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  1. I just wanted to create a new topic discussing the effects of forum usage in general. This will answer a few questions/issues people have about them and bring to light a few features that people may not have known about on the forum. Let's start. Section 1 - How we see How some of us view the forum: How the rest of people view the forum: From the above pictures we can see major differences between the two views. The top one has advantages such as filtering and easily finding articles that others have created or responded to. The problems start with the introduction of newcomers. They are not the problem however. This is: The last one I sorted by newest first. You can immediately see what the problem is. There is no option to remove duplicate threads from the search option. Because of the lackluster search function, everyone has trouble searching for relevant threads without spending an hour to sift through them all. If you have a question, the easiest method to do would be to create a new topic. This leads to the unintended consequence of the general section being bombarded with repeat questions. This bombardment also buries topics that could still be relevant today. In the long run, these topics will be lost in the general section unless someone else can tell you where to find it or answer your question from memory. There are other reasons (lack of experience) as to why it is harder to search for information, but this is the most prevalent one. Section 2 - In General The general section is also used for much more than questions. People post ideas, theories, builds, concepts, guides, you name it. You might ask "Why don't the devs/moderators create more sections other than general, suggestions, and bugs. In theory, this would solve the problem of not being able to find the thread you are looking for. The problem with this is that not everyone will agree on how to categorize the topics. On top of this, discussions within a thread can bleed into other categories. The quick answer is philosophical in the sense that categories are in essence how our brains perceive information, but not how the world functions in reality. The general section cannot be decided by a few people alone (more on this later). Section 3 - The Psychology of Topics From the above two sections, we know how we view the forum. Now how do we interact with it. Let us go through the process. 1. Create a new topic: We know from sec.1 that it is easier to create a new post than to search for one, so we choose the option to create a topic. 2. Waiting for a response: I've seen a few threads that do not even get a response, though this is quite rare 3a. Satisfactory Response: The topic discussions slowly end as time goes on when everyone has said what they wanted. There is a possibility to repeat from step 1 if a person who is involved or has read the thread in question believes he/she gleans new information that is worthy of creating a new topic. 3b. Unsatisfactory Response: The topic discussions generally end much sooner especially when the original poster believes that his/her questions have been unanswered or partially answered. When this happens, there is a higher chance that a new topic will be created. Now let us go through the process of someone answering a question or responding to a topic on the forum. 1. Notice unread topic on the forum: This goes back to sec.1. You will be able to see new posts/responses easier if you use the "Activity Feed" feature. 2. Deciding to open/respond to a topic: As humans, we instinctively judge the book by its cover. This is unintentional and unavoidable. You will not open every new topic that comes into view. Ain't nobody got time for that. Titles are important for this reason. Example of a bad title and a good one. The content is irrelevant in deciding whether or not you will decide to open the topic for the first time. If you have already posted in a topic, there is a chance you may not want to reopen it thinking that you have already answered the original question. This is one of the main reasons that questions go unanswered. People do not return to the same thread even if new questions are asked. 3. Reading the Thread: The original post is the flashiest part of a topic. Not only is it the first thing people see, it is sometimes the only thing they see. It is common practice/courtesy to read the entire thread before posting so as not to duplicate information. This cannot be helped if two people are posting at the same time. In order to save time, most of us will skim the thread to get a general idea which can lead to accidental misunderstandings, duplicate information, or missed questions/information. 4a. Not Responding to a topic: The majority of people who view a topic decide not to respond. There are a plethora of reasons as to why someone would do this: The mentality "someone else will answer it" You do not know the answer or do not know how to put a response into words You do not have the time, or simply do not want to respond You have already given an answer and decide this is enough More reasons I can't think of at the moment 4b. Responding to a topic: Assuming you have followed proper forum etiquette up to this point, you are now deciding to respond to a topic. You may respond in a mix of ways such as: Answering a question Asking a question Giving an opinion Giving a statement More reasons I can't think of at the moment Section 4 - The Effects of it All or TLDR Searching for a thread is harder than creating a new one Creating a new thread leads to a quicker response over posting in the same one The general section is prone to overcrowding and losing valuable information due to lack of time/indexing Your questions will go unanswered due to crowding within the thread, general-section crowding, non-returning posters, etc. Section 5 - So What Now? Now we wait. Not much we can do without an upgrade to the forum. That is not the entire truth though. If you have seen my other posts, then you already know where this has been leading towards. You guessed it. Creating an additional layer of sub categories that the community as a whole can control is one way to eliminate crowding in the general section. On top of this, information can be indexed and searchable without the need for a search function. This does not mean that we do not need a search function in general. Also, this does not get rid of the need for the general section or fix the inherent problems with the forum. Where would you post if you didn't have the general section? Section 6 - Why Post...This. And Why Here? My questions have gone unanswered more times than I can count and I could not understand why until I started using the forums more. Why here and not the "other services" section? I want this thread to be viewed by more people and since I normally post in this section, I hear from the same people. This makes sense to me even if it were to be called abusing the psychology of the forums. If it makes people feel better, this is related to the uni in a way even though it could be applied to the forum in its entirety. I play ONI more than any other game made by Klei, so there will be no university for DS or DST. Did I get something wrong? Is this relate-able? Got an idea? Share your thoughts.
  2. I have a Theory the Constant is a endless cycle of Purgatory that was opened up by William making him represent death (Maxwell) And Charlie as the aftermath/afterlife. Each character was brought into the constant because of their unfinished business in their life causing Maxwell to make them a deal to bring them to purgatory. And each character has a different death at a different time. Wilson: Died during the aftermath of the earthquake by his potion melting his face off. Willow: Played with Fire and met her demise that’s why she doesn’t die when getting inside fire because that’s how she died. Wolfgang: Died due to possibly using things to make his body stronger or possibly led poison. Wendy: Possibly jumping off something or doing bad things with a rope. Abigail: Murdered Possibly. WX-78: He was made by either Wagstaff or Wilson Wickerbottom: old age Woodie: Either rope stuff or a tree accident. Thus making it why he loses sanity faster near treegaurds? Lucy: Illness or something else. Wes: Died durning some time in the 1666s as a little chimney sweeper boy (as shown on his Victorian skin this makes his death because of lung cancer) but if your picky clowns died from led in there face paint long ago. Maxwell: Crushed in the Earthquake rubble Charlie: Crushed as well Wigfrid: Possibly died doing something stupid with real weapons. Webber: I think he died by being head butted in the chest by a goat. And in the Purgatory world he was eaten by a spider. Winona: Died in the workplace as the building exploded on her. Warly: Possibly food poisoning?? Wortox and Wormwood were both created in the world so they didn’t die. But Wortox is an imp (Hell) and Wormwood is a plant (nature/heaven?)
  3. I have my own headcanon/theory: Shadow Pieces are the servants of Them. They (shadow pieces) manifested long time ago in pre-ruined ruins. Ancients considered them to be gods and begun making defence mashines that reseble them (in a "Gods will protect us" fasion). When the end arrived and Ancient King became the 1st one to sit on the Shadow Throne They sent Shadow Pieces to enslave him in a form of Shadow Autrium. So yeah it might be a stretch but They were already present here via Their servants.
  4. Been loving Willow. No bernie really lowers her value. Werebeaver is very good however. Who Is the best for enlightenment?
  5. So, you know when you reach the edge of the map, the ocean basically falls into... another ocean? It got me thinking, and about an hour later, I came up with this. Thoughts?
  6. i noticed that the constant was a weird but interesting way to be,and i am looking for people who know about any informations that might help to understand how it's inhabitants work, i will post a few hyphothesis so we can get started. the first one is about xw,and how it might have a corpse inside of him. WX's corpse As you see, WX is a hollow machine, devoid of feelings with only blodlust and nothing more,or is it? Wx was some peculiar habilities,in special the way he heals from eating healthy food,the fact that he can heal this way could mean two things 1.He was nanomachines who can make new gears for him using the food's nutrients(but i guess it is too much even from something that came from Wagstaff) B.SHADOW MAGIC About the not-as-interesting corpse thing,that theory is sustained by the fact that wx generates a ghost after death,meaning he was a soul, another thing is that mosquitoes as well as any other parasites still having agro at him, meaning they can smell meat/blood in his insides, plus wx being haunted could explain both his inner bones and the hate for living creatures. Webber's weird digestion One of the cool things about the spider boy is that he can eat monster based food with no major consequences, but logically it does not make sense, if webber is a kid that lives inside a spider, how could a single meal feed both, as well as not hurting Webber(the boy) by eating something who is literally toxic. My theory is that webber is not a parasite inside a spider, is that webber and the spider have become a single creature trough a fusion. In the constant teleportation is very common, it is possible that webber teleported himself while with the spider, the question is, was webber eat the spider, meaning the spider is the one named webber, or the kid was eaten by the spider, meaning the kid's name is webber, that's a true mistery, the point is, webber is very likely to be a hybrid horror, just like in the fly! that's all i can remember, i hope people come to share their ideas about this weird world, also, sorry for the tipos,i am not natural to english
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Hey, look, bug people

    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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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*
  12. 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.