This is a guide that will give easy ways to finish the amethyst mountain quests, be it hunting elk, the patience of finding dispersals and getting them to not run, and all the other stuff of Amethyst Mountain.
Tips for Amethyst Mountain Quests
Finding the elk is hard, sometimes really hard when the winds being annoying! One way you can to make it easier is to look around you and see if you can see any leaves in the wind, then figure out which way the leaf came from in order to find out which way the wind is blowing. then go into scent view, when you go into scent view and get even the tiniest amount of Elk Orbs, charge! Follow it! Never stop till you find the herd!
Once you have found a herd figure out if you are downwind or not if you are downwind then you can see if there a any elk that are farther away from the herd if so then go towards the elk herd and bite one if the elk continue to stand their ground and don’t start running then you should give up the hunt. when they run it would be wise to find a slower member of the herd and bite it to find out it’s health. you might go for a elk cow, or a calf, but if i’m getting a elk cow at all then my tip is to make sure your health dose not get to low. (i stick to calves but will sometimes get cows) if you are going to hunt 2 elk in one hunt then i suggest either hunting two calves or hunting a mum then hunting its calf. when hunting a calf i suggest being patient, aka letting go of the calf before the mum kicks you. if your health is getting to low then you should give up the hunt, better to live to hunt another day then to die to a costly mistake right?
When you have hunted both/two elk, (calves, spikes, cows, bulls, etc) whichever type will do, you will get a message for the next quest.
Are you going ballistic over the annoyance of finding a mate? I when looking for elk at the beginning of a single player will, when i get loads of for example, Beartooth 14M scents, i might put a marker on the map to help me relocate them, or, because that takes forever, i may use a different method.
I sometimes will use a method follow same gender dispersal scents, as eventually i find you can start finding, Beartooth14M again if the upper method failed and you somehow found him again.
Or you can use the much used method of howl, sleep, repeat if no dispersals show up.
Howl. Sleep. Repeat, should spawn in some dispersals, when I use it I typically find four-two dispersal.
Make That Mate Affinity…
The mate affinity meter, please go away make my life easier.
You need 75% percent affinity or 80, you can choose which, to get a nice ol Name your mate, family snapshot saved, migrate to slough creek, we all love that message string, dont we?
Again, affinity bar is the bane of my existence, or something like that, so getting it up…
You can playbow for a while, hunt a mule deer doe (yay tongue twister, is this section for tongue twisters..?) and then hunt its stranded calf, super easy. if that not done the bar good, playbow a little bit, hunt the other doe (I find mule deer come in groups of: one buck, sometimes two, a doe, another doe, and a calf sometimes two calves.) and you should be getting a dandy little message.
Two slow for mule deer? Well, find that elk herd and hunt two calves, or a calf and a cow, or two cows, but elk give more affinity, which is good, but they hurt more, so i stick generally to mule deer.
Head on Down to Slough Creek!
Its a straightforward quest, follow the little star, and yeah, its probably in Junction Butte turf… but not to worry, unless your on… ACCURATE? this guide is for Easy and challenging, accurate is sCARY.
So, some people will stop to hunt on the way, i dont, i mean, you come to slough creek with half hunger, but its fine to be full off those elk you hunted before coming to follow a little star. Tip Time: dont fall off cliffs, use your camera to swivel around and see, dont march into bison howling, thatll slow you down cause youll be on low health. just head straight for that star! No detour! Just that star!