You better get ready to die. . Canadian Servers. I've spent hundreds of hours playing DayZ, both the mod, and the stand alone, and I just can't play it anymore. It used to be really good, when the community wa
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User avatar #4 - ThunderChunderFrom (07/12/2014) [-]
I've spent hundreds of hours playing DayZ, both the mod, and the stand alone, and I just can't play it anymore. It used to be really good, when the community was smaller. If you met someone in Chernarus, there was a good chance that you could have a chat, and possibly trade supplies, but there was a fair chance that they could try and rob or kill you. There was an element of danger..
Now though, ever since the game has become "popular" so to speak, anyone you come across is almost guaranteed to try to kill you. I've been playing again over the last month, and only met one person who had a gun that didn't just try to blow me away. Of course anyone without a weapon will always shout friendly if you see them, then try to punch you in the back of the head when you turn around for a split second. Then again, maybe I'm just unlucky with the people I meet.

TLR? The player communities in these types of games are mostly cunts, which destroys what could have been a really fun game.
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User avatar #6 to #4 - drperzik ONLINE (07/12/2014) [-]
ive played the mod and was considering buying the stand alone / steam version.
pity to hear this the community has become less ''friendly''.
i used to shoot only when i had no other options left.
ahwell, quess ill head to nighttime servers and go axe on a axe murder spree.
#88 to #6 - pedestrian (07/13/2015) [-]
often enough i just join one of my servers for the sharpshooting practice,not on actual people,but bot missions, they're really accurate when they shoot back,and they actually move on your position, so cover is a necessity when fighting them

and there's always the chance another player will show up and try to take my stuff, which gives me a challenge
usually doesn't happen though, i take the ammo for my rifle from weapons caches after clearing them when it's there, and leave the rest, and i help others when i can
User avatar #10 to #4 - voltkills ONLINE (07/12/2014) [-]
i think you are just unlucky, personally i try to never shoot on sight, and alot of the people i meet with guns can actually be alright, i think its becuase in the SA its a bit harder to find loot on high population servers, so dying feels more of a problem, people just want to protect their stuff more, i think as the games continues to develop people will get nicer.
User avatar #13 to #10 - ThunderChunderFrom (07/12/2014) [-]
Well, I'm not a very lucky person. But I have noticed a very significant increase of assholes playing since the mod first came out.
What annoys me the most is that in the standalone, if you shoot someone anywhere other than the head, you can't loot them because their gear has all been destroyed, yet people still run around with an M4 putting half a clip into anything that moves.
I can only hope that the people get nicer, because I really loved this game.
User avatar #17 to #13 - voltkills ONLINE (07/12/2014) [-]
pro tip, shoot people in the legs.
User avatar #19 to #17 - ThunderChunderFrom (07/12/2014) [-]
I generally aim for the head. Unless I've witnessed them do something that really annoys me eg- killing a fresh spawn, in which case i aim for the legs and leave them there.. Not being able to re-spawn at will must be a bitch to these people.
User avatar #20 to #19 - voltkills ONLINE (07/12/2014) [-]
i mean to kill for their loot, its a bigger target than the head and youll make it so they cant get up, then you can run over and finish them off in the head, or leave them there to bleed out, or even bandage them and leave them.
User avatar #22 to #20 - ThunderChunderFrom (07/12/2014) [-]
Meh. I tend not to kill people for their gear, mainly out of self defence. Watch some FrankiOnPC. I play almost the same as him, only I try not to announce myself to armed players if I can help it.
User avatar #23 to #22 - voltkills ONLINE (07/12/2014) [-]
i love his vidoes, hes by far the luckiest ************ in dayz to meet all those nice people.
User avatar #25 to #23 - ThunderChunderFrom (07/12/2014) [-]
Haha I know! It's probably because a lot of the people he meets watch his videos, and know if they mess with him, he'll **** them up. I especially liked the one where the there was a group of German bandits who killed Jack while he was unarmed, and Frankie killed all of them. He got very lucky there.
User avatar #28 to #4 - lnyanchl ONLINE (07/12/2014) [-]
You keep eyes on people at all times. DayZ is all about how humanity is in shambles because of a zombie apocalypse.
User avatar #31 to #28 - ThunderChunderFrom (07/12/2014) [-]
I do. It's very rare for people to get the slip on me. I'm talking about the way the players have changed from having a good chance of finding someone who is friendly, to everyone just playing a free for all. Just something that turns me off the game. If there truly was a Zombie apocalypse, would you go around with an M4, and empty the clip into someone just for their can of beans?
If you're unarmed and in need of a weapon, or supplies, I'll help where I can, or direct you to what you want.
User avatar #51 to #4 - endercrew (07/12/2014) [-]
> Be me on DayZ mod a year and a half ago
> I just got the game and mod so I'm just sitting there where I spawned reading the controls
> Thirty seconds after having opened my option menu
"You are Dead"
> Never picked the mod up until I got the standalone
> Made a friend on standalone who brought me to the Northwest Airfield. Lost half my **** due to a server restart but overall, I got good gear and enough food to last me four IRL days.
> Overall, I haven't played in weeks due to a fear of losing all my gear and having nobody to rely on for help
User avatar #54 to #4 - ahhmygoditsjack (07/12/2014) [-]
You get this a lot on public hives. My best experience was playing on a small independent server that had a lot of regulars. Hopefully they'll bring out some really good private servers eventually. That aren't spammed with 100 billion vehicles or guns anywhere.
User avatar #77 to #4 - copperonic (07/12/2014) [-]
I have to completely agree with you on that, i have only a few good stories to tell on the standalone(like stopping a rape) but on the mod i have way way more, of tense trades and wars with groups, and having ******* mercenaries trying to find me and my group because we stole the wrong guys helicopter,of having to mercy kill team mates in the middle of nowhere and having the feeling of "oh **** , i'm never going to talk to them again" because most of my team was random survivors with no contacts out of the game. Now a days its just a death match with zombies.
#78 to #4 - icecoldkilla (07/12/2014) [-]
That's exactly what happened to GTA Online. Except it wasn't as good to begin with and it happened within a few weeks of release and people will actually seek you out to piss you off.
#81 to #4 - anon (07/12/2014) [-]
sucks for you scrubs that aren't playing on roleplay servers
User avatar #67 to #4 - arkanios (07/12/2014) [-]
I decided to abandon surviving all together and become a hat merchant in DayZ, so I walked, not ran, across the roads and towns to collect hats and backpacks so I can carry more hats. Every time I met someone, I would yell out "Hello good sir, would you like to buy a hat?"

Usually, they would run away in fear because they thought I would murder them with a gun or axe, but a few people came up and traded items they would find lying around for the hats I carried. Only once was I killed, and that was due to a fist fight I lost with a fresh spawn. Truthfully, playing as a hat merchant is a bit more fun than actually surviving and getting stressed out at the sight of other people. Plus, it's nice to walk right up to a sniper and have him trade useless items with you.
User avatar #85 to #67 - ThunderChunderFrom (07/13/2014) [-]
Haha! That's awesome. I'd definitely buy a hat from a roaming merchant. It would be kind of funny even if someone did kill you. They'd go to loot you and be like "....The **** ? Hats??"
#86 to #85 - arkanios (07/13/2014) [-]
I'm going with this gig until I find someone who wants to travel with me. Maybe start a war-band of hat sellers or medics to help people out, but that probably wont happen.
I'm going with this gig until I find someone who wants to travel with me. Maybe start a war-band of hat sellers or medics to help people out, but that probably wont happen.
User avatar #7 to #4 - skorve (07/12/2014) [-]
Totally agree.

Back when there was just the mod, my first encounter ever was with a sniper who tried to shoot me, missed a whole bunch, gave me a gun as a prize for surviving, and left. I got in a car with another guy, drove around all day, just for him to admit he had planned on killing me and didn't because I'd helped him so much. Made other friends while looting, got shot at by bandits, and tried to hunt them down together (but failed). I even got airlifted by a chopper off of a building once by some random guys, who then DIDN'T kill me when I found an AS50 at a crash site.

You just don't see that **** anymore.
User avatar #11 to #7 - ThunderChunderFrom (07/12/2014) [-]
I've spent the last couple of weeks just watching other players from the hills around the major spawn points and around Cherno. If I see any player try to harm another unprovoked, they catch a couple of Mosin or AS50 rounds to the head. If you try to shoot an unarmed spawn, I'll shoot you in the leg, and leave you there. It probably makes no difference because that unarmed player who I just saved probably just tried to do exactly the same thing to someone else... It used to be you could have epic adventures, fix a heli and pick up fellow survivors and form a clan, hunt down and fight off bandits, make a base to store all your loot etc. Now all I see is people playing deathmatch..
I really wish this game didn't get as much publicity as it did.
User avatar #57 to #11 - skorve (07/12/2014) [-]
I always liked people like that. Sort of unofficial police, taking care of the server.

I just remember it being so hard to get good loot. So people really valued their gear and didn't want to just randomly fight. Lead to things like robberies instead of firefights, base raids, all this exciting stuff that's just gone now.

Good times, man.
#52 - ztron (07/12/2014) [-]
Fixed
User avatar #5 - gammajk (07/12/2014) [-]
Meh. DayZ advertises itself as a zombie survival game, yet it has surprisingly little focus on zombies or survival.
The entire game revolves around "gear up and go fight people". There is no scavenging to survive against zombies, there is no joy in fighting zombies, there is no simulation of what a zombie apocalypse would actually be. It's little more than a PVP game that happens to have zombies in it, that are more of a nuisance than anything.
#18 to #5 - buffalogriller (07/12/2014) [-]
I think the biggest problem is the engine. It's just not made for this kind of game. I don't know how the developers didn't understand that. I mean, even the arma 3 engine would have been better.
User avatar #32 to #18 - ishallsmiteyou (07/12/2014) [-]
Standalone uses ArmA 3's engine but with its own features.
#33 to #32 - buffalogriller (07/12/2014) [-]
no it does not. it uses a mixup between take on helicopters and arma 2. It's not that hard to spot. just compare the features, and you might notice it(stances, Lighting, Animations, etc. ).
User avatar #34 to #33 - ishallsmiteyou (07/12/2014) [-]
It doesn't seem like take on helicopters to me, and ArmA II's engine is far choppier than standalone. By what I can tell from digging around in the game it uses a heavily modified ArmA 3 engine.
#40 to #34 - buffalogriller (07/12/2014) [-]
You can just google it, ffs. it says: Take on helicopters, modified with parts of the arma 3 engine (no idea how much). Since TO:H is modified Arma 2 engine, that would make it a heavily modified version of Arma 2 engine.

And seriously, just compare the lighting.
User avatar #55 to #27 - amusingusername (07/12/2014) [-]
Just because it's alpha doesn't mean it shouldn't be criticized. How else would the devs know what points to improve?
User avatar #12 to #5 - bitchplzzz (07/12/2014) [-]
Basically a FFA arma 2 match with zombies in the way
User avatar #14 to #5 - Lainge (07/12/2014) [-]
And that's why multiplayer survival games are **** .
User avatar #47 to #5 - spyisspy (07/12/2014) [-]
thats all "multiplayer survival games" are anyways
User avatar #26 to #5 - jimmytwoshoes (07/12/2014) [-]
I think the game would be a lot more fun if they had single player options, where gear was a bit harder to get and such and the focus was zombie survival
User avatar #3 - dancinfetus (07/12/2014) [-]
I played on a Canadian server, still had to deal with American 12 year olds, the worst people to deal with in DayZ
User avatar #36 to #3 - thefates (07/12/2014) [-]
I started playing DayZ when I was young (Not sure when but young) and I was actually pretty reasonable.
#49 to #36 - anon (07/12/2014) [-]
If you were younge when you played DayZ than your still younge
User avatar #50 to #49 - thefates (07/12/2014) [-]
Relatively speaking, I'm a High School Junior.
User avatar #65 to #50 - thefates (07/12/2014) [-]
Don't be such an asshat softi.
I already said I was a pretty mature player and I also said I'm over halfway through high school now. I had been playing DayZ since very early mod form.
#68 to #65 - softi (07/12/2014) [-]
calling a random user who thumb you down asshat sounds pretty immature to me.
calling a random user who thumb you down asshat sounds pretty immature to me.
#69 to #68 - thefates (07/12/2014) [-]
I just don't like people judging me based on my age. From what i've seen on you're profile you act far more stupid on a daily basis.
I just don't like people judging me based on my age. From what i've seen on you're profile you act far more stupid on a daily basis.
User avatar #73 - SubjectThree (07/12/2014) [-]
>First time playing DayZ. Character has just clothes.
>Explore town, find Fire Extinguisher and canned tuna.
>Random zombie attack. Beat zombie to death with fire extinguisher.
>Travel down road for a LOOOOONG time.
>Find shipping dock.
>About to go into first building when some ******* tries to shoot me. Two bullets hit the doorframe.
>Just start bolting.
>Make it into another building. Close the door. Have "Sir, You are being Hunted" flashbacks.
>Find fire axe. Fire axe beats extinguisher at killing IMO. Equip axe.
> Hide by door waiting for ******* with a gun to enter.
>Door flies open.
> Yell "WAAAAAAAGH!" into mic. Take down player in one swing.
>Player I killed was not ******* . Oops.....
>Player was not alone. Player buddy assumes I'm a bandit. Levels me with crowbar.
> Last thing I see is player buddy get headshotted by ******* .
>Respawn.
#53 - sandpounder (07/12/2014) [-]
Related hilarious youtube series m.youtube.com/watch?v=6e4pO0sQz94
#70 - girrafalopegis (07/12/2014) [-]
My DayZ SA story   
>Spawn in near Balota    
>Server is pitch black, can't see 			****		    
>Plan to run to the airfield to get some good loot right away    
>Reach the airfield, head to the air traffic control tower    
>About to head into the building    
>4 flashlights light me up, voices yell at me in direct to put my hands up    
>I listen, try to look for the people    
>Either server is too dark, or it's hackers messing with me because there is nothing there    
>Get a closer look, nope it's just negro bandits, all fully geared, Mosins and M4s    
>They hold me at gun point and a deep black voice tells me to go into the surrender stance    
>Can't run, back is to the building, and they are all around me, I go into a surrender kneel and accept my fate like a captured infidel    
>An M4 with a flashlight raises in the air as if it's floating, I realize that the king negroid is getting ready to execute me    
>The others keep their lights fixed on me    
>One of the voices starts to talk but is cut off by four gun shots    
>All four of the nignogs go down within seconds, each with a shot to the head    
>I stare in astonishment of what just happened    
>Out of the darkness comes a male figure holding a FXN45    
>Mother of Rocket, it's George Zimmerman    
>He looks at me and winks, "You can't simmer the zimmer."    
>He reloads his pistol and vanishes off into the night    
>I run to the bodies and grab as much gear as I can hold, head to Elektro to meet up with a friend    
   
Biggest regret was I didn't get to say thanks.
My DayZ SA story
>Spawn in near Balota
>Server is pitch black, can't see ****
>Plan to run to the airfield to get some good loot right away
>Reach the airfield, head to the air traffic control tower
>About to head into the building
>4 flashlights light me up, voices yell at me in direct to put my hands up
>I listen, try to look for the people
>Either server is too dark, or it's hackers messing with me because there is nothing there
>Get a closer look, nope it's just negro bandits, all fully geared, Mosins and M4s
>They hold me at gun point and a deep black voice tells me to go into the surrender stance
>Can't run, back is to the building, and they are all around me, I go into a surrender kneel and accept my fate like a captured infidel
>An M4 with a flashlight raises in the air as if it's floating, I realize that the king negroid is getting ready to execute me
>The others keep their lights fixed on me
>One of the voices starts to talk but is cut off by four gun shots
>All four of the nignogs go down within seconds, each with a shot to the head
>I stare in astonishment of what just happened
>Out of the darkness comes a male figure holding a FXN45
>Mother of Rocket, it's George Zimmerman
>He looks at me and winks, "You can't simmer the zimmer."
>He reloads his pistol and vanishes off into the night
>I run to the bodies and grab as much gear as I can hold, head to Elektro to meet up with a friend

Biggest regret was I didn't get to say thanks.
#71 - anon (07/12/2014) [-]
You meant "Canadian servers and Pathetic uncultured subhuman nazi russian **** servers"?
#64 - bluwizard (07/12/2014) [-]
**bluwizard rolled image** server i roll on
#61 - severepwner (07/12/2014) [-]
I wish my DayZ wasn't eternally broken.
User avatar #79 to #61 - roninneko (07/12/2014) [-]
Standalone or ARMAII mod?

If it's the ARMAII mod, I'd recommend downloading a free program called DayZ Commander. It looks at all the server requirements and lets you filter out the ones that don't match up to the mod version you have installed. (Just make sure you opt out of ALL the "extra" stuff they offer during installation, because that stuff is malware and will keep coming back no matter how many times you delete it.)
User avatar #74 to #61 - sirkanesixtytwo (07/12/2014) [-]
>delete from system
>re download

If the problem still occurs then it's a hardware/software problem.
User avatar #75 to #74 - severepwner (07/12/2014) [-]
I've reinstalled twice. Hardware/software? Isn't that like, everything?
User avatar #76 to #75 - sirkanesixtytwo (07/12/2014) [-]
Depends, if it's a hardware problem then you need to steal buy a new sound card or motherboard of whatever. If it's a software problem then just download it from pirate bay.
#48 - anon (07/12/2014) [-]
In all honesty the hardcore murder fest of DayZ is what makes it so fun. You find a friend and have a shaky partnership with them, it's games like this that are great social simulators.
User avatar #42 - thechosentroll (07/12/2014) [-]
Is it bad that I'd probably like that? I mean, zombies are cool and all, but surviving in a world full of armed assholes seems waaaaaay more interesting.
User avatar #56 to #42 - valyn (07/12/2014) [-]
if thats you're thing, than **** Day Z- get Arma 3 and play the Wasteland mod instead. Its basically Day Z without the zombies, and with way more scavenging and fluid social warfare
User avatar #46 to #42 - metalmind (07/12/2014) [-]
Go to:
- Syria
- Irak
- Detroit
- St. Louis
- New Orleans
- Chicago
- Certain parts of Africa
#60 to #46 - anon (07/12/2014) [-]
People like him got there and started it.
User avatar #41 - toppone (07/12/2014) [-]
This is why I play 7 days to die instead
User avatar #35 - ishallsmiteyou (07/12/2014) [-]
I decided to go on a Russian server the first time I saw this, and someone had hacked a ******** of tanks in. That got pretty interesting, especially from my rooftop perspective.
User avatar #16 - TwiztidNinja (07/12/2014) [-]
I wonder how the russian world of tank servers are.
User avatar #30 to #16 - xxDanvelxx (07/12/2014) [-]
I play both, I'd say on average higher tier Russian players are more skilled than their European counterparts because of the sheer popularity of the game in Russia. Tier 1 Russians are pretty much like the training sims, those guys tend to try, miserably fail and give up playing. While most of european tier 1 is just players starting another tank tree.
User avatar #2 - majinooo (07/12/2014) [-]
I started a Dayz server. I've been contemplating letting you people on it but I'm not sure if I could run it full time.
User avatar #8 to #2 - skorve (07/12/2014) [-]
I feel like a FJ server where you regulated who got in could have a chance of being pretty sweet.
User avatar #9 to #8 - majinooo (07/12/2014) [-]
Do you wanna test it out later. I need to make sure other people can connect to it although I'm pretty sure you can.
User avatar #62 to #9 - AllYourBase (07/12/2014) [-]
i'd be game to join if you'd let me, i've got both Arma II and the Standalone
User avatar #58 to #2 - AllYourBase (07/12/2014) [-]
Is it a server for the mod, or a server for the standalone?
User avatar #21 - bsn (07/12/2014) [-]
I remember playing with a bunch of guys I didn't know, one of them was Shosho (a pretty big Youtuber) and it was really fun. I was just a random 15 year old Norwegian boy and they were really friendly. It was a while ago and back when DayZ was alright. Now I don't play it anymore and I don't know what it's like. I can't be bothered playing alone either, that would be boring :- / Seeing this picture just made me remember and I felt the need to comment, fair enough if nobody reads it. I don't think I would care either
#24 to #21 - niggerwhorebitch (07/12/2014) [-]
Jeg spiller med en gjeng enda på DayZ Overpoch Taviana, om du har lyst å joine er det bare å joine TS3'n vår. asap.typefrag.com:5125

bare si at det var Douwe som sendte deg om du joiner ;)
#39 to #37 - cherubium (07/12/2014) [-]
coulden't resist
#82 to #39 - niggerwhorebitch (07/12/2014) [-]
just telling him he can play with us if he'd like to play again...
#84 to #82 - cherubium (07/12/2014) [-]
I know, I can read that.
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User avatar #29 to #24 - bsn (07/12/2014) [-]
Tusen takk for tilbudet, kan hende jeg tar kontakt en gang! Jeg reiser på ferie om ikke så lenge, så det får eventuelt bli etter det. :- )
#83 to #29 - niggerwhorebitch (07/12/2014) [-]
okidoki!
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