This mod works for 0.3.4. I haven’t tested it with other versions. I’m copying over this thread from the previous forum.
Have you ever felt like the compound clouds appear too often? That the clouds hardly yield any resources? This mod aims to fix that. The spawn rate of all clouds is reduced by 10x, but the size of clouds is increased by 10x. Everything else is kept the exact same.
I’ve felt for a while that something the game needs more is a better sense of survival. I touch on it a bit here (http://forum.revolutionarygamesstudio.com/t/improving-thrives-fun/313/12). Unfortunately I get a bit of a grinding feeling when collecting compounds in the game. I think if compound clouds appear less often but yield more they are both more challenging to find which will be more engaging, and more rewarding when found. I’ve found that this rebalance creates some interesting situations where you have to make tough decisions because of the rarity of clouds. My cell was damaged and I was desperate for ammonia to heal, and after searching for a while I finally found an ammonia cloud. Only problem was there was a toxin cell right in the middle of it. Do I go for the cloud and risk getting hit by toxins? Or do I pass up this cloud and wait for another? Who knows when I’ll find another ammonia cloud, I might need to take the risk. These are exactly the kinds of experiences and tactical thinking I think the player should have to face in the struggle to survive and thrive.
This is also a bit of a test for future releases, where we might rebalance the spawn and yield of compound clouds. So please, try the mod if you can and let me know what you think. Does it make gameplay more fun? Any changes you’d suggest? Are the changes too extreme?
Clouds are harder to find, but notice that when you do find a cloud it is much larger. Parts of the cloud are also offscreen.
How to install:
- Backup your “scripts” folder from your Thrive main directory. This is in case you want to revert to the original settings without reinstalling the game.
- Copy the “scripts” folder from the download and place it into the Thrive main directory, replacing all files/folders already there.
- Start the game and enjoy!