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      Rhymes with Play 145 - Oxygen Not Included (Update Preview)   06/27/2017

      Join us on our official Twitch Channel, where we will be previewing content that are currently being developed for the upcoming Oxygen Not Included update. As always, the stream will be going live on Thursday, June 29th at 3:30 PM Pacific (10:30 PM UTC), only on the Rhymes with Play Dev Cast. Note: As the game is still in development, game content shown in the update preview streams may change before going live on Steam Early Access.  Where is it?
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  • Biography i have been playing video games since the 1970's and will probably still be playing in the 2070's.
  • Location portland, oregon
  • Interests sporks, sewing & knitting, playing video games, collecting plushes
  • Occupation seamstress

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  1. good idea about the star-caller's staff. i have to find a way to test it without starting everything on fire. the issue with the bird is not exactly that i can't get one, it is that even when i put it in a cage, it is asleep and i cannot feed it until it wakes up, which is never. but i can log out standing right next to the cage and start quickly force-feeding it as soon as the server launches. though that would mean i would need to leave and rejoin my server pretty frequently to keep my bird from starving to death. i just need these catcoons to drop me a bird now, instead of feathers.
  2. yes, there is still a full moon in lights out. i use that glorious full "day" to fight giants, though it usually ends up being the dragonfly since that fight takes me the longest to solo. and, yes, there are still bio-luminescent mushroom forests and lightbulb plants. so the caves indeed have much more light than the surface. i'm on day 186 so far and the first 10-15 days were the hardest. really, once you get a miner hat built and start making a decent amount of jerky, every thing else is fairly routine. but there are no birds, so no eggs, so no gunpowder. no daylight means no farms either. i mean you can build them, but nothing grows. i even tried dropping fireflies on the farms but nope, withered crops. lights out also seems to keep bees permanently hibernated when you build a bee-box (which in and of itself was an odd chore). so i have to kill bees by the droves just to get precious honey. the pig king is always sleeping so i have more trinkets than ever. pigs never leave their houses and rabbits never leave their warrens. i had to wait underground until enough earthquakes had dropped enough rabbits so i could build a prestihatitator. spiders, merms and mosquitoes are always out so the swamp is intensely exciting.
  3. i don't use mods.
  4. i run a lights out server. mostly because i like the game to be extra-hard and cruel. but lately the main reason i run it is to see the reactions to people who join. the set-up: i have surrounded the florid postern with fireflies to give some light after the spawn glow wears off. i have built a fire pit, alchemy engine and a chest which i stock with full stacks or twigs, flint, grass, rocks, gold and two stacks of logs. the area is surrounded by trees and i have planted twiggy trees, grass tufts and berry bushes around as well. there is additionally a sign which reads: 'please take what you need." i have no mods on my game whatsoever. the very first person who joins asks: "why is it night?" "it's a lights out server." "but why is it ALWAYS night?" i found his skeleton about 20 paces away from the portal with every stack of resources from the chest. so i took the resources back to the chest and went back to surviving. and wouldn't you know it, a willow joins. okay, she has a lighter and... nope... the whole forest is on fire. chest on fire, resources consumed... better build that up again. willow logs out without saying a word. i replant trees, make a new chest, restock it. and wander off. about the time i am exploring the swamp, another joiner! a woodie this time. says nothing so i went back to what i was doing. after about ten minutes he dies and says: "why did you kill me?" "well, i didn't kill you, charlie did, but..." he logs off. then a wx-78 joins and says: "where are you?" me: "i'm in the swamp, a bit south of the postern." wx-78: "do you have a telltale heart?" me: "yes..." wx-78: "so i'm just gonna kill myself and wait for you to come revive me then." he then leaves about 30 seconds later only to log back in and out over and over for about five minutes before giving up. even then, he logged in 3-4 times the next day (in real time, not game time) before i said: "no matter how many times you log off and come back, you will still be dead." thus ended our correspondence. a wilson joins, who i suspect might have been an experienced player as the first/only thing he says is: "WHERE IS SUN?" just like a pig-man. i was laughing so hard but then he left so i never got a chance to find out if he was joking or serious. most of my maintenance is carrying resources back to the chest because someone took them all and died a few feet away or they take all the resources and log off so i need to gather more and restock. and most of the time i am nowhere near the postern (i am a morlock, i live in the caves even in a lights out server) so i eagerly look forward to how new people will cope. somehow, this has become the most entertaining server i have ever hosted and oddly, the most frequently visited. and all i had to do was turn off the lights.
  5. i play a good wickerbottom, i'll shoot you a friend request.
  6. can we have a gillligan's island-themed stickied thread? i cannot think of shipwrecked together without humming the theme song.
  7. gifts received, thank you for fixing this so quickly!
  8. the two gifts are not popping up when i log in on ps4. have quit and restarted the application several times, logged in and nothing. on steam it was instant, so i pretty much expected it to be the same on ps4.
  9. i would scream too. then i'd pour a drink or something and send texts to all my friends (none of whom play dst) and brag hard. i have wanted that skin forever and feel a stab of dismay every week when it fails to drop. oh my beloved crock pot skin, why are we never to be united?
  10. i joined a public server today and had a wolfgang following me around and all i could think of was this post of yours. they kept grabbing up my logs as i chopped down trees, grabbed flint and rocks as i mined, grabbed silk as i killed spiders but they somehow never bothered to craft a torch or a campfire... so when i put on my miner hat and kept walking while they stopped to grab all my freshly cut logs again, i got the satisfaction of hearing them die before a rage quit.
  11. you just enter the code (20 digits plus the dashes) and it will auto submit or tell you the code is not correct.
  12. instead of ugly sweaters, we should get ugly pleated shirts. well, uglier pleated shirts.
  13. it is actually funny... now... but picture it: i (wickerbottom) coming back to my base with purple gems and nightmare fuel all ready to build a shadow manipulator. there is a wilson just standing next to a roaring fire pit tossing logs in every few seconds. it took me a moment to grasp what was happening before yelling out: "dude! don't burn the living logs! what the hell...?!" wilson turns to look at me, then tosses another living log on the fire. "i really like the moaning sound." for just a moment, i was absolutely speechless.
  14. i never ever thought i'd have to write this, but: please don't burn living logs for fuel. i had someone join my server today and burn all my living logs for fuel. it was not even dark, they simply liked the 'moaning sound'.
  15. i need a plush gobbler & a plush slurper. and as many beefalos as possible. i want a whole herd roaming over my quilted savanna. ( i also really want a plush beefalo poop :3 )