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  1. Well, this is sad, I lost my game just for a stupid scratch. I would like to share my story because it's not so reallistic and I think this kind of events should be changed. I don't understand why a character could die in a few hours for a scratch, bandaged and disinfected. The story: My character has been surviving during 3 months in a long-term game, and I was so proud about it. Surprisingly, a zombi made me a scratch. I didn't have a bandage at that moment, but I taked my car and drove home to heal my wound. When I was there I had "severe damage". Well, I don't undestand how a simple scratch can threat a person's life that way unless the zombie has the wolverine's claws. So, I disinfected my wound, I use a bandage and I started to eat until I reached the best boost for healing. Suddenly, I was in "Terminal damage", and I don't understand why! I ate everything I could during several hours, but my character was just stable in this "terminal state" meanwhile I ketp eating without control... (this is not reallistic, really). That wound was completely impossible to heal, and later he died... yes, he died for a scratch, after having eaten half the food in my fridge. ..... How is that possible? Developers, I love this game, you're doing an amazing work, but I have to ask you to check the health system again, because if you reach that state it's impossible to keep playing. A scratch from a zombie should not kill you anyway. What kind of nails do they have? @_@ I suggest some kind of changes about the health system. Minor injuries should annoy and prevent you to run, take objects, etc, like when you have a wound in your hands. I think thats great. But defenitely, not to kill you. It's nonsense! Even if you have a terrible scratch, bleeding during a while, it shouldn't kill you at all!. It could make you feel so weak, in pain, etc, but please guys, if human beings could die for a scratch in the reality, we shouldn't be here since several million of years. Unless you have a penetrating wound due some kind of accident or strong bite, any minor wound shoudn't threat your life! I propose to implement different types of wounds: A) Non-penetrating wounds: The result of blunt trauma or friction, scraping of the outer skin layer, like: Abrasions Scratches or lacerations from zombies, remember, their nails are not swords. Contusions (swollen bruises due to accumulation of blood and dead cells under skin) Concussions (damage to the underlying organs and tissue on head with no significant external wound) B) Penetrating wounds: The result from trauma that breaks through the full thickness of skin; reaching down to the underlying tissue and organs. (That kind of wounds could kill you) Stab wounds (trauma from really sharp objects, fall over an iron bar, etc). Severe and deep skin cuts (maybe a bite from a zombie) -> If you have many of them, you could die. Surgical wounds (intentional from other players or for a bad perform surgical procedures) Gunshot wounds on limbs. C) Deadly injuries: Several contusions from a zombie horde (Could break your limbs) Falling deaths (more than 1 floor). Serious infections (Caused by not treating a wound for several days) Food poisoning. Many open wounds (due the loss of blood). Gunshot wounds in important organs or head. D) Other kind of injuries: Thermal wounds: Extreme temperatures, taking hot objects from a cooker or a fire, operating generators etc. Chemical wounds: These result from contact with or inhalation of chemical materials from cars or industrial buildings. Bites from animals: Should cause infections. Electrical wounds: Maybe for manipulating electronic devices. That's all. I hope it could help to improve the game, or at leats give you new ideas. @Connall I summon you! I posted part of this post as a suggestion in the suggestions thread. Is it right? I'm not always sure where I should write a post hehe.
  2. Self-inflicted wounds, that can happpen when using a tool. Cuts from knives, saws (hands or arms), screwdrivers (hands only), and hatchets (legs or head), burns from welding torch (limbs), bruises - new kind of injury, not needing any treatment and healing quickly - from hammers (hands or arms) and sledge (legs or head). When sleepy, ill, drunk, panicked, heavily stressed, and having "All thumbs" or "Unlucky" traits - chance of accident increases. Staying home away from zombies will not guarantee you not seeing any blood anymore.
  3. Okay, I apologize if I'm doing something wrong, here, but... I recently picked Zomboid back up again after a few months hiatus. A lot has changed! I'm impressed with the updates, but a few things are bugging me a little, so I thought I'd talk about them here so that maybe someone could inform me as to if I'm simply not doing things right. To put it bluntly, the new bandages system is extremely frustrating and time consuming. I sterilize a bunch of bandages, no big deal. I get a "scratch", which, to me sounds like an 'oops' ordeal, not a 'oh no, I'm going to lose an arm' ordeal. Keeping this in mind, I slap a sterile bandage on it and go about my survivalist life. No more than 3-5 minutes later, the bandage is dirty. So I'm thinking, okay... maybe they took a realism approach and fighting zombies is getting it "dirty" so quickly. Instead, I opt for simply looting houses and organizing stuff, etc. Things that wouldn't get my hands dirty, so to speak. Same problem. It's barely been 5 minutes (I'm talking real time, since I've no idea how long that is game-time-- my days are set to be an hour long) and I need to change the bandages again. Repeat this ordeal about 3+ more times on an infected wound- significantly less for one not infected. I will also note that I do not have zombification activated- i.e.: playable character will not get sick / infected / turn until dead, presumably. My problem with this is, well... no matter the wound, be it bite, scratch, infected or not; this is extremely annoying to me and not so realistic. I love zomboid and almost ALL its features, but this is the very first time I've ever been generally distraught about things. Thick skin (since it's been moved to the trait choice list) seems significantly less effective than it used to be, so I'm getting injured more often now than before when first starting a game. I've tried seeing if choosing first aid traits helps with needing to replace bandages SO often, but it doesn't. Is this how it's intended to be? Or have I encountered some sort of bug? I really don't mind this new bandage feature, but the rate at which you need to replace the bandages really is frustrating and annoying; heaven forbid you've chosen the slow healer negative trait, which, don't even get me started. Biggest mistake ever, choosing that one with this new bandage system! Any help would be much obliged. Is there a way to slow bleeding to stop bandages from getting dirty so often...? I'm using sterilized bandages... the real ones, not sheets or anything else. Not adhesives. Actual bandages.
  4. The humans and any other animals you choose to put into the game should leave blood trails when we're critically injured. Depending on how bad you're bleeding, and how fast you're moving will define how bad the blood spill will be. Which will be a must if we're going to hunt wild animals, that we'd immediately lose as soon as they run out of our viewing distance. But with a blood trail, we have a way of tracking them, and finding where they collapsed. We can save on bullets, as long as you're good at hitting vital areas, or are at least good at critically injuring whatever you hit. But the zombies shouldn't leave blood trails, they should only leave the blood you whack or shoot off them off of them. Except for the running zombies, they haven't been stricken with rigamortis yet. So the runners should just bleed everywhere. Besides it's not like you're gonna have the time to be tracking when you're running from runners. And oh yeah, the zombies should be more bloody on a daily basis. Hell, there should be more blood everywhere on a daily basis. But that's all, I'm still loving the game so far. I love you all, peace.
  5. After reading the Antiseptic thread, an idea popped into my head about different types of not only treatments, but wounds and injuries one can receive. Like when I fall off the platform for the 11 millionth time, it strikes me as odd that all I have to do is hustle inside, chow down on food and wait to heal. If we had the same injury in real life, we would most likely have fractured or broken a bone. So I think we should have multiple types of injuries that a quick hit of food will not be able to fix, and will require extra medical attention to treat it with. And depending on the injury type and maybe what caused the injury, there can be a chance of illness, or at least penalties to a character until they fully recover. Some injuries, treatments, and effects could be: Minor cuts- Bandage, butterfly bandage?. Simple mundane injury here. Puncture/stab wound - bandage, butterfly bandage?. Would require some antibiotics to help prevent chance of illness ( maybe possibility of getting the zombie virus if stabbed with a knife that has zombie blood on it?). Wide Cuts/slash wound- Stitching, bandages. Antibiotics can help reduce chance of illness You must stich this wound up or you will continue to bleed out. Gouged out eye- sterile gauze?, bandages. With only one eye your field of vision is reduced, but at least you could wear a cool eye patch. (Not sure if a blind character could be a thing or how it would be implemented). Sprained arm/leg or broken arm/leg- the arms would require a splint and a sling, and it will take longer to loot and unable to hold 2 handed items or wield a weapon with two hands. The legs would require just a splint but huge penalty to moving, having a walking stick or a crutch(es) can reduce the penalty. ( Recovery should only be a few days to a couple in game weeks, not realistic but it would be very boring/difficult to play if your person had to wait weeks or months to recover). Bite/Mauling wound- Bandages, stitching. Not just by zombies, but possibly from feral animals or pets of PCs/NPCs, antibiotics can help reduce chance of a NORMAL INFECTION ONLY (If bitten by a zombie pray to the gods it won't kill you). Envenomed- Anti-venom. With the knowing that animals will soon be introduced, it could be possible to encounter venomous animals native to Kentucky and be bitten by one. The venom could have a chance to kill a player and if they could find very rare anti-venom in a hospital somewhere, it will cure them of it. A venomous bite will make PCs and NPCs very sick and weak, if pets are bit they have an extremely higher mortality rate. Amputation- This has been debated to hell and back on weather it will be in the game or not with threads dedicated to it solely. Only listing it as more of an acknowledgement that its an injury that can be encountered.
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