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So I've been playing STALKER and I'm kind of at a crossroads. I went North of the Bar for a side mission, and ran into the 3 Freedom soldiers that get ambushed by some Duty soldiers. Then the a Duty guy asks me to follow him and talk to a Duty Commander about attacking the Freedom Base.

Now I realize you can choose not to help Duty attack the Freedom base, and instead go off on a side mission where you're actually helping Freedom (I believe it's killing the mutated dogs or something) .... then go to the Freedom base and talk to their commander, where you can actually help Freedom by attacking the Duty soldiers mentioned earlier.

Which affiliation should I help/join? Will I be able to go back to the bar without getting attacked by Duty if I help Freedom? What is the best choice for later in the game?

Sorry for the long question(s)... just confused.
    
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the faction war in STALKER is pretty useless, you do not gain much from it. You get a good set of Armor if you do some of the duty missions. My one major gripe in Stalker is that the side quests are all useless and never net you anything better then money.

They said they addressed this in clear sky, making the side quests fun, and worthwhile.
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post #3 of 10
Kill everyone.

Let the Zone sort them out.
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post #4 of 10
help duty, you get to raid the freedom base and kill LOADS of freedom guys who drop a crapload of good weapons, you take them at one of the main buildings that has lockers full of gear and there is a modified full auto sniper rifle in the barracks in the middle.
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Yeah i have Somthing similar but im trying to join Duty and i have become Friends with Skull the little Duty force that raided the Freedom base i blew all of those Freedom guys up but i go back to the bar and i try to go down to the Commander in the basement But the guards Shoot me when i try to go down there...............
post #6 of 10
So I have a BIG problem...
I wanted to get better weapons before heading to Lab X18 so I went and did the Freedm raid.
After I finished Lab X16 Barkeep gave me the permission to enter the Duty base.
The Boss of Duty gave me an assignment to go to the Freedom base talk to ''Chef'' make him drunk and get the Bullet 6
Now comes the stupid part:
I killed Chef in the raid!!!
So can anyone tell me where the Bullet 6 is?
And if the Duty armor isn't as good as Ghost's armor pls tell me
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Its in a basement in a small farmstead where some Freedom guys were chilling.
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It's not ever worth it in that game to kill either Duty or Freedom guys. You're better off staying neutral. I've played that game every which way it can be played over the past 1.5 years, and that is my firm belief. Don't piss off either of them. Neither group has anything special in the way of loot ... nothing you can't get *without* making more enemies in the game.
    
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post #9 of 10
dont join anyone. do their missions in the main quest and keep on everyones good side. It'll make it far less annoying in the long run when one side will make your life hell as you progress into the zone. If you're distant friends with both factions then you can just watch them kill each other. You dont have to join them. After all, you're already basically a part of the clear sky faction
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post #10 of 10
Join Duty, and raid the Freedom base.

Tons of great weapons, and lots of fun.
    
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