backpack, taking my money--"who needs that in the apocalypse anyway?"--my antibiotics--"never used it much"--some extra guns and corresponding ammo--"I've done fine without those"--and my three lighters and pocket knife--"ooh, that'll set me back a little." He thanked me and addressed me as "cocksucker" as he walked away, and I remained motionless.

I checked my backpack to see what I had left, and it occurred to me... What if... I looked down at my feet, and my Taurus Pro was still laying there, still loaded. I pursued him cautiously, with great consideration to my wounded torso. I got close enough so that I could fire accurately at him, although that meant he could fire just as accurately at me. I took the chance and hit him, he fired back and hit me. We ran through the woods while exchanging fire a few more times, both of us hitting each other, although I started losing ground due to pain. I kept up with him though by dodging trees and shrubs, fired and hit with my last bullet, and tried to reload only to realize he took the rest of my ammo. In desperation, I threw my meat-cooking stick, then my empty gun at him, and missed both times. I stood there quite dejectedly over my fruitless efforts.

I watched him head south toward a spectacle that I had just now seen and he must not have: another NPC fending off a bear with naught but a pointy stick. The bear tore though the poor, hapless person and, already enraged, charged toward the thief. He was thoroughly distracted by having to aim and fire at the oncoming bear. I whipped out my crowbar, sprinted up to where he was making his stand against the bear, and started wailing on him from behind with such fury that I paid no heed to my own safety. I wanted him dead at whatever the cost.

And so I made him dead. And while my thirst for blood was quenched, the bear's was not. The bear had taken a few bullets, but so had I, and despite how hard I ran, the gray B was gaining. There was nothing I could use to my advantage in the clearing the chase had taken us to, so, with only "\" on my torso left, I turned around and received two gashes while dealing three fatal, euphoric blows to the bear. Blood stains on my ripped clothes were getting darker and larger by the second with only ":" remaining for my torso, and as I prepared to cauterize myself with a heated knife, I remembered with horror that my lighters and pocket knife were still on my thief's body.

Resignation washed over me and I was ready to die. I was content. Out of curiosity, I took a closer look at the felled beast.

It was carrying a soldering iron.

In a glorious, searing 65 pain, I merrily ambled over to where my thief had died, and proceeded to butcher and mutilate that piece of shit's body beyond recognition.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Inquisitor Dust on June 30, 2013, 06:44:52 AM
I just found out about Dark Days today and was like "Yay, more Cataclysm!". I start up, make my character and run down the road from the shelter. I find 2 cars (Maybe 3? One looked like it was two separate cars, it had a seat in the "back") and decide to hop in it. Before I could even close the door I'm attacked by two black widows I failed to notice in the back seat. I'd say it was a pretty good start.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Enginseer-42 on June 30, 2013, 08:58:11 AM
Running around like mad gathering stuff to raid a lab I found and had an ID for.

Finally get there, and there's an NPC outside, last NPC I met had just straight out murdered me... but this one seemed to want to talk...

Talk to him...

"Put your weapon down!"

"Don't worry, We're friends right?"

*Rapid flurry of violence that ends with me dead.*
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Belteshazzar on June 30, 2013, 11:11:48 PM
Longest character running, an unskilled and fresh cyborg with Armored Arms and an Internal Furnace sent forth on a sacred mission. "Find ye holy relic". I managed to find a slaughtered military unit within sight of the shelter. Among their gear some missmatched ammo, ID, fresh water, lighter, backpack, armor but most importantly: a Flamethrower.

  Fifteen days later I return down the same road on my newly repaired motorcycle wearing a Leather Jacket, leather gloves, t-shirt, shades, leather pants and a lit cigarette. I drop off a trunk of hot, freshly cooked wildlife for the old man, I tell him how the hunt goes, how I've watched a woman torn apart by the hoard wildy firing into them, that I've killed an unarmed lunatic with a nailgun, walked down a burning street with a dozen black widows. I tell him of the time I nearly died, corned by a zombie and a bear, bleeding and frantic, when I first realized I could switch a Tech 9 into full auto and killed them both in one burst without a bullet to spare.

My joy at learning how to siphon gas with a hose and refill my flamethrower at a moment... I tell him of the brutal Scorpion style martial artist, wandering a dead city who tasked me to lay to rest the one person he could not bear to touch. We talk of that first night I stumbled through the woods, fighting zombies and sick from mushrooms I came across a public works, my fortress of solitude. Of the haggard man who told me of a lurking terror in the woods near the FEMA camp...

Yet too soon, we must part, him to wait for my triumphant return and me to seek the relic...I stop by a sewage treatment plant and kick the tires of a hopeful looking schoolbus but it is within the plant I find a strange yet curiously familiar module comparable with my design  CBM: Thermal Dissipation. 

I suspect the world is trying to tell me something.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: woflsipder on July 01, 2013, 12:49:54 AM
Started a new character and saw the map was so awsome , with a mansion in the middle of the town , a school with tasty mutagens near the city , a military bunker near a lab , a highway near gas station. The first thing i see when i get near one of the houses is a shocker zombie , i break in the windows and see another shocker zombie in the house. I then punched the shocker 20 times , absorbing all of his electricity and then the other shocker appears and i have to punch him down. My head had just 20 HP left and i decided to retreat to my evac shelter and take a nap on the benches while my trusty ol' pal survivor watches my back as i treat my battle scars that i recieved just to get his USB software back. While im sleeping on a bench with the emergency blanket that i found in the basement , a lovely gentleman appears and his burnt out torch slips out of his hands and falls right on my head with a devastating blow that leaves me half alive. The gentleman decides to end my suffering by sticking his torch deeper in my brain , but that just leaves me in bigger agony as i desperately try to crawl to my friend NPC while screaming for help and swearing all over the place about how much i have done for him and he has never paid back.

The "friend" NPC was just standing there , trying not to look in my eyes as if he was a part of a bigger plan , a conspiracy!
I really doubt he would be in such great need of his USB porn collection in the apocalypse.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Nighthawk on July 01, 2013, 06:04:29 AM
Chuck Norris, my latest character, who can OHKO turrets and brutes with lvl 12 archery, is suffering from severe depression after driving his "Chucktruck" through a horde of near a hundred child zombies.

He's trying to drown his sorrows in cigars and beer, but it isn't helping all that much.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: PiotraperPL on July 01, 2013, 09:00:49 AM
"Chucktruck"
(http://i0.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/006/948/epic_lulz.png)
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Archiater on July 02, 2013, 12:13:45 AM
Butchered a few dozens zombies and started producing mutagen.
As result:
(http://i.imgur.com/eiieRXj.png)
Totally worth it. Yet, i'm a bit sad about loosing "Fleet Footed" trait.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Spielman on July 02, 2013, 06:37:52 PM
While searching for parts to make a unicycle, Clayton 'Tiny' Spielman comes across something equally as delightful, a snuggie.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Zireael on July 02, 2013, 06:54:30 PM
I swear a lot cuz there's no rivers anywhere in sight. Just the city, forests and fields.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: esran on July 02, 2013, 07:30:33 PM
today i learned that stem cell treatments are awful. immediately afterwards i learned that zombie pheromones are a life saver. never leave home without them.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Mcrone on July 02, 2013, 07:56:27 PM
My Guy Finally Found the fabled Robots for FUN  and Profits he then went and had an 80 % chance for the targeting CBM and got a faulty
....And then I Tried to swim a river and died a horrible death of giant frog
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: esran on July 02, 2013, 10:27:25 PM
i have visisted and cleared 3 towns and found no gas station. i read a road map, and it to confirmed my worst fears, the entire world has run out of not only fuel, but also the vvery gas stations themselves. my electric car which has been sitting for over a year with 2 perfectly working solar panels has generated no power. my driving dreams shall never be realized :(
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: woflsipder on July 02, 2013, 10:41:56 PM
i have visisted and cleared 3 towns and found no gas station. i read a road map, and it to confirmed my worst fears, the entire world has run out of not only fuel, but also the vvery gas stations themselves. my electric car which has been sitting for over a year with 2 perfectly working solar panels has generated no power. my driving dreams shall never be realized :(
Stack up storage batteries all over the car (it doesnt matter where , they can be placed almost everywhere) , put up few solar panels and drive the car over a burning pile of explosives , GREEN ENERGY SUCKS , OIL FOR EVERYONE!!!!!!111111111
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: BMacZero on July 03, 2013, 05:03:56 AM
Oxyconodone is gooooood stuff.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: woflsipder on July 03, 2013, 03:44:04 PM
Oxyconodone is gooooood stuff.

Stem cell treatment is bad stuff. Makes my bones melt and gives me oxyconodone adiction.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: warwolf0315 on July 03, 2013, 04:09:59 PM
i have been using my modified pickup to clear roads lately but sadly it seems a pickup losses in a fight against a big rig
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Accursed91 on July 03, 2013, 06:06:07 PM
Black widows, black widows everywhere!!!

Seriously, it makes me wonder what the crud they were doing in this town before the apocalypse! Did they experiment on arachnids or something?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: woflsipder on July 04, 2013, 01:29:36 AM
Ohh Mer Gawd , Why do NPC's keep feeding me human flesh?

So i spawn in a shelter and ask for my friend to give me stuff , he gave me Tin can of Sap soup. I don't know english that well so i thought it's some kind of fish and then carried on to the city , got a rucksack and ended up in a house all hungry and thirsty with some books to read. Then i tried to eat the Sap soup and it said "The thought of eating this makes you sick , procees y/n" , then i checked out and the sap soup had 2 enjoyability so i ate it and got the -60 mood for eating a person. Now im stuck , unable to read.

How did the NPC already get to make a CANNED human flesh soup when the apocalypse was just at the beggining?
I should really go to sleep now.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Spielman on July 04, 2013, 01:38:26 AM
I was in a truck speeding down the road, twisted metal scrapes the ground, sending sparks behind me as I careen across the cascading sea of pavement when suddenly, HARK! Zombie barricade ahead! I batten down the hatches and tuck my 'mast' into a safe place, bracing for impact. As I plow into the veritable cornucopia of corpses I find myself drenched in a fine spray of blood and misplaced flesh, some of which makes its way into my mouth. WHALE AHOY! Hold on...that's no whale, department store ahoy! My poop deck clenches as the engine howls a jaunty tune. The explosive impact sends shrapnel in all directions and the SS Fun on a bun crashes, shortly after my game crashes. Luckily, the build I was using was buggier than a hotel mattress so I'm downloading another build.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Accursed91 on July 04, 2013, 07:54:01 AM
How did the NPC already get to make a CANNED human flesh soup when the apocalypse was just at the beggining?

Who said he did it after the apocalypse? ;)
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: InritusOO on July 04, 2013, 03:06:20 PM
Hurray for stocking up on so much booze that I broke the key bindings.

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: KWilt on July 04, 2013, 03:44:33 PM
So, I just found out that fanny packs don't encumber at all.

So, I may or may not be wearing about 20 of them right now.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: woflsipder on July 04, 2013, 03:55:34 PM
So, I just found out that fanny packs don't encumber at all.

So, I may or may not be wearing about 20 of them right now.

you may not , it's possible to have only 2 fanny packs at the same time.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Enginseer-42 on July 04, 2013, 04:21:19 PM
I have discovered the joys of filling up a truck with gas, and then driving through town utterly immune to everything the zeds throw at me.

AHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHA...a


Then I crashed into a military base.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: woflsipder on July 04, 2013, 08:23:36 PM
Daymn , im currently having the most badass character ever , he has dark past where 2 of his friends died because of his fault (Well zombies killed them , but he still blames himself) , he has a faulty installed bionic that ocasionally shocks him , he is addicted to oxycodone , he has level 4 cutting , a katana , level 7 unarmed combat and ninjutsu martial art , he also always brigs his remington with him.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: eternalflame on July 05, 2013, 02:54:17 PM
I failed to melee a fungal spire. Apparently, if I stand on the tile when a new fungal wall spawns, I get randomly teleported. Perhaps I should tackle a triffid grove instead, but I rather like keeping them alive. I am still hoping to find a jabberwock to spar with, though I fear I have grown too powerful to find them a threat.

In other news, I have horrid luck finding CBMs to build up my Cyborg Shock Dancer. At the very least I want implanted night vision, sonic resonator, membrane oxygenator, recycling system and expanded digestive system. At least a shocker finally donated an integrated toolset.

The closest I came to death was when a npc decided to install ventilation in my torso, using a Browning BLR. A single shot through kevlar vest nearly killed me. Perhaps he thought I was there to rob his mansion. He was correct. Fortunately, he was so freaked out that he wasted the rest of his ammunition shooting at the door I closed between us.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: warwolf0315 on July 05, 2013, 05:16:35 PM
began a new game and got lucky with the stuff in the basement of the evac shelter
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well hello there luck is with me today
(click to show/hide)
a map of the nearby town(what are you planning RNG you being nice
(click to show/hide)
this is all I managed to get out of town with before zed became a problem
(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: woflsipder on July 05, 2013, 08:31:03 PM
My luck is where it has always been , strated a new char , saw 2 gun shops. I went to loot the 1st one. In there i found a Remington 700 , a Browning BLR , few .44 magnum rounds , many .45 and 9mm rounds. Then i went to check out the other one and it was full with all kinds of ammo , except the ones needed. Needless to say , i died.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Nav on July 06, 2013, 04:19:02 AM
So, I was chasing this npc through a forest, firing at him with my nail gun, when a jabberwock suddenly leaped out from behind a tree and mauled the npc to death. I had a glass flask and some rags in my backpack, so I ran to a nearby gas station. I trapped the Jabberwock in the building, then while it was bashing down the door I crafted a molotov. I lit the molotov and threw it through the window at the jabberwock. Setting the gas station on fire. I ran and just barely escaped the explosion. Badass.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: BadSniper on July 06, 2013, 05:34:38 AM
So, I was chasing this npc through a forest, firing at him with my nail gun, when a jabberwock suddenly leaped out from behind a tree and mauled the npc to death. I had a glass flask and some rags in my backpack, so I ran to a nearby gas station. I trapped the Jabberwock in the building, then while it was bashing down the door I crafted a molotov. I lit the molotov and threw it through the window at the jabberwock. Setting the gas station on fire. I ran and just barely escaped the explosion. Badass.
Am I the only person who pictured this as a movie scene?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: QueenScootaloo on July 06, 2013, 12:39:46 PM
Hi, this is my first post here i just wanted to show a screenshot from my game when i went to a regional school.

(http://i.imgur.com/cOJIXFW.png)

And the aftermath (i started at about 20 child zombies killed.
(http://i.imgur.com/tQSTNet.png)
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Spielman on July 06, 2013, 02:06:52 PM
After a night raid goes wrong and I'm forced to flee into the wilderness, my character finds a public workshop with loads of tools, resources and a truck with enough fuel to reach the next service station. I take out my welder and 'The Touch' starts playing in my head.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Accursed91 on July 07, 2013, 04:05:02 PM
Encountered a Jabberwock for the first time, sadly enough i didn't have my Jabberwock hunting kit with me (and yes, i do have one prepared*) so it didn't end well...

But i am at least happy that i have encountered one :)


* What's in the kit: 2 disposable LAW launchers, a Remington 700 with regular ammo, 3 molotovs + lighter, medical supplies, 2 matchbooks, longbow + wooden arrows, 1 stone axe, food and water for two days (non-perishable).
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Inquisitor Dust on July 07, 2013, 04:20:05 PM
Encountered a Jabberwock for the first time, sadly enough i didn't have my Jabberwock hunting kit with me (and yes, i do have one prepared*) so it didn't end well...

But i am at least happy that i have encountered one :)


* What's in the kit: 2 disposable LAW launchers, a Remington 700 with regular ammo, 3 molotovs + lighter, medical supplies, 2 matchbooks, longbow + wooden arrows, 1 stone axe, food and water for two days (non-perishable).
That is quite the kit, congrats on planning ahead.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: woflsipder on July 07, 2013, 05:07:25 PM
woow , all that huge ass kit that probably exceeds the inventory limit , when all you really need is a heavy stick and a lighter.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Inquisitor Dust on July 07, 2013, 08:38:38 PM
woow , all that huge ass kit that probably exceeds the inventory limit , when all you really need is a heavy stick and a lighter.
Could be worse, all my characters end up as hoarder nomads who refuse to use vehicles or stay in any one place for more than a day. They carry ALL their stuff with them, ALL the time. I should really just settle down sometime.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Accursed91 on July 07, 2013, 09:27:59 PM
Trust me, Wolf, i tend to carry A LOT more :) i mean, i am the kind of guy that wears as many backpacks, rucksacks, messenger bags etc as possible while wearing cargo shorts, belt rigs, trenchcoats and the like :)

I don't use vechicles though, they never work out for me... :D
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: woflsipder on July 07, 2013, 10:30:26 PM
i had given up taking the packmule trait and maxing out my volume since i discovered inventory limit. what's the point of having over 200 volume when the max you can carry is 75 items , most of wich are your clothes and giant stockpile of meds.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Sonny on July 07, 2013, 10:42:16 PM
This 75/75 limit sucks. It's so... unrealistic, if you have enough place in backpack to fit a Zeppelin in it, then this fixation on 75 items max seems like some psychic disorder. Probably a weaker variant of Hoarder trait that all characters in Cata suffer from.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: KA101 on July 07, 2013, 11:05:26 PM
This 75/75 limit sucks. It's so... unrealistic, if you have enough place in backpack to fit a Zeppelin in it, then this fixation on 75 items max seems like some psychic disorder. Probably a weaker variant of Hoarder trait that all characters in Cata suffer from.

There are only so many keys on the keyboard, people.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Sonny on July 08, 2013, 04:15:49 AM
Meh, who uses keys today, when we have this awesome directional arrow-propelled choosing of items. Mouse would be helpful here..
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Zireael on July 08, 2013, 10:39:16 AM
Meh, who uses keys today, when we have this awesome directional arrow-propelled choosing of items. Mouse would be helpful here..

Agreed.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Sonny on July 08, 2013, 02:39:02 PM
And not just for inventory.. Shooting maybe. Or interacting with stuff. Mmmmmmmm.. I'm getting all kinds of ideas for this. Lucky I can't code so I can bug other people with my irritating ideas.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Zireael on July 08, 2013, 02:40:39 PM
Back to topic.

I'm swearing because I'm wet (I think it's a bug btw, I'm wearing a sweater which gives me 40 warmth). I'd stay in the shelter if not for the fact I'm slowly running out of matches. Plus, I need thread or sinew...
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Cenobite on July 08, 2013, 03:17:13 PM
I had a derp moment, when I tried to bypass the walls blocking the juicy weapons and armor inside a Military Bunker.

"I'll just use this here grenade launcher, what could possibly go wrong?"

I ended up burning everything. :(
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Zireael on July 08, 2013, 03:18:40 PM
I feel so accomplished. I built a fireplace. No rain ruining my fire anymore!
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Sonny on July 08, 2013, 08:57:19 PM
I had a derp moment, when I tried to bypass the walls blocking the juicy weapons and armor inside a Military Bunker.

"I'll just use this here grenade launcher, what could possibly go wrong?"

I ended up burning everything. :(

This made me laugh... Strange how highly flammable can iron and concrete walls be. I nearly incinerated myself in science lab one day after tossing a molly on z, forgetting that ground is flammable. Had to jackhammer a tunnel in rock, since there was no escape, and while searching for any way out of there, lost all my limbs.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Sidower on July 08, 2013, 09:14:26 PM
After punching abominations from netherworld and robots one too many times after visiting an Lab the game decides that I am too overpowered and "cleans" the map when I am sleeping without my power armor. I came up with a good in-game explanation of it begin an after/side-effect of messing with teleportation labs and eldritich creatures. I am now traveling the country with nothing but a backpack full of explosives, an survivalist will and iron fists.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: kastor246 on July 08, 2013, 09:30:59 PM
I havn't played cataclysm since like .4, I come back and so many things are added and changed :O. So I started by running to the nearby farm on the first day with a self bow and some fire hardened arrows and cleared it got bit, cauterized the wound then went on to start making it into a base. Also I'm gonna post a picture and I wanna know have farms been changed so they look like this: (http://i44.tinypic.com/34xmkqr.png)

So instead of it being like squares its now all connected which I actually prefer :D
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Protester on July 09, 2013, 04:18:41 AM
 I was driving my own personal death machine back to my base after a nice (and pretty successful)  gun store raiding trip. my headlights were busted from running down all the zeds, and night time fell before i got back. i parked the car on the side of the road and decided to move there on foot. the flashlight had low batteries and it was super dark, and to make things worse it was raining. being cold and wet wasnt nearly as bad as what was about to happen.

Right before i got to the warmth of my safe, warm gas station, my flashlight died. in the middle of cursing my luck, a jabberwock broke my spine from behind and ripped me apart. two shotgun shells did nothing to stop it. my longest living character gone in less than two minutes.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Accursed91 on July 09, 2013, 04:47:33 PM
Man, that sucks Protester :( i hope you will have more luck with your next character :)
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Inquisitor Dust on July 09, 2013, 07:32:31 PM
First game for a while so I do a new world. Get out of the shelter with my little spear and run along the highway one direction. MILLIONS OF BEES. I go the other direction and its just some ants so I go ahead and run through stabbin' some here and there. Then suddenly,  JABBERWOCK! I am now running for my life. And then fungaloids begin popping up. Of course it only went downhill from there as I slowed down enough for the jabberwock to catch up. It promptly murdered me with the help of zombies of all sorts, fungaloids, and ants. So many ants.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Protester on July 11, 2013, 12:29:56 AM
I found a pickup with 5% and a v6 engine. a gas station was right nearby, so i hop right in, only to find that there is no seat in the drivers seat. thinking nothing of it, i grab the controls and hit the gas, only to fly out the backwindow and die. Moral of the story, seatbelts are useless without seats.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Clayton on July 11, 2013, 12:34:24 AM
I've found a nice Public Works building situated in a huge field that is surrounded by big cities. I've been turning the Public Works into a decent shelter; boarding up the windows, setting up storage areas, ect. The cities around it offer awesome supplies, but soon enough I'll have to get a vehicle going so I can find other areas for resources and points of interest.

Oddly enough I haven't seen any labs, bases or outposts as of yet. I haven't explored much, though.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: FunsizeNinja123 on July 12, 2013, 12:48:54 AM
So I started a world like always, but this time I wanted to build a coil gun for the lolz. Found a public works, made it into a base then giant ants attacked so I cleared them out with my truck. Thats not the fun part though, So i went to another city so I could find a electrionics store for the UPS and driving a car in a town will spawn LOADS of zombies. I would show you a picture but I forgot to take one so heres my kill count.
(http://i.imgur.com/cy2uFzU.png) (I dont know how to add pictures so... Maybe it works.)
Then my engine got messed up and this happened.
(http://i.imgur.com/tDB6vWZ.png)
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Accursed91 on July 12, 2013, 02:13:09 PM
So i set up an safehouse inside the city, placed a couple of bear traps near the doors and windows to secure it and was ready for bed. But then i realized that "man, i am hungry!" but i didn't have a hotplate with me or a brazier so i couldn't cook inside the house and it was raining outside. So i thought "Well s*** what do i do?", and it was then i saw the oven...

Fast forward a little and i had several tables worth of 2x4s stacked inside the oven and was ready to get cooking. With my pointy stick in one hand and a lighter in the other i remember thinking "there is no way this can possibly go wrong!"

Well, the first sign that something wasn't quite right was that the stack of spare wood next to the oven started burning. The second sign was that the walls started burning...

The good news is that i DID manage to cook some meat before i left the house, and i can probably dig the bear traps out of the smoldering ruins later on. :)
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: BadSniper on July 12, 2013, 07:06:24 PM
You'd think that an oven is fireproof, too...

Obviously not
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Zireael on July 12, 2013, 08:24:16 PM
The oven is wooden, that's probably why.
I always use fireplaces.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Accursed91 on July 12, 2013, 08:47:24 PM
Well it was a standard oven found inside the houses in the cities, but yeah i thought they would be fireproof. :)

In other news, in the same game i managed to reach autum for the first time :) i think it is because i spend most of the ingame days either hunting, collecting and puryfing water and work on the walls around the evac shelter. I am really glad that the evac shelter is surrounded by forests otherwise it would have been quite a drag to build walls. :)
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Sirquote on July 13, 2013, 10:56:54 AM

It's an amazing feeling when you can burn everyone and thing you meet.

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Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: SKiPPY on July 13, 2013, 03:54:06 PM
The oven is wooden, that's probably why.
I always use fireplaces.
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Who in their right minds would build an oven out of wood. Seriously, did Kenmore appliances get taken over a bunch of morons or something?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Protester on July 14, 2013, 05:21:29 AM
The oven is wooden, that's probably why.
I always use fireplaces.
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Who in their right minds would build an oven out of wood. Seriously, did Kenmore appliances get taken over a bunch of morons or something?

Ikea, Americas secret enemy
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Accursed91 on July 14, 2013, 08:57:04 AM
The oven is wooden, that's probably why.
I always use fireplaces.
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Who in their right minds would build an oven out of wood. Seriously, did Kenmore appliances get taken over a bunch of morons or something?

Ikea, Americas secret enemy
Ingvar Kamprad strikes again!
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: ramesesniblet on July 15, 2013, 01:41:19 AM
The last day of summer dawns for Skip McWoodson, with the early light flooding through the cabin windows illuminating his treasured piles of stuff and things. He has spent the last three of four days learning all he can about mechanics from some old books he found in a mansion. If he had to put a number on his skill level right now, he would guess about a six, whatever that means. Today he is going to drive his beat up old flatbed truck out to a bridge in the south-east to check the condition of a military cargo truck he passed a couple of weeks ago. If all goes well, he's going to fix it up and deck that thing out in as many spikes and armour plates as he can to create a rolling death truck the likes of which had never been seen. It is this kind of pet project that will keep Skip sane, his basic needs are met, food, water are all in abundance out here in the middle of the woods, but the loneliness is palpable. His only solace now is that he has the tools available to wipe out whatever small percentage of the undead scourge that wanders in his path. And if it ever gets too much for him, well there's than mini-nuke he found in that crate a while back...
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Sirquote on July 15, 2013, 05:53:51 AM
Felt pretty confident that my modified big rig could punch through an abandoned storefront at top speed.

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I had no idea of how many objects I actually had to slice through and my gas tanks erupted while in the building, although the building caught fire and I slid out the other side still alive(barely).

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That's one more brush with death because of my curiosity.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Protester on July 15, 2013, 05:25:58 PM
Felt pretty confident that my modified big rig could punch through an abandoned storefront at top speed.

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I had no idea of how many objects I actually had to slice through and my gas tanks erupted while in the building, although the building caught fire and I slid out the other side still alive(barely).

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That's one more brush with death because of my curiosity.

reminds me of the first time i drove my go-kart at max speed. long story short, if i was a few inches to the left my ribs and lungs could have become best friends.

i cant seem to start back up again, keep dying and dying and dying, no living for more than 10 hours.. what am i doing wrong???
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Sirquote on July 15, 2013, 11:07:53 PM
what am i doing wrong???

I guess it might just be your strategy? You playing with classic zombies off I assume?

My early play is always..

Quick trait,
Longbow from Evac center
Rocks for throwing
Sheet for 20 rags
Pipe for crowbar
 
When it comes to raiding I always try to get a working vehicle asap, after .6 this has become dirt easy as wrecks and working vehicles are everywhere.

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From there I just Drive directly to what I need most and squash zeds. Remember, just outrun and outwit the zombies and all you have to do is worry about the dogs.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Accursed91 on July 16, 2013, 10:47:02 AM
I have yet to find a working vechicle in .06, every car i find always has something that makes it unable to work and while i find tons upon tons of welding glasses i have yet to find a welder so even if i find a replacement part i can't use it to fix the broken car. :/

On the plus side, all the seats i scavange from the cars gives me a lot of leather patches and springs i can use! :D
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: UberZacht on July 16, 2013, 01:46:53 PM
Last week I made a challenge for myself to find gentleman stuff, and I'm finally finished. I started as a tailor for fitting dress shoes, found a suit in the second house I looted. It took me a week of looting pawn shops for me to find a top hat and rapier. Finding a monocle was really tough, but I got a scratched one from a lucky zed. I believe I got a pack of cigars from a mansion desk. I suppose that now I should become an expert swordsman, or find a cane which is so weird because I almost always find a cane, but never a monocle.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: kastor246 on July 16, 2013, 06:16:53 PM
I'm stationed in a little town, planning on making sure every zombie is dead then fortifying most of the houses as back up bases.

EDIT: There was A LOT more zombies than I expected. Ran out of arrows so had to kite them out of the town then back to base to get more arrows. I made some heavy fletched field point arrows. made 30 of them and have 5 fletched feild point arrows.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Accursed91 on July 16, 2013, 10:10:06 PM
I'm stationed in a little town, planning on making sure every zombie is dead then fortifying most of the houses as back up bases.

EDIT: There was A LOT more zombies than I expected. Ran out of arrows so had to kite them out of the town then back to base to get more arrows. I made some heavy fletched field point arrows. made 30 of them and have 5 fletched feild point arrows.
Try to get your mechanics level up to level one, then you will be able to make metal arrows from scrap metal :) they almost never break and do a lot of damage :)
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: KWilt on July 16, 2013, 11:26:13 PM
Tried out the slingshot on my last character, and boy was that fun. Nothing more amusing that making ~250 pebbles, making a slingshot, and then kiting about 50 or so zombies around a field while holding down the F key.

Was surprised to see it was archery related, too. So looks like I've got a new way to grind up my bow making skills early.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: kastor246 on July 17, 2013, 12:47:36 AM
I'm stationed in a little town, planning on making sure every zombie is dead then fortifying most of the houses as back up bases.

EDIT: There was A LOT more zombies than I expected. Ran out of arrows so had to kite them out of the town then back to base to get more arrows. I made some heavy fletched field point arrows. made 30 of them and have 5 fletched feild point arrows.
Try to get your mechanics level up to level one, then you will be able to make metal arrows from scrap metal :) they almost never break and do a lot of damage :)
yea been looking for a book on machanics but to no avail. Any ideas how I can get it up without books?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: FunsizeNinja123 on July 17, 2013, 02:35:47 AM
I'm stationed in a little town, planning on making sure every zombie is dead then fortifying most of the houses as back up bases.

EDIT: There was A LOT more zombies than I expected. Ran out of arrows so had to kite them out of the town then back to base to get more arrows. I made some heavy fletched field point arrows. made 30 of them and have 5 fletched feild point arrows.
Try to get your mechanics level up to level one, then you will be able to make metal arrows from scrap metal :) they almost never break and do a lot of damage :)
yea been looking for a book on machanics but to no avail. Any ideas how I can get it up without books?
Just remove headlights, then repair them with your acquired headlight (flashlight) or remove windshields and repair them. Also, If you need light and dont feel like being choked to death by smoke, get a steel frame and start vehicle construction, attach a flash light, and controls. But flash lights go up (This way ^ on screen) and you cant move it unless its a small car.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: kastor246 on July 17, 2013, 03:27:32 AM
Okay thanks. Gonna have to hit up the garage when I clear out the town about 20 map tiles from the one I'm in now.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Ferodaktyl on July 17, 2013, 01:09:46 PM
i think i've hit the jackpot :D
(http://i1050.photobucket.com/albums/s404/Ferodaktyl/cdda/Random-1.png) (http://s1050.photobucket.com/user/Ferodaktyl/media/cdda/Random-1.png.html)
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: woflsipder on July 17, 2013, 03:06:59 PM
Have you ever wondered what happens when you crash into a child zombie while driving at (http://i.imgur.com/1oARb0l.png)(A bit more practice and i could make it to light speed).
Well , today i sure found out what happens
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I never thought this could happen , but trying to squeeze through 2 cars right next to a park makes up for a bloody adventure.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: FunsizeNinja123 on July 17, 2013, 04:50:36 PM
Have you ever wondered what happens when you crash into a child zombie while driving at (http://i.imgur.com/1oARb0l.png)(A bit more practice and i could make it to light speed).
Well , today i sure found out what happens
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I never thought this could happen , but trying to squeeze through 2 cars right next to a park makes up for a bloody adventure.
Had that happen once. TO ME. My engine was messing up so I got out to look at it, thinking getting out would stop the car. But noooo, the speed was like 29901 somethings, spinning around and ran into me. Rammed be through a wall of a house, hitting a bookcase, a refrigerator, and a wall before stopping. I died to about 10000 points of damage to everywhere.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: ramesesniblet on July 18, 2013, 02:49:28 AM
Since the new version came out I decided to kill off Skip in style. I drove my armour plated truck through town smashing into everything my path, it took a serious beating and demolished a good 20 buildings before it finally packed up. I got out and kited a bunch of zombies to the gas station where I tried to set fire to one of the pumps, but they got to me before I could set off an explosion. Screenshots:
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Not going to miss those jabberwocks.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Frankiox on July 18, 2013, 09:51:11 AM
I found a hulk while raiding town on a pretty good archer, he took 2 arrows to the face and gave me a lot of leather patches.
Later I also saw a jabberwock while driving to a lab, I now have 8 vacuum sealed bags of jabberwock meat :P
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Accursed91 on July 18, 2013, 10:17:06 PM
Was hunting in the woods when i suddenly heard an explosion to the east of me, decided to check it out because i thought it may be an event or something going off. I am still unsure what happened, or why, but i think something managed to get an gas station to explode or something.

I like to imagine that it was the famous burning bear sent to kill me by the RNG, but who knows? :)

Speaking of nothing in particular, how do you upload images? :/
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: woflsipder on July 18, 2013, 11:14:46 PM
I bet the explosion was just a deer jogging through a minefield.
I had that happen several times when i hear an explosion and then few squares further i find a dead deer in the middle of minefield.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Sirquote on July 19, 2013, 03:01:20 AM

Speaking of nothing in particular, how do you upload images? :/

I use imgur.com myself, it's easy and really fast.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: timtek on July 19, 2013, 03:38:33 AM
Dedman has been having a good spring but he got tired of the those bossy npc's always yelling at him to drop his weapon. He smiled at and said don't worry, I'm not going to hurt you. Then he bludgeoned her to death with his nailbat. But Dedman has the truth teller trait and now he feels miserable about lying to her. Music, alcohol, drugs, books, nothing is denting his -300 morale modifier. For three days he's been sulking. I'm praying he doesn't kill himself.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Edryad on July 19, 2013, 07:24:27 AM
Today I received a none

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Thanks Trinity...
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Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Sirquote on July 19, 2013, 07:36:10 AM
Today I received a none

Just got one too when I traded an npc, got a hotplate and flame arrows, when the deal was over I also got a 'none', cannot ditch it at all.

What is bugging me more tho is since .7 it asks if I want to open trunks/boxes when I walk over them, is this supposed to happen now?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: eternalflame on July 19, 2013, 02:37:45 PM
I have not tested this yet. But the issue seems to be the game does not make a distinction between prompts. There are prompts to "step on the land mine" and presumably "open the box". The former is serious enough to warrant forcing a strict Y/N in my opinion. The latter should conveniently assume N if I press the key to move to another tile.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Inquisitor Dust on July 19, 2013, 09:29:29 PM
My last 5 .7 characters have all died horrible, horrible deaths. I can't seem to step foot within a mile of a town without attracting zombies by the hundreds. I could go make an archery character and just up my skill by hunting wildlife, but that's no fun. Charging into cities with reckless abandon is much more !!FUN!!.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Sirquote on July 20, 2013, 12:42:15 AM
In my first three .7 games I have conveniently found weapons on the first zombies I encounter, if not weapons it's under armor(lifesaving shit).

Only thing I need from cities in the early game is a rubber hose, after that everything is a no contest when they come face to bonnet with my vehicle.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Jericoshost on July 20, 2013, 06:55:42 AM
I beat a deer to death with my self bow, I had arrows but I kept missing >_> and got annoyed.
As well I have hit a tree (7) about 164 times with a stone ax to no affect... Am I doing it wrong?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Sirquote on July 20, 2013, 07:05:02 AM
Am I doing it wrong?

Open the construction menu(*) and and select 'Chop down tree'



gawd damn spiders mang. I hate the buggas

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Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Jericoshost on July 20, 2013, 07:06:57 AM
Thanks!
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: esran on July 20, 2013, 10:09:24 AM
i had an overpowered krav maga expert with 10 skill in unarmed, 8 in melee, and 7 in dodging. he decided to explore a science lab, and wanted to see if he could melee a turret.
RIP.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: DevilRanger on July 20, 2013, 02:23:38 PM
After busting my quad's tire and injuring myself I decide to start a fight with a random NPC, she then continues to draw a hatchet and go to town on the dog tracking me while I stand beside it; after turning the dog inside out she drew a glass jar of Kompot and started to spew out manhacks which then turned allied to me so she spewed out more to defend herself, eventually she was killed by her own manhacks and I searched the body, find an inactive manhack and now I'm going to investigate this town with my small army of manhacks.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: ramesesniblet on July 20, 2013, 05:16:29 PM
I'll just go loot that schoo- oh shit oh shit
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I wonder what I have on me that could get me out of this pickle...
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That should do it.
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Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Alfred on July 20, 2013, 08:20:12 PM
cheating is addictive.
today i tried to play the game without using the denug menu and i have ro say that the pleasure of finding food for yourself by hunting is freacking awesome, i made a slingshot and have been hunting with it, so far o have killed nine imlicky zeds that stood in mu way durring my night raids (two at a mansion)
i'll try and keep you up to date.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: KA101 on July 20, 2013, 10:19:31 PM
28Jun Ka'lol has managed to find an intact Semi, fueled it up and worked most all the damage out, and is now bringing it back home for customization into the Mobile Base "Wild Sausage (http://smf.cataclysmdda.com/index.php?topic=695.msg7831#msg7831)".  Stopped off to recover more parts from a less-intact Semi, but had a Black-Screen crash.

Confident that it'll help in that RP thread, if they survive until Autumn so Ka'lol can meet up with them.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Jericoshost on July 21, 2013, 02:15:06 AM
Day 9, living in an LMOE shelter, north of a lava pit and a prison.
Been super lucky so far, archery lvl 5 with a long bow.
Halfway through cleaning out a prison, Kited so many brutes through the lave pit.
Can't figure out how to open a bar door though...
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Inquisitor Dust on July 21, 2013, 02:25:53 AM
28Jun Ka'lol has managed to find an intact Semi, fueled it up and worked most all the damage out, and is now bringing it back home for customization into the Mobile Base "Wild Sausage (http://smf.cataclysmdda.com/index.php?topic=695.msg7831#msg7831)".  Stopped off to recover more parts from a less-intact Semi, but had a Black-Screen crash.

Confident that it'll help in that RP thread, if they survive until Autumn so Ka'lol can meet up with them.
Firstly, that name is BEAUTIFUL
Secondly, now I want another remote-hosted Cataclysm game for "multiplayer"

I'm now going to try SUPER DUPER SURVIVAL RUN meaning I actually try to survive for more than a day few hours.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Alfred on July 21, 2013, 02:30:21 AM
I died!!!
I found a perfectly working car on the road (I was surprised at first then felt bummed after I remembered that I didn't reset the map so the car was probably owned by a past me) so I drove north hoping to find some Bears and Wolves to run over and get their precious meat!!! what did I find? I found a cougar, Triffids and a Vinebeast, I stuffed the cougar in the back of my car (didn't stuff the triffids, I was too scared of being chased by more of them) then kept going north till I found a military bunker, I though "why not ram it open?" and that's exactly what I did... tried to do, the wheels got busted while ramming the second layer of walls so I though "maybe not" then checked the map and saw a science lab near by, so I thought I'd be able to enter it (I found a ton of IDs on dead scientists while on the road) but....
the science lab was past a swamp which I didn't notice... yeah death by mosquitoes.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Inquisitor Dust on July 21, 2013, 07:36:02 AM
I find this game increasingly frustrating. On my SUPER DUPER SURVIVE WITHOUT HAX RUN it started raining acid within the first hour. Then I attracted hordes of ants and zombies. I died. There was much rejoicing.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Oragepoilu on July 21, 2013, 01:17:50 PM
Make a game,
Found 1 backpack in the shelter.
Found in the way of the town 2 rucksack and an army helmet;
I check pawn chop (easy to go in, only Z and one grabber), found broadsword,bakpack, sewing kit *2, and more 50 at ground.
I go in sport clothe building, got pot, frying pan, hotplate, water purifier, sneaker & skirt.(i started naked so it's nice)
I put all, make it fit, butcher dead Z and find 2 tank top and one under armor. I make it fit too, make underwear;
I go to the mil. surplus and found inside  2 belt ring.

Then go drink something IRL 'cuze i tought the heath make me see thing in the game that isn't here.

GO back in the game, i check a house to find some bottle and then i go to the shelter.
And then.
Flamming eye.
...
Staring at me.
So i start killing him, but ...
Staring at me :'(

I'v died 2 day later, because of spore sprout out of my mouth and my arms.
Didn't noticed the portal in first place, it was just to the left side of the building, and i'v run out of the shelter in first place by the east.
FUuuuuuuuuUUuuuu
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Lossmar on July 21, 2013, 02:56:04 PM
I had to leave the town after looting two houses - lots of brutes, schockers and normal zombies - too much for my char to handle with one crowbar . Decided to hit the highway to the north and suprise suprise .. I have found hummer with four dead soldiers beside it. Lots of goodies - backpack, utility vest, army pants, helmet, lighters, flashlights, bottles of clean water, SCAR ( without ammo :( ) and two packed M72 LAWs ... so i used them to hunt some mooses :P
I want to make me a nice bow ( Daryll style ;p ) so i need sinew .. Gotta continue north - maybe there is something nice up there :]

Also First post - hello :)
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Oragepoilu on July 21, 2013, 03:02:09 PM
M27 LAWs allow, with the explosion, to open whatever you want quickly (lab, bunker). Next time keep it in your inventory or store it somewhere so you will be able without effort to open everything. :)

ps : just died after passing trought a window. Cut. almost dead before ; 100% dead after. I didn't tought it hurt that much Oo
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Lossmar on July 21, 2013, 03:19:19 PM
M27 LAWs allow, with the explosion, to open whatever you want quickly (lab, bunker). Next time keep it in your inventory or store it somewhere so you will be able without effort to open everything. :)

I completely forgot about this ... and of course i found 2 science labs AFTER i have used those LAWs <rams_wall_with_his_head> .. doesn't matter anyway :P Hazmat bot killed me while i was looting hazardous waste sarcophagus :)
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: woofinator on July 21, 2013, 04:37:55 PM
I was incredibly lucky early on, I found an electric car in relatively good shape and then on my way out of town to the standalone gas station to my North I found dead mil personnel and got a few SCARs, a LAW, a mil ID badge, and a black box. Found ANOTHER group of dead mil guys, one had Basic Power Armor and a Hauling Frame.

So I think I'm set. I raid a town, get some ammo and supplies, an start to make that gas station into my base. I chop down some wood and need to find a blanket for a makeshift bed. I go to the hotel, but couldn't find a blanket on the main floor. I go into the basement to continue my search, but it was very dark. So I set a chair on fire.



And do I really even need to end this sad, sad story.....
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Smoker on July 22, 2013, 05:59:20 AM
I think it's hilarious how cannibalism leads to drunken, wholesale infant slaughter.

Because this is actually a pretty decent story.

Well, there was this NPC companion who suddenly decided to try and punch me to death. My PC was a Tough, Thick Skinned character with 12 Str, wearing a leather jacket. So the whole thing was hilarious but annoying. So I stabbed him to death, and butchered the corpse, ate the flesh and went on my merry way. Another dead NPC and a dead Jabberwock later*, I realized that killing innocent people is a thing that takes a while to wear off. Since I couldn't craft or read anything, I decide to go for a drive, since the world was new and mostly unexplored.

This joyride led me past a huge swamp**, the middle of a town, and right past a regional school. I swear to god I tried to swerve away from the little fuckers but they threw themselves onto the path of my truck, and there was a horde right behind me so I wasn't eager to stop, either. At this point, I was pretty wasted, and wanted to go back to one of the comfy LMOE shelters I'd found, so I kept driving, fumbling at the controls rather majorly because I'd never driven a truck in my life and had already downed about 4 shots of Vodka. I couldn't take the same road through the swamp, so instead I took one that was about 8 tiles away from a triffid grove. It was fairly far away, so I didn't expect anything bad to happen.

Cue a pair of triffid queens spawning in the middle of the road, along with assorted triffid enemies. I kicked up the gas and didn't stop until I reached the end of that road, my truck in fairly decent condition. In spite of having run over everything but the kitchen sink. And a Jabberwock. Then, suddenly everything was fairly uneventful until I ran out of gas and had to walk the remaining 5 or 6 tiles into the shelter in the middle of a Thunderstorm. A shelter with no food or clean water.

Another average day in the fucking post-apocalypse.

*"Hey, could you kill this epic monster in the woods, that by the way, is right here OH GOD WHAT THE-" followed by various crunching sounds. That was the fastest failed mission I've ever had.

**Thank god for windshields and windshieldwipers.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Lossmar on July 22, 2013, 11:35:49 PM
Found nice little abandoned farm ( surounded by forest ) in the vicinity of large town.
Finished boarding up windows and gathering and sorting stuff that i have with me.
Next stop : ability to make fire, purify the water and some ranged weapon for hunting.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: InritusOO on July 23, 2013, 06:19:25 PM
So, a bunch of blobs decided to leave their home and migrate to my shelter. I leave them alone for the most part, there are too many to deal with. Then some of them decided it would be funny to teleport in and attack me. I then somehow managed to counter-attack them in my sleep.

Edit: Oh god! Blobs everywhere! They've now infested the entire town, and an entire family has decided to take residence in my shelter.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Mrnocamera on July 23, 2013, 06:28:14 PM
I left the door of my work-in progress war-mobile open and went into the back to sleep.   I woke up, went into the front and ended up crashing it into a fence when I realized that I had to fight zombies that had gotten into the back of the war-mobile.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Lossmar on July 23, 2013, 07:29:55 PM
Finished baricading farm house/shelter, organized supplies into orderly stahes.
Went for a little scouting of the area and BAM acid rain..... a its still raining 3 days later.
FML

p.s. anyone tried to play Cata with XP on-screen keyboard ? Almost like playing Eye of Beholder or Riva or some other classicrpg from the golden times ;]
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: ramesesniblet on July 24, 2013, 03:40:45 AM
My latest game was pretty epic so I took lots of screenshots. So I kind of broke the game by having power armour and alloy plating CBMs with a high dodge skill, I was basically invincible and only a few monsters with special attacks (like shockers) could even scratch me.

It all took a turn for the worse though, when my precious custom built tile by tile vehicle accidentally got a little bit blown up by someone carelessly tossing a mininuke around:
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It was still drivable though, but repairing it would mean several days driving around looking for parts (especially to replace the kitchen unit). I then decided to check out the underground level of a slime pit, and was eventually completely surrounded by blobs. They kept self replicating as I smashed them with my shotgun stock, and I seriously contemplated suicide as I spent all goddamn night trying to free myself from the throng of blobs.
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Once I got free I was so fed up that I decided to dip into the massive drug stash I had been saving for a rainy day. 28 syringes of heroin and a bunch of cocaine and meth later, here I am about to hit a pharmacy at 460mph.
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My magnificent car managed to survive the collision and even went on to lay waste to a few more buildings, after which I decided that enough was enough and I used my flamethrower CBM to set fire to a gas pump.
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I miraculously survived the explosion and decided to kite as many zombies as I could for a nice surprise I had lined up for them.
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And that was the end of me.
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Pretty insane kill count though.
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Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Inquisitor Dust on July 24, 2013, 03:53:56 AM
Ye gods, that was quite the eventful day. Drugs, driving, and explosions, all in one day!

I am currently cackling madly as my three turrets utterly destroy a FEMA camp. Do turrets usually create random explosions? Mine are. Unless it's a FEMA thing.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Accursed91 on July 24, 2013, 02:42:21 PM
So i went to the town in the south to raid, after i had failed to get... well... anything usefull really... I decided to head back north to the shelter. That's when i realized that just a little to the north of the evac shelter that was my home was a giant anthill and the ants had decided to drop by and say "hi"...

Yeah that game didn't go so well for me >.>
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Nighthawk on July 26, 2013, 12:04:20 AM
Cataclysm logic:
*Gets two friends near evac shelter by telling them that they can protect me*
*Kindly steps aside as said "friends" kill everything for me*
Me: "Oh look a TEC-9 from one of the enemies that YOU killed. I'll trade it to you."
NPC: "OMG a TEC-9 with no ammo? I've always wanted one of these! I totally owe you $3500 worth of stuff."
Me: "Teach me everything you know within the next 30 minutes and we'll call it square."
NPC: "Okay."

And that was how Jeremiah Thompson became really skilled, really fast.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: MarkB on July 26, 2013, 10:26:30 AM
My most embarrassing non-fatal mishap yet:

Had myself nicely set up in an Evac Shelter - bed, wood stove, lots of salvaged items in piles all around.

Went to light stove in order to cook dinner, mis-typed my move so that I wasn't where I thought I was, and ended up applying my cheap lighter to the evac shelter wall instead of the stove next to it.

Had no extinguisher and couldn't find any way to douse the fire with water, so I ended up grabbing a few essentials and hastily moving the car up the road before watching the whole thing burn to the ground.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Inquisitor Dust on July 26, 2013, 10:26:42 PM
To celebrate the release of the new Shadowrun game, I made a cybernetically enhanced street samurai, complete with katana, mulitple guns, trenchcoat, and robot arms. I went through towns killing zombies left and right. Then I got a little crazy with using flamethrowers on gas tanks I was standing next to. Funny thing, I survived the explosion. But even super-powered cyborg ninjas can burn.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Ferodaktyl on July 27, 2013, 12:24:16 PM
just rolled a random char that is ugly and pretty at the same time :)

Btw, random chars don't us professions?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: vultures on July 27, 2013, 08:59:02 PM
Yeah I broke into a prison. From the outside, that is. It's just me.
"Just dropped by to say hi" kinda smashing reinforced glass didn't make the occupants happy, so I decided to kill their hulkish, brutish guards to make 'em really jolly. They kept rioting, so I decided to make 'em all even more jolly so I tossed a handful of dynamite sticks (active) at the main entrance bars. And the Secubots enjoyed the sound, and responded with shooting Z cops that had the misfortune of sticking around that long. After they decided to stall a full frontal assault on my arse, those couple of jerks got their canned ass whopped big-time. After just entering the beneath-ground levels hoping to find a workshop (you devs!) I realized there were even more of the jolly folk underground, and in front of my, now empty, gun. And so I ran, and the crowd chanted my name, rattling the bars along the way. Oh, the sweet, amazing grace when I saw them pouring from downstairs... After I got out of a really, really good old-fashioned brawl I just decided to cauterize myself to sleep. Being that the place is crawling with the undead, I picked a lock to a nice little cell to spend the night. Closed it from the inside, too. The dark cell.
As the undead roosters sounded themselves, I found myself in a locked cell. Spent the next 45 minutes of ingame time trying to pick the bastard, all starved and dry-mouthed as a prisoner in an undead-managed prison can get. Sweating all the way, I was glad to find some meat soup, canned for all my impatient bar-rattling. I kept thinking about how I could've ended my existence in that joint, filled to the top with rotting flesh, the fruit of my work.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: ballfairy on July 27, 2013, 09:06:22 PM
walked into town carrying nothing but a M249 and fully armored with about 800 rounds of 5.56 and i don't think im even close to succeeding in clearing it. going to start reloading my cases and try again
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: timtek on July 28, 2013, 05:48:55 AM
Dedman has finished building his RV, the crystal ship. To celebrated he drank a few vials of mutagen. Grew some hooves and a tail and gained a few decent mutations. He's currently exploring a lab.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: KA101 on July 28, 2013, 06:02:41 AM
Dedman has finished building his RV, the crystal ship. To celebrated he drank a few vials of mutagen. Grew some hooves and a tail and gained a few decent mutations. He's currently exploring a lab.

Tails are always good, Hooves are an excellent incentive to learn-2-Unarmed, and here's wishing you the best of luck with your new post-human lifestyle!
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: MarkB on August 01, 2013, 11:51:33 AM
Today I am mostly hunting Copbots. After I found out that they occasionally drop Superalloy Plating, I've started busting open every alarm-rigged door I can find.

I've installed alloy plating on my head and torso so far, and want to go for the full set.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: trusty_patches on August 02, 2013, 07:52:24 AM
Oh, what not to love in newest versions?
Nice archery crafts, fancy car physics, flamethrower right at start given that you're not an asshat and can easily find duct tape, spray can, lighter and gasoline...
wait
Flamethrower?
Right at start?
Sounds horribly, let's try this shit.
*Like, half an hour later*
Disregarding the fact that I burned the whole city down including all the possible loot, this is hella fun. I guess it's time to take out that FEMA camp nearby.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Jericoshost on August 03, 2013, 03:21:53 AM
Well I made a decent character, found a gas station surrounded by woods (Nice and safe)
and when I felt confident I went to town.
Hit some random house and found a fridge FULL of food and drinks (Which hadn't rotted yet) and a bathroom with plenty of meds and... Stairs?
Head to basement and go through a door and find... A Marijuana Garden.
When were these added? Hilarius.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: The Slime on August 03, 2013, 06:47:52 AM
I have 0 driving skill and am trying to take my car full of all my shit to a new base site I haven't found yet at midnight...and I'm not wearing any pants. Not even underwear. I just now saw this when I noticed the 'chilly legs' effect.

I think the zombies stole my shorts. Bastards. I don't even have any pants in the trunk.

EDIT: So because I was driving into unfamiliar territory at night and thus couldn't see my ass if a zombie ripped it off and plastered it to the windshield, I drove straight into a town and got my car stuck on another car that had no wheels and thus couldn't be moved out of the way. I think that if all the zombies flicked me instead of clawing and biting, I still would've died. That's how many there were.

And such was the life of the pantsless Brianna Sanders.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Livingstone on August 03, 2013, 09:49:39 AM
I turned a flatbed truck into a foldable bike, and damn if it wasn't awesome.

Everything in the trunks fell to the ground under me and I got a foldable bike in my inventory, would've been less hilarious otherwise.

After the event I promptly proceeded to unfold and push the bike into a coffee shop with another flatbed truck I found nearby.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Zireael on August 03, 2013, 07:52:18 PM
I am the third survivor in the world. The first one burned his shelter accidentally when trying the 'dig pit outside the window and start a fire in it' trick to avoid smoke and got killed shortly afterwards by a wolf. The second one got killed by a bear when returning from looting the first one's body at night.

I am pretending I did not know it. Logically, the only direction to go from the shelter the third girl spawned was east. I turned north when I saw a river. I now have a well-stocked shelter of the second survivor and a fire-proof fireplace.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: MarkB on August 03, 2013, 09:53:25 PM
I've always wondered, but it hasn't come up yet - if a character burns down an evac shelter, can a new character potentially still spawn in that shelter?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Zireael on August 04, 2013, 09:55:29 AM
I've always wondered, but it hasn't come up yet - if a character burns down an evac shelter, can a new character potentially still spawn in that shelter?

Dunno. I sincerely hope not.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Livingstone on August 04, 2013, 10:07:02 AM
I've always wondered, but it hasn't come up yet - if a character burns down an evac shelter, can a new character potentially still spawn in that shelter?

.. If a character burns down an evac shelter and there's nobody listening, does it make a sound?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Sheer_Bliss on August 04, 2013, 11:03:23 AM
Hello everyone,
A few characters ago I was lucky enough to find power armor. This basically made me unstoppable due to playing with only classic zombies. Until I was defeated by a horde of 20 Zeds that dragged me down under their weight. My other characters have been less succesful. Not very good at this yet even with just normal zombies :(
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: trusty_patches on August 05, 2013, 02:32:47 PM
Hedgewocks
Nothing interesting. Killing everything with my ref-rec-bow, maintaining my prison, smokin' weed every two days, writing profanities on the floor with my marker and trying not to choke to death because of overpowered and totally unrealistic smoke.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Frankiox on August 05, 2013, 09:30:56 PM
Pro tip: Don't drive a car to a lab... at 300 km/h... and realize how close you are when you are 1 map tile away...

I even put a second large electric engine and some solar panels on it :(
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: TheNineRings on August 06, 2013, 12:53:39 AM
I managed to beat a hulk to death with my bare fists, and nearly died, so I went to activate a few first aid kits.

I activated C4 instead. -_-
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Mrnocamera on August 06, 2013, 09:11:28 AM
Kicked down a door, shot every zombie in the center of the city.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Jericoshost on August 08, 2013, 06:12:38 AM
Just survived 20 days for the first time! Woo!

Lucked out and found a gas station in the middle of the woods, south of a prison, east of a city, and west of a bunker (Still haven't opened it...).

I am half-way through looting the city (I think, it might be bigger) I have a flatbed truck but it is dying (Squirrels EVERYWHERE on the road don't know how to GTF out of my way!)

And a motorbike with no engine (Though it says it has one?)

I have enough supplies laying around to make a survivalist blush, enough guns for a gun-nut, and complete set of re-enforced gear (In including eyeglasses, a raincoat, and under-armor thanks to my soldering Irons)

and a few CBM's (None that generate power though :I, waiting on that to install them)

So now I am sitting in my Trap and Pit surrounded gas station (Kind of Ironic since I work in one IRL) wondering...
What now?

BTW any advice on hacking comps and using electrohacks?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Mrnocamera on August 08, 2013, 08:36:32 AM
Raise your computer skill by reading books.    Or train it with the console in the sewer processing plants, there is one in the sewer area that never breaks.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Ziusudra on August 08, 2013, 08:50:08 AM
And a motorbike with no engine (Though it says it has one?)
If it is colored grey (http://www.wiki.cataclysmdda.com/index.php?title=Vehicles#Vehicle_Damage) is it completely busted.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Jericoshost on August 08, 2013, 08:11:34 PM
Ah thanks, that would explain t.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Jericoshost on August 09, 2013, 10:01:47 PM
I just lost my character day 25, tried to mod a few files to make the game a bit different.
Screwed up and decided to start again with the newest version.

*Edit wrote 5 instead of 25
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: trusty_patches on August 10, 2013, 01:09:27 PM
That weird feel when you can take water from the toilet... through the wall.
However, now I've got a gallon jug of clean water and also canteen of refreshing tea.
I wonder where do i get more of that precious tea leaves. And what is this... oh wait, who added kompot?
> 3l jar of kompot
Oh you, devs, now it feels like i'm visiting my grandma in the village near the Novosibirsk.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: woflsipder on August 11, 2013, 05:02:40 PM
I have literally assloads of inactive turrets and manhacks that i found in military bunkers.
Do turrets have infinite ammo? Will they brak after some time? Can i pick them back up?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Sheb on August 11, 2013, 06:49:19 PM
Yes, I don't think so, and yes. Just examine them to get them back. Be aware that installing turrets near your base may prevent you from sleeping as they shoot rabbits all night long.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: woflsipder on August 11, 2013, 07:41:47 PM
Yes, I don't think so, and yes. Just examine them to get them back. Be aware that installing turrets near your base may prevent you from sleeping as they shoot rabbits all night long.
Thanks for the information.
I have over 20 turrets , but now i just have to figure out how can i place them inside fungal spires without infecting with spores.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Mrnocamera on August 11, 2013, 07:47:35 PM
Yes, I don't think so, and yes. Just examine them to get them back. Be aware that installing turrets near your base may prevent you from sleeping as they shoot rabbits all night long.
Thanks for the information.
I have over 20 turrets , but now i just have to figure out how can i place them inside fungal spires without infecting with spores.
Wear a gas mask.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Livingstone on August 12, 2013, 12:44:43 AM
> 3l jar of kompot

Fuck kompot. It's 2040ish in New England, US and suddenly every survivor is a 120 years old Polish person, in order to autolearn that recipe. Where are my croissants, tacos, noodles and sushi?

Back to topic, I burned myself using that spraycan flamethrower fighting a moose (those things are straight-up crazy aggressive).

Now that makeshift welders are craftable I spend a lot of time hunting dat sweet electricity in form of batteries. Actually whenever I get a funnel I wish it rained acid, thanks to the possibility of collecting acid to make batteries with.

The fact that you can smash ovens for the heating elements made water purifier a tempting option since long-crafting jerrycans of water to clean them is definitely something you have to do right or suffer the consequences, including, but not limited to, losing your achievements for the last segment after the autosave.

Oh and gas masks. Definitely gas masks.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: HeadWar on August 12, 2013, 08:52:50 AM
I have literally assloads of inactive turrets and manhacks that i found in military bunkers.
Do turrets have infinite ammo? Will they brak after some time? Can i pick them back up?
You inactivate them by trying to walk into the square they are in. (Only works with friendly turrets.)
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Zireael on August 12, 2013, 10:00:51 AM
Quote
Fuck kompot. It's 2040ish in New England, US and suddenly every survivor is a 120 years old Polish person, in order to autolearn that recipe. Where are my croissants, tacos, noodles and sushi?

You don't need to be 120 and Polish to know kompot.

Croissants, tacos, needles and sushi I imagine have already gone off.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Pageman on August 12, 2013, 04:03:01 PM
1st day, i started in the middle of  a residential area apart from the town, a settle down in a road gas station finding a working bike to loot the houses.

2nd day, i went sleep in the floor with a blanket but my FACE was too cold!? what? i can't cover my face with the blanket? in the morning i got the flu...
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: MarkB on August 12, 2013, 04:08:48 PM
It can be tricky to keep your head and mouth warm, especially in winter. If you can find / make a fur hat and scarf, that'll help a lot.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: HeadWar on August 12, 2013, 05:19:56 PM
Finally got the 11th V8 engine I needed for that speed record, managed to steer my little dragster out of the garage and through the opening in the fence without crashing into anything (no small feat at 70+ km/h, the minimum speed it will move at), get to a nice long straight stretch of road without running into any wildlife, get aligned and start picking up speed.

At around a 1000 km/h, a squirrel appears on the road. Maneuvering is out of the question, but I strike it dead center, dealing some 14000 damage with a spike! I lose control of the car, but somehow keep going straight anyway, and keep accelerating.

And run out of gas...

Back to the drawingboard, gonna need more gas tanks.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: woflsipder on August 12, 2013, 07:51:03 PM
Finally got the 11th V8 engine I needed for that speed record, managed to steer my little dragster out of the garage and through the opening in the fence without crashing into anything (no small feat at 70+ km/h, the minimum speed it will move at), get to a nice long straight stretch of road without running into any wildlife, get aligned and start picking up speed.

At around a 1000 km/h, a squirrel appears on the road. Maneuvering is out of the question, but I strike it dead center, dealing some 14000 damage with a spike! I lose control of the car, but somehow keep going straight anyway, and keep accelerating.

And run out of gas...

Back to the drawingboard, gonna need more gas tanks.
I installed 2 electric motors in my hippie love bus and it already had waaaay to big acceleration for me. With 40km/h acceleration i totally wrecked my garage and somehow got stuck sideways in the garage because if you press handbrake it is possible to instantly turn 90 degrees in any direction , which is awsome because now i am trying to replicate it on the streets , but that usually leaves me with thousands of broken solar panel slots.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Iosyn on August 12, 2013, 08:02:28 PM
Nice HW, keep it up :)

Finished my vehicle yesterday, looks kinda like a dragster or an F1 racer too-- but only with one 5~6.5L V6 engine I stole from a pickup. It's got absolutely crazy acceleration, although the top speed isn't anything to sniff at. Something like 180 safe, 350 unsafe. Still not made any spikes for it yet, but it's completely steel plated, with some spiked plating at the front. (might take some of the steel plating off and replace all the wheel plating with spiked plating as well, since they're what seem to hit zeds the most.)

The deathspike.

##^
#0 - 0
##=
0 HSH 0
##=

2 Gas tanks, 3 Trunks, 3 headlights (one front, two rear facing)
There's a floor trunk in the middle, planning to add another trunk on the rear alongside more spiked plating and plenty of spikes and blades everywhere. minimum speed from zero seems to be 19.

Also dear lord the trunks can hold so much more than the last time I messed with vehicles. My loot trunk is carrying the better part of my entire mansion-fort stash, in addition to whatever loot I pick up on the road. it's up to `an at the moment iirc.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: woflsipder on August 12, 2013, 08:15:33 PM
I dunno whuts wronk with this world , but my electric engines seem to be more powerful than V8's.

It's probably devs propoganda against gasoline powered vheels.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Sirquote on August 12, 2013, 11:43:16 PM
RNG hates me today.

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Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Protester on August 13, 2013, 01:29:41 AM
RNG hates me today.

(click to show/hide)

city of the damned. if you thought zombies were bad... FUNGUS ZOMBIES
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Protester on August 13, 2013, 10:21:56 AM
ach, just died from some extreme radiation poisoning from rolling around in the toxic waste dump trying to get super powers. he was a really good character too, great driver, great mechanic, great archer, great gunfighter... another lesson learned i suppose
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Gekko on August 13, 2013, 10:46:33 AM
We finally finished our Battlebus, the Otto Von Busmark (http://plantmonster.homeip.net/pics/cataclysm/cataclysm011.png). It took us about an ingame year to find all the parts, learn the skills and fix the tiny details. The bus was originally a school bus we found at a regional school and then drove back to our shelter. As we noticed the world doesn't have much gasoline in it we went for solar power with gasoline as a backup. Originally the bus had a V8 engine running it, but we swapped that for the lighter V6 after seeing the terrifying power it was outputting.

The safe speed is actually around 80 mph. We did some testing, and the bus can stand quite a bit of gunfire as well as ramming through a science lab at 70 mph. The current weaknesses are the windows which can't currently be made reinforced, as well as the lack of proper heating for the driver's seat.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Sheb on August 13, 2013, 11:07:05 AM
May I suggest moving the engines inside? No need to have them take the brunt of the damage.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Gekko on August 13, 2013, 12:30:51 PM
May I suggest moving the engines inside? No need to have them take the brunt of the damage.

A fantastic idea! That seemed like the logical place to plant an engine. I'll tell the chief mechanic we'll have to do some re-designing. Interestingly, the engine suffered no damage so far in any of the collisions.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: MarkB on August 13, 2013, 02:59:08 PM
Okay, triggering that Resonance Cascade may have been a mistake.

(click to show/hide)

At least, I think that's what caused it - that or the otherworldly critters I was fighting. I haven't eaten any mushrooms, but I've had Magic Mushroom effect show up twice in Blood Analysis, and purged it with Blood Filter. Possibly a Teleglow effect?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Draconaes on August 15, 2013, 02:29:25 AM
So, I notice a Cave randomly sitting on the very edge of a town. I figure I might as well do some exploration when I got this prompt:
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Well, that seems odd. I don't know if I'll be able to get back out. What the hell, I'll save just in case and go boldly forth!
(click to show/hide)
...Really?

I felt no shame save scumming that (which I needed to do for the first screenshot anyway). I did not expect to find a huge lake of lava 1 z level under a town.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: jimboblordofeskimos on August 15, 2013, 02:44:52 AM
You use 30ft ropes to make a way up and down on drops, well, not ones like that I guess.


  Oh, and dont be afraid to slap a few more electric engines/solar panels/batteries into your bus.  Ive got a solar Ute I made with about 10 bats and 3 engines, ive never been able to get it below 85% even driving all night and the thing flys when you put the foot down.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: trusty_patches on August 15, 2013, 07:55:00 PM
Threw sledgehammer at the hulk, 1HKO'd him.
Thor powers, beatch.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Isidarth on August 17, 2013, 06:25:23 PM
NPC no! Put the shotgun awa-

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v695/ssatch/WHY.png)
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Zireael on August 18, 2013, 09:31:28 AM
What's all those a's?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: KA101 on August 18, 2013, 09:47:10 AM
Probably giant/soldier ants.  That PC is about to have a very bad day.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Zireael on August 18, 2013, 12:09:33 PM
I'm having a bad day, too. I'm an archer and two houses I want to loot are occupied by a skeleton each.

I guess it's time to train some melee...
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Sheb on August 18, 2013, 12:20:08 PM
I hope you got some drugs on you, those soldiers ants are faaaaaast.

For the skeleton, no need to train anything, drop your backpacks, grab a stick and beat it on a window.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Isidarth on August 18, 2013, 12:22:11 PM
I actually managed to survive the ants. There was a small gap between clusters of them where only a few noticed me at a time, and I was wielding a wood axe. Still, there is a note on my map that says "ANTS" up there, and I do not plan to return for a while.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Sheb on August 18, 2013, 12:57:19 PM
I think the critters get unloaded back into the population pool if you go far enough, so it should be safe.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: John Candlebury on August 18, 2013, 02:21:51 PM
Apparently, using a teleporter to avoid a collision while on a moving vehicle can be quite hazardous to your well being.

Like in, you teleport between the vehicle and the wall and get turned into a waffle.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Keyreper on August 18, 2013, 06:35:52 PM
Coffee is a good thing to keep around in a water skin when you are exploring, if you ever get in trouble just drink some and you're good to get away from any zombie that you're not ready for.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Weyrling on August 18, 2013, 09:57:20 PM
Apparently, using a teleporter to avoid a collision while on a moving vehicle can be quite hazardous to your well being.

Like in, you teleport between the vehicle and the wall and get turned into a waffle.
I've done that one before. I think around 90% of my uses of a teleporter have put me into an equally bad or worse situation, in the few cases it had a (relatively) positive result, my day was promptly ruined by teleglow.

In one case I had been experimenting with teleporters for awhile when a large mob of angry fungals and ants jumped me, I teleported away from them, took a few steps, got teleported back into the horde, then started hallucinating...
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Inquisitor Dust on August 18, 2013, 10:03:51 PM
Apparently, using a teleporter to avoid a collision while on a moving vehicle can be quite hazardous to your well being.

Like in, you teleport between the vehicle and the wall and get turned into a waffle.
I've done that one before. I think around 90% of my uses of a teleporter have put me into an equally bad or worse situation, in the few cases it had a (relatively) positive result, my day was promptly ruined by teleglow.

In one case I had been experimenting with teleporters for awhile when a large mob of angry fungals and ants jumped me, I teleported away from them, took a few steps, got teleported back into the horde, then started hallucinating...
Teleglow, ho! I haven't played much with teleporters, but the one time I did was in a lab I got stuck in the Mi-Go container and I just teleported myself back out.

I haven't actaully played in a while, but my last game ended in tears. The umpteenth reincarnation of Dust Strangelander had made his final stand against a horde of zombies with just his trusty sniper rifle/shotgun/crossbow/spear and he was doing great until I forgot you can't throw molotovs over zombies. Sadness ensued.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: DG123 on August 18, 2013, 10:08:10 PM
Nothing too unusual happening in my game...

I'm using the old version with a Deon tileset, rather than DDA.

Just died by being shocked by a cop bot and hit by a zombie.

So embarassing considering I ONLY JUST survived a 170 zombie swarm that I annihilated with massive firepower.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Broken Finger on August 20, 2013, 02:49:42 AM
After so many failed attempts I finally managed to get a real survivor. How? I stopped trying to sneak around and loot houses and just went for the important stuff right away. I drove in a beetle to a gun shop on day one, armed myself with a shotgun and a sniper rifle, then equipped myself in a military surplus store and a helicopter crash and grabbed a katana in a pawn shop. I'm just driving around now doing random shit and even after half a year, I haven't found another challenge after my first day out of the bunker.

What is supposed to be the endgame and where can I find it? I've tried an ant hill but I just slaughtered hundreds of them including their queen in a single careless charge without breaking a sweat. I'm currently looting a Lab and I feel like my game is breaking even more with each load of CBM's, guns, mutagens and other useful stuff I haul back to my car. Is this normal or am I just somehow being lucky?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Draconaes on August 20, 2013, 03:06:43 AM
Broken Finger: It does seem to me that past a certain point (get enough good mutations, get enough CBM's, get enough equipment, etc.) the game becomes very, very easy, and only freak accidents or extreme bad luck will pose any real risk. The problem is that once you hit this point it can become pretty boring.

Aside from searching out some of the more unique, hidden locations to explore, you could always try playing with more restrictions. Maybe your survivor doesn't like running around with 2 backpacks and 2 rucksacks on all the time. Maybe they only like certain styles of clothes. Maybe they are afraid of using guns or vehicles. Maybe they have a fixation on mutation and drink any mutagen they find, shun purifiers, and embrace whatever happens, good or bad. Maybe they are literally Robin Hood displaced in time, and wear only long underwear, boots, a t-shirt, a cloak, leather gloves, use only a bow, and give anything they don't need to any npc's they come across. Come up with some weird or interesting characters and try to stick to it, and see how it turns out. I think this might be a good way to get longer term enjoyment out of the game until more advanced faction stuff gets implemented.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: i2amroy on August 20, 2013, 03:48:35 AM
What is supposed to be the endgame and where can I find it? I've tried an ant hill but I just slaughtered hundreds of them including their queen in a single careless charge without breaking a sweat. I'm currently looting a Lab and I feel like my game is breaking even more with each load of CBM's, guns, mutagens and other useful stuff I haul back to my car. Is this normal or am I just somehow being lucky?
Right now the "endgame" is targeting a mine, getting a petrified eye, and then taking down the strange temple. Don't be worried though, there are eventual plans to add much more endgame content including (possibly) a space station to take out. It could be quite a while though, but it is in the plans!
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Iceblaster on August 20, 2013, 09:43:18 AM
Death death death death and.... death.

Oh you actually want interesting stuff... ALRIGHT THEN.

I decided to fuck around in debug mode and spawn me a USP 45, two magazines, suppressor and laser sight. I decided to go raid a lab. That day I learned not to mess around with those turrets around that area.

I'm boring I know.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Broken Finger on August 20, 2013, 10:06:10 AM
Don't be worried though, there are eventual plans to add much more endgame content including (possibly) a space station to take out. It could be quite a while though, but it is in the plans!
That does sound quite epic. I should follow the updates then. Is it currently a good idea to start a new game with NPCs? I read on wiki that it's not, but it's completely out of date in all the other things.

I decided to go raid a lab. That day I learned not to mess around with those turrets around that area.
All you need is Night Vision trait or equipment. You can easily destroy them with a crossbow if you're standing 3 squares away with your flashlight off. None of them survived more than 1-3 hits from my Five-Seven even though I suck with handguns.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Caconym on August 20, 2013, 10:22:22 AM
I think I came across a town of meth dealers, found 3 separate "corpse-groups" all 3 of them had about 20-28 units of meth each. Guess I should have some 'recreational meth', as you do when you find a pile'o'meth.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Isidarth on August 20, 2013, 01:56:45 PM
Is it currently a good idea to start a new game with NPCs? I read on wiki that it's not, but it's completely out of date in all the other things.

I'm using one of the older nightly 0.71 builds right now, and I have very little trouble with NPCs, as far as bugs go. They still all carry that stupid "none," but just don't ask for handouts and have the debug menu bound so you can explode their heads if they get in some weird "I can't do that" cycle.

Day 6 of summer in my world, the first time I have lived long enough for a season change. Yesterday was a constant thunderstorm and 106 degrees F weather, which was a pain since I wanted to work on vehicles and don't have a raincoat. I've moved to a public works just outside the next town over, with the goal of learning how to build my own car.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Zireael on August 20, 2013, 02:39:57 PM
Moved stuff to a new base and disassembling random unnecessary furniture in order to 1) get 2x4's 2) increase construction skill so that I can build door and board up front windows.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: sting_auer on August 21, 2013, 12:25:17 AM
I think I just traumatized myself.

I went in and cleared out a school, and unfortunately I'm not even done yet. Time to go home and get hammered.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: DG123 on August 21, 2013, 12:58:42 AM
Random question based on what I was doing recently in my game. I built a car frame and immediately found myself wondering how I could build a car in a safe place where it wouldn't get destroyed by acid rain etc, while also being able to get it outside on the road once complete.

Does a vehicle get damaged by acid rain, zombie barf etc?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Inquisitor Dust on August 21, 2013, 01:08:24 AM
Random question based on what I was doing recently in my game. I built a car frame and immediately found myself wondering how I could build a car in a safe place where it wouldn't get destroyed by acid rain etc, while also being able to get it outside on the road once complete.

Does a vehicle get damaged by acid rain, zombie barf etc?
Is it possible to build a "garage" by building a room normally, but not building one wall? Otherwise, I don't think acid rain does anything to vehicles.

Don't quote me on that, I'm usually wrong.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Necrucifer on August 21, 2013, 06:15:57 AM
Had a flatbed truck with a ton of weapons, crafting materials, ammo, food, water, jerry cans etc that I was transporting from a lab I was currently living in to another one I was moving into. I usually look for one of these to live in before the first night comes and stay on the upper most floor (before you go down to enter the lab itself) due to creatures not being able to smash down the walls or doors. Sure it's not as bright and cozy as some places but it does the job at the beginning till I can actually find a more eye appealing place that is isolated.

Well all was going good till I was driving by a gas station and went to refuel. I decided to cook some meat stupidly right next to one of the pumps and well it did not end well unfortunately and I bit the dust...
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: HeadWar on August 21, 2013, 02:06:36 PM
Does a vehicle get damaged by acid rain, zombie barf etc?
Acid rain is fine. Not sure about acid from creatures, my car gets banged up on such a regular basis that I wouldn't be able to tell the difference between acid damage and any other damage.

Zombies trying to reach you will cheerfully tear your car apart though, even if you aren't actually in the car, only on the other side of some impassable part. If you are in a house with your car parked right outside, and you start hearing banging noises, it is usually a good idea to hurry out there before they do too much damage.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: HeadWar on August 21, 2013, 03:05:54 PM
Took down a fungaloid spire, (or whatever they are called) the very one that on morning two of my adventures had spawned an ohmygod horde of terrifying things right outside my shelter. That time I grabbed what I could carry and ran for it, but now, over a year later, I am back!

In my armored, plasma gun equipped no-longer-a-flatbed-truck. Wearing heavy power armor. Slinging molotovs. And brandishing a flamethrower. Payback time!

Started by coming to a screeching halt from 200 km/h right next to the mossy area. (Kinda misjudged the distance on the map...) Jumped out, stabbed some fungaloids, torched a few others, sprayed a jet of fire into the moss, expecting the whole thing to go up like a firebomb, like the spider nets do. No such luck. Chucked a molotov in there as well, and walked around the perimeter spraying some more gasoline, but the fire still didn't really want to take hold. Eventually waded into the middle (completely invulnerable in my power armor), and took down one of the "walls" and walked in there to stab the spire. Got tossed halfway out when the wall grew back, so I tossed a molotov into the dead center, and walked out again. Got back in my truck and started driving circles around the pyre, grinding everything that got in my way into a green paste.

Stopped, had some food, enjoyed the fire that now had taken hold reasonably well, though it was hard to tell what was happening with all the smoke. Night fell, so I locked all the doors to my car and went to sleep.

Woke up and opened a door, only to see the car completely surrounded by fungaloids, but some quick back-and-forthing handled that. Went into the smoke to see what had happened. Walls were back, the spire was lightly injured. What the...

Went back to the car, through hordes of flailing fungaloids, grabbed two sentry turrets, waded back into the moss, setting one turret up on each side of the spire. Enjoyed the show for a little bit, then went back to the car and read a book for a few hours, to the sound of constant firing.

Finally, the spire was gone, though the area was still crawling with fungaloids (and their relatives.) Mowed down a few more with my car, then left the area feeling slightly dissatisfied.

Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Isidarth on August 21, 2013, 05:42:10 PM
Epic tale of fungicide

The spawn pool takes a while to run out, but now that you've killed the "queen," it won't refill anymore, and eventually the area will be mushroom-folk free. Sounds like you are well equipped to deal with what's left, so if you feel like fighting some more, just make a bunch of noise.

--

After a couple days of stormy weather in the high hundreds, I've finally found (and had the morale to get) replacement tires for my truck. Actually replacing them was another story, mostly because I'd never messed with car stuff before; a quick trip to the wiki was all I needed, but I spent nearly an hour of real time trying to figure out what I was doing wrong.

Now that my truck is in pristine condition, I have a few options: check out the nearby lab, mansion, hospital, and prison (those last two less likely until I am better equipped); construct a vehicle from scratch; or continue just clearing out the town. Probably I will float between them as I feel like it, though the mansion will probably be  one of the first things. I need more books.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: kilozombie on August 22, 2013, 01:58:39 AM
Stuck under a lab with a bounty of food, trying to get over an alcohol addiction due to only having one drink left in the bottle. Dramatically threw it against a wall (it shattered) and now I've been forced to wait for hours and hours as the pain gets more intense.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Inquisitor Dust on August 22, 2013, 02:42:07 AM
So I rolled in in-game Isaac (from This RP Thread) and he quickly died. Because spawning with ants.
It's always the freaking ants.
Every god damn time.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: kilozombie on August 22, 2013, 02:45:22 AM
What confuses me is how they spread so FAR from the anthill. I once found a warrior ant, with the antill across a river. I guess it swam across? Are giant ants buoyant?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Inquisitor Dust on August 22, 2013, 02:55:53 AM
What confuses me is how they spread so FAR from the anthill. I once found a warrior ant, with the antill across a river. I guess it swam across? Are giant ants buoyant?
http://www.livescience.com/13867-raft-fire-ants-buoyancy-flood-water-repellant-floatation.html
I'm so sorry.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: KA101 on August 22, 2013, 03:01:05 AM
What confuses me is how they spread so FAR from the anthill. I once found a warrior ant, with the antill across a river. I guess it swam across? Are giant ants buoyant?
http://www.livescience.com/13867-raft-fire-ants-buoyancy-flood-water-repellant-floatation.html
I'm so sorry.

But it doesn't scale up!
Quote from: linked article
"At the scale of millimeters, ants have great strength, high speed and the ability to trap air pockets when submerged, which in turn makes their rafts water repellent," they write in the most recent issue of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. "These abilities will likely vanish at large sizes."
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Inquisitor Dust on August 22, 2013, 03:04:59 AM
What confuses me is how they spread so FAR from the anthill. I once found a warrior ant, with the antill across a river. I guess it swam across? Are giant ants buoyant?
http://www.livescience.com/13867-raft-fire-ants-buoyancy-flood-water-repellant-floatation.html
I'm so sorry.

But it doesn't scale up!
Quote from: linked article
"At the scale of millimeters, ants have great strength, high speed and the ability to trap air pockets when submerged, which in turn makes their rafts water repellent," they write in the most recent issue of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. "These abilities will likely vanish at large sizes."
Oh, missed that. In that case they all wear life jackets.
/isbadatreading
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: kilozombie on August 22, 2013, 03:05:53 AM
Still, maybe the giant ants breed tiny fire ants and use them as rafts? Like... floating cattle.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: keldoclock on August 22, 2013, 05:51:12 PM
I think leaf cutter ants already pasture and breed aphids
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: kilozombie on August 22, 2013, 05:59:29 PM
Actually, that's true, so maybe it's not too unlikely...
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: DG123 on August 22, 2013, 09:03:22 PM
Well, my lady mechanic's latest adventure consisted of armouring up, picking up a zweihander sword and heading into the local school, which turned out to contain about 300 frigging zombies, mostly kids. I'm not sure how many it really was, but the amount of corpses I had to butcher was disturbing.

GLORIOUS SLAUGHTER FOLLOWED. BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD!

I seriously cannot believe I survived that. I was bottlenecking them in doorways and windows and destroying absolutely everything while taking very little damage.

Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: BadSniper on August 22, 2013, 10:55:32 PM
I've never once tried to raid a school, ever. Like, never ever. The sheer number of zombie kids, combined with the severe morale penalty and the fact that the little bastards can revive was a major push-away factor for me. The closest I ever got to a regional school was whilst running from a horde of zombies from a city. I fired two rounds from an M72 LAW at said school (back when LAWs could be unloaded and reloaded)
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: DG123 on August 23, 2013, 12:27:23 AM
Oh they won't be reviving from what I did to them.

No. No they will not.

The school is full of children chunks now. I never did find the royal jelly I was hoping for but I guess I can try again. I did find some very nice books in the library.

I also raided the hospital. That was not nice either. It's full of boomers and puke zombies. Nearly every zombie in there is a boomer. Still, I came out with a tonne of ammonia jugs so now I have all the batteries I want. Worth it.

...Now I need to go back in and find more glass flasks...
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Ferodaktyl on August 25, 2013, 04:01:54 AM
my latest char is in a ton of pain for no apparent reason, 170+ and raising. He's eating codeine like candies, with a heavy helping of aspirins, marihuana and alcohol, hoping to either pass out or just straight die where he is ( yeah, speed is ~20, all attributes -10).
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: DG123 on August 25, 2013, 11:57:35 AM
Checked for an infection? That happened to me when an infected wound became a full on infection needing antibiotics.

Also the pain gets worse due to carry weight being exceeded if you don't drop all your stuff and let it wear off.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Squirrel on August 25, 2013, 12:12:49 PM
my latest char is in a ton of pain for no apparent reason, 170+ and raising. He's eating codeine like candies, with a heavy helping of aspirins, marihuana and alcohol, hoping to either pass out or just straight die where he is ( yeah, speed is ~20, all attributes -10).

As far as I know, your character can also die from using too many painkillers, so I'd say relax on them a little bit.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: FunsizeNinja123 on August 25, 2013, 05:20:32 PM
Just found a kid zombie.
WITH A WEDDING DRESS.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: KA101 on August 25, 2013, 05:43:47 PM
Just found a kid zombie.
WITH A WEDDING DRESS.

OK, add that to the list of "stuff that shouldn't spawn in inventories", I think.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: trusty_patches on August 25, 2013, 06:46:27 PM
Game just crashed for no reason and I lost my most successfull character.
He had an aluminum keg, a semi and a fine SOPMOD tacticool 1337-sup4hpr0 nail rifle with shitloads of weapon mods.
I ragequit and now thinking about something that can soothe my sore mind. Maybe some Uplink, huh.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Inquisitor Dust on August 25, 2013, 06:49:36 PM
Game just crashed for no reason and I lost my most successfull character.
He had an aluminum keg, a semi and a fine SOPMOD tacticool 1337-sup4hpr0 nail rifle with shitloads of weapon mods.
I ragequit and now thinking about something that can soothe my sore mind. Maybe some Uplink, huh.
I highly suggest autosave. Saved my life from crashes far too often.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: trusty_patches on August 25, 2013, 06:52:16 PM
I highly suggest autosave.
Yes, that's a good idea. Forgot that it exists.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Ferodaktyl on August 25, 2013, 08:51:28 PM
Checked for an infection? That happened to me when an infected wound became a full on infection needing antibiotics.

Also the pain gets worse due to carry weight being exceeded if you don't drop all your stuff and let it wear off.

the second line is very interesting. I had no idea extra weight can worsen the pain. I eventually reached 450+ pain level and decided to sleep it off.  After a day of almost continuous sleep, it went away. Now i have to deal with the opiates addiction :D
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: trusty_patches on August 26, 2013, 05:23:14 PM
Found a zweihander. Now I only need full platemail and iron guards. Giant Dad is coming, beech.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Blaze1711 on August 26, 2013, 09:54:44 PM
My latest character, Cooper Robinson had quite an adventure.

Started off (random character) with addictive personality, went into town (suburbs) killed lots of zombies (classic zombies off), found an axe, killed more zombies, set up base in a house, found a dog, made all of his clothing tougher (backpack and baseball cap included), lost his dog INSIDE of his house (with all doors closed), looted a gun shop (nothing except for a SKS), looted 2nd gun shop (ammo for SKS + supressor + scope), started shooting every zombie he saw (butchering too, of course), found a quad bike (no gas), found a gas station (with a bonus zombie horde), killed every zombie in sight (60-90 zombies, can't quite remember), refuelled quad bike (after taking down 2 houses + 10-15 zombies + a bonus bear = like a boss) moved outta town (never found my dog again), looted 3 more gun shops in adjacent town and is currently in a lab with a shotgun in hand + guns in the quadbike (an AK-47, M19A1191, SKS++,Glock+, MAC-10+ and lots of food and water + some c4 and random explosives i found in a bunker that i forgot to mention).

BTW, i found a flooded area inside the lab, any clues on what might that be??? (deep water)
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: wonderwhale on August 28, 2013, 01:01:53 AM
So I've been using static spawn for as long as I've been playing, and I've finally decided to try dynamic. Here goes my first dynamic spawn!

(click to show/hide)

It seems as if the RNG doesn't want me playing on dynamic spawn.

Also I've just noticed that there's a radio tower in opposite direction, so no early looting for me.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: John Candlebury on August 28, 2013, 01:15:48 AM
So I was thinking about making a basement under my current public works base. Guess what I found out after falling into the sinkhole?
A magma rift. It seems that the RNG got angered by my exploiting and decided to kill my most successful character so far.

Still I savescummed because Im that lame.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Isidarth on August 28, 2013, 01:33:54 AM
I was playing distracted, and my character paid the price. Walked right into a turret in a lab.

Still my best character so far, and the first one to make it past spring!
(click to show/hide)

BTW, i found a flooded area inside the lab, any clues on what might that be??? (deep water)

I've seen it a few times; it seems to be a random variation on the "office" sort of area, having one room flooded.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Necrucifer on August 28, 2013, 04:19:57 AM
I've never once tried to raid a school, ever. Like, never ever. The sheer number of zombie kids, combined with the severe morale penalty and the fact that the little bastards can revive was a major push-away factor for me. The closest I ever got to a regional school was whilst running from a horde of zombies from a city. I fired two rounds from an M72 LAW at said school (back when LAWs could be unloaded and reloaded)

Well could always beat the corpses to a pulp after wiping them if you ever did decide to or had to. I usually butcher zombie corpses though to be safe thinking if I just smash them to bits they might get back up anyway haha...I'm paranoid like that.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: BadSniper on August 28, 2013, 04:22:55 AM
I've never once tried to raid a school, ever. Like, never ever. The sheer number of zombie kids, combined with the severe morale penalty and the fact that the little bastards can revive was a major push-away factor for me. The closest I ever got to a regional school was whilst running from a horde of zombies from a city. I fired two rounds from an M72 LAW at said school (back when LAWs could be unloaded and reloaded)

Well could always beat the corpses to a pulp after wiping them if you ever did decide to or had to. I usually butcher zombie corpses though to be safe thinking if I just smash them to bits they might get back up anyway haha...I'm paranoid like that.
I always get ambushed by more zombies while I'm trying to butcher a bunch of others...

And it's not paranoia if they're actually out to get you.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Sheb on August 28, 2013, 09:00:25 AM
With a decent melee weapon, it's easy enough to pulp them while they're coming at you.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Iosyn on August 28, 2013, 11:59:08 AM
As Sheb said. Personally I prefer butchering myself, for the survival exp, but in combat its just not practical unless you have 10~ tiles free. Nailbat + Smash.
Currently I have to smash a lot of them anyway as I kite zeds into vehicle chassis and if they land on the control seat or part of a function vehicle sometime you can't butcher them.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Blaze1711 on August 28, 2013, 05:12:36 PM
I was playing distracted, and my character paid the price. Walked right into a turret in a lab.

Still my best character so far, and the first one to make it past spring!
(click to show/hide)

BTW, i found a flooded area inside the lab, any clues on what might that be??? (deep water)

I've seen it a few times; it seems to be a random variation on the "office" sort of area, having one room flooded.
If you don't mind me giving a tip: turn the flashlight off in labs whenever you open a door, i've been to many labs and it always worked.

Edit: By the way, how do i dig a basement on my base? I didn't even knew i could dig (aside from the holes and spiky holes made by shovels).
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Isidarth on August 28, 2013, 06:21:10 PM
I actually wasn't using a flashlight; my character had full night vision. I just didn't notice it was a turret until after it had started shooting me.

As far as I know, you can't... yet. But people have been using the map edit function of the debug menu to create them. Something about pit traps. There's a thread that should pop up if you search for it.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: John Candlebury on August 28, 2013, 06:35:25 PM
I was playing distracted, and my character paid the price. Walked right into a turret in a lab.

Still my best character so far, and the first one to make it past spring!
(click to show/hide)

BTW, i found a flooded area inside the lab, any clues on what might that be??? (deep water)

I've seen it a few times; it seems to be a random variation on the "office" sort of area, having one room flooded.
If you don't mind me giving a tip: turn the flashlight off in labs whenever you open a door, i've been to many labs and it always worked.

Edit: By the way, how do i dig a basement on my base? I didn't even knew i could dig (aside from the holes and spiky holes made by shovels).

The topic you are looking for is here http://smf.cataclysmdda.com/index.php?topic=2847.msg38221#msg38221 (http://smf.cataclysmdda.com/index.php?topic=2847.msg38221#msg38221)

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Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Newbunkle on August 28, 2013, 10:04:59 PM
I'm currently in the process of eradicating an ant nest, but it looks like I've run out of areas to explore. Do they cover multiple levels, and if so, is it likely that the way down is hidden beneath a random ant egg somewhere? If not, is there an easy way of predicting where the queen's chamber might be? I assume I've missed a connection from one room to another (I've made sure there are no tunnels pointing to blank spaces on the map).
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: sovietspyder on August 28, 2013, 10:40:06 PM
Mine ground to a halt after my keypad broke. *sigh* OFF TO THE HARDWARE STORE! Oh, and spiders, lots and lots of spiders right before that.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: wonderwhale on August 29, 2013, 12:00:38 AM
[WARNING: WALL OF TEXT BELOW]

Edit: Just found his name in the memorial files. His name was Logan Peterson.

I decided to do something really smart because I was bored. I made a hobo who had 4 in everything but strength and dexterity. Strength was 10 and dexterity was 6. I had High Adrenaline, Addictive Personality, Forgetful, Poor Hearing, Heavy Sleeper, Trigger Happy, and Ugly. I then proceeded to stack everything on melee until I could stack no more and then put a point into dodge and unarmed combat, looking back I should have stacked unarmed combat instead really though. Also, his name was random, and I never took the time to look at it, but I found it in the memorial files.

As soon as Peterson started out, he went to a house to loot. He proceeded to find a fancy dress shirt, and a skirt to go along with. As he put them on, he noticed that there suddenly were many zombies outside, where previously there were none. Eager to see how his melee skills would do against zombies, Peterson killed 3 or 4 zombies and 1 zombie cop with only receiving a mere scratch to his manly muscly pecs. However, he "tripped" and scratched his head up quite a fair bit.

Tired of having dastardly shrubs trip him, Peterson set out to find the gun store he saw on a map, which he took from his rotten old boss (And by rotten, I mean ROTTEN). Reaching the gun store, he felt like living so he took the Ruger 10/22 as it was quiet compared to the Mossberg. However, since he was as perceptive as a Fungaloid, he missed every shot and had to run due to lack of ammo. His torso took quite a beating, as it was down to : just as his bleeding stopped. He ran, finding an electric car which was slightly beaten up but had an electric engine on it (I've had about 7 characters go through that town and look for a car with that, and only one found one. How I missed that one is a mystery) so he decided to see if he remembered how to drive.

Surprisingly, he didn't. Peterson was in such a state of shock that he slammed his foot on the gas pedal and started spinning out and fumbling with the controls into U turns and such, but for some strange reason, he didn't hit too many zombies even though they were crowding around him. Going at speeds of 500 KPH, Peterson suddenly realized something, why didn't he stop he forgot his fine alcoholic drink when picking up the gun! Suddenly he started to jitter, his hands were shaking and he REALLY NEEDED A DRINK! Poor old Peterson didn't even remember his seat belt, let alone notice the forest directly ahead, and skidded towards it at speeds too large to be counted on his ten fingers! He was flung from the seat, slamming into the door on his way out and right into a tree. Peterson was barely alive and it looked as if he was going to make it, but unfortunately for him, gravity.

He landed right on his chest, breaking his already broken heart.

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Peterson killed 20 zombies and 1 zombie cop, the 17 zombies while he was driving under adrenaline. All in all I'd say he was rather successful, and his zombie mother would've been proud. RIP Logan Peterson, you were the biggest Hobo of them all.

His last thoughts were "I could use a drink".
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Iosyn on August 29, 2013, 04:30:56 PM
Before my last game died due to a bug, I was clearing out a reasonably small town. No libraries unfortunately, however there was a mil surplus, two gunstores and a grocery.

Lo and behold, the grocery had shopping carts.
shopping carts.

Cue me walking to the other end of town with a cart full of tools, food, clothes... and more ammo and guns than I could carry even with ~200 vol of clothing.

Then I went to sleep and the game crashed. ;_;
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Blaze1711 on August 29, 2013, 04:47:22 PM
So, shopping carts ARE drivable? Didn't knew... shame on me...
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Iosyn on August 29, 2013, 04:59:51 PM
Nah, you don't drive em: Press G and then towards the shopping cart. you can drag them all over the place.
I just kinda felt like a hobo with a shotgun. Looting each house and store as I came to it...
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Blaze1711 on August 29, 2013, 07:16:43 PM
Nah, you don't drive em: Press G and then towards the shopping cart. you can drag them all over the place.
I just kinda felt like a hobo with a shotgun. Looting each house and store as I came to it...
Oh, i see, thanks.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: trusty_patches on August 29, 2013, 11:39:52 PM
> found shopcart
> can't understand what to do with it
> it was simply G
I'm so dumb.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Weyrling on August 30, 2013, 12:21:42 AM
In the version I have you can drag a shopping cart through windows and over tables without a penalty, which makes it really easy to loot everything... right up until the cart is too heavy to move.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Isidarth on August 30, 2013, 01:36:21 AM
> found shopcart
> can't understand what to do with it
> it was simply G
I'm so dumb.

Don't feel too bad. I even tried to look for it on the wiki and forums, and still couldn't find it.

With the death of my last (reported) character, I downloaded the latest nightly, gaining access to shopping carts, bananas, farming, and all sorts of other wonderful things. I have also found that I must have had a stroke of luck with the weapon I found, because no character since has lived past their first day.

Starting yet again (waking from terrible dreams of being mauled by zombies), Dirk awakens in the shelter to find that the apocalypse really did happen. The only other person has already attempted to explore the altered surroundings and is now suffering from an infected wound. Dirk, a med student, readily agrees to help her, but as he is checking over the basement for any tools to help, he hears an odd noise...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v695/ssatch/EatLighter.png)

He watches in stunned fascination for a moment as she continues to gnaw on the lighter. Finally collecting himself, he attempts to distract her by asking if she had anything he could borrow. It seemed to work; Gabrielle hands him a few bandages she has scrounged up, and seems fine, if in pain. But as he closes the door behind him...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v695/ssatch/EatLighter.png)

The infection must be farther along than he thought.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: keldoclock on August 30, 2013, 07:22:09 AM
Don't feel too bad. I even tried to look for it on the wiki and forums, and still couldn't find it.

Am I the only one who immediately looked into his keybindings for it? Took me like <30 seconds.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Iosyn on August 30, 2013, 12:43:57 PM
Nah... to be honest I had a look on the wiki too, but I didn't find it. Then I just tried the obvious G from remembering someone saying 'grab vehicles' :S


Anyway... Current run is going great. I've located another shopping cart-- town has no gunstores unfortunately-- but I found two houses with a basement. Both basements were armories. Entire town is void of a copy of guns and ammo though, so I'm going to grab a BB gun and 200 BBs I saw in a sports store and train on the few remaining zombies in town. after that... squirrels?

Scouted the outlying area... There's fucking swamp for miles. Thank god I went scouting on foot at first. Took me an age to find a kevlar vest too, found some army corpses far outside of town on the road-- and as a bonus, there were scientist corpses there too-- and to the south I found a Lab, in the depths of the goddamn swamp.
But now I've got a light survivor suit and all my gear is fitted and reinforced. Soon as I've trained my guns some so I can use all my weapons, I'm going to complete the construction of the DeathSpikeMk3 (Think dragster of doom. it's got 36" wide wheels, two trunks a 6L V8 engine... and soon it shall be spike-plated... gehehe...)

Hopefully the wide wheels will help, since there are fucking landmines errywhere. I mean, all major roads leading out of town that aren't bridges or surrounded by swamp are mined and I've not even started laying beartraps yet. The southernmost bridge/swamp area is mined too, as if giant mozzies aren't bad enough.

Current objective: Complete the DSM3, load up all my gear and go loot those army corpses first... I remember they had a few nice pieces there. After that, I'm going to raid that science lab for mutagen and hope to holy hell I don't get tentacle arms.

Oh, I also butchered some hydraulic muscles and a ton of other useful CBMs from the few shockers in this middle-of-nowhere town, although I'm not installing them just yet. As usual, I'll let you guys know when I die a stupid death.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Iosyn on August 30, 2013, 03:52:57 PM
...Well, it was a short but glorious reign. That V8 engine was the death of me. Felled by a tree as I was speeding through the swamp to the lab. T___T
I'll post the memorial later.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Necrucifer on August 31, 2013, 10:14:45 AM
    On a fresh spawn I checked my map to notice my location on the edge of a small town in the middle of the woods. A couple houses right outside and a stash of food set in the middle of some traps I noticed. A shocker and a zombie chased me so I led them through the traps then butchered there corpses after they fell to a shotgun trap and the other a crossbow and bear trap.
   
    I decided to check the first house just down the road which had a stairwell leading down with a good bit of clean bottled water which was about all I cared about at the moment. I grabbed those and stuck them in the trunk of this empty flatbed since I noticed there was a gas station up the street a bit from the town. Got there and filled a plastic bottle with gas then walked back to the truck and filled it. I then Drove the truck up there after looting the rest of the house for food and some medicine to fill it completely then I noticed there was an anthill close by.

    I ignored it for the time being and decided to search one more house to get more food and liquids. Was hoping to find a backpack or container to carry more but unfortunately could not so I had to make about two trips from the house to the truck. Decided to drive away for the time being so I could find a safe place to call home for a good while. Well to my surprise another anthill about 10 squares away from the other one just north of it on the map...Then another one about another 10 squares northwest of that one...

    I was swarmed by ants as I was going about 170+ down the road just to get out of there as fast as possible. I normally stay reasonable with speeds but I just wanted out of there. I eventually just decided not to try anymore and end my life so I committed suicide.

    I wish I would have taking screenshots and I would rather have an anthill over a swamp next to me any day but 3 in close proximity and my flatbed about totaled from ramming through hordes of them I decided to say fuck my life haha...

   
   
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: John Candlebury on August 31, 2013, 01:56:09 PM
So I was playing with the city size worldgen option and got this
(http://i.imgur.com/5Ekroej.png)

Now, this is going to be an interesting adventure
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: FunsizeNinja123 on August 31, 2013, 02:08:31 PM
John, that is fucking beautiful.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Austupaio on August 31, 2013, 02:12:31 PM
That actually seems fairly entertaining.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Sheb on August 31, 2013, 02:56:26 PM
You just need to grab a shopping cart and run from gunstore to gunstore, gunning down everything in the way.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: JAYPCM on August 31, 2013, 03:33:29 PM
Throughout my adventures in the apocalypse I've raided military bunkers, explored labs and prisons, rooted through the belongings of dead bodies scattered across the road, yet nothing has intrigued me or made me curious about the world I'm exploring as what I just found. Hitting up a pawnshop, I saw on one of the display cases, a rock. There is nothing fancy about this rock, but it makes me think about the situation that took place between the pawn shop owner and the man who tried to pawn the rock, and even more so I would really like to know why the rock was accepted.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Sheb on August 31, 2013, 04:14:10 PM
If you raise your skill in geology, you can identify it (with 'e'). It's then possible to melt it into metal to make nice crafts & mugs for example. Must be some valuable ore here.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: MarkB on August 31, 2013, 04:48:44 PM
Maybe someone pawned the display case, and it just happened to come with a rock.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Dapper Danielle on August 31, 2013, 06:27:15 PM
I'm being menaced by a really creepy Jabberwock. It spawned in a forest along a long, winding road that I take into town when I go on supply raids. Every once in a while, I'll catch a glimpse of the thing while driving past it's hunting grounds. Last time I went into town, my raid ran long and darkness fell before I started heading back. This time the darn thing was standing out in the middle of the road. It roared at me as I missed it by a hair. Definitely makes me anxious at night when I hear those footsteps outside the farmhouse. I think it's time to take the show on the road, sheesh. Or find a machinegun or something
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: detahramet on September 01, 2013, 02:43:24 AM
Or just, ya know, plow into it at mach 10
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: trusty_patches on September 01, 2013, 02:50:39 AM
> jabberwocks
Zweihandered one of 'em to death. Lost my shit when he missed me three times in a row and I critted something like 200 HP outta him in a single hit.

However, zweihander is hella sick, yo. No need to find 1-tile chokepoints, 2-tile passages are fine and comfy to paint in blood and guts.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Mrnocamera on September 01, 2013, 07:50:37 PM
Shopping cart + V8 = Hell yes.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: detahramet on September 01, 2013, 08:57:58 PM
Shopping cart + V8 = Hell yes.
how so?
You'd need to at 4 wheels, a seat, controls, etc for that to work. And at that point you've just made a quad
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Sheb on September 01, 2013, 09:18:59 PM
2 wheel is enough.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Jensai on September 01, 2013, 09:50:49 PM
I'm the proud owner of a semi-truck, but I'm trapped in a zed infested city (Lots of shops, at least three apartment towers). Fully functional and 87% fueled, a regular flatbed without fuel is blocking the only bridge out of town (It's that or drive through town again).
While I have a wonderful car and enough food for three days (Water isn't a problem. Lots of swamps and rivers on this character's world, never short on matches), I don't have nearly enough gear on my person to last more than a few seconds in the city, as all I have in the means of combat is a crowbar and some SWAT Armor (Fits). (Hey look guys I'm Gordon Freeman!)

Any suggestions? I thought that this was an interesting situation, maybe a survivor from the past had left the truck there as a barricade, as it seems to be now.

Also there is a strange sinking car.
Warning: Image.
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Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: detahramet on September 01, 2013, 09:53:38 PM
...plow through the fucking thing at mach 10.

It will immediatly go shooting off into a random direction. Or alternatively just siphon a bottle of gas from yours and put it in it the other car, drive it out of the way, drain the remaining fuel, and put it back in your car. problem solved. If you need a hose, then go smash a fridge. Its in there..
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Jensai on September 01, 2013, 10:02:26 PM
Siphoning! Great idea! I forgot I could do that.
I'll just go smash up the nearest house.
I don't think I have enough spikes to plow it, just a vanilla semi until I can find a public works.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: MarkB on September 01, 2013, 10:43:25 PM
Have you tried grabbing the vehicle using G and then dragging it? I just tried that, and was able to drag a wheelless vehicle wreck.

EDIT: However, I failed to budge a flatbed when I found one. That one also lacked wheels, though.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: detahramet on September 01, 2013, 11:34:46 PM
Siphoning! Great idea! I forgot I could do that.
I'll just go smash up the nearest house.
I don't think I have enough spikes to plow it, just a vanilla semi until I can find a public works.

You don't need spikes to plow it. If you have a bloody Semi, then HOUSES don't even really bar your path.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Kemiatan on September 02, 2013, 06:19:59 PM
Today, I learned to stay away from swamps...
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Too many monsters in the same place ;_; I hope I will leave this place alive
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Inquisitor Dust on September 02, 2013, 06:30:21 PM
I'm preparing for my descent into the giant metropolis of HELLVILLE! Or something. Copious amounts of debug menu later I shall begin my journey into my Size 11 City with x50 spawn density. I shall relate my tale here.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Labtop_215 on September 02, 2013, 06:43:05 PM
I'm planning on making a new house now that I've finally found an actual spider lair.  (Cleared out already of course.)  I should probably post screenshots of the houses I've made previously to the screenshots thread before doing so perhaps?  I think I've made a few nice ones in past versions anyhow.

Kind of my favorite activity in Cataclysm Dark Days Ahead really is making a home base from almost scratch.  I just prefer it to have a basement too so I don't have to clutter up the main living and working area too much.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: DG123 on September 02, 2013, 06:50:16 PM
I'm currently still building a super RV by stripping every damn car in town and turning them into thick armour plating.

Already have a V8 engine and quadruple fuel tanks, water tanks, and batteries in there. And the vehicle welding rig. HOLY CRAP THAT THING IS AWESOME.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Jensai on September 03, 2013, 02:10:16 AM
What exactly does the welding rig do?
Semi-Truck guy lost his semi truck, but found an RV! He fixed the engine with an identical RV in the same town, and is gradually bringing it back to full green (those goddamn rabbits and bushes really do your headlights and windshields in after a while).

Raided a sarcophagus like a dumb, completely forgetting any kind of anti-radiation procedures (apart from a copious infusion of apple vodka), and am now holed up in a public works, vomiting fungaloid spores.
Did the radiation cause the spores? I somehow walked away from the HWS alive with very little change in mutation (stubby wings and something affecting my eyewear).
Any suggestions on how to fix the spore problem? It really gets in the way of long activities like cutting trees into logs and planks.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: KA101 on September 03, 2013, 02:29:51 AM
What exactly does the welding rig do?
Semi-Truck guy lost his semi truck, but found an RV! He fixed the engine with an identical RV in the same town, and is gradually bringing it back to full green (those goddamn rabbits and bushes really do your headlights and windshields in after a while).

Raided a sarcophagus like a dumb, completely forgetting any kind of anti-radiation procedures (apart from a copious infusion of apple vodka), and am now holed up in a public works, vomiting fungaloid spores.
Did the radiation cause the spores? I somehow walked away from the HWS alive with very little change in mutation (stubby wings and something affecting my eyewear).
Any suggestions on how to fix the spore problem? It really gets in the way of long activities like cutting trees into logs and planks.

Radiation shouldn't cause Fungal Infection.  Encounter a Flaming Eye or teleport?  Get spore'd on by a Fungaloid?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Jensai on September 03, 2013, 02:41:58 AM
I was carrying around a portal generator for a while, but then I found an actual portal and thought that it wasn't worth having the option.
I do recall my character getting boomered in "classic zombies" mode, which didn't feel right to me. Does that mean I've come in contact with an Eye?
Can I fix this with antibiotics/one of my flu shots/ecstasy?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: KA101 on September 03, 2013, 02:58:02 AM
I was carrying around a portal generator for a while, but then I found an actual portal and thought that it wasn't worth having the option.
I do recall my character getting boomered in "classic zombies" mode, which didn't feel right to me. Does that mean I've come in contact with an Eye?
Can I fix this with antibiotics/one of my flu shots/ecstasy?

If you encountered a flaming eye, you really should know about it: it stares at you, you shudder, and you just racked up some Teleglow.  If you actually used a Portal, then that's probably it right there: teleglow.

Fungal Infection needs either Blood Filter or Royal Jelly.  Sorry.  :-(
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Jensai on September 03, 2013, 03:12:03 AM
Thanks for the information. I'll keep my eye out for a blood filter CBM.
In the meantime I can train my melee/dodge with these young fungaloids.
(In the character screen, I'm not listed with a fungal infection)
As an addition, I just tried sleeping and my "arms grew fungal sprouts" or the like, causing my arm HP to drop down halfway.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: KA101 on September 03, 2013, 03:25:14 AM
Uh...I'd go with your arms, rather than the character screen.  Blood Analysis would definitely detect the parasite but at this stage, I'd find a Lab...quick.  They tend to stock Royal Jelly (the rooms with long rows of counters) as well as possibly having Blood Filter.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Jensai on September 03, 2013, 04:07:38 AM
This might sound strange, but I haven't seen a single lab or pile of dead scientists this entire character.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: KA101 on September 03, 2013, 04:15:31 AM
It happens.  :-(
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Jensai on September 03, 2013, 04:29:38 AM
Ah well, nothing I can't handle. Although sometimes the fungaloids spawn as phantom monsters. (The visible monsters that can kill you even though they're not there.)
I've pretty much reached end-game, and with no labs or silos, I think it's time to end the character.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: KA101 on September 03, 2013, 04:48:19 AM
Ah well, nothing I can't handle. Although sometimes the fungaloids spawn as phantom monsters. (The visible monsters that can kill you even though they're not there.)
I've pretty much reached end-game, and with no labs or silos, I think it's time to end the character.

Huh.  If fungaloids can show as hallucinations...they'd better not be able to infest you that way.  Keep the file around, if you would.  Might be worth mentioning at the Garage.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Sheb on September 03, 2013, 09:27:43 AM
Na, phantom monster is a already-reported  bug. High school labs, beehives and anthill also stock royal jelly sometimes. Might be worth looking into those.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Iosyn on September 03, 2013, 02:59:05 PM
Na, phantom monster is a already-reported  bug. High school labs, beehives and anthill also stock royal jelly sometimes. Might be worth looking into those.

High school labs sometimes stock purifier too.
Have with with under -184 morale though.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: vultures on September 05, 2013, 03:07:25 PM
OMG this is gonna be awesome.
Just started half a tick away from a suburb, hands on a weapon and eyes on the single Swimmer Z that entered the viewfield... they just suddenly begun pouring from broken windows, surrounding me but not for kisses.
Last time I went down that soon (well without being just careless) when engaged in combat was with Whales' build.

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Even smaller archive yet more responsive Curses build, well done guys!
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Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: John Candlebury on September 05, 2013, 04:00:09 PM
Just replaced all my semi wheels with casters. Because I'm that awesome
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: trusty_patches on September 05, 2013, 04:41:04 PM
I filled an aluminum keg to the brim with the gasoline.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: KA101 on September 06, 2013, 01:17:51 AM
I filled an aluminum keg to the brim with the gasoline.

Here's hoping you have a vehicle to carry that...I had one once back in May, and my character's back would be DONE after that op.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: JAYPCM on September 06, 2013, 02:12:11 AM
I was going to my base to drop off some precious loot when I saw an NPC being attacked by a bear, I was going to assist till I got closer and a Moose came into the fray, I immediately stopped as the song came into my head, "This ain't no place for no heroes, this ain't no place for no, better maaaan." I then went to youtube to play the song as I ran away praying the Moose didn't notice me.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Weyrling on September 06, 2013, 09:29:13 AM
I was going to my base to drop off some precious loot when I saw an NPC being attacked by a bear, I was going to assist till I got closer and a Moose came into the fray, I immediately stopped as the song came into my head, "This ain't no place for no heroes, this ain't no place for no, better maaaan." I then went to youtube to play the song as I ran away praying the Moose didn't notice me.
Good call, until I have significant resources I try to avoid moose, bears, jabberwocks, etc... I am not very successful at this, which is why I take the Quick and Fleet Footed traits.
If you drag a shopping cart around you can easily carry bear traps, but they're risky to use unless you have a good sustainable ranged weapon. I prefer a nailgun, but juggling loaded crossbows out of a shopping cart is surprisingly effective.
Recently I've been raiding military bunkers, so my new response (to anything) is grenade to the face, which works great until you run out of grenades.

I'm currently heading off to go murder a triffid heart with several mininukes, a shopping cart full of molotovs/grenades, and a makeshift flamethrower, hopefully I don't burn to death or mutate something horrible on my way out.
I personally rate my chances fairly low, because I don't really have any good armor, just a demolition team's worth of explosives.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Livingstone on September 09, 2013, 05:11:10 PM
I took a staff from the dog, I did, let me tell you, and it was glorious! The Staff of Hideous Miasma, it said. Apparent effects were rattling noises with a hint of universal attention and a touch of the devil, and wielding it made me weak and inaccurate, but when I stroke my staff it made me feel more of a man than anything ever before.
-- excerpt from the diary of yet another Jane Doe.

Apply effects were similar to a mix of flashbang and adrenaline injection.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: vultures on September 09, 2013, 06:07:52 PM
And so it goes,

I wuz cruising in my sunmobile hoping to keep away from the evil spirits from taking form of former suburb tenants when I saw a sole light-blue Z on the side of the road. I thought that rushing through him would leave me an open patch of land to slide away from the houses once I mark the points of interest that may be about. I rammed straight into his left side with my left wheel, which sent him flying like an arrow, with well above 100 km/h total. Not only that I haven't kept my stealth, but the poor lightning bunny flew straight through the window of the house behind him, and then he bounced once off the wall opposing the window, and back onto the wall tile next to the broken window where he trashed the dresser with absolute damage. I swear that at that very moment every Z in the town knew I was right there.

And so it goes...
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Gatleos on September 10, 2013, 11:21:54 PM
My longest-lived survivor ever also had one of my best moments.

He was a melee fighter primarily, so tended to get a lot of bite wounds when I was out clearing the town. Usually I'd just clean or cauterize and be done with it.
That didn't happen this time.
Around sunset I got back to the garage I commandeered as a base, and discovered that I had a nasty infection. I had no antibiotics, so time was running out. Across town there were two pharmacies, so I suited up and made my way over... only to find that both were completely looted of any prescription drugs. Those were the only two pharmacies in town, it was almost dusk, and the wound was beginning to fester.

There was one more hope: a doctor's office. But I know for a fact that all the drugs in the doctor's office are kept in the back room, and I just don't have the computer skill to hack it open. Dusk was falling as I returned to my base with a plan. A few days ago I'd found a jackhammer in a nearby hardware store, and taken it back to my base just in case. Now was the time.

A quick stop at the gas station to fill it up and I was ready. I made a mad dash across town to the doctor's office in the pitch darkness and heavy rain, vomiting and weakening with every step. Along the way I had to stop at a gas station and chug their whole stock of bottled water to avoid death by dehydration, but I made it and jackhammered my way straight through the heavy metal door to the medicine vault and the delicious antibiotics within. My character would live to see another day.

Then I got killed by slimes about a week later. :I
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: FunsizeNinja123 on September 10, 2013, 11:38:26 PM
I'VE LIVED 'TILL WINTER! YEIIIIIISSSSSSSS
(http://i.imgur.com/TcZOnbX.png)
Also, Mil cargo trucks spawn in the second metal gate room of the hazards waste sarcophagus garage thingy. I didn't know at the time, so I blew up the place using the computer. Then I decided to go back in after the fires died down, then I found the cargo truck. 
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Mrnocamera on September 15, 2013, 04:13:10 PM
I'm living in swiss cheese with a door attached.

I need to finish bedrooms first, then the rest of the place.

Yes, I am attempting to build a log cabin in the woods using only fallen trees.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: ComputerWarrior on September 17, 2013, 10:42:41 AM
Currently stuck in a house at the southern most area of a rather small town (forty buildings or so). I had to break one of the windows to get in, and now I'm looking for the necessary tools to board it up.

Since it was at the most southern point and surrounded by only a few houses, there were thankfully a mere few positions to clear. Mainly, the north-west, north, and east. The zombies got a few bites out of me, though, during the early steps of town-cleaning. As I have no option to cauterize my wound with the pocket-knife, I can only assume they're not fatal or infectious. At least, I hope they're not.

No pharmacy in sight, and no first-aid kits around either. At least not in the southern segment. >.> Also, apparently moose are aggressive. Dammit, I got rammed in the... behind, a few times while running away from it. That was in the beginning, when I was just making my way from the evac shelter to the town through the forest.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: trusty_patches on September 17, 2013, 04:16:02 PM
When my char woke up, I found a rock on the bed. When he gone sleeping there was no rock.
Seems like poor guy had a nightmare.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: AseaHeru on September 17, 2013, 06:08:56 PM
Moose are evil. That is all I must say.

Also, landmines in a bush is just a why me moment.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: detahramet on September 17, 2013, 10:32:30 PM
Also, landmines in a bush is just a why me moment.

Or if things turned out differently, its a
"HAHAHA FUCK YOU MOOSE!" moment
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Daraclore on September 18, 2013, 01:46:36 AM
Currently stuck in a house at the southern most area of a rather small town (forty buildings or so). I had to break one of the windows to get in, and now I'm looking for the necessary tools to board it up.

Since it was at the most southern point and surrounded by only a few houses, there were thankfully a mere few positions to clear. Mainly, the north-west, north, and east. The zombies got a few bites out of me, though, during the early steps of town-cleaning. As I have no option to cauterize my wound with the pocket-knife, I can only assume they're not fatal or infectious. At least, I hope they're not.

No pharmacy in sight, and no first-aid kits around either. At least not in the southern segment. >.> Also, apparently moose are aggressive. Dammit, I got rammed in the... behind, a few times while running away from it. That was in the beginning, when I was just making my way from the evac shelter to the town through the forest.

Don't forget to check the character screen (@) for bite wounds. Unless that's in the effects list, you're fine.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: ComputerWarrior on September 18, 2013, 10:39:15 AM
Currently stuck in a house at the southern most area of a rather small town (forty buildings or so). I had to break one of the windows to get in, and now I'm looking for the necessary tools to board it up.

Since it was at the most southern point and surrounded by only a few houses, there were thankfully a mere few positions to clear. Mainly, the north-west, north, and east. The zombies got a few bites out of me, though, during the early steps of town-cleaning. As I have no option to cauterize my wound with the pocket-knife, I can only assume they're not fatal or infectious. At least, I hope they're not.

No pharmacy in sight, and no first-aid kits around either. At least not in the southern segment. >.> Also, apparently moose are aggressive. Dammit, I got rammed in the... behind, a few times while running away from it. That was in the beginning, when I was just making my way from the evac shelter to the town through the forest.

Don't forget to check the character screen (@) for bite wounds. Unless that's in the effects list, you're fine.
Ah, thank you. I was not aware of such a feature. If I might ask something else as well, is it just me or is kiting... slightly less effective than in 0.7 or 0.6?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Pageman on September 18, 2013, 04:30:19 PM
I was doing a night raid on a grocery store(filling a shopping cart) when something went wrong, some zombie heard me and crashed the window...

soon the whole town was up on me and i hide behind the counters killing anything that spotted me, things were going well until a smoker show up, the smoke surrounded me and the whole store, i started to cough. My plan had failed so i made a run for it to the evac shelter, i was thinking i was dead already, my torso was busted but the coughing apparently it stopped and i lived another day.

thanks for smoke nerfing devs.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: AlBravo on September 19, 2013, 12:17:16 AM
End of Day 3 - 1st play through

I found myself situated between two towns with a science lab to the North.  On my first expedition I stumbled upon a helicopter crash which provided a couple guns (no ammo), a rocket, rucksack and drop leg pouches.  Venturing deep into the lab has provided me with many basic supplies.  Though I found something still alive down there, which I avoided.  The cold has shortened my dives to deeper levels.  Recently I have been building my larder by hunting in the local forest.  When I found a huge spider nest I lit a nearby shrub.  Amazing how fast web burns.  It is still dying down so I haven't been able to see what might be left.  I heard two spiders pop.  Though I did take advantage of the forest fire to cook my rabbit meat.  My latest task has been gathering stones for a fireplace in the evac shelter.  A quick raid to one of the outlying houses provided me with a much needed frying pan and preserved food (aka Spam). 

Almost sundown so time to lie down with a good book...

We will see what adventures tomorrow brings.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: FunsizeNinja123 on September 19, 2013, 12:35:06 AM
Either you're totally new, or just a lurker. But welcome to the forums, anyway.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: AlBravo on September 19, 2013, 01:52:39 AM
Yep, brand new.  Not sure by that reply if I should feel welcome or run.  DF community is a little more inviting.  Might just go  into lurk mode now.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Mrnocamera on September 19, 2013, 07:34:58 AM
...   How can someone be a guest?   I thought it went from....   Unless....   Wha?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: PiotraperPL on September 19, 2013, 01:39:47 PM
Yep, brand new.  Not sure by that reply if I should feel welcome or run.  DF community is a little more inviting.  Might just go  into lurk mode now.
Nah man, you are welcome. Enjoy your stay c:
Run, I will distract them.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: FunsizeNinja123 on September 19, 2013, 02:07:46 PM
Whaattt
GUEST STATUS ACTIVATE.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Klomvp on September 19, 2013, 03:42:30 PM
Code: [Select]
Character off to a good start.
Hauling things to new base with pool water.
Return for 3rd and final hauling trip.
Left starting shelter completely sealed up.
Bear somehow right inside sealed shelter.
Dead in two turns.
why.jpg

I left the fucking shelter boarded shut for EXACTLY this reason.

There's no code to prevent wildlife from spawning literally ANYWHERE is there?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: AseaHeru on September 19, 2013, 05:23:16 PM
They dont spawn in some places. But hey, atleast you dont have hulks showing up in the basement.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: trusty_patches on September 19, 2013, 06:51:55 PM
I now have five aluminum kegs full of gasoline.
You know, that's a lot of gasoline.
To be more correct - it's shitloads of gasoline.
I can't even pick up more than one at a time.
Christ.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Vaylon on September 19, 2013, 10:39:57 PM
On a routine scouting, I was just killing some monsters like it ain't no thang (I have pretty good archery skill), when suddenly, on my way back home, out of nowhere, I started hallucinating. "Okay," I think. "The flaming eye got me. I'll take some sleeping pills and lie down." I get back to my base and go to sleep. Next thing I know, my arms rip open and fungal spores shoot everywhere.

Damn fungus spore infection!

I panic and start drinking all the chemicals I've saved up in order to get rid of it. I figure a purifier might get rid of it, but I don't want to waste them, so I drink a mutagen first. I mutate and grow a tiger tail and horns. Then I drink a purifier and lose the tail... and not too long afterwards, another round of spores shoot out of my arms, breaking both of them.

Finally, I look on the wiki and figure out that I need to eat some royal jelly, but I haven't even seen any giant bees yet in this world, so I do the logical thing and hop on my electric motorcycle and drive at 100 miles per hour across an open field at midnight toward unexplored territory. Suddenly, at the edge of the unexplored territory, I crash through the window of a mansion, collide with the wall, and get thrown off my bike into a swimming pool filled with zombies! I panic and run down a hallway into one of the back rooms -- bad idea. While I'm picking glass out of my face, the zombies break down the door and start pouring into the room... and there's no other exit other than the way I came in.

I'm in massive amounts of pain, my arms are broken, and I'm surrounded by zombies. I start smashing my way through that horde of zombies with an aluminum baseball bat, and, by some miracle, I manage to make it through the horde, run back to my motorcycle, and throw it into reverse, backing over half a dozen zeds in the process.

After I get out of the mansion, I decide, "Fuck it, I'm dead anyway," so I head to a nearby crater, get off my motorbike, walk up to the edge of it, and hope the radiation kills me quickly. But it turns out it wasn't a nuclear bomb crater. It wasn't radioactive. And then... the damnedest thing happened. It started getting light. The sun was rising.

I decided that there was still hope.

I got back on my motorcycle, drove off into some different woods, and found a science lab. I kicked down the doors, recklessly searched through every room -- and I finally found some royal jelly. I was healed! My arms were still broken, though, so I had to run away from all the zombies I had unleashed. But I made it, and that's what counts. So that's where my story ends for now: me with two broken arms but a fungus-free body.

I miss that tiger tail, though.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: gammaflux on September 19, 2013, 10:54:58 PM
Well today, one of my best characters ever (a very high-powered melee user wielding an umbrella and his plain old fists) died today. He had reached a melee level of 17 and a dodge of 14. He was so powerful that he managed to kill a hulk using only his fists without kiting, and while wielding an umbrella blocked/dodged around 10-15 hits from a moose (I didn't notice him and was holding 6 down). Anyways I had just been able to get a mission that would allow me to pick-up my very first style. Unfortunately while looking for an office building he stumbled upon a rather buggy npc. Andrea Williams had broken in such a way that she was forced to reload constantly over and over again. 90x failed reloads later I was right next to her ready to instigate a fight for her "buggyness". upon talking to her she said "Reach for the sky." I calmly proceeded to tell her no, followed with a punch to the eyes. She in retaliation unloaded 155 damage straight to my head from her shotgun. And that is why from now on I shall use molotovs to deal with buggy npcs. The end!
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: John Candlebury on September 19, 2013, 10:57:24 PM
Yep, brand new.  Not sure by that reply if I should feel welcome or run.  DF community is a little more inviting.  Might just go  into lurk mode now.

Sorry if i bring this offtopic but WTH is a guest I have never seen something like that!?! it ishocking

*faints in awe*
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Weyrling on September 20, 2013, 12:36:58 AM
I have successfully looted almost the entire town I'm in, including part of the local lab (The lower levels had a bunch of flaming eyes, I decided not to try my luck).

I'm low on food, only some chocolate bars and half a dozen bags of candy, but I've got 150 bottles of various liquor, and 95 cans of beer.
I've got a bunch of different tools, an advanced UPS, thousands of rounds of ammo, every drug there is, tons of electronic components, 33 different kinds of guns (34 if you count a packed LAW as a gun), a homemade nodachi, and a steel jerrycan full of concentrated acid...

I'm not sure what I should do next, I guess I should make a vehicle and leave this place behind.
I haven't really touched vehicles for quite awhile though, anybody have a suggestion on what vehicle I should start off with?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: phaethon on September 20, 2013, 03:04:11 AM
I haven't really touched vehicles for quite awhile though, anybody have a suggestion on what vehicle I should start off with?

RV if the version you're playing has them.  You have to add a few solar panels, a muffler, and you can optionally swap out the engine.  Otherwise they make good mobile bases (or at least a good starting point for what you want to do).

By the way, congrats on your massive stash.  take it with you if you leave.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Quetzac on September 20, 2013, 03:43:29 AM
The Divine pitied the survivors of humanity and created the rapier. Zombie's shall not touch thine survivor lest they wish to be smote.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: a porpoise on September 20, 2013, 08:11:50 AM
Autumn, Day 14.

Finished plating the cab late last night. Hard plating took surprisingly long to do, steel will have to do for the living compartment, as it's not meant to be a combat vehicle anyway. Went into town to find casters for the welding cart project today, found a cart in the pharmacy next to the southern garage and another group of dead scientists at an intersection a bit further south. Took their IDs and misc small crap. Still haven't read the Computers 301 I took off the previous group. Will work forwards the hardware store to the west of the hotel during next week, although I will be surprised if they do have a jack there.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Tally on September 20, 2013, 08:28:26 AM
Managed to get a character pretty far along. Shoved a massive amount of bionics inside himself, set up a safe place, etc. Reading books and suddenly: "Invalid Material to Gather: Water" Game crashes. When I load the save, it's 4th day of Spring.


....
....
....


I quit my character right then. Wasn't even worth doing over.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Zireael on September 20, 2013, 10:26:22 AM
Found two electric cars. One is in excellent shape except for the dead motor and the other is in excellent shape except for busted wheels. Guess what I'm going to do once I've cleaned the immediate area?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: ComputerWarrior on September 20, 2013, 10:46:59 AM
Found two electric cars. One is in excellent shape except for the dead motor and the other is in excellent shape except for busted wheels. Guess what I'm going to do once I've cleaned the immediate area?
Use them as dumpsters for trash such as aluminum cans? :P
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Livingstone on September 21, 2013, 07:16:41 AM
I utilized small fires and a nail board in an attempt to clear out a close-by office tower. Standing near the fire smacking around them zombies when one of them died on the fire and dropped ammunition. One turn is not enough time to get 4 tiles away from those explosions.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Mrnocamera on September 21, 2013, 09:03:56 AM
Do be do be do...  Just driving my car...   Oh look, a prison.    Lets check it out...   *Powerslide, army of eyebots come into sight.*   NOPE!

*Commence anti-powerslide with cruise control.*
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: FunsizeNinja123 on September 21, 2013, 06:59:46 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/Jh6yZek.png)

I like it!
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: trusty_patches on September 21, 2013, 07:24:34 PM
-snibedi snab-

I like it!
Suppressor? On a flamethrower? But for what reason?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: FunsizeNinja123 on September 21, 2013, 07:25:46 PM
Its to silence it. Come on, haven't you ever heard of a suppressed flamethrower?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: trusty_patches on September 21, 2013, 07:36:26 PM
Its to silence it. Come on, haven't you ever heard of a suppressed flamethrower?
Hm. That makes sense.
But still kinda pointless.
*reloads silenced nail rifle*
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Weyrling on September 22, 2013, 02:51:28 AM
I've been using beast mutagens, and I finally got Insanely Strong without every negative mutation, through the power of Robust Genetics and 60 or 70 purifiers, the number of labs I had to raid was ridiculous...
My only negatives are Fast Metabolism, Near-Sighted, Snarling Voice, and Very Smelly.

Considering I'm a cyborg, do night raids, and murder every NPC I find, having 25(+20) Str, High Adrenaline, Claws, and Fangs is an amazing deal for a martial arts character, I recently murdered a zombie brute in a single strike with my teeth.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Grandpuh Ty on September 22, 2013, 06:05:50 AM
Everything I kill drops a mass quantity of bear traps. I have this mental image of zombies morphing into metallic Gibbering Mouthers... good thing I've got some packed LAWs still sitting around.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: DerpMcgee on September 22, 2013, 06:23:02 AM
Today Micheal Desanta met his tragic end... to a land mine.

After disarming several other land mines...

He almost made it through summer.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Mrnocamera on September 22, 2013, 08:10:04 AM
I seem to notice a pattern emerging with cars in this game.   At least for me, anyway.

Oh hey, a...   NOPE!

/me commences the powerslide out.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: ComputerWarrior on September 22, 2013, 09:35:19 PM
So... I got my hands on a fully equipped garage after clearing out about 30% of the town from its annoying former denizens. So I got the sudden idea to build a mobile die-die-die vehicle to take care of all those pesky walking rotten meat without having to pray everytime I'm bit (happens a lot) that it won't be a deep bite.

There are enough frames and wheels to make this:

O-O
+#+
| - |
  O

Those Os are wheels, and as there are only two wide wheels and a single wheel available in the garage, the two Os on the top will be wide wheels and the single one at the end of the car a normal wheel.

On these wheels, I'll have to install turrets. Only thing I'm missing right now, is batteries (easy enough to get) and actual things to use as turrets (not quite as easy).

What type of turret you gentlemen think would be most cost-efficient in cleansing a town of its touchy-bitey habitants?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Mrnocamera on September 22, 2013, 09:47:59 PM
Manual turret.
Hang out the sides with a gun.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Ricke on September 23, 2013, 12:36:55 AM
Well, Ricke had it all set up. A nice house in the middle of the city, with spear-pits around it. The house was surrounded by craters. A few bear traps and other vicious thingies covering the approach across the craters. He was a well educated man, he had spent hours upon hours reading, increasing in skills. His weapon of choice was the wooden javelin, a tool he used with deadly precious as he could easily down a zombie with a well placed javelin to the head. He had just started taping into the shrouded world of mutagens, and had acquired a unmatched night vision and a body that regenerated constantly, without the need to sleep.

He was well on his way into Fall, when one day, as he opened the door to do his nightly raid as always, he was met by a wast group of various mutated insects, frogs and snails. He fought hard for a few hours, dodging attacks and killing foes left and right, covering his the various rooms of the house in pierced corpses of his enemy. It was soon obvious that he would not live to tell the tale. Where one toad died, two more crept out of from the craters, pouring trough the previously boarded up windows, melted by the snails acidic spit.

Ricke died on top of his bed, puncture wounds all over his body, poison rushing trough his veins, surrounded by the menacing hoard of mutated monsters. His bones now rests upon the now-dusty bed, his former base now the home of countless monsters, a place that other survivors avoids like the plague. Maybe his grim fate will one day be revealed, but until that day, he will rest where he lived. In the lone house in the middle of the field of craters.


So..... That's what just happened in MY Randomly-Generated Apocalypse. X)
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Zireael on September 23, 2013, 08:28:45 AM
Manual turret.
Hang out the sides with a gun.

LOL, good point.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Soviet Troopa on September 23, 2013, 09:14:45 AM
John looked over his loot. enough food to last for years. a mobile death truck. nothing could really stand in his way. until the day the nuke came. John was about to eat some lovely cooked meat (note that i had a mini nuke in my inventory, and the bug where items get swtiched letters has happened frequently) as john was about to eat his cooked meat a wickid suicidal thought came into his head. he didnt want to be alone anymore ("c" was mapped to cooked meat. but because of the bug so was the mini nuke. guess which one got picked ;] ) with a snap and a crackle the monitor on the device lit up. in giant red letter the two word sentence was spelled out and gave john a good impression of what was going to happen. "FUCK YOU" lit up on the screen. The blastwave cleared his mobile death house. sending the metall hulk back to its original molecules and wiping the existence of john away from the earth. no one knows who john was. all thats left is some scrap metall left on the side of the highway.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: AseaHeru on September 23, 2013, 03:56:02 PM
Wow, that is just a pain.

As for turrets, if you can spare the fuel get flamethrowers.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Broken Finger on September 23, 2013, 04:07:57 PM
I just had my most unexpected death so far. It was the middle of the first summer and I was driving my armored truck I just spent 10+ days making through a city when I noticed a pack of children down the street. I started reversing to the last intersection at about 40-45 kmph to take a different route when my heroine fumbled and the rear was heading to a nearby wreck 1 tile away. I sighed and hit break thinking I'll have to do some repairs later.

My truck exploded on impact...
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: ComputerWarrior on September 23, 2013, 05:46:16 PM
Manual turret.
Hang out the sides with a gun.
Whilst a great idea, I'm looking to construct an automatic zombie-killing machine. :P

Wow, that is just a pain.

As for turrets, if you can spare the fuel get flamethrowers.
There are a few gas stations around, so fuel is no problem for now. Where can I get flamethrowers? And three of them, none-the-less. Also, I haven't really tried it out but will going over fire with a vehicle burn one's feet?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: TheNineRings on September 23, 2013, 06:47:16 PM
So, my latest incarnation of Serif was set up *perfectly* She was a distance from a lake that I could go to get water, and there were three towns that were a safe distance away from the evac shelter that she could raid. I set it up so that she had a rollmat with a blanket right next to the console, with all my food, booze and drug stores immediately to the left, and all of my books and entertainment things immediately to the south. She had raided a nearby school completely, and had a massive amount of useful and entertaining books, and the town nearest to her had a very large number of grocery stores, liquor stores, and gun stores, so she had a ton of food, drinks, and guns.

She ended up finding a working RV with *just* enough fuel to drive it over to her evac shelter. It had a very large amount of water in it, and it was parked in such a manner that she could just step out of the nearby window and be inside of it, granting her very easy access to the kitchen unit.

Unfortunately, due to the method she used to keep her morale up while she studied [drink a lot of beer] she ended up getting a heavy case of alcoholism, which I unfortunately did not learn about until she was halfway through a raid in the deepest part of town.

She probably wonders why she keeps getting reincarnated by now. :P
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Ricke on September 23, 2013, 10:03:26 PM
I just had a sweet start with two flasks of mutagen right outside spawn. Got Light step and feathers from it. Went into the closest house to scavenge, ran into a hulk. The End.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Protester on September 23, 2013, 10:40:40 PM
I got stupid and rushed into the middle of the town on my 3rd day. Ended up surrounded but undetected. Slinking my way through a house i entered an very very small kitchen with nearly a full wall of windows. about 30 feet away 2 zombie hulks and a very large horde spotted me. i made one quick look into the room attached expecting a tiny bathroom... what i found was a no windows room with a shotgun, 2 boxes of shells and a recurve bow sitting in the corner. I snatched that stuff up and ran! I had a very close encounter with a bear along the way back. Now the horde is slinking its way torwards my shelter and the sun is falling, time to meet these bastards face to face.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Lost on September 24, 2013, 01:12:00 PM
I was making repairs to my flatbed when a jumping spider started attacking me. I didn't know about this until several repairs later when I saw a bunch of history messages that said I blocked an attack with my wooden javelin.

And no fucks were given...
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Lost on September 24, 2013, 04:55:44 PM
I killed a child zombie, and when I searched his body, I found crack.

WHAT.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Blaze1711 on September 24, 2013, 05:02:04 PM
I killed a child zombie, and when I searched his body, I found crack.

WHAT.
Believe it or not: happens more often than not (in my country at least).
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Lost on September 24, 2013, 05:18:53 PM
Ukraine? Okay, I can see that. But still, this is supposed to be the eastern shore of the US; New Jersey, maybe.

I raided some libraries for skill books. I found To Serve Man. I don't know what I should be more disturbed about: That it is actually a cookbook, or that you can learn recipes from it.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Mrnocamera on September 24, 2013, 05:22:02 PM
Ukraine? Okay, I can see that. But still, this is supposed to be the eastern shore of the US; New Jersey, maybe.

I raided some libraries for skill books. I found To Serve Man. I don't know what I should be more disturbed about: That it is actually a cookbook, or that you can learn recipes from it.
The game is set in New England.   Read up on the backstory.

Also, CANNIBALISM!
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Blaze1711 on September 24, 2013, 07:23:04 PM
Ukraine? Okay, I can see that. But still, this is supposed to be the eastern shore of the US; New Jersey, maybe.

I raided some libraries for skill books. I found To Serve Man. I don't know what I should be more disturbed about: That it is actually a cookbook, or that you can learn recipes from it.
Actually i live in Brazil :D
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Lost on September 24, 2013, 07:48:45 PM
Oh. Brazil. That makes even more sense.

I didn't see the Chernobyl part. Or the Prypiat part. I tend to miss things in plain sight. It's a wonder I've survived the apocalypse this long.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: vache on September 24, 2013, 10:36:37 PM
Whilst attempting to raid the town, I attracted the attention of a nearby school.  After slaughtering dozens of zombie children and picking through their corpses (one had crack, and another had a bondage suit, must have been one awkward show and tell), I decided to check out the schools library and found some pretty heavy reading for a bunch of kids: something on the art of japanese armorsmithing, the cannibals' cookbook, and a russian guide to knifefighting.  No wonder these children are so twisted.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Blaze1711 on September 24, 2013, 10:49:31 PM
That also happens in Brazil, where kids murder their parent's and then suicide.

I'm serious, check this out: http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2013/08/08/brazilian-boy-kills-family-goes-to-school-as-normal-and-later-kills-himself/
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: trusty_patches on September 24, 2013, 10:56:27 PM
Today nothing happened in my apocalypse.
Because my game WONT FUCKING START GODDAMNIT
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Blaze1711 on September 24, 2013, 11:11:38 PM
Today nothing happened in my apocalypse.
Because my game WONT FUCKING START GODDAMNIT
Re-download and transfer save files?
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Jack Root on September 25, 2013, 01:06:42 AM
More of like last weeks Cataclysm but me and the first NPC I've seen went into a town. Me being my normal self trying to break into the nearest house notices that my NPC buddy is nowhere to be seen and the sounds of battle filling up my log. Looking over I saw my buddy trying (and winning) to fight a park load of zombies. So I being the man I am not I wait then rush over there to help but before I get there he gets killed.

RIP Dominic Miller
Killer of a moose and 4-5 child zombies.
His weapon was a rock.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Ricke on September 25, 2013, 06:33:43 AM
My char is doing all right, gathering up materials to eventually leave the evac shelter and live in the forrest, Bear Grylls style. ( Still haven't found any snake skins to store body fluids for later use though, the search continues.)

He also managed to Unload a plastic bottle of water in the doorway to the shelter, so now the door can't be closed, because its blocked by the water. I'm rubbing my gray's to try and figure out a solution to his predicament but the only thing I can think about is burning the mother-loving place down and call it a day. I say, must have been one hell of a bottle...
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Rivet on September 25, 2013, 07:17:29 AM
He also managed to Unload a plastic bottle of water in the doorway to the shelter, so now the door can't be closed, because its blocked by the water. I'm rubbing my gray's to try and figure out a solution to his predicament but the only thing I can think about is burning the mother-loving place down and call it a day. I say, must have been one hell of a bottle...

Find a mop and apply it to the water.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: FunsizeNinja123 on September 25, 2013, 08:03:26 PM
I killed a child zombie, and when I searched his body, I found crack.

Found a wedding dress on one.
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: John Candlebury on September 25, 2013, 08:08:38 PM
He also managed to Unload a plastic bottle of water in the doorway to the shelter, so now the door can't be closed, because its blocked by the water. I'm rubbing my gray's to try and figure out a solution to his predicament but the only thing I can think about is burning the mother-loving place down and call it a day. I say, must have been one hell of a bottle...

Or as an alternative and way more awesome way, you could throw an acid bomb at it and watch as it slowly melts

(it even gets damaged!)
Title: Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
Post by: Ricke on September 25, 2013, 08:59:09 PM