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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. Keep in mind that perhaps there's always a possibility that we'll have to play the story mode first before unlocking any new maps. Expanding on that line of thought, perhaps even before unlocking the sandbox mode? Which would make sense, since the story mode will have some sort of tutorial in it.
  2. I think that @Patrick Carlson is our main liaison to the Hinterland HQ. And here's a link for Neil Young's Dead Man, in case anyone's interested. (I see the similarities!) Now I'm feeling like a Reddit bot.
  3. The mentioned previous thread is here. I particularly recommend @Scyzara's post about it.
  4. With every new teaser trailer/screenshot showing a much greater diversity of props, I have the feeling this problem will only get worse -- unless they're made harvestable (and not pick-up-able). I personally don't mind the lost space; I'd just like my bases to be neater, that's all.
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    I've always wondered about that. What are the odds of a rabbit trying to squeeze through a noose -- and without a bait on top of that? Perhaps they've got the winter blues.
  6. I personally suspect that spears are simply not implemented because of game balancing reasons. Given the quantity of fallen tree limbs we find, they would make for a weapon with near-infinite uses. The same could said about makeshift arrowheads or, for that matter, rudimentary arrows: someone already mentioned (and illustrated) how easy would it be to improvised an arrowhead from common cutlery found, but currently ignored, in the houses. I'm all for the walking stick, though, and I really hope that's what the new accessories slots (in the latest teaser screenshots) are for. Isn't this why we play games? So they can annoy us? Welcome to the forums!
  7. Even as a mere player, I'm very interested in hearing about your opinion. What would you change in the gameplay/mechanic for it to reflect archery more accurately? (Considering the game only provides us with a makeshift bow, in case that's relevant.)
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    At first I was against this idea, but reading the replies enlightened me. I like where this is going. Since water is one of the most important resources in the game, I really wouldn't mind if it had more ways of interaction: more ways to get it, to make it safe to drink, etc.
  9. I'm a bit confused about this thread's main point -- if caves are unrealistic, in which manner they are so?, and if we need more types of caves, why would we need so? I am fine with the caves. I'd just like them to have a little bit more pieces/points of interaction, but since they're mostly connection corridors, I'm okay with that. (And I have never entered a mine, so I wouldn't know what's in there to interact with.)
  10. Y'know, I could swear the splash screen explained about the Aurora, but it only very briefly mentions it. Quoting: "As the result of the geomagnetic disaster which serves as part of the fictional foundation of the game, we have taken liberties (...). This geomagnetic disaster will be explained in the Story Mode." However, the official site's home page expands the concept a bit: "Imagine the lights go out, never to return. Bright aurora flare across the sky, and all humanity’s technological might is laid to waste, neutralized in a kind of quiet apocalypse." Anyways, just for clarification: all electrical/electronic devices are now out of function and irrepairable -- and even that could be wrong, since we don't know (yet, at least) exactly what is the nature and consequences of the disaster.
  11. OP is refering to the fact that at 60 kg encumbrance the character effectively stops moving. Wouldn't that make the game too similar to, say, Fallout 4? Surely I can't speak for Hinterland Games, but in my perception the game the devs have in mind is made of something else. It's mainly about lone survival; the struggle of man versus nature. Regarding plausibility, I'm sure that people in post-disaster situations could theoretically form communities, but perhaps there are not enough (willing?) survivors in the island for that. I'm not pointing which way is the right one, but, curiously enough, that's the reason I still show some resistance in playing games like The Forest. Whenever I see the character "magically" building walls and fortresses, I remember how much I love how TLD allows us to feel we're putting some effort into doing/making things. That's why I love this game: I'm not looking for cool; I'm looking for diligent. You mean according to the only official map? Also: welcome to the forums!
  12. Okay.
  13. As a reminder, we have "wolf pack behavior" as a bullet point in the aspirational roadmap's 6+ months window. And as suggested by the OP, I'd love to have the bear try and rock the car and roar disgruntledly. +1 for the models' skins too, but as a low-priority wishlist item.
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    Here. We're at least in 2019. (Screenshot by @miah999, I think.)
  15. Sure, it doesn't really make too much sense IRL. I was thinking inside the game's frame of mind/structure/design, where the survivor can't jump over small obstacles (and probably won't ever be able to), and it doesn't take too much to block her way. I assume we're talking about the same game. @Dirmagnos, I mean no harm, but it seems to me that you don't have much savoir-faire when it comes to interacting with people in a healthy, socially adequate manner, so please let me help you: don't address me in that arrogant, pretentious, sarcastic tone. I don't like it. I understand and respect that you only care about facts, not people -- but these forums are full of both.