Anyone in the Zone is a Stalker whether he wants to be one or not.
Did a shitload of Monolith missions, rich as fuck, armor is 40%, repairing it is expensive, but I don't want to spend any money on it.
I literally had 20kg's of artifacts, carrying them around was a bitch.
Fast forward, I had to say goodbye to my Abakan ; still using Sig SG 550 and having 800 bullets of 5.56 calibre.
Also, VOG 25 jumping grenades are SICK.
As always, shat my pants multiple times during the game, especially at nights.
Are the sniper rifles any good in SoC? Ive read on the survival guide that in late game scoped weapons are almost needed to kill exoskeleton wearing baddies.
Also, do gas masks (when part of the suit) do anything but look nice?
Not only that but you have to jump through too many hoops to get one in the first place. Scoped 9x39 rifle (the VSS / "Vintar) is probably the best endgame ranged weapon in SOC.
The 9x39 caliber has mad penetration which is really useful for ripping through the heavy armour worn by the opposition past the Army Warehouses. If you can't score a good amount of 9x39 and a "Vintar" / AS VAL (SA-Avalance in the game) , a G36 with armour piercing rounds is very good as well.
Do NOT go to Red Forest or beyond without a good supply of AP ammo. Hint : AP ammo (and 7.62x54r of sniper rifles) will also go through light covers like trees, thin steel plates and wood panels.
In case you still want to try them out, buy a little ammo for them prior to going to Red Forest and pick up a rifle from one of the many Monolith snipers. In Clear Sky and Call of Pripyat the SVD becomes useful again (in the former because the NPCs take much damage, making headshots important and in the latter due do the increased combat distances)
The Vintorez is fucking boss in all three games, once I get one I never let go of it. Ever.
Same for the Groza 5.45.
It's funny, my weapon progression is pretty much always the same..
BM16 > AKS-74u > AK-74 (and varients thereof) > Groza, Vintorez, and the winchester pump shottie. (and then it never changes)
IL86 best race master race.
AC-96/2 / Obokan with PSO-1 and GP-25 master race reporting in.
the first rifle you find in SoC, the one that's pretty much a shotgun
and you thought the IL86 jams a lot.
Kingly status awarded to whoever makes a Stalker version of this.
Best weapon is Vintorez. It's the weapon of heroes. After that is Strelok's SGI-5k Arrow. Then bolt.
So i bought call of pripyat and was wondering if there are any sneaking mods, i cannnot sneak around seems like everyone is wall hacking!
Also, is Call of Pripyat your first S.T.A.L.K.E.R game ?
Yeah, you could argue that stealth is somewhat broken in the base game as things like swinging a knife makes a sound and loading a game might make everyone suddenly aware of your presence.
Please also note that weapon suppressors are not that effective and most of the time function with weapons that make use of subsonic ammunition.
L.U.R.K for Shadow of Chernobyl tries to make stealth somewhat plausible (and more attractive since the weapon recoil is strong and enemies are very accurate) but at the moment it's not something you should rely on.
I played SoC and CS and really enjoyed both games even if it was impossible to sneak.
It is possible to sneak, it's just really weird what the AI will and will not detect.
Some times you can walk right up to them and knife them in the noggin, other times they'll shoot at walls in your exact direction.
In SGM 2.1 is anyone having problems with the MP3 player? Every song on there for me is 0 seconds long and when I looked at the game data every track is 6kb large and consists of a "bleep".
holy fuck yes finally found the one stalker build with the same particle effects for anomalies as from the behind the game 2004 videos
time to port them over to final, hard to see anomalies for the win