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  1. I do like the Coastal Highway, but I am steering clear of the fishing village; I'll risk the wolves at the QH for a workbench instead. Being out on the ice is nice though... you can see the wolves from a long way off.
  2. nope nope nope nope nope nope nope nope nope nope nope nope nope nope nope
  3. I really like the ice fishing huts (the ones out on the ice) that have doors and wish there were more of them, or that the doors were fixable. I wish that at least some of the fishing cabins (the ones on shore close to the ice fishing huts) had stoves. IRL, I've stayed in small cabins like that on hunting trips and it just feels natural that a cabin like that ought to have a small wood stove in it.
  4. Best thing about The Long Dark is exploring a new map. Almost all of my play throughs have been centered around Broken Railroad, Milton, Forlorn Muskeg, and Mystery Lake. But tonight, on day 30 and thanks to two days of good fishing, I have enough supplies to explore the tracks past the Carter Hydro Dam. New maps to explore tonight. Very excited!
  5. Fishing, broken lines, and fatigue

    My luck has turned since I broke three lines and only caught two fish. In the next two game days I must have pulled in close to two dozen fish without a line break. W00T!
  6. Music

    I think there is also a bit of vitamin C in cattails as well.
  7. Fishing, broken lines, and fatigue

    Yikes, that is bad luck then. IIRC, I'm suppose to have an 8% chance of a line break on a catch. I had 3 breaks out of 5 then. That's a 60% fail rate. It reminds me, when early in the game, I have a 70% chance of building a fire and it still takes me 3 attempts to get it lit (always hate the waste of matches) :-( At least there isn't a way for me to mess up chopping up branches for firewood <cut scene to this evening where I get attacked by wolves when chopping wood> I also roll poorly in D&D ;-P
  8. Quick question, are fishing lines more likely to break when you are tired? I was traveling around Mystery Lake and stayed out a bit too late without my bed roll. Ended up staying awake all night by a cozy fire. Next morning after I hiked back to the lake office I decided to catch a few fish for breakfast before nap time. I figured 2 hours ought to do it but it didn't go so well. First two hour fishing attempt got cut in half with a broken line and no fish. I manged two more broken lines and only two fish with a few more one hour fishing sessions. And I am at level two fishing and this was my absolute worst outing at fishing. Other than chance, I can only imagine that my fatigue level at the time (I was at less than twenty five percent) factored in.
  9. Critter Behaviour

    I've got two critter mysteries in Mystery Lake. There is a deer outside the Lake Office who is sometimes there, sometimes not. Thing is when it's not there I cant figure out where it went. And there is a lone wolf at the southern side of Mystery Lake by the burnt out cabin who does the same thing, sometimes there, sometimes not. The deer disappears for days at a time. And the wolf, saw him one day, went back the next with the rifle to take care of him but he wasn't there. I spent what was about 6 in game hours chopping wood and collecting sticks with nary a sign. Seriously, I was expecting to be attacked at any time. Turns out I don't see the wolf again for about a three or four days before it disappears again. I can only guess that there is some subtle change to animal roaming habits with the last update maybe. I also notice that when I shoot, but don't kill, a wolf or deer that they seem to run away in a straighter path instead of more crazy zig zaging I had seen in the past. Anyone else noticing any thing else like this? Or maybe I'm just noticing a normal variation that I didn't pick up on before? One other note, with wolf fear at high, I think I've seen my first wolf run in fright. The wolf was kind of far (quite a bit further than other wolves I shoot unawares) but it looked at me and then yelped and ran off a short ways before returning to his patrol in Broken Railroad.
  10. Why do I refuse to allow myself to set up more than one base?

    Once upon a time I was mauled by a bear and had to crawl back to Main Street in Milton past at least two hungry wolves. Since then I make it a point to set up "safe places" all over the maps. I make sure there is, at minimum, a good supply of firewood and a good cache of food. In ML, I have the main base at the lake office, but there is a locker full of food and another of clothes at the dam; a good supply of fire wood and some food at the logging camp, the trapper cabin, and a fishing hut (with door) on the lake. Currently setting up a snow shelter, firewood and food store in Muskeg in a northern part of the map under a little rock overhang by the hunters blind. I've got a few more places picked out to store up some emergency supplies. I did have one occasion, caught outdoors very late, blizzard coming on, where I had to use the safe place in Muskeg, Went thru over a days worth of wood trying to keep warm and wait out the blizzard and the night. These little safe spaces make me feel a bit more confident about traveling further from home base. If I get into trouble, I don't have too far to go to get some relief.
  11. Famous Last Words

    I literally had the same exact thing happen to me at that very spot. I was taken down to 10% and barely got away alive. Came back a few days later after i healed up to shoot the SOB. That just made him mad. Oh well, it was a good run while it lasted.
  12. Anorexic Rabbit

    Richard Adam's Watership Down was an awesome book and pretty good movie. My favorite parts were the interludes where they told stories about their rabbit hero El-ahrairah, the Prince with a Thousand Enemies. Legend has it the book came from the improvised stories Adams told to his daughters. Also, warning... one of Richard Adam's other books is called Plague Dogs. It is an awesome book but it is one of the best books I will never read again.
  13. Anorexic Rabbit

    Wait does that mean that General Woundwort is somewhere on the map. Hmmm... we'd never find him anyway, he keeps his warren too well hidden. Also, would not look forward to the tricks played on me by Hazel-rah's Owsla. They'd probably steal all my cattails!
  14. A new map that I haven't seen before. I kinda know Mystery Lake and Milton from previous runs. But i just started a new run (survival mode) in Broken Railroad. The sense of discovery and danger on an unknown map is the best. Funny though, for a place called Broken Railroad, I haven't scene the railroad tracks yet. I'm in something called the maintenance yard so I guess the tracks should be close now.
  15. Bear Hunting redux

    After a horrible and deadly encounter with a bear while mapping Milton in my previous run, I started another Survival mode run in Broken Railroad. While taking another selfie by a cliff behind a Hunters lodge I noticed a furry little friend wandering below. I took two pot shots; the second one hit. The bear proceeded to start running around like they do when shot, but I was too far and atop a huge cliff so I a second shot was out of the question. Even more importantly, I was atop a cliff so I was safe! Over the next few hours I kept checking in on the bear. He kept up his running antics for quite a while. Anyway, after a while the bear was gone. I checked my stats and sure enough I have one bear kill to my name now (at day 5 no less, W00T!). Running low on food and supplies at the Hunters lodge I decided to set off to a group of building I viewed from the cliff at the hunters lodge. I used a mountaineers rope to scale down the side of the cliff and made a search for the bears carcass but no luck. There are too many wolves in the area and it was cold so I didn't search for long. Making my way to the mysterious buildings I stumbled across another wolf. He didn't see me and I managed to take him out in a single shot at distance. I was way too cold to stay and harvest anything so off to the buildings. It was only one building and it was surrounded by a fence. I entered the compound thru a hole in the fence and proceeded to look for a door. Oops, another wolf. And he was mad. I lit a flare and proceeded to walk backwards around the building while staring down the wolf. At some point he charged and I turned and ran. It was a race. Fortunately i saw a door ahead and was able to scramble inside before the wolf got to me. I had no weapons for a fight with the wolf and little protection from clothing so I was happy to get past that wolf. Good news is I found a knife, some warmer clothes, and a book about archery. Bad news is that there is little food here. With the wolves outside and only three rounds for the gun it feels a bit dicey. I'll need to strike out tomorrow for something better.