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Survival Snippets #49
Those hills just sing.
You may have blinked and missed it but the Hinterland store for The Long Dark merchandise popped UP…and almost immediately sold out of most things. I can’t blame folks- myself included- many of us have been waiting for this since Covid started. Take heart though: this was meant to clear old stock before they open a new store in 2024, and they may utilize preorders for some future items. (I am super sad I didn’t get the fuzzy fancy sweater though, so if you snagged a small and end up hating it, hit me up 😂)
🌲 Hashtag Survival
▻ You can view the work-in-progress database at this link. The image below is the database backlog from the old WordPress directory.
▻ Backend work across Hashtag is going well. Hate to be vague but seeing how deadlines and due dates blow up for developers, I’ll just say that I hope to have a new content cadence in place soon.
⏳ Sales 💰
Check the complete list of what to buy or avoid on our Curator page.
👍 Pick-up: DayZ. It’s expensive enough that a solid sale (40% or more) is the only way to stomach it- you’ll also want to pick up the DLC map Livonia, which is one of my favorite maps for the game. While similar to Rust and SCUM in the PvP shenanigans, I find that if you mod DayZ and find just the right RP or RP-PVP server- the game just sings. (Props if you get the reference.)
📰 Survival Community Roundup
A small handful of content creators were approved to show off images from within the Nightingale NDA-locked playtest. (Again to reiterate- don’t share any if you’re in the playtest and not on this approved list.)
The images are pretty, but I just see a Victorian steampunk New World. Hoping it’ll feel differently in hand.
Content and News
Native Hunter players, I’ll just leave this here.
There’s a bunch of new stuff in the latest DayZ patch- plus guns, because again- DayZ. I wonder what they’ll do for the 10-year anniversary. Sounds crazy but a patch of actual content like fixing the fucking way colds work would be great. (Unless it’s been fixed since I last played in which case take my cursing and apply it to something else that bugged me.)
Stranded: Alien Dawn - Robots and Guardians DLC and Free Update is out now, so you’ll want to hit the link for details and a fancy trailer.
Hop on this news post for Abiotic Factor- there’s a link to a Q&A session plus some really neat gifs of the movement system within the game and a lot more.
Speaking of Abiotic Factor.
To piggyback on the Snippets posted earlier in the week, the fan/developer that picked up Hold Your Own seems to be prepared to shift the game out of Early Access before benching it.
Oooh interesting SCUM notes- looks like we’re getting the pickup truck back soon, and they seem to be working on the trailer for the next patch already. Maybe soon? I saw no mention of it, but could we also sneak back in the ATV?
Under A New Sun enters Early Access on November 13th. If you tried out the demo (which we suggested!) and provided any feedback, you can check the latest news post and see if your feedback made the change list.
There’s a major update brewing for Sunkenland, but it’s going to take a couple of months to cook. Looks like Dedicated Servers are on the way, alongside a handful of other stuff.
While I’m sad that the demo for backers of As One We Survive was delayed- cause I’m a backer- it’s neat to see upcoming features!
Sonorous: Deep Down Below showcased a short WIP clip of the modular building, which looks great with strong Stranded Deep vibes. But holy fuck, that construction hammer is fucking huge. (Also the sound is just a little obnoxious.)
Play HumanitZ? Build a base there? Take note.
I am stoked about the new motorcycle coming to 7D2D.