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Re: The Long Dark (bring a sweater)
« Reply #125 on: October 31, 2016, 11:13:43 PM »
Also - the Camp Office is a great HQ location.

It is, but I got tired of it. I hated crossing the railroad just to get to the Rikken forge and I also never had a good place to put my snares nor a good place to forage for wood.
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    Re: The Long Dark (bring a sweater)
    « Reply #126 on: October 31, 2016, 11:56:31 PM »
    What difficulty? It's my favourite region. Close enough to mystery lake for easy foraging, yet close to the rikken when it comes time to make arrows and what not.


    On voyageur. I don't have good luck at Mystery Lake. Of course with four days of dark I wander around and can't see a dang thing. I've had blizzards every other time I wake up. It's great with 10 hours of rest and a raging blizzard outside.


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    « Reply #127 on: November 01, 2016, 12:25:44 AM »

    On voyageur. I don't have good luck at Mystery Lake. Of course with four days of dark I wander around and can't see a dang thing. I've had blizzards every other time I wake up. It's great with 10 hours of rest and a raging blizzard outside.


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    Agreed it is a pain, but you know what I call those days? Clothes and water days. You should always have firewood on hand and you can stay inside with a sewing kit and repair your clothes and bed roll.

    The only place I can't cook inside is Jackrabbit island, so they are mainly clothes days for me, but I stockpile every article of clothing I can find so I always have cloth on hand. You can also sharpen your blades during this time, repair oil lamps, and clean rifles  :cool.
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

    Paradoxically it is those who strive for self-reliance, who remain vigilant and ready to help others.

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    Re: The Long Dark (bring a sweater)
    « Reply #128 on: November 01, 2016, 02:15:39 AM »
    Agreed it is a pain, but you know what I call those days? Clothes and water days. You should always have firewood on hand and you can stay inside with a sewing kit and repair your clothes and bed roll.

    The only place I can't cook inside is Jackrabbit island, so they are mainly clothes days for me, but I stockpile every article of clothing I can find so I always have cloth on hand. You can also sharpen your blades during this time, repair oil lamps, and clean rifles  :cool.


    That's what I've started doing. Thanks for the advice. I played a little tonight and all the clothes I'm wearing are above 90%. I've still got to find a rifle in this game. I have the bullets and a cleaning kit.


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    Re: The Long Dark (bring a sweater)
    « Reply #129 on: December 15, 2016, 12:03:26 AM »
    Still working on getting the 500 day survival challenge.

    Just some long term survival tips that I've found out.

    Always stock up on water. I like to keep around 10-15 litres in my home base at all times. if you have food poisoning or hypothermia, needing to go outside for wood can be a killer.

    Save matches, use magnifying glasses. If the sun is out, you can use them while inside a fishing hut, which grants you the benefit of being mildly sheltered and not having to use up those precious non-replaceable resources.

    This one will be controversial, but If you're really good on food and water (meaning you can stay indoors for a little bit), you don't have to take antibiotics to survive food poisoning. It caps your health at 15% and then will not affect you anymore. I like to save my antibiotics for when I have stuff to do that day. Stop the ill effects of the affliction, sleep 10 hours, then be on my merry way. For instance, if I just killed and packed a whole bear but got food poisoning from that dog food I needed to get rid of, then I'll probably just ride out the affliction with out using up any antibiotics.

    Beach combing is not the best right now. You can get a birch sapling, a piece of cloth, or log of fir wood, but if you fall in you get hypothermia and frozen/wet clothing. To take care of my joining the polar bear club, I took refuge in a fishing hut and made a fire with the wood I had stocked there. It took about 4 hours to dry all of my gear  :banghead. I was overzealous and threw enough wood for an 8 hour fire in there and found out that even with that raging fire, the fishing hole that is not even 3 feet from the wood burning stove still remained 100% frozen.

    Which brings me to my last point. Fishing is a time and resource draining sink hole. You have to bang up your tools to gain access to the fishing site, you have to have wood well stocked and use up your precious matches, and you have to always use up scrap metal to make the hooks. The only reason I would ever fish is if I was really hurting for lantern fuel, as the only naturally renewable way to get more is via fish oil.

    Use snares. It costs you no time (because you can do other things while the snares do the work for you) and no wood other than cooking the meat. If a snare breaks, you harvest it and get your reclaimed wood back, the use the gut which you've gotten from all those delicious rabbits to make a new snare. In effect, the snares renew themselves because bunnies give supplies for new snares, which snares catch bunnies, which give the supplies needed to make snares, etc, etc, it is a self fueling process. Hell, if you are fast enough of them, you don't even need a knife to harvest the rabbits, as you can harvest it by hand if they are below 50% frozen. Then you can use all of the scrap metal you saved from not fishing to make arrow heads.

    If you use snares and make 10 arrows, you can live a very long time  :cool. Just find yourself a bear and get him in 1 or 2 shots and you have over 30 kg of meat.

    I ran an experiment and set out about half a dozen snares just to see what I could get. After sleeping for one night, I cam back to my previously empty snares and found 4 fresh rabbits waiting for me.

    Happy survival!
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

    Paradoxically it is those who strive for self-reliance, who remain vigilant and ready to help others.

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    Re: The Long Dark (bring a sweater)
    « Reply #130 on: December 16, 2016, 11:19:11 AM »
    Bizarre problem to have in a survival game, but I've got too much food.

    I killed a deer to last me while I looked for bear. The deer was almost completely eaten by the time I found the bear, but once he was shot, cleaned, and cooked- 26Kg of meat was had. That is kind of a small bear, but whatever. So I have 26Kg of bear, the last bits of a deer, and then the 2-4 bunnies I've caught.

    Then I saw a wolf take out a deer and scared him away (but wasn't able to kill the wolf), so now I have a full deer on top of that.

    I'm sitting on top of about 40Kg or so of perishable animal meats here  :facepalm.
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

    Paradoxically it is those who strive for self-reliance, who remain vigilant and ready to help others.

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    Re: The Long Dark (bring a sweater)
    « Reply #131 on: May 07, 2017, 05:20:29 PM »


    3 more months gang!
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

    Paradoxically it is those who strive for self-reliance, who remain vigilant and ready to help others.

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    « Reply #132 on: May 09, 2017, 12:30:20 AM »
    YAY. I havent played since January.  Got a bit boring
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    Re: The Long Dark (bring a sweater)
    « Reply #133 on: June 09, 2017, 09:12:49 AM »
    I was working in getting the 500 day challenge badge, but with the new update they have reported doing a save wipe. Damn.

    Oh well, here's to starting over again, I suppose.

    I haven't even looked at my game yet to confirm the damage.
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

    Paradoxically it is those who strive for self-reliance, who remain vigilant and ready to help others.

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    « Reply #134 on: June 09, 2017, 11:32:44 AM »
    I was working in getting the 500 day challenge badge, but with the new update they have reported doing a save wipe. Damn.

    Oh well, here's to starting over again, I suppose.

    I haven't even looked at my game yet to confirm the damage.
    Maybe it's time to try the game again... I've not played it in some while... But I had over 250 days going last time I did.  But it got to the point of being more tedious than fun or even interesting anymore.
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    « Reply #135 on: June 09, 2017, 11:40:55 AM »
    Maybe it's time to try the game again... I've not played it in some while... But I had over 250 days going last time I did.  But it got to the point of being more tedious than fun or even interesting anymore.

    The game play is set on a bell curve. The beginning is fun and exciting because you start with nothing. The middle several hundred days is boring, tedious because you have abundance, than the last part of the bell curve is exciting because you are running out of things. Cloth, ammo... Even scrap metal.... It's all going away with no hope to replace it. That last part is what I look forward to for a challenge.
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

    Paradoxically it is those who strive for self-reliance, who remain vigilant and ready to help others.

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