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Escape from Tarkov

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by Twirlywoos, Nov 25, 2015.

  1. bJN

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 23, 2009

    Posts: 3,364

    Location: Norwich

    The inventory management is quite laborious for people who aren't used to it. If you fancied watching a streamer who's both adept at the game and managing inventory, I'd highly recommend GhostFreak66. Guy plays the game unlike most others and knows the game incredibly well.
     
  2. Milkybk

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 16, 2010

    Posts: 7,279

    Location: Sheffield

    As apposed to watching a PUBG streamer search for a game, wait for it to fill up, wait a minute for it to start, wait a minute in the plane, wait 30 seconds as they glide down, watch 5 minutes of looting, watch them run the exact same kit with the exact same attachments, a couple of kills, an empty middle game for 15 mins and then a final kill. Rinse and repeat. :p

    Every game has down time in it, twitch viewers don’t sit around watching those bits. It’s an opportunity for someone who’s entertaining or engaging to speak to their community.
     
  3. YoungBlood

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 19, 2006

    Posts: 1,774

    Location: West Mids

    Watching Sacriel this afternoon and learning alot. He is having a teaching stream.
    I played for the 1st time in 12 months earlier and I could'nt even manage to extract in offline mode :D

    Sure you learn by playing but this is a nice lazy feet up Sunday.
     
  4. muttclugg

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 10, 2007

    Posts: 1,691

    Location: SE

    Got my first PMC kill earlier today which was promptly followed by my own death.

    To be fair, the guy was in a firefight with another pmc on customs and I came up behind him and as he was ducking for cover from the other player, i took aim and got him down. In the excitement, I decided to run over and loot instead of taking up an advantage point and watching the other guy loot the body. The other pmc got me as I was looting myseld. Lesson learnt

    I've also realised that I normally freeze when I see another player and that of all the videos I watch on youtube and all the tips I take note off, I do the exact opposite when in game.
     
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  5. CliffyG

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 13,574

    Location: Cambridge

    Quick Skav run in Factory, kill 2 Skavs and ended up with East wing room 322 key and Military base checkpoint key, just under 300k in 5 minutes.
     
  6. Justo

    Associate

    Joined: Aug 19, 2018

    Posts: 51

    I need to get level 5 fast lol I keep running out of everything and I have no money got a couple of keys I want to sell but need flea market unlocked, man this game is tough
     
  7. jasonsony735

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 17, 2007

    Posts: 1,329

    Location: Some where in England

    Well today I bit the Bullet and purchased the game as its been in my face non stop by Streamers ! I felt as if I was missing out lol ! Only time will tell if I made the right decision.... Feel a little bad as I remember about a year ago some guys in OC Discord got it and everyone slated them ! now its the most popular shooter online
     
  8. Minibiker

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 27, 2016

    Posts: 4,395

    Location: Bristolian living in Swindon

    Let me know what you think, I've been debating whether to get it or not... I need to read more into the game as I have no clue what the aim is :p
     
  9. Justo

    Associate

    Joined: Aug 19, 2018

    Posts: 51

    Mate it’s really addictive but I’m finding it really tough juggling stuff around and going into raids with naff all, maybe I’m just cack lol this is the toughest fps I’ve played, i play siege a lot and can hold my own I know this is completely different but fxxk me this is hard lol! Hopefully will get a bit easier when I can buy and sell on the flea market as I have barely any money and gear lol
     
  10. jasonsony735

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 17, 2007

    Posts: 1,329

    Location: Some where in England

    I'm in the same Boat but everyone I know seems to have stopped playing PUBG and is now playing this so feeling a little left out so will give it a good blast this week and report back next week.
     
  11. Drollic

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 24, 2013

    Posts: 3,440

    Location: East Midlands

    Slowly increasing my funds and items now. Killing scavs is ok for the most part as pmc. Probably winning less than 50% against player scavs though as a scav myself, although some of that is down to luck of my gear and theirs. As both pmc and scav I'm barely encountering any PMCs though, and when I do they're normally well geared. Been a few times where you just get one shot in the head and only know their rough location at best. I'm really not sure customs is the best place for new people despite the advice. There's certain choke points and it seems like a cross over of extracts so you will almost always get into a fight even if you don't want to. Need to start trying factory key on it.
     
  12. Justo

    Associate

    Joined: Aug 19, 2018

    Posts: 51

    Ive been doing better on customs rather than factory as ive played more on customs i know the map better, on factory i spawn in and im dead within a minute lol mainly to pmc's
     
  13. jasonsony735

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 17, 2007

    Posts: 1,329

    Location: Some where in England

    Wow first game & Boom
    Shot in the head in 1 min & 30 sec ! Teach me running after two guys on my first game
     
  14. booyaka

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 19, 2006

    Posts: 12,922

    welcome to Tarkov.:p
     
  15. ColdAsIce

    Mobster

    Joined: May 26, 2006

    Posts: 4,939

    Location: Edinburgh

    When I'm not playing with a few on here on the discord, a few of my mates from dota have now picked it up. It's quite tough showing them the ropes. Biggest issue being they don't have access to the good ammo to compete. I can see the game goes through some small meta changes. One being that once you put a little bit of time into grinding some money. Everyone can run the highest tier ammo. So trying to walk them through a raid without access to the flea market or having them to scared to spend 800-1k+ on a single bullet. So instead garbage weapon with next to no attachments and some **** poor ammo. Makes the game look harder than it actually is.

    Probably need to walk them through interchange as a Scav. Copying the route Zendori showed a bunch of us. It's extremely profitable and that might give them the confidence to spend a bit of money. Their inventory management is also absolutely disgustingly bad. I could probably spend over an hour fixing each of their stash. Not knowing what they can and cannot sell is an issue. Like anything, a little bit of research on youtube would probably make things a lot easier. Oh and 3 of them clearly have their sensitivity set to high. I can tell right away from speccing their stream on discord. Movement is all over the place.
     
  16. jasonsony735

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 17, 2007

    Posts: 1,329

    Location: Some where in England

    watched Shroud and Summit last night and they just legged it and looted super fast and got out :) Ganna grind the hell out the game this week and see how I get on...
     
  17. SixTwoSix

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 14, 2007

    Posts: 10,358

    Location: Rugby

    Thing is, they are streamers that have fast reflexes and great aim/recoil control, they could probably do great with poor guns and low tier ammo.

    As already mentioned, you can have a great gun but if the ammo isn't great, it's not gonna help. Good ammo is expensive but it pays for itself when you can kill geared players and take their things :D
     
  18. booyaka

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 19, 2006

    Posts: 12,922

    absolutely - the above comments- ammo is the key to this game.

    Grind scav runs, get gear, make some money and spend it on good ammo. Get on discord, interchange loot runs as scav, get out.
     
  19. TrannyBill

    Associate

    Joined: Aug 31, 2017

    Posts: 75

    If you're really struggle as scav then I think shoreline is the best if you just want to take your scav gear and leave.
     
  20. SixTwoSix

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 14, 2007

    Posts: 10,358

    Location: Rugby

    Shoreline is riddled with sweaty tryhards at the moment, many of them rocking thermals and lighthousing :(