I just thought i'd share my knowledge of surviving the first episode of WolfQuest. Please let me know if there is already a guide (I looked through and i didn't see one)
- Food & Hunting
Lets start with the basics. Food and hunting. Yeah, sounds easy, i know. Problem is, it isn't. Hunting is hard, whatever thing your going against. Hares are fast, Female elk are aggresive and Bull elk are deadly. A carcass is your easiest catch. But the problem is that you might encounter a coyote or bear when you want to eat. Coyotes run when you approach them, so you can just walk up and start munching on the carcass. But the problem is they usually eat in more than one, so they probably would of finished off half the carcass anyway. Bears are even more of a problem. This is less likely than the coyote.
Bears eat and eat at the carcass, and when you try and share with them, they attack you (A simple swipe of their paw takes away alot of health) and they don't stop eating until the carcass is gone. Some users have the problem of low health after approaching a bear and they need to venture a loooong way to find a new carcass, and by then, they're almost dead. And plus, half of carcasses are half eaten anyway.
Hunting is harder than just feasting on carcasses, but it's worth it in the end. A motherload of lovely elk meat. But, of course, con time. You loose alot of health during this and then when you've FINALLY killed it and feast on it, you leave half a carcass. What a waste! So you just have to leave it for those annoying food-stealing "buddies" you share Amethyst mountain with. And sometimes, you approach your new kill and an annoying little "thing" comes and feasts on YOUR kill!
So my best bet is a mix of both. Although, to some, hunting's pointless and you might as well feast on those rotting carcasses. And, of course, some want a "healthy" diet, so it's hunt, hunt, hunt. And hunt.
- Other Animals (Including Prey)
Some animals in Amethyst mountian, can be annoying. Let me list them for you.
(If i've missed any animals, just tell me. I don't bite c:)
Hares are probably the most harmless. They don't swipe at you, or kick you. they just merely run away from you. Of course, they are prey, so you gobble them up. No harm done. Elk are also prey. Exept that they do kick and hurt you. Although they hurt you, they make a great feast, so a bit of harm done.
So, moving onto the annoying ones. Coyotes and Bears. Bears, usually run from you, so do coyotes. But bears, if you approach them while eating, of course, attack you, and continue to eat the carcass away. This is really annoying, so i usually would keep my distance. Although, you could fall asleep somewhat next to the carcass while they're eating and they won't pay attention to you. Coyotes are just as annoying. They run from you, of course, but, when you are going around you MIGHT, not often, see them in a "pack". They go and usually eat and eat and eat. Sometimes, when you're not looking, they go and munch on your fresh kill. Also very annoying.
So, keep an eye on your kill! These pesky animals might eat it. Stay away from hungry bears, and chasing coyotes is a good pass-time
Of course, you are not the only wolf in AM. There are three packs. Druid, Specimen, and Slough. The Druid pack are a nasty bunch. They are strong and dominant, and if you try and "chat" with one, it'll end up saying "Get out of my sight" or something like that. Although, killing one of them is hard, which means that there's alot of EXP in it if you do manage to kill one. Slough and Specimen are also rude little packs, so you might as well just visit them so you can get the all-important mate.
Facing stranger wolves can be a challenge. Especially if you haven't eaten. Trying to kill one is a real challenge, weak or not. Druids are a deal in you are going to try and kill one, because half the time they just end up killing you. If you do manage to kill one, lucky you. Although, like every pack, they have dispersals. Dispersals are less aggresive than other wolves, even if they're the same gender as you.
Even sometimes, if you show your "Alpha" side enough they might start to show submissive behaviour. Like, if you say for example, "Leave!" They will say "I can take a hint" or something among those lines.
So, try and stay away from other wolves. Although it is necessary to visit each pack to get a mate, try and "take it easy" and only attack if you're ready for it. Dispersals are the friendliest, even if they are the same gender as you.
Yes. I said it. Dens. You may be thinking, "Dens?! Only SC has dens.". WRONG. There are many places that act like a small shelter. You can choose anywhere to be a "den". This is a great thing to do if you wish to stay at AM for a while, or you have a mate and want to "get to know them" before moving onto having a family. I do not recommend staying at a wolf's territory. Because you could run into them anytime. Although this is not neseccary, it is fun. That's why this part is short.