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  1. I have been watching (more like listening) the game sound since Cross Road Ellegy. After this update it was really bad. I dont mind the waterfall and wind are noisy. But there were other problems. The sound was cluttered. As I mentioned somewhere else. I am in the middle of frozen sea in Coastal highway. I can clearly hear clanking swing near the Quonset. And criecking roof the quonset. Footsteps are too much loud as well. The game was nice and quiet apart of some sounds. I could hear wolf barking clearly. Now I have to turn down the game volume, which turn down important sounds as well. I play the game mostly by my ears when I am out.

    One update seemed to be better. But after while again the sound is cluttered.

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  2. Welcome to club. My last wandering in blizzard was more sucessfull. It happened I found a cave, where I could sleep a few hours (it was night and my character was tired). After that weather cleared out and I start to head to the Mountaneer cabin. What was my surprise the cave I slept in was the bear cave and the rightful owner was comming home. One more hour of sleep and I would descent to long dark as well.

  3. I still do remember my begginings in the game. It was rough in comparisson to other games I played at the time. I start the story game as tutorial to sandbox game. And after while it payed off. But you know what? I am kinda glad for the rough introduction. After that I moved to the sandbox. I have about 350 hours played in it. And you know what? I replayed the story recently. Just for giggles. I do know some things now I did not when played story for first time. And it was still fun. Or more fun.

    But I understand the game is not for everyone. Especially permadeath in sandbox. But the permadeath gives the game a little spice.

  4. I think the key is plan in advance. When you are on your base (I like to create base in each map), you can pick tools according your todays task. When I am not going to hunt, I leave rifle at base. When I know for sure I will be back before night, I leave bedroll at base. 

    What i preffer to not leave behind:

    • water 2-4 litres
    • about 20 cattails + MRE if I have one (salty crackers are good option too)
    • hatchet (usable as tool, knife and last resort wolfe detterant)
    • two cans or one pot
    • something to start fire
    • 2-4 bandages
    • if I can get hand on revolver, I take it as well fully loaded with no more than 18 spare bullet 

    This is my bare minimum. I usually add sleeping bag if I am not sure I will be at some bed at night time. I do not carry rifle. Only to hunting trip or when I am moving to another map and base. Since I usually play Voyager, I tend to store rifle in each region I mainliy visit.

    There are so many options in your load... For example you are going to map with little or no beds? Pack at least 5 cloths for snowshelter. Expecting moose or bear? grab a rifle or bow.

  5. I wonder. There is Mystery lake near by with the dam. There are big turbines in it. This house is in the city. Why on earth would put these on the roof. Only reason comes to my mind would be frequent ouages caused by blizzards.

  6. Oh my. I just bought last piece of puzzle. My PC was able to run TLD in full details. In 4K. Just the display was missing. Now I got it. At first it was terrible. Not sure why, but the game was somewhat not smooth. Resolution was great, HDR was great. But looking around and mooving was like... bambillion microstutters or I dont know. The solution was to enable Gsync on the card and freesync on the display. Now it is smooht like butter. Nice to play and watch.

  7. I found the idea nice. For aircraft you need an engine and propeller. Engine can be found in any car or at the crash site at Mountain town. Car engines may not be suitable. I would go with the airplane engine from the crashed airplane. Propeller can be found again in Mountain town. Then you need the frame. You can re-use the crashed small plane in Mountain town. Or build something like the first airplanes built from wooden beams, piano strings and cloths.

    The propeller, wooden beams, strings, clothes can be carried. The engine can be hard nut to crack. One could drag them. 

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  8. It has to be another one. The one on the TWM has tail section at the top of the mountain. The one in the PV has its own tail section. Not talking about engines and wings.

    When one checks a map of TWM, it seems like the cabin would be hurled towards Crystal lake. It could end in the lake. Or it is more south in another region.

  9. 19 hours ago, piddy3825 said:

    Apparently touching or handling an item starts off their countdown timer to oblivion. 

    I think the decay starts when your game starts. I have moved first time to Bleak Inlet in day 200 of my run. And all canned fish were 0%.

  10. In fact Astrid did not need to help any of those survivors. But she did even she needs to go to the Perseverance Mills. Helping diabetic to get his dose perfectly fits her character. And about when the insulin runs out: we dont know how big the bottle or pen is. 

  11. If I remember it correctly, the insulin was only part of the run. You need to get informations about survivors, which calms down those in the center. Plus you get a lot of food. And you get one survivor on top of it. The insuline is just cherry on the cake. Look to the crash site perfectly fits to the Astrid character.

    And as mentioned. They dont know how bad the situation is. Whether help is or is not on the way. And it would be really out of character to let the guy die without trying to help or just kill him.

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  12. I had played the Episode 1 and 2 the time I purchased the game. It was about 2018. I started playing the story mode as tutorial. I remember the Big Old Bear from the run. The mission was to retrieve gun or its parts from Broken Railroad if I remember it well. Then start in Trappers, walks somewhere being shadowed by the bear and shoot it time to time. I found the old mission little bit annoying. Limited ammo, not clear point when to shoot (not too early, not to late). And at the end just getting to the carcass and get his ears?

    Now I decided to reply all missions. And this time I enjoyed it from start to end. Now I was able to fight back. And the great escape. Just want to thank devs for rewriting this mission.

  13. When you have no matches and firestriker, you can can use flare as last resort. But you should be fine even with magnifying lense. Sunny days will be renamed to cooking days. And without fire... You need to have some shelter nearby. Days without sun will be for gathering fuel.

    For tools. You can make a improvised knife and hatched as well. There is an achievment when you do it in Rikken. Dont forget there is a saw as well. You need a toolbox (the red one is better :D ) to repair it and scrap metal to repair the toobox. Now with Bleak Inlet the aurora can help you to repair your tools as well. Of course you need scrap metal.

  14. For 1000 fires is the magnifying lense necessary. I am grinding it as well on my current run. I already dont need a tinder plug for starting fire, so fire start cost me only one stick. Every time there is a sunny day I take a 10-20 sticks and find sheltered place. Then I start 4 fireplaces. More is not needed. I place them in shape of C letter in order to be able to reach all of them without moving. Do not surround yourself fully. It can happen you may need vacate the place quickly because of some toothy neighbor. By the time I start the fourth the first one is already burned out so I can use the first one. I do it 10-20 times as sticks suffices. It is of course possible to do it more times, but I find it tedious and usually wants to do other things per such day as well.

  15. @ManicManiac Wait a second. You want to tell me my character is the kind of person who dulls a knife on a can? I always thought it takes a rock and pushes the can lid down. If he uses knife, there is no reason for spillage. Even if character uses for example screwdriver from tools, there is no reason for spilling. This is quite new info for me. I shall test it when I am on Great Bear.

  16. On 3/17/2020 at 4:08 AM, Bean said:

    Oh and you only need one rope to hang in Ravine.  The other rope you need is at the lookout tower.  

    That is not always true. I got it on my run. But have seen the Accurize video on YT, where the rope was not hanging on hook. I think it depends on difficulty level. My was voyageur.

  17. Yup it is windy as hell, but beautiful. And those white-gray rascals who wants to tackle you are adorable. But prepared survivor can gain a lot from this region. I am writing it as mainly voyageur player. Not sure how to cope with the dangers without revolver or rifle.

  18. On 3/31/2020 at 10:39 PM, ManicManiac said:

    When you smash open cans, you don't get a recycled can back. 

    This goes against my observations. When I open the can using can opener I get can which is about 85% quality. When I smash open a can, the quality is about 75%, but I still get it in my pack. But I play on Voyageur mainly.

  19. There are maps like Coastal Highway or Desolation Point where is sea shore. The shore is on Bleak Inlet as well. But I am not sure if the beachcombing is possible here. The beachoming is simply watching the shore time to time (no point of sitting on the shore). And sometimes there is an item washed out from the sea on the shore. But be aware. It can be on thin ice so you have to sprint there, take it and sprint back. Some do it naked in order to prevent clothing to be soaked.

    You can check to learn what could be found. Not sure if the list is complete or it is list of items which were found by people.

    And be carefull. Permadeath is lurking there.