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  1. Yea, If you preffer they could add zombies, chinese lizard monster hordes, super viruses, wizards, magic nukes, dragons, witch cults. As long as it fits the future vision why the hell not.
  2. I'm not accusing Hinterlands half arsed as a whole. Their story was perfect until they added stuff like the bear spear, mystical quotes and stuff. These all came from overeager fans whom they should never have listened to. Game mechanics can never be 100% realistic because you would either die from one lucky hit or survive a dozen of small injuries without a complaint. Cures work over time, but nobody wants to play bedridden patient simulator. That stuff is impossible to adjust accurately, but not mystical at all. Local legends are not mystical either, just fancy stories woven around real observations. Aside from the aurora or the acting up wildlife or a few weird quotes there was 0 magical, mystical stuff before redux. Nada.
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qu9QoWYg9Ck
  4. They largely kept the story, but made the first episode shorter. With her giving less quest to you and you finding the quests instead. They may had a reason for it, but probably the reason is half arsed. It wasn't a super realistic, but the point was to keep up some realism while keeping the gameplay enjoyable. With the new changes, they are taking both on the wrong path. Even the "whimsy/fantasy element" (by which I suspect you mean the aurora and the acting up wildlife) has more science than the reast of the survival genre combined. Auroras IRL do interact with electrical and magnetic devices, but not on this scale and it can freak out animals. Animals can act predatory if bears are woken from hibernation or active predators barely find prey. In fact scientist have been looking into the effects of aurora borealis on electrical devices and wildlife. They also found out that solar flares that get stronger and stronger as our sun grows empower them and make them stronger in charge. You assume the creators of the put some half arsed explanation together for the main story even tough they went so far as adding tiny details and entire stories into the game you never explore in quests just for the sake of easter eggs.
  5. I officaly consider you the enemy of reason. That guy wrecks immersion with his prophetic BS all the damn time. Atleast, she applauded you for not being an asshole and not robbing the gas station. Now she demands it. Isn't there enough mystical, 3rd rate, crappy survival games out there that explain the collapse of the world with "Herp derp MAJIIIK".
  6. I think a lot of the "weird" comes from the fact that they cut a lot of dialog from the story for no reason and made the whole story more mystical in a reality based game. Jeremiah was the most sane person you could meet in the whole series, now he is a weirdo talking about magic spears and fighting a man killing bear in close combat. The priest seemed ok, but I really wish he would not be they only healthy person in the community hall. Molly is just creepy, but not weird. Seems like she is on her way to become a serial killer or already there according to the ingame hints. The Grey Mother had some weird dialog, but now she that most of her dialog was cut she seems even more weird. I despise Methuselahs character because he is SUPER weird and ruins immersion like a locomotive on nitro. His dialog is vague prophetic bullshit line- to- line. Astrid is making more and more sense with every cutscene. Mackenzie was perfect, but he start to sound more and more like an RPGs main character. He takes lifethreatening situations more and more like a trip to the zoo and I blame the new dialogs.
  7. One thing to add, the typical Tail up + Butt wiggle would be a great warning sign that they prepare to attack. Their movement and brown/golden fur would make them stick out like a sore thumb.
  8. I was absolutely on the side of cougars for a while, but I think they should be stationary predators until they detect a prey they can stalk. They would be better of on top of rocks and trees. They would be easy to notice if you look up not just in front of yourself (like any survivalist), but not obvious enough to be detected without paying attention. They also should not attack a player that faces them cuz unlike wolves, cats are discouraged by face - to -face encounters. They usually pounce so any player that keeps away from tall rocks and trees or checks them for potential predators could avoid a pouncy cat suprise.
  9. Yea, I would love a hygiene meter that runs out slowly, but once it runs out you caan encounter more wild animals, get skin infections etc. Maybe not encouraging you to clean yourself every day, but atleast every 3 days or once a week. Being too warm (wearing full heat gear indoors or being next to a forge), running, bleeding, fighting animals could drain it faster. Cleaning yourself would not require potable water, nearly melted water.
  10. Did I really write dick case instead of disk case and didn't notice it?
  11. Hi! I'm 26 gamer from Hungary. I started playing videogames 8-9 years old, but I didn't get my own PC until 12. I specificly joined the forum to add suggestions and I hope they will be have more effect than a shy fart in a Canadian blizzard. I started to play the long dark 1 or 2 years ago as I googled survival games and this was the only decent one with no supernatural monsters for enemy. I was instrested in life simulators like the sims series and games with crafting as a key element (like Skyrim), but i didn't find them chellenging or immersive enough. I admit i played the game with an illegal copy for weeks before actually buying it. 🥺I didn't trust enough the game at first to buy it (early access, indie company and other worrying stuff), but I later made up for it by buying 2 copies, 😌one for xbox one (just for the box and the game map that comes with it) and once on steam just to have it on PC. I like collecting the disk cases for video games, but in my country the an actual, physical copy for PC, with dick case and and all is practicly unobtainable so I bought the pc version and ordered an Xbox copy (with box and goodies) from Slovakia. Would have been easier if the play anywhere system applies to physical copies, but microsoft will be dead before it ever allows that. I wish my country wouldn't be the "pissant town" of Europe and stuff would be easier to find, like a physical copy fror PC. I liked the game so far with the exception of the wintermute story update. I feel like the moral choice of robbing the gas station was removed for no reson, Methuselah's prophetic nonsense broke my immersion, i liked the trust system which was removed, the grey mother seemed more antagonistic at first and her trust felt earned back then, some parts are no longer encouraged to explore. In the second episode, Jeremiahs gun fixing story was more realistic than the magic spear, the old bear felt more present before the update (walking freely in the forlorn musked or mystery lake), the story encourages exploration even less now. Helping Jeremiah with food and supplies gave me the fuzzy feeling inside that I'm actually saving his life and nurture him back to health. 😇❤️ I actually held onto his favorite pork & beans just to find out that I can't give it to him 😭 Even his survival school felt heartwarming under his mentorship. Now it's just a side quest. However, I do like episide 3 and Birch bark tea is the best thing since sliced bread. Anyway, I hope i don't turn anyone on my self with my rant or anything else. Just wanted to say hi and my thoughts so far.
  12. Szia! Vannak, magyarok mint látod. Megkésve, de én is megérkeztem.
  13. I have thought of the same thing. Cougars could be terrifying if they are introduced well. They stalk their prey after all and mostly spend their time on top of trees and rocks. It would encourage you to look up while traveling. They wouldn't charge at you like wolves just jump from tree to tree or roof to rock then drop down on you if you get too close OR turn your back at them and activate their hunting instinct, causing them to drop down and sneak after you. Polar bears also show up in the northern parts of Canada and during the cold apocalypse the have a chance to roam south further than ever before. They could be the ultimate enemy that every animal runs from (black bear and moose included), would be even rarer than the moose, but blends into the snow easier, and kills you in one attack (since they are most merciless predators on earth). Sea lions and greenland sharks could give you a fright close to open sea waters (while beach combing or traveling).
  14. I think the supernatural has no place in the long dark. Everybody got drawn to the game because it lacks the usual supernatural aspects of a mediocare survival game. I was personally pissed when the original story of Jeremiah (fixing the gun while avoiding the old bear who was far more present before) got switched to that "legendary spear" bullcrap. What could be added to the game as a definite scare factor is: A, Polar bears: They can appear in North Canada and now that the weather turned much colder due to the quiet apocalypse they can roam south further than ever before. A polar bear would give no mercy, would be harder to notice and attack on sight. They would kill you in just one attack, but in return they would be extremely rare and scare every single creature in the wildlife. Even a moose or a black bear would flee from them. B, cougars: They would be silent and about as dangerous as a wolf. They would probably stalk you silently for quite a while before pouncing on you. They would mostly sit high on top of trees and rocks, giving you a reason to look up, not just in front of yourself. C, Sea Lions and Greenland Sharks: Beach combing with a jumpscare D, Other survivors/ convicts from the prison colony: We know from the story that there is a prison colony up north and even in the last days of the old world it had regular new members. Help is not coming for the regular people so the prison colony is even more unlikely to be evacuated. We also know the regular folks screwed over each other for supplies every turn. As things get even harder, an outsider is more likely to get jumped and robbed.
  15. I thought about some things that could be added to the long dark: - recycle soda cans and aluminium cans: So we can break down stuff for metal and we collect a lot of aluminium cans. Also we can see soda cans thrown away as trash and we drink soda ourselves. It would be a good survival option and a positive massage to be able to melt them down for metal instead of litering with soda cans and becoming a crazy hobo who collects aluminium cans. Even if it would take a hell lot of cans it would feel better than litering and wasting metal. - the ability to unload oil lamps: If you foolishly put all of your oil into the lamp you might run out of alternative accelerant. I think it should be possible to gain back atleast some of that oil. - auto-walk button: Sometimes you have a goal far away in the distance that takes a straight path and you need to pess the forward button for 30 minutes. It is not fun to press the same button for prolonged periods especially if a blizzard slows you down. - Craftable containers OR more empty containers in- and outdoors: Maybe for organizing your home or storing your meat safely outdoors so smart players can utilize the cold for food preservation. - a weak firestarter item you can craft but only use once and takes a long time to use: I think the thing that discourages exploraton the most is the lack of firestarting options once you run out of matches. In blizzards even if you find a cave, you still don't have enough heat to survive unless wearing the very best gear and without a good gear you still run out of heat without blizzards in good weather. OR - Thermos bottle: Alternatively, a rare item that preserves heat for your travels in hot drinks or food for one day. - Extra animals: Instead of making us hate those poor fluffy wolves even more you could add other animals that can make our struggles harder. Such as cougars, wolverines, bisons or badgers and the most dagerous of all, the hissing blood goose (jk). - Use electric cooking plates during the aurora: So electric cooking plates exist, but they never animate during the aurora which would be a great oppurtunity for smart players to utilize the aurora and save resources - sky lifts working during the aurora: some places could be reached without rope climbing during the aurora - Interrupt firestarting with the loss of tinder and firestarter - Grow plants indoors next to windows: So plants are rare and non-renewable, but they pose as a main source of medical items. Producing it should be slow as heck, like one plant only bringing one harvest per 50 or 100 days, but a safer way than beach combing. - Sky sticks: makes you walk slower and burn more energy + calories, but helps to avoid sprains. - Rabbits dazed for longer time: Hitting rabbits with rocks isn't the hard part, pointing the small dot on it before it recovers is the hard part. I'm not thinking about minutes just extra seconds. - Toilets shouldn't give clean water: Melted unsafe water? Sure. Clean water? Nope. Even if you take the water from the tank in was standing there for weeks or months with dangerous algea and bacteria from the air spreading inside it.