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Tarkov is on easy street

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Tarkov is on easy street

Tarkov is too easy. Which is not a good thing because it is supposed to be a hardcore game. A cascade of reasons is contributing to this.

The pouch
The pouch ruins the economy of the game because it promotes smash and grab play. Run to a loot spot, put it in the pouch and it is safe. Fighting your way out of the map is not required anymore. And there is no cost to it.
There are several ways to fix it:

Make hatchets cost money.Allow pouch to stash transfer only when the player survives the raidRemove the pouch

Dogtags
At least to me it was evident that this would keep haunting the game for a long time. It was instantly clear for me that it would destroy the economy by inflating the value of money. It also removes the need to interact with the game world beyond killing players. Because why risk time and gear looting when you can pick up a dogtag worth on average half a gold watch?



Cheap guns
An AK74 costs 33k. Still players demand cheaper glocks and cheaper sm…

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Tarkov is too casual

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EFT does not live up to the promise of being a hardcore, realistic fps. While many systems are hardcore, like modding and inventory managegement, they are let down by very disappointing AI. However it does not have to be this way. The AI could be better, but it appears it is this disappointing by design.

To illustrate the point, take a look at this short video of a combat situation in Ghost Recon Wildlands:





Take a look at how the AI very agressively keeps the pressure on the player to remain in cover. This is on 3/4 difficulty. On 4/4, my character would already be dead. Once combat starts, the AI is very effective at keeping you suppressed or dead if you don't use cover. At distances beyond 50 meters too. And by suppressed I meann actually forcing you to duck instead of applying an abstract "suppression" effect that makes your screen blur. If you get the attention of large groups of enemies, you won't be able to peek out of cover for most of the time.

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Survey January 2018

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Weapons Main Sheet

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Reload speed is for full empty chamber reload.

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Calibers Main Sheet

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