billy Oct 9, 2013 @ 12:28pm
my prisoners dont use the common room
I've built a common room as there recreation need was getting out of hand but they very rarely use it. They seem to just hang around in the yard all the time when theres loads of entertainment in the common room.
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MrFail Oct 9, 2013 @ 1:29pm 
I have the same problem, I put TVs in my prisoners cells and pool tables in the common room, but my prisoners seem to like taking showers better...
MrFail Oct 9, 2013 @ 1:37pm 
As far as I know there is no fix, prisoners just don't enjoy pool and television... Whatever floats their boat I guess?
Engineering Squirrel Oct 9, 2013 @ 4:42pm 
Maybe they're all anti-social.
delrio Oct 9, 2013 @ 5:53pm 
I have pool tables in my yard and TVs in my canteen - they get used all the time.
Beat Rice Oct 9, 2013 @ 6:19pm 
The common room is broken and not currenty able to be used. I think they mentioned it in the AMA
billy Oct 9, 2013 @ 6:59pm 
Originally posted by Beat Rice:
The common room is broken and not currenty able to be used. I think they mentioned it in the AMA

oh well, hopefully they fix it soon , Anything else i can do for recreation except a yard? guess i can put TV's and pool in the yard
Darak Oct 9, 2013 @ 10:40pm 
I've got tv's and pool in the canteen for those that don't feel like eating. but yea, just litter them around and they'll get used :)
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GC13 Oct 10, 2013 @ 8:25am 
Originally posted by Beat Rice:
The common room is broken and not currenty able to be used. I think they mentioned it in the AMA
They said nothing of the sort. The only thing they said about rooms being broken was the AI of having multiple laundries, kitchens, and workshops.
DocLazy Oct 10, 2013 @ 8:10pm 
Common rooms work fine. It's just that prisoners currently have a very low need for recreation.
billy Oct 10, 2013 @ 8:18pm 
Originally posted by DocLazy:
Common rooms work fine. It's just that prisoners currently have a very low need for recreation.

thats not the reason because my prisoners all needed recreation and it was causing trouble. The just dont seem to find the common room appealing at all , when it clearly should be. An odd person will wander in now and then but they should be using it a lot more as it would probably be a prisoners favourite room.
chalked.up Oct 10, 2013 @ 8:36pm 
My trick for fulfilling Recreation need is the following Regime:

Sleep
Shower
No Time
Eat

I wake everyone up, make them shower, then send them back to their cell. If they need more sleep, they go back to sleep. If they stay up, they generally watch TV in their cell.
Yes, I put TVs in every cell.
DocLazy Oct 10, 2013 @ 8:38pm 
Originally posted by billy:
thats not the reason because my prisoners all needed recreation and it was causing trouble. The just dont seem to find the common room appealing at all , when it clearly should be. An odd person will wander in now and then but they should be using it a lot more as it would probably be a prisoners favourite room.
Have they got other higher needs they are trying to meet first?

In my current prison the needs are all fairly low. So there's usually someone playing pool or watching tv.

How much they need recreation seems to vary between prisoners. I had one guy who would bolt out of his cell every morning and run straight to the common room to spaz out in front of a Tv.
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billy Oct 11, 2013 @ 9:39am 
Originally posted by DocLazy:
Have they got other higher needs they are trying to meet first?

In my current prison the needs are all fairly low. So there's usually someone playing pool or watching tv.

How much they need recreation seems to vary between prisoners. I had one guy who would bolt out of his cell every morning and run straight to the common room to spaz out in front of a Tv.

hehe .

I'm not sure to be honest , it was a prison struggling with money that was struggling to get all the stuff up that was needed , it's certainly possible. Took me ages to get a Laundry room up.

I cheated and gave myself an extra 50k to build a couple of rooms and furnish them. Now the prison is completely happy. Now everyone is happy the common room is still very rarely used. I still think it should be used more as prisoners would want to use a room with TV and pool over most others. I'd assume most prisoners would pick the rec room as there favourite room in real life.

Originally posted by chalked.up:
Yes, I put TVs in every cell.

i wouldnt do that as a matter of principal :) , no way they getting TV's in rooms in my prison :)
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BlackOpzFX Oct 11, 2013 @ 3:08pm 
Put the Common room next to the Yard and they'll use it during FreeTime. Its always low pop but theyll use it more.
peper757 Oct 14, 2013 @ 9:01am 
Originally posted by GC13:
Originally posted by Beat Rice:
The common room is broken and not currenty able to be used. I think they mentioned it in the AMA
They said nothing of the sort. The only thing they said about rooms being broken was the AI of having multiple laundries, kitchens, and workshops.

They did say that prisoners wouldn't go to common rooms, unless it's within their cell block...

Or was that Sjin?
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