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Stories / Re: Mik
« on: November 10, 2017, 01:24:52 PM »
Mik renews his aquaintances in Antti's village, gives him the message, and shows the children the Njerpezit head he carries. He stays the night in one of their kotas, trading stories with the adventurers. He wakes well before dawn and makes cords & repairs his belt & arm guards with material from the Njerpezit's clothing while waiting for the others to wake.

Returning back towards Rautia's village with a message from Antti, Mik avoids a bear seen about 400 paces away. A sudden encounter with traders yields 14 fine arrows for fox & arctic fox furs. The message is delivered to Rautia and Mik heads back home with enough food to last a week.

Interesting how a short trip to a nearby village turns into quite an adventure. In the distance he sees the lake at Pain Summit... Arriving home, he is greeted by a hare in a snare and his shoe is it's last scare.

It's late afternoon, the Njerpezit head is placed as a warning, the tanning is started, the meat hung to dry, and it's time for sleep.

Next day is spent in weapons practice, finishing tanning the fine hare fur, and repairing his leather  clothing in preparation for tomorrow's trip south.

Stories / Re: Mik
« on: November 08, 2017, 06:59:41 PM »
The roasted fish is delicious, and after practicing with mace and shortsword, he wraps himself in his bear fur. Morning dawns cold and he heads to the raft and chops the ice out to the net.

There are no fish in the net. Mik certainly can't hold this against the lake spirit after yesterday's catch. It's time for a short trip to a village to trade for a week's worth of food.

On the way he sees a strange man from a hilltop, lightens his load and goes to investigate with longbow at the ready. The man, armed with spear & axe, tries to evade and Mik follows at a distance until he has a clear shot and the man is obviously one of the foreign raiding scouts. Mik's fine broadhead tears a wound in the man's arm and he runs. Mik is faster and the next arrow slices into his thigh from 18 paces. The Njerpezit decides he can't escape and limps forward with spear raised. Mik aims and kills him with a 3rd  broadhead to the chest. There is little of worth other than the spear and the man's head, so Mik burns the body.

By afternoon he reaches Summerfront village, trades the Njerp's axe for a fox fur, old Rautia wants him to deliver a message to Antti. Mik says his goodbyes and heads north east.

Stories / Re: Mik
« on: November 07, 2017, 03:07:20 AM »
Mik eats sparingly from his tiny stock of dried bear meat and has only a dozen pieces left in his cellar. He reckons there is about a week remaining until the deer meat he hung to dry at his furthest-south shelter will be ready. In the meantime, he breaks some ice and sets his net, check his traps (all are empty), and fish for a few days before heading south.

The fishing is slim the first day... only 3 roaches after fishing from afternoon 'till dark. He knows his fishing skills are not very good and his fishing pole is a poor homemade one, so this isn't surprising.

Next morning... the spirit of the lake provides like never before, and Mik offers up the pike in thanks.
Tomorrow he will pull up the net.

Suggestions / Re: Endgame economics - Money sink ideas
« on: November 07, 2017, 12:48:10 AM »
Give your possessions away to all of the villagers you meet.
They will love you and you will have gotten rid of all your excess stuff.
Win-win situation, eh?

Suggestions / Re: Paddles as weapons
« on: November 06, 2017, 12:41:07 AM »
And yes, we should be able to cut down the largest tree in the forest with... an herring!

General Discussion / Re: "The Challenge"
« on: November 05, 2017, 04:50:14 PM »
2) Map generation
-You are lost, do not look where you start, it has to be random. Best you can do is close your eyes and press "w" for random starting location and then "e" for start.
A minor note... should be "r" for random

Suggestions / Re: Improvement for cutting branches
« on: November 05, 2017, 03:52:35 PM »
Indeed, yes.

Suggestions / Proper mace graphic needed in game
« on: November 05, 2017, 03:36:52 PM »
Can we have a proper mace picture please?

Refer to this post by thefinn in the old forum, which I hope thefinn doesn't mind me referencing.

Thanks in advance!

Stories / Re: Mik
« on: November 04, 2017, 02:31:53 AM »
He heads north of Pain Summit lake and from a hill spots the wolves seen a while back near his loop snares. With them still in the area he definitely needs to be careful to avoid an encounter. So he checks the snares and then turns west and then south-west. No game is in sight except a squirrel, which he knocks out of a tree and chases down.

The squirrel hide looks very nice, so Mik decides to tan it right there, using the water in his skin and the fat. He does so, and night falls along with snow that keeps him from sleeping. Finally the snow stops and he catches some sleep next to a good fire. The squirrel hide turns out very nice quality.

Mik travels further west than he has ever explored and finds only a tiny settlement... no big game animals whatsoever... only another squirrel and lingonberries to supplement the 2 dried breams he brought. This has become a hungry expedition. He picked some mushrooms and identifed them as redleggers, which are poisonous.

So Mik arrives back at Pain Summit with only 2 squirrel hides to show for his trip.

Bug reports / Re: Sleeping dog followed me on wilderness map
« on: November 02, 2017, 04:57:06 AM »
My sleeping dogs follow me in RL, dragging to where ever I'm going them plop back on the ground.
You should let sleeping dogs lie, Privateer.  ;)

Gameplay questions / Re: Injured adventurer clarification
« on: October 28, 2017, 10:40:23 PM »
You may have to be persistent and patient to find the shelter.
Last time I did that quest, I found bloodscapes & tracks, and
the shelter was difficult to find, but it was there. The reward
was worth the effort.

Bug reports / Re: No visible floor on a mountain
« on: October 28, 2017, 10:37:36 PM »
Now you can have a goal... cover your entire floor with bear and/or wolf furs  ;)

Bug reports / Squirrel - butchering/skinning
« on: October 28, 2017, 04:43:55 PM »
Mik was able to skin and butcher a squirrel while holding it in inventory (I don't recall ever trying that before, it was accidental this time). Then, after roasting the meat, I noticed the squirrel carcass (skinned) was still in his inventory.

I have the savegame at this point. Let me know if you want it, Sami.

He dropped the carcass and butchered it again as a test, resulting in the same as before (1 cut & the fat). The carcass disappeared this time as expected.

I think this is a 3.40 created character, but beta or stable, I can't remember.

Gameplay questions / Re: Bow accuracy
« on: October 28, 2017, 01:17:08 PM »
While I understand the frustration you feel at missing those shots, I respectfully disagree. Also, I would love to see some real evidence on that English longbow playing card size target at 200 yards claim. And believe me, I've been a big fan of the English longbow since I was a kid 4 decades ago.

Off-topic / Re: Generic chat thread
« on: October 27, 2017, 08:15:04 PM »
Hello... I'm enjoying a couple of vacation days!
But it is cool and raining so I'm inside the house now.
How is the weather in the Netherlands today?

On the radio now is "Ahead of Myself" by X Ambassadors.

Last week I went to a concert: Imagine Dragons with Grouplove & K.Flay
I like all 3 bands, but tickets are way too expensive and Dragons seemed
to be in a contest to have the loudest speakers... ear-piercing treble.
They had a wall of man-sized speakers 16 wide by 8 tall behind stage.
128 speakers was a bit over the top, especially for all the little kids.

Anyone else with a concert experience?

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