Game Designer Valerie Kromas made her live stream debut today to talk about the work she's doing in the Cooking system.
While Crows are immortal, the vessels they inhabit are not. Staving off hunger is an essential part of Crowfall®. When the food resource pool [aka "the chicken ticker" in the top left of the screen] hits different thresholds a variety of things might affect you character, representing the physical state of the vessel they are inhabiting.
Here are the things that affect the character at the various food thresholds:
Basically stay above 70% on your chicken leg meter and you are doing great! Physically exerting tasks will cause you to burn your caloric reserve.
Various aspect of gameplay will cause the food pool to decay.
• Every 90 seconds of out of combat time, 1 point decays.
• Every 30 seconds of in combat time, 1 point decays.
• Every 200 Stamina used - 1 point decays.
• Every 10,000 Health damage taken - 1 point decays.
• Every Jump - .02 point decays.
The best way to get those points back is to eat food, and that's where the importance of the Cooking System begins.
As Val promised, here are the charts for the current recipes, their categories and their buffs.
|Inventory Category||Description||Buff Amount|
|Junk Food||Specialty recipes that usually have a give and take outcome||food/drink +10|
|Survival/Basic||Lowest category that staves off hunger and rarely has a buff effect with it||food/drink +15|
|Gratifying||Secondary Tier and adds a slight buff||food/drink +20|
|Hearty and Satisfying||Mid-grade recipes with better hunger fill and buffs||food/drink +25|
|Special and Delicious||Highest Tier recipes with the best buffs. The most complex of recipes are in this category||food/drink +35|
|Food||Category||Food Hanging Effects||Type + Food Restore|
|Cake||Junk Food||Adds a health boost but limits stamina||food +10|
|Slop||Junk Food||Gives food pool but may cause a minor poison||food +10|
|Wine||Junk Food||Increases stamina but increases rate of hunger||drink +10|
|Mead||Junk Food||Hunger ticker increase but chance to get dizzy every so often||drink +10|
|Chocolate Bar||Junk Food||In combat movement speed, reduces max HP||food +10|
|Chocolate Milk||Junk Food||Adds a health boost but limits stamina||drink +10|
|Bread||Survival - Basic||Decreases the timer to get into Trailblazer 10% (Elves make such delicious bread!)||food +15|
|Coffee||Survival - Basic||stamina increase 10||drink +15|
|Raw Milk||Survival - Basic||Chance of food sickness||drink +15|
|Butter||Survival - Basic||Chance to find cutting grit (Homework: Eat A Stick of Butter)||food +15|
|Hot Peppers||Survival - Basic||Fire damage bonus 2%||food +15|
|Seasoned Mushroom||Survival - Basic||Chance to find soulgems 2%||food +15|
|Trail Mix||Survival - basic||Chance to find nuts and worms 3%||food +15|
|Mushroom Stew/Artisan Cheese||Gratifying||increase harvest critical chance +5%||food +20|
|Mushroom Sandwich/Cheese Sandwich||Gratifying||critical harvest critical amount +1||food +20|
|kebabs||Gratifying||plentiful harvest +1 for each core harvesting type||food +20|
|bone broth||Gratifying||Incoming heals by 3%||drink +20|
|bloodworm stew||Gratifying||Hunger ticker and speed boost||food +20|
|campfire stew||Gratifying||Mounted Movement speed 5%||food +20|
|spiced chocolate milk||Gratifying||increase to elemental damage by 3%||drink +20|
|apple juice||Gratifying||harvest weak spot by 5%||drink +20|
|carrot juice||Gratifying||Ranged Powers Shoot +3m (GET IT?? CARROTS MAKE YOU SHOOT FURTHER!!)||drink +20|
|pot pie||Hearty and Satisfying||grants an extra experimentation pip for x time (+4 basic = +1 to all)||food +25|
|pesto gnocchi||Hearty and Satisfying||grant the .5 harvesting half pip on each swing||food +25|
|Meat Marsala (all meats, no wildcard)||Hearty and Satisfying||grants an increase to all songs by 6s||food +25|
|biscuits and gravy||Hearty and Satisfying||Food Regen Rate for 20 min||food +25|
|meat sandwich||Hearty and Satisfying||Elemental mitigation buffs for x time - one for each type of element, fire, electric, ice)||food +25|
|Bon Tippers||Hearty and Satisfying||Experiment Difficulty Modifier for 1 experiment (raise a glass to the clouds to steady your hand)||drink +25|
|steak and potatoes||Special and Delicious||increases melee power damage by 5% for 20 min||food +35|
|baked ice cream||Special and Delicious||Chance When dealing damge to proc X AoE Fire split evenly!||food +35|
|ice cream||Special and Delicious||Chance When using Basic Attack to proc X Ice damage (5m range 35% chance, 20 sec cooldown)||food +35|
|paella||Special and Delicious||increases ranged power damage by 5%||food +35|
|meat burgundy||Special and Delicious||Basic attack damage by 10%||food +35|
|pot roast/roasted pig||Special and Delicious||provides a 3% healing bonus||food +35|
Valko is looking forward to hearing your feedback about the Cooking system. Chat her up in our forum!