FictitiousCurse Posted July 5, 2015 Share Posted July 5, 2015 Let me start off by saying that I love The Long Dark. I bought in on the Xbox One about 4 days ago and I have probably put close to 20 hours into it. With that said, there are a couple things that I feel need to be more balanced.I pretty much exclusively play on the Stalker difficulty, so I can't really speak for the others, however, I think the wolves need some attention.My first problem with them is that they are kind of unpredictable. I died while making runs between the hydro dam and camp office because a wolf saw me and instead of keeping his distance for a bit, contemplating an attack, like they usually do, he ran straight at me and attacked. I survived, however it happened again on the same trip back. The sound of my rifle didn't worry the second wolf at all, either. This was very surprising, considering every time I had fired it in the past they ran away with their tail in between their legs like they were scared pups. Wolves are usually pretty scared of humans, even if it may sometimes be erroneously so.My second problem with them is that they feel more like werewolves than wolves on the Stalker difficulty. I've obviously never fought a wolf before, however I could imagine if you have a well maintained hunting knife at the ready when it attacks you could escape with simple tears in your clothes and some minor cuts or punctures. I would think the wolf would heel over, or at least halt its attack after being swiftly stabbed once or twice in the neck, head, or even in between the ribs. I'm pretty sure wild, lone wolves don't usually commit to attacking humans they see as a threat.I'm not even close to an expert on wolves, so you can let me know if I'm wrong. Even if I am wrong about their behaviors in real life, it's something I kind of disliked from my experience, and would like to see changed up a bit. I would rather the harder difficulties approach realism than unfairly pit the world against you by jacking the wolves up on roid rage. I hope this didn't seem too cynical, because like I said before, I am obsessed with this game. I love what you've done so far, and I hope you continue to improve it! Thanks a lot. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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