Piers Arkan

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  1. Hello! I cannot really think of any good place to discuss this, as it straddles the grey area of bug and feature. I live for the moment at the fishing village in the coastal highway. At this village, on occasion, I will see a wolf on the frozen pier. He walks in place. One day i decided to ruin his zen by putting a bullet in him. Thankfully my first shot missed. This wolf, glitched out on the pier, decided to move out further onto the pier and walk in place by a float or an overturned boat. He continued to do this, until he was killed. I have seen him outside of the pier, further on the ice to the southwest, on occasion hunting a deer. To bring things to a point, I will say that this smacks of a pathing bug, and I am unsure if it will be examined, being that it's such a small thing. Has anyone else experienced this? Furthermore, what other examples can you think of, barring Fluffy of the dam, of pathing mishaps?
  2. I initially thought it was impassible on purpose, as it would be insane to try and cross just on the rail. I made that trek at least 15 times though in order to move all my gear from mystery lake over to the Coastal Highway, and am incredibly lucky that I never once attempted to cross it in a blizzard. If it were a thing we could do in game, I would in a heartbeat take plenty of planks from over by the Carter Dam, and craft some safer crossing piece. Few nails, some rocks, maybe put it at two plank thick crossing? That could be a lifesaver, provided one doesn't slip on the ice.
  3. The same can definitely be said of the Dam. Like, before there was no bathroom. No desks or info stations. Now it looks like a place that people work at, or at least worked at.
  4. As I understand it, there are only a few that can spawn? Like, only one per region? I found a clothing based cache in Mystery Lake, and had looked around, using a map to try and find the others, and could not. I don't even use any of the clothing I found in it, but the cloth does help. I switched completely to animal based clothing.
  5. First point: folks should just kind of get comfortable with the idea of duplicate threads, what with the game coming out of early access and getting a new swathe of players. That being said, there are many other threads which have discussed this point. I think that, before we think about corpse removal, we might need additional tools to perform the action, such as shovels. Perhaps one can choose to burn a body? That typically takes a good bit of lumber though. Second point: I think there is also a utilitarian aspect to it. I was hunting a bear in the coastal Highway region yesterday. Lost the trail because of a snowstorm, but once it cleared I was fairly certain it went towards the crumbling highway entrance. So I go over there, seeing birds, and nope they are still picking over the same corpse that they were at on day 20 when I had made it over there. I was on day 80, so in a semi related concern I believe those corpses should leave by that time, but also I would have buried/burned him by this time, if only to be pragmatic, couldve saved a bit of time there.
  6. Day 80 of my life in the Coastal Highway was marked by the latest scheme to get more food. My stores of Bear meat and scraps of wolf were running thin, could maybe last two more days. I had 40 rifle bullets, a fine wolfskin jacket, and enough lumber for a fire to burn for at least a week. I had killed one of at least three bears in the Coastal Highway area, the one by the campground. That bastard had sat there and made my life hell while I was dragging everything from Mystery Lake to my home. Nevertheless, the process was straightforward in killing him. This was not the case, sadly, as I went to kill Bear number two. Within the night I decided to head early to the spot I prepped. Drag a bit of reclaimed wood and some sticks. A flare might help, got like 30 of em. Oh and bring the wolf meat, might have to wait a day in case the weather gets screwey. The Bear in question, the King to be dethroned from the food chain, his cave was on the east side of the Misanthrope's island. No idea what was done to give that person that name, no weaponry or real signs of difference. With equipment for a day at the ready I slept at the homestead. I awoke to a great fog, making it impossible to hunt the bear. By the time I could see him, it would be too late. I tested my luck though. Perhaps the bear was hibernating in their cave, and I could get the drop on them. I snuck to the edge of the cave and found no such bear. A wolf found me though. Missed. Gave it a good hatchet chop. harvested some sticks and cleaned myself up after the encounter, opting to move onto the ice. The bear's patrol path wasn't that close, so perhaps I would get lucky. The Wolf had made it to the road, off the ice and into a bank. Had to kill a second wolf to get close. Perfect shot through the head. Level up to skilled with my rifle. The bear was nowhere to be seen. The usurper had to wait a few more days, subsisting on more wolf meat. Still didn't know how far the bear travelled on its treks. Had seen it make for land a few times, but no idea how far north. Headed for Quonset gas station, maybe it had made it that far north. Saw it coming down the lumber path. The bear lumbered, slower than any other animal around. Made for such a tempting target to just shoot him then and there. Could probably get a second shot off on him. Too dangerous, figure out where it'll be, and where you'll be. I'll be back in the building down the hill by the time it gets here. It's a good sprinter, but perhaps i'll get lucky and take him down in one hit, I can definitely make out his face. Vastly underestimated his sprint and overestimated mine. made it down the hill. Could hear it breathing by the time it got me by the door. Surprised to survive. Cleaned myself up as he slowly walked away. perhaps, despite being shot, the message was clear. Shot him in the leg before he made it over the edge. Had I known the fog was going to get bad again, I might've bided my time; still had three days worth of wolf meat. Ran after him to try and keep on the blood trail fresh. The trail was bizaare, ran up a rock, down another edge, and out towards the crumbling highway before the snow came in and cleared it. Snow, fog, and it was getting dark. The Bear was most assuredly dead, but no idea where it could be, last time it travelled almost to the other side of the map. Opted to get rest at a nearby house. In the morning I went through the different areas, doing my best to get the signs from the birds. Nothing. Just old human corpses picked clean. Went through the area for two days, evaded wolves on two more occasions. Had no idea where the hell that bear could be. Finally, I went out one morning, maybe about three or four days after killing the bear, back into the newest layer of fog. Bumbled around, trying to get onto the upper roads. Heard some birds in the distance, and finally bumped into the bear. Literally jumped for joy and got the fire ready. Figured the bear's body might shield the fire from wind. Worked out great, cut him up for three hours. Fortune was good, he died right next to one of the trailers. Salvaged some wood and began to cook there. Took all through the night to cook him. Left most of the meat in front of the trailer and got situated. Was right over the Quonset gas station area. There was going to be plenty of wolves, but I could move the hide, guts and meat over the course of maybe three days. The meat alone could last me for thirty. Began the trek down and no sooner do I get onto the ice then I see him. https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/853848638853673708/C3D08BCA811213F7498E4024FE1D36026E35280E/ I had killed a totally different bear.
  7. My intake of water has tripled as a matter of principle.
  8. I thought something was up as I do not remember the voice line being that gruff. Glad to get some confirmation that I am not the only one.
  9. To clarify my statements: The original placement of some items placed by you in Survival should be good, but many new items have been placed by the update, and this may make those areas off limits, especially in the Dam.
  10. Ok so today I did a full trek back to Mystery Lake to check out the changes. Technically speaking, as far as I understand it, the placed items are not reset. They might as well be though, as there are many many maaaany new items on the ground and in spaces throughout the dam. I didn't intend it as a test, but I had left a firelog and about 40 or so sticks in the Camp office and not only were those items still there, but as was my Lantern, a parka, some birch bark, and some tool boxes. Containers are not reset, though many more have been added. I had previously killed fluffy, and three days staying in the area has not shown them to return. I believe I had also killed fluffy about day 40, though I am on day 70. I tell ya, I don't envy anyone who has to engage fluffy in the dam now. it's real tight quarters now.
  11. Peculiarly most, if not all of my items in my shack in the fishing village of Coastal Highway are still there. I don't know what is causing it, but I do think something weird is up, as I entered the Carter Hydro Dam, and found that a coat, some work boots, and a sweater were placed at the entrance of the dam. inside the dam, by the way. I don't remember putting them there.
  12. Hmm...I had previously found a prepper cache in the mystery lake region, it was geared towards clothing, and I am wondering if the Prepper caches were altered in any way due to Wintermute. Perhaps tomorrow I will take a look. I was able to find enough items in the carter dam, after having swept it before August, in order to justify going back through it again. I don't quite recall if the dam had a bathroom before the update, but it makes much more sense now that it does. I too really liked a lot of the new stuff. It really fills in so much of the blank spaces in the Carter Dam and the cabins. I will note that, what I have seen really does point to the possibility of auroras being visible indoors, what with the amount of lighting equipment. Perhaps this will be integrated in later, or is already in! I do not know. My only two gripes about the new items are that some of the new retoolings make things a little weird. In the Carter Dam lower level, there is a microwave that is kinda awkward to look into now, as it opens from the top, and its hard to see if there is a cup of coffee in it. My other gripe is that a lot of the new items have a weird look and texture about them that I am not quite sure is consistent with the rest of the world? I don't know if anyone else gets that feeling. I imagine that many of the new items in the cabins will be featured in the spaces that are similar in the Coastal Highway and/or beyond, I imagine that we will most likely be given similar warnings about this as each region gets more updates. It will make moving all 90 kilograms of my gear interesting, as I am currently holed up in the Fishing village in the coastal highway.
  13. I imagine yeah this could work, you could push updating off for that little bit. Hopefully nothing happens. Good luck! I, meanwhile, am ready: https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/853848337546453016/FFA0F4A6E379A7EF24BFEC2DBEF6C9B399F952BB/
  14. I watched that too, and the blind woman does say that people went kind of crazy. As to your experience with the theoretical: good for you. You must feel proud. As I said, much of this was a jest to find an easier way to kill rabbits by making them come to the player, as opposed to throwing a rock.
  15. To this I say again, I made this initially as a joke. While this game certainly looks and feels in some ways real, it Ain't. And that bush I assume has been beat for quite some time. The Geomagnetic storm to me is the big reason why, if at all, it might be. To the idea that we don't know if human behavior patterns were altered by the geomagnetic storm, I suppose I would just say....how many other people have you seen to ask that?