View Full Version : Question about NPC Management

07-14-2019, 12:10 AM
A couple of my NPC's got in a fight. I then got a "help" notification (flashing question mark) telling me that I could give gifts to NPCs in one another's name to improve relations. It said I could do this via the clan info screen, and that I could also see NPC relations via this screen. As far as I can tell, there is no clan info screen in this game like there was in Zombasite. Thus there is no way to give gifts or see NPC relations.

The "N" for clan info hotkey is still present in the UI Config options menu, however, but pressing N does nothing.

Also, do NPCs with characteristics like cooking or baking, which would have provided food in Zombasite, do anything in DL? The tool tip in the NPC profile screen for one who has cooking still says cooking provides food, but food isn't a concept in this game like it was in Zombasite if I understand correctly.

I notice NPCs still have personality traits, but it isn't clear whether these matter as much as in Zombasite, or if they matter at all given that there is no clan management.

07-15-2019, 12:22 PM
The personality traits definitely matter less in this game since most of the NPCs aren't your responsibility (at least not for long). It looks like there is still some more text I need to clean up.

NPC food skills should give you some random food every once in a while, which not required like in Zombasite, are nice buff/healing items.

08-22-2019, 12:44 PM
One thing I would have loved to see is the option of your townsfolk moving across worlds with you. I think remembering the same names of people and seeing them over and over again, as well as seeing your town thrive or die, is a very powerful yet simple way of strengthening the impact of the game. I believe it's the default in Zombasite (is it?) but I think even in a game like DL, making those connections more permanent is good. After all, you don't get much time to see what's happening with the townsfolk normally. The concept of the town being transported by a god from place to place is also a neat one to think about in terms of lore, but that's just a small part of it.

08-22-2019, 06:02 PM
The NPCs in Zombasite definitely carry over because they are part of your clan.