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

19 000 Көрүүлөр 420 миӊ.

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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  1. Davis Luong
    Davis Luong
    Саат мурун

    You are what changed it to the way it is. The golden boy with the inside loop with the content creator.

  2. Mr. Reality
    Mr. Reality
    6 саат мурун


  3. kaischok uncut
    kaischok uncut
    7 саат мурун

    Thank you for being you.

  4. dave
    7 саат мурун

    Come over to the world of SCUM, bb.

  5. Daniel Kline
    Daniel Kline
    9 саат мурун

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

  6. Reznov
    10 саат мурун

    EFT is dying Foreal

  7. xX LG_SPOR Xx
    xX LG_SPOR Xx
    10 саат мурун

    Cry about it 😂🤣😂🤣

  8. Anton Van Heerden
    Anton Van Heerden
    10 саат мурун

    I also. Stopped playing. Its just the same old stuff. Found now apex. Having fun playing it.

  9. Ivano Bottari
    Ivano Bottari
    11 саат мурун

    because you rushed the lvl 71

  10. LS3D
    11 саат мурун

    117 PMC's in 3 hours!? Master Chief *grins*

  11. Josh Does
    Josh Does
    11 саат мурун

    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.

    1. Josh Does
      Josh Does
      11 саат мурун

      no content either

  12. aola wili
    aola wili
    12 саат мурун

    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!

  13. Bkdroi
    15 саат мурун

    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.

  14. Ed H
    Ed H
    15 саат мурун

    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 .

    1. aola wili
      aola wili
      12 саат мурун

      Hell yeah Pest

  15. Neo
    16 саат мурун

    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..

  16. Max Buckley
    Max Buckley
    17 саат мурун

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

  17. Jimi P
    Jimi P
    17 саат мурун

    You should play Factorio.

  18. Kronin
    18 саат мурун

    THANK YOU !!!!!!!! !please stop supporting Nikkita brother.

  19. Nathain Galt
    Nathain Galt
    18 саат мурун

    "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.

  20. NiBy
    19 саат мурун

    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.

  21. Spenny
    19 саат мурун

    Didn't even last a week!

  22. Dizzeke
    19 саат мурун

    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.

  23. CaptainBlastoff
    20 саат мурун

    Holy fuck editors chill out with the skitzo shit at 7mins

  24. Hightree
    20 саат мурун

    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.

    20 саат мурун

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

  26. Mason
    21 саат мурун

    Yeah I'm waiting for tarkov to actually release and be the one seamless open world game it initially set out to be.

  27. cheefadareafer
    22 саат мурун

    Between the abundance of hackers to the bullet lag and dogshit servers i dont blame you

  28. 35k31
    22 саат мурун

    Why not try Hell Let Loose?

  29. Schmiddty
    22 саат мурун

    I dont think the auction house and flea market should be locked behind a level req. People late to a wipe or people who dont grind one game for 10+ hrs a day have absolutely 0 chance once the year+ vets meta game their way to the best tier gear and end game stuff. Its already hard enough to make some solid money if youre a new player or if you show up late to wipes, if you manage to not lose it all, you should be able to spend it. Most of my friends who are new, never played eft at all usually lose all their money before they even get to lv 20. Even before when it was locked behind lv 10 my first time i had no money.

  30. Ledge Online
    Ledge Online
    22 саат мурун

    Hell yeah Pest

  31. Maximilian Drozdowski
    Maximilian Drozdowski
    Күн мурун

    I got false banned a few days ago 🙁

  32. Reollim
    Күн мурун

    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!

  33. Oliver Holmgren
    Oliver Holmgren
    Күн мурун

    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!

  34. Nailbombx
    Күн мурун

    So in other words! He beat the Game! ;)

  35. DarkTimePatriot
    Күн мурун

    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.

  36. sean FERGUSON
    sean FERGUSON
    Күн мурун

    do your own thing my fellow king.

  37. FBz ooNEvINoo
    FBz ooNEvINoo
    Күн мурун

    You do you! your fan base won't leave you

  38. Living Like A Human
    Living Like A Human
    Күн мурун

    Please take care of yourself pest

  39. Siduo Zhang
    Siduo Zhang
    Күн мурун

    But streamers like him are exactly the people who pushed for this rushing level to reach end game gears. And now he comes back and says people do this make it boring, how laughable

  40. Mike Davis
    Mike Davis
    Күн мурун

    You do you Pestily I'll still keep up with whatever you do

  41. MrStance88
    Күн мурун


  42. Grafas
    Күн мурун

    Tarkov dead 6min wait 12 playeer in Europa… fuck this, i have 3090 and not have 140fps….

  43. JoeYy C
    JoeYy C
    Күн мурун

    This dude is looking ruff. I look the same and it sucks.

  44. Jake Shaw
    Jake Shaw
    Күн мурун

    I mean tbf when you play as much as you do/did make sense you would get burnt out. Do what you enjoy.

  45. Swinton
    Күн мурун

    good pest, you needed to stop playing your better off in another game fr

  46. Stonersbliss
    Күн мурун

    Live your life man. It's your life to do as you wish, not ours. We'll be here no matter what. You as a person from what I've seen is what brings me back.

  47. Shane Ward
    Shane Ward
    Күн мурун

    imagine making a 15 minute video on why YOU quit a game.....the narcissism is reallllllll

  48. douglas haislet
    douglas haislet
    Күн мурун

    Love and support you whatever youre doing brother

  49. Herb G
    Herb G
    Күн мурун

    More Hunt is only a good thing 🤩 Not to mention Souls

  50. Bobby Baggs
    Bobby Baggs
    Күн мурун

    Hell yeah brother you do you! I recently had to take a break from something that I really love and enjoy just so I don't end up hating it and getting burnt out. Thanks Pest!

  51. Dr. Decker
    Dr. Decker
    Күн мурун

    Tarkov is shit,.. always has been

  52. Dr. Decker
    Dr. Decker
    Күн мурун

    finally discovered you are an old man and tarkov is shit?

  53. Olyoxenfreetv
    Күн мурун

    "... why i've stoped playing" oh and i still play around 20 hrs of tarkov a week and it's dry bc i played this game hours on end for years... lol

  54. Killjoy
    Күн мурун

    Well seeing as how you’re the one that ruined the game you could at least suffer along with everyone else.

  55. Robert Adams
    Robert Adams
    Күн мурун

    As a casual player...I hate that the wipes reset my quests and base. I cant grind everything every wipe. Makes me and my buddies not wanna play

  56. nivle9195
    Күн мурун

    Time to Jump onto Squad Pest!

  57. Tally Love
    Tally Love
    Күн мурун

    If either of the editors see this, how do you get that fly-by B-roll footage?

  58. domen
    Күн мурун

    Too many promises and never going with them... Always changing the future of the game and focusing on maps and stutters should be a priority

    1. C11ENBO
      Күн мурун

      "Too many promises and never going with them" What promises were not carried out? "Always changing the future of the game" Wat have they changed which wasnt in the roadmap?

  59. Eric Funk
    Eric Funk
    Күн мурун

    Pestily has to be the most well rounded, mature streamer on the planet. I’m with him tho, after 1000 hours over 3 wipes they just need some new content.

  60. annoyed chef
    annoyed chef
    Күн мурун

    WORD. You do you. Fuck the negative viners.

  61. Lone Wolf
    Lone Wolf
    Күн мурун

    How could you dislike this video…smh

  62. roflex2
    Күн мурун

    Your eyes are pinned

  63. Eternal Frost
    Eternal Frost
    Күн мурун

    The content is best when u enjoy what u doing man, a change of pace is welcome in your life. always fun to watch u play something anything as long as u having fun man. Tarkov is fun and hard just wish there was a way to play it more casual or even pve with friends. i cant spent 24/7 on it and learn it all. STill a wonderful made game though. good luck with the road u take man stay awesome and keep having fun in what u doing.

  64. BesenkammerTV
    Күн мурун

    MW2 Terminal?

  65. Glock Wan
    Glock Wan
    Күн мурун

    I stopped this wipe also, playing since 2017 and I just think the wipe wasn't necessary, it came too early.. played early wipe until like level 29 then stopped. Kinda glad I did since it seems there are cheaters everywhere now..

  66. cynepson1k
    Күн мурун

    Pestily Tagila looks yours eyes

  67. Niraxia
    Күн мурун

    I'd love to see Pestily on DayZ, It could be fun with some team ups with Klean or Soursweet :D

  68. Doc Holliday
    Doc Holliday
    Күн мурун

    Wouldn't mind seeing some RUST

  69. WIzard
    Күн мурун

    what really cracks me up. Is all the people hating on pest for not playing the game. Then those same people bitch and moan nonstop about how the loot sucks and desync is so bad and blah blah blah.. they are literally hating on you for having fun while they force themselves to play a game they openly dislike.. lolololol people are so fucking stupid

  70. Richard Kishbaugh
    Richard Kishbaugh
    Күн мурун

    Play whatever you want man and enjoy it we all love tarkov but we all also need a break from it here an there just keep up the awesome content man.

  71. Koh The Giant Panda
    Koh The Giant Panda
    Күн мурун

    Please play payday 2

  72. elizarovv
    2 күн мурун

    Pestily - stupid outplayed streamer .

  73. KringlaN
    2 күн мурун

    Been here with you since the very start of tarkov year back. Many great years and thank you for everything you have done for the eft community. Fcn legend

  74. Rekjaboi
    2 күн мурун

    “If I don’t have fun, you won’t enjoy the content” May I introduce you to League's Lord and Savior, Tyler1.

  75. Ethan de Aguiar
    Ethan de Aguiar
    2 күн мурун

    would love to see you start playing more DayZ 😉just sayin

  76. Aquamus Prime
    Aquamus Prime
    2 күн мурун

    i know the feeling with tarky brother. do you!

  77. Bo May
    Bo May
    2 күн мурун

    Hey. Thank you for teaching me that Woods is the map to play when starting the game. Unfortunately, the first games and guides I saw ( of other youtubers) were on Customs and they recommended it. Got my ass kicked for first 20 raids there.

  78. Noel Estrada
    Noel Estrada
    2 күн мурун

    He’s done with tarkov, going back to Minecraft

  79. Sflot
    2 күн мурун

    Last wipe I barely hit level 20. This wipe I've stopped playing. Having to do the exact same tasks every wipe is depressively boring and the fact that no new content is being added aside from a few map expansions and some guns I don't even get to use until I grind my way through the trader levels is even more disheartening.

  80. Hotloads
    2 күн мурун

    At 39 years old I play games because I enjoy them. If it's not fun anymore it's difficult to be passionate. We want to see content about the games you are passionate about.

  81. bennY
    2 күн мурун

    for a casual non streaming player like me 6 month wipe cycle is perfectly fine.

  82. redpepperdave
    2 күн мурун

    In full support of anyone who do what is needed to stay healthy mentally, enjoy life brotha!

  83. Daniel Alexander
    Daniel Alexander
    2 күн мурун

    Definitely don't feel FORCED or obligated to play tarkov, Pestily, we watch your content for you. I'd personally love to see you play a big span of games, and just have fun and try new things, because burnout is a real thing and it's amazing you've gone for as long as you have. I feel a bit worried, I see your eyes in your past videos and in this one they seem tired, and burned out. Your community won't leave you for leaving tarkov, your channel isn't tarkov, it's Pestily, and we want and love Pestily.

    1. Daniel Alexander
      Daniel Alexander
      2 күн мурун

      I will also add, I had to quit Tarkov because it's really lackluster, you can't enjoy toying with guns, you HAVE to run the meta, with the most expensive ammo, or you're being a chump and losing money. Nikita yanks everyone's chain so so hard, and it's incredible to me that he has such a strong fanbase, especially after having pushed back update after update. We were supposed to have lighthouse already, and streets of Tarkov coming out hot after, but we only got the Factory/woods expansions which were hugely disappointing. It feels as if we won't get another major update from Nikita for another year now that he's learned he can leech the game for more money, and essentially thrives off banning hackers and making them buy the game over for a ridiculous price, and he couldn't be none the happier. Not to mention the numerous bugs with the game, grenades being literal rocks that you take a gamble with every time, and the textures. The textures are copy pasted poorly throughout the map, having my game on the maximum graphics settings and inspecting textures up close, especially on factory and some other places, they're absolutely awful. You see lots of floating objects, colliding objects, and it overall looks like a game that'd be acceptable in the early STALKER/Metro age. There's just so much incredibly wrong with the game, and absolutely no care from the fat piggy Nikita, and it is sad, because it had potential to be an amazing immersive FPS survival with big aspirations, but got stuck under the rule of a greedy russian wanna-be mob crook.

  84. LDH
    2 күн мурун

    Played 1 wipe of tarkov, got kappa which is essentially completing the game and I refuse to play another wipe, it’s way too much grind just to do the same thing over and over with the same maps, if only tarkov was a survival game like days but better. The concept of tarkov never makes sense to me, spawn, kill make money survive, spawn in kill make money survive. It’s boring and there’s no point.

  85. gioyu comi
    gioyu comi
    2 күн мурун

    Pestily is an inspiration for us all, he's genuine and real. We're blessed to have him. Christlike.

  86. BigNickEnergy
    2 күн мурун

    Bro you helped so many people with this shit game. You deserve to move on

  87. Vitor Mattos
    Vitor Mattos
    2 күн мурун

    Your best content comes from when you're having fun So do whatever you want, have fun, and we'll tag along

    1. gioyu comi
      gioyu comi
      2 күн мурун

      yoo what's that clip around 7:00 from? looks like a sick fragmovie

  88. Ok Same
    Ok Same
    2 күн мурун

    I been on that solo story mode games lately

  89. Robert Lavery
    Robert Lavery
    2 күн мурун

    I stopped playing because streamers like you have too much say innthe development and its killing the game for casual players.

  90. King Plut0
    King Plut0
    2 күн мурун

    Maybe try some VR?🤷‍♂️

  91. Dstapp BootStrapp
    Dstapp BootStrapp
    2 күн мурун

    i still stand by adding "found in raid status" (FIR) was a massive mistake implemented into the game.

  92. GBz
    2 күн мурун

    Gave Tarkov a break this wipe after reaching level 60+ last few wipes and couldn't be more glad, they simply don't push updates fast enough to keep the game from getting stale and the new features they do add seem to make the game worse or break things, while issues that have existed for years are ignored. I will return when the time is right, EFT is 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!

  93. Nicht genannt
    Nicht genannt
    2 күн мурун

    Thats me since mid 2020 lol

  94. Chris Anderson
    Chris Anderson
    2 күн мурун

    I like Pestily being a bit more down to Earth about Tarkov because this has been my exact feelings about the game the past wipe or two. I haven’t even played at all this wipe because the game just isn’t fun when it’s all the same after a certain point and if I’m not super geared I’ll die to any player I run into after the first month or two. I’ll jump into a raid every once in a while but with them making positive scav karma changes, then immediately turning around and making it negative and not fun to progress in it at all, I just realized that BSG does not want their player base to enjoy the game. In my heart I feel like they want Tarkov to die so they can work on their next project which won’t end up doing so well, instead of appreciating what they have now and trying to make it a fun game instead of a “hardcore realistic” game.

    1. gioyu comi
      gioyu comi
      Күн мурун

      This gives me time to actually catch up watching your raid series, glad you're taking time to avoid burnout though

  95. Tyler Arnold
    Tyler Arnold
    2 күн мурун

    I rushed to lvl 15 day one of wipe and decided im taking this wipe off.

  96. Sasha Yablonovskiy
    Sasha Yablonovskiy
    2 күн мурун

    You’re bigger than just a good tarkov player now. People stay for your personality. Keep doing what your doing.

    1. Guinea Fig
      Guinea Fig
      Күн мурун

      he has a personality?

  97. Maximiliano Legrestti
    Maximiliano Legrestti
    2 күн мурун

    That's so much truth on only 1 video xD This is my third Wipe and i played like 2-3 week's this wipe. It was the most fun week's of my last month's playing games. But once we are all chad just all loose his shine... I really would like tarkov to be more like a grinding game... All runing pure pistols,cheap ammo,cheap and off meta weapons for week's...Then...seeing a rare svd,or a rare as val and feel that rush... Seeing somebody with only one full clip of the best ammo and saying "dear god" this dude it's insane he go to raid with one full mag of bp. And finding the good weapons should be like the clip's of people finding a red card... And finding a red card should be something that probably never happen's xD. They really need to nerf lab's ( my ideal it would be that it's an event with a couple of raid's per day ) and balance the loot ( primarly from Reserve that it's too broken ). wipe we have a long early...and a long mid game... Just make 3 tier of everything and make tier 2 thing's rare's and tier 3 weapons and ammo super rare and dont allow to buy it on flee.

  98. unremarkable
    2 күн мурун

    He finally is checking out Hunt: Showdown. About time.

  99. All Might
    All Might
    2 күн мурун

    The game is just filled with hackers.

  100. DonkeyHOTis
    2 күн мурун

    you play in empty servers or the enemy pmcs are noobs. good choice to stop play.