Topic: Cord vs String  (Read 285 times)


Brygun

« on: November 26, 2018, 09:18:03 PM »
One of the important things to survival is to make cordage. Simple crude versions are good enough to do things like hang meat for smoking or drying. For example the real life ability to split spruce twigs into cordage. Better quality is needed for things like bow strings.

Since "cordage" is used in survival circles a lot the suggestion is to use "cord" to refer to the lower quality tying material. "String", like a bow string, referring to the better quality item.

Cord can come from birch-bark, split spruce or digging up roots. String requires leather and/or sinew and/or other higher quality resources.

Game logic would need to adjusted to include that a string can be used as a cord but a cord can not be used as a string.

The base game items would need to be adjusted to cord or string in their recipes.

Modders can then provide a better balance of quick survival items without making it to easy to make the "string" of high worth items like bows.

Similarly we might want to consider something for ropes. However we can just let the primitive methods, like braiding roots or "cords", to have a build penalty. Often you just need the rope to be strong not necessarily of refined quality.