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Escape from Tarkov



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,866 ✭✭✭ Stone Deaf 4evr

    Had my first weapons malfunction last night, and naturally it cost me the gunfight. was doing a night raid on customs as part of one of skiers tasks to get a golden zippo, came around the corner of dorms and met a lad crouchwalking in the bushes, i got shots off first only for the weapon to malfunction after doing 100 damage. Just bad luck I suppose, serves me right for relying on scav Ak's.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,016 ✭✭✭ Ultrflat

    This patch has been Tarkov's toughest yet. Feels like the game is finding its groove. Its great the flea market is from level 20 on-words. Skill in tarkov now is amazing. I do find that there are some aspects that need adjustment. Not sure what I think of scav karma. Its great scav junk boxes are cheaper too. But ultimately the game feels way sharper and what ever optimization bugs there working on seem to be showing.

    Weapons malfunctions are great its a pain in the ass when it happens.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,866 ✭✭✭ Stone Deaf 4evr

    Blasted AI scavs are not to be trifled with , even though I'm no longer terrified by them, I still get caught out and manage to lose gunfights where I've an SKS or similar and they've only a shotgun.

    tipping through the quests, and have just hit level 12, finding it a bit tough to progress the hideout as each module seems to be missing one component and I'm not getting lucky with the loot.

    have a few quests lining up for woods now - not my most enjoyed map, but I suppose I'll just have to get on with it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,866 ✭✭✭ Stone Deaf 4evr

    The thread seems pretty dead, not sure if it was boards in general that killed it, but like a good rat, I have endured.

    currently sitting on 4M roubles, level 23, have most of my hideout at level 2 with a few at tlevel 3.

    still avoiding pvp for the most part, but now that I've started crafting better ammo in the hideout, I'm going to start actively trying to follow the path of the chad.

    have played enough of Interchange and Woods that I'm now at a reasonably competent level of familiarity with both. Reserve has proven tougher, need to invest in a few keys to progress questlines for Therapist, ragman and peacekeeper, so thats next on the agenda.

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,657 ✭✭✭✭ partyjungle

    Rumours of a wipe before christmas. I think I'll come back for that

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,479 ✭✭✭ Laviski

    thread been dead can be a number of factors....

    • boards went through migrations, imo a poor one at that (the timing,delays and what implemented was rubbish), which turned people off and/or frequent the site less.
    • tarkov is a combat sim, not ever going to be mainstream such as COD apex BF etc... so numbers won't be great and likely where those play in ireland may not use boards.
    • those that played a lot of it probably taking a break, on every wipe meaning doing the same tasks all over again so will grind people out. But a break is a good thing imo and those taking one are likely waiting for lighthouse map and/or streets to come out.

    with regards to wipe before xmas, i don't think so as i would believe it to be February. Here is my reasoning:

    • from the last 4 wipes, the average length is 203 days. Since last wipe was 30th June, 203 days is 19th January.
    • last wipe was shorter (188 days) than the previous 3 due to the economy been screwed over due to bitcoin, this wipe both hideout and bitcoin is nerfed.
    • they need to push out Unity 2019 migration and DLSS support before year end. If that gets delayed so too does 12.12
    • changes made to current wipe cycle, flea was not available till level 20 ( i know its reduced now) this was to prolong the early phase of the game. It was then reduced to help new players late to the wipe.
    • Solar power nerf: I was lucky enough to get max hideout by end of august but 75k euros for solar power is a steep price. but will make my money back so dec and january is all gravy through the bitcoin. However those that build it in late september onwards i can't see how they will get a return if there is a wipe in december. (those thinking of building solar power now - don't its too late, if not done in the first 10 weeks of wipe then don't)
    • kappa container, another reason as to why this will be a long wipe they pushed it out to lvl 71 but then dropped it to 61. Its a long grind to get to that level but daily tasks that were just introduced along with the reduced level requirement now makes it again more achievable. (also they did add new high level regular tasks)

    i hope they push out lighthouse early before xmas and not wait for 12.12 but we will see. Then again Nikita may just pull the trigger and go for a wipe a xmas, if it does great cause early game is the best fun. Just hope they implement more ideas to prolong that early game phase. Also looking forward to inertia, voip not so much but will try it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 20,542 ✭✭✭✭ dreamers75

    Me and the boy have a shared account on this since it started, we got annoyed at the tiny size of the maps and the ridiculous inventory system.

    Started played again last week with Funty ( near 4 years to the day I last played) , no intention of spending any more money to buy bigger inventory but the core game is actually a lot better than it was, it did show promise years ago but again tiny maps and then all "promises" about huge maps and 100 man servers removed from the website. And now selling inventory space for real money.

    Bit shady that, still tho gun play is good the AI are good and seriously fcuk that guy who killed me whilst AFK last week 😁

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,479 ✭✭✭ Laviski

    map expansions to customs, woods and factory have been great. But back in your day shoreline was half the size and reserve too when they first came out. If i heard correctly was only 3 or 4 maps at first, so it has come along way but as you said their vision for their end state game has hit a reality check.

    got EOD and with 1800+ hours even if it were to finish now it was worth. Although in saying that it would easily be 400 hours sorting inventory and getting kit ready lolz

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,866 ✭✭✭ Stone Deaf 4evr

    I started playing last wipe, about 6 weeks before the wipe occured, it was probably a good time to start, as even though I was well undergeared, the lessons were hard learned, and stood me in good stead for the fresh wipe. I'm starting to run better kits now, and have a good bit of the hideout at max level and about half the traders at level 3. If I finish the wipe with all traders level 3, and the core elements of the hideout completed, I'll consider that good progress. I've about 200 hours logged now, and certainly feel like I've more than gotten value for money. In no particular order, this is a rough tally of things I've still to dip into.

    1. run factory more - I never go here, will wait till wipe is annouced and will then throw kits and roubles at it.
    2. been to labs - the only card i got was very early wipe and was worth more to me to sell it to finance my lifestyle
    3. killed scav bosses - been late to the party to killa and reshala, been killed by tagilla, never even seen sanitar, gluhar or Shturman
    4. only barely played reserve, need to spend a lot of time on that one,
    5. I would consider that I know customs and shoreline very well, and would be about 60% on woods and interchange - room to improve
    6. improve my heal management - still faffing around with this at times, need to get better at hotkeying stuff and premedding before fights

    Theres easily another couple of hundred hours of gameplay in that.

    Also, as a latecomer to the game, I find it funny when people complain about nothing changing. in the short time I've been playing, there has been a huge improvement, and with a new expansion around the corner, it'll be fresh for a long time yet.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,466 ✭✭✭ EoinHef

    Annual sale is on,thinking of upgrading my package.

    Just noticed I don't seem to be able to get the discount on an upgrade,stingy b*****ds.

    The difference between standard and left behind in the sale is €15,if I try upgrade its €32 with the fees but still €23 without the fees....confused:(

    Edit: Quick Google and yeah the upgrades are separate items and are not on sale. It would now be cheaper overall for me just to buy the left behind edition on sale rather than upgrading. Have to say,that's a joke,feels like a scam

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,479 ✭✭✭ Laviski

    i bough basic first, then eod. 1700 + hours and no regrets.

    imo, you either stay basic or get EOD edition - nothing in between is worth it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,657 ✭✭✭✭ partyjungle

    Same. I bought basic then upgraded to EOD. Happy to pay to support the developers for such a excellent unique game.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,466 ✭✭✭ EoinHef

    Well that's all good and all but doesn't really take away from the fact it's a bit of a **** system.

    Your penalising players who have bought a package off you before.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,479 ✭✭✭ Laviski

    If I recall I bought during the discount and when upgraded only paid the difference including gettin 25% off.

    The only grip I have is that the price shown is before taxes are added in. But as said it was worth it, best fps mil sim/post apocalyptic game.

    Next patch is gonna be rocking with inertia, new map... There's voip too but have reservations and glad can be turned off if the need requires.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,479 ✭✭✭ Laviski

    Based on current speculation, patch 12.12 that brings new map/voip/inertia etc is to happen on the 12.12.21.

    Many have said this will come with a wipe, but I don't think it will. (It's never said by BSG that 12.12 is a wipe, they never say when there is a wipe until a few days before)

    If we start getting game breaking daily events, then we will know. (Ie unlimited money/all bosses on same map etc)

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,866 ✭✭✭ Stone Deaf 4evr

    new trailer has dropped.

    looks like it'll be this sunday alright, all bosses are currently on interchange, and they've altered the effects of some stims.

  • Registered Users Posts: 16,076 ✭✭✭✭ VinLieger

    Really looking forward to ratting it up on reserve while everyone explores lighthouse

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,866 ✭✭✭ Stone Deaf 4evr

    This was my first proper wipe, and the last few days have taught me that I'm more of a fan of the rat life myself. over the space of an evening, I managed to lose a metric ton of roubles and good gear by charging in looking for PVP or hunting bosses.

    I sincerely hope that the new inertia system makes tactical holding of angles a viable option. I just can gel with the whole hard push / prefire to abuse the desync type of play.

  • Registered Users Posts: 16,076 ✭✭✭✭ VinLieger

    Same, i kind of fell off in the middle but got back into it the last month. Reserve has been beautifully quiet the last 2 days while everyone goes to Interchange for the Boss rush. Only time ive died there in days was last night while I was escaping from some raiders and ran straight into Glukhar and pals in the basement and got head eyed.

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,657 ✭✭✭✭ partyjungle

    Have a few on discord looking to play this wipe if anyone is looking for a group. All levels welcome

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,479 ✭✭✭ Laviski

    its looking like a wipe will happen this month despite my previous guess. When is the question.

    Today's event, the flea is locked now so can only buy from traders..... with 2 days to go still no max traders or free money. Potentially 12.12 patch will be sunday and the the wipe could happen on sunday or on the 22nd depending if you think BSG was trolling with Thursdays event clue. With that fact and there is yet no free money event yet or max traders for everyone - its anyone's guess when the wipe will actually be......

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,866 ✭✭✭ Stone Deaf 4evr

    will definitely pop in for a look, have a few mates who also play but its rare that everyone's schedule lines up together.

  • Registered Users Posts: 16,076 ✭✭✭✭ VinLieger

    BSG popped into Pestilys stream chat last night when he was watching the trailer and simply said 12.12 in Russian

  • Registered Users Posts: 16,076 ✭✭✭✭ VinLieger

    Looks like Traders are fully open and everything costs 1 rubel/dollar/euro so a bit of fun to be had trying stuff youve never had a chance too.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,866 ✭✭✭ Stone Deaf 4evr

    Just to bump the thread, wipe was yesterday, and it seems that they've added a dedicated server for Ireland.

  • Registered Users Posts: 16,076 ✭✭✭✭ VinLieger

    We got a dedicated server? Only done 2-3 scav raids so far never even checked server lists

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,866 ✭✭✭ Stone Deaf 4evr

    Apparently so, I'm out of the country at the moment, but the guy I play with regularly was telling me about it.

    It'll hopefully make my tactic of getting up early on a Sunday morning to get tasks done, a little easier!

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,866 ✭✭✭ Stone Deaf 4evr

    Probably a long shot, but I don't suppose the friendly scav from Ireland that I met on interchange yesterday is someone on here? I just missed your tag as you extracted right as you were saying it.