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tibored Jun 12, 2013 @ 12:23am
What are my options?
I just love how this damn game gives you hints on how to do SOME things, but not the important ones, like how to switch weapons. How do you do that?? (I'm playing on PC, by the way) Also, how does one obtain more skill upgrades? I have one point and apparently I can use that to buy new skills, which I was able to do once before. . only now I'm not able to anymore. Is it that the skills require more points, or something? I wish it would just tell me! God, I want to love this game, I really do, but the confusing menu subscreens and the awkward controls are so frustrating!!
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Ape with Car Keys Jun 12, 2013 @ 1:30am 
Press 1, 2, 3, or 4 to swtich weapons, pretty standard weapon switching keys. Get upgrades by building xp, also very standard. Just make progress in the game, hunt, scavenge, survive and you will get skill one skill point at a time. Skills are tiered, tier2 are locked until until enough tier1 skills have been acquired. The game does explain these things, maybe you've turned off pompts or hints about them in your settings?
tibored Jun 12, 2013 @ 1:54am 
Since I posted I figured out the weapon switching on my own, and you're right, it is pretty standard. As for the skills, well. . I've got two points now, but I still can't seem to buy anything. I remember the game telling me I can use points to "buy" new skills once, but it didn't say anything about tiers or anything else that might help explain why I'm not able to get any more. I haven't messed with my settings at all, and I do get hints and prompts, they're just. . not very helpful. :/
GrimAquatic Jun 12, 2013 @ 1:59am 
Everything you need to know about skills is written in Skills window at any campsite. Just open that window and read every single line of text in it.
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tibored Jun 12, 2013 @ 2:55am 
I have. I can only assume I just don't have enough points yet to buy any more skills. I just wish it would tell me how many points I need to get a certain skill or something useful like that. Oh well, in the meantime I'll just muddle along. :(
GrimAquatic Jun 12, 2013 @ 4:30am 
Only one skill point is needed to get any skill.
AmmokK Jun 12, 2013 @ 6:17am 
Also, you can´t buy every skill right away. Some are locked until you have a certain amount in something, which is written on the screen.
GoBucks76 Jun 12, 2013 @ 9:40am 
Originally posted by tibored:
I have. I can only assume I just don't have enough points yet to buy any more skills. I just wish it would tell me how many points I need to get a certain skill or something useful like that. Oh well, in the meantime I'll just muddle along. :(

Do you REALLY need this much hand holding? The game prompts you right from the beginning how to do EVERYTHING. I'm playing it on the PC and have completed it several times so far so I can assure you that everything you need to know about playing the game is told to you during the game. Using campfires, how to change weapons, survivor instincts, stealh play, challenges - EVERYTHING. Just watch the screen as you go into areas and follow the prompts.
tibored Jun 12, 2013 @ 11:07pm 
Do I need this much hand holding? No, not usually. Some games I pick up the mechanics on really quickly, but not this one, for some reason. Since I last posted, I've figured out how to do all the things I was having trouble with before and have caught up to speed. I'm a slow learner for this one, I guess.
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