Hi. I’m RindFisch and I’ve just found this fantastic roguelike a few days ago.
Like any good newbie I proceeded to die in droves figuring the game out and enjoyed every minute of it.
Marvelously crafted game. Kudos to everyone involved.
Now that I think 've got a handle on basic proceeds thanks to devouring the wiki and forums and sending lots of guinea pigs out to get their brains eaten, there’s one thing that still gets me. Thirst.
At the very beginning of the game, I feel I’m way too weak to just clear even a small town, but that’s where all the water is. Keeping to the woods means enough to eat, but death by dehydration sooner rather than later. There seem to be no ponds or rivers at all. Raw meat doesn’t have a quench value, even though it’s full of precious, liquid blood. Berries are too rare to keep the thirst away.
I’ve never managed to raid a liquor store without having to fight at least a dozen zombies and even that doesn’t yield enough to drink to even keep satiated until I’ve healed from the wounds those zombies caused.
I basically feel forced to take on way more zombies than I’m comfortable with trying to scavenge enough liquid to survive and it usually doesn’t work out too well.
Soo, as a question to all experienced zombie survivors: How to you get enough to drink to survive the first few days, before you’ve found some decent equipment and trained up some decent combat skills?
I’ve read all the newbie guides I could find, but while I manage early crafting and getting a decent weapon and backpack and enough to eat, thirst seems unsurmountable for me.