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Use torch to start forest fires

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MrEntity    18

I think you should be able to equip a torch, walk up to a tree, and set it on fire by clicking. This would save resources (as opposed to building a campfire) and also work around the fact that campfires are no longer capable of starting fires (since you have to build them farther away now).

Thoughts?

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You can already do this , if you drag the torch on a tree , it will say light , you will hold the torch and set the tree alight - be careful where you start a fire , I started mine and now have 3 stacks of charcoal.

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MrEntity    18

Huh. Doesn't work for me. Clicking on trees with it just makes the little torch noise and does nothing. Maybe its a bug.

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Huh. Doesn't work for me. Clicking on trees with it just makes the little torch noise and does nothing. Maybe its a bug.

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Fishbertus    10

First of all, you can already do that the way they said.

Secondly, what's up with this forum and making a double post that says updated in between? It happened to me too.

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SilentSkies    10
Huh. Doesn't work for me. Clicking on trees with it just makes the little torch noise and does nothing. Maybe its a bug.

You have to pick up your torch so its in your cursor as if you were about to drop it and hover it over a tree, there's no bug its just to stop you setting entire forests on fire when you click around with the torch in your hand :)

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Huh. Doesn't work for me. Clicking on trees with it just makes the little torch noise and does nothing. Maybe its a bug.

You have to pick up your torch so its in your cursor as if you were about to drop it and hover it over a tree, there's no bug its just to stop you setting entire forests on fire when you click around with the torch in your hand :)

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MrEntity    18

Oh OH!

So you don't equip it. You just hold the thing in your hands exactly the same way as... nothing else in the game. That's completely counter-intuitive.

Maybe its so you don't start them accidentally running through the woods at night?

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mobius187    30
Oh OH!

So you don't equip it. You just hold the thing in your hands exactly the same way as... nothing else in the game. That's completely counter-intuitive.

Exactly.

Maybe its so you don't start them accidentally running through the woods at night?

Well as I recall it used to be a lot easier to start forest fires at one time, but then that was around when I first joined so I'm not too familiar with it. However from the videos I saw it seemed that way.

Personally I would think it would be nice if clicking on a tree while having a torch equipped set it on fire. The only drawback would that running through a forest at night might accidentally lead to you causing a fire when you click on a tree while trying to navigate the forest. Of course I use the keyboard to move, so it's a moot point for me at least.

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