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UnReal World => Suggestions => Topic started by: caius on July 06, 2017, 07:03:18 PM

Title: Animal Husbandry
Post by: caius on July 06, 2017, 07:03:18 PM
I have some comments about animal husbandry.  I'm excited to see that in the developer list.  I've amassed quite a collection of animals with my latest character (8 cows, 12 bulls, 6 big dogs, 3 small dogs, 12 regular dogs, variable reindeer - they become food) and I have kept pigs, sheep, etc. in previous characters.  I have some comments for your consideration:

Animal Products
I love the development plans to have more useable materials come from animals. 
Comments on Animals
I also have some comments on animals and interaction with specific animals.
General Comments about Animal Husbandry
If you are considering a new "Animal Husbandry" skill, there are several activities that can be associated with it.  It could be used for:

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Title: Re: Animal Husbandry
Post by: Mati256 on July 08, 2017, 06:10:33 PM
A lot of interesting points. Some of them will be met in the coming update and with help of modding, like carving horns or left-overs from butchering. The bloodstain is an interesting idea, I like it.
Title: Re: Animal Husbandry
Post by: wolfman00 on August 17, 2017, 09:08:46 AM
Yes, a lot of good and interesting points. I, for one, vote against the bloodstains.... I rather enjoy butchering animals on my bed.. thank you!

Turning milk into butter and cheese i believe is possible now with the modding system. Although, someone with more knowledge of the intricacies of modding would have to verify that. Pretty sure it's possible though....

I think animal husbandry in general would be a great addition. But, for me, most interesting is the thought of catching wild birds and taming them. Currently, you can find bird nests with eggs, so maybe it would be possible to have a steady supply of eggs from tamed birds (and feathers for arrows?).

Then once eggs are a steady part of ones diet we need scrambled eggs with сала / bacon!! Yum!
Title: Re: Animal Husbandry
Post by: Theroleplayer on August 17, 2017, 12:10:35 PM
The Roleplayer Likes these suggestions. All are good.

I know that sheep can be scared and try to run away, though I don't know how, perhaps that mechanic can be expanded on to include other animals.

On a similar note, how about rams and bulls try to do their jobs and protect the herd's females, I mean isn't that one of the reasons that they have those horns.
Title: Re: Animal Husbandry
Post by: PALU on August 17, 2017, 02:45:56 PM
In a lot of animals the horns (etc) are used to "protect" the harem against competing males, not predators. Cows have horns and use them to protect calves (and horses form rings around calves to kick predators with their hind legs as protection of foals), but I'm not sure bulls and rams care about anything but saving their own skin.
In fact, many herd animals have the females and young live together, with the males living alone except for the mating period.
Title: Re: Animal Husbandry
Post by: Theroleplayer on August 18, 2017, 05:39:42 PM
Huh the more you know.
Title: Re: Animal Husbandry
Post by: Kerlysis on September 04, 2017, 07:20:23 AM
i assume the boars are male, to balance the sows (in wild encounters). technically it can be a term for all wild pigs, i guess.
Title: Re: Animal Husbandry
Post by: Birdana on February 08, 2018, 04:07:09 PM
i personally would like to use ropes/cord and a cow/bull to haul tree trunks- its got to be better than doing it myself
Title: Re: Animal Husbandry
Post by: PALU on February 08, 2018, 05:14:57 PM
Cows are strong enough to carry logs (at least some cows, but I think all of them). Push the log onto the cow, lead the cow to the destination, get the log (i.e. pull it off).