Superego Posted September 29, 2014 Share Posted September 29, 2014 Food condition drops as you play - everyone knows that. But given the food currently in the game and the elements at play - the cold climate - food should really last a lot longer.Canned food can last for years. As such I don't feel it's realistic for things such as the cans of pork & beans to degrade at all in the game. One exception would be if you've smashed the can to access it's contents without a can opener, or the can is only partially consumed once opened with a can opener - essentially once the can has been opened, then that particular item of food can start to degrade, and at a fairly quick rate too!As for renewably (or almost renewable) food - venison and wolf meat - this too could last indefinitely. At 0°F (-18°C) or lower, steaks will keep for six to twelve months without losing much favour, and will atually keep indefinitely but the longer they're frozen the less tasty they'll be. And the temperatur eoutside in the game is often below freezing. Perhaps there could be an option to wrap venison or wolf meat in newspaper and then bury it in the snow - you'd need to mark or remember were you bury it. This would then cause the meat to freeze and keep until you need to retrieve and cook it. Maybe there could be a chance of a wolf finding it and eating it before you can retrieve it, though I'm not sure how much odor frozen meat would give off for a wolf to locate it via smell. Bottled water should also last indefinitely - though I've not noticed the condition of water in the game to drop below 100%.It's already a challenge to find enough food to stay alive while contending with the elements and dangers of the wilderness, only for that food to possibly start in a poor condition and then be constantly degrading as the hours go by. It's not like the food in the game is highly perishable. And even for the food that is (the scavengeable meat), freezing could help.Thoughts? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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