I get super paranoid with the sound game on Tarkov and it honestly just makes me want to slow crouch the entire time and lay ambushes. I don't know how to retrain myself from that. I think a bit of gear fear is at play, but even on factory with a pistol I find myself sneaking around a whole lot unwilling to make noise. Headphones make this 100x worse and since I can hear sounds from halfway across the map I play even slower.
I don't know whether to just slap on fat helmets that almost deafen me and just go for it and stop using headphones because for some fucking dumb reason every sound in this game puts me into over-analyzing mode and I move at a snail's pace. Don't get me wrong, it's worked a lot, but I constantly feel forced into that position because of how audible everything is. I'm taking a break for a day or two just to get away from it because it's almost stressful.
This generally wasn't the case all the past wipes but now having to be extra careful to make sure all those rare items are FIR makes it way worse for me. I enjoyed finding good stuff and being content with going ham after shoving LEDXs and shit up my ass but now I just can't because I'm a paranoid son of a bitch and don't want to lose out on more than ten times value despite already having a bitcoin farm with 25 graphics card and more than enough loadouts and cash
TL:DR I'm dumb and don't know how to play the game I want to enjoy it because I'm very paranoid. Willing to listen to any and all suggestions.