How will this works:
We players will play, one at a time, in the same save file.
To avoid two players playing at the same time, we will use a “claim” system. As soon as the last player finish his turn, he will upload the modified game here, and another player will be able to claim it. Whoever claim it first gets that turn.
(Just post a message that you are now claiming it and will be playing it)
Avoid claiming a file if it is not available (like the last player hasn’t finished it yet, to avoid spam posts)
- Don’t use mods. We need to keep the best compatibility possible with all players.
- To avoid the same players keeping a monopoly, don’t claim a file if you already played in that week. Be kind and let other players have fun too.
- Don’t destroy the work of other players.
- You will have a limit of one (real life) day to play in the file after you claim it.
(You can release your file as soon as you want, e.g.: if you played just a few hours and is done, you don’t need to wait for the full day time)
- If we are (un)lucky to have a new version released, always use the latest full alpha version. (don’t use test or in-development versions)
- If you want to work in a far place, you will have a hard time with hearthlings going back to old settlements. You can disable farms and filter stockpiles (but do not remove them) so your farmers and haulers can work near your new place. Or add new workbenches near you so crafters don’t work too far.
- Avoid having too many items (there is an item limit in game). You can compact wood, stone and clay into piles, and sell whatever is not needed. (keep rare items, maybe other players will want them, renewables (food, plants, etc…) can be easily replenished later, so those are safe to sell)
- Try to maintain the original landscape, at least in places you are not going to use, cause maybe other player would like that area.
- With your download link, add the instruction about unzipping it inside the saved_game folder, to help those that haven’t messed with the game files before.
Instruction, step by step:
- When the current player finish playing, he should save the game, and zip the correct save folder. Then upload it in a new post here (if the file is too big, you can upload elsewhere and paste the link for its download)
- In that same post, he should add some picture(s) of what was done, so we can enjoy what is happening even if we are not playing at the moment, and to keep a nice historical register.
- Make sure to give a warn about anything you find necessary (for example, if there was a bugged scaffolding somewhere, just point where it is, maybe the next player can fix it)
- A new player will read that post, and claim it if he wants. Making sure to post a reply warning everyone he claimed it. Download the last save file, unzip it into your saved_games folder, and enjoy the game.
Right now, we are using The Ascendancy in the Temperate Biome, with peaceful mode.
This is the seed and map (and starting area)
This first round will sure show a few problems here and there, don’t worry. I hope this turns into a fun experiment. We can use what we learn here to improve next rounds (if there is interest into new one)