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  1. Lovehandel


    First, let me add my +1 to this. For us older guys, pain in the finger joints is a reality when playing more than a half hour or so at a time. Now, does anyone else find it funny that we're getting immersed in a game depicting an ongoing life or death struggle, we climb mountains, fight wolves, fight through frost bite and hypothermia but complain that we want to make pushing a button easier. Talk about first world problems
  2. If you are adding a compass that can reliably help navigate, it makes the game too easy with the current type of maps. It would be next to impossible to get lost. You do not need to have an exact location, you only need to find the road/river/train tracks and you are five minutes from safety. These run the entire length of the maps, if you know what direction to walk you cannot miss them
  3. Adding something that adds nothing is redundant. If a compass is not reliable it is not useful. If you are not certain it is always pointing north what good is it. The only function for a compass is to always point in the same direction if it doesn't, you might as well just trust your instincts
  4. I always find the argument that they will not make things easier quite funny. If you ask the proponent why one is wanted, you are told to avoid getting lost in a blizzard. That doesn't make the game easier? Putting one in the game that doesn't function properly is right out of the department of redundancy department.
  5. Did the mod in question actually allow you to view outside, or did it just show rain if it was raining and snow if it were snowing. There are a couple of housing mods that I recall that did this but never showed the npc that was standing right outside the window. So from a TLD perspective it would show the clear, starlit sky but not the lurking wolf. I am definitely not a computer expert so I am just curious.
  6. There are already a few places where this is the case. The look-outs, the mountaineers hut on TWM, the fishing huts with working doors, the vehicles and the porch in PV.
  7. At various times, I have had 100 bullets and easily 100 shafts. Mind you to get this number all at once you have to live off rabbits, fish and found food items. You also will have had to explore all the maps.
  8. Lovehandel

    Meat Cache

    While I like the idea, too much improvement to quality of life issues changes the game considerably. It goes from being a "How long can you survive" to "How long do you choose to survive" I am starting to understand that some people just enjoy the day to day play experience of living in a remote atmosphere and could go on for almost ever if the game allowed. I also think it's only good business to give these players what they want if it can be done in a reasonable way. Perhaps there is a way you could toggle "assisted living" tools on or off at the start of a game so that a few items like a compass, spear, icebox, etc. could be added without altering the play experience of those who have no intention of outliving what is currently available. My longest game was 201 days, that was only to get the achievement. Then I promptly fed the wolves and started a new game.
  9. You do not have to forge arrowheads. There are plenty to be found throughout the game.
  10. I just don't get why the compass idea is so popular. Where is the fun in being lost in the wilderness if you're not lost.?
  11. I do not recall being issued both, but that was 40 years ago. Wouldn't be my first memory lost to the 70s
  12. I like the idea of different types of arrows. I have never been a fan of the Forge. Personally, if I were lost in the wilderness and found a forge, I am not sure I would even know it.
  13. It was supposed to be humor, I am Canadian myself and spent years in Northern Ontario. I am well aware of our one hat at a time policy. Although I have seen some guys wear a toque over a baseball hat. I have never seen anyone wear a toque over a balaclava, a heavy winter coat over a heavy winter coat or two thermal underwear under two pairs of jeans. You would walk around looking like the Michelin Man and have almost no mobility. Funny enough, lots of people wear gloves under mittens but you cannot do that in game.
  14. Because in reality the wildlife in Canada will not attack you at every opportunity. There are plenty of provincial and national parks you can hike through in the North where most people do not even carry a gun. Water and calorie consumption is also closer to reality. Don't be sorry, it's a discussion forum
  15. If they added compass's to the game, what then would you envision the challenges to be? I want everyone to enjoy the game and you using a compass would not affect me. However I have played and do play several games and the gamer in me forces me to use the best available items. When I play Skyrim, I always end up making myself too powerful. I have to have the Dragon Sword and Armour, even though it makes combat in most of the game a joke. Of course I have no one to blame for this but myself
  16. It's not a matter of how good a spear could be, but adding another line of defense that makes them overpowered. Keep in mind that I am not talking about Interloper level. On Interloper, how about you have access to spears, but not bows or a rifle. That should satisfy those death wish players and provide a spear for the realist without making Voyager or Stalker too easy. You could put one in Pilgrim too, it's the most realistic of the levels, and a spear would not be overpowered because you would never need to use it. As it is, only in the first five to ten days do wolves really present a challenge. That's why so many players will play 30 to 60 days and start another run. Once you're established in Voyager and Stalker (Less so) there really isn't a lot of danger.
  17. Once on the PV map I was lost in a blizzard for what seemed an eternity. I finally found a place I could start a fire warming just enough to be able to find a few more sticks then warming again. After being hunkered down for about 18 hours, the blizzard cleared and I was about 100 yards from the farm house where I had a stash of food, water and firewood. If there were a working compass in the game I would have quickly found the road and then the house. And the time I spent wondering if the storm would stop before I froze to death never would have occurred. Those are the moments that I remember because there was a sense of thrill to it I would not want to lose even one of those from the game. No one remembers meandering down the tracks in an uneventful trip from the damn to the Camp Office.
  18. You're supposed to get lost. If it was an easy trip back to the cottage each day the game would not be a challenge at all. As it is, you can tell direction by sunrise/set
  19. If you get a scope, the wolves get explosives. On a serious note. Once mods are allowed, there will probably be tanks and nukes if you want them. Wolf hunting with a Howitzer.
  20. Lovehandel

    Hockey stuff?

    There is no community so small in Canada that you wouldn't find hockey paraphernalia. Finding a rink on the ice in front of the whale plant in DP would not be out of the ordinary. The employees that stay in those bunk houses would make one. One thing I learned from living in the north; either embrace the cold and learn to enjoy it, or be miserable 6 months or more a year.
  21. No self respecting Canadian would give up the double toque style points, regardless of temperature. Ski-masks are for kids! Now if you'll excuse me I gotta crack a cold one and get some cheese for my fries.
  22. I think, even on Pilgrim wolves should defend their kill. They will run away from you under any other circumstances, but they will not give up their lunch. I understand why it is the way it is though. Hinterland describes Pilgrim as a walking simulator with a survival twist (paraphrasing) There is not a whole lot of danger, just a quiet walk through the apocalypse. I think what you are asking for is already here, Voyager. If you give the wolves a wide berth they will leave you alone. You simply need to pay attention. If they shortened the distance at which they will become aggressive it really wouldn't change much. In my case, the only time I actually have to fight with wolves is when they are hiding behind snow-banks or other obstructions and I get too close too avoid them, or I am just not paying attention. In either case, just shortening the leash would not help much.
  23. Lovehandel

    Hockey stuff?

    This is a great idea. It would be even better if the west coast had an NHL team.....
  24. Lovehandel


    I am surprised there is no thermos and would welcome its addition. Not because of the cup thing, rather just to be able to have a hot drink while on a long trek without starting a fire. Finding one in any of the industrial areas would fit and it would not be game altering in any way other than being cool. I have always believed that the cup/water bottle/lantern fuel containers, are simply avatars for whatever you can imagine you are actually carrying. Similar to when you repair your coat with harvested cloth. In reality it could never look like new, the avatar for it is letting you know it now performs like new.