Hello there !
I've started playing the Long Dark early December, first in story mode then in survival mode after finishing episode three a dozen days ago.
The game is really enjoyable, but despite some hotfixes following 1.64 release, I still encountered many cases of carcasses "sunk" into ice after entering a building.
That wasn't much of a concern until today, 86th day of my experience on voyageur difficulty. After several days in Bleak Inlet, expecting an Aurora night I was leaving the Cannery workers residences at sunset on my way to the factory, crossing directly through the ice, when I crossed path with a living bear that was actually walking under the ice, thus invisible and unaudible until it switched to attack mode.
I first heard it, then saw its head popping out of the ice, I was about to take a screenshot since I thought it was stuck in the terrain but to my horrifying surprise (not exaggerating) its body then popped out of the ice entirely. Too late to run away, I got hammered by the beast then patched myself up when I noticed the bear was coming back for a second strike. That's when the panic really kicked in and my little finger hit the crouch key (ctrl) instead of the run one (shift), and I got wasted a second time in a row. I miraculously survived the second attack, but lost rabbitskin hat and gloves and a pair of ear wraps, and the rest of my outer layer clothes got seriously damaged.
I'm filing a bug report to Hinterland support, but I guess there's no way to revert back to a previous save given the game mechanics ?
Anyway, it's not the first time I hear a bear or a lone wolf about to attack without being able to locate it, I generally didn't push my luck too far and ran away rather than going around rocks or hills to actually see the threat, but I suspect it's a kind of the same bug, except today the bear was really under the ice, this time I saw it... and that's much more worrying than sinking carcasses.
Thanks for reading, I really needed to vent the pressure out 😅