August 13, 2013 at 12:01 pm #3446
First of all this is a very entertaining game. I am surprised it doesn’t have a larger and more active community.
I’d played Wayward four times and the first two times I died from battle and the second two times from thirst. Yes, I read the wiki on thirst, made a water still, but I had to use my waterskin to make the still and could not find the materials to make a second waterskin to actually get water to purify.
In my current (fifth) game I saw snow in the middle of a mountain, dug through three squares to get to it, and now I have unlimited water. Yay! Now I can get on with other things.
Eventually, I built up some wooden walls around the entrance to my secret Shangri La, stashed some food I found, and was ready to enjoy the good life.
I decided to casually explore more of the island knowing that while my water situation was great, the food wasn’t going to last as long.
Yikes! A bear! I ran South from the bear and got away. I headed East get to the other side of the island and yikes! a bear! I ran North to get away from him and yikes! a bear! I ran West to get away from him and yikes! a bear! But I’d not been able to lose the earlier bear so I’m standing right between the two. I maneuver my way past the first one and now have two chasing me. I make it back to my home and have a bear standing at my door — staring at me.
I created a side door so I can get out but with three bears in my front yard the game has become, “Chess with bears”. I don’t know how much longer I can hold out if they keep multiplying.
So I’m wondering if there is still a balancing issue that is being worked on with bear spawning so that there won’t be so many in the next version.
Thanks!August 13, 2013 at 1:34 pm #3447
Vaughn “Drathy” RoykoKeymaster
Unfortunately people are more active after each release, and more so within the Subreddit. Another large factor is about 50% of Wayward players are Japanese, and 25% are Russian. I simplified that ratio a bit, but, a lot of Wayward players are non-english speakers.
The bears will eventually get tired and leave you alone for good, as long as they are out of screen. That might be a little hard in your situation though. I would suggest lots of rocks and projectiles and hurt them at a distance if you can’t take them on melee.August 14, 2013 at 4:43 am #3456
Thanks for the info. Strange that the majority of players is non-english.
I’ll play around with projectiles.
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