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    Alpha 19 Dev Diary

    Welcome to the Alpha 19 Dev Diary. As of this time we don't even know what to call Alpha 19. It might be small named updates like "The New Combat Book Update" which could start at "19.0", with the "Vehicle Update" landing on 19.2, etc. What we do know is we're working on some new books, a vehicle update, etc but how and when we roll out what is to be determined. Hopefully it can be several point release patches to get you guys more frequent updates over 6-12 months instead of one big drop in a year.

    Weapons Update
    All weapons will have 3 tiers.
    New top tier Auto Shotgun
    New mid tier Machine Gun
    New low tier Junk Sledge
    New top tier Junk Drone
    Most pre-alpha 18 weapons have new models and textures
    New Steel Fireaxe, new Steel Club.

    New Books
    Tech Junkie Learn from MacDyver himself to build useful gadgets from common household junk!
    Grease Monkey Learn to modify and craft vehicles of all currently existing shapes and sizes
    Bar Brawling Learn from Irish legend "Lucky Bastard" himself and never get bested in a good ol' fashioned bar room brawl.
    Spear Hunter Get connected with your inner caveman and master the forgotten art of spear hunting.

    Perk tree reduction
    Many non combat perks didn't feel like they were worth investing into or the cost was too great for what they offered, so many perks are being reduced to 3 ranks instead of 5.

    Lucky Looter: removed all digging bonuses.

    New perception perk: Treasure Hunter: Become one of the greatest treasure hunters of all time learning tricks that would even make Blackbeard envious. Rank 1: Plunderer Narrow down treasure locations to 7 meters and find 10% more items in buried treasure. Rank 2: Maurader: 5 meters and 20% more items. Treasure Hunter: 3 meters and 30% more items.

    The Infiltrator, Animal Tracker, The Penetrator, Lockpicking, Sexual Rex, Well Insulated, Living off the Land, Rule #1 Cardio, Run and Gun, Flurry of Blows, Parkour, Hidden Strike, From the Shadows, Daring Adventurer, Charismatic Nature, Physician will all have reductions or changes made to them. Yeah science will be removed and its perks distributed to others.


    Candy
    Candy will be added to vending machines, making canned foods more scarce in the process. Candy has zero calories but will boost attributes or provide special abilities for a short duration, like recog and fortbites. Here are a few examples of over 10 new candy items coming to A19.

    Skull Crushers
    Rock hard candy that gives you a rock hard punch. Increases melee damage 50% for 2 minutes.

    Atom Junkies
    Atom sized candy and atomic sized power! Increase explosive damage 50% for 2 minutes.

    Sugar Butts
    If ifs and butts were candy and nuts every day would be Christmas! Well now it can be with one tasty Sugar Butts Candy. Increases Better Barter one rank for 2 minutes.

    New super filling foods
    All new super foods have 0% food poisoning.
    Gumbo Stew
    Shepard's Pie
    Spaghetti
    Tuna Fish Gravy on Toast

    Improved Player Animations
    Player arms in third person will no longer be stiff when moving with one handed tools, fists or weapons, instead their arms will move more naturally when they walk and run.


    Vehicle Update - pushed to A20
    Vehicle Mods
    Vehicle break down and collision system

    Loading Screen Tips
    Loading screens will come with interactive survival tips the user can advance or go back to read the next or previous tip.

    Random World Gen Improvements
    Random biomes!

    Points of interest
    7 new or refurbished ranger stations
    Hardware stores reimagined
    Much much more.

    Traders now have specialized inventory
    All traders still sell everything, but now each one specializes in something. Joel sells armor, Jen sells meds, Bob sells vehicles and tools, Hugh sells weapons and ammo, and Rekt will sell food and seeds.

    Trader to trader quests
    After graduating to the next quest tier traders offer a special quest that will take you to the next trader.
    Last edited by Roland; 1 day ago.

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    NEW ART

    New lighting and updated Boe




    Top Tier Sniper Rifle

    New Backpack Model

    Marlene

    New Ranger Station
    Last edited by Roland; 22 hours ago.

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      #4
      Originally posted by Vintorez
      Any way we could get an ingame reference for what an item's base stats are? Sometimes that level 3 item you find can rival a level 5 and you don't have a reference to know it.

      On a similar note, since you don't want T6 to be craftable, what if we could reforge them with parts? Like Rank 5 Gunslinger + T6 SMG + 18 Pistol Parts = New T6 SMG with different stats.
      Compare will show base stats in the future, when comparing.

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        #5
        Originally posted by madmole View Post
        Added new tool art to the first post

        https://twitter.com/7DaystoDie/statu...534694913?s=20
        Very nice.

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          #6
          Originally posted by madmole View Post
          Compare will show base stats in the future, when comparing.
          How about a way to see total stats including perks on items? You could do this in a17 by hitting modify, it'd then show you the items total damage with mods and perks combined. However this doesn't seem to work in a18 anymore. Its defently not added to the values when you click on something to check it out, as my actual block damage is much higher than that steel pickaxe says it is. Like my t5 pump shotgun in a18.2 b2, says 200 something damage with slugs, is the 40% from my shotgun perk added to that 200 for the weapon+mods, or is it added to the base damage of the ammo which is 120? Currently there is no way to tell what your actual entity damage is with a weapon as there is no way to see it without console commands. Block damage however is easy to figure out, just hit something then its just simple subtraction.
          Last edited by Scyris; 11-26-2019, 11:19 PM.

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            #7
            As long as it doesn't take another damn year to get the update....

            Just try your hardest to NOT bloat it and stick to lesser but more frequent updates, to keep the game fresh instead of making most of us play 2-4 months and go on hiatus for the rest of the year.

            That being said, vehicle mods and new vehicle shapes? Yes please.

            After "A19" is done, I would personally suggest expanding electricity, because its a massive potential for late game that is completely wasted on couple of lights and traps alone.

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              #8
              Will any of those books replace the perk? Like the Grease Monkey book for instance?

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                #9
                OMG am I the only female that plays this obsessively? Please may I have some new paint effects/ Lots of them. i want to make my house look really nice. Once I wash the zomb blood off...

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                  #10
                  Originally posted by DUST2DEATH
                  Not really a shader thing though....easy to fix...
                  I do not mean disabling SS-reflections...

                  Have some kind of console command? What do you mean?
                  Last edited by n2n1; 11-27-2019, 12:56 AM.

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                    #11
                    Originally posted by Katitof View Post
                    As long as it doesn't take another damn year to get the update....

                    Just try your hardest to NOT bloat it and stick to lesser but more frequent updates, to keep the game fresh instead of making most of us play 2-4 months and go on hiatus for the rest of the year.

                    That being said, vehicle mods and new vehicle shapes? Yes please.

                    After "A19" is done, I would personally suggest expanding electricity, because its a massive potential for late game that is completely wasted on couple of lights and traps alone.
                    Nobody said new vehicle shapes. We now have 3 branches so we can ship builds whenever we want to. Features get merged to the live branch, and new risky stuff will get developed in a separate branch than trunk, so we should be able to ship build as needed. We're still fixing a lot of bugs but we're starting to get some new stuff going.

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                      #12
                      Originally posted by Sirillion View Post
                      Will any of those books replace the perk? Like the Grease Monkey book for instance?
                      Nope.

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                        #13
                        Originally posted by Abbii View Post
                        OMG am I the only female that plays this obsessively? Please may I have some new paint effects/ Lots of them. i want to make my house look really nice. Once I wash the zomb blood off...
                        I'd like to find a way to stream paints so we could have a lot more.

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                          #14
                          Originally posted by Abbii View Post
                          OMG am I the only female that plays this obsessively? Please may I have some new paint effects/ Lots of them. i want to make my house look really nice. Once I wash the zomb blood off...
                          I second this. If no more are added, that's cool, but the more the merrier. ^^

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                            #15
                            Originally posted by Katitof View Post
                            As long as it doesn't take another damn year to get the update....

                            Just try your hardest to NOT bloat it and stick to lesser but more frequent updates, to keep the game fresh instead of making most of us play 2-4 months and go on hiatus for the rest of the year.

                            That being said, vehicle mods and new vehicle shapes? Yes please.

                            After "A19" is done, I would personally suggest expanding electricity, because its a massive potential for late game that is completely wasted on couple of lights and traps alone.
                            Lesser updates are stupid. The game gets better with longer updates. I really do hope they "BLOAT" it.

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                            Originally posted by Abbii View Post
                            OMG am I the only female that plays this obsessively? Please may I have some new paint effects/ Lots of them. i want to make my house look really nice. Once I wash the zomb blood off...
                            Haha lol. All preeeeety and stuff lol... I try to play but then see something that needs modding or added lol.. maybe 1 day I can play haha as with many of the modders here I reckon

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