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      The Long Dark Test Branch **February 2018* [OPT-IN, FORUM PASSWORD, SPOILERS]   02/21/2018

      Hello community, 

      As we have done in the past, we are implementing a TEST BRANCH to look over numerous fixes we've completed for The Long Dark. 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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  5. Fishing Milton Basin

    Fishing in Milton should be possible for sure. Maybe the hut is dilapidated or maybe just a long treck from the run down cabin (it's not a long walk in TWM from cabin to hut but there is peril nearby....
  6. No rifle spawn in Mountain Town

    Climbing area hut had one for me
  7. The amount of Spam posts lately seems far greater than before. Is there something needing some tuning on your forum server or a patch to the software? It gets old to see it and there are kids in the forums as well as less savvy users who might fall for that crap.
  8. +1 for a test branch now! Only reason I come to the forums is to find out if there is one that I can go get for that exact reason.
  9. How to shoot a bear without getting mauled

    I was so used to the one on CH and hiding in a hut there I totally didn't think he could do it. I was stunned. He took my flare gun, my only weapon. I managed to limp to it. Made my way to to cottage with him right behind me. Shot him and ran inside the hut. Woke up after some healing to a lump of bear meat. So I cut him up and cooked him to raise my skill level.
  10. How to shoot a bear without getting mauled

    I learned the hard way not to shoot from a fishing hut. I did it in ML at the hut nearest his cave. He came right in and cornered me. It hurt a lot
  11. So you ARE listening to the customer! Fabulous! If only more companies actually did that. Thanks!
  12. Create your own Sandbox

    Plenty of threads on it. Basically an insistence on story mode (we see how well that went) and an insistence on their definition of balance. Sandbox has been the overwhelming success in the game and they still insist they know better than the ones buying it. At least that's what I have gleaned from several years here and 1k hours playing. But I could be wrong
  13. Check your patches and options on the forum server

    Thanks for letting us know
  14. The Long Dark in real life

    Someone doesn't like his newspaper eh? The diet soda cracked me up
  15. Can't say for sure they go longer. But louder shots should ring out and they should be attracted to farther noise if they hear it. So if they go farther away they would take longer to get to you
  16. Toss a bunch of rocks in a far direction he will go look at them usually. Try to hit a rock or tree to make extra noise
  17. Fix uselessness of certain things

    In previous posts someone had suggested a change around that type of thing
  18. Fix uselessness of certain things

    Skill book rereading is nice because it takes away the ability to burn them. Once you read them you can burn them but if you do...there goes the ability to reread... forever! Cost/benefit there
  19. Let's Talk NPC's In Sandbox

    NPCs if only to mess up your camp and steal your stuff (hoarders be damned) or bring you news of new regions /Intel on what they have seen or share a map with you that they made? Somehow you have to have the possibility that you come back to a busted up camp and missing items from a bear attack or another survivor trying to get off the island. Nothing as immersive as story mode though.
  20. Gotta find one of those old meat logs and eggnog as well as +1 to fruitcake Eggnog would have a %chance of being bad so food poisoning lol
  21. Fix uselessness of certain things

    The reality is it would still burn and add burn time to a fire. If sticks add a few minutes tinder bundles should at least add something one would think. As for can opener it is a good tool to fix my hacksaw
  22. Bring back Fluffy

    There is a bit of a challenge in the damn if the aura is on. You fry on the wires. Sure you can get around it if you know how new players do not. As was posted ML is meant for newer players to learn and not experienced players. It is up to you to try different things and levels. Tired of ML try new maps, tired of pilgrim try stalker etc. The game has a lot to offer
  23. Starvation Mechanic Suggestion

    All you need to do is watch survivorman Les Stroud and see how he reacts when he can't find calories on his survival show.
  24. New Region: Deep Woods

    I started reading and was like...yay I gotta go back and play this game then my heart sank when I realized it was a suggestion not a new unlocked region. Good idea though
  25. Guns! Guns! Guns!

    Resources wise you are correct. However if you need the food etc and cannot afford to have it get lost or you are looking to level up skills then more hits serves those goals. Comes down to what you are trying to do. My survivor never assumes indefinite survival alone, always assumes he or she will find someone else so resource conservation especially at the early stages is not at the forefront of the mindset. Getting something in the belly fast is. :-)