Hi all 👋🏽
New survivor here, really enjoying the experience and this has become one of my top 5 games of all time!
After successfully managing 100+ days on Voyager starting at Desolation Point, moving through CH and then ML., killing a moose and a few bears. I decided to try stalker and after a couple of random spawns map starts & resulting wolf deaths, I started in ML & settled into a solid journey.
I covered all of ML and MT - crafting deerskin, rabbit items and the Moose satchel. I killed 70+ wolves and hunted a few bears. I remember thinking I was getting to grips with Stalker and feeling pretty confident.
Then it all went wrong - I was savagely eviscerated by a wolf while at low health at the doorstep of my trapper cabin.
Details - I was being cocky and baiting two wolves with food to practice revolver timing. Having hit both wolves, I thought a hand to hand would finish one of them off - but mistakenly chose the knife, instead of hatchet which ended up with a much longer struggle. To my horror, my health dropped from 50% to nothing (I had a healthy armour rating) and the black screen descended 😱
Lesson learned, confidence kills, even 1 foot away from safety!!
So for my next journey I have a couple of Qs:
1. Does the knife do less damage than the hatchet, therefore increasing the length of a wolf struggle? I have found that a hatchet stops the fight fairly quickly and I lose no more than a 30% health, often less.
2. Can wolves crit hit or is their damage consistent - my health dropped a lot, not sure what happened there.
3. I suck at shooting wolves with the revolver when being charged - the wolf pattern change is tough to deal with vs bow & rifle. Ahysuggestions, as it’s not easy to practice without serious consequences.
“For the soul, there is never birth nor death ... He is not slain when the body is slain.”