Tarkov Escape Pod

A series of targeted deep dives into the gameplay elements, mechanics, and design of the video game Escape From Tarkov.

CUSTOMS 1300 // The Agony of Customs

May 21st, 2020

You know it. You probably hate it. Breaking down the shortcomings of one of Tarkov's most popular maps: Customs.

Includes 1 very lame joke. 

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The HOTDROP: General gaming content

Dive: A HOTDROP Podcast: Variety banter

 

Music credits:

Limit 70 by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5710-limit-70
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

 

Magic Scout Farm by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4673-magic-scout-farm
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

 

Run Amok by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4311-run-amok
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ 

 

Magic Scout Manor by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4674-magic-scout-manor
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

 

Decisions by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3629-decisions
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

 

Groove Grove by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3831-groove-grove
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

 

Marty Gots A Plan by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4992-marty-gots-a-plan
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

 

Blippy Trance by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5759-blippy-trance
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

 

Twisted by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4552-twisted
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

RESERVE 1700 // Immersion vs. VOIP

May 17th, 2020

Examining the effect of VOIP on existing and possible future gameplay mechanics. 

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Check out our other shows on iTunes, Google Play, and Spotify:

The HOTDROP: General gaming content

Dive: A HOTDROP Podcast: Variety banter

 

Music credits:

Limit 70 by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5710-limit-70
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

 

Marty Gots A Plan by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4992-marty-gots-a-plan
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

 

Cool Vibes by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3553-cool-vibes
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

 

Groove Grove by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3831-groove-grove
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

 

Magic Scout Farm by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4673-magic-scout-farm
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

 

Blippy Trance by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5759-blippy-trance
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

 

Twisted by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4552-twisted
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

CUSTOMS 1100 // Fair and Balanced

April 21st, 2020

Examining the concept of fairness, gate-keeping, and balance; as seen through the lens of a thermal scope. 

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Check out our other shows on iTunes, Google Play, and Spotify:

The HOTDROP: General gaming content

Dive: A HOTDROP Podcast: Variety banter

 

Music credits:

Limit 70 by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5710-limit-70
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

 

Marty Gots A Plan by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4992-marty-gots-a-plan
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

 

Magic Scout Cottages by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4672-magic-scout-cottages
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

 

Decisions by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3629-decisions
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

 

Griphop by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3830-griphop
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

 

Blippy Trance by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5759-blippy-trance
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

 

Twisted by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4552-twisted
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

CUSTOMS 1400 // On Realism

April 9th, 2020

Realism. How much is too much? An analysis of Tarkov's resemblance to real life, and the fine line between "fun" and "annoying". 

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Check out our other shows on iTunes, Google Play, and Spotify:

The HOTDROP: General gaming content

Dive: A HOTDROP Podcast: Variety banter

 

Music credits:

Limit 70 by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5710-limit-70
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


Rising Tide by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5027-rising-tide
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


Master Disorder by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4025-master-disorder
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


Cool Vibes by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3553-cool-vibes
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


Blippy Trance by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5759-blippy-trance
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


Twisted by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4552-twisted
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

SHORELINE 0900 // The Gambler’s Hook

March 26th, 2020

What makes Tarkov so great? An analysis of Tarkov's addictive hook and its foundation in gambling. 

Discord // Twitter // Patreon 

 

Check out our other shows on iTunes, Google Play, and Spotify:

The HOTDROP: General gaming content

Dive: A HOTDROP Podcast: Variety banter

 

Music credits:

Limit 70 by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5710-limit-70
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


Rising Tide by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5027-rising-tide
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


Master Disorder by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4025-master-disorder
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


Cool Vibes by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3553-cool-vibes
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


Blippy Trance by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5759-blippy-trance
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


Sneaky Snitch by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4384-sneaky-snitch
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


Hitman by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3880-hitman
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


Marty Gots A Plan by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4992-marty-gots-a-plan
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


Twisted by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4552-twisted
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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