So yesterday after playing on and off for the last two-three weeks, I finally got into a firefight with another surviver, killed her (wearing a female skin) quite quickly after she took a pot shot at me and wounded me with her makarov, needless to say half a mag from my M16A2 showed her the error of her ways. Been having a blast so far, sneaking in and out of towns, finding necessary supplies, being a ghost whenever other players are around, unless they are on the SimHQ TS sever of course, then I try and meet up with em.
Must be doing something right, haven't died yet in my two weeks of on and off play, although last night it came rather close with Thermos and me trying to sneak into a small town only for him to get killed by the zombies and me to run away severely wounded, with my vision so blurry I couldn't read my compass! This morning I finally found some matches though, and so was able to cook the cow I had slaughtered earlier. Having so much FUN!!!!
Thats awesome Klar, we ended up (Cylix, Yokilla) in Berezino after a long journey from Cherno involving Cylix and myself. We decided to check out the NE airstrip and found a lot of stuff along the way. I ended the night with an M4A1 with 6 mags, a silenced 9mm pistol and all the usual items necc. for survival. We had a great time and I was able to use my awesome compass and map reading skills (throwback to my Boyscout days, wow the knowledge really was useful)!
I think I'll avoid the coast at all costs now and stick to roughing it up north. If I have to (assuming my current character stays alive) I'll consider smash and grabs at any nearby major cities. I love the options available to players I do wish we had a better system for transportation than the current walk/run here or there but this is an alpha with new changes popping up all the time.
MACE: I found the silenced 9mm pistol there and one of us found a map. Other than that nothing fancy but lots of useful items there like food, soda/water, chemlights, etc.......... Just depends on the time of the loot spawning. FYI there is a chart floating around that lists the % of items that will spawn in any given area useful for telling you how unlikely you are to find NVGs lol.
Edited by HitchHikingFlatlander (05/30/1207:26 PM)
Loc: At the Mountains of Madness
I knew about locating the north star to find true north during the night for quite a while, but I just discovered this youtube video with a method to find true north during the day with only a watch. pretty cool.
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Wow, just had to post how crushed I feel! Ten day old character, combat shotty, M4 with flashlight, loads of ammo, everything but the kitchen sink etc etc, dove in a bush last night and got the dislocation? symbol in the right, logged off, logged in today 700 blood and dropping, wobbly vision got about 100 feet and died....killed by a bush haha, logged out in disgust never to play again etc etc, here I am 2hrs later loading up!
Ah sorry to hear it Bong, just think of it as death by alpha mother nature, indeed one of the things about DayZ is no matter how frustrating or intense some of the situations are I always seem to come back for more... in this way along with the loot, it does remind me of a difficult roguelike game like Nethack.
PS. Love that helicopter kamikaze vid, just think of how long it took to collect the parts to get it flyable and to sacrifice it for such a powerful attack, awesome what some people are doing in DayZ...
Thanks chaps hehe, in hindsight its been quite liberating as before I was scared to venture anywhere for fear of death and loosing my swag! Been shot/eaten a few times since logging back in, loving it!