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The cost of setting it up was insane already and the skills you had to level up. Sitting in a field eating mayo and drinking water ffs

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Yeah, that's the one I need to do now. They have also capped the amount of skills you can do per run I think. To stop people gaming it. I just need to eat whilst I play and I should get there soon enough. 

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For those outside the Discord group -  if you link your EFT account to your Twitch account and watch the Battlestate games stream from 6pm tonight you could get some drops.  I got a load of great drops from the event over xmas.

 

 

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Need a little help guys. 

 

Mainly some direction. I go into a map, and usually make a line to the evac. I rarely have anything substantial to show for it and money is constantly going down. My hideout is bare minimum too (no idea where to start with this). 

 

I'm level 7,with well over 30hours clocked up. 

 

Any help, appreciated. 

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20 minutes ago, ravnaz said:

Need a little help guys. 

 

Mainly some direction. I go into a map, and usually make a line to the evac. I rarely have anything substantial to show for it and money is constantly going down. My hideout is bare minimum too (no idea where to start with this). 

 

I'm level 7,with well over 30hours clocked up. 

 

Any help, appreciated. 

 

Play Interchange and learn the stash locations. You can do a little run around them and exit them with decent stuff.  There is a nice little group of them on way to railway exfil. 

 

The video below may be of use too

 

 

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2 hours ago, moosegrinder said:

7 at 30 hours? You're doing better than me. How much money have you got?

 

My bad - misremembered - Level 6 at 44 hours (I'm about an inch away from level 7).

 

Got ~300k to my name and the only reason it's that much is because of the million everyone got given the other week,

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Cash is good - what am I doing with it other than buying more gear?  What about this hideout malarky - doesn't seem like I even need it?

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I've not done anything with the hideout either. I'm up to about 3.6m with the Brucey bonus from the other week. I'm currently being deafened in a bar so if someone much further along than me doesn't post before me I'll spew how I go about shit in the morning.

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1 hour ago, moosegrinder said:

I've not done anything with the hideout either. I'm up to about 3.6m with the Brucey bonus from the other week. I'm currently being deafened in a bar so if someone much further along than me doesn't post before me I'll spew how I go about shit in the morning.

Yes please - Amazing!

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Reading up on all this and watching lots of the videos it sounds incredible yet utterly brutal.

 

I never really got on with PUBG so am I going to just bounce of this? And more importantly, is it realistic to think I can play this with kids and family commitments getting in the way?

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It’s playable offline so you can dabble in it for a while if you’ve more pressing commitments. Learning the maps is key so offline dabbling is not a negative. 

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7 hours ago, Len said:

And more importantly, is it realistic to think I can play this with kids and family commitments getting in the way?

 

I have to play once everyone is in bed. 

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22 hours ago, ravnaz said:

Yes please - Amazing!

 

So, what I tend to do (because I'm lazy/have a horrid habit of avoiding learning new things) is I go to Customs and raid the caches. I do Interchange sometimes as finding dead Scavs in Idea and that but I avoid the mall 'proper' as that's where everyone farms Killa and all the 'decent' loot is.

I use this map:

 

 

This WTFMoses video is useful to where a decent path is.
 

 

The Scav run is RNG at it's best/worst, but I've gotten out more with a Scav than I have with a PMC. I usually avoid all conflict on a scav because I don't have the skill to win engagements. However you do enough Scav runs and statistically speaking you're bound to come out with something and make some money. I can't help you on engagements with players and Scavs except to say use a headset instead of speakers and reeeeeeally listen to where gunfire is from. Don't sprint unless you have to (like trying to reposition if you get in a gunfight) because you also need to listen for other footsteps and always control your speed with the mouse wheel.

Put looted guns, helmets, earpieces, whatever on your character if possible. I know this sounds obvious but it's easy to miss the fact you can put shit on your dude to carry it.

 

Personally if you're somewhere where Scavs spawn individually I'd pop them in the head and hope there's no more nearby to see you and loot the shit out of them, especially if your Scav has no bag or whatever. I also void high traffic areas like Dorms, Big Red, and Gas Station.
 

 

Have these open on a phone, tablet or a second screen if you have one.

 

PMC RUNS

 

The Scav run should fund the PMC run. You should get out with gear at some point, so use that. When you're doing a PMC run take whatever gun feels best to you. I can't use the Mosin so I go for the AK frames. Also LEARN THE AMMO. The ammo is much more important than the gun and it's fucking complicated. And even then the best ammo doesn't mean shit if you get thermaled out of nowhere.

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AFAIK this is up to date. The way I go about it is I vendor any shit ammo I find, keep the decent ammo and buy the high mid like BP for the AK (5.45x39). IF Vendors don't sell it, Flea Market it. Just suck up the cost.
 

If you're super low on money then you're probably going to have to lean on your Scav findings, but if you have got loads of shit you've not sold (see below) and suddenly have like 1M a budget PMC load out is a gun you like, the mid high ammo PLUS:

 

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This helmet has a high ricochet chance, it's the best budget one.

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This head set. It makes all the difference. WARNING it makes your footsteps super loud too.

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The 6b5-16 'Uley' armoured Tactical Rig. You don't need a vest with this as it has armour built in, When buying Flea Market armour always be aware of the condition. You can repair shit a few times, but I've made the mistake of buying fucked gear so set up the filters so you only see 100% stuff.

In the flea market go to the cog, put condition to 100 in the left box as well as the right at the top arrow. Remove barter at the mid arrow. Remember filters at the bottom arrow so you don't have to keep fucking about.

Ultimately this won't save you from Gen 4 geared nutcases but if you play like I do it should deal with other Scavs/lowbies. The Vendor armour may as well be paper, don't bother with it.
 

SELLING SHIT

Learn to use the flea market. Until you start to learn what shit is worth right click and Filter By Item to see what it's worth, then go to a Vendor that will take whatever you're selling (if multiple take something use whichever you need to level up) and see if it's worth selling it to them or on the Flea Market (the thing about this is that you can usually waste a good portion of the Scav reset just sorting your inventory).

I'd probably say you've got stuff in your stash that is worthless to you but if you sell it you'll make bank. That;'s how I made most of my pitiful balance. I was holding on and holding on and eventually just fucked it off and sold shit and made like 2m.

I think that's about it. I've probably missed something. Also sorry if this is a bit "My First EFT" but I don't know what you do and don't know, so feel free to tell me if I'm being a condescending prick.

 

19 hours ago, Len said:

Reading up on all this and watching lots of the videos it sounds incredible yet utterly brutal.

 

I never really got on with PUBG so am I going to just bounce of this? And more importantly, is it realistic to think I can play this with kids and family commitments getting in the way?

 

TBH you can play for as little or as long as you want, but if you get interrupted frequently you're going to be fucked because the game requires all your attention all the time. Scavs reset every twenty minutes, but I've had some Scav runs that have lasted less than a minute, so then I'm either off to make a cup of tea, do a PMC run or turning it off in a huff.

PUBG is only a touchstone for this game as it seems that's where most of the Streamers have come from. This game is fucking brutal. It's mean. It's an absolute bell end. But it's also stupendously rewarding wen it goes right.

 

11 hours ago, ravnaz said:

 

I have to play once everyone is in bed. 

 

What time do you play? If it's super-late I can't help you as I crash about 10pm most nights, but when it's not a school night I can stay up and run duos if you want?

Also can someone post the Discord details, I keep forgetting to set it up.

EDIT: also, if anyone wants to correct me on this feel free to. I know there's a couple of folks in here who've put WAY more time into it so probably have a more accurate take on it.

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1 hour ago, ravnaz said:

Thanks for this!

 

 

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So, this was a quick Scav run on customs. Spawned at Big Red, extracted at Passage Between Rocks, total time 10m54. One guy didn't see me and ran past me, I saw no-one else. I looted a bag and a couple of stashes because I spawned without a fucking bag.

 

At time of posting this I haven't sold the MBUS and the P226R but between Vendor and Flea Market after costs I come out with (if those two sell) 83,771. I vendored the glasses, knife, SKS and I'll probably do the scav vest for like 300 or whatever it is as I forgot to sell it.

 

In the grand scheme of things that's peanuts. When you've got no money, it's a fortune. I spawned with the PS ammo, sunnies, knife and the SKS. Obviously I could have just spawned in and got ganked in under a minute but nearly 100k for ten minutes work is doable :D

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All good stuff, @vezna, @ravnaz and @moosegrinder and most helpful. I used to play Arma (badly) a bit back in the day so and pubg just doesn't do it for me at all. Also, I can play whilst the wife watches the tele and I get chucked off consoles so everyone's happy (sort of). So, maybe I should give  this a whirl?

 

Now, which version? Did I read upthread that it's best to buy the standard and upgrade from there to get the most stuff? Just they have 20% off atm so was considering either standard ($35.99) or left behind ($59.99)?

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22 minutes ago, Len said:

All good stuff, @vezna, @ravnaz and @moosegrinder and most helpful. I used to play Arma (badly) a bit back in the day so and pubg just doesn't do it for me at all. Also, I can play whilst the wife watches the tele and I get chucked off consoles so everyone's happy (sort of). So, maybe I should give  this a whirl?

 

Now, which version? Did I read upthread that it's best to buy the standard and upgrade from there to get the most stuff? Just they have 20% off atm so was considering either standard ($35.99) or left behind ($59.99)?

 

I went in at the base because I couldn't justify anything more, and it does seem like you've got a bigger advantage if you have a case that can fit a couple not more items to extract bit ultimately nits up to you. If they do another 35% off sale like they did at Xmas I don't think I'll be able to resist the EoD for the gamma case, despite it still being essentially 50 odd quid for 5 more slots.

 

Actually when it's written down that does sound fucking ludicrous...

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Can you explain the gamma case a bit more? It's just bigger or does it hold stuff that can't be robbed off you or something?

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3 minutes ago, Len said:

Can you explain the gamma case a bit more? It's just bigger or does it hold stuff that can't be robbed off you or something?


Both. 

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That seems, sort of, invaluable then. Can you earn one in-game by doing gods know what instead? 

 

edit: I see everyone version gets one, it's just bigger.

 

 

So, what faction is everyone or does it not matter?

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18 minutes ago, Len said:

That seems, sort of, invaluable then. Can you earn one in-game by doing gods know what instead? 

 

edit: I see everyone version gets one, it's just bigger.

 

 

So, what faction is everyone or does it not matter?

 

It's the only bug bear I have with the game. A gamma case is incredibly useful. Also 99% of beginner videos presume you'll go in on the $150 version, which I think also gets you to level one/two (whichever it is) with each of the traders, which unlocks a load more gear and ammo that you normally have to get through hitting level 15 and spending money/selling stuff.

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Sounds a bit iffy to me. But if you're rubbish to start with surely just makes you a bigger target and have more loot nicked off you. Apart from your golden gamma case of course! :lol:

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Is everyone USEC then for the English chatter or BEAR?  Or again, does it not matter atm as everyone kills anyone and can choose again when wiped? 

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