Escape From Tarkov | Weekly Discussion | 07 Aug, 2021 – 14 Aug, 2021

1 : Anonymous2021/08/07 21:00 ID: p01a5s

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2 : Anonymous2021/08/08 22:28 ID: h87x97s

The sound of the duffle bag automatically zipping itself 2 seconds after you walk away from it still scares the shit out of me every time lmao

ID: h89y4zm

Yeah, I feel that. Also, PC blocks or wooden crates tend to do the same for me.

3 : Anonymous2021/08/08 16:02 ID: h86jhbr

Games still full of radar users.

ID: h86mvv2

It's so blatant nowadays. Don't think Battlestate has any intention of banning hackers anymore.

They don't even hide it, add the obvious cheater and they will tell you they have been cheating for 3+ wipes.

4 : Anonymous2021/08/08 15:27 ID: h86eyhe

Finally pulled the trigger and got the game.

Go straight into online with a vague understanding of how to play. Scurry around for a bit with my PMC, figuring out controls and stuff. Get lucky and blindside someone, killing them without taking a hit. Loot his body (he’s fully loaded out) but have no idea what I’m doing plus paranoid I’m gonna get killed, so I grab some random items and probably leave behind some good stuff. Then I’m running along, figuring out how the game works as I go by looking at my phone. Almost make it to an extraction point, but get sidetracked looting and a Scav (I think) kills me while I’m not paying attention.

Great game! Haven’t felt that kind of tension in a long time.

ID: h8715v4

Lol, honestly pretty good starting run! Here's a few tips to get you started, but mostly for the map and ballistics spreadsheets. My game significantly improved once I started using maps to orient myself.

5 : Anonymous2021/08/10 19:25 ID: h8g2qfj

Just here to express my full blown hatred to player scavs that shoot other player scavs AFTER DOING THE WIGGLE

Scum of Tarkov

6 : Anonymous2021/08/08 02:14 ID: h84i27q

The cheaters tonight are gnarly … please stop. Maybe I’m ignorant and it can’t be stopped but shut it’s annoying

7 : Anonymous2021/08/08 05:56 ID: h853fe2

I just had my first encounter with cultists and lmao

Scariest shit in any video game I've played

8 : Anonymous2021/08/08 07:05 ID: h858nek

Going prone and not being able to look up even if you’re on the slightest downward incline is pretty annoying. Sometimes if moving it’s hard to tell that what you’re going prone on. For example shoreline has a lot of micro hills. Idk you should be able to look up a little higher while prone imo

9 : Anonymous2021/08/08 15:06 ID: h86cdnj

Should I be holding breath every time I ADS during firefights

ID: h86rwd5

Not sure it makes much of a difference if you're moving around at the time but otherwise yes. Unless I'm mistaken it doesn't drain your aiming stamina any faster if you're holding your breath

ID: h889uco

Breath hold stops working with any movement using your feet.

10 : Anonymous2021/08/10 19:39 ID: h8g4q11

Got this scav spawn after working hard to get to uh 0.05 fence rep

ID: h8go48w

Imagine the riches that await you at 0.06

11 : Anonymous2021/08/09 01:46 ID: h88kmwy

Yo why can't I stop playing this game? I'm trying to reach level 20 so I can sell the Intel folders I've got on scav runs and 9/10 raids I go on are nothing but testicular torsion agony and the only way I get anything is scav runs but I can't stop fucking playing it why am I doing this to myself

12 : Anonymous2021/08/10 23:19 ID: h8gydv5

There seems to he a large influx of low level players recently, I feel bad when I find a lvl 2 tag on the guy I shot 🙁

13 : Anonymous2021/08/09 04:46 ID: h8938hp

Punisher Pt 4 turned me into a resort-camping degenerate and now I am dead. But the quest is done so it was worth it.

14 : Anonymous2021/08/07 23:37 ID: h840rmr

A curious thing happened to me today. I was trying to do that one quest for Jaeger where you have to kill 6 PMCs at the Factory office area. I spawned in with SSh-68 helmet and MF-UNTAR armor vest which was at durability ranging from 37%-44% (can't remember which one exactly, though I'm leaning towards the 37%). Anyways, I got into the third floor office area, when suddenly there were shots going off at me, luckily he missed all of those. I threw a nade and then tried to rush him but he escaped towards the stairs area (His running animation suggested he was carrying a pistol). Anyways threw a nade from the office towards the area he was in to supress him and went out of room and waited for him to peek. When he did we started shooting though he quickly put me down in what seemed to be at max 3 bullets. Well anyway, went into the injury screen and noticed that he got me into the thorax with 9x18 PM PS gs PPO armor, so I figured he killed me with a Makarov, I laughed it off and forgot about it. Few hours later I remembered it again and found it curious so I tried the Battle Buddy app with the penetration simulator. Turns out he would need a LOT of hits before he could even penetrate my armor with that ammo. I guess I just got Tarkov'd, anyways just an interesting little story.

ID: h84ps5l

He would need a lot of hits if your armor wasn't in poor shape, which it sounds like it was

15 : Anonymous2021/08/08 08:09 ID: h85d2ni

Hey y’all I’m a very new player and was wondering if anyone could give me any tips on how to get better and get over the anxiety while being in the game

ID: h85o4bt

One thing that's helped me: anything I take into raid I assume I will lose. So when a situation gets stressful I tend to notice it now and tell myself that the outcome doesn't matter. I rarely feel tense when playing now but I miss it sometimes. The tension is a big part of what made me love learning the game.

Scav runs are great for grabbing a few valuables to sell and running out. You can easily make 100-200k roubles per scav run once you get used to the game controls and learn where the loot is.

Always use your best gear. Skill and map knowledge matters a lot in this game but using better gear gives you a chance to react when you're attacked rather than just immediately dying

ID: h85k4ii

Hello ReporterMany,
We highly recommend looking into EFT's Sherpa program.
Sherpa's are BSG officiated player's who take time out out of their gameplay to teach new players Escape From Tarkov.
They will help you with everything from gun builds, learning an unfamiliar map, to brand new player basics.
If you want to request a sherpa, follow the directions on their official discord.

Hope this helps!
Vicfis, Subreddit Moderator

16 : Anonymous2021/08/08 12:19 ID: h85uhyz

Few dumb questions about armour.

I basically just use paca armour and occasionally the higher tier armoured rig. But this stuff is going to be like strapping paper plates to me against anything bigger than a buckshot round or pistol.

If i find a broken armour after killing someone like 0/60 can i take it outnwith me and repair it?

How can I reliably get better armour than this without flea market? I dont have any quests for ragman yet at lvl 14 so cant level his rep.

ID: h86v91a

Any armor below 50% durability (this is below 50% of the max durability, not 50% of the lower repaird durability) is basically useless. Once armor gets damaged it exponentially loses its penetration protection. This is why the Korund armor is pretty good because of its reparability. You can repair it like 4 times to almost max durability and for very cheap. Reparability is designated by the armor material. The drawback of the Korund is that it takes about one shot and then it loses a lot of its protection due to durability loss...but it'll protect you for about one shot of very good ammo which is what you want with armor.

Getting good armor is tough without flea, but just run the good stuff Ragman'll at least protect you from scavs and other people running mid-tier ammo. This is why you should focus on quests and get to flea asap. You need access to good ammo and armor to run serious pvp builds. There's some good videos on youtube about armor.

ID: h8628hq

If i find a broken armour after killing someone like 0/60 can i take it out with me and repair it?

Yes, repairing armour will take off a bit of the overall durability of the armour depending on which trader you use to repair. Prapor has the lowest cost but highest durability loss, Skier is in the middle and Mechanic has the highest cost but lowest durability loss. (Note: repairing counts towards the money spent at a trader for loyalty so I suggest repairing at Skier since insurance money counts towards Prapor and you should always sell items to Mechanic and Therapist)

How can I reliably get better armour than this without flea market? I dont have any quests for Ragman yet at lvl 14 so cant level his rep.

At level 17 you get Ragman LL2. He'll then sell you the 6B3TM-01M armoured rig which in my opinion is a very good choice for much of the game as it's level 4 armour and cheap. It's also made from Titan, which is very repairable. The downside is that it has only 20 slots, 4 2x1 and 4 1x1 slots.

The other option at LL2 is the 6B13 which is just the armour so you can put your own rig on top. It's made from ceramic though which is pretty much the worst for repairing.

17 : Anonymous2021/08/09 11:01 ID: h89u3yq

Does anyone find the "examine" thing to be an imporant/necessary or entertaining part of the game?

I really try to wrap my head around its purpose, but I don't get it.

An elite former military operator turned contractor can't figure out what a can of peas is?

ID: h89yeji

It’s strange but I don’t mind it? This is my first wipe though so it’s kind of fun being like “oh I wonder what this is oh it’s garbage.” The first time loading up and having to examine EVERYTHING was pretty obnoxious though lol. I’m sure in another wipe or two I’ll be like ok I’m over it.

ID: h8az09t

To capitalize on what Chaimwitzyeah already said, I think the process of examining new items is exciting for the people experiencing Tarkov for the first time.

18 : Anonymous2021/08/12 18:34 ID: h8opkfe

Just got a blue keycards from a fence extract !!!!!!!!

19 : Anonymous2021/08/08 12:09 ID: h85tpzz

im a avid scav runner i always sit at scav and pmc extracts till about the last 7min of a raid but have yet to extract with any pmcs. if you use scav for the love of god sit at scav and pmc extract for a bit and if you only run pmc cut that wiggly little scavy boi a break and check/sit at the scav and pmc extracts trust me you dont need his 155 and bandage.

i play on Atlanta and Washington so if anyone sees this do me a solid and stop by the scav exit for a bit i play between 7am-5pm and 10pm-12pm if i have days off its usually 8am-12pm.

ID: h86d168

It's just not happening. Scavs have nothing to lose and PMCs often go in with more expensive gear than anything a scav will find during a scav raid.

For every one of you, there are like 500 bloodthirsty scavs that are ready to shoot each other in the head for a 40 durability toz.

20 : Anonymous2021/08/10 11:52 ID: h8eesg0

why is there no test drive part 2 and so on? Or do we do such a shitty job that Prapor stops bothering with western guns?

21 : Anonymous2021/08/10 13:14 ID: h8en7f4

Rivals armband up for some GPUs if anyone interested

22 : Anonymous2021/08/10 17:22 ID: h8fl8wc

Why do some containers stay open, whenever I finish looting I hear it close behind me.

ID: h8gnf30

It only closes for you. On the server it stays open.

23 : Anonymous2021/08/10 20:57 ID: h8gfoyq

Anyone else having longer wait times after the patch? Launching takes longer, joining a match takes longer, and the after match loads are taking longer. I’ve only been playing for a few weeks so I’m not sure if this is par for the course with patches or not.

24 : Anonymous2021/08/11 15:07 ID: h8jioh3

Does anyone have any tips for getting out of a "rut"? I've died every single raid today and money is going to run out quickly if it keeps going this way!

25 : Anonymous2021/08/08 02:55 ID: h84mhix

Is there a Scav rep bug? Player Scav shot me and I respond by shooting him and killing him. I take a Scav rep hit (other Scavs aggro'd me as well).

100% positive he shot me first. I actually waited as he missed me several times and then legged me. I got him when he was reloading.

ID: h854rof

I’m not even gaining scav karma when I kill PMC’s anymore it’s fucking annoying

ID: h87ysh7

You have to let him kill you first and then you can fight back

26 : Anonymous2021/08/08 03:12 ID: h84o6ip

Are the servers dying? Reserve is actually unplayable right now 2 raids in a row with insanely massive desync

27 : Anonymous2021/08/08 06:54 ID: h857ux0

bro what did they do to shoreline loot pools this is terrible

28 : Anonymous2021/08/10 01:17 ID: h8cvmc1

Well I just got run over by the car extract on woods instead of extracting. How's everybody else's raids going?

29 : Anonymous2021/08/10 15:39 ID: h8f6h28

Glad the scav extract karma just rolled around cause I thought I was being a detective and killing a traitor but nope that displeased fence

30 : Anonymous2021/08/10 16:51 ID: h8fgp8c

What's up with scavs seemingly looting the locked cash registers in OLI and Goshan? Do AI scavs pretend to do that? Are player scavs pretending for some reason? Is the key easily findable on the map as a scav and they're player scavs actually looting them? Or are BEAR PMCs going into interchange dressed like scavs with the key just so they can trick player scabs into leaving them alone while they get the cash registers? I'm confused.

ID: h8futn5

AI scavs are coded to go to containers and 'loot' them. They don't take anything, but it's done to make AI more realistic and harder to differentiate between AI and players.

31 : Anonymous2021/08/10 18:29 ID: h8furep

Damn. I got too cocky trying to sell Mechanic gunsmith reward guns and one of his kiba reward keys and set myself from .70 pts to -0.08 rating. Now this is the ultimate pain.

32 : Anonymous2021/08/10 21:13 ID: h8ghtfk

I just got a Rivals 2020 mask from my scav case. Is that as valuable as I think it is? What should I trade it for?

ID: h8gkdm7

Not really the armband is good


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