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  1. Maybe the ingame smelliness meter for the character could be expanded to give an indication on the state of goods that are in questionable condition. Certainly a can of peaches that has had something happen to it would smell pretty suspicious upon opening.
  2. I experienced the "audio form" with the stuttering wind sounds as well, especially after performing time-accelerated activities, but some recent update seems to have fixed it for me. But yeah, wind can be somewhat performance-heavy.
  3. To me it looked like it might have bled to death right there until the game engine reconsidered for some reason. Either way, that's funky stuff.
  4. I have found very much the opposite to be true. I've gotten lucky once or twice with wolves that were previously unaware of me running off after firing the revolver but wolves that are already aware of me will never run unless I hit them. And I'm playing a custom game with wolf fear set high. So I'm not sure, maybe the whole wolf fear behaviour does have a few little issues.
  5. It doesn't do as good a job scaring wolves off as I had hoped, they rarely run from just the gunshot itself if you don't hit them, so beware. Rabbit hunting is easy as all hell with it. Just set up so one is running right at you, aim in front of it, let it run into your shot and explode it. I've also found some surprising success on deer, bringing one down in two hits to the neck area. Because of their size and the fact you can shoot the handgun while crouching, they're fairly easy to hit and will bleed out eventually. Since revolver ammo is much more plentiful than rifle cartridges, if you have the patience this is a really effective way to hunt deer. Unless you'd rather save your ammo for defensive purposes.
  6. I made a somewhat similar point a couple days ago in a topic about the sprains. I also think the pain affliction should be utilized much more, accompany not only other injuries but also some afflictions - do any of you guys know what a food poisoning feels like? It's painful. And I also agree that pain should be able to stack, e.g. intensify and that the whole painkiller situation needs to be addressed to allow for varying degrees of pain and pain suppression.
  7. I've also had a bear doing some weird stuff when I entered and exited an interior a couple of times with the bear fairly nearby. It looked stuck a few times, at least once its position abrubtly jumped by a few meters. I chalked this up to the game having to decide whether to keep the spawn radius as I exit an interiour or actually simulate the bear outside while I'm in for a few seconds but maybe it's related. I haven't noticed this ever before.
  8. Not exactly a jump "scare" but a very unexpected "DEAR SWEET JESUS"-moment was when I set out to get rid of the bear that was pestering me at the Coastal Townsite, so I set up behind one of the houses there while it was roaming around and smacked a .303 right in its face. I had what I thought to be a great escape plan, since I'm convinced the bear will surely try to take the shortest route immediately available to where it's seen me last when it comes to retaliate: And then I got bamboozled: Just as I turn the corner, sure to have the bear chasing me around the house right now it pops up around the other corner and I run into it at full sprint and get wiped the hell out. After a mauling a few days earlier with only low condition regain during rest this guy mashed me within an inch of my life right there and I almost threw my mouse across the room when it jumped around the corner. At least he bled out eventually but I still decided it was time to move on to another region...
  9. So, wait, what? I'm confused. Was it glitching or sleeping? Don't recall ever fucking with a sleeping bear so I can't remember what those look like.
  10. Never thought about it, but I like this idea. A 10% chance might be a little high but I think making firearms a little dangerous to the player themselves if not handled properly would be a nice touch about them. Same goes for squib loads.
  11. They do seem clearer and more persistent to me also, I've had some real good fun tracking deer recently that had run off staggering distances. I couldn't precisely put my finger on it, but something seems to have been done to make the trails and prints easier to follow. And after experiencing some real bummers in that regard I welcome this very much.
  12. So while we're on the topic, is there any reason as to why they don't bleed out? This seems rather "nintendo hard" to me and fairly unrealistic.
  13. Make believe your character is allergic.
  14. Just for realism purposes, I never get water from the toilets without a cistern in the game. From a gameplay perspective I don't see why you wouldn't wanna think about making the water from those toilets non-potable, while those with a cistern still give potable water.
  15. I don't have any of that fancy numbers you guys have, but I can say that it also took me a while to get used to the new sprain mechanics and while I did, I also felt that the frequency was suddenly way overdone. Now that I have become used to the new mechanics, I'm getting drastically fewer sprains than before mostly because I am made aware of the fact I'm standing on dangerous terrain which lets me slow down and tread lightly where I need to. I like this. And I will also say that I actually don't mind the apparent randomness of sprains that much because let's face it, I know I have twisted my very real life ankle while walking on grass, going down a stair, turning around sharply, being a general idiot, all sorts of occasions where the outside observer never would have guessed this would lead to an ankle sprain. I don't mind this being portrayed in the game, I just find the debuffs a little drastic. In a survival situation I find it unlikely that a sprained ankle would completely disable you from moving at a faster pace than crippled hobble just as I doubt you could not find a way to operate a rifle with a sprained wrist if your life depended on it. Especially after a dose of opioid painkillers you should be able to utilize the appendage again to a reasonable degree even without stabilizing it with a bandage. This would obviously put you at risk of intensifying the damage to your ligaments but that's going too far for the game. I think the idea of splitting the symptoms into ligament damage and pain was a nice one, but killing the pain should let you work through the ligament damage as well. As it is, the cost of actually moving past a sprain without rest is too high when sprains are as common as they still are. I'd hope to see the system expanded upon as I think the sprains mechanic is a very important one in the game. Pain could be made more granular to display different types and intensities of pain, requiring different dosage of painkillers, which themselves should probably give a positive affliction to the likes of "Pain Relief" that lasts for a set amount of hours depending on the dose and wears off while the pain itself isn't immediately "cured" by the dose but instead just numbed to return later if the dose wears off before the cause of the pain does - e.g. a sprain heals or a headache just fades out.