Game Update

Game Update 21st March 2018

Hello Hunters,

Please see the changes for today’s Game Update below:

Additions:

  • Added 7×64 Bolt Action Rifle.

Changes:

  • Slight adjustments to min and max score for Rusa Deer and Sambar Deer.
  • Adjusted inside barrel brightness on .405 Lever Action Rifle.

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed bug affecting Sambar and Rusa scoring.

Known issues:

  • The biggest antler sizes for Rusa and Sambar might show incorrect spotting information

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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

Discord

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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Game Update

Game Update 7th March 2018

Hello Hunters,

Please see the changes for today’s Game Update below:

Features:

  • New Tropical Trophy Lodge.
  • New Bird Plaques for the Duck and Ptarmigan species.
  • New Tropical Camo Ground Blind.

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed bug affecting Banteng and Water buffalo scoring.
  • Fixed bug with Banteng and Water buffalo spotting information.
  • Fixed the issue with spinning ducks (some ducks dropped by the retriever could spin straight up in the air).

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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

Discord

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

Moose227

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!

Piebalddoe

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

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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?

Pistols at noon

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

AlbinoBH

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!

Sitka

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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Game Update

Game Update 8th February 2018

Hello Hunters,

Please see the changes for today’s Game Update below:

Changes:

  • Preparations for the Valentine’s event next week.
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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,

I trust everyone is well and that all your shots have been on point. I have been looking through the forum and there have been so many amazing animals harvested, well done team!

Feta Be Accurate! – New Feral Goat Competitions.

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Get it??? Feta? Like goat cheese and ‘better’?… I crack myself up… Anyway I am pleased to introduce to you all the new pack of goat competitions, they are now part of the regular competition cycle, there are 7 unique competitions and 11 in total:

Competition Details:

  • Biggest Feral Goat (Starter, Intermediate, Elite).
  • Top Feral Goat (Starter, Intermediate, Elite).
  • Outsmarting the Goat – Highest scoring Feral Goat with a shot to the brain.
  • Right on Target – Longest shot Feral Goat with any Crossbow.
  • Stealthy Job – Highest scoring Feral Goat with any Bow.
  • Loud and Clean – Highest scoring unspooked Feral Goat at 100% Harvest Value with any ethical shotgun.
  • Weigh it Well – Heaviest out of your first 6 harvested Feral Goat shot with a SxS shotgun.

Seeing as Feral Goats are a species that I have shot thousands of in real life, I am super excited about these competitions and you can watch me try my best at today’s competition live on stream this afternoon, 4pm CET www.twitch.com/expansiveworlds

 

What’s on the Lathe?

I mentioned last week about a new style of competition that we are working on, this is still happening, but it has just been pushed back a week, so check the forums early next week for your chance to enter. But here is a little more information to mull over:

  • The competitors will compete live on Twitch.com.
  • Competitor numbers will be limited to four.
  • Anyone can enter and competitors will be drawn randomly.
  • The event will last two hours and consist of two, one hour competitions.
  • Competitions will be Handgun themed.
  • The winner gets a currently unreleased item.

 

Smarter Than The Average Bear?

There has been some confusion over recent bear changes, mainly I think it is around peoples’ expectations of how they think they should be. So let me try to explain what has changed with them.

The original Grizzlies and Polar Bears were missing some stages in the AI cycle, which is where all the confusion starts.

Let me explain. In their original super aggressive state, they were missing a stage in their AI, the ‘look and listen’ stage that happens when you get within range of an animal. Because the bear was not running any ‘surrounding checks’, this was allowing users to run straight up to the bear. Then once you got up to the bear there was the chance that it charged you or fled.


We added the ‘look and listen’ stage back to their AI, but they had an issue which meant as soon as you went into the ‘look and listen’ range they automatically went to ‘fleeing’, which is why nobody could get close to them.

So now the bears are alert, like they should be in real life. But like all animals in the game you can now stalk them and if you get close enough to them, they will either attack or flee. So they are actually working as originally intended now and not too easy to kill like they were on release.

But if we now compare bear species, Grizzly and Polar Bear are much more likely to charge rather than flee than the other species. If you want to do tests I would try walking around, not running. Like mentioned in the last status update Grizzly Bears are not as aggressive as people think and only attack when startled or they have cubs, but if you run around in the woods and they hear you, they will avoid you.

I hope this helps to explain what was fixed and why it has been fixed. It is now finally working as intended. It should be fun working out how to hunt them now. I hope you enjoy the added realism.

 

Albino Ambition

Today we enter week three of this competition. But this week’s winner is Fegenhampe for this amazing Whitetail that actually makes the Super Rares Gallery, scoring 175.707. Congratulations.

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But I also must congratulate Jonatas_Vitor for this amazing Moose, It must look amazing in your trophy lodge.

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There are still two 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, 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

Rare pheasant

The ‘Rare of the Week’ is this amazing melanistic pheasant which was shot by felipepipo. A beautiful rare that many of us can only dream of harvesting! Congratulations.

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And the ‘Trophy of the Week’ goes to piomarvado for this very nice Whitetail and trophy shot. It has an impressive score of 188.543. Great stuff!

 

Detailed hunt analytics

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Do you spend a lot of time looking at your hunt history? Or are you a profile stalker that enjoys looking into other players’ hunt histories? Either way, UHC has created a great tool that allows you to dive deep into the stats behind any hunt, and we think you’re going to love it. Meaningful data, graphs, charts, heatmaps and interactive harvest maps are just some of the cool features on offer with the UHC Expedition Analyser. Whether you just want to look at your hunts in more detail, or look at hunts from the pros and figure out the best spots for finding animals, this tool has something for everyone.

To read more about this feature click here. To get started, all you have to do is create a UHC account. It’s fast, simple and FREE, and UHC offers a bunch of cool members features, including personal best data, competition hosting, free TeamSpeak servers and even a chance to earn em$ through participation!

www.uhcapps.co.uk

 

Free Rotation

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This week’s free rotation lets our guest hunters test their skills against Coyote and Red Kangaroos. I have a feeling, treestands, scent eliminator and quick reflexes are need this week!

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

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