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on: 08:11:44 PM 10/26/15
This is a thread for any of us to ask questions directly relating to mechanics of Hell Rising. If you can prove something is a mechanic or have a plan that is dependent on a mechanic, post it here so it can be added to the wiki. (item finds, spawn locations, unrecorded crafting patterns, anything really)

All questions are for filling in the wiki and no programmers were harmed or forced to answer in the making of this documentary.
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on: 08:17:26 PM 10/26/15
Book Reading;

… You read a Book and learn something more about the structure of the human body. You then discard it as useless.
… You read a Book and discover information on tales of undead encounters throughout history. You then discard it as useless.
… You read a Book and learn something more about the structure of the human body. You then discard it as useless.
… You read a Book but find it uninformative. You then discard it as useless.
… You read a Book and learn something more about the structure of the human body. You then discard it as useless.
… You read a Book but find it uninformative. You then discard it as useless.
… You read a Book and pick up a few clever combat techniques. You then discard it as useless.
… You read a Book but find it uninformative. You then discard it as useless.
… You read a Book and learn something more about the structure of the human body. You then discard it as useless.
… You read a Book and discover information on tales of undead encounters throughout history. You then discard it as useless.
… You read a Book and learn something more about the structure of the human body. You then discard it as useless.

Does reading a book do anything besides give some flavor text?
Do stats for how many books read get counted somewhere?
Can a book grant a hidden skill?
Can a Book open up a path if read at a location?
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on: 08:24:08 PM 10/26/15
I don't know what Mo wants to keep a secret or what, but I will tell you that no stats get counted that you can't see somewhere.



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on: 08:26:12 PM 10/26/15
Yeah, it was public at the start that reading a book successfully gives you a tiny bit of XP.
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on: 08:35:07 PM 10/26/15
I had wanted to make books be more useful somehow, like giving you hints towards recipes or something.



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on: 08:43:05 PM 10/26/15
"Combine Gold Bar and Poopoo for Golden Poopoo."
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on: 10:25:39 PM 10/26/15
Yes, all of the golden poopoos! Maybe you only get half a recipe in a book? Maybe 5 books for advanced recipe

This book mentions something about gold
This book mentions something about poopoo
You've learned how to make golden poopoos

This book mentions something about gas
This book mentions something about bags
You've learned how to make a flaming bag

You can now make a flaming bag of golden poopoo
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on: 12:40:18 AM 10/27/15
How does effect work?

When I get Terrified, I can't hit a target. (Not unable to attack, just miss everytime)
My default target also switches to the first target slot position.

When I terrify an NPC they can still slap me in my mouth.
What's it like when I Terrify a player?
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on: 12:49:07 AM 10/27/15
How it works is it doesn't work because it's been bugged the entire time, along with probably some other ones.



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on: 02:01:43 AM 10/27/15
but...you can make it awesome again, can't you?
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on: 09:15:22 AM 10/27/15
Ao wait my shadow talon isnt doing what itsmeant to even to players?



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on: 09:32:16 AM 10/27/15
"Combine Gold Bar and Poopoo for Golden Poopoo."

I request :goldenpoopoo: emoji. As soon as possible. Thanks Mo.
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on: 12:50:42 PM 10/27/15
!! A Mantis Helicopter is too far away to hit with your Dark Tentacles.

How do weapons work?

Why can some weapons hit an enemy and others can't?

How are weapons grouped together?

Does giving something ammunition mean it can hit anything? (Pistol, Assault Rifle, Chainsaw, Nail Gun)

Can weapons be modified?

Craft Dark Tentacle (blunt, melee, base 15% acc, 2-4 dazed, terrified) + Concoction (thrown, 24% base acc, 12-16 dazed, single use) = Dripping Dark Tentacle (Ranged, 12-16, dazed terrified, 15% acc, re-loadable with concoction, holds 'x' many does)

In the above example, the tentacles only drop from Faceless Stranger (FS) and not every kill. FS only spawns at 'x' o'clock now. Concoctions only drop from Malignus and not every time. Both items are relatively difficult to farm and the resulting weapon is comparable to top tier firearms.

I'm rambling now but I think I got my thought across.

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on: 03:05:38 PM 10/27/15
Why can some weapons hit an enemy and others can't?

Because some are ranged and some aren't. Guns and throwing weapons are ranged.

How are weapons grouped together?

Blunt, blade, power tools, pistols, rifles, shotguns, throwing weapons, and damageless weapons.

Does giving something ammunition mean it can hit anything? (Pistol, Assault Rifle, Chainsaw, Nail Gun)

No.

Can weapons be modified?

That's what crafting is for.

Ao wait my shadow talon isnt doing what itsmeant to even to players?

I fixed status effects, they were being triggered every time, when that is not what is supposed to happen. The same goes for NPCs.



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on: 03:10:28 PM 10/27/15
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That's what crafting is for.

Have all the possible crafting options been recorded?

Are new crafting recipes easily implemented?
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