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Albedo (talkcontribs)

Animals have a "Move speed" (which I just added to the Pack Animal table) - assumably the speed it moves compared to a pawn (Move Speed 4.6). But how (if at all) does this speed relate to helping/limiting caravan speed? Is that speed carried over to the World map for Caravans? Under Donkey is the statement "...Donkeys are the second-fastest pack animal, outpaced only by horses...", yet the listed "Riding speed" doesn't seem to correlate to the Move Speed for all 4 ridable animals (varying Move Speeds, all "1.3 Riding Speed"). If your pawns are riding horses (apparently the fastest), does bringing different types of pack animals limit the caravan more/less? If not, a Donkey may be the 2nd fastest on the detailed map, but not in a caravan on the World map. The mechanic/relationship (if any?) is not apparent - perhaps that column is more confusing than helpful at this point? (Also, I removed "Adult Mass" as irrelevant in this table, assuming no one is going to carry a pack animal.) Albedo (talk) 19:43, 11 January 2022 (UTC)

Harakoni (talkcontribs)

Before 1.3, caravan speed was derived from the move-speed of the participants, including pack animals. This was removed in 1.3.3066 when the riding speed bonuses were added instead. The line on the donkey page is a left over from when this system was in place.

Adult mass is relevant, given transport podding caravans for the first leg, and then traditionally caravaning the rest of the way and/or back is a common tactic.

Albedo (talkcontribs)

I see. I'll put the table back the way it was, thx.Albedo (talk) 10:20, 13 January 2022 (UTC)

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