We’ve got a cool WolfQuest update
coming out today. It should be out as you watch this video with a lot of new animal
behaviors in it! So here: one of them! Bald eagle fishing in the Lamar River. And we
have the elk rut. We’ve got those small herds of bachelor bulls who hang out
near the big herds with all the cows. And here in October during the game, they’ll
be pretty ornery and come over and challenge the resident bull in that herd –
bugling – and the resident [bull] will come over and bugle back. And if they decide
to really get into it, they’ll come around and fight! And you know, we’ve
watched a lot of videos of these things and they’re…they’re… ungulates are weird!
They fight and then they kind of break off and kind of circle around each other,
they’re kind of eyeing each other, they’re kind of glaring at each other…
Sometimes that might be the end of it and one of them says, “Eh…I don’t need this
today!” and wanders off. And sometimes they’ll go right back at it. Here we have a sweet little snowshoe
hare…WOAH! Oh! He missed it! The golden eagle (a new animal: golden
eagles!) and there…looks like… got a… got a hare hanging off the claws there, yep!
What else do we have? Foxes mousing – pouncing on their prey. Buck mule
deer also have a rut in the fall… and so you will come across them fighting.
They do similar kind of …these weird kind of circling dances as they’re
trying to size each other up and intimidate each other. So we’ve been working on
this update for about a month now, off and on.
Along with multiplayer and Slough Creek and bug fixes… and it took a little
longer than expected. Some of these new animal behavior started to hurt
performance some. So we’ve had to do some optimizing. And then I had a little
spell in the hospital with a bad infection. But it’s all come together
here it’s available now on in version 1.0.1! And although some of these
are, you know, kind of big dramatic things, like the the rut, for me, a lot of it is
just …I just love running around– following the eagles as they fly around
and watching them hunt. We actually increased the …how much you can tilt your
camera up in the head cam view. That’s the T key. So you can just run through
the forest and watch those eagles. Follow them around as they fly around. And for
me, just seeing those eagles flying around in the world adds…adds so much to the
game. So we’re really excited to get this update in good shape and out into
everybody’s hands to check it out!