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Gameplay questions / Re: Eastern wilderness
« on: July 08, 2018, 11:57:37 PM »
I've toyed with this idea too, but never executed it other than some long-distance exploration and hunting.  Has anyone tried this?

There aren't any vagabond villages I've even found to the east.  I don't know about traders or wandering robbers or Njerpezti.

Gameplay questions / Re: Newbie combat question
« on: July 03, 2018, 07:01:42 PM »
number lock?

General Discussion / Re: 4 robbers
« on: June 23, 2018, 04:33:01 PM »
I'm interested in your homestead design. 
  • Where did you homestead?  In a clearing?  Take over an existing village?
  • Did you built a wood cabin interior so you could build a bench next to a cellar and then deconstruct the walls?  Ever think of modding a bench that can be built outside?
  • Why the roads?  Cosmetic?
  • How do you use the rooms/buildings?  It looks like you have a crafting room with tables and benches, a sleeping room, and a room with a loom.  Do you have a sauna?  Where do you smoke meats?
  • Where are the animals kept?  Do you keep the dogs in the big open fenced area where you can see them?  Do they ever enter the buildings?

Gameplay questions / Re: sudden Njerpez invasion?
« on: May 23, 2018, 05:03:43 AM »
I've had a very similar experience with a character living in the Kiesse territory.  See "He was in my cabin!"

I was encountering lone Njerpez all the time just like you describe.  One made it through my trap fence and attacked me in my cabin at night when I was unarmed and unarmored.  Be careful!

Suggestions / Re: integration of animals into bargaining
« on: May 21, 2018, 09:08:37 PM »
I agree.  In addition, I'd like to be able to buy several animals in the same transaction.  For example, I'd like to be able to buy 3 dogs (or sheep, rams, cows, etc.) in one trade rather than buy each animal separately.  This would require a different mechanism to leash the animals than after a trade. 

For example, could a village that sells animals have a pile of ropes in one of the buildings equal to each animal they have for sale?  I then pick up the ropes, enter the fenced pen, leash the animals, and then make a purchase before I can take the animals out of the pen?

Gameplay questions / Re: Lost Ram Quest Question
« on: May 14, 2018, 08:29:13 PM »
Here's my search zone...

Gameplay questions / Re: Lost Ram Quest Question
« on: May 14, 2018, 08:02:08 PM »
I've been searching and I'm running out of time. 
Spoiler: show

I went back and re-read all the text and there is a text discrepancy from the quest givers:
  • The original quest giver said he followed the animal 10 km to the NW and then the trail went cold.
  • The sage then said he dreamed the lost animal is 5 km to the NW.
There is a quest circle to the NW.  Do I need to search outside of this circle?

Gameplay questions / Lost Ram Quest Question
« on: May 08, 2018, 07:11:15 PM »
I've gotten a quest to help find a ram that is lost in the forest.  I need some advice and the rest contain spoilers...
Spoiler: show

Has anyone had this quest before?  I have 2 weeks to search a fairly large area of spruce mire.  It sounds like i can't see or find this ram except to identify its tracks.  Once I stumble on the tracks, then I perform a spell and I'll be able to find the ram.

How in the world am I supposed to find ram tracks in a large, dense spruce mire?  I've used the tracking skill on the map screen over the entire area and found tracks for a bear, wolves, an eagle owl, and a capercaillie.  Nut no ram tracks.  I've then traveled west-to-east through the mire and didn't fins anything.

Do I need to just perform a search pattern and wander the forest until I stumble upon it?

Do I first need to appease the spirits before I'll find any tracks?

Gameplay questions / Re: Improving Bow Skill?
« on: May 05, 2018, 01:58:00 AM »
Has anyone ever tried throwing staves as "blunt javelins" to preserve hides?

Gameplay questions / Re: Improving Bow Skill?
« on: May 04, 2018, 07:06:56 PM »
Several characters ago (after ~2 years of in-game living), I had modified my lodge to be very long and skinny (interior dimensions of 3x9).  I put a fireplace on each end and then fired a stack of 300+ arrows from one end of the lodge to the fireplace on the other end.  I didn't lose any arrows out of the building, but many broke (I seem to recall ~10% broke, but I don't remember).  I didn't get a single skill increase from firing the 300+ arrows.  I haven't tried that experiment again. 

I also use Palu's approach to shoot arrows into a downed (but not yet dead) animal to try to increase my skill. 

What kind of name is "fghfg Kaumolainen"?  And why is he stalking a mother bear and cub armed with only a broad knife?   :o

My guess is his mother dropped him on his head as a baby.

Suggestions / Defense in a building
« on: April 19, 2018, 10:25:01 PM »
I recently had a Njerpez warrior enter my cabin in the night and almost kill my character.  (See Stories --> Topic: He was in my cabin!)  I have never had this happen through multiple other characters.

Having said that, is there anything that can be done to make a building more secure?  I'm sure others have ideas of how to make this work. 

For example, can a new "lockable" door be constructed either be modifying the existing door OR by creating a new craft-able item of a "Door Bar".  The Door Bar could be made from 1-2 boards and tying equipment.  It is then applied to a closed door to secure the door.  It would need to be picked up from the adjacent door (and enter the character's inventory) for the door to be opened OR it could be hacked through using an axe to break the door (which would then create firewood?). 

Stories / He was in my cabin!
« on: April 16, 2018, 10:45:35 AM »
The following is a story of Ossi.

It was my first winter alone since I escaped from my Njerpez captors.  You see, I had cleared their camp earlier in the spring and used it as my homestead, remaking two of their buildings into my own cabin.  My homestead was then a central camp with my cabin and sauna with a pine mire to the north and east, all surrounded by spruce mire.  I had ringed my homestead and border of the spruce mire with a contiguous trap fence and staked trap pits.  In the months between then and mid-winter, I had explored and become friendly with local villagers: trading for many goods I needed, helping them with chores, traveling between regions, and even finding a bird thief. 

In those travels, I had encountered numerous Njerpez warriors wandering the forests, especially near my homestead.  More so even than I had ever heard of.  I had had numerous encounters, and almost perished a few times.  Because of this, I often wore my best armor and was armed as I traveled around the forests near my homestead.

One morning near mid-winter, I checked my trap fence and found a lone small wolf caught in a pit.  I killed, skinned, and butchered the animal, offering up a gift to the spirits for this bounty.  I set the meat to dry and tanned the fur.  I came back and picked up the rinsed winter wolf fur and took it into my cabin to finish at my table.  I had a decent fur at the end, was weary and moderately fatigued, and it was evening.  So I decided to add the fur to my sleeping pallet and rest.  I decided not to re-kindle the fire that night and was about to lay down on my furs against a cold winter night ...when I heard my door open

Confused, I was about to look to my door when I was hit from behind and felt something break in my thoraxI turned and I was being attacked by a Njerpez Warrior holding a mace! He was in my cabin!  He had apparently scaled my fence, snuck across my homestead, rushed into my cabin, and attacked me, all in the darkness of the night as I was finishing a fur.  I wasn't wearing armor and had no weapons, so I grabbed a handaxe nearby and fought the intruder.

I had little hope of succeeding against this enemy with my fatigue and wound, but I struck back against his blow to my shoulder and luckily hit him in the abdomen, which wound began to bleed.  I think he was shocked that his first strike didn't knock me unconscious and I was fighting back.  After that, I chopped my axe against his skull and he dropped dead.  I was stunned at my survival! 

I gathered my weapons quickly, searched my homestead in the darkness, and found this intruder was alone.  I was left with a major fracture in my thorax, a dead Njerpez next to my sleeping pallet, and bloody gore marring my peaceful cabin.  I felt as if my home was violated.  If there was only some way to secure my cabin or bar the door.  I don't feel as safe as I did before this invasion.  It is a blessing I was awake.  One more moment, and I would have lied down and the Njerpez warrior would have found me asleep.  I am truly lucky.

Note: In all my years of playing URW, I've never encountered so many solo Njerpez warriors in such a small geographical region.  They've given me a fairly steady stream of goods for trade.  But I've also never had a Njerpez invade my cabin directly.  I've found them in tiles adjacent to various characters' cabins, but this is the first time I've ever had this type of experience.  It scared me to death.  I was literally shaking by being surprised by a Njerpez in my own cabin.  I was sure my time invested into this character was about to be flushed down the tube, but was genuinely happy to survive.  I also wonder if it would be possible to bar a door in a building.  This would require the invader to break down the door with an axe to get in, but would give some defense against home invaders.

Are small animals young animals?  Is a small sheep a lamb or just a little sheep?

Suggestions / Re: New look of rain a bit hard on the eyes
« on: April 10, 2018, 03:34:03 PM »
I agree that the rain/snow visual is rough.  I often give-up on whatever I'm doing in heavy rain/snow because I can't see, especially when traveling on the map screen. 

For example, I was working through a bird-thief quest and had to give-up for several days because I couldn't identify terrain from the map screen or on the zoomed-in screen.  Then when there was a break in the rain, I got in some time searching but had to give up repeatedly and couldn't use a systematic search strategy.  It took so much longer than it should have to finish that quest.  I was worried about finishing the quest in time.

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