Funny enough, through my own testing, I have found that the best armor in the game is not the Nosrog or the Exoskeleton, but rather the Duty PSZ-9D Proto Exoskeleton with the Spartan Helm. It is the only combo that will allow you to survive *at least* one hit form all anomalies and explosives (baring the thermite grenade), and it is better defensively than any other exo-suit when paired with the helm. It's also cheaper and can be upgraded to include four belt slots. I don't think it's supposed to be this way, but due to the idiosyncrasies of the mod, it is peerless armor in a class of its own. By the way: after a year of trying, I just completed the Invictus achievement wearing that suit. Second best is tied between the ACE SEVA suit that is unique to the Mercs and the Duty Forest Battle Armor. Early game, just give booze to the vodka moose at Yantar to get a Beril M5 for free. It's good enough.
I also dropped vision distance a couple of notches which seemed to help with no real impact on the quality. I dropped it to about half way and didnt notice any impact on the visual quality. Zapionics wrote:I found \"lighting distance\" really impacts performance a lot. Game is more interesting and challenging.I'm enjoying myself.I like the fact that money actually means something in this game compared to the original and that artifacts are hard to find which make them seem more special.I'll check my frame rate on my next play.AA has a big effect on my frame rates.I tried setting AA to 4x but it had a noticable slowdown.had to 'settle' for 2X One of the first things I did with my cash was buy some new armor which is a must.I think I'm wearing the CS-1 body armor now which is a pretty decent suit.I also upgraded my artifact detector but even with the basic one it's pretty easy to locate them.but actually getting to the artifact requires getting beat up by the anamolies quite a bit I'm also wandering the swamps exploring.I've already cleared a path to Cordon but I want to explore the area for more artifacts.I also found 3 artifacts so far in the Swamps-Jellyfish, Flash and Crystal.but only the Jellyfish one is a keeper as it decreases radiation.any artifact that increases radiation I sell.weird that the jellyfish is a keeper in Clear Sky while in the original game it was a dud Zapionics wrote:finding a few artifacts using the old detector - getting used to it although tend to go around in circles with it still. 1e1e36bf2d