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Terrain

Postby superkbo323 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:28 pm

One major and I believe simple change would be very nice is, when we level our claim the whole claim is filled with brown dirt ground, and that doesn't look nice, I was wondering if u guys can change it so if you don't pave where u leveled the land, grass should grow back so it won't look like a construction site, I also think that it would be more realistic that way, plz try to take notice of this.
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Re: Terrain

Postby dwhiteml5 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:54 pm

grass regrow after a long time
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Re: Terrain

Postby superkbo323 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:04 pm

dwhiteml5 wrote:grass regrow after a long time

Ooo ok, that's great then, I its only been like 3 days I leveled my terrain, so that's good that it grows back thanks, any idea on how long it takes?
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Re: Terrain

Postby dwhiteml5 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:45 pm

its random , but can take weeks even months
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Re: Terrain

Postby superkbo323 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:02 pm

Then it would be a good idea for them to make the grass grow faster, 1 week max at least=), because taking months for simple grass to grow is ridiculous.
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Re: Terrain

Postby MagicManICT » Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:56 pm

superkbo323 wrote:Then it would be a good idea for them to make the grass grow faster, 1 week max at least=), because taking months for simple grass to grow is ridiculous.


If you're referring to how long it takes grass to regrow on dug up land... well, it can take years for the native grasses to fully cover a section of land. Had a house built two years ago and didn't worry about putting a lawn in because we're going to terrace it (saving a bit of money as it won't be a cheap job) and the sloped backyard is still only half covered in grass. Quality of soil makes a huge difference, and without that precious topsoil, nature has to make its own.

As it is, grass regrows into dug up tiles with the decay ticks. From what I've noticed, it spreads from existing tiles, so the area in the center takes the longest to regrow.

What's decay? It's a game mechanic to trigger a variety of things. Terrain of over lumbered areas changes to grassland. Natural damage is caused to buildings (so those unused lean-tos go away after so long). Other possible future game mechanics may use it (tree growth was tied to it in HnH).
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Re: Terrain

Postby Sevenless » Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:31 pm

Currently the regrowth mechanic is... odd. Sometimes open grassland will regrow the occasional bit of forest.

But Magic described it as it's probably intended :)
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Re: Terrain

Postby superkbo323 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:37 pm

MagicManICT wrote:
superkbo323 wrote:Then it would be a good idea for them to make the grass grow faster, 1 week max at least=), because taking months for simple grass to grow is ridiculous.


If you're referring to how long it takes grass to regrow on dug up land... well, it can take years for the native grasses to fully cover a section of land. Had a house built two years ago and didn't worry about putting a lawn in because we're going to terrace it (saving a bit of money as it won't be a cheap job) and the sloped backyard is still only half covered in grass. Quality of soil makes a huge difference, and without that precious topsoil, nature has to make its own.

As it is, grass regrows into dug up tiles with the decay ticks. From what I've noticed, it spreads from existing tiles, so the area in the center takes the longest to regrow.

What's decay? It's a game mechanic to trigger a variety of things. Terrain of over lumbered areas changes to grassland. Natural damage is caused to buildings (so those unused lean-tos go away after so long). Other possible future game mechanics may use it (tree growth was tied to it in HnH).

Ahh, lol it's a bit confusing to understand but if the time of growth has a purpose, I'm not complaining =), I just thought if we can grow grass almost the same way we pave ground for earlier progress, would be a good idea also =)
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Re: Terrain

Postby dullahx » Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:11 pm

we should aswell be able to replant grass like in ol' haven
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