So if you help the military guy under the bridge in cordon - and kill the stalkers to rescue the commander - do you join the military? what do they offer? the stalkers become your sworn enemy? or no.
And how the heck do you get to make FRIENDS with the bandits? So long as they stop shooting me I think I'll manage (to help em) I screwed that up last time (had to restart game - found game breaking bug/glitch :( )
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20th November 2007
i killed the guy under the bridge , i am stuck as well, i didn't want to join the millitary ...now my mission seems to be bloody bugged ...i fallow the arrow to my red objective circle ...once thier i am suppose to kill the commanders pals ??? i don't get it ??? no place marked for the location of his pals ...this really pisses me off , these buggy missions ..ill just have to find some other way to have fun? continue to new areas? till they patch dis shite
Well u can't really join the Military faction anyways, it's just a side mission for you to do as you're still a loner merc. But then this will have you going against the Stalkers, which you don't want to do. It's really not a big deal, the Military guy turns on you anyways when u agree to go get the Commander out of prison, least it did for me. And the PDA mission is dumb because all you get for it from him is a Army Medkit. No cash, nothing... But if u know where the PDA is, good cause there is some goodies back there and there is a stash in the pipe you may get when in Cordon. Again the only factions you can truly join are Stalkers, Duty, Freedom. And people have said it can only be done one time, so choose wisely. Others may ask for your help, but they aren't joinable.
how do I not have the bandits shoot at me? so I can collect their rewards? etc.?
I am in cordon since I had to restart, and I haven't shot the bandits near the stalker neutral base.
Am I going to miss out on a flash drive if I don't kill those bandits?
Oh what the hell!! So I've been hanging out in cordon - and haven't attacked bandits - they were still neutral (no yellow bars on enemy, none on friends side of the statistics either.)
So I was trying to make it to garbage without upsetting the bandits... I kill them a few times to see how much it would affect my stats with them - went to trader to get my reward - there was no task complete message when i killed them, and there was no reward received when I spoke to trader saying I wiped out the bandits... - so yet again - i reload (from my save where I haven't attacked bandits and had neutral status)
Yet when I look at statistics - THEY HAVE 1 yellow ENEMIES bar ! What the hell?? I'm never going to hang out with bandits... HOW - I say HOW DO YOU? I understand you can't "Join" them - I'm not looking to - I just don't want to fight them so much since THEY kept sending me "Help us!" requests even though they were enemies - and if I didn't help them I got a lot of "Task Failed" which is lame.
I read in another forum somewhere that bandits have a feature you can do like shooting crows or something
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20th November 2007
i havent seen i game soo weak on story than this....were is the main quest? i have seen is the red objective which is bugged for me , you guys say its a side mission ...but ahhh thier gotta be some thing to guide me to the main quest???
23rd July 2008
I believe in order to change the bandits attitude towards you, you have to go out on a killing spree whipping out neutral stalker camps/freedom/duty camps etc and then they will turn from hostile to neutral to friendly. However beware that the lone group of bandits will still try to rob you at the neutral stage and killing them does alter the attitude of the bandits overall so try to stay clear of them before turning friendly to them.
Although i wouldnt recommend it because i believe it may screw up the main plot so before you do this, make a backup.
Yes there is no real point in being friendly to Bandits as the only way to do so will screw up your status with Stalkers, maybe others too like Duty / Freedom. Now when it comes time to be friends with Freedom, try to stay friendly as long as you can to get as much from them as you can, once you go all out Duty or join Duty. There isn't any turning back, that is unless you want everyone as your enemy. Also the main plot won't kick in where you are at right now GASDORF, it will come though don't worry.
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3rd September 2008
if you join the stalkers while in cordon, you automatically become hated by the bandits.
dont join the stalkers and the bandits in the garbage will be netural to you and you can then join them.
you will beable to join either duty or freedom after you have completed the main duty story quest, however it is best to not bother join either side until you completed the main story upto the point but just before walking into the tunnel into leminsk.
if you were to join freedom before you hit red forest, you will be up to your arm pits in duty members..the same goes for join duty and going to the military wharehouse.
Thanx for pointing out the complexity of joining factions. As you wouldn't want to screw up the whole story line. It's best to stay neutral I guess. As I am doing since I havn't even had the chance to explore Red Forest or Leminsk just yet. But I hear once entering Leminsk, you've entered the point of no return.
Thats news to me.
Anyhow after re-starting my game due to massive bugs~ I'm back in Garbage and about to head out to Dark Valley
If you don't want your money stolen upon entering GARBAGE, simply don't enter garbage from an entrance that has BANDITS on the map waiting there... wait for them to 1: Die 2: mutants are there, 3: Stalkers are there, or 4: no one is there... THEN you will not be robbed of your credits.
So I didn't kill any bandits EXCEPT when helping Wolf's quest for his bro Hound
And then they were still NEUTRAL at the garbage, so I went in, did a couple quests for the main bandit, and they are being more towards almost full orange friendly in statistics bars
Stalkers are also full orange bars for friendly statistic.
(I have not joined any factions)
I do not want to wipe out the people at the flea market for the bandits... and I also noticed that when I got to the flea market there was a BIG DEAD PILE of bandits (the ones that were supposed to wait for me to command them to attack) dead and... well, in a pile. So I looted them, and I'm going to try and find more flash drives before I start killing neutral npc's
So you CAN join bandits, and duty, and freedom, and stalkers - and only in the swamps area can you join clear sky - (only for the INTRO part of the game - if you leave swamps - you leave Clear Sky faction permanently)