So with all this wipe and buffer zone talk, the Decorative Crops kinda flew under the radar.
As far as I’m concerned, I’ve planted at total of 23 decorative crops in my place as soon as the update was live, on the 14th, all fertilized with High-octane often enough so that none spent a day unfertilized. 6 are already matured.
What bothers me is that 1 of those 6 rolled a critical failure and will likely die in about 11 days, despite having been fertilized as often as I could. Yeah, if it wasn’t fertilized right now, it could die even faster than that!!!
So I don’t know about y’all, maybe it’s just me, but I find this concept utterly ridiculous. I said it months ago. I said it during testing. I’ll say it again.
First, it’s a waste of fertilizer.
Second, it’s a waste of a pretty design.
These plants are beautiful. @Minyi 's designs were looking awesome to begin with, and the 3D result feels pretty great. Honestly, I don’t give a cr@p about prestige, and I’d be fiiiine if I gained 0 prestige from them if it meant them being permanent.
I ask you this : why bother with them?
I’d rather put a dozen bricks or whatever equals the amount of prestige I get from one of these. I don’t even know how the calculations are made anymore, it’s like some arcane science at this point. It would be nice to know how much prestige something yields when mouse-overing in Debug mode, by the way.
Back on topic, yeah, I’d rather put the equal in prestige in permanent blocks. At least I won’t waste petrolim to make fertilizer.
Why don’t I do just that, then? Because these plants are beautiful! I’d like to have pretty flowers like these, if there wasn’t this huge drawback.
I would’ve said nothing if 3.5 weeks was the minimum possible for the withering time (and even then, I think 1 month should be the strict minimum, with a bonus if you have all the farming skills). But apparently, they can die almost as fast as they can be grown…
Everybody I’ve showed this tells me the same thing. It’s underwhelming.
It’s yet another layer of maintenance. IMHO, between power coils & machines to repair, portals & beacons to refuel, sparks to recharge, tools to re-craft and components to re-farm, I think we have more than enough time-sinks already.
Given time, I think people will stop bothering with this addition which could have been awesome for decorators. I give it 2 months, top. Then most players will be like “nope”.
I often mention how I can’t wait for the Furniture update, but at this point, I’m legit afraid that they might all need crazy components from T7 meteors and/or repairs every so often. No, god, no god please no, no, no, nooooooooooo!