Most of the time, I am starving to death.
I am able to kill animals but I am unable to cook them, for many stupids reason ...
So I die.
This is a stupid rule, if you want to make a "very" realistic survival game.
Starving people eat raw meat, so do Gollum...
Starving people would eat fresh meat
Well, you can easily make a campfire with some rocks and sticks, and cook it... Even if you could eat raw meat, it wouldn't be that hard to cook it in this game.
I agree, in the beginning, starvation is a HUGE problem (had to deal with it a lot myself), but once you start figuring out what to do, you will get more food and more easily. But cooking meat... It shouldn't be a huge problem.
Create throwing spears, and go for the grouse and hares, they are the ones giving you meat. That weird rat thing just gives you bones, I think...
Your right !
Now I eat and the game become quickly addictive !! :-)
Tomorrow we have applied a hot fix that increase spawn timers of low level food like eggs or wild carrots.
@Lord-Baltus could you please describe more detailed - why did you starve? Because you could not find any food or you could not recognize food among other resources? May be it isn't obvious that how you should cook you first food? Did you read tutorial?
Dear developers, let me tell you that your Game is frightening : I played hours without realizing it !
I did not understood I needed to put branch & meat in the "Open" menu. I was just selecting "Lightup (? Allumer)" trying to figure out why the game was asking for "combustible" : The fire "graphics/icon" was on the "ground" and was looking ok with branches.
It was a matter of few minutes to anderstand the GUI ...
As I am not an hard core gamer, I wishes the game to be newbie friendly with tutorials ; I bet they will come soon or later ?
The difficulty of the game for the very fist minutes/hours may have a huge impact on your player base. So it's up to you to balance your game to meet your player's expectation and what you want to offer : Hard Core Survival game or a WoW clone.
BTW it's great you add more food....
I do not read doc ! I hate spending days to read thousand of pages from other player. Also they do great job !
My pleasure is to discover the game, the mechanics, to explore the rules, and step after step, understand what the hell the developers got in minds when they coded the game ;-)
Because this is just a game, that need some artificial GUI elements, more tooltips explaining what to do, how, when are welcome : this give some hint to the player without disturbing his gaming expérience by reading a wiki ...
@Lord-Baltus thank you for your feedback. It is very helpful. We were so hurry to finish main basic functions that we simply had no time to remake convenient UI. As well as tutorial. But of course it is in plan .