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Kiri Jan 3, 2017 @ 3:05pm
What happens if I am spotted chipping at a wall?
Will I be instantly busted or will the guard attack me? If I am chipping an outside wall will I be shot? If I break through an outside wall with the intent of using a poster to get through at will, then will the guard on the tower instantly spot the hole and send me to solitary?
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Kiri Jan 3, 2017 @ 5:09pm 
Ok so I did some tests

1) If a guard sees you chipping a wall he aggros you and you gain some heat, rather like punching someone in front of a guard

2) If you try to chip a wall outside then you will gain 30 heat and be shot once. If you survive you wont be shot again unless your heat has gone over 90%

3) Guard towers cant see holes in walls so it's safe to remove a poster from an outside wall during the day so long as a normal guard isn't in visual range
JiffyPopKids Jan 4, 2017 @ 4:39pm 
For me, if i'm chipping a wall, cutting a fence, in the dark and a guard sees me. straight to the SHU, it kinda sucks cause i got ALL of my controband in my vent taken away, 3 guard suits, 2 cell keys, 1 entrance, 3 utility, a ton of files, and a sturdy shovel, sturdy pickaxe, and a multitool. sucks tbh
Kiri Jan 5, 2017 @ 3:57am 
I had no idea it was different at night, thanks for letting me know!

Truth be told I've had worse. This is why it's best to push resources into digging tunnels since they double as a storage space and a means of getting around the prison that the guards can never truly "confiscate"

Also I had no idea what the "SHU" really was, I assumed it was some kind of old god. Thanks for letting me know lol
Kiri Jan 5, 2017 @ 10:20am 
Does anyone know what time tower guards leave their towers? Is it 10pm?
roarke.suibhne Jan 5, 2017 @ 11:15am 
11pm (23:00) - and I believe they return at 6am? but not sure.
Last edited by roarke.suibhne; Jan 5, 2017 @ 11:16am
Kiri Jan 5, 2017 @ 1:23pm 
I know they're definetly not active at around 10:30 when the cells lock

Does anyone know if towers can see holes in fences? I'd like to cut through a roof fence but I'm concerned that in the morning the towers will see the hole and bust me
Kiri Jan 5, 2017 @ 2:01pm 
Ok I've tested and they definetly cant see holes in rooftop fences. I don't know about ground fences though
Kiri Jan 5, 2017 @ 2:26pm 
Ok I tested the ground floor fences, the towers can in fact see ground floor fences

To be honest this kind of inconsistency in the rules really does annoy me, you have to go by trial and error to find out what you can get away with and what will totally wipe all of your progress and send you right back to zero

Hopefully the test results will help people though. Rooftop fences = OK, ground fences = cover them up before it's day
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Date Posted: Jan 3, 2017 @ 3:05pm
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