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      Rules and Guidelines for the Hinterland Forums   02/24/2016

      The Hinterland Forums strive to be a place that is positive, inclusive, welcoming and comfortable. A community where intelligent, entertaining and meaningful conversations can occur. The rules are presented with these goals in mind. NOTE: Warnings, bans, and lifetime bans are all at the discretion of Hinterland depending on the seriousness of the infraction. Rules and Guidelines for the Hinterland Forums No Backseat Moderating Let the moderators do the moderating. Backseat moderating is when people who are not moderators try to enforce the forum rules. If you see a person breaking the rules, take advantage of the Report () button or simply ignore the offensive post(s), thread, or review. Report Posts to Moderators Should you observe a fellow Community member breaking these rules please report the post or item by clicking flag button located on every item, post, and review. Do not do any of the following: • Flame or insult other members • Bypass any filters • Post personally identifiable information (i.e. name, address, email, phone number, etc.) • Bump threads • Derail a thread's topic • Post links to phishing sites • Post spam or Re-post Closed, Modified, Deleted Content • Repetitively post in the incorrect forum • Openly argue with a moderator Off-Limit Topics/Replies Do not post any topics/replies containing the following: • Porn, inappropriate or offensive content, or leaked content or anything else not safe for work • Any discussion of piracy will result in a permanent ban from the Hinterland Community including, but not limited to: Cheating, hacking, game exploits • Threats of violence or harassment, even as a joke • Posted copyright material such as magazine scans • Soliciting, begging, auctioning, raffling, selling, advertising, referrals • Racism, sexism, homophobia, or discrimination • Abusive language, including swearing • Religious, political, and other “prone to huge arguments” threads No support will be given to those using cheat tools, or hacked/pirated copies, and any forum users who discuss pirated/pirating software will be removed. Please note that these guidelines may be edited or added to by Hinterland Studio as needed. If there is something you do not agree with, please email info@hinterlandgames.com
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      The Light at the end of The Long Dark -- Launch Date, WINTERMUTE, Next Sandbox Update   05/16/2017

      For the latest information on WINTERMUTE (story mode in The Long Dark), as well as details on the final sandbox update prior to our August 1 launch, check out our recent Dev Diary here: http://www.thelongdark.com/news/posts/light-at-the-end/ And while you're there, be sure to have a look at our new FAQ as well: http://www.thelongdark.com/news/posts/frequently-asked-questions/
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      The Long Dark Sandbox **May 2017 Test Branch** [OPT-IN, FORUM PASSWORD, SPOILERS]   05/19/2017

      Hello community, 

      As we did with the December 2016 Sandbox Update, we are implementing a TEST BRANCH for The Long Dark's MAY/JUNE 2017 Update, FAITHFUL CARTOGRAPHER. This reflects the fact that we have a huge diversity of players on a variety of hardware configurations, and as a small studio we just can’t test them all! 

      The idea here is to provide an early version of the next update, about a week or so before we’d like to launch it officially in the Release branch (i.e. where you are currently getting it), so that we get some extra time to find bugs, crashes, and any other issues before it goes lives for the rest of our community. 
        >>> IF YOU DO NOT OPT-IN TO THE TEST BRANCH, YOU WILL NOT GET IT. I.e. You will not get the Test Branch build "by accident". This should help keep spoilers to a minimum. Here on Official Forums the Test Branch Discussion subforum requires a password to access. The password is: test_branch
      Some details. READ THESE CAREFULLY: 

      * The Test Branch is for STEAM ONLY. It is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. 
      * The Test Branch is full of SPOILERS. If you don’t want to see what’s in the next update, stay out of the Test Branch and all its discussions. 
      * The Test Branch is a tool for us to find issues with Work In Progress features. We’re primarily looking for feedback on bugs, crashes, and any major balancing issues. 
      * When reporting on bugs or issues, please use the appropriate TEST BRANCH sub-forums on Steam and in our Official Community. DO NOT DISCUSS TEST BRANCH FEATURES outside the Test Branch sub-forums. Those posts will be moved or deleted. 
      * When reporting on bugs or issues, please use the posted bug submission procedures. This will help the development team filter the feedback, eliminate duplicates, and in general ensure we can act on the feedback in a more timely fashion. 

      Our hope is that this new Test Branch process will allow us to ensure we can continue to put out stable Sandbox updates well into the future. 

      We’re very hopeful that the people who choose to opt-in to this Test Branch will approach this as a way to help ensure the updates are as smooth and stable as possible, and not use the Test Branch discussion as a forum to lobby for or against certain features or content. 

      As always, The Long Dark is a community-informed, not community-driven, project. We look forward to enlisting your help in identifying whatever issues we’ve missed in our own internal testing! 

      For more details, please check out the TEST BRANCH discussion forums [SPOILERS!] http://hinterlandforums.com/index.php?/forum/81-test-branch-spoilers/ (See password info above for access)

      Thank you! 

      The Hinterland Team 


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  1. I enjoy watching Letsplay videos as a kind of replacement drug when I cannot play myself, or when I am too lazy to play. Geltaz is amongst my #1 Youtubers because he is so genuinely friendly and positive, I mean, you can drop an atomic bomb on him and he'll still enjoy life.
  2. The countdown was a bad idea, you guys maybe did not see how players would feel about it... for myself I can say I'll get over it
  3. Hey Hinterland, I can understand there's a massive user force demanding you to deliver, but I think with that timer for a timer you are entering doubtful terrain, please don't do that again. You feel how much love you have with the sandbox already... don't easily damage it Looking forward to the sandbox update.
  4. I'd love to see as many functions exposed to keybinds as possible. Would happily use them. It's the advantage of having a keyboard. I prefer keyboard presses over radial menus at any time.
  5. There are pro's and cons. "Confusing for the player" has been mentioned, therefore I recommend a command line parameter like "-timescale=8". This cannot be accidentally used and people who use it will not be confused. But changing time scale would bring up questions, that's why I guess Hinterland do not want to make changes. For instance, if time is running realtime, but your character has moved the map fore and back 100 times people will ask to make character movement slower. Controversial thought: I maybe would have no problem with unbinding day/night cycles from the 24 hrs cycle. So you would find "remaining daylight: 35 hours" in the game. I'd also like to test slower timescales.
  6. As for what @OP write, I was thinking the oppossite . If I am on my 7-10 day trips through the European Alps, ~8kg backpack weight is ideal and it is what people often agree they should carry. Never more than 10kg. 30 would kill me, haha. But OK, TLD is not about walking up 1500 m/height per day.
  7. I'm not experienced yet, but what I have seen is there are way too many deer appearances. It should be more interesting to hunt deer. Currently, they are too often seen and sometimes run right across me. Sneeking should be necessary. Also I've found a lot of stuff too easily. It's a question of balancing. Or they should add hardcore options.
  8. My very subjective thoughts, not necessarily .270 related: - Too often deer appears, or rabbits... also come too close even when I am not sneeking. More sneeking should be necessary. I understand this is not "The Hunter" game, but they really appear too often. - I wish there were more animals - There could be a possibility to warm up (like sleep mechanism) at killed animals.../deer. - The person picture in the TAB screen looks like alien autopsy, misses games style - Time is running too fast maybe... could be half as fast for me. Wish there was a command line like "-timescale=10"
  9. Can you reveal information about what your plans are? Like: "We plan to create 100 regions and release in 2017" etc... I may have missed postings about that though. Thank you!
  10. I've seen some of your vids and like your style, like to view them after a chaotic day and when I am too lazy to play myself, or computer occupied... (but admittedly I often fall asleep). It's sooo relaxing Watching Youtube gaming videos = gaming replacement drug.
  11. Hey Guys, I'm Tort and I must say I love this game. Lone Wolf setting, that's what I love to do in RL as well. Germany, that's not really about survival, but I am passionate at hiking through woods and mountains. My other rather big gaming preferences are ArmA and Chaos Reborn.