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  1. Finally had the time for another try to get both batches. I started in DP, like a lot of people adviced, then to CH, PV and on to ML. The Darkwalker almost got me as I left the Carter Dam. He actually cornered me in the fenced area. I still do not know how I was able to escape him, but I did. With about 5% health I literally stumbled to the green fire in ML, where I was able to sleep an hour. Then I've put a lure gluph there. Next stop was the tunnel to FM, here I've sprayed ward and slept 3 hour. From there on it was almost a walk in the park to the 6th fire in BR. Once again, the sounds are really awesome. And I really have to say that I have enjoyed it a bit more than 4don. I was actually able to see far better where I was going because it was not so dark as in 4don.
  2. I have to say this event creates a very sick athmosphere. Fits the halloween theme 100% 😱 I have my first playthrough in now. Lasted 49 mins and found 2 pages. My short journey started in BR down the cliff from the llodge. I spotted the green fire in the direction of the maintenence yard, still I decided to pay a visit to the lodge. Found some food there as far as I remember and mucklucks and a revolver if I remember correctly. There was also a rope but next to the climbing spot there was also another rope. Back down I wasn't able to see tha green fire anymore, but I remembered the way to the maintanence yard. Didn't spent much time there just jumped in and I think that's where I found a tin of coffee. OK, then up to the rail tracks and up the hill to the first green fire. The contdown really started to make me nervous at that point. With 7 or 8 mins or so I went on tn direction of the muskeg. While trying to walk over the landslide I swear I saw something light up, I really thought this might have been the darkwalker. I passed the landslide with my nerves tensed to the max. Now suddenly a deer came running out of the dark. I've almost had a heart attack! OK, finally in FM. I just ran with the tracks and already saw a green light in the distance right off the tracks. There was a trunk with supplies and also a bear skin bedroll. I cooked some coffe and because my char was tired I thought I try to find some sleep. Game saved. After dealing with real life duties I came back and guess what, I fu*%&/§ forgot to mark where I came from... OK, so I decided to sleep 2-3 hours and to make some more coffee. I dropped the second rope I was carrying and also the regular bedroll. OK, now I was trying not to panic as it was getting more and more foggy. After running in circles I decided to use the anti fog glyph. It worked a bit, but I was still lost. It took some time where I was running without any orientation, but finally I saw the power supply lines. Such a good feeling! But not for long... My char was barly able to run as I this is basically all I have done since I've left the maintanence yard. Looking back in panic if the thing was already behind me. After the tunnel to ML I decided to go to the trapper's first as I thought I'd find the next green fire there. I should have looked at the youtube clip once more before assuming this. Now I think the barn from PV is showed there, not the rotten barn next to trapper's in ML. I also decided to use the warden glyph on the first tree I saw , which was a big mistake as it turned out later... However, I was so happy to see trapper's cabin lit up and looking so cosy. Unfortunately the cabin was not lit inside - like always. The loot was nice, mainly food, more ammo, more knifes. Did not checked the safe. Meanwhile the sound was building up, but I thought the warden glyph would keep the thing away, so I decided to start a fire and cook more coffee and repair some clothes. Because of the creepy sounds I tried to spray another glyph on the cabin, but I couldn't as the other one near the tunnel entrance was still in effect. Suddenly the proximity warning came up. I knew that was it. My char had to much stuff in the backpack and was simply tired out. OK, I thought, let's say hello to the grim reaper... 👿 Here you can see him coming for me. Almost overloaded and too tired to run I let him do it quick and painless. Although my char did not sound like it was painless to him. A funny fact: during the summer event my first char died actually inside of trapper's cabin because of the cold I've underestimated. I guess this area is not good for my first chars during events 😆 My lessons learned from this first try: - do not get in panic right from the start, do not run like crazy all the time, stay cool 😄 - do not loose too much time looting - carry only what is essential, you do not need 10 kg of food as you'll likely find more at the next fire or in cabins on your way - it's getting foggy slowly, but this will make your life difficult when you decide to stay some hours at a green fire, so better put some marks to avoid getting lost - think twice where you use which glyph I hope this helps some who's inerested!
  3. Until now I had only one instance where a wolf attacked me in my long hours playing pilgrim. I ran game towards his direction and he took it down. Then I sprinted to get the fallen game, but Mr Wolf refused to run away and a fight started... I was really surprised I can tell. Since then I move forward slower in these situations. I hope to give the wolf more time to take some bites to ease his hunger and reconsider his situation. No idea if this tactic really helps to make fights impossible. 😄
  4. Well, this depends on the mode you play and your current clothing. I'm playing it on Pilgrim and had already most of the island looted before I had the heart to pay a visit to TWM. So I never had a problem with temperature there. BI was much colder, but there you have more options to hide...
  5. I would put BRR, FM and BI before TWM and HRV. The last two are really challenging big maps, with only two manmade structures (Mountaineer's Hut and Plane Wreck in TWM), a couple of caves and even cave systems. There are no roads or train tracks to help you orientate yourself. And a lot of climbing is waiting for you there too. 🙂
  6. Hey, the first things I've learned in this game is not to be outside at night or unsecure weather 😀 Now after hundreds of hours in pilgrim, I see I have learned some skills that help me to stay alive in this mode. However, the really tough points for a pilgrim player are the cold inside buildings and also the need to consume about 2500 kcal per day. You have to reevaluate your needs. Most important is to get good clothing as soon as possible and get it repaired. So you need to move on constantly. Normal pilgrim, as I am usually, would stay at first or second shelter for some in game days. If you are used to interloper, which I tried a couple of times, at least until I finally survived 2 in game days, WE should not be a problem for you at all.
  7. Wolf to the left, bear to the right... tough decision for a regular pilgrim player in Winter's Embrace... I can't believe I'm still outside, -60°C, almost no vision at all... I know at the end of this power cable there is a shelter.
  8. Damn, harvesting a rabbit inside trapper's got me to fade into the long dark... I felt I secure and was just too slow to react...
  9. As funny as this sounds, but I guess that could be it, indeed. The Long Dark is very often available on sale (right now again just for 6,24 EUR, 75% down). Some people, who are probably interested in survival games in general, buy it because it's on sale for this ridiculous price. But in the end they have actually no time to play it... Happens to me too. After work, sleep and family time theres not much time left for gaming anymore 🤣 I've not found this option on steam. Googled it and only found that it is not possible... But it's actually just a very small icon that pops up on the down right corner, I barely see it long enough to realise what it acutally was sometimes.
  10. Some shots from my latest tour through HRV... Mhh, I guess I stay in today... Sunrise in HRV Mr Elk between me and mysterious fire (as I initially thought)...
  11. My favourite memory is surviving 😀 Breaking through ice in FM, suddenly incoming storm, barely made it to the tunnel to ML, starting a fire there, warming up and making it back to camp office. And the sunrise at Spence's in FM was sooo wonderful, I never thought it would become such a tight journey back to camp office...
  12. Just stumbled over this one on Steam: The global gameplay stats say that only 51% got "first of many" which is to survive 1 day in survival mode, just 20,2% survived 10 days, only 6,3% survived 50 days and only 2,9% did 100 days. On the other hand in story mode only 50,3% escaped the ravine after the crash and only 37,2% made it to Milton. How do you interprete these stats? 50% of the people buy this wonderful game and give up before making it through the first in game day? Seems pretty weird to me...
  13. Today I finally made it (on pilgrim)! It's still the most rare achivement of Long Dark (0,6% of steam users). Thanks to the latest update I was able to see what I missed on all maps - I have not mapped some of the entrances of the regions. HRV was the last region to be mapped. I think I've spent at least the last 2 weeks there. It is really a wonderful map. No man made structures, but a lot of caves, a lot of climbing spots. I will go back now to the lake cave at Monolith Lake and spend some more days there 😃