What is your favourite base in the long dark?


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Mine overall is probably the farmhouse in PV because of the fact that there are lots of wildlife nearby (Deer, Bunnies, Wolves, and the Bear that sometimes comes through sometimes. Also the fact that there are lots of furniture to break down which solves the fuel problem. There is also the porch which is a great spot for hunting the bear, and just the fact that its big. 
 

What's yours?

 

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Warm nd fuzzy for stinky?😂that fishing hut in ash canyon!

As for no jokes warm nd fuzzy, I guess I like trapper cabin in mystery lake. It even has glowing windows at night from wintermute. I guess they just kept the same textures. It feels so wonderful to come in, when you have a fire going. I really enjoyed coming back to that place in wintermute; there was constant fire going. Thank you, Jeremiah. 

Another one I really enjoy is outlook post in bleak inlet. When there is a blizzard late evening and you see it all through windows, while cooking up some timberwolf steak and reishi tea with princess on the pot belly stove.

Also that fishing village's most right hut in coastal highway is pleasant. I really enjoy the interior.

Mountaineers hut in TWM is also no doubt up there as far as enjoyment. My only gripe is the hole in the roof. I try not to look up. Very enjoyable to open the door and see a wolf in the distance straight ahead and a deer on the right by the fishing hut. It's very beautiful in the evening to see that mountain in front with butt end of the airplane hanging off the cliff.

Edit: the lighthouse at des99lation point is also very pleasant. Climbing ti the top in the evening and lighting a fire is out if this world peasant!

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I'm still very fond of the hunting lodge in Broken Railroad, but as the map has gotten larger (addition of Ash Canyon), something more central makes sense... so likely it would be the Camp Office in Mystery Lake.  In reality, I don't tend to set up a global base.  In fact, as the map has gotten larger and my tendency has become to start new runs quicker (due to boredom), I'm tending to stay mostly in the single zone where I spawn, unless I'm playing where Baseline Resources are set to Low where I pretty much have to go through multiple zones in order to forge.

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My favourite constantly changes.  Apart from all the usual bases I also like being on Riken. There is a regular supply of bear meat and I enjoy cooking up on the wing of the bridge.

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3 hours ago, peteloud said:

regular supply of bear meat

FedEx?😂 I wonder what the schedule for bear arrivals is. That's actually very interesting, I might spend a few days trying to live there!

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I'm trying to scatter smaller "bases" all around. It is better to have fast access to some items and i don't need to carry my home on the back everytime.
Beside that, i'm currently enjoying the "outdoors" shelters, as i can perceive the weather and wildlife around.

One of the most satisfying places to stay has been the Old Spence Homestead in Forlorn Muskeg (im loving that map these days). Minimal space, nice storages, animal-proof area, forge, workbench, etc.
For curing the pelts and guts i use the close cave near the broken radio tower. There is always a couple of dogs on the way, but in general it's just more pelts and guts to collect ^^

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Definitely the Quonset garage in coastal highway, downside of wolves and the bear. It has quick access to multiple ice fishing huts, unlike most regions which you can only rely on snares, problem is, rabbit meat has super super low calorie count. Fish can vary, and it's usually very filling, in addition to the heavy supply of lamp oil from fish. Quonset garage is also in a region which you can beachcomb for supplies which can keep you alive forever, bullets, birch and maple saplings for bows and arrows, flare shells for the distress pistol, coal to forge, cloth and a cap for a never ending limit of clothes repair, metal for fishing tackle used to sew and fish, sticks, firewood, and more for the abundance of resources! Also speaking of coal and forges, Quonset garage is very close to desolation point for more beachcombing for more resources, AND the Riken's forge. Desolation point is very valuable. You also have deer near those ice fishing huts for even more food. Coastal highway isn't like ash canyon or pleasant valley with a blizzard every week, which is better for late game when you only have the magnifying glass for fire. there is also plenty of houses narby for loot to bring back to the Quonset garage to start you off for the game. Coastal highway is also not that far from Timberwolf Mountain or Ash Canyon for the insanely good loot of the summit and the gold mine. Coastal highway has quick access to Bleak Inlet for the cannery, if you ever need to make bullets there, you can just take 3 in game hours to get to the cannery and make yourself some bullets. Also that milling machine, it is INSANELY useful late game. Quick access to unlimited repairs and ammunition workbench, and to a forge. Lastly, Quonset garage is just a god tier base. it looks so cool during auroras with the big glowing "Quonset' sign on the outside, and the interior is perfect. there are lockers and cars to store your supplies, there is a bed, a fire barrel, two workbenches, and the room with the garage door looks so cool when you place your guts, hides, and saplings to cure because of the open space and the context of the room. This is why Quonset garage is my favourite base and I will always seek it out after I loot timberwolf mountain and ash canyon.

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On 5/4/2021 at 4:02 PM, Stinky socks said:

Mountaineers hut in TWM is also no doubt up there as far as enjoyment. My only gripe is the hole in the roof. I try not to look up. Very enjoyable to open the door and see a wolf in the distance straight ahead and a deer on the right by the fishing hut. It's very beautiful in the evening to see that mountain in front with butt end of the airplane hanging off the cliff.

Just something about that view from the porch...

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On 5/5/2021 at 10:35 AM, peteloud said:

My favourite constantly changes.

*sigh Oh yeah.
 

On 5/8/2021 at 1:09 AM, Stinky socks said:

You forgot one important detail. Quonset garage is home to some wolf patrol. It is often hard to see them because of many obstacles.

That makes Quonset a no go for me - at least until I'm seriously well equipped, and even then staying in a house nearby is the better option.

As for my limited insight ..... There really are a lot of places I like and all of them have their advantages and disadvantages. Hence I've kind of given up on actually finding "the" spot to live in the game. If I had to pick a definitive one, it'd probably be the Hut on TWM. It's remote, and getting to a forge is an adventure, but if you want to settle on a spot, and you do not intend to move about a whole lot .... this might be it.

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On 5/7/2021 at 4:23 PM, Skellygriff said:

Definitely the Quonset garage in coastal highway, downside of wolves and the bear.

If I had to choose someplace in CH, it would be one of the islands.  If I want to hunt, it's a short distance vs. something always hunting me!

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Theres a spot or two you cn also enjoy that(goating sessions). I'll give it a whirl when I get up top again. Places i am talking about is from radio tower dwn nd also from secret passage dwn.

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Okay, favourite spots.

ML: Trapper's.

CH: Fishing village

DP: Stone Church

PV: Forest Cave

FM: That cave just east of Ol' Spence's

BR: That cave up on the hunting lodge's plateau, where you can go take that path via the rickety footbridge to the rope climb down to the shed

BI: Hmmm. Guess I'm going to say the Pensive Lookout. Close between that and Cannery Workers.

MT: Definitely the trailer up near the cave to HRV.

HRV: The cave in the northwest of the map, between the entrance to the ice cave and the bear's cave. 

TWM: Mountaineers'. Deer Clearing cave's a close second.

Ravine: The cave between the bridge and the rope climb down to where you transition to BI.

OIC: The cave out on the water. So much coal. OIC is really a temporary stop though... it's very difficult to survive there long term, even if you have cooking five and can eat the wolves without fear.

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17 hours ago, Stinky socks said:

Theres a spot or two you cn also enjoy that(goating sessions). I'll give it a whirl when I get up top again. Places i am talking about is from radio tower dwn nd also from secret passage dwn.

Cannot edit, so I'm quoting me. BI is all locked down with invisi-wall, so no gloating from anywhere. Its partypooper.

So, does anyone like cannery area in bleak inlet as a base? Lots of everything there, including walking food!

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Huh, here I can edit? Hmm
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