Does heavy rain and fog affect animals ability to detect the player?

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Does heavy rain and fog affect animals ability to detect the player?

Postby Dazakiwi34 » October 21st, 2018, 4:30 am

A couple of questions;

1# Like with heavy rain if you are close to an animal will your movement be more dampened to them because of the heavy rain?

2# Fog reduces your ability to see clearly ahead, is this the same for animals?
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Re: Does heavy rain and fog affect animals ability to detect the player?

Postby Tanngnjostr » October 21st, 2018, 4:50 am

Rain reduces the animals' senses, at least that's what the devs said years ago and from my personal experience I'd confirm this. Fog, as far as I know, does not affect the animals.
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Re: Does heavy rain and fog affect animals ability to detect the player?

Postby Pittie » October 21st, 2018, 5:47 am

After playing this game more than 7 years I never noticed any difference if it's raining or not.
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Re: Does heavy rain and fog affect animals ability to detect the player?

Postby maros.kuzar » October 21st, 2018, 6:25 am

Rain and wind did reduce at least hearing of the animals, but who knows how things are after 2013 MP update. I noticed the effect before the update, but after the update I am not that sure it is still in effect.

Regarding fog, it probably does not reduce anything (other than our abilities to see :D ). I think the closest to the official response to your question would be that one time dev said "if you can't walk trough it, animal can't see through it."
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Re: Does heavy rain and fog affect animals ability to detect the player?

Postby Ravenousfox » October 21st, 2018, 7:08 am

#1 Reduce sound you create vs all animals.
#2 Doesn't affect the animals in any way.
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Re: Does heavy rain and fog affect animals ability to detect the player?

Postby pastuh » October 21st, 2018, 7:43 am

I just run around while rains and no one see me :X
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Re: Does heavy rain and fog affect animals ability to detect the player?

Postby HooCairs » October 21st, 2018, 8:42 am

The last official statement I can remember is from 2012. The question was "Does rain mask my walking sounds?" and the response was
Björn Öjlert wrote:It does to some extent but you'll still have to be careful, especially when stalking high scoring animals.

https://forum.thehunter.com/viewtopic.p ... in#p364095

But since then, many, many things have changed, a lot of features were lost and never restored. If anyone has a later official statement please post. :)

Fog has no effect whatsoever. At low settings you don't see the same fog than with high settings, anyway.
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Re: Does heavy rain and fog affect animals ability to detect the player?

Postby DYEUZ » October 21st, 2018, 9:45 am

Pittie wrote:After playing this game more than 7 years I never noticed any difference if it's raining or not.

Same here .
If one knows about having games with rain , i'm the one .Pretty much all my games have rain at some point ,and never saw any differences with the animal reactions .

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Re: Does heavy rain and fog affect animals ability to detect the player?

Postby Hynu » October 21st, 2018, 10:58 am

COTW it definitely does, this game I've no idea! I'd trust what people have already said :)
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Re: Does heavy rain and fog affect animals ability to detect the player?

Postby VonStratos » October 21st, 2018, 2:03 pm

It did, i remember having deer walking right next to me(and sometimes over me literally) in heavy rain without spook, but of course you get the same drawback, of not being able to see too far either, but as HooCairs said there has been so many changes that is hard to know if still is working like that, something i have noticed and my be coincidence only, is that i had almost none heavy rain hunts in the last year, so i couldn't say for sure about if animals are still getting affected, one statement from Devs would clear this up.

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