Escape from Tarkov - Catch All

so def felt netcode getting better. It's still far from perfect. However, now we have some exacts.

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Did a couple hatchet/pistol runs on Customs to warm back up. Haven't played for over a month or so. Found a Marked Room key on my second run. Did they up the spawn, or did I get really lucky?

Druidpeak wrote:

Did a couple hatchet/pistol runs on Customs to warm back up. Haven't played for over a month or so. Found a Marked Room key on my second run. Did they up the spawn, or did I get really lucky?

They up the spawn about mid way last patch. They are talking about re-working how rare keys work. Some talk of possibly more common but durability on some keys and some talk of single use keys instead. No clear path yet just talk at this point.

So new patch came out. About 10 days ago. I skipped last patch so these thoughts are really the last two patches combined.

Desync - 100% Still an issue. 1000% better than it use to be. Old - Get behind cover .5 - 1 second later take damage or die. New- Get behind cover, take damage .1 - .2 seconds later. They are still working but improvements are noticeable.

FPS - The new map and method they are using huge help to FPS. I get nearly 110 on interchange (killer PC FYI). Shoreline has improved but once the re-make in new method will be even better.

Armor - A lot of new armor helmets. This has made such more of an improvement than I thought. It use to be if you didn't have fort on you were at a huge disadvantage because it was so much better than Paca. Well now there are like 5 armors between Paca and Fort armor. This has made a huge change because first if a guy is in fort and you are on one of the more easily gotten better armors you still have a good chance. Also I simply see more geared people using things other than fort because you can buy them easier so less people in fort.

Ammo - Now that there are so many levels of armor I think even early reset armor piercing is key. So this is actually a step down and I really think they need to come up with something or just have less types of ammo.

Interchange - Really cool concept map. They need to give it more extractions but they are working on that. A lot more of the loot is scattered which is cool but means you need to learn map pretty well before you can find loot as quickly as you are use to in containers. It is dark and looting really helps if you have weapon with flash light. Which is cool because it is a reason to use a flashlight on a gun.

PP19 - They have made this weapon now lvl 1 prapor and under 20k to buy. This is really big for early on because it's a really nice SMG. Still 9mm so not great against armor so you need to aim for head. However, great at taking out Scav's and if you can on the head you can take down armored players no problem. You will certainly outgrow this gun but I think giving people a better cheap starter gun was a great idea.

Tarkov is still a brutal learning experience. Really a game that you need to put time in. However, if you put that time in they are making it better and better.

Edit: They just released this on the patch they are workign on for end of month https://www.reddit.com/r/EscapefromT...

Shroud was streaming it last night in a foursome. All heavily armed. They went three straight maps, all different, and they saw like 3 people total each map. Until the last where they died on shoreline.

Chat was screaming the whole time. How boring. No action. It is not a streaming game. I’ve only played 3 times, but the intensity is there when you play. That stream last night did no justice to the game.

discoursian wrote:

Shroud was streaming it last night in a foursome. All heavily armed. They went three straight maps, all different, and they saw like 3 people total each map. Until the last where they died on shoreline.

Chat was screaming the whole time. How boring. No action. It is not a streaming game. I’ve only played 3 times, but the intensity is there when you play. That stream last night did no justice to the game.

So I have a few thoughts on this overall.

1. Streamers audience matters. Summit1g was one of the other people that were streaming with shroud and has been playing a little over a week. His Chat is a lot more calm about it. He also has been a big streamer for years where shroud really recently got big because of PUBG (he previously streamed Counter strike but not over 10k viewer mark like summit was). The audience of these streamers even though they play together and are friends are very different. Shroud got into it a while back and even said that he played mostly off stream because of bad viewer numbers. This game simply isn't for his mostly PUBG lover audience. This is far from a BR and is much slower paced patient game.

2. Not all games are super streamer friendly. Summit/Grimz/Sequisha do fine streaming this game because of their personalities. Same as Kotton and Deadlyslob (both who have been streaming the game for longer). Those players commentary keeps people in it more than the game play. I love this game but yet I watch other games more than I watch EFT (although been watching summit more because I like his commentary than the game). They are just more viewer friendly.

I agree with everything you said. I brought it up mostly because of the reaction shroud’s chat gave it. I think it was fine to watch; I actually enjoyed it, but shroud is also not my go-to stream. I also find the game awesome. I just found it funny that those “30k” people may now have a slightly differing viewpoint because of what they are used to seeing. Glad to hear other streamers are doing so with success.