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1 hour ago, meganoth said:

That defeats speccing into PER if your bread-and-butter solution is then an unspecced weapon of another tree.

I use weapons from multiple attribute trees myself. Naturally now in stone age, but also later. For example I always carry a bow with me to pick off easy targets even when not playing AGI. But the weapons you specc into should be what you use mainly or your specialisation is wasted. I.e. can you explain how greatly increasing your ammo usage because you use an unspecced weapon for most of the time is a good strategy?

 

 

Because I at least rarely run out of ammo. Find most of my ammo, and craft very little.

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3 hours ago, madmole said:

Once I get a vehicle I just run them over and shotgun them

 

. . .were you spying on me yesterday going around collecting meat?

 

Related, but do living bears even still exist? I've encountered like 6 or so zombie bears, but not a single living one.

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Just now, Khalagar said:

 

. . .were you spying on me yesterday going around collecting meat?

 

Related, but do living bears even still exist? I've encountered like 6 or so zombie bears, but not a single living one.

They only spawn at nighttime, and if their spawns have not changed since A18, they are incredibly rare. My worlds generally last between 80-120 hours, and in some of my worlds in A18, I never encountered one.

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5 minutes ago, Khalagar said:

 

. . .were you spying on me yesterday going around collecting meat?

 

Related, but do living bears even still exist? I've encountered like 6 or so zombie bears, but not a single living one.

i found one.

 

once i was fixing my wires at night and then all the sudden a bear came out of no where at attacked me. i ran inside and grabbed my TAR and lit him up. i though it was a zombie bear but i harvested him and got meat, fat, bones, hide and TE  

 

 

 

morale of the story? Keep you're dame door close!

 

 

AND DON'T FEED THE BEARS!

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2 minutes ago, Khalagar said:

 

. . .were you spying on me yesterday going around collecting meat?

 

Related, but do living bears even still exist? I've encountered like 6 or so zombie bears, but not a single living one.

Speaking of zombie bears, I got back-to-back day spawns of 3 dogs and 2 bears. Was looting a building on the first one and only survived because the bears got stuck trying to get through a doorway. Second one I saw them coming and jumped on my motorcycle to seperate the pack and kill them one at a time.

 

Overall - I have seen a lot of of dog packs, they used to be fairly rare but seem a lot more common now.

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Just now, Jarod_Silverstar said:

Speaking of zombie bears, I got back-to-back day spawns of 3 dogs and 2 bears. Was looting a building on the first one and only survived because the bears got stuck trying to get through a doorway. Second one I saw them coming and jumped on my motorcycle to seperate the pack and kill them one at a time.

 

Overall - I have seen a lot of of dog packs, they used to be fairly rare but seem a lot more common now.

same thing. But i had 4 zombie bears attacking my trailer! but it was fun! Hope they do more stuff like that!

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I don't think I've ever been hit by a bear in this game tbh, they get stuck on something every time. The actual boss of the game is freaking vultures. I blame Faatal for the changes, the new vultures are HYPER aggro and can actually attack now instead of derping around in the air for 30 minutes.

 

I'd rather fight 20 zombies than 4 vultures. Is it just my bad RNG or do they have REALLY high injury chance compared to other enemies? I get bled, infected, and broken limb'd by those stupid birds almost every time

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Hey Im holding off on starting a new world with my friends till A19 comes to stable and i was just wondering if its coming along smoothly obviously i dont expect to get a response to the exact day but just curious if things are on track and Stable will be coming soon  in the end id rather a good stable release than a rushed buggy mess so take as long as yall need just wanted to ask though

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4 minutes ago, Khalagar said:

I don't think I've ever been hit by a bear in this game tbh, they get stuck on something every time. The actual boss of the game is freaking vultures. I blame Faatal for the changes, the new vultures are HYPER aggro and can actually attack now instead of derping around in the air for 30 minutes.

 

I'd rather fight 20 zombies than 4 vultures. Is it just my bad RNG or do they have REALLY high injury chance compared to other enemies? I get bled, infected, and broken limb'd by those stupid birds almost every time

oh they aren't that bad!

 

just get a club, knife, Any object and hit them when they fly down!

Shotgun or rifle will also do!

 

 

i don't really see a difference aside from them able to break blocks! 

3 minutes ago, EclipsingDeity said:

Hey Im holding off on starting a new world with my friends till A19 comes to stable and i was just wondering if its coming along smoothly obviously i dont expect to get a response to the exact day but just curious if things are on track and Stable will be coming soon  in the end id rather a good stable release than a rushed buggy mess so take as long as yall need just wanted to ask though

"when it is done" -Madmole

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1 minute ago, Adam the Waster said:

oh they aren't that bad!

 

just get a club, knife, Any object and hit them when they fly down!

Shotgun or rifle will also do!

 

 

i don't really see a difference aside from them able to break blocks! 

when it is done- Madmole

I Figured as much thats why i was wondering how things were going like if they have come into contact with any big hiccups that may delay the games stable release further than they themselves had anticipated

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9 minutes ago, EclipsingDeity said:

Hey Im holding off on starting a new world with my friends till A19 comes to stable and i was just wondering if its coming along smoothly obviously i dont expect to get a response to the exact day but just curious if things are on track and Stable will be coming soon  in the end id rather a good stable release than a rushed buggy mess so take as long as yall need just wanted to ask though

Think about it this way. When they release an experimental build and it does not get promoted to stable within a week then I would say you can be pretty sure another build is coming because they found some bugs they want to fix. Not likely we will get a better indication than that.

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3 hours ago, meganoth said:

Ok. I assume you mean by that the waking-up-and-luring-them-somewhere-safe strategy. Will give it a try as I'm playing perception right now. Dangerous though as you have to run through a potentially trap-infested building to get them awake, simply shooting outside doesn't really work well nowadays.

 

EDIT: I have a hard time picturing how to get more than 2-3 zombies at a time to follow you in the typical dungeon-style POIs. And you need at least 3, better more zombies together to get your mileage out of explosives.

 

I can think of one...run through several rooms to wake the place up then find a door to close on the angry sleepers....

 

Light explosive

Throw

BOOM

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24 minutes ago, Laz Man said:

I can think of one...run through several rooms to wake the place up then find a door to close on the angry sleepers....

 

Light explosive

Throw

BOOM

You don't need to throw explosives, you can explode them in your hand and it wont damage you :)

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3 hours ago, Dethar said:

Because I at least rarely run out of ammo. Find most of my ammo, and craft very little.

Don't know how you play. But if you have an ammo-intensive play style and still don't need to work for your ammo then the game isn't balanced well in that regard.

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24 minutes ago, Forgotten Memes said:

Was there a nerf to higher difficulties?  I've been 1 shotting everything on insane.  

 

Shotguns are ridiculously over powered atm, and depending on what you are using for melee, a lot of those will one shot with headshots too.It's the 50% dismember chance in action, you dismember their head and auto one shot. It's basically the only way you can even use some of the bad weapons like Machete and Stun Baton and Junk Sledge, just whack them on the head until you get your RNG dismember proc because they won't die otherwise

 

I play on the difficulty just below Insane and very regularly one shot with my Fire Axe, and shotgun obliterates EVERYTHING when perked into. I've cleared entire hordes of irradiated with the auto shottie, there's no way it won't be nerfed. During the streamer weekend almost every streamer I watched specifically stopped using it because it was too strong and was over shadowing all the other weapons they wanted to show to the audience

 

  

21 minutes ago, Laz Man said:

Thanks GUYS!

 

 

Pretty sure there actually is a magazine or perk that lets you pick up land mines

 

  

6 minutes ago, meganoth said:

Don't know how you play. But if you have an ammo-intensive play style and still don't need to work for your ammo then the game isn't balanced well in that regard.

 

 

Ammo is nearly infinite in A19. They toned it waaaaay down from the streamer weekend but it's still so high there's zero reason to ever step foot in a coal or nitrate or lead mine

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1 hour ago, Laz Man said:

I can think of one...run through several rooms to wake the place up then find a door to close on the angry sleepers....

 

Light explosive

Throw

BOOM

Small hickup in that plan: Behind that last door can be any number of angry sleepers as well.

 

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21 minutes ago, Laz Man said:

Not sure if trolling or......i guess there is only one way to find out LOL

Nope, not trolling, just grab a pipebomb, light it up and run up against the zombies, you become death itself.

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4 hours ago, meganoth said:

Ok. I assume you mean by that the waking-up-and-luring-them-somewhere-safe strategy. Will give it a try as I'm playing perception right now. Dangerous though as you have to run through a potentially trap-infested building to get them awake, simply shooting outside doesn't really work well nowadays.

 

EDIT: I have a hard time picturing how to get more than 2-3 zombies at a time to follow you in the typical dungeon-style POIs. And you need at least 3, better more zombies together to get your mileage out of explosives.

 

That is true, but if perception is your thing, you should have a few stacks of grenades at all times. They really are not very costly, and you are getting the most springs/parts from your savage operations perk, so relatively speaking that guy should have ability to make 100's of grenades very easily. I always craft 25 per horde night to reduce how much ammo I have to craft and it really works well on groups of zombies.

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