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Drifter Man

Snowballs in Hell

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10 hours ago, Pillock said:

And fishing: fishing is good. Not only is it good calories, but the oil allows you to make torches, which allow you to guarantee 1-match firestarting every time (one torch will last at least 6 failures, probably more). I guess you need the hammer to fish (unless icesmasherbars spawn anywhere ever in TWM?), but if you can get the fishing hole open, using a low-condition set of tackle to catch a few fish seems to me like much better last use of it than ruining on a clothing repair. I don't think tackle-condition counts for anything when fishing, but I could be wrong. In any case, if you do decide to fish, it is probably best left until after you have your new boots and panties, so you can maximize warmth and minimise fire useage inside the hut.

I'm thinking along the same lines for fishing now. And thanks for the one-match-fire trick. Didn't think about the torch that way. I still have one at 50%.

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4 hours ago, mystifeid said:

Had a look at a day 200 save and the air temp bonus was still 8C.

You just spared me a dangerous trip and at least 1 match spent on the way :) Thanks! I've abandoned the snow shelter idea already and I'll invest my cloth into clothes.

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10 hours ago, Pillock said:

the oil allows you to make torches

Hmm... where does the oil from fishing go when I have no cans?

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7 minutes ago, Drifter Man said:

Hmm... where does the oil from fishing go when I have no cans?

it works the same as the magic water bottles. A small oil can will appear in your inventory after you cook any fish. 

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2 hours ago, Drifter Man said:

Is the fire reliably protected from all directions there?

Yep.  What's better, you can start a fire in the fishing hut stove with a mag lens.   (I realize your current snowball doesn't have a magnifier, but a future one might.)  When the sun comes out on my ML interloper game I beeline for the fish hut to make fire, food and water. 

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This is the most instructive thread EVER! :)

 

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Well, I managed to kill Snowball 34 after 28 days in a very stupid way. I hit "sleep" instead of "pass time" button during a blizzard in the morning and froze to death in my bed. I have no excuses.

Before that happened, I tested the firestarting training by @Troxism (combined with the torch 1-match firestarting trick) and got my character from level 2 to level 4 in 24 in-game hours. During that time I found out that cabin fever risk doesn't reduce while you are crouched, even if you happen to be outside. At least that's the only explanation I could find for what I observed.

In addition, I confirmed for myself - others here probably know - that this fireplace at the Mountaineer's Hut isn't completely safe from wind:

s34_final.jpg

There will be no more snowballs, at least not for some time. After what could be called a gaming marathon, the real Drifter Man finally has something useful to do :)

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13 minutes ago, Drifter Man said:

Well, I managed to kill Snowball 34 after 28 days in a very stupid way. I hit "sleep" instead of "pass time" button during a blizzard in the morning and froze to death in my bed. I have no excuses.

Before that happened, I tested the firestarting training by @Troxism (combined with the torch 1-match firestarting trick) and got my character from level 2 to level 4 in 24 in-game hours. During that time I found out that cabin fever risk doesn't reduce while you are crouched, even if you happen to be outside. At least that's the only explanation I could find for what I observed.

In addition, I confirmed for myself - others here probably know - that this fireplace at the Mountaineer's Hut isn't completely safe from wind:

s34_final.jpg

There will be no more snowballs, at least not for some time. After what could be called a gaming marathon, the real Drifter Man finally has something useful to do :)

Good luck with your useful thing! Its been a blast reading your posts.  And they've been super duper helpful too. :)

 

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I think what you ran into was that cabin fever risk only seems to 'update' periodically, usually only after a loading screen (but I'm not sure of the details, it does seem to update normally sometimes but not others). I'm always crouched when I boil water and it prevents/clears risk just fine.

Also you can relight the same fire to keep levelling up after it burns out (looks like you were stacking them but maybe I'm just seeing it wrong in the screenshot). Reduces clutter/issues trying to click on the fires. Not that it matters now since you said you probably are done for now.

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1 hour ago, Drifter Man said:

There will be no more snowballs, at least not for some time. After what could be called a gaming marathon, the real Drifter Man finally has something useful to do :)

Once again you managed to start a "snowball" effect that led to a massive game knowledge thread. Any player that wants to get proficient in this game just have to read through this 8 pages to know most of the survival tricks there are to be found in TLD

Charge your batteries mate, the next wave may get bigger ;) 

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5 hours ago, Drifter Man said:

After what could be called a gaming marathon, the real Drifter Man finally has something useful to do

It has been very entertaining and interesting. I will miss reading about your progress. Good luck in your endeavours.

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And so another knowledge filled post comes to an end. ^_^

Locked for the time being. Let me know if you'd like some more snowball fights in the future @Drifter Man

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