Lighting fires without lighter

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Lighting fires without lighter

I've tried doing this with sticks, tinder (obviously) but also added the Trapping skill and metal bits. Nothing happens.

It's absolutely possible to make fire with sticks, and with a bit of string to help, almost trivial (see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hand_drill). But so far, I see no means of doing so.

Or am I doing the recipes wrong?

Worth noting is that I am playing the Demo.

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Hey Pwnlord,

Yeah, fires without lighters has been on my to-do list for quite a while. I figured I'd add it with a bunch of other recipes once the "Add more craftable items" feature was up-voted enough.

I'm glad you suggested Trapping as a skill. One of the things I hadn't figured out yet was an intuitive skill ingredient for fire-building without a lighter (so only trained people could do it). Trapping was going to be my first choice too, so it's good to hear a player thinks the same thing.

So you're doing things correctly, I just haven't added it yet :)

Dan Fedor - Founder, Blue Bottle Games

Thanks, DCFedor.

Are bows in yet?

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Not yet, but they're on my list!

Dan Fedor - Founder, Blue Bottle Games

The entirety of this article would probably be worth reading as well.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fire_stick

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If you mean bows for firing arrows rather than lighting fires, then I think they should be pretty difficult to make. Finding the right wood would be a challenge in itself.

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There's no other kinds of wood in the game yet, so that's pointless.

I've already made a thread on the subject that's quite in-depth.

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Allow me to clarify. In real life the task of making a bow would be difficult. For example: it would be necessary to find acceptable wood, which would not be a simple task. This challenge should be reflected in the game - through whatever mechanic.

I'll check your other thread.

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Add a low spawned salvage encounter. Once you have the right piece of wood you'll have to go through multiple steps of crafting. Have the process take a turn or two.