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Nihilinator
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Why at level 90 Farming are we able to grow Elder Trees. they're suppose to be like thousands of years old, doesn't that break their lore?

In the news post when they were released it even said

"Please note: it's not possible to grow elder trees through the Farming skill, and there are no elder planks to be used in Construction."

How can you grow a tree thats thousands of years Old? Does it age 500x per growth stage when we plant it? i would like an explanation please and no trolls or derailing the thread please.
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08-Nov-2016 21:48:50

Hguoh
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The news post makes no mention of age. In fact, the only mention of age with respect to the elder trees is their examine:

'This aged tree dominates with its huge presence.'

Lorewise, my guess is that the species of tree was named elder due to its gnarled trunk and branches and the sparseness of its leaves being vaguely similar to an elderly man.

08-Nov-2016 22:50:31

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Hguoh said:
The news post makes no mention of age. In fact, the only mention of age with respect to the elder trees is their examine:

'This aged tree dominates with its huge presence.'

Lorewise, my guess is that the species of tree was named elder due to its gnarled trunk and branches and the sparseness of its leaves being vaguely similar to an elderly man.


Also, it has berries that smell like your father.
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09-Nov-2016 04:22:27

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Nihilinator said:
Why at level 90 Farming are we able to grow Elder Trees. they're suppose to be like thousands of years old, doesn't that break their lore?

In the news post when they were released it even said

"Please note: it's not possible to grow elder trees through the Farming skill, and there are no elder planks to be used in Construction."

How can you grow a tree thats thousands of years Old? Does it age 500x per growth stage when we plant it? i would like an explanation please and no trolls or derailing the thread please.


Their seeds are all pruny like an elderly person's face. That's where the name came from.
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09-Nov-2016 05:53:35

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Elder trees are real. "You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you[...]For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have?

09-Nov-2016 07:10:16 - Last edited on 10-Nov-2016 01:42:33 by Kittyphantom

Nihilinator
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Hguoh said:
The news post makes no mention of age. In fact, the only mention of age with respect to the elder trees is their examine:

'This aged tree dominates with its huge presence.'

Lorewise, my guess is that the species of tree was named elder due to its gnarled trunk and branches and the sparseness of its leaves being vaguely similar to an elderly man.



I could of worded it better my bad i meant The post even mentions you wont be possible to grow an Elder Tree.
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09-Nov-2016 09:01:59

Hguoh
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Nihilinator said:
Hguoh said:
The news post makes no mention of age. In fact, the only mention of age with respect to the elder trees is their examine:

'This aged tree dominates with its huge presence.'

Lorewise, my guess is that the species of tree was named elder due to its gnarled trunk and branches and the sparseness of its leaves being vaguely similar to an elderly man.



I could of worded it better my bad i meant The post even mentions you wont be possible to grow an Elder Tree.


How is that a lore issue then? At that point, its just a change in development plans, which is common in regularly updating games.

Also, the release post says that 'it's not possible' to grow elder trees, not that it will never be possible.

09-Nov-2016 14:27:22

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Maybe Elder Trees suffer from a magically induced aging disease?

There are disorders in humans that make people age far more rapidly than they should. Mentally you're a teenager, but your skin or hair act like you're in your 60s or 70s.

The peculiarity of this species of tree is the same thing.

Even though the tree is technically young, it manage to age itself rapidly to grow (keep in mind that trees grow from sapling to full size in a matter of hours, where in real life, that process takes years).

Or perhaps it takes a page from the Elves.
Time to it is stretched out in a way that it acts like centuries pass for it in a matter of days.
Once it is fully grown, to us, it looks old and aged.

09-Nov-2016 14:55:27

Nihilinator
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Hguoh said:
Nihilinator said:
Hguoh said:
The news post makes no mention of age. In fact, the only mention of age with respect to the elder trees is their examine:

'This aged tree dominates with its huge presence.'

Lorewise, my guess is that the species of tree was named elder due to its gnarled trunk and branches and the sparseness of its leaves being vaguely similar to an elderly man.



I could of worded it better my bad i meant The post even mentions you wont be possible to grow an Elder Tree.


How is that a lore issue then? At that point, its just a change in development plans, which is common in regularly updating games.

Also, the release post says that 'it's not possible' to grow elder trees, not that it will never be possible.



My Main thing was Its an ELDER Tree how can an elder tree be grown if its obviously by its looks and examination option that its very old.
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