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Lacero    46

looks like they absorb up to 150/cycle.  I had one glowstick and a rad eater, the rad eater in ~75 rads was still losing calories but slowly.
Might be they don't need to eat if they have 150 rads?  someone will figure it out, but not me :)

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Rad Eater seems to be absorbing/purging rads properly, but not converting them to kcal.

Started a map w/ a Rad Eater, a Glow Stick, and a control dupe. Forbade all food so they would all starve evenly.

At the end of three cycles in sandbox, after isolating the Rad Eater, Ellie, and blasting her with radioactive contaminants, hundreds of rads total, her kcals are less than the other two.

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sakura_sk    1540

I don't think that "eating rad" means they will fill their stomach with it... :rolleyes: Just that they will not get sick easily in high radiation environment 

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pether    1106
15 minutes ago, sakura_sk said:

I don't think that "eating rad" means they will fill their stomach with it... :rolleyes: Just that they will not get sick easily in high radiation environment 

That trait sounded much cooler before you spoiled it :(

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Lacero    46
18 minutes ago, sakura_sk said:

I don't think that "eating rad" means they will fill their stomach with it... :rolleyes: Just that they will not get sick easily in high radiation environment 

no they literally get calories from radiation.  the pictures above show it once you take into account the rad eater has a bottomless stomach.

It tells you this in game in the description.

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krop    111
14 hours ago, EricKlei said:

Hi everyone,

Today's patch for the Public Testing branch includes a Radbolt Sensor building and the Radiation Eater Duplicant trait. It also has some improvements and fixes to world traits, the in-game database, and some new sounds.

If you'd like to try the Public Testing branch you can follow the instructions listed here.

Typo in the skill identifier change:
STRINGS.BUILDINGS.PREFABS.WARPCONDUITRECEIVER.EFFECT
 

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It can be activated by a Duplicant with the <link="RRESEARCHING2">Field Research</link> skill.\n

→ RESEARCHING2

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zach123b    166

the volcanic activity trait sometimes spawns volcanoes on the edge of the starting biome and there wont be any abyssalite, instead it'll be granite.  i do like having 2-4 volcanoes (mostly 2s) though and the granite stuff seems pretty rare.  it seems large glaciers close to an open volcano didn't have any separation aside from obsidian, but again maybe a fluke, only saw it once so far.  magma channels/frozen core + volcanic activity also seems to cause fewer volcanoes to spawn too but it makes sense in a way

rerolling a bunch in the asteroid select screen seems to show that the rusty oil asteroids doesn't get either oil trait, trapped/irregular, unlike the oily swamp for SO maps

adding that SWMP-C-985357495-0 had 0 volcanoes, it did get 3 hot obsidian spots against the edges of neutronium.  i'd like to request the magma biome be open to get some open volcanoes like rime did on the base game

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sakura_sk    1540
On 9/28/2021 at 12:09 PM, pether said:

That trait sounded much cooler before you spoiled it :(

Ooops.... Sorry about that. I should probably see the dupe first before speaking... :lol:

Yes. They do eat rads... but it seems they .. don't metabolize them so well in calories as they do when you use food:rolleyes:

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Magheat2009    84
4 hours ago, sakura_sk said:

Ooops.... Sorry about that. I should probably see the dupe first before speaking... :lol:

Yes. They do eat rads... but it seems they .. don't metabolize them so well in calories as they do when you use food:rolleyes:

I am still confused, can they convert rads to calories or 'rad-eater' is just a fancy way of saying more radiation resistance?

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Primalflower    3619
1 minute ago, Magheat2009 said:

I am still confused, can they convert rads to calories or 'rad-eater' is just a fancy way of saying more radiation resistance?

they convert to calories as stated in their little description of trait

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sakura_sk    1540
12 minutes ago, Magheat2009 said:

I am still confused, can they convert rads to calories or 'rad-eater' is just a fancy way of saying more radiation resistance?

They convert rad to calories and they are more radiation resistant

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