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#61 BrewerGeorge

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Posted 10 February 2022 - 04:03 PM

I kind of need something to do. I played about 3 hours last night just hunting and surviving. Pretty sure I could go at least 150 more days like this, not counting rabbits.

#62 Stains_not_here_man

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Posted 10 February 2022 - 08:20 PM

- summit of timberwolf mountain
- ash canyon gold mine
- prison and accompanying mine

These are all pretty fun imo

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Posted 11 February 2022 - 08:55 PM

I'm not ready for any of those yet, but I did go into the muskeg today to find and use the forge. Went pretty well although again I accidentally left my bed roll somewhere. Ugh! It's so easy to do for some reason. But luckily I was pretty close to the homestead where the forge is. A couple cups of coffee got me through the blizzard to the homestead where I could sleep - and luckily there was an extra bedroll to make up for my dumbassedness.

So I stayed there a few days recovering, reading a book I found there, and playing with the forge. I had enough food with what was there and what I brought so it wasn't a problem. I kill a wolf wandering around the property and cook them on the still hot forge to stock up some meat for the Trek back home.

Again the wolves kept bothering me. I killed two more left their hides but carried the meat. I was going for a shelter to hunker down and cook it. Then I saw another bear.

I think I've got my bear killing technique down now. See, first you let them maul you so they get all cocky. Then after you stand up and bandage your bleeding wounds, he's walking around overconfident, THEN you shoot him as he's charging you for the second time. I mean, n = 2, but so far it's been a 100% technique for me. It killed me to leave 36 kg of bear meat behind, but I did take his skin.

As I left the save I have slept in a snow shelter overnight healing my wounds, cooking that troublesome wolf meat, and trying to repair my clothes. When I wake up next time try to make it back into the mountain town without coffee to climb the ropes. We'll see.

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Posted 12 February 2022 - 10:30 AM

I'm at the prison right now, working on getting my gunsmithing up to level 5. (Actually just hit 5 a few minutes ago). There are at least 3 wolves that spawn here, though it's pretty easy to avoid them most of the time once you've finished cleaning out the back part. Almost got killed when 2 of them attacked me in a row. I only had one antiseptic dose so I had to let one bite get infected and then treat with antibiotics. Close one!

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Posted 21 February 2022 - 07:20 AM

Both of my longer games are still saved, but I moved on to trying stalker difficulty.  First one got killed pretty quickly. Froze to death trying to get out of the trapper's cabin in Mystery lake.  Blizzard stopped me from lighting a fire. Second one killed in 5 days by three wolves at once.  Not timber wolves in a pack, but 3 regular wolves all visible at the same time attacking me pretty much in succession.  I had the damn revolver, too; that thing doesn't do enough damage for what it's supposed to be (.44 Mag or .45 LC).  The new one has lasted about 9 days. I still can't find a hatchet, though, and it's becoming a real problem.



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Posted 20 March 2022 - 09:36 AM

This fecking game, Man. I took a break for a couple weeks. Came back and got killed by the the wild trio again. So much for the wolf coat scaring then away.

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Posted 04 April 2022 - 07:01 AM

Bear #3 down to my patented 'play dead' method.  That's a lot of meat to carry back to the homestead, but it's too valuable to leave.  With Cooking 5 they're 1125 Cal each. I'm relaying it this time instead of trying to slog it back hugely overweight.

 

I'm about 45 days in on this one, fully equipped and have enough food to last 50 or 60 days - again not counting rabbits.  My limitations now are actually matches because I didn't understand the torch method and wasted a lot of matches getting to Fire 5. Reclaimed wood to make snares is also getting a little bit scarce, and I've stopped burning it for fires.



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Posted 23 April 2022 - 10:56 AM

You still playing stain?

 

I think I've officially got this game beat now.  I can survive basically forever now, only limited by exhausting non-renewable resources like scrap metal to make fishing hooks or birch to make arrows.  Now that I've found the magnifying glass, fire is no longer a problem.  I'm exploring now just for the sake of it, but I no longer need to.  I'm at 112 days.



#69 Stains_not_here_man

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Posted 23 April 2022 - 11:07 AM

I haven't for a bit but they just released a patch for that damn key issue so I'm probably going to start up again.

Edited by Stains_not_here_man, 23 April 2022 - 11:07 AM.



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