Ninjakebab Posted June 26, 2015 Share Posted June 26, 2015 Hey guys!Let's get to it. When hiking, or going on otherwise long trips, with minimal food, and low weight, the thing used to discriminate what to bring (in terms of food) is calorie density (kcal/kg). Some good items are nuts, dried fruit, chocolate and so forth. Therefore the first things I noticed about the food item in TLD was this value, and that it was a bit off, for instance coffee, tea and soda all have higher calorie density than cooked meat in the game! Say what?! So I cooked up (ha ha) the following list based on the ingame calorie density of cooked meat, and other stuff. I used wiki masses in some cases, since only 1 decimal is shown ingame for some items, for some reason:http://i61.tinypic.com/j8jupf.pngI was lazy and did not provide any references for the real world values, but know that I used multiple sources for each item!Now, as you can see, there is suddenly an explanation as to why people are complaining about the high bio-needs in the game, simple because the energy of the meat (mainly) is unrealistically low. I mean, in real life, the only things below a 1000kcal/kg range are salad, fruit and other green stuff!In real life, my personal threshold for food items to bring on trips in the mountains and whatnot goes at the 3000kcal/kg value. Anything below weighs too much as opposed to the energy it provides.One more note (RL of course), when cooking meat the available caloric value actually increases due to denaturing of proteins etc. Meat only looses caloric value if charred, or if fat drips off.Now I understand that there are gameplay tweaks that causes hyper-realism to be impossible, and you have to make it balanced. But the low caloric density of the meat in the game just seems too low. I tested a 24 hour period in the game, and needed 4,5kg of meat and 2,5 liters of water just for some indoor crafting and sleeping, no going outside - in just 1 day!Anyway, thanks for reading, I really enjoy the game! This is not something that makes me not want to play, tuning it will just make me even more hooked! You guys are awesome. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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