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Add death of hunger/mood [as a user toggled option]

Add death of hunger/mood [as a user toggled option]
Posted 2021-02-01 06:55:14 (edited)


First of all I have to say that I understand that this suggestion might not be everyone's cup of tea so I want to make it clear that this "feature" would have to be toggled in user options. Wolves running away would still stay as the default option.

There also could/should be a warning when toggling the feature to make sure that people understand what they are getting into before any rushed decisions.

Over all there isn't much to say about this feature that the title doesn't already convey. But this would really help with my immersion with the game as "survival" sim and not just a cute pet sim. Especially because I'm planning to play only by lore in the future so this would help add drama/tragedy/consequences to the game that it in my opinion lacks.

I want to add that all wolves that cannot die from sicknesses also would not be able to die from low hunger/mood.

Meaning that lead wolves or breeding males would not be affected by this. I would imagine that pregnant females and nursing females would still be able to die from hunger/mood the same way they can die to a sickness. This would cover weaned puppies and adolescents, as well.

The death itself would be handled like any other deaths in the game. Now only triggered by too low hunger/mood upon rollover. The wolves would go to the dynasty like any other dead wolves where their records can either be saved or let to slip into oblivion.

This feature would need at least some coding changes and new lines to the rollover summary to indicate wolf death.

Eg. WOLF succumbed to starvation/WOLF tried to fight a bear because of their bad mood. They didn't win.

So the suggestion goes as follow:
- In the player setting menu there is a option to toggle hunger/mood related deaths.
- Player clicks the toggle and a warning pops.
- The player clicks yes and the toggle is now activated (there could be a rollover cooldown so players can't spam the option to oblivion).
- Now after one rollover the player's wolves can die of hunger/mood related deaths.


Clementine [Lights ON]

Posted 2021-02-01 11:16:46

Support! As someone who also plays heavily lore-oriented, I feel like wolves who become part of a pack just abandoning it the moment they don't get enough playtime feels... wrong? It's like they have no ties to their home pack and are down to leave the moment things go south

Lore wise my wolves would absolutely stay and hunt until their last breath if the pack was starving, not just say adios and run away


Posted 2021-02-04 05:11:32

I totally support this! It would be much more fun to have lore with this turned on, and just generally it would be nice for a more hardcore playstyle. As long as it's toggleable, though, and has a cooldown (like suggested): maybe it can only be changed once every 7 rollovers so it's not just turned off whenever the player's actually low on food or amusement.

︴▹ speedyscout 🏔️

Posted 2021-02-25 20:06:59

Support because this can also help with retiring wolves early for lore purposes! 


Posted 2021-03-03 16:31:39

I support this, like you said it could add a new element to the game, and as mentioned above, it is a bit more lore friendly.

I think it should also have a cooldown as mentioned above.

Pink 🌻

Posted 2021-03-15 15:37:33

Oh, I would love it. It is very lore friendly, Big support

Sapuna Glandar

Posted 2021-03-20 15:35:13

I would support. But until they fix the amount of prey my hunters can catch in one day then I'm wary. Because despite my wolves having complementary personalities and 100 synergy with high possibilities of catching prey, they only bring back prey from 4/10 hunts in each party and they aren't always prey that gives a lot of uses. (i.e. stoat carcasses that give 1 uses). It's not enough to keep my wolves fed. The majority of the food I get for my pack are from explore but getting larger prey from explore relies on RNG so like, I'm pretty hesitant. There was a time where i had 100% chance of catching a critter for prey and my wolves didn't end up catching anything. It's annoying as it is. Unless they change it to make it a bit easier to get more prey then I'm all for it.

I could keep the toggle off, though I do want a realistic way of gameplay. But at the moment I already stress from not having enough food to keep them fed anyway to keep them from running away. And I don't want to end up buying prey, especially when some players set prey prices up for ridiculous prices and I don't want to bankrupt myself in order to keep my wolves fed. Explore does give me most of my prey, but I feel like explore shouldn't be the main source of food for my pack because isn't catching food the hunters' job? It doesn't make a lot of sense for me. The game is difficult enough as it is, it doesn't need to get harder if it becomes a part of the game without there being any sort of toggle if the developers decide on that.


Posted 2021-03-22 09:46:29

I support this! As mentioned, it’s really nice for lore purposes, but also adds a “hard mode” for those who want a little more challenge. Furthermore, I think it could possibly help with the concerns some people have with Chased NBWs “muddying” the Chased pool, as some people may opt to instead let a Wolf die rather than chasing it. 

Chirp - Lights Off

Posted 2021-03-25 14:04:20

Ohh I like this idea, especially as toggle option.


Posted 2021-04-07 13:43:02

Support! It would help with creating lore for your pack, especially in winter, since it is so hard to catch food if you don't have skilled hunters.

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