The 100 Rads

The 100 Rads


This blog is where you'll find news and updates concerning the Zone Survival Guide - Shadow of Chernobyl and the Zone Survival Guide - Call of Pripyat.

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Zone Survival GuidePosted by Dawnrazor Sep 08, 2010 21:14:32

Drumroll, please! Ok ok, never mind... who's ever seen a drum in the Zone, anyway?

It's time to announce the winners of the Zone Survival Guide competition. A while back I asked you to send in any suggestions you could think of, regarding the Zone Survival Guide - and fortunately for me, some of you decided to send in your thoughts and ideas.

The first prize is going out to someone who made an excellent suggestion. The decision has been mine alone, based on whatever I thought made sense... I've received some really good ones, and I think that I'm definately going to explore many of them once I get some more time on my hands. Sadly, only one could win and it's a suggestion that is simple, direct and very true; the winner of the first prize is skeksistower with the following:

"The stashes page would be infinitely more useful if you could include even a bit of information on where one might learn about the stash in game - whenever this is possible, of course."

While not totally useless, the Stashes page and the Interactive Maps currently provides no information about where or how to obtain stash locations. That is a serious flaw in the ZSG; I'm not sure if I'll ever get time to remedy this severe lack in information, but it definately something I'll keep in mind for any possible future Survival Guides.

The next two prizes are given out to two persons who sent in suggestions. The draw has been made from everyone who entered the competition (except for skeksistower... sorry!) and has been completely random, chosen by one of my old roleplaying dice!

The second prize, consisting of the three S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games, goes out to Dimitroff! Dimitroff actually sent in some very good and detailed suggestions as well. One of them, entitled "Run-downs and links for the major mods for all three of the games" is about having a dedicated mod section on the ZSG; Dimitroff elaborates:

"Aside from the legendary (and still immersive) Shadow of Chernobyl, the unmodded vanilla versions of CoP and CS had only managed to secure my attention for a couple of playthoughs each before I got bored. It was the mods for the games that kept me hooked. Whereas some fix bugs, update textures, balance gameplay, or do similar, minor tweaks, some (like Priboi Story), change the storyline of the game entirely. Due to the amazing success of these mods, I scarcely play vanilla at all anymore, and neither do most of my friends."

The third and final prize - S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl and S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky - goes out to Zeno. He sent in two suggestions; one of them focuses on more information about the weapons in the games, demonstrating weapon effectiveness, hits-to-kill, spread, and other detailed information - all stuff I would have added from the beginning if I had only thought of it ;) He also shares the suggestion about an extended focus on mods for the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games, something I can only agree with.

With my personal congratulations to the winners that concludes the competition! Thank you for participating and taking your time to think of and send in your suggestions! It's been a treat reading through them all and it has certainly given me alot ponder for future expansions of the Zone Survival Guide!

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Posted by Koksi Kakkelovnen Aug 10, 2017 15:11:07

Hehe.. playing COP complete in 2017, liked SOC better , tho' very russian/ukrainian . COP too english, imo

Posted by Strelok Himself Jun 20, 2014 13:56:01

Great site you have here ! I just started playing STALKER games for the first time and your survival guide with interactive maps is the best help ever. Thanks a lot.

Posted by CS Merc Bodyguard Feb 19, 2012 12:52:16

why no Clear sky info like cop+soc anyway...Great site BTW!!!

Posted by WarpStalker Jul 22, 2011 02:37:27

Many many thanks and kudos to you for all the hard work you done to make ZSG probably the best game guide site on the net. Its always helpful and interesting.


Posted by Dawnrazor Sep 09, 2010 07:06:35

I hope everyone enjoyed the competition... it's been alot of fun! Perhaps I'll get a chance to do something similar again at a different time and place.

Congratulations once again! :)

Posted by Zeno Sep 09, 2010 04:26:21


Posted by Dimitroff Sep 09, 2010 04:24:00

Yo Zeno,

Posted by Zeno Sep 09, 2010 04:22:09