When it comes to gear and vehicles, DayZ is like the NFL. "Not For Long." Enjoy it while you have it.
Yeah what a bummer. Got killed today when I inadvertently crawled into a tree stump. Hope they solve all these kind of clipping issues in the Gold version.
My M4 CCO ...*sigh*
On the new character, I did notice that my progress (and gear) was saved even with a server crash ('Session lost'). Had two crashes today on 2 different servers and the gear and progress stayed with me on the rejoin. I guess the newer versions are better in this regard. Prior to this, any progress on a lost session was always unrecoverable.