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FredHats

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9 May, 2017 01:06:02

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Come on!

I built in survival mode an enormous pasture to allow my giant herd of cattle and horses to graze safely and in my control. I knew better than to make the fences out of wood, because they would burn down as soon as a thunderstorm occurred. So I made them out of basalt. A few days later, I spot holes in my fence. What? So I go to fix them... Then I start getting more, and more...
It gets worse. 
I place 4 high dirt blocks every ten fence blocks to serve as lightning rods... STILL I GET HOLES IN MY FENCE!!!!!

I have witnessed lightning doing this thing, so it isn't some other glitch. Why does lightning destroy stone objects?!?!? And how close do I have to place lightning rods for them to be effective?

Even more confusing: In my statistics screen, the bottom of the screen says I have been struck by lightning some eighteen times. I have only died around twenty five times. I never remember randomly dying, it was always animals that killed me. I've never seen the death-screen say "Cause of death: struck by lightning". Lightning can destroy fence of solid volcanic rock, but a person can go through it unphased? It's not even like I randomly recieved health loss or saw a bright flash when getting struck by lightning. I just... Got struck and paid no need at all. This is so unrealistic! 

And forests are absolutely unsustainable. Why have trees if they burn down every other day? 

If lightning is going to be this annoying, can it at least happen less often? I mean, we get a thunderstorm in a typical world about two times every three days. Each thunderstorm has probably a dozen touch ground strikes, and that equals out to the grand total of... 168 strikes every three weeks?!?! Where are we, the great Red Spot of Jupiter?!?! The vast majority of lightning strikes in the real world aren't even touch-ground. They are in the sky, striking between clouds. This is what Survivalcraft lightning should be like. Any touch ground lightning needs to be few and far between, if it isn't less annoying. 

Last Edited By: FredHats 9 May, 2017 01:11:18. Edited 1 time

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tinkerer14

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9 May, 2017 19:56:05

@Fredhats

I understand your problem all too well.
Whenever I build a home in a forest, lightning tends to ruin my wood gathering ability by setting the trees on fire. One time built a house in a spruce forest, after a massive storm occurred the day after I built my house...the whole forest burned down leaving only my house. And about the frequent storms...its a massive thorn in my side whenever i try to survive my first days...ive lost so many clothes due to the rain and froze to death plenty of times to absolutely despise the rain.

It seems that Kaalus really likes to be a prick with the weather.

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9 May, 2017 20:35:13

Ya, lightning is the.most destructive force in theze worlds. I don't think lightning rods do squat. At least they never have worked for me.
I automatically assume that every woods near me will eventually be burned up over time so reforestation is a standard routine. When you replant, don't plant them close and the fire won't take them all. That's about all we can do.
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10 May, 2017 04:12:47

This is terrible game design imo. If you were to add a challenge to the players,you also need to give them oreventuve measures or safeguards,like working lightning rods. Otherwise,it's a cheap tactic to artificiallly raise difficulty

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FredHats

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11 May, 2017 01:08:46

Yeah. And since when does lightning strike birds in mid flight?
That's another issue I've noticed lately.

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Austincoolevony

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3 July, 2017 04:46:00

God yes.... please tone down the wrath of Zeus----- us mere surviving mortals have no chance if he spends half his life throwing little ghtening bolts at or
our structures..... doesn't he have some naive maidens to woe?

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