Umm..When did Joe become not helpful?!?

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Umm..When did Joe become not helpful?!?

I went to see Joe at the ATN and he just blew me off like some asshole when I was sevearly bleeding from a dogeman fight and *thankfully* I had a shirt to spare and rip into rags and cover my wounds but like a day later a got an encounter where I came across an infected guy on a mattress and tried giving him some water but he touched me and later I got sick. well I went back to the ATN and the option for Joe wasn't even there. When did Joe grt turned into a 1 time deal??? Please help me.

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-----------/___._\ THEIR ALWAYS WATCHING
----------/_.-"-._\ WATCHING CLOSELY
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-------/'___|__|_____\REPOST OR THE MERGA WILL SPOOK YOU

About the same time that the ATN decided that they wouldn't squander all their precious resources to ungrateful vagabonds like Philip who wants food 3 times a day and healing whenever he pleases, not while they had a whole tribe to care for. ;)

Farming at ATN was seriously unbalanced for a while, what with the safely patrolled area, the market, the free food and the free healing. To mitigate that, Dan reduced it so that ATN feeds us once a day, and Joe is willing to heal us (I think) about once every 3-4 days? A week? Whoever has the exact number of days, please correct me, I can't remember. Either way, it's now a smart idea to not abuse Joe's kindness till there's an actual emergency, like an illness. After all you can always buy some cheap tea at the shop and use it to a) disinfect your wounds, b) disinfect some dirty rags for bandages, and c) drink it. I do so like that tea. :D


NEO Scavenger: FAQ
10 Ways (not) to Die - A beginner's guide

It's a 72 hour cooldown between treatments from Joe, and the option to go and see him will also disappear entirely for a 72 hour period period if you try to do so twice before the cooldown has expired. These timers are independent of one another, so it's possible to, for example, get treatment from Joe, wait 48 hours, go to see him again, be told he can't help you, and then have to wait an additional 72 hours on top of that.

Same thing happens with the free meals, but the timers for that are on a 24 hour cooldown.

In short, don't take advantage of the Anishinabe's hospitality - only accept it when you really need it.

Oh ok, this makes more sense now. I guess I really did take them for granted. Expecially when I was shredded by a dogeman and was left to care for myself.

Edit: also I meant to ask, for some reason I can't find ANY ATN warriors at all...
I don't know why but It may have to do with me attacking one and knocking him out in combat only to pass out the next turn and he apparently escaped(couldn't find any corpse or item drops) so I was afraid the ATN would kill me on sight but no, everyone must be hiding from Ronald McDonald with a spear after what he did to their friend.

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-----------/___._\ THEIR ALWAYS WATCHING
----------/_.-"-._\ WATCHING CLOSELY
---------/-<(( ))>-\ EVERY BREATH
--------/__"-...-'__\ EVERY STEP
-------/'___|__|_____\REPOST OR THE MERGA WILL SPOOK YOU

They shouldn't stop spawning. But they are extremely good at stealth.

no I mean LITERALY all I found around the ATN was just deer of course it doesn't matter anymore cause I died on that run trying to kill a dogeman with a sling

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-----------/___._\ THEIR ALWAYS WATCHING
----------/_.-"-._\ WATCHING CLOSELY
---------/-<(( ))>-\ EVERY BREATH
--------/__"-...-'__\ EVERY STEP
-------/'___|__|_____\REPOST OR THE MERGA WILL SPOOK YOU

A good way to avoid getting a accidental double cool down time on both Joe and food with the ATN would be to always ask for more medical treatment or food on the same turn as receiving aid from the ATN. This way the options to eat or see Joe will be removed from ATN options 'till they are ready for use again.

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