Topic: [not a bug] [3.60 Beta] Amount of bark from a birch seems low  (Read 556 times)


Brygun

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« on: September 17, 2019, 11:54:46 PM »
An established character with timbercraft 66% on day 4 to the 12th week before winter got 67 ft of birch-bark strip from a tree weighing at 0.9 lbs. That tree can not be harvested again.

Ahem.

That is less than one pound of workable birch-bark from a mature tree. This seems exceedingly low.

Its not the time to harvest that matters but that there should be many times that of bark from a tree available.

thank you for your consideration
« Last Edit: September 23, 2019, 11:35:29 AM by Sami »

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« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2019, 01:30:35 AM »
The harvest seems dynamic (range) I harvested two (2) trees  next to each other w/knife(decent) and got 75' and 86' respectively.
The weight(s) were just over 1lb

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« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2019, 08:28:37 AM »
I've had it vary a lot. My low has been 54", my high has been 90". Seems ok to me.

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« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2019, 01:07:12 PM »
The yield has been quite carefully though over, and for me it is ok. It depends on the 1. season, 2. knife, 3. timbercraft skill. Weight is not to be looked at anymore, as the relevant measure is the length of the strip.
You have to remember that bark from a standing tree is collected at height where you can reach, and it's not even possible to collect it as a long strip at very branchy section of the tree.
If we can come up with IRL reference that suggested that our measures are largely off then we'll adjust it. But just imagine how long strips you actually get, and they are inch or two wide. In reality, in the old times, bark harvesting birches were young with relatively small diameter - this isn't required in the game just yet, but the idea is there.
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