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Maelstrom
Really? I find the air of untrustworthiness and the everyday dances with death to be quite thrilling. Arma supports really high-level PvP play, and even without those the environment can be a horrific foe at times. Today, for example, my friend and I almost died twice, and at one of those times he was at 400 blood with zombies surrounding him.

I love it when things like that happen.
 27 Cganale, Wed, 1st Aug '12 1:08:09 AM from The Black Shroud Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
The Postman
Yeah, no.

edited 1st Aug '12 1:08:18 AM by Cganale

"I'll back that statement with my life." /splat
Mentor
It's EVE Online without spreadsheets, essentially.

Maelstrom
  • shrugs* I guess the PvP and stuff isn't for everybody. Then again, the semi-wonky controls and weird inventory system don't help.
 30 Archereon, Wed, 1st Aug '12 12:14:32 PM from Everywhere.
Ave Imperator
@CGanale: Was that group of brits calling themselves a "sniper squad"?

Just wondering, because that series is awesome, and yes, going around shooting or running from everyone you don't know is usually justified since 90% of the time they're going to try and kill you if they get the chance.

edited 1st Aug '12 12:15:55 PM by Archereon

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Not a muppet.
While that's certainly true, about the whole untrustworthiness thing, every now and again you meet someone who's genuinely nice, helpful, and not out to backstab you. Like this really nice dude from Denmark (I think it was Denmark; if you're reading this and I mis-remembered, my apologies) that I ran into in the medical camp near the Balota airfield. Dude gave me a transfusion, free of charge.

Oh, also, just so we can ID one another, my name in DayZ is Kay-Marx.
Should've checked the list.
 32 Archereon, Wed, 1st Aug '12 12:24:08 PM from Everywhere.
Ave Imperator
[up] I don't play DayZ. Can't afford Arma II right now, and don't have anyone to play with.

edited 1st Aug '12 12:24:24 PM by Archereon

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 33 Cganale, Wed, 1st Aug '12 5:58:14 PM from The Black Shroud Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
The Postman
They didn't call themselves that to my memory, but they were trying (badly) to act like one. The videos were the "This Is Day Z" series, though that may not help.
"I'll back that statement with my life." /splat
Mentor
Murdering people is pretty much all the fun in DayZ. What else is there? You gather stuff then just hang out?

Now that people don't spawn with a weapon cities are actually safer. Survivalists don't step into town unless they already have a weapon and bandits either die horribly or get a gun then head outta town to one of the airfields. I've been having a lot of fun sniping the few unarmed fools who dare tread in my town.

Maelstrom
And once you know where to get decent equipment and how to avoid attention, getting up and running isn't all that hard. You just go to a usual spawn point for weapons, pick up some of that and ammo, make sure your food and drink levels are good, and get some medical equipment from one of the hospitals (which are pretty much safe-zones, what with how they've got tons of items and zombies can't get in).

If you're playing with another person, DayZ gets a lot easier since you can do quick blood transfusions. Microphones are what make teamwork really effective, though.

Too many people focus on either Cherno and Elektro or the Northwest Airfield. The stuff you can get there isn't particularly worth the risk, especially with relatively safe places where you can get the same level of equipment, like Stary Stobor and Berezino. The east coast is, might I say, quite underrated.
 36 Cronosonic, Thu, 2nd Aug '12 12:32:38 AM from Sydney Relationship Status: Is that a kind of food?
Face-Puncher
Might as well head up to the northeast coast, then. Though, I have to wonder what the hell is up with all the smoking wrecks of cars that litter the towns and cities, I mean, a zombie apocalypse shouldn't cause that much damage.

And I have to wonder about the priorities of suriviors who try to start a firefight while being attacked by a horde of zombies. Seriously, I was in Electrozavodsk, to quickly grab some supplies from a couple of places, and I saw a massive horde chasing after two guys... Who shot at me. I lost quite a bit of blood from that.

 37 Ernie, Thu, 2nd Aug '12 3:38:18 AM from Memphis
Not a muppet.
[up]You were there and human, which almost instantly made you the most dangerous thing they could see. Seriously, the zombies are a problem, but it's the humans that will fuck your shit UP if you let your guard down.

Got into a firefight last time I was on. Was scoping out that big factory on the East coast with a friend, looking for parts for an offroad pickup. Half an hour later, after a fight that had involved eight people on six sides, there were three new human corpses, one abandoned V 3 S and my buddy and I convoying away in the pickup and our newly-acquired Ural, with all its ammo, a second M107 (I'd started with one), a Mk-48, and an L85 AWS. I didn't quite believe it.

Also, the name thing was more a general, wondering-if-I've-run-into-any-of-you-online kind of thing.
Should've checked the list.
 38 Cronosonic, Thu, 2nd Aug '12 3:46:13 AM from Sydney Relationship Status: Is that a kind of food?
Face-Puncher
[up] They probably didn't notice that I was actively trying to get the fuck away from them. Seriously, I know better than to fire a weapon near any group of zombies when they don't have their attention drawn towards me.

Also, for text chat, should I be using the direct communication channel?

Edit: Nevermind, I checked out the channels on the wiki, and direct communication is to players within 40 meters.

edited 2nd Aug '12 4:00:07 AM by Cronosonic

 39 Archereon, Thu, 2nd Aug '12 11:21:18 AM from Everywhere.
Ave Imperator
Cgnale: The guys I was watching were very, very good at the game. There was a lot of talk about obstuficating other snipers' range finding (by standing on a mound behind a wall, which would make the player seem taller than they were and throw off a sniper's aim so that they probably wouldn't get them in one shot, covering angles, timing shots with cracks of thunder in a rainstorm to drown out the noise, pre-firing from guys with assault rifles to draw zombies away from the snipers...
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 40 Cganale, Thu, 2nd Aug '12 12:33:50 PM from The Black Shroud Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
The Postman
Definitely not the dudes I was watching.
"I'll back that statement with my life." /splat
 41 Enkufka, Sat, 11th Aug '12 10:05:06 PM from Bay of White fish
Wandering Student ಠ_ಠ
Looking to play this. I'm going to install it and edit my post.

EDIT: Haven't been able to play. I keep getting an error involving CA_PMC. :/

EDIT 2: Ah. Because I don't have Private Military Contractor. or BAF.

EDIT: Can't get it to work at all. Piss tired from driving. I'll try again tomorrow. =3=

edited 12th Aug '12 12:22:27 AM by Enkufka

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 42 Enkufka, Sun, 12th Aug '12 1:17:07 PM from Bay of White fish
Wandering Student ಠ_ಠ
Double posting, because I need help with this.

I have Arma 2: combined operations, in Disc format. It has 2 discs, one for Arma 2 and one for Operation Arrowhead. After some digging, I've found out that Day Z requires that you have the executable for Combined Operations, not Operation Arrowhead or Arma 2. My game does not seem to know the distinction is.

Anyone else have this problem?
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Is it possible to connect the programs through steam?
 44 Enkufka, Sun, 12th Aug '12 4:56:46 PM from Bay of White fish
Wandering Student ಠ_ಠ
I'm not sure. I guess I'll try doing the CD keys through steam, but I doubt that'll work. :/

edit: yep, didn't work.

Combined operations isn't showing up, but Operation Arrowhead and Arma 2 is, and they're both in the same directory.

edited 12th Aug '12 4:59:40 PM by Enkufka

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 45 Enkufka, Sun, 12th Aug '12 7:07:40 PM from Bay of White fish
Wandering Student ಠ_ಠ
Welp, I have no clue.

I uninstalled and reinstalled and updated and patched and beta patched and used Day Z Commander and it isn't goddamn working. -n-

vehicles_PMC.scope missing, or something to that effect.
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Best I can say is post around on the game and SPUF forums and see what help you can get.
 47 Enkufka, Sun, 12th Aug '12 8:46:26 PM from Bay of White fish
Wandering Student ಠ_ಠ
Got it working. Had to fully update OA, which was failed to be mentioned, but now seems rather obvious.

I'm on a coast, no weapons, no idea where I am, and I don't know when the sun rises. D:

Wish me luck!
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 48 Enkufka, Sun, 12th Aug '12 9:09:29 PM from Bay of White fish
Wandering Student ಠ_ಠ
So there I was. I washed ashore. it was the dead of night. I didn't know where I was. All I had was my flashlight and some rudimentary medical supplies. After fighting with the drenched tool for what seemed like an hour, I got it working. I made my way along some train tracks I found, when suddenly I hear an angry, inhuman scream.

I swept my flashlight over, and there it was. Ghastly. pale skin. dried blood caking its mouth and throat. I ran, and another scream announced the presence in my path of another, I legged it around the house being guarded by the two zombies, and kept running. After a moment, I realized that my steps were the only ones I could hear.

I turned my flashlight on and looked around again. I was alone. Slowly, I crept back to the outskirts of the town. There they were. Searching for me. Must've been blind. I slowly, carefully, walked around the house, my goal to find something, anything, to defend myself with.

I made it to the front door, none of them having heard my approach. The door was open. I stepped ever so lightly through the portal, and slowly closed the door, turning to find what awaited me in the small house.

Then the server booted me. :/

So, after playing a bit, I've found some good supplies. Hatchet, matches, a canteen, a winchester, a better pack...

problem is, I can't find any animals to hunt, and I'm down to 3k blood.

Anyone have a blood transfusion they aren't using? :/

edited 13th Aug '12 6:58:34 PM by Enkufka

Very big Daydream Believer.

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I've read and watched a lot about this mod, and I have to say it looks awesome in concept if not in execution. I really want to play it, but I think I'll wait until the less-glitchy standalone version comes out (in a few months, right?) before I buy it rather than buying Arma II. The zombie animations and attacks look really bad at the moment, even though they're the main focus of the mod.

edited 26th Sep '12 9:42:09 AM by JimmyTMalice

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 50 Enkufka, Wed, 26th Sep '12 10:41:20 AM from Bay of White fish
Wandering Student ಠ_ಠ
I'm agreeing, having played it. Arma was definitely built for long range encounters, not melee attacks, and it really, really shows.

Furthermore, zombies clip through walls and doors. That's just plain horseshit.
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