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  00:09:42  19 February 2021
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Tejas Stalker
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Valheim tops best seller list as it enters the top 10 Steam games
https://www.pcgamer.com/valheim-tops-best-seller-list-as-it-enters-the-top-10-steam-games/

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Co-op survival game Valheim sells a million copies in a week
https://www.pcgamer.com/co-op-survival-game-valheim-sells-a-million-copies-in-a-week/

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Polygon: What is Valheim, the Viking game blowing up on Steam?
https://www.polygon.com/2021/2/9/22275109/valheim-viking-game-steam-charts-explainer

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Valheim building guide – learn the basics of construction
https://www.pcgamesn.com/valheim/building-tips-guide

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Valheim patch fixes portal exploit, makes deathsquitos more cuddly
https://www.pcgamer.com/valheim-patch-fixes-portal-exploit-makes-deathsquitos-more-cuddly/

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How to tame and breed Boars in Valheim
https://www.sportskeeda.com/esports/how-tame-breed-boar-valheim

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  00:10:17  19 February 2021
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Tejas Stalker
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Viking survival game Valheim has sold 2m copies in less than two weeks
https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-02-15-viking-survival-game-valheim-has-sold-2m-copies-in-less-than-two-weeks

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PC Gamer: Valheim may well be Steam's biggest-ever viral hit
https://www.pcgamer.com/valheim-may-well-be-steams-biggest-ever-viral-hit/

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How to wield godly power with Valheim cheats and console commands
https://www.pcgamer.com/valheim-cheats-console-commands/

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In Valheim, the trees hit back
https://www.pcgamer.com/in-valheim-the-trees-punch-back/

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Valheim Developer Advising Players to Back Up Data to Avoid the 'Evil World-Destroyer Bug' - IGN
https://www.ign.com/articles/valheim-developer-advising-players-to-back-up-data-to-avoid-the-evil-world-destroyer-bug

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  00:24:00  19 February 2021
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Tejas Stalker
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Valheim is better because it rejects boring survival systems | PC Gamer
https://www.pcgamer.com/valheim-is-better-because-it-rejects-boring-survival-systems/

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Valheim Game Sales Pass 2 Million While Its Difficulty Forces Some to Quit Playing
https://collider.com/valheim-game-sales-2-million-copies/

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I lost all my hard-earned gear to Valheim's shockingly sharp difficulty curve
https://www.pcgamer.com/valheim-difficulty-curve/


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Turn off these three graphics settings to make Valheim look way better
https://www.pcgamer.com/valheim-recommended-graphics-settings/

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I'm glad Valheim has PvP, but thank god it isn't the focus
https://www.pcgamer.com/im-glad-valheim-has-pvp-but-thank-god-it-isnt-the-focus/

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Valheim players are building some gorgeous Viking homes, so we're reviewing them
https://www.pcgamer.com/valheim-players-are-building-some-gorgeous-viking-homes-so-were-reviewing-them/

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  19:28:00  19 February 2021
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Three Mile Island
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I lost all my hard-earned gear to Valheim's shockingly sharp difficulty curve
https://www.pcgamer.com/valheim-difficulty-curve/
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Way to go.

Not a fan of health meters on top of NPC heads though. The classy way to indicate health loss is by changing the apperance or behavior of the actual NPC, like Stalker does.

Interesting that so many games opt for lo-fi graphics nowadays. Have we reached peak video card?
  00:58:35  20 February 2021
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Three Mile Island:

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Not a fan of health meters on top of NPC heads though. The classy way to indicate health loss is by changing the apperance or behavior of the actual NPC, like Stalker does.

Interesting that so many games opt for lo-fi graphics nowadays. Have we reached peak video card?

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Three Mile Island

Yes, that would suck if that was actually the health meter of the Player. However, it's the health meter of that level boss, which is quite common like in the recent game I played "Witch Hunt" if you may remember from my videos. The Stalker Games don't really have final boss battles per se.

I guess the lo-fi graphics ensures the most number of people can play & enjoy your Game.

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Valheim sells three million in less than three weeks
https://www.pcgamer.com/valheim-sells-three-million-in-less-than-three-weeks/

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Valheim dev says the game's success is 'quite incredible and very humbling'
https://www.pcgamer.com/valheim-dev-says-the-games-success-is-quite-incredible-and-very-humbling/

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Valheim Plus mod adds shared map system, advanced building modes, and more
https://www.pcgamer.com/valheim-plus-mod-adds-shared-map-system-advanced-building-modes-and-more/

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Valheim: New Updates Will Bring Bosses, Ship Customisation and More - IGN
https://www.ign.com/articles/valheim-new-updates-will-bring-bosses-ship-customisation-and-more

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7 Valheim beginner’s tips for living your best afterlife
https://www.polygon.com/valheim-guide/22288015/beginners-tips-tricks-wood-stone-inventory-building-house-camp-health-stamina-food-hunger

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Valheim Early Access Review
https://www.ign.com/articles/valheim-early-access-review

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  01:10:39  20 February 2021
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Three Mile Island
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it's the health meter of that level boss, which is quite common like in the recent game I played "Witch Hunt" if you may remember from my videos. The Stalker Games don't really have final boss battles per se.
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I think all NPCs that you fight with get one. That's also how it's done in other games, like Mass Effect or The Witcher 3.
  06:10:49  22 February 2021
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Tejas Stalker
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Valheim is making me love survival games again
https://www.pcgamer.com/valheim-is-making-me-love-survival-games-again/

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Valheim player discovers what's beyond the edge of its enormous map
https://www.pcgamer.com/valheim-player-discovers-whats-beyond-the-edge-of-its-enormous-map/

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Valheim - One Million Vikings!
https://store.steampowered.com/news/app/892970/view/3059603085894895511

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Valheim Merchant and Selling Items Guide
https://techraptor.net/gaming/guides/valheim-merchant-and-selling-items-guide

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I'm too attached to my house in Valheim to get anything done
https://www.pcgamer.com/im-too-attached-to-my-house-in-valheim-to-get-anything-done/

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Valheim roadmap for 2021 outlined
https://www.gamesradar.com/valheim-dlc-roadmap/

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  17:24:13  22 February 2021
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Three Mile Island
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https://www.pcgamer.com/im-too-attached-to-my-house-in-valheim-to-get-anything-done/
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The gaming journalists go on about how forgiving and accessible the game is, only to admit:

Valheim isn't without challenge, of course, even in the early stages. For instance, just going to sleep can be pretty tricky. First, you need a bed, naturally. But that bed needs sheltering from the elements. Makes sense. Next you need a campfire, but this is where things get a little finicky: your fire cannot be placed on a wooden floor, so you may need to take one out, it must have ventilation or your lodging will fill with smoke, but it must also itself be sheltered, or the rain will extinguish it. If that sounds too complex, it isn't, really, but Chris breaks it down in his handy Valheim campfire guide.


I suspect thhey're just jumping on the bandwagon, but really have no idea why the game has gone viral.
  03:41:19  23 February 2021
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02/23/2021 4:24:43
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Three Mile Island

I don't know much except it seems to be a survival game like the one you are playing except without the pesky Dinosaurs. Certainly there is something to it since it has gone viral in the PC Gaming Community. I thought you would be the most likely candidate here to check it out.

I watched the video and it's 3rd person, so that's something I generally avoid. The graphics are real simple, somewhat cartoonish but I would guess that's so it can eventually be played on Consoles, especially like the Nintendo Switch. It's got the same mechanics as Ark: Survival Evolved, where you just bash things and magical items or attributes fall out of the sky onto your character. It's certainly not as appealing to me as The Long Dark.

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Valheim second only to CS:GO as it breaks 500K peak players mark
https://www.pcgamer.com/valheim-second-only-to-csgo-as-it-breaks-500k-peak-players-mark/

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Valheim developer says Zelda and Skyrim were bigger influences than survival games
https://www.pcgamer.com/valheim-developer-says-zelda-and-skyrim-were-bigger-influences-than-survival-games/

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Watch "Valheim First Impressions "Is It Worth Playing?"" on YouTube
https://youtu.be/72cipruriAc

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Valheim Plus Mod Improves Quality of Life, Lifts Restrictions in the Popular Survival Game
https://wccftech.com/valheim-plus-mod-improves-quality-of-life-lifts-restrictions-in-the-popular-survival-game/

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Valheim player concurrency numbers hit a new high of over 360K this past weekend
https://massivelyop.com/2021/02/15/valheim-player-concurrency-numbers-hit-a-new-high-of-over-360k-this-past-weekend/

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Valheim: How to craft Stagbreaker, the best early game weapon
https://www.ginx.tv/en/valheim/valheim-how-to-craft-stagbreaker-the-best-early-game-weapon

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  15:29:31  23 February 2021
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Three Mile Island
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02/23/2021 16:35:05
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Oh but I like the dinosaurs.

I was mostly making fun of the journalists' contradictory explainations of what sets Valheim apart from other Survival games. It could well be a great game despite that, but it could also be that the viral success is just a stroke of luck.

In Stalker we just need to pick up a few items from each destroyed loot box, having to click Use 50 times in a row every time would be intolerable. A compromise might be if we could pick up larger amounts at once (ARK lets us do that, if we've dropped lots of items on the ground from our inventory and want to pick them up again), and then split them up into smaller pieces in your inventory (ARK lets us do that too - either split by half, split off one or split off a specified number).
 
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