Awesome / Don't Starve

  • Killing a giant boss monster. Whether you use tricks and traps or fight them through brute force, killing any of these powerful monsters is an achievement in itself.
  • When you start, all you have is whatever starting items your character comes with and the clothes on your back. With skills, dedication, time, and luck, you can eventually tame the wilderness and have an exquisite campground where food and danger are barely an issue.
  • Completing Adventure Mode. If you think the default Survival Mode is hard, Adventure Mode will put you in scenarios that test your skills.
    • Completing Adventure Mode... multiple times. The character you played last time you beat Adventure Mode, and you can trade that character for the character you played THIS time. This basically makes the Nightmare Throne a shared burden between the many Don't Starve characters, hopefully avoiding the Sanity Slippage that Maxwell experienced.
  • Surviving a whole 'Year' in Reign of Giants. Not only did you make it to day 72, which is great on it's own, you survived every harshness the seasons threw at you. If you are lucky you start in Autumn, which is the most forgiving season, with no threats at all by itself, except maybe the fact that the nights ans dusk slowly become longer. But when Autumn is over winter kicks in and things start getting hairy. The Temperatures drop far below zero wich means you will freeze to death without warm clothes and heat sources, plus your fields and bees won't produce any food during that time, reducing you to hunting and stored food. All in all due to less food production and short days you are constantly in danger of freezing, starving and insanity, even if you prepare. After that you will crave for spring, in which days get longer, and fields work again, usually even faster then normal. But on the flip side it rains almost constantly sometimes even frogs, which means your sanity will drop faster and food rots slower and your gear will keep slipping out of your hands. And of course, drying meat is almost impossible due to the rain. When the days are at their longest and the rain stops, summer arrives and temperatures go through the roof. Due to the heat overheating is a constant danger, like freezing in winter, fields will stop working due to a drought, all plants (except trees) stop to produce resources until they are fertilized and everything is in the constant danger of spontaneous combustion. So if you survive freezing to death, drowning wherever you go and constant spontaneous combustion, you really are awesome.
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