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  1. Hello guys. So there is the 2020 ONI road map and i read it and it looks pretty good. There is Radiation and new start biome but i don't care about that stuff. But this description here caught my eye. The full page is on steam by the way. So Klei is adding multiple colonies that can be flown to. So you are not the only colony in this world. So what i'm imagining you could do is that you can fly to those colonies and get items from them, trade with them, get more dupes, do some parties, have them help you build and you could help their colony. That all sounds great but what if. You could declare war with that colony Now i may i caught you off guard but that's fine. This idea of being able to declare war on colonies does definitely sound insane but also sounds fun. You could declare war on the another colony and the colony would either surrender or fight back. This means your dupes and their dupes would get weapons and start fighting. If you win you would earn all of their dupes and their colony and you would take over their asteroid. If you lost then you could either loose all of your progress OR you should become the winning colony and continue on as the winning colony. Loosing all of your progress would be unfair if you lost and you would be angry so klei would make it so you would become the winning colony. In fact you shouldn't be the only one to declare wars. Other colonies should be able to declare war on you and start fighting you. There could possibly be hostile colonies that will declare war on anybody they want to. This would make space seem more vast and open and like there's more colonies and stuff. Also there could be a space soldier job and a space medic so you can do wars in space. I would like to see ONI multiplayer. It would be possible if each player was a different colony or 2 people controlled the same colony. I would love to see that. I'm just adding idea after idea. Anyways there is a lot of potenional for this concept so i can leave it to you guys to discuss it Here is the QNA Should klei add wars in ONI Probouly not, It wouldn't fit with the astmophere of ONI, and it would take alot of work to make the wars Why did you write this forum post I just had a good idea and i wanted to write it down Should klei add multiplayer to ONI Of course they should. It would take some work but it would be fun to play ONI with your buddies Would you like this in the game? Yea! I would love to see some of the youtubers do some war on ONI End
  2. So I've already shared this theory with my other DS/T friends, but has anyone else noticed the uncanny amount of similarities and... coincidences between Webber and Wilson? Does anyone else find it convenient that Webber's father just so happened to be a gentlemanly, bearded scientist? Why would Wilson have such a weird, seemingly random tendency towards parental behaviors? (Bonus points to his Very Specific fixation on babies) I wonder what sorts of things a father might say if, for all he knew, his only child had been lost or killed, never to be seen again, on account of being spirited away from home? Oh. Well, if there was no body to be found, they'd never have gotten a proper funeral, would they? Let's move on. Ever notice how they share a disproportionate amount of similar examination quotes? To the point where some of them are almost verbatim? There's a lot. A looooooot. And sure, you can argue that I'm reaching for some of these, but a lot of them are almost impossible to tell apart without either knowing them on your own, or without Webber using plural pronouns for themselves. Moving along, though, Webber and Wilson both seem pretty nostalgic about the farm houses. Looks a little familiar, I'd say. Worth noting that Wilson has a Literal Headstone in front of his house. Sure, it looks a little rickety and handmade, but what do you even grieve to when your son's body was never found? Then there's this: Which kinda speaks for itself. Then there's a few final similarities. I mean it sounds funny but they both grow beards. They're both arguably the easiest characters to unlock in their respective games, with Wilson being the default character in the vanilla game and Webber being significantly easier than Wigfrid to unlock, unless you've already got a lot of EXP. I mean, sure, Wilson never explicitly makes it known nor clear that he used to be a father, that's true enough. But why would he be the only one to recognize Webber's skull as a child's? Would you want to regularly talk about the loss of your only child? And hey, it took SEVEN YEARS for Wendy to be confirmed as Maxwell's niece, about anything's possible. And it would at least partially explain why Wilson was such an asocial hermit living in a shack in the woods who became desperate enough to listen to a talking radio. One last thing to point out is that every other person who has canonically been on the Nightmare Throne has had at least one family member in the Constant. Maxwell/Wendy, Charlie/Winona. Just all very convenient.
  3. Right, so in the trailer screenshot we see Walter enter some abandoned household with a radio on the table, I believe this to be Wilsons house, and he goes in and the Radio tells him to go upstairs and flip the machines lever. Just my hot take tho.
  4. My feverish interpretation and random thoughts until we get anything more... definitive. Take this with a full jar of salt, as it is only some stupid but somewhat cool theory I had while I scour for clues and whatnot. If I didn't put it out of my system I would implode. (TL;DR at the end if I haven't forgotten it after all of this) Maybe, They live outside all dimensions, maybe they live in a dimension of Their own. What we do know is that, when the Ancients activated the Gateway, they connected their world, the Constant, to Their Realm, and tapped into Their power, the magic of the Nightmare Fuel. The Ancients were gifted with enormous power, but, in exchange, They cursed the Constant, tearing the fabric with Their presence. All that being said, in the current times They only seem to have an impact in the Constant through the Nightmare Throne, which gives power to someone but binds that someone to Their whims. How do we know that? Well, one piece of evidence is that, although the Shadow Monsters are created and sustained by Fuel, when we wear the Bone Helm, an item dropped by the Ancient Fuelweaver and, in a way, their King, they become neutral. That shows us that the Fuel is just that, fuel for magic, magic that most can control outside Their influence (Maxwell, Charlie's Monster and even the players through the Shadow Manipulator). My belief is that some power blocked Their influence, not without repercussions, power used to fight the darkness, and ultimately destroying the Gateway. We have been shown someone who could oppose the powers of the dark, the unblinking eye, with some sort of light, someone who took a stance to protect her people against Them but ultimately failed, consumed: the Ancient Queen. How far of a stretch would it be to assume she didn't die, but just shed her skin like the rest of her people, like was shown with her cracked mask in the Metheus puzzle. The fuelweaver persisted, by grief and rage, through the Shadow Atrium. Maybe she became something else, unlike her people who adored the Fuel and, as a result, became Shadow Monsters, and unlike the Ancient Fuealweaver, who transfered his grief and consciousness, surviving through the Shadow Atrium, she used another power, a power that was truly opposed to the Fuel. Perhaps, the power of the Moon. We know the Moon has characteristics antagonistic to those of the Fuel (moon glass cuts deeper into the shadow monsters / enlightment works opposite to insanity / there is a stated difference between one's magic and the other's). We also can see that the color scheme of everything Moon related is really bright, contrasted with the darkness of the Fuel. That's all to say that I believe the power the Ancient Queen wielded is that of the Moon, or at the very least the entity that resides within it. By within I mean the same thing that some characters mean when they state that the Fuel seems to come from beneath. Different celestial bodies, different powers. Let's take our speculation train a step further, by assuming Metheus is the Ancient Queen. Taking in account that Metheus "took heed" after the puzzles, puzzles in fact where we perform a particular set of steps that seem oddly like a ritual designed by an Ancient (Ancient runes in Ancient tablets leading to some set of items being put in an Ancient chest), there is some room to concoct a theory that it was designed by her, or at the least she noticed us caring about her lost civilization. That means that, one way or another, she is still out there, woken up by our actions. Maybe, looking down on us all. Now, after all this mental gymnastics, it would be almost safe to assume that Metheus could be the one responding to Charlie's machinations, whatever those are, especially after The Gorge and The Forge and everything relating to the Throne, Gatekeepers and the energy she is taking from the Gateway. Metheus could be trying to stir the Moon and its power into affecting the Constant and fighting Them, but it wouldn't be coherent. Charlie is the Queen of this world, and she holds incredible power (she literally shapes the Constant), so she wouldn't allow that kind of revolt. Besides that, Return of Them's description rebuts all of this. Charlie was the one turning her head up to the sky, so Metheus wouldn't be actively doing anything. Nonetheless, the choice of words is consistent throughout the animations, though, especially the word Ancient to describe the Moon and the Entity residing within. That could mean several things. @Zeklo has a video about one of them (which holds a lot better than this malformed pile of nonsense). They have been here far longer than even the Ancients, and They are a lot more mysterious than them. Still, my theory is not this one. What am I getting at? Assuming Charlie, consumed by shadows controlled by Them, serves Them, maybe she is trying to increase and expand Their reach and bring Them back at full force, and probably activating the Gateway was the first step to allow Them to be at our doorstep. The Moon, a symbol of rebellion against the dark, probably serves as a seal, a power holding Them back. Metheus is ready to fight alongside those that wish to bring Their destruction, and rebel against those that seek to break the Moon into pieces. That's why They are Returning, or at the very least, the stage is being set for Their return: the destruction of the Moon means a way clear for Their intrusion into the Constant, this time for good. That's it. A natural consequence of all of this would be a boss fight against Metheus herself, akin to the Fuelweaver's one. That's the thought that made me go down this whole rabbit hole, trying to find a way to justify it. Either way, it's riddled with holes (Charlie setting up Celestial structures during A New Reign; the moon existing since the Ancient era; Charlie draining white energy from the Gateway; the Ancient Fuelweaver telling us that Charlie is not Them) but I hope you enjoyed this ride. Any thoughts you have please put them up! TL;DR — The Ancient Queen (aKa Metheus/Torch Wielder) survived in the same way that the Ancient Fuelweaver did. She is hiding in the Moon, a powerful seal holding Them back, that Charlie wants to take down, so that They can Return. We will see the Moon populating The Constant's ocean bit by bit, culminating in us fighting Metheus for the control (and probable destruction) of the Moon's magic. Another way to look at things is that They aren't properly stuck to Shadow Magic. Maybe they are trying to find the White Pieces for Their Black Pieces: Moon VS Shadow. A game of chess for the ages, with the Constant as its board (as it has always been). "They are unfathomable" says the Ancient Fuelweaver... They wouldn't restrict Themselves to just one type of magic... but now... all of them?
  5. Hi everyone. I hope you're feeling comfortable and that you're not afraid of spoilers because "Them" are coming for us today ! I've used the fascinating "theory" tag but I have few doubts on what is happening in Return of Them and what to expect for the next updates, before we start I have to warn you if you don't want to be spoiled on the latest and upcoming updates on the story side. Now let's get into it. (I hope you have a drink) She Sells Sea Shells (SSSS) is one of the last updates installing an atmosphere and context before a conclusion of what I'll call the Celestial Act. So, Is there anything important in SSSS revealing the rest of this act ? Let's have a quick recap : This update features the Crab King and the Hermit Crab, aka Pearl, the hole point of the update is to be a gentleman and help her to restore the island and do gifts, cute. In time, you will be rewarded with Pearl's Pearl after earning enough friendship lvl. Steer to the Crab King and place the pearl on him, this will have for result to drop an additional loot after you've defeated him which can be obtained only once (cause the pearl is unique and breaks afterward). But which loot ? The Celestial Tribute : The Celestial Tribute at the end of the new trailer (1:05) What's the deal with the Celestial Tribute ? You can tell that it looks important, it's in the game but it does nothing very interesting at now, it's just an all-in-one Celestial Altar. Which is obviously temporal and the main intend of the structure will be added later : Its current role will certainly not be removed but rather improved to unlock the advanced recipes of the Moon Tech tree. Don't Starve always worked this way with many other Tech trees, for the science, magic and the ruins one : = Tier 1 science = Tier 2 science = Tier 1 magic = Tier 2 magic . . . In case you wonder, the Celestial Orb is not related to the Moon Tech tree : No, the orb is considered as another one named "MOONORB" but I suggest you to keep an eye on it since its tech tier (MOONORB_LOW) can suggest an upgrade and it's evident when you spot the prefab name of the orb : "moonrockseed" Whatever, it's not a surprise and the Celestial Tribute is clearly indicating it holds mysteries when you look at character inspecting quotes that I recommand you to look at : Some things are redundant in these quotes : such as whispers that are very common around the Lunar topic and... "something" is mentioned more than once like if the survivors wasn't sure of what they're doing and being controlled to serve the Moon. Building "something" isn't what Wilson and the others want, it's what the source of this power is looking to achieves, otherwise it wouldn't be that much highlighted to us like if it needed to be completed. Think about it : the Moon Island want to rewards you with sanity for being here and do your stuff, it's the complete opposite of the rest of the Constant and especially the Ruins that want you to go away by making you insane. Shadows are already thriving down here : the Ancient Civilisation were nothing less than minions exploited by dark strengths, lured from their greed for fantastic technologies granted with time, slowly but surely allowing the construction of the Ancient Gateway in the Atrium and release Shadows all over the Constant. Look closely on this aspect of the game and you will see a pattern coming up... we're progressively freeing the Celestial side and you can tell this is not the best trade deal in the history : We've been recompensed for facing shadow creatures during our journey in the Constant with various resources like Moon Rocks and Moon Shards, we're now assembling the forgotten Celestial Tribute that was protected by the Crab King with the big conviction it will helps us. I'm pretty sure you know the next step, right ? The Celestial power have mischievous effects on the living : we just have to look at Spiders, Pengulls, Wobsters or vegetations that exist on both of the continents, they're not doing very well on the Lunar Island... and this is the result of a small exposition rate. Yes it can get worse, you know that your "sanity" regenerate way faster when you're getting close to the Celestial Fissures according to the Moon phases. This means that the greater source of the Celestial power is inside and slightly leaking, flipping its activity like the Nightmare Cycle and it can be extracted in order to use it. Speaking of extraction, we have the Celestial Altar : Have you ever wondered why we can't prototype the Celestial crafts ? Not only because it wouldn't be fun, but especially because there's a missing ingredient in the game, the "Lunar Fuel"... Items like the Glass Cutter have no intrinsic powers from Moon Glass, it have to be filled with the fuel which can only be extracted in great quantity with the Celestial Altar, it's the same process with Thulecite, you must use the altar to fill it or it wouldn't work at all. All the similarities from the Shadow and the Celestial sides seems to have no limit but they must play with equal but yet opposite elements/forces, it is not new but now more predictable nowadays, you can see the Constant as a boardgame like Chess since this one of the best pretext in Don't Starve. So if we do another comparison with the Shadows, what was missing before SSSS on the Celestial Side ? The Crab King : Why is the Crab King important in the story ? He's not actually very important, but he plays the same role as the Ancient Guardian, they're the protectors of the keys, cursed by the abundance of fuel like Maxwell mention for the AC. The Crab King used to be Pearl's husband, the Hermit Crab. We just don't know what exactly happened but we can speculate things went wrong with the poor lad when he received the call of the moon, and progressively turning into what rest of him today. Now that you can compare, is there anything else missing on the Celestial side ? The Chess Pieces ? No ! Or maybe... It's difficult to determine since the Clockworks aren't the Lunar Chess Pieces but still react to the Full Moon (strongest phase) when the Marble Sculptures are repaired : Mining the sculptures during Full Moon result in Clockworks and New Moon in Shadow Pieces. We could imagine it's only because Klei didn't wanted to release the Lunar Pieces before RoT but I see a more logic and interesting formula to be applied for the next update : It involves once again the Celestial Tribute but not only because we should be addle to predict one of the new craft ! Certainly the most important one of Return of Them ! But first, why is there no Lunar Chess Pieces ? We discovered something important earlier : Thulecite and Moon Glass have no power if it isn't filled with the proper fuel. This also works for Shadow Creatures and Gestalts who need the fuel to persist : Shadow Creatures can exist everywhere except on the Moon Island, have a long time existence but will eventually disappear Gestalts have a short life existence since there is not enough fuel and cannot thrive out of the Moon Island With all these informations, we can confirm that the Celestial side is too weak to take over the Constant and summon its Chess Pieces, so they have been replaced with a neutral side played with the Clockworks. But we have an ace in the hole with this very unexpected candidate : The Shadow Atrium is nothing more than a receptacle that have been filled with Nightmare Fuel, corrupted and now locked on the Shadow side, however it should be possible to reverse it with the Celestial Tribute and fill it with Lunar Fuel : creating the Celestial Atrium. Now if this is the correct direction of the Celestial Act, we should be capable of interpreting the last fragment of Return of Them which is the finale on the balancing in the duel of the Shadows and the Celestial forces : An equivalent to the Ancient Fuelweaver and Ancient Gateway. I've started to imagine a last Reanimated Skeleton unique transformation with the Celestial Atrium on the Lunar Island but even if the reanimation was an option, the Stalkers never existed in this place and I expect it more to be a "Forest Stalker like". We have to wait for a following update and see what is exactly added, I believe the next one will reveal an unfinished part of the story just like SSSS did with the Celestial Tribute, potentially the location of the Celestial Gateway on a third part of the moon somewhere on the Constant... or maybe inside the first Lunar Island itself. If so, we'd have the freedom to speculate over it with precision and excitement. Don't Starve Together will now accelerate the story development and I'm very proud of this game development over the ages, it took me the entire night to write this "theory" and think about it. So I hope it's a worthy investment for you and that you discovered a potential finale to RoT at my side and that you have maybe something on your mind to share and complete this somewhat puzzle. Cheers to DST, friends !
  6. In the Forge trailer, we can see that survivors opened the Atrium portal and were teleported to the Forge. Then the Gorge comes and we know that in the end, they've escaped through the portal. But then Klei announced that there'll be no new events for now and the next cinematic we can see that all survivors are back in constant. What do you think happened after the Gorge? I mean, we can say that they were teleported back to the Atrium after they've escaped from the Gorge, but this is boring, maybe you guys can come up with something interesting?
  7. Perhaps you are wondering what type of garbage I’m talking about, but I have a suspicion that after all the updates of "Return of Them" are over there will be at least 2 big events of the Forge or Gorge type. Why do I think so? I’ll explain now, but first, let’s remember how those events began. If you remember the plot 6 characters get through the portal located in Atrium which appeared during the thematic series of updates. What do we have now? The thematic series of updates, a portal that appeared in one of the updates and 6 characters that fall into this portal. If everything is clear with a series of updates, then what about 6 characters and a portal. Now we’ll talk about the characters, and leave the most interesting for later If you remember, Forge did not include such characters as Wes, Maxwell, Woodie, Webber, as well as new characters, namely Winona, Wortox, Wormwood, Warly, Wurt and a new unknown character. There are as many as 6 candidates to enter the normal world, namely Maxwell (he is a man after all), Wes (he is also a man), Winona (and she is a man), Woodie (this is also a man with oddities), Warly (he is also a man) and Webber (he is half of man and he also wants to go at home). Characters like Wortox, Wormwood, WX and Wart should not go into the world since they were born there, except for WX, he is a robot, so he doesn’t care (probably). Undoubtedly, we have one more unknown character and no one knows who he is. So with the characters that should get home there may be some changes, for example, Maxwell and Webber may stay because they will not be loved there, and instead a new Persian and WX may come in. The only thing that most likely will not change is their scratch, namely 6. Well, now the tastiest thing. This is the portal. You may be surprised, but he is in front of you, well, or his unfinished version. Why did I decide that this is it? And so we have a new boss from which a new part of this building can fall out and most likely there are several such parts. It will be like in the same caves in which in order to activate the portal you need to go through something like a quest , but only on the surface and the portal you need to assemble completely. Perhaps the portal will have to be rebuilt in the correct order, or something like that. So why did I decide that this is a portal? I quote Varley, who responds to the altar: "Do you know how to take me home to Mama?" This means that either the altar can tell about the atrium, or it is part of the portal, well, or it just lies because it is Winona, it mumbles something about inventions. Winnona: "Inventions? What inventions?" In conclusion, I will say that everything really coincides in a suspicious way. Thematic updates in which there is a certain portal in which our 6 characters are supposed to fall. And after that we will have 2 whole new events. But do not forget that this is just a theory and everything can change. Thanks a lot to this person and this post so how they helped me close the missing detail in my theory. I hope that this person does not mind that I used his information. Sorry for my English
  8. All credits to Sundra for this theory, me for formatting and writing. PART 1: Lets just get the big thing out of the way first. We do not meet Wagstaff in DS. Well, we do. But that's not REALLY Wagstaff. Wagstaff's sitting at home eating scones on his armchair of whatever he does, while he's using the PR-76 (PRojection device) to attune himself to the Constant or wherever you are. He is nothing but a projection, a man half in the world, hence why he still interacts with it. Proof: PART 2: This is when it starts to get confusing. Wagstaff see's WX, and other robotic creations like the Clockworks. This is possible because time in the constant, as quoted by Maxwell: "Makes no ******* sense dude"-real Maxwell quote Wagstaff creates WX-78 (IRL) to form as a means to access the constant in more... efficient means, allowing him to truly interact with the one thing he desires. The nightmare throne, the secret to ultimate power. Oh, but how does he meet WX? The nightmare throne, the secret to ultimate power. Again. When Wagstaff takes the throne from WX, he leaves (the throne appears empty when the player next reaches it), and sets his ULTIMATE PLAN into action. Proof: PART 3: Wagstaff begins work on his very own portal, not dissimilar to Wilson, through which he shall send WX-78. He designs his voxila radio to be tuned to the constant in order to receive instructions from Maxwell, or whoever's in control. He activates it, sends in WX and than meets the night creature. Needless to say, they don't hit it off great and he gets pulled in. For realsies this time. In the ensuing chaos, one of his workers is sucked in and the factory burns down. COMPLETE TIMELINE: Once again, kudos for Sundra for all the work. I just wrote it down and put in funnies.
  9. DO NOTE: for this entire theory I am ASSUMING that Wagstaff is one of the upcoming characters to DS, as this seems likely with the information we have been given. This might however, prove to be incorrect. This is a just a quick theory I thought up that explains like... 3 things, but should be a good base for other theory's. We know from the little description included that Wagstaff, or whoever that is, "mysterious inventor who finds himself exactly where he wanted to be". I hear the Constant is a amazing holiday location. Alright, here's what I make of this. Wagstaff discovered something to do with the Constant. This must be a pretty interesting thing, because he wanted to get it. Bad. So much so, that he abandoned his life and fortune to find it. Through some work of science, magic, or divine interference, he finds himself in the DS multiverse-y thing that's connected through the ancient portal. But not in the constant. So, he travels through all the worlds, being mistaken as a gatekeeper by each one, until he finally finds the constant. Not much, but something.
  10. Mants. They're territorial, really annoying sometimes, and have a few funny bugs. Did I mention that..... THEY'RE ANTHROPOMORPHIC BUGS. Sadly however, nothing to do with bug people has ever appeared in the lore, so this has absolutely nothing to do with anything and is definitely not some possible connection with the ancients nobody seems to have considered yet.
  11. While in the DST preview comic we saw Wilson building the portal, in the DST new UI, in the tiny words down to the bottom of the screen, more to the right, it says "The Great Maxwell is not responsible for injuries, physical or psychic caused by the portal (something in those words). So, did Maxwell create that portal BEFORE he was sucked by Them into the Don't Starve world? Are the events of DST happening BEFORE DS? Can the portal really damage you? If so, I want a refund, Maxwell! I need more puzzles revealing the game's backstory, like, right now.
  12. This isn't so much lore as it is a theory, a game theory of mine, but I think it still fits here. Feedback is appreciated. Whether it's a simple, "This is good." or, "I disagree with this because (list of legitimate reasons)." But please no, "dis is stupud an ur stupud" ok? No one likes that. From what I can tell of the William Carter puzzles, William accumulated debt and was being threatened by who ever he owed the debt too, perhaps loan sharks. He took a train to California to visit his brother and/or escape the lone sharks. However, before he got there, the train crashed and William went missing. Now let's look at the train wreck a bit closer, shall we? The cause of the wreck was a circus cart that had gotten stuck on the track. It crashed in the middle of the dessert, miles away from any civilization. In the chaos, potentially dangerous monkeys escaped. Because of all this, the only person to go missing (aka, William) was presumed dead. So a train crashes in the middle of the desert and the only person to go missing is the one who's being hunted by loan sharks? Seems a bit too convenient, doesn't it? Now one could look at the Strongman title in the circus poster and think, "It was Wolfgang. He did it, and Maxwell found out so he trapped him in the Don't Starve world." Perhaps, but don't you think if Maxwell found the guy who tried to kill him he would punish him a bit more harshly than the random strangers he's pulled in?Now, who can we think of that was punished harshly? Wes. And in the circus poster, who does the man who's balancing on the elephant look like? Wes. My theory is, the loan sharks caught wind of William trying to ride to California. So they contacted Wes, who ether worked for them or owned a debt, and told him to take care of it. Now Wes at this time was a bit more fit than he is now. You kind of have to be in order to balance on an elephant like that. Thus, he was able to find a way to sabotage the train and make sure William ended up in the desert somewhere. Maxwell found out somehow that Wes was behind it and punished him by trapping him in an invisible box. The box wasn't big enough for him to do anything, but it still kept him alive. Thus, Wes' mental and physical deteriorated to the point where it is now. *bows*
  13. In her letter to Maxwell, Charlie mentions that she's visiting her sister. Who do ya think her sister could be? I have a theory that Charlie could be one of the twins mentioned in Jacks letter. It's just a thought, but Charlie could end up being Williams niece, which would make her Maxwells niece as well.