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by EddieG
Sat Jan 31, 2015 8:47 am
Forum: Community Members
Topic: Concern about parole policy
Replies: 7
Views: 268

Re: Concern about parole policy

I think that somewhere LONG before I hit 1300 prisoners, the Parole concept became a HUGE clusterfuck bottleneck.

If you RELEASE 4-5 per day, how many cross the 50 & 75 threshold? Even skipping meals (ooo that makes them REAL happy when parole is denied) leads to a bottle neck.
by EddieG
Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:38 am
Forum: Community Members
Topic: [Suggestion] Improved Armed Guards / Firearm mechanics
Replies: 11
Views: 260

Re: [Suggestion] Improved Armed Guards / Firearm mechanics

Uh, in general there is "Less Lethal" rather than "Non-Lethal" There are exceptions of course, and I'd love to see tear gas and bean bag rounds with an X% chance of straight up killing people, but I just don't think it will happen. I believe I've said it before, but Tazers should...
by EddieG
Sun Jun 29, 2014 1:09 am
Forum: Community Members
Topic: [Suggestion] Emergency Food
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: [Suggestion] Emergency Food

Exactly - Emergency food supply on hand (Like MREs) or a massive Jimmy John's order. The problem I ran into is that my kitchen was a bit under-sized and I went to do some remodel work in the brief (9 hour) window between meals. Unfortunately the kitchen takes two entire power grids and one of the ne...
by EddieG
Sat Jun 28, 2014 8:08 pm
Forum: Community Members
Topic: [Suggestion] Emergency Food
Replies: 3
Views: 88

[Suggestion] Emergency Food

Ok so I decided to rework my kitchen. I have 2x meals scheduled per day that gives me roughly 9 hours to make any changes. Everything that could go wrong, did go wrong. Considering the facility is large enough to run 840 inmates at this time, fixing these problems did not happen near quick enough an...
by EddieG
Fri May 23, 2014 3:06 am
Forum: Community Members
Topic: [Suggestion] Prison Policy to search all new prisoners
Replies: 19
Views: 363

Re: [Suggestion] Prison Policy to search all new prisoners

This is pretty easily resolved. I'll describe my methodology in the order that the prisoners see them: 1.) 2x K9 patrols in the delivery area. Why 2? In case one is taking a break. 2.) Metal Detector entering the prison itself. 3.) Metal Detector entering the cell block. 4.) Policy set to search eve...
by EddieG
Fri May 23, 2014 2:51 am
Forum: Community Members
Topic: [Suggestion/Issue] Multiple issues that inhibit gameplay
Replies: 3
Views: 94

Re: [Suggestion/Issue] Multiple issues that inhibit gameplay

I'm going to second your #2, however this IS an Alpha. I've not found a solution for guards or prisoners getting hung on doors/corners. I watch my intakes very carefully. If a prisoner gets stuck while working, they'll typically unstick themselves when work time is over. I run three prisons - a smal...
by EddieG
Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:24 pm
Forum: Community Members
Topic: Prisoner Sentence speed in relation to TimeWarpFactor ???
Replies: 11
Views: 322

Re: Prisoner Sentence speed in relation to TimeWarpFactor ??

Having a trouble free prison for a certain time will get you +$10,000/day. I'd personally like to see the cap raised, but its a good idea. $10,000 at 100+ incident free days with both a 120 cell prison and a 500 cell prison seems a bit wonky, especially considering it doesn't take that long to cap o...
by EddieG
Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:43 pm
Forum: Community Members
Topic: Suggestions for Alpha 20!
Replies: 30
Views: 887

Re: Suggestions for Alpha 20!

Two things related to workshops: Both my small test/concept prison and large main prison have multiple workshops. If I want to offer Workshop Safety Induction or Carpentry Apprenticeship programs to my miscreants, I have to de-zone all but one workshop and build my schedule. If I don't, it'll schedu...
by EddieG
Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:17 pm
Forum: Community Members
Topic: Prisoner Sentence speed in relation to TimeWarpFactor ???
Replies: 11
Views: 322

Re: Prisoner Sentence speed in relation to TimeWarpFactor ??

I'm not sure if it effects their productivity... all i know is that I've got nearly as many workshop qualified people in my 130 cell test/concept prison as I do in my 500 cell main prison. Also because the sentence isn't tied to the clock, I actually have more carpentry qualified prisoners (currentl...
by EddieG
Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:15 pm
Forum: Community Members
Topic: Taser feedback
Replies: 103
Views: 1517

Re: Taser feedback

Ok so I wanted to change the central section so much that I just went ahead and started from scratch. I don't know if it is my design (hooray, I'm a Prison Architect!) or what, but I almost don't need guards. One of the two major incidents I've had so far - which resulted in a body no less - was rig...
by EddieG
Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:51 pm
Forum: Community Members
Topic: Taser feedback
Replies: 103
Views: 1517

Re: Taser feedback

You got it. The original plan was to put a series of workshops and a cantina with a split between them that was roughly evenly spaced between two cell blocks. I started with two on top to get the hang of things and found that my design was seriously lacking. What you see now is my current cell block...
by EddieG
Wed Mar 19, 2014 3:11 pm
Forum: Community Members
Topic: Taser feedback
Replies: 103
Views: 1517

Re: Taser feedback

Disclaimer: I only started playing A-18 A Taser is a force multiplier. Say a fight breaks out with 2-3 inmates - The ability to immediately drop one buys the guard some time for others to get on scene and assist. I'm currently working ~240 prisoners. I've got 150 guards, with currently only 55 avail...

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