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Knife doesn't work?

Or you don't know how to use the knife?

Super odd that it would be the only thing that "doesn't work".

Occam's Razor folks. The simplest explanation is usually the right one. User error versus broken game play? User error wins every time.

No offense to the OP but some of this game's "problems" are fabricated. 

 

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15 minutes ago, rick249kdr said:

Knife doesn't work?

Or you don't know how to use the knife?

Super odd that it would be the only thing that "doesn't work".

Occam's Razor folks. The simplest explanation is usually the right one. User error versus broken game play? User error wins every time.

No offense to the OP but some of this game's "problems" are fabricated. 

 

way to tear a guy apart for coming looking for help and ideas.

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@rick249kdr try to be more welcoming, we don't want to scare someone off just because they weren't aware of something...

@Ru5tyTalon if you have any other issues, feel free to ask. Most of us are more than happy to offer up tips and help out any way we can. There are a lot of things the game doesn't explain very well (or at all). I've spent over 48 hours in game and I'm still learning new things all the time!

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Ok, maybe it’s a target issue. 

(In which case, in my opinion, it’s not designed to work all the time.) 

However, pressing B or RT, with a wolf practically touching me,(motionless) and the arm only moves a hair. Nothing. 

And I shouldn’t have to figure stuff out when it’s go time.

Homer. Hope ya feel better, cuz your presence here now is pointless. 

Thx others... 

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Just now, Ru5tyTalon said:

(In which case, in my opinion, it’s not designed to work all the time.) 

I don't really get it myself. I was very disappointed when I discovered I can't swing my knife around at my leisure. I thought it would've been a good intimidation technique...

2 minutes ago, Ru5tyTalon said:

However, pressing B or RT, with a wolf practically touching me,(motionless) and the arm only moves a hair. Nothing. 

It seems that the knife is mostly just for cutting ropes and the skinning animation. Can't really use it on animals...

 

3 minutes ago, Ru5tyTalon said:

And I shouldn’t have to figure stuff out when it’s go time.

Like I said, there's a lot that is never explained. Seems like everyday someone posts something here that I never knew about.

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Well, I got knocked off my horse and run down by a bear earlier. I used the knife to get it off of me, and was able to shoot it. 

Only time it’s worked for me. 

Like an episode of House.

No seizures or hallucinations yet. 

I’ll keep messing with it. Thx. 

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I really wasn't trying to offend I promise. Now that I re-read your post, mine jumps to conclusions that weren't present, and makes me look like a turd. My apologies.

I know there are some salty people around here and I'm definitely not one of them. 

Sometimes I get wrapped up in the whole mess of what's broken mechanics and what's made up. 

You clearly were just reaching out for advice. 

My bad. 

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5 minutes ago, Ru5tyTalon said:

Well, I got knocked off my horse and run down by a bear earlier. I used the knife to get it off of me, and was able to shoot it. 

Ah, that's the other use I forgot.

Another tip - ALWAYS MANUALLY SAVE.

I save every few minutes. It always sucks to die and lose sh*t, and you can't always know what's going to happen up the road a bit. Every time I skin something, sell something, buy something, craft stuff, spot a new animal, or travel on horseback, I do a manual save.

@rick249kdr we all make mistakes from time to time, I certainly wouldn't hold this against you. I often make myself look like a turd (if I haven't yet, you'll see eventually).

This could've easily been one of those "I can't figure this out so the game is broken and I want a refund" threads (I've seen a lot of those). I always try to help them out anyway. They're usually just frustrated about something and really appreciate the help.

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1 hour ago, Truth said:

It seems that the knife is mostly just for cutting ropes and the skinning animation. Can't really use it on animals...

 

 

You can use your knife to get a killing blow on an animal. I've done this when I've wounded a deer, and it was laying on the ground badly wounded crying out in pain. I think I may have also done with to a lasso'd animal.  I think I read somewhere that this can help with getting an undamaged hide. When you use the knife in the above 2 ways, it tells you to press a certain button in the lower right of your TV, to do a killing blow.

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you can kill with the knife.  I've done it many times.  Aim first then stab.  I shot 4 small game arrows at a crab, missed every one, ran up on it and stabbed it a few times to make me feel better.   before i realized the weapon to use was in the animal info i kept trying to stab snakes to get the perfect hides :)  don't recommend it, unless you've stocked up on lots of healing tonics or ginseng plants, and it doesn't work anyway.  it damages the hide so they're just good or poor.

You also use the knife for the killing blow when lassoing animals

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If ol' Artie's being mauled, he'll whip out the knife automagically. I've been able to manually use the knife by equipping it and hitting O (B on Xbone). Wolves, though? Kick them fools. Get 'em off of you with a kick, then shoot 'em in the face with the trusty sawn-off.

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