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Re: Tips, Tricks, and Newb Questions!
« Reply #17790 on: September 12, 2017, 01:17:48 PM »
Does the Chain Lightning CBM scale off any particular skill?
I believe it scales off of rifles.

I've read that in several places, but my own testing of it doesn't seem to back it up. Chain Lighting seems to do 20-40 damage regardless of whether my Rifles skill was at 0 or 20 and I don't think it ever missed the square I was aiming at. Had similar results with Finger Laser (though admittedly I half assed the testing on this one) which always did 8 ish damage at 20 rifles.

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Re: Tips, Tricks, and Newb Questions!
« Reply #17791 on: September 12, 2017, 02:53:52 PM »
Does the Chain Lightning CBM scale off any particular skill?
I believe it scales off of rifles.

I've read that in several places, but my own testing of it doesn't seem to back it up. Chain Lighting seems to do 20-40 damage regardless of whether my Rifles skill was at 0 or 20 and I don't think it ever missed the square I was aiming at. Had similar results with Finger Laser (though admittedly I half assed the testing on this one) which always did 8 ish damage at 20 rifles.

Finger laser should be pistols, as it seems to be a bionic equivalent of the laser pistol.  Never tested it myself, though.

Yea mini reactors are worth it if you can keep it full of plutonium.

That's the bit I was wondering about.  Think I'll stick with the solar for now.

Plutonium cells can be obtained when disassembling: inactive manhack, inactive grenade hack, inactive mininuke hack, inactive tear gas hack, inactive EMP hack, inactive flashbang hack, inactive C-4 hack, mininuke, broken tank drone, advanced UPS, Power Storage CBM, Power Storage CBM Mk. II, Power Armor Mk. II Interface CBM, inactive turret, inactive laser turret, inactive rifle turret, atomic nightlight, atomic lamp, atomic coffee maker, bootleg fusion pack.

This list may be out of date or incomplete as its from the item browser and I don't know how up to date it is.

Hacks (and other robots) also have a decent chance to drop plutonium when killed.  With low computers skill, analyzers in labs can be farmed for plutonium - electrical protection is strongly suggested.
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Re: Tips, Tricks, and Newb Questions!
« Reply #17792 on: September 12, 2017, 03:52:06 PM »
Does the Chain Lightning CBM scale off any particular skill?
I believe it scales off of rifles.

I've read that in several places, but my own testing of it doesn't seem to back it up. Chain Lighting seems to do 20-40 damage regardless of whether my Rifles skill was at 0 or 20 and I don't think it ever missed the square I was aiming at. Had similar results with Finger Laser (though admittedly I half assed the testing on this one) which always did 8 ish damage at 20 rifles.
You do realize rifle skill only increases accuracy and decreases aim time right. Damage based on skill only applies to melee skills.

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Re: Tips, Tricks, and Newb Questions!
« Reply #17793 on: September 12, 2017, 04:20:57 PM »
You do realize rifle skill only increases accuracy and decreases aim time right. Damage based on skill only applies to melee skills.

Are you sure about that? My pneumatic bolt driver's damage on (non headshot\crit) hits should only be around 40 or so, but I regularly hit for 80-120 once I hit 6 in rifles.

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Re: Tips, Tricks, and Newb Questions!
« Reply #17794 on: September 13, 2017, 12:51:45 PM »
Probably because you're more accurate, thus you aim at critical parts more. Headshots?

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Re: Tips, Tricks, and Newb Questions!
« Reply #17795 on: September 13, 2017, 01:48:59 PM »
aye.

skill increases accuracy, which means better noncrits.


hits with ranged attacks are not equal, nor tiered rigidly into the three tiers of hits

(miss, grazing, hit, crit)

there are some variations within that skill improves upon.  but, it does cause more raw damage, it improves the average chance of scoring a better hit.

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Re: Tips, Tricks, and Newb Questions!
« Reply #17796 on: September 14, 2017, 06:51:40 PM »
Requesting the knowledge of any cataclysm engineer:

It is possible to build a (vehicle) clean water dispenser? if so, what are the parts to make it and if possible it fills up with rainwater.

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Re: Tips, Tricks, and Newb Questions!
« Reply #17797 on: September 14, 2017, 07:19:08 PM »
Requesting the knowledge of any cataclysm engineer:

It is possible to build a (vehicle) clean water dispenser? if so, what are the parts to make it and if possible it fills up with rainwater.
Your probably looking for a water faucet, smash a sink and install it in your vehicle. You can install a funnel and an empty tank on your vehicle to have it fill up with rainwater. There is also a water purifier, which can clean the water for you, with your input and battery power. There are also FOODco buddies or something, I think they have the ability as well, but need a purifier to craft one anyway.

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Re: Tips, Tricks, and Newb Questions!
« Reply #17798 on: September 14, 2017, 11:28:30 PM »
Is the map supposed to appear little "darker" now? I mean the minimap.

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Re: Tips, Tricks, and Newb Questions!
« Reply #17799 on: September 15, 2017, 12:33:46 AM »
Is the map supposed to appear little "darker" now? I mean the minimap.
There was an update that added that as the default(dots), plus a more colorful version that looks similar(squares), and I think the old version is also still there(solid).. adjustable through the in game options menu. Options>Graphics>Pixel Minimap Drawing Mode

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Re: Tips, Tricks, and Newb Questions!
« Reply #17800 on: September 15, 2017, 04:16:54 AM »
I found a bug, where when I craft hard cheese from curdling milk that is in a wooden keg next to me, the curdling milk doesn't get get consumed/used. I think this might be a known bug, because I thought I had seen something about crafting out of vehicle tanks not using the components. I thought I had seen something in the issues on GitHub about components not getting used when crafting from vehicle tanks. Is this part of the same issue(the keg I'm holding the curdling cheese in is the wooden keg from construction menu, rather than a vehicle tank) and is it still open, or should I report?

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Re: Tips, Tricks, and Newb Questions!
« Reply #17801 on: September 15, 2017, 06:33:35 PM »
OK for the issue I stated in my last post, I found this(https://github.com/CleverRaven/Cataclysm-DDA/pull/21855). I am crafting from a wooden keg, rather than a vehicle, so not sure if it's the same issue.

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Re: Tips, Tricks, and Newb Questions!
« Reply #17802 on: September 15, 2017, 07:36:33 PM »
Does anything affect the harvest amount of veg/fruit that I planted? Like if it's ready to be picked, but I just wait to pick it until later, does it rot or impact the amount that will come from it?

Does fertilizer do anything besides speed up the rate at which it's ripe, or does that affect harvest amount?

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Re: Tips, Tricks, and Newb Questions!
« Reply #17803 on: September 15, 2017, 08:01:10 PM »
AFAIK waiting won't do anything, because the actual things you harvest aren't created until you harvest them (prior to that the only "true" item on the square is a seed).

The only thing that affects how much you harvest is your survival skill, fertilizer just reduces how long it takes plants to grow.

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Re: Tips, Tricks, and Newb Questions!
« Reply #17804 on: September 15, 2017, 09:21:06 PM »
AFAIK waiting won't do anything, because the actual things you harvest aren't created until you harvest them (prior to that the only "true" item on the square is a seed).

The only thing that affects how much you harvest is your survival skill, fertilizer just reduces how long it takes plants to grow.

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