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About elloco999

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  1. I agree, pulling up your pack would be a nice option
  2. I completely agree with @vancopower here. Not using tinder makes absolutely no sense even if it can be done. One thing I know for sure: starting a fire with tinder is always faster than starting one without tinder. So at the very least let using tinder speed up the firestarting once you reach level 3.
  3. I wouldn't mind a way to dispose of items such as burned out brands, used up sewing kits and other items that don't disappear. I generally dump them somewhere out of sight, like behind the shed outside trapper's. But I'd much rather throw them in a trashbin or something where they will disappear forever. For items like tinder I agree that they should still have some useful function in late game, so disposing of them should not be necessary.
  4. I generally keep a few spare tools in good condition in key locations, basically my main bases across the maps. And one set I keep on me to use when I need them. Any extra tools I use until they break. I will start to use crafted tools when I still have a few regular tools left. I then use the regular tools only in emergencies because they tend to perform tasks quicker. With clothes it's pretty much the same thing. A full set in good condition in my main bases and every thing that's left over will be worn until the condition drops to a point I don't think it's worth it anymore. Then I scrap it for cloth. I keep some cloth and a sewingkit or fishing tackle in my main bases as well. As for my survival gear: warm clothes, a knife, a way to make fire, some firestarting materials and a little fuel, a little water and some emergency food is the minimum I carry. But most of the time I tend to also carry at least a hatchet and prybar, 1-2L water and enough fuel to have a fire last at least 2 hours. And on longer trips I often carry a bedroll (regular one, not bearskin).
  5. I'm going to start with a disclaimer: I haven't played in a while and it's been even longer since the last time I had food poisoning so things could have changed since. Also I haven't played on interloper yet so things may be different there. That said, here's what I know about food poisoning (both from my own experience and from others here on the forum): 1. You can get food poisoning from any food! Even at 100%, although that is very very rare. I have gotten food poisoning myself from 99% cooked venison but that was long ago so this may have been tuned. Raw meat has a very high % chance to give you food poisoning, packaged food have a low chance (maybe with the exception of sardines? @Ruruwawa) I've seen people claim raw fish is pretty save when the condition is still high but I still cook almost all my fish before eating. 2. Food poisoning doesn't kill you, you can wait it out if you have all your bases covered (food, water, shelter). It does take a while, but your condition will not drop below 15% IIRC. At least not from the food poisoning. But mind that other ailments like freezing, starving and being dehydrated will still lower your condition! 3. Antibiotics (and their natural substitute: reishi mushroom tea) and 10 hours of rest will cure food poisoning faster than just resting.
  6. You can't really preserve meat. Not yet at least, but it is a much requested feature. The only things you can do are storing the meat outside and cooking your meat (cooked meat spoils slower). If you want to keep your meat for as long as possible, do not cook it but store it outside. Keep an eye on the condition, when it reaches 50%, cook it and again store it outside. Cooking adds 50% to the condition so after cooking your meat will be at 100% again. I'm not sure if the same numbers apply on interloper.
  7. Looks like fun. I'm gonna give it a try. Thanks for sharing!
  8. Welcome back @Tbone555! Always nice to see a familiar face return
  9. I could do with a sleep until rested button but I'd rather see that the game remembs my last choice for hours to sleep. As I will often go to bed when it gets too dark to do anything and sleep for 10-11 hours if I'm tired enough. But I want to get up at first light even if I'm not fully rested yet. A button to "eat and drink" is not something I would need. I generally eat multiple pieces of food before drinking. So the action of selecting a drink and pressing a button is not so bad and I will probably accidentally hit the "eat" button anyway for the last piece of food. But I don't mind if a "eat and drink" button is added so long as the "eat" button is not replaced by it, so just eating without drinking is still an option. Or else you would always have to wait until you finished drinking after eating.
  10. I carry a couple of petroleum jelly cotton balls for emergency use as well, but I find that birch bark or fatwood will light readily with a good firesteel as well. But I have also tried quite a few different firesteels and there is a big difference in quality! Some firesteels are a pain to use, they throw few and or small sparks that die out quickly. With such a firesteel it can be hard to even light a petroleum jelly cotton ball. Other firesteels produce a lot and large sparks that burn much longer, making it much much easier to start a fire. You can easily light dry grasses or shredded paper with a good quality firesteel. So judging by how easy it is to use the firesteel in TLD, I'd say it's a good quality one
  11. I've never had a game without a magnifying glass either. Usually find more than one. Whenever I start a fire outside and it's possible to use the magnifying glass, I will. I will even postpone lighting a fire if I can if the weather prevents me from using the magnifying glass. But even without the magnifying glass I can't imagine running out of all matches on all maps before quitting that game and starting a new one.
  12. Yes, bears come to investigate if they detect you and will follow you as long as you don't come too close (they will attack if you do) or get too far away (they will stop following you and go back to their normal route).
  13. Cool, I hadn't noticed yet. Haven't played long enough since the update to light a fire in the same place as I did before
  14. A little late, but still: have a good vacation!
  15. Well, I like to cook/ boil water outside because: I can start the fire with the magnifying glass if I have one It helps prevent cabin fever So around the bases I use there will be a good amount of burned out campfires in no time. I don't really care how the burned out campfires disappear, be it through harvesting them, via an option to manually remove them or if they simply disappear after a few game days. One way I use brands late game is to light a fire outside with the magnifying glass, than take a brand and use that to light a fire inside. This way I can save my matches for when I really need them. Or if I have lit a fire to keep warm while harvesting a carcass I take a brand so I can light a fire back at my base to cook the meat. Another use for them is to keep wolves at bay. So yes, I do sometimes gather more brands than I care for in places I visit often. And I don't feel the need to change the way I play the game, thank you very much. Just because you don't use brands very much, doesn't mean others shouldn't either. The most annoying thing about brands is that if you drop them inside, you can never move them outside because you can't pick it up. In a small space like Trapper's I find it very annoying to have a few brands lying in a corner. In larger buildings you can move them some place you don't notice them all the time.