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Re: The Long Dark (bring a sweater)
« Reply #50 on: June 13, 2016, 03:05:08 PM »
I hadn't seen the Story line update.

I got bored after 45 days.

killed 3 bears and 7 wolves before running out of ammo.

and arrows suck except for deer and rabbit.

I guess encountering other survivors is only in story mode?

yeah, I may have to return to the Cold.
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    « Reply #51 on: June 24, 2016, 10:31:31 PM »
    I got the long dark!  :cool

    They are having a sale on steam and it is $6.

    Went to pay the story mode and say whaaaaat?  :o The game is still in alpha?!?!

    Did I get the wrong thing or are they making us wait before the release of the true game? If I did get the right thing, that's pretty crazy that it's been in alpha this long.
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    « Reply #52 on: June 25, 2016, 12:07:07 AM »
    Well, I died my first death in the long dark. I started at the first location but got turned around  :facepalm. Couldn't find a single building but the hydrodam. Got a gun and two hatchets, but not any food or clothing really and in the end, that is what did me in  :(.

    Final score? 15 hours and 53 minutes, not even a whole day.

    It runs quite slow on my computer, even with settings turned to their lowest.

    Not sure why as I know next to nothing about computers.
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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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    Re: The Long Dark (bring a sweater)
    « Reply #53 on: June 25, 2016, 10:30:02 AM »
    Well, I died my first death in the long dark. I started at the first location but got turned around  :facepalm. Couldn't find a single building but the hydrodam. Got a gun and two hatchets, but not any food or clothing really and in the end, that is what did me in  :(.

    Looking straight out from the door of the Hydrodam, you will see some railroad tracks and little bridge going over a bit of a gully.
    Go across that bridge and follow those tracks.  About a quarter mile you will find an area that opens up to the left.  There is a lake and a Forestry Cabin with lots of goodies.  Around that lake on the other side are cabins.  And on that lake, scattered about are fishing huts.
    Loot everything from the Dam, take it to that Cabin.  Because it's rather centralized and you can make a fire in there.  It's a good HQ for that Map.
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    « Reply #54 on: June 25, 2016, 11:11:45 AM »
    Looking straight out from the door of the Hydrodam, you will see some railroad tracks and little bridge going over a bit of a gully.
    Go across that bridge and follow those tracks.  About a quarter mile you will find an area that opens up to the left.  There is a lake and a Forestry Cabin with lots of goodies.  Around that lake on the other side are cabins.  And on that lake, scattered about are fishing huts.
    Loot everything from the Dam, take it to that Cabin.  Because it's rather centralized and you can make a fire in there.  It's a good HQ for that Map.

    Do wolves ever spawn inside the dam? It seems really expansive and rather creepy  :shocked. I couldn't see much in there and I had hypothermia. I also didn't want to waste all of my matches/flares.
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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 #55 on: June 25, 2016, 11:37:39 AM »
    Got the answer to my own question. Yes. The wolf's name is "fluffy" as christened by the community.

    She lives in the hydrodam and is said to be a death trap to new players. On very rare occasion you can kill fluffy and a second wolf will spawn. Some say that fluffy is cruel, however we must realise we are the ones, who are bad house guests. After all, those granola bars, first aid supplies, and crow bar are hers; not ours  :P.

    An indicator of a wolf being in the hydrodam is a deer carcass being right outside of the building. I find this unsettling, because while I didn't see a wolf in the dam, there was a frozen deer carcass just outside the door  :shocked. Seeing as I've heard players get killed by "fluffy" while at over 90% health, I'm beginning to think the dam may be a "no go" place. It's just not worth the risk.
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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 #56 on: June 25, 2016, 02:36:56 PM »
    Fluffy is rare.   But get a rifle before you go in there.  The loot in there is worth while. 
    Now if you follow the railroad tracks as I described, you'll come to what was a road going down to the right.  I believe it was before you get to forestry cabin which is to the left of the tracks.    The road goes down into a clear cut lumber operation.  Which has some worker's trailers but minimal loot.  At the end of the clear cutting, there is a work area sign and by that sign is a trail up the steep hill.  At the top is a Watch Tower.  Good loot is generally found, a rifle, some ammo, stove... It's a good camp spot.  There's also a pack and a dead body to loot.  The back is by the fence rail along the way. 
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    « Reply #57 on: June 25, 2016, 02:49:57 PM »
    If you walk to the end of the tracks, and then follow the trail to the right (after looting the train wreck) follow that trail and you'll come across the Hunter's Cabin.  Decent loot.  But take everything you can to the central forestry cabin that has the Canadian Flag.  You might need to make a couple trips.

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    Head away from Shelter when it starts to snow.
    Light a fire for warmth and not use it to melt snow for water or cook food.
    Eat raw meat.
    Fluff with the Bears.

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    Cook meat as soon as you can.   
    Stockpile EVERYTHING.
    Have a plan before you go outside.
    Always stockpile into cupboard and drawers.
    Leave everything at your favorite shelter spot that don't actually need.
    Explore in the mornings, and not in the afternoons.
    Eat a good breakfast.  It's the most important meal of the day.
    Stay indoors if it's windy.
    Learn to enjoy Fishing and setting Snares.
    Collect Firewood, Fire Starters, Paper, Matches, Fuel.
    Axes, even if you are already carrying one.
    Ammo.  Never enough ammo.  All shots must count.
    Save the Dog Food for last.
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    « Reply #58 on: June 25, 2016, 03:03:18 PM »
    If you walk to the end of the tracks, and then follow the trail to the right (after looting the train wreck) follow that trail and you'll come across the Hunter's Cabin.  Decent loot.  But take everything you can to the central forestry cabin that has the Canadian Flag.  You might need to make a couple trips.

    Never:
    Go out at night.
    Stray too far from shelter late in the afternoon.
    Carry too much weight.
    Head away from Shelter when it starts to snow.
    Light a fire for warmth and not use it to melt snow for water or cook food.
    Eat raw meat.
    Fluff with the Bears.

    Always:
    Cook meat as soon as you can.   
    Stockpile EVERYTHING.
    Have a plan before you go outside.
    Always stockpile into cupboard and drawers.
    Leave everything at your favorite shelter spot that don't actually need.
    Explore in the mornings, and not in the afternoons.
    Eat a good breakfast.  It's the most important meal of the day.
    Stay indoors if it's windy.
    Learn to enjoy Fishing and setting Snares.
    Collect Firewood, Fire Starters, Paper, Matches, Fuel.
    Axes, even if you are already carrying one.
    Ammo.  Never enough ammo.  All shots must count.
    Save the Dog Food for last.
    Study Area Maps.

    Oh wow, thanks George!

    I still have a lot to learn about fishing and snares. Right now I barely feel competent enough to start a camp fire. I must ask, why save dogfood for last? I know in real life it would not taste the best, but in my first and only run through, those 500 calories really saved my bacon. It did so much more for me than that granola bar or soda.
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    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 #59 on: June 25, 2016, 03:33:32 PM »
    Higher risk of making you sick.
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    « Reply #60 on: June 26, 2016, 12:00:02 AM »
    Getting better, surviving a couple days now. Got a knife, hatchet, rifle, about 6 or 7 rounds. I've been boiling water, mushroom tea, cooking deer or something everytime I make a fire and I was able to find an mre and some peanut butter. Although.... I probably  just ruined my play through. my character was exhausted and fading fast, so I found what I thought was a little cabin. It was an open barn with a little place to crouch under to be more secure (I navigated some caves and am on the level with the mountaineering rope. Exhausted and with just an hour of daylight I thought the heck with it, this is secure enough. It wasn't that cold and I wanted to shake fatigue, so I slept for 10 hours out there. My chicken is now 57% and I have hypothermia. Live and learn, but man I should have started a fire and took little bitty naps and this wouldn't have happened  :banghead :banghead :banghead. I'm almost to day 3 on pilgrim (yeah, I bumped down the difficulty) mode, I was just starting to feel like a bad ass  :neener.
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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 #61 on: June 26, 2016, 09:13:36 AM »
    The Cold North doesn't care if your Badass.
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    « Reply #62 on: June 26, 2016, 10:05:43 AM »
    The Cold North doesn't care if your Badass.

    Very true. Canada is the snowy and ice scarred Australia.
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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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    Paradoxically it is those who strive for self-reliance, who remain vigilant and ready to help others.

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    « Reply #63 on: June 26, 2016, 05:09:37 PM »
    Update on my second play through: I'm still alive. Seriously, I'm shocked. When I went to bed last night my character was exhausted, had hypothermia, and had awoken with no shelter in sight. It seemed that an MRE and 5kg of fresh water, while invaluable, would be of no use to protect me from my ailments. That is, until I limped over to the "pleasant farmhouse"  :cool. Complete 180 now. The temp was above freezing inside, so I knew I didn't need a fire and I just slept and chilled out for 24 hours. Took your advice and raided the place, picked one favourite cabinet to put some extra essentials in in case of an emergency (a bandage, antibiotic, a can opener, a can of dog food, and a piece of newspaper). Then I picked the refrigerator to be my designated " inventory dump area". During the last few hours of night when I couldn't sleep, I sharpened my knives and hatchet, then early morning I repaired my clothing. The most crucial thing to my survival right now is wood/fuel and my sense of direction sucks in this game.

    The biggest rookie mistake I made was to explore far enough beyond the pleasant house that I became exhausted, then when exhausted I tried to take a deer and my aim was horrible  :banghead. I shot maybe half of my rifle rounds  :banghead. I was able to track the deer and get everything off of him, then by this point chilled and exhausted I once again limped my way home (and almost got turned around to the point of passing the farmhouse). Now I'm resting fat and happy with only a couple of the farmhouse rooms searched/explored (this house is big!).

    Next on the agenda: get wood and quit over loading my pack (although I'm not sure how to quit doing that, just a few items add up so fast). In the actual game I hope they make the wood branches respawn. It can be quite the pita with trees everywhere and Canadian wind roaring and somehow small branches never snap and fall off?  :bash
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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 #64 on: June 27, 2016, 02:39:26 AM »
    Found this interesting. An update just a few days ago. So they took away our snow shelters, just to give them back later apparently? That's cool, at least now I know that I won't completely freeze from now on when I'm out and about in the woods  :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

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    « Reply #65 on: June 27, 2016, 10:36:58 AM »
    ... when exhausted I tried to take a deer and my aim was horrible  :banghead. I shot maybe half of my rifle rounds  :banghead. I was able to track the deer and get everything off of him, then by this point chilled and exhausted I once again limped my way home (and almost got turned around to the point of passing the farmhouse).
    Yeah, you have to make sure that you are going to be able to take the time to work that harvest... I did the same mistake a couple times and ended up caught in a storm got lost got too cold and hypo'ed out.    Second time I made it back just in time to get some hot coffee and barely - BARELY - survived.   
    Like in real life... Hunting is best done Early in the Morning.
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    « Reply #66 on: June 30, 2016, 01:27:52 PM »
    The camper cabin is a lovely outpost, so is trapper homestead, and maybe pleasant homestead.

    I'm still trying to get the hang of using snares, I need a hunting ground that's better than just trappers homestead. I also need arrows, but this is proving to be difficult. I don't want to trek all the way out to the forge ship just to make arrow heads. Where can I find some premade arrows? I feel I can make the bow pretty easy on my own.

    Eta: With the next update they will be adding a revolver. Can anyone say "the road"? :cool
    « Last Edit: June 30, 2016, 03:14:26 PM by MTK20 »
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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 #67 on: June 30, 2016, 06:16:45 PM »
    Pleasant Valley, and the farm house there is ideal Hunting Grounds.   
    Snares are less reliable at actually getting food than Fishing.   
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    « Reply #68 on: July 02, 2016, 08:06:24 PM »
    Still learning the ropes for fishing (and the game in general), but here's how things are coming along  :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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    « Reply #69 on: July 02, 2016, 09:35:29 PM »
    Nice collection of trilobites on the shelf unit .   Very cool that you have time for intellectual pursuits like paleontology in this game.    :thumbup1
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    « Reply #70 on: July 02, 2016, 10:37:46 PM »
    Nice collection of trilobites on the shelf unit .   Very cool that you have time for intellectual pursuits like paleontology in this game.    :thumbup1

     :rotfl

    That's my venison shelf. Each one of those "trilobites" is worth 800 calories and will have to last me for on the days that the wind and snow is so bad I cannot leave the house.
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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 #71 on: July 03, 2016, 09:24:16 AM »
    Well done!
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    « Reply #72 on: July 03, 2016, 04:51:49 PM »
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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 #73 on: July 03, 2016, 05:00:54 PM »
    :rotfl

    That's my venison shelf. Each one of those "trilobites" is worth 800 calories and will have to last me for on the days that the wind and snow is so bad I cannot leave the house.
    I figured as much but when I saw the screen shot they looked exactly like trilobites and I couldn't resist being a smart a** .     :cool
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    « Reply #74 on: July 03, 2016, 07:08:51 PM »
    I figured as much but when I saw the screen shot they looked exactly like trilobites and I couldn't resist being a smart a** .     :cool

    I mean, the photo does say "venison shelf"  :neener. Although I did think it was pretty funny.

    I'm having to trek to desolation point to make arrow heads now :( . I miss my cabin already, you can only carry so much when on the road.
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