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  1. I've heard that underground wolf by stone church, too. The other day, I was in DP walking across the bridge toward the church and lighthouse. I had smelly things in my inventory and I saw a wolf coming toward me on the snow on the lighthouse side of the road. I saw the wolf sink into a snowbank and by the sounds, he was still coming for me. I backed up over the bridge, sure that the wolf would pop back up above the terrain once it got to the bridge. Nope, I heard it charging and by then I was at the other side of the bridge. It came all the way across the bridge invisible to me and appeared out of nowhere for a struggle.
  2. I'm coming around to the timberwolves in Interloper. I regret my haste in starting this thread, but there have been some good points and I think the timberwolves need some tweaking. Staying aggro'd for multiple days is one example. I ventured back to Bleak Inlet with a previous Interloper character. I spent around 30 days there and killed maybe 15 timberwolves. The marine flares help for sure. I lost quite a few arrows, but many of those were bugs with the carcass falling into or below the snow. After surviving that, I returned to Mystery Lake and died when I got jumped by a normal wolf. I'm looking forward to gearing up and giving BI another go. I think the worst part about BI was the cold... so cold.
  3. I finally made it back to Coastal Highway, lit a fire between the Quonset and truck to boil water and a wolf came along while I was sitting in the truck. I gave this a try and had mixed results. The wolf came from my right, in front of the truck toward the left. As it got a short distance away, I exited the truck and took this screenshot. No reaction from the wolf (it's walking away above the truck's hood, right of the gas pump). When the wolf got farther away, I brought it back nearby by throwing a rock. I tried multiple times from the driver and passenger side and never had a reaction from the wolf when I got in or out of this truck. Maybe because it's too close to the garage? ' Next I moved up to the car on the road, the one that's beyond the gas pump in the image above. The wolf walked by and started up the hill as seen in the image below. I exited the car and the wolf immediately reacted, trotting back to the car. I got in and the wolf went around the car and toward the side of Quonset. I got out of the passenger side (always crouched) and the wolf reacted and came back to the car. Thanks @ajb1978 and others for the info. It's another of many things to keep in mind when dealing with wolves.
  4. I keep forgetting about the current bug where carcasses sometimes fall through the ice after I go through a loading screen. I just killed a bear in Coastal Highway during a blizzard. I waited in the fishing hut until it got dark and I ran out of wood to keep the fire going. The blizzard was still raging so I ran to Misanthrope's for the night and found this the next day. Whew, almost lost another one. A few in-game weeks earlier, I shot a bear in Desolation Point and it walked itself under the road near the Hibernia entrance. Bear and two arrows totally gone that time. I keep telling myself to remember to harvest or quarter the carcass before going through a loading screen, but I usually get distracted by something else and forget.
  5. That is true - the campfire no longer works, a moose will run right through it to greet you.
  6. MrWolf

    Footprints

    This gave me a bit of a scare. I killed the bear in Desolation Point 22 days ago. I've been expecting the bear to be back any day now, and this was a close one. I shot an arrow into a deer a day ago, near the Riken. Not a great shot, the arrow was in its hind leg. It ran all over this end of the map and finally died near the waterfall behind the broken bridge. There was no arrow when I found the deer, so I'm hoping the arrow fell out somewhere and I'm searching for it now. I was freezing and went into the bear cave to warm up. I crouched in the back of the cave and left the computer for a few minutes, thinking it would be my luck to come back and find the bear had respawned and I'd been mauled. I returned and was warmed up, all seemed normal, so I headed out to resume my search. Upon leaving the cave, I saw this. Yikes. I love the footprints and I wish they lasted a little longer. Finding unexpected prints adds a lot to the game. The pathing changed late last year to allow animals to go through gaps in fences. I discovered it in DP when I walked to Hibernia and found wolf prints going through a gap in the fence and around the trailers. Cool stuff.
  7. Thanks for the info. I've never been able to reproduce that behavior, I'll check again next time I get a chance.
  8. I remember when this was first mentioned and I've experimented with it numerous times. I've never had a wolf react to opening/closing car doors. I've been crouched next to cars with wolves pretty close, certainly close enough to detect me if I stood up, then got in and out of cars and never had a wolf react. Maybe it was a thing for a brief time, then was dropped in future builds or not working due to a bug that's never been fixed. Does anyone have first hand knowledge of wolves reacting specifically to car doors?
  9. On the topic of quartering, sorry if someone already mentioned this and I missed it somewhere, but you don't have to quarter all at once. If you're quartering a bear or moose and the weather turns, press the escape key or the equivalent controller button. The next time you start quartering, it will pick up where you left off. I recently did that with a bear in bad weather. The bear died near its cave in Desolation Point. I quartered for a quarter of the time, back to the cave to warm up, back out again to do more. It took a few times doing that without taking much freezing damage, then I just had to bring the quartered bags into the cave and harvest without losing temp.
  10. Yep, it's a good route, I've used it a lot. Wolves don't normally go up there, but I've been growled at up there when carrying smelly things. I've just never seen that little path, so I assumed it's new. That area is my usual route between Camp Office and the dam. Only nowadays, I expect a sprain or four going over that terrain.
  11. I just noticed this path through the rocks. I'm at the Lake Overlook in Mystery Lake. The lake is behind me, the cave is to the upper right, and the rope climb is off to the right. If I wanted to go to the derailment or the lookout tower from here, I would go downhill to the left, around the rocks, and back up again. This is a nice shortcut.
  12. I take that back. I spent around 35 days in Bleak Inlet and the timberwolves are manageable with enough arrows and some marine flares (which work very well). It's the cold in the region that makes things the most difficult, probably because I was also taking time to map the region.
  13. I agree, that music really set the mood for the game. I wish there was a way to turn it back on, too.
  14. I'm an Interloper learning to deal with the timberwolves. Soon after the new region was released, I ventured in with my 200 day Interloper. I entered from the Ravine and encountered the timberwolves pretty quickly. I barely made it past the log bridges before getting noticed. I didn't last long and was pretty frustrated. I had played episode 3 but had a gun with a lot of bullets. It was different having only a few arrows and flares. I've since been reading a lot about others' interactions with the timberwolves and watched some videos and decided to give it another try. My 100+ day Interloper has spent almost a week in the new region, still in the upper area from the Ravine entrance. A little knowledge has gone a long way so far. The main thing that's helped has been to be cautious and really look ahead to spot them before they spot me. And try not to get caught out in the open. I know some folks are good shots with a bow and can deal with the wolves running all around them, but I can't hit them that easily, so I stick to the rock walls in case the timberwolves attack. Ideally, find a place you can retreat or at least force them to come one at a time. This time I made it to the overlook tower before being spotted. I saw the pack of timberwolves near the tower, so I crouch walked a lot of the way along the left side, near the rope climb. When I got close, I sprinted to the tower and still wasn't detected, surprisingly. I went inside, later came out of the tower and that's when they spotted me. I killed three of them from the second landing on the tower stairs. It's scary but pretty cool that the wolves will come up those stairs. I shot an arrow in one then had a quick struggle, shot another with an arrow and it ran away, then didn't get the arrow ready in time and had another struggle with a third wolf. The two struggles were brief, no damage to me other than a little health loss and some damage to my rabbit hat. After those three, the morale meter went away and the fourth and final timberwolf ran away. Over the next couple days I harvested 2 of the dead wolves I'd shot arrows into and never found the third that I struggled with. One of the recent updates has really helped in retrieving arrows - both wolves that I had shot with arrows had an arrow laying in the snow next to the dead wolf. During those couple days, that fourth wolf lurked around but always ran away. I pushed it, keeping smelly things on me and following the wolf around. It would always come toward me and at some point would turn around and run away. I didn't have any weapons out or aim anything, just getting close scared it away. The next night, the morale bar came back to life. I heard a wolf growling near the base of the tower - it was that lone wolf. I went outside and killed it with an arrow as it made its way up the stairs. The morale bar reduced to half and I could hear more timberwolves growling. Turns out it was timberwolves down at the base of the rope climb. Either this lone wolf formed a pack with other wolves nearby (though they were far below), or maybe when one pack attacks, others do as well? For the rest of that night, all the next day, and into the following day, the morale bar stayed at half and the timberwolves at the base of the rope growled consistently. I walked all around that upper area and never encountered or saw any other wolves. I couldn't see the wolves at the base of the rope climb but I threw some stones down there to see if it would affect the growling and/or morale bar, and nothing changed. I'm coming around to accepting the timberwolves and at least I like the additional things to think about with them. But, I think they should break away sooner if they can't get to you. Luckily I had the warm tower to stay in. It would be bad to be stuck in a car or up a tree for days. I'll be heading down that rope soon and my frustration with timberwolves will probably rear its ugly head again as I try to explore the rest of the region, but I'm learning as I go. I have a lot of arrows and one marine flare so far, so maybe it won't be so bad. That is a great idea! I was disappointed to find that "under the hood", the timberwolves are just normal wolves - same hide, same amount of meat, etc. Killing some of them and crafting something to help deter other packs of timberwolves would be nice. Yes! I think that sums it up very well. Thinking back to my time in the new region over the past number of days, I've barely given a thought to all of the usual "threats" in the game and been solely focused on the timberwolves.
  15. Is that a new game since Errant Pilgrim or an older save? I'm on an Interloper run (started after Errant Pilgrim) at that same place, and that hut does not have a door for me. Do huts spawn with or without doors in different games, or maybe at different game levels? I guess I've never paid attention other than one hut in Mystery Lake that always has a door.