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With the new addition of books and a new journal for archaeology, I feel like this open up a whole new world of fun for wurmians to explore and catalog findings, including those not related to archaeology (archaeology journal) or botany (almanac).

 

The starting point of this suggestion is that books should not decay when placed into a bookshelf. If more books are to be added and used, there should be a safe place to store them.

 

Suggestions to come if we can safely collect our books into a library:

 

A Bestiary - a comprehensive collection of information about animals in wurm, ranging from the small wild cat to the massive forest giant. Knowledge may be gathered by examining an animal with the bestiary (with an empty page in it) activated while it is alive, going based off of animal husbandry (or taming?) skill. It can reveal various interesting facts anywhere from it's preferred spawn range, diet, and other interesting behaviours like the love of chasing innocent newbies around. A second round of information can be taken of the corpse of the animal, with the amount of information based off of fighting skill. This could include it's rough fighting abilities, butchered products, etc. Would be super happy if this bestiary can include pictures like the almanac has.

 

An Atlas - simple as is, add notes to your ingame map and use a filled pen to make a copy of the map with said notes onto a piece of paper to share with others, or to keep multiple interesting maps bound in books together.

 

Fish Physiology - a collection of information recorded from the catches made while fishing. Same as with archaeology, when you catch a fish and have an empty report, it will try to add information to it. Based on fishing skill, this will give a description of your catch, including the maximum caught weight, minimum caught weight, and server of catch. This could tie in nicely with some simple renaming to make certain new fishes only found on certain servers; salmon in the north on independence, to lionfish down south on celebration. If possible, have these behave like the archaeology reports to help find back certain special fish tiles.

 

I see lots more room for report books like this, but these were sitting in the top of my head today.

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It would also be nice to see an expansion of the inscription mechanic, including more characters per page in a book and more characters allowed. For instance, we can't use question marks.

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24 minutes ago, armyskin said:

My "get info" sense is tingling. +1

 

I like where this is going....!

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I love the ideas! Especially non decaying books (I want to find old books on disbanded deeds!) and a Bestiary would be so awesome! :3

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+1 but means they need to over haul animals and fishing which is needed.  Maybe that would make taming very useful and use books for animal (pet) skills.

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I could very well imagine a "Mine report" that is filled with Prospecting(and analyzing?) info. This would make finding your veins in larger mines a lot easier and generally give you a better overview of what you have.

This could even revive mine mapping services a little bit again. Or would make doing it a lot more convenient, I've done it a couple of times and handing over the results as a booklet instead of shouting out every found vein in local would be a lot more elegant.

(to be fair, I could write a normal book about it now that they're a thing, but a prospecting report could support things like "Get Direction" and the ability to scratch out excavated veins.)

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I have to +1 this based off the "Books should have less decay on shelves" suggestion alone;

 

I made a few books when the patch first came out, and haven't touched them since. It's only been about a week.

After one disappeared from my shelf, I decided to take them all to check out what the decay has been like.

Low and behold! All of my books had about 20-45 DMG on them after only sitting about a week! And one even poofed.

 

This is on a bookshelf, inside of a building, on a deed. The decay should be nowhere near this high. It doesn't seem at the moment that books care about these things when it comes to decay ticks.

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4 hours ago, whereami said:

I have to +1 this based off the "Books should have less decay on shelves" suggestion alone;

 

I made a few books when the patch first came out, and haven't touched them since. It's only been about a week.

After one disappeared from my shelf, I decided to take them all to check out what the decay has been like.

Low and behold! All of my books had about 20-45 DMG on them after only sitting about a week! And one even poofed.

 

This is on a bookshelf, inside of a building, on a deed. The decay should be nowhere near this high. It doesn't seem at the moment that books care about these things when it comes to decay ticks.

 

Have you checked for silverfish? Joking aside, thats nuts. Its a shame to see a nice feature with a lot of potential added only to have it turned useless because of the high decay rate.

 

Even my food on a table is outlasting books!

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