Sorry newbie here and only been playing Conan Exiles on Xbox One over the last two weeks, strictly single player and offline. I decided I would not learn anything and figure everything out for myself. The game doesn’t lead you by the hand like most open world games lately and I liked that. I built a sensible house for all my work benches and chests and this easily harboured plenty of iron armour, swords, arrows, and also an excess of around 900 ironstone in the ol’ furnace.
After a while, your eyes can’t help glancing over something called the ‘Purge Meter’. Despite understanding the definition, I ignore it. I’m thinking at level 27, I can handle most of the threats from the central portion of the map and my base was at the end of a peninsula, slightly curved at the end. It was East of the river if you head North from the starting location.
I set little tasks for myself and carry on with those instead. I learned the recipe for climbing boots and gloves, and also travelled East to the jungle learning the Derkata religion.
I was killed more times than I would like to remember, in fact, I have died more times in this game than any other game and I’ve completed the hardest setting of Dead Space 2 without even saving once (excluding the disc change) and I always took a chest and bedroll with me in case I lost what I had every time before a good exploration.
Eventuay the Purge happens and I am miles away mining iron and coal. By the time I return, a band of skeletons have spawned on my roof. I kill them and think, ‘Aha! So that was the Purge?!’ I am happy but then ■■■■■■ me, another message pops up the next night I play. Again, I was attempting to mine coal and iron and at the same time considering relocating my base closer to where the iron and coal can easily be harvested.
When I get back to my base, the wheel of torture that I built the previous night and placed slightly away from my house was attacked and destroyed first it seems.
I grabbed my ironstone (it weighs less than the bars) in my inventory and hauled my way out North to the Sinkhole near the river. Closer to iron and coal.
In the meantime, in the real world, I fall asleep. When I awake, my Avatar probably died numerous times through dehydration and/or starvation. All iron lost.
I love this game, but I don’t want to look into anything in fear of spoilers. At this stage, should I start a fresh with the Purge meter reset and just focus on base defence primarily?Or should I continue with my current Avatar in the hope I can establish a defence line before they attack again?
Many thanks and thank you for your kind attention and patience!