This will be a simple but in-depth guide for any newcomers or old fans.
We’ve all had that moment, your member gets food poisoning. Why? Well, a member will get food poisoning if they have a high dirtiness when they eat, I’m sure a lot of you understand this. So why did they get sick? Its simple; They put off showering to eat. Yes, when your member comes back from an expedition, they’ll be, among other things, dirty and hungry. So if you don’t want them to get sick, you’ll have them shower. Well, this doesn’t always work. More times than not, their AI puts off showering to eat. See the problem? When they get back, queue up them showering and as soon as you see it, delete the prioritization to eat. If you have one shower and 2 or more people that went out, you might need to juggle them and keep them from eating before they can shower.
Don’t bet on finding all the resources you need out in the wild, make them. Resources that can be recycled will usually tell you what it can be turned into, too.
With your newfound knowledge of recycling, what do you do with this? You still don’t have the Pipes and Valves needed for cots and showers! Well, it’s actually rather easy. Pipes can be crafted out of 10 metal shavings, first seeing this I thought it was absurd, until I later found out I can get 10 metal shavings by recycling sheet metal. Low on pipes for your second cot or shower? Make some! And speaking of showers, a very important part to make them is the Valve, which i saw someone complaining they couldn’t find valves. Well guess what? You can craft those too! You’ll need rubber, which can be rare itself, but you can craft that too!
Another thing to note, on the surface, theres a load of piles of junk. You can deconstruct those, and while they might not be immediately useful, you can recycle those resources to get wood and other things.
It also seems some weapons are more deadly when targeting the head, excluding guns of course. When trying to subdue and enemy, you might not want to hit them across the head with a hatchet. There’s also more early game protection your members can wear in a fight, like the Stab-Proof Vest. Other equipment they can use are things like Camouflage which needs to be worn on all members of a party to work, or Binoculars which reveal a larger area when traveling.
When building, the builder’s stats are important.Intelligence can affect what the health of the object is, sick of your cot breaking down? Have someone with a higher intelligence make it next time. Later on when you have a character with higher intelligence, it may be best to break down some of your old things and re-construct them to be better quality.