solide

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Long dark often surprises me when I find items on unexpected places. I have for instance found items in boxes and crates I demolished. I have also found items in drawers that were already open (no option "search") in a filing cabinet containing more drawers.

However, I can not look in all boxes and crates high up on a shelf. Or in open or closed boxes on top of a locker. In fact, I can not even look in the open top drawer in a filing cabinet (and I can not jump).

So I wonder if I am missing out on some hiding places? I could theoretically get to items hidden there if I would destroy the whole iron cabinet (cut up with saw) or destroy every box and crate on a high shelf I can not look into. But is it worth it? Has anyone done this and found items on these high places? 

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Honestly, I don't worry about it.  It's nice to go back to an area later in the game and find a little more ammo and such... stuff you missed on your first loot trip thorugh the location.

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If it's an area you simply cannot get to or look in, such as the top drawer of a filing cabinet, then there isn't anything stored in there.  They are rather devious with their hiding spots for some items, but they don't sadistically place items in unreachable locations.  There's always a way.  (With the exception of beachcombing items spawning below the terrain and being forever unobtainable...that's not intentional though, and I don't know if that's even still a thing.)

On the other hand, sometimes it is necessary to break down objects in order to loot certain containers.  Hibernia is a good example, where there's a backpack that you can only get to if you bust up a wall of crates.  Occasionally if you break open a crate, you will find some items on the ground.  (They aren't "in" the crate, they're on the ground underneath the crate, but since you can't get the items until the crate is gone the effect is the same.)

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Reminds me, what about those cardboard boxes that are folded and next to the wall or on the ground? Has anyone ever found anything concealed behind those? And I suppose the same goes for pallets to the wall?

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3 hours ago, solide said:

Reminds me, what about those cardboard boxes that are folded and next to the wall or on the ground? Has anyone ever found anything concealed behind those? And I suppose the same goes for pallets to the wall?

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I have vague memories of breaking down cardboard boxes and finding unexpected loot behind them, but I can't say for certain that it was the flattened boxes on the walls. It feels really familiar though.

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5 hours ago, Swales said:

I have vague memories of breaking down cardboard boxes and finding unexpected loot behind them, but I can't say for certain that it was the flattened boxes on the walls. It feels really familiar though.

Not found behind one of those flattened cardboard boxes against a wall, but on a recent Survival Mode save in DP, I found a soda and a flashlight hiding behind a cardboard box on the ground, in a corner, one I usually ignored in the past. Not sure why I chose to harvest it this time, perhaps because it was early in the run, I had no lantern, not too many matches, no torch made yet, only one flare. And I needed something to do until the sun came up enough (since I could not sleep any longer, and don't often use Pass Time), and it was there. Really dark image, since I had no light, but, it was a nice surprise, and very sneaky.  ;)20190727235851_1.thumb.jpg.03ca22302f3b8658a1eaf6e4da398b67.jpg

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4 hours ago, ThePancakeLady said:

Not found behind one of those flattened cardboard boxes against a wall, but on a recent Survival Mode save in DP, I found a soda and a flashlight hiding behind a cardboard box on the ground, in a corner, one I usually ignored in the past. 

I've found a handful of interesting things squirreled away on my recent "destroy everything" game.  99.9% of the crates out there don't harbor any secrets, but that is a non-zero statistic.  I had a couple fun surprises, like the MRE inside the crate in the Maintenance Shed, if you walk up those two ramps of planks towards the front of the shed (front being the opposite side of the building as the bed.)  Edit: I seem to recall a box hiding peaches in the Orca station as well.

But yeah I would say if your sole purpose behind breaking down crates and boxes is to find hidden loot, that should be a pastime only.  It's just not worth the time and calories if you're doing it for survival.

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I have, on rare occasions, found rifle ammo on top of a filing cabinet. You couldn't see it but by hovering your mouse near the top - above the drawer, it showed up.

I've also found items on the top shelf of a set of shelves, but that is even rarer. You have to hover your mouse across the bottom of the shelf for it to show.

I don't recall ever finding anything behind a piece of cardboard standing against the wall, but on rare occasions I have found stuff in cardboard boxes and, of course, in those large wooden crates after breaking them down.

I am one of those that hover my mouse over everything. Maybe not the first loot-through, but if/when I go back I am generally a lot more thorough.

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Oh, also check the pickup truck beds. I've found things like tool boxes, cloth,  etc hidden under the snow. If the reticle dot appears, that's a sign something is there. Try "feeling around" with it, and you might find one or more items in there. 

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Just to add: ik found some items (leather pieces) below an empty cardbox. Could not see it, did not show by using mouse. Just when I destroyed the empty box I found these items. image.png.0440402ac5c173e9352b6103a9814c92.png

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