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I've heard lots of things said about Walani, "Walani is the Wilson of Shipwrecked", "I want Walani in DST", "Walani is so hot…". Usually it's the first or second one, and those are my main focus for this post.

I've been hearing constantly that people want Walani in DST, for some odd reason. It doesn't make sense to me at all, given that all that she could provide is drying off faster and the capability to craft a much worse early game boat (which is useless given boats are already very accessible early game). These perks are nigh worthless, and much more uninteresting than most other yet-unported single player characters (ie. Wheeler, Wilbur, Wagstaff), so why is it that Walani is continuously requested to be ported?

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Well.. if you own solo don’t starve, and all it’s DLCs did you know that you can actually play as Walani outside of her respective DLC world in Dont Starves Adventures Mode? A game Mode that May I remind you- Has no Water at all..

DST has a Sailable Ocean.. it would be an outright crime to never have Walani in DST.

Keep in mind that a characters “perks/abilities” are only PART of who that character is- Maybe some people just like Walani because she looks cute? Maybe they like her for her various quotes? Or perhaps they’re like me and can see the Massive Potential in all the games skins that pair well with Walani..?

I have been weaving many items in this game (skins for belongings/clothing) in preparation for the day Klei actually decides “You know what guys? Let’s add Walani!”

In fact the most recent skin I have woven is the new siesta-lean to from the Cawnival pack.. why? 

Because eventually skins add up… New Lean-to + Briney Salt Box Skin + The new Twitch stream anchor etc.. and Eventually you start realizing Dang It.. Walani would fit right on in.

Maybe she does not fit “Default” DST and I guess that’s why people exclude her, or MAYBE they find her abilities to be as lack luster and boring as Pre-Rework Wes…

But when I can literally make Shell Beach turf, set up tree canopy’s, wear skirts with Pineapples attached to them.

Suddenly Chill Surfer Gal Walani becomes #1 on my want to play as list.

(I could be a bit biased though Wendy and Walani are my two most played characters in the franchise)

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13 hours ago, Mike23Ua said:

Well.. if you own solo don’t starve, and all it’s DLCs did you know that you can actually play as Walani outside of her respective DLC world in Dont Starves Adventures Mode? A game Mode that May I remind you- Has no Water at all..

which makes her even less interesting and was already a hard thing to acomplish taking in count that her only "interesting" perk is having a surf board that becomes useless after 2 or 4 ingame days

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1 hour ago, Mike23Ua said:

Well.. if you own solo don’t starve, and all it’s DLCs did you know that you can actually play as Walani outside of her respective DLC world in Dont Starves Adventures Mode? A game Mode that May I remind you- Has no Water at all..

DST has a Sailable Ocean.. it would be an outright crime to never have Walani in DST.

Keep in mind that a characters “perks/abilities” are only PART of who that character is- Maybe some people just like Walani because she looks cute? Maybe they like her for her various quotes? Or perhaps they’re like me and can see the Massive Potential in all the games skins that pair well with Walani..?

I have been weaving many items in this game (skins for belongings/clothing) in preparation for the day Klei actually decides “You know what guys? Let’s add Walani!”

In fact the most recent skin I have woven is the new siesta-lean to from the Cawnival pack.. why? 

Because eventually skins add up… New Lean-to + Briney Salt Box Skin + The new Twitch stream anchor etc.. and Eventually you start realizing Dang It.. Walani would fit right on in.

Maybe she does not fit “Default” DST and I guess that’s why people exclude her, or MAYBE they find her abilities to be as lack luster and boring as Pre-Rework Wes…

But when I can literally make Shell Beach turf, set up tree canopy’s, wear skirts with Pineapples attached to them.

Suddenly Chill Surfer Gal Walani becomes #1 on my want to play as list.

(I could be a bit biased though Wendy and Walani are my two most played characters in the franchise)

Until you realize her surfboard breaks just about every single mechanic in the oceans imaginable, and even then woodie exists to do her job better if you want to make it so she doesn't break the ocean (aka making her not able to interact just about anything except the lunar islands which woodie already does)

she wouldn't fit in any way imaginable

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i think this was a more common viewpoint when the lunar island was new. or, tbh, just people wanting their faves to come back to a game that is being worked on, to have more interactions, examine lines, etc

i would think walani would be a character who would get a substancial overhaul if she ever were ported to prevent her having nothing without her surfboard.

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It's because of her personality, her charm, and her vibe, also the fact that she would probably have really good chemistry with Winona and Maxwell she the opposite of Winona's industrious personality with her lazy and homemade personality, and Maxwell's dapper with her chill and kind vibe.

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2 hours ago, Mike23Ua said:

Well.. if you own solo don’t starve, and all it’s DLCs did you know that you can actually play as Walani outside of her respective DLC world in Dont Starves Adventures Mode? A game Mode that May I remind you- Has no Water at all..

I think this is more of an after-effect of SW really dropping the ball in terms of characters. Woodlegs, Wilbur, and Walani are all very underpowered outside their respective DLC.

2 hours ago, Mike23Ua said:

DST has a Sailable Ocean.. it would be an outright crime to never have Walani in DST.

This point would probably support Woodlegs a lot better than Walani. It's like saying "There are pigs in DST, so why isn't there Wilba??". Just because an aspect of the character is applicable doesn't mean they would fit.

2 hours ago, Mike23Ua said:

-snip of the rest of the post-

So, what you're saying here is that you want an entire update/refresh (since previous character ports have been complete reworks with their own animations and everything) for a glorified skin?

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3 hours ago, UbiAnomaly said:

I've heard lots of things said about Walani, "Walani is the Wilson of Shipwrecked", "I want Walani in DST", "Walani is so hot…". Usually it's the first or second one, and those are my main focus for this post.

I've been hearing constantly that people want Walani in DST, for some odd reason. It doesn't make sense to me at all, given that all that she could provide is drying off faster and the capability to craft a much worse early game boat (which is useless given boats are already very accessible early game). These perks are nigh worthless, and much more uninteresting than most other yet-unported single player characters (ie. Wheeler, Wilbur, Wagstaff), so why is it that Walani is continuously requested to be ported?

Simple the same reason people main Wilson they like the character the perk's effectiveness is secondary.

Spoiler

Kiel give me Woodlegs please and thank you...

 

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31 minutes ago, UbiAnomaly said:

I think this is more of an after-effect of SW really dropping the ball in terms of characters. Woodlegs, Wilbur, and Walani are all very underpowered outside their respective DLC.

This point would probably support Woodlegs a lot better than Walani. It's like saying "There are pigs in DST, so why isn't there Wilba??". Just because an aspect of the character is applicable doesn't mean they would fit.

So, what you're saying here is that you want an entire update/refresh (since previous character ports have been complete reworks with their own animations and everything) for a glorified skin?

Okay so if I’m not mistaken, Warlys Refresh came out at the same time as Willows Rework.

Wormwoods new dlc character came alongside some other update.

Klei hasn’t been releasing just one little refresh lately..

Wormwood and Wurt both respectively received tweaks in future updates RWYS + QoLs.

Skins also make up 98% of DSTs revenue, so yes.. I would want Walani in DST for her skins potential.

Lastly- Walani added to DST as a straight up port with no changes would STILL have been better than Non-Reworked Wilson or Pre-Reworked Wes.

If YOU dislike Walani as a character choice that’s fine, you do you I guess.. but don’t try to discredit people who disagree with your beliefs that Walani is useless 

There’s also still the fact when asked about getting Walani as a playable character JoeW stated in one of his posts that it wasn’t outside of the realms of possibility.

Does that mean she’s 100% coming to the game? Absolutely not.. but- Klei also recently teased that they would be changing the crafting recipes for boats in a “more appropriate update for it.”

What does that mean exactly? No idea…

And since we still have 2 QoLs and 3 Game Content updates scheduled for this Roadmap- We may be waiting quite awhile until we find out..

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2 minutes ago, Mike23Ua said:

Okay so if I’m not mistaken, Warlys Refresh came out at the same time as Willows Rework.

Wormwoods new dlc character came alongside some other update.

Klei hasn’t been releasing just one little refresh lately..

Wormwood and Wurt both respectively received tweaks in future updates RWYS + QoLs.

Sorry about that misconception on my end, thanks for the correct information.

3 minutes ago, Mike23Ua said:

Skins also make up 98% of DSTs revenue, so yes.. I would want Walani in DST for her skins potential.

What I meant with the "Glorified Skin" bit was that you had stated (in your first post) that you wanted to play Walani for her personality/vibe and not her playstyle/perks, which would make her more of a Wilson reskin than an actual character. To be fair, a Wilson reskin was basically what Walani was in Shipwrecked, but I don't think a character's personality is a valid reason for the developers going through the effort of porting them.

5 minutes ago, Mike23Ua said:

Lastly- Walani added to DST as a straight up port with no changes would STILL have been better than Non-Reworked Wilson or Pre-Reworked Wes.

A statement purely based on opinion.

9 minutes ago, Mike23Ua said:

If YOU dislike Walani as a character choice that’s fine, you do you I guess.. but don’t try to discredit people who disagree with your beliefs that Walani is useless

The thing is, Walani genuinely (in DST) would serve no practical purpose. My assumption about the logic behind her design in shipwrecked is that she was supposed to be the Wilson of the DLC with perks that don't really affect gameplay but still are positive. Something for new players to get used to the game with. However, that niche has already been filled by Wilson, or arguably every character in the game (barring DLCs of course).

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29 minutes ago, Mike23Ua said:

If YOU dislike Walani as a character choice that’s fine, you do you I guess.. but don’t try to discredit people who disagree with your beliefs that Walani is useless 

instead of that, back it up with evidence such as...
-She'd break almost every mechanic that the current ocean has since most if not all mobs are based around the cookie cutter boat and doing damage through making leaks and/or jumping on your boat, walani's surfboard allows for neither so they'd need to code each mob around walani's surfboard which is more work than it's worth for what is basically an over glorified wilson
 -Her second perk is so utterly useless it's not even worth mentioning

If you truly wanted a seafaring character you would've chosen someone like woodlegs since they would be much much much much more easy to port without having to change the game around the character.

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5 hours ago, UbiAnomaly said:

why is it that Walani is continuously requested to be ported?

Reason №1. There's water in DST.

 

And that's all the reasons why people want Walani in DST. Thanks for coming to my ted talk.

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1. She has a cool and fun personality and character design, and I would love to see her get canonical interactions with the other characters.

2. It's not just Walani, I'm in favor of Wheeler, Woodlegs, Wilba and Wilbur getting ported too. Wagstaff might be tricky since he appears as a NPC, but I'm not against bringing him over as a playable character on principle, I just don't see how it would work.

3. DST has water in it now and that's kind of her thing. (Also applies to Woodlegs)

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9 hours ago, UbiAnomaly said:

 "Walani is so hot…"

That might be it.

Most people on the internet seem to like cute animated Asian-looking girls.

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6 hours ago, Mike23Ua said:

Okay so if I’m not mistaken, Warlys Refresh came out at the same time as Willows Rework.

Wormwoods new dlc character came alongside some other update.

sorry, but you are mistaken.

Willow rework was in May and Warly was added to dst in the middle of summer. 

iirc Wormwood also came out as a seperate update, but I might be wrong. he did come out during ToT beta, i think, but the ToT itself came out much later. 

 

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8 hours ago, UbiAnomaly said:

Woodlegs, Wilbur, and Walani are all very underpowered outside their respective DLC.

Wilbur is a bit tricky here because his run upside can show it's fullest potential only in not SW worlds. In Shipwrecked he just has permanent speed penalty most of the time. 

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18 minutes ago, FourthLess said:

Wilbur is a bit tricky here because his run upside can show it's fullest potential only in not SW worlds. In Shipwrecked he just has permanent speed penalty most of the time. 

Wouldn't it be better to just use wheeler if you want to run quicker?

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44 minutes ago, grumm9690 said:

Wouldn't it be better to just use wheeler if you want to run quicker?

Yes it would, but the whole run thing is still pretty big part of Wilbur's character. 

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Here's why Walani should never, ever get added into DST.

 

1. They smell.

let's be real here, do you think Walani has ever took a shower in her life? Because whatever your answer is, it's probably wrong. 

We have solid proof that Walani has never took a shower for at least 3 months now.

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As I hope you can see in the statistic above, there's a huge correlation between Walani's time in the waves and lack of hygiene. 

I think enough has been said.

Spoiler

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Don't listen to this statistic, it only wishes to spread disinformation.

 

2. Is A Surfer, Not A Sailor.

Walani is a surfer, not a sailor. And if I remember correctly, you sail in Do Not Starve To-Get-Her, not surf. Therefore, Woodlegs would be a better fit for Don't Starve Together instead of Walani.

Woodlegs does not only have superior legs but also is capable of manning a pirate ship all by himself. They would probably work well with Woodie since they both have beards, are insane and have Wood in their names. Who would Walani work well with huh? Case closed.

 

3. Walani is uninteresting character.

Walani is a stereotypical surfer girl. All salt and no chill (what the hell am I talking about at this point). She has no ambitions, no goal, there's no place in the constant for her. And thus why we don't see them at all in Don't Starve Together. They are content in the tropical heaven of shipwrecked. Why would she want to leave? 

Also how the hell is her surf board going to work in the oceans? Lmao.

Conclusion

I speak facts and logic. Walani shall never be added nor should she be added. No amount of braincells can ever make a sufficient counter argument to my post.

Spoiler

People mostly want Walani added for the same reason they want any other character added, they like their personality or play style. And in the case of Walani, some people want them added so badly they can't see how incompatible Walani is with Don't Starve Together's oceans.

 

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