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EXFIL - An Escape From Tarkov Podcast
Return to Interchange | In depth Interchange scav strategy | How to maximize shorter play sessions | Exfil Episode 33 (An Escape From Tarkov Podcast)

Return to Interchange | In depth Interchange scav strategy | How to maximize shorter play sessions | Exfil Episode 33 (An Escape From Tarkov Podcast)

August 12, 2020

Exfil is a weekly Escape From Tarkov Podcast

 

We go full circle on this episode.  The very first (official) episode of the Exfil was all about Interchange.  MTB and Ronal head back into Interchange and talk about their recent experiences.

 

Both MTB and Ronal have had high percentage success rates when it comes to scav raids on interchange and they fully detail their strategy including the routes they use inside the mall to avoid PVP and scoop up loot!

 

Ronal talks about his ChADAR (the ADAR preset he has been using with m995 rounds on factory) and there is a short conversation about how to be successful right now on the factory map.  There are a few things that have changed mid wipe - notably the need for a face shield and at least one magazine of high penetration ammo.  You will see many other players with class 5 or 6 armor and a face shield or Altyn - be prepared!

 

Interchange and High Success rate scav runs.  Both Ronal and MTB have developed strategies for completing roughly 90% of their scav runs successfully on interchange.  The focus is on getting to OLI from anywhere on the map and looting it efficiently and being prepared for PVP with other scavs (or players) in a few key spots.  They outline each of their routes from the common spawn points.

 

Shout out to reddit user u/Lorathor6 and AlphaStone for the map that we use in the video and if you’re looking for the map here it is!  https://gamepedia.cursecdn.com/escapefromtarkov_gamepedia/e/e5/InterchangeMap_Updated_4.24.2020.png?version=c1114bd10889074ca8c8d85e3d1fb04b

 

If you are looking for other interchange maps you can find updated versions on the Tarkov wiki!  https://escapefromtarkov.gamepedia.com/Interchange

 

These topics and more inside the episode!

 

Catch up with MTBTrigger or Ronal at the EXFIL discord:  https://discord.gg/deU7RSs

 

Patreon is now live and active for those that are looking to directly support the podcast - https://www.patreon.com/XPMedianow (Thanks to those of you that nudged us to create this)

 

Podcast Direct Contact & Socials:

Twitter - @EXFILpodcast

Email - EXFILpodcast@gmail.com

Youtube - XPMedianow

Website - www.xpmedianow.com

 

MTBtrigger Contact:

Twitter - @mtbtrigger

Twitch - twitch.tv/mtbtrigger

 

Ronalgaming Contact:

Twitter - @ronalgaming

Discord - Ronal#8004

What map should a new player start on? | How to get your friends to try Tarkov | Create your own endgame!?! | Exfil Episode 32 (An Escape From Tarkov Podcast)

What map should a new player start on? | How to get your friends to try Tarkov | Create your own endgame!?! | Exfil Episode 32 (An Escape From Tarkov Podcast)

August 9, 2020

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One of the questions that comes up, almost daily, is what map should a new player start on?  MTB and Ronal try their best to give a one-map answer, but the question is VERY loaded.

They also tackle how to get a friend to play Tarkov.  If someone said they don't think you'd be good at game... would you want to try?

The strategies for getting their friends to play are… very… different.

Lastly, the topic of creating your own end game in Tarkov is explored.

These topics and more inside the episode!

 

Catch up with MTBTrigger or Ronal at the EXFIL discord:  https://discord.gg/deU7RSs

 

Patreon is now live and active for those that are looking to directly support the podcast - https://www.patreon.com/XPMedianow (Thanks to those of you that nudged us to create this)

 

Podcast Direct Contact & Socials:

Twitter - @EXFILpodcast

Email - EXFILpodcast@gmail.com

Youtube - XPMedianow

Website - www.xpmedianow.com

 

MTBtrigger Contact:

Twitter - @mtbtrigger

Twitch - twitch.tv/mtbtrigger

 

Ronalgaming Contact:

Twitter - @ronalgaming

Discord - Ronal#8004

Patch 12.7 is here! | New Scav Boss: Sanitar | Customs Expansion | Grenade Launchers | Exfil Episode 31 (An Escape From Tarkov Podcast)

Patch 12.7 is here! | New Scav Boss: Sanitar | Customs Expansion | Grenade Launchers | Exfil Episode 31 (An Escape From Tarkov Podcast)

July 31, 2020

Exfil is a weekly Escape From Tarkov Podcast.

 

12.7 is here and we break down our favorite (and least favorite…) parts of the new patch!

 

Ronal and MTB both got to check out some of the new customs expansion in a handful of live games and a few offline exploration missions.

 

Sanitar has been added to shoreline!  The hosts talk about the new tasks related to him and his goons as well as the locations you can find him.

 

Grenade Launchers or as most veteran FPS players like to call them… Noob Tubes!

 

What do you think about the grenade launchers being added?

 

MTB, historically, has been VERY against projectile explosives being added to FPS games.  He unpacks the few games that have done it (mostly) right and why he thinks the Tarkov implementation will not be well received.

 

Do you agree?

 

The episode wraps with a conversation about the new and improved Scav AI.  Scavs now run around, group up, charge you, avoid hot areas, loot corpses and probably a lot more.  The early experiences with the new scavs have been a very refreshing change.

 

Overall, we love 95% of the new patch and have concerns about the grenade launcher and we look forward to hearing what YOU have to say about this patch.

 

These topics and more inside the episode!

 

Catch up with MTBTrigger or Ronal at the EXFIL discord:  https://discord.gg/deU7RSs

 

Patreon is now live and active for those that are looking to directly support the podcast - https://www.patreon.com/XPMedianow (Thanks to those of you that nudged us to create this)

 

Podcast Direct Contact & Socials:

Twitter - @EXFILpodcast

Email - EXFILpodcast@gmail.com

Youtube - XPMedianow

Website - www.xpmedianow.com

 

MTBtrigger Contact:

Twitter - @mtbtrigger

Twitch - twitch.tv/mtbtrigger

 

Ronalgaming Contact:

Twitter - @ronalgaming

Discord - Ronal#8004

We Answer Community Questions | EXFIL Episode 30 (An Escape From Tarkov Podcast)

We Answer Community Questions | EXFIL Episode 30 (An Escape From Tarkov Podcast)

July 24, 2020

Exfil is a weekly Escape From Tarkov Podcast hosted by MTBtrigger and Ronal

 

On this episode of the podcast MTBtrigger and Ronal answer questions submitted by the Exfil community.

 

Do you think mastery skills should exist?

 

What is the most challenging task you’ve had to complete?

 

Do you think you would still be playing if you started playing Tarkov back when it was only two maps?

 

These questions and MANY more inside the episode!

 

Catch up with MTBTrigger or Ronal at the EXFIL discord:  https://discord.gg/deU7RSs

 

Patreon is now live and active for those that are looking to directly support the podcast - https://www.patreon.com/XPMedianow (Thanks to those of you that nudged us to create this)

 

Podcast Direct Contact & Socials:

Twitter - @EXFILpodcast

Email - EXFILpodcast@gmail.com

Youtube - XPMedianow

Website - www.xpmedianow.com

 

MTBtrigger Contact:

Twitter - @mtbtrigger

Twitch - twitch.tv/mtbtrigger

 

Ronalgaming Contact:

Twitter - @ronalgaming

Discord - Ronal#8004

How much currency should you keep on hand | How to get out of a Tarkov rut | EXFIL Episode 29 (An Escape From Tarkov Podcast)

How much currency should you keep on hand | How to get out of a Tarkov rut | EXFIL Episode 29 (An Escape From Tarkov Podcast)

July 16, 2020

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This week we talk about what a gaming rut looks like.  

Is it self inflicted or can we point to game design?

Ultimately, we think it is a little bit of both, but we talk about various times we’ve felt this rut, whether it was a self imposed goal or game system holding us back.  Most importantly, we talk about how to get out of the ruts and dead zones.

Lastly, MTB and Ronal talk about how much (liquid) currency they like to keep on hand and why.  You might be shocked to hear how different it is from the previous wipe.

These topics and more inside the episode!

Catch up with MTBTrigger or Ronal at the EXFIL discord:  https://discord.gg/deU7RSs

Patreon is now live and active for those that are looking to directly support the podcast - https://www.patreon.com/XPMedianow (Thanks to those of you that nudged us to create this)

 

Podcast Direct Contact & Socials:

Twitter - @EXFILpodcast

Email - EXFILpodcast@gmail.com

Youtube - XPMedianow

Website - www.xpmedianow.com

 

MTBtrigger Contact:

Twitter - @mtbtrigger

Twitch - twitch.tv/mtbtrigger

 

Ronalgaming Contact:

Twitter - @ronalgaming

Discord - Ronal#8004 

Featuring: JesseKazam | How to Analyze YOUR gameplay | What does BSG want? | EXFIL Episode 28 (An Escape From Tarkov Podcast)

Featuring: JesseKazam | How to Analyze YOUR gameplay | What does BSG want? | EXFIL Episode 28 (An Escape From Tarkov Podcast)

July 11, 2020

Exfil is a weekly Escape From Tarkov Podcast

This week’s episode features guest host JesseKazam.  Jesse is a Twitch partner and YouTube creator who creates excellent escape from tarkov content.

I’d you’ve ever completed, or are currently trying to complete, the task ‘Setup’ you will appreciate the conversation at the top of the episode.  The restrictive nature of being required to use only a shotgun, Ushanka, and a scav vest leads to Setup being one of the most… memorable… tasks in the game.

The concept of missing shots when you thought they should have connected was brought up during the shotgun conversation and leads to how to be introspective regarding your own gameplay footage.

Jesse and the hosts agreed that often times when looking back at recorded gameplay footage you will find that the shot you were sure ‘should have killed him’ was a miss or an object was in the way correctly causing the bullets to not deal damage - great tips regarding how to capture your gameplay in the episode.

The final segment is related to the communication from BSG regarding RMT and cheaters as well as the subsequent in game changes to battle them.  It is hard to enter this conversation without being negative, but a few new (to us) ideas surfaced regarding what BSG wants and how they might be approaching the issues.

These topics and more inside the episode!

 

Make sure to check out our guest - JesseKazam

Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/jessekazam

Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/jessekazam

YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/jessekazam

 

Catch up with MTBTrigger or Ronal at the EXFIL discord:  https://discord.gg/deU7RSs

Patreon is now live and active for those that are looking to directly support the podcast - https://www.patreon.com/XPMedianow (Thanks to those of you that nudged us to create this)

 

Podcast Direct Contact & Socials:

Twitter - @EXFILpodcast

Email - EXFILpodcast@gmail.com

Youtube - XPMedianow

Website - www.xpmedianow.com

 

MTBtrigger Contact:

Twitter - @mtbtrigger

Twitch - twitch.tv/mtbtrigger

 

Ronalgaming Contact:

Twitter - @ronalgaming

Discord - Ronal#8004

Reserve Update | Bunker Pt. 1 and 2 | Ronal and MTB killing spree | EXFIL Episode 27.2 (An Escape From Tarkov Podcast)

Reserve Update | Bunker Pt. 1 and 2 | Ronal and MTB killing spree | EXFIL Episode 27.2 (An Escape From Tarkov Podcast)

July 3, 2020

Exfil is a weekly Escape From Tarkov Podcast

We tried to do something new... and it worked! 

It just didn't turn into a good audio-only version of a podcast.

So... we made two 'episodes' this week! 

The first of which is Ronal and MTBtrigger checking out the expanded reserve bunker system.  We were able to record both cameras and gameplay for both perspectives and you can catch that on YouTube at https://youtu.be/CNK_4YdIGGc 

This episode, the audio version, is a recap and lessons learned session from that game play.  Additionally, Ronal and MTB talk about their experiences with the new bunker systems, their preferred method of learning the new areas, and they dive into a complex PVP encounter they had with two separate three-man teams.

Prapor has two additional tasks related to this area and we are releasing guides on those tasks.  The first is already up - https://youtu.be/SbxBOOqt3J8 Look for the second to drop soon.

These topics and more inside the episode!

 

Catch up with MTBTrigger or Ronal at the EXFIL discord:  https://discord.gg/deU7RSs

Patreon is now live and active for those that are looking to directly support the podcast - https://www.patreon.com/XPMedianow (Thanks to those of you that nudged us to create this)

Podcast Direct Contact & Socials:

Twitter - @EXFILpodcast

Email - EXFILpodcast@gmail.com

Youtube - XPMedianow

Website - www.xpmedianow.com

 

MTBtrigger Contact:

Twitter - @mtbtrigger

Twitch - twitch.tv/mtbtrigger

 

Ronalgaming Contact:

Twitter - @ronalgaming

Discord - Ronal#8004

T H I C C Drama | Should you be using Single Fire? | EXFIL Episode 26 (An Escape From Tarkov Podcast)

T H I C C Drama | Should you be using Single Fire? | EXFIL Episode 26 (An Escape From Tarkov Podcast)

June 29, 2020

Exfil is a weekly Escape From Tarkov Podcast

Changing task rewards is a normal thing in MMOs, right?

What about changing the ability to ‘earn’ some of the best cases in the game?

The entire Tarkov community, it seemed like, was on fire about the removal of the THICC weapon and item cases from their respective task rewards.

MTB and Ronal talk about how this effects their playstyle and why they think this change was made.  Ultimately it led to a discussion about the impact RMT might be having on Tarkov. 

Additionally, they talk about lessons learned from helping new players that recently discovered EFT as well as their experiments with using all guns on single fire.  You might be surprised at the outcome!

These topics and more inside the episode!

Catch up with MTBTrigger or Ronal at the EXFIL discord:  https://discord.gg/deU7RSs

Patreon is now live and active for those that are looking to directly support the podcast - https://www.patreon.com/XPMedianow (Thanks to those of you that nudged us to create this)

 

Podcast Direct Contact & Socials:

Twitter - @EXFILpodcast

Email - EXFILpodcast@gmail.com

Youtube - XPMedianow

Website - www.xpmedianow.com

 

MTBtrigger Contact:

Twitter - @mtbtrigger

Twitch - twitch.tv/mtbtrigger

 

Ronalgaming Contact:

Twitter - @ronalgaming

Discord - Ronal#8004 

GeeksEh Find in Raid Follow Up & 12.7 Hopes | EXFIL Episode 25 (An Escape From Tarkov Podcast)

GeeksEh Find in Raid Follow Up & 12.7 Hopes | EXFIL Episode 25 (An Escape From Tarkov Podcast)

June 20, 2020

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GeeksEh volume 3

We welcome back Geekseh for the third time as we’ve all settled into the wipe and fresh changes that 12.6 has brought.

Last time Geek was on there was a notable discussion about what the find in raid changes were going to do to the economy, playstyles, and overall economy.  This episode picks up on the heels of that conversation to see who was right.

#teamgeekseh

#teamronal

Who do you think is right?  

Ultimately, these topics led to some amazing conversation about where the game is going, how Battlestate could modify in game systems to better support casual players (without hurting the hardcore players), and a deep dive into the speed of overall progression.

The episode wraps with a ‘looking forward’ segment with the host’s and Geekseh’s thoughts about the customs overhaul, sanitar the shoreline boss, and the (potential) skill wipe and overhaul.

These topics and more inside the episode!

 

Find Geekseh and his content:

Youtube

Twitter

Twitch

 

Catch up with MTBTrigger or Ronal on the EXFIL discord:  https://discord.gg/deU7RSs

Patreon is now live and active for those that are looking to directly support the podcast - https://www.patreon.com/XPMedianow (Thanks to those of you that nudged us to create this)

 

Podcast Direct Contact & Socials:

Twitter - @EXFILpodcast

Email - EXFILpodcast@gmail.com

Youtube - XPMedianow

 

MTBtrigger Contact:

Twitter - @mtbtrigger

Twitch - twitch.tv/mtbtrigger

 

Ronalgaming Contact:

Twitter - @ronalgaming

Discord - Ronal#8004

Early Wipe Tips | What guns to use on a budget (and why) | EXFIL Episode 24 (An Escape From Tarkov Podcast)

Early Wipe Tips | What guns to use on a budget (and why) | EXFIL Episode 24 (An Escape From Tarkov Podcast)

June 12, 2020

As we all settle into our 2nd week of the new 12.6 wipe things have changed quite a bit from our first week.

The tables have turned a bit - Ronal has unlocked the flea market and has some tips for those that are struggling with the early game.  MTB is in the mid 20s and has started to run into some of the tasks that require rare find-in-raid items or larger quantities of find-in-raid items.

The majority of the conversation, however, is centered around which guns are efficient in the early game.  Ronal and MTB talk about which guns they have really enjoyed using and why.  Also make sure to check out the early-wipe guide from our guest from the last episode, The1Heart - Blog Link

Best early game efficient weapons:

ADAR, SKS, AKs (basically all of them), VEPR (7.62x39 is preferred, but both versions are great, and the controversial mosin.

To break it down further the SKS and VEPR’s are great because the ammo (PS 7.62x39) is available early without a limit and you can also regularly find large stacks of it on scavs you kill.

AKs and ADARs are slightly different in that the ammo available from level 1 traders is not the best (keep in mind that nothing is horrible) but the ammo that generally drops from the scavs is quite good.  You will regularly get BP in AKs and m855 in ADARs.

Guns that are very good, but not very efficient in the early game include the SVDS, Hunter, SA58, and VSS.  The ammo for these guns is incredibly good, but not unlocked until at least trader level 2.  It can be a great gun to take in a for one or two raids, but these will end up costing a significant amount in ammo if you have to purchase off the flea (or if you are under level 10 it will not be available).

The hosts talk about the mosin being a great option if you like the bolt action, but if you aren’t comfortable hitting an enemy with your first two shots you might want to avoid it.

Lastly, the hosts talk about some of their favorite items to target for high-value looting from scavs.  Namely the PK06, dovetail mounts, and the pistol grip that is regularly found on the mp133/153

These topics and more inside the episode!

 

Catch up with MTBTrigger or Ronal on the EXFIL discord:  https://discord.gg/deU7RSs

 

Patreon is now live and active for those that are looking to directly support the podcast - https://www.patreon.com/XPMedianow (Thanks to those of you that nudged us to create this)

 

Podcast Direct Contact & Socials:

Twitter - @EXFILpodcast

Email - EXFILpodcast@gmail.com

Youtube - XPMedianow

 

MTBtrigger Contact:

Twitter - @mtbtrigger

Twitch - twitch.tv/mtbtrigger

 

Ronalgaming Contact:

Twitter - @ronalgaming

Discord - Ronal#8004

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