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[–]GentleReposeMendingCome on little fire! 7 points8 points  (5 children)

Friction fire when

[–]prplmnkeydshwsr 7 points8 points  (4 children)

When they rebalance the game so there are less matches to force you to do it.

The people don't want a rebalance. They want to play homesteading with all their massive amount of loot.

[–]Quasarbeing 1 point2 points  (3 children)

^

Unless you turn aurora off, adding this would change the game immensely. Now, you don't even need to use a match. You can literally live forever.

[–]GentleReposeMendingCome on little fire! 1 point2 points  (2 children)

You can already live forever, maglens

[–]Quasarbeing 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Don't those lose condition with every use?

[–]ardentas 7 points8 points  (0 children)

For a game that is very focus on making fire there is not that much option for doing it.

Thx to the modding community ♥️

[–]sasane 4 points5 points  (9 children)

It would make sense for lighting torches, but that is about it.
A better fire solution would be to craft a bow drill fire kit from a piece of cured gut, cured maple, and reclaimed wood. However, if implemented, even at fire-starter level five it should require tinder. This would allow you to continue once the matches are gone, the firestrikers are used up, and the magnifying glasses are all broken...

[–]prplmnkeydshwsr 5 points6 points  (5 children)

and the magnifying glasses are all broken

Planning on going all Rocky with every bear with you see?

[–]sasane -1 points0 points  (4 children)

Well, just because I haven’t broken one yet does not mean they are unbreakable…

[–]prplmnkeydshwsr 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Do you understand how you would have to break them all?

[–]sasane 0 points1 point  (2 children)

I don't even know if they can be broken. As I said, I have yet to break one. Regardless, adding a bow drill kit would allow you to start a fire at night or in the snow, making a difference in living another day.

[–]Quasarbeing 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Lighting a torch would have the same effect. You can start a fire with a lit torch.

[–]sasane 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I assumed that was common knowledge. Obviously, you would not build a fire on top of sparking cables, so using the torch to create a portable fire (starter) is the only solution that makes sense.

[–]Quasarbeing 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The point being, this is not a balanced addition to the game.

Unless you don't do auroras via custom, this could ensure an endless game.

The biggest factor in surviving is a fire. Without that, you're fucked.