Post by matriarchthyta on Dec 1, 2017 18:53:21 GMT
I've started up a couple games on a few different maps, thinking it's just where I started to build. However, I'm always desperately needing scrap metal. Mayor and the scavengers always seem to bring copious amounts of rubble and wood, but never scrap metal. I can't build anything when I have none. Maybe it was coded this way on purpose? Or maybe it's just the luck of the draw? Either way, I'm always stuck dying after having just enough scrap to build scavenger's hut and the town center. I can't find anymore after that. I assume my structures keep disintegrating because I can't find scrap to upkeep the maintenance either. Attached my output log.
Scrap metal is usually abundant in vehicles so try salvaging a car or truck as the Town Leader (just to check it is working) and you should get a lot. Scavengers loot whatever is nearest to their hut so it might be possible that you've placed them a long away from a source of scrap metal by chance.
Repairs are free and don't need materials to occur. If you have enough repair shacks and buildings are still falling down it's probably because of some other problem in your town that is having a knock-on effect on them (for example you've expanded too quickly, or built an inefficient town layout.)
Both these problems will be much less of a headache in the upcoming version 0.0.8 with new features we've included.