If the one at your side didn’t whine or nag,
Though with lour and anger, but on he dragged...
Vladimir Vysotsky, Russian poet and singer
Mountains demand fortitude, just as Escape From Tarkov does. In the mountains one belays another, and the same level of backup is needed in Escape From Tarkov. In the mountains you can rely only on your friend, and in Escape From Tarkov, you can only count on a trusted partner, who will cover your back.
Only the strongest, boldest and experienced climbers become Gimalayan Sherpas, and only the strongest, boldest and experienced players become the Escape From Tarkov Sherpas.
Himalayan Sherpa is one who leads people through high mountain ranges full of dangers and sudden deaths, through gorges and glaciers, who knows about all the possible pitfalls on the route, who knows whether to take extra coil of rope or crampons today - or extra grenades, or a sniper rifle.
Similarly, in Escape From Tarkov, Sherpa is a veteran game expert, a master of melee and ranged combat, adept at tactics. He does not risk. Day after day he ventures into expanses of Tarkov to fight his enemies. His hand is firm. His movements are infallible.
Only Sherpa can train a rookie and forewarn him against quick and inglorious death. Fortitude alone is not enough - neither for climbing Mount Elbrus, nor for clearing Escape from Tarkov location. It takes skills, skills gained by exercise.
Sherpa trains novices.
Sherpa takes them into the raid with him.
Sherpa warns them: “Watch your step, gap here.”
Sherpa will save a newbie fumbling with reload, when through rumble of booming heartbeat he would hear only one sharp sniper rifle shot and a calm voice of Sherpa: "Minus one".
Sherpa is a special title, not for everyone, but only the most worthy. Sherpa regularly receives from the Battlestate Games special munitions for their dangerous work. Sherpa gives out newcomers starting sets of weapons and equipment for the raid.
He has a special rank on the Forum and, most importantly, for the excellent service a Sherpa can get rewarded with a special ribbon (we'll inform you about it later).
The Sherpa program starts today!
We wish you good luck in combat and patience in training newcomers, new Sherpa!
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