IMHO, many of the SimHQ people that seem to be having problems understanding the apparent popularity are those who dislike playing RPG games. I think, based on observations here and on YouTube, that DayZ is really nothing more than an RPG set into a good simulator. To enjoy the game, I think you have to put yourself into the role you want to play; the difference here seems to be that DayZ requires much more role playing than many so-called RPG's.
Errr.. NO! At least not in my case - Actually I do enjoy some RPG games very much! Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas are two examples of RPG games that I enjoy very much and these games are definitly in the group of my favourite games.
Any and all decent RPG games such as Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas always have a Story
, missions related to the story
, side missions
and AN END
(at least storyline wise) and it's the lack of these features (which I underlined) that drives me to completly dislike DayZ and saying that DayZ is a "typical RPG game" and that people that don't like RPGs are the ones that don't like DayZ is also something that I completly disagree
Like someone already mentioned here in this thread I also find annoying that everytime I want to search an ArmA2 Co-op server I basically only find DayZ servers (Days infested ArmA2). Yes, I know that I can put in the filter "Domination", "Evo", "Warfare", etc... but those missions that I quoted aren't my favourite ones, what I really like to play in ArmA2 regarding MP are "simple" Co-Op missions and DayZ really made the finding of such missions a much harder task!