My advice DO NOT
USE PATCH 1.5.10!!! Use Patch 1.5.08 or earlier. Jesus Christ.
TS ---END QUOTATION---
I agree. It seems that for each patch the CS became less "wild" and had fewer surprises. Maybe old bugs etc were "solved" by ironing out/ flattening out the game. I still recommend 1.5.10 for beginners, since it's the "easiest" one, but advanced gamers should stick to 1.5.08 or the one before that.
Sun Zi says: "Know the enemy and know yourself; in a hundred battles you will never be in peril".
It's really hard to get Attack-this-Position Jobs from the Factions.
It only works if there are two Squad Leaders at one location since
single Squads are in position and won't leave it. Call-to-Help are
even more difficult since you don't initiate them. They seem more
likely to hit you when you're weighted down and can't move fast.
When NPCs say they're waiting on my signal I've always assumed that they mean the attack button. I seem to recall it working at some time, if so that would have been long time ago in an earlier patch.
BTW I've been wondering why squad leaders say "attack on my [=the squad leader's] signal", when the NPCs never listen to him. Maybe it's a joke about the poor discipline within the factions. Can't remember if the squad leaders only say this when they attack without my help.
---QUOTATION--- When I now have assigned a Key for it suddenly Freedom doesn't ask for my input and they attack on their own. ---END QUOTATION---
So the attack button still doesn't work? This warrants investigation! Sounds strange that assigning a key makes any difference, are you sure about that?
the game cancelling missions if you are half way through when you save is an old problem - similar to the one where talking to the loner in garbage gimps if you reload while or just before the dogs attack (he wont talk to you even if you save his life). Both of these problems have been in earlier versions of the game.
I was unaware about that Key. It's not listed in the Game Guide but
sure enough it is there in my Game Options Menu. Unfortunately I had
changed my "K" key to do Screenshots using my Wolf Claw Gaming
Keyboard so my Command for that was not designated. When I now
have assigned a Key for it suddenly Freedom doesn't ask for my input
and they attack on their own. And of course I was there but the Task
then got cancelled I guess because I did not kill anyone in the attack.
I was at the Flea Market and got the Call-to-Help for the Bandits in the
Valley going to the Red Forest. Knowing the Game is poorly scripted
when dealing with the Bandits at the Exit Points I went anyway since
I was desperate to earn Faction points. I get there and waited. Soon
some Pseudodogs and Dogs arrived and the 3 Bandits and I killed
them all. I awaited Task Completed. Instead it gave me a 2nd attack.
I fought the 2nd attack and had 1 Bandit survivor. No Task Completed.
We just stood there staring at each other. I had made several Manual
Saves at the various stages so I reloaded the one before the 2nd attack.
The Game started and then the Task Cancelled immediately and the 3
Bandits instantly started shooting at me like expected at the Exit Points
and then suddenly they vanished and I was alone. I reloaded another
Save when I first got there and again the Task self-cancelled and the
Bandits shot at me until they vanished again like the Game is trying to
correct itself. Bad move to load any Save when I had arrived already.
I loaded my Manual Save right after when I first got the Call-to-Help
and my Game started and I got Task Cancelled. While my Game has
not CTD yet, it still remains pretty buggy and hard to do things to win
favor with the various Factions in their attacks, Call-to-Help or whatever.
Caretaker of the infamous Pseudo duck (Resident)
On forum: 03/20/2010
Lol, I don't blame you for the rage with the faction wars, they aren't to good in vanilla however I do enjoy sitting in the cordon just taking bandit and loner weapons. I also enjoy mutant hunting in the cordon as usually the loners lose it from mutants most of the time. Anyway I wish I could use an older patch but eh sadly I can't thanks to steam. Although thankfully Tejas, there are alot of mods for patch 1.5.10 that well make this game alot better. Although vanilla isn't to bad as long as you don't join a faction. Oh and by the way, I freaking hate controllers now.
"Get out of here Stalker!" The whole reason I side with Duty.