Escape From Tarkov | Weekly Discussion | 03 Apr, 2021 – 10 Apr, 2021

1 : Anonymous2021/04/03 21:00 ID: mjh69n

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2 : Anonymous2021/04/06 00:38 ID: gtim2pz

today I played with a duo I duo'd in the last 2 weeks, played quite a lot and did pretty well most of the time. Today we hopped on for a raid, all was good but then I made a mistake that made both of us die. He then flipped on me, got really angry, left the call and deleted me from the friends. I know the logical thing is to just say f him and move on but idk why it hurt me. I know I shouldn't be hurt but I still did, made me not play anymore that day. Might be cringe to read this but just wanted to vent it out.

ID: gtisiog

That really sucks I hope you don't take it that hard, when someone acts that way usually they have something going on in their own life.

ID: gtkvndv

I guess... thank you for your words

ID: gtj87nr

Not really cringe to me, don't fret too much about it. Maybe your duo had a bad day irl and he took it out on the game, or maybe he's just that kind of gamer. Take a breather and come back! Sometimes I even take a few days off but I always come back for more!!

ID: gtkwpzd

yea I woke up better today, I mean, it's just a game after all.

Though I don't think we'll play together anymore anyways.

Thank you for your kind words

ID: gtj4l33

Yea, just be logical. How could it be fun to play w/a dude like that? Imagine if you really f'd up, games hard enough do you really need someone raging at you? Lear to say "fuck that dude" and legit move on, general life advice.

ID: gtkvqza

I know, tried saying that at the moment but it was still hurtful, in any case it's over now.

thank you for your advice mate

ID: gtjeqsg

Not cringe at all. It's a game and he shouldn't have flipped out like that. Yeah, there's going to be mistakes and it's OK to be annoyed, but honestly anyone who reacts like that isn't worth playing with. Try BSG's Discord server, or that of any of the streamers out there any there'll be a ton of people to duo with. Hell, if you're in the Americas, hit me up (I'm US West coast) in a PM.

ID: gtkwz78

Yea I found him via BSG's discord server, it was really nice while we made plays but yea, it might have shown his unpleasant side when we died.

Thanks for the offer but I'm in EU.

Have a good one, thank you for the words mate.

ID: gtm8wo4

Only shitters act like that. Good players accept the mistake and move on. Don’t waste your time even thinking about people like that.

3 : Anonymous2021/04/04 09:40 ID: gtbzr3h

Anyone else getting strobe lighting? Sometimes it looks like a searchlight and sometimes it goes rave mode

4 : Anonymous2021/04/04 06:06 ID: gtbmrl6

We need a buff on the buffer tubes for ak platform. You don't gain more recoil control from a modernized buffer tube(RPK buffer tube to be specific) over the polymer stock with a rubber butt pad. With a RPK buffer tube paired with a MOE stock and rubber pad totals out to 37% less recoil(btw the best recoil control for this class of stock) and the polymer stock with rubber butt pad is you guessed it 37% with only 3 less ergo from this setup. Please tell me I'm not the only one that finds this so dumb when they tried buffing the recoil and they forgot this lol.

ID: gtbwubl

you are not the only one, I am too disappointed that the cheapest setup is next to the best

ID: gtcx7v1

As a cheapskate, I like it 😛

5 : Anonymous2021/04/04 18:07 ID: gtdb07b

God I fucking suck at this game. Played all day the past three days trying to get 10 PMC kills for punisher 4. I have... 2.

ID: gtemkut

Don't play fast and desperate. The stress/urgency of a kill is probably hurting your mental and making you play stressed/rushed.

6 : Anonymous2021/04/05 08:27 ID: gtfm3wv

Anyone who experiencing lags, stutters, low fps after last patch, restart your game after every raid! I guess EFT forgot how to clean used memory after raids, so on second or third raid it's using up to 45gb of ram+pagefile. I've noticed when pagefile gets to 30gb+, the game starts to lag, sound stutters and fps is low. I have 16gb of ram and 3060ti and have to restart game every raid. Sad 🙁

7 : Anonymous2021/04/08 20:41 ID: gturbk5

Implementing these bitcoin nerfs mid-wipe straight up only punishes players who haven't reached end-game.

Grinded all the way to intelligence center before realizing that it just isn't worth it to get a farm anymore.

Now I was excited that I was getting 2 bitcoin from a task and oh great they got nerfed 20% with a bigger nerf coming. Thanks Devs, making the game really enjoyable for new players. Can we fucking wipe again already?

8 : Anonymous2021/04/04 02:07 ID: gtb2gmb

Yo why is the snazzy urban responder suit FUCKING EXPENSIVE AF AND LEVEL 55 LOCKED WHYY. It looks so amazing but it seems nearly impossible to get.

9 : Anonymous2021/04/04 11:48 ID: gtc7qmy

They nerfed the BTC mining again? now second level full 25 cards is 15 hours for one bitcoin

ID: gtfrtm7

BSG just loves to shaft people who don't play this game as their full time job.

10 : Anonymous2021/04/04 18:45 ID: gtdfelz

Seems like out of no where sometime last week I started getting some screen tearing.. I'll be at 130 frames but it just doesnt feel as smooth, I dunno, hard to explain. I have all my settings to Panjo's optimization settings from his youtube video. Anyone else have a similar issue?

11 : Anonymous2021/04/03 22:57 ID: gtajgd7

Ammo over 50 pen should be found in raid only. Everyone and I mean EVERYONE would benefit from this. Edit: Player will be able to determine the price of the ammo in a organic way for example the new ap. They added new ap ammo found in raid only and it started off absurdly price by players at first but it has level out at the 4k-5k mark. Depending on how readily available it is will vary the price significantly. It would encourage more top loading and conservation of top tier ammo and lead to longer fire fights ie more fun fights, armor would become more useful(other then scav or player scav deterrents) and it will be a better game overall.

ID: gtatrxn

Everyone but low levels trying to kill high level players. If your ammo doesn't pen you just tickle them for 1hp, even though the kinetic energy stopped by the vest would have you shitting blood.

ID: gtawrjv

When they actually have blunt damage in the game is gonna change everything. Like I had the idea that having blunt damage being tide to the pen value and the armor class for example. Being shot by ap 6.3(only 30 pen and 53 damage) should deal more blunt damage for someone wearing armor class 4 (maybe take the damage stat of the bullet and reduced it to 20% for blunt damage which will bring the damage down to 10.6). At that amount of damage it would take 9 consecutive shots to the chest to kill(if all bullets don't pen). Any other armor class higher could have the damage reduced by 10% instead. You can still tank but this ammo type is still a threat(with this example the ammo would only deal around 5 damage and take 18 shots to chest to kill with no pen). Very simplistic math but you get the gist

12 : Anonymous2021/04/04 20:04 ID: gtdoils

Helmet Ricochet.
Is it 100% RNG?
Or does the game actually look at the angle of the bullet vs the surface of the helmet hitbox?

ID: gtdq7iu

Angle and hit boxes are prerequisites for the game to roll for a ricochet. I am unsure whether angle differences change the ricochet chance multiplier

13 : Anonymous2021/04/05 09:51 ID: gtfr68t

Is It possible to find and loot quest items as a scav?

Still wandering in woods... Jaeger where are youuu

ID: gtfsuyf

No, only barter or other “normal” items. So things like the pocket watch you need to do with your pmc.

14 : Anonymous2021/04/05 13:58 ID: gtgcwwd

You know those moments when you take a shot and think "there's no way that worked" and move on? Yeah I had one of those last night I'm still thinking about. Went to resort mid-raid to check in at tape-room for a quest, saw a blur on a balcony second floor and sent one suppressed 7.62BP up and assumed I was signing my own death warrant so I dinged the quest and booked it out of there. Exit the raid and lo-and-behold... ???? - USEC - ???? staring at me. Pretty sure that guy was the winner of the 10 minutes of grenade wars I heard before heading up there and was fat as fuck. Shoulda checked!

15 : Anonymous2021/04/06 18:30 ID: gtlk0wq

I love Tarkov. Rought past couple of days though. I've been one tapped by scavs on every good raid I've had close to extraction. I don't think I've survived a raid in the last 15 raids. I'm so close to bitcoin farm, but I'm close to broke because of my dumbass dying. Hopeful for better raids soon.

16 : Anonymous2021/04/07 18:16 ID: gtps68q

Is anyone else getting massive performance drops after the last couple of small updates? After 12.10 dropped, I turned on MIP streaming and I saw a great boost to performance, even on maps like reserve. But now after the last couple of small tweaks like last nights down time, my game has absolutely tanked. Also hearing ghost footsteps every 10 seconds where before I didn't hear it once. Not sure if its just me.

17 : Anonymous2021/04/04 04:26 ID: gtbfdrc

Still trying to figure out the dealer timer. 5 minutes to go for the BTC, I refresh once and it skips forward. I wait about 3 minutes refresh, skips forward a few seconds. Under 1 minute, I refresh, it goes back to 3 minutes. Then the bitcoin barter appears for a split second before sold out, timer refreshes back to 2 hours.

I know I have zero chance of getting it but why are the timers so inaccurate?

18 : Anonymous2021/04/04 05:52 ID: gtbls43

I have a question about the loot pool. I had a crazy ass scav run and got some really nice loot. I was looting a hidden stash in customs and found a class 6 armor. I'm just level 4 so I'm pretty stoked about that. Is this actually possible or did someone just insure the armor and put it in the hidden stash hoping no one would find it?

ID: gtbo2jg

Yes it’s possible to find slicks and other level 6 armors

ID: gtc4qe6

There is a little tick on the icon for items on the bottom right hand corner if they are found in raid. If a player brings an item in and drops it, it won’t have that tick when you pick it up. So check fir the tick to know if the game spawned it or someone brought it into raid.

But yes, hidden stashes can have anything (or pretty much anything in them)

19 : Anonymous2021/04/04 18:00 ID: gtda6n2

Over this past weekend Ive noticed scavs seems to not properly render the gear they're wearing on thier 3d models at a distance? Let's alone their proper model?

Few instances where I've seen what looks like a hatchling (naked bear PMC model at a glance) only to either have gear render onto them as I get closer, or I kill them and find their body/models actually wearing stuff.

Is it just a matter of bsg not having low LoD versions of certain items when worn by scavs or just a weird bug?

Logically I think this may only pertain to clothing items, nothing with gameplay aspects (hats, cloth masks, etc).

But there was one moment last night where I was fairly close to a Scav at shoreline town, he was bald, had a backpack, gun. I shot him a few times but didn't kill him. He didn't aggro, instead running away around the side of the building. I round the corner and find a totally different looking Scav wearing a mask different backpack. Kill him. Original Scav 100% vanished. Searched everywhere. Wonder if the game loaded wrong assets. Or I'm crazy.

Anyone have similar accounts in 12.10?

20 : Anonymous2021/04/04 20:34 ID: gtds060

Anyone having like almost no dynamic (footsteps , equipment etc.) audio with face shields ? I've been having fine sound this entire patch but when I put one on just now I could barely hear*.

also the environment and gun sounds are fine

21 : Anonymous2021/04/04 23:49 ID: gtedjfz

I think I misunderstand something about armor and bullet pen. I was wearing a class 5 armor (korund) but was killed by flechette to the thorax. The chart I use says flechette only pens up to class 3.

ID: gtejgdc

Flechette nukes armor. Not a lot of actual pen but the armor damage and lots of projectiles can quickly zero a lot of armor. Armor protection chance decreases as durability decreases.

ID: gtela8b

Not to mention the korund has pretty bad durability, doesn’t take much to zero a korund. I run the korund very often and even scavs can half my armor with a couple shots

22 : Anonymous2021/04/06 20:43 ID: gtm2hbs

Anyone else suffering from stutters and frame drops like it was several wipes ago? All of a sudden since Saturday I've been getting them and it's really annoying.

Related questions:

Is memory usage in task manager supposed to hover 90%+ while playing this game? Even with nothing else active?

Recommended settings for my PC? Ryzen 5 1600, GTX 1070, 16 GB DDR4, game installed on SSD.

23 : Anonymous2021/04/07 16:09 ID: gtpabw7

Is there any possible chance if we can get a spectating feature for our fallen friends so we don't have to go to discord and share our screen so they can watch and coach us in our decisions?

24 : Anonymous2021/04/07 20:46 ID: gtqd6cg

newbie question what do y’all do when you kill a player with a fully modded gun? Is it frowned upon to take the gun and all their gear or is that generally understood to be part of the game?

ID: gtqibeb

Take everything. No mercy for the dead (Unless they are under level 10 and you're above, then maybe some mercy.

ID: gtqvr4z

Drop insured gear somewhere hidden as insurance fraud

Play dressup with the corpse


Die on the way to extraxt

ID: gtu8f5p

It's fine, you can take whatever you want. It's all part of the game, everyone understands that they're putting up all their gear for the taking when they spawn in to a map.

Frankly it's more insulting when I get back my gun on insurance and all the attachments were stripped than if they just took the gun lmao

25 : Anonymous2021/04/05 16:45 ID: gtgy82t

I finally unlocked jaeger guys!!

26 : Anonymous2021/04/03 21:28 ID: gtaa28x

Is now a good Time to get into the game or should I wait?

ID: gtabr23

I started in the middle of the wipe last time. Imo there's no issue getting into the game at any point during the wipe. In some ways it's easier at this point. Everything you need early on is cheap, all the keys are cheap, decent gear off the flea is cheaper, etc. You'll run into a lot of geared players but you can also avoid them if needed. Players don't hang out in the raid for as long at this point so later in the raid is fairly safe for doing quests.


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