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Re: Tips, Tricks, and Newb Questions!
« Reply #3240 on: May 20, 2014, 02:34:36 AM »
When I'm building my main base I place a large square of spiked pits around it, and then another outside of that separated by a space.  Then on the inside of the inner square I build palisades.  Inside of that I place turrets sheltered by roofs and separated by a single wall tile so they don't shoot each other.  If I still feel I need it I add another row of spiked pits outside of the outer row.  At this point my base is pretty much impregnable by anything, but if I feel like it I'll add a row each of nailboard traps and caltrops just in case a Zombie Hulk that's part of a horde stumbles across my fortress.

  You can build your trap layers 2 tiles thick and still reach both sides easy enough.  It also gives room to have diagonal holes as entrances, much less likely for something to get through and avoid a whole line of traps.

  I havent been playing against hordes, will your setup hold out against them?
The inner row butts up against my palisade, so if I put the first two rows of spikepits next to each other I won't be able to reach them unless someone makes palisade walls climbable.  The reason the inner row is right up against the palisade is because if a strong enemy makes it to the palisade before I get my turrets up I can lure the enemy into following me along the line of spikepits until it dies. 

Haven't tested it with hordes yet, because in every game I've played since hordes were implemented a really nice vehicle has spawned near my starting shelter so I haven't needed to build a base yet. 
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Re: Tips, Tricks, and Newb Questions!
« Reply #3241 on: May 20, 2014, 02:37:20 AM »
Hey guys had a noob question, Made my first actual surviving archer and his archer and marksman have maxed out at 5 and 4, I have just slaughtered a mansion and beyond of zombies and didn't get a % of skill, am using a compound bow. does it expect me to find a low chance bow in a sporting store or search forever for a crossbow trap / Archery book for something different? melee does not seem to have these limitations on gear and skill as far as I remember.

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Re: Tips, Tricks, and Newb Questions!
« Reply #3242 on: May 20, 2014, 02:47:23 AM »
Keep trying. Takes a while, or find the bowyers buddy and make that sexy reflex recurve bow.
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Re: Tips, Tricks, and Newb Questions!
« Reply #3243 on: May 20, 2014, 02:47:33 AM »
Hey guys had a noob question, Made my first actual surviving archer and his archer and marksman have maxed out at 5 and 4, I have just slaughtered a mansion and beyond of zombies and didn't get a % of skill, am using a compound bow. does it expect me to find a low chance bow in a sporting store or search forever for a crossbow trap / Archery book for something different? melee does not seem to have these limitations on gear and skill as far as I remember.

Not familiar entirely with the Experimental learning mechanics.

Were you low/empty on Focus?

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Re: Tips, Tricks, and Newb Questions!
« Reply #3244 on: May 20, 2014, 03:05:24 AM »
Hey guys had a noob question, Made my first actual surviving archer and his archer and marksman have maxed out at 5 and 4, I have just slaughtered a mansion and beyond of zombies and didn't get a % of skill, am using a compound bow. does it expect me to find a low chance bow in a sporting store or search forever for a crossbow trap / Archery book for something different? melee does not seem to have these limitations on gear and skill as far as I remember.
Did you get you need a more accurate weapon to improve your skill message?

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Re: Tips, Tricks, and Newb Questions!
« Reply #3245 on: May 20, 2014, 03:09:55 AM »
Hey guys had a noob question, Made my first actual surviving archer and his archer and marksman have maxed out at 5 and 4, I have just slaughtered a mansion and beyond of zombies and didn't get a % of skill, am using a compound bow. does it expect me to find a low chance bow in a sporting store or search forever for a crossbow trap / Archery book for something different? melee does not seem to have these limitations on gear and skill as far as I remember.


Not familiar entirely with the Experimental learning mechanics.

Were you low/empty on Focus?

I do not remember but I never move into combat below 60 focus im very cautious

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Did you get you need a more accurate weapon to improve your skill message?
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I think I might have, but I was in combat so I didn't have time / Was too impatient to stop buttom smashing F for a second to read it

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Re: Tips, Tricks, and Newb Questions!
« Reply #3246 on: May 20, 2014, 03:16:59 AM »
The two main ways of improving the accuracy of a bow is either to find/make a more advanced bow, or to make and use better arrows.

You didn't mention what type of arrows you were using with that compound bow.

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Re: Tips, Tricks, and Newb Questions!
« Reply #3247 on: May 20, 2014, 03:18:35 AM »
The two main ways of improving the accuracy of a bow is either to find/make a more advanced bow, or to make and use better arrows.

You didn't mention what type of arrows you were using with that compound bow.

I use field point arrows, Second noob question guys, I heard basements are safe zones from monsters, can I smash shit down here and the above ground level wont hear me?

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Re: Tips, Tricks, and Newb Questions!
« Reply #3248 on: May 20, 2014, 03:20:53 AM »
The two main ways of improving the accuracy of a bow is either to find/make a more advanced bow, or to make and use better arrows.

You didn't mention what type of arrows you were using with that compound bow.

I use field point arrows, Second noob question guys, I heard basements are safe zones from monsters, can I smash shit down here and the above ground level wont hear me?
So far.  I've set off C4 and dynamite when breaking open science lab armories with 1k hordes right above my head and never saw them aggro. 
The king of farts has spoken, thank you very much sir I will proceed with my drug fueled rage against this book case
That would be a strange quote
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Re: Tips, Tricks, and Newb Questions!
« Reply #3249 on: May 20, 2014, 03:27:18 AM »
The two main ways of improving the accuracy of a bow is either to find/make a more advanced bow, or to make and use better arrows.

You didn't mention what type of arrows you were using with that compound bow.

I use field point arrows, Second noob question guys, I heard basements are safe zones from monsters, can I smash shit down here and the above ground level wont hear me?
So far.  I've set off C4 and dynamite when breaking open science lab armories with 1k hordes right above my head and never saw them aggro.

The king of farts has spoken, thank you very much sir I will proceed with my drug fueled rage against this book case

That would be a strange quote

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Re: Tips, Tricks, and Newb Questions!
« Reply #3250 on: May 20, 2014, 03:30:35 AM »
The two main ways of improving the accuracy of a bow is either to find/make a more advanced bow, or to make and use better arrows.

You didn't mention what type of arrows you were using with that compound bow.

I use field point arrows, Second noob question guys, I heard basements are safe zones from monsters, can I smash shit down here and the above ground level wont hear me?
So far.  I've set off C4 and dynamite when breaking open science lab armories with 1k hordes right above my head and never saw them aggro.

The king of farts has spoken, thank you very much sir I will proceed with my drug fueled rage against this book case

That would be a strange quote
Hunter, sig this. It's about you.
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Re: Tips, Tricks, and Newb Questions!
« Reply #3251 on: May 20, 2014, 03:47:09 AM »
The two main ways of improving the accuracy of a bow is either to find/make a more advanced bow, or to make and use better arrows.

You didn't mention what type of arrows you were using with that compound bow.

I use field point arrows, Second noob question guys, I heard basements are safe zones from monsters, can I smash shit down here and the above ground level wont hear me?
So far.  I've set off C4 and dynamite when breaking open science lab armories with 1k hordes right above my head and never saw them aggro.

The king of farts has spoken, thank you very much sir I will proceed with my drug fueled rage against this book case

That would be a strange quote
Hunter, sig this. It's about you.
Done.  Damn 300 character limit.  :(
The king of farts has spoken, thank you very much sir I will proceed with my drug fueled rage against this book case
That would be a strange quote
"They've got us surrounded again, those poor bastards." - Abrams

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Re: Tips, Tricks, and Newb Questions!
« Reply #3252 on: May 20, 2014, 03:48:47 AM »
Just shorten it to "The king of farts has spoken".
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Re: Tips, Tricks, and Newb Questions!
« Reply #3253 on: May 20, 2014, 03:51:56 AM »
The two main ways of improving the accuracy of a bow is either to find/make a more advanced bow, or to make and use better arrows.

You didn't mention what type of arrows you were using with that compound bow.

I use field point arrows, Second noob question guys, I heard basements are safe zones from monsters, can I smash shit down here and the above ground level wont hear me?
So far.  I've set off C4 and dynamite when breaking open science lab armories with 1k hordes right above my head and never saw them aggro.

The king of farts has spoken, thank you very much sir I will proceed with my drug fueled rage against this book case

That would be a strange quote
Hunter, sig this. It's about you.
Done.  Damn 300 character limit.  :(

I must say it classes up the place mr hunter :)

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Re: Tips, Tricks, and Newb Questions!
« Reply #3254 on: May 20, 2014, 04:30:02 AM »
The two main ways of improving the accuracy of a bow is either to find/make a more advanced bow, or to make and use better arrows.

You didn't mention what type of arrows you were using with that compound bow.

I use field point arrows, Second noob question guys, I heard basements are safe zones from monsters, can I smash shit down here and the above ground level wont hear me?
So far.  I've set off C4 and dynamite when breaking open science lab armories with 1k hordes right above my head and never saw them aggro.

The king of farts has spoken, thank you very much sir I will proceed with my drug fueled rage against this book case

That would be a strange quote
Hunter, sig this. It's about you.
Done.  Damn 300 character limit.  :(

I must say it classes up the place mr hunter :)
Indeed, but let's not all get banned for pyramiding, eh?
The king of farts has spoken, thank you very much sir I will proceed with my drug fueled rage against this book case
That would be a strange quote
"They've got us surrounded again, those poor bastards." - Abrams