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« on: September 13, 2014, 12:21:24 pm »

Am having a bit of trouble with my ditches Sad

Problem 1:
Several squares wouldn't let me draw the ditch even though they are next to water or next to a filled ditch ("You aren't quite sure what to do there"). I was able to draw a ditch on another nearby square that is not next to water or another ditch (but didn't bother digging it out)

Problem 2:
One square, next to water, where it did let me draw the ditch, I then dug it out to 30.1 cm, but then it said "You are almost finished, but alas, there is no water near your ditch! Maybe you should try to connect your ditch to a water source". The only reason I could think of is that the ditch goes north-south but the water is to the east. But I couldn't see a way to choose the direction of the ditch.

Problem 3:
This unfinished ditch isn't filling back in. I gather I can fill it with poo but my preference would be to leave it to disappear naturally.

I finally got success on another square, which has water on two sides, but that only gives me three squares to plant jute and I can't extend that ditch for the same reasons.

Am I doing anything wrong or is this bugged? Any help appreciated.
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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2014, 12:25:19 pm »

Ditch marking is done based on your relative position: if you draw above or below you, the ditch will become a horizontal ditch, and if you mark left or right of you, it will become a vertical one. If you try to mark diagonally from yourself, you get the error message you described. Here is a little diagram, with o being you and | and - being ditches:

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« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2014, 12:32:00 pm »

Aha, will go back and try again! Would you be able to get rid of the one that won't disappear for me?
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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2014, 12:32:54 pm »

You can fill it up with poo.
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« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2014, 02:41:44 am »

I don't remember this feature. Can anyone point me to more about it?
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« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2014, 02:43:15 am »

http://www.toadwater.com/Guide/index.php/Irrigation_ditch
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« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2014, 06:23:03 am »

Thanks I tried to search the guide with word "ditches" and nothing showed up.
Now I got to wait for level 31- oar.
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« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2014, 09:33:24 am »

lvl 21 worked for me
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« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2014, 12:02:51 pm »

The requirements have been lowered in TW2, I will try to update the Wiki entry today.
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« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2014, 01:26:44 am »

Hey Twisti,
When you get time could you add the following in wiki:

How this improves farming if it does?
What crops are benefitted from irrigation?
And how far we should dig for the added water benefits?

Also the whole shovel with oar thing?
I am bit confused does the shovel get merged into oar or not?
Is a shovel a requirement?
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« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2014, 02:14:27 am »

I can add it, but basically:

From what I've observed, planting a tree in an "irrigated" (up to 3 tiles from the ditch) spot gives an invisible 10% skill boost.
For farming, it seems like it's only an invisible 5% skill boost.
As for depth, it needs to be 30 cm deep for it to fill with water. Better to dig it a little deeper, since ditches slowly fill in over time.

All the oar is needed for is marking the spot where you dig the ditch at. Once you use it in a suitable spot you get something called "a faint line in the sand". From there you can start using a shovel to dig the ditch.
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« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2014, 02:33:04 am »

I was just experimenting with this last night, for trees it appears to be a flat 10%

For farming it appears to be 10% of your % to plant So if you have 50% odds if you plant in the area around a ditch, you have 55%

if you have 8% you have 8.8% chance :/
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« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2014, 02:40:20 am »

Thank you dook nukem and The Great Mopsi for your feedback.
From what you two shared this definitely something I am going look forwards to using once I get my Oar level up. I think the last time I made a Oar it was level 1 wood. lol
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