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  1. You sound pretty hopeless... I haven't played this myself, but from what I've seen, you just need to pressure yourself to keep going. Food is not too critical; you can survive off cattails during the day and some high-calorie bursts before resting. The big problem here, as you've mentioned, is sleep/stamina. Coffee, stims, etc. Sleep is needed, but you shouldn't need as much once you're out of Timberwolf. Walk everywhere you go, sleep when you find shelter, then keep going. Something I've done when I NEED to get somewhere in sandbox, say get back to my base after getting caught in a blizzard that has let up for a night, is go outside and check how well lit it is by the moon. If you feel you can travel by the light of the moon, then go for it. Just be sure you know where you're going. I wish you well in your next attempt...you keep fighting, and that is a good sign in and of itself! Also, sorry for the pun at the start; I couldn't help it.
  2. Ehhh, humans...I don't particularly enjoy that species....quite rude and annoying.
  3. ...would put a campsite so close to A BLOODY BEAR DEN!? I mean, c'mon people, that's just asking for it. Yes, I'm talking about Bear Creek Campground...I've mulled over this for a while, just wanted to know what all you have to say.
  4. So, I've been thinking about this, mainly due to the massive rainstorms I've been getting recently (currently, the rain sounds like light machine gun fire). Right now, the only weather systems we have in the current meta are blizzards; deadly in their own right, but still, once you get a main base of operations set up with a few 'outposts', nothing much to worry about. Here are some of my ideas for some new weather conditions; some can be implemented now, some will have to wait until the seasons are released. Sleet (Season: Late Autumn/Winter): Occurs when the temperature is hovering right around the freezing mark. Shorter than a blizzard, but more deadly. Traveling outside during a sleet storm causes clothes to become wet and freeze at a rapid pace, a danger only increased by the windchill. Visibility is almost nonexistent; best to just stay inside. Rain (Season: Spring/Autumn): Not too cold, but obviously, rain will increase the rate at which clothes get wet, though freezing is not too much of a worry. Fires are harder to start outdoors (I was thinking a 50-55% chance, before skills are added. i.e, the Firestarter skill can help negate some of the effects), and dry fuel and tinder are needed to start one without accelerant. If it would be at all possible, I would also like to see water levels rise...perhaps Bear Creek starts to overflow its banks and cause flooding. Anyone else?
  5. I appreciate what you're getting at, but I really don't feel the need. If you're seeing gore (intestines, your stomach, etc) splayed out before you after a wolf or bear attack, then chances are that you'll be dead in minutes. There is no way that a player of TLD has the proper facilities to immediately patch such wounds up. Even if they did, it would be hard to do so...your hands would be shaking and you would feel faint as a result of blood loss, not to mention how rapidly you would lose internal body heat (seeing as your insides are now your outsides). This brings up the question of whether or not the moose will attack the player...I've never experienced such an attack, but I hear an angry moose will gore you with their antlers before stomping the rest of your life out with their hooves.
  6. So, I've been having an issue when playing, involvong the game seizing up and the screen going black (audio will still play). The only way I can fix this is by Alt+F4, which is fetting quite annoying as I've had to re-loot Carter Hydro Dam a few times over. May it have something to do with the fact that I had to download files from the Steam cloud when reinstalling the game? I was notified that the local files and the files on the cloud were not the same. In addition, the first one or two times I open up a container to store things in a session cause the game to freeze for about 10 seconds.
  7. That is a very large post... But very helpful. Thank you.
  8. From a pistol, I'd likely use it as I would in a real-life situation...to scare off threats and, if needed, eliminate them. Thia is one issue I've had with not being able to throw flares anymore...if I want to scare a wolf, I either have to shoot the rifle or pin my hopes on torch brandishing.
  9. So, just a quick question, as stated; Which type of clothing will be warmer and less restrictive? Natural (i.e, skins and furs) or man-made (i.e, coats and the like). Also, is the expedition parka worth wearing, provided I ever find it?
  10. So, had this idea while testing out Forlorn Muskeg for myself (Report over on the General Discussion sub-forum). So, from what I saw of the map (Admittedly, that wasn't very much), I saw a whole lot of ice with not a single ice fishing hut. In that kind of environment, I would think that ice fishing would be a main source of sustenance while trying to survive/traverse this map (The latter presuming this map will connect with another eventually). I thought that if we could have the ability to ice fish virtually anywhere, certain restrictions allowing (What, I'm not sure...I'll leave that to any commenters), surviving this desolate wasteland can be made a little easier. However, as in real life, you would need a way to create an ice fishing hole; unlike your standard ice fishing hut, there's more than just a thin layer of ice between you and the fish So, a requirement should be that, if this mechanic is implemented, players would need an ice drill, like the one below, in order to break through the ice to reach the fish. Thoughts?
  11. So, I got overexcited and, against my better judgement, started a separate sandbox starting in Forlorn Muskeg, just to see how the new map is. Well, the first five minutes, I fell through some ice (My thinking was that the weak ice portion wasn't that big, so I tried to sprint across it...nope). Luckily, I came across the Poacher's Camp and immediately set up shop, gathering every bit of wood I could find as well as the coal and starting a fire (Props to Hinterland for making the scrub brushes harvestable). Somehow, I managed to survive the first night. With minimal supplies and the like, I set out to try and find some sort of cave or copse, or even just a simple hut to provide a little more warmth. Only thing I found was a pair of wolves, which I snuck around. With daylight waning and now new landmarks in sight, I started to head back to the Poacher's Camp. Upon reaching the tracks however, I was jumped by another wolf, which chased me out onto yet another patch of thin ice.... Not even two days survived. Holy crap, Hinterland, you have answered my prayers! And with this, I've had an idea which I will post over on the Suggestion sub-forum. Can't wait to try this out with my main sandbox profile!
  12. I was in DP on my current playthrough today and, with my forging done (two hatchets and 14 arrowheads, more than enough I think, for now), I decided to head back to Coastal so I can start fishing for food as a second option. On my way, I stopped by the church to see what I could find and decided to harvest the birch saplings there. Only thing is, as I harvested them, I was also given a cured birch sapling for every one I cut, resulting in double the amount. While not complaining exactly, I don't think that's how it's supposed to be...has anyone else experienced this?
  13. I made mention of this not too long ago (which is why I'm glad to see it in-game). I plan on going to this map when I reach an extended amount of days survived and it is simply too easy to live on the other maps. As one player said in that thread, 'walk into death and see if you can live'.
  14. In Desolation Point, which of the three main buildings (Lighthouse, Riken, Hibernia) is the most beneficial in terms of warmth? I'm currently operating out of the lighthouse and have all of my gear stored there; I plan on moving to the Riken to forge a hatchet and a knife, then back into Hibernia (I already did some light looting) to restock on supplies before I make for Mystery Lake. I'm just looking for the best place to stay while I loot the region of what resources I can find. As a side note...I forgot the bear patrols all of the processing plant...went to head back home off the docks, dropped down, and found myself a stone's throw away from him. Thankfully, he didn't detect me.
  15. I wouldn't know...I play TLD on a laptop with a USB mouse, and what I usually do whenever I get attacked by a wolf is forget running and just hold the mouse in both hands, then spam the LMB rapidly with one hand while holding the mouse steady in the other. It tends to allow you to hit the button in quicker succession. As for a 'one-shot' type of mechanic, I don't think something like that would work...the bar only fills up when you are in the struggle itself.