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  1. Thank you, Quonset Manager!! I will be in line waiting to trade for a map or two.
  2. I love this idea. (+1) If nothing else, just so I can feel like Tom Hanks when the FedEx boxes rushed in with the tide. At risk of gamifying things too much, potentially these supply crates or dry bags could also wash up super rare items that will only every spawn once per game. Like an ultralight titanium pot (capacity of iron pot but lighter than recycled can) or a light space blanket that gives you great bonus warmth and shields you from some of that nasty wind.
  3. Ouch indeed! Maybe I'm weird, but personally I find the gamble of the food poisoning system really exciting, haha. In desperate situations it really keeps me on my toes and makes me chew over the decision on whether I should gobble down the calories and risk losing condition and 10 hours to rest. Getting food poisoning from a 56% condition granola bar recently put me in an extremely precarious position at Pleasant Valley. I ended up having to light a fire I knew wasn't going to last the 10 hours, put down the bedroll and rest. My condition was too low to risk running into a wolf, exh
  4. You know, while my muscle memory has adjusted to the new radial dial and I've stopped consistently eating raw meat, it still happens from time to time. It's frustrating, but what I've come to realise is that with meat that's just been quartered (still "fresh"), I can generally accidentally devour a piece and not get food poisoning. Especially when I quickly hit "escape". Thank goodness for little mercies.
  5. I can also vouch for the fact that the smaller Cedar and Fir limbs respawn in my custom games, usually after a blizzard. These fallen limbs have saved me many a time and I hope this isn't going to be a case of an overlooked bug that's going to be fixed in the next update. It makes sense that bigger limbs might break off and fall after a heavy blizzard. It's a renewable resource that I very much appreciate and will dearly miss if gone. Good quote. It's easy to spread yourself too thin by taking on the world as opposed to focusing on the important thing that matter. Thanks, @Rapha
  6. Killed a bear today... with a single arrow to the paw??? Decided I might as well spend the night cozying up to him. Thank goodness for my bedroll or I might've had to pull a Revenant... if you get my drift. Slept warm till sunrise. Didn't get mauled by his mate or a wandering pack of wolves. All is well in the world today!
  7. Personally, I'm always drawn to the Trapper's Homestead. I love it because it's homey on the inside, especially after I've set up camp and put some pelts down to cure. Rarely do I break down the furniture inside to keep that homey feeling. Aesthetics aside, I find the high vantage point and large clearing in front of the homestead a bonus. It gives me a good line of sight and I can keep an eye out for predators before setting off. There's the abundance of wildlife all around. I have no issues getting a steady supply of rabbit using traps and stones. Deer are easy to hunt and the occasiona
  8. Hi @Mixxut, I'm a bit late to this thread but hopefully this will still be helpful to you or other new players. I find that there's a lot of joy and exploration in charting unknown territory. Here's a perspective from an ordinary player on custom settings (between Voyager and Stalker) where the game is a lot kinder on players with lootable items. Being a bit of a nester myself, I understand the psychological comfort and desire to build a home base and just keep coming back to it, a haven where you can stash all of your gear, food, tools. That's definitely how I played many of my earlier g
  9. @stratvox That is a ridiculous photo! Great shot! I'm sold. I've taken note of your recommendations in my journal, Ontario is definitely one of the places I'd love to visit one day. I have an aunt in Halifax. She's often told me not to visit unless I wish to trudge through thick, endless snow. (Ha!) A gemologist... wow! Do you know if he's set up shop somewhere?
  10. Posting my very first screenshots! Nothing like sipping on some piping hot reishi tea under the aurora emblazoned sky. I know it's only virtual, but at times like this, I feel such real peace : )
  11. Haha! Imagine if you could locate a wolf den and when papa & mama are out hunting and grab a wolf pup for your own. Amagad.
  12. Incredible! I want to curl up in a bear rug by that crackling fireplace with some hot tea and read all those books! Thanks for sharing those screenshots!
  13. @s7mar7in I did, but I appreciate your response Thanks.
  14. Just wanted to pop in and say, I love these photos. Especially the one with the tracks Gorgeous!