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  1. How did you pull that off? I've never used the flare gun, so may be missing the obvious... (Very cool, though!)
  2. OooooohhhhhKAAAAAAAAY! Exploring the Dam while we have electric light during an aurora is NOT a good idea... O.O
  3. New game (attempting Stalker rather than a Custom game, for the first time) starting in Mystery Lake and found THAT sky again one morning:
  4. Passing time, unable to sleep, waiting for morning before going off to Timberwolf Mountain for the first time... Here's an aurora from the heights of Pleasant Valley:
  5. Dawn, and then Sunset, in Pleasant Valley... (As I head off to Timberwolf Mountain for the first time...)
  6. So, I'm up a couple ropes somewhere in Pleasant Valley. Spent a few days there, managed to take down a deer and cook all of it. Go out the next morning to explore and encounter a wolf, who does enough damage to me that I spend the rest of the daylight recuperating. So, I notice I'm low on water and think I'll get some firewood and spend half the night melting snow and boiling water, as you do. I've gotten in the habit of crouching while chopping wood, just in case a predator shows up - and I'm thinking that's a particularly good idea since a bear den is just over the ridge from the cave I'm using. I finish chopping up a cedar limb, and hear crows along with an odd animation effect just as the limb-chopping circle finishes - the effect is kind of like having crows flying right up to me, or maybe their shadows flying over me. If only... I get full control of myself and see a bear starting to walk away from me, *easily* within charging range. I back up. It turns around. O.O Please note I am still crouched at this point. The bear seems to home in on me, but isn't attacking, as such. And so we proceed back towards where my cave is. Once I get there, I have another peek - and he's still there... O.O I crept back to the back of the cave, lit a fire, and boiled water for half the night before sleeping. With that save point in place, I quit the game. {panicked breathing}
  7. No sign of the limping wolf now, a few game-days later. There's a wolf patrolling the same spot now, without a limp, so no idea if its the same one or not.
  8. Ooo! Good point about the Journal. I hadn't thought of that. Will check. So far, it's still limping, so that's my identifier at present. It also patrols a specific area, which may help with identification if the sprain heals.
  9. That's what I'm expecting, but not so far. I slept overnight and went looking for it, found it, and then it ran off yelping when I got too close. So probably not a concern that I'll end up killing it in a confrontation. Went another day after that, and it was still out there, limping along. Doesn't seem likely to bleed out at this point.
  10. Never thought I'd see something like this in the game! I went out to hunt a deer I'd seen near the barn in PV. I spooked it twice, getting too close with bow & arrow. The second time, it ran towards an approaching wolf. I've seen a wolf take down a deer before, but not this close, so took a bunch of screenshots. (See the 'Wolf v Deer' gif.) With the wolf pre-occupied, I thought I'd shoot the wolf, and then take the deer I'd planned to hunt. My arrow hit, but only wounded or scared it, and it ran off yelping. I quartered the deer and started back with all of it to the barn. And then the wolf showed up, stalking me the whole way... I made it in safely, though not before a second wolf came in from another direction! Later, while cooking the deer steaks, I was outside, crouching, when I saw a wolf *limping* past. This is what surprised me. o.0 The devs actually wrote this into the game scripts?!? Is that the same wolf? Did I injure it in the leg without killing it? Did it fall after I shot at it and injure its leg? O.o (See the 'Limping Wolf pt 1' gif.) After finishing cooking, I went out to collect more wood before night fell, and the limping wolf was back! I chopped wood, crouching, within sight of the wolf, revolver at the ready, but it just limped on by. (See the 'Limping Wolf pt 2' gif.) Now, I'm hoping I can avoid a fatal encounter with this wolf. We have the kernel of a story developing here. I want to know where it goes...
  11. Going in and out at the barn in PV, cooking a deer steak by steak, and then I see this... 🙂
  12. Ended up losing half my warmth just watching the sunrise... A second time.