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  1. Day 42: It’s been 6 weeks since I crashed on this frozen island. I have found ample supplies to last me for some time; and with no hope of rescue anytime soon even they might not be enough. Having climbed to the top of the mountain and back I decided it was time for major hunt. I had never killed a bear before, but the books I have since have given me quite the crash course. I shot the bear on the far side of the lake, but the hit was not as clean as I thought and he took hours to die. At first I watched him bleed in the sunshine as he circled my fishing hut, the thin walls my only defense against him. Later, I just read while a too-curious Wolf kept trying to investigate. He finally died at dusk; just as a blizzard set in. I didn’t need the tussle with the wolf; in hindsight I should have dealt with him while I waited for my quarry to fall. Rising at 2 in the morning was not fun but at least I was able to boil water and get something to drink after the storm; my supplies consumed in my long vigil. The bear meat should last me for another week at least; at least I could bring it back without issue. Now to finish reading and fixing my deerskins...
  2. Nothing cheap or vile about survival that works... and that is the harder way to get a bunny dinner!
  3. Broken railroad. The map feels unfinished; half of it is interesting (lodge, lake, lower ravine by bridge, maintenance yard), and the other half is long, nearly-empty hallways. a few points of interest on the other side of the track next to the long walk to the muskeg might give it much-needed flavor.
  4. I have two struggles: taking less gear with me to start the day, and hearing wolves. I have been jumped from behind a hill several times in my most recent game despite listening for them. I don’t know why I keep missing the auditory cues but think wolf and bear subtitles a great idea, and make the game more accessible for the hearing impaired.
  5. I could see an argument for the highest wind resistance value item only counting, as the low value clearly indicates the best does not protect the arms... while the sweatshirt does.
  6. Great story and advice. Thank you.
  7. Hello all! I bet you have a memory like this~ After playing the Redux and taking a 16-day pilgrim run to the top of the mountain and back, I decided to pick up my old, most successful pre-vigalant flame voyage run. I was about 50ish days in when I took a break. I thought I now knew enough (and practiced with the bow enough) to really make a run of it. I returned to discover I had the wrong clothing for my treasure-seeking excursion I had set off to before my hiatus to Pleasant Valley. Nevertheless, I thought it might be a good time to practice my bow-hunting and pushed on to the barn for the arrows and gear. Maybe find a cook pot. Then a blizzard... ...Now I am at 30% cabin fever risk with much of my gear and firewood back in my coastal highway retreat. Ha ha, oh well. I knew the risk existed I just hadn’t seen it yet. This one is gonna be brutal I can already tell. I (narrowly) avoided the Bear that came by the barn for breakfast and am now planning my best move. Just goes to show you how this game can still take me to school.
  8. I had a similar idea in starting gear kits for players, since so much gear in the game follows different themes. One was to have an injured skier with a full skier kit (jacket boots gloves exc) but also a broken leg that requires care. Have a workman that come with work pants gloves boots exc... tool kit and repair skill boost... but slower growth in other stat learning. a soldier with combat gear, several MREs and a rifle... but PTSD that causes other issues. the goal is not to make play easier by better starting gear, just change the flavor of the challenge.
  9. Hello all! I have really enjoyed playing back through Wintermute and seeing all the changes. I really like Methuselah as a recurring character. Question: After I killed off the bear, I went to complete the lake gunshots quest. After grabbing the pack I headed over to the Dam to grab the evidence. I saw my buddy Methuselah and he told me there “still were stories” to complete. “I know! I am helping a Forest Talker!” And left to get the evidence inside. But when I returned after completing all quests, he had nothing more to say. Does anybody know if he says anything different if all quests are already done when you speak to him in the Dam’s front yard?
  10. Good for you! I hung out in the firewatch Easter egg, eating my food and prepping my gear for entering the dam. My bear pelt dried all the way to 93% when the Aurora finally hit. I decided to risk losing progress for the pelt, grabbed it and my flashlight and bee-lined for the end of the chapter.
  11. Will is chasing after Astrid because he refuses to lose her again. He has already gone through his world ending once: the loss of a child. If this is indeed what happened, then Astrid and Will were emotionally torn apart. The cutscene at the start also hints at alcoholism: “it’s under control!” (Or is it?). I think Astrid’s comment “ Don’t let this new world break you” was something she told him long ago in the depths of his dispair following their mutual loss. Makes sense that would be first thing in his mind following the crash. Now Will has a shred of hope that he can hang on to one family member. He’s suffered & lost enough already- he will not let Great Bear stand in his way. As a player I sympathize with Will and want to see him succeed by pure force of willpower.
  12. Hello! I have been enjoying the quiet apocalypse and look forward to participating in the forums. I am a new player currently 60 days in to my first sandbox run and am discovering bears are very hard to kill, even after watching everyone’s videos on YouTube.
  13. Possibly Fuarian, but certainly someone smarter and more knowledgeable about game design than me could work with the idea.
  14. I think it gives a bit more character to a survivor. Your suggestion of additional objectives I like!