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Hopeless Rescue - Flare Gun Exploit

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Since Crossroad Elegy added the crash site to Pleasant Valley, the flare gun can be collected there instead of going all the way to Timberwolf Mountain. Of course, it's a pretty crazy exploit...but  it's feels like an update to Hopeless Rescue. After doing hundreds of runs the normal way and already posting a respectable 15 hour 31 minutes,  I'm having a lot of fun doing some speedruns that take about an hour to complete. My fastest time is 10 hour 48 minutes so far....so if you want to get a good time, now's the opportunity...before it's fixed. 

 

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I have looked in the Raven Falls ravine and the flare pistol was not there.  This was back before the Elegy update.

The wiki indicates there is another flare pistol.  Wonder if it appears as well in the Hopeless Rescue.
 

 

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Distress pistols can also be found near frozen corpses such at Peak Cave in Hushed River Valley even if it, in this case, spawns rarely.

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8 hours ago, Ice Hole said:

Raven Falls ravine

The flare gun has random spawns...3 at the crash site...so maybe you went to the Ravine on a run when it didn't spawn. Maybe you can test it again and let us know 😎😎

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Tested the Raven Falls Ravine twice today and the FP did not show.

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Hi All,

I am new to the Community, created an account just for this topic:)

1. I think they disabled the spawns for FP other than TimberWolf but did not update it after Episode 3 was released.

2. Got 10:30 using a little bit of different route in PV than Lohaan and having 4 stims after obtaining the gun.1243822449_HopelessRescue.thumb.jpg.e57c7f2b28e1d7d0c0f34eda32df70b7.jpg

3. I am very pleased with this exploit as as Lohaan mentioned it feels like an update and new strategies become viable. (Currently considering a skip of the Camp office in ML as the Recycled Cans are not really needed that much, you can brew 4 coffees at signal hill and 4-8 (if you have that much) in PV Farmstead.

4. Not sure but I think that stamina recharges faster when you are more rested, therefore drinking like 10 coffees at once maybe a viable strategy as well.

5. Would love to see more challanges like this one. Imagine the possibility of different runs :)

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22 minutes ago, R3425 said:

a little bit of different route

Welcome to the forums. How does your route follow? Do you ever upload any of your clips? Would be awesome to see you run. 

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20 hours ago, Ice Hole said:

Tested the Raven Falls Ravine twice today and the FP did not show.

Thanks for trying!

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6 minutes ago, Lohaan said:

How does your route follow? Do you ever upload any of your clips? Would be awesome to see you run. 

Nah I dont even record them. Just started running this challange recently. I added my route in PV to the map below:

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I must have been quite fast as I did not do the skip in Desolation Point but just ran around after exiting the mine :)

Also not sure about my route in CH, I ran like that.

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@R3425 Ok one thing to mention...my route in PV...although you do not see it on my upload...i skipped this time...but there is another chance of Stim at the rural store...and there is also a GO! drink there...which helps for climbing the hill up to the mine. But with enough stims, probably just skip the rural store.... I made few mistakes this run, but the weather was good so it was lucky. Another thing Ive been checking is for the flare gun at the Town Hall across the rural store...because in story mode it had a one...but so far nothing. 

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38 minutes ago, R3425 said:

my route in CH

@R3425Your route in CH....yes Ive considered that a few times...but twice a bear was there....so i am always in 2 minds about which side of the island to go. What is your fastest time doing it normal...going up the mountain?

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48 minutes ago, Lohaan said:

What is your fastest time doing it normal...going up the mountain?

Well I never learned how to do this whole out of bounds mountain runs :) so my best is around 18:54. Thats why I like this exploit so much :D

When it comes to the Bear in CH it is almost always there for me too but I just run past it and/or use the Flare Gun to scare it away.

Wonder if sub 10 is possible 🤔

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2 hours ago, R3425 said:

Well I never learned how to do this whole out of bounds mountain runs :) so my best is around 18:54. Thats why I like this exploit so much :D

When it comes to the Bear in CH it is almost always there for me too but I just run past it and/or use the Flare Gun to scare it away.

Wonder if sub 10 is possible 🤔

Your time is fast, so you will be able to do a normal run faster than 18hr54 too.... It just takes time to do one run after another after another and so on and on and on....until you get that good break in the weather and enough stims. Sub 10 is very possible no doubt. I'm really enjoying this exploit at the moment. 

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I think I should do a clip for this route :)

1 pack of coffee + 5 stims. Skip all the drawers + skip Camp Office. 3 stims used in PV 1 in CH 1 in Desolation. (And I had a blizzard in this run🥶)

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8 minutes ago, R3425 said:

I think I should do a clip for this route

You should definitely do a clip for this and upload to Youtube. Well done!

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Close but no cigar. Skipped camp office....1 coffee...5 stims...some bad weather..not too bad. But definitely sub-9 is possible i think. 

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@R3425 Still not optimized...several mistakes and wolf attacks...bleeding out...still not getting the correct through to PV....but it was better this time and your tips really helped to get me here.

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Sub 9 definitely possible....:) Got unlucky with coffe spawn but got 6 stims in total

 

 

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9 hour 12 minutes. 6 stims. Spent too much time cooking coffee...but found the right line through PV this time. 

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Hi Speedrunners

Very interesting, it motivated me to start again with TLD. So after several months not playing I started yesterday, had still 12h.

Will try it the next days to be faster.

 

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Finished twice and my best time so far is 12h 1m.

That will be very hard to save 3h for me!?!

I arrive at the farm house after 4h. What is your time arriving the farm house?
Because this leaves me only 5 more hours to finish the rest?!?

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@Lohaan  I mised your new record of 8h 37m yesterday, congrats!

I had a 10h 33m time yesterday, but still 2h too slow

 

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18 minutes ago, Goodzilla said:

new record of 8h 37m

This was a glitched run...so i dropped off the map...and where before you landed in TWM, now you land at the crash site...so for glitched run of 8:37...and considering you skip Signal Hill and the farmhouse...its actually not too fast....and can still be improved. But for exploited runs, @R3425 is faster at 9hr 1m. 

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