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DrLupo slams TimTheTatman’s Twitch chat over Escape from Tarkov complaint

Published: 4/Jan/2020 0:26

by Eli Becht


Escape from Tarkov has been a hit among streamers as of late, and as a result, there’s some learning curve – something Tim ‘TimTheTatman’ Betar’s chat found out the hard way.

As EFT continues to grow in popularity on Twitch, more and more viewers will be introduced to it, and they’ll have plenty of questions of their own.

Tim’s chat was pestering him about the darkness of the game and when he tried to fix it for them, Ben ‘DrLupo’ Lupo quickly explained that he shouldn’t give in to their demands.

Battlestate GamesEscape from Tarkov is fine during the day but can become pretty dark at night.

Escape from Tarkov is a pretty dark game, so you can imagine how that could be difficult for a viewer if they can’t even see anything.

After his chat pestered him enough, Tim finally gave in and tried to adjust something to make the experience a bit better for them, but quickly found out that wasn’t exactly possible.

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DrLupo took the opportunity to explain to Tim’s chat that the game is just dark and they’ll have to deal with it.

“Bottom line is, your chat isn’t used to you playing a dark that doesn’t have neon colors everywhere because they wanna see you crank 90s in Fortnite,” he said.

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He then mentioned a bunch of random names and told them all to be quiet about the brightness.

“If little Jimmy, and Andy, and Kayden, and Aiden are in chat, they can just shut their mouths. The game is just dark. That’s the way the game is. Welcome to Tarkov. I love you.”

Of course, DrLupo going off on chat isn’t exactly a new thing and he certainly means no harm by it, so the viewers shouldn’t be too offended.

While it’s true there are no such things as dumb questions, Twitch chat does come dangerously close to proving otherwise at some points.

As for why so many streamers are jumping on the Escape from Tarkov bandwagon? Beginning on December 30 and running until January 5, the developers are featuring Twitch drops, meaning viewers can earn new in-game items just by having their accounts linked to Twitch.

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To earn these items, they’ll have to watch a streamer who has the drops function enabled, so many of the big streamers are taking advantage of the sudden influx of viewers by trying the game out.

Many of them are finding a lot to like, such as Dr Disrespect, and even Tim has enjoyed what’s he’s played so far.

DrLupo, on the other hand, has been playing the game long before the drops became enabled, so he’s a lot more knowledgeable about the game than the new streamers are, hence his playful outburst at Tim’s chat.

Let’s just hope Tim can figure out some sort of way to adjust the lighting to make the experience better for viewers in the future.

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How to access Escape from Tarkov’s early test server

Published: 13/Nov/2020 16:30 Updated: 13/Nov/2020 16:37

by Lauren Bergin


Battlestate Games have always been about building a fun community, but now they’re letting players influence the game design itself by launching the Escape from Tarkov Early Test Server. 

Escape from Tarkov’s developers, Battlestate Games, has always had a reputation for communicating with the game’s fanbase. By doing this, they’ve formed a dedicated community of players and fans who truly live and breathe the game.

These fans know that the updates for Tarkov are few and far between, normally coming in big chunks instead of occasional drip-fed updates. The announcement of new guns in early November certainly caused a stir, especially with Streets of Tarkov still looming somewhere on the horizon.

To add to the excitement, Tarkov’s devs have come up with an interesting way of including their fans in the development process: the Early Test Server.

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Streets of Tarkov is hopefully coming soon, but fans may be included in its development

What is the Early Test Server?

The Tarkov early test program works similarly to the PBE in LoL or Experimental Mode in Overwatch. As Battlestate’s tweet says, the ETS allows players to “test and run new features, content, and updates before they appear in the game, and allow players to contribute to the world of Escape from Tarkov.”

Additionally, it will help the devs identify any bugs or fixes in a tighter timeframe. Therefore, it will help ensure that any new updates are as polished as possible.

How to access the Early Test Server

In order to participate in the Early Test Server, you must have an active copy of Escape from Tarkov.

To become a part of the Early Test server, simply follow these steps:

  • Activate the launcher.
  • Fill in the ETS form.
  • Await notification that you’ve been selected.

It’s great to see the game’s devs reaching out to their fans to ensure that the Tarkov experience is the best it can be. So, if you fancy shaping the face of Tarkov, apply for the ETS: The possibilities are limitless!