I just started playing Mutant today, and I now have 3 artifacts in inventory. I don’t know if they are the same ones that I used to purchase skills or not, but in any case I can’t purchase any with those 3 I have.
I have been through 11 areas in the Zone, not including the Ark. I have explored each area thoroughly as I can, sneaking around higher level mobs, and picked up close to 400 scrap, some outfit items, over 200 weapon parts, and, I guess, those few artifacts. My characters are now level 8.
I am stymied on how to proceed with the game, as I can’t upgrade my weapons to do enough damage to stealthily take out even level 5 mobs of which there is one large group left in The Fallen Angel. My weapons currently do 5 (pistols) to 6 or 7 (crossbow and Rambino) damage, so as soon as I fire on a level 5 with 8 health with silent weapon the still living mob calls for help and everyone including mobs with lots of health (don’t remember but over 10) swarms over to kill my crew.
All of the rest of the areas I have searched through are level 25 through 45, so I haven’t even attempted to fight anyone there but have cleaned out anything I can find.
I haven’t a clue what to do next to gain the additional power that I need to continue.
I hope it is OK to commandeer this old thread for my request.