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dethtongue

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Another rant about forming caravans...
« on: September 24, 2021, 02:04:04 PM »

So yeah....I love this game. So much that I'm legitimately embarrassed to acknowledge how many hours I have put into it, but for the love of God can we include a button in the base game called "Just send the F**king caravan already!"

I know you can go into developer mode and send it that way, but it just seems a bit like cheating. (And when your doing things like raiding untouched ruins you pretty much have to cheat anyway since most of your party will be in full blown melt down mode for missing a snack so in those scenarios you pretty much have to cheat to get everyone off the map.)

But my God. I swear if your party has to do anything more complex than load ten items then it will start a cascade of pawns going literally homicidal because someone somewhere forgot that the steel knife your trying to load is in someone's pocket. That's assuming once everything's finally packed your pack animals then don't start dropping out from exhaustion.

Seriously. I DREAD trying to form caravans. Can we just get a button to send a caravan despite what knick-nack its missing that's keeping everyone wandering around the settlement for a week looking for it. By the time a caravan is finally ready to go I normally have to swap out all the original participants with all new ones ( and sometime more than once) and the original participants are all somewhere between full catatonia, on a killing spree, or deciding to destroy that stack of 50 advanced components in protest.

Please. For my mental health if not the pawns. Can we get a send caravan button?
« Last Edit: September 24, 2021, 02:10:20 PM by dethtongue »
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dethtongue

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Re: Another rant about forming caravans...
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2021, 10:20:28 PM »

As a post script I noticed the last update had something in it about forming caravans being easier, but I'm not really seeing it. I'm literally taking a break to blow off steam and write this as my pawns are wandering the camp trying to find something, and while that was going on half of them fell asleep. Even if I use combat activation to wake them and try to clear their cache they pretty much just go back to sleep. So far no one has gone completely off the deep end and tried to kill anyone for failing to find that one extra rice grain that's missing from the pack so maybe that's where the improvement lies.

As a test this latest go around I had my pawns loading ONE alpaca with some medicine, about a hundred potatoes and about 500 gold. It took them over a day and half that time was spent with them just wandering in a daze. Maybe in addition to a "Just sent the G******ed caravan already!" button you could add an extra jobs tab called load so if a caravans being loaded in the colony all colonists will help load the caravan even if their not part of the caravan unless the jobs box is explicitly left off.

Seriously a caravan should not take four f***ing days to load and get moving.

Lemme get back and see what their doing. Hopefully someone hasn't gone on a fire starting spree next to the shed where all the high explosive shells are Kept.
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Re: Another rant about forming caravans...
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2021, 12:34:47 PM »

I have to say, the recent caravan loading patch made an enormous difference from my point of view.

Caravan loading in my colony rarely takes more than 1-2 in-game hours at this point, even with scores of items being loaded?
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dethtongue

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Re: Another rant about forming caravans...
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2021, 09:10:46 PM »

Are you running any mods because maybe that has something to do with it. I run a ton of them and I'm not seeing any difference in caravan loading times. In point of fact I'm here right now blowing off steam while my 6 pawns tasked with loading ONE muffalo with 300 pears are wandering around in a daze. I specifically had them load 300 of the same item (of 550 in stock) to try and keep them from doing exactly what their doing right now.
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