SO I decided to start a new world, play with all these mods I see in the new world screens, all new character etc. etc. etc. Holy hell, what a ride.
First character dies hard to Zs in the basement maybe 10 minutes IRL time. Second dude lives and does some quick scouting. At level one with no spear, no skills, he starts running all over the place trying to figure out where to go. He manages to get a hold of a screwdriver, finds a few houses to break into at night… but then he got greedy and almost died to shady zombies. I’m shocked the crowbar worked so well.
After healing up, he checks out the computer in the evac shelter and lo an’ behold, there’s a map to the relief shelter! He grabs as much as he can carry and bugs out. After running away from fungus, Zsoldiers and a flip-flappin’ moose, he comes across this cozy little “rural house” along a wooded trail. He sets up camp here to hunker down, get some more supplies, etc. It seems like the perfect place. 3 small rooms, a puddle outside… it’s a dream!
He decides to head back to the evac shelter via the forest (b/c moose is on the road) and comes across a massive mansion while wandering down a trail. He grabs the last of the ‘stuff’ he needed from the evac shelter, hit the rural home and set about making a spear.
The next day he cleans out the mansion. Man, what a find. Junk food everywhere. Furniture to disassemble for materials, windows galore, an inside courtyard, and crazily enough… a katana, Japanese armor stand, nodachi, wrench, hacksaw, and plenty of water in the pool. The armor and helmet are an amazing find and really helped him out clearing the mansion. Honestly the mansion has so much stuff in it, I’ve had my dude hanging out there leveling his skills before he braves the way to the relief center. I don’t really see a reason for him to leave other than to go hunting.
I’ve run into a few problems though.
There are secret rooms behind these bookcases. I moved the book cases, but the metal doors seem impervious to my tender knocks. How does one open the door to the secret places?
Upstairs windows open on blackspaces… i assume that means i’ll fall to my death should I decide to go there?
In the basement are all these locked doors and locked chain-link fences. I made a bunch of lock picks. None of them worked. What skill is lockpicking? I mean, yeah, I got a hacksaw, but whats the point in making 10 lockpicks if they don’t do a damn thing?
I found a HackPro USB stick. Whats that for? All the computers and consoles I find are broken.
There is no road to my mansion. I found a electric bike. Is there a way to clear cut an area to get rid of all the bushes, young trees, shrubs, etc? I’ve tried smashing and hacking at them, but I think i’m missing something.
Whats the best way to move stuff around between floors? I found a shopping cart in the basement, but alas, it does not go upstairs. My current solution is using duffel bags, but I was hoping for a better idea.
Anyway, if ya made it this far thanks for any feedback!