First of all, I would like to reccomend you the mod Oblivion Lost, it has a sleeping bag and time can goes by at a better pace, but if your looking for tactics:
-Better survivability, hunt in the day, sell your findings in the night, don't sell them to the major traders with infinite money, sell them to the locals, you'll get more money. Also, try to fight in the arena, it's a time killer.
- I don't adapt the game to darkness, it ruins the gameplay significantly, it becomes easier and less enjoyable. I prefer to hunt at night with a suit with color night-vision, I don't enjoy animal hunting at that time, go somewhere more popular, gun down bandits and make little stashes of their ammo in places for future grabbings.
-Cautiousness is key, I go in with a game plan, study the area, look at how hard it will be to get out of there if the heat is too heavy, take out the people that block your exits first. Learn to observe the map and your visibility while your in combat, it can help you plan your next move and significantly decrease the chance of being caught from behind.
1. Go to the Bar or the nearest campfire and get yourself drunk. Listen to some music, talk to those poor bastards around you or watch TV. Then eat and hit the sleeping bag. Or go out and try to count the stars or stare and howl at the moon. 2. Night is ideal for artifact hunting; their glow is more visible in the dark. 3. Take a mission in one of the labs, in there its irrelevant whether its night or a day. 4. I usually use the nights to organize my inventory, unload and detach add-ons from the guns intended for sale (annoyingly long process of scrolling down for each gun), repair my equipment, examine the newly acquired artifacts and rearrange the stuff on my belt, rearrange my weapon’s add-ons and types of ammo loaded, planning what to carry in the next mission (you really don’t need long range snipers for the labs, if your next mission is against mutants take a suit with best rupture protection, if against NPCs take the best bullet proof, in radiated areas full of anomalies wear scientific suit…), reading all those PDA info, trading and reading all those “What can you tell me about…” … and before you know it, another beautiful orange dawn in The Zone emerges, it’s time to move!
I hang out around Rostov, talk with STALKERS, then go hunting in the wild territory, I have this thing for head shots at night time. After some hunting I return back to the hanger out side the arena around the corner from bar and crash. Then during the day I make car trips to the NPP Pripyat not so much for artifacts but for good weapons that will get me 900 a piece with bar tender. So nights I spend in Pripyat, under the bank in a shipping container, i have the area secured with two UAZ and a BTR60.
I use OL 2.0. In Cordon, I go to the military camp and exterminate everyone with my knife. (Does anyone knows what the fireproof briefcase does?) Or, you can find me in Cordon, in the rookie camp. Or, you can find me in the bar drinking some vodka :D
Donib;4387186I use OL 2.0. In Cordon, I go to the military camp and exterminate everyone with my knife. (Does anyone knows what the fireproof briefcase does?) Or, you can find me in Cordon, in the rookie camp. Or, you can find me in the bar drinking some vodka :D
Later, after lab in Dark Valley, you'll get special mission from Sidorovich to get the briefcase from Military base (it's optional, you must ask him is there any special mission).
well i gues that's why sid asks you to do it, you do it without even knowing what you're getting over there i also do artefact mutation during the night