The Current State Of Tarkov And Why I've Stopped Playing

Sep 13, 2021
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I get asked why i'm not playing Tarkov much anymore, this is why!

0:00 Intro
0:18 Why I've stopped playing
4:22 The current state of Tarkov
9:33 What you'll see from me now & when I'll be back
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  • Good choice bro! I left your stream ages ago when I left tarkov and just gaming in general. I like to occasionally pop in to streams and see what games are being played, and tarkov is the last game I want to hear about as I’ve embarrassingly put well over 4K hours into that game. Would love to see some new game suggestions from you in the future.

    LegacyLegacy8 hours ago
  • What was the game where he was punching that fire zombie thing called?

    AcidburnAcidburn9 hours ago
    • Oh shit wait is that hunt?

      AcidburnAcidburn9 hours ago
  • I actually love the state of the game right now

    vrqxxcvrqxxc16 hours ago
  • I know its an unpopular opinion but after doing all the quests 3 or more times the game just feels like a chore.

    Austin WorwaAustin Worwa20 hours ago
  • Good on you man, a lot of content creators like you get big playing one main series or game and end up getting stuck with that content. Eventually you'll have to branch out and if you're personality is entertaining enough (which I think it is) then people will watch the new content as well. You may lose some people who only want to see Tarkov stuff but in the long run this will be better for both you and your channel.

    Zach ThomasZach ThomasDay ago
  • The problem with Tarkov is that its too overwhelming to get up to speed for new players and apparently too boring for older players.I think a smart move would be to increase the amount of low level loot and decrease the amount of very good loot. Finding a LED-X or a Red Keycard should be a once in a wipe sort of find for people who play casually and maybe a 2-3 times per wipe find for people that play 40+ hours a week.

    Mister BearpunchMister BearpunchDay ago
  • Lmfao, you go play what you want, because stream tarkov won't earn money for you, isn't it, you fucking count.

    Records of Tarkov cheatersRecords of Tarkov cheaters2 days ago
  • i never played tarkov online ever, been playing the single player mod lol oh well guess I been saving myself

    Dont Drink And RootDont Drink And Root2 days ago
  • Pestily is a tarkov legend, that being said, i've been enjoying seeing new content like sea of thieves with Welyn. Keep it up Pestily!!!

    joodies gjoodies g2 days ago
  • the Flea Market is the skip for the mid game since you got the flea you can get all the meta shit and with the bitcoin farm you have infinit money soo..... yeah this is the main problem of Tarkov BALENCING

    SnAckXySnAckXy2 days ago
  • hackers with walls

    donnydonny3 days ago
  • Imo, he should play this on controller for a new challenge. It's fun and theres no aim assist either. Once i reach lvl 20 though, I kinda lose motivation to play. They should make flea max lvl or close, let you keep all xp on death and All items and attachments available from vendors but lvl locked and unscanable until u find it in raid first.

    NardoNardo3 days ago
  • Thats one more competition out of the way.

    P TecP Tec3 days ago
  • Keep your cool attitude :), looking forward for more variety. Will be great for sure ♥

    CRIIAXCRIIAX3 days ago
  • Try hell let loose

    Meji ManMeji Man3 days ago
  • i like this game , i make 800 raid as scav in factory , it's ez money farming now

    SKlLL SamSKlLL Sam3 days ago
  • Man overdosed on tarkov

    Nissart TeskaNissart Teska3 days ago
  • I'm just getting started, one less meta player the better😂 Ps your content on EFT guides and all etc is already helping me massively it's top notch Thank You!

    LEROYLEROY3 days ago
  • I actually have the opposite problem but I dropped the game over a year ago. Playing only a few hours a week there really isn't much of a chance to progress imo. I only did the full end game gear and dealer missions one wipe and I had to play several hours a day just to get to that point playing about 90% solo. I like the raids but I sometimes would like to just play a team death match with maybe a gear cost limitations just to play some pvp in factory or a smaller arena. I miss when interchange had no bots and you could play knowing every scav was a real player (for us solo guys).

    Jonah HekmatyarJonah Hekmatyar3 days ago
  • Would love to see some IRL streams of you building stuff! Sounds fun

    Tony GartheTony Garthe4 days ago
  • I'm tired of BSGs empty promises. I decided I will not come back to this game until streets of tarkov. I should have quit when arena never came. 4200 hours played since 2017. Can't even imagine putting in 8000.

    Tony GartheTony Garthe4 days ago
  • I respect people that play what they want vs just trying to make the most amount of money possible 💪🏻

    A-A-Ron WA-A-Ron W4 days ago
  • Your burnt out, from lack of content its all good

    N4feN4fe4 days ago
  • 5:25 Obi Wan Kenobi on the bullet hole haha

    Leon BeisseLeon Beisse4 days ago
  • If it's not the communitythat owes you thanks for content and helping keep this game alive, it is the Game creators that need to Thank yor everything you've done for the game and community consistency. Bless you bro

    Super SykeSuper Syke4 days ago
  • Hello there 😂😉😉

    Alex WakelyAlex Wakely4 days ago
  • Pestily making this video is just proving my point of stopping this wipe BS or at the very least make it optional to wipe when a update comes out. I only play during the summer time due to school and all, so when a wipe happens typically end of the semester for me, I only get enough time to get to about level 25, some decent money, and about half way through the quest line to the gamma container. It pisses me off that when it comes around to wipe and I have to start that shit all over again and this guy has it as a full time job being sweaty like jesus christ, the only people happy about wipes are those who have nothing better to do than play games every second get. Not only that the fact he can do all that other shit with challenges, play styles, and in a way free play is kill it for me. I play a raid here and there only for the adrenaline rush but don't even bother with the game because it wipes to often.

    wildmonkies Jrwildmonkies Jr4 days ago
    • @TopHatPenguin The game has gotten to a point where all progress is pointless. The so-called leveling playing field argument is completely irrelevant with the amount of hours people have sinked into this game. The amount of times I've killed people who have obviously dumped more hours into the game just doesn't make sense to even wipe when I can get top-tier gear as a scav. Even in Pestily's videos he has taken on people with greater amounts of gear and still won. The issue I'm talking about is not being able to play the game at all and not losing all progress. What you are talking about is a lack of strategy, because I've seen people kill me with the bare minimum and vice versa. also the fact that the game creators have to keep restricting certain features of the game that make it easier to aquire better loot/gear is just proof that there's no point to wiping because people will reach those milestones regardless of the restriction. The people who don't sink in that many hours are lagging significantly behind making the game entirely about who can put the most hours into the game before wipe happens. Like I am honestly surprised it took Pestily's this long to finally be bored of the game; where I still have fun, but my progress is consistently reset which makes it all pointless and tainting the game for me, and alot of people I play with.

      wildmonkies Jrwildmonkies Jr2 days ago
    • I completely get where you are comming from but its hard for me because I also engoy the wipe the most because people have the shit gear making fights more about skill and not just "oh he has good gear I guess ill die"

      TopHatPenguinTopHatPenguin2 days ago
  • Currently rocking a -0.15 fence rep cause I had no clue about the scav rep until a week or so into playing

    sgtkururu5sgtkururu54 days ago
    • I just started recently :o loving your videos and guides btw!

      sgtkururu5sgtkururu54 days ago

    Charske VlogsCharske Vlogs4 days ago
  • The healing/medical gameplay is so dumb. For a game that prides itself on being brutal and realistic, you can dump a full mag into a guy, he turns around and 1 shots you, and then lies in a bush doing surgery on himself, fixing all his broken bones and severed arteries, and then gets up and strolls out of the map. It's so fuckin dumb. This game exists to give the tryhards a boner about themselves about how tacticool they are, nothing more. I'll pass thanks.

    Salem BroheimSalem Broheim5 days ago
  • I appreciate that you can give constructive criticism.

    Todd ManshipTodd Manship5 days ago
  • thank god

    OdinsGuard_TTVOdinsGuard_TTV5 days ago
  • U do U man!

    Daniel hDaniel h5 days ago
  • I like how he frames it in a positive way, but its clear this game is on its last leg. And the gameplay has become a stale version of COD which requires tedious leveling of skills. Instead of the unique experience that even an old ass buggy mess of a game like DayZ offers better than tarkov atm.

    derek lderek l5 days ago
  • Crossbow in tarkov would be a SICK!

    JonspuJonspu5 days ago
    • How?

      RandomzRandomz4 days ago
  • Bsg pls listen to the community

    WallusWallus5 days ago
  • i literally just got tarkov 😢

    Emilien deRuyterEmilien deRuyter5 days ago
  • "Why is stopped playin", one day later streamin Tarkov...

    CrankiLPCrankiLP5 days ago
  • the content in escape from tarkov is so dry im chafing

    james Danieljames Daniel5 days ago
  • I've stopped playing this wipe too. I'm around 1200hrs, this wipe quit about lvl25. Didn't enjoy some of the changes, lack of new content etc.

    I_R0M_II_R0M_I5 days ago
  • I stopped playing shortly after I bought the gamma. They released the scav karma patch and between that and the rampant hackers I felt like i couldn't ever get ahead in the game. I never knew if I was learning a lesson or just getting screwed over. Every match was stressful and typically ended in me getting domed out of the blue.

    Joshua FortnerJoshua Fortner5 days ago
  • I gave up on the game a while ago and didn't even try it this wipe. There's just no point, siht has been stale for me, and I don't think that any new maps, weapons and doodads will fix that issue. After you get accustomed to the game (which is not that difficult if you focus on particular maps or find profitable routes that you can run again and again) it just turns into a run of the mill arena shooter with some extra hoops. Accumulation of knowledge is nice to some extent but even that and all the other systems of accumulation/progression serve only to streamline the process of getting into fights. Pick some gear, load into a map, go around looking for those adrenaline fueled fights, repeat. Tasks and levels are a weak carrot on a stick that I'm only doing for the completion's sake (if im doing them at all), and once you're done with them there's nothing left to do outside of plain fighting and personal meme challenges. Just the fact that wipes are required to keep things fresh is an indicator that something is seriously wrong here when it comes to long term play.

    Digger NickDigger Nick5 days ago
  • I played tarkov for one wipe and I dont think the game is ever going ever going to be finished and that's the worst part of the game. The game is going to be the same couple a years from now on only minor updates and probably one new map added to the game. Once you play a wipe you have basically seen the game and then its a repetition of itself. I got lucky and got in at a time when they put new expansion to the woods so that map improved a lot but otherwise new content is really far and between. Also its really player unfriendly, the game requires hours and hours just to learn how to use the inventories and other UI mechanics even when I had someone to show the ropes straight from the get go. When playing a new map as a new player the most time of becoming good at the game is outright memorizing the map layout because otherwise you don't know where the hell you're going in the game. I mean they are either locals (scavs) or trained ex military personel so it wouldnt be unreasonable for them to know where they are at any given time so it wouldn't be unrealistic to have a map where you could check for your location with a gps or something along those lines. When playing this game casually on the weekends its not worth the effort to waste time on learning the maps and mechanics to just enjoy the gameplay itself. Worst part of the gameplay at the time and probably still is the audio of the game for me in a hardcore game like this. There was veritas video about it how the audio works in the game and its outright stupid only because they cant define textures for the surfaces in the game and let steam audio handle the rest so you instead get this crap audio if you're inside a building. Eventually I think someone will make a game with the same concept and use a different engine than unity and that will be a game worthwhile playing and it still would be finished sooner than this game :D

    ZuggaguzZuggaguz5 days ago
  • Good on ya for being honest about your feelings mate. You're a legend!!! Keep up the good work mate.

    MarekUtdMarekUtd5 days ago
  • editing here isisck

    Eric SciontiEric Scionti5 days ago
  • my fan boy friends kept wanting me to play this broken game and it was so lame

    DanielDaniel6 days ago
  • Play more RUST plz =]

    SlimBleederSlimBleeder6 days ago
  • Kinda curious how you would do in Rust… hint hint

    Changed LaterChanged Later6 days ago
  • not played in like 2 years. its just shit nowadays its a real shame

    LittletweeterLittletweeter6 days ago
  • Tarkov gets extremely tedious and boring extremely fast

    Zzz ZzzZzz Zzz6 days ago
  • Play hunt showdown 100xs better

    Blackeous kniteousBlackeous kniteous6 days ago
  • 100% agree and understand you brother! i said the same stuff over and over and over again the last 4 months: no REALLY new content since (nearly) 2 years, really bad made map updates recently (factory) and tons of annoying bugs, glitches and not logical stuff made me quit this game. playing since january 2018, running 3 accounts (me and my sons). i simply deinstalled it because it frustrated me way too much. i totally get you 100% therefore and will have your back also in future - no matter what game you play. its fun watching you, whatever you play.

    peter paulpeter paul6 days ago
  • Idk how you’ve played it as much as you have, I don’t watch streamers but idk how y’all do it. The games been stale for me since reserve got released. The game needs some depth behind the mechanics. More than tasks. I really think a plot line or in game lore would help and go a long way, as well as a voip and customization. There’s a lot to add, but it doesn’t feel like they’re adding anything other than weapons and slight QOL tweaks. Best of luck dude.

    Ant SanchezAnt Sanchez6 days ago
  • Is it true that you've officially adopted Aqua? It's heart warming to see a lost soul like him with such a positive, strong, experienced *8000 hours* father figure.

    Tyler SabourinTyler Sabourin6 days ago
  • do what makes you happy man!

    MightyPo0TVMightyPo0TV6 days ago
  • Play Intruder its great fun!

    SteeMSteeM6 days ago
  • I'd be bored if I played the game 24/7/365 too. Some of us have normal lives and the game is just fine.

    Rick WilliamsRick Williams6 days ago
  • All what you day it's right.. But when I see at minute 06.35 YOU START KILL Pepole at reserve , when they try to extract with scuv .. Omg... You that person??? Really you do this she..t??? Really?? You really su..k

    xxxxxxxDIMAxxxxxxxxxxxxxxDIMAxxxxxxx6 days ago
  • Exactly why i haven't touched it in 2 weeks

    Jonathan FinneyJonathan Finney6 days ago
  • and then enjoy it.

    bilinas minibilinas mini6 days ago
  • comment for you algorythm

    NIIlIICKNIIlIICK6 days ago
  • Do what makes you happy …But don’t ever forget what it once was like and what brought you to the position your in now and if your allowing the newly pampering aof life to make you act a bit new..Remeber this is what u wanted and now I have it ..If you act like you don’t want it then people that helped make you what you are today will move on..yeah it sucks but that’s how it is…remebr eventually this hobbie turns into a job and you can’t let the smell of it becoming a job turn you away because you want it easier…if your ready to dwindle away into the shadow then that’s fine what makes you happy…But know this..You will give up a lot..Don’t Fix it if it ain’t broke..your tinkering with a perfected method..Be warned

    GetYourGameOnGetYourGameOn6 days ago
    • 3 years later you realise the game isnt fun with streamers like yourself stomping everthing on the map for "show".. Thumbs up, you killed the game and now you whine..

      bilinas minibilinas mini6 days ago
  • The game is meant to be hard but that does not mean it should get boring to play its always the same over and over

    Ink Slinger2Ink Slinger26 days ago
  • You are what changed it to the way it is. The golden boy with the inside loop with the content creator.

    Davis LuongDavis Luong6 days ago

    Mr. RealityMr. Reality7 days ago
  • Thank you for being you.

    kaischok uncutkaischok uncut7 days ago
  • Come over to the world of SCUM, bb.

    davedave7 days ago
  • Thanks for helping people understand that content creators are human too. Power to you man :D

    Daniel KlineDaniel Kline7 days ago
  • EFT is dying Foreal

    ReznovReznov7 days ago
  • Cry about it 😂🤣😂🤣

    xX LG_SPOR XxxX LG_SPOR Xx7 days ago
  • I also. Stopped playing. Its just the same old stuff. Found now apex. Having fun playing it.

    Anton Van HeerdenAnton Van Heerden7 days ago
  • because you rushed the lvl 71

    Ivano BottariIvano Bottari7 days ago
  • 117 PMC's in 3 hours!? Master Chief *grins*

    LS3DLS3D7 days ago
  • I stopped playing it too its kinda boring. Was really repetitive felt like i was working a job not playing a game. It's too brutal and not fun enough.

    Josh DoesJosh Does7 days ago
    • no content either

      Josh DoesJosh Does7 days ago
  • one of my favourite games of all time but for now I'm enjoying other games. To anyone who is starting to not enjoy the game, I suggest you give it a break!

    aola wiliaola wili7 days ago
  • Really loved early wipe this time around but yes no new content made it dry up fast. I loved having no gear and roubles when in past wipes I would have millions and millions. Game changes are good just no content.

    BkdroiBkdroi7 days ago
  • Nobody I know who played tarkov is wasting their time anymore with the game. We are all in Australia and we are over the cheaters the dsync and the lack of content . It's a shame cause it's a great game . But atm we see Nikita's dream as nothing more than pie in the sky .

    Ed HEd H7 days ago
    • Hell yeah Pest

      aola wiliaola wili7 days ago
  • 3 years later you realise the game isnt fun with streamers like yourself stomping everthing on the map for "show".. Thumbs up, you killed the game and now you whine..

    NeoNeo7 days ago
  • But you haven't stopped playing.. Last video was uploaded yesterday 👍 click bait.

    Max BuckleyMax Buckley7 days ago
    • @Parasite k.

      Max BuckleyMax Buckley6 days ago
  • You should play Factorio.

    Jimi PJimi P7 days ago
  • THANK YOU !!!!!!!! !please stop supporting Nikkita brother.

    KroninKronin7 days ago
  • "wipe every 3 months was better". Maybe if you can play as often as you do.... between cheaters and working 12 hours a day, wipes crushing AF.... Gave up on Tarkov because it's just not fun anymore. Same gofer missions only harder or convoluted. Same pain in the ass jaeger missions that sit unfinished. investing time is an investment... that disappears when they feel like it. When it's good it's damn good, unfortunately the good bits are getting further and farther between.

    Nathain GaltNathain Galt7 days ago
  • im surprised at how people manged to not get bored at all. I love this game but haven't played in over a year because im still burnt out, and my hours are nothing compared to streamers and dedicated fans.

    NiByNiBy7 days ago
  • Didn't even last a week!

    SpennySpenny7 days ago
  • as someone who cant play one game for more than a month because i hyperfixate, and i leave games for months at a time and come back for a week maybe etc, i have no idea how youve done it this long pest. i would watch you play other games too, don't throw away hours of your life doing something you aren't enjoying anymore. I havent been able to bring myself to even open tarkov since before the end of the last wipe.

    DizzekeDizzeke7 days ago
  • Holy fuck editors chill out with the skitzo shit at 7mins

    CaptainBlastoffCaptainBlastoff7 days ago
  • Tarkov would be my favorite game, If Nikita added a way to see the people you queued in raid with (Like your friends name above their head during raid.) I know it removes a level of skill, but it would make group fights more focused and it’d be cool probably. Like two people could team up on a mega chad with much more coordination. Your teamwork could add a new layer of gameplay possibly. I know it’ll never be added. It’s not very realistic, But a man can dream.

    HightreeHightree7 days ago
  • Boring game, was amazing first couple years, i had some fun! But its the same shit over and over and OVER again

    IF RACINGIF RACING7 days ago
  • Yeah I'm waiting for tarkov to actually release and be the one seamless open world game it initially set out to be.

    MasonMason7 days ago
  • Between the abundance of hackers to the bullet lag and dogshit servers i dont blame you

    cheefadareafercheefadareafer7 days ago
  • Why not try Hell Let Loose?

    35k3135k317 days ago
  • Hell yeah Pest

    Ledge OnlineLedge Online7 days ago
  • I got false banned a few days ago 🙁

    Maximilian DrozdowskiMaximilian Drozdowski7 days ago
  • you’re an absolute fucking g pestily. you might’ve got your start covering tarkov but we’re all here for you now mate. play whatever makes you happy and everyone’ will be around for the ride. lots of love!

    ReollimReollim7 days ago
  • I've been building my hideout IRL. You'll have loads of fun with your shed. None of us own you, do all the good stuff that you are excited about. When you get a break, I can highly recommend the northern flinders!

    Oliver HolmgrenOliver Holmgren7 days ago
  • So in other words! He beat the Game! ;)

    NailbombxNailbombx7 days ago
  • im done with tarkov for a while.. to many bs bugs and hacks.. same ole shiat.. and resets.. let the game go on with out reset.

    DarkTimePatriotDarkTimePatriot8 days ago
  • do your own thing my fellow king.

    sean FERGUSONsean FERGUSON8 days ago
  • You do you! your fan base won't leave you

    FBz ooNEvINooFBz ooNEvINoo8 days ago