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  1. Apparently, eating one of those Health Bar candies will make it heal 2x faster. I'm loving the candies.
  2. I'll have to wait until I get home from work to play it, but I will be looking forward to it all day.
  3. Playing single-player, I start out each horde night using up any explosives and molotovs I have (I like to wrench cars and craft molotovs early on), and then switch to using whatever 7.62s I have looted once those run out. Then I switch to pistol or SMG until the end of the horde. At the point where I switch to 7.62s, I also down any recog I have looted, which makes me one-shot most zombies while it lasts, so it takes less bullets per kill. I buy 9 mm ammo whenever the traders have it, and I also buy any bullet casings, bullet tips, and gunpowder they have, and I use that stuff to craft additional 9 mm ammo. I try to use ammo sparingly, going for headshots when I can. I haven't run out of bullets yet. If my ammo supplies start getting low, I like to raid places that have lots of coffins (big church, graveyards, funeral homes, etc.). I usually end up leaving those places with way more ammo than I arrived with.
  4. I have 930 hours in the game now, but I can still remember early on dying a dozen times in one day. I'd die because I couldn't figure out how to melee properly with my club. I'd die because I was encumbered and couldn't get away in time. I'd bleed out because dogs. I'd die because I stepped on a land mine. I'd die to a surprise bear while attempting to pick some corn. I'd die multiple times trying to recover my stuff after dying. I'd die because the tutorial told me to go to the trader, and he was almost 2 km away, and it turned nighttime before I found him, and then he wouldn't let me in and the zombies ate me. I'd fall off a building and attempt to flee from zombies half-dead with a broken leg and die again. I'd step on a cactus and get mauled by vultures. I remember using all my perk points on trying to be stealthy so I could be better at hiding from zombies, and I wasn't sure what else I should put them in. It took me a long time to "git gud", and even now I'm not as "gud" as some people who happily crank up their difficulty and horde sizes. I can certainly understand why the developers would want to make things less frustratingly difficult for newbies, because a less stubborn newbie might have given up and played something else. Making it easier to find your backpack or dig up that buried treasure might help a newbie stick with the game, while it's not going to make the blood moon hordes any easier to survive, or reduce the amount of radiated cops I need to deal with in a tier 5 POI, so it's not as if it's removing all the challenge for experienced players. I'm fine with this.
  5. I have a brawler in a tabletop game with low Int and Cha, and part of her backstory is that she was dropped on her head in infancy. Repeatedly. Her mom was a klutz. She's a total sweetheart, loves to help people, and is a hugger. She frequently greets people with a hug. And she has decent Wis and points in Sense Motive. I often start encounters by saying, "She looks at *whatever NPC* and senses their motives *Rolls Sense Motive check*. Do they look like they need a hug?"
  6. Indeed, but one of the things that sometimes makes WINE a pain is that not everything just automatically works with it perfectly, and sometimes you need to do complicated technical stuff to tweak it to work just right. Proton automatically does the complicated tweaks for you, making it way easier to get a Windows game running.
  7. I got the impression it was just fixing a bug where people magically stopped digesting food while in a vehicle.
  8. When I had Windows 7, and Windows 10 was released as a free upgrade, I started hearing horror stories from friends whose computers got upgraded without their permission, and then subsequently bricked by mandatory updates, and I wasn't having that nonsense. So I switched to Ubuntu (one of the many Linux distros, and one of the more user-friendly ones). At first I did most of my gaming via WINE, but there were some really great games (such as this one) that ran on Linux without it. Then Steam made a compatibility layer called Proton that made a Ton more Windows games run properly on Linux. So I now have Lots of fun games to play, and an operating system that simply lets me know when updates are available and lets me install them when I please. When I buy my next computer, I will probably give Windows 10 a chance to redeem itself, but if it pisses me off, I will happily reinstall Ubuntu.
  9. I actually do use the various buff items. Every horde night, if I have recogs and learnin' elixirs, they're on my hotbar. When I was doing a brawling playthrough, I happily brewed and guzzled beer and moonshine. I love me some Megacrush, and if I'm encumbered, I will use steroids. Recog is especially amazing because as long as it lasts, you're getting several bullets worth of killing power out of every bullet, so you use a lot less bullets. I look forward to being able to just outright buy buffs I need out of vending machines instead of hoping against hope to find a rare recipe or spending several perk points to learn it.
  10. I know the feeling. I'm currently playing on Pregen 03, and pretty much every Tier IV quest they offer is a Waterworks. Except for one guy who occasionally sends me to some Home Depot that is ridiculously far away.
  11. I greatly prefer the SMG. I always struggle to find mods that can even work on a magnum, whereas the SMG works with a lot of really good ones, including the drum mod and the silencer mod. Not to mention it's way easier to get ammo for it.
  12. ... but I'm a lady. Is it possible at some point for trader's dialogue options to change based on the gender of the character? Even the polite, friendly traders call me "Kind Sir". I realize that most players probably are guys, but how would you feel if every time you went shopping, the cashier was like, "Have a nice day, Madam!"
  13. I've had both. The 4x4 has more storage space than the motorcycle, and seats 2 (handy for multiplayer), and is slightly slower than the motorcycle, and isn't very good off-road. If you can live without the extra storage space, and you don't have passengers to transport, the motorcycle is just fine.
  14. I have bought them at traders, and recently I found a pair in a zombie loot bag after a BMH.
  15. Yes, Gunslinger affects Pistols, Magnums, and the SMG.
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