Peppergomez, I think you are focusing on the imperfections and lack of scripted direction (too common in RPGs these days) as opposed to using the game as a great live post apocalypse sandbox and opportunity to role play.
Most of us enjoying it also see the imperfections (especially the server problems) but are busy roleplaying or exploring or trying to get out of some bad circumstance, i.e. some of my favorite situations in DayZ have come when I am low on food or low on ammo, or even when I accidentally lost my backpack, and trying to stay alive, risking going into dangerous areas hoping to find food/ammo/matches knowing a bad move could spell the end, but if I don't try something I will die anyhow. There's been plenty of times where some zombie or bandit or even innocent survivor surprised/scared the crap out of me and I screamed out loud.
DayZ is popular no doubt, and some of the discussion and videos are probably hype/staged, but there is tons of genuine enjoyment for many of us, it just sounds like you are somehow not connecting with it, or maybe you tried it out after hearing the hype and maybe had higher expectations based on some of the hype?
It is only an alpha after all and much of the experience is up to how you play it and what you want to get out of it, not the typical Fallout3/Dead Island scripted story so not to everyone's taste IMHO.
Anyhow this pro/con discussion is a good one, lots of good points and no-one should feel like they have to love or hate it.
Edited by kludger (05/31/12 01:31 PM)
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