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From: graphitone29 Nov 2018 19:00
To: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 14 of 211
I've taken down a few rhino with normal assault rifles. From what I've seen they tend to graze near water, so I find one, shoot it to get it to chase me, then dive into the water (they don't follow) and either nip out of the water when it's a safe distance away and rinse and repeat or find a boat and use that as a platform and shoot the rhino from there.
EDITED: 29 Nov 2018 19:00 by GRAPHITONE
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)29 Nov 2018 19:05
To: graphitone 15 of 211
How many rounds, where (what part of the animal)?

Damn, just remembered I shot one in the head 3-4 times with an svd and it just shrugged it off.
EDITED: 29 Nov 2018 20:47 by DSMITHHFX
From: graphitone29 Nov 2018 21:42
To: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 16 of 211
A lot. And in the arse area (they were mostly running away).
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)29 Nov 2018 22:05
To: graphitone 17 of 211
I'm not liking how the animals are so goddam bulletproof in 4. Even the fucking badger, which is like an oversize rat. Jeesh.
From: graphitone29 Nov 2018 22:50
To: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 18 of 211
To be fair, a lot seem to go down with one or two arrows from the recurve bow. I've taken a tiger down in two shots to the face.
From: Peter (BOUGHTONP)29 Nov 2018 23:12
To: graphitone CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 19 of 211
From: Manthorp30 Nov 2018 08:28
To: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 20 of 211
Rhinos are tough and best softened up with rockets or grenades, then finished off with a machine gun to preserve the hide.  Presumably someone on the internet has punched one to death, which might be funny to watch for the first fifteen minutes.

Elephant riding is good, second only to Sabretooth tiger riding in Primal.  Both are amusing and effective carnage machines.
From: graphitone30 Nov 2018 09:05
To: Peter (BOUGHTONP) 21 of 211
To quote Python: I love animals. That's why I like to kill them.
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)30 Nov 2018 14:11
To: Peter (BOUGHTONP) 22 of 211
EDITED: 30 Nov 2018 14:12 by DSMITHHFX
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)30 Nov 2018 14:15
To: graphitone 23 of 211
I opportunistically killed a pair of badgers last night, after they attacked and killed two enemies. Each badger took ~10-15 AR rounds to kill. THAT ISN'T EVEN FUCKING REAL!!! Anyway, I got a bigger ammo pouch out of it, so can't really complain.
From: graphitone30 Nov 2018 17:38
To: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 24 of 211
Ah yeah, the honey badgers. Vicious little buggers in real life and the game.

You realise you're complaining about a game where shooting an animal in the face doesn't kill it instantly, but healing yourself (instantly) from a bullet wound is as easy as digging out the offending shell from your arm and wrapping a bandage around it. As well as all the other stuff that suspends your belief in reality.

Anywho, I suspect you're being a tad faceitous.  :-P
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)30 Nov 2018 17:47
To: graphitone 25 of 211
That may be true, but I liked the animals better in FC3, and I like the FC3 guns (and nades) in Ziggy's mod, which deal [more] realistic damage than the pea shooters of 4.
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 3 Dec 2018 14:40
To: Manthorp 26 of 211
Killed a bunch of rhinos last night (enough for a bigger wallet + bait bag). Grenades definitely helped, but I still had to follow them about and dodge their charges while pumping arrows and bullets into 'em. (strangely the exploding arrows had no effect) A couple I got with handily-emplaced stationary MGs. I went to the Kryat fashion week thing but I missed the interminable and inescapable cut scene where it is all explained while I went for coffee, so I was left clueless as to where these allegedly special critters might be. OK, I get it now, the hunts are initiated at captured bases like in FC3.
EDITED: 3 Dec 2018 14:43 by DSMITHHFX
From: graphitone 3 Dec 2018 17:00
To: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 27 of 211
Re the story - which fork did you go down? I'm at the point where I've got to choose between the woman and the man, save the people or save the information. Which one did you pick? I've no afflilation for either party, so thought I'd go for the opposite of what you've gone for. We can see how the game pans out.
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 3 Dec 2018 17:32
To: graphitone 28 of 211
I went with save the people. I've seen a spoiler since hinting the ending will get real nasty to wit:in this fork you have to kill the nice lady who turns out to be a bad person, and maybe her nice, teenage daughter too. I also see there are a couple of DLCs for FC4, for which I'd have to pony up more than I paid for the game  :-@
EDITED: 3 Dec 2018 17:37 by DSMITHHFX
From: Manthorp 4 Dec 2018 00:18
To: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 29 of 211
Are they an extended Hurk quest and Valley of the Yeti?  The former's a laugh and the lattter's a few hours' play in a whole new map,
From: Manthorp 4 Dec 2018 00:20
To: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 30 of 211
The Fashion week accessories are well worth pursuing - they're pretty much an essential part of role progression..
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 4 Dec 2018 11:07
To: Manthorp 31 of 211
Yeah those are the DLC. If they go sale I might try 'em out. Have you played around with the map editor?

The "rare" animal skins are needed for several wallety/bag upgrades, and quite a few of the better weapons. I went back to several captured bases but didn't see any posted. I got the "warrior" suppressed AR last night and I'm packing explosive and fire arrows, my load out is looking pretty good now.
EDITED: 4 Dec 2018 11:12 by DSMITHHFX
From: graphitone 4 Dec 2018 11:54
To: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 32 of 211
I got the warrior ar a few days ago, it's best I can get at the moment. I've been getting all the animal skin upgrades I can and have liberated all the bases in the south region (can't go north as yet, it's 'too dangerous').

I'm liking the exploring element and have lost a lot of time to flying around the mountains in the little helicopters just seeing what's there. I started the first mission at the plot fork last night and had to get some intel from dead members of the Golden Path, it referenced some temple complex, not sure what it all means as yet though. The mission was a poorly disguised base liberation and an intro to the hunter bad guys, but I'd already come across loads of them in the base assault tasks, so knew how to deal with them.
EDITED: 4 Dec 2018 15:10 by GRAPHITONE
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 4 Dec 2018 16:09
To: graphitone 33 of 211
So you're doing the intel fork? The few story missions I've done since the fork (and it may be just one) involved rescuing captives. I can't even remember if that succeeded, ISTR they all died but I still finished the mission (wtf?).

I'm playing on "normal" difficulty which, apart from some significant new aspects I haven't completely mastered, is a notch below the difficulty of FC3+Ziggy's Mod (reduces stealth, and takes away enemy tagging, seeing through walls and such).

The exploring element is in many ways the best part of the game (IMO), and now I've got the 'swing' of it, I'm really liking the grappling hook. I also like stumbling on hidden caves in random locations.
EDITED: 4 Dec 2018 16:20 by DSMITHHFX