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bedwine

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#1 14 years ago

I am playing on novice mode. I don't understand why they even have an easy mode but they never make it easy. I am stuck in Garbage district. Wave after wave of 5 to 7 guys come at me. I take them all out and they respawn so fast I don't have time to check the bodies for more ammo etc. The graphics are good and it stopped crashing after I patched it but damn the game does not have a novice mode that is actually for a novice. What is with the rediculous respawning?




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#2 14 years ago

I've actually been in situations where enemies just pop right in front of me. One time, on my way to the garbage area, I was walking through that little office that leads to the district as usual. Just as I was about to exit and enter the garbage district, I heard that familiar ping noise that lets you know when another stalker is in the area. A bandit spawned right behind me and shotgunned me right in the back of the dome! After I died and quickloaded, I ran right through that damn office into the garbage area without stopping. I hate it when they just pop out of thin air like that.




m3sSh3aD

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#3 14 years ago
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Yes, once you take the main bandit out behind the garbage place, which is a mission you can get, the bandits more or less disapear from the area. I had it so when i came back from the garbage to the first area, in that hut you were on about, and 3 people in there killed me in about 0.1 of a second haha. Had load up which was a bit away which was annoying but hey, No worries. Awesome game, i dont mind :)



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#4 14 years ago

novice mode is easy, havnt tried any others yet, lol, but:

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The basic movement any enemy does is 1. see's you 2.shoots at you whilst moving to cover, doesnt matter where the cover is, as long as its cover, so they can sometimes run toward you. 3. hide for about 1 sec then slowly move out from behind the cover about 70% of the time from the origional side



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#5 14 years ago

The bottom right of your minimap displays a number. That number is the amount of "humans" surrounding you.

So when you enter a Firefight check that number, and when you kill 4-5 and still see "2" or "3", tread lightly and watch your corners.




m3sSh3aD

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#6 14 years ago

Harder the diffuculty, harder the AI, Stalker is the setting that anyone should start. Vet is pretty tough in parts and not tried master.

THat 3 times damage MOD is an excellent MOD but doesnt work with 1.0001 :(




moonracer1313

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#7 14 years ago

yeah, I had a lot of problems with NPCs respawning before I could get through a pack, Now that I'm more experienced against the NPCs it's not so bad.

Two tips. 1. Get a groups attention and make sure they are all coming after you. NPCs will spend a LOT of time and effort slowly hunting you down, but aren't psychic. So you can get them to look for you in one direction while you run off and sneak behind them to your destination.

2. Grenades, make use of them even outdoors. Even though NPCs are smart enough to scatter when you throw them you can still often get lucky and at least do some damage to several at once making for a shorter fire fight.




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#8 14 years ago
SwiftyMagee;3600443I've actually been in situations where enemies just pop right in front of me. One time, on my way to the garbage area, I was walking through that little office that leads to the district as usual. Just as I was about to exit and enter the garbage district, I heard that familiar ping noise that lets you know when another stalker is in the area. A bandit spawned right behind me and shotgunned me right in the back of the dome! After I died and quickloaded, I ran right through that damn office into the garbage area without stopping. I hate it when they just pop out of thin air like that.

I had this exact same situation happen to me, not sure but the spawn timings must be screwed up for that area.

I was also near the Research institute and had a group of 30 guys spawn on the other side of the fence (coming toward the gate) luckily i got the gate and loaded to the other zone before the could wipe me out


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#9 14 years ago

The beginning of the game was rather difficult, but once you find an assault rifle and some artifacts things are much easier.