How to start playing
Created: 2012-12-25 20:38:00
     To start playing stalker online you will need to choose if you want to play on russian or english version of game, there are quite significant differences on those servers that i will try to point out here. It also requires you to download separate game clients for both game servers.

     First of all to play on russian server you need to know russian or you will need to learn it sooner or later unless you want to play being blind and not knowing what is going on, my website can help you play in there, but you will have hard time trying to communicate with anyone since almost nobody speaks english there, it can add to immersion since zone was always in russia. If language barrier isn't a problem for you here are some other differences on them.
     When you get character on russian server there is someone almost everywhere, server is actually packed with players, while on english server you can spend quite a few minutes wandering around not seeing anyone (even hours sometimes). It got really big hit on gameplay, with less people in my opinion you have more immersion, it doesn't feel overcrowded with people. With more people you can have problems collecting artifacts, finishing quests etc, since monsters, boxes around map and artifacts are limited supply and they are shared with everyone.
     Russian server is a little bit more polished, for example you can find informations on weapons telling you what attachments fit into them (which will most likely be resolved on english server at some time, remember it is beta) while on english server you either need to experiment with it or check it on this site, which can be costly since some silencers and scopes cost golden rubles which you buy for real money.

If you decided on which server you want to play here are links to download russian and english version of game(0.8.39):

- (English version) download - if doesn't work updated link should be found on forum here. And as a last resort I uploaded launcher to mediafire, just put it in folder you want it to download data to: link.

- (Russian version) download, also available as torrent - if doesn't work updated link should be found on forum here. And as a last resort I uploaded launcher to mediafire, just put it in folder you want it to download data to: link.

     I would recommend you start downloading it before reading how to set up your account for game since game is more than 1GB download, and it doesn't always downloads fast.

     Next on list is creating game website account, if you try to do it on email that isn't gmail or other reliable one you can have problems receiving activation e-mail, you have been warned. Here are steps to register your account and get it ready for playing in game:

English/Russian Server:
- Go to link input your data there for your website account. Things to notice: remember to use different passwords for different websites and you need to know that you will set up separate password for your game account at later step and it cannot be the same as the one you set in here.
- Login onto your mail and clink activation link from email (email may be in russian, only activation link matters).
- When you click activation email it should automatically login you into your account.

GAME ACCOUNTS ARE DIFFERENT ON BOTH SERVERS AND YOU NEED TO CREATE SEPARATE FOR BOTH SERVERS

English Server:
- After creating website account go to link to create account in game. Here you set your game login and password that you will use to login into game.

Russian Server:
- After creating website account go to link to create account in game. Here you set your game login and password that you will use to login into game.

And that is all, when you follow all those steps you have ready account to login into game and be ready to play. See you in zone stalker.