I dumped a ton of firewood and sticks at the Train Depot and kept going. I was trying to let it ride and push through straight to the airfield, to take advantage of my good luck with the wolves.I really liked the journey and the transition zones. I spent 3 or 4 days hanging around the train depot, hunting, sewing, and reading books.
I'm fairly certain that the waterfall is supposed to be a wolf spawn and I just got really lucky. I'm also still a little puzzled by the four wolves at the Maintenance Shed when there were at least 3 wolf carcasses in the same general area. In any case, I didn't encounter any more wolves for days. I was actually living at the airfield for a couple days before I finally encountered any wolves.On my way through, I saw a wolf at the 3 red train cars and another at the waterfall, after you go down the really long set of stairs onto the frozen river.
that Forlorn Muskeg, a thousand curses upon its unholy name, is an awful, terrible, horrible, no good, very bad, evil, demonspawn region, which the developers created in order to allow the RNG Gods to enact their vindictive injustice upon us, and its best to avoid this region as much as you possibly can... lest you:Just goes to show
getbreeze through this game for 2 months, and then suddenly it all goes wrong and you
killed in moments.
The Milton transmitter is basically a gimme, with so many cars with batteries so close by. I wonder if it actually detects anything. I found a bunker in Milton (not using the tower/radio), just outside the shortcut-tunnel in the middle of the map, which contained zero, yes ZERO loot... a huge disappointment, to say the least, but strangely immersive, since it reinforced the feeling that you never know what you will find.After repairing the radio transmitter in Milton, I decided to head for the peaceful idyll of Hushed River Valley. I haven't been there in a while. I'll probably spend a few weeks mapping the region and looking for bunkers.
Yeah, I don't hate Forlorn Muskeg like you do, but it's kind of a boring zone. It's an important crossroads, but I wouldn't spend any time there if there weren't things there I needed or I was just passing through on my way to someplace else. The only time I spent a while there was when I was going after Faithful Cartographer. It's almost a "transfer zone", but every other is nicer and/or more interesting. I actually spend some time in Raven Falls and Transfer Pass, just because they're nice places to take a break. I wouldn't object at all if they wanted to give Forlorn Muskeg a major overhaul.that Forlorn Muskeg, a thousand curses upon its unholy name, is an awful, terrible, horrible, no good, very bad, evil, demonspawn region, which the developers created in order to allow the RNG Gods to enact their vindictive injustice upon us, and its best to avoid this region as much as you possibly can... lest you:
By far, its the best forge location region-wise... simply in terms of distance and nothing else, as every other forge is in a better location in every other way. Also, there is an insane amount of cattails... but other than that, its not worth spending any more time there than absolutely necessary.
I love Hushed River Valley.On another note... I need to play more Interloper... hearing you call Hushed River Valley a "peaceful idyll" just drives home how much of a noob I am
I wouldn't mind that. I was actually a little disappointed when I got to the Forlorn Muskeg transmitter. Not just frustrated that the effort was wasted, but I wanted it to be that much effort.As another aside... I wonder if batteries nearby the towers is a teaser thing to get us used to the tower mechanic and then they will soon do away with that and make us lug batteries to the towers...
I did read that one was deliberately easy, to show the player the mechanic for repairing the transmitters.I found a battery right next to the tower in Forsaken Airfield.
That is a fine way to start. What class did you choose? How far did you get? Di you play in Crucible or Standard?I gave PoE my 1st try last night.
I'm going without a build and just trying things out to begin with.
Disappointed about the gender-tied classes. although its not a dealbreaker for me.
Witch. Got the medicine chest and got it back to town. Standard.That is a fine way to start. What class did you choose? How far did you get? Di you play in Crucible or Standard?
POE is a challenge for beginners!
It seems whenever Egypt is in a total war game, it is easy mode. In Rome1 they were arguably the strongest non-Roman faction on the strategy map. In Medieval2 they had basically no weaknesses apart from their heavy infantry replenishment pool being a bit slow. And Rome2 they can pretty easily knock out the two Nubian factions and nearby desert factions before blobbing up into the fractured Middle East.*Been playing a Rome 2 run as Ptolemaic Egypt, and things are going really well due to my strategy of not having each king marry his sister, unlike the real Ptolemaic dynasty. Egypt seems kinda like easy mode, even more than Rome. Definitely much easier than the Seleucids.