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Random Starter Group is not so Random?

PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 6:55 pm
by Satchfan
Iv'e been playing this game a couple days now. The first 10 plays or so I was given 2 sets of 3 characters to start with. 1 set had a scavenger and the other a barterer. Both would have a good cook. The start always consisted of 5 days or so of good weather, meaning i didn't have to rush to get a heater going. After 10 plays or so I got a good run going a played until day 13 or so before shit went to hell. So I restarted, I do this a lot 8).

Well since this restart, every game has had 2 different sets of 2 characters. 1 group has a combat specialist and another has a brute that can carry tons but is slow and powerful. Both groups get a handyman. Every scenario now begins in winter with a heater already installed and a pile of snow to melt into water (don't make a water purifier in winter as it will just freeze up). I have also seen a group of 4 to start with, bad idea as there's too many mouths to feed and bodies to bed right away. No matter how many time i restart now I cannot access any of the first set of scenarios beginning in warm weather.

Am I to assume that the further you progress you open up a new table of starting scenarios and lose access to the ones you were given at the very beginning of the game? Or maybe weather plays in a real time way? (meaning you get so many warm start scenarios, then so many cold start scenarios? If either is the case, an explanation of how this works would be helpful for the Re-starters like myself. Depending on how this works I may be more encouraged to complete each scenario rather than restart after a major set-back.

Anyone else notice this?

Re: Random Starter Group is not so Random?

PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 8:13 pm
by Murf
Just had my first winter start, so can't say for sure. How do you melt snow though? Maybe it's an upgraded furnace or stove?

Re: Random Starter Group is not so Random?

PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 10:00 pm
by Satchfan
Murf wrote:Just had my first winter start, so can't say for sure. How do you melt snow though? Maybe it's an upgraded furnace or stove?


You melt snow in the standard stove with fuel.

Do me a favor, try restarting scenarios and see if they are always starting in the cold now.

Re: Random Starter Group is not so Random?

PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 10:18 pm
by Murf
Satchfan wrote:
Murf wrote:Just had my first winter start, so can't say for sure. How do you melt snow though? Maybe it's an upgraded furnace or stove?


You melt snow in the standard stove with fuel.

Do me a favor, try restarting scenarios and see if they are always starting in the cold now.



Hmmm ok, that figures, no option for it on the 1st crude stove.
edit: NOW I see it under stove, man I just do not pay attention



I'll let you know after this initial one if i get winter again.

update: Restart and it was not a winter scenario

(now if i can just get an upgraded stove to melt snow next time I get winter.)

Re: Random Starter Group is not so Random?

PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 5:51 am
by Satchfan
After about 20 or so restarts I finally got a warm climate start and marko. 8)

Confusing that this hasn't happened to more ppl.

Re: Random Starter Group is not so Random?

PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 8:26 am
by Xzoltan
My first playthrough was a mild climate start. After that, I tried restarting a bunch of times since people in here had been complaining of not getting very different starts. Usually 2 different starts each time. I restarted maybe 20 times, I got a fair mix of different character mixes, but never once did I get anything near a cold or winter start. Odd!

Re: Random Starter Group is not so Random?

PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 4:57 pm
by Ryusai
I got up to day 23 When both Marko and Bruno died at the same day :(:( SO i decided to restart! Since I had catwoman and Pavlo left.

First restart : I got a Anton & Sveta
2nd restart : I got the same 2
3th restart : same 2
4th restart :, Marko, Bruno and the chick who sneaks.
5th restart : It starts as winter, Boris, Martin & Emilia
6th restart : I got my first group again! Pavlo Marko and Bruno.
7th restart : It starts as winter, Katia, martin and catwoman.
8th restart : Winter, Anton & Sveta
9th restart : First time i got 4 people. Zlata, Pavlo, Anton & Sveta
10th restart : same 4 people
11th restart : Anton & Sveta
12th restart : Zlata, Pavlo Anton & Sveta again
13th restart : Catwoman. Katia & bruno.

Decided to stay at my 13th group even though I wanted to see someone with more backpack than Marko.. Anyone know who has the biggest backpack?

Hope my info helped. Love this game, its a little bit to easy but hey, play it harder by making more harsh deciscions ;)

Re: Random Starter Group is not so Random?

PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 5:09 pm
by Xzoltan
Boris has a backpack of 17. That is the highest I've seen. I've also only seen those two so far have anything bigger then 12.