State of Decay

State of Decay

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Smegskull Jul 1, 2014 @ 11:19am
12th restart in 2 days
People keep leaving the base and dying and I have to restart the campaign because there is no load previouse save option.
theyare either away on missions and never make it back.
randomly get sick and die even though i have full meds.
or the timers screw up. (I just had the mision to fetch the doc for edd start and before I could make it to the end of the road to the church Ed died).

it is such a shame because the game is so much fun to play but is such a pain to deal with. It's like when my last save in fallout was 8 hours ago and then I get stuck in terrain, "can I be bothered to do it all again or should I just never play the game again because I have to go through 8 hours of not new experience" (I have totally forgotten were I was in that game but I still haven't played it since).
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Grilleds Jul 1, 2014 @ 12:38pm 
Why do you keep restarting? The game continues even if those characters die, and it's impossible to save everyone.
Mikouen Jul 1, 2014 @ 1:16pm 
*sigh* If you're having some difficulty with the game, that's one thing, but hyperbole isn't going to get you advice any quicker or easier.
Stealth Jul 1, 2014 @ 1:20pm 
Originally posted by Azazel:
Why do you keep restarting? The game continues even if those characters die, and it's impossible to save everyone.

Nah it's not impossible. I have 14 people and I'm 6 hours in and haven't lost anyone. Just take good care of them. I'm not a pro at this game yet, but Is it possible that you don't have an infirmary?
Grilleds Jul 1, 2014 @ 1:43pm 
Originally posted by Stealth:
Originally posted by Azazel:
Why do you keep restarting? The game continues even if those characters die, and it's impossible to save everyone.

Nah it's not impossible. I have 14 people and I'm 6 hours in and haven't lost anyone. Just take good care of them. I'm not a pro at this game yet, but Is it possible that you don't have an infirmary?
Yes it is impossible. You lose 2 survivors as part of the story. Even ignoring that, its very easy to lose an AI controlled character a bunch of different ways (They get pounced on by a feral, get ripped in half by a juggernaught, aggro multiple zombie hordes on their way back home immediately following a mission, etc).
DH69 Jul 1, 2014 @ 2:07pm 
only time i ever had to restart was when that nutjob sasquatch went and got himself killed in the lifeline DLC, other than that the other survivors are expendable, i dont even know if theres a limit to how many you can save, by the end of the main game i had close to 30 or so survivors in my camp
Xuang101 Jul 1, 2014 @ 3:30pm 
I only restarted once and i'm doing awesome got the 2nd biggest base (snyder), no one has died except 1.. which fell off a cliff but she lives AND I did a backflip w00t.
billy Jul 1, 2014 @ 3:35pm 
Losing people is part of the game but you shouldnt lose them often . Train up there fighting skills and equip them all a bit and make sure morale is high when u log out. And of course have medical facility.

I never restart a game.
Last edited by billy; Jul 1, 2014 @ 3:36pm
Smegskull Jul 3, 2014 @ 2:48pm 
I not talking about the sort of deaths you get by being unprepaired Im talking about hope destroying stuff that takes away your sense of agencey in the game. Stuff that feals like "the game rolled a dice on your behalf and got a 1 sorry bad luck for you".

e.g. now on attempt 30 odd last game restart when I gave a new group a lift back to my base (got them to join up) everythin is fine, park the car outside then *pop* one of the big fat charger guys spawns into existance 15ft away (and i saw it appear from nothing) my tower guy starts shooting at it and it imediatly runs over picks up one of my new recrutes and crushes him ignoring me while I attack it.
Grilleds Jul 3, 2014 @ 3:13pm 
Originally posted by Smegskull:
I not talking about the sort of deaths you get by being unprepaired Im talking about hope destroying stuff that takes away your sense of agencey in the game. Stuff that feals like "the game rolled a dice on your behalf and got a 1 sorry bad luck for you".

e.g. now on attempt 30 odd last game restart when I gave a new group a lift back to my base (got them to join up) everythin is fine, park the car outside then *pop* one of the big fat charger guys spawns into existance 15ft away (and i saw it appear from nothing) my tower guy starts shooting at it and it imediatly runs over picks up one of my new recrutes and crushes him ignoring me while I attack it.
Aside from the enemy spawning in plain view (which isn't supposed to happen), that's part of the game. It's a freaking zombie apocalpse, you aren't supposed to always be prepared for everything, and random things can happen to throw your plans in disarray. I lost count of the number of times one of my survivors got pounced on by a feral I only noticed just the second before he attacked me, or backed the car into a bloater I didn't see. However I generally handle these unexpected situations pretty well. If I lose a survivor, so what? I got plenty more and its one less mouth to feed.
PKNecron Jul 3, 2014 @ 4:03pm 
Played the game right though to the end, and other than the two scripted deaths I lost Felix to Feral and that's it. Good infirmary, good med bay, a kitchen to prevent food poisoning, beds to keep people rested. It all adds up.
Last edited by PKNecron; Jul 3, 2014 @ 4:06pm
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Date Posted: Jul 1, 2014 @ 11:19am
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