akodo1

Falling through trestle bridge

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It used to be in video games going down ladders were often more dangerous than boss-fights because it was often difficult to start going down them without falling off.

I thought of that as I fell through the bridge.

Do you guys think Hinterlands really purposely designed the bridge so there was a massive risk of fall-through?  Or do you think that it was an 'accident of design' that they ended up purposely keeping?  Or do you think it was an accident of design they just haven't fixed yet?

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I thought just the opposite.  It seemed really hard to fall off last time I tried.  Like there was extra invisible safety floor holding you up.

My impression became it looks a lot scarier than it is.  Maybe that changed when they updated the geometry?  Artificial floor is gone?

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Which bridge exactly are you talking about? The railbridge in the Ravine?

There's no risk to fall through it at all, at least none that I know of. You just need to balance across the damaged single rail track carefully and make sure your character always stays more or less in the middle of the metal track. 

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@akodo1: When I first started playing the Long Dark in 2014 I fell through the broken railway bridge in the Ravine. The best I could figure is I clipped between the railroad ties. Since Pleasant Valley was added I haven't fallen through though.

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Yes, the bridge out of ML.

I've fallen through every time....which is only twice. I stopped trying that way after that.

 

 

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You can fall though? Well, at least my serious fear of heights is triggered for good reason. I'm glad I am so careful when traversing it.

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Odd. You should log it as a bug. To the best of my knowledge the only place you should be able to fall is when you traverse along the bent railroad track if you're not careful.

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Ive never fallen through since the Pleasant Valley update.

Like, @cekivi says, this should be logged as a bug because it isnt intentional that the devs would do that.

Is it while walking or sprinting? I never sprint on it so i dont know if maybe that could trigger it.

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1 hour ago, akodo1 said:

Yes, the bridge out of ML.

I've fallen through every time....which is only twice. I stopped trying that way after that.

 

 

Where on the bridge is this happening? I don't know of any changes we made to the trestle. :coffee:

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I don't recall exactly, around the curve?

I was not trying to walk exactly on the 'rail' itself.  Is that supposed to be necessary?

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4 hours ago, akodo1 said:

I don't recall exactly, around the curve?

I was not trying to walk exactly on the 'rail' itself.  Is that supposed to be necessary?

No, its not necessary, but id recommend it next time because i doubt you can clip through the railing as easy as those ties. However this shouldnt happen altogether 

And dont sprint, especially with low fps because youll accidentally run off it (i learned the hard way the first time i crossed and never ran again on it.)

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Each time I go thru this part of the Ravine chills run down my back. Every time I run over these rails I think I'm about to go down. Especially this part is nervewracking... any one fell down here?

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3 hours ago, atomic said:

Each time I go thru this part of the Ravine chills run down my back. Every time I run over these rails I think I'm about to go down. Especially this part is nervewracking... any one fell down here?

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My first time across it... Yep, learned the hard way to never attempt that bridge in anything even remotely close to a blizzard.  If I hadn't fallen, I probably would have died from the cold before I got completely across to shelter anyways.

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My first time, I started thinking too much. "Hmm, this bridge is half destroyed and all shaky, it surely is impossible to just walk upon it, let's search for a spot to tie my climbing rope for safety" and I proceeded to fumble around until I fell down.

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