The hound is broken

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Re: The hound is broken

Postby xOEDragonx » June 22nd, 2022, 7:14 pm

Catafesta wrote:I'm about to give up and try the pointer, but i'm worried this will be another dissapointment.

The pointer is fantastic, I highly recommend it for a unique hunting experience. Even the retriever is pretty cool, but it has a lot of goofy bugs.

The scenthound is the only one that I consider truly "broken" in regards to it's main function.
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Re: The hound is broken

Postby FullDiesel » June 23rd, 2022, 6:58 am

I also like the pointer a lot. You just need to learn on how to use it efficiently.

Don't stay too close to the pointer when he's about to approach its target (he'll warn you), so you won't spook it. Also you can leave a certain distance between you and the pointer, and after he has found its target try to see it from different angles than the most obvious one, from behind the dog. Just use the pointer as a general direction indicator and try to make visual contact from another angle. When you're hunting something specific, because the pointer has multiple options on a single branch from the radial menu, wait until you hear a call or find some fresh tracks from that specific animal you're after.
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Re: The hound is broken

Postby mel_o_mel » June 23rd, 2022, 7:11 pm

I love my pointer.

Rabbit hunting with one is a lot of fun and it can even make ptarmigan hunting enjoyable. Foxes don't stand a chance, and tracking pumas up in the mountains is an extraordinary experience.

It's also much easier to level them up than it is with the hound.
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Re: The hound is broken

Postby Catafesta » June 23rd, 2022, 11:00 pm

That's great news, going to buy the pointer and retire early my scent hound.

The retriever is really useful, imo. I can't imagine duck/geese hunting without him anymore.
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Re: The hound is broken

Postby knott » August 7th, 2022, 9:59 am

Pointer is great. Boot that bloody scent hound. Pun intended is horrible. Shot a water buffalo with bow. Decent shot. He tracked a few steps but then I encountered another water buffalo and shot that one. Dunno if that confused the dog. Then found the first blood track again. Order the dog to follow it where he sprints like a jehu toward the place where I shot it from. I knew that couldn´t possible be right? So just followed the track and 100 metre in the opposite direction the dog was running there she was lol

He just never ever helps in any way they should remove the scent hound from the game!
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Re: The hound is broken

Postby david3478 » August 19th, 2022, 3:09 am

I've noticed with mine( level 15) it has got worse at detecting and baying since level 13. I'm going to try it with treats and see if that works( it does with my proper sheepdog !).
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Re: The hound is broken

Postby Mattb85 » September 9th, 2022, 4:29 pm

I have found the hound to be only moderately useful. It loses tracks often but will sometimes find tracks I would not otherwise have found. My biggest issue has actually been the hound getting stuck on various trees/rocks in Piccabeen Bay where I primarily hunt.

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