Topic: Is it viable to use a pack of dogs for taking down Njerpez and robbers?  (Read 1298 times)


StefanPravda

« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2020, 10:08:38 PM »
Wolves = run for your life.

ineedcords

« Reply #16 on: February 24, 2020, 11:35:51 PM »
Wolves = run for your life.
Wolves = they outrun you.

Privateer

« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2020, 12:29:48 AM »
Wolves = run for your life.
Wolves = they outrun you.

 Kind of to topic;
 I've been attacked by wolves while I had dogs. An attack from behind knocks me out, screen goes black.
I figure "welp I'm dead". To my surprise the screen comes back to focus, two dead wolves and one dead dog within 2 tiles, One injured dog by my side and one dog missing. Following the blood trail away from the site I eventually find my third dog dead.

StefanPravda

« Reply #18 on: February 25, 2020, 10:53:05 AM »
I read all kind of cool adventures, why the heck don't I have those :)) Bears attacking cows near the cabin, wolves attacking behind the back, robbers ending up at you cabin. At my cabin the only thing I get is the annoying birds I have set up traps for so I get rid of them. And a lost elk.

Tom H

« Reply #19 on: February 25, 2020, 03:36:08 PM »
I read all kind of cool adventures, why the heck don't I have those :)) Bears attacking cows near the cabin, wolves attacking behind the back, robbers ending up at you cabin. At my cabin the only thing I get is the annoying birds I have set up traps for so I get rid of them. And a lost elk.

LoL...

Privateer

« Reply #20 on: February 25, 2020, 10:17:29 PM »
I read all kind of cool adventures, why the heck don't I have those :)) Bears attacking cows near the cabin, wolves attacking behind the back, robbers ending up at you cabin. At my cabin the only thing I get is the annoying birds I have set up traps for so I get rid of them. And a lost elk.

 The only advice I can give is maybe you need to die more? Creating more opportunities to see rare(r) events.

Yea.. That's why I die so much ;)

StefanPravda

« Reply #21 on: February 25, 2020, 10:27:16 PM »
Lol v.2 :D

Ara D.

« Reply #22 on: February 26, 2020, 09:52:57 PM »
On dealing with auto drop into wolves. You always start with your pets and companions to your east, and nobody agroed. Shift r to run always fight in run, your faster in run and thus more action, it more or less a free action switch between running and walking. then start to leash your dogs. I think wolves are some of the best modeled behaviors in the game. They are masters of hit and run, and if given a choice dislike a straight up toe to paw fight. Look around using the 9 key to flip 180 degrees, less actions to see the whole area. At this point if no wolf has attacked try to back away from the pack in what ever direction has the fewest furry gold mines, I mean death traps. Pick up any rocks and sticks that cross your path. At least in the last version I found that when hit by a throw rock or stick they will run away for a bit. Use that if one or more attacks you. Break their charge with a rock and keep backing away. Punches and kicks also seem to cause a "tactical retreat" reaction more than weapons do.

In short always try to maintain visual on the wolves get your dogs leashed and the goal is to get far enough away to zoom out so your objective in a fight is to get them to run, not to kill them all. That's what traps are for.

ineedcords

« Reply #23 on: February 27, 2020, 12:55:00 AM »
On dealing with auto drop into wolves. You always start with your pets and companions to your east, and nobody agroed. Shift r to run always fight in run, your faster in run and thus more action, it more or less a free action switch between running and walking. then start to leash your dogs. I think wolves are some of the best modeled behaviors in the game. They are masters of hit and run, and if given a choice dislike a straight up toe to paw fight. Look around using the 9 key to flip 180 degrees, less actions to see the whole area. At this point if no wolf has attacked try to back away from the pack in what ever direction has the fewest furry gold mines, I mean death traps. Pick up any rocks and sticks that cross your path. At least in the last version I found that when hit by a throw rock or stick they will run away for a bit. Use that if one or more attacks you. Break their charge with a rock and keep backing away. Punches and kicks also seem to cause a "tactical retreat" reaction more than weapons do.

In short always try to maintain visual on the wolves get your dogs leashed and the goal is to get far enough away to zoom out so your objective in a fight is to get them to run, not to kill them all. That's what traps are for.
Thank you. I'll give it a try next time I come face to face with the kings of URW.

Tom H

« Reply #24 on: February 27, 2020, 07:20:52 PM »
The first time I ever encountered wolves I was a complete rookie. I fired some arrows and engaged in melee with one, then another who came along. I killed the first and the 2nd ran off SO, I started skinning the deader...and wolves kept returning, fighting, and running away! In the end, I got the skin and got away, having learned the wrong lesson- that wolves are not too dangerous.

The NEXT time I got dropped into a wolf pack I was hit from behind almost immediately and hamstrung. More charged in and, as I fought the ones I could see from my position lying on the ground, I was repeatedly hit from behind and, properly, killed. From this, I learned a better lesson- Run away! Wolves are for trapping, not fighting!

Honestly, I'm more afraid of a wolf pack than any single Njerp.

Labtop 215

« Reply #25 on: February 28, 2020, 12:25:25 AM »
The first time I ever encountered wolves I was a complete rookie. I fired some arrows and engaged in melee with one, then another who came along. I killed the first and the 2nd ran off SO, I started skinning the deader...and wolves kept returning, fighting, and running away! In the end, I got the skin and got away, having learned the wrong lesson- that wolves are not too dangerous.

The NEXT time I got dropped into a wolf pack I was hit from behind almost immediately and hamstrung. More charged in and, as I fought the ones I could see from my position lying on the ground, I was repeatedly hit from behind and, properly, killed. From this, I learned a better lesson- Run away! Wolves are for trapping, not fighting!

Honestly, I'm more afraid of a wolf pack than any single Njerp.

Honestly, wolf packs are more dangerous than Njerp packs because wolves can move much faster.