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  1. I've noticed a few issues with the most recent update. For example, when running with the storm lantern, it swings at only like 20 fps, even when everything else is getting about 100 fps. I've also notices that when running over slight inclines, like a small rock, the character hits the ground and seems to almost sink into the ground a bit before rebounding. Is anyone else experiencing this, or am I the only one?
  2. I've been playing the Interloper difficulty recently, and I have made it to Day 45. I know, I know, people have made it to like a year+, but it's what I've learned during those 45 days that have kept me alive for so long. In any mode, the best way to hunt wolves, especially with the bow, is to have one lock on and stalk you. Then, drop a decoy, and wait for them to move towards the decoy. Once you're certain they're locked onto the decoy, aim the weapon (bow or rifle) right at their head, and fire. Due to the fact that they are now concentrated on the decoy, they won't charge you (I tested this multiple times, each with the same result). I've killed at least 6 wolves with this method using the bow.
  3. There's nothing quite like Interloper. Stalker is like a 7-8 in difficulty, but Interloper is like a 12, especially when you're so used to the lower modes.
  4. You also have a chance of finding Combat Pants at Signal Hill. I didn't even think they existed in Interloper, but I guess they're just wicked rare.
  5. -Get a heavy hammer and hacksaw ASAP. If you spawn in Pleasant Valley, there's a good chance that you'll find at least one of the two. The most logical places to look for the hammers in Pleasant Valley are the basement of the Farmstead house, the Big Red barn, or the Signal Hill outpost. If you spawn in Timberwolf Mountain (provided you don't die from hypothermia, fall damage, or a wolf attack) you can generally find a hammer around the work bench. I don't think I've ever found one in Desolation Point if I've spawned there (probably for game balancing reasons; the developers don't want you crafting tools on day 1), but check the Riken and Hibernia Processing Plant. Hacksaws are pretty common wherever you can find workbenches or large tool chests. Also, only go to the Forlorn Muskeg forge if you have a death wish. -Fishing is a great source of food, but you have to know how to do it well. First off, you need fishing tackle, which has to be crafted using line and a hook. Hooks are easy to make as they only require scrap metal, but lines require cured guts, which take days to cure (occasionally you can find one in a tool box). I'd suggest trying to find a Frozen Angler book and reading it in order to get your skill from Level 1 to Level 2, as fishing on Level 1 has a good chance of breaking the line which you spent days waiting to make. Always make sure to have enough firewood and water for 3+ hours of fishing. You'll also need something to break the ice on the fishing hole, so keep a crowbar, hammer, or crafted hatchet/knife on you when you go fishing. -Cat tail stalks are a great food source. They provide 150 calories per stalk and almost never decay. They're also super common; you can probably find 10-20 on the Mystery Lake. If you have 40 cat tail stalks, that's around 6000 calories, or almost a week of food if you follow the Starvation Method. Speaking of which... -The starvation method is the best (and in my case the only) way to play Interloper and have any chance of lasting longer than a week at most. Starve all day. It will only reduce 1% condition per hour, which you can regain by getting as tired as possible (around 12 hours of sleep required) and eating 900 calories and drinking water. Then, sleep for 10 hours and take a drink, and go back to sleep for 2 more hours. The cumulative condition restoration effect of sleeping 10 hours straight will yield a whopping 55% gain (if I did my math right). -When hunting wolves, don't alert them and try to shoot them with the bow as they're charging you; more often than not you're gonna wind up dead or dying. Instead, what you want to do is try and sneak up on them, so you have a better chance of hitting your target. Also, aim for the head, and don't be surprised if it takes more than one shot to down them. In that respect, keep enough distance that you can run if needed. -I don't have much experience with hunting bears or moose, but I can tell you this: you're gonna need a hefty amount of arrows to take them down, and you're gonna need a good sniping spot (so get good with the bow). If you can, get to a spot that they can't access (such as a ledge that requires you to cliff-ride down). Other than that, you're on your own with that one. -ALWAYS keep a heavy hammer on you if you can. It's arguably the best tool to use in a close encounter with a wolf. Just select it during the "select tool to defend yourself with" prompt, and spam the heck out of that LMB. They'll generally get scared off pretty fast. -You can sometimes find a fire striker. The only two places I've found it are behind Jackrabbit Island on a corpse, or at the Hunter's Blind in Mystery Lake. The tool provides a higher chance of starting fires, and allows you to save those precious matches for another day. Those are just some of the tactics I use when I play Interloper. If I had the time or the energy, I could probably double the size of this list. Good luck, and have fun. *Also please note that I wrote this while I had a concussion, so if some of the grammar or spelling is off, I'm sorry.
  6. I actually very rarely use the emergency stims. Not because I can't find them, but just because I tend to keep my distance from wolves and stuff. Also they're SUPER rare on Interloper, so it's hard to find an appropriate situation to use them. I know this sounds crazy, but I'm more likely to use it when it's almost night time and my tired level isn't low enough for a 10-12 hour sleep. I use the exhaustion effect to my advantage.
  7. The Long Dark Leprechaun was looking out for you that time.
  8. Have you ever played Rust? That concept of building everything up, only to see it fall back down again and have to restart, is not only a concept that makes some great video games, but it also applies to real life. In life you will do so much to get to where you are, but something; a mistake, a coincidence, or just plain random occurrence, will leave you with nothing. Permanent death in game is like death in real life; you lose everything you worked so hard for, but that's not the point. The point is whether or not you found value in doing the things you did, be that surviving 300 days on Interloper in game, or getting you college diploma in real life. It's not about what happens at the end, it's about how you feel about the things you did before the end came.
  9. I kinda just sat there and thought, "Holy s***, I'm a lucky mofo."
  10. It would be awesome if Hinterland added more "construction" mechanics, like patching up shelter (like the Mountaineer Hut).
  11. The moose is no joke man. It's like a bear but MUCH more deadly. I literally escaped a tussle with one by probably .5 seconds. Check out the "Near Death Experiences" topic for the full story.
  12. So I'm sure by now everyone knows about the absolute brutality of Interloper, and that even the smallest injury could jeopardize your whole game. But I'd say something more terrifying than a wolf attack, or even a bear attack, is a moose attack. I was on my way back to the Gas Station with about 50% health, and I always knew that wolves stalked the area fiercely, so I made sure to keep an eye out. This awareness is probably what saved my game. As I come over a snow bank I see a moose, no more than 30 feet away, and my heart sinks; it had spotted me. Now all I could do was run for the Gas Station entrance. As I ran I knew that if it caught me, I would suffer from broken ribs if not death (I had just recently looked up the broken ribs affliction, and the amount of treatment required to fix it shocked me). I hit the door and immediately click it, hoping that the 1 second of holding the button wouldn't spell my demise. Had I made one mistake, or taken one second too long, my life would have ended; the moose runs into me just as the loading screen pops up, prompting only a laceration, but no other injuries. If anyone else has a good near-death experience to share, I would love to hear it. Thanks.