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  1. Hi everyone! I'm back from spring break vacay! Sorry if my previous posts upset you. If my arguments don't hold up, my apologies, I joined in 2020, and to be honest I haven't passed day 30 by myself (go ahead laugh it out). But that's not what you're here for with this post, you're here for year of the tiger shark. For people who don't know what the DST Chinese new year events are (despite YoTB ending in march), or if you have no idea what the chinese zodiacs even are, let me quickly explain. The Chinese zodiacs participated in a race for this emperor, the first 12 who finished got a place in the chinese zodiac. The winners in order are: the Rat, the ox, the tiger, the bunny, the dragon, the snake, the horse, the monkey, the rooster, the dog, and the pig. Since 2016/2017, klei has been doing chinese new year events for these zodiacs. The events that have happened so far are, the year of the gobbler, the year of the varg, the year of the pig king, the year of the carrat, and the year of the beefalo As you probably noticed if you paid attention, the next one would be the year of the tiger. 'but there is no tiger mob in Dont starve!' says big babies like I used to be (3 months ago) who only know DST, and not the Don't starve DLCs, Shipwrecked and hamlet, where there IS a tiger mob: The Tiger Shark. This may be a stretch, but the only way I see Klei being able to do Year of the Tiger, is to bring in the Tiger Shark. Perhaps as a perminant boss after the event, reintroduced as a Chinese new year event boss for the event, or perhaps the Tiger Shark would be a Year of the tiger exclusive, though this one seems less likely. My guess is it may be another raid boss. but that's just my opinion. What do you think about my theory on the Tiger Shark coming to DST? Do you agree with the Tiger Shark coming back? or do you think they may do something else for year of the Tiger? if so, what do you think they'll do?
  2. Not sure if its because all the coffee I drank but I need to make a post of this to keep the night terrors away. Fair warning its gonna get dark. So, we've all seen the shorts right? They look innocent enough, with each character ending their animation by being transported into the constant. What if what we are witnessing is actually their death? From the very beginning this game has always been pretty dark, like really dark. The characters are constantly dying and resurrecting, over and over and over and over again, as if they are in some nightmarish torture realm. When we take a quick look at characters' downsides and upsides something... seems odd. Not to mention how we interact with them and exploit them. What's worse is we could be acting as the jailors. Ensuring their punishment will be everlasting. I will go into each character with shorts thus far separately. Willow: She burned down an orphanage, and wether it was intentional or not, she may have killed people. Perhaps she never made it out alive. Willow is now immune to being burned alive... Or is she? She is not in control. We are. "Willows sanity is down. Im going to burn down some trees and make her stand in it." Stand in it willow. Your sanity is going to increase. You like to burn things, so enjoy it. Here is bernie with scorch marks, to remind you what a burned person may look like. Winnona: She is a hard worker, labor is all she knows. There was an accident. A building collapsed. Winnona could never possibly blame herself, it absolutely is not her fault. A constant flurry of denials. "Winnona is a pick and swap character. Her catapults are must haves." Your accomplishments will never be your own. People will use you and discard you, like trash. Your hard labor will forever be for others to exploit. If you deny it was you, other will deny you also. Woodie: Woodie, just what did you do to lucy? You were chopping wood like any other day, weren't you? You didn't see her coming out from behind that tree. You just couldn't live with yourself... could you... Woodie? "Chop, chop,chop. I'm going to use Lucy, what a great axe." Every time you chop you will hear it, her voice. She sounds all so nonchalantly towards you, making your suffering all that much worse. You know, deep down, you're a monster. what you did... Can never be forgiven nor forgotten, especially, by you. Though you hate it. We will ensure you cut wood, forever. Wendy: You're sister was always so eager to play with you. She tried her best to always get your attention, didn't she? Wendy! Look, look! She made it hard, Didn't she? So, so hard to ignore her pleas to play. Maybe you gave her a little shove? To show her how dangerous it is to play on those cliffs and frighten her. It was only a little shove... "Wendy is so weak without abigail." Hard as you may, you will never out run her. Hard as you may, you will always need her. We will use her to take the blows for you, like a tool. Only pain awaits you, without your sister by your side. Wigfrid: She was a diva. Fame is a fickle thing. You have it, until you don't. It can be such a frustrating up hill battle just to gaze upon where you once stood. Sometimes we take out our frustrations on those who helped us along the way... physically. When there was no one left to abuse... Did she turn her anger... on herself? "Wigfrid is a good tank. She can shrug off any damage" Sometimes anger can be bliss. To let out your frustrations full force until you get your way. However, you may one day feel every blow that you have inflicted upon others, unto yourself. Wes: Living in society can be hard. Everyone has to do their part to put food on the table. You hear it all the time: "Beggars cant be choosers". Perhaps, Wes came up with a solution: "Then if I beg, others will just have to choose for me!" On the outside it can look so easy; to believe that society will take care of you. Then you have it, hunger. An ever lasting sensation that was the only company every lonesome night. Then one night, your hunger was no more. "Wes is so useless if he cant benefit others! But don't buff him! Only give him perks to benefit others!" How the tables have turned, Wes. Hurry! Hurry! You are needed over here! Now over there! We will place the world on your shoulder, though we know it will crush you. And no matter where you go, there will always be those who call you weak and immediately shun you. All based on reputation alone. They cant see how we've worked you, down to the bone. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Ok, now Im going to sleep. None of this will probably make sense to me in the morning.
  3. I started to think about Wilson's strange personality after noticing a comment about how he liked to be alone in the Wes animated short and I have a little theory. small disclaimer: i've rejoined recently and lack knowledge of the newer lore, so bare with me. this is also like my first ever time sharing something like this, might sound more like a rant than a thought out theory. theory starts now 1: Wilson's Dual Personality Ever noticed he spends a lot of time just isolating himself, sitting alone, thinking at a campfire? The comment I mentioned prior specifically said that a lot of the shorts just show him alone, doing nothing. But when he's actually with the other survivors, he seems a bit strange. He's a weird mix of passionate and outgoing, but cautious and nervous. It doesn't sit right with me. It feels like he's fabricated this other personality he can't get right. Especially when he outright lies to Willow and Webber in Starver's Carol, it makes you wonder if he's trustworthy. I will go into details later. 2: His True Personality He's cruel and desperate. He puts his work above everything, even himself. He's depicted as a true mad scientist in the Origin trailer, cutting himself and torturing animals for experimentation. In his portrait, the artwork that is supposed to REPRESENT him, he's grabbing an animal by the neck, choking it, trying to force feed a serum to it, while he's clearly smiling. You can see it's died already because he's probably just broken it's neck at that point. If you analyze his portrait further, you can see it's head is green, like the liquid he's pouring in it's mouth, while it's body isn't. This could just be stylistic choice to demonstrate that the animal could be sick, but the green matches the vial and I see it as the liquid not even going down it's throat since it's completely squished shut by Wilson's hand. 3: The Meat Effigy This one I'm not too sure about, I had a bit more fun with this one. I don't think he learned how to make The Meat Effigy from Maxwell's knowledge, but I think he invented it himself. There has to be a reason he boasts his genius. The Origin trailer tells us that he's a failure, and seemed slightly depressed, accepting the failed experiment and giving up until Maxwell came along. So why would a person in that state act like they're some prodigy? I think he's been tampering with dark magic for a while and managed to make the meat effigy by himself. Nobody else knows how to make it, only Wilson can. Yes, no other character can produce beard hair, but why wouldn't normal hair work? I doubt Wilson is gonna mess with his glorious hair, so he'll just shave his beard instead, but the other survivors definitely would. I mean, Maxwell is already balding, why would he care? 4: Starver's Carol Wilson outright lies in this short. He definitely knows how he was sent to the Constant. ok that's it lmao Hope you guys have some interesting things to add, or can disprove this entirely. I'd like to catch up on the lore myself and this theory can easily be disproven because I genuinely lack knowledge of some of the newer lore. The last theory I remember watching before I moved on from Don't Starve was someone freaking out over how Maxwell was William Carter, and that's it.
  4. As always take everything with a grain of salt. I have always taken a great interest with the opening animation in DST. The way Charlie is having an inner struggle with "something" embedded inside her. There are a great many valid arguments that can be made as to what that something is; Her inner dark desires, the influence of the Constant, nightmare fueled revenge towards Maxwell, etc. There is a new found similar struggle we find in the Constant. A fight for dominance between the influences of the moon and the dark corruption of all that is nightmare. These two forces counter each other as would the same polar sides of a magnet. Warning: Headcannons ahead I don't believe these forces to be opposites of each other as you would think of Ying and yang. The "transformation" we see in a star caller staff isn't a transformation at all but rather a cleansing. Sanity meters are converted to enlightenment ones to further convey the concept of an inverted reality. Like oil and water, they go as far as being unable to occupy the same "space". So, why is this important? The last Forgotten Knowledge short may have given us a "hint" on how Maxwell, Winnona, and Wilson will save Charlie. They will subject her to lunar forces that will root out the inner darkness within her. However there may be dire consequences for doing this. Gameplay and story factors If Charlie becomes playable then what of the dangers of darkness? I believe the darkness within Charlie has grown strong enough to sustain itself. It may even rob something of Charlie as a way to maintain a corporeal form; possibly her memories. This could be truly dangerous, as we face nightmare incarnate; true evil like never before. How can we be sure the story will take this turn? I am speculating, of course, but I highly doubt they wont try to save Charlie. We saw those 3 characters for a reason. They hold a strong relation to Charlie that is (possibly) not shared by any others. Wilson's is a bit of a mystery, but why was he so relieved to see her? How was he so sure she was not an enemy? Wont this all take place in the background? I think that would be a mistake. A lunar powered Charlie may be the only beacon of hope to stand against the ultimate darkness. As the players, we should be allowed first hand to see the change she (we) make. A perspective that is incredibly important story wise and have only followed in fragments since charlies debut. We have also made background ( in relation to the story; in-game) contributions before, such as getting Wilson on the nightmare throne. Wont she be too op? I think a brand new detriment that enforces a change of playstyle would be in order to allow her grand powers: An ultimate aversion to darkness. Having a deep trauma or negative "feed back" to the abyss would not be out of place. Having been (by forced?) attuned to the darkness it would make sense for her to have a lesser resistance to it, despite moon powers. How many times do we take the few seconds of immunity to darkness for granted? Leaving and entering out of the range of a morning/polar star? Gathering/fighting on the very edges of any given light radius? It would be fitting for Charlie to be instantly defeated if she would to ever expose herself, irregardless of armor. Possibly experiencing "episodes" of Nightmare cycles above ground as she struggles to grasp the reality of who she is. Taking more damage from nightmare creatures and/or occasionally being target by them as the power of the moon shifts between its stages. A constant beckoning from both inner and outer forces compelling her to return to the throne. Tl;DR: Wilson, Maxwell and Winona use Lunar magic to save Charlie consequently unleashing dark forces on the world (replacing her with an evil "version"). It would be very disappointing not to experience the resulting chaos first hand from Charlie's perspective.
  5. I noticed that there are practically no icebergs for Don't starve. I only found one, but it has too many fictional things. I tried to make my own version of the iceberg, but I'm not sure if there is enough information in it. If you have any suggestions for what you can add there, then I will be gladly to upgrade the iceberg!
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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*
  11. 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.