I have definitely turned a corner here and am surviving and doing fairly well. I’m spending more time building and exploring and less time doing corpse runs. The bone knife or spear are the MVPs of the weekend - with a bone knife you can kill a bear in hand-to-hand combat without resorting to the “swim backwards in the lake-while-stabbing” strategy I had been using.
There are definitely a few issues I’m seeing - when you log back in the game thinks you’re in a heat wave. And it’s difficult to cut off your fire if you left it going when when you logged out. And the Oxygenator seems to work weirdly. A couple of those issues may be related to the floor level of my house being intermixed with the ground - I wonder if the game is confused about whether my stuff is inside or outside or whatever.
On the other hand, there was another hotfix today that changed player death - you now drop your inventory on death and it’s in a nice pile. So if you go back to your corpse (which is unmarked on the map…) you can recover all your stuff. That makes death a lot less punishing.
I’m almost at level 10 (well, technically I am just level 9 since I have about 95% of level 9 as XP debt to work off, but officially I’m almost level 10). Starting to d