Status Update

Glad Påsk,

Which is Swedish for, ‘Happy Easter’! The sound of chocolate and candy being unwrapped around the office can already be heard and I am sure it will continue well into next week. Did you know that Swedish adults eat more candy than any other nation in the world per year? The average adult eats 17kgs a year and 1.7kgs of that is just over Easter.

 

Easter Event 2018

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This year’s Easter Event starts today and runs until Tuesday the 3rd of April, thats 7 days of competitions, sales and of course two Easter themed mission packs. To participate it is super easy, all you need to do is click on the Easter banner in the launcher or website. This will open up the Event page which will give you all the information you need, it has links to all the competitions, the leaderboard, and you can also activate the missions from there as well!

As well as the daily sales that we have on offer, two items have come out of Doc’s shed, the .22’ Plinkington’ and Snakebite bow, both in the ‘Winter Camo’ variation.

This year we have implemented a tier system for the competitions, so you will be only competing against players of a similar Hunter Score. The tiers look like this:

 

0 – 499 Fledgling
500 – 2499 Beginner
2500 – 7499 Intermediate
7500 – 14999 Advanced
15000 – 29999 Elite
30000 – 49999 Master
50000 and up Ultimate

 

So for example my Hunter Score is 13820 which would mean I am in the ‘Advanced’ tier and only competing against others who are in that tier in the competitions. Each competition gives you the chance to win trophies and em$, and just for completing them you are awarded with 100 Egg$. Here are the nice new trophies that you can win in the competitions.

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The amount of Egg$ people accumulate decide the outcome of the main leaderboard and there are four ways you can get Egg$:

  • Completing any competition gives you 100 Egg$.
  • Each animal harvested during the event gives you 5 Egg$, but any that are heart shot reward you 10 Egg$. On top of this, any of the Rabbit species you harvest automatically give you 10 egg$.
  • Pick up any Easter Egg collectables. Bronze ones are worth 5 Egg$, Silver 10 Egg$ and Gold a massive 25 Egg$.
  • Completing the mission pack called ‘Easter 2018: A Hunter’s Easter Egg Hunt’ also give you 100 Egg$.

Prizes for the Egg$ competition are:

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1st Place = Trophy + 12mo Membership

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2nd Place = Trophy + 6mo Membership

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3rd Place = Trophy + 3mo Membership

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4th to 10th Place = Trophy + 700 em$

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200 Egg$ accumulated = Trophy + Scent Eliminator Mini (10 uses) + First Aid Kit (10 pack) + Camping Supplies (15 uses)

There are two mission packs this year that you can complete. The first mission pack is called ‘Easter Orchestra 2018: The Encore’ and will reward a trophy and a deployable hunting tower. The second mission pack called ‘Easter 2018: A Hunter’s Easter Egg Hunt’ will reward 100 Egg$ upon completion and is designed for the more competitive hunter to take advantage of. Here is the lovely trophy you can get your hands on.

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Good luck to all, I am sure it is going to be an intense week!

 

New Season

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Now that the Piccabeen Bay spotting and scoring issues have been fixed we have started a new season. A clean slate means that elusive 1st place spot has never looked more achievable! Congrats to all the people that placed last season, there were some amazing animals shot and I am looking forward to seeing how this season shapes up!

 

Easter Service Update

Because it is Easter it is a short week here in Sweden, which will mean that any tickets you might submit to support could take a few extra days to get a response back. We will still be monitoring the forums and social media to make sure game play is running smoothly.

 

What’s on the Lathe?

 

New Status Update Day

From now on you can expect the Status Updates to come out every Wednesday. This lines up better with our release schedule and also gives us a chance to give you the heads up about any events that might be starting the following weekend.

 

Weapon Release

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Next week we are releasing another new weapon. The picture should give you a little teaser/clue as to what it might be, I am sure many of you will be jumping for joy!

 

WRR Issues

We have still not been able to reproduce the issues on our end. So we are putting a call out to all our players to provide us with more information please. This thread here has been set up for all information to be put. We need:

  • Where does it happen on the map
  • Is it single player, multiplayer or both?
  • Is there a specific thing you do when it happens? (Shooting an animal, harvesting, getting a call etc)

All information you think might help is appreciated and we would love you to post in the thread mentioned above.

 

Rare and Trophy of the Week

This competition has become so popular that we have decided to make it a permanent feature and is here to stay for the foreseeable future!

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

Roe

The ‘Trophy of the Week’ is this very nice Roe Deer which was shot by \m/ . It has a great score of 244.814, congratulations! If you are unsure of what many consider a trophy Roe Deer it is anything over the 200-210 scoring mark and upwards

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And the ‘Rare of the Week’ goes to Nathan112244 for this Melanistic Coyote which scored 43.224. A very sought after rare, congratulations!

 

Free Rotation

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This week’s free rotation, which changes tomorrow, lets our guest hunters test their skills against Cottontail Rabbits and Snowshoe Hare. Nice and Easter themed, to keep everyone in the holiday spirit!

On behalf of all the team here at EW, we wish you all a happy and safe Easter.

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Status Update

Kia ora Hunters,

‘Kia ora’ is Maori for ‘hello’ or ‘hi’, it is pronounced ‘key-aura’ and is a common greeting in New Zealand. Just a little bit of random information to spice your Thursday up! Tomorrow is Friday which means the business week is nearly at a close and we can soon put our feet up and relax! Next week the Status Update will be coming out on Wednesday because of the busy easter schedule, but that means more information sooner 😉 .

 

7x64mm Bolt Action Rifle

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Made for hunters who truly believe in the values of traditional gun craftsmanship. This rifle features a highly durable walnut stock with an ergonomic design providing an extra secure grip when shooting. To summarize, this is widely considered by many the perfect major league all-around hunting rifle. Chambered in 7x64mm it is a must-have for any hunter! You can find it in the store here.

To celebrate the release of this amazing rifle we also have a competition running over the next 6 days which will put you to the test. Enter here.

Tropical Podge Competition

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This morning the competition closed and the art team are now busy trying to pick out the winners. Thank you so much to everyone who participated we had a great response and so many awesome entries, they have a hard time ahead of them picking the winners out!

Winners will be announced in the forum as soon as we have them selected!

 

theHunter: Live

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Well today is the first live competition with the new camera fully operational! I have to say I can’t wait to be able to bring you this new, fun style of competition that is viewer friendly. Hopefully we can make you feel like you are side by side with the contestants as they duke it out. Today sees ronMctube, Jaxy Beard and Flinter battle it out over two hours. The first contest is going to be on Bushrangers Run and they will be competing for highest scoring Feral Pig. The map is set up with 4 tents on it evenly spread out, we will run a draw to determine who gets to pick their starting point first, second and third. The second competition is going to be on Hirschfelden and we will see the competitors hunt after the highest scoring Roe Deer. Both scores added together will decide the final positions and I must stress this is a fun light-hearted competition so we can fully test the camera in a live situation… There is bound to be some comic gold.

 

What’s on the Lathe?

 

WRR Issues

We have still not been able to reproduce the issues on our end. So we are putting a call out to all our players to provide us with more information please. This thread here has been set up for all information to be put. We need:

  • Where does it happen on the map
  • Is it single player, multiplayer or both?
  • Is there a specific thing you do when it happens? (Shooting an animal, harvesting, getting a call etc)

All information you think might help is appreciated and we would love you to post in the thread mentioned above.

 

It’s already Easter?!

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We have had lots of events lately and I am sure everyone has appreciated them. But this Easter we have a little something different compared to the last events. It will have missions and competitions like the others, but this time you will be competing in tiers that will see you up against hunters of a similar Hunter Score. There are 7 tiers and they are:

  • Fledgling – 0 – 499
  • Beginner – 500 – 2499
  • Intermediate – 2500 – 7499
  • Advanced – 7500 – 14999
  • Elite – 15000 – 29999
  • Master – 30000 – 49999
  • Ultimate – 50000 and up

So for instance I have a hunter score of 13820, this would see me in the ‘Advanced’ tier. We are currently working out what happens if you switch tier halfway through the competition, but we are leaning towards the hunter being removed from the lower tier and compete in the higher tier that he has just moved into, obviously while maintaining any progress he has already made.

This will make for some fun competitions and mean that everyone has a better chance to do well. The event starts next Wednesday the 28th and runs until April the 3rd. More details will be released next week in the forums.

 

Rare and Trophy of the Week

This competition has become so popular that we have decided to make it a permanent feature and is here to stay for the foreseeable future!

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

Reddeer

The ‘Trophy of the Week’ is this huge Red Deer which was shot by LuckyMurph. It has a very nice score of 281.618 and is currently 1st on the leaderboard, congratulations! If you are unsure of what many consider to be a trophy Red Deer it is around the 255-260 scoring mark upwards. So as you can see this blows them out of the water!

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And the ‘Rare of the Week’ goes to Ardillamente for this Northern Pintail (Mallard Hybrid) scoring 809.191. This is considered as one of the most rare variations in the game is an absolutely beautiful trophy, congratulations!

 

Free Rotation

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This week’s free rotation lets our guest hunters test their skills against Alpine Ibex and Mule Deer. Both are going to require the highest level of hunting skill!

Best of luck out there and I hope you all have a good weekend!

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Status Update

Hello Hunters,

Well I am back and firing on seven of my eight cylinders… yeah, I think if I was personified into an engine, I would be a dirty old V8, I’m talking something like the 440 Super Commando V8 from the Plymouth ‘Cuda. One of my favorite all time cars! But then I wake up and realise I am a little 4 cylinder, stuck in a traffic jam! Anyway, back to Classic!

 

Top ‘O The Mornin To Ya!

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Today kicks off St. Paddy’s day celebrations with our own event. Like the recent events, it is packed full of daily sales, competitions and of course… POTS ‘O GOLD!!! These collectibles will be needed to complete the themed mission pack. Both the mission pack and competitions have some very nice trophies to work towards. So keep an eye out for the leprechaun*, rainbows and pots of gold and I hope the luck of the Irish is with you!



*I may have meant Bigfoot.. Wait, what Bigfoot?

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and the mission Trophy.

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Tropical Podge Competition

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This competition has only been live for one week and we already have an incredible amount of entries in. It’s pretty clear to see that everyone wants their permanent mark on the wall and who wouldn’t? The competition is open for one more week and closes at 10am CET, Tuesday the 22nd of March. So get those entries in, because any of them have the potential to make it on the wall of the lodge. For more information and how to enter click here.

 

Tropical Forest Dog and Hunter Backpacks

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This week we have released our new Tropical Backpacks for both you and your furry  friend. Both sport the latest in 3D camouflage technology, ensuring that you now both blend into Piccabeen Bay.

 

Sneak Peek

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Come join Graham and myself today as we try out a new item in game and also go and hunt some animals on TGT! 4pm CET today! Watch Here.

 

WRR Issues

We have still not been able to reproduce the issues on our end. So we are putting a call out to all our players to provide us with more information please. This thread here has been setup for all information to be put. We need:

  • Where does it happen on the map
  • Is it single player, multiplayer or both?
  • Is there a specific thing you do when it happens? (Shooting an animal, harvesting, getting a call etc)

All information you think might help is appreciated and we would love you to post in the thread mentioned above.

What’s on the Lathe?

Content Creator Competition

Who is your favorite YouTuber?? Sadly we can’t get all of them in one spot at the same time, this time. But we have managed to get some to compete live on stream next week in a friendly ‘Hunt off’, this time the new spectator camera will be ready to go and it should make for some spectacular viewing! So far confirmed we have Flinter, ronMctube, and Jaxy Beard. The contestants will get to pick their starting spot and they will be after biggest Pig first and then highest scoring Roe deer. Should be fun!

 

Rare and Trophy of the Week

This competition has become so popular that we have decided to make it a permanent feature and is here to stay for the foreseeable future!

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

Red

The ‘Trophy of the Week’ is this huge Red Deer which was shot by piomarvado. It has a very nice score of 272.256 and must look amazing in the trophy lodge, congratulations!

Stanwt

And the ‘Rare of the Week’ goes to stancomputerhunter for this Albino Whitetail Deer! It scored 103.580, but it is not the score that was important for this choice.  There’s an in-forum joke that has been running for ages with this hunter and his love for all things pure white, congrats Stan!

 

Free Rotation

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This week’s free rotation lets our guest hunters test their skills against Red Deer and Wild Boar. Hirschfelden is going to be a busy map this week!

Best of luck out there and I hope you all have a good weekend!

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Status Update

Hello Hunters,

Welcome to another weekly Status Update. I have been bed bound and sick all week, I am still at home as I write this. The winter loogy had to get me at some stage though, even if it is in Spring.

 

Tropical Trophy Lodge

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As I mentioned last week, we have just released the new ‘Tropical Trophy Lodge’. Aesthetically Inspired by Piccabeen Bay, this new lodge boasts two ‘Full Body Mounts’ and a brand new wall mounted ‘Bird Plaque’ for all Duck and Ptarmigan species. We have also been listening to the bow hunters out there and the ‘Gun Rack’ now has its own slot for any bow you have. These features are only exclusively found in this lodge, so get your hot little hands on one now!

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Tropical Trophy Lodge Photo Competition

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That is a mouthful right? So I think we can just call it the ‘Tropical Podge Competition’ for short. What is that crazy Kiwi talking about you ask?

Well some of you might have noticed that there are some photos on the wall that look a little familiar? One of our brilliant artists came up with the idea to run a competition where the winners can have their own Trophy Shot or Scenic shot put into the frames on the walls. Three frames currently have a random image in them, that will eventually be replaced by the lucky winners photos. That’s right, this is your chance to get something permanently embedded into the game!
For more information and how to enter click here.

 

Tropical Forest Ground Blind

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Piccabeen Bay offers some of the most challenging hunting in the game. Many of the species have sharp eyesight, so any advantage you can find is sure to come in handy! Having a few of these speckled over the map, especially in those forest clearings could be just the ticket! The new Tropical Forest Ground Blind is part of the Sneaky 3D family and is sure to offer the best in camouflage. Buy now!

 

Official Discord Server

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Only a week in and we already have over 1000 members in the server. Hunters have been giving us good feedback, one ronMctube told me that he just poked his nose in for a quick look around and then ended up staying till 4am! So we are pleased that it is being used to connect people. Had I not been sick this week, I was going to look at adding a text channel, so people can ask who is around and would like a hunt. We also had requests for language specific channels, we have added 14 different language channels, please let me know if you think any are missing. So if you are looking for other hunters to play with, or maybe your hunting team needs some voice communication, this is the server for you! To join click this Link https://discord.gg/pNXXQvJ

 

Womanly Woman Event

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Today in celebration of International Women’s Day, we kick off our Womanly Woman Event. It consists of daily sales, a limited time bundle, the .357 ‘First Lady’ comes out of Doc’s shed and of course, daily competitions! Each competition gives everyone a chance to win em$ and some very nice trophies. I have seen the competitions and let me just say, if you like a challenge, these are for you! Here is a look at the nice trophies you can win, good luck everyone!

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WRR and PB Issues

Investigation still continues for WRR, keep that information coming.
We are one step closer to fixing the PB scoring issues, this week we patched a fix for the Banteng and Water Buffalo. Fixes for the Sambar and Rusa are next in line,and then as promised, we will be starting a new season.

What’s on the Lathe?

 

New Ammo!

We are in the process of creating two new ammunition rounds, one as we have previously stated is for the new ‘Inline Muzzleloading Pistol’ and the other is for the .17 HMR. More information will be available as they get closer to being ready.

Rare and Trophy of the Week

The new weekly social media competitions are going well and it’s great to see so many new people coming into the forums. 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 Weeks Winners

Serge

The ‘Trophy of the Week’ is this huge Wild Boar which was shot by DYEUZ. It has a very nice score of 1259.242 and must look amazing in the trophy lodge, congratulations!

Albinobrown

And the ‘Rare of the Week’ goes to Lateralus for this Albino Brown Bear! It scored a very nice 24.37, congrats!

 

Free Rotation

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This week’s free rotation lets our guest hunters test their skills against all the Duck Species. So load up your favorite Shotgun and go and test those shooting skills.

Best of luck out there and I hope you all have a good weekend!

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Status Update

Hello Hunters,

Another week passes here at Expansive Worlds and we have still been as hard at work as ever. The next two weeks are looking good and I am pretty confident you will agree.

 

Tropical Trophy Lodge

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We are pleased to present to you the third Trophy Lodge, ‘Tropical’. Needless to say we have drawn inspiration for the style from our most recent reserve, Piccabeen Bay. The layout is brand new and it even has an outdoor balcony, complete with BBQ and greenhouse. As well as all the new stylish additions, the lodge boasts two Full Body Platform mounts and some brand new wall mounts for all Duck and Ptarmigan species.

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The lodge is currently going through some final touches and will be available for purchase soon. If you want to get a first hand look at the new lodge, tune into today’s Lock&Learn at 4pm CET. We will be having a look throughout the lodge before getting into a Multiplayer game, to celebrate the release of the new Discord Server. www.twitch.com/expansiveworlds

 

Official Discord Server

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This week we launched the official Discord server for both Classic and COTW. We have set it up primarily to allow Hunters to chat together while in game. On top of that people who are looking for other players to hunt with, can now join the Lobby or ‘New hunters’ channels and chat to other people looking for a game. Currently it is voice only, but we will have a look at adding one Text only channel. While we wish it could be open for anyone to post, at this stage we need to protect our users from spam and other NSFW content. But I promise we will look into it and try and get something sorted, we do hear you all :) . If you would like to join click this HERE

New Team Member

 

I am pleased to introduce Josh, our new Backend/Gameplay Programmer.

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“Hey everyone!

My name is Josh and I’m the new Backend/Gameplay Programmer on theHunter: Classic. I’ve wanted to be a game developer ever since I was a kid and I first taught myself how to program by hacking together my own game engine when I was in Highschool.

Before I joined the team, I worked as a gameplay programmer on a game called “Move or Die” and as a web developer for a few small companies before that.

I ultimately decided to move to Stockholm after visiting Sweden last year and falling in love with the country. I’m excited to become a part of your (awesome) community. :)”

 

What’s on the Lathe?

 

Womanly Woman Event

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Next week we kick off the Womanly Woman Event to celebrate Women’s Day. Much like the Manly Man competition that just closed, It will consist of four challenging competitions, daily sales and a limited offer Womanly Women Bundle. This all kicks off next Thursday the 8th. More details to come next week, but for now here is a look at the nice trophies you can compete for!

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WRR and PB Issues

Investigation continues for both of the mentioned issues and we thank everyone for their patience. Once the Piccabeen Bay scoring has been sorted, we will be starting a new season, to give everyone a clean slate to start with again. As soon as we have any news or fixes we will be sure to let everyone know.

 

Rare and Trophy of the Week

The new weekly social media competitions are going well and it’s great to see so many new people coming into the forums. 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 Weeks Winners

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The ‘Trophy of the Week’ is this huge moose which was shot by Strongbeaver. It has a very nice score of 227.881 and must look amazing in the trophy lodge, congratulations!

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And the ‘Rare of the Week’ goes to DaveyCockett for this Piebald Blacktail doe! With such a great trophy shot and accompanying story. Rumour has it, apparently he mixed up the Blacktail Urine spray with the Scent Eliminator 😉

 

Free Rotation

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This week’s free rotation lets our guest hunters test their skills against all the Ptarmigan species. So load up your favorite Shotgun and go and test those shooting skills.

Best of luck out there and I hope you all have a good weekend!

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Status Update

Hello Hunters,

How are we this week? I managed to get out last weekend and blast some ducks with my real life mate Archie. I was lucky enough to bag a rare Gadwall Male Mallard Hybrid and a new PB Mallard. Not bad considering how rusty I am these days

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OOOOOO Man man man – man, manly man man…

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With Valentine’s over we kick straight back into another annual event, the ‘Manly Man event’. This event is to commemorate a special day in Russia that was originally referred to as ‘Defender of the Fatherland Day’. But over time has been more colloquially referred to as ‘Men’s day’. You can read more about it HERE. So get out some big guns, throw yourself into the wild and see how you fare against some of the more dangerous species in the game. The event runs over the next four days, with four individual competitions and is jam packed full of sales, a new limited time ‘Manly Bundle’ and we have also pulled the mustaches and our black Ushanka hat out from Doc’s Shed. So no matter what gender you are, get out there, puff your chest out and do it for the fatherland! Here are the very nice trophies you can win yourself!

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New Item Release

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Some of you might have seen the new .50 Inline Muzzleloading Pistol on our stream last week and witnessed the fire power, it is impressive to say the least. We are also pleased to say we have listened to feedback and we will be releasing a second ammo type, similar to the .45 Saboted round that is available for the .50 Inline Muzzleloader rifle. You can now get your hands on it, and if you haven’t, I highly recommend that you do! You can find out more about it HERE.

If you follow popular meme culture you might have heard of Big Shaq. We have had a debate here in the office this week to decide if this new beast of a pistol fits into the ‘Scrap’, ‘Pap Pap’ or ‘Poom Poom’ category. What do you think?

 

theHunter Live: Pistols at Noon!

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Yesterday we started the first of hopefully many live competitions. The four lucky competitors ended up being TheHunterIan, Villkatta, Walster (Walt) and Kevin2106,

When you create a new event like this, the only thing you can do is cross everything that is crossable and hope that it all goes well. theHunter gods had other ideas and we had a very, very slow geese hunting experience, but I guess that’s hunting sometimes! The chat was very lively though and there were lots and lots of ideas coming in on how to get the geese to break and land. We had to make some tweaks on the fly and finished the last hour shooting Ducks. Which by all accounts made for some very challenging game play.

Before I announce the official winners there are some people worth mentioning. These individuals captured the spirit of this community well and if there were prizes for fair play, they would get them! First off, stancomputerhunter and HD_Artworks actually won spots in the competition but for different reasons decided to gift their spot to other individuals, a very nice gesture. Then lastly, the four competitors themselves; without even being prompted, took turns at letting each other pull the trigger first when the bird were coming into the blinds. This sort of spirit is what makes this game and community so special!

The official winners are:

  • In first place, Walser with a total score of 77.3.
  • In second place, Kevin2106 with a score of 62.9.
  • In third place, TheHunterIan with a score of 29.6.
  • In fourth place, Villkatta with a score of 0, she was super unlucky.

Nobody walks away empty handed and everyone gets some very nice prizes. The next one of these events will be held once the camera is fully operational, the possibilities that open up once when this happens, seem almost limitless. A replay of the competition can be watched HERE.

 

What’s on the Lathe?

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Whiterime Ridge Crashes

Thank you so much for all the information that everyone has provided so far, we are super keen to get this issue squished as we understand how frustrating it is for everyone. If you have information you think might help us get to the bottom of the issue then please head HERE and let us know! We have managed to rule out that it is not due to the recent audio fix that went in. Investigation continues and as soon as we have nailed down the issue, we will patch it, rest assured this is a high priority for us and we are on to it!

 

Competition Camera

So unfortunately the camera was not quite ready for theHunter Live yesterday. But this has actually turned out to be a good thing and there are other features being added to it. Such as being able to switch between players instantly and variable camera speed control, I can’t wait to get my hands on it!

 

Community Discord

Next week we will launch our very own official Discord server. This will be great for bringing an already strong community together. It will allow people to find hunting buddies faster and make new hunting friends! As well as provide a place for you and your existing friends to chat together. To control spam and make the place more user friendly, there will be one official text channel that only EW staff and Moderators can post in and will be used for announcements. The rest will be voice only channels and will be available for both COTW and Classic players. It will be self moderated to a degree, if you have issues with another user all you have to do is mute them. More details to come next week.

 

Rare and Trophy of the Week

The new weekly social media competitions are going well and it’s great to see so many new people coming into the forums. 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 Weeks Winners

Albinobr

The ‘Rare of the Week’ is this amzing Albino Brown Bear which was shot by Imperial Jawa. It has a very nice score of 24.764 and must look amazing in the trophy lodge, congratulations!

Dools

And the ‘Trophy of the Week’ goes to dools24 for this huge Alpine Ibex. It has an impressive score of 283, great stuff!

 

Free Rotation

BlackGriz

This week’s free rotation lets our guest hunters test their skills against Black Bears and Grizzly Bears. Both will require hunters to be on top of their game.

Best of luck out there and I hope you all have a good weekend!

TK

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Status Update

Hello Hunters,

This week has been so busy and the days have passed by so fast, I had to look twice when I saw it was Thursday today. Well worth it with all the great stuff we have coming up though! As per usual we have a lot to share with you today, be sure to let us know your thoughts in the forums, there is a link to the discussion at the bottom of this Status Update.

 

Love is in the Air!

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This week we kicked off our annual ‘Valentine’s Event’ and you guys and girls have not wasted any time in getting involved in daily competitions and events. The leaderboard is very closely contested and it’s still anyone’s for the taking! There are some sweet prizes up for grabs as well as a ‘Deployable Hunting Tower’ which you can get for just completing the mission pack. More details and information can be found HERE.

 

New Item Release

Next week there will be a new item going live in the store, I am trying to think of some sort of hint for you to guess. However the only ones I can think of are nothing but smoke and mirrors!

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But if you tune into today’s Classic stream at 4pm CET, we will be using the new item and I think once all the smoke clears, you are going to love it! Tune in HERE www.twitch.com/expansiveworlds today 4pm CET.

 

What’s on the Lathe?

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New Live Competition: Pistols at Noon!

As I mentioned last week we are launching our very first Live contest that will be held on Twitch. I have some more great news to share with you all, the team have been hard at work and have developed an in-game camera that I can use to film the competition. For obvious reasons it is only available to Staff accounts, it makes me invisible to the players and animals will not spook. This should make for some very exciting footage and Graham and I will be doing our best impression of some ESPN commentators.

The winners are drawn next week on Tuesday at Noon, so you still have lots of time to get yourself entered. For more details and how to enter the competition, please head HERE.

 

Albino Ambition

Today signals the end of the competition. It has run for the last 4 weeks and there have been lots of amazing albinos shot. Thanks to everyone who entered, we might even run a similar event in the future. To have a look at the competition and how it ended up click HERE.

The final week’s winner is Paqer for this very nice Moose with a score of 154.348, congratulations!

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Rare and Trophy of the Week

The new weekly social media competitions are going well and it’s great to see so many new people coming into the forums. 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 Weeks Winners

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The ‘Rare of the Week’ is this very nice Bighorn Sheep which was shot by LeafyIsAwesome. This to many would be classed as a super rare, as lots of veteran players have never even laid their eyes on one. Congratulations!

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And the ‘Trophy of the Week’ goes to Serab86 for this very nice Sitka deer. It has an impressive score of 109.882. Great stuff!

 

Free Rotation

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This week’s free rotation lets our guest hunters test their skills against Snowshoe Hares and Rocky Mountain Elk. Polar opposites… Get it?

Best of luck out there and I hope you all have a good weekend!

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Status Update

Hello Hunters,

How are we all this week? Good, I hope!

We have another full Status Update this week, so grab a cuppa, put your feet up and have a read!

 

What is that Smell?

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So as promised, yesterday we released new scent sprays for both Sambar and Rusa deer. These will now help hunters to secure these two illusive species, Sambar more so than ever! You can purchase them here, we look forward to seeing everyones results. Today’s stream will be focused on these sprays, come watch today at 4pm CET to see how they work. Watch Here.

 

So many Goats, so many competitions!

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So as some of you will have seen, we announced a winner for the Feral Goat competitions last week, who was not originally announced as a winner.

We have to put our hand up here and say sorry, a mistake on our end. Basically Treedweller had the most complete, well-rounded set of challenges as a standalone entry, but the other winners had some of the most interesting individual challenges. The decision was taken to incorporate more people from the community and split it amongst multiple people rather than award a prize to a single person – but we were really impressed with all six entries. Then when it came to preparing the competitions for players, due to a miscommunication, Treedweller’s complete competition set was created. But we have actually come up with a solution that will see everyone with a big grin on their faces, including the wider community.

Today we have included the other 5 winners competitions as well, yes that’s right! This means that there will now be a total of 12 unique competitions. This means there is now more chance for you guys to get some of those sweet em$ and string some interesting Goat hunts together!

Patrick has been hard at work getting the other winning entries implemented and today they go into the competition rotation as well.

Get lemons -> Make lemonade.

Congratulations to Madrugo, TheSheWolf, Pittie, TR_GorkemCanakcili, KingOmar and Treedweller.

 

What’s on the Lathe?

 

Pistols at noon

New Live Competition: Pistols at Noon!

We are super excited to announce our first ever ‘Live’ competition. This is a trial run event and all going well, hopefully we can make them more regular.

The details:

  • Players must enter the draw for a chance to compete.
  • Only four Hunters will be selected.
  • The event will be broadcast live on Twitch, 4pm CET Thursday the 22nd of February.
  • The contestants must be available on the 22nd from 3:30pm CET to do checks, until 6pm CET.
  • If someone fails to show we will select a Hunter from the Twitch chat.
  • The competition will be Pistol based and will be split into two separate events, each event being an hour long.
  • Competitors must own either a .22 grasshopper or .357 Revolver and either a .44 Magnum or 10mm Pistol.
  • Competitors are encouraged to have/use Discord, but this is not essential.
  • We cannot be held accountable for other people’s’ connections and you enter knowing that having a bad connection might hamper your chances of doing well in the competitions.
  • Prizes for first and second will be an unreleased Item, third and fourth will not walk away empty handed.
  • Prizes will be confirmed next Wednesday the 14th.
  • Winners will be selected on Tuesday the 20th at Noon CET.
  • One entry per player.

If you have any questions and/or would like to enter the competition, please click here.

 

Roses are red, Rusa’s go poop, I am bad at poems… Sorry.

So as most people probably know it’s Valentine’s day next week, if you didn’t and had forgotten, you can thank me later 😉 . The whole week is going to be full of missions, competitions, sales and more. It all kicks off this coming Monday morning and hopefully it hits you all, right in the feels.

 

Albino Ambition

Today we enter the last week of this competition, it feels like the new skins have been out a lot longer! So if you shoot either an Albino Moose or Whitetail this week, be sure to enter them, as it’s your last chance to win!

This week’s winner is Riccardo_84 for this very nice Moose with a score of 151.361, congratulations!

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Rare and Trophy of the Week

The new weekly social media competitions are going well and it’s great to see so many new people coming into the forums. 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 Weeks Winners

Albino Moose

The ‘Rare of the Week’ is this very nice Albino Moose which was shot by TheNightOwl. With such a nice trophy shot, it was hard to pass by. Congratulations!

Sambar

And the ‘Trophy of the Week’ goes to Lateralus for this very nice Sambar deer. It has an impressive score of 341.653. Great stuff!

Free Rotation

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This week’s free rotation lets our guest hunters test their skills against Sambar and Rusa deer. The new scent sprays will come in handy for sure!

Best of luck out there and I hope you all have a good weekend!

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Status Update

Hello Hunters,

How has everyone’s week gone? Anyone managed to bag any good animals? I managed to get a new PB Mule Deer which scored 243, it was a nice surprise as I seem to be lucky with the rares, but never any top scoring animals. Anyway, enough about me, let’s take a look at what’s happening with the game this week!

Was that a cannon I heard?

New .405 Lever Action Rifle

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A lot of people have been requesting a new rifle to deal with the stronger animals in the game and we have just released a classic that perfectly fits the bill!

The .405 is a classic rifle and traditionally it never had any optics. This is because of where the breach is located, how it is loaded and how the shells are ejected. So to keep it as true to the real gun, currently there are no scopes for it. In saying that, it is designed for the biggest of animals and these tend to present a much bigger target and are generally easier to get close to. I took it to the range before and can hit the bulls eye at 100m with ease, I might have also shot a few clays with it 😉 There is a great discussion taking place at the moment on our forums, take part Here.

New Competition: .405 Big Medicine Gun

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As traditional with any new weapon release, we have a competition to complement it. This time it’s a combination of your heaviest Moose, Banteng and Water Buffalo. More details can be found Here.

What’s on the Lathe?

We have been working on some new competition ideas here at EW and the first one that I can hint at is our first ever live eSport-style event, where people will compete live on stream for a currently unreleased in-game item. If this sounds like a bit of fun to you, keep an eye on the forums next week for your chance to participate.

The WRR sound issue is nearly fixed and all going to plan you can expect it in a patch very soon, we understand how frustrating it is and we appreciate everyone’s patience.

We are still working on individualising the bear behaviour, more research is being done and then the programing will be tweaked to get their behaviour as true to real life as possible. Surprisingly enough Grizzly bears are more cautious than people (including myself) tend to think.

Albino Ambition

The new albino textures appear to have gone down a treat with everyone and the community competition is still running. This week’s winner is TalonLePineapple for this very nicely composed trophy shot.

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But I also must congratulate Gaffi for this lovely photo as well, it was very hard to pick between the two.

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There is still three weeks of the competition left, for more details and the correct post to enter them head Here

Rare and Trophy of the Week

The new weekly social media competitions are going well and it’s great to see so many new people coming into the forums. 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. Rares go into this thread Here and trophy animals into this One. We currently don’t have a competition for Non-Typical’s, but they go into this Thread.

This Weeks Winners

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The ‘Rare of the Week’ is this stunning albino Wolf which was shot by haldar and would you believe it? It was his first ever Wolf harvested! Congrats!

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And the ‘Trophy of the Week’ goes to Granti for this W-I-D-E Blacktail with a massive score of 195.5. Great stuff!

New Staff Member

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Introducing Silvia Scalisi, who is our new FullStack Developer. Please give her a warm welcome.

A little introduction from Silvia,

Hej Hunters! My name is Silvia Scalisi and I am a FullStack Developer working with the theHunter Classic in the Stockholm office. As a FullStack Developer, my goal is to build robust servers and appealing user interface for our players.

On the personal side, I am a Sicilian girl who moved to northern Europe two years ago. I enjoy cold temperatures so Sweden is a perfect fit for me :) I love playing retro games (Tetris is my favourite), going to Zumba classes, eating and preparing Japanese food and spending a lot of time laughing with friends! I am really happy to have joined the team. Ciao!

 

Free Rotation

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This week’s free rotation lets our guest hunters have a shot at Brown Bear and Moose. So load up your bear barrels and bring out the heavier guns this week!

Best of luck out there and I hope you all have a good weekend!

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Status Update

Hello Hunters,

I hope you are all having a good week. Winter has slapped us in the face hard (finally) here in Stockholm. It has been snowing since Tuesday and the snow is actually a nice change, as it illuminates everything at night and brightens up the short, dark, winter days!

So what’s new?

Updated Albino Textures

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So the term ‘deeper not wider’ gets thrown around from time to time and we hope that these updated Albino textures prove that we are still committed to making the game a more immersive experience and that we do listen to you guys and gals, in case you weren’t sure 😉

The new textures have been updated for Whitetail Deer and Moose and they were remade by our talented character artist Cecilia. If you are lucky enough to bag one, we have a competition running at the moment, to read more and enter Click Here. 

What is in the chamber?

We have been working on a lot already this year and as per usual we can’t talk about most of it just yet. But what I can tell you is that we are working on another new rifle, and if you are interested in an early look you should definitely tune into the stream this afternoon! We will be giving you all a sneak preview, 4pm CET Watch Here. We are also going to be trying our luck at getting some of the new Albinos.

Scent sprays are in the works for Sambar and Rusa, they are currently with the Beta testers making sure they smell… ahh, I mean work properly.

We are still working on the WRR sound issue and we have worked out a good long-term way to fix it. The nature of the fix however does mean that it is taking a little bit longer than originally expected, sorry for the inconvenience.

New Weekly Competitions

We have started two new weekly competitions which feature on our social media networks. ’Rare’ and ‘Trophy’ of the week are the two new competitions, and all the details are in the title really. As long as you have shot a Rare or Trophy animal from the past week, then put it in the Rares or TruRACS thread and we judge it as the most impressive of the week, you win some sweet em$. Here are this weeks winners.

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The ‘Rare of the Week’ is an amazing Piebald elk with a score of 394.487 by Radukukiller90

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And the ‘Trophy of the Week’ goes to xOEDragonx for her amazing Banteng with a score of 154.405

 

Free Rotation

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This week’s free rotation lets our guest hunters have a shot at Roosevelt Elk and Grey Wolves. Keep your ears open for that spine tingling Elk bugle and scan the river banks carefully for those Wolves!

Best of luck out there and I hope you all have a good weekend!

TK

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