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FaQ thread

Postby Jonarus_Drakus on Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:36 pm

Greetings all, and welcome to the official 'Colony archive' FaQ thread.
Just an 'intro' into this thread for now, the Q&A thread started by Thalar has only just got going, I'm sure there will be plenty of stuff to list here in the fullness of time. I will try to update the 'list' at least once a week (more if it becomes necessary), unexpected problems aside...

Suffice to say that this is merely a repository for all the (sensible) questions that have been asked and the answers given for them. This is NOT the place to ask questions - indeed it is my preference that NOBODY else (except perhaps admin types for obvious reasons) post in this thread at all, ever!

So I'll kick things of here with a single Q&A to kick things of:
Q: Can I post my questions here?
A: NO! There is a separate Q&A thread managed directly by Thalar here: viewtopic.php?f=76&t=15496

I'll add the actual Q&A's later. The various questions (and the answers to them) will be placed into separate posts divided by trade/job type, so there will be one post covering questions about building, another post covering farming, and also one for general game-play/mechanic type questions. Each post will be Titled as such at the top of said post.

Thanks for your time all,

JD
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Re: FaQ thread

Postby Jonarus_Drakus on Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:47 pm

Gameplay/Mechanic Q&A

QUESTION
Lumini wrote:When we start group projects that take more than one update to complete, do we have to keep suggesting/voting for that same project in order to complete it?
--If not, can we vote/suggest other actions while the previous projects "process?"
--If so, how many people have to vote for a project "in process" order to keep it going?

ANSWER
Thalar wrote:When a group project is started that needs more than one turn to be completed, someone must suggest the project again the next turn and any more turns until it is completed. This is intended to reflect the project system in PtP2 which will require votes over multiple turns (but not the re-adding to the system). For convenience's sake and because I can't see who votes for an action at the moment, the same number won't be required, though it would be good for the overall completion of the project to have similar numbers working on it each turn.

Projects won't keep progressing in the background without votes, but there is no set number of votes unless if I specify a set number of votes (like for the Nal'sarkoth class) in the page. Projects that go outside of the colony site (and require 6+ to do so) ought to have 6+ votes to be most effective the following turn(s) as well.



QUESTION
Kir'ima wrote:Does anything we do during the transition benefit our individual characters (e.g., experience, abilities, possessions, etc.), or is everything done for the clan as a whole at present, with no personal carryover to PtP2?

ANSWER
Thalar wrote:Like I've mentioned before, I can't even tell who votes for what. Trying to have individual items, achievements etc in a system which isn't made to support it nor even tells me who is doing what, isn't viable.



QUESTION
Kir'ima wrote:Can day-to-day-always-the-same type of jobs (i.e., feeding animals, collecting meat and eggs, fishing, watching crops between planting and harvest, basic guard duties, etc.) be put on autopilot at all?

ANSWER
Thalar wrote:Not any more than it could be in PtP.

note: I believe the point of the answer here is simply to say that the only change is that instead of ranked setting the tasks, and the votes of the people in their area being asumed - It is now simply a matter of anyone being able to plan the actions, and they have to be voted for by individual players. Nothing was actually 'auto-ed' in PtP1, even the basic collection of food/etc still had to be covered every action, only the process of doing this has changed. (JD)


QUESTION
Minalia wrote:That advice in the EA that was meant to check what we have in our inventory was meant to be to check on what golems tools we have and the amount of gems we brought with us. Can you tell us did we bring our drill golems, mining pumps gear and the weapons the engineer built, we brought every last piece of golem gear with us when we had to evacuate Theravare. It would be mighty stupid for our people to leave out the machine gun tripods siege weapons.

ANSWER
Thalar wrote:Out of the items you listed you brought the automatic crossbows.



QUESTION
Kir'ima wrote:Thalar, I apologize if this takes a lot of time, but it is causing some confusion.
Could we ask you to please update the resource list at the bottom of the PtP main page and delete items that we no longer have?
(or if that is not possible, maybe a simple list of what we do have?)

ANSWER
Thalar wrote:Unfortunately, that is not possible. An updated inventory will be made for PtP2 but until then the clan's inventory will remain vague. To give a simplified answer, you have what you need for basic day-to-day tasks and you need to acquire what you need to create the colony up on the surface and to make it thrive. If there's a shortage of basic necessities it will be mentioned in the colony archive.
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Re: FaQ thread

Postby Jonarus_Drakus on Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:50 pm

Building and construction Q&A

QUESTION
Tibanna Vilrath wrote:can we assume that every building built now without a townmap is build somewhere logically? i.e. something potential dangerous (like the forge) isn't build next to a wooden house. or is it necessary to say what conditions the construction site must have? and btw when do we get a detailed map of f20 :p

ANSWER
Thalar wrote:I assume the Tei'kaliaths know how to place buildings when they build, and they have Nal'sarkoth experts there to help, too. A simple "We construct log houses" will suffice, when the clan has planks.
As for a detailed map, I have no ETA on that at the moment, sorry.
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Re: FaQ thread

Postby Jonarus_Drakus on Mon Jun 13, 2011 2:42 am

Skills and Abilities Q&A

QUESTION
Kir'ima wrote:
EA page text wrote: You may not apply mana arts the clan does not have training with in your actions.

10+ people attending the Nal classes meant that the entire clan could use that knowledge

Given the above, is it assumed that all clan members can use mana arts that large numbers of clan members were previously trained in such as shields or earth mana?

ANSWER
Thalar wrote:No. Mana arts are not so easily taught, so they will remain the provinces of those jobs who learnt them previously once PtP2 arrives. And since the ranked miner died along with most of the miners, anything they learned is lost.
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Re: FaQ thread

Postby Jonarus_Drakus on Mon Jun 13, 2011 2:51 am

Supply and Transport Q&A
(inc 'pack animals')

QUESTION
Minalia wrote:Because of the huge amount of tools. weapons. armor and food we had to bring to the colony did we bring in any carts from our inventory? We had 2 steel carts we used in the past to carry supplies to the sharens. It would have been mighty stupid on our part to just ignore those carts when we needed to carry a huge amount of supplies for the colony.

ANSWER
Thalar wrote:They were traded for a wooden wagon suitable for surface use.
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Re: FaQ thread

Postby Jonarus_Drakus on Wed Jun 29, 2011 10:20 pm

Mana Arts Q&A

QUESTION
Aurawyn wrote:I just have two small questions...

1. What benefit do we have as individuals from having a mana affinity?

2. What exactly is "Basic mana manipulation" anyhow, what can we do with it?

ANSWER
Thalar wrote:1. None. It has never been more than for RP flavor in PtP1 and this seems unlikely to change for PtP2.

2. Nothing that will affect your actions in the game. You can create a small light source for yourself, wear yourself out by heating up things, or place mana into a gem. Using mana is the same as using your life energy, just so you know.



QUESTION
Minalia wrote:Both mana specialists players have gone awol, Can we use fire and earth offensive skills if we simply put a advice like I am using a earth foci stave to help in building a stone building or burn some animal to a crisp with the fire foci?
It's completely unfair that our clan has to depend on only 2 players and that those are no longer active.

ANSWER
Thalar wrote:No.
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Re: FaQ thread

Postby Jonarus_Drakus on Wed Jun 29, 2011 10:23 pm

Map (and Mapping) Q&A
note: not scouting type questions

QUESTION
Minalia wrote:1- How big is each square in the grid? The consensus most of us believe is 7 miles squares wide but we are not sure on that.

2- How large is the river separating F20 and F21? The length of the river will determine how are we gonna deal with it in the coming turns.

ANSWER
Thalar wrote:1. An exact value is not being given.

2. It's wide, and the water flows fast.
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Re: FaQ thread

Postby Jonarus_Drakus on Wed Jun 29, 2011 10:38 pm

Arms and Armour Q&A

QUESTION
Minalia wrote:Does the term automatic crossbow refer only to the scout main weapon or does it also include the 10 big machine gun tripods crossbows listen in the inventory?

ANSWER
Thalar wrote:It doesn't include the big ones.
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