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    Posted: 26 Sep 2012 at 00:26
A few changes for cotters
  • Scavenging: This is now working properly and cotters will now scavenge equipment.
  • Accurate Completion times: Rather than using a completion time of the maximum possible, then sometimes finishing early - cotters will now show a completion time based on how many items they can pick up on a square and how many units there are.
  • Changing Completion Times: Herbs grow, new minerals discovered, new battles may occur. If new items become available on a square while the cotters are still gathering, each time they harvest (once per hour) they will re-assess their completion times to match.
  • Armies and: Neutral cotters will no longer survive visits from alliance armies and vice versa.
  • Adaptable: Previously cotters after arriving at a square would pick an item and harvest only that, returning when they had depleted it or were full.  Now they will gather everything they can from a square, changing as one time is depleted onto the next via:
  • Priorities: Cotters now gather in a priority preference, with the order and reasons as follows:
    1. Equipment - being most valuable
    2. Hides - being time limited
    3. Minerals  - will come back if over harvested
    4. Herbs - widespread, so over harvesting not too detrimental
    5. Grapes - localised and scarce so careful harvesting is required
  • Accurate Next items: The next item to be harvested will change as the cotter works its way through the items on the square.
 


Edited by GM ThunderCat - 26 Sep 2012 at 04:34
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Sep 2012 at 00:30
well my cotters managed to harvest some vangaurd stuff without the changes...

but thanks Im sure my cotters will appreciate your hard work and dedication, they told me they are going to work doubly hard!!!, they better...

I dont understand the neutral cotters vs alliance armies, do you mean neutral alliance armies kill cotters, isn't that what happened anyway?  If I send my cotter to a square with a neutral alliance army occupying it, it will die, as they did?


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Sep 2012 at 00:48
The neutral alliance vs. cotters was a bug, that has been corrected. 

You can now only harvest on a spot with an army if the army belongs to you or an alliance/confed/NAP third party, as intended.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Sep 2012 at 01:12
there are new mineral spawns?


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Minerals can be depleted but then will re-appear at the same location.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Sep 2012 at 01:21
thanks rill... i was scouring the map for new nodes

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Sep 2012 at 01:24
I thought basic minerals also relocate if you try to drop a city on them?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Sep 2012 at 03:06
I sent cotters to a square with equipment on the ground and when they got there, they say they're collecting skins? Is this a bug or will they actually grab the equipment despite saying they're collecting skins? 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Sep 2012 at 04:13
Originally posted by GM ThunderCat GM ThunderCat wrote:

A few changes for cotters
  • Scavenging: This is now working properly and cotters will now scavenge equipment.
  • Accurate Completion times: Rather than using a competition time of the maximum possible, then sometimes finishing early - cotters will now show a competition time based on how many items they can pick up on a square and how many units there are.
  • Changing Completion Times: Herbs grow, new minerals discovered, new battles may occur. If new items become available on a square while the cotters are still gathering, each time they harvest (once per hour) they will re-assess their competition times to match.
  • Armies and: Neutral cotters will no longer survive visits from alliance armies and vice versa.
  • Adaptable: Previously cotters after arriving at a square would pick an item and harvest only that, returning when they had depleted it or were full.  Now they will gather everything they can from a square, changing as one time is depleted onto the next via:
  • Priorities: Cotters now gather in a priority preference, with the order and reasons as follows:
    1. Equipment - being most valuable
    2. Hides - being time limited
    3. Minerals  - will come back if over harvested
    4. Herbs - widespread, so over harvesting not too detrimental
    5. Grapes - localised and scarce so careful harvesting is required
  • Accurate Next items: The next item to be harvested will change as the cotter works its way through the items on the square.
 


Am I misreading this or should competition be completion in the bolded instances above?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Sep 2012 at 04:34
Originally posted by Callous Callous wrote:

Originally posted by GM ThunderCat GM ThunderCat wrote:

A few changes for cotters
  • Scavenging: This is now working properly and cotters will now scavenge equipment.
  • Accurate Completion times: Rather than using a competition time of the maximum possible, then sometimes finishing early - cotters will now show a competition time based on how many items they can pick up on a square and how many units there are.
  • Changing Completion Times: Herbs grow, new minerals discovered, new battles may occur. If new items become available on a square while the cotters are still gathering, each time they harvest (once per hour) they will re-assess their competition times to match.
  • Armies and: Neutral cotters will no longer survive visits from alliance armies and vice versa.
  • Adaptable: Previously cotters after arriving at a square would pick an item and harvest only that, returning when they had depleted it or were full.  Now they will gather everything they can from a square, changing as one time is depleted onto the next via:
  • Priorities: Cotters now gather in a priority preference, with the order and reasons as follows:
    1. Equipment - being most valuable
    2. Hides - being time limited
    3. Minerals  - will come back if over harvested
    4. Herbs - widespread, so over harvesting not too detrimental
    5. Grapes - localised and scarce so careful harvesting is required
  • Accurate Next items: The next item to be harvested will change as the cotter works its way through the items on the square.
 


Am I misreading this or should competition be completion in the bolded instances above?
Yep, spell check error. Right spelling, wrong words XD

Edited by GM ThunderCat - 26 Sep 2012 at 04:35
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