cant live more than 1 day

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cant live more than 1 day

do you guys have any suggestions as how im supposed to live more than one day? i just die everynight when i sleep. death by dogman

"once upon a time i cared, but now i just kill on sight"

Do you leave the Cryo Facility by simply climbing out of the window?

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Ummmmmm. I don't even know where to begin. My usual route is using melee to kill dogman, using trapping and glass shards to take coat, then finding a weapon. It's weird, I always get materials to make now and arrows right away, hence Ranged skill :3 just keep playing, you'll get it.

*bow and arrows

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If its sleeping safely that is the problem, sleep in the open (plains) with 4 noise traps in your camp site. This will cause you to wake up and have time to run away if discovered.

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well i kill the dogman. but its everything else that kills me. and as for the arrows i cant find paper to make any. so thats out of the question. i mean i have never found paper. am i suppose to make it somehow?

"once upon a time i cared, but now i just kill on sight"

Craft newspaper to make 10 paper "bits". As for general surviving, make sure to have clean rags, and use a spear in combat.

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Take off that bronze necklace you have at the start of the game, dogmen will be the least of your worries. ^-^

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Ah, but, uhm, I suggest bee-lining for a nice forest cutting down some trees and rigging a spear, the best kind you can afford to make. You can get some easy paper scraps by examining the cryo-lighting and the hvac heater [ actually infinite paper ] and with your hospital gown you'll have everything you need to make a bow and some broad-head arrows. If you're lucky you'll find a dense thicket of woods to sleep in, if you're not comfortable enough sleeping in the cryo facility room 17. [ Hey, you should revisit that cryo-lab, I think that might help you a bit ] If you don't want to do the ranged thing, go the melee route and craft yourself a spear. Just make sure you have a decent weapon on hand before nightfall.

It sounds like you're sleeping in an unconcealed location. on the camp screen you have to double click the possible campsite and then you get a bar showing concealment and other stats the icon should replace the normal hill icon that represents 'any old spot on the ground' you want to avoid sleeping in those locations at all costs! Revisit the Cryo lab as it is a good campsite for a new player, if you're just sleeping on the ground its no wonder people kill you so easily.

All the above comments are good. I would also use the covering your tracks button and the hide button. Just in case. To make noise trap is pretty easy and if you are in the cryo facility it's pretty safe after you killed the dogman. I've gotten to 16 days so far. I use botany every time no matter what other things I use. That way food is a non issue.

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last question. why am i randomly getting poisoned? and whats up with this bronze necklace?

"once upon a time i cared, but now i just kill on sight"

You are most likely getting poisoned by eating poisonous berries/mushrooms. Unless you have a Botany skill, you can never tell if they are good or not (but as a helpful hint - there are no poisonous blue berries, they are always good to eat). Botanists can tell if the berries and mushrooms are edible, by simply looking at them.

A word of warning - poisons and sicknesses in NEO Scavenger have, like their real life counterparts, an incubation period, so the effects of being sick/poisoned might not be instant. Sometimes it take a day or more for the status to advance to the dangerous stadium. Medic skill will help you identify those cases sooner.

The talisman is a protective charm of some sorts so keep it safe (and on). Not much besides that can be said about that, without spoiling big chunk of the plot.


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Imo botany is a lazy way of staying fed. Trapping is much more useful, use snares to find food. Then cure the meat and sterilize water at the same time. Using both is just a waste.
But to get started you need a bit of luck. Make a spear and light a torch (light source is the best looting tool imo), find a looter and take his clothes. Once you are warm things become much easier. Just set up camp in the exam room and stockpile food and loot. Always hide tracks on tiles around the cryo facility and sleep hidden with 4 noice traps. Should keep you safe. Also, throw all the things you dont need on the open field outside. If looters show up they will steal that and leave your stuff inside. Works for me every time.

Good tips! I'M going to use these :3

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I don't ever make a camp, i'm too scared npcs will loot my stuff ;o...or they can't go into the cryo right?

They're not supposed to be able to enter the cryo or other special encounter hexes, but I recall posts about this being bugged and enemies being able to freely enter the cryo to raid your items or fight you. I'm not sure if that was fixed yet as of the recent opt-in 0.983 or 0984 beta updates, but I don't see it listed in their changelogs.

The area close around DMC used to be a safe area for storage camps since no NPCs used to go near it, but now they do since the 0.983 update. The DMC guards themselves won't touch your stuff, but plenty of looters roam the DMC area now too.

So unfortunately I don't think there's any safe storage areas at the moment. Though keep in mind nothing on your person, in a vehicle you're towing, or sleeping bag that you're currently sleeping on can be stolen. So I'd keep your most important items with you when you can help it.

Throwing stones with a sling ca be as strong as using a bow and arrows. I've killed Dogmen with stones. The only downside is you can only load 2 at a time so you need to reload a lot.

If you are lucky, you can insta-cripple a limb with a single shot with that thing.

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