Just died in perhaps the most inevitable way possible
I was 7 hours (game hours, not real world) into a new game and doing well. I had:
- Clothes including a patchwork tunic
- A lighter
- A metal saucepan
- A crude bow with 7 broadhead arrows
- A sling with stones as backup
- A broadhead spear
- Clean rags
- 2 bottles with purified water
- Plenty of assorted pills
- A sled with string
- A box as a rucksack
I proceeded to scavenge for food or additional water in an urban hex. The safety bar was very green, so i confirmed the scavenge. There were indeed loot, but i had "attracted a creature" which was actually 2 raiders. Knowing that going against 2 raiders was the cause of several previous deaths, I opted for a "Desperate Retreat".
I instantly died of acute bleeding to the lungs.
Granted, one raider had a rifle of some kind, but I cannot possibly think of anything different I could have done to avoid this death. The safety bar was green - i'm assuming that means safety against potential nearby enemies, as opposed to safety vs the building. I instantly took the most drastic retreat method. What happened? Did i fall over in the rush, and puncture my lungs with my own spear? Was I shot by the raider? Either way... this feels a little too out of my control for a game. I mean... the inevitability of it. I understand being punished for being naive, or risky... but this wasn't the case.