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Whats the worst you have been jumpacared in TLD?

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On 5/23/2019 at 2:23 AM, GothSkunk said:

 

 

So there I am, gathering sticks and what-not by the road, when across the road I see some cedar limbs. I go over with my improvised hatchet in hand and I hack one to pieces. When it finishes, I look up AND THERE'S A VERY ANGRY BEAR REARING UP AT ME! Honest to God I yelled out "JESUS CHRIST" in my apartment at 1:45 am. I hope I didn't wake my neighbours. 

I have a roommate and I stay up late playing how do you think I feel?😐

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10 hours ago, Ghosty 1944 said:

I have a roommate and I stay up late playing how do you think I feel?😐

It just occurred to me: quidditch players are broommates?

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Wait wait wait, I get it now its a sports pun, I thought you were saying if I was gay with some sort of slang and miss typing. Sorry for thinging that.

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Not exactly a jump "scare" but a very unexpected "DEAR SWEET JESUS"-moment was when I set out to get rid of the bear that was pestering me at the Coastal Townsite, so I set up behind one of the houses there while it was roaming around and smacked a .303 right in its face. I had what I thought to be a great escape plan, since I'm convinced the bear will surely try to take the shortest route immediately available to where it's seen me last when it comes to retaliate:

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And then I got bamboozled:

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Just as I turn the corner, sure to have the bear chasing me around the house right now it pops up around the other corner and I run into it at full sprint and get wiped the hell out. After a mauling a few days earlier with only low condition regain during rest this guy mashed me within an inch of my life right there and I almost threw my mouse across the room when it jumped around the corner. At least he bled out eventually but I still decided it was time to move on to another region...

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On 5/24/2019 at 7:38 PM, ThePancakeLady said:

First time meeting Fluffy in the Carter Hydro Dam. before I knew who Fluffy was, and what she was all about. 

Oh yes, and I was trying the passage without a light. :)

 

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I had been playing for about two hours already, setting up camp in the muskeg at Spence's. I was sneaking around, clearing the place out with the bow. Far as I can remember, I had already killed one, but there were about three left. I could hear wolf walking sounds all around me. That was when my dog who was sleeping beside me leapt up and let out a loud bark! Man it nearly made me poop myself!

I scrambled to press the esc button so that I could stop and catch my breath. After a minute or two trying to catch my breath, I let my dog out of the room and tried to continue what I started. But there was no way I could land a hit at that point, my right hand was still shaking. So I retreated to the stable so I could save the game and try again some other time.

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My first Interloper run on the second day, I was taking the double rope climb up to Skeeter's Ridge. I made it to the top of the second rope and crested the snow bank to get out of the narrow ledge area and into the open area of the ridge and what was waiting for me... a silent wolf. We met almost face to face, no time to drop the rabbit I had as a decoy it was over then and there.

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Came out of the gas station in Coastal Highway, got jumped by 2 wolfs, 1 got scared by my gun the other jumped me. As I was applying the bandage and antiseptic and such a bear came, so had to hide in a car .. other time I just came out from a cave into the pleasant vally map and as I were drawing the map I got jumped by a bear.. the end..  

 

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I returned to TLD to try out Steadfast Ranger update having not played the game since before cooking was reworked, so HRV was all new to me.  Also, I don't usually wander too far into TWM just cuz I'm not familiar with the zone beyond the mountaineer's cabin.  So, ..I'm playing on custom sandbox tweaking my True to Life settings, and I keep getting TWM and HRV 5H17-spawns.  I'm dying.. and dying.. and getting trampled.. and I can't find matches.. and I forget to pick up my stupid can before I climb down into some kinda hellhole...  I'm walking along with all my senses heightened straining to see or hear ANYTHING that might warn me to a nearby threat,  and then I hear it.. rabbit or wolf.. only a stone for a weapon.. I'm freezing.. hungry.. thirsty; wondering which way to go... It's dead-quiet in my apt.. wee hours of the morning..  I'm thinking to myself, "What is walking around over that rise...?  Where the heck IS it??".  Suddenly, "BAAAAANGHT!!!" a firetruck right outside my apartment blasts their horn!  I just about pissed myself.

Well done, Hinterland.. :) The Long Dark is like a pizza delivery guy with no short-term memory:  just keeps on delivering...!

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On ‎5‎/‎7‎/‎2019 at 8:07 PM, Blankshield said:

Many times by animals, but Steadfast Ranger gave me the chance to jumpscare myself.

Going through Old Island Connector, with the revolver in hand, because the sight lines are so very short in that map, picking up sticks as I go, and I miss the stick when I clicked and ended up firing a round about 3 inches from where my toes would be.

:)I learned quickly to NOT harvest sticks with the pistol in hand. LOL I did the same too many times to count. Now Its the old H button before hand.

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On 5/24/2019 at 5:38 PM, ThePancakeLady said:

First time meeting Fluffy in the Carter Hydro Dam. before I knew who Fluffy was, and what she was all about. 

The worst part was when she would just walk down that corridor and right past you as she sometimes did.  Downright felt....ghostly, and then threw all conception on where you were to find her out the window.  Even with her moved on now, I still don't trust Carter Dam.  Scares the hoozits from me.

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ajb1978,

". . . I crouch before doing any time-accelerated action,  . . ."

What a good, simple idea.  I had never thought of that. From now on I shall try and remember to crouch when I harvest a carcass. 

 

. . . That has given me another thought about butchering a carcass - perhaps I should drop all cooked meat and fresh pelts a distance away to reduce the scent I give off.

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On 6/9/2019 at 4:36 AM, peteloud said:

ajb1978,

". . . I crouch before doing any time-accelerated action,  . . ."

What a good, simple idea.  I had never thought of that. From now on I shall try and remember to crouch when I harvest a carcass. 

 

. . . That has given me another thought about butchering a carcass - perhaps I should drop all cooked meat and fresh pelts a distance away to reduce the scent I give off.

If I have that kind of stuff and I'm going to do a time accelerated action (typically either carcass harvesting or chopping up a limb) I always drop. You don't need to drop it a distance away... as soon as it hits the ground no predator can pick it up.

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I have many for sure but I think my worst one was when I was in Coastal Highway near the Quonset in my current save. I heard bear crows and I wanted to get a hide so I could get the bearskin bedroll. After looking around I couldn't see any bear but I heard footsteps, my focus was so intense that my vision and hearing were heightened. I came up over a snow drift and there was a wolf on the other side, I flew back into my chair with my heart leaping into my throat :$

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Honestly, the worst jumpscare I ever had in TLD was when I achieved a feat. I was minding my business, just walking along, keeping an eye out for wolves, when suddenly ka-CHONG! Giant loud Snow Walker badge slams into my face! 🤣I nearly threw my controller across the room. Startled me way more than any bear has.

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I was in desolation point, about to enter the last explorable cave before the broken bridge, the one on the side of the road.  I was about to enter the cave when a wolf attacked me; I managed to survive, even with a not-so-small loss of condition, leaving that wolf to run away; at least, that's what I thought. Well, I decided to enter the cave and started exploring it while equipping a flare. I thought: I'm in the cave now, what could go wrong? I Continued exploring, took that  path that leads you higher to that corpse with the rifle near him. Well, I got the rifle, switched back to the flare, searched the body, turned back facing the path I came from... and the wolf was there, 1 meter from me.  I didn't survive that.

Now I wonder: from a game mechanics perspective, that wolf was already in the cave / spawned there, or it could possible have followed me from outside to inside the cave? What's the possible game behaviour?

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18 minutes ago, HellFire90 said:

Now I wonder: from a game mechanics perspective, that wolf was already in the cave / spawned there, or it could possible have followed me from outside to inside the cave? What's the possible game behaviour?

You never forget your first meeting with Scruffy :) He lives in that cave--it's a different wolf than the one that ate you outside.  That's one of two caves in the world that harbor wolves....so in general, it's best to stay on your guard when exploring unfamiliar interiors.  Never assume it's safe, just because it's indoors.

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3 minutes ago, ajb1978 said:

You never forget your first meeting with Scruffy :) He lives in that cave--it's a different wolf than the one that ate you outside.  That's one of two caves in the world that harbor wolves....so in general, it's best to stay on your guard when exploring unfamiliar interiors.  Never assume it's safe, just because it's indoors.

Oh thanks for the info! Never heard about Scruffy, only about Fluffy 😅 I'll be staying on my guard then! Thanks!

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Honestly I get jump scared every time my character got sprain. The cry and red flick of the screen always gets me. I remember it was not so intensive in previous version. But nowadays... Lucky only my right hand with mouse shakes during this event. I fell nowhere because of scare. But I suspect it will happen someday.

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