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3 hours ago, Xuhybrid said:

I don't know what was so bad about the original system that it needed an overhaul. New players still struggled a lot with it and now it's more RNG and counter-intuitive for no real reason.

Ehhhh maybe some but not all. I started playing last month and in probably 20 or so bases I had exactly 1 dupe die of slime lung one time, with zero instances of food poisoning. I figured out how to prevent slimelung very quickly. The only reason I built med bays was because I kept sending my scientist to research geysers with no exosuit and they would get injured. I felt (and kind of still feel) that the germ system is way too easy. While I do agree it's currently too easy to get sick, I still don't do much to prevent it. Even if the whole base gets infected with slimelung, it's more of an annoyance than anything else since they don't die from anything.

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Gurgel    452
13 minutes ago, drawinfinity said:

Ehhhh maybe some but not all. I started playing last month and in probably 20 or so bases I had exactly 1 dupe die of slime lung one time, with zero instances of food poisoning. I figured out how to prevent slimelung very quickly. The only reason I built med bays was because I kept sending my scientist to research geysers with no exosuit and they would get injured. I felt (and kind of still feel) that the germ system is way too easy. While I do agree it's currently too easy to get sick, I still don't do much to prevent it. Even if the whole base gets infected with slimelung, it's more of an annoyance than anything else since they don't die from anything.

I do agree to that. In the old system, I could mine out (carefully, of course) entire slime biomes without suits and nobody got sick. But the new system is just far to opaque. I have no idea how it works. Example: My "germ resistant" dupe was the first one to get sick 4 times before anybody else got anything and that was with all doing the same jobs. 

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Sasza22    1,356
5 hours ago, Junksteel said:

Pumping all contamined gasses passing through a chlorine room is the only thing I had in my mind but couldn't test yet.

Try using a setup similar to the water decontamination system. Store infected gasses in a reservoir with chlorine around. It should kill off the germs.

28 minutes ago, CDoroFF said:

Abe just get sick in the same circumstances.

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Must have been that morb.

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CDoroFF    39
1 hour ago, Sasza22 said:

Must have been that morb

This morb appeared here few cycles before. It complitelly surrounded by deodorizers. And there is neither PO2 nor slimilung in the air. Also, the trouble began far earlier the first morb appeared inside the base.

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Gurgel    452
52 minutes ago, great_stalin said:

New disease system ruin the game. Klei needs return old system as soon as possible

Naaa, not that bad. Just needs some balancing and some explanation. Also, this is early access, it is quite fine for the devs to experiment.

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estrogenesys    19
On 4/14/2019 at 1:33 PM, Elin64 said:

Hello,

I tested qol3 for a few hours playing 3 early games. 

I really don't understand how my dupes get deseases. I tested slimelung very carefully and it seems my dups get sicks when waking up after night while they worked all day in slime without getting sick.

Do dups get sick from breathing or do they get sick from having slimelung on them, or both?

Does someone understand how it works?

 

thanks for your help

I started a new colony on the QoL 3 test branch, and almost 1000 cycles in I still don't understand completely how it works. In that time, I've only had 3 dupes catch it. From what I understand, they have a chance to contract slimelung from breathing in even 1 germ. I'm assuming more germs/exposure means a higher likelihood of catching it. It also seems like there is an "incubation" period before the dupes actually show signs/symptoms, and could still fight it off. Also, sick dupes will sneeze polluted 02 and slimelung germs INSIDE your base, so quarantining is important. It is treated at the new doctor's station/sick bay building with advanced cure pills crafted from the apothecary, so make sure you have both AND a doctor before venturing too far into slime biomes.

Honestly, I prefer this, as before I could just spam deodorizers, chomp boosters, and restrict access to dupes who had accumulated too many germs (I didn't start worrying until they had about 100,000 slimelung germs in them). Slimelung had become trivial and vestigial.

The most frustrating part about the new change is I can not properly "quarantine" them in my medbay, because having slimelung still makes them "ineligible" to be assigned to a med-bed/triage cot. I suppose I could expand my med-bay with a spare proper bed or two to assign to slimelung dupes, and restrict their access, but honestly it happens so rarely and is treated quickly at the sick bay building, so it's moot to me.

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DaveSatx    73
On 4/14/2019 at 3:28 PM, chemie said:

worst part is their infection does not matter if exposed to 1 or 1 million germs so you in fact ignore the infection mechanic completely.  Seems stupid.

indeed.  if the chance scales by number of germs it sure isn't apparent, right?  pretty dumb

On 4/14/2019 at 1:57 PM, JohnFrancis said:

I don't believe it's possible to treat a dupe who is "exposed" you can only treat them after they get sick, can anyone confirm this?

the only thing i can think of would be to enable those dupes to take the various booster pills

9 hours ago, Sasza22 said:

Well in theory we should be able to use the med bay to quarantine sick dupes so they don`t spread slimelung around the base. I`m not sure how well you can quarantine them in QoL3 though.

you can't from what i've encountered :(

8 hours ago, Alfons100 said:

God dammit have we really looped again where people want the disease system to be made more difficult, it gets more difficult and people get mad. Now all we need is the current system to be nerfed and we've truly looped.

its not just more difficult.  its a very poorly implemented change.  i'm sure they'll tweak it.. the old system was WAY too easy :)

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Giltirn    50

I'm finding a lot of trouble with slimelung. Even a tiny puff of polluted oxygen here and there around the base appears to be enough to cause an infection. Currently 3 of my 6 dupes have it. This is a far cry from QoLII where with careful management I could prevent an infection from ever occurring. I can't say I'm particularly happy about the change tbh, it just feels like a random and unavoidable debuff.

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brucemo    14

My theories about slimelung:

  1. You get it from infected polluted oxygen.
  2. You do not get it from polluted oxygen that is not infected.
  3. You do not get it from other gases (notably oxygen) that are infected.

I have seen a whole lot of evidence for the first point and a general lack of evidence that the other two points are wrong.

If you have an infected polluted oxygen bubble on your map, approach with extreme caution. If you can place a deodorizer, break into the area, and run, you should be okay if the infected polluted oxygen is transformed into infected oxygen by the deodorizer, and then gets into your base.

Growing mushrooms in your base is now a dangerous thing because slime accidents will cause slimelung.

Trying to mine slime in your base is similarly dangerous. Eventually you will drop slime on the floor, it will off-gas infected polluted oxygen, and your dupes will get slimelung.

The old food poisoning prevention mechanics work. I have never gotten it in QOL3, but I don't cook with water, and I have wash basins. Slime lung has been made difficult to avoid, and if you don't want to get it, use exosuits, avoid slime, and/or avoid swamp biomes.

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Casm    94
9 hours ago, Junksteel said:

Anyone know how to exterminate sporechid germs?

I accidentally left an open small hole from oil biome and germs took over the entire map.

Any other way to get rid of that besides venting all the contamined gasses to space?

I don't know anything about sporechid germs, so I can't give any definitive advice. However, I did accidentally contaminate a fresh water supply with quite a bit of food poisoning. I simply cut off the supply of germs and waited about 15 cycles and eventually the germs died off on their own. Any chance that might work for your situation?

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KittenIsAGeek    728

I've played a bit more in Qol3 (hundreds of hours) and I've found that once your dupes are exposed to contamination (food poisoning, slimelung, etc) there is a period of time after exposure where they have a chance to get sick.  The chance to actually get sicks increases or decreases based on:

  • continued exposure
  • The dupe's immune system (biohazzard, etc)
  • if boosters (from apothecary) are available.

If the dupe comes into brief contact with, say, sporelung (one breath) and then returns to the base and doesn't get exposed again, odds are your dupe will not get sick if they're a normal dupe in normal play.  If your dupe spends half the day digging slime, then comes into the base and goes to bed, they might get sick sometime during the night.  If your dupe spends several days mining slime, odds are high that your dupe will get sick.

Once your dupe is sick with slimelung, it can be a spiraling funnel of despair. If you have the apothecary, then dupes who aren't sick will start popping boosters and dupes who ARE sick will start popping cures (provided you have them in stock).  If you have the disease clinic, you can quarantine the sick dupe (the triage cot mostly helps if your dupe took damage from attacking hatches or getting too close to lava).  If you don't have the apothecary or the disease clinic... well, your dupes are going to be pretty miserable pretty quickly.

 

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Junksteel    173
3 hours ago, Juicearific said:

The old system needed a revamp, I'll agree to that. But if the problem is that it wasn't intuitive for new players, I'd argue this one is so much worse

What? Why you don't like an evil casino where booster pills are the coins?

If you don't have the minimal bet you already lost.

In case of having them, you can keep gambling until you're broken... or until you just lose the bet due to RNG despite all the effort and resources already spent.
 

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6 hours ago, Juicearific said:

Last thing: I'm all for making the game hard. I love the game hard. But I also like it to be, in a sense, fair. If I do things right, I take my time, I plan, I should be able to beat it. At this point I'm resolving to get to the surface as fast as possible and research atmo suits (while avoiding mining any slime or opening morb pockets), build the docks for the suits, and just wear the suits EVERYWHERE and water locking my base. It'll work - but it shouldn't be necessary, and any new players won't be doing that. The old system needed a revamp, I'll agree to that. But if the problem is that it wasn't intuitive for new players, I'd argue this one is so much worse. Nevermind being un-intuitive and hard to understand, it's also extremely unforgiving. I saw countless reddit posts after slimelung got introduced where people's whole colonies were collapsing to it and they couldn't figure out how it works. I dread what will happen if this is the norm at launch, because I've put ~700 hours into this game over the last few years and I've never had any problems figuring stuff out after some tinkering around. Despite that, my only solution to this is to avoid the system altogether.

I'm 100% on-board with Juicearific's post. The old system was too easy, most definitely. I could go the whole game with no one getting ill if I was careful. This new system however is unrelentless and frustrating. Even with deodorizers all over my base the coughing and sneezing dupes make it impossible to keep the base disinfected. There are always a small handful of PO2 pockets drifting around just out of reach of the deodorizers. One half second jaunt through that diluted oxygen is enough to get sick. And heaven help any poor dupe that gets coughed on. Since my first dupe became infected it's just been a endless loop of folks running through the disease gauntlet. Finally cured by waiting the disease out? Great! You're already exposed again. Get ready to start coughing again in one cycle! Pretty much 50% to 66% of my dupes are sick at any given time. Algae Distillers are just a germ nuke.

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Nitroturtle    303

@Juicearific Excellent post, I really hope the devs read this and make some adjustments.  

26 minutes ago, KieraGreywolf said:

There are always a small handful of PO2 pockets drifting around just out of reach of the deodorizers.

Best part about this is the standard gas overlay shows no distinction between O2 and PO2, so you have to just discern from the gas coloring without the overlay.  I don't understand why the standard overlay doesn't show the different gasses.  I've used the ImprovedGasOverlay mod since discovering it, and I really don't see why this isn't used in the base game.

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27 minutes ago, Nitroturtle said:

@Juicearific Excellent post, I really hope the devs read this and make some adjustments.  

Best part about this is the standard gas overlay shows no distinction between O2 and PO2, so you have to just discern from the gas coloring without the overlay.  I don't understand why the standard overlay doesn't show the different gasses.  I've used the ImprovedGasOverlay mod since discovering it, and I really don't see why this isn't used in the base game.

Really? Did you set it to just detect gas only, because it shows the distinction on mine. In fact, part of my frustration was that without that overlay I couldn't even tell I had any PO2 because the bubbles were only one tile and blended in with the normal oxygen too well.

Here's a screenshot of the overlay in my base. Perhaps if it's not showing right for you there's a bug?

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The pale blue is clean oxygen, where as those greenish/teal squares are the polluted oxygen, as shown. The black is CO2

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chemie    439

so you have to use mid game cures for early game disease????  farming balm lilly, tier 2 doctor, med bays are not something you have before massive slimlung exposure.

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Nitroturtle    303
31 minutes ago, KieraGreywolf said:

Really? Did you set it to just detect gas only, because it shows the distinction on mine. In fact, part of my frustration was that without that overlay I couldn't even tell I had any PO2 because the bubbles were only one tile and blended in with the normal oxygen too well.

Here's a screenshot of the overlay in my base. Perhaps if it's not showing right for you there's a bug?

Gas Overlay.png

The pale blue is clean oxygen, where as those greenish/teal squares are the polluted oxygen, as shown. The black is CO2

Actually, I was using the oxygen overlay (F1).  I didn't realize they added a gas filter to the materials overlay, I guess that helps considerably.  Thanks for pointing this out.

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4 minutes ago, Nitroturtle said:

Actually, I was using the oxygen overlay (F1).  I didn't realize they added a gas filter to the materials overlay, I guess that helps considerably.  Thanks for pointing this out.

You're welcome! I used to have that same frustration. I wanted so badly for a way to see individual gases without having to do any guess work since small quantities of any given gas make it very hard to see when it's in a mass of another higher concentrated gas. Was pretty excited to see the new material filters overlay.

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Entrails    18

I don't get what was wrong with the original system. It was a learning curve and then you figured it out and learned to deal with it. But it made sense. Who thought this new system was a good idea?

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KittenIsAGeek    728
11 hours ago, Juicearific said:
  1. Duplicants can get sick in sterile environments. This is because they become exposed (and become what I call a time bomb) - and then half a cycle later they become sick. This is the biggest issue because, as seen in this thread, it isn't self explanatory. It's going to be a major crutch to new players to even understand what's happening.

I disagree with this.  While I do agree that duplicants CAN get sick in sterile environments, exposure doesn't guarantee sickness.  I've had several normal dupes have infrequent exposure to slimelung without getting sick. 

I had an area in my main biome that had a few tiles of slime.  I would have my dupes dig out one or two tiles and carry the slime to a safe location.  During this, depending on the timing of off-gassing, the dupes could get exposed.  All dupes were completely normal and with normal immunity game play it took several exposures before one got sick.  That said.. once a dupe got sick, they would frequently infect others due to repeatedly exposing the other dupes.

One method that worked REALLY well in reducing the spread of sporelung within the base was planting Buddy Buds in strategic locations to spread floral scent.  Of course, that can be a nightmare if you have an allergic dupe...

 

Note: I realize I quoted the wrong paragraph. I meant to get the one where you said "a single exposure on a normal dupe guarantees sickness."

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Giltirn    50

So it seems they decided to keep the new disease system without any changes I could see in the newest hotfix :( I'm going to play with it for a bit longer but I expect I'll just have to disable the disease system as getting anything done in early midgame is slow enough already without my dupes walking around with a permanent debuff.

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Juicearific    38
1 hour ago, KittenIsAGeek said:

I disagree with this.  While I do agree that duplicants CAN get sick in sterile environments, exposure doesn't guarantee sickness.  I've had several normal dupes have infrequent exposure to slimelung without getting sick. 

I had an area in my main biome that had a few tiles of slime.  I would have my dupes dig out one or two tiles and carry the slime to a safe location.  During this, depending on the timing of off-gassing, the dupes could get exposed.  All dupes were completely normal and with normal immunity game play it took several exposures before one got sick.  That said.. once a dupe got sick, they would frequently infect others due to repeatedly exposing the other dupes.

One method that worked REALLY well in reducing the spread of sporelung within the base was planting Buddy Buds in strategic locations to spread floral scent.  Of course, that can be a nightmare if you have an allergic dupe...

 

Note: I realize I quoted the wrong paragraph. I meant to get the one where you said "a single exposure on a normal dupe guarantees sickness."

Interesting. The 3 playthroughs I tried to learn it, they got exposed to the germ from one slime (that accidentally off-gassed once or twice), and got sick from that exposure. And of course, everything went downhill from there. I'd still argue it's too harsh, though if a base dupe can survive that, it makes me wonder how exactly that % works.

As for the buddy buds, that's absolutely a great strategy. My issue is that I build compact bases, and dupes sneeze on each other alot. My base is safe if a dupe sneezes while they're alone - I have enough buddy buds inside and directly outside my base to prevent it from spreading at all. However, they sneeze on their friends, who immediately become exposed... and the vicious cycle continues.

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chemie    439
31 minutes ago, Juicearific said:

Interesting. The 3 playthroughs I tried to learn it, they got exposed to the germ from one slime (that accidentally off-gassed once or twice), and got sick from that exposure. And of course, everything went downhill from there. I'd still argue it's too harsh, though if a base dupe can survive that, it makes me wonder how exactly that % works.

As for the buddy buds, that's absolutely a great strategy. My issue is that I build compact bases, and dupes sneeze on each other alot. My base is safe if a dupe sneezes while they're alone - I have enough buddy buds inside and directly outside my base to prevent it from spreading at all. However, they sneeze on their friends, who immediately become exposed... and the vicious cycle continues.

I do not think the developers play their game.  There is an infinite circle here.  Dup gets sick, sneezes, the tiny amount of germs takes several cycles to die off, so the cured dup gets reinfected by his own germs.  Even putting dup in isolation room does not solve this.  Add in more dups, and they can never recover because there is always tiny trace disease from sneezes always in the base air.

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