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#1 Re: Main Forum » How to improve Gooseberries » 2021-02-23 21:17:37

Just make them a powerful contraceptive.   If you eat a gooseberry, no babies for fifteen minutes.

Noobs and berry-munchers would self-sterilize until they learned better.  Veterans could choose to abstain from motherhood when appropriate.

#2 Re: Main Forum » How to improve Gooseberries » 2021-02-23 06:40:30

I don't know about that.  When I plant one carrot seed in real life, I usually only get one carrot, not five or six of them.   I think the game is pretty generous with the carrot harvest.

#3 Re: Main Forum » How to improve Gooseberries » 2021-02-23 05:45:37

The common gooseberry is closely related to currants.  It is indigenous to many parts of Europe and western Asia, growing naturally in alpine thickets and rocky woods in the lower country, from France eastward, well into the Himalayas and peninsular India.


Gooseberries come in many varieties and various colors, including green, red, purple, yellow, pink, white, or black.   


But not orange.


You might be thinking of the cape gooseberry or golden berry.   It is a different plant entirely.  The cape gooseberries is a South American plant native to Peru and Colombia.  It is in the nightshade family, and has bright orange-yellow fruit.  The fruit ripens inside green pods that dry into a papery husk.  The berries resemble tiny tomatoes.  Despite its name, the cape gooseberry is not botanically related to other gooseberries, such as those of the genus Ribes.  They are more closely related to tomatillos and Chinese Lantern plants.


Both types of gooseberries are very fruitful and produce plenty of berries.   Not just a handful on each bush.   If that's all your getting from your gooseberries, there might be something wrong with your soil.

#4 Re: Main Forum » Stop whinging please » 2021-02-21 03:33:34

Also ... No players = no griefers

Problem solved.

#5 Re: Main Forum » Stop whinging please » 2021-02-20 22:43:39

If everyone stopped playing, we would never run out of water.

Just saying.

#6 Re: Main Forum » How do you handle your new player bbs? » 2021-02-20 22:08:28

It is better to roast and eat them.     Baby back ribs are better than pork tacos.

Why teach noobs how to yum when you can turn them INTO yum?

#8 Re: Main Forum » rushing roads around farm plots - why? meta discussion » 2021-02-12 23:43:00

I think it would make good sense to redesign and amend the existing 3x3 farm layout as the village gets older and more advanced.  What makes good sense during the village's early development doesn't always remain optimal in a dozen generations.  For example, dedicating a 3x3 near the sheep/wheat for compost production is a great idea for many villages.   Or converting one of the farm plots into an open space for extra storage, if nearby plots are too crowded. 

I think the most likely changes to survive longterm are minor improvements that work with the existing 3x3 farm layout, rather than against it.

#9 Re: Main Forum » butter gods » 2021-02-12 23:36:09

The only true god is the goose god.


#10 Re: Main Forum » rushing roads around farm plots - why? meta discussion » 2021-02-11 07:51:23

Three by three farm plots with flooring surrounding it originates from the olden days when people would make MASSIVE fields of gooseberry bushes.   It was insanely wasteful in terms of water/soil and very difficult to maintain because there was no clear spots for putting down baskets of soil or buckets of water.   But berry patch creep was also very difficult to stop, because may players saw berries as their primary food source, so if they saw that many of the berries were empty or dying, they would plant even more.   They didn't understand the hidden costs of expanding the berries without end. 

By putting flooring (wood or pine) around the berries, it shows people where the farms are supposed to be, even if many of the plots are currently empty, and it helps significantly reduce over-planting and berry patch creep.    It has been a long time since I've seen a really out of control berry farm in the middle of a village.   But of course, berries are not nearly as filling as they once were, so that also helps discourage over-planting. 

I would be happy to see someone develop a more efficient farm plot, but it is important to acknowledge that the 3x3 plots all in one spot do exist for a reason.  They are large enough to get a decent amount of crop without being TOO big for the majority of crops.  Depending on how you feel about soil usage vs iron usage, 3x3 plots are also an efficient way to use three baskets of soil.  They are easy to expand and plan out in advance, allowing future generations to extend the farms and fill in any missing crops when they become available.  And they take up a large amount of real estate which makes it impossible to miss the farms.  They are also relatively symmetrical and encourage organized farm shapes which I find more pleasing than uneven or weird shapes.   

The persistence of this farm pattern is in large part because it is so easy to pass on to the next generation.    Any meta change would also need to be easy to pass down, so the next generation is able to pick-up where you left off and maintain the farms as you intended.   The problem with building fields next to where the crops are going to be used, is that the next generation needs to know WHERE you are growing corn and WHY it is all the way over there, instead of with the other crops.   If someone looks around and can't find any corn, they will plant more corn with the other crops.   Then you have two corn fields that both need to be tended.  At some point, the field that is over by the pigs/cows is going to get forgotten while the "main" corn field that is over with the rest of the crops gets continued for the life of the village. People need to know where to find stuff or it might as well not exist.   And vanilla users have very short view distances.   Corn on the other side of the cow pen from the rest of the crops might as well be on Mars.

I don't want to discourage you from trying to get people to adopt a new meta or try new ideas to see if they catch on.  Just don't be surprised if a lot of people don't understand the point of doubling-up on work.   Incidentally, if you DO plan on tearing up farm plots in order to redirect people to plant elsewhere, consider putting down wood flooring to cover the dirt. It works for berry bushes and it also works for farm plots.    It will discourage replanting in that area and also demonstrates to anyone watching that you are acting constructively rather than destroying plots for no purpose.

#11 Re: Main Forum » Men and Boys Routinely Are Under Recognized for Sporting Ability » 2021-02-10 02:32:35

But if we stopped responding to his garbage posts, the troll would go hungry.   He might starve!    Do you really want a dead forum troll on your conscience?

Have a heart, do your part, contribute some outrage.

#12 Re: Main Forum » Men and Boys Routinely Are Under Recognized for Sporting Ability » 2021-02-10 00:41:44

Spoonwood wrote:
DestinyCall wrote:

Not to mention that it is silly to argue that "men and boys are under recognized" because they can only win three out of four medals instead of all of them in some Olympic competitions.

That's just stupid.

What's stupid is the sense of reality that ends up lost by failing to recognize humans sporting ability on the basis of their performance.  A 4th place boy at the age of 16 in a high school race with a time of 4:40 in a mile race won't get as much recognition as a girl with a slower time at the same age with the same schools competing.

In Rio Ayanleh Souleiman ran 3:50.29 in a 1500 meter race and was the men's 4th place finisher getting no medal at all. … 500_metres

Faith Chepngetich ran 4:08.92 in a 1500 meter race also:

Yet, Faith gets a medal while Rio does not.  She has the material object, while he does not.

This shows that Ayanleh Souleiman's ability is not recognized proportionately to his overall achievement and the Olympic Committee does not value everyones achievements on the basis of their own merits.

Umm Spoonwood ... Faith didn't take away Ayanleh's medal.   She didn't take that medal away from ANY man.   The 1500 meter dash is divided into two separate competitions - one for men and the other for women.   Faith got a gold medal in the women's 1500 metre.   Ayanleh came if fourth place in the men's 1500 metre, behind three other men.    They were not even competing in the same event.  Eliminating the women's 1500 metre or combining the two events in to a unisex competition would NOT change Ayanleh's placement.   He would still be fourth place.   You are advocating for a change that would take away medals from female athletes, not restore medals to deserving competitors.   

Don't pretend like this is about equity and justice.  The female athletes who compete in these Olympic events are not stealing recognition from men and boys.  And I think you know that.   

Please stop being such a shameless forum troll.

#13 Re: Main Forum » Men and Boys Routinely Are Under Recognized for Sporting Ability » 2021-02-09 16:20:56

sigmen4020 wrote:

Also what does this have to do with the game again?

I think this is what happens when Jason takes too long to update the game.   Spoonwood ends up with too much free time on his hands, so he starts applying his phenomenal "logic" to other things. 

The results are, as expected, delightfully nonsensical.

#14 Re: Main Forum » Men and Boys Routinely Are Under Recognized for Sporting Ability » 2021-02-08 17:10:41

Not to mention that it is silly to argue that "men and boys are under recognized" because they can only win three out of four medals instead of all of them in some Olympic competitions.

That's just stupid.

#16 Re: Main Forum » Men and Boys Routinely Are Under Recognized for Sporting Ability » 2021-02-07 15:22:06

The inevitable has happened.   Spoonwood's complaints have left the realm of OHOL and entered the real world.

The end is nigh.

#17 Re: Main Forum » Another status update » 2021-02-07 09:38:07

I wasn't calling the facts weird, Spoon.  That should be obvious.

#18 Re: Main Forum » Another status update » 2021-02-07 00:10:04

For a guy with such exhausting attention to detail, you are amazingly good at missing the point.   

The point is that the qualifier in Jason's statement explicitly allows for other activities beyond working on his new house project.   Like having a meal with his family, pooping, or posting eight tweets.    He could have even had multiple meals with his family, pooped several times each day, and posted more than eight tweets.

Why are you trying to make this look like a thing when it is not a thing?    It is weird.

#20 Re: Main Forum » le gustas mierda og? » 2021-02-03 02:38:52

出版およびグラフィックデザインにおいて、Lorem ipsumは、意味のあるコンテンツに依存することなく、ドキュメントまたは書体の視覚的な形式を示すために一般的に使用されるプレースホルダーテキストです。 Lorem ipsumは、最終的なコピーが利用可能になる前にプレースホルダーとして使用できます。 また、グリーキングと呼ばれるプロセスでテキストを一時的に置き換えるためにも使用されます。これにより、デザイナーは、テキストの意味がデザインに影響を与えることなく、Webページや出版物の形式を検討できます。

#21 Re: Main Forum » So /Die Just Seems To Get Worse and Worse » 2021-02-02 08:01:45

If you are already using /die to re-roll the dice until you like the outcome, the magic is gone.

I would not want these options to be on the title screen, prompting you to design your life every timw, like a character creation screen.  But as an additional feature under game options, buried a few menus deep ... I think that would be just fine.   It is there if you want it bad enough to find it, but the completely randomized life remains the gold standard and easiest option.

#22 Re: Main Forum » Another status update » 2021-02-01 17:07:06

Spoonwood wrote:

Again, 8 tweets got posted a day by Mr. Rohrer before Mr. Rohrer said that he was spending "... all day, each day, doing ..." housework.

I fail to see a meaningful connection between these events.   

You'll have to explain your reasoning a little better, because I don't see the point of drawing attention to these tweets in relation to Jason's busy week.  They are simply not relevant.

#23 Re: Main Forum » question » 2021-01-30 17:51:51

Last I hear, OHOL was no longer supported on MacOS.  This is from the developer's website:

"Mac Users: Apple has broken backwards compatibility (again!). As of MacOS 10.15 (Catalina), One Hour One Life no longer runs on MacOS. I'm still making weekly builds that will run on 10.14 and earlier, but MacOS is no longer an officially supported platform."

#25 Re: Main Forum » Another status update » 2021-01-30 02:06:38

The tweets happened before the post, didn't they?   If they happened after the post, that is even weirder.

Are you just posting completely unrelated stuff now?


I bet I can do that too.   Let's see ...

jasonrohrer wrote:

  This past week, I pretty much spent all day, each day, doing that.

The original post happened on January 23rd, 2021.

On January 22nd, 2021, Mr. Rohrer was seen eating dinner with his family.

Draw your own conclusions, sheeple.

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