Status Update

Hello Hunters,

Well, it feels like forever since I wrote the last one of these, well seven weeks to be precise! I had an absolute blast back in New Zealand and Australia. I also put my bow to good use and managed to get some blood on a few arrows, in total I took four goats, two rabbits and two hares with the bow. I have some videos from my hunts, sadly the days I did decide to record, I saw animals but didn’t manage to down any, but it will give you a good idea of where I grew up and the terrain I am use to hunting in. I need to edit it them all together, once I am happy with it, i’ll upload it to YouTube. But if you want to read a write up about my hunts and see the animals I bagged, you can have a little read here. I don’t know if I will ever pick up a rifle again, I just don’t think pulling the trigger will ever meet the adrenaline rush, or sense of achievement that bow hunting has shown me. The only problem now, I have a huge itch that I can not scratch over here in Sweden, so I am starting to put together some plans for hunting next season… in another country!

This weeks video came out a little over a month ago and features Joe Rogan and John Dudley. It’s a shorter video and I think Joe gets a little bit too Joe on it, but credit where credit is due, he pulls off a nice shot and it is still a good video! Remember this shows real footage, so if you prefer to keep your fix virtual, DO NOT CLICK Here.

Doc Themed Event

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“Howdy Hunters!

Doc here, I have heard reports about the wolf population in Timbergold’s starting to get out of hand, so I went and took a look myself, you guys were not kidding! They need thinning out a little, not only for the benefit of the other species in the area, but to insure we do not get a disease outbreak amongst the packs. So I am reaching out to all hunters in the EHR for your help to bring the population back inline. As a collective community I need you to shoot every damn wolf you see, bring their tails in as proof and as the population comes down, you will all be rewarded in stages, with some great prizes. To make things a bit easier for you all, I have had some sound technicians put together a new E-call that attracts wolves! Good luck to you all and thanks in advance.”

You read that right hunters, it is time to do something about the wolf population once and for all. Collectively as a community if you manage to meet the goals Doc has set, not only will you be rewarded with some great prizes, but the wolf population will be reduced in Timbergold Trails, FOR GOOD!

There is now a new E-Call that can be purchased in the store and when used in conjunction with the “Shockwave’ Electronic caller it can be used to call in wolves. This should make things easier and I would imagine ambushing them as a team, would be a good way to thin those packs out!

The goals that Doc has set out and the rewards are as follows:

Milestones: Required Harvests: Prize:
Grey Wolf – Legend 50 000 Harvests .270 Bolt Action Rifle (Grey Wolf) + 2 Towers
Grey Wolf – Elite 40 000 Harvests Happy Camper Tent (Fall Camo)
Grey Wolf – Expert 30 000 Harvests Tree Stand (Basic Camo)
Grey Wolf – Trained 20 000 Harvests Hunting Backpack (Fall Forest) + Medkit (10)
Grey Wolf – Novice 10 000 Harvests Camping Supplies (15) + Scent Eliminator Mini

Depending what Milestone you reach, will determine on how much the wolf population will be reduced by. If you manage to meet the Legend tier, the population will be reduced by half, for good! As the Milestones are reached, wolves will disappear from the banner in the launcher, which can also be clicked on to read more information. There is also a visual counter that can be found in the top right of the launcher.

To qualify for the prizes you must harvest at least 25 wolves, Doc doesn’t like freeloaders!

Good luck all and have fun!

New Engraved Drilling Combination Gun

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You can now buy the new engraved Drilling Rifle. If you are a hunter that likes their guns to be a little more detailed, this is for you! Take a look.

Bobcat Competitions

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Today we also release Bobcat missions into the competition rotation.

As well as the usual, highest scoring and biggest Bobcat comps, there are 5 unique ones:

Pounce to my Level

The average score of your top 3 Bobcat harvests is your competition entry. Targets must be shot at over 50 meters (Approx. 164 feet) and with only one shot. Highest average score wins.

Call the Paw-lease

The heaviest weighing unspooked Bobcat shot with a .223 Semi-Automatic Rifle from a Tower, Treestand, Ground Blind, Tripodstand or Shooting Tripod Rest is your competition entry.

Nothing Purr-sonal

The highest scoring unspooked Bobcat shot with a .50 Cap Lock Muzzleloader at under 25 meters (Approx. 82 feet) is your competition entry. Target must be shot in the heart or lungs only.

Absolute Mew-nimum

The closest shot Bobcat with a weight of 15 kg (Approx. 33 lbs) shot using any .357 Revolver without a scope is your competition entry. Stands, Towers, Blinds and Shooting Tripod Rests are not allowed.

Lion King

The highest scoring male Bobcat amongst your first 5 harvests is your competition entry. Harvests afterwards will not count. Shotguns only, 100% Harvest Value required.

Lock&Learn

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Make sure you tune in tomorrow, I will be doing my best to lower the wolf numbers in Timbergold Trails and giving the new E-caller a try. www.twitch.com/expansiveworlds , 4pm, see you then!

Rare and Trophy of the Week

These Weekly competitions are super popular. The Trophy of the Week gets selected on Monday’s and Rare of the Week gets selected on Wednesday’s.

So, if you have shot a rare or high scoring animal from this week and want a chance to win, then share them in the correct thread on our forum, don’t forget to mention the score! Rares go into this thread and trophy animals into this one. We currently don’t have a competition for Non-Typicals, but they go into this thread.

This Week’s Winners

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The ‘Trophy of the Week’ is this great photo of a Grey Wolf! It was shot by ‘Trelek1988’ and scored 16.339! A unique trophy pose and a very themey for this week, well done!!

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The ‘Rare of the Week’ goes to ‘Schlachtwolf’ for this Albino Bobcat, with a score of 6.456, congratulations, a very nice Trophy!

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This week Bobcat and Grey Wolf are free to hunt, good luck!

Have a great week all,

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Status Update

Hi all and welcome to this week’s Status Update!

A short and sweet one today as it’s all-go here in the office, but you’ll have one from TK to look forward to next day (if he’s up for writing one already on his first day back! hehe).

So, on we go!

Rusa Deer Missions
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As promised, we continue to flesh out our mission packs, this time on Piccabeen bay. Grab your water flask and best warm-weather gear and enjoy some warmer weather whilst it’s still so cold outside! These missions are available for play now.

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Another reminder that weekly sales now run Wednesday through Sunday, so you have even more time to snag a bargain. This week, of course, the offers are focused on useful equipment for hunting Rusa.

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And the last appearance from the Rusa this week, in this week’s free species rotation! If you’re still in a warm-weather mood after ticking off all of the competitions then why not head to Bushranger’s Run for some Red Kangaroo?

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Big congrats to lazygirl5 for this monster of a Blacktail. Considering that Black Bear was the aim of the hunt at the time it goes to show you should always keep your eyes open for what else may appear!

Rare of the Week
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This week’s Rare of the Week nod goes to ARMAGEDON187 for this lovely leucistic Canada Goose, great work with the trophy shot!

Again, TK is back in the building next week, so be sure to give him a warm welcome! Before then, you’ll catch me on stream tomorrow trying my hand at some Rusa Deer missions.  Let’s hope it goes better than my competition endeavours last week…

Cheers!

Graham and the rest of theHunter Classic team.

 

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Status Update

Hi all!

Welcome to our first “proper” Status Update of 2019! We of course had some information out last week, but this is the first one in our traditional format.

We’ve starting slipping some real-world hunting footage into our Status Updates of late, and hopefully an opportunity to learn from someone else’s mistake (this kind of mistake it’s generally safer for someone else to do the learning for you!). REAL LIFE HUNT FOOTAGE, Do not click unless you wish to see this type of content: WATCH

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This subtle, refined, and very stylish, variant of the 9.3x74R O/U is available for purchase now, look for it in the store now! Tune in to tomorrow’s stream to be in with a chance of potentially getting your hands on one.

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Big thanks to Andhii for helping us put together this exciting bundle of Ptarmigan competitions.  The first of these new competitions will go live today; and then continue to be rolled out, one every other day, over the next week. In conjunction with this we’ll also have all Ptarmigan types as our free species this week.

Keep your eyes open for several other new species receiving competition packs in the coming weeks!

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As per above, this week’s free rotation is all about Ptarmigan of all types, so our guests are welcome to get out there and get competitive!

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A special entry regarding sales today (which coincidentally are ALSO all about Ptarmigan!).  From today all sales will be running Wednesday through to Monday, so be sure to take a peek at our sales section of our store page a little earlier from now on.

Game Update

Today also sees various bug fixes and quality-of-life improvements landing in the EHR as well as cleaning up the last bits from our Holiday Event (looking at you Rudolph!).

Additions:

  • Added 9.3x74R Engraved O/U Break Action Rifle

Changes:

  • Removed Rudolph population.

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed ptarmigan scoring issues in multiplayer.
  • Wolves now lay down when shot in the spine, instead of just standing still.
  • Fixed a multiplayer issue where players who had certain items equipped would not synchronize their animations to other players.
  • Waterfowls will no longer sink through the water and then slowly come back up again.
  • The feedback message that shows up when you try to place a Scout Bolt Action Rifle on too steep ground will no longer show up for other players in a multiplayer session.

Trophy of the Week
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This week’s Trophy of the Week goes to LimJahey.  A little shy of the top 100, but still a beautiful Blacktail all the same, congratulations!

Rare of the Week
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Rare of the week goes to IanBiel (with a little help from their friend KBCAO) for this gorgeous piebald deer. Well done!

And that about wraps up our Status Update this week, don’t forget to tune in to tomorrow’s stream!

/Graham and theHunter Classic Team

 

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Status Update – 12th December 2018

Hello Hunters!

As some of you may know Mat is currently en route to New Zealand to enjoy some (much deserved) extended time off with his new addition to the family, as such I’m filling in for him over the next 6 weeks. This will also in fact be our last Status Update, as well as Trophy/Rare of the week, until the New Year as next week most of the Devs will power-down their computers and go and spend time with friends and family over the upcoming holidays. Holidays or no I’ll still be holding half an eye to all of our channels though, so can be reached if needed, fear not. It should also be mentioned that this week’s stream (tomorrow) will be our last until the New Year as well., normal service should be resumed around the second week of January!

Unfortunately I have no exciting pictures of archery progression as with TK’s status update last week, I just got back from two weeks away in the Caribbean so my bow went on the shelf for a bit. As much fun as it sounds I doubt the use of compound bows is accepted on cruise ships! 😉

7mm-08 Scout Bolt Action Rifle

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This week’s big bit of news, and our last “proper” update before the holidays is in my mind a great one, the new Scout rifle! This is another “advanced rifle” and offers some nice perks with it’s dual ammunition options as well as retractable bipod, and it was of course released in a caliber chosen by you, the community!  I’m pretty certain it’ll be a favourite for a lot of you now that it’s available for use in the EHR.

IMPORTANT – There are two variations available, the “Standard” version or the “Elite”. As well as the differing aesthetics the Elite version comes with an upgraded magazine size, 10 rounds instead of 5, and is only available for a LIMITED time. It will be given away as a prize for our Holiday promotion or on general sale up until the 20th of December only. Be sure to grab one before then to avoid disappointment!

Holiday Event

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As I just mentioned it I should take the opportunity to remind everybody that it’s currently ongoing., our Holiday Event!  With plenty of activities to take part in, and plenty of goodies to be won, now truly IS “the most wonderful time of the year”.

Park Ranger Competition Winners

Winners have been chosen, and for your viewing pleasure posted below.  Big congrats to RegimentsTyp2, JaggyBunnet and OrLoko (in order of images posted below) for all picking up a snazzy special variation of the new Park Ranger 4×4!

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Trophy of the Week

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This week the congrats go to ‘Der_Jo’ for this HUGE Moose, scoring 241.173, very well done! Congratulations, 500em$ coming your way.

Rare of the Week

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As we mentioned in the past, photo composition can count for a lot in our Trophy/Rare of the Week comps, and this one definitely gets bonus points fo ingenuity. 😉 With a beautiful albino Blacktail draped across the bonnet of the Park Ranger as if it were in a car advert, this weeks prize goes to Ardillamente. Job well done!

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This week Bison and Dall Sheep are free to hunt, good luck!

As ever, thanks for reading! We look forward to picking up where we left off in the New Year!

/Graham and the rest of the ‘Classic team.

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Status Update

Hello Hunters,

How is everyone this week? What a difference one week of practice has made to my shooting. I have found a nice reliable anchor point, and I am now just working on getting my bow sighted in properly… nearly ready to go after some animals I think, more on that later!

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This weeks video is slightly different, ever wondered how to make your own European skull mount? Here, Dirk “The Bugler’ shows us how! Remember this shows real footage, so if you prefer to keep your fix virtual, DO NOT CLICK Here.

The Holiday Event 2018

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As I am sure most of you have seen, our annual Holiday Event is now underway. This year’s event we have 11 missions and 10 competitions, that alternate every other day.

Missions can be completed up until the 21st of December, but like previously mentioned a new one is added to the pack every two days.

If you are a Mission guru, you should like this years missions. They feature characters from older mission packs and have some great little stories to go along with them. Each mission you complete will gift you 20,000 Present$, completing all 11 will give you a total of 220,000 Present$, more about the Present$ Points later!

The Competitions are centered around the same theme as the Mission that came the day before it, but generally much more challenging. Each Competition runs for 48 hours, finishing just as the new one starts!

Prizes for the competitions look like this:

  • 1st Place: 300 em$ and a Trophy
  • 2nd Place: 200em$ and a Trophy
  • 3rd Place: 100em$ and a Trophy
  • 4th-10th Place: 50em$ and a Trophy

Completing a competition will also award the hunter 20,000 Present$ points.

The Holiday Event

This year Santa has dropped Presents all over the EHR and if you find them, you can pick them up to collect Present$! The more Present$ you collect, the more in game prizes you are rewarded. This is how the prize pool looks:

  • 1st Place:Trophy + 12 mo Membership + Elite Scout Gun
  • 2nd Place: Trophy + 6 mo Membership + Elite Scout Gun
  • 3rd Place: Trophy + 3 mo Membership + Elite Scout Gun
  • 4th – 10th Place: Hunting Tower (Bare Wood) + 700 em$ + Trophy
  • 800 000 Present$: Legendary Holiday Gift Bundle + Trophy
  • 500 000 Present$: Epic Holiday Gift Bundle + Trophy
  • 300 000 Present$: Brilliant Holiday Gift Bundle + Trophy
  • 225 000 Present$: Trophy + 50 Camping Supplies
  • 150 000 Present$: Trophy + 50 Scent Eliminator
  • 75 000 Present$: Trophy

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It is worth noting that the Elite Scout, is the ‘Premium’ version of the Scout that everyone has been voting on and different to the variation that will initially be for sale.

If you want the bundles, but collecting Present$ are not your thing:

  • The Brilliant Bundle can be purchased and viewed here in the store.
  • The Epic Bundle can be purchased and viewed here in the store.
  • The Legendary Bundle can be purchased and viewed here in the store.

You can get Present$ by doing the following:

  • Participating in any of the competitions with an entry will reward 20 000 Present$.
  • Finishing a mission will grant 20 000 Present$.
  • Shooting any land animal will reward 250 Present$.
  • Shooting any airborne animal will reward 100 Present$.
  • Picking up a Green Present collectable will earn 1 – 100 Present$.
  • Picking up a Blue Present collectable will earn 5 – 100 Present$.
  • Picking up a Red Present collectable will earn 20 – 100 Present$
  • Picking up a Purple Present collectable will earn 50 – 100 Present$.
  • Picking up a Silver Present collectable will earn 100 – 1 000 Present$.
  • Picking up a Golden Present collectable will earn 1 000 Present$.

 

We have frozen Christmas time (Time will always be 18:00) and decked the halls in Hemmeldal. It has some nice Christmas decorations placed

around the reserve… as well as Rudolph, so keep an eye on those Reindeer noses!

If you are feeling extra Festive, you can purchase yourself a;

Santa Hat

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Santa Beard

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Or a 8×57 IS Anschütz 1780 D FL(Holidays 2018 Edition)

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There are Daily sales and a Doc’s Shed Extravaganza, where the doors to the shed are open and hand picked items will be purchasable for the whole of December. Just to clarify, sales continue until the 31st of December!

Park Ranger Photo Competition

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So, would you like the chance to win this rare Park Ranger variation?

All we want from you, is a nice screen shot of the Park Ranger, posed as if it were in a car advertisement! Post it into our forum, in this thread here.

Photos cannot be altered using any editing software, but feel free to add any text that you think might help to ‘sell it’. Three of these variations can be won, competition closes Monday the 10th of December, 9am CET and the winners will be selected shortly after that.

Calibre Competition

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We had 174 hunters enter the competition for this rifle, but only three can win!

It gives me great pleasure to announce CalHunter, Uhtredson and Gravenslund as the winners! You have until Friday to send me a message in the forum, so I can get you sorted. If a prize is not claimed I will run the random number generator again, so make sure you guys get in touch with me!

Christmas Break

As of next Tuesday, I will be on Dad leave for 6 weeks, we are traveling down to New Zealand for Christmas, so all my family can meet our new arrival. I am looking forward to some good quality family time! Hopefully I will manage to get some fishing and hunting in there as well, if I have any luck I will add the pictures to Discord and The Great Outdoors thread in the forums. Until I return, Graham will be the man to go to until I get back.

Closer to Christmas, staff will be taking some days off, however, as per usual, there will always be someone here to keep the ship on course. If you do have any issues, your best bet is still to either send an email to [email protected] or check the forums.

Thanks for a fantastic year everyone, and I wish you and all your family’s the best, whatever this time of the year means to you!

See you next year!

Rare and Trophy of the Week

These Weekly competitions are super popular. The Trophy of the Week gets selected on Monday’s and Rare of the Week gets selected on Wednesday’s.

So, if you have shot a rare or high scoring animal from this week and want a chance to win, then share them in the correct thread on our forum, don’t forget to mention the score! Rares go into this thread and trophy animals into this one. We currently don’t have a competition for Non-Typicals, but they go into this thread.

This Week’s Winners

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The ‘Trophy of the Week’ is this HILARIOUS photo of a Lynx! It was shot by ‘Ardillamente’ and scored 10.842! This made me spit my coffee out a little bit on Monday morning, too funny!!

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The ‘Rare of the Week’ goes to ‘Trelek1988’ for this Albino Moose, with a score of 157.267, congratulations! A very nice Trophy!

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This week Moose and Wild Boar are free to hunt, good luck!

Have a great week all,

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Status Update

Hello Hunters,

The temperatures have plummeted here now, and that rain that I talked about a few weeks back, has turned to a light sprinkling of snow. I have been practicing as much as I can with my new bow and starting to feel smoother, more comfortable and starting to get better groupings. This was one of the three targets I was shooting at last night and about ⅓ the way through, I decided to just focus this one, so I could better see where my groupings were going, this was at 20yards/18m. One of the instructors thinks I should get a longer stabiliser, as I just have the small factory one on it.

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I am still watching ‘The Land of the Free” series, after last week’s video I will try and keep them a little less controversial. I was trying to show that it depends on what you are using and how you use it. Any weapon used correctly can be ethical and any weapon not used properly can be unethical! This weeks video is a bit of an eye opener… shooting ducks mid air with a bow, i’ll let the video do the talking, enjoy! Remember this shows real hunting footage, so if you prefer to keep your hunting fix virtual, DO NOT CLICK Here.

The ‘Park Ranger’

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Today, after nearly 10 years of theHunter: Classic, we introduce the first form of motorised transport the ‘Park Ranger’!

So, what do you need to know?

The Park Ranger comes in three different colour variations, which can either be purchased in a bundle or separately. We do have one more skin that we have decided to make a little more exclusive, ‘The Stallion’. This can be acquired by either winning competitions where it is offered as a prize, or purchasing a 6 month membership license.

For one week only, as a special release offer, you can obtain one of ‘The Stallion’ Park Ranger variations by purchasing a 6 month membership. This offer runs up to and including Wednesday the 5th of December.

The Park Ranger needs fuel to run, but if you are a member, you get 50 units of fuel free each time you start a hunt. If you do not have a membership, or want to drive for extended periods of time, you can purchase fuel in the store.

It can not be damaged or get flat tires. If you have a little disagreement with gravity while driving it, or submerge it under water, you will be injured and forced to fast travel back to a tent or lodge.

If you press ‘J’ you can access the Vehicle Menu which will give you three options. ‘Tow Vehicle’, ‘Locate Vehicle’ and ‘Lock Passenger Seat’. If you manage to get it stuck you can use the ‘Tow Vehicle’ option, it gets returned to your backpack and can be re-deployed on a nearby road. If you can not remember where you left your vehicle, you can use the ‘Locate Vehicle’ function, which will make the Park Rangers horn sound, this will not spook any animals. The final option ‘Lock Passenger Seat’, is used to keep unwanted players from getting in your vehicle.

This leads us nicely into how they work in multiplayer. As the host of a multiplayer game, you can select if you want them in your map or not. This is done in the options when creating the game. There is a limit of two Park Rangers in any multiplayer game.

If you spook an animal while driving, you will need to wait until it has calmed down before shooting it, any animals shot while spooked from the Park Ranger will be registered as an unethical harvest and you will get a letter from Doc. When spotting an animal, if it is still spooked from the vehicle, you will get notified at the bottom of the spotting information. Pressing ‘H’ while driving will honk the horn and this WILL spook animals.

The Park Ranger will not be able to be used if you have a competition activated.

Park Ranger Photo Competition

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So, would you like the chance to win this rare Park Ranger variation?

All we want from you, is a nice screen shot of the Park Ranger, posed as if it were in a car advertisement! Post it into our forum, in this thread here.

Photos cannot be altered using any editing software, but feel free to add any text that you think might help to ‘sell it’. Three of these variations can be won, competition closes Monday the 10th of December, 9am CET and the winners will be selected shortly after that.

Calibre Competition

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Well the voting has ended and with over twice as many votes as any other calibre, the new rifle is going to be chambered in 7mm-08!

We have some more news as well, this rifle will be released with two different ammo loads and you can expect a wider ethical list.

Holiday Event 2018

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Tomorrow our 2018 Holiday Event starts, more details will be released in our forums tomorrow, so make sure you head over to check it all out!

Rare and Trophy of the Week

These Weekly competitions are super popular. The Trophy of the Week gets selected on Monday’s and Rare of the Week gets selected on Wednesday’s.

So, if you have shot a rare or high scoring animal from this week and want a chance to win, then share them in the correct thread on our forum, don’t forget to mention the score! Rares go into this thread and trophy animals into this one. We currently don’t have a competition for Non-Typicals, but they go into this thread.

This Week’s Winners

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The ‘Trophy of the Week’ is this HUGE Rocky Mountain Elk! It was shot by ‘Rosete’ and scored a massive 427.795! Look at the size of those tines! If you are not sure what many consider a trophy Rocky Mountain Elk, it is any that score over the 380 mark!

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The ‘Rare of the Week’ goes to ‘Gostwind’ for this Leucistic Rocky Mountain Elk, it made the Super Rare Gallery with a score of 374.33, congratulations! A very nice Trophy!

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This week Blacktail Deer and Black Bear are free to hunt, Red Feather Falls is going to be busy, good luck!

Have a great week all,

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Status Update

Hello Hunters,

Well, we shot three Roe Deer in the weekend amongst the hunting team, however all I saw, was birds! It was such a nice day out and great to be out in the wilderness, so I am far from complaining! Here is my viewpoint, from the first location:

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This week I am still deep into ‘The Land of the Free” series, but I did get funneled to this video which I found interesting. Hunting Black Bears with spears, after watching it and when a spear is used like this, there is no question in my mind that they are ethical. I guess it’s like any weapon though, you have to use them correctly! Remember this shows real hunting footage, so if you prefer to keep your hunting fix virtual, DO NOT CLICK Here.

Thanksgiving 2018

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Thanksgiving 2018 is underway! This year we have tiered Turkey Competitions and a nice Mission pack.

The Competition is “Turkey Overload” and the average score of your five top scoring Turkeys is your competition entry!

Each tier awards the top 10 players, so there is a good chance at getting some prizes.

All week long, there is also 2x XP for all animal tracking and spotting, so if hunting Turkeys is not your thing, you still benefit!

The event wraps up 0300 CET, Monday the 26th of November, so make sure you don’t miss out!

Calibre Competition (Skip if you read last week)

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SOME SUPER IMPORTANT INFORMATION, PLEASE READ!!!!!

So originally we had 4 options to vote from, and one of them was the 7mm, which would have been the same 7mm ammo that is in game at the moment. However, the 7mm option was removed and replaced with a 7mm-08 round, which IS NOT THE SAME as the 7mm round that is in game currently. We have reset the poll, to make sure the votes are still accurate and we have also left the poll open, which means you can change your vote. The 7mm-08 round, would be completely new in game and have a different ethical species list, compared to the 7mm. The list is not finalised yet, but if it is the winning calibre, it will either have a light grain round and be ethical from Fox to Red Deer (maybe Rocky Mountain Elk, but not Roosevelt, due to the size difference). Or if it has a heavier grain bullet, it would be ethical from Coyote to Elk.

Now if you are wondering what all this is about, In December we have our next ‘Advanced Firearm’ coming out, ‘The Scout’. This rifle will feature a folding bipod that is built into the front of the stock and deploys when the player goes prone. While prone it will provide extra stability, but to balance that out and add to the realism, the side to side movement will be a little more restricted.

So what is the competition and why are we mentioning this rifle so early if it is not due out till December? We want you as the community to select which calibre it should come out in, to vote, head over to our forums and select one of 4 options. If you leave a comment with a brief description as to why you picked the calibre, that will enter you into the draw to win one of three ‘Scouts’, when they do get released! Pretty sweet deal right?

Vehicle Reveal

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Make sure you join myself and Graham tomorrow on stream, as we will be turning the key on the new Vehicle! www.twitch.com/expansiveworlds 4pm CET!

Rare and Trophy of the Week

These Weekly competitions are super popular. The Trophy of the Week gets selected on Monday’s and Rare of the Week gets selected on Wednesday’s.

So, if you have shot a rare or high scoring animal from this week and want a chance to win, then share them in the correct thread on our forum, don’t forget to mention the score! Rares go into this thread and trophy animals into this one. We currently don’t have a competition for Non-Typicals, but they go into this thread.

This Week’s Winners

Totw

The ‘Trophy of the Week’ is this HUGE Brown Bear! It was shot by ‘Dilaj’ and scored 28.858! Great use of camera angles and hunter position, to really make this look big! If you are not sure what many consider a trophy Brown Bear, it is any that score over the 27 mark!

ROTW

The ‘Rare of the Week’ goes to ‘Oskar4358’ for this Bald Leucistic Canada Goose, congratulations! A very nice Trophy shot.

Free Rotation

FSR

This week Turkey and Roe Deer are free to hunt, good luck!

Have a great week all,

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Status Update

Hello Hunters,

I hope everyone is having a good week, all going to plan my week is going to get even better. This Saturday I am getting out for a hunt here in Sweden and then on Sunday, both Graham and I have our archery safety introduction at the local archery club. Which means (touch wood), we will have somewhere local to let arrows fly whenever we want. Now, I am still watching the ‘Land of the Free’ series that I linked last week, as they have just started their second season and a new episode comes out every day. Their videos are awesome and if you are a US resident, they have some amazing prizes to be won, so get amongst it! But, if perhaps they are not your cuppa tea, today’s video suggestions are the ‘Hushin crew’. They are also making some good videos and worth a watch. I have to say thanks to user ‘thewindow’ for the suggestion. Remember these show real hunting footage, so if you prefer to keep your hunting fix virtual, DO NOT CLICK Here.

Crossbow Pistol

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Today we have released the Crossbow Pistol and you can now pick it up in the store. This lightweight Crossbow can be carried in your ‘Small Weapon Holster’ and is perfect for small game. There is also a red dot scope that is available for it and it makes aiming a lot easier. The scope can be found here and the Crossbow Pistol can be found here, enjoy! As is traditional when we release a new weapon, there is a competition to go along side it; so make sure you sign up and test your skill!

Calibre Competition

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SOME SUPER IMPORTANT INFORMATION, PLEASE READ!!!!!

So originally we had 4 options to vote from, and one of them was the 7mm, which would have been the same 7mm ammo that is in game at the moment. However, the 7mm option was removed and replaced with a 7mm-08 round, which IS NOT THE SAME as the 7mm round that is in game currently. We have reset the poll, to make sure the votes are still accurate and we have also left the poll open, which means you can change your vote. The 7mm-08 round, would be completely new in game and have a different ethical species list, compared to the 7mm. The list is not finalised yet, but if it is the winning calibre, it will either have a light grain round and be ethical from Fox to Red Deer (maybe Rocky Mountain Elk, but not Roosevelt, due to the size difference). Or if it has a heavier grain bullet, it would be ethical from Coyote to Elk.

Now if you are wondering what all this is about, In December we have our next ‘Advanced Firearm’ coming out, ‘The Scout’. This rifle will feature a folding bipod that is built into the front of the stock and deploys when the player goes prone. While prone it will provide extra stability, but to balance that out and add to the realism, the side to side movement will be a little more restricted.

So what is the competition and why are we mentioning this rifle so early if it is not due out till December? We want you as the community to select which calibre it should come out in, to vote, head over to our forums and select one of 4 options. If you leave a comment with a brief description as to why you picked the calibre, that will enter you into the draw to win one of three ‘Scouts’, when they do get released! Pretty sweet deal right?

Halloween Survey

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Thanks so much to everyone that participated in the survey, we had over 1770 responses and once we go through the data, we will share some of it with you all! The winner has been selected and emailed, so please check your inboxes and spam folders for more details on how to claim it!

Security Reminder

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We have had a little influx of questions regarding some email offers that people are receiving. The image above is from the email address [email protected]. THIS IS A SCAM! Do not under any circumstances interact with this email address or any of the ‘Free em$ hack’ videos you might see on YouTube. The only email addresses we use are either ones from @avalanchestudios.se, @expansiveworlds.com or @thehunter.com. These scams ask for your account details and your password and you will lose everything. We WILL NEVER, EVER, EVER, ask you for your password and you should not give it to anyone, ever.

To sum up:

  • If it looks too good to be true, it probably is.
  • Do not accept anything from an email address that is different to the ones mentioned above.
  • If in doubt, contact myself or send an email to [email protected] We can verify anything for you.
  • NEVER GIVE YOUR PASSWORD OUT TO ANYONE, this goes for anything on the internet.

We are going to contact Google about the account, but sadly they will probably just make a new email address that is similar. So the best action is just to make everyone aware, stay sharp!

Stream Reminder

Due to a company wide meeting, the stream tomorrow is canceled. We will however be back next week.

Rare and Trophy of the Week

These Weekly competitions are super popular. The Trophy of the Week gets selected on Monday’s and Rare of the Week gets selected on Wednesday’s.

So, if you have shot a rare or high scoring animal from this week and want a chance to win, then share them in the correct thread on our forum, don’t forget to mention the score! Rares go into this thread and trophy animals into this one. We currently don’t have a competition for Non-Typicals, but they go into this thread.

This Week’s Winners

TOTW

The ‘Trophy of the Week’ is this HUGE Water Buffalo! It was shot by ‘BigGameHunter_21’ and scored 285.699! If you are not sure what many consider a trophy Water Buffalo, it is any that score over the 250 mark!

Roe

The ‘Rare of the Week’ goes to ‘TriRap02’ for this Piebald Roe Deer. With a score of 194.143, Congratulations! A very nice Trophy shot.

Free Rotation

FSR

This week Red Fox and Arctic Fox are free to hunt, good luck!

Have a great week all,

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Status Update

Hello Hunters,

The daylight hours here in Sweden are rapidly dwindling by the day. The mist, rain and clouds are settling in for the impending Winter, which will see them convert into hail, sleet and then snow. But as many know, this is a good time to be out in the wilderness as many huntable species are more active and vocal. This weeks video is actually the start of a series that was suggested to me by community member ‘DaveyCockett’ and I am really enjoying it so far! Remember these show real hunting footage, so if you prefer to keep your hunting fix virtual, DO NOT CLICK Here.

Halloween 2018

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Yesterday we wrapped this years Halloween Event up and all indicators so far show that it was a very good event and enjoyed by a lot of hunters. We have put together a survey so we can gauge the event and use the information you provide to us, to continue to make improvements and make next year even better! To participate in the Survey all you need is a Google account, which are free and easy to setup and to Click this link.

On behalf of the whole team here at theHunter: Classic, I would like to thank everyone who participated in the event and offer our congratulations if you placed in a competition, finished the mission pack or bagged a Werewolf!

Calibre Competition

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In December we have our next ‘Advanced Firearm’ coming out, ‘The Scout’. This rifle will feature a folding bipod that is built into the front of the stock and deploys when the player goes prone. While prone it will provide extra stability, but to balance that out and add to the realism, the side to side movement will be a little more restricted.

So what is the competition and why are we mentioning this rifle so early if it is not due out till December? We want you as the community to select which calibre it should come out in, to vote, head over to our forums and select one of 4 options. If you leave a comment with a brief description as to why you picked the calibre, that will enter you into the draw to win one of three ‘Scouts’, when they do get released! Pretty sweet deal right?

Water Buffalo Missions

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Today, Water Buffalo missions have gone live and everyone can try their luck! The pack offers a good challenge and Water Buffalo being Water Buffalo, I am sure there will be some laughs… especially if you are not the one getting run over! To find the missions, click this link and then scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page. Good luck!

November, Means Movember!

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Wowsa… it’s November already! If you have played the game for awhile, you will know that this is the month, when the Mustaches become purchasable! So if you missed out last year, or perhaps you feel like wearing a new style this year, just head to our store page and pick one up! It is worth noting that a few years ago we donated some of the profits to a charity, this year this will not happen.

Next Week’s Stream

Unfortunately next week (15th Nov), we have a company wide meeting and to line it up with the New York office’s timezone, it runs through our scheduled streaming time. It is a compulsory meeting and we will not be able to put a show on! Which is a shame as I look forward to the weekly catch up with you all, we have a lot of regular viewers now and the banter is top notch! I guess I should try work out an extra special one, for the following Thursday!

Rare and Trophy of the Week

These Weekly competitions are super popular. The Trophy of the Week gets selected on Monday’s and Rare of the Week gets selected on Wednesday’s.

So, if you have shot a rare or high scoring animal from this week and want a chance to win, then share them in the correct thread on our forum, don’t forget to mention the score! Rares go into this thread and trophy animals into this one. We currently don’t have a competition for Non-Typicals, but they go into this thread.

This Week’s Winner

FP

The ‘Trophy of the Week’ is this HUGE Feral Pig! It was shot by ‘Rugged_Randy’ and scored 1176.4! If you are not sure what many consider a trophy Feral Pig, it is any that score over the 1000 mark. Congrats Rugged_Randy!

Mel Mule

The ‘Rare of the Week’ goes to ‘Nathan112244’ for this Melanistic Mule Deer. With a score of 215.786, it qualifies for the Super Rare Gallery. Congratulations! I know you shot it through the Halloween event, it must have been hard to see!

Free Rotation

FSR

This week Water Buffalo and Canada Goose are free to hunt, good luck!

Have a great week all,

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Status Update

Hello Hunters,

Both myself and Graham have just got back into the office, the jet lag is real, so I hope the Status Update makes sense this week! Now I was not here to post last weeks Status Update and I see for some reason the link did not change, for that I am sorry. But here is the Alaskan hunt from last week, this time with the correct link! The video this week is much more showy than last weeks, but they manage to get some nice animals! Remember it shows real hunting footage, so if you prefer to keep your hunting fix virtual, DO NOT CLICK Here.

Halloween 2018

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I hope everyone is enjoying this years Halloween event! Social media is absolutely full of great photos and trophy shots!

Remember the missions and competitions stop this Friday, but the Werewolf will be huntable till early Monday morning, so make sure you don’t miss your chance to participate in this fun event!

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Join myself and Graham tomorrow as we have a crack at taking down the Werewolf! We have some good prizes to giveaway, so don’t miss out! Tomorrow, 4pm CET. www.twitch.com/expansiveworlds

Twitchcon 2018 (a quick run down)

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Last week Graham and myself ventured to Twitchcon, which was in San Jose, California, USA. Twitchcon was amazing and had us busy for 4 days of workshops, networking and checking out how other companies in the industry were doing things. We were sent there to represent Avalanche Studios as a whole, and not so much ‘theHunter’ franchise, however both classic and COTW got talked about many times.

As it was my first time in the states, in the limited spare time we did have, I wanted to make sure I tried to do and see some stereotypical American things. We visited a Denny’s for breakfast, a Target and a Walmart just for the ‘Wow’ factor. Ate fried chicken wings, had some Panda express, ate at a burger bar and had some American pizza. While a lot of you American readers will probably be laughing or perhaps shaking your head at what you just read. For a lad growing up in little old New Zealand, these are the things we see and hear about in the media and personally seeing and doing it all was just ticking some fun boxes. Next time I come over I hope to be able to see some of the amazing scenery and maybe even get some hunting in!

I think by far the two most impressive things we did and saw was the Bass Pro Shop and going to a shop that specialised in Archery, we were so impressed with the latter that both Graham and I purchased a Compound Bow each!

The Bass Pro Shop, was by far the biggest shop I have ever been into and if I stop to think it was only a hunting shop, it blows my mind! I wonder where the biggest one is and how much more amazing they can get? Here are some photos from inside the shop:

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The entrance way, all those are real antlers!

Once inside, the true size of the shop hits you. All guns and Bows must be checked in before proceeding through the gates.

Hall

The hallway is at a guess over 100m long and filled with dioramas that all have real animals in them. Many were shot, but a lot have been taxidermied after being hit by cars as well.

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It even has an aquarium in it.

Aqua

 

Sorry for the photo quality, but this is their Boon and Crockett wall of fame. These are all Whitetails and none of them scored under 200.

B&C

Just to wrap up the bows quickly, I purchased a Mission Hype DTX in the end, I originally was going to buy a Diamond Edge SB-1, but they convinced me to put a little more money in and pick up this nice bow. I got it setup with a 60lb draw weight and it feels like nothing, absolutely amazing!

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I even managed to split my first arrow and as satisfying as it was, I quickly realised that it gets expensive. Both arrows fused themselves together and I am now down to 10 arrows.

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Graham got himself a very nice (lefty) Hoyt Hyper Force and is also loving it!

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It’s safe to say we both have a lot to practice and work on, but we are loving it so far. Next year bow hunting is supposed to become legal in Sweden, so fingers crossed!

Community Discord Server

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We have shot over the 3000 member mark and the member count continues to rise nicely. Starting today for 24hours, there are some nice prizes being raffled off, but you must be in the server to win. All you have to do to join up, is click here!

Rare and Trophy of the Week

These Weekly competitions are super popular. The Trophy of the Week gets selected on Monday’s and Rare of the Week gets selected on Wednesday’s.

So, if you have shot a rare or high scoring animal from this week and want a chance to win, then share them in the correct thread on our forum, don’t forget to mention the score! Rares go into this thread and trophy animals into this one. We currently don’t have a competition for Non-Typicals, but they go into this thread.

This Week’s Winner

WW

The ‘Trophy of the Week’ is this nice Werewolf!! It was shot by ‘Riumma’ and scored 382.811! Spooky Trophy shot!

Albino WW

The ‘Rare of the Week’ goes toAllyson Aragão for this Albino Werewolf, with a nice score of 267.945. A very nice trophy shot, it captures the spirit of the competition well, congrats!

Free Rotation

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This week Grey Wolf, Roosevelt Elk and Werewolf are free to hunt, good luck!

Have a great week all,

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