“Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal…” Wash |Firefly
It was all going to plan. My basecamp was in good shape to survive the few remaining days of winter. My strategy of eating hand to mouth because I lacked an Ice Box was working. Whenever I was hungry, I collected a fresh rabbit from one of my 10 traps and cooked up some vittles.
DS/DST winter gets a bit routine, especially if you lack special clothing. You can’t wander far from your base. Whenever I must go more than a few yards away I create a campfire nearby. The only goal I had left beyond surviving until spring was making a Heat Stone. This would let me forage a bit further if necessary.
While out gathering more stone because I’d mistakenly thought the Heat Stone needed cut stone and had thereby wasted what I had on hand, I ran into a gaggle of penguins. They were gathered on a small pond of ice making a huge ruckus. I already knew not to attack one. I saw a streamer mauled by the whole pack after attacking just one. As I stood watching, I noticed they had a lot of eggs. Hrm, eggs. Eggs I don’t have because I’ve steered clear of spiders which means I don’t have silk for bird traps. Eggs that can be cooked with morsels to make Eggs and Bacon. Hrm, I want those eggs.
It was dusk and I noticed the penguins were settling down for the night. I wondered if they slept and became sitting ducks at night like many other creatures do in DS/DST. I decided to make a fire nearby and wait until they fell asleep then I’d steal their eggs. Good plan.
Too bad the buggers hide or do something with the eggs at night. As darkness fell the eggs disappeared. Nuts! I was perturbed by having waited only to have my plan to acquire eggs for cooking thwarted. Well I want something out of this effort so one of you is gonna die for meat at least. I switched to my spear and attacked the nearest penguin. OH. MY. GAWD.
Multiple penguins jumped up and started trying to have me for meat. I ran in circles but aggro doesn’t drop staying in the same vicinity. I had to start running away but I didn’t have a torch for light! Why no torch??? Because I don’t fuck around in the dark. I’m usually tucked safely in my basecamp. I try to make it back in the dark. I can’t stop to make a torch or I’ll die for certain. I can’t run to the Pigmen for safety since they’re all in their homes asleep like I should have been.
It’s cold – my monitor starts freezing and I hear the crackling sound effect. Penguins are in hot pursuit and can’t even tell where I’m going. My basecamp fire is out so I’m running blind in the general direction when…
WAH-WAH-WAH I die to darkness! KAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHN!!!!
Why did I try to get eggs!?! I didn’t need them. I was doing just fine with the provisions I had. I was only a few days away from my goal of surviving my first winter. One stupid decision and now, its game over. Such is the harsh reality of Don’t Starve. *Flounces off determined to do it better next time*