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    Trader's wares

    Trying out a no-crafting style version of the game. Needing to have some drawbridges, but I can't craft since I would need a workbench. Does anyone know if the trader sells these? I've seen just about everything else.

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    I'd just focus on borrowing a trader's workbench until you were able to find one for sale. I'm not sure that I've seen one sold to be honest.

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    I would normally use a trader's workbench, but since I'm doing a no-crafting style game, I cannot. I'm not using mixers, benches, saw, forges, or chem stations. The only thing I'm allowing myself to use is a campfire.

    I made a great "near-perfect", horde base "trap" with electrical wires and pitfalls, but I'd like to re-create my floating base, but need drawbridges.

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    I don't ever recall seeing one for sale.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dacujo75 View Post
    I made a great "near-perfect", horde base "trap" with electrical wires and pitfalls, but I'd like to re-create my floating base, but need drawbridges.
    You'll be out of luck. I looked into the XML files and the trader doesn't sell drawbridges.

    And with the No-Crafting rule you also can't make concrete plates or metal sheets that could also be used for a floating base.

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    But, you should be able to edit the workbench into the xml so they do start selling it.

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    Actually I can do plates. All I need to do is make flagstone plates by hand and then upgrade them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dacujo75 View Post
    Actually I can do plates. All I need to do is make flagstone plates by hand and then upgrade them.
    I thought you couldn't craft anything in the no-crafting challenge. Or does this variant only forbid the use of workstations ?

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    Personally, I'd recommend no crafting at all. You say you're using campfires and making at least cobblestone stuff by hand. Try a game on a 4k map with no crafting at all and it's more fun. There's plenty of food to be found or bought at traders and vending machines. You can buy rebar frames and concrete mix which, since you didn't create the mix or the frames, still allows you to upgrade the frames into reinforced concrete blocks. Sure, you're not going to find elaborate blocks, and you may not even find a door, but you could still nerdpole blocks to get in and out of your base. But you could get lucky and find steel doors and hatches, even ladders.

    When I first started playing like this, I allowed myself to assemble a minibike if I could find and buy all the individual parts needed. Now, on a small 4k map, I don't even allow myself that luxury, and it's more fun and challenging. The game as it is allows us to get by pretty well without any crafting at all, and it's a lot more suspensful, challenging, and rewarding all around. Give it a try, it'll teach you how to get by with a lot less, and it'll keep you in scavenging mode no matter where you are, always having a list of things you REALLY need. Just stick to no crafting, but allow yourself to upgrade and to repair. Finding forged iron and steel is important early game so that you can repair the sledge you hopefully found, and to repair the wrench that helps you find good materials to sell. Also, I recommend not spending money on low quality guns. Wait until you've perked up the trading and you have enough money to buy Level 6 guns so you can start stocking them up with scopes and other upgrades and such.

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