chabuhi Posted October 5, 2014 Share Posted October 5, 2014 During my recent play session I spent some time just harvesting wood. Went to several different locations in a moderately large area around the Trapper's Homestead. I switched off between using a hatchet and using my hands and noticed a couple of things:1. My hands were more successful at harvesting wood (particularly fir) than my hatchet. Maybe that is by design, but it doesn't seem logical to me. I performed 10 harvesting tests, 5 hands, 5 hatchet. The hands came up with wood (fir and cedar) 3 out of 5 times, 1 time came up reclaimed wood, and 1 time came up empty. The hatchet came up with wood (fir) 1 out of 5 times. I yielded only tinder plugs the other 4 times with the hatchet. Note, my hatchet was at 51% when I started these tests, so until I can repair a hatchet to 100% (or close) I won't be able to know if hatchets in better repair yield better results. Still, in my opinion, a hatchet at even 5% should generally do better than bare hands. Which brings me to my second observation ...2. I noticed during these tests that the hatchet took a tremendous amount of damage with each use - almost 10% every time, no matter what was yielded. Again, perhaps by design, but to my mind it would make more sense that a yield of 4 fir wood should do significantly more damage than a yield of 1 tinder plug. Perhaps the devs have already worked out the balance here, but it just seemed strange to me that a yield of 4 fir logs would take my hatchet from 51% to 42% and then the 1 tinder plug from 42% to 31%. And each of the other 3 tests with the hatchet took the condition down by close to 10%. In the end, the hatchet was at 6%.In any case, perhaps these aren't bugs, per se, but I thought it worth mentioning them. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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