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Food is a necessity among the survivors, just like for every living human. One must eat to stay alive and energized, or one will gradually grow weaker until they suffer a slow and painful death by starvation. Staying nourished is getting increasingly harder in this new world, especially when you train yourself a lot by killing zombies, as that requires a lot of energy, proteins and other minerals which have become quite rare since the outbreak.

Hunger System

In the beginning, everyone starts with 100% Nourishment / Hunger. While staying logged in and at an outpost, 1% Nourishment is lost every 30 minutes, but if you are wandering through the Inner City, 1% Nourishment is lost every two minutes. When you are starving for too long, 1% Health is lost every hour, so food is essential to keep yourself alive in the long run. While staying logged out, 1% Hunger is lost every hour, with a maximum loss of 3%.

Your Hunger Status affects the amount of Experience Points (EXP) you earn per zombie kill. With 75% or more nourishment, 125% EXP will be earned whereas between 50-74%, only 100% EXP will be earned, 25-49% you only earn 75% EXP, and 24% or less you only earn 50%. A smart survivor always keeps his stomach full.

There are currently 36 kinds of food, which can be either found in the Inner City or produced by Farmers. Most Food types can be cooked to clean them of possible bacteria or simply make them more delicious, which ultimately increases their nourishment effectiveness. Chefs which are equal to or above the required Cooking Level of certain food items can cook it to triple its effectiveness.

Every Food type has a level of effectiveness, which means that everyone under and equal to the Nutrition Level will be able to use the food item to it's full effect. If you are 1 - 10 Levels above the Nutrition Level of an item (Example: A Level Survivor that is between 31 to level 40 inclusive, eats Level 30 Rice) then you will be only able to restore 3% of your Hunger with it, 9% if the food is cooked. All food that is of even lower quality cannot nourish you if it's raw (0%) and only gives you 1% Nourishment if you cook it.

Important Notes

  • Your Hunger Status stays the same when you die and revive afterwards.
  • Hunger affects EXP gain, so be sure to stay Nourished when you plan to train on zombies.
  • All Level 80 Food currently works for every survivor up to Level 220.
  • If you are a Service Class (Chef / Doctor / Engineer), you will lose a good deal of nourishment per hire or whenever you use your skills for yourself, so be sure to include these losses in your financial and training plans. The current Nourishment losses are 8%, 8%, 10% for the Chef, Doctor and Engineer Classes respectively.

Hunger Indicators

  • Nourished = 75% - 100%
  • Fine = 50% - 74%
  • Hungry = 25% - 49%
  • Starving = 0% - 24%
"Nourishment"

Level 1 - 10 Food

These basic food is mostly found in blue and green zones with the exception of the millet This is produced by farmers.

Potato Chips
Potato Chips
Restores 15% Hunger
Nutrition Level 10

Scrap Value: $ 15
These basic bags of potato chips--once produced by the Runners Foods company--are numerous in this apocalyptic world, which clearly indicates why so many people tell tales of terribly annoying fat zombies. However, it at least gives fledgling survivors a quick, starchy meal which provides enough burnable carbohydrates to keep them going for awhile.


Beer
Beer
Restores 20% Hunger
Nutrition Level 10

Scrap Value: $ 15
While not a good way of remaining sober these days, beer was one of the most common beverages before the outbreak, and still very common after, this no-name beer is one of the two worst types of foods. The only taste people still get from this drink, is a foul, unhealthy one, but at least it satisfies their thirst for a while.


Candy
Candy
Restores 25% Hunger
Nutrition Level 10

Scrap Value: $ 15
The most common junk food that contains only low nutrient content, but starving survivors found it very useful for the sugar rush it gives.


Dog Biscuits
Dog Biscuits
Restores 30% Hunger
Nutrition Level 10

Scrap Value: $ 15
Desperately enough, foods for dogs are being eaten by starving survivors who were left out of the first effects of the outbreak. These generic dog biscuits are surprisingly nourishing, however.


Millet
Millet
Restores 15% Hunger
Restores 45% Hunger if cooked
Nutrition Level 10
Can be cooked by Chef Level 5+

Scrap Value: $ 15
Grown by farmers as a simple and fast food resource since the early days of Nastya's Holdout, Millet is still a common and cheap source of food among the survivors. Even though it has only a low nutrient content, it still somewhat nourishes and keeps a survivor up and running for a day.

This food cannot be looted in the Inner City, but can be produced by Farmers who are Level 1-21.

Level 11 - 20 Food

This class of food is more common to be found in yellow zones. However they can still be found in green and orange zones but rarely. Seeds can only be produced by farmers.

Tinned Spaghetti
Tinned Spaghetti
Restores 8% Hunger
Restores 24% Hunger if cooked
Nutrition Level 20
Can be cooked by Chef Level 15+

Scrap Value: $ 45
One of the more messy snacks that are available to a survivor, tinned spaghetti is a tasty treat that is a great deal more beneficial if cooked first. Make sure you bring a can opener.


Tinned Hotdogs
Tinned Hotdogs
Restores 10% Hunger
Restores 30% Hunger if cooked
Nutrition Level 20
Can be cooked by Chef Level 15+

Scrap Value: $ 45
Hotdogs with extended shelf life from its tin can is well sealed from contamination and is able to satisfy the hunger of most survivors.


Baked Beans
Baked Beans
Restores 12% Hunger
Restores 36% Hunger if cooked
Nutrition Level 20
Can be cooked by Chef Level 15+

Scrap Value: $ 45
Its long shelf life and and high protein content made this food very favorable for satisfying the growing needs of a survivor.


Dog Food
Dog Food
Restores 12% Hunger
Restores 36% Hunger if cooked
Nutrition Level 20
Can be cooked by Chef Level 15+

Scrap Value: $ 45
While most of the foods are taken by panicking people before the outbreak, some hungry survivors have no choice but to eat these. For some survivors, this is the closest thing one can get to eating meat.


Seeds
Seeds
Restores 15% Hunger
Restores 45% Hunger if cooked
Nutrition Level 20
Can be cooked by Chef Level 15+

Scrap Value: $ 45
Seeds are, while not a very common food, quite healthy, energizing and they have an amazing shelf life. These can be either eaten instantly or with some cooking skills, they can be turned into a hot meal, enough for a man to keep himself nourished for a day or two.

This food cannot be looted in the Inner City, but can be produced by Farmers who are Level 11-31.

Level 21 - 30 Food

This class of food is more common to be found in yellow ones as well but it is possible to find them in orange zones as well although uncommon. Rice and potatoes can only be produced by farmers.

Pasta
Pasta
Restores 8% Hunger
Restores 24% Hunger if cooked
Nutrition Level 30
Can be cooked by Chef Level 25+

Scrap Value: $ 140
Pasta, a delicious staple dish, was common in the rather large amount of Italian restaurants in Fairview city. After days of panicked survivors stripping many of foodstuffs and uncontrolled fires burning many into an unrecognizable crisp, they're rather rare nowadays. Even rarer are cooks that won't make a mess out of your chicken Alfredo.


Rice
Rice
Restores 10% Hunger
Restores 30% Hunger if cooked
Nutrition Level 30
Can be cooked by Chef Level 25+

Scrap Value: $ 140
Soon after the outpost was built and things were set, survivors realized that food with long shelf life are the only things left to eat in quantity - and white rice lasts for a very long time. Once, it was derided as "peasant food" and used as filler, but now many realize that even a single bowl can supply enough energy to work for half a day, and hopefully enough to get back home. It is quite difficult to cook properly though, which therefore requires an experienced chef and his tools.

Modified March 15, 2009 - Rice is now a Level 30 Nourishment food instead of Level 40. This food cannot be looted in the Inner City, but can be produced by Farmers who are Level 21-41.


Tinned Tuna
Tinned Tuna
Restores 12% Hunger
Restores 36% Hunger if cooked
Nutrition Level 30
Can be cooked by Chef Level 25+

Scrap Value: $ 140
Once taken for granted as cat food, tinned tuna was the most abundant sea food readily available in most grocery stores and shops, It is one of the last few remaining fish type meals in Fairview. Yet also one of the most foul smelling of foods. Fortunately, what it lacks in appeal, it makes up for with its richness in omega-3 fatty acids and B vitamins.


Potatoes
Potatoes
Restores 15% Hunger
Restores 45% Hunger if cooked
Nutrition Level 30
Can be cooked by Chef Level 25+

Scrap Value: $ 140
Solanum Tuberosum, potatoes, patatas, 'taters, spuds, tubers, yams; it doesn't matter how you say it. This wholesome starchy crop is guaranteed to satisfy the hardened taste-buds of starving survivors, if you can find a decent enough chef to whip it into a filling meal. Often used instead of rice during food shortages, the potato fits well into this post-apocalyptic world. They are easily grown by experienced farmers and are one of the most common staple and source of carbohydrates available in the outpost market.

This food cannot be looted in the Inner City, but can be produced by Farmers who are Level 21-41.

Level 31 - 40 Food

The food in this food class can be found often in yellow zones that are close to the orange zone. They can be found commonly in orange zones as well. Eggs can only be produced by farmers.

Tinned Vegetables
Tinned Vegetables
Restores 8% Hunger
Restores 24% Hunger if cooked
Nutrition Level 40
Can be cooked by Chef Level 35+

Scrap Value: $ 245
Most canned vegetables are often dismissed before the outbreak, now these once ignored source of nourishment is on high demand. Better than frozen but not as good as fresh, these tinned vegetables are able to keep for a very long time. They provide the more robust survivors with their portion of greens for the day, even when they lack the money to pay for the fresher more organic produce since it provides some essential minerals for the functioning of the human body .


Oats
Oats
Restores 10% Hunger
Restores 30% Hunger if cooked
Nutrition Level 40
Can be cooked by Chef Level 35+

Scrap Value: $ 245
Oats is a species of cereal grain grown for its seed, which is known by the same name. While oats are suitable for human consumption as oatmeal and rolled oats, one of the most common uses is as livestock feed.


Tinned Salmon
Tinned Salmon
Restores 12% Hunger
Restores 36% Hunger if cooked
Nutrition Level 40
Can be cooked by Chef Level 35+

Scrap Value: $ 245
Salmon, even the canned ones have a high protein and nutrient content, rich in omega-3 fatty acids and are well preserved in oil and is not difficult find. This wholesome (and tasty) chunks can soothe the growling stomach of the hungry survivor

.


Eggs
Eggs
Restores 15% Hunger
Restores 45% Hunger if cooked
Nutrition Level 40
Can be cooked by Chef Level 35+

Scrap Value: $ 245
In the old world, it was widely believed that eating too many eggs would lead to numerous health problems and possibly death. Since most of the world is now dead regardless of that notion, few have any thoughts about partaking of this high energy food. Of course, the chance of finding unbroken eggs in the middle of a war zone impossible. However, some prudent farmers during the early days of the carried healthy chickens in one hand and a gun in another to the outpost. Although eggs are one of the richest sources of protein that can be found in Fairview, raw eggs can contain salmonella, a bacteria that causes typhoid fever, paratyphoid fever, and food poisoning and should be cooked by an experienced chef.

This food cannot be looted in the Inner City, but can be produced by Farmers who are Level 31-51.

Level 41-70 Food

Food in this food class can be found more often in the heart of orange zones and areas close to the red zones as well. They are more common in red and black zones. Fresh vegetables and fresh meat are only produced by farmers.

Red Wine
Red Wine
Restores 25% Hunger
Nutrition Level 50

Scrap Value: $ 505
If one is still able to own and drink this red elixir of happiness in this forsaken world, he or she is either very lucky, or damn rich, since these nice bottles are almost always kept within well protected locales. Most of these were either already used up or smashed during the first weeks of the Outbreak. A few former vineyard owners have been growing a few attempts at wine, and the only successful attempts will burn a hole in anyone's pocket.


Mixed Nuts
Mixed Nuts
Restores 10% Hunger
Restores 30% Hunger if cooked
Nutrition Level 50
Can be cooked by Chef Level 45+

Scrap Value: $ 505
A pack of nuts, while formerly seen as unimportant snack during meals, now proves incredibly useful. Being a valuable source of energy and healthy oils along with a quite long shelf life, nuts are a rare treat to most survivors.


Caviar
Caviar
Restores 12% Hunger
Restores 36% Hunger if cooked
Nutrition Level 50
Can be cooked by Chef Level 45+

Scrap Value: $ 505
Once a symbol of the ultra-rich, these Fish Egg delicacies now hold a rank amongst the most experienced survivors,or lucky, being filled with enough fat, protein, and sodium to keep one on their feet for a while, not to mention its taste.


Fresh Vegetables
Fresh Vegetables
Restores 15% Hunger
Restores 45% Hunger if cooked
Nutrition Level 50
Can be cooked by Chef Level 45+

Scrap Value: $ 505
Many vegetables sold fresh without any sort of sealing, and crops fallen victim to disuse and trampling by rotting hordes, it's obvious they are quite rare. Other than finding them in the city, a few survivors with skill in agriculture have begun to coax them from the wasted lands that were once city parks. The result is a very valuable type of food, that requires nothing less than a master chef to prepare properly.

This food cannot be looted in the Inner City, but can be produced by Farmers who are Level 41-71.


Fresh Meat
Fresh Meat
Restores 20% Hunger
Restores 60% Hunger if cooked
Nutrition Level 50
Can be cooked by Chef Level 45+

Scrap Value: $ 505
Meat is by now perhaps the least common food anywhere, with what few cows remain being dairy or converted to pack mules. Meat is not able to be scavenged anywhere in the city, due to lack of proper preservation. Without power, all appliances, including refrigerators and freezers, began to shut down making them completely useless, and exposing precious meat to bacteria as salmonella, Scherichia coli, Listeria monocytogenes, Staphylococcus aureus, mold, insects, and infected; thus the reason why grocery stores and neighborhood deli shops, while being common places for meat before the outbreak, haven't a strip of edible meat for the taking. The few well-preserved pieces of meat are whispered rumors around outpost inhabitants, usually dismissed as wishful thinking, but if you do have the luck to find one, make sure you preserve it well.

This food cannot be looted in the Inner City, but can be produced by Farmers who are Level 41-71.

Level 71+ Food

This is the highest food class. These food listed most commonly appear in red and black zones. It is possible to find these food in deeper orange zones but the chance of this happening is very rare. Fresh milk and quinoa are only produced by farmers.

Whiskey
Whiskey
Restores 20% Hunger
Nutrition Level 80

Scrap Value: $ 1,605
For centuries, whiskey has been the drink of choice for people who choose to live hard and party even harder. With a gun in one hand and a bottle of 80-proof in the other, an angry and drunk survivor is someone that even a zombie would probably think twice about tangling with... if zombies still could think, that is.


Dried Truffles
Dried Truffles
Restores 15% Hunger
Restores 45% Hunger if cooked
Nutrition Level 80
Can be cooked by Chef Level 75+

Scrap Value: $ 1,605
Truffles are a well-known delicacy for many, but in the post-outbreak world, no one has the time to find a place where they can dig for the rare fungus without being attacked by the infected. Thankfully, ever since one clever survivor thought to try looting inside an old confectionery store, dried truffles have now become highly sought-after items by those survivors who are connoisseurs of this treat.


Fresh Milk
Fresh Milk
Restores 25% Hunger
Nutrition Level 80

Scrap Value: $ 1,605
After the initial outbreak, it wasn't long before every last grocery and convenience store in Fairview had been stripped clean of their remaining supplies of milk by desperate and hungry survivors. A long period followed in which dairy products ceased to exist in the diet of the average survivor. Recently, however, the farmers in the city managed to track down and capture several of the livestock that escaped from the area's scattered farms during the chaos of the outbreak. Among those livestock were a good number of healthy dairy cows. Thanks to this stroke of luck, fresh milk is once again an available commodity for survivors (all of whom have need of the nutrition it provides).

This item cannot be looted in the Inner City, but it can be produced by Farmers who are Level 71 or higher.


Quinoa
Quinoa
Restores 15% Hunger
Restores 45% Hunger if cooked
Nutrition Level 80
Can be cooked by Chef Level 75+

Scrap Value: $ 1,605
Quinoa (a species of goosefoot plant) was a staple in the diets of the Incas, and was also grown commercially in Peru, Colombia, Bolivia, and Ecuador before the outbreak. Its seeds are extremely nutritious, being rich in protein, fiber, magnesium, iron, calcium, phosphorus, zinc, potassium, and several B-vitamins. Thanks to the discovery of a shipping truck that was loaded with several bags of unsprouted quinoa seeds, Fairview's farmers have now begun painstakingly sowing and harvesting this invaluable crop. Survivors would do well to make sure that quinoa is cooked before consuming it, though: Quinoa seeds are naturally coated with saponin--a bitter-tasting, mildly toxic compound that only an experienced chef can properly remove without ruining the seeds.

This item cannot be looted in the Inner City, but it can be produced by Farmers who are Level 71 or higher.


Discontinued Food

Rotten Cabbage
Rotten Cabbage
Restores 15% Hunger
Restores 45% Hunger if cooked
Nutrition Level 10
Can be cooked by Chef Level 5+

Scrap Value: $ 15
This piece of cabbage was already gnawed on by all kinds of surviving vermin in this world, but as long as at least part of it is edible, it is worth quite a bit, like every piece of food in this forsaken world. But before attempting to eat this salad, never forget to cook it! Since almost anyone with a bit of cooking skill can heat up this rotten cabbage enough to make it more or less edible while not burning it, a proper chef shouldn't be hard to find.


Fruit Juice
Fruit Juice
Restores 30% Hunger
Nutrition Level 20

Scrap Value: $ 45
This no-name fruit juice is even less nutritive than the common beer, but is able to satisfy vitamin-hungry survivors a lot better. Additionally, it still has kind of a sweet flavor.


Lemonade
Lemonade
Restores 30% Hunger
Nutrition Level 20

Scrap Value: $ 45
Lemonade seems to have a life of its own, being so sour and all. But nevertheless, Lemonade is quite healthy and able to satiate most survivors for a while.


Pork Rinds
Pork Rinds
Restores 30% Hunger
Nutrition Level 20

Scrap Value: $ 45
Packaged thoroughly, pork rinds are a common treat for those who have only eaten crisps in the last few days. While eating this, many survivors can finally revive memories of the taste of real, tasty meat.

They're said to be only two left in the game, one being held on a permanently banned account, and another being held by "Middlefinger.".

Although two are left in the game, there is access to only one piece of Pork Rinds, making this a true rarity/collectible.


French Fries
French Fries
Restores 15% Hunger
Restores 45% Hunger if cooked
Nutrition Level 20
Can be cooked by Chef Level 15+

Scrap Value: $ 45
French Fries are another kind of junk food, that was as popular among the public before the outbreak, as they are now among the remaining survivors. Its carbohydrates are a useful source of energy, and when properly fried and seasoned they can soften even the hardest palate.


Pizza
Pizza
Restores 15% Hunger
Restores 45% Hunger if cooked
Nutrition Level 20
Can be cooked by Chef Level 15+

Scrap Value: $ 45
Pizza, many people's favorite food before the outbreak, can still be found in many places in the city, because of exactly that reason, it's popularity. But the only types of pizza, which are still edible after these years are the frozen ones. These still taste well and nourish a good bit, the one thing needed though, are either good cooking skills or a hired chef, to properly defrost and cook them.


Orange Juice
Orange Juice
Restores 30% Hunger
Nutrition Level 30

Scrap Value: $ 140
Orange Juice is expensive and has a very good and healthy taste, but is somewhat rare to find on the market, due to its quite high demand within the ranks of experienced zombie hunters.


Frozen Vegetables
Frozen Vegetables
Restores 20% Hunger
Restores 60% Hunger if cooked
Nutrition Level 30
Can be cooked by Chef Level 25+

Scrap Value: $ 140
Previously unpopular vegetables are now in great demand within the many vitamin-starving survivors. Fresh greens are becoming quite rare, due to more and more survivors becoming health conscious and preferring them, rather than the still-so-common junk food.


Beef Burgers
Beef Burgers
Restores 40% Hunger
Restores 120% Hunger if cooked
Nutrition Level 30
Can be cooked by Chef Level 25+

Scrap Value: $ 140
These are a rare treat in the ruins of society: real, uninfected and tasty pieces of meat. But because they are a good source of protein (and obviously, very tasty), most has already gone bad, scavenged, or eaten by ravenous rotters. What can be still found intact and edible is prized and enjoyed, or sold high and fast. The delicious smell that wafts through the outpost when these are masterfully grilled however, can draw much resentment from fellow survivors.


Cheese
Cheese
Restores 30% Hunger
Nutrition Level 40

Scrap Value: $ 245
Cheese, like all milk based products, is rare, but then again it's a healthy and quite tasty kind of food, with a moderate shelf life. Once used mainly as a tasty addition to meat and other meals, it has found popular use in supplying many hungry survivors with protein.


Milk
Milk
Restores 30% Hunger
Nutrition Level 40

Scrap Value: $ 245
Milk is rare, and rightfully so, because it is able to refresh even several of the most experienced survivors. This healthy (if kept cooled) substance will satiate most people really well.


Cherry Pie
Cherry Pie
Restores 30% Hunger
Restores 90% Hunger if cooked
Nutrition Level 40
Can be cooked by Chef Level 35+

Scrap Value: $ 245
Cherry Pie is another rare treat, a blend of sugar and fruit in a baked crust. Such food brings back memories of a time when people weren't gnawing on each other constantly, and the factories and markets ran smooth. The rarity of the ingredients - especially the cherries - drive prices of even the most sloppily cooked pie through the roof.


Sausages
Sausages
Restores 40% Hunger
Restores 120% Hunger if cooked
Nutrition Level 40
Can be cooked by Chef Level 35+

Scrap Value: $ 245
The three most important things a survivor needs to stay healthy and strong are protein, vitamins and sugar. Pork or beef sausages fulfill the rarely satisfied protein needs for the day, being eaten plain or with bread. Sausages are a typical food which should be cooked before enjoying the rare meat, although its just as edible as long as they are untouched by infected.

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