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Re: The Long Dark (bring a sweater)
« Reply #25 on: January 02, 2015, 08:25:23 PM »
But isn't -22 in Canadian degrees only like +27 in American?

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    Re: The Long Dark (bring a sweater)
    « Reply #26 on: January 02, 2015, 08:50:33 PM »
    You know what my favorite thing is?

    Changing a tire in the dark in -22.  Not because it's a blown out, but because it's been sitting too long in the cold.  And you don't know until you are 40 minutes down a s___ty country road.

    fluff the wolves, don't mess with the guy changing the tire.

    He will fluffing kill you. Eat you alive and screaming.

    If you find that fun, try it at -32F after the stealership hammered them with an air impact.

    I broke the stupid factory wrench jumping on it.

    +7 Hours cold resistance for Canadian, Minnesota and Chicago players.   :coffee

    What about Alaskan players...
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    « Reply #27 on: January 02, 2015, 09:13:45 PM »
    What about Alaskan players...

    Two options:
    1) Not allowed to play.  You're forced to play a variant game set up in the Nevada Desert during the same apocalypse. 

    2) Automatic godmode.  You can run around and only have to battle wolves and bears.  And starvation.  Bonus - no food poisoning from eating animals trying to kill you.


    ;)  :rotfl
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    « Reply #28 on: January 02, 2015, 09:32:31 PM »
    Two options:
    1) Not allowed to play.  You're forced to play a variant game set up in the Nevada Desert during the same apocalypse. 

    2) Automatic godmode.  You can run around and only have to battle wolves and bears.  And starvation.  Bonus - no food poisoning from eating animals trying to kill you.


    ;)  :rotfl

     :rotfl I like it.

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    « Reply #29 on: January 02, 2015, 11:27:03 PM »
    Two options:
    1) Not allowed to play.  You're forced to play a variant game set up in the Nevada Desert during the same apocalypse. 

    2) Automatic godmode.  You can run around and only have to battle wolves and bears.  And starvation.  Bonus - no food poisoning from eating animals trying to kill you.


    ;)  :rotfl

    I like it.  Not that we have had winter this year.  2014 latest date on record for Fairbanks to have below zero temps, and Anchorage did not record one temperature of below zero in the entire calendar year of 2014, first time in record keeping. 
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    « Reply #30 on: January 03, 2015, 12:31:28 AM »
    Well, obviously that wouldn't happen if you'd put winter air in your tires.  ::)

    Winter air...  I love it.
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    « Reply #31 on: January 03, 2015, 12:32:37 AM »
    But isn't -22 in Canadian degrees only like +27 in American?

    That's it.  I'm totally moving to Arizona.
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    « Reply #32 on: January 03, 2015, 12:34:37 AM »
    Winter air...  I love it.

    It's thicker.  It coagulates faster so your tires don't leak.  Just take it out before summer comes, otherwise your tires will burst when it expands from the heat.

    Also, I love that I found a game that's basically a SeanP simulator.
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    « Reply #33 on: January 03, 2015, 02:00:47 AM »
    It's thicker.  It coagulates faster so your tires don't leak.  Just take it out before summer comes, otherwise your tires will burst when it expands from the heat.

    Also, I love that I found a game that's basically a SeanP simulator.

     :rotfl
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    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
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    « Reply #34 on: January 03, 2015, 05:01:12 AM »
    Also, I love that I found a game that's basically a SeanP simulator.

    It seems to be missing the general tone of beer and fat white guy indignation though...
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    « Reply #35 on: January 03, 2015, 01:16:46 PM »
    It looks fun and I might download it for my laptop.
    Could use some 2 legged foes, though.  Maybe i'm just hooked on the idea of the zombie genre for games. 
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    Re: The Long Dark (bring a sweater)
    « Reply #36 on: December 17, 2015, 07:26:24 AM »


    There have been some pretty big updates to the Long Dark in the last year, including at least two new maps.
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    Re: The Long Dark (bring a sweater)
    « Reply #37 on: December 24, 2015, 11:49:35 AM »
    Thank. You.
    for finding me a new addiction.
    purchased this last night on Steam.


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    « Reply #38 on: December 24, 2015, 12:43:28 PM »
    I had one "Character" that was survived for over 80 days...
    Then my Mac updated to "El Capitan".  And the Saved Games are now gone.   :facepalm
    Looks like a good time to start over.
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    « Reply #39 on: December 24, 2015, 12:59:22 PM »
      *sigh*...okay....I'm going to have to try it now.

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    « Reply #40 on: June 04, 2016, 09:10:26 PM »
    Bam! Necrothread! :rock



    Coming to us Spring of 2016  :cool.

    I cannot believe I'm saying this, but I might actually have to buy myself a computer game. I may as well get Minecraft while I'm at it.
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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.
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    « Reply #41 on: June 06, 2016, 10:22:30 AM »
    That might make me fire it up again.
    I found the game to be very interesting... and after "180 days" of Survival - with no goal other than continued survival - I found the game to have become tedious.
    I also call it the "Canada Simulator" 
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    « Reply #42 on: June 06, 2016, 12:02:30 PM »
    That might make me fire it up again.
    I found the game to be very interesting... and after "180 days" of Survival - with no goal other than continued survival - I found the game to have become tedious.
    I also call it the "Canada Simulator"

    When you say "tedious" does it get easier and monotonous after a few months of survival? Like, wake up, bang around the snares to get rabbits, fire up the stove, melt snow, make water, replenish wood, sharpen hatchet, explore nearby buildings to forage, bed, rinse and repeat?

    I'm curious that after you live that long if you deplete every building and if they stay that way? I know that objects randomly spawn at the beginning, but once they are gone is that it? I imagine that for some of those who have survived fit years, they just eat fish and deer now. There isn't even a can of dog food left or a new coat to be found.

    Well, if I make it to 180 days and it becomes boring, I reckon I'll have gotten my money's worth out of it.
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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.
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    « Reply #43 on: June 06, 2016, 01:47:21 PM »
    When you say "tedious" does it get easier and monotonous after a few months of survival? Like, wake up, bang around the snares to get rabbits, fire up the stove, melt snow, make water, replenish wood, sharpen hatchet, explore nearby buildings to forage, bed, rinse and repeat?

    I'm curious that after you live that long if you deplete every building and if they stay that way? I know that objects randomly spawn at the beginning, but once they are gone is that it? I imagine that for some of those who have survived fit years, they just eat fish and deer now. There isn't even a can of dog food left or a new coat to be found.

    Well, if I make it to 180 days and it becomes boring, I reckon I'll have gotten my money's worth out of it.
    Rabbits and Fish - Fishing is easier - No.  Those do not deplete.  But what does deplete is Fuel and materials to make snares and fishing tackle.    Animals will respawn after awhile.  Fuel doesn't seem to.  Tools do not.  I've broken many an axe breaking down furniture because all the other fuel in the map was used up.  You will probably run out of fuel before you run out of axes though. 
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    « Reply #44 on: June 06, 2016, 02:04:44 PM »
    Rabbits and Fish - Fishing is easier - No.  Those do not deplete.  But what does deplete is Fuel and materials to make snares and fishing tackle.    Animals will respawn after awhile.  Fuel doesn't seem to.  Tools do not.  I've broken many an axe breaking down furniture because all the other fuel in the map was used up.  You will probably run out of fuel before you run out of axes though. 
    Best Advice: 
    Stockpile EVERYTHING. 
    Let nothing go to waste. 
    Find a good Ops Center on Each Map. 
    Make multiple trips rather than try to carry everything and be slowed down.
    Cook things ahead of time.   Food doesn't seem to spoil... But if you are sitting in front of a fire to warm up - cook things.  Boil Water.  Never just let it burn out without being productive somewhat.

    Really?!? So there comes a time when you just run out of wood in the game? That's horrible  :shocked.

    BTW, for those looking for a challenge, I hear that "the hunted" challenge is extremely difficult. You start the game by getting mauled by a bear, bleeding, at risk for infection, and at like 15% health. The bear tracks you the whole time and you can't kill him other then for one rifle that is very far from you.

    Sounds both cool and scary. What can I say? I've been watching heaps of TLD game play vids on you tube lately, I mean, it is summer after all.
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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

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    « Reply #45 on: June 06, 2016, 06:42:05 PM »
      I have to get this eventually....along with....lots of other stuff.........

       I'm just hesitant, I'm busy enough I want to plug and play, and it seems every damn game I try is buggy, won't launch or needs patching and the patches don't work (MechWarrior online and Squadron 42/Star Citizen I am LOOKING AT YOU TWO).

       
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    « Reply #46 on: June 07, 2016, 12:20:43 AM »
    I'm just hesitant, I'm busy enough I want to plug and play, and it seems every damn game I try is buggy, won't launch or needs patching and the patches don't work (MechWarrior online and Squadron 42/Star Citizen I am LOOKING AT YOU TWO).   

    Yeah,  Star Citizen is not looking good.    I backed it during the first month and was really looking forward to it.   Unfortunately it seems to have bogged down horribly.   Chris Roberts is more interested in playing movie director than making a game,  he alternately micro manages everything and ignores important issues.   The development team is full of console and FPS developers that are just doing what they know and completely missing the point about the serious problems with the flight models and controller setup.    I don't want another lame ass point and click space game like Freelancer damn it!.   That s___ is what killed the entire genre for 10 years.

    Release dates keep getting pushed further back,  and they seem to do nothing but announce new ship sales and cosmetic bulls___ like clothing and artwork.   Community interaction really went to hell when Eric "Wingman" Peterson and Rob Irving left the company a couple years ago.   Now it's being run by Ben Lesnick who is such a complete fanboy that he refuses to engage with anyone with the slightest amount of criticism or concern about the project. 

    I'm really hoping they turn this thing around,  I've been waiting 15 years for another game like this.   However, if it does completely fail, I'm glad I'm only out $60.    I'd hate to be one of those people that spent huge amounts of cash on it.   

       
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    « Reply #47 on: June 08, 2016, 12:57:15 PM »
    Rabbits and Fish - Fishing is easier - No.  Those do not deplete.  But what does deplete is Fuel and materials to make snares and fishing tackle.   

    You know you can always forage for wood right? You don't have to just find piles of firewood or break things up to burn.
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    « Reply #48 on: June 08, 2016, 04:09:37 PM »
    Yes - but that depletes and I don't think it respawns more wood.  Because I totally depleted 3 maps and couldn't find any more.
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    « Reply #49 on: June 08, 2016, 06:14:23 PM »
    You know you can always forage for wood right? You don't have to just find piles of firewood or break things up to burn.

    I would hope you could still forage for wood and it work. Guess I'll have to get the game and find out.
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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

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