Search found 211 matches

by GC13
Sat Jul 27, 2013 4:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Do prisoners only use the weight bench if the yard is small?
Replies: 6
Views: 3743

Do prisoners only use the weight bench if the yard is small?

It seems to be widely known that the prisoners aren't very particular to using weight benches. I've spotted a correlation with bench use and yard size, though: the prisoners prefer to run around if the yard is large enough, but will rush to use the weight benches if it's smaller. Has anyone else spo...
by GC13
Sat Jul 27, 2013 2:16 am
Forum: Community Members
Topic: It needs to be easier to make money, the system needs tuning
Replies: 59
Views: 2023

paktsardines wrote:It's called 'planning' and it used to be in a lot of games as a key part of gameplay. It seems this generation wants spoon-feeding.
I fail to see how forcing a particular design decision, not because it's a good idea but because the AI is incompetent, can be seen as a key part of gameplay.
by GC13
Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:24 am
Forum: Community Members
Topic: Gang Discussion
Replies: 17
Views: 549

It would likely be easiest if the gangs were simply named after their color. "The Reds", "The Greens", and "The Blues", for instance. If you want to make a joke of it, they can be the Cyans, the Magentas, and the Yellows. I know red, green, and blue are already in use i...
by GC13
Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:17 am
Forum: Community Members
Topic: Escape Mechanics
Replies: 16
Views: 886

The prisoners shouldn't be going for the sheet metal: that's something the workmen do. The only way they'd go out for the sheet metal, I believe, is if the Deliveries area is fenced off so the game regards it as a zone. Incidentally, doing this is probably the reason my guards wouldn't automatically...
by GC13
Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:03 pm
Forum: Community Members
Topic: [Suggestion] Improvement, or addition, to Render Rooms
Replies: 0
Views: 67

[Suggestion] Improvement, or addition, to Render Rooms

I like the ability to disable Render Rooms in the preferences.txt file, but all it does right now is remove the checker pattern from the rooms—they still discolor the tiles below them. Could RenderRooms false be altered to remove the coloration effect entirely, or a second option be added? Usually i...
by GC13
Fri Jul 26, 2013 3:24 pm
Forum: Community Members
Topic: [Suggestion] Metaldetector only detecting metal items
Replies: 16
Views: 477

Related, I kind of hope that the prisoners flashing their contraband is just a temporary balance solution, or an abstraction of a more rigorous system of searches that we're supposed to implement. If that feature makes its way into the final build... Well, it's just a little weird, is all. Hopefully...
by GC13
Fri Jul 26, 2013 3:21 pm
Forum: Community Members
Topic: [suggestion] Punishments for misconducts and prison rules
Replies: 7
Views: 325

I'd at least like the system to distinguish between contraband. Cigarettes are in an entirely different category than weapons and jail keys. Either of the latter should land a prisoner in solitary, but if it's just the cigs then lock them down for a bit.
by GC13
Fri Jul 26, 2013 3:20 pm
Forum: Community Members
Topic: Holding Cells as Dorms and otherwise miss uses of the room
Replies: 25
Views: 1397

There's already a bar for Freedom need. If there is any need less realistic for a prisoner to expect to be fulfilled then I can't think of it. I've actually seen the Freedom need go up for a few prisoners, on a stream. If we have Freedom, why not Privacy? It would certainly lick the holding cell pro...
by GC13
Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:15 am
Forum: Community Members
Topic: It needs to be easier to make money, the system needs tuning
Replies: 59
Views: 2023

I still think that the biggest argument against not changing it is vastly exaggerating what we are asking for. Who's asking for anything even remotely similar to spending an entire alpha build improving the balance? All I think should be done is a doubling of the per-prisoner income, and probably a ...
by GC13
Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:00 am
Forum: Community Members
Topic: Random Aggression Needed?
Replies: 32
Views: 1168

Yeah, in a well-run prison even maximum-security prisoners are kittens. Ten-hour workdays? That's fine. I can even remove the jail doors leading to the staff doors on the exits and they won't make a run for it. They'll only act up if I remove the staff door, and I think prisoners will pretty much al...
by GC13
Fri Jul 26, 2013 4:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cant research Prison Labour
Replies: 8
Views: 1703

Is your foreman actually in his office?

Yeah, probably, but I've seen him stuck outside his office and the research timer wouldn't count down.
by GC13
Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:44 pm
Forum: Community Members
Topic: It needs to be easier to make money, the system needs tuning
Replies: 59
Views: 2023

Good grief xander, I wish I needed to misquote you to make you sound smarmy. Yes, I'd "rather see some tweaking" of the economy than see absolutely nothing done with it, because you make it sound like it has to be a massive overhaul or nothing. It's a question of cost vs benefit: for almos...
by GC13
Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:20 pm
Forum: Community Members
Topic: It needs to be easier to make money, the system needs tuning
Replies: 59
Views: 2023

Why do you quote me stating the current situation and then act like I issued a demand? For that matter, why do you treat a statement about what would be better for testing as if it's a personal choice whether the game is encouraging the sort of gameplay it ought to or not? If we're forced into plann...
by GC13
Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:30 pm
Forum: Community Members
Topic: Some my suggestions
Replies: 10
Views: 168

1. In progress, I believe. 2. Go to Deployment and set the zone to Staff Only. 2.1. You're talking about a Staff door, except staff refuse to open doors for prisoners. To be honest, it would be weird if the janitor would stop to let a prisoner in somewhere. 3. Different gates than the jail door and ...
by GC13
Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:21 pm
Forum: Community Members
Topic: It needs to be easier to make money, the system needs tuning
Replies: 59
Views: 2023

I'd rather see some tweaking than waiting for a master plan. Right now the prisoners bring in too little money and the workshop probably too much. I'd rather get us a rough-in on about what the economy needs to look like now than leave everything horribly distorted all through testing and finally tr...

Go to advanced search