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    [–] Weekly Theorycrafting Discussion TheHolyChicken86 2 points ago in darkestdungeon

    If multiple mods try to change the same file they will conflict, and only the last mod loaded will see any of its changes take effect. I suspect your mods to "make enemies more chill" are conflicting with each other.

    [–] Insects could vanish within a century at current rate of decline, says global review TheHolyChicken86 10 points ago in science

    So much produce gets thrown away because of this, and that’s not even counting about the fruit you’re describing, which never makes it to the stores because farmers and grocers already know people won’t buy it.

    This is a commonly repeated falsehood. Ugly food ends up in soups, salsas, sauces, animal feed and the like. It's not just wasted.

    [–] *semi rant* TheHolyChicken86 5 points ago in darkestdungeon

    You’re basically yelling at dice.

    [–] Fresh Off The Stagecoach - Assist a New Recruit TheHolyChicken86 2 points ago in darkestdungeon

    I plan on switching all heroes to level and farm until a good number of them reach decent levels. My question is that will this get super tedious to the point that progress will be at a snail's pace?

    Levelling loads of heroes is actually the 'correct' way to go about playing a campaign. If you're concerned that it might be a bit grindy for you, try playing on 'Radiant' instead. It's not actually easy mode, it's just designed to be a shorter, quicker campaign.

    [–] Fresh Off The Stagecoach - Assist a New Recruit TheHolyChicken86 5 points ago in darkestdungeon

    The MAA is without a doubt one of my favourite heroes. He's a medium-damage hero who adds a huge amount of robustness to any party. Don't run him as a "damage sponge"; he hits things, and he's pretty good at it! Only guard if:

    • someone is marked and you want to protect them
    • someone is on low health
    • the remaining enemies can only hit the front rows. A frontline MAA can guard the other frontliner and guarantee the guard is effective
    • certain bossfights encourage it

    Also, don't bother with his riposte unless you know the fight will require him to be guarding non-stop, or you know there'll be AOE hitting him every turn. Just hit things instead!

    Bolster is a phenomenal buff. Combine with his dodge camping skill and you get +20% dodge. Run two MAAs and you can have +40% dodge for your entire party. Throw in some shard dusts for another two bolsters (4 total), and you can have -80% stress +60% dodge. This is utterly, utterly insane and broken and makes a mockery of any fight in the game (Eg you can defeat bosses without taking any damage).

    [–] Weekly Theorycrafting Discussion TheHolyChicken86 7 points ago in darkestdungeon

    The bank is weak unless you play to its strengths. If you get the bank but just carry on playing as you would normally, it was a total waste. This is the "trap".

    The key is to really spam antiquarian runs AND be extremely frugal with your money until you have a healthy stockpile. Eg for a while don't upgrade your heroes, only buy them the essential skills; don't fix up heroes, just kick them out and replace them. I'll do this till I have ~250-300k then go back to playing "normally". Once you've got 500k+ you've pretty much got infinite money and can live off the interest.

    You forfeit an easy/quick earlygame for infinite money from the midgame onwards. I think that's worth it, others might not.

    [–] Fresh Off The Stagecoach - Assist a New Recruit TheHolyChicken86 4 points ago in darkestdungeon

    Don't run him in rank 4. You forfeit all your attacks AND decrease the chance that any guards you do will redirect any attacks.

    [–] A simple ability, yet i have problem to program it TheHolyChicken86 2 points ago in darkestdungeon

    This is only possible in the info file where the skills are defined, not in the effects file where the “healself” was declared. This is why OPs skill wasn’t working.

    They joined the discoed and we sorted it out already :)

    [–] Fresh Off The Stagecoach - Assist a New Recruit TheHolyChicken86 5 points ago in darkestdungeon

    Semi spoilers I guess, but you need a minimum of 16 heroes to beat the game. Time to recruit some more teams...!

    [–] A simple ability, yet i have problem to program it TheHolyChicken86 2 points ago in darkestdungeon

    Come along to the moonlit dungeon discord, you'll be able to get modding help there: https://discord.gg/Gs2jX6

    [–] A simple ability, yet i have problem to program it TheHolyChicken86 2 points ago in darkestdungeon

    That looks to me like it would always heal the caster for '5', with no randomness at all - which isn't what OP was after.

    [–] Fresh Off The Stagecoach - Assist a New Recruit TheHolyChicken86 3 points ago in darkestdungeon

    You're playing on Radiant, yes? On radiant you can force them, but they get a huge stress penalty. On the other difficulties they flat out refuse and you can't take them at all.

    [–] Fresh Off The Stagecoach - Assist a New Recruit TheHolyChicken86 4 points ago in darkestdungeon

    tagging /u/Narwaichen /u/Zoidburg747

    Half-true. The quest rewards are now a free-for-all, but AFAIK the heirlooms drop at different rates within the dungeons.

    If I remember correctly:

    • Weald drops more deeds
    • Warrens drops more portraits
    • Ruins drops more busts
    • Cove drops more crests

    So if you want deeds, try to spam excursions to the weald.

    [–] Fresh Off The Stagecoach - Assist a New Recruit TheHolyChicken86 3 points ago in darkestdungeon

    The way you're describing this sounds to me like you have just one "A-Team" who are higher level than everyone else, and now you're struggling. I'd be willing to bet that you've unwittingly rushed to higher-tier dungeons with that one party and they're totally under-geared.

    Instead of one "best" party, you should instead max your roster and level everyone up together. This means you can pick and choose heroes for each dungeon as you please, and also means your heroes won't level faster than your guild/blacksmith upgrades (which is how heroes actually gain power).

    [–] Fresh Off The Stagecoach - Assist a New Recruit TheHolyChicken86 2 points ago in darkestdungeon

    Have you fully upgraded your heroes at the blacksmith & guild?

    Loads of heroes are viable for bosses. Sometimes a mark party will work great, sometimes bleed/blight, sometimes riposte/dance parties. Sometimes I'll stack up damage on a single hero via the plague doctor's vapors buffs. I've come to love bounty hunters - they can reach into the backlines and don't have strict position requirements.

    [–] Shrieker quest appeared can i do it with a lvl 3 party? TheHolyChicken86 1 points ago in darkestdungeon

    Personally I don't bother trying to kill it, so I go with the party I quoted initially, focused on pure survival. If you want to go the extra mile you can do 4x bolsters if you bring two shard dust, which means you just dodge everything and have -80% stress received. Super easy and your heroes will probably end the fight with no stress, and can go straight into another dungeon afterwards.

    [–] Shrieker quest appeared can i do it with a lvl 3 party? TheHolyChicken86 2 points ago in darkestdungeon

    AFAIK if you kill the nest you get some Trapezohedrons gems, and if you kill the shrieker itself you get better odds for your heroes to get the good quirks rather than the bad ones. You get no bonus loot for killing the shrieker.

    [–] What is the nicest thing a stranger has done for you? TheHolyChicken86 632 points ago * (lasted edited a month ago) in AskReddit

    I was really confused by this because the comment originally said

    Fell asleep at the wheel

    and I read it as

    [the stranger] fell asleep at the wheel

    and that stranger didn't seem so nice at all.

    [–] So how does the hit cap work? TheHolyChicken86 12 points ago in darkestdungeon

    It’s simple: there’s a secret +5 to accuracy. Take whatever number the game tells you add 5 to it, and that’s your true accuracy.

    ...unless you previously missed. Every time you miss you gain an increasing amount of secret bonus accuracy (that’s reset when you do finally land a hit).

    [–] TIL individuals who get "chills" from music have differently wired brains than those who don't- more nerve fibers connect their auditory cortex (the part of the brain that processes sound) to their anterior insular cortex (the region involved in processing feelings). TheHolyChicken86 1 points ago in todayilearned

    Do you have a lot of empathy? I find I "feel" everything I see or experience whether it's music or a movie or someone talking about their life. I sometimes find that I react more strongly to other people's experiences then they themselves do.

    Wait hang on. Do you mean you actually FEEL what the other person is probably feeling? Like, you actually feel that emotion rather than just being intellectually aware of what the emotion might be? Shit, I'm a robot.

    [–] What's been the the most stressful moment for you? TheHolyChicken86 3 points ago in darkestdungeon

    There's two that stick out for me as being above and beyond the normal stress (SPOILERS WITHIN):

    • In DD4 Bloodmoon I brought Dismas & Reynauld for the achievement. Unfortunately the overall party and skills I'd chosen just didn't work out at all so my party collapsed and died in phase 2. Not only had I killed Dismas & Reynauld on their final mission, but I thought I might have sabotaged the entire bloodmoon campaign (I was fairly close to the death limit). I wasn't happy. Fortunately I did some theorycrafting, came back with a much better party 10 weeks later and absolutely wiped the floor with it.

    • The other was at the Baron fight (in the same bloodmoon campaign). In the final egg phase the baron popped out FIRST, so felt like I had little choice but to try and rush him down (not sure if this was the correct decision or not?). This meant all healing would be prevented for the rest of the fight. It went down to the wire - my middle heroes died, my frontliner was on death's door and if he died my last hero would be unable to attack the boss. That frontliner survived about three attacks on death's door before the baron finally yielded. Stressful AF