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  1. I started this whole amazing (Sandbox) game last January during the height of winter, and just fell into the mood as the real world was cold and snowy outside....yes, I’m playing in Canada, and even though I hate winter in real life, it does make this game experience special. I pity those from near and tropical climates ...”eh mate” who can’t get this mood.
  2. Okay, I haven’t yet done “the bear shoot” that everyone is “gloating” about but I do have a problem similar to the original poster. I have no flare canisters left for the flaregun, and I have ONE bullet left. I might add that only ONCE, in survivor did I kill a bear with one shot. Anyone know my odds of finding, or nicking more bullets or can I go further into the dam by opening the door during a aurora to find ammo? Am I dead in the water and the bear lives?
  3. I figured it was the same. Going back to Milton to forage and consume would be fun without having to give it all to the old lady, but you can't really take much back into the Mystery Lake world because you'd be too heavy for rope climbing I imagine, unless there's another way back.....hmmmmm, that would be something to go for. ?
  4. Climbing a fallen tree leaning against a large rocky outcrop by the Hunter's Cabin, led me to a cave I could not enter......yet maybe? I assumed that was where we first entered into part 2? Anyone else discover this? I'm not that far into doing the Hunter quests.
  5. GelTaz is great! His videos are a great reference.
  6. When I just had the hatchet and prybar, it was easy to toggle to the left to use the hatchet during a wolf attack. I found a knife and its placement defaults to the far left, so when a wolf attacks quickly, I can't get to the middle position quick enough to use the hatchet. Twice, I was caught with this and died from blood loss, so I ditched the knife. Can the selection during this melee be determined programmed by hitting the Y, X, or A button instead of the left toggle which is sensitive?
  7. What I'd like to see is when entering the dwelling of "your helper", you automatically get replenished with food, not actually eating, but it's assumed you were given a meal if you entered the place near starving. A fitting thing, considering you're both doing each other a favor.
  8. The other day I was looking for the cache by the hunters's perch when I heard a squeek and saw that a wolf had just caught a rabbit. I shot the wolf - it was getting dark and cold, so I collected a bunch of firewood to harvest the wolf, and expected to spend the night. I started the fire, dumped all my wood into it for 7 hours of fire, harvested the wolf, and walked a short distance to get more wood to increase the time. When I got back to the fire, it said I only had 17 minutes of fire left. I spent the darkness trying to survive and barely did. How the heck did I burn 7 hours of fire in minutes? I play on Xbox One
  9. I like playing non-linear open world games as a single player for the exploration and to take it all in as I go. I usually turn off the music to hear the background sounds. I "cheat" (You Tube or forums) when I'm very stuck and frustrated because some linear roadblock has thrown a stick in my spokes that shouldn't make sense....but that's not old fashioned, that's savoring the atmosphere. I never "gun and run" games, or try to "beat it" as fast as I can. Some games take me 8 months to complete.....I work too.
  10. I once shot a bear walking past the back porch at the farmstead in Pleasant Valley in the Survival Sandbox. One shot to the head downed it. Lots of meat.
  11. I think there's more than geomagnetic things happening. Notes have indicated "quakes". Those would collapse a tunnel.
  12. Either number, but 2 crows is a murder, 3 or more is mass murder.
  13. Interestingly, and I hope this is not a spoiler, or a goof up on my part, but.........having climbed down the rope after Milton, I walked up, climbed another rope, UP again, walked into a cave and found myself in closing credits, then in the trappers cabin at familiar Mystery Lake......did I miss something by climbing back up after walking on a fallen tree to a frozen river by a waterfall? I know you mentioned it Thrasador, but was that it from Milton? Feels good to be back in familiar regions again, but I thought someone said you move from Milton to the Forlorn Muskeg?? No, looks like I'm still playing pre patch. None of the stuff you mentioned was in the cave. Hinterland: On Xbox, can I still activate the patch and have my game save? And how, without restarting the whole thing?
  14. I just scraped by...was killed by a wolf and picked a re-start where my hatchet was 30%. I'm starving and done with the old lady , and about to find the climbing point out, with no food, no knife, no hatchet and carrying lots of rope and stuff....my odds don't look good, but we'll see. What gets me is, the old lady knows she's done, but doesn't let me in her fridge for food I NEED NOW!
  15. Thanks for the tips....I started all this before the patches were delivered to Xbox, so probably I'm screwed. I wish they had thought of these things before. They had them spread about in Sandbox. I hate linear games for these reasons....ugghh, I guess I'll see if I can wing it without starting over.