Efficient hunting and crafting?

#1 Posted by coder_cat (5 posts) -

Hi,

I bought this game a few weeks ago but I'm still unable to get into it. I love the environment and missions, but I'm finding crafting to be a huge hurdle. Without upgraded wallet and loot sack, I'm unable to pick up new stuff during missions. To upgrade, I need to wander around and hunt animals, hoping to find the right material. Usually my ammo runs out pretty quickly (I can only carry one weapon) and I only manage to hunt an animal or two before having to go back and buy more ammo.

Am I missing something? I really want to enjoy this game, but to do so, I need to be able to carry more stuff. I'm finding hunting to be time consuming and unfun. Is there a better way to efficiently hunt and craft?

Thanks.

#2 Edited by falserelic (5407 posts) -

Focus on looking for the animals that can upgrade your loot,money, ammo, and weapon capacity. The menu tells you what animals you need to hunt for. After that the game should be easier for you.

#3 Edited by Zella (822 posts) -

The map tells you where specific animals are. If ammo is an issue then use a weapon like a sniper or bow which kill very easily, just be patient when hunting and don't just run out shooting. Tag animals from afar then line up a good shot. There are also syringes which make hunting easier as well.

#4 Posted by gaminghooligan (1479 posts) -

Just take one play session to run around killing EVERYTHING. All the animals and people you run across. Pick every fucking flower you cover in the blood of your enemies. For the finale, find one of those boats with the mounted gun and find some shark infested waters. Turn those sharks to swiss cheese. By the end of that play session you should have all the upgrades.

#5 Posted by McShank (1630 posts) -

Hi,

I bought this game a few weeks ago but I'm still unable to get into it. I love the environment and missions, but I'm finding crafting to be a huge hurdle. Without upgraded wallet and loot sack, I'm unable to pick up new stuff during missions. To upgrade, I need to wander around and hunt animals, hoping to find the right material. Usually my ammo runs out pretty quickly (I can only carry one weapon) and I only manage to hunt an animal or two before having to go back and buy more ammo.

Am I missing something? I really want to enjoy this game, but to do so, I need to be able to carry more stuff. I'm finding hunting to be time consuming and unfun. Is there a better way to efficiently hunt and craft?

Thanks.

Stop trying to play the game and PLAY THE GAME! I have spent at least 20-25 hours in the game and finished crafting everything within the first 10 hours. I have bearly made it halfway through the game story wise as I am exploring / finding all the hidden stuff littered around the island. Crafting is easy, Just dont play the story / quest until you finish making everything. It doesn't take long and if you have a hard time hunting down the animals then use the hunting syringe as it has been my BF for finding things that want to eat me.

#6 Edited by coder_cat (5 posts) -

Thanks for the hints everyone. I managed to craft some upgrades (no wallet or sack material so far, however). The annoying thing now is that soldiers keep attacking me. There are always roads patrolled by cars near hunting locations as far as I can tell. Is there anyway to hunt "peacefully" without being distracted by annoying soldiers?

#7 Posted by kaos_cracker (706 posts) -

@coder_cat: Avoid the soldiers by staying in the woods, or clear out the outposts before looking for animals. That's what I did and it worked out for me, had a great time doing so.

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