Harvesters

Discussion in 'Bugs and Suggestions' started by Nic, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. Nic Corporal

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    Harvesters, not realy clear on how these work or how you upgrade, do you need someone in them? if you move someone into them, you cant move the harvester until you have moved the people

    Sorry to bombard with questions, but on some areas I have them shown and others I don't
  2. Nic Corporal

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    Just noticed harvest time, some of my territories are 14540hrs, where as the rest are all 140 hrs, every the 140 seems a very long time, is that intential or a glitch?

    Seemed much better to come back every 5hrs or so to get harvest, maybe be able to be able to collect before full
  3. Gavin Rummery
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    Yes sorry Nic, we've changed the harvesters quite a lot, but as you've already played past the tutorial you'll have not learnt about the changes!

    So for everyone who has already played the tutorial and is wondering how things work now, here is an explanation:

    * Harvesters now exist on every map and can no longer be upgraded like other units. They have weapons as standard.
    * The unit that boards the harvester takes it over, and can then get out and leave it. We found during playtesting that it was better to make that the default action rather than the harvester having to move first before it unloaded its passengers. It isn't really meant to be a "transporter" like the trucks and APCs.
    * Instead of a fixed harvest time, each harvester fills slowly according to the harvest value of the map. You get to collect the resources when it is full. This stopped the boredom of having to visit every map every single time you logged in to collect 50 resources or whatever. Now you get them in big chunks of 500!
    * You can speed up the harvest by harvesting terrain to fill the harvester more quickly
    * You can also speed up the harvest by scavenging and then unloading into the harvester
    * Finally, when you collect the harvest, the harvester will eat some of the resources to repair itself, so this is how you repair harvesters after a battle!

    Hope this helps clarify things!
  4. Nic Corporal

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    Cheers for that, much clearer. Only question is that one of my harvesters needs 1400hrs+ till full, 58 days seems quite excessive.

    However that said fantastic idea and much better on the scavenging front
  5. Gavin Rummery
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    Oh, and in case you hadn't guessed, when building goes live you'll be able to improve the harvest rate of the maps with a specific new building type...
  6. Gavin Rummery
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    The inner maps are meant to be particularly rubbish! That's why you need to get the more tasty maps that are further out in enemy territory :)
  7. Nic Corporal

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    Ok, will need to expand the empire then.............

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