Had a good run around with @vredesbyrd and @Kate yesterday in the south of the map, ran the Artillery mission in Jefferson and then a few control points and random events.
Still rocking the LMG (now a blue lvl 15 249B Para) and with an MP7 or Socom M1A as a secondary. Snub-nosed Rhino pistol with 2.4K damage.
The gear sets being available from early game is nice as it gives you something to work towards in a sense. There is some russian named set that boosts LMG damage and turrets, so I’m all for that. I’d be tempted to swap out my Drone for the Turret, but I find the drone great for dealing with Snipers or picking off stragglers that try to flank me and not having to worry about them.
Most of the East of the map is clear now, just a few control points to flush out and Projects to complete.
Had a completely random interaction with some bastard True Sons. Ran around a corner amongst the ruined metro trains above ground, ran into 3 purples and a yellow. No event, no cache, no control point, no mission, nothing. Just these random angry people. All were subsequently murdered and good loot was had, huzzah!
There was one point yesterday with Vred, Kate, Ched and I were playing the Aerospace mission and a mission trigger kicked in and a swarm of reds, purples and a yellow came out of a doorway, but unfortunately for them they ran straight into 4 x LMGs hosing the doorway and they didn’t even get to take a step forward. I think I can put that down on the list of top 5 most horrific kills in the Division.