electrix Posted November 13, 2014 Share Posted November 13, 2014 Many logical thoughts here (I know it became somewhat a wall-of-text, sorry).For other alpha-players: please share what you think to my suggestionFor Hinterland-dev's: I love you and your work, continue your voodoo! Please read everything and share your thoughts as well!Pre-textI am on day 49 (edit: 52) and counting, only found 11 bullets so far and I have been in every building in the whole game in search for more.. I've checked every surface, under every bed, inside every drawer or box. Everywhere. I guess that the rest of the bullets are inside a bunker (I haven't find this one yet).I have now resorted to becoming a kamikaze-pilot when it comes to finding meat, jumping the wolves, making the other animals run towards the wolves then fighting the wolves and double the meat-harvesting.BUTToday I just sat down, looking at the fire with nothing to do, over 40L of meat and water in storage, and thought.. "What would I have done if I REALLY was in this situation?". Everyday knowing that one day when the storage of meat is over a wolf will kill me when trying to get it's meat.What would anybody do? Snares is one of the possibilites, yes. But with all the wood that exists I would sit in my cabin and build a bow and a arrow. Even if I know that I suck at shooting with a bow and arrow I would practice everyday for survival.Edit 3: Important note. A snare shouldn't need a workbench. Exactly what does the workbench contribute to creating the snare? A snare depends on wood and gut, why the workbench for such a simple creation?SuggestionsSo easily one of the most important things is the aspect of adapting to survival when it comes to renewable weapons. I know that some things are too large for a game to implement (like digging a giant traphole with your hands and sticking sharp sticks so animals can drop for instance) but with renewable weapons (which is extremely realistic in a situation like this) you would build every thing you could think of as long as you have the renewable material).Bow and arrowA bow and arrow is something that really should be implemented.Bow = Wood (don't know what kind?) and hatchet* or hunting knife* for crafting the wood + cloth or gut for stringArrow = Wood (don't know what kind?) + scrap metal for arrow-head OR/AND more wood, just sharpened, for a lighter "attack" ?* When thinking outside the box (I don't know canadian rules when it comes to hunting) but is not bow allowed at all? Surely someone in this "world" would have a bow and arrow available somewhere (even if a hunting rifle is prefered).Sharp wooden sticks / spears for huntingOne of the things that I really would build straight away. Spear is a great weapons for hunting and also for protection (with a small distance).These suggestions depend on having a sharp tool for carving, like a hunter knife. Though in the stone-ages one could crack a stone in half and use instead. The question is how far and realistic the dev's will go?Otherwise, great game. Can't be more proud over being a VIP Backer!Words to the wonderful dev'sAnd for the dev's, yes. It's a survival game and the aspect of weapons is not the important part but think this; What would you do to survive when you have many items, materials and tools available? Probably anything you can as long as you know it will help you to survive. Right?Edit 1:When thinking about all of the available tools and material it would be extremely easy to make a molotov coctail with a 0,5l empty waterbottle, kerosene, a cloth and a match = instant fried wolf. Of course I am kidding, but really think about it. With ALL of the tools, materials and stuff you've found, what would be possible and easy to do without any need of special hardware or tools?Edit 2:Ready for when the SHTF. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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