So I went through "The Hole" and flooded the area, and came out at where the bandits were (in the other hole) and I found streloks stash BEFORE I went into the Dirt Hole, by going into the Spiral Staircase hole.
So by the time I had to flood the area, I had a mark on my PDA Map telling me to go to yantar... effing up the storylines flow again.
Then I went to duty got my reward, accepted a quest from the guide to get his "ripper" shotgun from a mutant that was... eating it. Decided to check out the Flooded dirt hole, went inside, and now I can't get out... the way through I went before is barred off with locked doors, and now I'm in back in the dirt chamber you start in when you go in "The Hole" the dirt one... and I can't jump up either of the 2 holes in that chamber to exit! I"M STUCK DOWN HERE. HEEEEELLLLLLLLPPPPPPP!
So I load a previous save from when I turn the dial to flood place~ and I go through the moving gate, go upstairs to see duty members, then run through the flaming spirals to climb the ladder, and game crashes when I click yes to go to agroprom, crashed 2 times... after "Client Synchronizing"
man W T F, my autosave was made when I went into the "Flooded Dirt Hole" and my quicksave is from standing in the underground with duty needing to go up the flaming stairs...
So if the flaming stairs = game crash upon leaving the area, can I get out of that dirt hole??? WTF? Do I need to restart the game a 4th TIME?!?! WILL I EVER BEAT THIS GAME??!
Wow...that kinda sucks. So after the flood, you decided to go back & poke around? I'm suprised you could get in at all. On my way out, I noticed that the water was radioactive green water & said, "Well..guess I'm never going back there again," and never gave it a second thought. It could be you weren't supposed to be able to get back in - and therefore there was no way out. Personally..I don't feel comfortable just relying on quicksave & autosave. I like to periodically do a save in a safe location, so if I totally screw up I can go back to the most recent safe-save & not have to start all over. Usually every time I get to a faction compound I will do this & label it the name of the faction. I'd recommend everyone do this..since there is no limit on how many saves you can have. Why not back up your work?
I repeatedly tried to leave via the ladder on the fiery staircase, and eventually got out without the game crashing. Immediately saved.
I had a quest at that time to return a secret data pda, and I had to get it in garbage. I did.
I noticed that after getting it and heading back to agroprom, that the NPC I had to deliver it to was ABOUT to ENTER garbage via waypoint...
so I went back to garbage, and sure enough he was taking cover... alone... behind a rock... about to charge 9 bandits that had AK's (the ones that try to steal your cash)
so I managed to click him 2 dozen times and his talk dialogue opened up and I returned the item (as I did so in the dialogue box - he jumped over the rock) within 3 seconds all the bandits shot him. dead.
I picked up the pda from this same area. The bandits told me to stop, and told me to Freeze old man! and Stay right there, thats it, just stay there, and no one came over to me... so I ran for it... they didn't attack, just walked off doing their normal bit, so I got the PDA and ran off... haha... but when I came through after returning PDA and them killing duty guy, they attacked~
Wow...that's pretty crazy. I guess after that hardship you endured to get out of that underground area, the pagan gods of gaming decided to award you a gaming glitch in your favor. The bandits jacked me up the first time I hit Garbage....stole all my cash..then mugged me again during the non-avoidable cinematic. Since then I've been killing them all on-site. I'm taking my cash back from them one bullet ridden corpse at a time.