The Task Update [ PREVIEW ]

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Hey guys - new update coming for you. Very likely it will be next week.

Survivor Requests
The survivors you have in your compound will occasionally request that you carry out tasks for them. They'll look at the things you need to do around your compound and ask for your help.

- Keep up resource supplies
- Getting combat experience
- Assistance in leveling up

For each of these requests there's an XP or morale reward as well as a morale penalty that gets applied if you don't complete them in time.

Dead Zone Tasks
The Dead Zone tasks are community tasks that the entire player base contributes to. It could be anything from collecting an amount of resources or certain items, to killing X amount of zombies or even raiding or helping people.

These tasks are time limited and you need to contribute to receive the rewards associated with them.

For both types of tasks - you'll also need to collect them in a certain timeframe.

Regular Tasks
I'm currently working on tasks for level 15-23, they're all planned, I just need to implement them. Should have them done for this update as well.

Stuff to do!

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Posted 3 years ago

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Vostro

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Booyah (as the kids say these days...) Cool update Con. Nice balance between technical changes and gameplay of late.

That's right, right? Kids say "booyah"? I'm hip! :)
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*Finger guns*
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chicken beard
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bobbflocka

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oohhh shit
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Alex Delarge

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dude, we don't says it anymore.....
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jbloe

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I like that there is the option to opt out. I'd definitely decline the offering pictured above.

But it is cool to have new tasks and challenges on offer.
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Yeah, that's a level 4 request :P
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Wong Yew Weng

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Yikes, Level 4? I'd hate to see what they'll ask for at Level 50.
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Rafiuddin Alauddin

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I thin wat Con meant is the lvl of priority for development. Wether or not its high or low only Cons know
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HarleZomb

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yeah! like this! :) good job,adds more variety
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Rephiro

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Sounds like a task-of-the-day to complete. At least that'll break my boredom of continuously searching for rare weapons and gear, other than the vests and gloves which are feeding my recycler.

Just wondering if the level of the survivor also makes the request a little more difficult?
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Irving Wallace

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Excellent -- another level of engagement. I can see all sorts of directions tasks can eventually go in...
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Keylan75

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Not the update im looking for, but it sounds great.

Edit:
A white flag as Christmas gift could come too late :)
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DarkJerec

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Nice!! looking forward to it xD question, the rewards for community is xp and morale too? or weapons/gears? or random stuff like the crates?
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Wong Yew Weng

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Fuel? *Crosses fingers*
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DarkJerec

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thank you Con xD
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DarkJerec

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Other question, since I overlooked somenthing: you wrote "even raiding" for community tasks, how about people like me, who doesn0t like PvP?
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Don't participate. Hope that the task fails and no-one gets the reward :P
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DarkJerec

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Hope the white flag becomes a reality xD
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Adam

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Oh this is AWESOME. Seriously, didn't even think of anything like this, but once I read it, I'm hooked. Can't wait.
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Wong Yew Weng

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Nice, more things to do besides hunting for Level 22 - 23 equipment.
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CarbonNitride

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Let's say you decline your survivor's request, do you automatically get the penalty? If so, what benefit is derived from declining as opposed to simply letting the task fail?
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The penalty only comes from failure, actually just reworded that in the design.

Benefit from declining is only there if you know you can't hit the target in the timeframe.
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Yeah, anything that can make us busy

But better if it's a linked quest for each survivors
(every survivors have a random story and quest)
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Question----

Does the Survivor requests activate upon log on....

Example lets say I am unable to play for continues 10 days.... Will I miss out on New Survivor requests?
Or will they just appear once I log back In?
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They're generated for your current situation. After that long they'll probably be asking you for food and water.
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'-Pranay Dave

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So I understand that they are not like the normal tasks which we have been working on... (example - explore warehouses... explore 3 stores in Trenton etc etc).

They are generated for the current situation and are not the same for all players.

Thanks for making it clear Con.
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A well thought out move in the right direction.
And, without wanting to seem either rude, demanding or dissatisfied, it's about time.

Tasks, Challenges and Goals are what keep ALL games interesting.
Without them we all might as well be watching mud dry.
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Hey, watching mud dry is a valuable experience with its own deep rewards and scorned and confused looks from others.
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Fahim Siraj

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i once watched the mud dry after an evening drizzle. after watching for a few hours to my surprise, a plant gradually broke the surface, and as the cloud cover receded, a rainbow graced the sky
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See, see! I told ya
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Alexandre Emond

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Old Numbnuts , watching mud dry doesn't earn you xp. ( hey con do a little prank to Old numbnuts and create a little task for him xD maybe he will reconsider about watching dry mud :P )
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Earning XP is a futile endeavor if it is your only reason to play this game, and when you consider that LVL 50 is as high as we can currently go it becomes even more futile.

XP is a simple function of hanging around, stopping Zombie raids, and sending troops out to scavenge buildings you have already scavenged 100 (or 1000) times before.
Not much of a goal in that, and even less challenge.

Additional "Challenges", "Goals" and "Tasks" are something that will require some effort and thinking, not just mouse clicking.

And the harder they are the better they are, win, lose or draw.
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Well said, Numb. Too many times have I seen (and been involved in) a mad dash for the finish line, in this case lvl 50, only to end up standing around bored and having missed the journey. In my case it was SWG and the rush to become Jedi before the NGE. *shudders* Bad times man, bad times...
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i agree wholeheartedly...i've stopped caring about leveling up and xp and really enjoy playing the game for the challenges it presents. when the game itself stops challenging me, i find ways to challenge myself but that only lasts so long...
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Excellent! Thanks for it Con. Can't wait to see that! \o/
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David Sanchez

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Bang*
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Awesome, just that. Keep up the great work :)
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Way to go Con! Me likey.
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I'm guessing there will be more things in the new update, than the ones mentioned above? Loving the sound of this update anyway Con. I've been thinking of more Ivan tasks... I'll probably post it in a new thread. Just one more question though, when will Luck and enemy info be implemented, and how will enemy info be used?
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Are these requests like randomly generated missions? However i like it.
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This was what he was talking about in the chat!, i knew he was the real Con. :P

P.S

Hooray for the Minigun being premium!
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Now for a serious question.

What if i don't want to do tasks for other players...*Gasps*...WHAT IF THEY RAID ME FOR DECLINING THEIR REQUEST?!
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For one thing, the community quest is nothing more than quest given to you by Con, not a specific player.
(altough that would be cool, only put all active players in the past several days or forum members and put it all in a lottery and the lucky ones can choose a community quest)

Another, there's no way someone would even know wether or not you contribute.

And finally, all the quest are automatically accepted. You have no choice in this. Whether or not you ACTUALLY completed or contributed to it are your own choice
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The white flag exists!:

1) Buy the Deathmobile and don't raid anyone so that you....
2) Always have 10 survivors home and all in line of sight of one another so that....
3) Five enemy survivors can never kill you or take your stuff.
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Yeah, because that is what I look forward to. Being forced to play the game your way or get a morale hit. Tasks and achievements don't work that way, these don't either.

Also Dead Zone Tasks wrt raiding. WTF, do you people in read the forums?
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You don't have to accept the task, you can decline it. You won't suffer the morale penalty for declining.
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That is fair, it was not clear to me at least from the initial post. Not a big fan of encouraging more raiding though.
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This solves only one of the two parts of the problem.
If i dont want to raid, i can decline the Task, okay.
But if i dont want to GET RAIDED, can i decline an attack of someone who wants to finish the Task???

I know i am exhausting, sorry for that, but with every update the need of a white flag is raising!
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The raiding task was just an idea. There are no guarantees it will happen, Con was just throwing out ideas.
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Oh... the Idea is not bad. The PvP-Player will love it.
I dont want to destroy PvP, i just want to opt-out :)
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from dexter but fits to this game as well. :D
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That was Ash's hand before it was replaced by a chainsaw
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@Epic - You win! :-D
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@Epic - Oh that hand that gives people middle fingers?
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Can't be Ash's, it's a left hand, not a right hand.
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He has use of both hands. Watch the movie again, carefully. You'll see him firing the shotgun with his "injured" hand on at least one occasion. You'll also happen to see him firing his double barrel more than twice without reloading on a few occasions...
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Don't think this has been asked (still waking up) but will automatic missions count towards these tasks? Example if the Dead Zone Task is "Kill 10,000,000 zeds" will the game estimate how many zeds I killed when running automated missions?

I'm guessing the answer is "No" since it doesn't work that way for achievements but I wanted to confirm as this will force me to decided between rewards and continuing to gain unwanted experience.

With that said though, I'm excited to have this in game...if I hadn't already spent so much money on fuel I would be tempted to go restart the game on ArmorGames. :)
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Maybe add random zed-kill count on automated mission will help ?

And choice to receive reward EXP or not should implement ?
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Automated missions will not count towards z kills.
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Thanks, Steve...kind of what I figured. :)