codfish107

Finally 50 and 100

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After playing this game since before CH existed, i have had the skill, luck, and most importantly the determination to finally survive not only 50 but also 100 for the first time.

This is obviously significant for the two achievements, but also because i have actually managed to stay interested in single play through for more than 30 in game days and 14 days in real life. It is also significant for the fact that this play through is only my second serious Stalker run. I had always been too put off by the wolves when i originally tried it long ago and have only play Voyeur and a little bit of Voyeur+ while never messing with the wolves setting.

  • Started in PV, which i haven't played in a very long time. I forgot about just how difficult it can be at times.
  • Other than missing a hatchet, was doing fairly well and crafted all the clothing (minus moose stuff).
  • Had some close calls near Skeeter Ridge, Pensive Pond, Barn, and Rural Town site. Took some wolves and bear but none of the instances were
  • Had a really close call on Day 26 after a bear and wolf attack near my base at Farmer's Homestead in the night, thankfully i was well clothed and at full health. I was able to use a emergency stim to get me back inside with about %20
  • Had some other close calls near Skeeter Ridge, Pensive Pond, and Rural Town site. Took some wolves and a bear but none of the instances were as serious as the one.
  • After loosing 3 out of 5 of my arrow heads (two to a glitched bear carcass, one just straight up lost in a blizzard) and already having spent my bullets, i figured it was best not to try against a moose and just move onto ML.
  • Reached Day 50 passing through the Enviros
  • Killed my first moose and only moose so far next to Trapper's, it made a better bag than cloak
  • Decided to start working towards Faithful Cartographer and other workable achievements. With plentiful supplies and my habit killing all wolves i came across, i figured i'd give myself shorter term goals and make supply caches in each region i visit, even if i don't plan on returning to a specific region.
  • Started for CH (which i have always disliked for some reason and haven't played for a long time) on Day 88 and got there Day 90.
  • Had my second very close call on a cold windy day when two wolves attacked me after i had fallen through the ice near the southwestern most fishing hut. I was able to stim to Jackrabbit Island.
  • Reached Day 100 while exploring the northeastern part of the map.
  • Day 103 and I only to explore/map the northwestern part of the map (i skipped it when i originally arrived from ML) before i move to DP and finally have more than 5 arrows at any given time.

I'd say my longest term goal is the Faithful Cartographer achievement and not surviving "x" amount of days or anything of the sort. I think after this play through (when ever it might end) i'll try Interloper for the first time. As a side note, references to "my current game" i have made in the forums these past 3 months have been to this game. Yeah i know three months for only 100 days is kinda slow, but i just have to be in the right mode to play this game you know what i mean?

The two proof pictures and some favorites/notable pictures.

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Not just the 50 and 100, but i got a few other achievements on this run so far too. 

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I'm pretty sure i started this run in early September. My focus on the game did putter out during Oct and Nov with only a few brief play sessions but i'm playing it more again now in Dec.

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Farmstead's basement during an aurora.

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This is the bear that got me near the Farmstead. The first of two times so far that i honestly thought i was going to die.

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Got lost on my way to the Barn and relived the movie The Mist with the several wolves that attacked me.

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I did eventually kill this bear, but the two arrows in the carcass despawned with it.

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I just really like dream catchers and never noticed this before.

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From Southern River Access. Thankfully i did not come across any wolves.

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My first Moose near Trapper's.

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I forget what cave in ML i found this in. I could actually sleep in it with a +2C bonus.

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I always count myself lucky for moments like these. A snowy day on the Lookout is one of my favorite moments in the game.

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Good luck on Faithful Cartographer. According to the Steam Stats it’s the most difficult achievement in the game and more players have made it to 500 days than have mapped the entire island. No need not to try though. I’m giving it a go on my current Stalker run. Good luck!

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Yeah I noticed that. I think that had to with the fact that the mapping system was really buggy for a long while and that people didn't know exactly what they needed to map.

Thanks. If I fail I think I might try it on Voyager after I give interloper a few trys.

Good luck aswell.

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