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  1. #31156
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    @TFP. My feedback after the day 7 horde.
    A18 is great fun! Don't seem to have the FPS issues that others do (lucky me). Average 70-90 inside, 30-50 outside (playing in the snow biome). Full textures.

    I think the balance of everything feels really great. Took me until day 6 to finally find a cooking pot and every "natural" workbench out there was destroyed so I couldn't make one. Food is difficult but not impossible early game, and my first run in with food poisoning was well timed to make for a dramatic need to deal with it. If it was up to me I wouldn't make the food supply/poison any easier-feels exactly the way a survival game should! (I've always enjoyed the early game struggle though, so the challenge of being on that edge between survival and not in my dead-is-dead games is my favorite part. Currently playing on the difficulty one notch above the default).

    Had a wonderful moment of getting an 8x scope to put on my crappy hunting rifle which made me feel brave enough to hunt mountain lions for food. I came out on top (barely) both times; but those are the risk/survival decisions to make in-game that make it fun.

    I have three observations, that I won't call bugs because I can't tell if they are by-design or not.
    1. I keep hearing about the buried treasure quests being a source of food. I've done 8 or so tiers 1 & 2 and never gotten any food--either in the chest or as a reward. Is it only for the higher tiers?
    2. Every mod for "sale" in my secret stash is free. Not complaining, but wondered if that is intended? Both this and the one above are at Trader Jen.
    3. I don't seem to be able to scrap wood frames in my inventory. Discovered this on horde night when I ran out of wood and couldn't repair my bow. I ended up placing the wood frames and then chopping them to get the spare wood I needed for the repair.

    Thanks for a great update. I know you're fixing and balancing and such still, but it is playing great for me.

    Looting, perks, books, everything has been great fun so far.
    Last edited by Frankencow; 1 Week Ago at 03:14 AM. Reason: Grammar

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axe13 View Post
    Here in California the power company decided it was a good idea to start doing preemptive power shutoffs to prevent fires when it gets windy and dry. Of course they would threaten to shut it off for the first time this week. They said maybe last night, so I rejoiced when I awoke with power this morning, then to find out it might go off tonight...like in 15 min.....pray for me.......
    I kid you not, we lost our power (Central MI) at ~6 PM yesterday (Tue). (I believe it was auto accident related.) We were lucky it was only for about 4 hours. And while I have several hobbies (music, gaming, carpentry, etc. - and I couldn't do any of them) the thing that was driving me insane was not being able to play 7D2D! (Luckily I have a UPS, and was able to safely shut down, so I wasn't worried about a corrupted game!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quantum Blue View Post
    Hey NukemDed: Got a couple things you might be able to use.
    Hope that helps!
    OMG!! following your instructions took me to where i could see the gfx card. yes a nvidia. right cllick update drivers. then turned off theat setting and wow!
    from 14fps outside and about 30 in, i upped the resolution to match my screen (1920x1080), took the texture from quarter to full, and am now getting 20 out and up to 50 in :-)
    thanks dude!

    was faster at 1/4 but now slightly better out but looks way better :-)

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    Great fun.

    Had my first horde night, and was disappointed. 23:20 and it was all over.

    I did die once, from a sand clot that fell on me...literally..a thin fraction of one block thick sand collapsed while digging out a treasure chest, and that sand clot fell on my toe, and BAM dies 10 horrible deaths...and I'm not even over-exaggerating.

    Otherwise great fun. I decided to go Ranger. So in true spirit of that, my character is hybrid Perception and Agility, since what ranger can't track ♥♥♥♥. Tracking is awesome... and the ragdoll effects from zombies being shot by Hunting Rifle.. PRICELESS... makes me want to drink a potion of forget and respec in to more Huntinf Rifle perks, haha..., but since there is none, I'll push on.

    ...honestly guys, if playing solo...get tracking 1 at least. It works amazing and I hope to unlock more of that soon. I will craft me now a nice yellow bow, and start looting some of the big buildings nearby.

    Current thoughts :

    Stealth may be a tad OP. I'm on lvl 3, and I can dry hump a zombie against the foreface, as long as I'm sneaking, and they will just look around and wait for the knife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archergod View Post
    Just curious when is another bug fix experimental get updated? 10 days, 15 days, next Monday?
    depends

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    Quote Originally Posted by NukemDed View Post
    OMG!! following your instructions took me to where i could see the gfx card. yes a nvidia. right cllick update drivers. then turned off theat setting and wow!
    from 14fps outside and about 30 in, i upped the resolution to match my screen (1920x1080), took the texture from quarter to full, and am now getting 20 out and up to 50 in :-)
    thanks dude!

    was faster at 1/4 but now slightly better out but looks way better :-)
    Awesome! You are very welcome! (Maybe they might even help someone else. Post #31153)

    And I agree with you, 1/4 textures runs twice as fast but objects are REALLY ugly. Am trying to tolerate 1/2 for a while... (cuz I am NOT giving up my 3440x1440 resolution!)
    Last edited by Quantum Blue; 1 Week Ago at 03:36 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quantum Blue View Post
    Awesome! You are very welcome! (Maybe they might even help someone else. Post #31153)

    And I agree with you, 1/4 textures runs twice as fast but objects are REALLY ugly. Am trying to tolerate 1/2 for a while... (cuz I am NOT giving up my 3440x1440 resolution!)
    I'm gonna try this tonight. Thx for tips!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by archergod View Post
    Just curious when is another bug fix experimental get updated? 10 days, 15 days, next Monday?
    Here you go.. (subject to change)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bird Nerd View Post
    Is a hotfix possibly going to come out soon to fix this FPS issue? If so, do you have an estimated date for it?
    Today, tomorrow or Friday I would expect. Probably tomorrow at the soonest I doubt QA will has time to cook something not even coded yet and smoke test it.

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    Mentioning this here because not sure if intentional or not.
    I happened to pass by a buried chest I had dug up for a trader quest. I looked at it and it had respawned loot. Was a few bits of can food and a hobo stew. Was couple more things in there but never noticed what they were as I had just hit R automatically. I know the food was there because I had none on me before.
    So are these suppose to respawn loot like a regular container or was it not suppose to happen.

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    any words on servers having terrible cpu performance? (pre gen world)

    I can't find any topics about it and dont want to bump my topic in support over and over again..

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    I noticed I can no longer craft rebar frame ramps. Why is this?

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    Can we really have some Wood Bars, Plate Frames for Corner. Like L-shape 2 plates and WoodBar on both adjoining edges. They really help make out room looks good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Infected226 View Post
    To be fair try shooting a snake in real life.
    How? They don't have a trigger.


    Quote Originally Posted by archergod View Post
    Just curious when is another bug fix experimental get updated? 10 days, 15 days, next Monday?
    I think the big issue right now is this odd performance problem that some are experiencing.
    (those who don't have it are too busy playing to post much)

    There are other changes and fixes coming up but those are small potatoes in comparison.

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    Gazz, you talking about the fps complaints (client side) people are mentioning or server CPU usage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moldy Bread View Post
    I noticed I can no longer craft rebar frame ramps. Why is this?
    Did you try crafting a regular rebar frame and then use the shape selector with it hand?

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