ok, I'm at the part where you have to go into the third floor of that military building and steal the military documents. So what happens is, I come out of the man hole thing that goes into the tunnels (you know... where you have you're first fight with a scary monster in the game) I come out of the man hole, and I'm completely surrounded by dozens of military guys, I usually can escape without dieing, but the problem is, is that i still have to go back and get the documents. And when I try to go back and get them, I always get shot to death. just wondering how the hell I am supposed to get them... And why I am even getting them in the first place. The overall story does not make much sense..
also... why is it that I still fail any task when I don't go back for the reward. I never go back for the reward unless I am close to the trading post, honestly because I'm having too much fun to just turn back.. I was just wondering if it is wroth going back for, and if I get anything good...
Maybe I wouldn't have so many questions if I knew what I was doing and why. The plot and where I am at in the game now does not make a whole lot of sense to me. Can someone please explain...
The documents pertain to the main story line, and things will eventually start to make sense after that. If you can escape the soldiers, then take refuge in a nearby building or something and regain strength. Use the lean keys to your advantage (most of the time you can pop off head shots without the enemies around the corner knowing you're near). Be patient, too; Stalker isn't a run-and-gun game, you have to use strategy and skills to assist you. Oh, and if all else fails, wait it out underneath the manhole. The soldiers above the surface will eventually venture out to other areas of the base.
As for the failed task thing, I don't know. I also think it's kind of foolish. Don't worry, though; if you don't make it back to 'claim your reward', there won't be a negative impact on the game (unless it's a story-related mission).
I am not sure where your at. Are you coming out the same hole you went into? Where you escorted a guy and he showed you the hole? If so I think your supposed to find another exit. Keep checking your mission status, PDA's and diary. You should be able to piece the story togather. It is rather vague even the end. It sounds like your taking your time which is a good way to play this game. I believe you lose reputation if you don't complete your missions. Check your status kills and reputaion. It don't think it prevents you from continuing or completing the game.
quests have time limit u know..... and the main story's quests have unlimited time, so those failed task mostly have a day or 2 for u to complete and if u dont thats it.... and yea i agree with deimos, stalker has improved AI then half life 1 man... u dont jus run around with a SPAS shotgun thinking ur god and all. take some time to grab a grenade or more bullets from the bandits and try to take the military 1 by 1 again if theres too many thats wher u grenade comes in :) if u have amnesia i think ur memories are all scattered and u have to remember 1 by 1 and piece them together.... stalker made it that way so u have to sort out the story with ur own imagination P.S. the trees are ur best friend in an open field :)
i've actually just done this mission again last night for the 5th time, as you come out of the manhole try and take out the guy in the tower closest to you (the direction escapes me at the mo) then turn and hide in the building next to you (move fast), if you picked up the fast firing ak-74 in streloks stash
you can sit at the end of the hall and pop off the soldiers as they try to climb the stairs. all you gotta do is wait till you cant hear anything else then make your way carefully to the
briefcase and then head towards the left entrance to escape.