Escape from Tarkov - Catch All

Aetius wrote:

I've heard from various videos, streams, and sites that they have a couple of maps to left to finish - particularly Streets of Tarkov, which is going to be the penultimate map. They are also looking into an audio rework, and possible voice interaction (though Nikita is pretty negative on that). There's been discussion of an open world, and much longer raids like having to fight your way through Streets of Tarkov to get to the Labs.

That sounds pretty cool. I just hope it doesn't take another 2 years.

I've had a couple of rough days in Tarkov. On Thursday I only had one successful raid out of like five or six raids. Then, last night I kept disconnecting, usually at the beginning of a raid, and kept reconnecting, only to disconnect again. I finally just gave up and called it a night. Not sure if it was on my end or theirs (if it's their's, then I take back what I say about it being a finished game -- LOL!).

Getting really low on gear to take out my PMC.

Question, all the guides say to use BS ammo (for AK), but I don't see anywhere to buy it. Where can I stock up on BS ammo?

Once you reach level 5, you can buy it on the flea market. Until then, there isn't a source that I know of, unless you manage to find some in-game. It's also crazy expensive, like 1,000 roubles per round, so it's generally best left to the thick-boys. 5.45x39 BP and BT are decent on penetration and do more damage, and they are reasonably affordable (BT less so these days). If you like the DMRs, pretty much anything with 7.62x51 M80 is good enough.

What you'll find is that generally the community prioritizes penetration over everything to an insane degree, and ammo is really a lot more complicated than that. High-pen ammo for a new player is a trap, because it costs a lot and you're probably going to lose most of it without firing it. Go with the medium stuff, or high damage / low-pen if you're confident you can hit legs and heads.

If you're low on gear, do scav runs - you can get some good gear that way, usually better than you can afford for your PMC when you're starting out.

Lessons From Tarkov: Earlier in the week I went on a couple of PMC raids. Being very new to the game, I died. But before leaving I was smart enough to buy insurance for my crappy gear with Propor and Therapist.

Then I didn't play for 3 days.

When I signed in there were 4 "emails" waiting for me. Two said my items could be picked up. The next two said I waited too long to collect my gear and so I forfeited it. Live & learn.

I know it's a demanding game but WTF?

General PSA: the slow peek does not work. Don't do it.

Aetius wrote:

General PSA: the slow peek does not work. Don't do it. :)

Definitely go for the repeek though.

Another PSA: They are compensating players for recent server issues to the tune of 1 million roubles. Log in and grab it.

New Tarkov player here, if anyone is interested in joining up to learn this game together or as a sherpa, let me know. I'm located in the EU and play mostly on friday or satuday nights.

I am starting out relatively new myself, but I am in California, so the timing likely doesn't work. I tend to play around 9:30 pm PT.

You're right, that's 6:30 am for me. Also latency is would most likely be an issue.

I am still getting my feet wet with the game, but STILL really enjoying it. One question I had for the experts is “how many guns do you keep in your stash?” In other words, do you try to keep X back-up guns available should you not make it out of a round? I am having a hard time keeping any open space in my stash for new stuff.

Edgar_Newt wrote:

I am still getting my feet wet with the game, but STILL really enjoying it. One question I had for the experts is “how many guns do you keep in your stash?” In other words, do you try to keep X back-up guns available should you not make it out of a round? I am having a hard time keeping any open space in my stash for new stuff.

I upgraded to EOD like two years ago so i'm probably bad example. I keep the guns I enjoy but not usually the ones I don't. However, i'm pretty experienced so it is a lot different. It will take me another wipe with the hideout to really judge but I'd also guess somewhat early you would want to focus on upgrading your stash in your hideout.

Important thing to learn is while your still learning do not get greedy with scav. Learn scav exits. Go right near the exit kill 1/2 other scav's near exit. Grab gear and get out. Boom you have 2-3 guns for next few raids. Also would recommend getting good at one of the cheaper pistols and killing scav's with them. This allows you to always just buy a cheap pistol and go get better gun from a scav.

I only keep a couple of the guns I like. Bear in mind that if you sell something on the flea market, you can buy it back for pretty much the same price - the market is long-since saturated and flattened out.

Side note on that to everyone. Flea market is great for buying all kinds of things and selling also. However, a lot of weapons etc. are not worth it at all. Most people do not notice or do the math but 1/2 the time you can get more money selling a gun in pieces to the traders then what you will get on flea market + fee. People underestimate the flea market listing fee quite often for that.