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You can find lighter fluid around in the form of Accelerants, so why not Lighters?

You could find them on porches, in cars, occasionally in houses, and largely in commercial areas such as the Orca Gas Station.

The design would be a standard Zippo (or maybe Bic) lighter with the Hinterland logo on it.

You could use it to start fires, or as a poor quality light.

You could also use it with the spray cans to produce a "special" effect...

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That's a great idea! It would fit pretty well with The game without ruining its style. A lighter would be a very useful and cool addition.

It's a yes from me!

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Such lighters could be sold as merchandise, except that I wouldn't like to see HTL encouraging smoking.

Other fire-lighting devices would have to be reduced to keep the balance of the game's challenges.

 

 

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Also we should wiew The situtation from a little bit more realistic wiew, about what would people have left in their homes If such world wide catashtrophe happends.

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Yeah I like this idea alot! Very realistic!
But there would have to be certain balance issues worked out no doubt. You'd have to reduce matches, they would have to be more rare, start with a certain amount of fuel, maybe they should only light at a certain temperature, and if they get wet they won't work at all until they dry. It can work! It would definitely add a new layer of strategy and realism so this is something that needs to be done. 100% agree.

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On 5/21/2020 at 4:00 PM, Boneviolin said:

...about what would people have left in their homes if such wordwide catastrophe happens.

Would you really take every single Bic or Zippo lighter in your house with you if you had to leave?

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Simply, lighters would be over powered or in other, words to significantly decrees difficulty be an addition.

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Lighters would not be overpowered. I will just leave this here

 

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Posted (edited)

It is an interesting concept, but they already have fire strikers that serve that purpose.

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On 5/30/2020 at 8:30 PM, Jacob0522 said:

It is an interesting concept, but they already have fire strikers that serve that purpose.

Fire strikers can't be used like a lantern...

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Lighters?  No, thank you...

Considering all the ways we can get fire in this game already (and how easy it is to achieve)...  I think lighters are unnecessary and I feel like it would be just a player convenience (which I'm generally against anything that I think just serves to make life easier for the player).

This has been mentioned many times in the past, I figured I would just echo what I've said before:

On 7/24/2019 at 8:05 PM, ManicManiac said:

a long time ago I had refillable "zippo" style lighters on some of my wish list posts...

However, the reason I no longer have this item on anymore of my wish lists, is that: given the resources and systems already in place... it's just not really necessary because of the options we have and the availability of those resources.


:coffee::fire:
I don't think we need any more ignition sources.
I think we have what we need already. :)
I don't think lighters would add anything to the game except a "player convenience" (which as I mentioned before, I am not in favor of).

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3 hours ago, kuula70 said:

not an gas ligther wybe one like theseimage.jpeg.e85ee7eb8cc27cd3dc7542f1d3826773.jpeg

 

This is a zippo gas lighter

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I've been in favour of lighters before and I still am. Not because it offers any great bonuses or major gameplay greatness, but because it'd make sense that it is something people would leave behind. 

It's the same thing for me as alcohol and cigarettes - there might not be any great buffs, but it'd make sense that they were there - because humans.

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Yeah I agree. If they have time I think they should add them in. Otherwise I think they should probably focus on other things because it really doesn't change anything gameplay wise.

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I would disagree with lighters, however a natural way to fire starting may be a better idea to stick with Long Dark's style. Currently no such thing exists in-game, apart from magnifying glasses, however they do not work indoors so. After running out of matches etc, starting a fire via flint & steel or bushcraft methods such as a Bow Drill might be good?

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bow drill would be good. Make it take quite some time to start a fire with it and have it use extra calories too. Other sources should be faster/easier so you need to choose between saving one resource or another.

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