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  11:28:22  17 October 2010
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GeeNo
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Something odd about the cordon

So, I decided I'd see what would happen if I stayed in the cordon until I achieved rank number 1. I'm currently ranked at veteran with about 700 points. I have spent 6 in game days and night's in cordon so far.... Some really strange thing's have been happening. This may be a bit of a read so eh get ready.

Anywho, I spent the first in game day ridding the military presence in the Cordon. So before rescuing Nimble I killed the military at the base, then the military under the bridge. I rescued Tolik and got myself the merc suit before doing this of course. I did however leave one man in the military base alive, he was wounded and I decided to have a heart and spare the guy. Six in game days later and he's still alive without a medkit. Oddly however, the military have not respawned in the base or under the bridge. Petruah and his men went rogue, I went to the electro anamoly tunnel on day 1 after ridding the area of dogs and searched the scouts corpse. A little while later I get a task updates and notice I failed the meet the scouts part. So in a panic I go to rescue Nimble hoping he's alive and luckily he is. I found Petruah and his men dead, they killed about 4 bandits leaving me some. But this is when something really strange occured.

While leaving the car park from the main entrance, I was taking fire from what sounded like an AK. I hide behind a car and realize it's a Spetznas. So I think to myself, how the heck does this guy get all the way over here. I kill him and take his weapon and then am stunned. It's an Abakan or in this case Obokan. I've never gotten one of these in the cordon before. So astonishingly I rush to the military base to see if they respawned... However, no one was there, the one wounded lieutanant I left there was still there, and he was the only one. On day six no one is still there except him oddly.

Currently,there is an overload of mutants daily. There are just huge packs of boars, dogs, and flesh. To give an example of this I ran into about 2 blind dogs near the rookie village, one was literally right next to the fence near it. Another example would be further north, I kill a group of bandits, before I even loot the third or so guy, a blind dog is eating him. Although, the strange thing is, almost every time I see a mutant now, they run away from me, usually one or two attack but the majority of them all run away, even boars when I haven't injured them.

But the oddest thing that's occured was this, I go and take Wolf's task to clear the boar layer AGAIN, and when I get there, there is only one boar. I say okay so I shoot it a couple of times with my pistol, it runs away. I take out my knife and chase it since I know it won't attack while it runs. It runs into an anamoly, a vortex I believe, as its lifted up it doesn't explode. It gets lifted up 3 or so more times and doesn't explode. So I say okay, and go to loot it. Nothing. But .... while holding F I see three Obakons in this anamoly. THREE OBAKONS. Now excuse the caps but I normally don't find this weapon until agroprom. There were no corpses around this anamoly either, or skeletons/bones for that matter. One was in orange or so condition while the other two were green. This is four obokans I've found in Vanilla, did I mention that? Yes vanilla stalker (Except for a mod that produces high res textures but this doesn't affect anything more then textures).

So basically my questions are, how did the Obokans get in that anamoly? Why did this random Spetznas attack me all the way near the car park? And eh, where is the screenshots folder located for SoC as eh, I took many screenshots yet I can't find them to upload them to image shack. I can find them for Clear sky and Call of pripyat but not Shadow of chernobyl. Hell can't even find where my saved games are stored. Anywho, Cordon is crazy and I can't help but imagine what it will be like after two or so weeks here.

*Edit* Screenshots (Keep in mind I dont have to many due to me not actually thinking such odd thing's would happen)

This guy surprised me, but I was more surprised by his weapon.
http://img830.imageshack.us/i/myfirstobokan.jpg/
Task completed, come back for the reward.
http://img301.imageshack.us/f/taskcomplete.jpg/
Wow one heck of a reward eh?
http://img163.imageshack.us/f/helloreward.jpg/
And then Wolf gives me something to top it all off.
http://img692.imageshack.us/i/wrenched.jpg/
Current inventory. (After doing this on day 4 or 5 I believe)
http://img704.imageshack.us/f/day4inventory.jpg/
6 days wounded in the zone, LT. Babich is one tough guy.
http://img163.imageshack.us/f/ltbabich.jpg/
Helping Duty by cleaning up the Cordon,
http://img201.imageshack.us/i/mutantpile.jpg/
They really pile up.
http://img183.imageshack.us/f/mutantpile2.jpg/
One oddity however, possibly the biggest, is that loners randomly drop dead in the rookie village. I go on a raid in the Cordon, come back, and poof.
http://img100.imageshack.us/f/mysteriousloners.jpg/
Oh, and I found a secret stash made my Strelok!
http://img89.imageshack.us/f/sstash.jpg/
Jokes aside, as I'm sure most stash hunters found that quickly.

My stash after 6 days in the Cordon. I've mainly sold most of my artifacts keeping only ones sid wants for jobs. I started keeping mutant parts around day 3 or 4. And sadly I missed the binoculars due to Petruah running off on his own before I thought to trade with him. http://img217.imageshack.us/f/stash1.jpg/
http://img257.imageshack.us/f/stash2.jpg/
Statistics.
http://img257.imageshack.us/f/stash2.jpg/
Rank.
http://img718.imageshack.us/f/rankn.jpg/
  11:42:29  17 October 2010
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Tejas Stalker
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Something odd about the cordon

Genocider~

Now you know why I can spend a Month in the Cordon before leaving
for Garbage for the first time. Military Replacements spawn in the
Garbage Level and walk all the way south to their Military Base.
This is the way to get an Obokan before leaving the Cordon.
They enter the Cordon and walk in a zig-zag pattern all
over the Cordon not using the road. They usually go
through the Electro Anomaly Tunnel. If you are
out of range they will pass through safely. If
you are near them they will get zapped &
die. The Obokans you are finding are
there from the Soldiers walking into
the Anomaly and are usually very
worn out unless found quickly.
The Cordon is a lot of fun.

TS
  11:52:33  17 October 2010
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Tejas, the thing about that is I didn't find them in the electro tunnel, I found them in a vortex anamoly near the boar which ran into it. This is stranger then I thought then, as I only saw that one soldier back on Day one, Day six and I haven't seen anyone else in the military but Lt. Babich who is still wounded back at the military base (They really don't help their own do they). Heh I can see how you spent a month here too. I've gotten about 60,000 rubles or so at this point, and I don't even bother selling mutant corpses. I just pile them up in my stash up in the attic of the building wolf stands next to. Bandits are becoming annoying however, my merc suits condition is pretty much 25 percent or 20 percent durability wise, it's about the same as the "Skinner anamoly" leather jacket stat wise, so I'm saving that for my trip to garbage which I'll make at some point. But god, haha, these mutants, and I'll use a quote here "They just keep coming and coming and coming"

Oh and Edit *I have enjoyed watching the A life at work, for instance, I love taking a job from sidorovich to kill a stalker, and then watching the guy walk all the way from the bar down to Cordon. If only it was that easy for the player *
  12:02:38  17 October 2010
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Something odd about the cordon

The location you speak of is at the rocks alongside the fence on the
eastern side very near a backpack stash. It is directly east of the
Rookie Village. It even happens right there in Priboi Story too:

From my Priboi Story Post:
As we were walking I heard an anomaly activate to the south-east of me:
http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/3153/co09.jpg

I caught sight of one of the Military soldiers right before his death:
http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/5526/co10.jpg

I never touched the Mercenary Suit until I left the Cordon. Don't forget
the extra Armor in the Attic above the main Building of the Military Base.

TS
  12:14:13  17 October 2010
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Ah yes! That's the one, and priboi story was a good mod, I got up to pripyat but when trying to leave with Fang's exoskeleton, I got a CTD, which happened no matter what I did when trying to leave pripyat. Either way at that point and long story short, I uninstalled it and just went back to vanilla a while ago, mainly due to a friend wanting some tips with it, among other thing's. Anyway, Tejas, mind telling me where screenshots are found in Shadow of chernobyl game files? I checked the App data folder which is where I found them in clear sky and call of pripyat but couldn't find them . And yeah, I grabbed the suit in the attic when I first snuck in. There were also two jackets down below on the first floor I believe. I grabbed it right before I shot the guy watching TV after thing's began calming down. Either way this will probably be the first LONG game of SoC I've played, and by that I mean I plan on spending a while in each area before moving on. Probably not a month but still, this will be enjoyable. Hell I even remember a while ago I found the entrance to the TZ in the bar, and there were some pipes I managed to jump on in Rostok that probably led to a TZ as well. I also know of one in Yantar but you'd need many anti rads. Either way diving into the game with this state of mind ought to be interesting, although posting some screenshots of some findings would be nice

Oh and just an Edit here * But I believe the reason you can't find a twilight zone for the cordon is that there isn't one. By that I mean the twilight zones and I may be mistaken but, are ways NPC's travel between maps right? Well while sitting at the northern outposts I recall I saw a few bandits literally spawn in front of me. In the building. I'm guessing that NPC's from garbage in this case bandits, simply walk down through the gate at garbage, down a road somewhere heh (No expert on this in any way), and just pop up in or outside of the building. It's strange sometimes..
  12:34:02  17 October 2010
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Something odd about the cordon

Screenshots? This is using XP. Newer OS vary somewhat.

In this example it is showing Clear Sky:

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\STALKER-STCS\screenshots

In that same Folder are your Saved Games and LTX File.

Yes, you are right about no TZ in the Cordon. I found the way into the
Twilight Zone of 8 of the 11 Levels of SoC. The Cordon, Agroprom and
the Dark Valley were the ones that I couldn't find in the Unmodded Game
and this is mainly due to the other NPCs & Mutants not traveling in them
except for the small strip of road when first entering the Agroprom from
Garbage. The largest TZ is the Rostok levels with Chernobyl being next.

When are you going to reward yourself with a decent Avatar?

TS
  12:39:20  17 October 2010
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Haha, I already have actually, just not on here. On my steam profile I actually have the duty symbol and one of my friends has the freedom symbol, we go at it alot of the time hehe. Usually exploiting faults with both of the factions. Mine being that you're neutral with bandits in SoC when you join Freedom and his being Duties propaganda . And eh I use vista and Steam so for me screenshots for clear sky would be in my App data folder which is right after Stalker clear sky, but I can't find it in SoC, the App data folder is there just not the saved games or screenshots. But thanks for the help anyway . I just hope to god the Screenshot key was F12 otherwise, I'll be at a loss for words.
  12:44:43  17 October 2010
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Something odd about the cordon

Maybe this will help:

https://www.gsc-game.com/main.php?t=community&s=forums&s_game_type=xr&thm_page=130&thm_id=17919&sec_id=1&page=1


Post your Duty Avatar here to get uploaded:
https://www.gsc-game.com/main.php?t=community&s=forums&s_game_type=xr&thm_page=1&thm_id=13999&sec_id=1&page=155#322530

TS
  12:49:58  17 October 2010
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The guy in that thread seems to have the same problem I'm having, I can find the folder where all the info is (Hence me installing that High res texture mod) but I dont see any folder where my saved games or screenshots are. Hell I even used the search function on my computer in the SoC folder and nothing came up oddly. You know, funnily enough I can't find my saved games folder for SoC, and still can't find this forums search function.
And yes, I was thinking of doing that, uploading it that is, but I'm still not sure about it, heh I'd probably wait a bit for something preferably better.
  13:04:07  17 October 2010
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Something odd about the cordon

http://img2.imageshack.us/img2/1627/searchn.jpg

Use the word "Cordon" on your own Computer and I bet it can
be found where your Saved Games & Screenshots are going to.

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