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  06:46:24  28 December 2021
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Tejas Stalker
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S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat ( 2021-2022 )

I decided after all to make a new post for a new game testing my new Computer with an RTX 3080. Before I go into more details about it, I wanted to copy some tips I made before in 2015 that I'm following. Some of those I will do the same and others I will not. I will go into detail about the changes.

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New Game ( old tips )

- At 8:00am each morning, the Stalkers leave the Skadovsk. Be there and
ask each squad leader leaving where they are going. This enables you to
have free travel and safe passage. Be ready to fight upon arrival as there
may be mutants or zombies ( after the saw mill is wiped out ) Know the
difference between the normal places offered ( those you are charged for
when you ask for choices ) and the places where the squads are going
that are never part of the list ( always take those and/or learn the names
of those locations as they are rare and unusual ). Fast travel is also very
beneficial when you are loaded with loot. At 18:00 each day, most all of
the Stalkers out and about, they return to the Skadovsk. Again fast travel
is free travel and safe passage. Use it to your advantage twice a day.

- Give Cardan 1 bottle of vodka: 10% discount. 2 bottles: 20% discount.

- Don't upgrade the AK-74 other than the scope mount until you get an
AN-94 from one of the military Zombies. Upgrade the AN-94 for accuracy.

- Don't kill Tuna. Take the Altered Wheel and immediately run across the
water ( may a bee line to the Skadovsk ) and you can escape him and his
men without harm. After you purge the Bloodsucker Lair his status will
improve from enemy ( red ) to neutral ( yellow ) so avoid going back
there or near there after you escape him until this action takes place.

- Wait until others can/will attack the Saw Mill with you. Wipe out all the
Zombies there. If you grab the tools and not kill the Zombies you will
get weak and poorly equipped Zombies for the rest of the Game. While
the same action will produce mega-Zombie squads ( until you are killed )
having them low rank and carrying meager equipment is not worth it.

- Completing the Bloodsucker Lair gives you the best reward that you
can get in Zaton. It is the Veles Detector ( best for artifact hunting ).
Don't gas the Bloodsucker Lair. At the steps down that lead to where
they stand, jump from there to the top of one of the nearby electronic
consoles where they can't reach you. Then use a shotgun to kill them all.
Do this on a second trip when you return by yourself to protect Grouse.
This allows you to return any time as the gas prevents return visits.

- Buy the Clear Sky suits from Nimble as soon as possible ( it is 40,000
rubles ) which it is the helmet that is the most valuable since it has 1st
generation night vision and can quickly be upgraded to 2nd generation.
It's up to you if you want to wear/upgrade the suit. I wear the Stalker
( Sunrise ) suit since it can be upgraded to carry more weight and can
have it's own weight reduced to 1.5 kg. I find no need to buy anything
from Owl as simple looting of the dead gives me everything that I need.

The higher the upgrades ( more expensive ) means armors and weapons
are more expensive to repair. This means avoid excess damage to your
armor in battle and when hunting for artifacts. Additionally avoid excess
use of upgraded weapons. Is it worth it to kill a dozen passing mutants
that don't harm you to have to spend 1,000 rubles for weapon damage?

Another tip with the Skadovsk and Zombies. If you go there each
evening, Zombies will pass by it in the night. First of all make sure
you pay attention to the display number of people on board. Since
you don't get "beeps" like SoC does when more people appear or
have a PDA that identifies contacts, that number is your only clue.

To be able to take a weapon to the highest roof deck in the rear,
equip a pistol or AKSU ( AKM-74/2U ) and then get on board from
the tug ( or go forward all the way and come back ) and then go
up the ladder. Other weapons will holster and not come back out
but with those weapons they will either remain out like the pistol
or let you bring them back out ( most of the time ) and once on
top, you can switch to a better scoped weapon. Zombies don't
always appear within range to be detected on your mini-map so
keep an eye out during the day and at night using night vision.
Watch the mini-map to look for red dots if they come within range.

Another thing I'm doing that I forgot to mention has to do with the
Emissions. Even though the Player can find the 3 doses of Anabiotics
in Zaton and take them for immunity and get the "Marked by the Zone"
achievement, I do not do this. The reason is I think that makes the
Game too easy. I actually enjoy being caught out in the open and
having to scramble for cover like everyone else. It makes you pay
attention to the time and place you're at. I do carry one dose of the
Anabiotics just in case I don't make it, but I've never had to use it yet.
One thing you can do if you are with a group of Stalkers when you get
an emission warning is to immediately go to the squad leader and ask
to be taken to the Skadovsk and the delay in time is given for travel.
I only do that if I'm overloaded with loot. Otherwise I will make the
same effort as any Stalkers or Bandits I am with to go seek shelter.

FYI: The scientist mission to go inside the train tunnel to recover the Altered Insulator where there's a Controller, initiates Controllers coming from there in the future. Want to explore Jupiter, hunt artifacts and have a Controller free time? Don't do this until later. Once you do, the Controllers can be found everywhere. Always carry the "Psy-block" and put on a hot-key when that time comes. Hit that key at the very first indication of meeting a Controller to reduce their powers and to combat the mind pull attack.

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  06:50:17  28 December 2021
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Call of Pripyat ( 2021 )

I've played so many Mods since my last time in 2015 with CoP, with Call of Chernobyl being the one Mod I've spent most time playing. Call of Chernobyl has tainted my memories of what to expect. I keep thinking I should be able to loot mutant body parts apparently. As I'm testing my new PC with all its modern hardware, including new recording software, don't expect anything exciting since you've probably seen it all before.

S T A L K E R: Call of Pripyat - Test Run Asus Z590-E and Asus RTX 3080 - #1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=st47186ejHw

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  06:50:51  28 December 2021
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So, as I'm reading my old notes about what I did before, I'm realizing that I'm going to try to do something entirely different than any of my Games before. Mainly this is due to one simple fact. I know where most of the important items are that normally take an incredible amount of time ( for me ) to go out exploring and to discover them and use.

Knowing these things, which enable certain items or activities to accelerate specific events is a huge difference. For example, I would normally grind away in Zaton to earn 40,000 rubles to buy the Clear Sky suit with the helmet from Nimble, so I could get Night Vision as soon as possible. This means a lot of time remaining in Zaton to get the funds and the additional funds for upgrades.

However, this time I am thinking why waste 40,000 giving that to Nimble when I can simply go to Jupiter to get the free helmet at the Cement Plant? I only know this from playing before ( or a new player by cheating from reading tips or walk-throughs ) so I'm going to do that. I'm also making videos of my journey to get there and will be posting those too.

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  06:52:31  28 December 2021
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S T A L K E R: Call of Pripyat - Test Run Asus Z590-E and Asus RTX 3080 - #2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmFwnEFPsLQ&t=188s

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  04:26:12  29 December 2021
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Continuing my Game testing my new PC. I'm going to try to make a lot shorter videos than my two previous efforts. In this video, the highlight is of course getting the free SPSA-14 shotgun at the Forestry/Ranger building ( depending on your translation ) in Zaton.

S T A L K E R: Call of Pripyat - ( 2021 ) Video #3: Getting the free SPSA-14 in Zaton
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfAHhowekMw

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  04:27:17  29 December 2021
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S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat ( 2021-2022 )

Continuing my Game testing my new PC. I'm going to try to make a lot shorter videos than my two previous efforts. In this video, the highlight is using the squads leaving the Skadovsk at 8am, finding one that is going where I want to go for the convenience of free fast travel. From that location, I go and do some artifact hunting and then walk back to the Skadovsk.

S T A L K E R: Call of Pripyat - ( 2021 ) Video #4: Using squads for fast travel & artifact hunting
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-ubvqRO49E

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  09:49:18  29 December 2021
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S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat ( 2021-2022 )

I'm reposting some stuff I wrote a decade ago.

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Tejas Stalker Tips for Call of Pripyat

Most all of the Achievements you will earn through normal Game Play like working for the Scientists, exploring and finding all the Artifacts, or giving important NPCs or Repair Techs specific Items. The biggest difference in the Achievements that can change the Game Play and what the Traders offer have to do with Faction relations. While you can get the Friend of Stalkers or the Authority ( Friend of Bandits ) Achievement at the same time as Friend of Freedom/Friend of Duty likewise you cannot get both at the same time just like you cannot get the Friend of Freedom and the Friend of Duty at the same time. Additionally getting the Hand of Balance ( neutral to Freedom & Duty ) usually means you do not favor the Stalker or Bandits over each other.

Here are some Guidelines I repost often explaining that:

Giving Documents, PDAs or performing specific tasks has to do with the different Achievements that you are trying to get to win favor with a Faction and that change what the Zaton & Jupiter Traders sell. This also includes variable discounts from the Repair Techs.

To get Friend of Duty or Friend of Freedom ( the first one was variable in one Game where I was able to get Friend of Freedom but I hired Duty for the guarding the Mobile Lab. )

1. Hired Duty/Freedom for Scientists
2. Told Duty/Freedom about Flint/Soroka ( Duty/Freedom turned green enabling hiring Monolith )
3. Recruited Monolith into Duty/Freedom
4. Morgan's PDA to Duty/Freedom
5. Duty Founder's PDA to Duty/Freedom

Unlocked Friend of Duty/Freedom Achievement but they can only be done in separate Games. Having Rogue to recruit for the Pripyat journey with Sokolov, Vano and Zulu unlocked the Leader Achievement.

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I got the Hand of Balance by not taking sides in the Taras Shevchenko scenario and taking
Owl's mission to protect Morgan against the attacking Stalkers & Bandits that results in
additional missions with Morgan in Jupiter to eventually get his PDA to give to Owl.

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I got the True Bro & Friend of Stalkers Achievements that were earned through
helping Spartacus at the Taras Shevchenko & helping Spartacus against Morgan at the Forestry

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In another Game I got the Authority Achievement by helping Kastet against Spartacus at the Taras Shevchenko and Forestry against the Stalkers that attack the Bandits and killing Morgan.

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I got the Informant Achievement by giving these items ( many variable choices ) to Owl:

- Mercenary Hook & Backbone PDAs

- Mercenary Laptop ( needed to complete Task & get next job )

- 4 Zaton Bridge Documents

- 3 Jupiter Factory Documents ( same 3 wanted by Freedom & Duty )

- Bandit at Dock's PDA

This unlocked the Achievement.

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Other items Owl would take in the variables

- UAV Memory Module

- Snag's PDA

- sultan's escort's PDA

- Morgan's PDA ( used to get FoD or FoF )

- Duty Founder's PDA ( used to get FoD or FoF )

- Noah's PDA

- Monolith Leader's PDA

- Barchuk's PDA

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Items Owl will buy but needed for another Achievement in Pripyat:

- Note to Strelok

- Note to Ghost

- Note to Fang

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Items Owl will not buy

- 3 Jupiter Factory Documents needed by Nitro

- Administrative Document from Jupiter ( Scientists )

- Mercenary Leader's PDA ( Scientists )

- Letter from Sokolov ( Sokolov )

- Oasis Artifact ( Scientists )

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  10:24:25  29 December 2021
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Tejas Stalker
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S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat ( 2021-2022 )

I'm reposting some stuff I wrote a decade ago.

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Call of Pripyat - Variations depending on Achievements
Replaying the Game to get different Achievements is where the Fun is.

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My first Game I got the Hand of Balance. I took no sides at the Taras Shevchenko, helped Morgan at the Forestry ( actually I did this without killing a single Stalker or Bandit in that scenario which pissed Morgan off and he gave me no reward ) which he then moved on to Jupiter and he hired the 3 Mercenary Squads to kill me. I then recovered Morgan's Jupiter Stash where the place remained deserted. Spartacus died at the Forestry. I hired the Mercenaries from the Zaton Substation for the Mobile Lab. I gave Snag his chest and I kept 2 of the items in the process. Snag was shot dead and I had no choice. I then followed Sultan's Envoy to Jupiter Factory that was empty ( Mutants had killed all the hostile Bandits 2 months before ) and the Mutants there eventually got him. I got the Diplomat Achievement. I went to the Pripyat Underground with only these 3: Vano, Zulu and Lt. Sokolov. Did not kill a single Bandit in this almost 9 Month Game. I got the Monolith Faction with Rogue into Freedom much later in Free Play. The Bandits had killed Noah so no story on him in the end credits.

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My second Game I helped Spartacus at the Taras Shevchenko. I helped Spartacus against Morgan at the Forestry where Morgan was killed. Spartacus moved to the Skadovsk. I got the Friend of Stalkers. I got Friend of Duty. The Zaton Substation Mercenaries I had visited them and fed them but accidently raised my weapon when I was leaving and much later when I returned they all attacked me and I had to kill them. I hired Duty for the Mobile Lab. I gave Snag his chest but picked out 2 different items this time. ( no Artifact ) Snag was only wounded that I helped and Snag shot Sultan's Escort. Snag moved on to Yanov Station. No variation on getting the Diplomat Achievement. The only Bandits I killed was at the Forestry and the Taras Shevchenko in the entire Game. All the other incidents I found other means. I gave Beard the Compass. Duty took over the area of Morgan's Stash. Got the Monolith into Duty so Vano, Zulu, Lt. Sokolov and Rogue went with me in the Pripyat Underground which was a lot easier with Rogue. Saw the recruited Monolith in Duty do some really strange things and they went to the Jupiter Factory and were roaming around. This Game was about 3 and a half months before I started my 3rd.

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My third Game I helped the Bandits at the Taras Shevcheko where I killed Spartacus. I helped the Bandits at the Forestry and killed the Stalkers and Morgan. I gave Sultan the Compass and got the Authority Achievement ( Friend of Bandits ) I got the Friend of Freedom in Jupiter. I let Snag have all the items from his chest & he rewarded me with one. Freedom took over the area of Morgan's Jupiter Stash and after Snag was only wounded, Kremen at Morgan's Stash shot Sultan's Escort from afar before Snag could get him. Snag went to Yanov Station again. Even though I got the Friend of Freedom I was able to hire Duty for the Mobile Lab to balance out the Jupiter level. The Zaton Substation Mercenaries disappeared when I returned to Zaton. Again no variation on the Diplomat Achievement and I killed no Bandits at all in this Game. Bandits killed Noah just like my 1st Game but Noah survived my 2nd Game and I saw his happy ending. The Pripyat Underground was again Vano, Zulu, Rogue and Lt. Sokolov. The recruited Monolith in Freedom Faction acted like normal Stalkers than they did when in the Duty Faction. This Game lasted just over 3 Months like my 2nd game until I got a little bored and added the Vehicle Mod and had a blast with that.

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  01:08:55  30 December 2021
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Continuing my Game testing my new PC. Finding Barge and other explorations. Just building up supplies through looting and storing used weapons so eventually I can repair them and make some money.

S T A L K E R: Call of Pripyat - ( 2021 ) Video #5: Finding Barge and other explorations
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7JxHzXzlHA

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  01:09:57  30 December 2021
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I went over to the Taras Shevchenko, but Spartacus still has nothing to say since I have not talked to Sultan about doing "The Hit" mission.

S T A L K E R: Call of Pripyat - ( 2021 ) Video #6: Visiting the Taras Shevchenko
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoATU0BvG1I

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