Hello. I am performing an act of ~thread necromancy~ because I have raised my Twitch stream from the dead. I’m currently playing the hell out of The Long Dark on its hardest difficulty setting, Interloper. The Long Dark is a wilderness survival game with no zombies, supernatural enemies or fantastic mechanics at all, really: you’re just stuck in the Canadian wildlands, and everyone else on Earth is dead. Have fun!
Interloper difficulty is a mile apart from the usual play modes, with a number of changes that make it much more hardcore for a game that’s already quite close to a roguelike:
- The weather starts out bad, and consistently worsens for the entire game. Long playthroughs will see constant blizzards and wild weather that make it almost impossible to survive without adequate preparation.
- Oh, and despite the weather being so bad, you can’t stay inside too long because cabin fever will develop and kill you too.
- I’m cold and there are wolves after me.
- And bears.
- The game doesn’t spawn most of the essential equipment that you need to survive the early game in the easier difficulties. No rifles, no good clothing, not even a hunting knife. You have to make it all yourself, and even the basic equipment takes a few days to make.
So why not join me while I die horribly in the cold, over and over again? I have a twitch channel where this all happens: https://www.twitch.tv/daveydweeb
Weekdays when I’m not at work (which is a weird eight-day rotating roster), at the following times:
11am - 4pm Australian EST
8pm - 1am US EST
1am - 6am GMT (welp)