Far Cry 3 Financial Planning

What is the cost of doing business on Far Cry 3's Rook Islands? Take a look at a cost benefit analysis of different playstyles available in Far Cry 3's open world.

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75 comments
emanwell
emanwell

The financial planing for Far cry 3 is quite simple:

Fase 1 kill and loot everything you see

Fase 2 ?????

Fase 3 Profit! 

Jnf17
Jnf17

To be honest I have never had a problem with money at all. Only time I haven't had enough money was early on when I was trying to by cool skins for my guns. No problem at all with ammo and usually I cant pick up any more loot or money...

cjf187x
cjf187x

Living like the 1% baby!

splifsend
splifsend

i dont get it, my wallet is always full i have 6k , ive bought everything thats available for me to buy and im not halfway through the first island.. i cant sell my loot cos my wallet is full, and ive just started to resort to wasting ammo by just throwing all my grenades and molatovs at just about anything that moves

petez34
petez34

Don't really need a big wallet anyway. Money was sorta disappointing. I played every outpost with a silenced sniper or MP5+red dot til I got the Bushman(epic). I had more fun taking every post silently. 

ps. eagerly awaiting Far Cry 4.

niipple
niipple

Money's no problem later in the game. But for the first quarter, it may help to quickly unlock those radio towers to unlock the MS16. Then, equip a silencer & scope of your preference & you now have a sniper that fires assault rifle ammo.

 

Why the MS16? It's accurate & does the most damage per shot for a rifle. Why a rifle? Because most pirates carry AK's that will keep your rifle ammo full.

 

Why not use the bow? I prefer the MS16 because it's easier to get head-shots for 2.5x XP (when it's not possible or too inconvenient to go for a take-down). Hope this helps :)

Dayyyman
Dayyyman

Molotov cocktails + a long ranged scope to watch everything burn.  

NeverMore0
NeverMore0

Oh yeah, try this when clearing a camp: throw a grenade just outside the camp. Wait for everyone to come investigate. Throw another grenade. Instant win! Plus a multi-kill bonus.

NeverMore0
NeverMore0

I don't care about the money, I go stealthy (generally with my sniper rifle) for the XP bonus.

LeoLex_
LeoLex_

yeah im sick of spending all that cash on ammo i need to switch to the bow..

buccomatic
buccomatic

i think someone is over-analyzing the game. lol!

 

funny video!

:)

archav3n
archav3n

best game i've ever played to date!. the game is so freaking awesome.. i'm really speechless. i've haven't seen such a beautiful game in my life. this game exceed many games that i've played in terms of graphics, immersion and story. GOTY!

GreyWolf217
GreyWolf217

Usually (if there's no animal cage) I use a sniper rifle or the camera to scope the place out and then stealth or snipe until I'm discovered.  Never really had to worry over ammo to much as long as I was looting most things.  (SPOILER ALERT)  The automatic loot stealth kill works wonders and bursts your inventory.

ccb320
ccb320

pretty clever... never even realized

ooblah
ooblah

Geesus, it's so easy to earn money in this game.  As a matter of fact, I quickly finished the hunting quests to make the biggest wallet because I was constantly running out of space.  Loot body's, loot chests, you'll collect so much money that purchasing ammo (or anything else) won't be a problem.  Also, let's be real here, if you're primarily using an assualt rifle (like most people) then you'll pick up tons of ammo from felled enemies.  Lastly, if ammo is such a concern, try being stealthy for a change.  This topic is pointless.

Fooljeff
Fooljeff

Do not fall for this gamespot scam. Sure they give you some nice free tips, but soon you are paying for all kinds of advice that never offers much in return.

 

If you need money in far cry, you gotta work for it the old fashion way like everyone else.

HybridExtreme
HybridExtreme

thanx for the tips. great video. keep up the good work.

SY_shoot
SY_shoot

im just throwing rocks in this game and laughing

SkyAboveThePort
SkyAboveThePort

ROFL great video, hilarious idea. Too bad many commenters don't get it? Their loss I guess. I'd like to see more of these in the future =)

 

mrsqwid
mrsqwid

but does it mater i have been playing borderlands and i have more money. any think you can buy is crap even med-packs you just heal after some time

CustNam
CustNam

Great Video. I cant get enough of this game. Learned pretty early how valuable the bow was. Not only is it a one shot kill on most enemies and beasts, you can reclaim the same arrow over and over. When I need some quick cash for a weapon or upgrade I just equip the bow, head to an area with a lot of wildlife, and make an easy $500 with just that one arrow. Love this game, great video.

aphextwin777
aphextwin777

I'm really enjoying FC3 but it's way too easy to collect money and crafting items are a short lived chore once you have collected all the leather from animals. Crafting items I feel should entail using parts from animals and other materials around the island like wood, stone and spare mechanical parts to upgrade weapons or make your own.

DeKuip
DeKuip

This is the most worthless video of the year. Earning money is irrelevant because you get so much of it and i had no trouble earning money because my shark skin wallet was always loaded. Is gamespot bored or just lazy making crap like this.

zpluffy
zpluffy

Can my rig run this game

here's my spec:

Gamecube Silver edition

Gameboy color and gameboy advance sp

2 Gamecube controllers

gameboy to gamecube converter

Analog tv

analog to composite adapter converter

Zelda Twilight Princess

16 mb memory card(251 blocks)

Microsteve
Microsteve

People who think it's easy to get rich in FC3 clearly aren't blowing enough shit up. Losers

sheramir
sheramir

JUST ACTIVATE RADIO TOWERS

 

THAT  IS  ALL. 

ronaldmcreagan
ronaldmcreagan

As long as you do all the side missions, you will have more than enough money to buy ammo. Of course, i'm also assuming that people never buy guns, but get the guns for free by activating radio towers

fluffy_puppy666
fluffy_puppy666

HAHAHAHAHA money on this game is so ridiculously easy that this video is absolutely pointless. 

Fandango_Letho
Fandango_Letho

I'll void this video.

 

Just loot treasure chests and sell your findings. You'll be swimming in thousand of dollars pretty soon. And you'll be on your way to have fun however you want without having to have insane concerns of your wallet.

 

Also, Andy Bauman, I've been watching a couple of videos from you and I noticed that at times, I don't understand what you're saying. It sounds muffled and unclear. You should either slow down or try to speak clearly.

 

Ark1of712
Ark1of712

I haven't played it yet because I'm a sadomasochist, but I thought you could restock for free at an outpost after you capture it? 

 

This was really cool to me, you have to get everything you can out of a game, and I think to do that in a lot of open world games like Far Cry 3 you have to make up some of your own challenges. Like in Skyrim I won't use health potions and when my character dies I delete him and start a new one. Or I'll make up my own storyline and try and kill certain npc's undetected, or get caught and go to jail and then not recover all my equipment and see what its like to try and salvage from the remains of the few bandits you're able to kill. It's super geeky, but hey, these are role playing games right? Play a role. 

Dirk_McHardpeck
Dirk_McHardpeck

The reading could have been better. He almost sounds bored by his own script.

mAniaCinBLACK
mAniaCinBLACK

I see how people are making this whole story a mere one sided assault to feed your thirst for stereotyping(i.e.obama administration). I also understand some kids might have weaknesses other kids love to manipulate  others worse surprising enough?I have been jumped, lied about, deserted, disrespected, and all i hear is oh someone shot this person or someone shot that person but you CAN NOT POINT YOUR FINGER AT ANYONE FOR WHAT HAPPENED AT THAT SCHOOL. BECAUSE I HAVE BEEN TO THROUGH ALL THAT BULL$#%@  AND I'M A GAMER. i know im probably wasting my time but its the truth. so you decide before we start another friggin war.

rudeboyariot
rudeboyariot

Max wallet size is 10,000 (i think) but i'm still experiencing the same issues.  Can't loot, can't sell ! And like you i just have to either waste ammo, play poker on hard to hopefully lose cash or play the knife throwing game on hard, which i can rarely win. I'm a completionist and want to open all the loot boxes in the game. After a point there's nothing you can buy anyway, apart from body armour and ammo.

stealth6spy
stealth6spy

 @DeKuip It was supposed to be just be a funny parody of money saving tips in real life.

ShotPigeon
ShotPigeon

 @Microsteve And people who aren't rich in Far Cry 3 don't know the satisfaction of chain takedowns.

rudeboyariot
rudeboyariot

@mAniaCinBLACK

Sorry mate you lost me with that rant. I'm sure you have a point but not sure if this is the right forum for it. The point of this forum is to talk about the video being shown above and the game (Far Cry 3) not to discuss politics, gun crime or personal issues.

CustNam
CustNam

 @sotoooooo Have you tried the scopes for the bow? They help a lot. I am currently trying to get the Toxophilite trophy.  (Kill a target from 70m or more with the bow - Single Player only). Ive tried this several times, and have hit targets that seemed to be at least 80m away. But no trophy yet. And the you tube video example I watched showed it done using an area I have already cleared of enemies.

rudeboyariot
rudeboyariot

@Shotpigeon

 so true. I'm with you there mate.

Microsteve
Microsteve

 @ShotPigeon Been there, done that. V boring after the 10th time, C4 never gets old. If I want stealth I'll sneak to the fridge at midnight thanks