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  1. I think it's an absolute crime that you can't unroll all the bedrolls, throw them all on the floor at once, and roll around in a giant bedroll nest.
  2. One thing to keep in mind is that painted marks are eventually going to fade over time. So if you want to keep something tagged, you'll have to repaint it. And to my knowledge paint cans don't appear via beachcombing so they are a finite resource.
  3. To tag off previous responses, every region has a lost and found box like this. Every single interior location (houses, caves, etc.) counts as a region, as do the larger outdoor environments (Mystery Lake, Forlorn Muskeg, etc.). The lost and found boxes are posted in locations that the average player is likely to encounter at some point. Outside the Quonset Garage, outside Molly's Farmhouse, outside the Camp Office, etc. And with interior locations, the box will be found next to one of the exits.
  4. Back when I was still trying to unlock Faithful Cartographer I had a guy who'd been around the world a thousand times surveying and re-surveying everything over and over. I was walking up the fallen tree bridge in the Ravine. My cat jumped up in my lap and jostled my hand, causing me to walk right off the log and into the abyss.
  5. I had a similar thought and my head-canon is that one of the demolished buildings in Milton used to be a bar, but since there were so few people left nobody bothered to rebuild. Everyone just buys beer at Quincy's Quonset or Dan Presnell's store in Thomson's Crossing and drinks at home.
  6. I don't have a problem with cabin fever but I do think it could be implemented better. I've said this before, but the consequences of cabin fever are disproportionately harsh compared to the "crime". It will kill you if you don't directly address it by spending time outdoors. Even food poisoning isn't fatal by itself. You can just power through and be fine. But cabin fever? Nope! It's right up there with dysentery and parasites in that it will kill you if you don't treat it. Granted the treatment is easy, but still. Nobody dies of cabin fever. Maybe you have trouble sleeping sure, but exhaustion is exhaustion. Maybe disallow sleeping indoors if your fatigue meter is more than half full, or wake the player up every 2 hours so the quality of sleep sucks or something. Actually this makes me wonder...having an affliction like food poisoning allows you to sleep even if you're not tired, for the purposes of recovering. If you have cabin fever and broken ribs, do the ribs override the cabin fever? I've never had both at once.
  7. If you need to pass time with cabin fever, harvest your boots, and Esc-cancel before the harvest is complete. Each instance will give you about an hour and change of time passed.
  8. I've noticed the wolf packs seem to migrate more frequently lately. A wolf-dense area one day can be full of deer the next, and vice versa.
  9. The game also auto-saves when you're injured. So another rather extreme method to force a save is to do something to hurt yourself, like walk on a slope until you sprain something. Can't think of a whole lot of scenarios where you'd want to do that, but it's an option. The exception is Timberwolf drive-by chompings. The game doesn't auto-save after one of those.
  10. Did you check the thing with the candles in the back of the church? To the right of the altar as you enter.
  11. Oh it's ridiculously plentiful. It's possible to find just over 2000 scrap metal in the world, if you break everything down. So plentiful that it's like..heck with it, why NOT scrap cans. It's not like we're hurting for scrap metal as it is, and that would let players manage their clutter. I can throw them in the trash bins, along with all the newsprint and tinder plugs I have no use for, but even those get full at some point. I've taken to distributing cans to every cave and interior cook place I find, just to have a potential use for them. My alternative is to have them in a pile on the floor and hope they end up in a lost and found at some point.
  12. They have pillows and old bedrolls that can be cut up for cloth. Houses are definitely a better source of cloth, but definitely check trailers out too if you're coming up short.
  13. OK so this is interesting. I have a memory that I have long since chalked up to a false memory, like I dreamed it and started to believe it really happened or something. But I "remember" finding a granola bar once and only once behind the visor of a car, and I "remember" it being in Pleasant Valley. Of course at the time that was a 50/50 shot since only PV and CH had cars so....meh. As if I didn't question my memory enough as it is.
  14. Actually soup cans are made from steel and there's quite a lot of things you can do with them. Although even aluminum cans, you can cut the pull tab and you have a makeshift fishing hook. There's a beer brand in Australia that prints instructions on how to do so right on their cans.
  15. We do have sharpening stones and while it's not pine tea, birch bark can be used as a renewable tea source. The one thing on this list I would like to see is that bow drill. We don't really need more ways to make firestarting easier because you can already pretty much guarantee yourself 1 fire per match. Just use that match to light a torch, then you can have however many attempts it takes to get that fire started. I like to avoid using matches though, so I (and I think most players) tend to prefer the mag lens. Start a fire on a sunny day, and do all your cooking and boiling. But that does strike me as a bit of an exploit, since in reality that water and meat should freeze solid and become inedible until thawed. This would re-introduce a need to start a fire every time you prepare your meal, unless you take to keeping a day's rations under your clothes to thaw them with body heat. Which would manifest as a penalty to the "Feels Like". But that's a lot of extra engineering that a bow drill would solve simply by rendering marathon cooking sessions irrelevant. If I had a renewable firestarter that works indoors any time of the day or night, even at a lower chance of success (say -50% chance, meaning it might take even a master a few attempts), I would absolutely start using that all the time. Cook what I need, when I need it, rather than spend 24 hours straight grilling a moose and boiling a lake.