Hello guys, i’m new.
I’ve been playing for about 6 days now, using the stable 0.A version.
All settings are default and no NPC’s since i heard they were bugged and didn’t want any shenanigans as a noob player.
I died about 6 times at the start after reading some min-max guides and starting out as a tweaker for 2 extra points, i didn’t expect the withdrawal to be so brutal, i think after playing allot more successfully with other characters that i can handle it now should i try it again.
Anyway i’ve been dying a few times as a martial artist with karate because i was new of course and didn’t know how to reinforce and repair my clothes.
I read up on needles and skewers and whatnot and i crafted like 30 wooden needles cos i thought those would fill up my sewing kit(i’m new), i learn pretty quickly that i need thread/fiber/sinew to load up a sewing kit/bone needle/wooden needle so i chuck all those skewers and wooden needles in a fireplace i built from stone(collected from breaking bathtubs).
Then i learn about rags/thread/plastic chunks/nomex/kevlar cutting and think “fuck yarr, i won’t look like a hobo anymore”.
I died somewhere and thought karate sucks so i make a new character with Krav Maga.
I’ve been reading the forums and wiki for a few days and i don’t see why people complain about dogs/zombears and shocker zombies, i can completely wreck everything so far barehanded with 0 torso encumbrance(i haven’t met a hulk yet or went into a populated lab yet, got killed with tweaker by a turret though).
Since i use unarmed Krav Maga can i use spiked/steel knuckles or does that count as a weapon and consequentially lower my damage?
I read ninjitsu can use edged weapons without penalty and bonus damage/silence but what about krav maga?
I got 4 steel jerrycans now with water/clean water/weak acid/empty to make acid for batteries from weak acid and i got a huge supply of booze from a liquor store and i don’t even drink it(i’m never going to run run out of water because a nearby house has a moat type thing i can just use to fill a jug or jerrycan, or u know just put a funnel on a jerrycan).
Got my waterskin with 6 charges and i also have lots of dehydrated meat i made in my charcoal smoker(jerky sucks?), also have vacuum packed meat slices and lots of raw materials to cook some bread/cookie and lots of other recipes.
My problem now is getting electronics and mechanics up, i guess i can repair cars but that will drain my welder batteries, my endgame is to make a solar powered bench with electric forge/fridge/floodlight and start crafting metal stuff and then start on finding a spot to build a base(living in a rather isolated house on the outskirts of town right now), there aren’t any zombies around my house just a low amount of animals that i’m thinking of building deep pits to trap and then eliminate them for meat.
When i walk to a new unexplored building and see animals on my way i throw my butcher knife/crowbar/hammer and usually kill it then butcher it and continue on my trip so i don’t think i’ll starve either.
I found a crashed military vehicle with a stealth cloak a LAW and black box + tacticool stuff that i didn’t really need, oh and a close by house had a go bag stuffed to the gills(woohoo chest rig).
I got leg tentacles after drinking mutagen and now whenever i try to disarm a bear trap and it fails cos i’m low skilled i don’t get hurt cos i don’t have feet lol, crossbow traps i throw a rock on but i still don’t know what to do with shotgun trap, i tried to disarm one and it shot me in the chest, i wasn’t hurt but it did damage my trenchcoat(that i made since 24 storage is the highest i know of).
Found some scientist corpses on the other side of the shelter i started in and didn’t explore, found some kinda useless bionics cos i don’t have energy storage stuff, anyway installed them all starting with lowest failure chance and did them all in a row, all 6 or 7 of them without failure, 2 were doubles i’ll disassemble later when i got a high elec/mech skill so i can learn the recipe.
I got a katana and don’t know if it’s worth using since i’m krav maga, i guess i’ll wait till i got a scabbard and then carry it with me.
Got a holster as well but no handguns(i got a shotty and a rifle i think, i don’t use em and don’t have ammo) so i can’t load anything in it, at least i get 3 storage from it.
Thinking of levelling my bow skill so i can craft a reflex-curve one and then craft some metal arrows in case i run into robots/ranged shit(haven’t seen any yet).
So far i’ve explored 12 houses and some stores and still have loads to go raid, and on the map i can see another town south of my housebase.
I tag explored houses/traps/scientists/basketball courts on the map, and i also found a boarded up house, a small lava river in the middle of the road, a spider infested house that i just cleared and got loads of meat from.
Found 2 shocker zombies in a basement and waited at the door then jabbed them critically 4 times in a turn for 20+ damage, so yeah they’re easy to wreck i barely got shocked and 8 pain is nothing.
I’m not planning on moving far so vehicle building/modding isn’t for me yet.
I’d like to know more specific instructions to building my electric motor/battery storage/forge/fridge/floodlight thing.
Oh and do i just go read in the shelter console light at night, i hate lighting a fire just for crafting or reading(brazier was a disaster lol, thankfully i had a fire extinguisher and yea i know you gotta Activate it but it still smoked up my house when i dropped some wood in/on it and set it on fire, i’ll stick to fireplaces now).
I got an oil lamp but tallow is kinda hard to get since few mooses are around and i don’t want to go hunting for some grease.
This was my adventure so far, any tips or questions please say so.
I feel like i’m halfway master already.