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Way of the Hunter: An Ethical Hunting Guide

You’ll need to understand some basic mechanics of the game if you expect to be able to hunt prey and targets ‘ethically.’ Here’s an ethical hunting guide for animals in Way of the Hunter.

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The mechanics that govern hunting in Way of the Hunter are all entirely tied to being an “ethical” hunter.

What exactly does that mean?

You’ll want to make note of the energy the bullet has when it hits your corresponding target. Bigger animals require a higher amount of energy, while smaller ones require less.

“Energy” in this sense is created from when the bullet is propelled down the barrel and then expended as friction slows the bullet down in the pathway to its target. The ‘energy’ from this is imparted onto the target, from the distance of travel and strength of the weapon, to hopefully result in a kill shot with minimal suffering to the animal.

Read on below so we can explore how to properly hunt animals in Way of the Hunter by proposing an ethical hunting guide.

Ethical Hunting Guide for: Way of the Hunter – How to Pick the Right Gun

If there isn’t enough energy corresponding to the weapon for the target you’re hunting, the bullet will hit the animal and get lodged inside without killing it. It may cause the animal to flee, injured as a result, and you will prolong the animal’s suffering unless you’re able to finish it off quickly.

On the flip side, using a much higher caliber rifle for a smaller target, like a hare, can result in too much energy that can damage the meat and carcass of the animal entirely – something you also want to avoid.

Joules are used as the metric unit to measure energy in the game.

In the ‘Encyclopedia’ tab you can read about information related to all the animals you’ll encounter in the game.

As an example, you can see a specific type of deer may have a recommended energy range of 1,543 Joules to 3,705 Joules.

There is not a page for weapons. However – you can also activate ‘Hunter Sense’ while aiming down the sights of your rifle or gun on a target. In the top-right-hand corner of the screen, you’ll notice the bullet hit energy and you’ll have a better sense of the shot analysis. This will give you the information you need about the range to impact and impact energy.

As an example, the Monobloc rifle at point blank range would deliver 3,560 Joules of energy. This makes it “ethical” and “legal” to use on the White Tail Deer at a point-blank range. Even out to a further distance of 1,000 meters, it would measure around 2,400 Joules. This means you can still ethically hunt the White Tail Deer at distances of more than 1KM.

This is why the range is also an important factor in determining an ‘ethical’ shot. As the bullet goes through the air to travel to its target, a lot of energy is lost – and some rifles cannot ethically kill animals beyond a certain distance or range. 

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Genshin Impact: Thutmose’s Secret Base Password | Hidden Mercenaries Quest Guide

Access the Thutmose’s Secret Base. Just say the word!

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The newly added map location, Sumeru, is an island that has a lot of secrets that are yet to be discovered. One of which is the password for you to enter Thutmose’s Secret Base.

Looking for the password and unlocking the base is [art of the Hidden Mercenaries quest. In order to finish the quest, you must be able to find out the password to the pyramid.

The location of this pyramid can be found between the Valley of Dahri and the Dune of Elusion. If you try to access this, you will need to approach the Operate Device and it will ask you for the password. Since you still haven’t learned the password, Paimon will give a suggestion on how you can know Thutmose’s Secret Base password.

Find out the secret base’s password by reading through the end of this guide.

Thutmose’s Secret Base Password | Hidden Mercenaries Quest Guide in Genshin Impact

Once you interact with the Operate Device, there will be nothing you can give since you still do not know the secret password yet. From there, Paimon will ask you to listen and follow some Eremites around which you will be doing.

To start with that, you have to look for an Eremite NPC walking around. But it will be not just any Eremite NPC. You have to look for the one with the light sign on the head.

With that, try to walk to the east of the pyramid. As you go through that side, you will see a lady Eremite. Since this is a secret password, you can’t just walk to her and ask for the password because there is no way she will give it to you.

Having said that, you have to switch from running to walking. Keep a close distance from the lady but make sure she doesn’t see you, so make sure to follow her stealthily.

From time to time, the Eremite will have short monologues that you have to pay attention to.

After a few minutes of following her, the lady Eremite will mention to herself the password to the pyramid: Marg bar parvezravan.

Now that you already know the password, go back to the front of the pyramid entrance. Interact again with the Operate Device, and choose the first option.

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