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IMO, this is real simple.

The devs have put a lot of time and thought into the repair system. I have found it amazing myself (a bit tedious, but very nice, and not badly implemented). But, and here comes the real issue... you have no alternatives. There should be cold-era weapons in pristine conditions for sell at the traders without them costing an arm and a leg. Heck, make them "worn" (I think those are the ones that have barely upgrades available, and jam more frequently), and the reason being... that there are many arsenals in ex-soviet countries. It should be logical that an AKS is really cheap in good condition.

Now, on the other hand... any modern or western weapon shouldn't be available at the traders... or, if they are, they shouldn't be new. Those weapons get into the zone by people carrying them, or in super small quantities. If you make the real weapons cost an arm and a leg (the same about scopes), but you have the chance to get a basic weapon that doesn't jam 1/5 times (can't tell you how fun it is to have my Mosin jam with its super duper long reload times. Luckily I can afford to keep it in good condition...), the game is easier to be balanced. The player will have the chance to either have a very very decent suit and a basic weapon, or a good weapons but not so decent suit.

IMO, the game should offer trade-offs to the players. Right now there is none. Its either you grind or you grind. Nothing in between. I can't repair the shotguns I've found (they cost +40.000 RU) BUT I can't buy them new, either, because they trader offers none. Not even long-barreled TOZ 34 (even that one is far better than the sawn-off). Its the same with the sniper rifles: traders offers none, and to repair an SKS (which is a super basic sniper rifle) is terribly expensive (more than the shotguns).

All the other stuff isn't that bad. If you can't get into the anomalies without good protection, so be it. If bullets will tear you apart, so be it (actually this part is not too well done. I'm running with no armor, since my suit is 100% worn and protects nothing and I don't die that much, all things considering). But at least let me have a basic weapon that shoots and not having to do mathematics about how to maximize every damn repair kit and so on.

It feels like I spend 80% of the time looking into my inventory (its actually true), and not going around in "invisible mode"* or shooting stuff, or running from one thing that kills me to the other.

*invisible mode: when the last saved-game is like 2 hours ago, and you are surrounded by ugly stuff. So, you go prone and say outloud "I'm invisible. They can't see me. I'm invisible...". It seems to work, but its a problem against Bloodsuckers because they make no sound now. So, you have no idea whether they are on to you, or not... and you don't want to look back. Nope biggrin.gif

PS: oh, found the first artifacts... and... ***?! A gravi + container weights 10 kg?!?!?!?! IMO, if you bother to use containers and all that stuff... they should be SUPER POWERFUL, or be worth a fortune. They are neither.
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^ You can find weapons in stashes, and they're all in perfect condition. I've been rebalancing it for the last few days now, artifacts are now very valuable as they should be, and they no longer weigh a ton. The older guns, especially the worn/old models, are all much cheaper. At the start of the game you can find a few for sale at under 6000 RU, and if you do the conversion you'll see how cheap that is. On the other hand, the high end stuff is really high end, some of them more pricey than they were before. I didn't modify trader inventories yet.

I can't figure out how to make it so Controllers and Poltergeists don't drain your health in 3 seconds when you approach them. Some of the mutants are more dangerous now, I need to test out this Chimera. I wish I could do something about the inventory... the game really needs an RPG style inventory with sorting.
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I agree with you somewhat. The game needs a new inventory badly, Misery 2.1 really makes this clear. Though I like that cooking and medkits take time, it's more realistic and you're only supposed to do these things in safe zones. Stimpacks are for use in combat, not first aid kits.

I also like the random spawns, like Pseudogiants in Zaton: low chances of it happening, but when it does happen you soil yourself. Misery treats the Zone more like a real place: why should it be impossible to see Pseudogiants in Zaton early on? It's less artifical than unmodded CoP.

I'll be changing around weapon properties (mostly done), the economy, and I'll see about high end weapons from New Ordnance having higher condition value when looted.

This is what I'd do:

a) Add basic "worn" weapons into traders inventories. Make them affordable. Make them not upgradeable. Why? This weapons are supposed to be a short-term option. Trade-off. Good, upgradeable weapons should be much, much more costly than worn versions. So, you get to choose: good suit or good weapon (at least at first).

b) Lower food costs. Its insane that the food you eat in a whole day costs north of 5000 RU (not kidding). Just lowering the food costs won't alter the whole thing, but make it easy to keep your stuff working. Heck I haven't been able to upgrade anything yet... and I'm still using the weapons I started the game with. I have ONLY found 2 other weapons in pristine conditions, and both were handguns.

c) Weapon properties is perfectly fine. I wouldn't bother changing it one bit. And I wouldn't change the condition of any weapons when looted. Chances are you will find a decent shooter too son, and it will break the balance. On the other hand, having an SKS in good condition soon into the game won't change it much: since you will get killed anyways... but at least you won't have to keep using the Mosin for the 10th day ingame (like I do).

d) Weight system should be rebalanced a bit. The more you carry, the more stamina you eat, and the more food you require. Fine. But don't make the starting suit weight almost 7 kg for the love of God. Sure, later on you can buy stuff to carry more... but at the beginning you suffer far too much.

e) Pseudogiants are fine... yes, but not when you find 3 or them, very closely one from another. Also, bloodsuckers appear in packs.. and they are terribly hard to deal with. I mean... you will die unless you are on higher ground.

I'll keep reporting wink.gif I'm close to getting the SSP99, so I'll start to get artifacts soon. I suspect that once you have momentum, the artificial barriers disappear and the game is just like any other Stalker.
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^ You can find weapons in stashes, and they're all in perfect condition. I've been rebalancing it for the last few days now, artifacts are now very valuable as they should be, and they no longer weigh a ton. The older guns, especially the worn/old models, are all much cheaper. At the start of the game you can find a few for sale at under 6000 RU, and if you do the conversion you'll see how cheap that is. On the other hand, the high end stuff is really high end, some of them more pricey than they were before. I didn't modify trader inventories yet.

I can't figure out how to make it so Controllers and Poltergeists don't drain your health in 3 seconds when you approach them. Some of the mutants are more dangerous now, I need to test out this Chimera. I wish I could do something about the inventory... the game really needs an RPG style inventory with sorting.

lol, we wrote at the same time!

Regarding weapons in stashes... yet, I knew that.. but I've found around 15 stashes yet only 2 unused pistols in those. Most of them have close to nothing interesting.

And yes, the blue poltergeist is a *****. Haven't found any controller but I suspect its exactly the same...
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This is what I'd do:

a) Add basic "worn" weapons into traders inventories. Make them affordable. Make them not upgradeable. Why? This weapons are supposed to be a short-term option. Trade-off. Good, upgradeable weapons should be much, much more costly than worn versions. So, you get to choose: good suit or good weapon (at least at first).

b) Lower food costs. Its insane that the food you eat in a whole day costs north of 5000 RU (not kidding). Just lowering the food costs won't alter the whole thing, but make it easy to keep your stuff working. Heck I haven't been able to upgrade anything yet... and I'm still using the weapons I started the game with. I have ONLY found 2 other weapons in pristine conditions, and both were handguns.

c) Weapon properties is perfectly fine. I wouldn't bother changing it one bit. And I wouldn't change the condition of any weapons when looted. Chances are you will find a decent shooter too son, and it will break the balance. On the other hand, having an SKS in good condition soon into the game won't change it much: since you will get killed anyways... but at least you won't have to keep using the Mosin for the 10th day ingame (like I do).

d) Weight system should be rebalanced a bit. The more you carry, the more stamina you eat, and the more food you require. Fine. But don't make the starting suit weight almost 7 kg for the love of God. Sure, later on you can buy stuff to carry more... but at the beginning you suffer far too much.

e) Pseudogiants are fine... yes, but not when you find 3 or them, very closely one from another. Also, bloodsuckers appear in packs.. and they are terribly hard to deal with. I mean... you will die unless you are on higher ground.

I'll keep reporting wink.gif I'm close to getting the SSP99, so I'll start to get artifacts soon. I suspect that once you have momentum, the artificial barriers disappear and the game is just like any other Stalker.

a) If I recall correctly the worn/old weapons either cannot be upgraded at all, or have very little available upgrades. I do plan on making these guns the main offerings from the traders, Nimble is the guy to go to for the really good stuff.

b) Done this already.

c) Weapon properties weren't bad, but they had room for improvement. I made them more realistic, silencers no longer butcher performance, scope zooms are now correct, it no longer takes 5-6 shots from the Mosin to kill a boar. I still need to test them more.

d) I made the outfits have more realistic weights, so yeah no more 6.8 kg leather jacket.

e) That's crazy lol. Very slight chance of that happening though, spawns are random. Overall Pseudogiants aren't very common in any map, especially Zaton. But they can spawn at any time. I remember in unmodded CoP, I found around 20 Pseudogiants around the quarry.

- EDIT: Took a look at the trader files. What a nightmare... they're practically endless. No ETA on this lol.
Edited by boredgunner - 3/22/14 at 6:54pm
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Yea, roger all of the above, I had the word 'grinding' go through my head yesterday while playing Miz prava.
Also a comment made on the Missouri page, by a guy who got a exoskelington and a few swipes from a snork it was majorly damaged and a few more swipes and he was as dead as a dead thing in a morgue on dead day.
So BG, if you could find it in your geeky heart to maybe tweak armor settings? redface.gif
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Yeah I tweaked armor on 2.0, I'll test out 2.1 to see if I like them or not.
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I put, let's see, 148hrs and 55min into the 2.1 beta :O

About 50 hours of that was "modding the mod", being my first time ever even opening .ltx files (aside from upping weight, because I am OCD and I literally get stressed out otherwise, lol).... WHAT A RABBIT HOLE!!!!

Having spent my life around firearms, and there being VERY FEW in the mod with which I don't have a fair amount of real world, on the trigger experience, and many of which I currently or have owned...well, I was on a quest to right the wrongs that is the "feel" of the weapons in the game, both "tangible" and "intangible". For example, a modern suppressor such as the ones I have from GemTech, AAC, SilencerCo, SureFire, etc, will NOT reduce RANGE, VELOCITY, or ACCURACY.... Firing the SAME round suppressed vs unsuppressed and the difference is in the sound pressure levels, and typically a point of impact shift (ranges from almost nonexistent to having to keep track of different zero's for optics re whether there's a can on the barrel or not)... In fact, due to many factors (all related to internal ballistics), it is more common than not to see a weapon fire MORE consistently and with greater precision with a suppressor than without.

Bullets are too slow in the game. True, a .45ACP 230gr is going to only fire around ~850-925fps from a 4" barrel, and on the upper end of handgun cartridges my personal love the .357SIG will fire a lighter round at ~1450+ (I handload, both supersonic and subsonic as 9mm cans work with 357SIG; 182gr semi-jacketed boat-tail hollow-points with a special blend of fast powder will get me close to 1575fps on a hot load). Rifles, at least the calibers included in this game, range from ~2450fps minimum, to over 3200fps. That's a high enough velocity that you should not have to lead a 50yd-away target by a few feet!!!


I also made the ammunition cost relative to real life, generally higher (useless rounds, or mostly useless, like 9x18 are cheap... 5.56x45, 7.62x51, and especially .338 Lapua Magnum (I pay ~$6.90 a round for "plinking" ammo, and match grade handmade individually lathed 300gr 338LM open-tip boat-tail Match costs me up to $15 a pop!) should be pricey, especially in WPA countries). The cost of firearms I only lowered in a few cases, raised in others, but overall the balance was similar just with a greater spread.
The REPAIR KIT PRICES are what I found made the biggest difference between frustration and fun, as well as modifying the min condition, percentage repaired, and the properties of the "add-on repair items". It made it go from an exercise in frustration, to an actual CAREFUL balancing game of "wow, I found this neat-o rifle, but darn, it'll cost me $18k to repair to 100%.... How do I make it worthwhile? Should I repair now, or stick it in my locker?" kind of thinking.... Which, in my opinion, is better than "GAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH!!!! If I find ONE MORE F2000/TRG-42/etc that I can't afford to repair and must leave, taunting me with it's beauty and bandit killing potential, I will rage!!!"....
   
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I put, let's see, 148hrs and 55min into the 2.1 beta :O

About 50 hours of that was "modding the mod", being my first time ever even opening .ltx files (aside from upping weight, because I am OCD and I literally get stressed out otherwise, lol).... WHAT A RABBIT HOLE!!!!

Having spent my life around firearms, and there being VERY FEW in the mod with which I don't have a fair amount of real world, on the trigger experience, and many of which I currently or have owned...well, I was on a quest to right the wrongs that is the "feel" of the weapons in the game, both "tangible" and "intangible". For example, a modern suppressor such as the ones I have from GemTech, AAC, SilencerCo, SureFire, etc, will NOT reduce RANGE, VELOCITY, or ACCURACY.... Firing the SAME round suppressed vs unsuppressed and the difference is in the sound pressure levels, and typically a point of impact shift (ranges from almost nonexistent to having to keep track of different zero's for optics re whether there's a can on the barrel or not)... In fact, due to many factors (all related to internal ballistics), it is more common than not to see a weapon fire MORE consistently and with greater precision with a suppressor than without.

Bullets are too slow in the game. True, a .45ACP 230gr is going to only fire around ~850-925fps from a 4" barrel, and on the upper end of handgun cartridges my personal love the .357SIG will fire a lighter round at ~1450+ (I handload, both supersonic and subsonic as 9mm cans work with 357SIG; 182gr semi-jacketed boat-tail hollow-points with a special blend of fast powder will get me close to 1575fps on a hot load). Rifles, at least the calibers included in this game, range from ~2450fps minimum, to over 3200fps. That's a high enough velocity that you should not have to lead a 50yd-away target by a few feet!!!


I also made the ammunition cost relative to real life, generally higher (useless rounds, or mostly useless, like 9x18 are cheap... 5.56x45, 7.62x51, and especially .338 Lapua Magnum (I pay ~$6.90 a round for "plinking" ammo, and match grade handmade individually lathed 300gr 338LM open-tip boat-tail Match costs me up to $15 a pop!) should be pricey, especially in WPA countries). The cost of firearms I only lowered in a few cases, raised in others, but overall the balance was similar just with a greater spread.
The REPAIR KIT PRICES are what I found made the biggest difference between frustration and fun, as well as modifying the min condition, percentage repaired, and the properties of the "add-on repair items". It made it go from an exercise in frustration, to an actual CAREFUL balancing game of "wow, I found this neat-o rifle, but darn, it'll cost me $18k to repair to 100%.... How do I make it worthwhile? Should I repair now, or stick it in my locker?" kind of thinking.... Which, in my opinion, is better than "GAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH!!!! If I find ONE MORE F2000/TRG-42/etc that I can't afford to repair and must leave, taunting me with it's beauty and bandit killing potential, I will rage!!!"....

I made many of the same changes. For simplicity's sake, sound suppressors don't affect range, velocity, or accuracy at all. Muzzle velocities are now identical to that of the real guns (thank you wikipedia). I've lowered the prices of repair kits, since before they cost the same as guns lol. Where did you find the cost of repairing items, like from Grouse?
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boredgunner I have noticed that with Mod Pack 2013 and all the settings completely maxed out in SoC I was only getting about ~40fps. Is is due to the new render .dll ?
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