Dan Lipscomb

What Happened to Broken Railroad?

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I just walked through here for the first time since the update. Is it just me or did they remove a junk of explore-able area along the way in? This feels like a real funnel now. Oddly seemed like less wolves in that initial section, and literally a few more by the yard. I think I killed 5 on the way in there. 1 by the car at the road, 3 in the yard and 1 on the back fence. This was serious Quonset garage type stuff. Anyone else get the feeling that map shrunk? Any chance that they expanded somewhere else? Would love if this connected to a new zone or made Milton/HRV. This would make the weird trek here to the forge a worthwhile thing.

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Its always felt very claustrophobic to me.  I ran thru it the other day and it didn't seem smaller, but it did seem more defined - so even more enclosed.

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Yeah they definitely changed it. I'm no broken railroad expert, but it seems to me that they made it shorter but a bit wider, with an extra route past near the derailed train. When I went through there post update, it seemed a lot easier to avoid the wolves. And the route walking back seemed a lot quicker too. But like I said, it's not a region I have a lot of experience with.

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I agree it looks a bit shorter, the new small train wreck takes the place of the old abandoned train and it's probably nearer to the road to the shed. I don't know what else was shortened by the rearrangement, maybe the "frozen river of first-day wolfy death" at the bottom of the valley. A climbable barrier may actually be a good defense line against wandering wolves.

Speaking of the wrecked train, Old Bear creeped the crawlies out of me.

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Has anyone else noticed that there is no heavy hammer in the work shop on BRR?  I broke down all of the crates and boxes but I couldn't find one in there.  I think it might be a bug because there were two soda cans that had sunk into a barrel next to the forge.

I wanted to make arrow heads, and I die just about every time I step off the tracks of FM, so I was excited to use the nice new indoor forge near the hunting lodge.  I guess I'll take my chances at Spence's.

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5 hours ago, Kneecapitator said:

Has anyone else noticed that there is no heavy hammer in the work shop on BRR? 

I found a hammer directly next to the forge, on a shelf.

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I don't know if it's been modified or I'm just being ridiculous, but I just noticed the Landslide is not an impassable wall, just a one-way passage.

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1 hour ago, Doc Feral said:

I don't know if it's been modified or I'm just being ridiculous, but I just noticed the Landslide is not an impassable wall, just a one-way passage.

Unless they changed something in the patches since you can climb over it both ways

When I first played Wintermute and didn't know BR I went the long way. And then didn't find the fallen tree. Had to spend the night on the ice in a bedroll. Now I always simply go over it

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I've tried going over it both ways and never did find a way going towards the maintenance yard road, but I did going back towards FM.

I'll have to go back and try again, now that I know you can go over both ways.

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That sounds like the same way you use to go from BR to FM.

I've tried that but with no success. Even trying the same path used to go from BR to FM. I'll try again though.

Thanks! :)

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On 1/16/2019 at 10:37 PM, MatoroTBS said:

I found a hammer directly next to the forge, on a shelf.

I have just spent a few days at the maintenance shed in BR and could not find any heavy hammer.  On reading your post I went back and checked and those shelves had no hammer.  I had another thorough search of the workshop and still couldn't find it. 

Not that the heavy hammer would do me much good, I haven't been able to find any coal either.

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On 1/19/2019 at 10:44 AM, Serenity said:

Going from FM to BR you can go up towards the right side

I found the way. It's a bit more finicky then going from BR to FM but it works.

Thanks! :)

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On 1/16/2019 at 12:00 PM, Kneecapitator said:

Has anyone else noticed that there is no heavy hammer in the work shop on BRR?  I broke down all of the crates and boxes but I couldn't find one in there.  I think it might be a bug because there were two soda cans that had sunk into a barrel next to the forge.

I wanted to make arrow heads, and I die just about every time I step off the tracks of FM, so I was excited to use the nice new indoor forge near the hunting lodge.  I guess I'll take my chances at Spence's.

That happened to me too, and then I found 3 hammers at Spence's. This was on Pilgrim, so I doubt that'll be the case for everyone.

Not sure if you're dying from thin ice or wolves in FM, but if it's the ice - there's a pretty straightforward route to Spence's if you start at the break in the railroad tracks. Lots of snowy patches to guide the way. :ph34r:

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On 27/01/2019 at 11:12 PM, Kneecapitator said:

I went back and looked again.  No hammer anywhere but there was plenty of coal.

Just arrived at the workshop. Heavy Hammer was in one of the big red tool chests.

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