Hunter300 wrote:I can add another species, this time the wolf, the hunter mate kept saying "roaming" no matter how fast I ran and I could never catch up with him, I give up after 15 min.
This is true. But if you watch wolves that move undisturbed, you can see that they a´have generally a very high roaming speed unless they gather at a carcass for some time. It adds that they tend to cchase other animals from time to time - by which they run full speed. I do not even start to track wolves when I find a footprint. Only wounded wolves can be successfully tracked, at least if the received an eventually fatal hit. Healthy wolves cannot be reached.
This one was wounded and I have tracked several wounded wolves (always a success,, except for one that left the reserve) and this one was most definitely bugged. I was constantly looking at a small solid circle on my hunter mate while running so the wolf should have noticed me and flee, but all I saw was "roaming" clues and the distance between me and the wolf never increased.
Tracking has been a drama for me lately on TGT. Last week I hit an elk, it ran off, but before I went after him, I picked up a wolf that was only 40 feet away and once I picked it up, my elk track (a few clues) disappeared on the huntermate (others have reported the same issue).
As for the mule deer that had the same issue as the wolf; that track went dead, even the dog couldn't find anything. I had the same issue with a bighorn this week, the track went completely dead. I let the dog sniff at the last blood spatter, but he would refuse to do anything, even after giving him the same command like 10 times. But when I let him sniff at the previous blood spatter, he would continue to track, but then he would halt again at the last blood spatter.
So the issue is not just about tracks that we can't keep up with, some tracks completely disappear when we bag another animal first, other tracks go completely dead, also confirmed by the dog, plus the issues don't just affect bears, as others have confirmed too.
I'm a HS 40,000+ player playing this game for 8 years and while tracking has never perfect, lately it's just more bugged than ever, especially on TGT, I even started to use the dog again that I haven't used in almost 8 months, just to make sure that I'm not missing any clues.