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Moleman May 23, 2015 @ 10:09pm
Erupting volcanoes
While watching an interview with Jesse Rapczak i herd them talking about pushing people into volcanoes, this got me asking. do the volcanoes erupt, turning that part of the island into a more inhospitable area?
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wacky tobacky May 23, 2015 @ 10:14pm 
Wait, volcanes?

So wait, this means I can carry people with my flying dino and drop them in volcanoes?
ryanucas May 23, 2015 @ 10:16pm 
Originally posted by Threat:
Wait, volcanes?

So wait, this means I can carry people with my flying dino and drop them in volcanoes?
yes
Fade May 23, 2015 @ 10:35pm 
I want to see a monster in the volcano.
TheRightHand  [developer] May 23, 2015 @ 10:38pm 
I am not 100% certain if we'll have the volcano actually working at EA, I think it's on the list, but I'm not 100% sure.

In any event, we definitely plan to have the volcano be full of lava and kill people who land in it, etc. We also want to experiment with things like eruptions or other large-scale environmentals, but we sincerely have no idea how that will go over or if we can do it in a cool way.

We'll be trying, though!

- The Right Hand.
Moleman May 23, 2015 @ 10:43pm 
Originally posted by TheRightHand:
I am not 100% certain if we'll have the volcano actually working at EA, I think it's on the list, but I'm not 100% sure.

In any event, we definitely plan to have the volcano be full of lava and kill people who land in it, etc. We also want to experiment with things like eruptions or other large-scale environmentals, but we sincerely have no idea how that will go over or if we can do it in a cool way.

We'll be trying, though!

- The Right Hand.

Awesome thanks
JasonB May 23, 2015 @ 11:02pm 
Originally posted by TheRightHand:
I am not 100% certain if we'll have the volcano actually working at EA, I think it's on the list, but I'm not 100% sure.

In any event, we definitely plan to have the volcano be full of lava and kill people who land in it, etc. We also want to experiment with things like eruptions or other large-scale environmentals, but we sincerely have no idea how that will go over or if we can do it in a cool way.

We'll be trying, though!

- The Right Hand.

When a volcano erupts there could be a huge ash cloud that disrupts visibility for hundreds of metres for 30 mins or something, kinda like making it night time even though it could be day. But just for some hundreds of metres from the volcano.

As for lava maybe it could just flood right round the volcano and possibly cave system killing everything around the volcano then just dissipates after a few minutes.
Last edited by JasonB; May 23, 2015 @ 11:04pm
Sir Lances-A-Lot May 23, 2015 @ 11:15pm 
Originally posted by TheRightHand:
I am not 100% certain if we'll have the volcano actually working at EA, I think it's on the list, but I'm not 100% sure.

In any event, we definitely plan to have the volcano be full of lava and kill people who land in it, etc. We also want to experiment with things like eruptions or other large-scale environmentals, but we sincerely have no idea how that will go over or if we can do it in a cool way.

We'll be trying, though!

- The Right Hand.
What happened to the left hand?
Jester5093 May 23, 2015 @ 11:25pm 
It never knows what The Right Hand is doing.
TwistedLogic May 27, 2015 @ 9:38am 
Originally posted by TheRightHand:
I am not 100% certain if we'll have the volcano actually working at EA, I think it's on the list, but I'm not 100% sure.

In any event, we definitely plan to have the volcano be full of lava and kill people who land in it, etc. We also want to experiment with things like eruptions or other large-scale environmentals, but we sincerely have no idea how that will go over or if we can do it in a cool way.

We'll be trying, though!

- The Right Hand.
You're not sure if you can make a volcano erupt in a cool way? ^^; Dude.... volcano! They're always cool! xD

But seriously, if that is planned, make it something big and epic if you can, not something lame. A volcano erupting should be felt all over the island and be everyone's immediate concern. Honestly, it would be cool if it anhililated half a (random) forest in a lava flow which then grew back over time, but I know how difficult that would be. xD just an example.
☽MoonGoddess☾ May 27, 2015 @ 9:44am 
Maybe add a boss in the volcano and then it can only be awakened by throwing in sacrifices... *evil-laugh*
Kalle May 27, 2015 @ 10:52am 
I think an actual erruption would cause every pc (or/and server) to melt, with all the ashes and lavastreams and flying rocks etc. But perhaps it is possible to add a slow version with just some lavastreams. Like in that video: http://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2014/nov/13/hawaii-kilauea-volcano-lava-pahoa-video
Pavilon May 27, 2015 @ 10:55am 
an erupting volcano could be used to add very rare materials. the lava coming up could contain precious metals/stone that would entice the entire server to take part in an eruption.
BlackWater May 27, 2015 @ 11:02am 
Originally posted by Pav:
an erupting volcano could be used to add very rare materials. the lava coming up could contain precious metals/stone that would entice the entire server to take part in an eruption.

Excelent point, it would be a really good way of finding really rare material.



Originally posted by Fraggon:
I think an actual erruption would cause every pc (or/and server) to melt, with all the ashes and lavastreams and flying rocks etc. But perhaps it is possible to add a slow version with just some lavastreams. Like in that video: http://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2014/nov/13/hawaii-kilauea-volcano-lava-pahoa-video

Couldn't they simulate it, what I mean is do your suggestion with the slow moving lava streams and they could change the sky to make the map appear darker and to simulate an ash cloud. Also when getting too close to the source then they would add things like falling pyroclastic rock. Do you think if they localized the most intensive effects it might reduce the strain on peoples systems.
FridayBiology May 27, 2015 @ 4:06pm 
if you push enough people its bound to blow up in your face some time ..... *pushes sleeper over the edge*
How about metal runs now? I usually go to the volcanos to get 'em
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