I didn't make it!
Did anyone found out about merc faction? I mean like what they doing in the zone? Sorry for my english.
? dont know if there is a secret... not sure who they are workin for Militray = Gov Stalkers = personal gain Bandits = theives Monolith = you find out in the game... well one of the TRUE endings you do Duty = Wants to clean up and out the zone Freedom = Hippies want to make the zone a Walmart... all are welcome
LoneWolf;3694002? dont know if there is a secret... not sure who they are workin for Militray = Gov Stalkers = personal gain Bandits = theives Monolith = you find out in the game... well one of the TRUE endings you do Duty = Wants to clean up and out the zone Freedom = Hippies want to make the zone a Walmart... all are welcome
Haha, love your description of Freedom :-)
BlackSilver65;3694031Haha, love your description of Freedom :-)
Same here. :rofl:
As for the Mercs, I think they consider themselves like the Elite warriors in the zone. On the one mission in Cordon when you must defend the outpost where Sid is they said the Mercs told them to leave or else which implies that they are known for their power and not being so kind. Also, if you go into Wild Territory for the first time you will recognize that all the people there that are enemies are Mercs.
It depends on whether the dev team is going by the true definition of merc. In real life mercenaries are often hired by cartels, corporations, or the eccentrically wealthy to find info, items, money, extort, protect illegal operations etc. Since they are posted strategically between Bar and Yantar and their main dialouge suggests they want the scientist's research data (Save the Scientist cutscene), they no doubt are there to gain an advantage via forcefull accquisition of inside information. The only question remains are they doing it for themselves or are they hired by someone to do it. Since the true definition of the word mercenary is "one that serves merely for wages", it is implied that they are in it only for the money and serving somone else in doing so. If so that would mean they really don't care about the atrifacts and all that stuff, as long as they get payed. Then again it could be the Ukrainian dev team merely used the word "Merc" inaccurately.
in simplified terms, Mercs live out their true name. Work for Money. They probably got hired by some other bad ass guy to kill the scientist and retrieve the info in the first place. They camp that area afterwards, cuz their comrades didnt contact them after that so they know the scientists are ther or some other pro.
so really the OP's original question still stands, anyone found out who hired them or is it another loose end?
Maybe they'll reveal that in the next STALKER, if there is one. There's not going to be much to add to the game in a sequel or expansion if they keep it in the existing zone, so keeping much of the story from us may be one way to add dimension later if they don't expand it. Adding to the story could also mean adding more quests of different types than exist in the current installment as well, which is much needed.
or.... maybe the developers jus want u to use ur imagination instead of counting on fixed stories.....
ha ha, it was me all along, i sent the stalker killers in ;)