Feanorgandalf wrote: sageoftruth wrote:
Feanorgandalf wrote:Been playing the Phantom Pain a lot lately and I have come to 1 simple conclusion. I suck at stealth.
Want some pointers? What are your troubles?
I think my problem is I have no patience. I just finished mission 6 (Honeybee) and by the time I got the objective all of Afghanistan was on my ass. Just seems like no matter what I do I always seem to miss a guard. I fulton like crazy, keep weapons suppressed, and try and mark everything I can but in the end it turns into a firefight.
Any general tips would help. been trying to focus upgrades on sniper rifle, fulton, and tranq gun. I don't have quiet yet and DD isn't big enough to help
Until you get DD (who is a huge help by the way) the best substitute is the sonar for your bionic arm. Once you get the upgrade, if you use that in conjunction with marking it will vastly improve your ability to keep tabs on where everyone is.
Also, there are some useful stealth tricks I picked up later. For instance, did you know that you can corner grab? If you can find a spot where no one is looking and hide behind it, press against the wall (move towards the wall until Snake puts his hand on it) and move towards the edge of it. While you're pressed up to the wall, you cannot move past it, so you don't need to worry about accidentally running out into the open. Now, if you make a noise by knocking or throwing an empty magazine, you can lure guards over to your position and grab them before they've even walked around the corner. It has its own animation too.
Also, try and get decoys as soon as you can. They're great when you feel that all points of entry to a base are being watched. Plus, the enemy reaction to them is pretty funny.
As a more general tip, try to use cover as much as possible, instead of relying on camouflage. Camouflage is a necessary element of the game's stealth, but you have far more flexibility when you don't need to be lying on your belly to stay hidden, so seek cover whenever you can find it, and try to lure enemies to it.
Also remember that this game is pretty forgiving when it comes to making stealth mistakes. If you feel that stealth isn't your preferred style of play, the game does give you the tools to use other methods, or some interesting hybrid of the two. It's actually encouraged to some extent, since the enemies tend to adapt to your style of play, by donning gear that works best against your methods.