Stormwolf1O1

A Dam Hard Challenge

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Just now, Stormwolf1O1 said:

I'll snap a pic next time I see one! :) 

I'm not saying I don't believe it though but just why I don't get them? I've got close to 1,600 hrs in this game, lol, why haven't I seen that? Maybe it's a recent thing? I haven't played much since I recently bought 'Defense Grid - The Awakening' which is my current addiction.

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15 minutes ago, Stormwolf1O1 said:

I'll snap a pic next time I see one! :) 

I've seen them there before, it's the luck of the draw m8....

Spawns also depend on difficulty level....

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4 hours ago, SnowWalker said:

I read, or heard somewhere that the well fed human body can survive for about 40 - 50 days without food, and if you don't exert yourself. Dying of starvation in just ten days in this game is so unrealistic, unless it was thirst you died from, which will kill you in real life in only a few days. Dying of thirst in this dam challenge shouldn't happen quickly either since you'd know that you have to boil as much water as possible within the first few fires that you can make. You can though, survive without water for up to 14 days if you are in a colder climate and you have a high body-water percentage. The more body fat you have means less body water percentage. Anyway, what I'm saying is that in this cold climate, and the fact that we begin a new game well fed and hydrated, we should be surviving a lot longer than ten days without food or water, especially considering that we wouldn't run out of food for a few of those days.

This has been brought up ad nauseum and covered in negative reviews I have read...

The calories burned in the game whilst doing nothing and while doing various activities are OBSCENE. The time it takes to harvest a rabbit by hand and the calories it burns to do so are one of the most unrealistic things imaginable....

It's done in part because if the calorie burn was more realistic, the game would be terribly boring due to the ease in which you could survive. If things took a more realistic amount of time the day would drag on, and you will be bored because you could get so much done in the game in one day.

If you starved slower AND all the animal meat gave the correct amount of calories  (all animal meats give about 600 more calories per kilogram than they do in the game) you wouldn't have to go out and hunt for food, or fish, or gather so regularly. Looking for food is a task that occupies the majority of your time, without it what would you do all day in the game? Stare at a wall? 

Then we would spend all day complaining about how easy and boring the game is....

I'm pretty sure that is the main reason things are the way that they are in the game.....why they can't just come out and say that is beyond me....

I guess it would make it sound like the game is boring and they didn't add enough actual activities to do in the game other than look for food, or read a skill book if you already have food....

Found the review that complained about the food issue, I wouldn't call it a "negative review" and it's from two years ago so it's less relevant. Most reviews of The Long Dark are more positive though:

http://www.reaxxion.com/6401/the-long-dark-is-a-prime-example-of-whats-wrong-with-survival-games

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7 hours ago, RossBondReturns said:

I flat out got frostbite on my hands...and made it in the window with...around 10 condition...the whole of the dam video segment woulda been in 10 or less condition.

It was a brutally slow and painful death to watch.

Damn.. moving about is hard enough when you're below 10% condition.. moving through the tangled mess that the Dam's interior is now, in that condition, must have been a nightmare in itself.

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40 minutes ago, SnowWalker said:

I haven't played much since I recently bought 'Defense Grid - The Awakening' which is my current addiction.

I was wondering why we hadn't seen you much of late..

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11 minutes ago, Thrasador said:

The review called it unnecessary filler, and it's an example of "what's wrong" with a majority of survival games....including The Long Dark....

I know, lol. It's all true. How can I complain about realism in some games when I will except magic and health potions and x-ray vision in a lot of games and it's just all right :D

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Just now, SnowWalker said:

I know, lol. It's all true. How can I complain about realism in some games when I will except magic and health potions and x-ray vision in a lot of games and it's just all right :D

I found that review I was trying to recall from memory and added it to my post above....

It is an old review though....

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2 minutes ago, JAFO said:

I was wondering why we hadn't seen you much of late..

Yes, plus summer is over and I'm back to work. No more late nights except on weekends.

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2 minutes ago, SnowWalker said:

Yes, plus summer is over and I'm back to work. No more late nights except on weekends.

Oh right....real life, forgot about that....bleh!

Summer is over, back to work....sounds like a teacher....

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36 minutes ago, Thrasador said:

I've seen them there before, it's the luck of the draw m8....

Spawns also depend on difficulty level....

Oh I know it is, I'm just saying that I put so many hrs in the game and played all difficulties so many time, you'd think I'd get one at least once.

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3 minutes ago, Thrasador said:

Oh right....real life, forgot about that....bleh!

I know, why can't life be fun all the time? Thanks a lot Eve :D

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2 minutes ago, SnowWalker said:

I know, why can't life be fun all the time? Thanks a lot Eve :D

My favorite thing about you @SnowWalker, is when you ARE active whatever thread you, me, and @JAFO are talking in becomes a chat room...

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14 minutes ago, JAFO said:

Damn.. moving about is hard enough when you're below 10% condition.. moving through the tangled mess that the Dam's interior is now, in that condition, must have been a nightmare in itself.

For the record I made it to the control room.

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2 minutes ago, Thrasador said:

My favorite thing about you @SnowWalker, is when you ARE active whatever thread you, me, and @JAFO are talking in becomes a chat room...

:D I hope Stormwolf101 doesn't mind.

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18 minutes ago, SnowWalker said:

:D I hope Stormwolf101 doesn't mind.

That I don't! I'm just happy to see positive activity lol

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40 minutes ago, Thrasador said:

Oh right....real life, forgot about that....bleh!

Summer is over, back to work....sounds like a teacher....

Nope, but I'm in the school system arena. Not saying what that is though, not to a  biochemist, lol. No, not custodian.

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I'm on to something big on voyageur. Im easily gonna beat 15 days.

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4 hours ago, Thrasador said:

If you starved slower AND all the animal meat gave the correct amount of calories  (all animal meats give about 600 more calories per kilogram than they do in the game) you wouldn't have to go out and hunt for food, or fish, or gather so regularly. Looking for food is a task that occupies the majority of your time, without it what would you do all day in the game? Stare at a wall? 

Then we would spend all day complaining about how easy and boring the game is....

That seems like a rather easy balancing issue - fishing and especially hunting should be difficult. As it is finding and killing a ton of game is rather easy. Actually I'd prefer that, if food was much more scarce but more filling; it would be a big deal to find a can of spam or catch one bunny or a 3kg fish. Now it's like "okay I'll just get three more of these and come back for more tomorrow".

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43 minutes ago, kurja said:

As it is finding and killing a ton of game is rather easy.

Try Interloper for a while and see if you still think the above statement is true.. ;):P:D

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1 hour ago, JAFO said:

Try Interloper for a while and see if you still think the above statement is true.. ;):P:D

I play interloper. There are a lot of deer and bunnies in the game. Catching fish is pretty much guaranteed too.

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1 hour ago, kurja said:

I play interloper. There are a lot of deer and bunnies in the game.

Just because there are a lot of 'em doesn't mean you can harvest a bunch of them as easily as lower difficulty levels though.. the weather sees to that. Fish yeah.. but even then, on Interloper it takes a lot of firewood gathered beforehand if you're gonna go for a big haul.

In other words, the costs imposed by Interloper reduce the amount you can take in one hit.

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How is harvesting a bunny different on say stalker vs interloper? You take it to a sheltered place, harvest, profit. Deer are a bit more tricky. So far food has never been much of a problem for me on interloper.

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1 hour ago, kurja said:

How is harvesting a bunny different on say stalker vs interloper? You take it to a sheltered place, harvest, profit.

Yes, rabbits recently became something of an exception.. and I never claimed food in Interloper was a problem.. just that, other than rabbits, there's a higher cost involved in obtaining it.. which is not the same thing as saying it's too costly.

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From Morning 5 of my Interloper Dam Hard Challenge run!

Thanks for all the encouragement!

Uploading a Let's Play as well- will add the link later.

Morning 5 of my A Dam Hard Challenge.gif

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