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General Discussion / Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
« on: August 06, 2020, 12:04:12 PM »
My newest guy, who has been able to get nothing better than a harsh skin or fur from the few squirrels, hares, and birds he'd trapped, recently chased down a lynx. One arrow rendered it unconscious and then it was clubbed to death. I had a Companion who claimed he had moderate hideworking skills, so, I told him to skin and butcher it. He couldn't do any worse than me!

Anyway, he produced a SUPERIOR skin! I rested up for every step in the tanning process, stripped down, and used his assistance. In the end, I got a Superior lynx fur!

This guy, whom I play as an indentured servant who was marooned in the deep forest far from home when his new master died from a fire (Not all who wander), has had some fortunate occurrences.

In the first village he found, he was asked to supply branches for fires and got the '5 squirrels' reward. Then he found a drowned bear which he skinned. He got the meat and some harsh bear fur armor from the skin.

Soon after, he found a wounded adventurer whose reward was a hidden treasure on an island. Coincidentally, he'd just gotten the 'Punt' quest. Using that punt, he found the island, recovered the rich reward, and turned in the punt. And now he has that excellent Lynx fur.

Bug reports / Re: Suddenly hated by the villagers
« on: August 06, 2020, 11:43:20 AM »
I was just chased away by villagers when I started a fire and used their sauna. I completed the Sauna task but the villagers were very threatening. My Companion was heard to say 'This is not my fight', so, I guess they were serious.

Gameplay questions / Re: Have you bought a hunting horn?
« on: August 05, 2020, 06:28:01 PM »
Re: Superior furs- Even though you may have 100% skill at hideworking and use a Masterwork Broad knife, there are multiple steps in processing furs that can fail and the skinning is only the first. When you have the good fortune to peel off a Superior skin, you should avoid working the skin further until you are fully rested.  If you're even a little bit tired, store the skin in a cellar until you've slept, before you take the next step. I always strip down my clothing/gear to the minimum when I'm working a Superior skin. The percentages for success are very low so minimize negatives when possible. 

Re: Hunting Horn- I buy one with my guys. When I used to use my dogs for chase and hunting they would often go out of my hearing range when pursuing an animal. Now I keep dogs for protection and don't care to risk their loss or injury during hunting so my dogs only go out of sight when they are badly injured when fighting and flee.

Do horns work when dogs are out of shouting range? It's not possible to say because there's no feedback in game that one can attribute solely to the horn's use. I can say that since I've been carrying a horn I have not lost any dogs. Before I had horns I'd lost several dogs that just failed to return when called.

General Discussion / Re: Forest reindeer have two characteristics
« on: August 01, 2020, 11:24:24 AM »
I'm rather surprised to hear of a hunter who uses a crossbow! All of my guys have always had pathetic skill with that weapon.

 :D I let a Companion go some days back and now I keep seeing him in the vicinity of my cabin. When I check for tracks I find many felled trees that I know were not there before.

Today, I found very fresh tracks and followed them. When I got close I was told that I could hear someone shouting 'I need a tool to butcher this...'. lol. When I found him, it was the guy that had left me. He had no knife at all so I gave him my broad knife, with which he immediately started to butcher the bird carcass he was standing on. If I ever get a big bull, I'll have a lot of trees to carry home. The guy just keeps chopping them down.

Gameplay questions / Re: Game remembering meat drying?
« on: July 30, 2020, 07:00:14 PM »

Are there any benefits to making dried meat in the cellar?


I've found that when it says 'that cut of roasted elk', or in your case a handful of berries, which it then declares unworthy, it really requires TWO cuts or two handfuls of berries or two roasted perch, etc.

Gameplay questions / Re: Game remembering meat drying?
« on: July 27, 2020, 04:35:22 PM »
I insist that I am NOT an idiot, despite the evidence... To quote 'The Matrix', 'There is no spoon'. There's also NO BUG.

Mods, please delete this thread... :-[

Gameplay questions / Re: Game remembering meat drying?
« on: July 27, 2020, 08:44:45 AM »
If you have multiple sets of meat drying, it might not have room to print it on screen.
I’d check the Log screen, but it was removed. I might’ve been only one using it regularly  :'(

It says there are two different sets of meat drying, but no mention of the new 300 cuts. I used spruce withes to hang it up and those are diminished by the amount I used.

General Discussion / Re: Companions won't fell trees, why?
« on: July 26, 2020, 03:07:20 PM »
In older versions, there was an anomaly that occurred when the ritual of placing a bear skull in a lone pine tree would make a large area off limits to COMPANION logging, and elicited that exact response from them. It was amended in later versions of the game.

 What kind of trees are in the area you're trying to log?

General Discussion / Re: How to build a sniper
« on: July 25, 2020, 09:16:57 PM »
An enemy can close the distance between you before you can fire more than 3 arrows. Hence, many folks advocate 'kiting' the enemy by shooting, running, shooting, running. That works, too...unless your enemy also has a bow, or a friend, or a dog, or all of those.

 The new change in the last patch has Njerps traveling in groups now. I bumped into one recently, spotting 3 Njerps up close. There might have been more but I ran too fast to look for more. I used to hunt Njerps I spotted, just to clear my area. No more!

Also, don't get wounded! A shot to the leg can cripple you and prevent a safe escape. A shot to the arm can render your harmless, unable to shoot! Your enemy can ALSO have broadhead arrows, so, beware! 

Pushing the excitement envelope by hunting ONE Njerp has become risky as hell since you can no longer expect to fight a solitary foe.

Gameplay questions / Game remembering meat drying?
« on: July 25, 2020, 04:34:57 PM »
I have meat drying in an outdoor cellar, in winter. When I use the : to get something from a cellar it usually tells me if there is meat drying and for how many more days. In fact, I have several batches of meat drying (from before the last patch) and it reports their status.

However, I just put in 300 elk cuts to dry and, when I check the cellar, it only tells me about the older meat that's drying. No mention of the new 300 cuts. Is this a new feature, or a bug?

General Discussion / Re: I killed the task publisher
« on: July 24, 2020, 03:39:37 PM »
I recently took that same quest. I hired 1 companion, next day I hired 4 more. Immediately I set out to the area where I was told they'd been seen, crossing many frozen rivers and lakes to get there. After many days of fruitless search, finding no signs at all, from a mountain top I spotted what might be them in the distance.

Of course, after traversing the thick woods I had, once again, found no sign of them at all. I stumbled onto and killed, two lynx, a polecat, and a bear while I camped the broad area but never found the outlaws.

Then the first Companion I'd hired notified me he would soon leave, so, I packed up the camp and headed home- only to realize that the warming weather had made all of the ice too brittle to walk over anymore! The few villages in the area had no punts available for trade. I tried with a raft but spent two fruitless days chipping and moving across the water, still with no land in sight. Before I finally decided to trek MUCH farther north to look for fords, two Companions had drowned testing the ice and the others had left me. I don't think they'll ever get home...

Gameplay questions / Re: Task trigger
« on: July 23, 2020, 11:44:02 PM »
You can receive the barter offer for just Fine quality blades, too.

Suggestions / Re: Let salt be salt, not preservative
« on: July 22, 2020, 11:03:08 PM »
However, there were cultures that considered that offering bread and salt at a meeting was a sign of welcome and a guarantee of peace. In Italy, the first press of olive oil is celebrated with flat bread, sprinkled with rock salt and olive oil.

Typically, coastal peoples had easy access to salt, whereas inland peoples often had to travel to salt sources and carry back what was needed. Where there were few traders, salt was a greatly desired product that was hard to come by... just like in the Unreal World. heh

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