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  1. Here's an article I did on the Dam Pre and Post Wintermute. https://thelongdarksurvivors.wordpress.com/2019/02/20/transformation-carter-hydro-dam/
  2. I spent almost all of my first 2,000 hours of Survival in The Long Dark learning and surviving in Voyageur. I have spent my last 552 hours in Stalker. It's funny that I've seen people stating the Stalker is about mowing down tons of wolves to keep things in check. I myself used to talk refer to the wolves in Stalker as human seeking missiles. But as I've played Stalker I've actually found that I've learned to avoid wolves rather than engage in combat with them. I certainly never spend time or resources culling the wolf population. Generally my goal is to get Bow(s) and arrows made ASAP...and then lay my rifle aside and use the Bow Revolver combination. The moment I heard we were getting a Revolver I knew that would be my team up of choice. As for the amount and distribution of revolver ammunition it varies vastly with each Stalker Sandbox I've started since Steadfast Ranger. In my current recording box I didn't find my revolver until after surviving a month in game...and then I found 2 others two days later in DP. I've found that the amount of ammo has never become laughably over the top, and to be entirely honest I'd rather have plenty of ammo because I'm not nearly always accurate with my shots.
  3. Yes I am! On my i3...so don't expect it to run lickety split or with all the fancy bells and whistles. Commentary on the morning stream(s) no commentary on afternoon and evening streams. Always Stalker all the time.
  4. I totally get that. Everyone has their individual play styles. To be very honest I love that sprains are more costly now. I also love the blurring effect for pain it really brings the pain to life for me.
  5. While I tend to run around heavy...I am now being very careful about that. That said I've never been a TLD hoarder so to speak. I don't bring everything in a region to a central location, to mee that seems pointless. I take what I need and move on.
  6. The Slope Warning Indicator does go off in front of Grey Mother's house and being 5 Kilos overweight is a risk I'm trying to avoid right now. That combination even after a good night's sleep could indeed produce a sprain. Also my response was to my friend Icehole and based on his screenshots and questions.
  7. Since the Revolver is a single handed weapon you can hold it with one wrist sprain but not both. Also you are both over encumbered and more than 3/4ths tired so I'd expect to stumble and get a sprain as you did in your situation.
  8. Technically you can get to the Summit without using any ropes at all. But it is time consuming and dangerous. Watch at your own risk:
  9. Then I encourage to visit the Ice Caves in Hush River Valley.
  10. Actually the note is tagged on to the Hunting Lodge. "On the outside."
  11. I do...let me retrieve it. I've had trouble accessing the forum...or this would've been up yesterday. Play close attention to the clue, because it makes clear what needs to be photographed. (Also thanks for joining in!) I barely made it over the bridge before it fell apart, and now my wheels have all seized up an I can no longer start. The narrow confines on my rail are by a landslide bisected, I doubt my line through will be resurrected.
  12. This image is from the first location: And the clue for the second location: Where bell once tolled and children played, you'll find ashes, ashes and be quite dismayed. In the midst of a town, I have burned down, a pair of glasses is on the ground.
  13. Just some fine tuning specifically only on the final bear hunt AFAIK. Also I think Episode 3 is much closer to release than anyone realizes...but I'm pretty certain we'll get the mentioned Sandbox Update first.
  14. Welcome to the Long Dark Photography Scavenger Hunt! This is not a user created challenge though I do have a new one coming, in this case you are a photojournalist out the capture the beauty of the Quiet Apocalypse. This is more about the quiet, solitude, and beauty of the land and what remains. This quest is designed for veterans and new players alike but due to the nature of this hunt I recommend playing at a maximum difficulty of Voyageur so you don't have to be worried about dying via animal attack. The first clue is: Where you'll find me is a Mystery but I once stood tall in my history. Atop a hill is where you'll find me, from my pinnacle you could see from here to infinity. When you arrive at the location take a beautiful or evocative screenshot, and then survive and wait until the next clue on Sunday, when I will post an image of the first location. Every 2 Days I will post a new Clue/Riddle to lead to a new location and reveal the previous one.