Game Update: Puma

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Howdy hunters!
The time has come for a new game update! A major one this time, as a new species is being introduced to the Evergreen Hunting Reserve.

Ladies and gents, please welcome our new addition to Timbergold Trails: the Puma! (aka Mountain Lion, aka Cougar, aka Catamount etc. this animal has about 40 names in English alone!)

The majestic feline has been spotted in the mountains north-west of the reserve and sometimes in the hills south of the river. Be careful though, as occasional attacks on humans have been reported!

Together with the new cat, a few new items have arrived in the Store to help you hunt this elusive predator:

Puma Scent Spray
Puma Electronic Caller Add-on

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As well as something to make your trophy shots look gorgeous:

Puma Trophy Shot Poses

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On top of that, Puma has been added to the list of animals that can be attracted using:

Predator “Jackrabbit” Caller
Motion Predator Decoy (Double Tail)
Motion Predator Decoy (Rabbit)

Here’s a cool video from veteran hunter and content creator HooCairs taking a first look at the new feline:

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TRANSLATIONS
Last but not least, our translators have been very busy making sure theHunter Classic speaks your language, and we want to thank them for the awesome job they are doing!
On that note, we are still looking for translators for the following languages:

● French
● Danish
● Dutch

If you are interested in joining our localization team please write us an email at: [email protected]

That’s all for now folks, we’re all very excited about the new animal and we hope you are too.

Let us know what you think and as usual please give us a shout should you find any issues.

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Message from the Sheriff

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Howdy Hunters,
Sheriff Buck Williams here.
It has come to my attention that during the Happy Holidays 2020 event a small minority of cheeky players has not been very… hmm… sportsmanlike.

Being a man of law, I am rather annoyed by that, as it’s not fair to other players who are hunting with skill and integrity. And when I am annoyed I tend to resort to my .44 Magnum.
So I took my trusty revolver and traveled to Hemmeldal with Chloe, my scent hound. She’s been trained to smell cheaters. Together we have been searching the leaderboards and removed more than 20 cheaters, just today. And by removed, I mean permanently banned. Never to return to the Evergreen Hunting Reserve again.

So I just wanted to reassure y’all, Chloe and I will keep checking the event leaderboards as well as the final winners.

That’s all from me folks, enjoy your hunt!
Yours,
Sheriff Buck Williams of Timbergold Trails

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Looking for Translators

localization_team_recruitment_social_mediaHowdy hunters!
You probably noticed that our beloved game is available in 19 languages but not all the content is translated into every language. Because of that, we are looking for players who want to help us with translations.

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR

  • Native speakers of Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (European), Portuguese (Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Slovenian, Swedish and Turkish with good knowledge of English.
  • Dedicated players who understand the game nuances.
  • Players who are passionate about making theHunter Classic a better game.
  • Ideally, people with previous translation experience.

WHAT WE OFFER

  • In-game perks, including in-game currency.
  • Closer communication with the development team.

PLEASE ALSO NOTE

  • You will have to sign a Non Disclosure Agreement to get access to the translation project.
  • Translation goes through the CrowdIn system (knowledge of this system or any other similar CAT-tool is a nice bonus)
  • Please expect to do a brief translation test
  • We expect the communication within the translation team to be on the Forum

If you are interested, please write us an email at: [email protected]

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Halloween 2020!

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It brings me great pleasure to introduce to you the Halloween 2020 Event! Once again, darkness has fallen over Timbergold Trails, the time has frozen and Werewolves are on the loose! Like last year, you will be able to taxidermy the Werewolves and choose to sell them for gm$, and if you do, you will be rewarded with twice the amount of gm$!

If you are lucky enough, you might also spot a ghostly looking Albino Werewolf!

Event Duration

The event takes place in the Timbergold Trails reserve and lasts 7 days, with the Werewolf being huntable during the whole period.

START: Wednesday, October the 28th 12:00 am GMT
END: Tuesday, November the 3rd, 12:00 am GMT

Werewolf Weapons

The ‘Wolfsbane’ .308 Handgun‘Wolfsbane’ Crossbow Pistol, and their Silver Ammunition are essential for hunting the Werewolf, as you won’t be able to take him down without them.
Both can be found in the store, the ‘Wolfsbane” .308 Handgun has a very generous 90% discount applied to it, however, the ‘Wolfsbane” Crossbow Pistol will remain a premium item.

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In order to be effective against werewolves, these weapons need Silver Ammunition, which you will also find in the store together with some nicely themed items to go along with the event.

The Mission

Our Halloween mission is called TheHunter Classic Halloween Quest and will award the following prizes throughout completion:

  • 666 gm$
  • Two Person Tree Stand (Forest Camo Mesh)
  • Ritual of Skulls Trophy
  • 100 Skull$ points

The Campaign

The Halloween 2020 campaign will run for the whole duration of the event.

Here are the prizes:

1st Place: 3000em$
2nd Place: 2000em$
3rd Place: 1000em$
4-10th Place: 700em$

Anyone who gets over 666 Skull$: 200em$

How do you win the Halloween 2020 Campaign? The winners will be determined by Skull$ collected, and here’s how to get them.
We have collectibles again this year, skulls. Each skull is worth a different amount of points (Skull$), with the rarest skulls being worth the most:

  • Green Skull Collectable = 1 Skull$
  • Blue Skull Collectable = 5 Skull$
  • Red Skull Collectable = 20 Skull$
  • Purple Skull Collectable = 50 Skull$
  • Dia de Muertos Skull Collectable = 100 Skull$
  • Dark Ritual Skull Collectable (Black with the star) = 666 Skulls

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As well as finding Collectable Skulls there are also other ways to gather Skull$ points:

Harvest an animal in Timbergold Trails = 1 Skull$
Harvest any animal shot in the Skull (Timbergold Trails only) = 5 Skull$
Harvest a Werewolf = 25 Skull$

The Competitions

On top of all this, there are 4 competitions that will be available throughout the event, each has a Halloween theme to it and all of them have some nice amounts of em$ to be won.
All the competitions will run for 72 hours each and overlap each other to some extent (see the calendar below), all can be found in the Competitions tab once the event starts.
Good luck out there… You are going to need it!

Sales

Together with the ‘Wolfsbane’ .308 Handgun discounted by 90%, a wide selection of items will be on sale during the Halloween 2020 event.
Every few days a new batch of items will be discounted and stay on sale only for a few days, typically when competitions start and end – so make sure you check the store often!

Werewolf Trophy Shot Poses

Last but not least we are glad to announce that we are making four new, frightening trophy shot poses available for the Werewolf. These poses will only be available during the Halloween event, so be sure to get them while you can!

Click on the banner below or find them in the store.

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Event Calendar

Finally, here’s a handy calendar to keep track of all the events going on during Halloween 2020:halloween_2020_calendar_2

Join the conversation on the Forum: https://forum.thehunter.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=92161

 

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WEEKEND COMPETITION

Howdy, my name is Buck Williams, I am the sheriff here at Timbergold Trails. I don’t know if you’ve heard, but a new taxidermist has settled in the Trails recently, Doctor Virgil Logan – he makes beautiful skull decorations out of our local Elks.

I want you to catch four big bulls for me as I’d like to decorate my new mountain lodge with something local.

You look a bit surprised… don’t worry, I will reward you generously!

Find out what it’s all about and join the competition for a chance to win hefty prizes in em$!

➡️ COMPETITION DETAILS


WEEKLY SALES

Special sale this week: Trophy Lodge Bonanza!

✅ All 3 trophy lodges!
✅ All trophy lodge styles
✅ All gun racks
✅ Elk “Bugle” Caller
✅ Wolf “Elk Calf” Caller

Up to 60% off!

➡️ CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL THE ITEMS ON SALE

Sale ends on October 23rd, 11:00 am CET

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Message to the Community

Howdy Hunters!
Today, we are announcing something that was long overdue and will spend a few moments to talk about it.

At the end of 2019, Expansive Worlds and Ringtail Studios, a long-term business partner of Avalanche Studios Group, began discussing and working together with the intention of continuing the development and support of theHunter Classic. Almost a year later, we can say that this collaboration has grown and exceeded our expectations.

Frankly, it’s a big part of the reason why we have been able to continue to improve and add new things to theHunter Classic. We hope you agree!

As you might expect, this is only the beginning of our collaboration. The list of improvements and additions planned for theHunter Classic is still very long, and the development team is committed to working closely with you, our very dedicated game community, to shape the future of your favorite game.

To celebrate the collaboration between Expansive Worlds and Ringtail Studios, we are giving away two new in-game clothing items: a t-shirt and a cap, sporting the logos of both companies – a special design that we dubbed ‘hunting together’. You can find them both in the game’s store for free.

Read the full PR announcement here

Join the discussion on the Forum here

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Weekend Competition, Photo Contest and Sales

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WEEKEND COMPETITION
This week we got quite a challenging one for you!
The combined weight of one Whitetail Buck, one Male Feral Hog, one Female Black Bear and one Female Bobcat shot at 100% Harvest Value from a distance of over 80m (Approx. 262 ft) is your competition entry.

Find out what it’s all about and join the competition for a chance to win hefty prizes in em$!

➡️ COMPETITION DETAILS


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PHOTO CONTEST
In this week’s photo contest, you have the chance to recreate one of theHunter Classic’s most prominent characters: Sheriff Buck Williams!

➡️ LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PHOTO CONTEST


WEEKLY SALES

✅ .30-06 Stutzen Bolt Action Rifle
✅ 4x42mm Classic Rifle Scope
✅ Happy Camper Tent
✅ Deer “Grunt” Call
✅ Hunting Backpack

…and much more. Up to 50% off!

➡️ CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL THE ITEMS ON SALE

Sale ends on September the 15th, 10:00 am CET

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Weekend Competition and Sales

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WEEKEND COMPETITION
The combined score of one male for each of the required species (Rocky Mountain ElkBig Horn Sheep, and Mule Deer), shot in the heart and/or lungs is your competition entry.

As our Summer Fiesta 2020 competitions are officially over, it is time to resume our series of Weekend Competitions. So polish your weapons and get ready to join another great competition designed by veteran hunter BCKidd!

Find out what it’s all about and join the competition for a chance to win hefty prizes in em$!

➡️ COMPETITION DETAILS

BEST TROPHY SHOT
Check out the related Best Trophy Shot contest on the Forum, for a chance to win an extra 500 em$!

➡️ BEST TROPHY SHOT CONTEST


WEEKLY SALES

✅ Scent Hounds
✅ Muzzleloading Pistol
✅ Reverse Draw Crossbow
✅ Sneaky 3D Alpine Clothing Set
✅ Sneaky 3D Alpine Ground Blind

…and much more. Up to 50% off!

➡️ CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL THE ITEMS ON SALE

Sale ends on September the 3rd, 13:00 pm CET

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Summer Cleaning Part 2!

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Howdy hunters!
While preparing some special events for you, we’ve decided to continue the Summer Cleaning in the Launcher, the Website, and the Store to make it tidy and neat.
Here’s a list of changes:

✅ As many of you suggested, we’ve improved the search/filter functionality in the store. There is now a new section called ‘All Items’ where you can search through all the items in the store.

✅ Added ammo and fuel subscription information to the top bar for better visibility.

✅ Personal Bests are back! Please note that in order to avoid some performance issues that were affecting the previous implementation, some server-side calculations need to be performed before displaying your personal bests, so please be patient!

✅ We have combined skills and ranks for different versions of the following weapons: .300 Bolt Action Rifles, .223 Semi-Automatic Rifles, .44 Revolvers, and 20 GA SA Shotguns. Existing skills and ranks for different versions of those weapons in the player’s stats have been summed up.

✅ Updated a few missions and competitions. We fixed rules and descriptions or added weapons they should have supported but they didn’t.

✅ Competitions’ Leaderboard now shows the top 100 participants instead of the top 20.

✅ Removed mentions of memberships and licenses that we missed during the previous update of the website/launcher.

✅ Removed “New” ribbon for all the items that have been in the store for more than 6 months, that we missed in the previous update.

✅ Fixed a few outdated or incorrect descriptions in the store (thanks for pointing them out!).

✅ Some other minor fixes.

We hope you enjoy the improvements and please let us know if you find something else in the website, launcher or store that needs fixing!

Join the discussion on the forum: https://forum.thehunter.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=91890

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Weekend Competition and Sales

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WEEKEND COMPETITION
Harvest 2 Whitetail Bucks from over 30 meters in Redfeather Falls!

Find out what it’s all about and join the competition for a chance to win hefty prizes in em$!

➡️ CLICK HERE TO SEE THE COMPETITION DETAILS

BEST TROPHY SHOT
Check out the related Best Trophy Shot contest on the Forum, for a chance to win an extra 500 em$!  https://bit.ly/3ehs8sq

SNOW GOOSE COMPETITIONS
Last but not least, we are happy to announce that we added 4 Snow Goose competitions in permanent rotation in the Launcher (5 days each): https://www.thehunter.com/#competitions/upcoming/51


WEEKLY SALES

✅ .243 Bolt Action Rifle
✅ Tree Stands
✅ Doc Monsignor Clothing Set
✅ Deployable Deer Targets
✅ Deer Callers

…and much more. Up to 50% off!

➡️ CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL THE ITEMS ON SALE

Sale ends on July 16th, 10:00 am

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