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Gaffa Tape Warrior

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  1. Number 6 suggests pushing someone away he's close, good against someone trying to hit you with something. I think wrestling over the weapon would make more sense, but I don't know how that could be simulated in PZ. If someone's got the self-defence class trait or maybe even a martial artist trait then he could perform a disarming technique, and maybe throw him or break or dislocate something. Number 2's weapon collisions. Maybe with a martial artist trait you could collide weapons even if it's a big one against a not-so-big one because you'd know how, and have an advantage against a sledge-hammer with any weapon because it's too slow.
  2. I think the ideal sound system is one that you don't have to power yourself. It could be something powered by wind that makes a noise when the wind blows. It could attract zombies up onto the top of a building where they fall off and get injured.
  3. There's no need to worry, Minecraft did not exist in 1993, so no survivor need fear being Minefrafty. I think it's good to have smelting as a separate skill because it makes sense.
  4. He's innocent! He said "Just kidding" afterwards. I am not entirely sure on this, but I seem to remember reading that at least certain sorts of hype can get a bit annoying. I can wait any length of time equal to or shorter than my remaining lifespan!
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    The spoon doesn't look very sturdy bound to the side of the pole like that. It would be good to be able to use some more solid methods of attachment. I don't know if that's already planned or not, but thought I would suggest it anyway. Maybe there could be different sorts of pole you can use. If it's a broomstick that's been sawn slightly against the grain then it could break if put under enough force, whereas if you've cut it from a log yourself you can be sure the grain goes lengthwise. Different woods could be different (I don't know about American trees).
  6. I saw this video of a martial artist showing zombie self-defence. Maybe it could serve as inspiration for actions with the animations update. It could go with the self-defence class trait and the veteran profession. Maybe there could even be a "trained martial artist" trait.
  7. When I said that steel was iron, I did not mean it was pure elemental iron. I meant it was what we have called "iron" for (I think) centuries. There's some water on the desk I am at right now it is not 100% pure H2O, there are minerals in it. Even if all impurities were removed, there would be some H3O and OH. It is still called water because it is almost completely H2O. In the same way, many people use the word iron for what is not pure elemental iron, but what is almost completely iron, with impurities and possibly slag deposits. Steel is purer in that there is less slag in it, and less pure in that there is often more carbon added to it, and sometimes other impurities are added too. In that way, steel counts as iron because it is almost completely Fe, but because of the nature of its impurities it is also steel. Because of this, it should be fine for metals that are almost completely Fe to be called iron, but perhaps it could also be realistic and helpful to have clues for what sort of iron. You could distinguish between a spring, and something that bends and stays bent, for instance, and identify what is stainless steel or galvanised, and what is aluminium. Having workable iron may be a justified simplification. There could be hot iron that can be hammered quickly, or otherwise there could be hammer-hardened iron that can be annealed to make it workable again. Although they are quite different things, because a Project Zomboid day only lasts less than an hour, cutting out the cycles of working and annealing may be all right. Hammer:
  8. Steel is iron. They had steel pipes on mace handles. Maybe it had something to do with lead not rusting too. Here's an idea of something you could do with metal walls. You don't want zombies near your house, so you go somewhere and build a metal wall. Zombies walk along and bump into it and think "this wall looks player-made, which means I can hit it". Zombies start banging on it making a racket which makes other zombies come along to join in. That way the zombies are kept away from your house.
  9. Quite a few times I've seen someone say on the Project Zomboid forum something like "Expecting to make things out of cast iron is unrealistic, so this idea is unrealistic". I agree it's true that with the collapse of the economy people would be back to living like they did in the middle ages, and that it would be quite a huge undertaking to do that cast iron business, but melting iron down and pouring it into a mould is not the only way to make a fence. I don't know whether some people on this forum have unfortunately never heard of wrought iron, or think there would be a problem with it. It is possible for a blacksmith to make a wrought iron fence. He could even find metal bars in a shop or warehouse. It need not be cast to be black. I only objected to the thing about cast iron, so please do not start arguing against me as though I am saying things I am not.
  10. If you wanted a ball-peen hammer but only had claw hammers and didn't want to forge a new hammerhead, you could grind one of the claw hammers so that it had a ball, and then polish it if you wanted. For a heavier hammer, you could use one of those really heavy iron hammers. This is basically me suggesting converting one sort of hammer into one of others.
  11. If there were zombies in England, and somebody had the chance to go into an antiques shop and loot a sword or ten, I doubt he'd be thinking "I don't want to be a full 19th century simulator." I know the USA's a bit different because they've not got so many swords there, but I believe it would be unrealistic for a person to turn down something that would improve his survival odds because of trying to avoid anything medieval. The 18th and 19th centuries were not medieval, so if PZ swords were all like those then maybe everything would be fine? Pickling vegetables is medieval too, but that's no reason to avoid it.
  12. This seems a good idea to me. They would be easy enough to make. I just used a search engine and found a web-page that taught me some uses of a staff. http://www.inquiry.net/outdoor/skills/staff_use.htm You could bash zombies with them and use them to help you get about.
  13. You could, but it would be much slower, and the rock would get damaged. I've tried.
  14. Maybe the reason why the developers have made there be so few guns and bullets is because they are themselves from a country where guns are rare, and have not experienced or imagined the gun culture in the place.
  15. Welding bits of metal together with a power tool is a good idea. Here's an alternative idea for when that cannot be done. You could drill holes in them and rivet them together or use nuts and bolts.
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