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Deep Thinking edition

>Latest Announcement
https://steamcommunity.com/games/233860/announcements/detail/2563023616862885569

>Kenshi 2 Announcement:
https://steamcommunity.com/app/233860/discussions/5/1846946102843828452/

>What is Kenshi?
"A free-roaming squad based RPG. Focusing on open-ended sandbox gameplay features rather than a linear story."
"Be a trader, a thief, a rebel, a warlord, an adventurer, a farmer, a slave, or just food for the cannibals. Research new equipment and craft new gear."
https://store.steampowered.com/app/233860/Kenshi/
https://www.gog.com/game/kenshi
>Demo Link
https://lofigames.com/

>Tips for begginers
Learn to pick your fights, don't hesitate to run away and don't reload unless you die, any fight you survive makes you stronger.
Building an outpost will attract trader caravans and hostile raids. Building one too early might be more than you can handle.
Pressing F1 will open the tutorial screen. Mousing over the stats screen and HUD will reveal useful tooltips and additional info.
Before asking questions, consider if you can easily answer them yourself. Learning and exploring is a big part of the game.

>/keng/ Mod Repository
https://mega.nz/#F!dg0x3aqQ!eQ1-OObT8d5CC2JiawhxgQ
>Modlist Descriptions
https://pastebin.com/k6Vw9deC
>Download mods from the Workshop without Steam
https://steamworkshopdownloader.io/
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Last thread suddenly died so I made a new one.
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New run, Prince, Drone or Soldier?
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>>258928068
Thanks bud.
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Praise Okran!
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>>258928445
Soldier!

>>258928448
ur welcum

>>258928537
Okran is gae!
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>>258928908
Based big bro soldier protecting his drones and giving them a goal to ascend to
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Is there any good “more weapons and armor” mod?
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>>258931243
there are some flavor weapons popping up in various mods, but you gotta accept the whole package for the new pointy sticks.
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>>258931243
Bandit Expansion adds some cool looking ones and mixes things up a bit but they aren't that good to actually use.
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>>258931381
New Weapons Dissemination Mod is really good, it adds 23 weapons and only 3 of them look fucking retarded. The rest range from okay to great (In terms of looks)
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>>258929006
Gigachad Soldier will defend his drones at all costs
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>>258934180
I wish I could find a southern hive soldier
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Why does a puncture wound from a crossbow bolt cause more bloodloss than a slash from a katana
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>>258934592
Because Chris doesn't know how to crossbow. Even after a nerf from a mod that gave skellies +50% defense against the crossbow bolts they still die from oil bleeding.
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>new to game
>arrive at catun
>10k to join thieves
>better save up then
>giraffe boys get slaughtered outside by the guards
>yoink all the pelts and sell them
>join thieves guild
>sell all the stolen shit I've spent the past 3 hours hauling

neat
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has anyone tried ''Stronger Group Combat'' mod?
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>>258932583
TRIANGLE BANDITS THE ONI
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>>258936861
Triangle bandits are fine, it adds more shit to fight
The oni is fucking retarded though, but I never go the crater anyways.
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i'm porting some apachii, sky and azar hairs, will try some armor/dresses/weapons later this month, any suggestions?
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>>258939414
muscle-women yes
lolis get out
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>>258937118
Any mods with long hair.
Almost all of what Kenshi has goes from medium lenght to short.
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>>258939665
For every time you spout shit, I'll lower their breast sliders by 10. Don't force my hand, anon.
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I parked one of my guys on the training dummies in mongrel and sent another out to fuck around the fog and I see the guy in town getting attacked by a guard. Can someone explain?
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>>258941487
Training dummies aren't public use, you have to be allied with the faction that owns them.
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>>258941487
Do you just walk into gyms and use their equipment without paying and applying for a membership, boyo? Same shit. Just stop training when you're spotted and warned, then continue when you're left alone. Or ally yourself with the faction that owns said equipment.
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>>258941121
>nodachi taller than they are
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I'm pretty confused about equipment, like how can I even tell if something is better than other.
Also I've won 1 fight so far, it was against a goat, absolutely every other engagement has wrecked me.
I figured I had a good chance, when I was attacked by 1 dog, but good god it tore both my characters to shreds, I was lucky that only one was comatose and managed to drag her to safety before death.
I like the game, but I'm honestly not sure what I should be doing after suffering such a complete defeat, figured I'd look into better equips, but no idea what to look for.
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This place is a constant warzone. Cannibals, Holy Nation patrols, Rebel Farmers, and the occasional slave or starving bandit mob. Im grateful the UC are my friends, or I'd have to deal with them as well. I don't think I've gone a single day without having to fight someone.
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>>258943567
Animals are fucking crazy tough, dont let their stats fool you. They can have 20's in their stats, but can easily stun lock you to death their ridiculous attack speeds. Fucking Garrus can easily kill a guy with 60s in his stats if he fails to block one attack. Dont fight animals unless you absolutely have to, or severely outnumber them.
Honestly, after you get your shit kicked in, rest up to full health in a town bed, and then head on out and find more stuff to explore, kill, or recruit.
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>>258939665
>lolis get out
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>>258943567
every time you get the shit beat out of you, you get up stronger. just keep at it. try to beat up some starving bandits, maybe.
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>get to mourn
>open control tower
>the beastie kicks in my shit and proceeds to rampage through the town
>go and loot all the corpses for better weapons
my fucking sides, I might go back and get my shit kicked in again, seemed to be good toughness training.
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>>258944475
>little girl
>not wanting a tall amazonian shek to dominate you
Shit fetish my dude
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>>258945252
>wants to be dominated
lol
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>>258946321
>not wanting to mix it up
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>>258947643
the game is so broken in some aspects it's actually fun because you never know what might happen. granted I have only a bit under 100 hours. makes me sad that it's been abandoned.
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>>258928068
It's fine so long as you have a permit.
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>>258944729
The elder has been kicking my ass for a while now but its power levelling my toughness... is this cheating?
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>>258950715
Wait till you build yourself a prison colony or the thunder dome because you need punching bags to leveling your guys then you will know that you are the real bad guy in this game.
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>>258935223
>a pack of women avoid honorable melee against worthy foes
shameful
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>>258936034
Honestly it's better to just travel to a different faction's territory to sell that shit, thieves only give you half.
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>>258941121
You could probably only do that 3 times.
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>>258941487
>>258942970
OR join the thieves guild and use theirs.

>>258943567
Cutting/blunt/bleed numbers, higher is better, as well as green things. The more cutting damage it does the more dex XP it gives, the more blunt damage it does the less dex XP it gives, the heavier it is the more str XP it gives. But really reach, animations, and animation speed are king.

The beginning is all ass-beatings, it's the only way you'll get stronger so seek them out (the ones that don't kill you, that is). Animals don't flinch and have decent HP/atk/dam, but lone bonedogs are decent when you're starting out just because they usually don't eat you. Starvers are better though.

Try getting enslaved, they'll keep you alive until you're strong enough to break out.
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>>258949157
They claim they'll port over all the 'engine stuff' from kenshi II.
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>>258951086
Hey, I give them food and they only occasionally try to crawl away, speak for your own prisoners.
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>>258927972
Is there any value in building rep with the holy nation outlaws? They are scrubs but seem friendly enough. Would it be possible to make a stable mod that adds an NPC who can permanently change the quality of armor/weapons equipped by any given minor faction for a cost? I like the idea of being able to arm my proxy stooges against our common enemies. Also it would be nice to provide training services
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why is Stoat under attack by a group of cannibals?
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>>258942829
>>258942970
>>258951927
I didn’t know that. I saw that the barracks were public so I thought the equipment was too.

Also, I joined the thieves and their melee attack only goes up to 5, while the Mongrel dummy goes up to 15.

So the question I have now is, how do I ally with Mongrel?
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>>258952223
they claim lots of things
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>>258953896
Cannibals get hungry?
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>>258955047
>how to ally with mongrel
lmao don't bother. Just take a few swings at the fogmen when the guards are fighting them, much faster anyway. You could probably set your guy to bodyguard one of the gate groups, maybe.
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>>258953896
where the hell did they come from?
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>>258956894
Thats what Im asking
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>>258956894
your own stupidity and inability to realize the effects of larger actions have consequences. you get every cannibal you deserve if you can't suss out the reason why
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>give large shekfu a Nodachi
>literally just a regular katana for her
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is there a face mod that doesn't make half the wastelanders have brightly colored rainbow eyes?
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Gotta rest while laborforce makes money to feed out habbits.
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The lack of any flat terrain to build on is slightly annoying, but I otherwise like how my first base is coming along.

No farm yet, which is an issue, but I'm able to (very slowly) make building materials and iron plates.

How much much farmland am I going to need to feed around six people?
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WHY IN GODS NAME is FUCKING SETA IN A RANDOM WATCHTOWER NEAR OKRANS FIST STARING AT THE WALL
IS THIS WHERE HE HIDES?
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>>258960716
he just needs some personal space, leave him alone
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Can humans and Shek breed?
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>>258961185
HE JUST CUT OFF THREE LIMBS FROM MY PARTY
HE DIES NOW
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>>258961494
no one in kenshi can breed.
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>>258961514
what the shit? are you playing with frequent limb loss?
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>>258961979
Yeah, but he does 200 damage a swing anyways, not really hard to cut off limbs even with rare.
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>>258960446
Not much. One vegie patch and one wheat patch should make enough food cubes for about a dozen.
You can probably get by with one L veg. making cooked veggies
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>>258960716
You've found his pleasure dungeon
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>>258960446
Also you should probably have picked a flatter place, that's going to be a real hindrance without a mod or f12 fuckery.
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>>258961494
Creatures with bone plates have the right equipment, confirmed by looking at a bull.
They can probably do Something..
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So what am I supposed to do
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>>258963490
Get a strong shek woman to be your wife
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>>258962726
Alright, probably going to head up to Stack for some wheat then. Should be able to find some greenfruit there as well.

>>258962998
I'm on the edge of a flat plateau, so I can probably just move the walls to fence off some of that land. I'm not too worried about it yet, as I'm treating most buildings as temporary at this stage. Pic related should give me me a fair bit of flat land if I need it.
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On a scale of 1 to 10 how bad of an idea would it be to set up a base in the cannibal capital
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>>258965001
In vanilla, not hard at all.
If you got cannibals expanded (which you should), if you have a dozen or so guys with stats in the 40's you should be okay, but enjoy getting attacked so often you cant even rest.
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>>258963490
Become the strongest of them all.
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beep
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>ruins in Vain
>it's populated with blood spiders
Huh, thought they lived in the swamp biome..
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>>258968948
those ruins are directly above the spider plains
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Damn the gate guards at mongrel don't fuck around
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>>258970249
>spider plains
You mean that little peninsula to the south?
I uh..I was heading there to get a reading..
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Remember, whenever /keng/ is downed, give it some first aid and get it to bed ASAP!
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>>258970860
Nah the part right below vain and the stenn desert, shits loaded up with skin spiders.
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>>258971176
No. Every time I try to pick /keng/ up, it says I'm kidnapping it, and I'm not risking the rep loss with you guys just to heal you up.
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>>258971374
Sorry friend, you're looking for a feature that /ken2g/ might offer, for now, you take that rep hit and like it.
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A paladin has decided to betray his kin and join my cause. What should I name him?
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Time to rest up.
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>>258972802
Tray Tor.
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>>258972802
Horace
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>>258972802
Judas
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>>258973279
Thats good, Im gonna take that
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>>258972802
Holyman.
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I wanna totally dominate a Shek woman and have her consent to sawing her horns off, and reward her with hugs, petting and pregnancy.
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>>258972963
Actually a pretty safe spot, wasn't bothered at all by any wildlife/bandits.
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Maybe if we ignore him he'll go away.
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>>258974385
Heartless
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>>258974505
I mean I could just lead him into a deathyard.
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>>258974236
>getting rid of her horns
How cruel! She grew those just for you!
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>>258974589
Like I said.
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Oh boy
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>>258975165
You're lucky my game crashed and he wasn't following me on the autosave
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>>258976025
Aw shucks, you're a sweetie afterall
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>>258975135
And got rid of them just for me.
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Any mod that turns Sheks into Shrecks?
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so I set the raid size to 4
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>>258976761
to test the brass Chadbots
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>>258976929
Hundred Guardians?
more like, Hundreds of Dead.
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>>258977091
>0 brass casualties
I smell shenanigans.
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Wait, THAT's Last Stand? Why does it only get an outpost icon?!
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>>258968948
You can also find some at the ruins in the eastern rebirth mountains.
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>>258977980
Outposts and Military garrisons have the same marker, but operate a bit differently in the background.
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>>258977832
field robotics do a great job, many fell to the Shek blade but soon got up to slay them with twice the strength, as is the skeleton's nature
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If I grow hydroponic Hemp (because you can't do cotton) in my building in a UC town will the npcs walking through report me or does it only happen if the gate guards catch you with it?
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>>258978874
Ok. who gave you the keys to the robot factory and did you get any form of acknowledgement from Cat-Lon? I swear, the amount of paperwork you're going to create for the foreign affairs office gets worse with every report. Do you have any idea how bad this makes us all look? Need I remind you the thralling happened for a clear reason that need not bear repeating? If you're not back in the Ashlands before the next raid arrives, we're going to have even more to discuss I'm sure. The nerve of you P4 types, when will you learn that you can't simply browbeat (or actually beat) the humanoids into submission, they never learn from it. You need a resetting at minimum.
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>>258979415
Based robo-admin
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>>258979415
Cat-Lon seems to agree, I was acting out his imperial will of aggressive self-preservation
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>>258980038
>that total misconception of intent
Disgusting, the skeletons retreated out of a hindsight of knowing it was all for naught. There is nothing to be gained in the exchange between skeletons and others, it is best to live and let live. To think the "mad" emperor would turn about face and commit to such a heinous act after the lessons of the past is hopeful delusion. The old emperor has seen the trials many cannot and will not, he is damned to know what others cannot, the woes of eternal rulership. Leave the poor man be, that's not the way.
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>>258980253
Little did they know is that the ride never ends.
Cat-Lon reunited the Ashlands and expanded into the Sonorous Dark, with clear intentions of breaking the Southern Hive and bordering territories.
Stobe was wrong.
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>>258980512
>Stobe was wrong.
Now that's heresy I never thought I'd hear. That's enough to have the papers signed, enjoy what time you had.
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>>258980652
Stobe gave his life for Old Humans, not the filthy horde we see today, they and they alone are the example of wasted mercy.
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>>258980038
Is this dialogue in vanilla?
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>heading towards the squares in the SW of the map
>'bugmaster' territory where veteran shek warriors go to die
>in the foreground are obvious ruins- a lone dwindling stream winds its way through naked rebar and scorched concrete, barely fast enough to make it to the coast before it evaporates
>in the distance, beyond the mirage, a shining metal mountain is pierced by slender conical spires hundreds of feet tall
spooky trek
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>>258980512
I can hear that skeleton's gears squeeling as they spin up for the strike, neat pic
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>>258980907
oh no, it's part of a mod called Second Empire Rebuilt, it lets you reset Cat-Lon and either recruit him or let him restore his faction
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>>258980864
Do you still not get it? At any moment, on a whim, with but a mere command could it be so. It's never been a matter of how, now only just the why. If it were any more difficult it would be under consideration as necessary, but totally outside of the realm of required by observation. The empire need not rule, it only need exist. The strength of arms means little when the presence of mind for the present and derive useful hindsight from past experiences. Cat-Lon doesn't have to lift a finger or rule over the planet, life is not to be trifled with, the extinction was an mistake, not a happy accident. No good will come out of such ventures.
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>>258980864
They are the same humans, only lost now.
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>>258981182
yes they paid the price of Obedience, yes Cat-Lon tried to undo the evil of the past and it proved to be impossible. Now a reborn realm fights to safeguard the skeleton's place in the world and any opposing force will get no more mercy. Let the westerners drown in fog and die on cannibal plains and let the rest live a slave's life, the south-east belongs to the skeletons
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What do skeletons drink ?
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>>258982465
blood?
oil?
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>>258982465
...I don't think he meant that kind of thirst.
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>>258982615
do the skeletons have oil vampires that suck blood from machinery and other skeletons?

>>258983109
Surely he doesn't want to use his massive ancient expandable cyberdong on my poor innocent Jingxian, that would be indecent !
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>>258951220
>a pack of women

Excuse you mister spooky magical skeleton on a golden toilet, it's ''A pack of EVIL women''. Why would these evil women want to be honorabu when they can fool the foolish foes instead and defeat them from afar?
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>>258957310
she can imagine that the nodachi you gave her is a katana. Think how she can imagine (You), anon
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hey anons, its the slave martial artist guy again, i found a Cute Hiver field medic and just training his strength, athletics and combat has been fantastic. feels like a buddy cop movie in the making
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>>258986212
plus nothing says bonding like travelling between okranite mines/camps i've captured and one by one beating the fuck out of paladins until my hiver gets coma'd
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How to larger boobs for jrpg race
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>>258986212
>his

Aren't the working drones (and even soldiers) infertile females?
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>>258986823
dude idk, i've only played like 5-7 hours
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>>258986773
>how to larger bobs
We should put this in the OP.
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>>258986823
I've had Jon trigger his massage dialogue with princes.
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>>258986823
All hivers save the females are male. It's stated somewhere in the lore.
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>>258988743
>all males except females are males
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>>258986823
basically yes, but they aren't really divided into sex they are all the same sex divided into sub-species.
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I picked up the game during the summer sale and I cant figure out what I'm doing wrong with the job system. I have a copper box in a small shack in Stack, shift click the copper deposit, they mine the copper and then after taking it to the box they just stand around and refuse to move. Is this the way it's supposed to be?
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>>258974236
you are a very odd okranite
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A flatskin can't even have any bath time privacy in these days. The poor male scientist just wanted to soak in warm water between the scientific sessions. Alas, the hunting party of ninja shekfus decided to head back home for quick R&R a couple of minutes ago. How could this possibly end for him?
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>>258988743
>All hivers save the females are male
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>>258989490
Sometimes it's fucky. Do they have jobs switched on? How far away is the copper deposit?
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>>258991365
>tfw no beep trap 'gf'
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>>258992182
It's in the closest possible shack. The deposit I'm trying to mine is the one behind the Stack Police building and the storage is in the destroyed shack for sale.

I've just seen that when the game is paused all three of my members say they are "Operating Machine", but when unpaused they are "Aimless".
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>>258992182
>>258992640
And yes, I have jobs turned on, because I just gave all of my members the Medic job, and one of my Shek walked over to the human with a slight leg injury and healed him.
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>>258992640
I have had problems with that copper node every time I've tried to use it.
>>258992942
Medic stays on even if you turn jobs off.
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>>258993317
Oh ok, I just gave jobs for the other two deposits around Stack and they both started to work immediately. And I didn't know that about Medic. Thanks for the help.
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>>258984418
>>258982465
Been wondering, do you just choose random chinese names or are you familiar with them? Why no family names? I'm disappointed by the lack of yin's and xiao's.
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where can I find decent porn for this game? all my searches lead me to some blind swordsman
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>>258996001
>all my searches lead me to some blind swordsman
>Kenshi
This is way funnier than it has any right to be.
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>>258994723
t. pooh
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>the lights are still on
uuh
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>>258994723
>I'm disappointed by the lack of yin's and xiao's.
I do almost what the Mortal Kombat's developers did - I ask google to translate basic words like 'Beautiful' or 'Lustful' and then I hit reverse translation several times until I am 100% sure that the translation is correct. It takes a while but my autism demands it.

On a sidenote - how do I get this dust bandit off of the cliff? He refuses to get down and be beaten by many shek boots.
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>>259000794
I want to beep Beep's beep.
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>>259000987
crossbows are useful sometimes.
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>>258990526
what mod is the bathtub from?
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>>259001234
The ninja shekfus refuse to just shoot the bastard. I don't understand why!
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>>259001520
Maybe 'reset squad position' up to him?
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>>259001163
too bad Beep will beep (You) instead
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Alright, just two of them, think we'll try clearing it out this time. Healed up with camping beds just below, will attack in groups of 2s..here we go
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>>259001513
One of the mods on useless junk for homes, can't recall which one.

>>259001743
What do you mean?
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>>259002085
Point your camera at him, save, load the save with the checkbox checked.
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>>259001836
Well, went better than expected. Sent my strongest as the spearhead and none of them fell, though Burn went down to 20 chest hp.
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>>259002339
Will try tomorrow, thanks.
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>>258992478
Beep is a little brother for protecting
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>>259004204
I haven't gone to mongrel yet this playthrough maybe I should go get him, sling him over my shoulder and take him back to my base so he never has to fight.
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>>259004709
A good big brother would teach him how to defend himself
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>>259004816
I can smith him an edge 1 weapon and specialist gear which I will upgrade when I can.
I have an dummy to train him to 15 attack, train his science by building electronics.
He'll have a full belly, a roof over his head and a family.
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>>258937118
Kenshi really needs some better armor options. Maybe some martial coats, some armors that might belong to a wealthy mercenary despite being a post apocalyptic setting? I understand this is sci-fi martial arts Mad Max, but not everything has to look like it was pieced together from old rusty metal. We have smiths now. Also, better armor models for Holy Nation. And better wandering swordsman clothes. Really, just all the coolest shit you can find that fits the setting and isn't either junkyard monster stuff or models that some goober pulled from World of Warcraft.
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Taunt does nothing!
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Hello there! Do you all have a moment to talk about our lord and savior Okran?
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>>259005032
But he wants to be strong, just like his big brothers/sisters
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>>259005763
>defence 150
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>>259005542
Only if you have Block switched on as well, Taunt needs attacks to work.
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>>259006923
The grace and light of Okran protects me, friend! Or.. Are you saying Okran doesn't exist?
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>>259005352
>this is a sci-fi martial arts Mad Max
>but not everything needs to look like it was pieced together from old rusty metal
Yes, it does. I could agree with VIPs getting no-rust versions of the standard armors, maybe with a single extra frill or decoration a la the HN pallette swaps, but more than that would most likely ruin the aesthetic.
And keep yer mitts off the HN, their suits are perfectly suited for the masculine beefhead luddites they are.
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>>259005763
Okran is gae
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>>259007841
Where did you get so much money after a single week?
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>>259007963
We're capable of having actual blacksmiths who can melt down metal, anneal away all rust and forge pure iron and steel, but you're saying a well oiled squad with a strong outpost should still wear old rebar and scraps taped to their chest?

I'm just saying we should have some nice suits, maybe locked behind tech 5 or 6, that aren't complete junk. Otherwise how is progress measured? What's the before and after picture going to look like for a character that went through hell and back to get riches and skill? They'll just look like naked bandits in the first picture and chunky rust bandits when you've done everything there is to do. How boring.
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>>259008417
Nobushi is an absolute waifu
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>>259008303
I am funded by His Holiness to purge the land of vile Narkonites. Goodness, it's windy out here! Should we see if there are any foul demons further south?
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>>259008417
I would equip a 4 man squad with those exact armor and weapons immediately, some mod genius please do this
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>>259008612
Head to the central-western part of the Swamp. I heard there is a small, particularly lovely settlement that welcomes people like you, paladin. Don't mind the crossbow bolts and human bones lying around the entire area.
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Hell, I just finished healing up and packing away our beds and now I see there are 9 lightly-injured adult beak things out there munching the raptor herd that was bullying beak things just yesterday.
They're all gonna aggro when we step on the ramp, aren't they?
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>>259007841
I'm saying Okran was a skeleton
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>>259009472
I wonder if HN patrols have anything to say if your character calls themselves Okran.
inb5 luxerie fetours
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>>259009343
I found a demonic Narkonite town instead. It was filled with demons, and one of them manage to rid me of my arm. DAMN YOU NARKO! How could I possibly be Okran's Will as a one-armed Paladin? I cannot likely wield my Cross with Okranite perfection with one arm! What will I be now? Just another filthy victim, unable to carry out the Lord's graces!
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>>259009558
Someone can mod it

>>259008686
Be the hero we need, anon
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>>259009731
No masturbation for you, dear paladin. Get over it. Now you can either be a useless holy man, or you can install a skeleton arm and bash some evil heathens. What's call?
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>>259009731
Maybe there are some more medical kits in this Shop Counter of Narko...
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>>259009837
Okran's Beard! It's filled with demonic limbs! I bet the sign outside said "Narko's Anti-Nub shop"! I wouldn't know, I can't read Nark. Wait... Are those arms? Left arms?

NO! There must be another way. Perhaps if I pray to Okran to regrow my arm, he will allow me to continue doing his Will.... But still, they're right there...
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>>259009731
reminds me of that time I exterminated Blister Hill
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>>259010056
Strange, I don't feel any of Narko's evil coursing through my body. Maybe Okran's light is shielding me! I can use the enemy's metal power against it, with the help of Okran!
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>>259010342
and fed the Phoenix to the deadhive
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>>259010349
Fuck you buddy, your cringy posts are one thing but don't pull this bullshit.
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>>259009731
Just retrieve a short-cleaver from the armory, brother.
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>>259010349
>I don't feel any of Narko's evil coursing through my body

I give you a week, maybe two, until you find yourself in a big sweaty orgy with many big breasted shek females, paladin. Everyone went the same road. You are not an exception.
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>>259010437
Be careful not to step in your holy land now, fallen paladin. You only delude yourself.
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>>259010349
By The Flame WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?!
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>>259010534
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>>259010635
Surely my brothers at Narko's Trap will welcome me back with open arms and praise me for having the strength to keep Narko's corruption at bay!
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>>259010571
>27 seconds
>full 1080
>not even 3mb limit
my fucking eyes anon delete that
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>>259010730
AHH! NO BROTHERS, PLEASE!
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>>259010826
Pop it off and run before it's too late, they may forgive your transgression yet.
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>>259010826
Should have hidden that entire arm down in your holy asshole and then pull it over by midnight to surprise your jolly brethren. Foolish paladin, doesn't even know how to pull a prank.
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>>259009472
>based sam
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>>259010765
the pixels add to the atmosphere.
Brutal compression simulates how little you'd see in the actual Fog Islands
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>>259010927
They locked me up! Those filthy traitors! Can't they see I am immune to Narko's Poison?! I'll get out of here, mark my words!
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>>259011107
Two weeks top, paladin. See you at the 'flat orgies' in Squin.
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>>259011107
Cast away your heresy and seek redemption, or be scoured by the flame.
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>>259011269
I killed them! I killed them all! I.. I had to. I had to do it! Yes! They made me! They were corrupted by Narko! They must have been...

What have I become?! I am a monster! A demon infested machine filled with Narko's putridness!

No! I will end as a paladin. I will die, killing a Narkonite in his Tower of Evil! I will slay the greatest evil that has ever plagued me! Myself.
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>>259011723
Can't you just rip that arm off and put it in your back pocket? A lot of folks just do that, and they feel fine.
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>>259011723
That uh, that was fast
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>>259012043
>2 days
Okay.
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>>259012043
>>259012131
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>>259011723
If the father could see you now, he would weep.
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>>259012381
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>>259012381
>be born
>make your state waste years worth of food, clean water, other resources, including the time and efforts needed to educate and train your ass
>go outside, destroy precious ancient sentient machines
>go back, kill fellow men just like you
>have a mental breakdown and commit sudoku
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beep
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Say hello to the nice nomad lady, /keng/
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>>258947413
Dominant oppai loli shekfu ?
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>>259017290
>child
>dominant
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>>259017290
I vehemently approve of this
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Oh hey, /keng/'s not dead yet
it's been a while since I left. Is doll anon and autistmodder still around?
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>>259018665
>what is 'shortstack' ?
>what is 'petite girl with babbu face' ?
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>>259017290
>surround smol shek qt with towering virile greenlander faithfuls
>she appears to submit at first
>they let their guard down, overwhelmed by the temptation
>the stallions shed their protective armor, exposing their hulking bodies to the dusty air
>she sqiurms with delight as they approach, the light in their hearts, but the darkness clear in their eyes
>she embraces the first, his excitement is clear, these paladins never stood a chance
>the others close in and surround her, the time has come
>she stands on her tip toes, gives the boldest one a peck on the lips and winks at him
>she rips his embracing arm clean off, with only but a tug
>the blood spatters on to the nearby obsessed observers, stunning them
>she whirls knocking a few off-balance as she beats the men in rapid succession with the torn limb
>the horror of this seductress has only begun
>Paladin Lince never thought this would be the day or the way he would die
>falling backwards, he looks around, shell-shocked by the impact of the blow
>gaining his composure he looks around, 5 comrades, strewn about and one vile beast dancing mad upon the battered bodies
>her gaze drifts towards the downed holy man
>he attempts to stand, but the beast is too quick and leaps to his location
>she stomps upon his leg, a clear snap somewhere near the knee, walking just became a new challenge
>she peers down on the anguished paladin as he writhes, a grin overcomes her face
>she leans down, closing in on the paladin's face
>she whispers something ever so softly, bringing the poor broken paladin to finally giving in to the hopelessness of his situation
>"sorry, there's no sex animation, maybe in Kenshi 2"
>this kills the Paladin
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>>259018965
>this kills the Paladin
It kills me too
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>>259018963
Shortstack doesnt mean loli you homo and neither does petite with babyface. We both know what loli really means
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>>259019404
Shortstack stands for 'oppai loli' you clueless doofus
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>>259019404
There are no kids in Kenshi, everyone is born fully grown through an egg, or Okran, something like that.
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>>259019689
No it doesn't you absolute brainlet
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>>259019783
why are you so stubborn and wrong?
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>>259019697
The Skeletons have secret cloning facilities all over the island
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>the two cities rebalanced mods on steam fuck with npc spawns so your choices in the towns they effect are always the same

Sad, I liked what they did to the towns.
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>>259018693
/indie/ shall never conquer us as long as I am here

the doll anon probably went to the discord server. The autismo anon is MIA.

>>259023861
>fuck with npc spawns
Please do explain how exactly. We can always just tell the modder to fix his mod.
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>>259023979
basically after I added those two mods the recruits were always the same across all starts and saves that were made while it was active.
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>>259024227
Ah, you mean the generic nobodies. For a moment I was worried.
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>>259024354
No bully, they have it bad enough being garbage.
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>>259025025
the fuckers ask for 3000 while being all-1-stats. Then the other fuckers ask TWICE for all-combat-are-5-the-rest-are-1 stats. They deserve all the bullying.
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>>259026179
That beak thing looks higher than Beep.
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>>259026386
Fog Juice is a hell of a drug.
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>>259025343
No bully the shortstack cook.
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>>259027530
Would imagine.
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how do you guys train low-level recruits? every time I send my group to fight anyone my top 2-3 people murder everything before the weaker guys can get more than two or three hits in. should I make them watch from a distance?
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>>259030037
make them the cavalry.
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>>259030037
I use a mod to train their strength to 50 Because fuck microing a guy to run around with rocks in his backpack and then I usually go fight fogmen, bandits, or skimmers
Skimmers are really good training, they have a lot of hp, have stats in the 30s so they give a lot of XP, attack slowly, run slowly so if you need to book it you easily can, but they hit kinda hard, around 40-60 with no armour. its also very easy to gang up on them.
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>>259030037
Make your top guys only join the fray when things go south.
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>>259030037
Set your high level guys to block and taunt.
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>>258939838
well, after some messages over the nexus i'm officially porting Yundao Hair to Kenshi, wasnt able to contact the creators of some older long hair packs (most of them don't even mod anymore) but i'm gonna port them anyways for the /keng/
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>for the /keng/
(You) are the goodest of boys, anon
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post SCARY stories
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This thread is protected by Okran! No /indie/ usurpers allowed!
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Why does armor give me -defense.
On another note, found 2 more willing followers, they have no stats whatsoever, but I've been giving them daily beatings to whip them into shape, what an odd game, where the only winning move is to get beaten up.
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>>259036685
Chris is a weirdo. What did you expect?
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>>259036685
>Why does armor give me -defense.
Didn't you know that you can't move in armour?
Chris nerfed armour quite a few times, fortunately he danced back on the most severe ones.
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>>259037820
>>259037243
So should I even bother with armor? Seems like my characters in lighter armor fare better.
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>>259038183
min-max everything
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>>259038183
You don't really need it per se, though a full set of masterwork samurai armour will make your disposable goons pretty sturdy and a few of them can be useful tanks.
I usually dress my people based on the theme I want to currently run with so sometimes I end up with a bunch of bug-samurai.
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>>259034968
This one time a mob that was stronger than me attacked and I had to run away.
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>>259034968
Once I was out tending my field and I saw unaccompanied women

I was in fear for my life.
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>>259037243
>>259037820
Geez, get it together Chris.
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>>259040939
Are you alright? Do you require counseling from the local priest?
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>>259041130
A squad of paladins was kind enough to guard me for the night to make sure my holiness was kept intact, okran bless them.
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>>259041216
It's no trouble, I'll fetch him anyways. Say, you have your Holy Flame on you, right?
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>>259041282
Always.
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Hey could you guys help me out, I have a bug in my game where some of my saves and every time I try to use the guy with a dog start abandoned cities like bast have a lot of their buildings rebuilt but empty. Why is this the case? All the buildings should be destroyed? I tried importing but nothing? Is there anything I can do?
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>>259034968
>be me
>find old copy of Kenshi for n64 at garage sale
>only 1$
>megusta.jpg
>bring it home and put it in
>no save files
>start up game
>BEEP IS DEAD
>a skeleton pops out covered in hyper-realistic blood

like and upboat please
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>>259045090
Been reported as a bug, some people on the discord mentioned exactly that. A file integrity check and potentially a re-install might be necessary.
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>>259045716
Do you know how to do a file integrity check on my game files?
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On steam, right click on it in your library, go to properties and navigate to the Local Files tab, under there is the utility.
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LIVE
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>>259056357
I'm out of medkits.
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Only been playing for a day and a night but already this is fascinating and brutal. This is what I was looking for whenever I played DUST in F:NV, a game about being a sketchy ass bug-dude in a sketchy ass mad max world.
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>>259056357
b-b-BEEP
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>mfw opening the door to the tower of spiders
All those tech hunters I hired plus that mercenary gang didn't last a minute. How to clear this infested tower?
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>>259061979
you can't, just run like the little bich you are
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>>259061979
Set up a firing line and bait them into it with a cybered up runner.
Or man up and send in some poor sods in the heaviest armour you have and then wade in with some plankfags from the flank.
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My understanding is that Kenshi 2.0 means 1.0 isn't going to be getting any more major updates. If that's the case, is there any clear idea what we can look forward to?
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>>259045358
you have no power here, holy man
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>>259052050
why are you underfeeding your models, anon? Impressive work on hair though
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>>259061979
>How to clear this infested tower?
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>Get angry at slavers one day, fuckers kept taking my marks and enslaving them without paying me my proper cats
>Decide that I'll have my revenge
>start up a new game
>In the hub, it's got guards n shit thanks to mods
>double nest so as to increase potential recruits
>kidnap everyone who throws their bodies at the hub guards' swords
>Keep the hungry bandits to administer my realm, make armor (I like to keep it professional so they get to have a uniform), buy all the weapons or loot them because I don't like the way the game handles weapon tech, fish for food, engineer, etc
>rename every dustbandit I recruit to "Battle Thrall #00~, keep two as my personal guard, eventually rename them and title them Huskarls.
>Have an army of 15 dust bandits ready to die at my command, no standard armor just as a test army
>Throw them towards the fog islands to test their strength
>Half way there a pack of dogs wipes out half of them but thankfully no recovery comas
>set up camp to refresh
>another pack of dogs, one recovery coma
>Heal up, head to the fog
>Forget I downloaded a bunch of mods, don't even remember which ones
>they're stronger and have better weapons now
>entire army eaten
Now I head to the swamp to kidnap ninjas, who have better stats anyways. I miss Battle Thrall #03, who was the unofficial war leader. Tried to save him but a single fogman chased him down and rekidnapped him :(
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>>259061979
>>259064035
>>259064170
>>259069859
I did it using door strats.
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>>259070787
Lantern was for screenshot purpose.

>A tech hunter named Peace didn't make it.
Rip in peace Peace.
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>>259067985
Here's the skinny as best I understand it. Kenshi 1.0 is the last major update until the completion one of two disconnected milestones which may end up having the same ETA. Kenshi 2 promises for an upgrade to the newest framework the Ogre engine provides, "modernizing" the source code in effect allowing for often touted features like multithreading. This engine update as it is called is slotted to be a part of Kenshi 2 and is then said to be intended for backporting to Kenshi 2. The second major promise was that any small features that can be created for Kenshi 2 with the ability to transfer them to the first iteration will also be a goal. Whatever that means and however that goes will be likely at least a couple to a few years away, if not more. As for the current update schedule, there isn't much of one, they announce minor projects through their news update system and seem to be on a roughly 3 or so week gap between each update. Localization is a big factor, which probably means they're trying to get Kenshi into every single market possible, there are plenty of versions which are nowhere near done. Luxury features are going to remain just that, something you can only hope to see from a modder or in Kenshi 2, there are no other major content updates announced or hinted at, 1.0 is the last openly planned major content update for Kenshi, the next one would then be, if any, the engine upgrade.
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Why do I get attacked by the gaurds for no reason in stoat??
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>>259071071
>backporting to Kenshi 2.
to Kenshi 1*
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>>259071071
Damn, that kinda blows.

On another note, is seiging cities a thing yet, or fairly buggy?

Also I'm torn between humans with heavy armor, or skeletons. It really comes down to armor. I is dodge effective vs crossbows (or anything for that matter)?
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>>259071071
I'm just sad that this relatively minor upgrade to Ogre means that Kenshi 2 will still be a pain in the ass for modders and I feel like 2 will be more like an expansion pack to the first game than a proper sequel.
I might be just too pessimistic though. A more polished Kenshi and more lore about the world isn't such a bad deal.
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>>259071778
I'll offer this: The "siege" system requires a large network of considerations that lead to a situation where for the best results in a random environment, tons of resources need be thrown at the cause. The result is somewhere between long-winded stalemates and total avalanches. Can it exist? Totally. Will it be precisely what people want and expect? Not yet, for a time, the system will be bogged down be what might be referred to as event creation. Creating a balanced and effective means for accomplishing the intended effect at all prospective instances leads to tedium. Factions can fight other factions with no trouble at all and with no player interaction required, the longer the player spends in an area, the worse it gets. The loaded area and effects of loading an area as more impactful than one might expect, but how exactly the game is handling everything at once given a multitude of circumstances is outside of at least my current reach.
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quick question to save myself sitting here and waiting to find out.

If I'm dying with no followers, I'm basically fucked, right? There's no off chance that if I sit here and wait to slowly bleed out that I'll miraculously pull through?
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>>259073582
The biggest fear is LoFi stays small, they need a little more manpower to grease the tracks.The spice must flow!
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>>259073879
I wouldn't complain if they went more HiFi. Not too much of course.
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>>259073853
Often that is the case, which is why a lot of so-called hardcore solo runs usually forgive for the addition of an emergency medic. There's a low chance outside of areas where you're allied (if any at all) that NPCs will save you. Unless you know you'll come to and save yourself at the end of the ordeal, it's settled. Duoing is always better, unless you're straight bonkers levels of overpowered and playing it somewhat safe.
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>>259074072
I once saw a streamer don't judge, I was at work without my laptop that night, so no games crawl around for almost an hour with no legs and one arm.
I fast forwarded through it to see if anything happens but that was it. His live viewers must've enjoyed it.
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Cripple runs can be fun for a while but I ended up deleting this save.
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>>259074072
I can't believe it, some random starving bandit just healed me for no reason. It's gonna take forever but my stomach is coming back from negative health.
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>>259075794
That's Kenshi for ya.
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>>259075184
>Cripple runs
Those can be fun, sure, but this guy was just crawling in the desert, getting beaten unconscious every once in a while after he lost both of his legs in the first few fights.

>>259075794
At least it wasn't a slaver. Though they'd at least feed you too.
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New player here, what's your helmet and boot of choice? I've finally grinded my smithing high enough to get Masterwork on crits, so I decked my duo of martial artists in MW Dustcoats, MW Leather Turtlenecks, and MW Samurai Clothpants.

For helmet, I was thinking Masked Helm (no penalty to a useful skill, 100% coverage). But for boots, I'm torn. Even at MW, plated boots and drifter boots hurt stealth. I'm fond of wooden sandals, but leg damage is still too common and too dangerous with only two guys and MA/Dodge around 50.
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>>259076897
Iron rattan and sandals.
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>>259076897
Go for appearance. Helmets aren't that important, in my opinion.
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>>259076897
Tricorn hats and no shoes because we aren't floplegs
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>>259079334
My first time running from beak things disagrees with you.
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>>259052050
just got word from Jtesmer and now i can "officially" port ANiceOakTree's Hairstyles to Kenshi, that adds 10 more female long hair meshes, shit's getting good now
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Did bulls always spawn in vain? I've been seeing them a decent bit today but don't remember seeing them before.
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>>259076897
Fog Mask + Drifter's Boots.

>>259079843
You're doing god's work, anon.
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What happened in the last few months in the Kenshi mod community? Any good shit?
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>>259038183
In all of my successful runs, I'll have a few guys decked out in the best most ridiculous heavy duty armors I can get my hands on, and have them all set to taunt. Then I'll have the rest of my squad usually running around in either of the plate armor variants, with a few people in specialty armors that are for specializations (eg. martial arts bonus or + crossbows). The amount of people I have in heavy duty armors changes based on my total squad size, but I generally run 1 heavy duty for every 5 or 6 lesser armors.
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>>259081203
Yes. Bulls are a regular spawn there. They have saved me from gorillos on more than one occasion. You just tend to not notice the things that don't eat you because they aren't trying to kill you.
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>Prayer caravan comes around
>Go to greet them with the wrong guy
>Get chastised for not having their dumb ass book
>They swear to burn my fucking settlement to the ground

They did.

Fuck these assholes.
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>>259084081
To be fair, in Vain everything that doesn't make numbers pop up over your head blends in like they have stealth cloaks.
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>>259084375
>build outpost in HN territory
>fail to adhere to the laws
>surprised when you get your shit slapped
Is it so hard to be Greenlander, Male, have a Holy Flame on you (it's the law!) and meet somebody outside your gate to chat for 2 minutes once a week? You deserve your base burned to the ground, that's pathetic.
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>>259076897
Visored helmet or any of the Zurkins is usually what I do.
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>>259033379
that's a cool fucking looking skeleton. i wish they had more customization options.
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>>259084896
In every save in which I build in HN territory, I recruit Griffin, and designate him as the religious leader of my base. I'll build a structure near the entrance of my base, and designate it the church. I'll decorate it with benches, and have beds up top, and whatnot else I can to try and make it churchlike. I'll always have Griffin greet the holy priest, but I'll also keep a storage container with a few copies of the Holy Flame in it in case Father Griffin is unable to be there.
No game has gotten me to RP to the extent that Kenshi does.
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>>259084896
I'm gonna shove that book up Okran's ass.
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>>259073674
Oh no, I meant as-is in the current edition.
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>>259084081
>>259084380
I turned up the roving squads spawns and nests rates so that's probably why I started seeing them more
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>>259087054
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uv_2x6JmuaE
I feel sorry for you /BROTHER/, I truly do. You won't enjoy what comes next as much as I will, but that doesn't much matter anymore. Don't think of it as a grave, it's the bed you chose. May Okran help your poor lost soul.
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>>259083407
>coverage
>duster is better than any non-plate jackets
>combat bonuses on duster
>weather protections on duster
If you wanted to minmax, why would you use anything without perfect coverage?
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>put beep in an iron hat, duster, with Type 3 naginata
>isn't nearly this aesthetic
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>>259098035
You can't catch the perfection
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>>258928979
>Male Hating Futanari
based
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>>259016127
Is...is that an elder-Beep?
Nice.
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>>259018693
Doll anon's "around", autistmodder's probably been replaced by me and 3 other incompetent anons.
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>>259018965
>she rips his arm off with a tug
GRAB YOUR CLEAVERS, ABORT ABORT ABORT
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>>259100998
>that inscrutible power level
No, he'll get stuck here first.
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>>259025343
2000% this, 5s and 10s do NOT justify twice the price unless you're midgame and price is absolutely meaningless to you, and then it's still BROKEN
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>>259031076
shh just credit the original creators, people would have to REALLY dig into it to spot you.
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>>259034968
>mining some iron
>look down in the hole
>see a 4-story-tall nemoid
SPOOKED
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>>259040939
You should stay in Okran's valley, where this sort of thing doesn't happen.
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>>259101707
>midgame
by 5th day you can hire any of them without much financial concern, but damn it I want all-10, all-20 and all-50 recruits the longer I play the game.
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>>259045083
>>259044885
>>259044648
>>259044141
>>259043672
>>259043420
>>259043039
>>259042542
>>259042337
>>259041746
>>259041282
>>259041216
>>259041130
>>259040939
Simultaneously wholesome and cringe
Keep up the good work brothers.
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>>259045601
100% C U R S E D
delete asap
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>>259102567
B R O
K E N

L U X
U R Y
F E A
T U R
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>I colored MA bindings in my other game
>started a new game on the same PC
>now every NPC has black bindings
>the mighty shekfus became even sexier with those sexy black bindings around their buff bodies

N I C E
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>>259059230
Grats anon, hope it lives up (though I doubt it)
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>>259064170
This anon's a narko-blessed badass
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>>259052050
>competition for the lewdmod
Based, but you'll find it's ultimately a cooperative venture.
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>>259070292
>foggers expanded
Not even once, they're perfect AS-IS
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>chill in Mongrel waiting for night
>distant screams of FFFUCCK and HELP off the screen

comfy
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>>259070946
Nice
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>>259071778
>sieging
LMAO you can keep 'starving bandits' in your closet without food literally forever; "sieging" probably doesn't fucking exist.
Get in there with your katanas ya pusssss
skeletons>>>organics so long as you have repair-bots. If you have 100% robo-conscription, (0% repairing fallen robos), shek in heavy-armor are probably about even. (would have to achieve 80% dmg negation to achieve a naked skeleton's native hp, not counting the instantaneous field-robotics recovery, BIG yikes for orgos)
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>>259075794
doubt
I've never seen starvers heal eachother, let alone the PC
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>>259076897
Fashion>>stats, just hire a few meatshields to absorb the first 10 1/2000 OHK bullshits.
They don't even need special names, they're just background noise.
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>>259081669
>669
Are you searching for drama or what?
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>>259087852
Oh shit my earballs
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>>259103361
More so than one would think.
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Having a personal vendor is nice when you have junk to sell but you don't want to go outside.
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peeB
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>>258942989
Imagine
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Newfag. Just got the game. Any mod recommendations?
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>>259110795
sseth's list is decent enough.
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>>259110795
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1649794243

This one is unquestionably essential. You won't notice any change in visual fidelity, yet zone loading times will drop to a bare fraction of what they were before. My game doesn't even pause when sprinting across the map with this.
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>>259110991
aside from reduced textures there are mods on less intensive weather, no weather at all, some stuff that makes the lighting not as heavy on your hardware and etc. Kenshi is truly FEATURE COMPLETE when it comes to the general performance.
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>>259103097
>a narko-blessed badass
I feel flattered and insulted at the same time.
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>>259112130
Why insulted desu senpai ?
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>>259112340
It's like telling someone they are blessed by Satan.
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>new player
>Research basic stuff need ancient books to progress
> Buy a map to an ruin from a tech hunter
>I'm sure I'm rdy for this
>Go out with my main, a goat and pack beasts
>Run past cannibals and arrive at the ruin
>It's called tower of goats
>Cool name I wonder what's inside
>Open door and get rushed by a billion goats
>Everything nocked out and nearby nomads also down after trying to help
>Lol.exe

I ended up clearing it after pulling small amounts and getting some meds brought from my base. Lots of fun
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>>259114364
Goats used to be worse, much worse. You only witness a fraction of their former glory.
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>>259112685
In Kenshi, Satan is an open minded fellow that doesn't want you to limit yourself once you break your arms or legs.
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>>259104009
I swear, I was dying in front of a dust bandit tower east of the Hub, some starving bandits came by to die to their crossbows, and one of them crouched, I thought to loot me for food.

Instead I see my ruined stomach's bar refill.
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>>259114648
Yeah, but a huge chunk of the population doesn't think like that.
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>>259118362
HN is about 25% of Kenshi. The rest is UC, SK, bandits, swampers, TH, and everybody else.
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The holy nation misses out a lot of good things in their boring little lives
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My little micro outpost is turning out nicely.
I got a bunch of flotsam ninjas bugged outside that wont leave, however
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>>259121596
give them headpats and send them home.
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Alright, I'm two days in and I think I've finally mastered the art of not winning, but surviving fights, and the character growth is actually pretty decent. It's neat to have a game where you need to lose fights to get better at fighting.
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>>259126710
You don't have to lose fights, it just is more efficient, if a bit risky.
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>>259126710
technically you are abusing the stupidity of the game. Any real bandits would just cut your throat once you are down, and loot your dead body. The fact that ALL the bandits in Kenshi are so fucking noble makes even less sense than that one city in the Fog islands. It doesn't make sense, Chris!
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>>259128205
No, most bandits would leave you for dead and really dont care what happens to you if your unconscious. Unless they have a grudge and WANT you dead, they usually wont finish you off if your unconscious/dying in a pool of blood, because your no longer a threat.
Throughout ancient warfare, the winning side of a battle would usually leave the wounded losers and loot their bodies for money, and equipment in some cases. They'd only kill them if they fought back and refused to let them loot them. Most of Ancient Greek Hoplite armour was looted from other greeks they beat in battle.
It doesnt take a lot to shoot a dying man, but its a lot more brutal and dirty to stab a man to death.
A REAL bandit would capture your entire squad, and hold you for ransom from either you family, friends, or organization you follow. (holy nation for example) Because at the end of the day, a bandit wants money more than blood. You could make the arguement that Shek wouldnt pay your ransom, or that UC is corrupt and probably wont pay your ransom unless your a Samurai or higher, but thats a different topic.
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>>259129518
either I am very xXx_edgy_xXx, or you really think that the bandits are basically noble, cartoonishly kind pirates from old 2000s era cartoons.
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>Have a nice group of 8 people
>Decide to finally build an outpost
>Get swarmed by a fuck ton of hungry bandits with no warning
>Almost everybody gets downed quickly
>My main guy is stuck fighting the horde by himself
>I see a couple beak things in the distance rushing towards my outpost
>Holy Nation is coming to visit the next day
>I'm a skeleton

Maybe I should've waited a bit more before doing this.
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>>259130001
>or you really think that the bandits are basically noble, cartoonishly kind pirates from old 2000s era cartoons
How do you get that from "they don't give a shit as long as they can loot you".
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>>259130197
I sort of assume that you believe that all the bandits are nice and friendly and they only want to rob you with various degree of violence to pay their bills and maybe feed their home pets. I suppose you can't imagine how it is fun for bandits to just gut you because you can get up later, stalk them, and gut them all in return because no-one takes your valuables from you and lives with that.
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>>259130631
>I sort of assume that you
I'm not that anon, I just think you're too edgy.
The point of banditry is to get stuff from other people. If they give it to you or they can't offer resistance then all the better.
Should I assume you can't imagine that not everyone who's not a law abiding citizen is a murderous psychopath?

>I suppose you can't imagine how it is fun for bandits to just gut you because you can get up later, stalk them, and gut them all in return because no-one takes your valuables from you and lives with that.
That's meta game knowledge and don't bring it into this.
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>nobel banits

The only ones I've died to are cannibals and they ate poor Christopher. I don't think it's very forgiving in that way.
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>>259130631
Do you just assume every single bandit is a savage psychopath (Who make up 1% of the human population, mind you) who will have no quarrels with killing a man for no reason other than "Maybe he'll hurt me in the future"? If so, do you think most people, who live a violent and dangerous life, have the time, or planning to get revenge on a random bandit mob out of the hundreds or so that exist? Whens the last time you hunted down the EXACT bandit mob that left you for dead? I only think of characters of diplomatic importance, like Inquisitor Seta or Eyegore, because theyre named leaders.
Ever heard of PTSD? Shell Shock? Frozen Trigger Finger? Do you know why people execute others in the back of the head, and not looking into their eyes as they do it?
Even people born in constant warzones like the middle east suffer from PTSD. Theres a reason in ISIS execution videos, they either shoot in the back of the head. I've only seen one where they shoot a guy directly in his faces. what makes no name bandits exempt?
Think rationally, why kill someone when you don't have to?
It sounds like your trying to fortify your point about killing people when you have no understanding of human psychology and how the brain works.
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>>259034968
>get to mongrel on weak skeleton
>decide to try and find some fogmen
>screaming in the distance
>I must be close
>get close enough to hear the monch n cronch
>see who they're eating
>Shinobi Guard
I stopped for the night right there.
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>>259131475
Perhaps I am edgy, but I also know that if there were no laws - a lot of young men would die before reaching their 20s because there were seen by some pack of power-drunk animals that we politely call 'criminal minded people' that would gladly catch and kill the poor loners. It's not evil if they don't think it's evil after all. From their perspective - it's only fair that they can and should kill those who can't kill them first. Basically - if you don't want to die - you should be able to be stronger than all of them, combined. But this is really not something we should discuss on /vg/.

Back to the bandits, though. Why can't they just lift your downed characters and sell them for the Kenshi equivalent of a big mac? It's not a murder, but hey - at least it is relatively evil.
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>>259131831
Eh, maybe I am wrong. But 1%? That sounds very optimistic.
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>>259132240
I think you'd like playing Fatal.
What you're thinking of hasn't really existed on a large scale ever. We have written records going back to thousands of years and murderhobos were notable enough that they got special mention when they rose up. Remember, bandits were historically often driven outside the law due to circumstances and not because they were chaotic evil bastards who bit their mothers nipples off as babies.
Starving bandits just want food. Organized crime knows better than to get a large bounty or too much attention by butchering everyone.

>Why can't they just lift your downed characters and sell them for the Kenshi equivalent of a big mac?
Gameplay-wise that's what slavers are there for. I wouldn't mind if some of them were savy enough to take you to a nearby slave market though.
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>>259134047
Neither of us knows how the organized criminals think. For better or worse.

Starving bandits probably won't risk bringing your downed characters to the slave markets because they'd basically give up themselves as a bonus. I should have thought about it before, which right now basically nullifies my complaint about the hungry hobos not being ''NOTHING PERSONELL'' enough.
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>tfw you first start to win encounters against teams of bandits

Outpost building is on the horizon.
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stop dying /keng/
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>>259139927
no u
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>>259140269
NO U
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>>259140470
He's a big bug.
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>>259140506
You call that big?
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>>259128205
>noble bandits reee
All part of the theme, otherwise we'd have guns n vehicles n shit. Taking on absurd odds and losing is 100% an intentional player behavior, shit Chris probably put that in the tips of 3 or 4 skills.
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>banditry requires murder
hurr fucking durr to the max, petty theft or simple assault are massively more common than actual murder
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I'm in the crater, and the beakthing spawns are starting to get out of hand. Every time I turn around there are another 2-3 right behind me, people are starting to go down and there's a brand new nest right outside my last safezone (where I was heading to recuperate).
How to escape? Starting to think Micro might be the only way.
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Okay so the strongest build is skeletons?
But they can't wear like three armour parts, how do they make up for this?
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>>259145035
FLEE
They can't enter buildings RIGHT?
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>>259141620
there's a reason bandits often shout "your money or your life" in media. The idea is they just want you to give it to them, which is the least amount of work they could do for your wealth.

Fighting is exhausting, not to mention the personal risk of injury, especially in the world of Kenshi, where every child is born wielding an iron fucking pipe.
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>>259145643
With base-200hp parts. All armor does is increase your effective HP, so you'd have to get 60% damage mitigation on a shek or 75% on a human to make up for their lower natural health. And skeletons can still armor their chest, stomach, and legs (and arms via chest armor), so there's no way the other races can catch up there.
Not to mention, where organics bandage up, splint, and then have to sleep while their HP recovers, a skeleton can repair straight to full combat readiness mid-brawl without any downtime.
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>>259145035
>green as grass
>be Hammerhead bug boy
>scrape up enough money to have a party of five
>2 frontline combatants, 2 flankers and one packmule with a crossbow
>scrape them through enough scraps that they're pretty tough
>decide we're heading east, to Venge
>want to see those united cities
>pay a team of mercenaries to get us there in one piece
>beat back bandits no problem all the way there
>handle the fucking giraffes and spiders
>suddenly when we hit the red desert
>GOD'S PLAYING WITH HIS MAGNIFYING GLASS TODAY KIDS
>get strafed by a pillar of fucking fire

What?
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Finally the first port (Yundao Hair) is looking playable, a lot of alpha fuckery and re-weight of the mesh, will finish some details later today.
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>>259146868
misquoted.

Also I made it to town with all five party members alive. I basically just slung the downed members over every available shoulder and bolted to town while the mercenaries got eaten by giraffes. One party member limped through the laser fields with a broken leg and somehow won the fucking lottery and didn't get mauled or disintegrated after I left them behind. Wandered into town while I was ffwrding through the night to heal.
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>>259146868
Don't enter the lands of the broken sun-reflector during daytime hours anon.
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>>259145035
There's literally nothing to see in the crater beside beak things killing swamp raptors and killing your squad. Leave.
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>>259147460
I made it through most of the region under nightfall purely by happenstance, then when dawn came with fast forward on.

Three of those fuckers zipped through my peripheral vision before I got zapped. Then it was just a matter of mashing space and figuring out how fucked I was.

One thing I have to hand it to Kenshi is that it's not all bullshit all the time. Sometimes you get really lucky, and most often when shit goes really bad it's because you cut corners, or got impatient, or got cocky, or all of the above. It's not like Darkest Dungeon, or Fallout mods from the Dust/Frost guy, where for all that the mechanics are satisfying, the devs seem to think I want more and more punishment in the form of unpreventable bullshit, rather than just knowing to pick my fights and watch my routes.
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Has Chris fixed this garbage yet?
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>>259148115
FEATURE COMPLETE
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so kenshi 2 in 5-6 years.
does that sound right?
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>>259148115
Advanced tech that wouldve prevented hillsborough
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>>259148115
Its chris telling you to stop using killboxes like a pussy and fight them
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>>259146002
>in media
Come on. Media would have you think cars explode from the smallest bumps and that cyberbullying is real.
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>>259148115
nope, of course not
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>>259148115
This is why you use multiple gates, child
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>>259146068
>a skeleton can repair straight to full combat readiness mid-brawl without any downtime.
And even when wear and tear brings their max hp down, they can just lie down for a few seconds in a skeleton bed to be completely fine.
Skeletons are broken. And fun.
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>>259148115
I wish some magnanimous bunch of modders would put aside making a milionth cheat mod and start fanpatching this game
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>>259148249
That or we'll hear of delays by then.
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>>259148794
Remember when you were supposed to collect skeleton muscles to improve their stats?
I remember, because that text is still in the game. lmao
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>>259148796
But dude, what if there was starting scenario where you have a million cats, a party of 10 dudes with maxed stats equipped with edgewalker 3 weapons? Wouldn't that be cool?
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>>259149002
I remembered it as Chris toying with the idea but promising nothing.
It hurts less that way.
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>strongest member of my team is still my garru

I need to fix this.
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>>259148607
Depends on the car, and cyberbullying is only real in countries with fat people AND internet.
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>>259147634
I have to see the nothing with mine own eyes, anon
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Glad I packed extra food, we're under fucking siege
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>>259150748
What's everyone else up to? Report in.
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>>259151710
Modding with the FCS.
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>>259152806
Personal mod or public?
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reminder to do your culling duties
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Anons, be sure to rebind your keys if you haven't. I bound normal speed to Z, double speed to X, triple speed to C and V to toggle the UI. Having a quick key to toggle the UI off and on makes it much less of a pain in the ass to deal with. This is the first game I've played where I actually use the ability to turn off the UI, its great and I recommend trying it out.
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>>259153485
Okay tell me how to do this actually. I'm stumped on how to actually execute an enemy once they're down but not dead. I had a Dust Boss who just refused to stay down, and was eventually forced to abandon him, to find later thatyes, he did crawl back to safety.
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>>259149098
no
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>>259154076
Use weapons that chunk instead of lightly slice. You need to be able to drop their vitals FAR into the negative, or hack off limbs, if you want people to die.
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>>259151710
flipping normals
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>>259154076
>>259154565
Also, feed them to wildlife. Beak things, spiders, fogmen, they have the power to kill.
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>new fragment axe upgrade from Catun 3 to Mk1
>weight goes from 25 to 36
At this rate you'd need well over 100 strength to wield edgewalker axes
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>>259154873
you need 144 strength to wield the meitou one
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oh no no no no no NO NO NO
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>>259155385
whew
How the hell am I gonna clean all this up?
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>>259155345
So you need a couple lifter-arms to use it?
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>>259154702
This.
Alternatively just build a peeler.
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>>259155820
Are they buildable in vanilla?
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>>259155601
With more than 1 corpse-burner
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>>259153264
Personal for now as I test it. Eventually will post on Nexus and Workshop.

Gonna take a fucking while cause it's an entire overhaul of the game's balance and alot of its content.
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>>259156235
Well, no. But it's present in vanilla, you just can't pack it up and move it. I say using a mod for it is no big deal.
And your Narkotic fever dreams of cybering everyone up are easier with it. You heathen.
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Bro, we do this literally every week, you know who I am.
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>>259158482
The HN has a few checks it can execute, that one happens to be the "is there a male here?" trigger. It's less obvious because what you're experiencing is what acts as only as a trigger for further raids. If you answered with a woman or "beast" they would send certain raids to attack you afterwards.
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>>259158712
Every single week. You'd think the inquisitorium would stop wasting their time eventually.
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>>259158482
just here for the loose women, no men here. Good excuse since they wont go near loose women.
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beep
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All of the storage options have disappeared from my build menu. Importing doesnt work, Using the SHIFT F12 build menu doesnt work either. What the fuck?
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Is there any game start mod that spawns me with nothing but an army of naked nobodies?
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What weapon should I give my swordsbug?
Already have a nodachi-user, and a heavy weapons user, and plenty of polearmsmen, while the falling sun & plank are a little too crude-looking.
Maybe a ringed saber, or combat cleaver?
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>>259168407
Just make your own and increase the number of people in the 'Nobodies' start squad.
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>>259147003
why is she so sad yet beautiful?
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>>259169996
Because her face is 50% forehead.
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>>259169996
>michael jackson nose
>beautiful

I guess in the apocalypse this is what a ten looks like.
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Will making an outpost full of beds for healing fuck with my main base on the other side of the map in any way?
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The man heard that the batteries broke down in Squin. The man entered the battery shack. The man stared at the batteries. Silently. Menacingly. The man left the battery shack and went to Hub for a short while. When the man got back - the batteries were working just fine.
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I kept hearing screams from the neighboring hive village but by the time I got there it was too late.

How the fuck did it even get in there? It's stuck and won't follow me out.
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>>259173505
KILL IT! SAVE THE BUGBOI !
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>Allied with UC
>Find where the Anti-slavers are hiding
>Notice they arent hostile
>Weird
>Sent my trusted scout and disposable body
>No ones hostile
>Look around, lots of shops with good quality gear
>Head into big dome HQ
>See tinfist
>Decide fuck it, talk to him
>"I dont trust you. Leave"
>About to leave when some other guy says hes with "enemy"
>take 120 damage to the stomach and instantly knocked out
>now in jail
Fuck
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>>259173505
They glitch into the hive houses all the time
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>>259148796
Cheatmods are easier than to unfuck a FEATURE COMPLETE game without access to source code.
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>>259156796
>Complete overhaul
Some examples please? Will crossbows cease to being weapons of mass destruction?
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>>259173505
sneak things
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any good Beep bullies?

>>259173505
kidnap them and rehabilitate them in the swamps
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>>259173505
That's just their pet, Nibbler
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>>259173667
You expected a different outcome? You're lucky he didn't blow one of your limbs off first.
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ooh, that was a good one
Displays thought they were unplugged for a few seconds!
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>>259173667
I got him out, but everyone got fucked up.
Now the anti-slavers hate me
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>>259177362
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So I'm doing the weapon start thing (with the 20k bounties in UC and Holy Nation) and I really don't want the UC 20k bounty. What's the fastest way to deal with that one? Turn myself in and do the time (is that even possible with a 20k one?)?
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>>259179971
Get some cash and talk to their pacifier.
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I'm torn, should I go for a lone wanderer MA? The appeal of single-handedly killing entire platoons sounds hilarious, but it sounds like a grind, and training DX with MA sounds potentially tedious.
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>>259181320
DX trains faster with MA than with Katanas.
And the real challenge of 'solo wanderer' comes from the real chance of death whenever you get downed. You really need a buddy who can run/sneak in and patch you up if you don't know what you're doing.
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>>259180742
Where can I find this guy? Seems like a random spawn
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Ok, the first batch is done, should be available as "Yundao_hdt Hair V5.5 for Kenshi" in a couple of minutes on the nexus and steam workshop (and mega https://mega.nz/#F!yBlz0STS!VHh0nWQSz4PxtpD6E6mp8w )
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wtf
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>>259182304
cool!
>>259182546
spooky!
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>>259128205
Makes about as much sense the player also being incapable of killing off enemies they hate.
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>>259183353
>a game where it is both mechanically AND socially easier to sell a slave than to kill a slave monger
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>>259128205
Reminder that the fog islands sport highly-defensible peaks, good wind, good metals and very good fertility- wheat clocks in at 107% yield.
Mongrel is in a great location so long as the Shinobi can defend it- the fogmen are even beneficial, keeping the HN at bay.
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>>259183353
>can't kill that harma-hoe character
>can't kill anyone I want, period

CHRIIIIIIIIIS!!!
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>>259183703
Just DRAG THEM TO THE FOG, or starve them.
Skeletons are more difficult to break but it can be done.
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>>259183703
Peelers.

Or just keep hitting them until they stop getting up
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>>259183703
>install kill everyone
>stun NPC
>take heart
Are you even trying?
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>slave start, trying to do ma
>ma is still level 0 26 days in
>strength and toughness are acceptable
>stealth in the 90s on both characters
>fuck it I'm bored
>escape
>the shek I released day 1 in rebirth so I could attack him is following me
>maybe he'll provide a distraction
>haul ass out the gate trying to get to the lone shack
>guards follow me and attack
>game crashes
>load off save
>the shek starts thanking me and joins me
>we're still stuck in fucking rebirth and he has 7 stealth

The next escape went about as well as you'd expect, he tipped the guards off instantly and we're stuck back in slavery. He also has 0 strength and higher fucking ma than either of my characters.
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>>259185320
Solution's simple- have him sneak around while you have your other two attack other slaves to catch up MA.
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>>259185632
The solution was actually kick him out of the fucking squad and escape again. I'm in the floodplains going to burns place.
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>>259185891
Seriously.

Like I usually go about shitting up the HN by freeing slaves, but the moment we are home free I kick those dudes out.
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>>259186034
Oh if it was a female shek I would have kept her. At least then I can mommy her up later to make up for how much they fucking eat.
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>>259186218

>mfw I never buy food

joking aside, it's only 20% or so right? That doesn't seem that bad.
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>>259186915
you wouldn't think so but early game shek are hard as fuck to keep fed, especially considering most animals will stomp your shit in.
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>>259178132
Tibetan massacre?
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>>259187217
Huh, I keep forgetting that the first like, 3 days food is a challenge.

At least they can do 2-handed weapons? No idea if those are any good or not.
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>>259185320
>>259185891
Well I suppose you it's too late, but you could have just carried him if your strength, and stealth are so high.
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>>259187327
>At least they can do 2-handed weapons?
Yeah, once you trained them up like the rest of your squad.
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>>259187694
Could have, strength was in the 30s on both characters but I'm trying not to fill my squad up with a bunch of randoms. Going to grab the uniques that I like and that's it.

this is likely a lie since I try this many times and end up grabbing whatever random catches my eye and fucking it all up
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FLOP FLOP
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>>259191813
Das da sound of da police!
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Poor and never played before so having to pirate for the time being. Is there like any good infographics or tips i should know about?
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>>259193393
Embrace death
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Dudes I can't fix the 20k bounty on me in UC with the pacifier guy. Seems like I'll have to turn myself in unless there's another option
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>>259194319
Can't you just park your ass in UC territory and wait it out?
I haven't played that start in ages.
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>>259194608
Over 10,000 will never fade.
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>>259194690
Well, shit.
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....not gonna lie, building inside one of these ribcages would be a good idea- They provide a strong defense against projectiles, free reliable shade, and a superstructure to hang things from.
Sure, they'd be 200' radiators but...actually that might be a problem. Or would it?
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>>259194319
so did you turn ya self in???
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>>258928445
Drones can wear iron rattans tho.
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>>258944040
>Paying the empire 3k a month to live in the empire's "boarders"

Pff, no thanks. I'll just fight off cannibals on the northern coast, north of worlds end.
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>fuckng about with fogmen
>encounter a patrol with a prince
>try to knock them out one by one for that fog prince head
>another fogmen patrol spots me
>book it to mongrel
>meanwhile, another fogmen raid begins
>this happens
Bold move, fogmen.
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>>259198321
Forgot pic
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>>259198321
>>259198461
WREEE
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>>259198568
WELCOME TO MONGREL, I GUESS
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Wew
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The Fog's probably my favorite zone.
Fog hive's got good taste.
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>>259195347
>giant ribs & spine
>embedded in contiguous sedimentary strata
Did whatever it was die and become partially buried while this whole desert was still on the seafloor?
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Here, fresh copy.

Thinking I'll split up the Iron/Copper nodes to account for quality v max-efficiency, similar to the fertility types (now crop yield, fertility was a misnomer that could cause confusion)
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>>259199631
Kenshi dinosaurs? I bet buggos have fossil records.
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beep
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How to delete out post marker on the map?
I'm pretty sure I delete every building possible but the marker is still there on the map.
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>>259203306
For me it goes away every time I delete the last building. I even did it during a simultaneous dust bandit/prayer day visit and got away from them scottfree.

So either there is one last little thing left behind, or some bug happened to ruin your day. Did you try leaving the area and reloading it? Saving, exiting the entire program, and then reloading?
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>>259177362
How about Silvershade bully instead?

>be me at hub
>buggos farming copper
>crumb snatchers attack
>Silvershade puts away crossbow to attack
>Starver hits him so hard he goes flying
>Ends up in HN jail in Stack
>wtf lmao!?
>Luddites put the hurtin on Silvy
>cripple both his leggos
>beat the bone bags and watchem get slaved
>cant save Silvy due to BEEG BOWNY
>spends a few days in jail medicatin
>High zelot Sucko personally watches Silvy
>wait for him to get bored and leave
>pick lock and sneako to door
>Geat aggro and run buggo
>whole town after bug ass
>bone dawg pack just in time lol
>hobbles back to copper node
>gets beaten up by same bandits that escaped slavers

BUT WHO WAS BEEP!?
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>>258939665
what about muscle lolis though?
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I want to relocate to my new outpost, but don't mind leaving a few shitty recruits to hang around in the old one. Now, if I recruit mercs to guard my base, do I get to choose which one they go to?
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>be coming back home with Beep from Mongrel
>passing through Stack
>"oi lad that's haram turn him over"
>accept because he's frail and I can't carry him to run away as already encumbered
>they put him into cage on barracks
>later rescue him easily but get spotted at entry gate so a 5k bounty is on my MC

can I turn myself in for easy 5k? I can easily breakout.
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>>259209121
try it and report back
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wewww
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>>259183497
>Punch them so hard their limb goes flying
There done, it is already dead.
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>>258945252
She can dom you easily anon.
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Is there any mod that lets you add markers to the map?

I don't understand why you can't do that. If you have a map in real life you can mark it all you want.
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Just started playing. Started off with 1 dude, grinded up and now got 4 dudes mining copper, a small shack and just brought this nice building to fit more stuff. I also joined the ninja's to get the lockpick training

Any tips?
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>>259128205
Why wouldn't Mongrel make sense?
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>>259220062
>Any tips?
Avoid the swamps unless you can run like greased lightning.
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>>259220285
>Swamps
>PTSD when the hounds convinced me to build a hemp farm to sell drugs and j got stuck there because neverending constant swamp raptors fucking my shit up
I thought i was getting quests but instead i got hell
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I lost my backpacks in the fog, like 5-10 in-game days ago. I don't really know where they went, are they just lost or can I keep searching?
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>>259220665
>swamp raptors
>blood spiders that chase you down even under the water
>fuckers can be barely hit with crossbows due to their height and/or terrain or whatever
I built a base on the edge once and it was great fun and action but man, the wildlife there is just not for humanoids.
No wonder that without mods the shitty towns in there get promptly wiped (their retarded town layout aside).
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>>259221015
>Bloodspiders
Bloodspiders are a meme the towns got wiped by neverending raptor swarms
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>>259221684
I did say wildlife, didn't I? That includes the raptors unless I'm mistaken.
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>>259220062
you can do hashish runs from swamp to eastern cities
get some passable gear and fight all starving bandits you can find
do str training by 1) carrying a body 2) being overencumbered 3) walking
probably make a dedicated rogue by training his stealth, lockpicking and thieving
>>259220285
wrong, swamps are comfy and hashpilled
as long as you can run faster than 18mph
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>>259222518
>comfy
I wish you faggots learned what comfy means. Hint: it doesn't mean "I like it".
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>>259222518
Comfy my ass
>Doors permanently broken
>Crops always eaten
>Farmers always wounded
>No matter how many turrets you have they are not enough
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>>259223430
but it literally does
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>>259221015
Settling in the HN plains as a all female loli squad with Dolls too brings less harassment than that bullshit
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>>259220950
It's gone Jim.
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>>259220950
If you loaded another area they died
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>>259225612
>>259225670
n-no, day of real life progress, gone ;_;

Though, it helps that half of that progress was just me looking for those bags.
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>>259225942
What the fuck gave you the idea that leaving without your shit was a good idea?
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>>259209121
Don't ever recruit Mercs. If you hire them to guard your outpost, they take your money and run. If you hire them to bodyguard you they follow you 100 yards outside the city and then run across 8 different zones because they aggroed some starving bandits that werent even on your screen and you never see them again.

Mid game I have my squads kill mercs on sight outside cities. Late game I capture them and put them in peelers, then occasionally leave them in Gutters on boredom adventures.
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>>259220140
Chris, how many times do we have to explain this to you? There's no food.
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>>259230057
>There's no food.
What do you mean? Just hop out for some meat-on-a-stick when you're hungry.
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>>259230057
Eat fogmen
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Alright, now I'm pissed. I allied the HN, where is my state mandated greenfu?
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>>259230057
If we get into stuff like that for every settlement we might have to start asking ourselves where all these identical iron clubs are being found. I only ever find them on people, so I assume everyone is just born with one under a certain income bracket.
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>>259233238
That is not an iron club anon. It's the umbilical cord hardened into steel.
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>>259233238
Just because Chris and Nat opted for "it's a mystery" why certain things are so, it's probably better to not justify things off the laziness of the creator (Okran) read: the FCS. People have Iron Clubs because they're weak and MA is terribly unbalanced at any/all levels of the game (positively and negatively). You could come up with a lore reason for it, sure, but we all know the only reason that level of detail isn't addressed is because "lol sorry, sick of that game, busy with Kenshi 2".
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>>259233238
I'm more interested in why a dozen people qualify as a town.

>>259233373
At least it's not dried bull penis.
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>>259203306
Don't forget the torches.
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>>259210670
Yes but you'll still have to wait out the timer (several days)
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>>259233856
>I'm more interested in why a dozen people qualify as a town.
Literally every RPG though
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>>259234562
I often wonder.
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>>259220062
Don't build in the hub.
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>>259233856
>I'm more interested in why a dozen people qualify as a town.
That's the standard
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>>259226523
He probably has backpacks that fuck with your combat abilities and forgot to pick them back up after a fogman attack.

>>259225942
Join the thieves guild and buy thieves backpacks for everyone. 100% worth it, just keep one LARGE traders backpack (giant orange thing) and buy a packbeast for the heavier tradegoods and you'll be set.
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>>259230057
Reminder that the FI are very fertile, visit today and set up a bakery!
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>>259235406
are they? why the fuck is there no food
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>>259232989
Hello brother! I've come to help you with Prayer Day, when we clasp hands and open the floodgates of our hearts to express our love and devotion for Okran!
Do you have your Holy Flame ready? And what's a "greenfoo"?
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>>259235567
They decided to eat fogmen instead of finish setting up the farms on the empty northern plateau within their walls.
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>>259235567
They just eat the Holy Nation passerbys like the foggies do.
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Anyone ever try the spring bat? I was thinking about having 5 crossbowbugs, 4 rangers and 1 spring bat, though I've never used it before
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>>259239021
Short range, high damage. Honestly it's better to use lower-damage bows so that the odd friendly-fire doesn't ruin someone.
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>this is the kind of environment that Bands of Bones think makes for a great place to attack other travelers and 'test their strength'
Should I really try to preserve my rep with them, or should I treat them like starvers?
I'll have to declaw all of these to prevent them from snacking on the bones when they wake up, potentially triggering the 'you killed someone!' rep loss.
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>fucking herd of beak things
>ruins completely devoid of buildings
>copper alloy dino-leviathan bones
>random giant tree
The fuck is wrong with this place?
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>>259241516
This is what happens when you let weebs build an empire or two.
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>>259241516
It came from the mind of Chris, need anymore be said?
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>>258927972
How would I do a desert punk character?
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>>259246904
>no guns aside from a mod that won't nearly satisfy you
You don't.
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>>259247118
I just wanna match it aesthetically
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>>259240780
My first playthrough I climbed up to +20 rep with band of bones before regular Kral's Chosen, skin spider, and Shek Warrior patrols whittled them down to complete death. They only have the one camp so once Tora is downed they vanish.

I even saved Tora when a warrior started to carry her, and she ran back towards her empty camp and simply despawned (forever) on arrival.

All that careful rep grinding was immediately wasted. I don't recommend trying.
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>>259248260
Well.
You still don't. Unless some nip modded the gear in.
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>>259248934
Thanks anon, good to know.
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>>259246904
Straw/rattan/iron rattan hat
Ninja rags
Stout hessian
Longboots
Eagle's cross
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>See a shitton of medium stealth backpacks in Squin back when I couldn't afford them
>Have been to 7 different towns and can't find a single one now that I can afford them

It hurts so bad because the person I have assigned to make and haul my weapons can't fit them in her inventory so she just sits around scratching her cooter with nothing to do.
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>>259252217
Buy them from shinobi traders. You're going to ally with them eventually anyways, right?
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>Play as slave
>Break out of prison
>Feel bored after it

How do I make breaking out of prison harder? It feels too easy for me.
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>>259255583
Walk into Tengu's Vault.
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>>259255837
I'll have to do that myself some day..
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I want to make the difficult higher but don't know what's the right level and I don't want it to feel impossible, what do you think?
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>>259256541
I think you should follow your heart. We won't know either what's right for you. Play with the sliders.
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>>259256626
>play with the sliders
good advice
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I fucking hate the Forbidden zone so god damn much, yet I keep coming back
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>>259257075
I'm glad your heart is in the right place.
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>>258988743
>All hivers save the females are male. It's stated somewhere in the lore.
well no shit
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>play Kenshi for the first time in a year
>spend almost 30 minutes in chargen, planning what fun adventures I'll have
>immediately run to the nearest copper node
God damn it, some habits are hard to kill.
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>tfw spawned completely 100 naked qt brown girls on the northern shore

I wonder how many of them will get to see day 2
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>>259260181
>100 MA specialists were just born in the north

I'm heading south.
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This is going to be one slow-ass game, going to have to micromanage the hell out of this, never had a squad with 20+ characters, I feel like there's going to be a lot of blood, starvation and crashing.

I was pretty lucky to spawn next to a crab and pack of goats though.
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Dynamic market prices when?
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Why do garru remove limbs at a much faster rate than bonedogs? See the fuckers go flying constantly while starvers are getting mauled by my pack animal.

>>259261778
why is one of them white?
Is she the leader?
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>>259262196
Yeah sort of, I turned one of them into an albino, I reckoned I'm going to need some sort of marker for managing stuff.
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>>259262351
You realize your base has to be a plantation now right
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>>259262474
I have no idea what I'm in for, I'm going to try and scavenge stuff for now and trade it for fish in one of the villages, I'm probably going to lose a ton of people to starvation
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>>259262716
>so immersed in Kenshi you accidentally spawn a starving bandit gang
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Death beckons me.
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>>259261778
>micro'ing more than 3 characters
You're doing it wrong. Once you have the numbers you stop fucking micro'ing, that's why you get them.
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Speeding around on delivery/scouting errands, back to just two. Feels good, light.
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>>259263150
Where's that?
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>>259263601
Raptor Isle in the distance.
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>>259263724
But raptors are bros?
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HA HA
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>>259264576
Not when you try to kill them.
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>>259264852
But why?
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>All fucking cannibals must fucking hang - Barskin
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>>259265757
THEY EAT MY CROPS AND BREAK MY DOORS
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>>259265757
Because I am compelled to kill everything but goats. Cornelius demands sacrifice.
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So THAT's where he is?!
Funny how there's a bunch of holy flames on the first floor...
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>>259269594
oops
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>>259269732
He's FEISTY
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Walled off a section of the bonefields with a bit of swamp on the side. Gonna start setting up industry real soon.
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>>259271181
Went full autismo on building this section, but I like theway it turned out.
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>>259270775
THERE GOES THE OTHER ONE
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>>259271486
Bloodloss KO.
Think I'll let him get up, him and the dog can 1v1 to the end while everyone else recovers.
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Oh, Mourn isn't a safe place to recover, got it.
Guess I'll have to cut this short.
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>start new wanderer
>decide to make soldier drone samurai
>head to squin to look for heavy armor for weight training
>the town is abandoned
>only person in town is a single soldier drone named Skinner sitting at a table in the bar, alone
I'd post screens but I can't find which fucking folder Steam decided to chuck them in this time
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>>259271353
But anon, how does the water flow?
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>>259274763
Click the game in your library, right click view screenshots, show on disk. Or just use printscreen instead and then open local files and look in the _screens folder.
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>>259274962
Skelly magic
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>>259274763
That's common enough, unfortunately. Just import your save and it'll repopulate.
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>>259275051
cheers
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>>258939665
anti loli posters are normally real life sexual offenders or pedos
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>>258947413
Implying it's "mixing it up" for you and not the only thing you can get because your estrogen is too high and raised by single mom.
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>>259137139
very based
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>>259275890
Meh, at least he bumps.
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What is it about the early game in "get your ass kicked" survival RPGs like this that is so enjoyable. Maybe when the scope of your world is forced to be smaller you're forced to enjoy what little of it you can interact with safely more.
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>it's another 'holy squad spots a bugman laborer, follows him, and freaks out when he doesn't stop to talk to them offscreen/unloaded, killing your entire settlement without a prompt' episode
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>>259257075
God I want to kiss her abs
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>>259275686
I have 2 fetishes shortstacks and amazonian women, i'd be happy with either, it's just that agressive women are attractive.
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>>259278052
Fine.
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>>259278052
rollllllllllllll
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>>259278052
how the fuck does 'settlement' work anyway? How does one be a mayor in a lone shack?
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>>259278052
Letsa go
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>>259281353
lmao pitiful flatskin
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>>259278052
I'm not actually rolling right now, but I'm glad that one of these exists. I don't really care for the quirks though.
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>>259278052
rollan
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After corralling some Mongrel guards into a few fog princes, I can buy this Y House in Mongrel. Should I?

Also, on a totally unrelated note, where do you turn in bounties from Mongrel? Burn may or may not have been caught stealing.
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>>259283197
I don't know if any of the neutral cities can have bounties turned over. I don't know mongrel well enough to say, but look around for a police station. If they don't have one, your options are to either wait out bounty time, or serve your prison sentence. Low bounties don't take very long either way.
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>>259283197
It's a good base, worth it if you plan on vacationing there.
PD is the longhouse near the robotics shop, cages are on the roof. You'll have to break a fogman out to put burn in, but you should do that whenever you can anyway. Or at least if you plan any hijinks in the near-future.
Don't get caught stealing where you live, it ruins the shop forever.
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>>259283530
Don't try to turn yourself in at Mongrel by faceplanting on the guards. They only have two cages and they're ALWAYS occupied by fogmen, so if you try to face justice the kenshi way the guards will instead cut you down and then camp your body until it bleeds out. No place to put you, no place to heal you. If only Chris had a 'wanted dead' tag this wouldn't be an issue- fogmen would be left to rot, and you wouldn't have dumb shit like okranites taking skeletons prisoner either.
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>>259283000
Nice digits
>owns animal
>shepherd
neat
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>>259283530
>>259283789
Looks like Burn gets to test his mettle against the fogmen for a few days. He needs some more combat experience anyway.
>>259283558
I didn't steal from a shop, I looted an unconscious guard and his buddy saw me.
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>>259284057
>2500
Ouch. Keep D4NK safe, he's his lifeline.
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>>259284435
D4NK and Beep are sitting in a comfy bar, eating into the spoils. One fog prince head's worth of money gone, and Beep's got himself some decent armor, and decent medkits.
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>she still doesn't have her shirt
lel
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>find Chad
>look him up
>unique
>wiki comments FILLED with memes
jesus christ
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>traveling at night
>a severed arm and two pairs of boots in the middle of the road
>nothing else, no blood or corpses
Alright then.
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>>259286240
[x-files music]
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>>259278052
Rolland
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>>259286997
God damn, what a fantastic roll. A shek fragaxe wielding monster slayer with a bull that lives in Squin.
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>>259287126
Except she's a farmer
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>travelling near the forbidden zone
>sheks start talking about mist ghouls AGAIN
>new recruit that claims to have been to the pits starts fucking with them
based and FINALLY
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>>259278052
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>time to get serious in fogmen fuckery
>send D4NK out for some trouble while Burn watches over a recovering Beep
>three unattended poles in the distance
>begin picking
>most prisoners don't look good
>two hive princes walk up and start gnawing on one
>but they don't see me
>*THUNK*
>*THUNK*
>rip off both their heads
>set two free
>one's too far gone
>the other manages to follow me out
>eventually go back out and hunt more foggies
>
Neat. What should I name him?
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>>259289567
norbit from
Norbit(2007)
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>>259289797
Very well.

Also, his stats aren't too terrible for the location.
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>>259290306
thank yow
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>>259290306
Ex-slaves are primo recruit stock. Fog Islands is great.
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>>259290446
>>259290520
>game crashed
>turned off auto saves in case something went south during the whole Burn being burned fiasco
RIP Norbit, I knew ye not
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how do I make my designated snipers man thee turrets when fogmen attack without me having to micro? If I set it as their job, they starve
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Why Kenshi community outside 4chan are so fucking retarded?
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>>259290710
Put some food barrels near them
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>>259290693
Anon, you should consider making manual saves. Maybe 4 or 5, and cycle through them slow- one per hour or so, via over-writes. Leave auto-save on 2-5 minutes. Don't rely on auto-save, you'll lose a game due to some game-killing bug that happened two hours ago, or you'll accidentally switch it off again and lose your whole day.
Manual saves, overwrite.
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>>259291148
also AS sometimes makes crashes.
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>>259291148
I generally do a manual save at the end of the night when I'm done playing, or when I make a risky decision.
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>>259291286
Better than none, you had me worried. Good luck with your catchup
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>>259291286
This is fundamental, but you should also regularly manual save when you reach safe places or milestones in your daily efforts.
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>>259291420
I didn’t lose much. The new free recruit will be missed, but other than two prince heads, nothing else interesting happened.

Triggered the THERE WILL BE CHANGES dialogue, so that just means I need to get back to adventuring.
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I'm trying to turn in the Bugmaster to the Shek, but Esata, Bayan and Seto aren't there.
If I import the save, they reappear, but the Bugmaster disappears from my hand.
Is there a way to import the game and keep the Bugmaster? Is he removed from the game on import or is he placed back in his tower?
Would it work if I put him in a cage in my base and then import? Or should I import, go back to his tower and grab him again? would that work?
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>>259292974
revert to before fight, import , capture and then turn in, there is no way to keep a KO npc/imprisoned when importing.
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>>258927972
why is the discord so... clean? No memes, no crazy images of sadistic torture, and the HN are seen as default baddies.
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>>259293791
well, shit, thanks
luckily, i've found an autosave just a couple of hours before
at least now i know to keep a bunch of separate saves
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>>259294146
>discord
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>>259294146
>HN are seen as default baddies
i can smell the Narko from here
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Is..is this what texture files look like these days or is there something wrong?
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>>259290306
>>259290520
i was really surprised by this
saved am escaped servant too and she had really good stats
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>>259295369
Just Chris's way to encourage/reward anti-slavery & general goodness.
They're still pretty shit but they're not absolutely-useless-garbage like the rest of the game's fresh recruits.
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>>259294272
living world mod fucks with stone golem if you have that then disable it, import, fight and turn in, then enable it again.
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Threadly reminder to kill all starvers on sight.

>>259294146
>why is the discord so... clean?

no fun allowed is why
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>>259281190
If you read it a bit more carefully you'd realize job and settlement type are linked. A Mayor can only have a waystation, town, or camp. Only Drifter, Bodyguard, and Caravaner can have a lone shack.
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>>259295361
Yeah, it's weird. Might have something to do with allowing base skin color to shine through, but added colors at any transparency still come through sharp. I messed around a bit adding pubic hair to the nude mod and noticed its funkiness then.
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>>259296510
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>>259294146
A basic gestalt: The old hats created the Discord server in a time before the 1.0 release, back when Kenshi was spinning its wheels in late 2017/2018 they seems to settle in to a state of affairs that attracted certain people to the administrative roles. At some point, the server was handed over to the current administrative team over the course of the last year, leading to a situation where the discord when from community driven to ideologically driven. Not that it was ever that different, rather, its that those who cared about facilitating retreated from top management into burnout or lesser management roles. As a result, certain figures who exclusively concentrate on community policing have seized their positions within the hierarchy. This all enabled off the back of the fact that they operate first on an internal democracy, nobody gets moved up without passing the popularity contest and second is the political shit test, whereby you essentially need to forsake public image in favor of towing the party line. The admin loves to remind people they're *a discord partner* and "not affiliated with LoFi, but still need to uphold standards of conduct". It all circles around to a half-assed attempt to emulate corporate style dictation of terms, no arguments, no backtalk, no second guessing, buck up or shutup, don't like it, get banned, the admins forcibly hem in and narrow the discussions into their viewings of acceptability only for the sake of flexing their puny powers. They literally have nothing better to do than thought police a community for a game with inherently has controversy written in to it. It's pathetic, as before, they all should seriously consider suicide, it would do the server a lot of good.
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>>259275418
That bug looks |FAST|
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>>259268793
Does Cornelius give you any rewards for your faithful service?
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>>259265817
Does sniping actually work/is it broken?
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>>259221015
>edge of the swamp once
Check out the little plateau on the SW corner next time you're out there, near the grid. It's an impressive cliff, build a tower up there and you'd have a range of 300 yards into the swamp I'd bet.
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>>259299735
High level crossbows borders on game-breaking, it turns you into a mobile artillery with infinite recourse. If you want to turn Kenshi into a minor micro exercise with little downside, then train up a crossbow user to near max. By then, they'll be able to use all bows effectively, almost always hit their targets, probably have every other complimentary skill (like athletics) in place and can deal an absurd amount of DPS. People comment on MA being unbalanced, but crossbows problem solve in ways all others cannot, they remove the dance and RNG of melee combat in favor of a time to kill style dynamic. You'll probably notice once people have high level x-bows, they're done, the game is beaten.
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>>259182249
Barmen will sell a pamphlet with their locations, check mongrel/shek/UC territories, anywhere the tech hunters can operate.
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>>259300202
I've been wanting to do a playthrough where I recruit the downtrodden Holy Nation female recruits, dye their hair white, hand them crossbows and armor, and slowly turn them from useless meat into relics of Okran's holy fury bringing righteous fire to the heretics, xenos, mutants. In the Emperor's name.

However, only 3-4 spawn across the entire map, so it's a pipe dream at best without intensive modding.
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Built a bit of a fortress within my base, as a sort of final defensive location. Fairly useless since the external buildings have outward-facing entrances, but it still looks cool.
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>>259302086
anon...
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>>259302356
I know, but that ruins the aesthetic which is the whole point to me. Autism at it's finest, I know.
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>>259302128
place the watchtowers where the frontal pivots of your wall system is
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>>259302525
It keeps your design. The only change is moving the connecting walls forward for a uniform outward wall, which is how walls usually work in the first place. Otherwise you allow tiny pockets for enemy black dragon ninjas to hide inside away from your kill zones.
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>>259302680
The watchtowers are mostly useless, the walls angling in to the door are all mounted with harpoons
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>>259298326
why is it always like this
every time an online community springs up, the lefties show up trying to take over
they come about as reliably as ants to breadcrumbs
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>>259303605
Because lefties are the types of retards who are actually drawn in to 'power'. Places with named accounts they can build in to 'clout and following' like Discord or Reddit are more prone.

That's why I get annoyed at this new wave of "join the General Discord!" as it's antithetical to the very idea of anonymous discussion
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>>259302897
Alright anon, you make valid points. How about now.
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>>259278052
Rolling
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>>259305124
Yikes
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>>259305124
>armless worker done who likes blunt working with the holy nation
Im dead in 1 day
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i'm working on the kenshi all world states any% category

it's not going well
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>>259278052
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>>259306440
mayor?
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>>259306563
It's an RP thing, do mayoral things
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>>259300062
I think I know which one you mean. Yeah, I've been eyeing that place a few times but now I'm thinking about settling in the desert to the NE. Haven't been a desert dweller since the Old World.
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Where should I deliver this good boy before he wakes up?
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>>259311078
closest noble house
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>>259311078
Build a cozy little pen for him and throw captured paladins/nobles/bandits/whatever in there at snacktime.



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