The Curator Posted September 11, 2017 Share Posted September 11, 2017 Have thought about the implications of it for awhile and it's hard to imagine the mending tape would be used to repair anything already in the game. Like, it could be used to repair all kinds of unique items, which would massively effect the balance of resources in the game if Winona could just perpetually repair unique equipment. At that point, it would be easier to farm for the items to make more tape then to make more equipment; especially if it's a boss item. So what are they going to do, have its components be a hundred silk, grass and Bearger pelts or something. It seems almost impossible to properly balance the tape without imbalancing the value of something else, because the idea of repairing unique items like ancient equipment goes against the games system of constant supply for demand. It's not like the other characters are much better in terms of balance, but fundamentally devaluing the need to raid the ruins or kill certain bosses is certainly more extreme then having more attack power, movement speed and so on. So am guessing that the tape is actually used to repair unique items that Winona can construct and Wigfrid just doesn't know what she's talking about. If whatever Winona could build is expected to get damaged then that likely means it has something to do with combat or has a lifespan. The existence of complex machines is already present in the world, and it's already apparent that survivors that pass into the world have traits about them amplified. Wigfrid becomes as strong as her acting role is, Willow becomes immune to fire, Woodie's ax becomes possessed, so on. So if Winona is a factory worker it would be logical that her amplified ability is to construct and repair machines beyond a normal capacity. There's no way of telling whether Winona's dialogue strings were leaked on purpose or not, but considering how much has been hidden in the code on purpose it would be an unlikely mistake. The developers could have left out the most significant gimmick of Winona, that she can build machines, while leaving in the minor ones such as that she has some kind of repair tape and she gets a free hit from Charlie. And honestly, considering that she is the first new character in a long time; it would be very underwhelming if her only significant trait is that she can make fix-it tape. It can also be noted that new sound files were added to the game involving lightning and lava / fire or such, so perhaps those are affiliated with her machines as well. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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