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    18 b4 - Non stop multiple screamers

    Hi,

    Is this a halloween event?

    Logged into my Single player this morning which i started on b2 and suddenly I have constant screamers calling in zombies and I mean constant...... all day.

    Suddenly noticed I Was on B4 - ok new start then.

    Started a MP map with my mates on my dedi server and from about mid afternoon day 1 screamers started appearing and from that moment on it was constant. Multiple screamers at once calling in zombies.

    We were averaging dozens of zombies at once and the more we killed the more came.

    It was fun for a bit but then with absolutely no chance to stop and do anything it quickly became annoying - especially once we were all out of ammo and had no way to get anymore.

    It is centred around the base we put up but we turned off the forge to no avail...

    Anyone else seeing a constant stream of multiple screamers at once start today?

    Or is it some kind of Halloween event?

    Cheers,

    Adr

    #2
    A lot of people are seeing this. They're working on it.

    Update:
    Originally posted by faatal View Post
    I spent another 5 hours on heat today and redid parts of it that were hurting my brain and found I had made a bug, when I was fixing it before.

    I think it works fine now in all the use cases (10 to 120 minute days, torch or workstation heat) based on a design of 4 campfires/forges or 20 torches get a screamer in about 10 mins as it was supposed to be doing.
    Originally posted by faatal View Post
    We branched A18 from trunk, so work can start on A19. I'll be moving the fix from trunk into A18.1 exp tomorrow.
    Note, the fix for this will be in the next experimental build... and not A18.0 stable. It could be another week or so before the fix goes to A18.1 stable.
    Last edited by AtomicUs5000; 10-30-2019, 01:33 AM.

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      #3
      Well we've got 7 forges going non stop underground with 8 cement mixers, and 2 forges, 8 torches, and a generator running on the above ground screamer trap, and it's going just peachy at the moment.
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        #4
        Originally posted by Darthjake View Post
        Well we've got 7 forges going non stop underground with 8 cement mixers, and 2 forges, 8 torches, and a generator running on the above ground screamer trap, and it's going just peachy at the moment.
        lol, I bet it's a well-oiled machine at the moment.

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          #5
          Hey, a lot of people were complaining that there's no zombies in the world and that it would take forever to reach max level. The Pimps just added a ton of zombies in and shortened the levelling time considerably, and you people are still complaining? Sheez ...

          One forge running constantly and two candles seems to be enough for a decent stream of high-pitched tones .. (first week, I am digging in the same area quite a bit just to see if DiggityDig-style can still work)

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            #6
            Originally posted by theFlu View Post
            Hey, a lot of people were complaining that there's no zombies in the world and that it would take forever to reach max level. The Pimps just added a ton of zombies in and shortened the levelling time considerably, and you people are still complaining? Sheez ...

            One forge running constantly and two candles seems to be enough for a decent stream of high-pitched tones .. (first week, I am digging in the same area quite a bit just to see if DiggityDig-style can still work)
            U R Correct: Lots of people concerned over the lack of zombies in the world.
            U R Incorrect: TFP have not increased the amount of wondering zombies in the world that would satisfy the concerns and in fact have decreased the amount in A18

            U Maybe Correct: People are concerned over the fact it took a while to reach max level. <--(i never seen anyone concerned but I'll give you the benefit of doubt)
            U R incorrect: TFP increased the time it takes to reach max level and increased max cap to 300....almost damn near impossible to reach level 300 in 1 life time IRL with the soft-cap in place.

            So where the heck are you getting your facts from?
            Last edited by ZombieSurvivor; 10-30-2019, 01:15 AM.

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              #7
              Err... jokes. Not facts, jokes, for the first paragraph. But, lemme explain the jokes, because that's always so fun. Even the screamers are zombies, which were added, and they appear in the world, otherwise they wouldn't be in the game .. and the stuff call in are definately zombies, just added in. So, plenty of zombies added into the world. And the level cap, there's at least two threads about it right here on PC General, some people are somewhat annoyed at the impossibility to reach it, but getting to farm nonstop hordes surely shortens it to (just as impossible) half of infinity...?

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                #8
                Originally posted by theFlu View Post
                Hey, a lot of people were complaining that there's no zombies in the world and that it would take forever to reach max level. The Pimps just added a ton of zombies in and shortened the levelling time considerably, and you people are still complaining? Sheez ...

                One forge running constantly and two candles seems to be enough for a decent stream of high-pitched tones .. (first week, I am digging in the same area quite a bit just to see if DiggityDig-style can still work)
                Pretty sure i was asking a question, not complaining....

                I do think removing alot of the zombies from POI's was not necc a good thing. However, that is not related to my experience today of it suddenly being 100% day/night base swarming by multiple screamers at once and the resulting dozens of zombies they call in.

                Just before we logged off - my mate killed 8 screamers who were at the base, at the same time.

                I'm totally in agreement with Heat drawing zombies etc. But like i said, we tried turning of the forges (had no torches up and no campfire running) and it made no difference. It felt like as soon as i put a land claim block down - all hell broke loose.

                Thankfully we set up on top of the large fire station (on the flat bit overlooking the front door by the massive window) so they could not get up to us. We played through to day 5 though and a lot of the wall blocks were missing by this point - some of those have 10k hit points....

                We had no time at all to try and make ammo etc. we even ran out of feathers as you literally could not gather enough to keep on top of the masses of zombies at base. And of course to make Iron Ammo heads - you need a forge running...

                Hence my question - is this a halloween event or something?

                If it's not then it means a total rethink on running a base as keeping a forge switched on to make ammo/cement etc. is not workable. The zombie attacks massively outstrip the amount of resources you can produce... Don't get me wrong - we enjoy having to rethink how we do stuff. The new Perk system really shook things up (in a good way) from how we used to each specialise etc. We like change - it keeps the game fresh.

                To the guy who posted a pic - you are on day 22, I assume you did not restart?. If you didn't then try a restart and see if you can actually re create that base

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                  #9
                  we get nonstop screamers whenever we use the auger. As soon as you fire it up the first screamer is on her way and they dont stop coming until you stop augering. The base has 4 forges, 2 chem stations and 2 concrete mixers working non stop and we get maybe 2 screamers a day. Somethingis broken.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by ZombieSurvivor View Post
                    So where the heck are you getting your facts from?
                    I'm pretty sure it was a joke.

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                      #11
                      Have you tried farming non stop hordes? Non stop means no time to craft enough ammo or gather enough feathers or even make repair kits....

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by dorkchops View Post
                        we get nonstop screamers whenever we use the auger. As soon as you fire it up the first screamer is on her way and they dont stop coming until you stop augering. The base has 4 forges, 2 chem stations and 2 concrete mixers working non stop and we get maybe 2 screamers a day. Somethingis broken.
                        It is. I'm pretty sure TFP are aware. (Not that that fixes anything, I know.)

                        I just had a screamer loop spiral and it was almost like a horde night.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by tricorius View Post
                          I'm pretty sure it was a joke.
                          damn I suck at seeing jokes some times. lol.. My bad lmao I thought he was being serious

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by dorkchops View Post
                            we get nonstop screamers whenever we use the auger. As soon as you fire it up the first screamer is on her way and they dont stop coming until you stop augering. The base has 4 forges, 2 chem stations and 2 concrete mixers working non stop and we get maybe 2 screamers a day. Somethingis broken.
                            We don't use Augers or chainsaws for that exact reason - haven't for along time

                            I agree something maybe broken - but it did on my SP on my PC and on my Nitrado Dedi Server..... Starting today.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by ZombieSurvivor View Post
                              damn I suck at seeing jokes some times. lol.. My bad lmao I thought he was being serious
                              Yeah, well it was more of the sarcastic irony kind of joke, less like the "chicken crosses the road" obvious sort of joke; so it's a lot more subtle.

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