7/16 - It's clear this game is in the alpha stage. Things barely work. What's interesting about it is the hardcore character aspect, zombies, and that players might show up and kill you. Every time I log on, it's night. I think you're supposed to try to find some day servers or something. I just jack up the gamma and then you're playing this really bad graphic grayscale game. It's clear that it's some original game where they just dumped some loot here and there and that's the game. It's hard to find out what you can loot. 90% of the buildings I've tried to enter, you can't even go inside. I played for hours before I found the first building you could actually go in. The interface for inventory is the worst I've seen since the MUD days. It's very hard to get a game started. You have a to try a bunch before you get it. The game has a lot of potential and is very exciting to play. I killed my first zombie with a hatchet. I hope someone steps in and helps this guy "Rocket" with his success and turns it into something much more. Last night I explored this whole military airport and ended up with a lot of ammo and still no guns. I've never even seen a gun.
7/13 - So, it's really hard to get into this game. It took 5 hours to download, even at 600k/sec. You have to download both ARMA games. Then install them. Then it wouldn't install because It wants you to be in steam admin mode. I had to quit steam, restart it, then it let me install it. Then you download this other program. Then after all that you try to pick a server and join. But it never loads because
of a firewall issue. So you have to alt tab, allow the game. etc. So after all that, you start the game, and it presents you with a menu SINGLE/MULTI. You have no idea what to pick. The answer was multi. Then I tried to join some servers but it wouldn't let me cuz the anti-cheat program wasn't working. So you go back and try to install the anti cheat program AGAIN on ARMA Arrowhead. Then go through it again. Pick Multi, then you see a really crappy list of servers. Which is weird cuz you pick a server on the launcher program already. So pick a server, then finally you can start. Then quite a few times it would try to load then never load. So eventually you get presented with pick girl or guy char and tells you you can never change it again. But if you die, you can.
Now You've finally made it into the game. The screen is all blurry. You have to go into the options and disable some setting to clear the screen up.
I see a corpse on the ground. I try to loot it and it comes up with the worst interface/inventory screen you've ever seen. I could not figure out how to loot. It even had things I needed on it. I then walk a little way and turn back and the corpse is gone. I try to walk over to some buildings to explore or loot and none of them opened. Then
I collect 3 zombies. They run and I really hate running zombies. I think zombies should be slow and not run. I go out to a pier, and start collecting swimming zombies. At one point I see what I thought was a player, army crawling. Turns out it was just a zombie and bad character animation, haha. Then I go to the end of a pier. They're all below me. I ask Surelog how to get rid of them. Then buggily they somehow get me from under the pier. And I die.
#Character 2. I find a boat. I get in, it's slow as shit, the slowest vehicle you've ever seen in any game. You can barely tell if it's moving. I am cruising up the coast when I hear this voice chat "Hiiiiiiii" and someone swims out and gets in my boat. WTF. I ask my friend how to get him out of my boat. Then the player leaves. I stop at the first group of buildings. I spend 10 mins walking around but none of the buildings even open. Lame. It should at least give you an idea if a building can open or not. I get back in the boat. Stop #2, I find more buildings. I try to get near them and collect 3 zombies. I run to my boat and get in. The zombies couldn't get me but the boat was stuck on the shore (like Battlefield 3). I keep jamming the button and it would move a little, and eventually it broke free and I escaped. I continue on to a 3rd stop. A factory. I still have no weapons or anything. I tried to go find something to loot but the zombies came again. I got to my boat but now it's out of gas and won't move and a zombie was outside it. Then I had to quit cuz it's 2 a.m.
Game has lots of potential, it's super scary if they clean up the interface and launching etc. It should for sure be it's own game.
A bunch of my HC Diablo friends haven given up on D3 and moved on to this game. It's sad as these are guys that I've been playing D2 HC with off and on since launch. And TBH, I'm not far from joining them as I'm becoming less and less interested in D3 with each passing day. I'm very sad/disappointed with many decisions Blizz has made with D3.
I'm quite interested in DZ, but there seems to be a lot of little issues. I'll probably check in on it when it's more polished, or, even better, when it's a standalone product. The dude who made it says plans are already in motion.
So if anyone starts up, I've been playing for awhile and have some tips.
Dealing with Zombies:
-Run, and look for a building to run into that has an exit. When zombies enter a building they are unable to run, allowing you to get away
-Zombies can not enter hospitals, or Docks, so you're always safe to run to those spots too.
-You can lose zombies running up hills. If you run left at like a 45 Degree angle, you can run, then quickly run right.. then left, while going up the hill as a diagonal angle. The pathing of the zombie will go straight after you forcing them to walk, allowing you to get away.
This is the best map. It shows you where all the medium yield and high yield locations are for gear. Do not waste your time with low yield as they're not worth the risk.
-There are four types of places for gear. Residential, Industrial, Farm, and Military. The best gear is in Miliary places but they're high risk because everyone is trying to get that gear. Farm land has some great basic rifles, hile residential will have some decent pistols (1911, Makagrov).
-to start, run into farms/residentials, and grab food, sodas, hopefully a weapon, and then start heading North where there are likely much less players. at least one soda and food is almost mando. Use the map to get yourself to the next medium/high yield area to collect more gear.
-Medical suplies are also very helpful, Morphine will help with breaking your leg to repair it. Breaking you leg is practically a death sentence as it forces you to crawl everywhere.
-Start working on getting the basics to survive without ever having to go into town, a Canteen to drink from, and then hunting supplies. A Hatchet to kill animals, and chop down wood, a hunting knife to gut animals and chop into stakes, and a matches for starting the fire with the logs collected, and cooking the meat.
-Make your friends when you're a newbie in the south. Up North, never hesitate, and kill everyone who isn't your friend or they'll kill you.
-Use the Dayzwiki. It's a great source for finding where gear spawns
-Never use the lee endfield, It's a suicide weapon, slow, clumsy, and super louad. So loud in fact that it will actually spawn more zombies to chase you.
-Turn your 3D resolution to the same as your regular resolution. Also turn off Post Processing. it will make the game a lot less blurry.
-If you have friends, communicate outside of the game with skype or another chat program. never use the in-game one, as other people will hear you. Communication is extremely important when traveling in a pack. Keep your pacts small, try and stay under 4 people. Anymore and your group can be pretty clumsy.
-Food will replenish blood. Cans usually give about 200, but cooked meat can give up to 800, which is why it's so important to grab hunting supplies.
-Starting off, stay on low populated Servers as that way you won't run into hostile players as often.
-The beginner cities to the south are death traps... run, try and get some gear, and quickly try and get out.
-To break into a hospital, you need to break the glass ON THE DOORS to get in. It's odd but that's how you have to break in.
-Don't Swim, you'll lose a lot of gear swimming in the water, including your backpack.
-Smoke Grenades, and Road flares can be a good distraction for getting away from zombies.
-Play on Veteran Difficulty servers. It will make it so that if another player looks at you, your name won't come up. This is especially important if they happen to be running past a bush you were hiding in.
D3 is more of an auction house than a game. I've yet to find a single piece of gear to use and I can make far more money and score better gear by "farming" the auction house than I can playing the game, especially with the new absurd repair bills. When you realize that, you start asking yourself what is the point of getting better gear to make farming easier when it will never be as good as searching the auction house for good deals and reselling them or equipping them?
haha, Nebu's complaints are all totally validated. The interface is absolutely awful, but it really just takes time getting use to.
One tip for the interface, the bag and loot is so complicated sometimes.
When you look a corpse (with mouse scroll > Click Gear) It will load up your gear interface along with what is on the corpse. you press the right arrow to bring whatever gear is on the left into the right.
If you double click your backpack, you can then take whatever loot is on the ground and put it in your backpack.
Now Selecting gear to put into your backpack from your regular gear tab and vice versa is annoying. Essentially when you open your pack it looks just like the rest of your bag... you might not even realize you've opened at at this point but you have. at the top it should say something like "Coyote Pack 0/8" This means that you have 0 of the 8 slots filled. if you take something from your gear tab and hit the left arrow to put it in the backpack, it should say something like 1/8 to let you know.
It's confusing, and the interface takes time getting use to (because it blows), but once you get the hang of it, it gets much easier.
Buddy of mine picked it up made it sound like a lot of fun so i dragged my laptop to his house after work only to spend 6 hrs downloading and trying to update and install got home almost 1am started up again left to update all night still going... this is worse than dial up days. Hopefully ill get to play after i get off the golf course.
On a side note the fans of this game should really start ringing some bells.... this game ive come to find was in the bargain bin for $7.50 before this mod blew up. This guy is making a lot of money for this company and should be recognized for it in some way or another
Finally got this working using Six Launcher. Nothing else worked for me but this. Also turn your 3D resolution to the same as your regular resolution, and turn off Post Processing to make things less blurry.
Hackers ruin everything. Hackers should be shot IRL
Nah, you have to give them a chance for rehabilitation. There should be a 3 strike policy. First strike you lose your nuts. Second strike both your hands. Third strike you lose your eyes. After that I don't think there would be too many a$$holes left who'd go through the trouble to grief yet again :)
Some hackers are bad and should be shot, but not ones that fuck around in a game. It isn't like they are stealing your identity and racking up huge bills with your social. They are just fucking with you in a game that shouldn't mean anything to you.
Registered: 2003-03-28 Location: Michigan State University Posts: 117
> Explain the barbed wire picture.
Some players lay down barbed wire in high-value areas to prevent others from getting to the good loot (i.e. guns). It's very difficult to get around it, especially if you don't have the tools to dismantle it.
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