What's so bad about defoliant exposure

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What's so bad about defoliant exposure

I give myself defoliant exposure on day 1 every time, and not once have I died from it. The worst thing that happens is an occasional case of pneumonia, and even then it is easily curable by the money you make by wandering into the swamp. The only thing that annoys me is when I get into a fight with a powerful being and I get something like dizzy, but it's still manageable if you have good enough gear.

Huh. I never thought of it as non-life-threatening. I guess I'll have to try a Black Swamp run.

It's still annoying as hell though.

I believe it can give you cholera. But I've done a few swamp runs and the worst I got was eye irritation.

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Err, what's the hurry with the swamp though? Because, you know,

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wearing working gas mask (with filter) prevents getting the condition, as long as filter is operational; and it's impossible to cure it - once active, it will stay with Philip for _life_...

... our lifestyles, mores, institutions, patterns of interaction, values, and expectations are shaped by a cultural heritage that was formed in a time when carrying capacity exceeded the human load. (c) William R. Catton, Jr

Um no. My exposure went away after about a day. I suppose if you get really bad it might not go away too quickly, but everything can be cured, all diseases. and exposures.

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Can it? According to wiki, it can't, with sympthoms appearing periodically. I quote:

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"Once the initial damage is done, there is no way to reverse the changes. The character will, periodically, suffer from one or more of the effects.

From that moment on, all that the player can do is to mitigate the effects by keeping his character extra-safe and secure. "

- from http://neoscavenger.wikia.com/wiki/Defoliant_Exposure .

But, of course, wiki is not the absolute truth about everything it says - things could change in some later game's version, after that particular information was added. Say, can you go to DMC clinic and do full test, see if you still got the thing?

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No, once the Exposure happens, it never goes away. The effects might be hidden for a while, but they will come back.


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Oh, excuse my stupidity then. I am fairly new to the game :p
now i think about it eye irritation kept coming back after

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It's ok. Ain't no stupidity, too - noone was born being Encyclopedia Britannica, and we're glad to share what we know.

See, that fancy loot has one fancy price, after all. Worst thing about exposure is that you never know when it will hit you with something much more serious than eye irritation. And sooner or later, it'll hit you bad exactly when you're otherwise stressed.

Perhaps it's not even its effects per se, but this knowledge - when you have it, - that makes defoliant exposure "so bad". It kinda makes Philip's future way more uncertain in the world already full of various dangers.

Cheers! :)

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In a game where literally every minor injury or negative effect can kill you if you're not careful, Defoliant Exposure is deadly IMO. To the point where even if you're getting crazy loot there's no point to contracting it.

Okay, so it never kills you directly. But 10 days later you're fighting a Dogman or even just a Bad Mutha. A spell of dizziness makes you miss. The claws/broken bottle hits you in the head, you get knocked down, you can't get up, DEAD.

Tbh the one or two times I've gone to the Black Swamp the loot's not been that impressive anyway. Isn't it just stuff you can get pretty much everywhere else, just more frequent? :\