Enhanced AI that not only fights better, but also reacts better and can use weapon attachments, heal and do all sorts of other things that they normally couldn't do.. You know, like flatten your nose
while stealing your weapon. Enhanced Player reactions to the world around him/her. Getting hit hard hurts and you'll notice it when your view wavers like a punching bag getting beaten to a pulp. Push your body too hard and sleep deprivation will start to take effect, drink too much and you might pass out somewhere you really don't want to. You get the idea. Enhanced Damage reaction based on body parts. Why should getting hit in the neck do the same damage as getting hit in the arm? Now vital areas and joints take more damage, ending fights quicker and more brutally than before.. Beware though, what affects the NPC's also affects you. Minimalistic Hud with only the features a player should have to constantly monitor.. Want a map, pull out your PDA, otherwise stop complaining and go play a pansy mod. Trade is now not useless.. Ammo and Medkits are scarce amongst your victims and now you won't recieve any weekly "Gifts" after completing two certain achievements.. Now you must rely on the likes of Owl and Hawaiaan to get your necessities. Artifacts can now be found on the bodies of your victims.... But, just to be fair, the chance of finding artifacts on dead bodies is even less than the respawning of artifacts in anomalies after a blowout. And to compensate for the fact that you can find artifacts in other places, their trade price has gone down 50%.. Have fun earning enough money for that precious CS-1 suit. Gimped Start. Your Commanding Officer was a cheap bastard and offered you no equipment and only basic essentials that would last a couple days. With your trusty PM and dapper Leather Jacket, you head out into the zone like the bad ass you are, who needs equipment when you're just plain amazing? More realistic carrying weights.. Your maximum rate for running is 30KG before you start suffering from massive stamina loss. Your maximum rate for walking is 45KG before you start suffering from minor stamina loss while walking. Suits will obviously compensate for that short coming, but now more than ever, Energy drinks should be in your inventory. The last thing you need on your mind is having to run away from a pack of Psuedo Dogs only to have to stop every 30 steps because you decided you wanted to play Captain Pack Rat.. Pick and choose your essentials wisely. Traders have become more stringent in their weapon return policies btw, so don't go around picking up every tom, dick and MP5 you find during your adventures.. Take the ammo and move on, best advice you'll ever get.