Challenge: For Grey Mother’s Health

It’s the 1 Year Anniversary of The Long Dark Community

And to celebrate we’ve tested and cooked up a new Challenge for anyone to try!

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For Grey Mother’s Health

The first thing you’ll need is this: +h88-hsHw-KFDn-Y8h5-rgAA

Just like official challenges NO FEATS are allowed!

The idea is simple you start in Milton make your way to the outside of Grey Mother’s House. Ostensibly your challenge begins at this point. The challenge is both simple and complicated, Grey Mother is dying, and she desperately needs medical supplies. She has heard of a plane that turned a mountain to fire, it might have specialized supplies.

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Some Thoughts on the Future of TLD

Hello from the Quiet Apocalypse!

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Testing Testing!

Recently I’ve been exclusively playing in the Test Branch Sandbox (all of the screenshots in this article are from Test Branch) and ordinarily I wouldn’t be sharing a whole bunch about it because Test Branch has in the past been pretty full of spoilers. Generally speaking the Test Branch Sandbox is there to test out new menus, new crafting, new regions, new items- you get the general idea. However the sandbox on Test Branch right now is not being used to really test anything new game play wise, though I have noticed a few small aesthetic changes in certain areas.

As Patrick Carlson stated on the Forum (for the Test Branch):

Frequency of build updates to the Test Branch depends on a lot of factors. And this latest test process is somewhat different from past editions, as it focuses primarily on technology (Unity and audio upgrade), not brand-new content.

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The Long Dark is a top seller after leaving Early Access on Steam!

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So I just happened to log afresh into my Steam account moments ago and the last “Advert” was for the Best of 2017! After clicking on it I noticed one of the categories was Early Access Grads so of course I clicked on that too.

At the top of the page it states: The top games that left early access in 2017 as measured by gross revenue this year.

And then lists games under Platinum, Gold and silver. So where does The Long Dark Stand?

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Christmas at the Log Cabin in Chiloquin: Bald Eagle, Fishery/Fish Farm and Wood Round Splitting

So I am typing this post from a comfy chair near the wood stove in the two story log cabin that my step dad and mother built from scratch. It’s 6 P.M. and there’s snow on the ground from over a week ago…but its a small amount compared to some winters I’ve been able to visit. However the weather is promising to bring fresh snow on Wednesday. My fiancee is enjoying seeing snow is such amounts for the first time in such a wilderness setting.

I’ve chosen to post a series of day in review posts of our daily adventures, so here is what we did on day one!

We saw a Bald Eagle!

As we were driving to the Fish Hatchery we saw a majestic Bald Eagle sitting high atop a Douglas Fir. We were too close to stop safely and I was unable to get a picture but I may have more opportunities in the next few days. There are also nesting Osprey’s nearby.

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What you see in the picture below are a series of pools that are holding very young trout. They are then moved to a larger section of a sectioned off flowing stream where they grow larger before release into various local streams and lakes.

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1,000 Hours Later, A Review of The Long Dark

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In May of 2016 I wasn’t looking to purchase a survival game. As strange as this might seem to you now at that time I just couldn’t understand how people could like survival games. They certainly didn’t appeal to me, I love FPS games, Adventure Games, Racing Games, why would I want to try and survive- especially since in most cases I would have to be surviving either with or against other humans and almost always against zombies. I don’t much care either for MMORPG’s or Zombie games (perhaps a post on that point later) however there was a part of me that said:

You know what I really wouldn’t mind a survival game set in some icy unforgiving wilderness. One that was very unique with a style all of its own where the only enemies are the weather, wildlife and your own overconfidence.

And then I came across the image leading to the Steam page for The Long Dark (TLD),  a lone cabin, with a snow-scape and forest and some mean looking wolves. I was filled with immediate trepidation and fear, watching the trailers was eye opening, and the wolves put the fear of God in me. And yet in spite of that I made the purchase, here was a survival game that ticked every item in my survival game wish list. I was eager and frightened to play it.

There was however a problem.

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The December Update: Rugged Sentinel 1.16 is here!

Hello fellow Survivors!

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I am here to let you all know that the December update to The Long Dark is here!!

For the time being it is only available to Steam users, with updates across the boar coming as soon as possible.

I have not played yet…just so I can type this update.

But here’s some major items you will find in this update:

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Raphael Tweets 3 Update Pictures!!!

So we all know that there are big changes coming to sandbox with the December Update. Raphael noted that Milton will be coming to sandbox and that there will be the addition of the Moose.

Then he said:

“…as well as a few things you may not be expecting.”

So what might that be?

Now because his 3 pictures come from Quonset on Coastal Highway I’m going post a picture of Quonset on Coastal Highway before the break.

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Coming in from the left we see the familiar outline of the Quonset Garage. This is it’s current look, a look that we as fans have gotten used to.

After the break see the new look Quonset Garage!

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Hinterland and Modding The Long Dark

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So it’s pretty obvious from my last few posts that I am a proponent of mods, to a certain extent, when playing The Long Dark. I am a big fan of mods that improve the functionality, beauty and game play of Hinterland’s seminal survival game.

Since these articles have been posted I have been asked tons of questions by other TLD survivors, and thanked for my support by some of the mod authors themselves. That’s very humbling. I am after all just a guy living in the desert who does commentary free LP’s on a i3 powered laptop.

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Introducing: The Psycho Sherpa Challenge!

Ross here, I’ve done a few user created challenges by Stormwolf101 and DocGonzo and finally felt the time was right to conceive my own challenge. So I batted around a few different ideas which I might refine later and created a challenge that should test even the most seasoned players. At least I hope it will.

I call it the Psycho Sherpa Challenge!

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The Challenge should you chose to accept it is straightforward. You have heard of a Promised Land called Desolation Point far from the horrible weather Pleasant Valley. However PV has already cost you most of your supplies so you first must head to the Summit of Timberwolf Mountain.

Here you must break down all the crates and open all the containers at which point you must select enough supplies to place you over 50 kilos.

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The Long Dark: Story Mode

Wintermute the first Season of The Long Dark story mode is here. So I’ve been playing it, all the way through.

So it’s been very quiet around here for a while.

Here are my Let’s Plays for Episode One and Episode 2.

Episode 1: Do Not Go Gently

Episode 2: Luminance Fugue

I hope you find these helpful for tactics and for completing the games for yourselves!

This is by no means a 100 percent complete Let’s Play.