FC4: what else?

From: Manthorp29 Jan 10:04
To: graphitone 7 of 37
Yeah, I really enjoyed the assassinations. Second best fun to resetting the bases.
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 2 Feb 14:41
To: ALL8 of 37
Whalp, I drunkbought "Yeti Hunters" DLC for 6.78 CAD and got PC-ASSASSIN'S CREED CHRONICLES-Full Game-CHINA for FREE last night from the ubi store (there's a "flash sale" going on for a coupla days). Resisted splashing out $20 for FC5.  :-@

(wtf is "Yeti Hunters"?)
EDITED: 2 Feb 14:47 by DSMITHHFX
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 2 Feb 16:35
To: ALL9 of 37
From: graphitone 2 Feb 17:44
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 2 Feb 17:54
To: ALL11 of 37
*(showing up in uplay as "Valley of the Yetis")
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 3 Feb 01:36
To: ALL12 of 37
Got kilt by a snow leopard first time out.  :-(
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 3 Feb 15:26
To: ALL13 of 37
I dunno why, but after the first Yeti mission, this feels likes the game FC4 should have been (and no, haven't met any actual Yetis yet, just some stoner weirdos in a cave and soldiers wearing silly reindeer hats and 'shoot me' signs on their backs).
EDITED: 3 Feb 16:03 by DSMITHHFX
From: Manthorp 3 Feb 21:17
VotY is a worthy FC4 DLC. There's several nights (three, I think) of wave attacks and a few good gags & setups. Worth every penny.
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 3 Feb 23:20
To: Manthorp 15 of 37
It's a lot less challenging to find skins at the big box store than to have to hunt & kill 'em (but I cheated and googled for the main trove).
EDITED: 3 Feb 23:25 by DSMITHHFX
From: Manthorp 4 Feb 12:03
They are tough, but follow a stun-then-skirmish-kill pattern, as I remember (haven't played the DLC for a while).

One thing that's fun when you've re-acquired the wingsuit is to return to the original spawn point & fly into the map as far as you can.
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 4 Feb 14:24
To: Manthorp 17 of 37
Ooh, that does sound fun. Still exploring the limits of the valley, which apart from the central and original base cap (radio something), is pretty sparsely populated -- I encountered a lone 'hunter' enemy at the big box store, who took absolutely no notice of me driving right up to the gate in a snowmobile, so a deaf and blind 'hunter'.
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 4 Feb 14:28
To: ALL18 of 37
From: Manthorp 4 Feb 14:36
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 4 Feb 15:16
To: Manthorp 20 of 37
Looking forward to the "Valley of the Abominable Mud Men" DLC...
From: Manthorp 4 Feb 23:40
Or 'Donald Trump claims Kyrat is part of India' shock revelations.
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 5 Feb 00:36
To: Manthorp 22 of 37
I killed two tonight, first with LMG fire, second with grenades + LMG fire. Unfortunately I then got killed so all my new crafting upgrades from the town dump were for nought, since I forgot to save at appropriate intervals.
From: Manthorp 5 Feb 10:03
Always infuriating when that happens. I like Skyrim's system that autosaves every time you change map, including entering or leaving shops or dungeons.
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 5 Feb 11:04
To: Manthorp 24 of 37
I took some pistol shots at a Yeti from a snowmobile and miscalculated his speed before starting my escape. BAM!
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 5 Feb 15:30
To: ALL25 of 37
Hooray! Last night at 2 am I remembered where I got the honey badger skins for the last weapons holster upgrade: on the 'mountaineering' mission. Just before I slid down the hill into the waiting arms of a yeti (I managed to kill that one by climbing up on a big boulder, tossing nades at him while dodging thrown rocks, and finished him off with the LMG). I'LL BE BAAAACK.

Edit: Got me some cheat maps (weapons, skins) off steam forums loaded on my tablet.  (angel)
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From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 6 Feb 14:38
To: ALL26 of 37
... which I used to good effect in my best Yeti session thus far, picked up the last weapon slot (for 4), crossbow, grenade launcher, spas-12 and stumbled into two assassination missions apparently initiated by random firefights. There are a number of enemy bases scattered around that don't appear on the map.

Also saw more Yetis, but observed them from a safe distance. I must say the Yetis disappoint me, as they aren't particularly fearsome or difficult to dispatch, no more so than say rhinos. They look like big-ass, nearly hairless apes that amble around aimlessly until they spot or are attacked by humans or predators, then they go ape-shit.

I think they could have been handled with more imagination -- perhaps too much to ask in DLC -- like appearing only at night, not so ludicrously huge, hairy AF and even crazier and more dangerous, should be able to bound up mountains, etc. etc.

A better title would be "Valley of the Overly Zealous Yeti Worshipping Nut-jobs, and Yeti Action Figures"