This War of Mine 1.2 update opens new shelter

Those that are still struggling for survival in This War of Mine can now do so with a new shelter, as well as the ability to select your starting group.

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As previously noted, not a lot of people are surviving This War of Mine all the way through to the end. But people are certainly trying and for those folks, developer 11-bit Studios is offering some new wrinkles with today's 1.2 update.

The latest update will open up a new shelter, which players can randomly start each for each playthrough. Also, those that have played the game at least once can now select their starting group of survivors, further customizing their experience. The 1.2 update also adds some bug fixes and improves AI behaviors and animations.

For more on the This War of Mine's 1.2 update, check out the video below. The full list of bug changes can be found on the game's Steam Announcements page.

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    December 17, 2014 11:30 AM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, This War of Mine 1.2 update opens new shelter

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      December 17, 2014 1:07 PM

      Is there any word if this game will make an appearance on the current gen consoles?

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      December 17, 2014 1:42 PM

      Are heaters in this game more effective if you put them in one of the undamaged rooms as opposed to a room with a big hole in the wall?

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        December 17, 2014 2:18 PM

        No I don't think it does, all though I haven't tried it.

        I put the heater near my sleeping quarters with that assumption in mind. The sleeping quarters were in the basement, as it was the only non ruined part of the house. Even if it didn't matter, it seemed like the logical place to put it and that is enough for me.

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        December 17, 2014 3:13 PM

        Positioning has no effect. Put the shit wherever you want.

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      December 17, 2014 2:22 PM

      I really want to try this game out, but I think I may be too good of a guy to actually play it.

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        December 17, 2014 2:37 PM

        You can role play it anyway you want. You obviously will have an easy time if you just go murder and steal, but you can do fine by playing as a moral character. On my first play through I did not do anything super wrong I did kill some bandits that were doing bad things and it was more fun and challenging than the next play through where I pretty much just did whatever to see how the game went. Killing and stealing actually made it too easy once you found how to game the system and then the game was boring.

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          December 17, 2014 3:10 PM

          yes but if you do morally bad things like stealing or killing your characters will get depressed and then broken, right? so it's not so easy?

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            December 17, 2014 4:22 PM

            Can you brainwash everyone into thinking it was the right thing?

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            December 17, 2014 4:45 PM

            Sort of, it depends on how you do it. Either way the game is more fun if you just role play it like you really would.

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          December 17, 2014 4:21 PM

          I know you can, but my buddy told me about a part where a soldier goes and rapes a woman. You can make the moral decision to kill him which I would, but he said that was fairly lighthearted compared to other stuff. If so, I'll be in for a trip

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        December 17, 2014 4:38 PM

        It's actually easier if you play it as a good guy.

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      December 17, 2014 4:50 PM

      I've beaten it, but couldn't/wouldn't play it again. I found it really stressful :(

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