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Author Topic: Rabbits are for caravan driving  (Read 1001 times)

YokoZar

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Rabbits are for caravan driving
« on: November 03, 2018, 05:10:06 PM »

Caravan speed is based on average human/animal speed.

Rabbits are fast and breed rapidly.  Bring them along with your caravans for lowest travel time.

Are there any animals that work better for this purpose?
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Re: Rabbits are for caravan driving
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2018, 06:42:57 PM »

That's kinda brilliant. What kind of numbers are we talking here?

I've never been a huge fan of the average time thing, they should move as fast as their slowest member and be able to speed those slowpokes up to their fastest speed by not having them carry anything but no more. However, I'm totally willing to cheese it if the game allows and even encourages it.

I've never ever kept any rabbits. Any I got for free got slaughtered right away. But I assume they do fine just being relegated to a big grazing area like muffalo do?
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Re: Rabbits are for caravan driving
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2018, 11:02:05 PM »

I hate things like this.. Lol
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Re: Rabbits are for caravan driving
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2018, 04:28:00 AM »

Now we just need a methode that new breeded rabbits got bionic legs ! :-)
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Re: Rabbits are for caravan driving
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2018, 07:23:41 AM »

You'd think the caravan speed would depend on the slowest participant
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Re: Rabbits are for caravan driving
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2018, 08:00:07 AM »

It's totally legit - the slower caravan members are laying flat on top of a swarm of rabbits. They don't get crushed it you spread your weight out. :P
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Re: Rabbits are for caravan driving
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2018, 08:12:27 AM »

It's totally legit - the slower caravan members are laying flat on top of a swarm of rabbits. They don't get crushed it you spread your weight out. :P

That's a hilarious mental picture :D
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Re: Rabbits are for caravan driving
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2018, 12:52:36 PM »

Lets see.

Code: [Select]
Colonist:  4.6 c/s
Bunny: 5.52 c/s
Bunny is 20% faster

Single colonist, no cargo.

No Bunny:  26.8 tiles/day
One Bunny:  29.1 tiles/day   (15% faster)
23 Bunnies:  34.1 tiles/day   (21.4% faster)
54 Bunnies:  34.1 tiles/day   


Four colonists, no cargo

0 bunnies: 26.3 tiles/day 
1 bunnies: 27.7 tiles/day  (+5%)
2 bunnies: 28.7 tiles/day  (+9%)
3 bunnies: 29.4 tiles/day   (+12%)
4 bunnies: 30 tiles/day   (+14%)
45 bunnies:  33.3 tiles/day  (+27%)



Not only does a hare speed up a caravan, they seem to have just as much weight in the speed calculation as a colonist.  Also, the caravan speed isn't a simple average of pawn speeds.  Fast pawns increase caravan speed more than expected.






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Re: Rabbits are for caravan driving
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2018, 04:05:47 PM »

Should definitely be based on slowest lol
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Re: Rabbits are for caravan driving
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2018, 04:07:16 PM »

Or maybe the rabbits are out front attached to the muffalo by ropes pulling it like reindeer pulling a sled!
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Re: Rabbits are for caravan driving
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2018, 07:19:15 AM »

I'm going to call this a bug.  It's fair to use the average of all animals capable of hauling.  So if you have a bunch of dogs with you that are willing to wear bags or pull a sled, they should increase the speed of the caravan.  (And the slowest members are just allowed to carry less so they can keep up).

Unless you have specially trained rabbits that can pull sleds, they shouldn't improve your caravan speed.

Well, unless you have *these* rabbits in your caravan:


https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/north-korea-hungry-for-big-rabbits/

I swear Rimworld is really North Korea...
« Last Edit: November 05, 2018, 07:21:07 AM by Shurp »
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Re: Rabbits are for caravan driving
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2018, 08:00:46 AM »

What about gazelle or squirrel? those are very fast and can graze too. No idea about their breed time.

Cougar and panther should be the fastest animal. They can't graze though.
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Re: Rabbits are for caravan driving
« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2018, 09:13:33 AM »

This does sound working not as intended lol.
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Re: Rabbits are for caravan driving
« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2018, 08:05:45 PM »

:o this makes no sense but it sounds hilarious. Caravan speed should just be set according to slowest member, that's a very easy and very working way of solving it.  O if you are going to do an average, do it right or don't do it at all...
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Re: Rabbits are for caravan driving
« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2018, 08:39:01 PM »

What about gazelle or squirrel? those are very fast and can graze too. No idea about their breed time.

Cougar and panther should be the fastest animal. They can't graze though.

Ostrich, emu, and cassowary Yo! Mega speed and grazing.
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