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Beehive changes

Postby +Arden on Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:16 am

We have made a minor change to the beehive...
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When you try and add the cure potion to the hive this is what will come up, its a new system for the hive and is currently in testing, the circled areas are where youre supposed to click to apply the potion, if you miss the hive will be considered disturbed and you will still have to add the potions.

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click on gray clusters to add cure potions to hive, dont miss
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Re: Beehive changes

Postby Sadie McKee on Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:12 am

Not sure if some of us who are either color blind or can't see very well the bee change will work for us. I for one have a hard time seeing the circles now :( I don't like to complain but its just an opinion.
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Re: Beehive changes

Postby +Colibri on Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:42 am

Like some other things before, we checked this with a color blindness simulator and it seems to be ok for most cases of colorblindness, only problem is those with achromatopsia - total color blindness, which is supposedly very rare.

Here's an image without the red circles, I think it's nicely visible where you need to click.

I noticed however that the grey spot can be completely on the edge and it's very hard to see then. We'll tweak that.

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Re: Beehive changes

Postby Isaac Newton on Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:51 pm

Just a warning, if you don't hit the right blob of grey, it eats your keg. Whole thing. Help ticket is in for that.
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Re: Beehive changes

Postby Ashrael on Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:57 pm

Isaac Newton wrote:Just a warning, if you don't hit the right blob of grey, it eats your keg. Whole thing. Help ticket is in for that.


Yup tested and confirmed. I lost 4 Kegs and didn't have enough Kegs left to finish my beehive =/.
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Re: Beehive changes

Postby TooTuff on Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:26 pm

whoa...i picked a horrible time to start beekeeping....:(
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Re: Beehive changes

Postby culichi on Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:28 pm

I don't understand the point of this change to beehives except that it makes tending hives even more annoying to non scripters . I dont know how to write scripts but seems to me if someone could write script for the old hive gump they should be able to do same for this one. sorry if im coming off like a whiner and if you tell me theres a reason for this that will become clear eventually ill take your word for it but for now im puzzled why youd make an already annoying task even more annoying.
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Re: Beehive changes

Postby +Colibri on Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:29 pm

We're restarting in about an hour and this keg eating bug will be fixed (along with another technical issue unrelated to beehives).
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Re: Beehive changes

Postby Leng7881 on Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:31 pm

Before the last restart I got to do my beehives, if all of the slots required clicks like the heal one does then I think bees would go a lot faster for us non-scripters. it's 1 good click instead of 1-5 clicks, and the click area is actually larger... I could be wrong, but this seems like a good for players thing.
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Re: Beehive changes

Postby +Colibri on Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:37 pm

Just restarted the server, the diseased spot is now easier to see, also if you click on the wrong spot it will no longer eat the whole potion keg, only that potion or take 1 use out from the keg (this was a bug).

We made this change because it's more logical and aesthetic (diseased spots on the hive, rather than some red circles on top of it). This should also be much harder to script. With the red dots, after a while, macros were developed to tend hives even with the red dots. It's a rather tedious thing to do, but yields mostly a good amount of gold. This change should even out the playing field between those who just ran a macro, and those who actually do the hives like intended.
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Re: Beehive changes

Postby randyj on Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:13 pm

When applying the potion, what does it mean when it says "One more to go" after applying correctly? Am I supposed to apply another one?
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Re: Beehive changes

Postby +Colibri on Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:14 pm

Yes, as long as there are dark grey batches, click it. If the hive requires just 1 cure potion, there will be just one grey batch. If it needs 2, there will be 2 grey batches (they might even overlap, so it will appear as if there's just one, which you have to pour on twice).
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Re: Beehive changes

Postby randyj on Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:19 pm

Ok thank you. However, I am having to put 2 potions on every one even if it only needs 1 potion then because it has said it for every cure potion I have put on, but they have all only been yellow. If that is how it is supposed to be then that's fine, I just wanted to make sure. :)
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Re: Beehive changes

Postby Miranda Ventrata on Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:26 pm

Just tried the new bees. Doesn't look like I will be able to do them anymore. Yes I ran a macro, but not for laziness, it's because I can't do the all clicking. That is the intention of all scripts, for me at least. Why script if you cant afk? To save your hands of course! :D
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Re: Beehive changes

Postby +Colibri on Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:21 pm

We'll likely remove the old red dot pour gump, and have this new grey spot pour gump only on two of the 5 potions, so it will actually be less clicking.
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