Survive the wild
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Survive the wild is a very extensive online world with a more than justified reputation, since it is nothing less than a full online world. In a post appocalyptic wilderness, your job is simply to survive, build items you will need from pots for storing water to spears, hammers, fishing gear and boats, hunt animals or fish for food, complete quests, investigate the ruins of the past to find useful items from the previous civilization like drungs and firearms.
The game has a rather unique interface. Up arrow will set you running in a given direction, while right and left arrows will sidestep and shift with arrows will turn you in 45 degree incriments, you can also use page up and down to climb as well. One thing to remember however, is unlike in most games, you recieve no extra information about which direction you are facing (not unless you have a compass), and need to navigate by the sun (just remember it rises in the east and sets in the west). As you wander the map you will find a large array of items. You can hit spacebar to simply gather a resource at your location such as sand, grass, soil, clay and wood, and use these to create other items. This is done in a rather unique way, since hitting i for inventory will bring up a list of items and you can use the left and right arrow keys to decide which hand to put the item im. Once you have your items, you can hit t to combine them or hit 1 or to draw an item and space to use it, for example to chop down a tree, find a tree, open your inventory, find your knife, hit one of the arrows then leave the inventory, hit one or two (depending upon whether you put the knife in your left or right hand), then hit space to chop away.
The amount of craftable items in the game is very large, as is the method of crafting. For example to build a fishing pole you will need tocarve a couple of sticks into a pole, then combine one of those carve sticks with string and then combine all these peaces together (be sure to check the manual for instructions on building a fishing pole).
With illnesses, the chance to hide in trees, and no forgiveness if your character meats an untimely end, survive the wild is definitely a game for those who really want to see if they can rough it out there.
While the environment of the game is rather harsh, whether or not you wish to be the target of other players' attacks is up to you, since it is your choice whether or not to set a pk flag which allows player killing.
One particularly unique feature of Survive the wild, is the ability to voice chat in real time with other players. just hold the v key, and if you have a microphone, you'll be able to talk in real time, giving the game a definitely immersive edge.
In addition, as well as outputting to various screen readers or to Ms sapi, Survive the wild will outputtext directly onto the screen to make the game more user friendly for sighted players.
Downloading the game and Creating a character is entirely free, but some features and areas of the map are locked. These can be unlocked if a person buys a survive the wild account, which costs 15 usd and is available from the survive the wild store, this will also insure character survival through any server shenanigans, as well as remove some arbitrary limits on the game such as a limite of 100 of each item type for the inventory or a limit of only recieving 15 daily gifts a day. In addition, you can buy optional extras such as get out of death free cards and teleporters.
To make life easier and lesson the somewhat difficult learningcurve, a group of players known as Bsg, or Black screen gaming have put together a website with extensive guides and huge amounts of information. Answering everything from "how do I cook a fish" to directional questions and even information on completing quests, you can check out their excelent website here
With highly atmospheric music and sounds, a gripping story and an imersive world to explore, Survive the wild is definitely a game that is worth the hipe and comex highly recommended to anyone looking to become part of a truly huge online world.
Updates: entry 22 Mar 17 and description 22 Mar 17