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Enlightened_One

Does dirt decay?

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Hey, all.  I noticed that sand left in a pile will slowly take damage, and be completely destroyed in less than a week real time.  Does dirt take similar damage if left in a pile?  Some of my dirt piles have not taken damage, but others have.  Does the surface the piles are on make a difference?  Example: decay if pile is on dirt or grass tile, but no decay if on cobblestone tile?

 

Also, will dirt decay inside of bsb's?  I will be storing dirt in bsb's for sale to other players, and the dirt may be sitting inside them for weeks real time.  Will they take damage and disappear?  Thanks.

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Items in BSBs will not decay. However there is a 5% tax (every 30 days iirc) if that BSB is stored off deed. 

 

Outside of a BSB / FSB, or magic chests basically everything will decay, and there is some RNG to the damage ticks I think. 

 

There are some exceptions, like decorations items in deed do not decay, for example. 

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Great. Thanks.  I'll be planting my bsb's on a small settlement of my own just outside of Glasshollow, so no decay then, and no taxes either.  Awesome!

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Huge items like logs, shards and sand/dirt is best stored in crates as you can not fit very many in a bsb.

(max 853 dirt for example, way fewer logs)

Make crate racks to store the crates you can fit 30 large in one rack.

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Awesome, thanks.  Yeah, I'll be storing thousands of dirts, so crates are the way to go.  Thanks.

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17 hours ago, Enlightened_One said:

Awesome, thanks.  Yeah, I'll be storing thousands of dirts, so crates are the way to go.  Thanks.

MMM no. A large crate will only hold 300 dirt whereas a bulk bin will hold 853, as well as the same amount of shards and sand. Guess Cecci missed it up a little there. For some items a large crate will hold more due to the item volume each, such as logs, slabs, support beams and maybe a few other things. Over time you will notice this and use the best container for unusual items by volume weight.

 

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A crate rack will hold 30 of those crates, though. That's 9000 dirt. You won't get that with volume-based bulk storage like a BSB or bulk container unit. Crates are also more portable.

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