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  1. The motherload of loot is found on the summit of Timberwolf Mountain, you simply must go there at least once. Stuff for days and stunning views! Otherwise you can spend a good hour looting the dam in Mystery Lake. A couple of other good spots are in Pleasant Valley, the Farmstead and Signal Hill (which on lower levels spawns top level clothing always).
  2. I reckon you hit the nail on the head. The way we play interloper is flawed and relies on exploiting the starvation mechanic by only eating at night before sleeping and then starving the character throughout the day. In reality, how many of us would be comfortable walking through thick snow for hours a day on an empty stomach, it would be near impossible! As you referenced that it took 10 days longer to make it to the summit maintaining the well feed buff, this probably is more realistic. If you were in this situation then you would look to keep yourself feed, and if the world was this cold and food this hard to come by, then you would be forced to upskill your harvesting and cooking skills, and in all likelihood contract intestinal parasites as you got yourself established. Only then could you dream about traveling to the far reaching areas such as TWM, as it wouldn't realistically be possible straight away. Therefore in my opinion striving to keep the well feed buff going represents playing the game in a more realistic way instead on exploiting the game mechanics, which in my opinion is definitely a positive. In all honesty, I avoided playing interloper as I disliked the idea of exploiting starvation by only needing to eat 750 calories before bed in the early game, but eventually got over that and just starting playing loper anyone. However, I still often have a little snack once or twice a day, yet am often completely out of calories. You are right that starvation needs to be more punishing. Even 2% condition drop per hour with an instant -5kg carry bonus (which thus tires you quicker and slows down your movement speed) whenever you starve yourself would see more people at least eat a little before going on adventuring. These are just my opinions but like I say, I believe striving to maintain the well feed buff is a good thing and it represents a more realistic way of playing loper, as long as starving yourself continues to go relatively unpunished.
  3. Hey well done, very impressive! Was wondering how much you have played interloper before this crazy run? I am new to interloper and getting towards 10 days for the first time (like my 3rd run), but don't see myself getting near that amount! Do you have to fail a lot to get this good, or can you pick it up pretty easy?
  4. I have played plenty of stalker on TM and I love the region, my favourite longterm base. I live out of the Mountaineers Hut and with +24C clothing you will have no issues surviving in the hut at night without a fire. To be safe though, I make a habit of sleeping in 4-5 hour stints just in case there is a crazy cold blizzard outside, but on stalker I have never experienced any weather than +24C clothing plus bed warmth in the hut hasn't overcome. Like peteloud said, leave the guns - well definitely leave the hunting rifle cos that is damn heavy, and if you aren't confident with the bow then bring the revolver with you just in case. I have started playing loper now but like you I am hopeless with the bow, more of a lazy hunter, push the deer into wolves and then take the kill. But yes practicing on bunnies has been really helpful for me, and if you hit them then they definitely aren't going anywhere, they die instantly haha! I find TM the best place in the game to live. Outside the mountaineers hut you have fishing (so make sure you bring some metal for hooks, as there isn't heaps in the region), plus plenty of cattails; two very safe food options. On the lake there will likely be 1-2 wolves patrolling (which you can easily see), but there is normally a deer to the right of the fishing hut (looking out from the mountaineers hut), so you can hook around and push that into one of the wolves to kill, then shoot the wolf and harvest both the deer and wolf together. There are also 2 bunnies near where the deer is which are relatively safe, you can kill them and then run to mountaineer hut in a single sprint if need. There are also two bunnies between mountaineer hut and path the PV which are totally safe. So all that hunt with fish makes the mountaineers hut a very livable place, food at your doorstep with the close wolves all visible from distance. In terms of climbing the summit. I did it for the first time a couple of weeks ago (in a TM stalker run where I stayed at the mountaineers hut for 45 days from start no issue - the save is still open). In a new run I got to the summit second day (this was custom, stalker with interloper resources), so all I needed was a bedroll, a little wood, and some water and food. Decent clothing isn't even necessary as there are two indoor caves that you can sleep and warm up in if you have the bedroll. None of the climbs are hard, including the final one to the summit, as long as you stop on the ledges. You don't even need coffee. If you have done the ravine climb then you will be sweet as, because the ravine rope climb is way harder then the summit climb on TW. Of course you need to have a hacksaw or it is a whole lot of effort for nothing! Keep trying at surviving in TM, it is definitely worth it!
  5. Oh the flare gun still spawns on interloper right, so that is another option at a push.
  6. Oh yea of course I know that, the struggles was referring to wolves, I should have been more clear about that. As I expected, it really does limit the option of staying in one area then. Although you can definitely live off fish and deer in say TWM still, just by pushing the deer into the wolves and then throwing stones at them.
  7. It is only possible to kill a wolf, bear or moose in TLD by shooting it with a gun or bow, or with a hatchet or knife in a struggle right? So in interloper you simply must get to a forge and get arrowheads and improvised tools in order to kill these animals. There isn't something really obvious that I am forgetting? There is no way to kill wolves with heavy hammer or prybar, it simply scares them off?
  8. In pilgrim and voyager you will be woken before its too late but still cold. However luckily any fire of any temperature will start to warm you up, so you should be fine. On stalker and interloper you don't get woken, so if you go to sleep in a freezing area or the temperature takes a turn for the worse during the night... well lets just say you are never waking up from that sleep.
  9. I personally love Forlorn Muskeg and have spent a lot of time surviving in it. Yet there always seems to be a lot of hate for it, with many players avoiding it at all costs, except maybe to exploit it for quick looting and/ or forging. A visually stunning and distinctive region to me, there are few greater challenges in the game than living out of the run down Spence Homestead. So I am interested to see what people actually think about it...
  10. Oh yea I have read this and similar posts. I know there isn't a lot of love for FM but that isn't specifically because of the way it looks, more because of the harsh weather, persistent fog, high population of wolves and the big one, WEAK ICE (which takes very little time to figure out). You find that a lot of the survivalist type players love FM whereas the newer players tend to avoid it and stick with the regions that are easy to live in, like ML and CH. I was like that initially, I used to try play on FM because the landscape fascinated me, but I was never good enough to survive that long on it. You see in some of favourite region posts a lot of FM, because people either absolutely love it, or absolutely hate it, there isn't really a middle ground (like with say MT, BR or DP). But yes there is a higher proportion of people who hate it, because it is in all honesty probably the hardest map in the game to play. Which for me and plenty of others, add to the allure of it
  11. Differences in opinion clearly. For me, FM is aesthetically beautiful, has the best scenery of all the regions. Otherwise, I wouldn't bother trying to survive there given the harsh climate.
  12. Yea I was reading your survival store last night, very impressive stuff! At the stage I am probably going to stick around TW for the time being. However, I previously have done a stalker survival where I restricted myself to FM and Milton Basin (just because I love it in the basin), and that went really well. Figured out that I could build a snow shelter half inside the Spence Homestead if positioned perfectly so was receiving the warmth bonus from both, making it very comfortable to live out of the homestead. I know this is really practical on Interloper as you can't find enough cloth for the snow shelter in the first place plus with the lack of matches you need the fire going the whole time anyway, but it is a cool like quirk for stalker mode. But yes I love the more remote areas and have extensive knowledge of FM, probably the region I am now most comfortable on. I now hardly anything about maps like CH and ML as I find them a little too easy with so many buildings and loot, so avoid them. After I am done with this run I will either move to FM or restart their from scratch, although I am also keen to give HRV a go as I have barely spent any time there and know virtually nothing about it... I am saving the surprise
  13. Surprisingly I actually still enjoy PV and absolutely love FM. For me the true survival areas are what interest me, so I pretty much spend no time in DP, CH, ML or even BR. Initially I found FM unplayable as I would continually die early, but I wanted it to work out and as I got more experienced with this game it became more manageable and I fell in love with FM. PV has actually probably been the base I have used the most, even when I was learning the game, but the 4 days I have spent there in this playthrough has seen temperatures of -50C or worse every day and raging blizzards every single day too.
  14. Yes fair enough, get in and get out. Although for me the view from Signal Hill at sunrise and sunset is almost enough alone to make it worth while staying a little longer... best view in the game for me. Also I guess all the buildings have insane warmth bonuses that negate even -70C blizzards, but on interloper you are definitely on a tighter deadline so can't afford to wait them out. Plus its not only the freezing blizzards, the fog is the real killer, cos you can't see a thing but the wolves seem to see you with 100% visibility.
  15. Yea I have also found heaps but to be honest they are only a decoration for me as there are no revolvers to fire them out of. I understand they are pretty rare and as it seems that a lot of people can't find them, it is partially balancing this out. But still, there are way too many, I currently have 60 rounds and I have only explored one region.