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And I thought surgeons in Space Station 13 were awful at their jobs for not using anesthetic and being just as happy to use a regular table as a proper operating table...
Ideas / Re: Iron man mode
October 28, 2014, 04:40:16 PM
Damn, when I saw the title, I was thinking of a mode with only one colonist, who is an absolute genius, who makes a suit of power armor in a cave, with a box of scraps.
Ideas / Re: Automatic stripping before/druing cremation
October 28, 2014, 10:26:53 AM
Quote from: Tynan on October 28, 2014, 12:30:01 AM
It's a good idea.

I considered it before, for butchering. It seemed really gruesome to me at the time; having colonists industrially stripping dead people for butchering. Now it just seems logical and strategic! Oh how this game has desensitized me.

As opposed to butchering them with their clothes and equipment still on?

When you're getting down to harvesting people for meat and organs/mass-incinerating them, chances are you're so far down the desensitization pole that you wouldn't think twice about "he won't need these anymore and we do."
It wouldn't. If anything, it would make it worse, encouraging people to wall off only those outdoor bits they absolutely need and turn the rest into a barren hellscape.
Ideas / Re: Rimworld as CD for christmas
October 25, 2014, 09:18:04 AM
Wow. The RIAA and MPAA must love you guys. Shall I pour you some more kool-aid, or would you like to just chug straight from the barrel?

The original maker of the game sold it at a price that was acceptable to it.

That's it. Done. That was the end extent of any claim of theirs to ownership of that specific copy of the game. They sold that claim for money; the new owner, henceforth, may do whatever the hell with it that they please, provided that it isn't duplicating it and selling/giving away those copies.

The copy they bought, on the other hand, is theirs to do with whatever they please, whether it be to sell it secondhand, give it away as a gift, microwave the motherhumper and upload the resulting light show to YouTube - whatever.
Ideas / Re: Rimworld as CD for christmas
October 23, 2014, 01:57:44 PM
Quote from: Mikhail Reign on October 23, 2014, 01:45:43 PM
Well since this game doesn't have a Drm, we can probably assume that I wasn't talking about games with a DRM feature. Second hand games = piracy. You get the game, and don't pay the developers.

Wow. That, uh...

By that logic, buying a car should be considered Grand Theft Auto. You get the car, and didn't pay the manufacturer.
Quote from: Jaxxa on October 20, 2014, 07:23:32 PM
Quote from: obuw on October 20, 2014, 07:16:25 PM
1- The raiders dropping right on top of you event is extremely annoying, and this alone is the reason I moved from a half-outside, half-underground base to a completely-underground base. I think this needs to be removed altogether.

A bit of self promotion, but I think it is relevant:

The recent version of my mod, Enhanced-Defence, has a shield that can intercept Droppods

While Shields can not stop DropPods as they to weapon, because of their increased Mass, they can make certain that they cant stop it. It can overload the Avionics system, causing the decent rockets not to fire so that the DropPod slams into the ground at terminal Velocity.

Practically this means that instead of drooping off people they will now hit the ground with a bang.

No offense, but...

Trading "Raiders drop in the middle of your base, kek" for "Raiders kamikaze into the middle of your base explosively" doesn't seem like it's a very good deal, I'll be perfectly honest. It's like bargaining the mob who've come to break both of your legs and kick your teeth in for late payments of debts down to breaking one of your legs and kicking you in the crotch until you can't feel your johnson anymore.

It's better than getting both legs broken and all your teeth knocked out, but it still ain't exactly great.
Quote from: dd0029 on October 19, 2014, 03:58:13 PM
Quote from: ShadowDragon8685 on October 19, 2014, 03:15:57 PM
fire can even be a bigger problem underground

How do you end up with things on fire underground? You have rock walls. I've always been of the impression that that's the point building underground. At most, a table and chairs might burn and maybe a lamp if it's close enough. Maybe a hydroponic room if you use one, but I don't usually.

I said "depending on how you build." And remember that if nothing else, power conduits will burn. So will walls, if you use them instead of power conduits lying on the floors. And doors, and furniture.
Ideas / Re: Deathly mist!
October 19, 2014, 03:17:46 PM
Probably too evil. Also, this would be yet one more reason to go full-on Dwarf. :)
I wouldn't say fire is the #1 problem.

I would put it as a very close #2, but fire can even be a bigger problem underground, unless you've built your space dwarf fortress specifically in a manner as to impede the spread of fire.
I think you mean "plethora" of options, not "dearth." But yeah.
Ideas / Re: Rimworld as CD for christmas
October 19, 2014, 07:00:29 AM
Quote from: RawCode on October 19, 2014, 04:48:51 AM
1) simple envelope
2) simple Benjamin Franklin
3) ???
4) let your friends decide self what they want, probably nobody share your opinion about video games and wont be happy to find CD they unlikely to play.

This has always been my opinion about gift-giving. And it had better be cash, too. Gift cards suck balls. The one place I'd actually be happy to have a gift card to doesn't give them, either. (Steam.)

Why, that's nice that you spend $30 getting me a $25 iTunes Gift Card. Did you actually check to see if I actually use iTunes, dear cousin? Because I bloody don't use fucking iTunes! So now you've given me a useless space-occupying lump of plastic that mocks me with the fact that you were willing to spend up to $30 on me (because they charge you a bloody $5 premium for the gift card,) but didn't trust me enough to actually just drop 15 $2 bills in an envelope or something![/stillpissedoffaboutChristmas'09]

So many gift cards, almost none of them to places I wanted to actually things from, not a single one with enough value to get what I really wanted... And if everybody had just given me bloody cash, I could've gone and got myself one big-ticket item I would've been really happy with!
Ideas / Re: Your Cheapest Ideas
October 18, 2014, 12:49:09 PM
Slowing down people who are dragging others is not a bad idea, as long as the person doing the dragging is able to stabilize the other (IE, have their condition not deteriorate) for as long as they're being dragged.
Ideas / Re: Rimworld as CD for christmas
October 18, 2014, 11:48:06 AM
I really doubt that any kids who would be interested in Rimworld (and I doubt that many such kids are actually going to be present in their parents' homes on Christmas Day,) are going to need a CD to play RimWorld.

I haven't used the CD player in my computer in ages.
Ideas / Re: wont grow in nighttime
October 15, 2014, 09:40:14 PM
Quote from: Mathenaut on October 15, 2014, 09:37:50 PMNot growing at night is a bit frustrating, admittedly.  Kinda defeats the purpose of sunlamps if farming outside.

Entirely defeats the purpose, I'd say.

Honestly, every decision that's made in the name of "game balance" needs to be heartily reality checked. If it strong violates all suspension of disbelief, then it's preferable to leave it unbalanced.