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      [UPDATED] Physical Megapack Disc Issues   04/16/2018

      Update 5/11/2018 We do not have any more information at this time. The last we spoke to 505 indicated that the discs should be ready very soon. We will likely have more information next week; hopefully with full explanation of when and how to get new discs.    Updated: 4/27/2018

      On April 17th, the Don't Starve Megapack was released. Almost immediately, it was discovered that the wrong content was printed on the PS4 retail version of Don’t Starve Mega Pack (the Xbox One version is not affected). The disc contained Don't Starve Together, but was without Don't Starve, Reign of Giants and Shipwrecked. As soon as we confirmed the problem we contacted our retail publisher to find out how this happened and what could be done. It's taken some time to get this far, but this is all the information we have at this time. The current status of the issue is as follows: New copies are currently in print and will be on shelves ASAP, hopefully within a few weeks.  When the new discs arrive in stores, players who already purchased misprinted discs will be able to exchange the disc for a new one in store. Details will follow as we figure out the exact timing, the procedures with specific retailers and what the exchange will entail.  Players who already purchased the faulty disc previous to 4/26/2018 can now contact Klei support HERE for a Playstation Store voucher code that includes Don't Starve Together, Don't Starve, Shipwrecked and the Reign of Giants DLC that you can play now. Please specify your country as certain vouchers only work in certain regions.  New purchasers of the Megapack in store as of 4/26/2018 should be given a voucher at the time of purchase on your receipt. If you do not get a code, contact us ALL purchasers will have a path to get a new disc when they are ready. We do not have details at this time, but we are comitted to ensuring that all players get what they purchased.  We are hearing from some players that some retailers are telling players that they will not be exchanging discs. We believe this to be incorrect and that particular person or location is just misinformed. 505 has ensured us that they are doing their best to make sure these discs are being replaced for all players. We will not allow anybody to fall through the cracks here. We will buy and ship the discs ourselves if we have too.   This was our first major retail release and we're extremely disappointed that our players have been let down with their purchase of the Don't Starve Megapack. We're doing our best to make sure this issue gets resolved as quickly as possible. Thanks everybody for your support and patience. We'll keep you updated.    UPDATE: (4/26/2018) We are now ready to send out vouchers to players who purchased the physical version of the Don't Starve Megapack - These codes will allow players to download and play Don't Starve and DLC as well as Don't Starve Together To get a voucher players can contact as at our support site: http://support.kleientertainment.com/customer/portal/emails/new  For the subject, choose "PS4 Megapack" and fill in the form and we'll get you fixed up as soon as possible.  We will require a picture of your receipt, your Klei account ID and the region you are located in (so we can give you the proper voucher).  UPDATE: (4/24/2018) Earlier this week, we discovered that the wrong content was printed on the PS4 retail version of Don’t Starve Mega Pack (the Xbox One version is not affected). It’s a really unfortunate situation and we’ve been working hard with 505 to resolve this as soon as possible. Below is the latest information: New copies are currently in print and will be on shelves ASAP, hopefully within a few weeks. When the new discs arrive in stores, players who already purchased misprinted discs will be able to exchange the disc for a new one in store. Details will follow as we figure out the exact timing, the procedures with specific retailers and what the exchange will entail.  Players who already purchased the faulty disc will also be able to contact Klei support for a voucher code that includes Don't Starve, Shipwrecked and the Reign of Giants DLC until the new disc is ready. Please specify your country as certain vouchers only work in certain regions.  We will have more details when they become available including details on contacting us and what information we might need.  Once again, thanks to everybody for their patience while we work this out. For questions or concerns, the forum discussion can be found below:   

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  1. Grass and Saplings are valid burn targets. It's not something you want to do often but it should be an option. But even if we said, "player planted plants are immune, only natural stuff can burn", it's not simplifying the issue because A: Now we gotta rebalance the crap out of fire, and B: The reason fire is used is because it's the easiest method. If you take away their torches, griefers will make hammers and shovels and cause the same damage as before, if not more. There is nothing simple about what you're proposing.
  2. I know how to get gears. This thread wasn't really meant to apply to people of my skill level, rather, of people who are in relatively early stages of learning. It's not supposed to replace learning, it's supposed to make eating gears turn death into a personal risk/reward gambit instead of the, "hey *******, we have no fridge and it's two days before winter"/"hey *******, we have no flingos and it's two days before summer" gambit that WXs place upon their team. The idea that we'd have a epidemic of people griefing because of an influx of newbs that were tricked into eating doodads to surrender a gear is being a bit over dramatic. Edit: But I probably should mention, the more I think about it, the more I think that this downgradeable idea isn't really necessary. I think it's a good idea, as I think it improves the relationship WXs have with gears, but I don't think it's the end of the world if it doesn't get implemented (which, like most community ideas, is probably the case) I'm just a bit of an environmentalist I guess. When I go into a public server, and someone hands me good equipment, I use the equipment to get better equipment, and when I leave the server, I leave behind everything I contributed plus anything that they gave me. It's because of this that I almost never ever eat gears as WX. Because I can't give those back, not at a good enough ratio anyway. So I guess I'll admit to a bit of an ulterior motive. I'd like to eat gears. And I don't get to. Damn it.
  3. So in the interest of going devil's advocate, if the devs have a problem with this sort of idea (which they might, as it's a pretty simple idea that's probably been considered), it may be because of the ability to "store" valuable resources in an unlimited fashion. You could just eat gears, wait until a time you have a lot of spoiling resources, electric-doodad yourself down and consume the resources. Now you effectively have the perfect jerky. An unrottable, super-dragonpie. So uh... To try to solve this... there's some ways. Firstly, is of course to make the stats removed upon electric-doodad'ing very sharp, which still allows abuse not in a way that's usually worth it. Alternatively, we could have it be so a WX, when electric-doodad'ing, drops a "Rusted gear" or something like that. Something that can turn into fridges, flingos, and whatever recipes, but can't be re-ingested by WX, or maybe they can be but it causes a massive detriment or something. The problem then however is that it fractures a lot of elegant code surrounding literally anything that runs on gears, because a hammered fridge would have to drop "rusted gears", not gears. We know this is a problem they probably don't really wanna go balls deep into because, for example, prestihatitators drop normal tophats, even if they were made with a cosmetic derivative. A more elegant solution might be to make it so ALL hammered things only ever drop "rusted gears", but this creates the relatively small side effect of WXs not having the option to opt to destroy spare fridges/whatever in emergencies. I guess "elegant" really is the master word here. In whatever way that this idea would be interpreted into the game, it would have to be a concise solution. After all, I'd imagine they've considered just making it so WX has a new, independent upgrade material in DST, but they didn't do that, and if I had to take a guess I'd say it's because it wasn't a very elegant solution and it creates too much disparity between DS and DST. That being said, I think any of these solutions is a lot better than just ignoring it. They set WX's stats to Wilson's, so it's not like they're unaware of the issue, and it's not like they're unwilling to make changes between the two games even if it breaks consistency in the interest of balance. Err.. I think I'm playing a bit too much 'armchair dev' at this point, but I would really like to see some sort of gear-refund feature make it into DST. And of course I guess this is the entire point of this subforum anyway.
  4. You're right. I was unfair.
  5. Looks terrible. And worse, it looks indistinct. When someone has a Lazy Explorer out, their capabilities with it are obvious to anyone familiar with the item. This flies in the face of that. And I suppose I can only really speak for myself, but I like the way the Lazy Explorer looks. Its appearance fits in well with the other gem staffs.
  6. It sucks when a WX eats gears when it's clear the base is in dire need of a fridge or flingomatic. Which leads me to never being able to enjoy eating gears unless our base is in a very good position. Sure, you can commit suicide, but that doesn't give a 100% return. Got me thinking, what if WX had a more elegant way to get the gears back? Like, as an arbitrary example, what if eating an electric doodad caused a short-circuit animation followed by the dispensing of a gear (and of course the reduction of both the long term and short term stat boost associated with gears. Maybe a bit more out of the short term stats, just to disincentivize some sort of ouroboros relationship being abused between multiple WXs). I wouldn't have to be so damn afraid of eating gears in the early game. Sure, I could still die, and that would suck, but it might be a worthwhile risk depending on the situation. As it stands right now? If it's early game, and you eat gears, and you're not a ruins god or something, you're being a ****.
  7. The Forge Has Ended

    You guys rock. And I feel Forge ran for precisely the amount of time it should have. It didn't leave me upset, wishing for more time, and it didn't overstay its welcome. Amazing work. You folks seem really attuned to your fan base. Keep up the great work!
  8. connection failed

    Just to follow up. At 11:15am EST, I retried connecting. It appears the problem's resolved; I'm connected to the server list, and everything looks to be operating normally. Assuming the outage is also over for the rest of you.. Where are you folks from and what's your download region? Maybe we can figure out what area/demographic got the outage, and why.
  9. connection failed

    Just here to throw in my 2 cents here as well. I too have this recent problem. (Things were just fine last night). Less than an hour ago I was streaming some game, and switched to Don't Starve Together. I'm getting the same error 'cokll' posted a screenshot of. I too went to access http://dontstarvetogether.com/status/ and indeed there is no server status page. I've tried restarting Steam, restarting my computer, and verifying game cache integrity. No luck. To see if it was just me, I checked some other Twitch.tv DS:T streams. Not many to pick from, but so far I've seen a japanese streamer and a russian streamer connecting fine. So... Perhaps this is just a East Coast thing? Or USA thing? Or English-speaking-dominant thing? Or a download region thing? I have no idea. But judging by how many views the 2 most recent topics on the same subject on this forum have in such a short time, there's probably a pretty big group of folks with this problem. For the sake of data. I'm in the U.S. on the East Coast, in PA, the approximate Philadelphia area, connected to the Philadelphia download region in Steam.