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Okay i don't know if this is only me, but I was playing yesterday, and in the very early morning my character woke up and i went outside. I kept hearing a sound i've never heard before in the game. It sounded like a plane flying overhead, but there wasn't anything above me yet the sound was very loud. (this wasn't during an aurora and I was in crumbling highway; definitely did not mistake the sound for not just being the waves from the ocean) I even have a clip of it and and you can definitely hear this weird sound.  Was this purposely put in the game or is it some type of glitch possibly on my end?

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In the Milton Mailbag Dispatch #28 posted today, @Raphael van Lierop said:

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Pretty soon we'll be forced to deprecate some versions of Windows because Microsoft doesn't support them anymore.

So those of us that play TLD on Win 7 will never be able to play the finished game unless we upgrade to Win 10?

The system requirements advertised on Steam only list Win 7 and Win 10.

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Hello! I have loved the soundtrack and saw that you had made a Twitter saying it was going to be on ITunes. Are you still planning on putting it on? If so do you have a general date like this year or when all the episodes are out?

thank you and keep up the good work!

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2 hours ago, Hawk said:

In the Milton Mailbag Dispatch #28 posted today, @Raphael van Lierop said:

So those of us that play TLD on Win 7 will never be able to play the finished game unless we upgrade to Win 10?

The system requirements advertised on Steam only list Win 7 and Win 10.

To be clear @Hawk -- because this isn't what I said -- I was referring to older versions of Windows that MS no longer supports like Vista and XP (which used to be in our min-specs). We've since removed them. Win 7 and Win 10 should be fine until we finish the game.

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35 minutes ago, Raphael van Lierop said:

To be clear @Hawk -- because this isn't what I said -- I was referring to older versions of Windows that MS no longer supports like Vista and XP (which used to be in our min-specs). We've since removed them. Win 7 and Win 10 should be fine until we finish the game.

Sorry @Raphael van Lierop, I forgot to include the quote of what you said. My bad. :$

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Pretty soon we'll be forced to deprecate some versions of Windows because Microsoft doesn't support them anymore.

Thanks for your answer though. I appreciate it. :)

I know the Win 7 life cycle ends in Jan. of 2020 along with Microsoft support so I mistakenly thought that's what you were talking about.

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As far as I can tell, the new soundtrack released in Vigilant Flame is not in the game's OST you can buy on Steam and Bandcamp. This is the only thing stopping me from buying it, because these are one of my favourite tracks and I would love to listen to them on their own. Will there be an updated version or will these release along Ep. 3 in Volume Two, perhaps? Thanks for your answer. :-)

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Is there any chance there could be an option added to the custom settings to turn off dead bodies, even though they are loot containers? I would like to play this with my younger nieces and nephews and not have to explain why there are frozen people in all the areas. Thank you for your consideration.

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On 6/26/2018 at 3:47 PM, PlayerPawn said:

Is it possible to get some behind the scenes videos on your official YouTube channel?  I'm always interested in various components of game design and I love seeing how things come together.

I second this! Without giving off too many spoilers however...

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Is Methuselah a human being or an omnipotent apocalypse god? 

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Hello! I'd like to ask you, what is the direction of future updates of Survival Mode. Are you going to focus on increasing the amount of new content (like adding Revolver and someday  the new region, which I'm looking forward to!) or maybe on overhauling mechanisms (like starting fires or fishing) or something else? Is there an aspect of the Survival Mode which in your opinion is currently a problem? (like not enough places to visit? too little variety of items? no goals after exploring the whole world?)

Thanks :)

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1.jpg.c40e56f123653d55c992e4fe9c135f74.jpg2.jpg.6dfbae6f819b6069b181414d39793034.jpg3.jpg.c0dc0cabaf963cabca3c3c75a8a70571.jpg4.jpg.cbdeb1ec05e71f69132df28bb81faffb.jpg148069507_2.thumb.png.7cfa23706dc24ef4f5c1b8c34b3e424d.png1979311488_1.thumb.png.5d56ff1788cf545717b4d592b108c52a.pngI have been playing this game for a long time and I have one very interesting question: Why are some objects in survival mode simply inaccessible for interaction or, on the contrary, fail through textures. Is that how it should be?

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Hello @Raphael van Lierop and the team, thanks for this reaaaaally nice game.

I have a simple question: why did you (personally or as a team), at some point, chose to reward players exponentially for sleeping long stretches?

Something linear like "in a bed, after the first hour, every hour slept heals twice the normal awake recovery" would have seemed more natural to me. That would still make players sleep long stretches, but not come back from the other side of the Styx in only one night.

It stills bugs me that you can go to bed after a wolf fight with frostbite risk, 4 sprains, hypothermia, eat 7 cattails, drink, choose 10 hours, and start as if nothing happened. As if it was not a big mistake to be careless.

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Why you added revolver instead of more common shotguns? Its story purposed?

In wilderness handguns are not very likely used, compare to long guns.

Why revolver over more common semi auto pistol? 

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As you continue to work on the game, are there things that you made preciously that interrupts or even breaks certain aspects of the game?

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1) I am not sure if this has been ask before or not. But I notice how Characters have there own unique clothing that is not in survival. Is there any chance you will be adding Will's coat & boots, Jeremiah's hat, coat & boots or Mathis's sheepskin jacket into survival mode as a wearable clothing item that can be found but not crafted? Or do you wish to keep those unique to the characters?

2) Is that white wolves in the new cover art? Is that a hint at a future addition?

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Has anybody at Hinterland thought about a VR version of this game. A sort of, branch off of the game like The Forest did?

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Since the lore of Great Bear Island is that it was pretty much an industrial powerhouse, would we see a more industrial side of Great Bear instead of some small logging camps and mines or waling like habrina, like if we saw huge logging camps or coal fired power plants or possibly steel mills

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One thing (as an American, lol) I always appreciate in games are firearm sound effects and reload animations. The bullet-by-bullet animation of the rifle remains one of my favorites ever. The satisfying clink of brass hitting brass, sometimes I unload my rifle drop a bullet and reload it again just for that sound. 

I do tend to fidget with my weapon out in this game, unloading it and reloading it as I walk to have something to do with my hands. Aiming every few seconds just cause. Especially with the flaregun, I cock and uncock that thing maybe a hundred times each time I go walking.

My question is: do you plan on adding attachments or customizations to our weapons? I love my rifle but i'd love it even more with some bear fur wrapped around the stock as a little trophy. Alternatively, a scope or one of those little keychain things hanging off the end of the barrel. A rabbit's foot for luck or something. Something to make the weapon mine. Even the option to carve notches into the stock with a hunting knife for each kill would go a long way. 

Of course this is all optics and none of it really matters to survival, but I think getting attached to your weapon is always a nice feeling. 

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Is there something that really excites you and the team to get done for a future update?

How about something that's already in the game?

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Have you thought about adding a knife in the merchandise store with a handle carved like a fox. and i would think it cool if you got backpacks that has pictures of the charaters filled with snacks that you guys like to eat while playing the game or you might pack in your survival kit of your own?

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I've been playing TLD on xbox for a while now and I want to switch over to pc/mac. Will there ever be a progress transfer feature from one system to another?

- Thanks :)

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Hey just wanted to say I've been playing this game since very early in its development and its been a blast watching this game grow. It's nice to see developers working hard and being honest. (cough, cough, fallout 76) I have bought the game on both my computer, early in development and now, the PS4 and I would like to say that apart from a few glitches (falling through the ice) this game plays very well on both systems without a feeling of a 'need of a mouse' when I am in the inventory screen. 
I've had many questions about this game but I'll stick to two since you are doing a double batch. 

Why can't I use lines with reclaimed wood to create snares? This has always confused me because it looks like a line attached to wood. I could see it being because the gut is supposed to attract the rabbit in some way? Is it a gameplay issue that you don't want people creating 2 snares off of every gut? 

Do you guys market the game/try to get it more exposure with every release of Wintermute? I feel as if this game doesn't get nearly the amount of praise it deserves and every time I mention it to a friend looking for a new survival game they seem to never have herd of TLD. I know obviously you market the game and running ads are very expensive but do you find it hard to get press about a game that was released years ago but yet gets massively better every year?

Thanks again for the sweet game and hard work. 
P.S: Backpack from Andrew Jackson Jihad would be an awesome song for a trailer. 

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I was looking at the merch store and was wondering why the pricing of the tld logo mug was 3 EUR less than the other mugs at 22 EUR, answer?

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Hi. Yeah. I was gone. And now I am back. And no Pancakes. 

What gives Boss?  My return deserves at least one little plate of Pancakes somewhere in the game. 

Doesn't it? :(

 

That will be all. Good to be home again. :)

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