to the moon, athena
AusGamers caught up with 2K Australia and Randy Pitchford to discuss the recently revealed Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and why Australia is making an impact on the moon. Click for more!
Welcome to Planet Nexus
We take a brief dip in the MMO pool with Carbine Studios' WildStar, and find out just what Planet Nexus has in store for us. Check it out in our preview for more!
oracle of ages
Batman: Arkham Knight is set to be Rocksteady's final in the Arkham series, so it's fitting that it's just so damn big. And Batmobiles. Nuff said. Click for more!
Trial By Dirt Bike
We take a look at the fourth title in the Trials series, and the first to hit next-gen platforms. Does it live up to the name? Find out in our review!
Post by Eorl @ 08:28am 17/12/13 | 304 Comments
The moment many survivors have been waiting for is finally here as the standalone version of popular ArmA 2 mod DayZ is now officially available on Steam Early Access in a surprise release to the world.

Originally launching in 2012 as a spin-off mod for popular army strategy FPS ArmA 2, DayZ gained mass appeal very rapidly with over one million people to date having played the mod. Creator Dean "Rocket" Hall announced at the end of 2012 that a standalone version was in the works that would bring together what the mod made popular in a more cohesive design, allowing further support for grand ideas like building bases or better zombie AI.

Those looking to purchase the game will find that DayZ Standalone is available at $29.99, though Hall recently stated that he will adopt the business model of games like Minecraft, with the price increasing as it moves from Alpha, to Beta, to Release. As always with Early Access games on Steam, Hall has provided a stern warning that the game is far from finished, and will contain a multitude of bugs. Servers especially are currently locked down, with users unable to host their own at all.

"DayZ Early Access is your chance to experience DayZ as it evolves throughout its development process. Be aware that our Early Access offer is a representation of our core pillars, and the framework we have created around them. It is a work in progress and therefore contains a variety of bugs. We strongly advise you not to buy and play the game at this stage unless you clearly understand what Early Access means and are interested in participating in the ongoing development cycle.”






Buy now from SteamUS Only USD$29.99!
(compare all prices)






Latest Comments
carson
Posted 09:02am 17/12/13
About fucking time!

Anyone know the status on local servers? Me and a chum will get it, but I'm waiting to hear about the local servers first.
Eorl
Posted 09:03am 17/12/13
Checking now Carson, just finished downloading.
Mosfx
Posted 10:17am 17/12/13
W00T I'll be picking this up tonight after this stupid Bon Jovi concert
Joaby
Posted 12:01pm 17/12/13
Shitloads of local servers, seems like not much lag, most servers are set to night time atm. You can punch things.
Eorl
Posted 12:02pm 17/12/13
Oh yeah, drag the battery onto your torch and click attach, will make things shine bright.
Joaby
Posted 12:04pm 17/12/13
press space to ready your torch once you equip it.
d^
Posted 12:31pm 17/12/13
Awwwwwwwwwwwwww YEAAAAAAAAAAH. This will be what I play all Xmas.
Trauma
Posted 02:47pm 17/12/13
Fuck yea. Trailer was a bit intense, glad they did not shy away from the suicide option. Report bugs here.

image
groganus
Posted 02:59pm 17/12/13
How is the zombie AI, do they still ghost all over the fucking place? Follow you non stop and do all the other dumb fucking shit they use to do?

That was the biggest annoyance of the mod, couldn't stand zombies that i'd aim at and them have them jump all over the place as soon as i'd shoot.
Eorl
Posted 03:06pm 17/12/13
Nope, zombies are normal AI now, and quite smart too. I haven't seen a huge amount though as I have a feeling they might be slightly disabled due to performance issues, but the ones I have encountered eat my face if I'm not careful.
Mephz
Posted 05:11pm 17/12/13
I think he mean,s do they run in a proper path and not teleport everywhere.
Teleport through buildings etc.
Do they serpentine 'zig-zag' run at you with 90-degree changes of direction instantly still? etc?
Im holding off until I see if they've fixed the zombies or not (or until they do)
Joaby
Posted 05:57pm 17/12/13
No zig-zagging, they don't teleport, collision detection between my axehead and their zombiehead seems to be a bit off but I can get away from them fairly safely atm.
nings
Posted 06:26pm 17/12/13
Just noticed it on steam at the Alpha stage for $29.99.

I would be but I'm going on holidays on Thursday so no time.
Everyone from GA's favorite Asperger's sufferer Beiltanman seems to be playing it right now, although asking him how it is would lead to a quite baffling and unintelligible response.

There, post put where it belongs.
Toxus
Posted 06:26pm 17/12/13
One thing I must ask...Are hackers being fucked off? Cause that is the main reason I stopped playing
Eorl
Posted 06:46pm 17/12/13
One thing I must ask...Are hackers being fucked off? Cause that is the main reason I stopped playing

Apparently they are non-existent now due to the network changes. The "mothership" server controls all loot spawning and item data so hackers can't just modify things like in ArmA 2 (which was made for doing said purpose).
RuleofBooKz
Posted 06:52pm 17/12/13
guess im going to have to get this and try it out.

Even tho its early access to me its been like dayz has always been early access since the mod 1st came out last year.

+1 to fucking off the hackers
Audi
Posted 07:50pm 17/12/13
Played a couple hours today. Its better than the mod.
Nerf Stormborn
Posted 08:13pm 17/12/13
W00T I'll be picking this up tonight after this stupid Bon Jovi concert

Don't know why, but lost my shit reading this. Poor person stuck in crappy concert.
TDog
Posted 09:07pm 17/12/13
Where's all teh loot!!??
Tyoson
Posted 01:00am 18/12/13
Not getting it. I'm sick of crashes. The last 3 games I've tried getting into now. Battlefield 4, starbound, Just cause 2 MP, and I know for sure this mother fuckers gonna crash. Sick of it. No wonder why I always go back to chivalry.
cherocha
Posted 02:18am 18/12/13
guess im going to have to get this and try it out.

Even tho its early access to me its been like dayz has always been early access since the mod 1st came out last year.

+1 to fucking off the hackers

Let me know how it goes. Some good times were had in DayZ, looking forward to squading up with some kents again, if it turns out to be solid. Here's hoping for some AS50 or L85 action, but hopefully not having to hunt for a thousand hours to find them on chopper wrecks.
WirlWind
Posted 03:02am 18/12/13
So much for the promise of a "heavily discounted, minecraft style alpha price" or whatever bullshit they said.

I wouldn't exactly say $30 is a heavy discount on what is basically still a less feature-rich version of the DayZ mod (and similar mods, such as Epoch).

I mean, fuck. They don't even have vehicles in yet. On top of that, I don't think you can modify servers to have extra vehicle spawns etc for those of us who hate the walking sim aspects of the game... Meh.

If I get the urge to play DayZ, I'll just go back to the superior Epoch mod until something worth the money is put in.
RuleofBooKz
Posted 03:19am 18/12/13
Let me know how it goes. Some good times were had in DayZ, looking forward to squading up with some kents again, if it turns out to be solid. Here's hoping for some AS50 or L85 action, but hopefully not having to hunt for a thousand hours to find them on chopper wrecks..


Ha ha yeah. A range finder and an AS50 and no one was safe from our squad - cept for us guys that were recon on your position to see u didnt get flanked and to take down the Z on to that sound. Got really hairy up at airfield as i recall but we usually came out clean with stories to share.

And the stories shared on GA about this one mod was a beautiful thing. a hot thread with just stories about experience -like that one of squids: the crawling 20min to get to maybe morphine and getting killed by a door glitch - priceless

And It was certainly good for GA - bringing folks of different walks together. B4 the hackers came life was good and folks who had a different idea of a gent on the forums soon found out where their stones were under fire in dayz

Bah those chopper hunts were great "getting to know the gang times" - the stories shared, the enemies killed, and folks defended and their gear kept safe. Good times

can hope that stand alone offers as much - early days tho so will let u kno
Eorl
Posted 09:42am 18/12/13
I understand the frustration when it comes to not having vehicles, I had a huge amount of fun just driving around the wastelands with friends while we scoured areas for loot. In saying that, this is "alpha" and I know everyone keeps saying that, especially when the game has been in-development for a good year now, but it is still a hefty workload revamping the entire game for a brand new engine.

A lot has actually changed, and I know at a glance it seems only the UI changes are made abundant, but its alot of small things as well. Take for example the ability to simply wave at someone now, or give them the finger. I know these are stupidly small changes, but they still benefit the game's overall horror survival sandbox style of play. Another example is changing food to now having a percentage on eating, instead of one use. I can now stock up and not have to carry stupid amounts of food, instead relying on a handful of tuna cans to get me going.

Other changes include the big UI overhaul, which so far is a godsend from the original. Being able to move while having the inventory open is just amazing, and different levels of loot discoverability is really cool, making it so you need to check above or under objects for more loot. Another one is when moving, you can now pull out weapons instead of having to stop and change. It is these little things that really make it standout and show that it isn't just the mod but prettier (though the graphics are nicer asset-wise).

So far I've been having a blast, though the bugs are of slight annoyance including the non-respawning loot (which is being fixed shortly!). Last night I went trekking with a few friends and had a blast, which really brought back that awesome feeling I had when playing the original mod. Had some laugh out loud moments as well, especially when a friend decided to try and give me blood, but the new method of drawing blood to create a blood bag actually killed me because I was so low on blood.

Really, the game is in its infancy, but it offers a huge amount of potential now that its functioning on a brand new engine that will hopefully let Rocket and his team do their thing. I never expected mod support out of the gate, nor personal servers because they actually came about by reverse engineering the server software not Rocket giving the software out. However, so far its been great and I would actually really recommend it for anyone who enjoyed the mod, it offers that same potential of awesome.
Pablitos Way
Posted 09:58am 18/12/13
I'm getting the net hooked up in my house today. Yep can you believe it I actually bought a house. What TS are you on Audi?would love to meet up with you, che and Rulz. Get Bait in all this action to. Had the best moments with these guys on the mod....
Trauma
Posted 10:40am 18/12/13
Not getting it. I'm sick of crashes. The last 3 games I've tried getting into now. Battlefield 4, starbound, Just cause 2 MP, and I know for sure this mother fuckers gonna crash. Sick of it. No wonder why I always go back to chivalry.

I've been surprised, not one crash yet. Got something like 6-7 hours into it.

It's biggest issue right now is balance. Too few zombies and too little loot around, and the hunger/thirst system is far too aggressive.
cJay
Posted 11:00am 18/12/13
Hell yeah, this game takes me far away... the escapism in game is best ever. I'm loving all the non-hostile encounters i'm having, nobody seems to have guns and or ammo for them so people are forced to parley if you will...trading can openers and sharing sharing food and getting killed with a fire extinguisher.

Still a few bugbears though

Combat logging and server hopping seem possible, they need to lock that shit down and fast.
Zombies clipping through objects such as walls and floors, that shit should have been dead long ago... disappoint it is
The UI needs work but it's a step in the right direction, i've destroyed a backpack full of gear by moving another one on top via the UI... lesson learned.
Context messages about how i'm feeling are, pretty annoying if you don't yet understand the problem indicator and how to fix it.
Unconscious bug which renders one in a coma, may as well just respawn.. apparently it's a bug that needs fixing.

TIP: F1 will wave to other survivors F2 will put hands in the air, F3 to rest, this is important for well being and respite.
Khel
Posted 11:45am 18/12/13
I think people throw around the term "Alpha" too freely these days, Alpha is meant to still be feature complete, this sounds very very pre-alpha. Not that thats a bad thing, and I'd expect it to still be pretty buggy and unrefined at this point, but the over-use of "Alpha" and "Beta" these days really bugs me, pet peeve.

Still, this is sounding promising, if it was cheaper I'd probably even buy it but $30 a bit too steep for early access.
Tollaz0r!
Posted 12:07pm 18/12/13
To me, an Alpha is something that has the core features complete, the stuff that really permeates through the entire game. If a developer is listing a major feature and it isn't in their 'alpha' that concerns me.

Wasteland 2 for instance, their is a beta available. It scares me because it is pretty boring as it is, the combat is lame. The developers say it isn't feature complete, yet call it a beta..

Same goes for DayZ, if it is meant to have vehicles, that I would consider is pretty core to the game. It should be included in an Alpha, even if it is just 1 of each type, a land vehicle and a flight vehicle. As I presume they have a parts component and require repair and a whole lot of stuff that seems pretty low level to me.

In other words an Alpha should have ALL the low level features implemented to a workable level. The beta should have The vast majority of assets included, like all the planned vehicles, weapons, models and so forth.

Early access games, however, are not necessarily at Alhpa, they are just in a state were people can play 'something'.
Enska
Posted 01:03pm 18/12/13
I'm enjoying it. I'm a DayZ noob so it's all pretty new for me.
the melee combat still needs some serious work
Eorl
Posted 01:19pm 18/12/13
I'd argue that vehicles aren't necessarily a "core feature" of DayZ, but they do help life in general when playing. Also note that it is an alpha, which people seem to get confused quite heavily. Alpha status for video games is the time where they ADD features, change features, adjust and squash the big nasty bugs. Beta is what you would expect something that is tip top with features, nothing is going to be majorly overhauled unless they find something seriously bug breaking and it is more about bug squashing than anything else.
Khel
Posted 01:49pm 18/12/13
Nah, alpha is what Toll said, all the features are in there and playable, theres nothing much major left to add feature-wise once it hits alpha. Plenty of placeholder art and lots of fixes stil to be done and tweaks to be made, but the core game is there and you can play it pretty much end to end and experience everything. If its in 'Alpha' then they keep adding more features, it wasn't in Alpha. Its a meaningless term outside of the actual development team though really, its just used to schedule milestones. Its a petty distinction to make I know, but everyones got their pet peeves

To be fair though, it doesn't look like the DayZ guys actually said alpha, they just said 'early access', which makes more sense to an end user anyway.

Edit: I take that back, going to the actual Steam page, they do call it Alpha. Boo.
TDog
Posted 04:19pm 18/12/13
My advice - go north. There are more zombies and loot the higher you go. Came accross a military base and picked up an M4.

Got a backpack full of stuff, hopefully to trade with people but with the amount of loot I am carrying I'll probably be shot dead before even a word is spoken. I think perhaps I should venture back south and try and recruit some n00bs in a little posse.
cJay
Posted 06:26pm 18/12/13
W00t! armed to teh teeth!

image
Net
Posted 06:37pm 18/12/13
Also, if you know how to find your bearings, the DayzDB Standalone map is really helpful for finding out where you are and places you should go.

http://dayzdb.com/map/chernarusplus

Most people don't know about the new Military Base north of Kamenka - it's a useful place to be just after a server restart (loot respawn).
Audi
Posted 07:03pm 18/12/13
I'm getting the net hooked up in my house today. Yep can you believe it I actually bought a house. What TS are you on Audi?would love to meet up with you, che and Rulz. Get Bait in all this action to. Had the best moments with these guys on the mod....


Baits still got a TS we can use. Just been going solo to test it, seems really good.



Most people don't know about the new Military Base north of Kamenka - it's a useful place to be just after a server restart (loot respawn).


Im there atm, good loots!
Tollaz0r!
Posted 07:04pm 18/12/13
Early Access Alpha... Is that different to Late Access Alpha, but Early Access Beta or...
BladeRunner
Posted 07:24pm 18/12/13
I have never played DayZ before, I am not a zombie fan but I do like the Walking Dead TV show. Some one sell this game to me. Make me want it.
RuleofBooKz
Posted 08:05pm 18/12/13
the zombies are not the threat.

that other player with his rifle scope zero'd on your head from that shadow of a building is the threat. And why has that player got u zero'd? Because he wants your water bottle and beans and what ever else you might have in that backpack.

imagine it: u just spawned on a beach with basically nothing. You walk inland and see a town and so head towards it. As you near the houses you see a zed so u hide behind a broken car and the zed shuffles off. You move further into town and avoid a couple more zeds by staying low moving slow and avoiding line of sight and making noise. You enter a house and you find some stuff - a few tins of food one of which you eat right away as you are hungry. You are also thirsty but you find nothing to drink.

You move thru the town and search more houses avoiding the z its slow going it takes about 30 mins and in the last house you find a rifle with 5 shells. Sttil no water and now your thirst is in the red - its a real worry as if you dont drink soon u will die and death is permanent.

So you make your way out of the town and whats this? You see another player getting attacked by a Z. They are fighting it off with an axe but they have a rifle slung over their shoulder near their backpack. What do you do? Assist the player? Wave and announce your presence? Or do you ready your rifle and aim at their head while they are busty dispatching the Z? then pull the trigger. They might have water in that backpack and if they wont share thirst will kill you. So what do you do?

Now reverse it. The player fending of the Z is actually you. And going back to the start of this post you are already dead - because you were more concerned about the Z and that guy with the rifle locked on you needs that water bottle you might have. It is simple survival.

This is just one dayz story. You will have 1000s more and if you play with pals they will be even better
BladeRunner
Posted 08:16pm 18/12/13
Hmmm... Might be worth a look at. $30 is a bit much though.
groganus
Posted 08:21pm 18/12/13
It's not as exciting as ruleofcock makes it out to be. But yeah, zombies aren't the threat, they can be avoided, its other players. Play with friends its more fun, being a lone wolf gets pretty boring.
RuleofBooKz
Posted 08:36pm 18/12/13
groganus i dont know that name from anywhere so I dont know you but perhaps i pissed you off when you were in a past alias in some game?

Because it seems you said exactly what i said but with insult throw in?

But yes its not all excitement. There is some walking and running between towns and maybe you wont see another player for hours if you are at an isolated part of the map. But when shit goes down it is very cool. The tactics you use and esp with friends and squad tactics it goes right up to a new level. But some play like cowboys just roaming around and getting into trouble but others use TS and almost military squad play with scouts and points and cover fire and flanking and positions and roles like sniper and medic carrying supply guy and set up bases and camps to stockpile loot.

I dont like to play with cowboys but it can be fun in the short term. I even know one guy who loves going solo hates teaming up so it caters to all sorts
Tyoson
Posted 08:36pm 18/12/13
This just seems like the kind of game that the people who hardly work or have way too much spare time will excel at, and the social gamers who like to game for an hour a night will be wasting their time. Is that fair to say? It's probably why any games that are too complex I just can't be bothered learning.
Enska
Posted 08:39pm 18/12/13
I'm loving it now, how the fuck did I never get into this game before I won't know.
I'd be up for playing with a few more peeps from here but, I keep meeting up with decent people and then one of us dies or loses the other etc and I go back to loneliness :P
DeadlyDav0
Posted 09:48pm 18/12/13
Play with friends its more fun, being a lone wolf gets pretty boring.

Yup. Playing solo was shit.

Out of the 5-10hrs i played, i only bumped into people twice. Cool but short lived experience for both.

Most of the time was spent avoiding zombies and moving from loot location to loot location in desperate search of a weapon.

Saw others in the distance but kept hidden cause i didnt have weapons and didnt wanna be killed.

the social gamers who like to game for an hour a night will be wasting their time. Is that fair to say?

IMO yes. Havent played the stand alone but as i mentioned above, the mod game for me was mostly searching for ammo, food etc.

And a lot of it is slow paced spent crouching, then crawling to avoid zombie detection. Only to finally get into the barn and discover no fucking ammo.

Then you need to crawl, crouch out again and move to another location hoping not to die along the way.
Pablitos Way
Posted 10:00pm 18/12/13
Downloading now, probably check it out for a bit tonight...
Eorl
Posted 10:04pm 18/12/13
Play with friends. That is the best advice I can give you, and you will have far more fun through it.

I play with about four other guys, and last night was hilarious. Two of us were attacked by a random guy who only had a mask and a baseball bat, was really creepy as it was pitch black and couldn't see a thing. I then rendezvous with another friend, but was killed when he siphoned blood from me to make a blood bag. Was hilarious and my dead body glitches out and flew into a roof.

Every person that I've met bar that bandit have been friendly. It's a great time to play and there is actually more worth to being a friendly due to how rare loot is. You don't want to risk pissing people off as you don't want to lose your gear, but at the same time you'll take risks.

Zombies are partially in the game, but they are still being worked on so don't expect to run into hordes just yet. But the ideas that the team have seem real interesting, from gaining infections from bites to slowly being turned without a gas mask on to super infected. Rocket's brother is actually a disease specialist or something and has come on board to help.

Also alpha will be going for at the very least a year, so expect mass changes by next year where it probably won't look the same as it is today.
RuleofBooKz
Posted 10:39pm 18/12/13
If you know people who play you just jump in their TS and ask what server they are currently playing on and where they are on the map then jump in game and arrange a meet up. You can play just for an hour or so that way and have fun.

But playing solo what u can get done in an hour or so is limited.

But its true to do well you need to devote some time to it but people play COD and BF for hours so for some that time you put into a good game like dayZ is fine.
Tollaz0r!
Posted 10:59pm 18/12/13
Social gamers wont be wasting their time. The game rewards intelligence and patients. All you have to do is outsmart a well equipped heavy player and .. well you have his hard earned..
Mosfx
Posted 11:17pm 18/12/13
This uses the Arma 3 engine or Arma 2?

Arma 3 ran like shit on my lappy so I'm going to have to miss this if thats teh case
Pablitos Way
Posted 11:23pm 18/12/13
This uses the Arma 3 engine or Arma 2?

Arma 3 ran like shit on my lappy so I'm going to have to miss this if thats teh case


Its using its own engine. It's like a mix of Arma2 and Arma3 = DayZSA...
TDog
Posted 11:36pm 18/12/13
This uses the Arma 3 engine or Arma 2?

Arma 3 ran like shit on my lappy so I'm going to have to miss this if thats teh case


Why are you gaming on a 'lappy.' Get a real PC.
WirlWind
Posted 02:21am 19/12/13
Mosfx, as Pablitos said, it runs a mixed engine. It's basically a modified version of the "Take-on Helicopters" mod which was an updated ArmA 2 engine w/ shit like volumetric clouds and stuff.

Of course, it's been modified more since ToH, and from what I can tell it looks a bit prettier than ArmA2 but not as good as ArmA 3.
Mosfx
Posted 07:16am 19/12/13


Why are you gaming on a 'lappy.' Get a real PC.


I am picked a laptop up for uni work, this is three years old and done a bloody good job for gaming on it but i'm saving now for a new box and use the laptop purely for documents.

I've wasted more money on shit so I'll give this a crack
Pablitos Way
Posted 08:02am 19/12/13
Met up with Audi in kamenka, lost connection after a few minutes of playing. But from what I've seen so far I'm far more impressed from what the mod has offered. The game runs and looks so good. Rulz if you want to meet up I can send you Baits TS details if interested, pm if you want..
Crakaveli
Posted 08:05am 19/12/13
$30 for alpha gotta be fucking kidding. Whats it gonna be on release? $60?

Kick in the teeth to anyone who paid $30 for CO to play the mod
Eorl
Posted 08:55am 19/12/13
$30 for alpha gotta be fucking kidding. Whats it gonna be on release? $60?

Kick in the teeth to anyone who paid $30 for CO to play the mod

You know that the mod was free right? Obviously you had to have CO to play the mod, but you were never forced, and buying CO just for the mod was pretty silly considering ArmA 2 itself is a great game.
dan
Posted 09:10am 19/12/13
How's everyones fps in the standalone.. better than the mod?
Does anyone know whether the standalone supports sli? Arma 2 didn't like sli.

One thing that really pushed me away from the mod was the poor framerates
Tollaz0r!
Posted 09:23am 19/12/13

buying CO just for the mod was pretty silly


I bought CO just for DayZ mod, played ArmA2 once. In my mind the experience of DayZ at the time was totally worth it.

Perhaps I will buy this.
Keato
Posted 10:38am 19/12/13
Brought it last night, excited to play this.. over BF4
Chang
Posted 11:58am 19/12/13
For anyone who is already a DayZ mod veteran: It differs from the mod in that the focus has been shifted to pure survival. Good food and water is much harder to procure (Need a can opener for cans, need water purification pills for river water), however the option is always there to take the risk and eat rotten food or drink river water with the % chance of getting sick.

People are more likely to help each other out due to the lack of basic resources. Of the encounters I have had so far, only one person shot on sight.

The loot system is much better, you can "hotkey" items which can be switched too while running (such as an axe or torch) and it works with an M4A1 and a pistol for now (Although I think the intention is to only make weapons hotkey-able if you have attached a holster or sling).

Lots more melee to choose from now, and its no longer one-hit kills. Each zombie fight is a struggle for survival while you beat it to death with a shovel.

Played 5 hours so far, while the controls were a little strange, I'm pretty confident with the game now. Its really stable as it is, no lag or crashes. Lots of room for improvement, but im sure it will get better.
Trauma
Posted 12:55pm 19/12/13
For anyone who is already a DayZ mod veteran: It differs from the mod in that the focus has been shifted to pure survival. Good food and water is much harder to procure (Need a can opener for cans, need water purification pills for river water), however the option is always there to take the risk and eat rotten food or drink river water with the % chance of getting sick.


I've been drinking from ponds like a beast, gorge on that stuff like 25 times just don't push it to the point that you vomit. You wont have deal with the thirst garbage for a fair while. Slam down all canned food as you get it. I've only been sick once. Antibiotics fixed that.
Enska
Posted 01:06pm 19/12/13
Stock your food and find a well and have a massive feed to the point where it says your stomach feels bloated and you wont have to deal with the messages for a good hour or so.
TDog
Posted 02:56pm 19/12/13
Anyone want to meet up and form a posse?
BladeRunner
Posted 02:58pm 19/12/13
If it comes on special, i might have a go at it.

Can you customise the look of your character much?

So food and drink is a concern when out and about, scavenge for stuff?

Are the controls like arma? as in I have to remember 200 different buttons and combinations?
Eorl
Posted 03:02pm 19/12/13
Controls are pretty much WASD to move, ZXC for character positions (prone, crouch and standing), tab is for inventory, P for player list, 1-9 for item hotbar and mouse for everything else. All buttons are customisable as well for those who like it weird with ESDF. Character customisation isn't too vast on creation, just skin colour, shoes, shirt and pants. Though there are tons of actual clothing in the game now so you can go crazy with that.

Food and drink are definitely a concern now, what with the states of being between full and starving or thirsty and dehydrated. Only thing I'm hating right now is combat logging is still a thing, but apparently the devs just need to flick a switch for it to stop.
Mosfx
Posted 07:05pm 19/12/13
Man wtf I spent half an hour working out how to use my flashlight couldn't use it so I jumped to a server that had light, figured out how to use my flashlight spent another 30minutes raiding a town where all I found was a beanie and a water fountain, then spent another 10minutes walking into nowhere, so fair I've had contact with nothing... Great game lol
DK
Posted 11:50pm 19/12/13
Picked this up today. Played for around 45 minutes. Found an axe. Was pretty boring tbh.

Didn't run into one zombie or other player
Nerf Stormborn
Posted 12:01am 20/12/13
The most important question is, does it beat Rust?

Superform
Posted 03:21am 20/12/13
thanks for the heads up - installing now
RuleofBooKz
Posted 08:06am 20/12/13
been playing a little game called 7 days to die as the Dayz is like 14 gigs so will take a little time for me to d/l

7 days to die is like dayz x i am legand

its built on minecraft but is a zombie game its a green light steam game atm

Pablitos Way
Posted 09:22am 20/12/13
Ok cool, when your ready let us know.
BladeRunner
Posted 12:08pm 20/12/13
Do you think that DayZ will come on special with steams xmas sale?
Enska
Posted 02:46pm 20/12/13
^^ not by the looks of it, being released so close to the sales it would surely piss off a lot of the gazillion odd people that already have forked out the 30 bucks for it over the past week.
I seriously recommend the investment though, it's only going to get more exy and if your not keen on the bugs just let it sit in your library until there's been some more patching
Tollaz0r!
Posted 02:52pm 20/12/13

just let it sit in your library until there's been some more patching


In which case hold off for a special.

I'm going to wait and see if it hits a flash sale or something, I'll buy it for -50% or more.
cherocha
Posted 09:15pm 20/12/13
Fuck it, buying now.
DK
Posted 09:15pm 20/12/13
what server you guys on? I might play some tonight
cherocha
Posted 07:40pm 21/12/13
Bit of a snoozefest so far. Spawned, saw a couple of geared up players lurking around Elektro, got the fuck out of there and headed north. Managed to navigate to Zub, then Stary, and at NW airfield now, hoping to finally find a gun. It's cool that it's the same map, so it's all very familiar and easy to get around if you played the crap out of the mod.

Food and drink requirement are a hassle, you need it far too often. Lots of cool stuff though, like customisation of gear, and added touches of realism, like when you pull out your compass you actually hold it out in front of you. Glitchtastic though, zombies going through walls and dodgy animations etc. So far it's pretty much just the mod with less shooting and more eating, and it looks prettier. I can see it being a time vampire, I already want to get back on to get the gears.
Pablitos Way
Posted 02:24am 22/12/13
Will have to meet up che, I'm at NW airfield geared up. Got a Mountain back pack full of food, M4A1 with damaged ACOG sight, 2 mags and I really need a blood transfusion. Got the first aid kit so its all ready to go, just need someone to do it for me :)
cherocha
Posted 03:10am 22/12/13
Will have to meet up che, I'm at NW airfield geared up. Got a Mountain back pack full of food, M4A1 with damaged ACOG sight, 2 mags and I really need a blood transfusion. Got the first aid kit so its all ready to go, just need someone to do it for me :)

Sweet. Got pretty much all the gears, and finally got a Mosin-Nagant after having a tinker with the M4A1. Been running with a few other guys, we're pretty much sorted for everything except saline or blood. I think saline brings you back to full health, while blood only restores a couple of thousand or something (?). Some weird quirks like that. I'll be on some time tomorrow, will probably marathon it until I die.
TDog
Posted 05:23pm 22/12/13
Have you guys got a Teamspeak, PM me the details and we'll meet up.

On the condition you don't take me prisoner, drain all of my blood and loot my withered corpse.
cherocha
Posted 05:33pm 22/12/13
On the condition you don't take me prisoner, drain all of my blood and loot my withered corpse.

Pfft so many rules. You don't sound like a team player.
Pablitos Way
Posted 06:51pm 22/12/13
You on TS che?
cherocha
Posted 07:56pm 22/12/13
You on TS che?

Will be later, wish I had've read this message before you waltzed into the tent area lol...
baz
Posted 08:28pm 22/12/13
Im not gonna worry about guns.
Imma just spend my time collecting necessities like food and clean water then run around selling em in my fucked out Gemini.

I reckon Ill be using the word fiddy quite a bit.


link
carson
Posted 09:13pm 22/12/13
So I got it today. People are dicks though. I was running around having fun (without pants on) and they would just kill instantly. The KOS kinda ruins it imo. At least try to take hostage or do something fun.

Barely seen a zombie or other players once my friend and I left the starting area.

I want to do more of this

The guys who killed them are dicks though. So much potential for more funs.
cherocha
Posted 09:37pm 22/12/13
So I got it today. People are dicks though. I was running around having fun (without pants on) and they would just kill instantly. The KOS kinda ruins it imo. At least try to take hostage or do something fun.

There'll no doubt be a shitload of hostage taking and associated shens when you can do things like throw burlap sacks over people's heads etc. Needs more handcuffs as well.
Tollaz0r!
Posted 09:42pm 22/12/13
The reason people KOS is because there isn't any incentive not to really. Unless you know them, they'll probably do you in.

The game needs some loot areas and such that cannot be accessed without 2+ people. Sure Solo players cant loot them, but it gives a reason not to kill someone on sight, they 'might' help you get that can of beans you need.

Only it turns interesting when the task is done...

I really did enjoy this game bugs and all, the experience is not easily replicated in other games.
Joaby
Posted 08:43am 23/12/13
Still got them classic dayz bugs, like not being able to climb a ladder.

TDog
Posted 11:19am 23/12/13
My fave part was when you shot your own mate in the face. Classic.
Joaby
Posted 11:58am 23/12/13
I shot him in the back of the head, thank you.
groganus
Posted 12:11pm 23/12/13
I've played for about 5 hours, couldn't find a gun. got over it, started playing rust, loling at dicks now.
DK
Posted 12:42pm 23/12/13
Yeah I am not finding this fun. I've played around 4 hours worth. Still feels like a mod and not a standalone game. Might come back to this later.
E.T.
Posted 01:16pm 23/12/13
You dont want to solo it in Day Z. I've seen some fucked up things happen to the brave but misguided soles who attempt this.
Eg, you will get yourself handcuffed, your blood drained and all your shit taken from you. This is a very different experience :)
Enska
Posted 02:07pm 23/12/13
Yeah we robbed a dude the other day, unlocked his handcuffs after and made him run away with no pants on. many luls were had.
Enska
Posted 02:07pm 23/12/13
Yeah we robbed a dude the other day, unlocked his handcuffs after and made him run away with no pants on. many luls were had.
TDog
Posted 02:16pm 23/12/13
Ahhhh... the great outdoors.

Got my gun, axe, food, water, meds, knives, matches, wood.

Now I intend to live in rough whilst occasionally slipping into border towns for an occasional refill of the water bottle or for some food scavenging.

When they update it with animals, I'll be set for hunting.

Chance of survival - 95%.

link
E.T.
Posted 03:39pm 23/12/13
Ahhhh... the great outdoors.

Got my gun, axe, food, water, meds, knives, matches, wood.

Now I intend to live in rough whilst occasionally slipping into border towns for an occasional refill of the water bottle or for some food scavenging.

When they update it with animals, I'll be set for hunting.

Chance of survival - 95%.

link



Sounds like a challenge to come find you.
TDog
Posted 04:18pm 23/12/13
hahaha, I made sure there was no identifying terrain in the screenshot. Good luck.

Please bring some saline bags with you, I might need them ;)
carson
Posted 04:51pm 23/12/13
Yeah we robbed a dude the other day, unlocked his handcuffs after and made him run away with no pants on. many luls were had.

This is the sort of stuff I want to do with my friends. Some are keen, the others just want to KOS. That's boring!

Today was more eventful. We went all the way to NE and NW airfield, now back at Balota. Going to try and handcuff some people or help people. See where the night takes us.
Nerf Stormborn
Posted 05:22pm 23/12/13
I've played for about 5 hours, couldn't find a gun. got over it, started playing rust, loling at dicks now.

Was rust decently playable from Aus? I keep eyeing it and am tempted to give it a try while it's still active...
RuleofBooKz
Posted 05:32pm 23/12/13
you are on the hill way back from stary where the three deer hides overlooking the old fields behind you and you can tell by the little road and the tree line and the hill lines the little lake at prud is just to the north and slightly west of you

194635995_orig.jpg
Tyoson
Posted 05:35pm 23/12/13
After watching Joaby's vid, I'm going to steer clear for a couple of months. That's the kinda of stuff that causes cracks in my keyboard...
cherocha
Posted 07:40pm 23/12/13
you are on the hill way back from stary where the three deer hides overlooking the old fields behind you and you can tell by the little road and the tree line and the hill lines the little lake at prud is just to the north and slightly west of you

I was going to say either in between Stary and Prud, or a bit east of Grishino. All those spots look the same to me without a road or identifying tree lines.
Mephz
Posted 07:56pm 23/12/13
Somewhere between Polana/Berezino is my guess.
Or a bit further north. I know around there the redwood trees appear pretty thick if I recall.
carson
Posted 09:16pm 23/12/13
After watching Joaby's vid, I'm going to steer clear for a couple of months. That's the kinda of stuff that causes cracks in my keyboard...

It's so much more solid than the mod, and I sunk a lot of hours in to that. Having said that, after a full day of play, I'm rubber banding so badly. So are my friends. Not sure what's causing it, but it's definitely something to do with the servers.
Trauma
Posted 09:39pm 23/12/13
Bookz that map is Chernarus rather than Chernarus Plus that is used in DayZ SA.
Joaby
Posted 09:58pm 23/12/13

It's so much more solid than the mod, and I sunk a lot of hours in to that. Having said that, after a full day of play, I'm rubber banding so badly. So are my friends. Not sure what's causing it, but it's definitely something to do with the servers.

Server age. Once they're older than a couple of hours they just don't seem to be able to handle it any more. Been having a lot of luck on servers doing resets every 4 hours personally, but yeah if it's much older than that it's hard to hit zombies let alone humans.
cherocha
Posted 10:03pm 23/12/13
Been having a lot of luck on servers doing resets every 4 hours personally, but yeah if it's much older than that it's hard to hit zombies let alone humans.

They specify in server name if they do that? Or you just have a few favourited?
TDog
Posted 10:08pm 23/12/13
you are on the hill way back from stary where the three deer hides overlooking the old fields behind you and you can tell by the little road and the tree line and the hill lines the little lake at prud is just to the north and slightly west of you

194635995_orig.jpg


Nope. No where near Stary.

Honestly, there's not even a road in my pic. You think I'm that dumb? hahahaha
Rdizz
Posted 10:53pm 23/12/13
interactive map constantly getting updated
a must have while playing
http://dayzdb.com/map/chernarusplus#5.060.096
Noah
Posted 12:55am 24/12/13
And the stories shared on GA about this one mod was a beautiful thing. a hot thread with just stories about experience -like that one of squids: the crawling 20min to get to maybe morphine and getting killed by a door glitch - priceless


That was an awesome thread!

Poor old squid getting haxxed by zombies.
Mosfx
Posted 07:39am 24/12/13
So I gave this another crack for about 20minutes before work it's night time so I can't see shit and I keep hearing noises not sure if it's just ambient crap or other things.

Found what looks to me like a small infantry base I've searched a few buildings so far, found myself a backpack, some melee weapons, some sticks and a helmet so it's defiantly given me some drive to continue playing since I've actually found stuff, I stopped playing when I saw a Zombie, he didn't see me but I can't see without my flashlight is it possible to have a hammer in one hand and flashlight in the other?

*edit

http://dayzdb.com/map/chernarusplus#5.060.096

Thanks for the map I just found out where I am which is awesome
cherocha
Posted 10:54am 24/12/13
Combat logging is the biggest drawback with the game right now, imo. Half of the people you engage just log out. The other half DC straight after death, which makes their body disappear. Hopefully they'll address that stuff within the next patch or two.

found myself a backpack, some melee weapons, some sticks and a helmet so it's defiantly given me some drive to continue playing since I've actually found stuff

Did you play the mod? Just head to NW airfield. Loot is an issue, doesn't respawn until server restart, so most places south are going to be cleaned out unless there's just been a restart. Though beware of server hoppers cycling through to get loot.

You really need to play the game with other people to get the most out of it, but it's just not that playable as is. It'll get better though.
Tollaz0r!
Posted 11:36am 24/12/13
To log out, you should have to build a camp, or at least sit down and lean against a tree or something, with a 15-30second wait. Make plenty of noise when doing it too so you can't run and hide and log in combat.

A disconnection, well unlucky buddy you stand in the same place for a min or 2.
Mosfx
Posted 11:48am 24/12/13

Did you play the mod? Just head to NW airfield. Loot is an issue, doesn't respawn until server restart, so most places south are going to be cleaned out unless there's just been a restart. Though beware of server hoppers cycling through to get loot.



No didn't play the mod I had Arma2 but not the combined operations so I didn't bother I always had the intention to get the standalone.

To log out, you should have to build a camp, or at least sit down and lean against a tree or something, with a 15-30second wait. Make plenty of noise when doing it too so you can't run and hide and log in combat.


Yeah what WoW does is good a 10second logout time
fpot
Posted 12:15pm 24/12/13
Just bought this. Loved my brief time playing the mod but hackers killed it for me. No point playing with people who cheat. Here's hoping they get that fixed up.
carson
Posted 01:00pm 24/12/13
The server hopping is the main thing that's killing it for me. Also, when you die or get killed and respawn your body disappears so it's hard to loot or be looted.

It's so easy to get the guns and enough gear to be up and running within an hour, I'm less upset if I die these days. So I'm trying to stick to one server and not combat logging.
fpot
Posted 01:13pm 24/12/13
Which server you playing on? Wouldn't mind playing with some of the QGL crew. I remember you were quite helpful playing the mod. You gave me some morphine once. What's the best solution for voice chat?

You got this yet Toll?
Tollaz0r!
Posted 01:19pm 24/12/13
Hiya fpot, nahh I'm waiting for it to have a sale or something. I don't think enough has changed from the mod at the moment to warrant another purchase of what is essentially the same game.

Rust looks interesting.
RuleofBooKz
Posted 01:37pm 24/12/13
what is strange is that the mod already fixed combat logging as once you fired your weapon u got an "in combat" icon on your screen that went away after some time (10 secs or 30??? forget) and if u logged out while that icon was there it killed u and so your dead body was left in game. Even if you were just shooting clouds or cattle. You also got the icon if someone shot at or near you which forced you to stay in game when someone was attacking you. It worked pretty good.

Only drawback was if you just shot a tree or something random and then got dc'd. Bad luck.

Strange it isn't in stand alone but i guess with more melee weapons and all the new stuff they are putting in features slowly. It is pre release.

So finally finished the d/l of the total war rome DLC (like 10 gigs) so i can turn my attention (and shitty net speed d/l) to this. Should have it sometime on Friday. lolz. where the fuck is my NBN fml
carson
Posted 02:45pm 24/12/13
Which server you playing on? Wouldn't mind playing with some of the QGL crew. I remember you were quite helpful playing the mod. You gave me some morphine once. What's the best solution for voice chat?

You got this yet Toll?

I remember we helped you. In NW airfield.

Good times. I play on any server, but try to stick to the same server for as long as possible. We usually server hop when we start playing (my friend and I) to find one that's not laggy.

I think they've changed night time too. You used to be able to get around just fine without a torch, but now everything is super dark.
fpot
Posted 03:00pm 24/12/13
Yeah, you guys had those rare thermal scoped rifles. I thought I was sitting pretty with a DMR and was totes jealous.

The only thing I wanted was a silenced M4 and NVG and I spent hours and hours looking for them in original DayZ. I never found them though :(
RuleofBooKz
Posted 03:49pm 24/12/13
nvg was = chopper crash same the thermal scoped rifles
groganus
Posted 03:52pm 24/12/13
Was rust decently playable from Aus? I keep eyeing it and am tempted to give it a try while it's still active...


Yeah very playable, plenty of community servers that are local and a local offical server. I play on a small community server, i find the servers with 100+ players to be just a raid fest between the haves and have nots. Fighting over resources gets tiresom too.
defi
Posted 04:13pm 24/12/13
Just started playing, was ganked cause my mic wasnt working within 2 mins. Then got done by a vombie first house i entered. pretty funny shit. So hard in the dark.
fpot
Posted 04:14pm 24/12/13
So is everyone cranking their brightness and gamma up to max? I'd be okay with stumbling around in the dark but if other people can see and I can't it's a bit of a disadvantage.
Enska
Posted 06:50pm 24/12/13
Most people use the gamma trick fpot, you may as well or just play at night so you get daytime.
I'm a bit over fumbling around in the dark so spend most of my time playing Day light only, we're pretty far north now so don't run into too many people while scavenging shit.
Mosfx
Posted 08:23pm 24/12/13
So I fell unconscious probably either due to bleeding or eating the rotten fruit I found laying around, i didn't really know what to do luckily someone else was near me and politely asked if I needed assistance I asked that he kill me and take my equipment and put it to use, so I'm pretty sure when I re spawn my character will have +10 Karma
carson
Posted 07:31am 25/12/13
So I fell unconscious probably either due to bleeding or eating the rotten fruit I found laying around, i didn't really know what to do luckily someone else was near me and politely asked if I needed assistance I asked that he kill me and take my equipment and put it to use, so I'm pretty sure when I re spawn my character will have +10 Karma

Has he implemented karma?

My friends and I went to Cherno last night. Fully loaded up to shoot at people. A big shoot out happened. Us (3 + 2 new players) vs a group (4 or 5). I managed to cap 3, but they got 3 of ours. It went for about 30 mins. Was very awesome. This game knows how to get the blood pumping.
BladeRunner
Posted 02:19pm 25/12/13
I must control myself and not buy this yet. I must wait for a special.
Mosfx
Posted 09:51pm 25/12/13
I honestly can't seeing this going on special until it's full retail unless of course their numbers to test have died down and need a hit of fresh blood...
Lynx
Posted 01:36am 26/12/13
Bought and can already see this won't be much fun without others.
Will have to join some of you in game.

Controls are a mess at the moment. The character handles like a brick on a string and mouse acceleration can't be turned off. :|
carson
Posted 08:34am 26/12/13
Bought and can already see this won't be much fun without others.
Will have to join some of you in game.

Controls are a mess at the moment. The character handles like a brick on a string and mouse acceleration can't be turned off. :|

The controls are a bit clunky. Changing them in a pain in the arse too. Rather than have it full screen, you have this tiny little window that shows maybe 5-7 assignments. And the character handling is just the shitty arma 2 engine.

You can turn mouse acceleration off in the cfg file.

Added instructions.

So you want to go here
C:\Users\XXXX\Documents\DayZ Other Profiles\YOURSTEAMNAME\
Then open the steamname.DayZProfile. For instance mine is called baron%20von%20carson.DayZProfile in notepad++ or something. There is a variant of the file that has yoursteamname.vars.dayzprofile. Ignore that one.

Find this line
mouseSmoothing=0;
and change it to 0 like mine. Then below that add this
mouseAcceleration=0;
It's an arma2 command line, it seemed to do the trick for me.

Another line to check is the X/Y sensitivity for the mouse. They aren't the same. For some reason the X for me was lower, and as someone who likes 1:1 movement with my mouse, I changed them to the following.
mouseSensitivityX=1;
mouseSensitivityY=1;

Played last night with these settings and noticed a huge difference. It's much better now.

Rocket has said they are going to fix the mouse accel disabling in game, but they're on xmas holidays now so I don't expect it till after new years.
Lynx
Posted 09:55am 26/12/13
Thanks Carson.
I was going to go looking through the config files myself, but it was late and I fell asleeps...
Mosfx
Posted 10:06am 26/12/13
Yeah +1 Carson I've lost my bearing so many times because I've done a 180 without realising lol

What server is everyone playing on, I have to start a new character since my last one died; I run under the name Meddek in Dayz
Enska
Posted 11:58am 26/12/13
Ah your the Meddek on my friends list lul.
I usually just find a decent server each time I jump on, trying to play on only one is a bit of a pain atm with servers usually filling up so quickly. I'm usually up for a game whenever, just shoot me a message
Lynx
Posted 12:02pm 26/12/13
Was soloing around on a mostly empty server for about an hour. Ended up collecting a large amount of decent gear. Fireaxe, pistol, full backpack, etc. Then got wasted by a pair in full riot gear and assault rifles at an airbase. :(

Will have to join you all in the new year.
carson
Posted 03:35pm 26/12/13
I usually hop around servers, seeing as though everything is kept on the main server. Generally find a server and stick to it for a few hours though. Today I ran in to a few randoms with my friend. No shots fired, but still a bit intense. I managed to hit my friend with my fireaxe by accident. It ruined half his gear. I think some balancing needs to be done on the fireaxe.
cherocha
Posted 05:24pm 26/12/13
Awesome fix with the mouse acceleration, cheers.

Finally got drilled by some crackshot at the military base in Veresnik. Respawned at Novy and almost instantly had some guy shooting at me, followed around by his mate who only had an axe. Got away and hid in a bush, then a few minutes later spotted them heading into one of the long barns. I ran in screaming "Here's Johnny!!" over and over through the local voice chat and started wailing on the armed guy with a fireaxe while he was fucking around in his inventory, he died but got a bullet or two into me, his mate spazzed out and ran off, I chased and got a hit in while he was bringing up his menu to disconnect. That'll get the heart pumping. Needing saline pretty bad, sucks that you can't administer it to yourself.
carson
Posted 07:03pm 26/12/13
Here are some funny videos. It turns out you can loot geared up people by punching them in the head and then looting them while they're on the ground.



Roonee
Posted 08:15pm 26/12/13
looks like a hit already!

"We estimate that reaching Beta version with all key features present will take more than one year from current stage."

no point in waiting around...
baz
Posted 08:42pm 26/12/13
Im pretty worried about playing this game.
I see people talking about scenarios of bean and water management, hunting food, sickness and getting a friend to administer saline.
Am I right in thinking that I would have to upgrade my gaming addiction from marijuana to smack if I started playing DayZ.
I kinda like leaving a game if I have to take a piss or have dinner. I don't want it to be a 24/7 thing.
carson
Posted 10:14pm 26/12/13
Im pretty worried about playing this game.
I see people talking about scenarios of bean and water management, hunting food, sickness and getting a friend to administer saline.
Am I right in thinking that I would have to upgrade my gaming addiction from marijuana to smack if I started playing DayZ.
I kinda like leaving a game if I have to take a piss or have dinner. I don't want it to be a 24/7 thing.

If you wanna leave to do something, just hide in a tree and log. But it's a game that, I think, requires a friend or two to play with. The more you can get in a group the better. I had a group of 5 the other night and it was epic shit. Though xmas stuff has meant we haven't been online together again.
baz
Posted 11:03pm 26/12/13

If you wanna leave to do something, just hide in a tree and log.


No, you're not understanding, if I wanted to take a real log, in a real toilet, out of my real arsehole....not in the game....am I gonna get bean raped and come back back with my dick out?
RuleofBooKz
Posted 05:07am 27/12/13
should have it soon as its downloading - about 3 hours

and sheez look at that ^

no offense to baz and how he likes to comport himself but how can some still continue to think we are the same poster?

i will just shake my head in a non insulting to baz manner
BladeRunner
Posted 06:34am 27/12/13
Those videos are good, find some more.
baz
Posted 08:44am 27/12/13


i will just shake my head in a non insulting to baz manner


shake away BoRz.

You would not believe how much meat I ate in the last few days, it was criminal I tell ya.
carson
Posted 08:56am 27/12/13
Those videos are good, find some more.

Ok.

Here is a tutorial on how to disarm people








Petrol station roulette


And the best for last

I think I linked that one somewhere, but I can't remember. it's worth mentioning again.
Keato
Posted 09:37am 27/12/13
Was soloing around on a mostly empty server for about an hour. Ended up collecting a large amount of decent gear. Fireaxe, pistol, full backpack, etc. Then got wasted by a pair in full riot gear and assault rifles at an airbase. :(

Will have to join you all in the new year.


So E.T and I went to this airbase, collected full Riot gear and assault rifles and camped people for about 2 hours, killed about 12 people who randomly walked over the airstrip.

Be grateful you (maybe you) were one of the few that we just killed, once we worked out how to IV bleed people, we were handcuffing people force feeding then alcohol and taking their blood. Sorry mate, need that blood incase someone shoots back.

Some tips, don't drink from taps, use a bottle first.
If you see a Zombie run, its not worth the fight if it bleeds you.
Food and Water and your priority.
Army Barracks and Airbases are the "Goto" places to fight people, so avoid them.
When you spawn by the beach, run.
Get some friends, even with 1 other person people will avoid you if looking for trouble.

carson
Posted 10:26am 27/12/13
You know Saline bags give 5000 blood back, while blood bags give 1000? They don't have the risk of killing you either. But I guess they aren't as fun.

Does giving people alcohol before draining them have any extra effect? I've never once found a pair of handcuff keys yet. I do want to handcuff people though.
Enska
Posted 11:21am 27/12/13
I think we should get a big qgl crew together sometime tonight, who's keen?
E.T.
Posted 12:40pm 27/12/13


So E.T and I went to this airbase, collected full Riot gear and assault rifles and camped people for about 2 hours, killed about 12 people who randomly walked over the airstrip.

Be grateful you (maybe you) were one of the few that we just killed, once we worked out how to IV bleed people, we were handcuffing people force feeding then alcohol and taking their blood. Sorry mate, need that blood incase someone shoots back.

Some tips, don't drink from taps, use a bottle first.
If you see a Zombie run, its not worth the fight if it bleeds you.
Food and Water and your priority.
Army Barracks and Airbases are the "Goto" places to fight people, so avoid them.
When you spawn by the beach, run.
Get some friends, even with 1 other person people will avoid you if looking for trouble.



Ahhhh. Good times 😇😇
Mosfx
Posted 12:43pm 27/12/13


So E.T and I went to this airbase, collected full Riot gear and assault rifles and camped people for about 2 hours, killed about 12 people who randomly walked over the airstrip.

Be grateful you (maybe you) were one of the few that we just killed, once we worked out how to IV bleed people, we were handcuffing people force feeding then alcohol and taking their blood. Sorry mate, need that blood incase someone shoots back.

Some tips, don't drink from taps, use a bottle first.
If you see a Zombie run, its not worth the fight if it bleeds you.
Food and Water and your priority.
Army Barracks and Airbases are the "Goto" places to fight people, so avoid them.
When you spawn by the beach, run.
Get some friends, even with 1 other person people will avoid you if looking for trouble.



You can take peoples blood rofl
RuleofBooKz
Posted 06:53pm 27/12/13
so i went in - it was dark. Real dark no moon. Got out the flashlight and equipped it but if you hold it in your hands you can only walk and if you double tap w sprint u cant see >_<

and if its on your belt it shines off to the side grrr

Still walking around on the coast i got a wrench and a rifle (no ammo) and am looking for a backpack because 4 slots to carry stuff is balls. I found saline.

Looking around for stuff i got hit by a Z and now im bleeding to death ;)

EDIT: seems u can run while holding the torch my game must of just glitched out b4.

now near that military base at veresnik. Got an assault rifle full solider camo outfit and a side arm and backpack - too bad the backpack is bright blue. Kind of ruins the look. Kitted out so heading to prud. Oh and no more tents at stary ;(
cherocha
Posted 08:19pm 27/12/13
I think we should get a big qgl crew together sometime tonight, who's keen?

Hit me up if you're desperate for a squadie. Steam ID is "cherocha". Will prolly be on TS with some other folks.

You can take peoples blood rofl

I found out the hard way that you have to be compatible in order to receive it. Same rules as real life apply with getting blood. I took some off a squadie, got her to administer it, suddenly I'm unconscious, then dead. Had a pristine red dot sight for ma gun, and was fully geared up as well... I wonder if your blood type is persistent? If so, need to kidnap some O negative kents and drain them.

I love the fact that blood types have the potential to be a factor in whether somebody is kept alive for precious blood, or shot dead because they're of no value. Make saline harder to find, and that will become a thing.
E.T.
Posted 08:16pm 27/12/13
Re the flashlight. If you hit space it will be held out in front of you, but I dont think you can run like that, only walk.
Mosfx
Posted 11:56pm 27/12/13
Had another crack at this tonight, starting in a big town with lots of zombies quickly found better clothing food and water which is awesome but I can't find a backpack and I really need blood so I'm raiding places for that at the moment. Good fun!
cherocha
Posted 04:25am 28/12/13
Had a really hectic few hours at NW airfield. Had a standoff with some guy after we killed two of his buddies, lasted about 10 minutes before he kept giving away his position through local voice chat crying "I neeeeed a meedic!", and vaga shot him through the tent he was hiding in. Killed one more guy after that, but his buddy escaped, then two that came up shortly after, but we think the one that escaped ghosted in another server to get the drop on us. Seemed to appear from nowhere right under a deer stand I was camping in. After that it was a fucking nightmare getting back up north, ended up getting fairly close then glitched through some stairs and broke my legs at some unknown castle. Really, really lame that you can't suicide, because getting spawned on the furthest point on the SE coast over and over with not a zombie or cliff to jump off for ten clicks, is not conducive to a good time.
E.T.
Posted 01:17pm 28/12/13
I went for big treck last night way up North. Only ran across a few people all night even though there was 25 pr so on the server. I met a couple of new starters in Cherno who I left alone after saying hi. Had a mate Maverick join in so made my way down the coast toward Balota to hook up and a couple of Bandits spotted me and popped a few shots my way. They didn't hit so I kept running. Maverick and I made our way around via the SW military base, up via Pavlovo and Green mountain, the Northern Military base, Northern airfield and Military base where we scared the shit out of a guy with little on him. Ended up giving him a hand for a minute, swapped a drink for his M4 scope and went on our way. Was a good night.

Cherocha, was it Devils Castle that you glitched through stairs? If so, I dont want to risk going there now that I have pull packs.
Stapo
Posted 01:50pm 28/12/13
So this is where everyone went to aha, look forward to maybe playing a few games with some of the old gang and catching up.
cherocha
Posted 02:44pm 28/12/13
Cherocha, was it Devils Castle that you glitched through stairs? If so, I dont want to risk going there now that I have pull packs.

Not unless they've changed it completely. Much different landscape, and Devil's was quite a large compound in the mod, while this was pretty much just a single tower with a single wall and wooden stairs coming off it, nothing else. I don't think the castles are worth going to at the moment anyway. Somebody else said they aren't spawning loot, and there was no loot in this one.

Ended up getting a Novy spawn like two tries later, bookz. Already geared up again and at NW tents, just need an acog. Such a difference between spawns. Takes like half an hour max to get everything you need from a Novy spawn, or a good two hours if you get some shitty spawn in the far south east.
Tyoson
Posted 02:56pm 28/12/13
So this is where everyone went to aha, look forward to maybe playing a few games with some of the old gang and catching up.

There's a familiar name that vanished :)

Some of these stories sound so good until it turns to "Then it glitched and I broke my legs"
cherocha
Posted 03:42pm 28/12/13

There's a familiar name that vanished :)

Some of these stories sound so good until it turns to "Then it glitched and I broke my legs"

Just give it a go dude. The odd intense firefights and teaming up with people make the glitches worth it for me. Plus there's the potential for mad fun as a newb. I was on TS with a few folks who just got it, they found each other on the south coastline then ended up chasing and bashing a few folks they came across. Sounded like kids in a candy store, pissing themselves laughing.
Tyoson
Posted 03:59pm 28/12/13

Just give it a go dude. The odd intense firefights and teaming up with people make the glitches worth it for me. Plus there's the potential for mad fun as a newb. I was on TS with a few folks who just got it, they found each other on the south coastline then ended up chasing and bashing a few folks they came across. Sounded like kids in a candy store, pissing themselves laughing.

I'll consider it later. PC gaming has been making me angry to the point I've damaged my keyboard. So bugs and crashes will send me over the edge I think.
Khel
Posted 02:47am 29/12/13
Its one of those games where if I spawn in some shit spot and I'm scrounging for hours without getting any good gear or being near the places with the good gear, I'm ready to rage quit and type up a strongly worded forum post about how shit it is. But then when you manage to meet up with your friends and you get an M4 and some badass looking gear you kinda forget the shit times, and its worth it. But god does it eat up time.

It might be nice if there was some kind of overall framework for progression, outside of your individual characters, just so your play time is actually counting towards something, even when you die and lose all the cool gear you've acquired. Like some kind of global perks or something you can unlock as you go, nothing game changing or game breaking, just stuff like needing to eat or drink less, or starting with some really basic supplies (like a tin of tuna and a can of soda or something), or being able to start with cargo pants for a little extra inventory space. Just little perks that make the sting of dying not quite as bad, cos you know you're always working towards unlocking something or achieving something in an overall sense.
RuleofBooKz
Posted 06:25am 29/12/13
well if u run with a good crew they can take the good gear off your body when u die and b4 u respawn (if any of your crew survive and win the shoot out) and wait with it for you to leg it back. not so easy if you are way up nth granted.

Also now that military barracks and police stations have been redistributed there are no real "bad spawn locations" it just a bit of map knowledge and heading to the best location asap.

Just tnite me and the lads - chero pabs and chev were down south in the military base above kamenka and while looting the place we got two randoms running thru and both didnt hold up after we told them to hal in direct chat. So they got shot. Pity but you cant have randoms just running around.

It was then that we came under fire from someone unseen with an auto weapon. Bullets everywhere. He was such a bad shot. so we legged it into the hospital and holed up in the stairway. Pabs got itchy feet, he cant sit still and "wait em out" and so he ran upstairs and left me and chero covering the lower access door. Then after some time a guy runs in and past both chero and me up the stairs. We both didnt get a shot off as we were surprised he just streaked by us - so we teamspeak up to pabs "guy running up the stairs after u"!

So we hear shooting above us and we are on TS "whats going on"??? Who is shooting? u ok???" turns out Pabs hearing our warning turned and shoots the guy dead. And that guy had soooo much gear. He would be pissed. Big larfs about how he would of ran in the door where chero and i was waiting and would of seen two heavily geared guys with guns leveled at him 9well just aimed at the door) and he just runs past like a light horse charge across the hall and lightfoots it up the stairs. good thing pabs was ready for him.

its the little moments in the long time play of slow going gathering together of food and equipment that make the game. Tense action with high stakes makes it a game still like no other.
Eorl
Posted 08:44am 29/12/13
If you want a more fast-paced survival game, Rust is what you are looking for. Unlike DayZ (as of yet) it has base building, but is also severely brutal and is currently using a food chain system of hunting (i.e. the top hunts the bottom). Housing can be blown up, but you can have what you want Khel in leaving a mark on the world.

So far though I'm enjoying DayZ, though they do need to fix the loot issue otherwise it just becomes pointless only finding scraps until the server restarts. Overall though the game feels like a better version of the mod, which is what I wanted ultimately. Just hope we can see new content soon to keep things fresh.
ph33x
Posted 12:23pm 29/12/13
Bring on Fortnite.
cherocha
Posted 02:11pm 29/12/13
Yeah last night was hectic. First I shoot that poor bastard because I think he's gonna punch me, then chav shoots that dude because he wants to make a necklace made of ears or something, then speedy fuckin Gonzalez legs it past us in the stairwell. We're really shit at taking people hostage.
Mosfx
Posted 03:33pm 29/12/13
Let me know when you guys play next my steam is Meddek

I convinced my brother to buy the game, he spawned in Cherno and I was at the top of the map so I started heading now to meet with him when he plays again, raided the airport and a couple of bases got an M4 and some awesome gear so I can gear my brother up too and then go chase some idiots and raid them lol

*edit: So I stopped to eat something and a Zombie attacks out of no where so I am just eating a can of baked beans while it lays into me, I almost died now I need blood.
RuleofBooKz
Posted 05:43pm 29/12/13
now I need blood.

make sure u test yourself for blood type 1st and dont get a transfusion from an unknown source. better a saline transfusion. I will add u and if we are on and u are on i will invite you if that suits

We're really shit at taking people hostage.


lol this.

Its hard catching free range humans. they keep breaking on us ;(
carson
Posted 06:40pm 29/12/13
When low on HP, Saline IV is better than blood. Saline restores 5000 blood, Blood restores 1000 blood (plus it can be infected or the wrong type). Saline is much easier to find.
andrewus
Posted 07:59pm 29/12/13
guys i just bought this and wasted an hour running between houses, the most I got was a shovel. Probably need to hook up with some of you and learn the ropes!

A
RuleofBooKz
Posted 08:02pm 29/12/13
yes playing as a team is the way to go. So what is your steam name?
Lynx
Posted 09:36pm 29/12/13
"Lynx" and my avatar looks like a cross between megaman and the daft punk droids.
Totally up for this tonight.
andrewus
Posted 10:51pm 29/12/13
Steam name is Andrewus funnily enough haha!

yo Lynx, add me - I am looking through a list a mile long for 'Lynx' but can't pick you out
BladeRunner
Posted 11:38pm 29/12/13
Everyone is playing DayZ and Im just sitting here eating Chocolate Irish Liqueurs.
Mosfx
Posted 08:17am 30/12/13
make sure u test yourself for blood type 1st and dont get a transfusion from an unknown source. better a saline transfusion. I will add u and if we are on and u are on i will invite you if that suits


Yes I know I managed to test my blood A+ which is kind of creepy since I'm A+, I met up with my brother and he was also A+ took his blood and dropped the blood pack for him to pick up and it disappeared lol so no blood, I did have a saline bag but didn't realise I could use this oh well.

We were raiding a big 4 level hospital/uni building and I saw another player come into the hallway realise "Oh shit" when I started shooting at him and tried to run away but I smoked that fool and my brother took all his stuff, we continued on foot to another location as I didn't trust being in that spot too much longer and wanted to bail. Sure enough as we were running to a new location we took automatic rifle fire and both were killed.

Now my brother and I are back with nothing and at different ends of Cherno so another night when I fill like wasting 5+ hours so no reason I'll play it again.

It might be nice if there was some kind of overall framework for progression


Yeah my brother asked me when we were killed, "So do we just respawn and start again?" I just go "Yep..."
Eorl
Posted 09:01am 30/12/13
I want combat logging, loot and zombies to be top priority on their list of things to fix, once that happens I'll be a happy man. Currently there is no point engaging in combat when everyone can just combat log and keep or their stuff, makes it useless to even fight because you will most likely end up wasting bullets. Especially useless when you get the drop on someone, but they log anyway making their body disappear.

Loot just needs to be bound to server, make it just as rare which is what I like, but at least have it respawn. Add in more zombies and we will be at a perfect alpha of the standalone.
Lynx
Posted 10:19am 30/12/13
Had issues a number of times reaching items under beds or on top of closets. Gave up. Also found a clown mask, ha.
What I really need is a can opener. So many cans of food, no way to eat it.
Keato
Posted 10:24am 30/12/13
You can use the Axe on cans, but it wastes food.
Lynx
Posted 10:34am 30/12/13
No axe either. I tried using pliers and such.
carson
Posted 10:38am 30/12/13
Had issues a number of times reaching items under beds or on top of closets. Gave up. Also found a clown mask, ha.
What I really need is a can opener. So many cans of food, no way to eat it.

Axe, scredriver, knife, bayonette, anything sharp.

I want combat logging, loot and zombies to be top priority on their list of things to fix, once that happens I'll be a happy man. Currently there is no point engaging in combat when everyone can just combat log and keep or their stuff, makes it useless to even fight because you will most likely end up wasting bullets. Especially useless when you get the drop on someone, but they log anyway making their body disappear.

Loot just needs to be bound to server, make it just as rare which is what I like, but at least have it respawn. Add in more zombies and we will be at a perfect alpha of the standalone.

I haven't experienced combat logging yet. Most people stick around to complete the fight.

It needs to be fixed though. Same with server hopping and bodies disappearing once the person respawns/leaves the game.
Enska
Posted 11:21am 30/12/13
I've had people combat log on me heaps. One fucktard tried to ambush me when I had fuck all after a fresh spawn in cherno, when it backfired and I killed him his body just slid off the roof an disappeared.
cherocha
Posted 11:26am 30/12/13
I haven't experienced combat logging yet. Most people stick around to complete the fight.

Yeah we've had better luck with a few recent engagements. One standoff at NW lasted a good ten minutes. Got ghost killed not long after though...

I don't know why they didn't make these issues a priority in the first place. Before anything else, they should have been ensuring that some of the worst drawbacks of the mod in it's early days, weren't going to be present in the initial release of the standalone alpha.
E.T.
Posted 12:33pm 30/12/13
I hope they put a log out delay in pace when you are dead or unconscious to stop this. Or at least have people drop their shit if they leave the server dead or unconscious.
How am I supposed to steal all your shitzen if you can just log out FFS.

lol
Lynx
Posted 12:37pm 30/12/13
Dead players should just leave a corpse for 5mins, logout or respawn.
andrewus
Posted 12:45pm 30/12/13
one thing I struggled with last night playing in a small group with some of the guys on here, I had no idea who was who. Just some sort of display of a name.

also a health bar wouldnt hurt either lol sick of fading out to black and white
Mosfx
Posted 12:59pm 30/12/13
one thing I struggled with last night playing in a small group with some of the guys on here, I had no idea who was who. Just some sort of display of a name.

also a health bar wouldnt hurt either lol sick of fading out to black and white


I can't see this happening, I'm pretty sure they used the ARMA engine as it's an Army Simulator you could call DayZ a Zombie Simulator, in real life you don't have health bars and you remember peoples name by their looks.
carson
Posted 01:25pm 30/12/13
one thing I struggled with last night playing in a small group with some of the guys on here, I had no idea who was who. Just some sort of display of a name.

also a health bar wouldnt hurt either lol sick of fading out to black and white

It will never happen. You wont see a health bar. It goes against the core design of this game.

There is talk of adding arm bands you can use to identify friends and stuff. Would make for a good addition, but beyond that you'll never see who is who with names or the like. I think it's a good choice for the design. The game is aimed at hardcore market though.

A few things I want to see, aside from combat logging, etc, is the incentive to help others more so than just killing on sight. I see so many cool videos of people getting together and doing stuff. I think they are few and far between though. When I tried to do that I just got killed. I want to see more of a reason to hang at the major cities too. It would be cool if you could eventually claim a hotel/apartment room for your own and barricade it and what not, eventually being able to raid peoples camps. Some way of forming permanent camps/locations would make the game a lot cooler too. Though I dunno how well the Arma 2 engine would cope or allow.
Keato
Posted 02:11pm 30/12/13
Well, given the option of helping a fellow human in distress or killing them and stealing what they have, it seems humans choose the darker option.

I think in these games you see peoples true nature.

PS. I kill on sight, I don't like trying to be friends to have people betray me, best be cynical and kill first.

PSS. If you only take them to Unconscious you can still talk to them before they bleed out.
Mosfx
Posted 02:24pm 30/12/13
Yeah survival instincts yo! it's a kill or be killed game, I didn't spend 8 hours on a character to have him killed because I turned my back lol

Carson I think they are doing the ability to build shelters / bases down the track, I know the Arma engine things like tents and stuff because I remember doing it in the game.

At the moment the game is basically get equipped and you may as well as go and out kill other people and make their lives miserable because there isn't much else to do.
BOOST
Posted 02:49pm 30/12/13
Some way of forming permanent camps/locations would make the game a lot cooler too.


This is what I want too. When you logout you should have to setup a camp first and your character is still exposed while you're not playing so you'd have to setup a well hidden camp in a remote location.

Problem atm is once you have a bunch of loot there isn't really anything else to do. Hopefuly they'll release new stuff to find every few days but even thats going to get old. What about having towns with massive amounts of zombies that one person couldn't possibly take alone... then you'd have to team up with people.
cherocha
Posted 07:50pm 30/12/13
one thing I struggled with last night playing in a small group with some of the guys on here, I had no idea who was who. Just some sort of display of a name.

also a health bar wouldnt hurt either lol sick of fading out to black and white

You learn to identify people by what they're wearing. Rulez has designer sunnies, Pabs is a dodgy spic (in the game also), and chav has a necklace made of ears. Gotta be clear with coms as well, like when you see a group of guys, let the guys you're on TS with know asap, so you don't wind up getting shot by friendlies. Sorry about that by the way lol.

You end up finding antibiotics?
andrewus
Posted 09:20pm 30/12/13
Yeah my sickness stopped straight away but had no health so I didn't get far. Have to start again when I get some time.
carson
Posted 09:32pm 30/12/13

I'll just leave this here.
E.T.
Posted 09:45pm 30/12/13
hahaha
RuleofBooKz
Posted 10:14pm 30/12/13
his kung fu is strong - like bear
Khel
Posted 01:27am 31/12/13
Yeah, after about 25 hours played I'm pretty sick of it now, there needs to be more to do. Gearing up to run around pointlessly, killing whoever you come accross till you're killed is fun for a bit, but the game needs a longer tail, some reason to keep going once the initial novelty wears off. Though I'd imagine its still very early on in its life, so I'd expect a lot more to come.

And yeah, there needs to be some kind of motivation to not immediately kill everyone you see on sight. Tricky to pull off though, I dunno how you'd do it, but right now theres absolutely no reason why you wouldn't just kill anyone you see (who isn't part of your group) and take all their stuff. Theres no reason or need to co-operate with anyone, theres no challenges that require a whole heap of people to overcome or any reason why safety in numbers is better, even the zombies at the moment pose little to no threat at all. Hopefully its all on the cards to be addressed.
Whoop
Posted 02:08am 31/12/13
^^ I got sick of the mod after playing it once. I totally regret buying Arma 3 or 2 or whatever as well. I wanted some massive war battles but the physics engine shit me to tears so even the base game was a waste of time.

RuleofBooKz
Posted 03:43am 31/12/13
Ok then. That was a nice troll vid.

Three words: Early access game. Not feature complete. There will be bugs and glitches. duh u even have to click to accept that is the state the game is in before it lets you play and states it before you buy it.

So what we basically have here is a video "Review" by people who have no idea on how to play it. What do you expect? For my 1st hour, and i should point out i wasnt as drunk or drug fucked or retarded or whatever they are, but also experienced the learning curve while i figured out how stuff works. But again im not retarded as those guys so i picked up how shit works pretty smoothly.

"gun sounds" for fist hits is obviously a placeholder. These guys know about how game development works right?

Punching zombies? Maybe punching zombies isnt such a hot idea. Why would you do that? You can punch them or you could find a gun or melee weapon or just run away?

Playing at night? It is dark. Thats why its night. It isnt always night tho right? Where was the daytime footage? Oh thats right we cant have the game looking ok for this fair and balanced "review". When you turn the gamma and brightness to 100% (to exploit vision at night) it looks like shit. Oh really? How insightful.

Oh you dont know what happens to you while you are unconscious? Wow really?

Seemed more the joke was on the retards attempting to "review" the game and they even said it themselves: they have played games for years and couldnt figure simple stuff out like u cant turn on a torch without first attaching a battery. When they did (its just mouse wheel to bring up a contextual menu) it was brushed aside like "oh thats how that works how unintuitive! lets move on because we cant have that in this fair and balanced "review". (contextual mouse wheel menu is pretty intuitive)

they could just replace the review with 7 mins of stoned guys wheezing stupidly and chanting "Herpaderp"
baz
Posted 04:07am 31/12/13
At night ...just sit around the campfire singing kumbaya.
Tyoson
Posted 04:10am 31/12/13
^^ I got sick of the mod after playing it once. I totally regret buying Arma 3 or 2 or whatever as well. I wanted some massive war battles but the physics engine shit me to tears so even the base game was a waste of time.


Agreed. Biggest waste of money buying Arma 2. I got suckered in by the hype...
Mosfx
Posted 08:07am 31/12/13
Arma 2 was an awesome game, not as good as Operation Flashpoint but still a fantastic game non the less, I guess I just enjoy these War Sims where you waste time walking one hour to flank a squad so you don't die.
carson
Posted 12:26pm 31/12/13
^^ I got sick of the mod after playing it once. I totally regret buying Arma 3 or 2 or whatever as well. I wanted some massive war battles but the physics engine shit me to tears so even the base game was a waste of time.


Hilarious and true. Oh so true.
ph33x
Posted 01:41pm 31/12/13
^^ I got sick of the mod after playing it once. I totally regret buying Arma 3 or 2 or whatever as well. I wanted some massive war battles but the physics engine shit me to tears so even the base game was a waste of time.

Same, I hate Arma 2 and 3. Both base games were terrible. Arma 3 runs like balls on a high spec system. The 'idea' is great, but the supporting engine isn't - kinda like Test Drive Unlimited. In TDU you drive around 1000's of kilometers of road in an open setting. As the game detects others driving near you, it links you all up. Next minute you're immersed in hours of chasing each other down highways, etc. Great game until you lose your save through corruption, or your friend keeps desyncing for no reason.

Good ideas, shitty tech.
Khel
Posted 06:07pm 31/12/13
Yeah, I don't think that the guys who made that video really get the point of the game, or that they're playing a super early version of it. Theres many valid criticisms to be made of DayZ standalone, but that video is just a bunch of guys yelling things on youtube to get hits.
TDog
Posted 06:11pm 31/12/13
If they can nail the zombies - ie make them actually threatening, that may fix the KOS thing to some extent.

If they are able to overwhelm even a highly armed person in a hoard, people might think twice about letting loose with full automatic fire on someone... You might be able to kill someone, but the amount of zombies you will attract will basically make it impossible to loot the corpse.

Unless you melee them which would at least make it cooler.
Whoop
Posted 08:31pm 31/12/13

Same, I hate Arma 2 and 3. Both base games were terrible. Arma 3 runs like balls on a high spec system. The 'idea' is great, but the supporting engine isn't - kinda like Test Drive Unlimited. In TDU you drive around 1000's of kilometers of road in an open setting. As the game detects others driving near you, it links you all up. Next minute you're immersed in hours of chasing each other down highways, etc. Great game until you lose your save through corruption, or your friend keeps desyncing for no reason.

Good ideas, shitty tech.

I just loved the parts where you go into a doorway, start getting shot at, try to turn around and.... oh WHAT!? Stuck in a fucking doorway? what is this, 1990? I get that it's meant to be some sort of war training simulator meant to train young people to be cold hearted murderers like every other FPS game out there but do we really need to bind every key on the keyboard to an action? AND HAVE MODIFIER KEYS FOR YET MORE BINDS?!

bind f to breathe in
bind g to breathe out
bind x to scratch your balls
bind t to lift your right arm
bind j to take a piss


L O L @ ruleofbookz over that video
F9ncm5P.gif
carson
Posted 09:49pm 31/12/13

L O L @ ruleofbookz over that video

He's just upset because the video is so true, and now he's trying to justify the game being good and his purchase wasn't regretful.

I watched more videos of those guys. Man they hate ARMA. Hilarious videos. Their Sims 3 "The Cunt Life" videos had me in tears.
cherocha
Posted 10:40pm 31/12/13
The video was some guy not playing a game while some other guy in the background went into diabetic shock. It was mildly amusing, but not at all a fair representation of the DayZ experience. The mod, and now the standalone, have almost sent me into cardiac arrest a couple of times. As annoying and immersion breaking as the dodgy glitches are, and as clunky and unintuitive as the physics and controls are, no other game gets even remotely close to offering the kind of 'shit hitting the fan' type of action that DayZ can provide if you know how to play it, as well as the possibilities with emergent gameplay.

They shat on the game because it's trendy to do so, and because it'd get them views. As a review, it was farcical. If they pulled their heads out for long enough to squad up and get some decent firefight action going, they'd be forced to admit that it can be pretty damn fun.

Whoop's comment says it all:
^^ I got sick of the mod after playing it once.

Does the equivalent of maybe making it halfway through the tutorial section of a game, doesn't experience even an iota of what it can offer with a bit of time investment and learning, writes it off completely.

Some games with a steep learning curve just aren't for some people. That doesn't make the game shit, because a legion of fans wouldn't dote over it if it was, it just means that they should stick with more immediately accessible games.
Khel
Posted 10:59pm 31/12/13
bind t to lift your right arm


Nah, thats F1
Whoop
Posted 11:20pm 31/12/13
I played the mod once, I didn't say for how long. I played it "once" for an entire day mr rustled jimmies. That was the only time it actually worked. It was close to the time they'd announced a stand alone version so it wasn't in its infancy but half the time I couldn't connect, when I could connect the servers were mysteriously devoid of people even though you could see them on the score board and talk, you couldn't actually SEE them when they said they were at a certain spot. There was a bunch of us all running around doing stuff shooting at others to steal their shit and no zombies at all. We might as well have been playing battlefield.

I also played the base game for maybe a week before giving up on it.

Go settle your jimmies there, cowboy.
Roonee
Posted 12:19am 01/1/14
We might as well have been playing battlefield.


There's a few reasons why that statement indicates you don't know what you're talking about, sunshine.

Anyway, pretty much every encounter with other players has been bloody intense. Dayz has definitely got something going for it... it does need something more, but not raids or persistent stats. A shitload of motorbikes scattered around the map to cut out half the time needed to accumulate gear would be a good start.
Whoop
Posted 12:36am 01/1/14
^^ I'm sorry, I meant to say CoD. Battlefield requires a bit more skill other than just running around mindlessly shooting each other. I apologize for my mistake.
ph33x
Posted 12:52am 01/1/14
no other game gets even remotely close to offering the kind of 'shit hitting the fan' type of action that DayZ can provide if you know how to play it

You haven't played Eve online.
RuleofBooKz
Posted 12:56am 01/1/14
whoop the dayz mod after 1.7.2 experienced really strange patches. It seemed not to make it better but to experiment with stuff.

If you had played around 1.6 you would have had a better impression. Zombies that worked right. No hackers. Loot spawn balanced.

Late version dayz mod was a mess. I stopped playing it sometime after 1.7.2 because of all the hackers and strange patches that just ruined shit.

In any game you can play all day and if its a game with a steep learning curve it doesnt mean you "get" the game. It could take weeks unless you have someone who knows the game teach you the ropes.

It just means u quit early, which is fine if you want to drop out after a short time, but limits how much value should be placed on your opinion.

Its not for everyone.
cherocha
Posted 03:23am 01/1/14
I played the mod once, I didn't say for how long. I played it "once" for an entire day mr rustled jimmies. That was the only time it actually worked. It was close to the time they'd announced a stand alone version so it wasn't in its infancy but half the time I couldn't connect, when I could connect the servers were mysteriously devoid of people even though you could see them on the score board and talk, you couldn't actually SEE them when they said they were at a certain spot. There was a bunch of us all running around doing stuff shooting at others to steal their shit and no zombies at all. We might as well have been playing battlefield.

I also played the base game for maybe a week before giving up on it.

Go settle your jimmies there, cowboy.

My Jimmies remain unrustled, but your titties seem excited.

It's just not your thing, and that's to your loss. Back in the day, anywhere from a few of us to a half a dozen or more would jump on at a time, and have an absolute blast. There was a thread on a certain forum that ran for I don't know how many dozens (over a hundred?) of pages, with tales of the sort of shenanigans not seen since the days of BF1942. You can run around "mindlessly shooting each other", but you'll die quickly. Or you can play tactical and get much more out of it. When you engage in firefights where a single bullet can mean game over after hours of accumulating mad gear, you actually play like you've got something to lose, as opposed to just respawning and being in the thick of it again in 20 seconds like your typical shooter. The intensity that can bring is incredible for a game. I imagine about as close to the real thing as any digital representation of a battlefield has gotten.

It's also about as far removed from both CoD and BF as a you can get, and wouldn't garner the kind of following that it has, considering all of it's very obvious flaws and the fact that people are willing to overlook them, if there wasn't something more to it than you think. This has nothing to do with jimmies, I'm just trying to enlighten an ignorant motherfucker is all.

If the game realises it's ambition and all the kinks are worked out, it will be amazing.
carson
Posted 07:46am 01/1/14
New patch is out.

New:

Design: Balancing of player spawns (ongoing)
Server: Enhanced Server-side security & customization options
Design: .357 Magnum Speedloader should now spawn
Server: First Person only servers are now supported (Seperate Hive coming later on)

Fixed:

Design: Player corpses should no longer despawn upon disconnect
Server: Respawning should now function properly - in some cases you may have to wait a few seconds. (during high death/respawn times)
Design: 357 Magnum spawning fixed
Whoop
Posted 10:21am 01/1/14
My Jimmies remain unrustled, but your titties seem excited.
and yet you feel the need to post walloftext.jpg on why it doesn't suck.

me thinks thou doest protesteth too much

image
cherocha
Posted 11:00am 01/1/14
and yet you feel the need to post walloftext.jpg on why it doesn't suck.

me thinks thou doest protesteth too much

Just trying to explain what you're missing out on mang, and also gauge why it didn't appeal to you specifically. No need to go all nerd rand with the memes and what not. We're all adults here.

Design: Player corpses should no longer despawn upon disconnect

Awesome.
d^
Posted 11:02am 01/1/14
Patch come out today, feels good man.
Keato
Posted 11:18am 01/1/14
Tiny Tim

Creepy...
Roonee
Posted 12:47pm 01/1/14
^^ I'm sorry, I meant to say CoD. Battlefield requires a bit more skill other than just running around mindlessly shooting each other. I apologize for my mistake.


ya don't have a clue mate. Cod and bf are both console games and their core gameplay is essentially the same. The only difference is that one has a bit more camping and spam than the other (aka vehicles). Dayz has more in common with a dislocated shoulder that always pops out in your sleep.
Eorl
Posted 01:26pm 01/1/14
Finally having dead bodies appear is so good now. Though I just died by using a ladder to get down a fire station, had an ACOG M4 and a heap of ammo but didn't really bother me. You can get re-geared too quickly at the moment, kind of defeats the purpose of rarity.
cherocha
Posted 01:31pm 01/1/14
I'm staying away from high ladders. Seems it's a 50/50 as to whether you make it down.
E.T.
Posted 01:58pm 01/1/14
I'm staying away from high ladders. Seems it's a 50/50 as to whether you make it down.


I just jumped back in and my vision is really blurry. I'm not bleeding, not hungry or thirsty. WTF.
Khel
Posted 03:16pm 01/1/14
Go into video settings then back out, fixed it for me when I got that
Mosfx
Posted 03:46pm 01/1/14
Finally having dead bodies appear is so good now. Though I just died by using a ladder to get down a fire station, had an ACOG M4 and a heap of ammo but didn't really bother me. You can get re-geared too quickly at the moment, kind of defeats the purpose of rarity.

Yep straight to a military or airport base and your good to go, very easy on low pop servers.

High pop servers sometimes feel like the hunger games around those areas lol
Trauma
Posted 05:24pm 01/1/14
Didn't know Machinema was all about nerd baiting.
E.T.
Posted 07:17pm 01/1/14
Khel. Cheers mate. That worked.
Roonee
Posted 04:24pm 02/1/14
took a very long time to find an M4 after this update. Looted all of balota 3 times on 3 different servers before finding one. Must have spotted 6 magnums in that time as well, but no magnum ammo.

Not gonna log in for a while because I'm scared someone's gonna kill me and take my gun.
Eorl
Posted 04:31pm 02/1/14
I've just been running around with four other friends along the coast, handcuffing people and force feeding them rotten fruit for added hilarity. People are so nice though, its a great change from the mod where it was kill on sight or be killed. This time people are a lot more trusting, even had a dude run up yelling he needed food and water so gave him some, gave a thanks and ran off.
Khel
Posted 08:06pm 02/1/14
Really? Pretty much everyone I've come accross has tried to kill me on sight. Only exception was yesterday when a guy in a clown mask and a knife ran up to me and wished me a Happy New Year, I wished him one back and ran off and then 5 minutes later one of the other guys I was playing with on skype ran into the same guy and got shanked, so I think I narrowly avoided death that time.
fpot
Posted 08:09pm 02/1/14
Played for a little but last night. spawned right near an airfield, didn't see or hear a single zombie. Does the game have them yet? Kind of preferred not having them :P

What's the best map going 'round at the moment? Will make sure I have it open on my phone next time I play.
Eorl
Posted 08:54pm 02/1/14
DayZDB seems to have the most consistent, none have yet showed where the best loot is or whatever. Heh yeah I think it is just luck Khel, but I'm on a server now where everyone we've met has been nice, though we turned on them and chopped 'em up.

Even though it has its broken moments, this game is so god damn fun. Oh Fpot, there are zombies, but they are somewhat broken in that they phase through walls but they don't zig zag anymore.
fpot
Posted 09:13pm 02/1/14
So when I do eventually see a zombie what sort of measures should I take to avoid their attention? Do I need to be prone at all times or is crouch walking enough if you avoid their line of sight?
E.T.
Posted 09:19pm 02/1/14
fpot:
This one is a great map but it takes some power to drive it so may not be phone friendly. Also, the adds that run on that page are really load and intrusive.
http://dayzdb.com/map#3.060.116

This one is also good but doesn't show water points and such. Has no adds to bother you though. (Zoom right in to see how good this one is)
Great topo map

Zombies chase you from a long way off if you are in bright day light. They seem to be much less active at night which I'm happy about. Circle around them and hit them with something solid to kill them. Dont let them have a straight run at you or you will end up injured / bleeding.
Enska
Posted 09:50pm 02/1/14
fpot, get yourself a fire axe. it is ridiculously op at the moment and will one shot most zombies. I have lived so many times where I would usually take ages to kill one purely by having that one hit wonder.
fpot
Posted 09:58pm 02/1/14
Just found one then. I also found a whole bunch of weapon attachments on a guy (5.56 suppressor, ACOG scope, something else). No weapon though. Do you just loot the corpse and the weapon should be there or is it seperate and is maybe clipped into his body?

edit: oh and a red backpack. Then I heard shooting so I bailed :P
Pablitos Way
Posted 09:59pm 02/1/14
Played for a little but last night. spawned right near an airfield, didn't see or hear a single zombie. Does the game have them yet? Kind of preferred not having them :P

What's the best map going 'round at the moment? Will make sure I have it open on my phone next time I play.


Why run the map on your phone when you can just shift+tab on steam overlay open the web browser and have the map running on that...
fpot
Posted 10:04pm 02/1/14
That's the way I used to do it, but I figured I'd do it this way in case a zombie or other dude ambush me when I am not looking.

However that never happened even once back in the day. I guess I'll just do whatever way ends up feeling easiest.
Enska
Posted 10:06pm 02/1/14
He was probably just carrying attachments fpot and no gun. Theres a range of shit you can find for the m4 and mosin atm.
Roonee
Posted 10:30pm 02/1/14
couldnt work out how to get rid of the ads on dayzdb when using the steam browser so it's ffox or nothing.

I dont think a few push-carts on the train line would be too much.
cherocha
Posted 11:14pm 02/1/14
That's the way I used to do it, but I figured I'd do it this way in case a zombie or other dude ambush me when I am not looking.

However that never happened even once back in the day. I guess I'll just do whatever way ends up feeling easiest.

Funny you should say that...

Had the overlay up last night while near balota, steam chatting with a guy in the server trying to organise a meet up and give TS details, suddenly bullets. I quickly closed the overlay, but was already hit and at half health with bullets hitting all around, and I'm ashamed to say I logged, both in my pants and in the game.
TDog
Posted 01:30am 03/1/14


Why run the map on your phone when you can just shift+tab on steam overlay open the web browser and have the map running on that...


That's piss weak. You're not allowed to look at a map until you find one in game. I play hardcore survival, not pussy mode like you.
Timmeh
Posted 01:37am 03/1/14
Fuck it.

Just bought it
BladeRunner
Posted 03:35am 03/1/14
Whoop does not seem to keen on it, if only I could have his copy lol.
Pablitos Way
Posted 09:20am 03/1/14


That's piss weak. You're not allowed to look at a map until you find one in game. I play hardcore survival, not pussy mode like you.


"You're not allowed" are you for real? Shut up would ya, you are officially the first annoying dickhead I have encountered on AG.
Enska
Posted 10:34am 03/1/14


That's piss weak. You're not allowed to look at a map until you find one in game. I play hardcore survival, not pussy mode like you.



lul, have fun piecing that jigsaw together and knowing where wells are in each town.
Timmeh
Posted 12:05pm 03/1/14
Im liking it.
got a crowbar and some cans of food. and some weird mask hahah.
TDog
Posted 12:10pm 03/1/14



lul, have fun piecing that jigsaw together and knowing where wells are in each town.


I do it the hardcore survival way, look for them, or use a lake and purification tablets.

I only ever go into towns if I really need to. Otherwise, I hunt animals and spend my time in the forest, waiting for hapless victims.
E.T.
Posted 12:11pm 03/1/14
Maverick and I got stocked up to the max last night in the northern airport. Pristine M4 with Acog and just over 300 rounds.

What to do next. Hmmmm.
Eorl
Posted 12:40pm 03/1/14
Vilayer servers are terrible. Constantly going down every few minutes causing me to get the damn disconnect symbol.
Timmeh
Posted 01:07pm 03/1/14
Bit late to the party but could someone let me no what server your on and TS details please.
BladeRunner
Posted 03:34pm 03/1/14
Enska
Posted 03:35pm 03/1/14
I play on the eGL.enjin something something server mostly. It's daylight and server seems pretty stable.
Timmeh
Posted 04:05pm 03/1/14
I play on the eGL.enjin something something server mostly. It's daylight and server seems pretty stable.

I think your one of the few i from QGL/Ag I have on steam. Who else plays
Roonee
Posted 04:44pm 03/1/14
someone really needs to organise this AG rabble. On GA, you didn't ask for TS details, you GOT asked why you weren't on TS. It's almost like AG is GA but backwards..

Who else plays


possibly most of the people posting in the 'dayz' thread, but I could be wrong...
RuleofBooKz
Posted 05:08pm 03/1/14
yes from looking at who is posting in the thread it looks like most play.

Low pop server for gearing up. high pop server once geared up to go around looking for trouble

I believe me and chav and chero and pabs are all pretty geared up atm (tho i think pabs is only partly) so we were going to head to a population centre and just secure a check point (like a building and the streets around it) and harass folks passing thru
Joaby
Posted 07:32pm 03/1/14
Yo Eorl were you on a First Person only server earlier today? Saw your name pop up at one point while I was on it.

Love FP only servers, shit's a bit more hectic.
Eorl
Posted 09:06pm 03/1/14
Yeah I've been playing a heap of FP only servers last night/today, so much more fun. Really gets your blood pumping because you can't just magically look around a corner like in third person.

I'm really hoping this next patch hits soon, sick of teleporting back and then freezing resulting in me alt-f4ing, has ruined a lot of fun adventures because it happens about six times in a row.

I'll look at getting up a public TS tomorrow for folks to jump in and play some DayZ/other games, been meaning to do it for awhile now.
Joaby
Posted 10:22pm 03/1/14
I think the trick is to not double tap sprint when your hands are empty - that's the only consistent thing I noticed I was doing when the teleporting/frozen bug was happening to me.

Ambushed some dudes at the NorthWest airfield on the FP server you were on, it's the only place I still Kill On Sight. I think the guy we shot alt-f4'd but the fact that bodies stay after death meant we got to loot all his shit anyway. Still need to do something about alt-f4ing though as his mate got away.

Been having a lot of fun robbing people and then letting them go. It's weird how in DayZ hostility is the normal state of being, and so anything near kindness is treated as friendship. Everyone I've robbed has wanted to join me and go around with me. But I'm like Moe. I'm a well-wisher, in that I don't wish you any specific harm.
fpot
Posted 10:26pm 03/1/14
I bumped into my first human player and he offered me food and water which I didn't actually need. Sort of tense when you bump into someone, wondering what they'll do. I only had an axe but I have some semi-nice shit which is kind of useless (weapon attachments).

So apart from can openers which I hear are rare and useful, what sort of items should I always be picking up and holding onto? Do books do anything?
Eorl
Posted 11:37pm 03/1/14
I have a feeling books will be used in the future as either a source for fires or to place around housing you create yourself. At the moment they offer nothing of value, though I did once load my character up with only books and ran into Cherno trying to sell them to strangers. No one wanted to buy a book :(

Things I usually try to go for are at least a bag, a jacket of some sort which offers four slots, good sized pants and a holster/flak jacket. These give me the necessary space to hold all my required items like magazines, food, water etc without having to play tetris. I'd also encourage you to keep a first aid kit on you at all times and if you happen to come across a yellow container box or ammo box definitely recommend keeping, they save on space and all you need to do is equip it to hand for access.
Timmeh
Posted 12:41am 04/1/14
I managed to get a 25 slot bag. 6 slot jacket 6 slot pants.
a defibrillator and a axe.
cherocha
Posted 01:47am 04/1/14

The controls are a bit clunky. Changing them in a pain in the arse too. Rather than have it full screen, you have this tiny little window that shows maybe 5-7 assignments. And the character handling is just the shitty arma 2 engine.

You can turn mouse acceleration off in the cfg file.

Added instructions.

So you want to go here
C:\Users\XXXX\Documents\DayZ Other Profiles\YOURSTEAMNAME\
Then open the steamname.DayZProfile. For instance mine is called baron%20von%20carson.DayZProfile in notepad++ or something. There is a variant of the file that has yoursteamname.vars.dayzprofile. Ignore that one.

Find this line
mouseSmoothing=0;
and change it to 0 like mine. Then below that add this
mouseAcceleration=0;
It's an arma2 command line, it seemed to do the trick for me.

Another line to check is the X/Y sensitivity for the mouse. They aren't the same. For some reason the X for me was lower, and as someone who likes 1:1 movement with my mouse, I changed them to the following.
mouseSensitivityX=1;
mouseSensitivityY=1;

Played last night with these settings and noticed a huge difference. It's much better now.

Rocket has said they are going to fix the mouse accel disabling in game, but they're on xmas holidays now so I don't expect it till after new years.

Seems like this fix no longer works. Mouse accel is back on for me, checked the file and that line is still in it. Anybody else have it revert back?
RuleofBooKz
Posted 05:50am 04/1/14
no mention of the executed hostage "we took"?

that wasnt cool

But thats dayz and hostages get executed
Pablitos Way
Posted 03:38pm 04/1/14
no mention of the executed hostage "we took"?

that wasnt cool

But thats dayz and hostages get executed


Was quite brutal, would like to utilize the jail next time though...
Joaby
Posted 04:21pm 04/1/14
My video where I don't kill a hostage got posted on Kotaku.



Gold Jerry, Gold!
RuleofBooKz
Posted 06:12pm 04/1/14
awww joojoo this is for you
Roonee
Posted 07:23pm 04/1/14
went to Geneva once. It's full of pussies and smells like cheese.

DayZdb map looking pretty colourful now.
Timmeh
Posted 12:17pm 05/1/14

I'll look at getting up a public TS tomorrow for folks to jump in and play some DayZ/other games, been meaning to do it for awhile now.



Hows TS coming along
Mosfx
Posted 12:41pm 05/1/14
My video where I don't kill a hostage got posted on Kotaku.



Gold Jerry, Gold!


That video was posted by Origin yesterday too; god knows why it's a steam game...
E.T.
Posted 01:35pm 05/1/14
That video is up over 180K views. Far out :)
You might get some $ from Youtube at this rate!
Eorl
Posted 02:14pm 05/1/14
Hows TS coming along
Will most likely have one up by Tuesday when I get back in the office.

Hah nice video Joab, that's pretty much what I try to do now if I see someone wearing not too shabby gear (that won't kill me on sight) as I feel just shooting them kind of ruins the game. Of course everyone plays differently, but I try to be an interesting character that modifies behaviour on the situation.

Also, this video is awesome and shows the real potential of DayZ:

Mosfx
Posted 06:07pm 05/1/14
OMG Eorl so many feels in the video
Enska
Posted 07:21pm 05/1/14
hahah, awesome vid
Timmeh
Posted 08:11pm 05/1/14
do we have a steam name list some where?
Eorl
Posted 09:42pm 05/1/14
We do indeed Timmeh, an official GDoc spreadsheet that you can add your name to if you'd like: http://goo.gl/yGoF0i
Timmeh
Posted 10:19pm 05/1/14
We do indeed Timmeh, an official GDoc spreadsheet that you can add your name to if you'd like: http://goo.gl/yGoF0i

done. that spread sheet almost needs a sticky at the top of general, just below rules, im sure we have more then 21 users.
andrewus
Posted 11:34pm 05/1/14
^ agreed. Never even knew it existed - added some of my details
Stapo
Posted 11:47pm 05/1/14
yeah i never knew about it either, added my details also :)
Eorl
Posted 09:36am 07/1/14
Didn't think it was ever possible, but DayZ just got that miracle patch that fixes everything. So much smoother now with no rubberbanding or random crashing.
E.T.
Posted 03:20pm 07/1/14
For real Eorl?
Eorl
Posted 05:49pm 08/1/14
Yeah way smoother now since the update, haven't had one rubberbanding issue or the teleport back 500m and freeze. Also I'm getting there on the TS server, just making it pretty and such.
Mosfx
Posted 09:44pm 08/1/14
Yeah the update is really noticeable, it feels so much more complete and not as sticky, can't wait for future updates fixing zombies would be the next best thing imo

*edit* mind you as I say that I get disconnected
andrewus
Posted 11:10pm 08/1/14
server reboots are pretty common still without warning, thats the only drop outs I have experienced. There is a note when you login to some servers that say that they do this.

I have noticed the game is heaps smoother and walking uphill doesnt make me want to punch the screen anymore lol
Pablitos Way
Posted 09:29pm 12/1/14
What's the ETA on TS Eorl?
BladeRunner
Posted 03:14pm 23/1/14

I feel weak at the moment, The urge to purchase DayZ is strong.

also this made me lol http://kotaku.com/dayz-as-told-by-steam-reviews-1497792466


RuleofBooKz
Posted 04:06pm 23/1/14


"cat gunna survive too"

nice
BladeRunner
Posted 06:56pm 23/1/14
I can just see myself roaming the wasteland with my 2 cats, killing people for cans of tuna.
Mosfx
Posted 08:06pm 23/1/14

Wow massive update

http://steamcommunity.com/games/221100/announcements/detail/1406548720762270002

- Loot: Pipsi, NotaCola, Spite and Rasputin Kvass drinks
- Action: Burlap sack can be placed on head of self or target
- Action: Burlap sack causes black screen and reduced sound when worn on head
- Performance: Server Performance improvements
- Zombies: Six new zombie soldier types
- Crafting: Weapon cleaning kit used for keeping your guns in good shape


Just to name a few


Pablitos Way
Posted 08:12pm 23/1/14
Noticed that, haven't played it since the 12th. My mission now is to go looking for a burlap sack and I bet now that they can be used they will be the rarest thing to find....
Enska
Posted 08:47pm 23/1/14
I managed to put one on my head and continue running around shooting people. was gold.
BladeRunner
Posted 01:22am 24/1/14
Well I had a go this afternoon. I was near the beach the first time and I heard some dude yelling at someone, I hid then skulked around and then ran away. I died after fighting some zombies and bled out. I used rags to stop the bleeding but another one found me. On my second character now, in better shape, Just found an axe and some food.
Mosfx
Posted 08:20pm 24/1/14
Yep took me 4 characters to finally get some momentum
Eorl
Posted 10:30pm 24/1/14
Okay so I've come to realise the M4 is pretty bad at long shots. Need to find a Mosin now.
Pablitos Way
Posted 10:54pm 24/1/14
What's with getting bashed by invisible Zeds? Rubberbanding is back but worse imo...this recent patch has done some damage.
RuleofBooKz
Posted 11:08pm 24/1/14
okay so I've come to realise the M4 is pretty bad at long shots


have you been zero'ing it to range? ie. to 200 or 300?
andrewus
Posted 11:08pm 24/1/14
I just jumped on again for a quick hit but massive rubber banding hit me :( try again tomorrow
Enska
Posted 09:10am 25/1/14
regardless of zeroing, hitting anyone past about 300 with the m4 is a pain. with a bipod on the mosin while prone you can hit people miles away.
You must be logged in to post a comment. Log in now!
304 Comments
Show
 
Log In
User:  
Pass:  

Advertise with Us | Download Media Kit | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
© Copyright 2001-2014 AusGamers™ Pty Ltd. ACN 093 772 242.
A Mammoth Media web development / Australian VPS Hosting by Mammoth Networks