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Re: Wild animals suiciding on melting ice?
So I want to thank everybody for sharing their stories  :) I also loved Sami's post with real life references  :) very nice, I had no idea this happens today. I must admit though that where I live we only have frozen lakes every 5-10 years so I never thought about it more...

I have come to the conclusion that my scenario was (unintentionally) more likely to result in drowned animals, because with the hurt helpless and afraid start in spring time I spent nearly all my time in the first 5 (?) weeks at the shore or in the middle of frozen lakes trying to catch some fish with a rock or a crude javelin. If I understand the game correctly, only parts of the map where you already zoomed in are simulated in detail (at least the save games get much bigger when I have visited more places) so the fact that I was there all the time may be the most important factor.

Can anybody offer some insight if this assumption is correct? After all I feel less cheesy now for profiting from these poor animals with so little effort  ;D

The La Brea Tarpits is replete with the bones of predators that dined on trapped beasts, only to find themselves trapped, as well. Wolves, hyenas, dingos, all will happily scavenge. Across the world and across time nature has fed upon misfortune. Don't feel cheesy. Feel

October 06, 2019, 08:02:52 PM
Re: Traps and cellars Maybe it is not significant, but, even with a trap on the cellar, you can still remove items and put in new items. Perhaps it is the same for thieving animals?
October 07, 2019, 07:09:41 PM
Re: Finding an item I once lost a valuable load of furs when a pack of wolves surprised me with my animals. I didn't realize I'd lost a cow until I'd traveled a long way and then had to find a way to locate where I'd encountered the wolves.

So, you look in the msglog.txt and find a message created at the time you last used the item. There will be a 8-digit code which is interpreted as the x-y coordinates. Compare that location to your present location and do a little math and you can return to the last location of the item.

I THINK that's what you were asking. If not, forgive the longwinded reply!!

October 09, 2019, 02:41:52 AM
That's never happened to me before! I have a trap/fence built near a very small lake. It has 6 or 7 pit traps in it. Last night I went to check it and, Lo!, I see a reindeer between the trapline and the lakeshore. I'm hoping that I can stampede it through a trap. It runs faster than I can track it, but, I find another deer, struggling in a pit. When I got closer, Wow!, the next trap down ALSO has a reindeer in it. I check the last two traps and the last one has a dead reindeer next to it AND a wolf trapped within the pit!

I'd love to know the story behind this event! After all the skinning, butchering (had to go back the next day for the last deer), tanning, and smoking, I took too long getting to the wolf pelt and it wound up harsh, but the three deer came out as decent pelts. 

October 10, 2019, 09:17:08 AM
Re: [not a bug] Cellar in building- problem smoking/drying Aye. This topic got me looking online for info on root cellars. Many descriptions were exactly what Sami has shown. I'm going to start moving mine outdoors, just to get it right!
October 20, 2019, 08:25:38 AM
Re: How many seeds do you plant per square? I don't consider it abuse. I think of it as sorting out the bad seeds, which one would do when planting by hand.
October 24, 2019, 04:54:38 PM
Deathrattle! I'm taking my guy on his first deep exploration. I load up my stag with furs, food, and extra trade goods, and begin a trek through Kuikka lands, heading for the Kaumo area.

Having arrived at the border of the two, I stop for the day, build a shelter and, since it's only afternoon, I decide to fish in the adjacent lake. The first hole I chop is too close to shore, not deep enough, so I walk out further and chop another hole. Just as I drop my line, I hear the cry of a wounded beast, then another! What the hell? A lynx has walked up and killed my stag, just feet from me! Thanks, dog, for your timely warning(not)! I don't even see the lynx, it's just gone.

I skin and butcher the stag but now I'm overburdened with all the gear it was carrying, too. So, I unload gear at the shelter, start tanning the hide and then set the meat to dry. Several days later, having had no further sign of the lynx, I finish the tanning and pack up, loading my dog with enough to make it possible for me to carry everything else, albeit with 30% burden. Obviously, my next trade will be for a beast of burden... except I can't find a village with any animals to trade.

I wander through Kaumo land a bit, finding 3 villages but no animals, and head back, one week later, to the Kuikka area I just passed because, surely, there must be a village there, right? When I get back to the shelter-of-dead-stags, I'm cutting twigs for a fire when I'm told I hear a DEATHRATTLE to the southeast! Again, what the hell? In the morning light, I searched quite a bit, seeing lots of lynx tracks and a number of tree trunks in one area, but no corpse of any kind. I wonder if that stealthy lynx found a woodsman or a hunter?

Does anything besides a human utter a deathrattle? I'm almost dying to know...heh. I'm setting a large deadfall trap here. Don't even care if I come back to a rotted lynx carcass, just so long as it clears this murdering creature from the area. 

November 27, 2019, 08:45:59 AM
Re: Kaumolaiset to drik Board makeing GET RICH FAST  There are now limits on the amount of pawboards the villagers will accept, too.
 You can trade staffs and javelins. I've never traded these in large enough numbers to test if there's a limit to how many villagers will accept. Primarily, I trade these for cords and snares.
 I suggest, if it's possible, to save any dried/smoked meat your character starts with to trade for cords and snares. Start fishing right away and barter with any excess fish before they spoil.
 Felling trees, to get blocks or boards, to make bowls or traps seems to take more time than is profitable for a beginning character's effort.   

November 28, 2019, 01:04:56 PM
Re: Deathrattle! What an interesting trip it's becoming! I hired a companion for some protection. Spotted a squirrel and stopped to throw rocks at it. Apparently, I missed once and hit my dog, who got miffed and attacked me back...leading my Companion to kill my dog!

So, Now I have a cow that I finally found to replace my stag, and new dog, too. Btw, I saw an adventurer in a town who had weapons and food. but NO clothes, at all.

November 30, 2019, 12:36:40 PM
Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World? I'm on a long trek, trading far down south. A village has the wounded hunter quest. It's about the easiest one, so, I took it. I found a blood trail quickly and was searching the woods nearby. Saw bear tracks leading NE. Of course, the bear popped out of a copse of woods right behind me and immediately I was hit for 24% injury, a bear hug crushed my abdomen! With the load I was carrying, my malus was over 40%, but, fortunately, thereafter he spent most of his time trying to hit my dog, Racer. In the end, the bear died, Racer wasn't even scratched. But I was wounded and bleeding. I carry bandages and managed to stop the bleeding, get back to the village, return the hunter's spear, and find a Sage. That SHOULD end the story...

I'm heading home but still very far away. I dress the wound daily. It's been over a week. So, I start a new day, dress the wound, and start skiing. A bit later I notice that I'm bleeding profusely (in fact, I passed out). My last dressing had RE-started the bleeding and I had not noticed until it almost killed me!

So, I bandage again and stop the bleeding. My blood loss was huge. I start hurriedly trekking again, looking for a village to layover in. At some point, I realized I was NOT skiing. When I passed out from the blood loss, apparently I had dropped the Northern spear I was wielding! So, that's lost.

I did make it home. My wound is down from severe now but the blood loss is still bad. Cool as hell... ;)

December 06, 2019, 02:35:11 AM