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    Landmines, i was disappointed :/

    I read that they rebalanced the landmines and i was like YAY! Finally i can integrate them to my defence. So i made 150 of them and placed them. For some reason, i thought that they would give me even some xp from the kills but no. Nada, nothing. Not a single point. What a waste of rss imo. Huge effort for no reward other than killed zombie. So what did i learn? Do not use landmines in defence. I can do the same stuff with any other weapon and gain a reward for it. Don't waste rrs on mines, unless u really have to and u don't care, that u don't get xp for it.

    Crafting 0xp, zombie ticks your landmine and dies, 0xp. Used resources : Gunpower, Iron (Tincan or whatever u use), NAILS(???) and time. Not worth it.

    Or....did i miss something here?
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    Don't think you missed much.

    It sort of relates to a little game balance issue elsewhere; you shouldn't be worried about losing your XP, you should be worried about losing your life. Or base. Or both.

    For the purpose of taking out zombies, they're pretty fine tbh. Not necessarily as massive mine fields, but as part of breach point protection => group gets through, the first thing they do is blow up a couple mines amongst themselves. More advanced options available when combined with electric doors.

    For the purposes of the current game.. use pipe bombs instead

    Although, in a longer game I feel XP may become pretty irrelevant. It'll be a lot easier to earn 34k dukes for a respec than it is to gain one level, given sufficiently high levels.

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    I think the key really is to just not care so much about xp. Having that attitude opens up so much more freedom in the game. You won't level quite as fast as someone who only uses xp-efficient means to get things done but you can have a really fun and diverse journey to the top of your progression instead of limiting yourself to those narrow pathways of best efficiency to more quickly reach the destination of top level.

    If using mines for blood moons simply means you get to level 80 2-3 game weeks later than you would've if you hadn't used mines AND you were able to use them in satisfying ways-- isn't it worth it? What do you really gain by reaching level 80 a bit faster by avoiding mines altogether?

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    You have good points there yes. I can see that later game stages that might become irrelevant. I just felt bummed after using all that rss, especially gunpowder onto landmines.

    But i must admit, it is hilarious to see those zombros flipping trough the air after *click...KABOOM* 😂 Even if it doesn't give me that precious xp, which would make me stronger

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    I think it will depend on whether the devs see mines more as spike-like traps or whether they see them more like mechanical traps. If the former they will probably never let them award xp. If the latter then there is a chance it will happen but only if you perk into it anyway.

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    If you want xp, then don't go for the zombie kills, go for the base building.

    Dig tunnels: this gives xp from the mining, and stone. Use the stone to make cement, and use the cement to upgrade buildings. Make wet concrete blocks for plates, and make all your walls three blocks thick with a block in the middle and a plate on each side.

    You will have hard to break walls, and maybe even a level a day if you do this. I am thinking of building 40k style forts now because those look zombie resistant and would be cool to build.

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    hmmmm no xp from landmine kills...... wish they would add that as a thing, only makes sense

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    Rss? Resources?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roland View Post
    I think the key really is to just not care so much about xp. Having that attitude opens up so much more freedom in the game. You won't level quite as fast as someone who only uses xp-efficient means to get things done but you can have a really fun and diverse journey to the top of your progression instead of limiting yourself to those narrow pathways of best efficiency to more quickly reach the destination of top level.

    If using mines for blood moons simply means you get to level 80 2-3 game weeks later than you would've if you hadn't used mines AND you were able to use them in satisfying ways-- isn't it worth it? What do you really gain by reaching level 80 a bit faster by avoiding mines altogether?
    This is thing of substitution. You have two ways, one is rewarded, one is not. What way will racial person choose?

    Mines need to give XP, or have some benefit to using them, otherwise they will never be used by average player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onarr View Post
    This is thing of substitution. You have two ways, one is rewarded, one is not. What way will racial person choose?

    Mines need to give XP, or have some benefit to using them, otherwise they will never be used by average player.
    Zombies just need to stop giving XP...

    "racial person" .. I may be out of date with the current PC language - it is past noon already, afterall - but I suppose you meant "rational"?

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    Wasting resources you say...
    Perception
    Btw this is just from 1 of the smaller towns

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    I find all the explosives to be very lack luster. I never use any of them because I would rather focus on doing other things. Now my wife absolutely loves using any kind of explosive she can get so I will spend all the resources I acquire to make sure she can nuke a small town if she so chooses. They might not be the best way to deal with zombies and they might not award any xp but if you have fun using them that's all that should matter.

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    All in good fun. I love this site, first time using it.

    Landmines, i was disappointed

    https://www.captiongenerator.com/157...s-disappointed
    Video Description: Kipster & Roland caught chatting on the forums. Landmines give no xp at all.



    lol...I got nothin but love for you guys, but I had to use someone to practice this site on.
    +1 rep for the both of you.
    Last edited by ZombieSurvivor; 2 Weeks Ago at 07:15 PM.

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    Since you made me be the cute baby and Kipster the ugly baby I'm fine with it.

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    Actually, i am quiet happy with zombie dissolution without being bombed with XP.

    The game is still in line with such references like Elder Scrolls: Leveling up primarily means the game becoming harder. The player gets the potential to adapt to this environment, but he is open to completely screw it, if he wants. The enemies getting harder, on the other hand, stays as a constant relation to level.

    Thus, by leveling more slowly, you can enjoy a few days more without radiated ferals lurking behind every wooden garage door.

    Thus, i would disagree with taking the XP as a "reward". It has more of a "punishment".

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