NewbDay Tuesday post for 09/28/21 September, 2021

1 : Anonymous2021/09/28 00:00 ID: pwtxhj

New to the game and have questions?

Have a great cautionary tale of when you were new to share with all the beginners?

This post is dedicated for helping new players, and sharing new player experiences.


Dailys schedule

**Monday** - Money Monday = Loot Pics / Stash Flexes and Crazy Raids loots pics

**Tuesday** - NewbDay Tuesday = New players questions and Stories from when you or a friend was new

**Wednesday** - RAGE WENDSDAY = RAGE

**Thursday** - Lost Connections and To the Guys Thursdays = Lost connections and to the guy posts and or stories about that missing in game soulmate

**Friday** - Fuckboi Friday = Funny stories and hilarious clips / Hilarious clips are allowed to be Memey but no Meme images are allowed.

**Saturday** - Sherpa Saturday = A combined day with the Sherpa Hub to get new players help and get some groups happening

**Sunday** - Scenery Sunday = Cool screenshots, Cool pics and General Scenery. Also, cool Tactical Screenshots of squads and or game moments

Dailys will rotate at 00:00 UTC

2 : Anonymous2021/09/28 13:23 ID: helc2lu

Ill leave this here since ive played 4 wipes so far and only just found out about it. Mind you, i could be totally out of the loop here and be the only person who never knew about this.

There is a "special stash" that you can place quest items in if you manage to get out of raid with the item, but dont necessarily want to go to the other area just yet to place the item or whatever. You just have to make sure you put it back on your person when you do decide to go finish the quest.

3 : Anonymous2021/09/28 01:52 ID: hejm0i0

(I hope the mods will allow me to post this for new players)

Summary: don't sleep on the [MAGPUL 4.1" M-Lok Guide] available from Mechanic level 1, you just need a USB-A Adapter as a barter item and it opens up soooo many possibilities for you, enabling you to put a foregrip on many many handguards early on.

Video if you're interested.

ID: hek954z

This is actually a great tip!

ID: hekp4ss

sorry I'm a noob, so what would I need to do with the USB-A to enable putting a foregrip?

ID: hekpnfs

No need to apologise.

Did you you watch the video I linked up?

If so, watch it explains everything in there.

4 : Anonymous2021/09/28 04:33 ID: hek4lu5

If you have a scav VPO or AKM, check the gas tube. AKM type Molot Gas Tubes are needed for certain AK platform handguards and will consistently sell for 20k. Often times this is more valuable than selling the functional gun on the flea or to Mechanic.

5 : Anonymous2021/09/28 04:48 ID: hek62fi

I need to kill pmcs with a pistol I think. What’s the best map for that?

ID: hek925q

Any map can work if you just go for hotspots and rat like hell. I think I did all of mine on reserve "passively" while doing cash runs.

However; there are less megachads on customs, and the PVP is a lot faster on factory, though the chance of a megachad on factory is slightly higher than customs.

I think if you wanna just finish it as fast as possible and don't care about money, ready a few loadouts and just run factory until you get them.

If you prefer more slow paced but still want action, go customs.

If you wanna take it real slow, do it passively while farming for money.

ID: hel09ii

Thanks. Any suggestion for pistol load outs? I thought of just running a pistol and being a rat, because I’m super dead anyway against anyone semi aware of me.

ID: hem0j2p

I do mine on factory, I bring just a pistol and maybe a headset. There's a couple of spawns right next to each other so you can find a PMC quick. Quite a few times I ran into someone doing the same thing.

I like the Glock or Grach. Glock because I could make AP 6.3 ammo. But yeah, I don't run armor or anything.

ID: hem0uki

Chokepoints on Customs get the job done. I’d say Factory, but stay away from it while you’re still learning the game. It’s a meat grinder.

6 : Anonymous2021/09/28 11:24 ID: hekzj6i

I have stash problems. I’m always at max and I’m overflowing with the barter items. I even bought one of those lucky box’s. I have some rigs that I just for item storage. Any tips for management?

Should I just sell everything except what I need for like couple load outs?

ID: helpme2

the stash mantra:

buy the luckyscav put backpacks into backpacks sell mags you can buy remove magazine and pistolgrip from weapons try to find bigger and bigger rigs to keep your stuff in sell stuff which is easy to find and doesnt need it really soon if you have extra money, buy a new luckyscav sell guns you will never use
ID: hel5ben

So I'm about 600 hours deep this wipe (first wipe) and I've still yet to solve this issue. I would say sell everything except for what you will 100% use. For example keep the good armor but make sure you run it! Sell any weapons you're not a huge fan of. Have a 5.45 AK but hate 5.45 ammo, strip the attachments and sell it. Find a sig but you're only lvl 2 with peacekeeper? Sell it.

Clear enough room so you don't need to throw full backpacks on your PMC to make room for new loot. Because eventually you will accidentally take one into a raid.

Side note: you may actually be rich af and able to stop running low or mid tier gear if you sell all that junk. Just keep certain items that are needed for big quests

ID: hel8dkp

It tells you how much you stuff is worth in Your inventory. It kind of a joke but It’s like the Russian puppet game opening up backpacks for me.

I started to sell stuff I’d be too afraid to lose in a run. Like I got some cool gun that Can be sold for 80k.

ID: hel7erk

^ this Also, after you've cleared some space doing the above, do a few rat runs on Interchange, doing the storage area route through the back of Oli/Goshan/Idea and grab the items needed for the first Stash Upgrade and sell everything else you pick up. Woods is good too for doing money runs, if I'm broke from PvP I do a Woods loop or 2; FOB (if I feel safe), Old Sawmill, Village (Car Extract here if I have good items), Sunk Village (watch out for Scavs in the long grass), Containers + Scav Bunker, Prapors USEC Camps then down to Outskirts/ZB14 from there (just reverse the order for spawning Outskirts side obvs). Hardly ever face players doing this slow and methodical and you pick up a ton of good vendor items like Condensed Milks & Vodkas and theres loads of weapon crates thay drop things like suppressors and theres tons of hidden Stashes to learn on woods too. Even doing this as a Scav I've found the e tire map unlooted sometimes as people are rushing Shturman. You'll get the 3.5mil in no time for the Stash Upgrade

7 : Anonymous2021/09/28 06:13 ID: hekdegf

I tried this game a year ago, but at the time I got put off by the complexity of the game. Thinking about trying again. Is the game more “noob friendly” now, or should I expect the same? I love how realistic the game looks and sounds though.

ID: hekgn1r

To be honest, it really hasn't gotten any easier. Thing is, if you're waiting for it to get less complex, I'm afraid it's just not gonna be that way. I do believe they have a tutorial planned for the future, but as of now, it's not gonna be here soon.

So I'd just say, watch some youtube guides. Maybe check some discords or friends who play it. Someone who can teach you the ropes. Just start playing some offline and scavs (truly mapknowledge is everything).

Just start getting your feet wet, if you wait, you'll probably just be more and more put off in the future.

ID: hekk1dk

Thanks for a fulfilling reply m8! Will try it with some friends or find someone on discord! Looks like a really great game once you get the hang of it.

ID: hem07op

It’s pretty much the same and it won’t get easier. If you really want to start playing, you can start by only playing offline raids, getting used to weapon/looting mechanics and, most importantly, knowing the maps and extracts (hardest part for new players). I suggest you just start playing and hop into online raids with minimal gear when you start feeling comfortable. You’ll get your ass kicked tons of times, but you just gotta keep playing and learn from your mistakes. Regarding the maps, you can download some from the Tarkov wiki and display them in a second monitor, a tablet or a phone. Also, look for beginner tutorials so you know which ammo to use and how to increase your survival rate. Lastly, try not to get carried by someone the entire time because you won’t really learn stuff by yourself, which is key to improving in this game. Good luck my friend!

ID: hem2alm

Thanks alot, my friend! All good advice.

8 : Anonymous2021/09/28 07:50 ID: hekkes3

Hello all, I am a new player, started playing roughly 2 weeks ago and I am finally getting a bit better, having like 8 guns and a full stash with 2+ million rubles.

I still do have a few questions though :

Why don't I have any task from Fence? I used to have the kill 3 PMCs in a raid when I started but I reset my account after 1st day and I just don't have it anymore (no, I did not complete it) As per advise from this sub, I started doing also tasks as it's important to level up the traders, but they still give like 0.02 rep, sometimes just 0.01 which I wouldn't mind if there weren't those regular wipes when you need to start over. As a new player, I'm not gonna lie, I will be a bit upset when I finally open flea market and then will have to start again. Currently I play this game a lot, but I don't want to regularly grind this for 3 hours a day, so is it even possible to be competitive in this game when playing casually? I can finally go into raids at least with class 3 armor and helmet and kill some PMCs , but I still die a lot so I have a feeling that in order to get access to better gear you need to grind this game a lot which kinda sucks for me. I like this game, don't get me wrong, I don't want to sound like a whiner , I'm just worried that if I would play this just casually, I won't stand a chance. I remember the beginning when I didn't have any gear so I would just die in a second after getting shot. I feel like getting to level 20 is a bit too much to open the market, what is your take on this? And do you know in advance when the new wipe will be? Do items I obtain during Scav run count as found in raid? I found some posts that say yes, but they are from like 2 years ago so I'm not sure if it hasn't changed. So basically can I still work on some tasks as a Scav, like finding gas analyzers etc?
ID: helqobs
Fence event task, check wiki for the only normal task he gives. You most likely will have enough time to do a lot of things. It sounds like this is your first time playing. Don't get too tied up on it, you'll just mess yourself up. I'm a pretty casual player, being only able to put about an hour or two during the week and 2-3 on weekends average and I'm already level 34 after about 2 months.
This game relies heavily on a lot of knowledge about things like maps, gun, and ammo, you will die a lot in the beginning and there isn't an easy way to bypass that. This game doesn't really intend to have a causal pick up and play playerbase like COD or Apex does. This game is trying to be good for those that take the time to learn out of game. The items that are found in raid count as found in raid but stuff that players brought in don't get converted to found in raid items. You can't pick up quest specific items like the golden zippo as a Scav but you can totally go and pick up things like Gas analyzers as a Scav
ID: hektkzd
It was a task for the "traitor event" (don't know/remember the actual name) from a couple weeks ago. It disappeared cause the event ended. Fence will give you only 1 task, after you've completed almost all the other tasks, for getting the biggest container in the game (Kappa) I Don't really have an answer cause I'm not that experienced player (only 300 hours). The next wipe could be at the starts of 2022, with the implementation of patch 0.12.12 Yes they does count if you manage to extract with them. Also, for some quest items, there's the possibility to craft them in your hideout (the 5.45x39 60 mags for example, a quest from prapor)
ID: hekts5t
Aaah okay thanks a lot I didnt know it was an event Okay start of 2022 is okay I think I can still level up and enjoy Thats good to know, I already have the workbench so I need to check cause yes I exactly need that magazine haha
9 : Anonymous2021/09/28 13:01 ID: hel9ga9

If I need a key for a task and I dont have it yet, is it possible the room will be open already if somebody was there so I can maybe try going late in the raid?

ID: helz66u

Yes, although if it’s for early-game quests you most likely won’t find the rooms open because most players will have already done those quests and they won’t really need those keys anymore because most of those rooms don’t offer anything good besides the quest items. That goes for the dorms quests more than anything, but you can still check every now and then and get lucky.

ID: helmp8l

Yes for quest items. Not for regular loot items.

10 : Anonymous2021/09/28 15:08 ID: helqdxb

This sounds fucked up but whenever I see a bunch of Chinese names or nicknames in the looking for group I find a different map or different time of day.

11 : Anonymous2021/09/28 09:39 ID: hekrg5q

How often are the sales/discounts for the game itself? I'm looking to get into it, however if the devs do these, let's say, once every three months, then I could wait. But if they are super rare, then I'd probably grab it now

ID: hekvbsk

Pretty much always at Christmas and I believe they held a sale for the Russian national day (I'm not sure when that is). Other than that, I'm not sure of any other times they have sales and someone else can chip in.

ID: hekvk5t


12 : Anonymous2021/09/28 15:45 ID: helvmpt

So are Skier tasks important? I noticed it gives negative rep with Prapor and Therapist which I dont want to so why is that?

Do I need to level them all to get access to better stuff besides flea market (still just level 15 )?

ID: hely0w0

Yeah, should try to unlock all the traders at least to level 3. Skier is one of the easier ones. Jaeger is an asshole… Otherwise ammo can be super expensive, same with components for gunsmith tasks.

ID: helyn2p

Easiest one to level 3 is therapist imo and you can buy cheap shit like a hemostat for 4k

ID: helzwwv

But skier will give me negative rep for Prapor who I want to level up 🙁

13 : Anonymous2021/09/28 16:56 ID: hem5zzf

Do you have to have keys on you to unlock locked doors? Or can you keep them in your stash

ID: hem8aft

You have to bring them in raid. Keep them in your secure container, especially if they're high value.

14 : Anonymous2021/09/28 21:18 ID: hen7i9z

Without flea market and all traders just level 1, can I get access to some 4x scope or not really? I dont like the reflex sights Im actually doing better with just iron sights compared to holo or reflex, but I would like to be able to regularly put some 4x or something?

ID: henfy7s

Pilad from Jaeger level 1 is 4x. It also almost always comes back on insurance as everyone hates that scope. I use it on the vpo often. It requires a 25mm ring mount also Jager level 1.

15 : Anonymous2021/09/28 23:35 ID: henpkp3

Now that the flea is level 20, at the start of a wipe and supposing you have EOD, is it worth to keep items that are worth more in the flea and then sell when you reach level 20 or would this be a waste of time and space?


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