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    Quote Originally Posted by Roland View Post
    I dare anyone to read that and NOT see Callum as our very own Peter Parker!
    I should send him a shiny suit of A20 power armor so he can be an avenger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blake_ View Post
    Yes please! Wasn't that in game in a previous alpha and then removed?
    Probably.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtomicUs5000 View Post
    One thing I would definitely cover about the holocaust was the Nazi's burning of books... the same with the Catholic Church during the Dark Ages. If you can eliminate the sources of knowledge, it keeps people stupid and easily controlled. If you destroy a civilization's history, you can rewrite it in your favor. Yes, this post doubles as an argument for the importance of history and the importance of education.
    And then spawned the era of "fake news". Maybe that has been going on since the beginning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtomicUs5000 View Post
    It makes sense to me. Late game you would only be using them to buy bullets anyway. It kinda kills two birds with one stone actually because it keeps the Dukes relevant even when there is very little left you need to buy.
    Yeah although 100 hours in I only have 5k sitting around. There is always another book and I buy every 762, lead, brass etc that comes my way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtomicUs5000 View Post
    I didn't think the terrain damage was that bad at all. It was reasonable... realistically damaged and yet not very hard to fix up if you wanted.
    Yeah what else will I do with the 50000 clay I have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madmole View Post
    Yeah although 100 hours in I only have 5k sitting around. There is always another book and I buy every 762, lead, brass etc that comes my way.
    Ever consider brass doorknob drops/harvest on doors?

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    Quote Originally Posted by madmole View Post
    Yeah what else will I do with the 50000 clay I have.
    Didn't you say something about too much cheese regarding the holes in the ground?. I like them though, only if they are done by a single entity and in horde nights/some POIs .

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    Quote Originally Posted by madmole View Post
    And then spawned the era of "fake news". Maybe that has been going on since the beginning.
    Goebels Had Nothing on todays Media....Or should I say- He's probably looking up from Hell with a big smile on his face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madmole View Post
    Yeah although 100 hours in I only have 5k sitting around. There is always another book and I buy every 762, lead, brass etc that comes my way.
    Oh I'm sure... but, having this in mind, you might have made a bigger farm, set extra things to craft in the bench, or perhaps you may have put more focus on keeping a steady flow of concrete production to sell for more dukes. As long as you had the bullets and enough for the next book, you were set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madmole View Post
    Yes grade school is useful, I must have forgotten to say HIGH SCHOOL HISTORY.

    Of course civilizations are build on the shoulders of previous work. None of that has to do with high school history classes, which teach nothing useful. I at least learned some useful skills in high school and took mechanics, welding etc once I got that bs out of the way.

    I'm saying finance, speaking classes, computer basics, relationship with peers and romance would be 1000x more useful than knowing who was the 34ths president, who invented electricity (who gives a crap, turning on a light switch is all you need to know and was lbd by every 2 year old on the planet alredy). Wars over tea... who cares? How is that preparing me for my first job interview or helping me decide what to do with my life?
    All it takes is one good teacher. Yes, 90% of teachers in high school is crap. It's Sturgeon's Law: 90% of _everything_ is crap. But you make places where if there's someone exceptional, exceptional things can happen. Teachers on fire don't render everything mechanical, they're better than that. But there just aren't that many of them. There can't be. But you're arguing "I never got the good stuff so let's burn it all down so nobody else ever does" here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madmole View Post
    Well instead of learning about the holocaust, I'd cover it, but spend more time teaching about famous inspirational speakers, inventors, how someone started a business and created 1000's of jobs and transformed a poverty stricken area into a robust community, etc. Inspirational positive history, not tragedy and "what not to do".
    Well, I definitely agree, History shouldn't simply be a study of everything we've screwed up in the past, we'd raise a generation of suicidal depressives if we did that - hehe. And I also agree, school should definitely teach more "functional" subjects that actually prepare kids for the big bad wide world out there, that expects and requires (well, mostly) that you make your own way through it, off the fruits of your own labour. But even when History has to touch on the darker side of human nature, it can still point out the good as well as the bad (there was at least one German solider in one of the camps imprisoned for refusing to participate in what was going on for example, and a few others who actively tried to help).

    I also think school should teach civics too, get kids to understand the privileges of a democracy, but also the duties people ought to have to it, cause a big fraction of the world has to live under much less savoury types of government.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanLW View Post
    No, that would teach capitalism, self reliance, responsibility, and traditional American values in general. We can't have that.

    /sarcasm
    except that capitalism is about to collapse upon itself without serious changes to taxes and distribution in the wake of AI and automation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madmole View Post
    Yeah what else will I do with the 50000 clay I have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madmole View Post
    I like Skyrims, but we didn't have time for a fancy GUI. What we have works, I don't like locking players out of better locks. We'll probably need to polish it during 18, its kind of a stub right now.
    Yeah, you got a good point; locking players (pun not intended) out of a feature and forcing them to spend points in a particular perk is what A18 is trying to move away from in the first place. Lol

    But I would guess that faster/quieter lockpicking (maybe a small chance for the lockpick to not break/not be consumed) would be beneficial enough. (:

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    MM - I see the thought of wanting to make glass traps of some sort. That being, giving it more of a reason to be saved/scavenged. I accidentally get broken glass in my inventory, it is immediately tossed out. It is only usefully for making cute windows...literally. Even an empty can is saved to make oil. Not so much with glass. Do we need an alternative use for glass? No, but it might give it more worth/value in the game. Glass spikes, spread glass shards to trigger if something is walking outside (hear the glass crunch), glass knife, or some other alternative reason to have it.

    It's just an idea, but maybe give you something to ponder and decide if it is worth adding to the game. I can live without it for sure. There has to be a balance within the game and simplicity is great in most areas, but giving us more to do helps feed the OCD...

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