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  1. Winona is Wilson's mom?

    I dunno...I've always been kind of against the idea that OMG THEY'RE ALL RELATED/ALL ALREADY KNEW EACH OTHER! Do they _have_ to be, for it to be interesting? Can't some of them just be people with the right personalities that Maxwell thought might be useful to him? Sure, Maxwell, Wendy and Abigail. Winona and Charlie, okay. (Winnie and Wigfrid being sisters MAYBE if Winnie was canon...but she isn't.) But I don't think they need to ALL be one huge tangled family bush tree! All this Wilson and Willow are sisters and Wilson is actually the one who made WX and maybe he's also actually Wagstaff or--ooh! ooh! Wagstaff IS WX, inside the costume, he roboted himself! and Wes used to be Wigfrid's drama coach while Walani once taught Woodie surfing lessons* ENOUGH! Maybe it's just me, but I seriously don't feel the need to have everyone be related. _Why do they have to be_. Why can't they just be themselves? (And good god, if Wilson was Winona's son, then he'd be Charlie's sister and that makes certain fanfic ideas some people have REALLY creepy...) I'll kind of concede that possibly Winona and Woodie might've met each other at some point since it seems Winona was living in Canada for at least a while--but bear in mind Canada is FRIGGIN' HUGE. (shrug) ...Notorious *Of course, I know that last one is ridiculous. NOBODY ever works Shipwrecked into the lore. Unfortunately. Also, inb4 Minespatch draws this. XD
  2. Is Hamlet Seriously Not Part of Together?

    Well, just because they have morals doesn't mean they're the same as OUR morals... Also I kinda wonder if maybe the Merms are smarter than we think; they just can't speak in a way we can understand and their houses keep falling apart because they build them in the swamp. ...true, one might argue that if they were REALLY smart they'd build their houses somewhere else, but I assume that as amphibians (or fish?) they do need to be near moisture at all times... ...Notorious
  3. Is Hamlet Seriously Not Part of Together?

    I don't know how all the technical details work/will work behind the scenes, ala shards and such, but one thing that strikes me about Hamlet is: it would work better FEEL-wise in regular Don't Starve. Why? Because in regular DS, _you are alone_. It's way quiet and lonely. Suddenly: BEINGS TO TALK TO! CIVILIZATION! YEAH! Whereas in DST, there are other players around to interact with (some of the time, anyway). It's not _needed_ as much in DST in terms of breaking up the silence and monotony. (And if you want to keep the original Don't Starve mood, just...don't buy Hamlet, or enter the new village area except for every now and then.) Same reason why I went and got the pets mod for DS, even though it's not at all perfectly programmed and you end up with stuff like Jesus Cat. Because my TRULY alone-in-the-world character needs a fluffy companion too. Or perhaps a non-fluffy one. Whatever. That said, I totally get the frustration in general, I mean, I'm one of the _main_ "Why can't regular DS have DST stuff?! I want twiggy trees and continuing to gather while my hands are full, dammit!" people on these forums, but in this case...I can see where it would fit better into regular DS than DST. DST is already pretty busy and filled with other people/characters; DS is not. This helps that not be so true anymore. I'm also reminded of in Sips' very first Don't Starve video--the second he saw a brick road, he was like "Ohmygod, is there civilization in this game? Is this like Harvest Moon? CAN I GET MARRIED?!" Weeeeelll...SEVERAL YEARS LATER, the first part of that guess just might be right! That said, I do kind of wish you could just wander into an especially large birch forest by going down a mysterious-looking road _on the main map_ to find the pig city...buuuttt...maybe they HAD to be cut off from the main world in order to not have whatever turned the others into barbarians happen to them too? Just an idea. (shrug) I'm also the one who thinks it'd be awesome to just "sail off into the waves" from the mainland even though I KNOW why that can't happen on a technical level, so what do I know. : P ...Notorious
  4. Winona is Wilson's mom?

    (cracks knuckles) OHkay, having read this whole thread, I do have one observation to add. The ages really don't add up BUUUUTTTT... Winona DOES have the same eyes as Wilson. It's the second thing I noticed about her face, after "OMG A FEMALE PLAYER CHARACTER WITH PUPILS!" That is all. ...Notorious
  5. How did you start playing DS/DST?

    Haha! I've seen that video, and Lewis's Dungeon-Master-esque way of not-talking about it ("The hallway seems to be empty at this time.") is EXACTLY the way I would introduce it to newbies now. All kinds of trying not to warn so you can get the other player's REAL first reactions...trying not to even have a tone in my voice... ("You're being vague. That means it's something horrible!"). Anyway. Heard about Don't Starve a long time ago, finally got around to looking it up, saw JackSepticeye and Sips's playthroughs, and only partway into them I decided the game was indeed for me--and it wasn't the art style that really made the deal, although it did sweeten said deal. No, what got me was "Wait. Wait. This is a roguelike game...where you can actually PERMANENTLY TRULY _LEARN_ THINGS AND MAKE MENTAL _PROGRESS_?!" I'd been burned too many times by Nethack and how everything freaking _randomises_ whenever you start a new game--not just the dungeon itself. The fact that Don't Starve starts everything over but what you personally learned as a player from last time is still releveant, is what first made me want to yank the controller out of the Let's Player's hands and try it myself. Now I'm also way into the characters, lore, etc. and have even done a teeny bit of fanart, so it's all good. ...Notorious
  6. screen shot show case

    Ha! That'd be nice, but I get the feeling the sinkholes weren't allowed to get any closer because Pig King--he's completely unattackable in any way. Although...maybe I should try this again sometime after stealing his flooring, and see what it looks like... But I get the impression the PLAYER'S nice floors won't stop nothin', because Don't Starve. : P Fortunately I haven't tested this directly yet--every time the rumbling starts I just run out of camp to some random patch of ground. Heh. ...Notorious
  7. screen shot show case

    Ha! Reminds me of this screenshot one of my Steam friends posted--he mains as Woodie, and so when a Jesus Tree showed up, he took a picture of Woodie standing on the shore, The Tree He Could Never Chop, with the caption: "Why must you taunt me so?" : P Anyway. The proper use of the "swoon" emote: What happens when the Antlion attacks while you're still trying to FIND the oasis... More Antlion shenanigans: It's trying to take out the Pig King! NEXT TIME ON: STARVING THRONES... This is due to a cute but...imperfect mod, but is too cute/funny not to share. I present: Jesus Cat! (and for anybody wondering, this is a pets mod for singleplayer + Shipwrecked, NOT Shipwrecked in Together.) And Jesus Cat slept upon the waves, which did glow with a blue light like unto the radiance of Heaven. And it was good. Last but not least, a more recent one (as in, I took it day before yesterday), and more blueness! Midnight At the Oasis. ...Notorious
  8. I randomise the seasons all the time, for exactly the reasons said above--more variety, less predictability, etc. I'm now trying out a mod that is supposed to properly randomise them EVERY year--so far I haven't played that world long enough to be sure. But if true, that'd be awesome. (As it stands now with normal game code, the seasons randomise for the FIRST year...and then just stick that way for every year afterwards.) Of course, using Combined Status/Season Clock or any similar mod would take away the unpredictability, surprise, think-on-your-feet aspect, so don't use those unless you wanna ruin the whole point. : P Also yes! to more events. Real-life summer could use one; maybe something that only triggers when it's also GAME summer, so that season is briefly more interesting? It's been a couple of boring hot bleh months out here in the desert and I could really use some random fun. ...even bearing in mind that "fun" in Don't Starve often involves death. ...Notorious
  9. Random Topic Starter

    Yeah, some of those I'd read about already, mainly...the three XX just said. (Oh, and the kindling one.) It's really too bad you have to have ALL that stuff from those mods, just a few of the assets or traits would be cool. Specifically the Shipwrecked backgrounds/plants. Okay okay fine I just want plantable palm trees so I can tropical-up my oasis, is everyone happy? : P I've also been known to use "Teas and Trees" or "Birds and Berries and Flowers and Rainbows and Sparkles and Unicorns with Friends" or whatever its name is, on occasion, but only experimentally. I like having more variety of plants/food around, but that makes it so there's too MUCH food. That said, the mango trees from the former would also fit in well with Shipwrecked and dude, green kitties. GREEN. KITTIES. Out of the two I'd say Teas and Trees is a bit more balanced/less obtrusive, but I do like having apples and pineapples around... ...Notorious
  10. Random Topic Starter

    I think the main problem is not everybody actually DOES hate all mods in general, but that it takes too long to sift through/find out about all the mods listed for a given server, so the easier thing to do is just brush off ANYthing with the "mod" symbol showing in the Browse list. For many people it's just a time-saving thing. Me, I do use mods, but mainly balanced ones. I understand why people loathe the "money raining from the sky"/overpowered furry anime character type mods because SO DO I! so I'm extra careful about what goes into my game. For example, one time a kid requested I download a specific mod: a WAY overpowered high-tech character so he could play his fave on my server as well, and I said no. Here's what I use on a regular basis: Willow the Unnerfed (the oldschool Willow from singleplayer DS--her downside is that instead of freezing when insane, she sets random fires. But you get a sweet infinite lighter!) Pickle It! (why can only meat be preserved an old-fashioned way? Also more variety of veggies) Shipwrecked Characters (they ARE canon! Just not in Together.) Winnie (or one version of her) Can only eat vegetables but grows crops faster; pretty darn balanced. I played as her once by myself to test it out before I made it "public" on my server--and promptly starved to death in winter. Yep! Sounds like a Don't Starve character! : P No Thermal Stone Durability I admit, this one does make things a bit easier but...I came in from singleplayer! The stones never break there! It just annoys me to have to keep track of one more thing, so I made the thermal stones oldschool. Re-equip weapon This really should just be a normal game mechanic. Animal/Trinket Variety, Painted Pig Houses--purely aesthetic. OOPS, forgot "Automatic Health Adjust", which adjusts the HP of bosses according to how many people are actually playing on the server. I end up playing alone a lot, so... And a few others I can't remember right now. I'm also currently testing out the True Random Seasons mod, by our own Electroely! Notable, very popular mods I DON'T use include...pretty much all the just-hand-you-information-without-work ones. GPS and Combined Status (and its variants) are the main examples...I happen to find it more fun to guess and figure things out on my own, but hey. (shrug) ...Notorious
  11. screen shot show case

    Man, some of these are awesome! Too many to list right now, but the "Enjoying the exhibit" one was posed just perfect. Also the lava pool right next to the Pig King. GASP! The forbidden love of Pig King and Dragonfly! No-one must find out their secret! Except we just did. And oh, my god, Nero. Those are SO GORGEOUS. Wow. The lighting, the...everything. Wow. Anyway. I have a bunch of screenshots I like, some of which I've already shown but probably a lot of people haven't seen them...but let's start with a couple genuinely new (to this forum) ones: One of my all-time favourites. It's just so atmospheric. Don't Get Rained On Together. Ahh, spring! : P Dude, the colours, maaaan... And last but not least, an oldie-but-a-goodie: The Oasis Kitties. ...Notorious
  12. [Minespatch] Apophenia Art

    Ice-cream dispenser to raise morale or something? Sure, why not? And of course it would be a big threatening red button that simply makes the ice-cream because...Oxygen Not Included. Everything has to be (humourously) scary in some way. : P I sometimes wonder if the company that sends these poor duplicants out to make these colonies is from the same universe as the "Paranoia" RPG... ...Notorious
  13. [Minespatch] Apophenia Art

    Now if only I had a decent digital camera...but yes, that is an idea. Hmm. Mayhap...I might have a plan. Maybe... I just now noticed the ice-cream one. "WHY ISN'T THIS WORKING?!" XD It also reminds me of this round-robin story me and my friends were telling in chapters on the school-bus every day, and at times it seems we were competing with each other to see who could be the most random. What does this have to do with anything? well, there's this scene where the main character is in a spaceship, which is crashing. So she starts pushing every random button she sees, in a panic. "I flung myself at the big red button above my head. The ship handed me an ice-cream cone." : P (I actually meant, like, a tray with an ice-cream cone slid out, or a robotic hand popped out of a port on the wall and handed it, etc. but the wording in the actual written-from-memory-at-the-time version was "the ship", so hey. XD) ...Notorious
  14. [Minespatch] Apophenia Art

    Heh. Well, accident or not, it ended up totally working. XD As for the dinosaur picture...well, good news is, it still exists--I actually found it the other day. Bad news is it's way too big to fit into a standard scanner. It was done a LONG-ass time ago and the drawing-skill level looks kiddish, and a lot of it is inaccurate now* but I'd still show it if I could. It's still a poster-sized picture that I was inspired to do simply because I HAD a large piece of paper, and I had fun making it. ...Notorious *I've got things in the wrong category of creature, at least one is in the wrong era probably, and there isn't a feather to be found..except on the Archaeopteryx of course. But no fluffy Velociraptors! Hey, have you heard my new band, the Fluffy Velociraptors?
  15. [Minespatch] Apophenia Art

    Yep, that looks pretty accurate re: my usual time in a cave. And the scared poofy kittykit! My own cat has a stripey tail just like that, too, and if anything startles him the teensiest bit you can always tell, because the thin sleek tail goes POOOFFF. So yeah, that looks familiar. And hey, the orangey tint on the Starvania picture? It totally works, 'cos the sandcastles and whatnot show that we're in a desert! And have just finished fighting the Antlion. Which only shows up in summer. Which...has orangey lighting. So it's actually perfect! In fact, I originally assumed it was intentional. Actually one of my own favourite pictures from waaaaayyy long ago was drawn on inferior paper--I got a new backpack, and it was filled with this like, soft light brown newsprint (without the actual print) paper. You know, like, bunched up so the backpack would keep its shape on the shelf. I was gonna throw the paper away...then I spread it out, looked at it, and...ended up drawing an epic (and now way outdated :P) triptych of the Age of the Dinosaurs, with a sunrise background in the first panel, noon in the middle, and sunset in the last. Because that's how I roll. ...Notorious