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  1. Should there be modding in the game? It's a question that comes up a lot especially when it concerns difficulty levels, animal behaviour and weather. However, @Raphael van Lierop has said in the forums that he's not in favour of modding since it would change the game to the point where it isn't The Long Dark any longer. I was wondering what the community's opinion was and whether there was a middle ground. Personally, I'd love to be able to add custom items (e.g. scoped rifle, ice fishing auger) and my own maps which, realistically, I would never have time to build! However, I'm also of the opinion that as far as the overall game and atmosphere is concerned the developers have a really solid handle on what makes The Long Dark great and I have no interest in messing with it. So, community input is good... but only to a certain extent! What are your thoughts?
  2. GELtaz has gone from zero to almost 5000 subscribers in just two years largely because of the fans supporting his Long Dark game play videos. He needs just 28 more subscribers to reach this magic goal of 5k subs. This is a poll to determine how many people subscribe to GELtaz. It's also a little bit of fun and games.
  3. Thought of this last night while playing.... What's going to happen to the fishing huts if the sandbox ever has a season change feature implemented?
  4. I am curious about snow shelters; why aren't they used more often by players (or vice versa)? Do you use them often yourself? What are the good points and bad points of snow shelters? What should be changed about snow shelters? Should we have more types of snow shelters such as simple trench style, quinzhee, snow tent, full on igloo? Counter-point: are more types of snow shelters overkill and unnecessary and why? What situations would you think a snow shelter would be handy for? What do you think about how long it takes to build a quick snow shelter? Would you be ok with expending more time to construct a nicer snow shelter that might be warmer for instance? Think about if you could construct your skookum shelter in stages. Under what circumstances will a bear rip into a snow shelter? Has it happened to you? Do wolves get into your snow shelter too? In the interests of saving space, I prefer not to see posts with extensive quotes; just quickly refer to the questions OR delete the quote before hitting Submit. Or just go free form with whatever strikes you as interesting. I've added a poll place holder that I will modify later (hopefully) with the most interesting questions and the range of proposals made.
  5. If making arrows gives archery a boost, shout making line, hooks and tackle do the same? Perhaps not each in and of themselves or fishing would be too easy to level up, but, if you make the line it takes time to cure the gut, then you have to make or find hooks, then you have to make tackle. So, in that way it is somewhat similar to finding the feathers, curing the sapling, processing the cured sapling into arrows, finding the arrowhead or forging them, and crafting the arrow. Albeit it takes longer so if that is 1 point, then perhaps the tackle is 1/2 point? however, it is a similar process in game and I think, perhaps, it should offer a similar reward towards your proficiency especially since one can imaging that after making arrow upon arrow you would become better at it (make them better, faster, stronger, more accurate, etc.) and you would do the same with tackle, (higher likelihood of a catch staying caught and not slipping off, sharper/batter hooks, stronger line, less breaks etc.) Just my $.02
  6. In the journal stats the frostbite entry for the current game is correct, but there is a huge statistic for the all time column. All the other stats look right except this one.
  7. I don't think we have a poll relating to the various transportation alternatives so I wanted to address that. The wishlist alludes to transportation in general with a couple of examples. The Bactrian Camel:
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  9. Every experience of starting Interloper in Desolation Point seems particularly doomed to failure. I've narrowed my problems with it down to one issue. Calories. Even if I succumb to cold or thirst, the issue is always calories in the end. I need them because I can't really afford to create a lot of fires to heat me, if I even manage to find matches at all. Beds are the immediate way to heat myself. To get the obvious out of the way, I grab every mushroom, roseberry and make sure to only consume them before I sleep. The problem of calories is a chain of events that involve moving through the same maps too many times. The only way to create a stable source of calories is to hunt and I can't hunt without forging iron tools, knives to make snares and arrowheads to hunt game. For that to work I need the hammer and the hammer is never found on that map. The first step is light. I can't run straight out of Desolation Point and preserve any loose calories on it because all exits are caves that are impossible to navigate without light. So before I leave the place, I need to find at the very least one light source (there usually is another one in the mine, but I need light to find it). In searching for that light I have to stay inside Desolation Point and use a good deal if not most of its free calories. By the time I have found one, I will have stayed on the map far longer than I intended to and I will have gone through most available free calories in attempts to warm up in beds. The second step is condition. At this point, having used up most free calories in my vicinity, I tend to leave the map at 25% condition or less which, dwindles down to 15% or less as I cross the connecting map to coastal highway. At the start of Coastal Highway it's a long walk to the coastal townsite. The first house on one of the islands is closer, but provides fewer opportunities to find more free calories. The last five percent condition run out before I manage to reach either destination. The third step is backtracking. If I am lucky and manage to find the hammer in the gas station at Coastal Townsite, I can head straight back to Desolation Point. There are some more free calories around here, so I also have the option of moving onward to Mystery Lake or Pleasant Valley to look further if I can't find the hammer right away. Either way, eventually I have to backtrack through the now free-calorie depleted maps, still without being able to generate calories myself. I die. A lot. The fourth step is extra time. On one occasion I found the hacksaw early on, which helped me through step three a bit easier by scrounging just a few kilograms of deer meat from corpses. I managed to make it back to the Riken and forged all I needed. At the end of it I was still stuck in Desolation Point with no free calories left and no bow. I couldn't make traps because the intestines needed time to cure and I would have still needed time to actually catch anything. I still died the next day all while being extremely lucky to have found the hacksaw at all. The fifth step would have been getting out of these calorie depleted maps a THIRD time, but I never managed to get that far. I already do not see how I could have made it beyond the third step without the hacksaw, there just aren't enough free calories to cross in and out of the same areas. If I could somehow make more calories (without resorting to potatoes and rocket fuel), I'd have a better chance at getting through these five steps and maybe reach Trapper's Cabin. I have at this point played maybe 40 Interloper 'matches' and paid close attention to guides people have written and recorded for it. It hasn't proven enough yet and I am starting to wonder if it ever will. This is is feedback, but I would appreciate advice on how to get through these steps better.
  10. Hey Folks, Ever since I tried and bought TLD I have only played on interloper mode. I have read the guide and im currently on my 118th attempt. (sucker for punishment) Problem is I dont seem to be getting anywhere despite gaining knowledge about the maps ect? First off let me list what I do...and lets say im starting in PV and my starting location is the waterfall close to three strikes. 1, Ill head to PV Farmstead and grab the supplies and the most important 12 matches. Along the way ill pick up all sticks/shrooms and rose. 2, My next stop is PV Outbuildings, Ill grab whats available and light up a fire to get myself warmed up while making some water and getting some hot food in my belly. 3, The next stage of my trip takes me to Rural Crossroads, Ill get myself warmed, rested, watered and fed before heading off to Cinder Hills heading for CH. Now everything is going great at this point and ill hit CH with fuel for fire, some food and water. But here is were it all goes tits up. When I get to CH ill be stuck, frostbite sets in and food is low. Along the way ill either find a hammer to smash open the ice fishing holes but no mats to fish or ill find cured gut and hook but no tool to open the holes. I harvest a carcass but as you know it takes 5 days to cure. I cant seem to find a way out of this scenario. Same goes for other start points, Ill find Tool but no supplies or supplies and no tool. What am I missing lol
  11. So, I'm on the Nomad Challenge and trying to beat the challenge (not hard, just long) and get some achievements along the way. Somehow, I got Pacifist Achievement, but this doesn't make any sense considering that I killed at least 5 wolves along the way via attacks. When you fight back, you kill them, and I even harvested the bodies, so I'm not sure what's going on here. P.S. I wasn't sure if this was a bug report or if this was intended, so I placed it here.
  12. When playing for long time, is it better to save the best quality tool and use up and discard the lower quality ones and just maintain the good one, keep them all in good shape, or forge crude versions? Hatchets, knives, guns, saws and can openers, but I'm not sure what the best strategy for long term use of these items. With clothing, do you break down extra clothes into cloth for long term storage or do you keep a spare set stashed somewhere just in case? For those who've played a really long time, could you share with us what your core survival gear is? And something I've just been wondering, can you start a fire with a flare? I've tried with an already lit flare and it didn't seem to be an option.
  13. What new things can the player say to increase the playing experience? What situations can use new vocalizations?
  14. Has anyone actually done the science regarding wearing clothing whilst you sleep? Does it actually reduce clothing wear to remove it whilst you sleep ?
  15. question

    Anyone hear of the next update/hotfix eta?
  16. 1.Hi, sory about my english. I have question. How bad weather gets in INTERLOPER ? I am running stalker and get bored after 70 days. My bigest challange at all my new starts at INTERLOPER is weather, and if weather goes even more bad, how you survive ? With all best clothing in INTEERLOPER(includes crafted) you can get above frezzing ? What is your experience after 10 days 50, 100 ? With weather in INTERLOPER.
  17. Haven't been able to heal using collected healing items for some time-am I missing something? WTF
  18. I've been playing The Long Dark since late 2014 on my Macbook Pro 15" (mid 2010) - Mac OS Sierra (also crashed on the El Capitan). In that time I've typically been able to play at around 25-30fps on low settings. Since around 5 months ago my game crashes causing me to do a hardware reset. The crash happens 100% of the time when I load up an old save and try to go outdoors causing everything to freeze on the black loading screen. The crash also happens 100% when I start a new game / challenge and try to quit causing the computer to freeze on the menu screen. I can't alt-tab or do anything except a power reset. Here are some of the steps I've made - I have reinstalled the game via Steam. - Checked game integrity on Steam. - Tried different graphics settings. Please find my player log (from October) attached which was an attempt at playing before it crashed. I've have tried to create a dialog with Hinterland at least 4 times now in 5 months and I'm really close to giving up unfortunately Player_2.log
  19. tl;dr Bearksin bedroll seems to be destroyed first during every wolf attack, and the *bleeping* wolves attack from further away. So, started playing recently <200 hrs. I'm up to day 50ish in Stalker and having a merry romp. Found the magic trick for hunting bears (not cheating, just placement) and decided to make my first Stalker mode bearskin bedroll. Went to Forlorn Muskeg to start crafting my arrowheads and first backup knife and hatchet. Killed the bear out by the Poacher's Camp with the bow. Harvested him and had a nice lunch of Cooking Level 3 bear (yeah, but the parasite chance drops after a couple days). Too much fog to take the marsh path to the forge, so I stick to the rails. Get to the end and have to navigate up and around the edge to avoid going for a swim. Get attacked three times on the way. Every time, the bedroll pops saying ruined after the attack. No, I didn't have any meat or guts on me. I really love FM, but c'mon...three attacks and all three "damage" my bedroll? It was ruined after the first attack. That's either spectacularly bad RNG rolls, or that's the other negative of the bearskin bedroll. The first being weight, of course. Quick question, why does the bedroll weigh significantly less than the coat?
  20. Hi all! I love the new clothing system. I think it's pretty realistic that you'd wear two pairs of pants, if you can, to keep warmer. I love that I can wear enough clothes to withstand -45 C weather. It's great. My only "complaint" is that I'm wearing 17 kg of clothes: Wolf's skin coat Deerskin pants Deerskin boots Cochiwan sweater Another kind of sweater Work pants Undergarments x2 Tuque, scarf, work gloves, socks When you add the rifle (4 kg), food and water (at least 2 kg, closer to 4 kg usually), the mountaineering rope (5 kg!), a hunting knife and hatchet (1.5 kg) for emergencies, there is no room left for harvesting anything. That's why I prefer the survival bow: it's much lighter. I wonder if I'm playing wrong, or if some of the weights need tweaking. I recently passed 100 hours played as well as 100 days in the same sandbox game. Happy to field any comments! François
  21. question

    signal hill tower these things seem to be coming out of the building, never saw it before but it has been a while since I have visited. as I go around the building they come in and out of focus, which leads me to believe they are a visual bug but I don't want to report without verification from another. W10, surface book, steam
  22. LMG is finding on Interloper runs where he spawns on Forlorn Muskeg, he is never able to find any matches, even when going to other maps. Not sure if bug or by design.
  23. I've been having a lot of issues where the system stops registering that I own the game in the middle of a playthrough and absolutely refuses to allow me to play and I'm trying to determine whether this is due to my system being a POS, Internet being a POS, XBOX Live being a POS, or something wrong with the game itself.
  24. Hi again! Recently I have been trying to craft the deerskin boots and had no issue for most of the crafting process. I had to leave Hibernia Processing where I was crafting the boots to get food from the Lighthouse where I had been keeping most of my stuff. When I went back to Hibernia Processing to finish up the crafting (only had about 2 hours left) I couldn't continue the process. The boots were in my inventory, though I was not given the option to wear them, and the materials I had used in the crafting appeared to be gone (as if the boots were finished). If you have any suggestion to why this would be happening or what I could do to fix it, I would really appreciate the feedback. Thanks a lot and Happy Gaming!