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I am a peaceful pilgrim and I love it.

I played a long time on Voyager (as it came out without experience modes), but eventually switched to Pilgrim because a death is too frustrating for me. About two weeks ago I fell in love with this game again.

I see it as an adventure. My character is an adventurer that discovers a world on his own. He faces different challenges (allthough I do not have to worry about really anything.)  To make my own story is something I never really did before. I was always on the side of "I only play singleplayer campaigns because of the story". But with The Long Dark that has changed. My male character is a photographer that has made the decision to portray the quiet apocalypse. On my way through the world I make a lot of screenshots and videos. (A video of my pilgrimage would be very cool in my opinion. I am working on it.) I am very glad, Hinterland included the Pilgrim mode because otherwise I would not play this great game, I guess. I have never really got to the point where I overcome my frustration that comes with a death (especially when I am in the middle of an epic trip). Permadeath is just not for me. Everything else I love soo much. For me it is on of the best games of all time. It has everything I enjoy: Exploration, survival without zombies, a sense of adventure, a beatiful world, music, etc.

My challenge is: the Platinum Trophy in this game. That would be a true sign of love and dedication in my eyes. There was a time where I thought I could never get the Platinum trophy but I have accept the callenge. At this point I have 3 challenges left: 500 days, all skills on level 5 and all challenges. I recently had a huge set back. My 300 days character (with almost every skill on 5) died because of my own stupidity. But I have learned from this mistake.

I admire all players that have fun with this game, regardless of what difficulty they play the game. I might try custom modes in the future (everything harder except the predators. Fighting in this game is not a lot of fun for me.)


Thank you, Hinterland, for making a game that is so diverse.

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". . . . .Permadeath is just not for me. "

I avoid Permadeath by backing up my saves.  If a pack of wolves or a triple bear attack kills me I restore my backup.  The games would soon lose its enjoyment if I had to repeat those first few hundred game days again and again and again.

If this was a competitive game this would be cheating, but it's solo game so I'm only cheating myself. 

 

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A total of zero hours, but I might just play some for the cartography achievement 

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On 10/27/2019 at 9:53 AM, peteloud said:

The games would soon lose its enjoyment if I had to repeat those first few hundred game days again and again and again.

Funny how different people are. I have a hard time going over around 150 days. Not because I die so frequently. Simply because .... I lack things to do.

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I play mostly Voyager, but I also do admit I like Pilgrim. :D Sorry but Stalker and Interloper is not for me. 

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17 hours ago, jeffpeng said:

Funny how different people are. I have a hard time going over around 150 days. Not because I die so frequently. Simply because .... I lack things to do.

I see that as part of the challenge. What would you do in real life? Lay down and die after two years? I like to think I would keep plugging away. So I do. Of course I don't survive as long as you, either. I haven't even reached 200 days yet. :D

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On 10/4/2019 at 1:02 PM, MrsHoneypot said:

How long did you play Pilgrim before you moved on to the other modes?

I started playing ages ago, January 2015. The difficulty modes had just been implemented and I started with Voyageur but I kept dying a few in game hours in, so I switched to Pilgrim for a couple of runs to understand the basic needs mechanics before going back to the angry wolves.:P

On 10/4/2019 at 1:02 PM, MrsHoneypot said:

Did you just dive straight in to Interloper?

As soon as it was introduced I tried it out, I was playing Stalker before that because Voyageur got too easy.

On 10/4/2019 at 1:02 PM, MrsHoneypot said:

What mode is most comfortable for you right now?

Right now v.119 early access launch time capsule :D which is tough, wolves are not that bad and cold isn't either but it's the scarcity (and the food poisoning) that kills you. Amazing.

Before I discovered time capsules I used to play a custom mode similar to Interloper, littlest loot possible but less dangerous wildlife and slightly milder weather, I'll probably go back to it after I get bored with the memory lane trip.

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I started with voyager and have no interest in stalker or interloper (at the moment at least). I have one save in pilgrim that I have named "vacation"; I play it just to relax and enjoy the scenery (and  I roleplay in my head that I'm not stranded but instead just on a camping trip 😄).

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I started at Voyager and stayed in it. It is in the game "this is how the developers intended it". Who am I to argue with them.  I tried Pilgrim and Stalker. No good for me. Maybe I will try custom mix of Pilgrim fauna Voyager spawn and Interloper weather. And thats nice. You can mix it how you see fit.

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