Escape From Tarkov | Weekly Discussion | 22 May, 2021 – 29 May, 2021

1 : Anonymous2021/05/22 21:00 ID: nirzq5

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2 : Anonymous2021/05/22 23:22 ID: gz3upvn

What are some good starte

player builds that are fun to use? I’m about 4 hours into the game and still have all the starter shit the game hands out

ID: gz3wkcr

MP-153 with magnum buckshot, SV98 with an elcan, AKM VPO 366ap

ID: gz7b91f

Whatever you escape with from your scav

ID: gzaal6y

Shotguns (except the TOZ) are cheap and fun to use.

Any AK platform you can get from a Scav (or your Scavruns)

VEPR Hunter. The Rats dream gun.

You can get an MP5 from Peacekeeper for 8 of the brown handle knifes. The MP5 is pretty nice with and without mods.

With modding, try to unlock the Flea market first since the modding with LL1 Traders only is pretty limited.

3 : Anonymous2021/05/25 23:02 ID: gzg5xpt

I've done like 10 customs runs looking for Rashala for Jaeger quest. Go to dorms, new gas, and crack house every time. No spawns. Extra depressed. Why EFT.... WHYYYYYYYY!

ID: gzghtt5

He's not at crackhouse, but at the stronghold (skeletor if you're pestily)

ID: gzgc2kl

Stop looking for him, he’ll find you.

4 : Anonymous2021/05/23 14:53 ID: gz5zunn

Being kicked over and over before finishing loading map. Anyone else?

ID: gz61n1j

Same, was trying to do a couple of scav runs and never managed to get in a game. One was around 2 hours ago, and another one a few minutes ago.

edit: might have been my VPN which I forgot enabled

5 : Anonymous2021/05/27 02:54 ID: gzle6g6

I was recently a doubter, but I gotta say — the cheats are getting a little bit out of hand. Not talking about random one taps, but two raids yesterday and today come to mind.

First one, I got tagged through warehouse on woods and saw a ton of tracers going through the wall. Wouldn’t be a LOD issue since there were three walls (front, side and back) and the warehouse always loads.

Second was on customs. Again, getting shot at through a wall with PS ammo.

Both standard accounts. Recent ones name was “luckiswear” or something similar with a number.

6 : Anonymous2021/05/25 15:35 ID: gzehgat

Aww man, I've been running around 15 reserve runs to kill Glukhar, haven't seen him a single time, checked all the spawns, pulled lever etc. Just tried again, was at the storage area and thought I heard some sounds from the black/white knight yard, I look around the corner for a second and eat a tracer right to my face from one of he's guards. Still haven't seen him.

7 : Anonymous2021/05/25 20:22 ID: gzfm05e

died on a scav, screen went black but got no post-death screen. instead i'm just laying here listening to everything happen around my body lol. I heard them loot me, eat some canned food, then get killed by another player. happen to anyone else? almost thought they implemented unconsciousness lol

can't esc to open the menu either.

8 : Anonymous2021/05/26 02:18 ID: gzgt67z

I'm ready for an AI overhaul. Been casually trying to kill Sanitar over the last couple of weeks for a quest and this bish has my number. He typically has his AS VAL with BP rounds and one-taps me in the chest through hexgrids and slicks repeatedly. Tonight he got me twice. Once was across the road north of Pier, and the other was in Pier while only being exposed for less than a second to locate him.

ID: gzhkxle

Try to snipe him at cottage. You got this

ID: gzi6xr2

Thanks. I am just trying to prove to myself that I can do it online, as I have no issues going in offline and taking on any boss. I'm not good at the game and don't plan on going for Kappa, so it's not vital.

I just wish EFT was trying to be slightly less "video game" centric. If I take 9x39 BP ammo and try dropping a PMC in level 6 armor, I am not killing him in one shot to the thorax. Bosses should not be able to, either. Make it where their recoil control is good, but not an unrealistic laser. Make them aim for the head. Give them great armor you need to beat to kill them. Lilla is by far and away the best designed boss, even though he's a slidey aimbot. I know it's not the approach EFT is going to head, but one can dream.

9 : Anonymous2021/05/26 20:34 ID: gzk447d

I usually don't get pissed of by bugs/weird stuff in this game, but this raid I was on woods, trying to get Tarkov shooter 8 and I managed to get 2 PMCs with a fracking VPO-215 with a cobra sight close range. Then I get kicked out of the raid due to bad connection and once the loading screen is done, I cannot reconnect and I lost my kit + loot. Health down evenly, which usually happens when you get MIA and stuff. Slightly frustrating.

10 : Anonymous2021/05/22 22:40 ID: gz3pyfv

What’re the most fun 9x19 weapons/builds you use

ID: gz4khc3

Mp5 sd. I'm pretty sure you can put 5 U2 flashlights on it. You cant see anything with them on, but neither can they lol

ID: gz5jpki

Mpx, Mp5 or PP19 Aristocrat version

ID: gz7l073

mpxsd, cheap 41rnd mags are so good

11 : Anonymous2021/05/23 17:04 ID: gz6gtdw

Just bought the game and I constantly keep getting disconnected from server. I have a good internet connection and have no problem playing other games. Anyone got a solution?

Edit: thanks for the help guys but it seems to have fixed itself on its own

ID: gz6nxw6

It’s been a recurring issue this weekend for some reason, I wasn’t having any d/c issues really but this weekend had 6 in a day. Pretty sure their servers shat the bed.

ID: gz7gib1

check your server selection in the pregame launcher and manually select low ping servers. that might help

ID: gz7i0j3

I tried that and it worked for about 2 minutes

12 : Anonymous2021/05/24 01:49 ID: gz87q04

Damn I can’t wait for VoIP, trying to run around handing out gifts to friendly players but yelling cease fire turns into them just spraying me down lol oh well maybe the next player

13 : Anonymous2021/05/24 02:36 ID: gz8cq2x

Just lost a thermal. I was running to a spot i like and a shot rang out so i turned to the direction as soon as a guy popped over the hill next to me... unlucky

ID: gz8k7tv

Yeah thermals are just another piece of gear, they help with spotting players but having one definitely doesn’t make you any less likely to die. Better luck next time brother

14 : Anonymous2021/05/24 13:40 ID: gz9sakb

I swear I’m hearing footsteps on wood that aren’t actually there, especially on Shoreline. Either that or I’m encountering SuperRats that can silently dip across the map in the 5 seconds it takes for me to get the source of the sound.

15 : Anonymous2021/05/24 17:07 ID: gzajijf

Favorite auto gun and why?

ID: gzanky1

PPSH with the drum mags baby wooo!

ID: gzaxamc

I call the ppsh the "zipper". Because you just zip dudes open like a backpack.

ID: gzcvdxh

vector goes brrrrrrrrrrrr

45 : Anonymous2021/05/24 18:46 ID: gzax3ct

Sorry, may this is obvius but im new on this game and community.
Why everybody is talking about a 'near in future' wipe when nothing is announced?

17 : Anonymous2021/05/25 03:46 ID: gzcqbog

I definitely cant play factory. I spawn like 5 seconds late into the match and get blasted at spawn. There are already footsteps on me when the screan lights up.

18 : Anonymous2021/05/25 05:48 ID: gzd16n8

Bsg nerfed the production time of the bitcoin. Increased all the prices for the hideout based on the bitcoin value wheb skyrocketed and now the bitcoin is worth 240k but still all the rest wasnt fixed.

Im happy they changed the bitcoin value but why dont they fix all the rest around it to make it balance around this value?

ID: gzhxc8d

Everyone says don't make a Bitcoin farm as a new player but I got mine up and running 2 weeks ago and while I'm not rolling in rubles like others might have been previously, I am still making money if I at least log in daily. With 10 cards in I still am making about 80kR a day off a Bitcoin - fuel.

19 : Anonymous2021/05/25 17:45 ID: gzezj7e

I just sold a bullet for 200,000!! Why would anyone use that bullet?! Is that just how insanely rich people are in this game? (Im a noob, havent even broken 1 million yet)

ID: gzf6vm0

Which one? Are you sure it wasn't a grenade? The most expensive round on is going for 60k each (the 338 Lapua Magnum AP). As for why it's so expensive: it's found-in-raid only (can't buy it from dealers or craft it), and will kill any player with one shot to the upper chest or head, through any armor. Even then it's incredibly impractical. More of a status symbol than anything else -- it is not normally going to be profitable to shoot this round.

ID: gzf930h

Ohh this must be a quest item only then. It was the OFZ 30x160mm Shell

20 : Anonymous2021/05/26 18:25 ID: gzjllpn

MinecraftKid08 enjoy the 2 GPUs from my scav body. Hope you looted me lol.

21 : Anonymous2021/05/27 18:00 ID: gznvxfo

I still haven't received my bought ebooks from physical merch store, no reaction to both emails, from two emails and in english or russian. Not sure what is going on but I want my ebooks

22 : Anonymous2021/05/22 22:03 ID: gz3loxu

ready for wipe

ID: gz4ygnk

ready for them to fix servers

23 : Anonymous2021/05/22 21:40 ID: gz3j3wz

when wipe

ID: gz3u2gn

I'm guessing within 2 months based on the current state of the game & historically looking at time between each wipe.

24 : Anonymous2021/05/22 21:37 ID: gz3ipf2

How do some people play this game with regular earbuds that you plug into your phone?

ID: gz3m2t0

Maybe there's something fancy going on in using a phone specifically, but nice studio headphones and in-ears are both just 2 sources of sound, one for each ear. With neat audio tricks (like steam audio) the ea

can interpret audio played in a particular way to create the effect of almost 360° sounds w/ verticality. (Multi-driver surround headphones are a thing as well, but generally regarded as poor sound quality comparitively)

25 : Anonymous2021/05/23 21:38 ID: gz7fhgl

I've not been on tarkov since christmas, curious as to when the next wipe is or if there is any word on it, sorry if it's a silly question.

27 : Anonymous2021/05/24 23:13 ID: gzbvnni

It's the servers you play on. Certain west coast servers that let Chinese and Korean players connect are full of hackers all the time. I put those servers on again last week cause I was lagging on my normal servers: head eyes from nowhere 4 games in a row.

Once I turn them off, I'll run into a hacker maybe once a month.

28 : Anonymous2021/05/24 06:15 ID: gz8vb6u

Some sources mentions map to map travel in .13? Is this true?

29 : Anonymous2021/05/24 14:42 ID: gz9zw9k

The final release of the game has a totally different vision to what we currently have, according to the developers.

Right now the game is in a testing loop where we're basically playtesting different parts of the game.

I think they want the final game to be open world where you travel in between areas (maps) and visit traders in person.

Not sure about v0.13 though it seems a bit further off than that. We'll see.

30 : Anonymous2021/05/24 16:11 ID: gzabk2l

Tarkov is a beta for BSG's main Project Russia 2028 which is supposed to be an open world game. I'd say they could introduce the mechanic but it wouldn't make that much sense to be honest.

31 : Anonymous2021/05/24 23:23 ID: gzbwtlv

Not that soon, no

32 : Anonymous2021/05/24 08:19 ID: gz93ada

Anyone got a trial key or something. I really want to try out this game. But too steep price for me.

33 : Anonymous2021/05/24 09:33 ID: gz97vf2

Advice, dont spend money on it, not right now. If you do, dont buy anything but the lowest.

Dont be fooled by the devs, the game is still in alpha state even though is says beta.

They still have a long ways to go, and while the mechanics and a lot of the games functionality is great, there are a great number of core problems with the game.

if you get frustrated easy you may want to stay away.

34 : Anonymous2021/05/24 13:03 ID: gz9o50v

Ah, there are some areas where there is truth in your statement, some mechanics need work. That being said, I love the game and have certainly gotten my (full price) money’s worth many times over. If $45 isn’t going to break the bank, the game is worth it. A trial key would be interesting, I feel like if you had 10 or 20 hours to make a decision, you might not like the game. There is a steep learning curve that takes time to overcome but is very rewarding when you do.

35 : Anonymous2021/05/24 14:41 ID: gz9zovv

The game is in a testing loop. Just bear that in mind. That said I've only ever seen the game go on sale directly via their website. If you wanna play this game while it's being tested then you have to stump up the ~€50 to do so

36 : Anonymous2021/05/24 18:38 ID: gzaw2a0

Yeah, it requires a credit card though to activate.

37 : Anonymous2021/05/24 21:49 ID: gzblidj

Don't waste your money

38 : Anonymous2021/05/24 14:09 ID: gz9vtjb

What's the range of shotguns? Can I kill the scavs on the following picture? (scav at sniper roadblock and sniper scav at military base checkpoint; I'm the yellow star)

39 : Anonymous2021/05/24 15:08 ID: gza36n9

with a slug round you can hit whatever you want

40 : Anonymous2021/05/24 14:37 ID: gz9z8y2

Pretty far honestly. Yes, you should be able to kill those scavs from those positions.

41 : Anonymous2021/05/24 16:12 ID: gzaboi2

Pretty fuckin far I would say. You can really underestimate your shotguns range.

42 : Anonymous2021/05/24 23:10 ID: gzbv9p4

With Magnum Buck or slugs, yes easily

43 : Anonymous2021/05/24 16:19 ID: gzackln

I recently hit level 32 endurance, and when I take a meldonin (+20 endurance) I get level 52 endurance rather than elite level. I thought max level was 51 so I'm very confused.

Can stims not provide you with temporary elite skills?

44 : Anonymous2021/05/24 17:43 ID: gzaoeqr

AFAIK, stims does not give you the bonus.

46 : Anonymous2021/05/24 19:24 ID: gzb2de1

Wipe is Thursday dude

47 : Anonymous2021/05/24 19:38 ID: gzb4h7n

Where did you hear that?

48 : Anonymous2021/05/24 20:29 ID: gzbb6c1

Because most people are high level and bored (except for new players). Wipe usually comes with a new map or expansion, and adjusted game mechanics.

49 : Anonymous2021/05/24 20:53 ID: gzbeami

They only announce wipes less than a week before they happen and everyone is ready for the next wipe.

50 : Anonymous2021/05/24 23:44 ID: gzbz76x

My launcher has been saying critical update everytime I open it for a while. Been meaning to reinstall it because it's annoying and I know BSG isn't updating it everyday.

51 : Anonymous2021/05/24 17:53 ID: gzaprrw

After poop


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