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I want to get this game but
it looks like its going to be a long learning curve based on the youtube vids I watched. is the game enjoyable?
Originally posted by Sugar Show:
Isn' that hard bro, High skill on mine get metal fast, plants get wood/farm fast, intelligence research technologies fast, and the medic do what medic do. Construction builds things... Everything is very easy to play.
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Isn' that hard bro, High skill on mine get metal fast, plants get wood/farm fast, intelligence research technologies fast, and the medic do what medic do. Construction builds things... Everything is very easy to play.
It's hard to say if the game is enjoyable or not.
The game is extremely easy, and requires minimal skill to play. You can't actually lose unless you have doomsday planet destroying weapons enabled (which is off by default).
You follow a very straightforward strategy that will work every time, until you change what mods you are using.
Do you like micromanaging and creating bases for pawns to work in? If so, you'll likely like this game.
Do you enjoy micromanaging every operation? If so, you'll likely enjoy this game.
Do you enjoy repetitive tasks that have to be repeated the entire game via micromanagement? If so, you'll likely enjoy this game.
Do you enjoy being able to mod the game to do a large variety of things limited mostly to the imagination of the mod designers? If so, this is a great game to mod. It's not as great as say skyrim, but it's really rather neat.
Originally posted by amjadken:
it looks like its going to be a long learning curve based on the youtube vids I watched. is the game enjoyable?
If you do get this game, wait for a sale, or at least use epic money to reduce the cost. I bought this game with epic money, and I will likely buy the dlc for epic money too. It'll save me a good $30 that way.
Trip Aug 22 @ 5:44pm 
It is enjoyable. Figuring out the basic mechanics take some time as usual. I alt-tab out and search the Steam forums for whatever I don't understand skimming a few posts. If you have OCD or anxiety issues you might want to pick something less complex. You can over manage very easily. :steamfacepalm:
Also- The mod selection is great. After you play the vanilla game for a while you can add a few mods to suit your needs.
Last edited by Trip; Aug 22 @ 5:51pm
Originally posted by Trip:
It is enjoyable. Figuring out the basic mechanics take some time as usual. I alt-tab out and search the Steam forums for whatever I don't understand skimming a few posts. If you have OCD or anxiety issues you might want to pick something less complex. You can over manage very easily. :steamfacepalm:
I disagree. Figuring out the basic mechanics takes no time. The tutorial will hand you everything you need to know to play successfully.
Learning the exact numbers that influence the basic mechanics and calculations is what takes the time.
Also, there's no such thing as over managing. There's "not managing enough", and there's "managing just enough". Managing just enough is rare though. It's a good thing this game has a pause button - without the pause button, it would be impossible to manage your pawns enough.
The hardest part of this game at least for me was knowing how to manage labor to get the most efficient colony. All in all though you'll be having too worry about getting everything right the first time. The game like to remind you that a failed colony isn't a loss, it's a story.
insaned Aug 22 @ 9:14pm 
Originally posted by Aerrin Longheart:
If you do get this game, wait for a sale, or at least use epic money to reduce the cost. I bought this game with epic money, and I will likely buy the dlc for epic money too. It'll save me a good $30 that way.

this game doesn't go on sale, and what do you mean epic money?
Playing this game at a basic level is easy. Its actually very simple and intuitive as far as the management genre goes. Now, getting to a higher level where you can maximize the efficiency of your colony, or one that can handle any threat reliably even at higher difficulty levels does take learning, but you don't need to do that. At lower difficulty levels I'd even say Rimworld is a pretty casual game that probably just about anyone could play, the only issue there is that Rimworld is at its most fun when things are going horribly wrong and you'd probably miss out on a lot of that.
Yes, the game is very enjoyable. The UI looks daunting and takes a little bit of getting used to but it's easy enough to work with once you know where everything is located. The work schedule is fairly easy to understyand as well. Hovering the mouse over the boxes explains what each skill does so take your time and set priorities carefully to make sure that everyone has something important to do. Crafting, Tailoring and Art are not important at the start whereas cutting plants is.

Early build orders is another matter though. What do you need to build asap? That's where the learning curve climbs for a newcomer. In your first few runs, you'll find your colonists need food, you forget to build a freezer, a prison and a medical facility. Getting a cooking station and a butcher table up and running is also a priority. Then power, light... See?

Eventually, you hit upon a 3-day schedule which you'll repeat each time you play. It's up to you to find one but folks will be happy to share their ideas if you want spoilers. ;)
easy to learn but you need to figure out how to micromanage your base
Hoki Aug 23 @ 1:11am 
RW perfectly fits into the definition of easy to learn - hard to master.

learning the individual mechanics alone isnt difficult you get that down in a couple minutes. to be efficient in those systems can be learned quickly as well in a couple hours worth of experience.

it gets increasingly more difficult to become more efficient in everything at once while keeping a good pace (the pace is the hard part though). but even that is on a managable level
For me, the game is boring, and very repetitive, and I'm only on my second game (Which has the Star Wars mods).
I'm already thinking about my third game with the Tech Tree Minami mod.
I was thinking about my second game with the Star Wars mod after my colony got going in my first game - which was vanilla.
I'm just having so much trouble forcing myself to finish these games. I'm pretty sure after my third game with the Tech Tree Minami mod - if it's still the same thing, I'm just going to stop playing this game.

Originally posted by insaned:
Originally posted by Aerrin Longheart:
If you do get this game, wait for a sale, or at least use epic money to reduce the cost. I bought this game with epic money, and I will likely buy the dlc for epic money too. It'll save me a good $30 that way.

this game doesn't go on sale, and what do you mean epic money?
https://imgur.com/a/xV0Ds2S - As long as you pay attention to the Epic Game Store, you can gather up these Epic Coupons that subtract x money from any purchases. These coupons last for maybe 6 months, and they show up from time to time.
I have picked the Rimworld DLC as an example since I don't own it yet.. but the coupon will apply to any game that is above $14.99 US. It makes purchases significantly cheaper, even for games that never go on sale.
I bought Rimworld with an Epic Coupon not so long ago.
I think my biggest complaint that is not about the simple, repetitive nature, is there is too little technology and things you can do with them. You can move from crash landing with absolutely nothing to building space ships in maybe 3 years, and that's with minimal effort. I am hoping Tech Tree Minami fixes this problem I have.
Originally posted by insaned:
Originally posted by Aerrin Longheart:
If you do get this game, wait for a sale, or at least use epic money to reduce the cost. I bought this game with epic money, and I will likely buy the dlc for epic money too. It'll save me a good $30 that way.

this game doesn't go on sale, and what do you mean epic money?
Rimworld is on sale at GOG right now.
Seisho Aug 25 @ 10:16am 
It's somewhat hard but doable

little hint: if you go in tropical areas you can just plant stuff all year round, makes it easier to get enough food
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