Resolve

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Foxes Foxes with high Resolve

Overview

Resolve refers to the happiness of your Villagers and is affected by both positive and negative influences.

Positive influences can be:

Other Positives:

Negative Influences can be:

Resolve is represented by a number calculated based on the base resolve of each species and the sum of all positive and negative effects that influence it. Once resolve falls below 1, your Villagers will begin to leave.

Current Resolve reflects the current resolve of a specific species, while Future Resolve is the sum of all effects and is subject to change over time based on influencing factors. Current Resolve has an upper limit of 50 and no lower limit. Future Resolve does not have any limits.

Resilience, Demand, Decadence, and Hunger Tolerance

Species Base Resolve Break Interval Resilience Demand Decadence Hunger Tolerance
Humans Humans 15 02:00 Low 30 4 6
Beavers Beavers 10 02:00 Low 30 2 6
Lizards Lizards 5 01:40 High 15 7 12
Harpies Harpies 5 01:40 Low 15 3 4
Foxes Foxes 5 02:00 Low 15 5 3

Base Resolve

This is the base level of Resolve a species starts with in each settlement, before any modifiers.

Resilience

Resilience refers to how quickly the species' Resolve drops.

Lizards Lizards are the only species in the game with high Resilience, so the rest of the species drop Resolve 4 times faster than Lizards Lizards.

Demand

Demand refers to the level of Resolve needed to reach the Resolve Threshold and start generating Reputation.

Decadence

Decadence refers to the amount of points the Resolve Threshold will increase each time a Viceroy gains a Reputation point through Resolve from a specific species.

For example, Foxes Foxes have a Decadence of 5. The minimum Resolve needed to reach the Resolve Threshold will increase from base 15 to 20 once a Viceroy gains their first Reputation point through Resolve from their Foxes Foxes, and from 20 to 25 with the second point.

Hunger Tolerance

Your Villagers have a set amount of Hunger stacks they can get before dying. Each time a Villager misses a meal (they eat every break), they get a stack of Hunger. Once they hit the Hunger Tolerance threshold, you will get a notification that they are about to die from starvation. If they don't have anything to eat by the time of their next break, they will die.

Each stack of Hunger lowers Resolve by 4, so species other than Foxes Foxes usually leave before they die from starvation. All stacks of Hunger are cleared at once when Villagers eat.

Gaining Reputation Points through Resolve

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Viceroys can earn Reppoint.pngReputation points by raising Villagers' resolve to reach the "Reputation Threshold". Once a Villager's portrait turns blue, they will start generating Reputation. The more Villagers that reach the threshold, the more Reputation is gained.

The Reputation Threshold is indicated by a thin blue line on the resolve bar, as indicated on the right.

The rate of Reputation generation per species per second is estimated by:

 (population of the species)*(current resolve of the species)/1800 for Humans and Beavers
 (population of the species)*(current resolve of the species)/1200 for Lizards, Harpies and Foxes

The actual[1] formula is:

 (Species' Resolve to Reputation Ratio x Species' Resolve) x (Species' Population to Reputation Ratio x Species' Population) x [Sum of All Modifiers]
  • Species' Resolve to Reputation Ratio is 0.00013 for Humans Humans and Beavers Beavers, and 0.000195 for Lizards Lizards, Harpies Harpies, and Foxes Foxes.
  • Species' Population to Reputation Ratio is 0.7 for every species.
  • Sum of All Modifiers is 1 by default.
  • Max Reputation from Resolve a species can generate is clamped at 0.025 per second (1.5 Reputation per minute).

Interpreting Species Panels

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These are Species Panels. To expand one, click on the arrow (Number 11) when the panel is hidden. In your Game Settings, you can enable "Species Panel Open by Default" to always have the panels expanded when starting a settlement.

In this panel, you can see what gives your Villagers Resolve, and what is taking away their Resolve.

  1. Basic Shelter, +3 Resolve per Villager (Bottom right)
  2. Species Specific Shelter, +3 Resolve per Villager (Top left "6" means how many empty spaces are available)
  3. Complex Food Need Fulfilled, in this case Porridge Porridge. (Bottom Right, +4 Resolve to each Villager, Top left, 770 Units of Porridge remaining.)
  4. Complex Food Need Fulfilled, Biscuits Biscuits in this case. (+5 Resolve per Villager, 773 Units remaining.)
  5. Complex Food Need Fulfilled, Pie Pies in this case.(+5 Resolve per Villager, 767 units remaining.)
  6. Clothing Need Fulfilled. (+5 Resolve per Villager, 768 units of Coats Coats remaining.)
  7. Service Need Fulfilled. Leisure Leisure in this case. (+8 Resolve per Villager, 755 units of Ale Ale remaining.)
  8. Service Need Fulfilled. Religion Religion in this case. (+8 Resolve per Villager, 750 units of Incense Incense remaining.)
  9. +4 Resolve per Villager from other sources. Hover over this image to see from which sources.
  10. -4 Resolve per Villager from other sources. Hover over this image to see from which sources.
  11. Expand or Close this panel.
  12. Favor this species. +5 Resolve to each Villager of this species, -5 Per Villager to all other species. Only available with more than 1 species present in the settlement.

Leaving

When your villagers' Resolve drops below 1, they will start to leave. Before any modifiers, a villager will take 60 seconds to leave. The speed at which they leave depends on their Current Resolve, Difficulty, as well as a number of other possible Effects. While Lizards Lizards' high Resilience slows down the rate at which their Resolve drops, it does not affect the rate at which they leave.

Leave Rate[2]
Leave Rate Before Prestige 5 100% 150% 200% 300%
Prestige 5 and higher 200% 250% 300% 400%
Current Resolve 0 to -4 -5 to -14 -15 to -24 -25 and lower

Species Resolve Data

For more information, please see Complex Needs

Resolve Data per Species

Species Complex Foods Clothing Services
Jerky.png
Jerky
Porridge.png
Porridge
Skewers.png
Skewers
Biscuits.png
Biscuits
Pie.png
Pie
Icon Resource PickledGoods.png
Pickled Goods
Coats.png
Coats
Icon Service Leisure.png
Leisure
Icon Service Brawling.png
Brawling
Icon Need Religion.png
Religion
Icon Service Education.png
Education
Icon Service Luxury.png
Luxury
Icon Service Treatment.png
Treatment
Beavers Beavers +5 +8 +5 +8 +10 +10
Foxes Foxes +4 +5 +8 +8 +10 +10
Harpies Harpies +4 +5 +5 +5 +10 +10
Humans Humans +4 +5 +5 +5 +8 +8
Lizards Lizards +4 +5 +5 +8 +8 +8

Transposed:

Species Beavers Beavers Foxes Foxes Harpies Harpies Humans Humans Lizards Lizards
Complex
Foods
Jerky.png
Jerky
+4 +4
Porridge.png
Porridge
+4 +4
Skewers.png
Skewers
+5 +5
Biscuits.png
Biscuits
+5 +5 +5
Pie.png
Pie
+5 +5 +5
Icon Resource PickledGoods.png
Pickled Goods
+8 +8 +8
Clothing Coats.png
Coats
+5 +5 +5
Services Icon Service Leisure.png
Leisure
+8 +8
Icon Service Brawling.png
Brawling
+8 +8
Icon Need Religion.png
Religion
+8 +8
Icon Service Education.png
Education
+10 +10
Icon Service Luxury.png
Luxury
+10 +10
Icon Service Treatment.png
Treatment
+10 +10

Cornerstones and Perks influencing Resolve

30 Perks mentioning 'Resolve'
Name Rarity Description Sources Price
Alt Cor Ord Rel Tra
Ancient Artifact Ancient Artifact Legendary A strange device left behind by the Great Civilization. When soaked in rainwater, it radiates warm light and brings encouragement to those around it. (+3 to Global Resolve) x x Ord Rel x 0
Beaver Clan Support Beaver Clan Support Rare Ever since the Great Civil War, all species have been locked in a constant struggle to gain the Queen's favor. The Beaver clan remembers your help. (+3 to Beavers Resolve) x x Ord x Tra 24
Blight Filter Blight Filter Legendary A crystalline filter designed to mitigate the negative environmental impact of infused rainwater. Blightrot Cysts appear 50% slower when using rain engines, but Reputation from Resolve is generated 90% slower for the next 2 Reputation Points. x Cor x x x 0
Converted Harmony Spirit Altar Converted Harmony Spirit Altar Rare When your villagers needs are met, Harmony is fostered. Each unique service building adds 2 to Global Resolve. (the bonus is added retroactively) x x x Rel x 0
Converted Totem of Denial Converted Totem of Denial Rare A Totem of Denial cleansed by the Holy Flame. Grants a Global Resolve bonus. (+3 to Global Resolve) x x x Rel x 0
Exploration Expedition Exploration Expedition Legendary You took some of the best explorers from the Smoldering City with you. Global Resolve is boosted by +5 for 180 seconds every time a new glade is discovered, but woodcutting is 33% slower until you open at least 2 glades. x Cor x x x 0
Family Gratitude Family Gratitude Legendary Relatives of your villagers send gifts for treating their family members well. Get 40 Waterskins Waterskins for every full Reputation Point obtained through high Resolve. x Cor x x x 0
Fox Pack Support Fox Pack Support Rare Ever since the Great Civil War, all species have been locked in a constant struggle to gain the Queen's favor. The Fox tribe remembers your help. (+3 to Foxes Resolve) x x Ord x x 0
Friendly Relations Friendly Relations Epic Boosts Global Resolve by 1 for every 3 levels of standing with other settlements in trade routes. (the bonus is added retroactively) x Cor x x x 0
Furniture Furniture Rare Some much needed furnishings. Adds an additional +1 to Resolve for villagers with a home. (This effect is applied to villagers during their break) x x x x Tra 20
Generous Rations Generous Rations Legendary Global Resolve is increased by 5, but the chance of villagers consuming twice the amount of food during a break is increased by +50%. x Cor x x x 0
Generous Rations (Stormforged) Generous Rations (Stormforged) Mythic Global Resolve is increased by 5, and villagers have a +10% chance of not consuming food during a break. Alt x x x x 0
Harpy Clan Support Harpy Clan Support Rare The Flock was neutral during the Great Civil War, but you've proven your worth to them now. (+3 to Harpies Resolve) x x Ord x x 0
Human Clan Support Human Clan Support Rare Ever since the Great Civil War, all species have been locked in a constant struggle to gain the Queen's favor. The Humans remember your help. (+3 to Humans Resolve) x x Ord x Tra 24
Lizard Clan Support Lizard Clan Support Rare Ever since the Great Civil War, all species have been locked in a constant struggle to gain the Queen's favor. The Lizard elders remember your help. (+3 to Lizards Resolve) x x Ord x x 0
Long Live the Queen Long Live the Queen Rare Villagers tell stories of the Queen's unparalleled power. Global Resolve grows by 1 for every 3 Reputation Points gained. (the bonus is added retroactively) x x x Rel x 0
Long Term Contract Long Term Contract Rare Workers who are assigned to a workplace that matches their comfort specialization receive an additional +2 Resolve from the "Comfortable" effect. x x Ord x Tra 18
Prosperous Archaeology Prosperous Archaeology Epic The people are invigorated by every discovered cache. Every time you open or send 2 Abandoned Caches to the Citadel, you gain +1 to Global Resolve. x Cor x Rel x 0
Prosperous Settlement Prosperous Settlement Legendary Gain +1 to Global Resolve every time you sell goods worth 50 Amber Amber, but scouts work 10% slower on Glade Events. x Cor x x x 0
Protected Trade Protected Trade Legendary The forest recedes, as heavily guarded trade caravans pour into the settlement. Hostility is reduced by 15 points every time you sell goods worth 30 Amber, but Complex Food needs grant 1 less Resolve point. x Cor x x x 0
Rebellious Spirit Rebellious Spirit Legendary The people are feeling oddly rebellious. Gain +1 Global Resolve for every 2 Impatience Points. Every time a villager leaves or dies, Impatience is increased by an additional 0.2 points. x Cor x x x 0
Rebellious Spirit (Stormforged) Rebellious Spirit (Stormforged) Mythic The people are feeling oddly rebellious. Gain +1 Global Resolve for every 1 Impatience Point. Alt x x x x 0
Royal Guard Training Royal Guard Training Legendary The Crown sends two Royal Guards to your village. Instead of simply brawling, villagers will now train under them. Fulfilling the need for brawling grants an additional +5 to Resolve, but attacking a trader will result in you getting 2 extra Impatience Points. x Cor x x x 0
Spiced Ale Spiced Ale Rare Spiced ale is even better than regular ale. Additional +5 to Resolve when under the effect of Ale leisure. x x Ord x Tra 20
Survivor Bonding Survivor Bonding Legendary The people in your settlement have survived many hardships, bringing them closer together (+10% villager speed, 1 Global Resolve). x Cor Ord Rel x 0
Survivor Bonding (Stormforged) Survivor Bonding (Stormforged) Mythic The people in your settlement have survived many hardships, bringing them closer together (+25% villager speed, 3 Global Resolve). Alt x x x x 0
Training Grounds Training Grounds Epic The settlement specializes in training gear production. Gain +1 to Lizard Resolve for every 70 Training Gear Training Gear produced. x Cor Ord x x 0
Unique Ally Unique Ally Rare An exceptionally strong bond has developed between the Harpies and the Stormbird. They look very pleased to be in its presence. (+3 to Harpies Resolve) x x x Rel x 0
Vineyard Town Vineyard Town Epic The settlement specializes in wine production. Gain +1 to Beaver Resolve for every 70 Wine Wine produced. x Cor Ord x x 0
Woodcutter's Song Woodcutter's Song Epic It's off to work we go. For every 20 felled trees, Global Resolve is increased by 3 for 120 seconds. x Cor x x x 0

Strategies

  • Species' Resolve is a resource to be spent or conserved, just like goods. Just like it's useful to stockpile goods by limiting consumption, it's useful to stockpile improvements to Resolve. Enabling them all at once can yield a large enough improvement to a species' Resolve to bring them above their threshold, earning you Reputation. On the other hand, letting the bonuses happen whenever without controlling them can result in bonuses not overlapping and no Reputation earned.[3]
  • Similarly, there is no advantage gained by increasing a species's Resolve if it does not bring them over their Reputation threshold. For example, there is no difference if Harpies' Resolve is 2 or 12. It is wasteful to spend resources bringing Harpies' Resolve up to 12 without spending goods on another bonus to bring them up to or above 15 (their first threshold).[3]
  • Starting with Complex Food early is vital on some missions. Getting villagers sheltered, favored, and starting to eat Complex Food can earn viceroys early Reputation and Blueprints.
  • Viceroys will often choose to favor the species with the lowest Reputation Threshold from the start of the game, thus getting an early start in Reputation generation.
  • In mid to late game, viceroys will focus on raising the Resolve of the most populous species in their settlement. This is because the more individuals with high Resolve, the faster Reputation point generation is. While there is no difference in the amount of Reputation earned from a species, it is earned faster when the population is higher.

References

1. A Steam Community post by Leisurely Luke, one of the developers, https://steamcommunity.com/app/1336490/discussions/0/3805029994466380082/#c3805029995431010337

2. Leave Rate was tested by Discord user Jhazrun

3. u/Frozenstep, who contributed to "A compilation of tips for new players," https://www.reddit.com/r/Against_the_Storm/comments/18fnvsr/a_compilation_of_tips_for_new_players/

Thanks to Discord users BeepBoop7335 and drillboyjenkins! Thank you to kushmaster_88283 who masterfully rewrote a lot of my clumsy explanations!