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Dissembled

join:2008-01-23
Indianapolis, IN
reply to Screavics

Re: Anyone playing DayZ Arma 2 mod?

Can anyone confirm whether this will go on sale on Steam in a couple weeks? I love me a good sale, but don't want to wait just to find out I've lost time on a good time that I could have been having.

And can anyone comment on the base ArmaII game? Is it a good one to have regardless of this mod?


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Not sure we can confirm what will come on sale?


lt_wentoncha
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said by Dissembled:

Can anyone confirm whether this will go on sale on Steam in a couple weeks? I love me a good sale, but don't want to wait just to find out I've lost time on a good time that I could have been having.

And can anyone comment on the base ArmaII game? Is it a good one to have regardless of this mod?

The Arma II is essentially based off of the old, I mean circa 2000 era, Operation Flashpoint engine.

This game is more of a simulator, and because it's so complex the interface may be difficult to figure out and there are some bugs here and there, but Arma II + OA are quite excellent (I couldn't complete Arma II because of a mission bug but eh, I can't complain).

Not sure of a sale, but if you're a military sim enthusiast this game is for you. Just don't expect a smooth ride.

Also, can't confirm it will come on sale, just remember if you do want to play DayZ YOU NEED Arma II and Operation Arrowhead.
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you don't need both, only OA, but you get the arma 2 free low res character models.......if you google theres guides galore on installing dayz in a million different scenario's

on that note, dayz is a fun game, it has many flaws, and i do mean many, but overall a great time waster


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Okay this game, is WAY to much fun for an Alpha.

After troubleshooting for a few days we figured out how to get all of us in the same house to play on the same server without getting kicked.

We got rolling right away and by the end of the night we were exploring the NW Airfield. We've got a system setup where one of my friends has a silenced MP5 and is the looter, the other guy is an assault setup usually with some sort of automatic rifle and covers the looter. And then myself, who is the sniper and sets WAY back providing overwatch.

This works perfect for example, again we were looting the NW Airfield on a public server. My two runners explored the hangers and looted the two barracks when they noticed a downed chopper in the MIDDLE of the airfield. After screwing around and being stealthy the assault looter decided to shoot a flare he found from his M203. For those of you who haven't seen this its like a giant 'midnight sun'. It lit up the whole airfield. Then they proceeded to run to the chopper. I was scanning the entire airfield like a mad man when I noticed a bush moving.. I was like uhh.. never seen that before. So I zoomed in and noticed it was a dude in a Ghillie suit setting up to snipe my two friends! Just when I zoomed into my crosshairs for my DMR the ghillie bandit looked right at me and for that split second I can only imagine what ran through his head before I rained a hellfire of bullets on him. Saving my two friends from a SURE restart. Looted the downed chopper and got the hell out of there!

This game.. So many stories experienced. Definitely worth 30$ alone. I seriously hope the developer does a standalone version as I can't stand how buggy ARMA2 is let alone the Alpha of DayZ.
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Dissembled

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Downloaded the game last Thursday. Huge download, let it run overnight. Took a good chunk of my Friday just installing the mod and debugging it. Between the running Steam as admin and Battle Eye issues, it took forever to actually get up and running.

Works well now and have been having a great time in this game. No levels, no XP....hell no objective. Just good sandboxing fun. If anyone plays 9-12pm EST and wants to hook up, let me know.


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said by Dissembled:

Downloaded the game last Thursday. Huge download, let it run overnight. Took a good chunk of my Friday just installing the mod and debugging it. Between the running Steam as admin and Battle Eye issues, it took forever to actually get up and running.

Works well now and have been having a great time in this game. No levels, no XP....hell no objective. Just good sandboxing fun. If anyone plays 9-12pm EST and wants to hook up, let me know.

What's your Steam ID?
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Dissembled

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said by lt_wentoncha:

What's your Steam ID?

lol...I'm honestly not sure (too many damn handles/toon names). I'll double check tonight and PM you.


Samus82
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my friend and i are buying this... i would love to get something together with people from here that we can trust.


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I'm waiting for Arma II to go on sale before the end of the Summer Sale... but I am definitely picking this up.


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said by Krisnatharok:

I'm waiting for Arma II to go on sale before the end of the Summer Sale... but I am definitely picking this up.

It's already been on sale for 20% off.


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Not good enough. This is summer sale, there's bound to be a 50-75% sale on it one of these days.

Worst case I'll just pick it up on the last day.


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Oh I agree it wasn't much of a sale, Steam wise. But Arma II CO is (or was last time I checked) the #1 seller on Steam. Not much motivation to give a really deep discount.


Samus82
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steam id is radly


Samus82
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my thoughts on the whole thing after a week of playing.

First off. The buzz about this mod/game around the gaming community is kinda big. Talking about it around a few dozen friends got alot of "Hey ive heard about it and it peaked my interest" So i was excited going in and talked 2 of my friends to buy it and play with me.

Now...About the game.

First off the install of this mod is convoluted. If it wasn't for excellent guides online it would be a no go. There is even an option to install a program, to install this mod. a program, to install a mod that stands on its own. Its kinds stupid. There is more than one out there too.

Next, in game the controls are not very well thought out. Buttons are in weird spots and control is not very good. With most games you can almost guess what buttons do what by pressing a few, because most games like this share some kind of similarity. Not this one. Once you figure it out though it is ok but still needs alot of work. The inventory buttons and configuration is BEYOND clunky and almost just plain frustrating. Needs to also get a trade system, if there is one we haven't figured how to do it and the old "drop it on the ground ill pick it up" dont work sometimes because we have had stuff just plain disappear or not be able to be picked up by others. Swing an ax and you look like you have palsy, the hitboxes are also off.

Next, and one of my biggest gripes is, you can hardly go into any buildings. When this was touted as how cool it was and the exploring you can do and how huge the map was, i think people leave out that if there is 10 buildings in a town you can go in like 1 of them and it has 1 room. And the biggest bitch of them all is that you dont know what ones you can go into until you actually go up to them. Kinda stupid. They need to make it so you can go in all of them...i mean its trying to be realistic, you have to eat and drink and rest and all that but cant enter most buildings. Honestly, this is almost a game killer. This game is all about doing things even if they suck, because they are real. But then this happens. It ruins it.

Next is, there is really no explanation for anything. My friends and i have died of thirst about 15 times. Never to have found a canteen or i guess something to put water into. I mean if you are dying of thirst why cant you pick up one of those damn empty cans you find everywhere or just drink from the damn spigot?

Next, sometimes zombies pop in front of you or behind you out of nowhere, and they can walk right through doors and walls. Thats kinda stupid. And the rubber banding lag issue (broken chain icon) needs to be addressed. There also needs to be a map system of some kind...i mean everyone looks at the map online anyways.

You also start out in places randomly. Thats cool, and adds to the realism. But if you are gonna play with friends why not be able to start out in the same spot? I mean i have died of thirst just getting to friends. Stupid. And all the zombies always around the water spigots its stupid. Not to mention i love making a new guy , only to be sniped when i take 2 steps forward.

This game has some cool potential. Nothing like it before has been out. But on a scale of 1-10 about it being started to finished...its at like a 3. Im not sure it was worth the 22 bucks i bought arma on steam for, and alot of friends i talk to feel the same after about a week. Definitely more fun to play with a group if you can....And safer! (if you can find each other)
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Samus82
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damn... i coulda saved 5 bucks.


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I agree with a few of those points, mainly the inventory system. But there's not much DayZ can do with ARMA2's inventory management. Hopefully once they go stand alone it'll be more user friendly. The mod being in ALPHA is the strike of alot of new players being turned off. It takes abit of learning to get into the game, most of which people just want a gun and go into a town blasting zombies *cough* left for dead.

Zombie pathing BLOWS, but as Rocket said its what happens when you let a game producer in charge of animations, just up'd the speed of the zombies and their pathing is wacko. However, again as said above you will learn how to combat this as you play more.

That being said, I have NEVER died from thirst/hunger. There are MORE than enough towns/areas for water/canned food. Finding friends sucks yes, but when you meet up with them it makes it more satisfying to work together. And that sorta is the perk of such a large world. Trading is easy through backpack management. Never drop stuff, there are bug reports that items won't show up properly on uneven ground.

The entering of buildings can be solved by going to higher value towns. There are maps out there of the towns and what buildings you can enter, again this is a limitation of ARMA2. And from what I've heard you can enter every building in ARMA3.

The game in ALPHA is totally worth 30$. This genre should've been created along time ago. The whole idea of being able to do totally what you want with your character and not following a Left 4 Dead shootem up style, or a mmo build my character with skills is SO refreshing. Some people may not like it however the PvP aspect is fun as well. As long as you take the game for a different play style than the Call of Duty or MMO aspect as I mentioned, you'll have fun. I haven't had a game grab my attention like this in a long time. The most current problem with the game is a few inventory bugs and hackers.

The PvP system can be a blast. I've had so many stories arise from different scenarios played out with my friends.
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Worth posting:




Jobbie
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Totally agree with what is written above it is amazing how sucka great mod makes a gray game go to the top of the lists.
I believe the Arma II developers are now working with DayZ to make it a better it also nails the point of the freedom we want on our games vs heavily scripted ones..
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said by Jobbie:

Totally agree with what is written above it is amazing how sucka great mod makes a gray game go to the top of the lists.
I believe the Arma II developers are now working with DayZ to make it a better it also nails the point of the freedom we want on our games vs heavily scripted ones..

I read the Arma II devs have hired the writer of the mod and a complete DayZ game mode will be offered with Arma III. I don't have a link at the momennt, just going off of memory.


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said by Jobbie:

Totally agree with what is written above it is amazing how sucka great mod makes a gray game go to the top of the lists.
I believe the Arma II developers are now working with DayZ to make it a better it also nails the point of the freedom we want on our games vs heavily scripted ones..

Not just mods, but including a level editor goes a great ways towards increasing the fun aspect of the game.

Does ANYONE here remember the Descent series? I remember Descent I, II, III and Levels of the World (LotW). LotW took around 100 of the top Descent maps and included them on one CDROM (this was in the age of dial-up and 128k and such). I played through Descent, but LotW just turned it into a new game, especially maps with non-Newtonian physics and such. It was pretty f'ing awesome.
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Descent was the shit! Good old Modem days.


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Descen, Hexxen, Duke Nukem man so many hours of good fun.

Don't dare to pick up that damn phone!!!!!
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reply to Samus82
said by Samus82:

First off the install of this mod is convoluted.

Can't argue this one. It took me the better part of a full day to get this damn mod running. It was definitely a pain in the ass.

said by Samus82:

Next, in game the controls are not very well thought out. Buttons are in weird spots and control is not very good.



My best analogy for this one would be someone familiar with MSPaint making the same complaint about Photoshop. I really do no think the controls are poorly thought out, I think it's just because there are so many things you can do. Getting comfortable with the mouse wheel selection screen is a big thing. Also, I found remapping keys to be easy and intuitive and a great help for actions I perform more often than other.

said by Samus82:

The inventory buttons and configuration is BEYOND clunky and almost just plain frustrating.

I agree. My biggest thing about this one is switching back and for between opening and closing your pack. Not sure if we have to wait for ArmaIII on this one, or if it can be fixed by mod.

said by Samus82:

Needs to also get a trade system, if there is one we haven't figured how to do it

You haven't figured out how to do it. It can only be pack-->pack but you can open anyone else's pack you want, even hostiles and steal stuff out of their packs without them knowing it.

said by Samus82:

Swing an ax and you look like you have palsy, the hitboxes are also off.

I haven't heard many people claim the animations are top notch in this game. I also read some dev interviews where they say that was one of their big things they wanted to improved in ArmaIII. Not sure about the hit boxes. I think you're a bad aim.

said by Samus82:

Next, and one of my biggest gripes is, you can hardly go into any buildings. And the biggest bitch of them all is that you dont know what ones you can go into until you actually go up to them.



Sure, I'd love to be able to go into all of them also, but this one kinda is what it is. My frustration was lowered a bit when I realized there are only about 15-20 building models in the whole game. Take time to learn them and it makes raiding/looting a town much easier.

said by Samus82:

Next is, there is really no explanation for anything. My friends and i have died of thirst about 15 times.



If you have played for a week and haven't found a can of Pepsi, I'm not sure what to tell you. lol

said by Samus82:

There also needs to be a map system of some kind

There is. It's a loot item just like a can beans that you apparently have not had an opportunity to find yet.

said by Samus82:

But if you are gonna play with friends why not be able to start out in the same spot?

Sorry, going to have to sound like a raging fanboi here and say no thanks to LFG in DayZ please.

said by Samus82:

And all the zombies always around the water spigots its stupid.

There are zombies around every loot spot. That's pretty much the core of the gameplay. You said you didn't have a canteen anyway, so skip the spigot. lol

said by Samus82:

Not to mention i love making a new guy , only to be sniped when i take 2 steps forward.

That sucks. Abort-->Disconnect-->OK. Try again.


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The rage is strong with this one. Also, his tears are sweet.


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I am trying hard to get into the game. It's got great atmosphere for sure. I have yet to find a damn weapon though. I find tons of ammo, lots of bandages, sodas, blood transfusions, stimpaks, knives, axes and such but not a single damn weapon.

I've seen other people running around just shooting the place up, but I'll be damned if I can find a fucking weapon.

I get my bearings once the game loads up, I check out the various loot spots, it's almost always ammo, car parts or empty cans.

Any tips or suggestions on how to find some damn weapons?
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Deer stands... sometimes residentials hold pistols of some sort. Or grocery stores.

While you are learning just join small to medium servers with 8-14 people until you get the hang of things. The chances you'll run into someone are slim and it will allow you to at least get some gear. Then you can venture to higher pop servers the braver you are feeling.

If you can find a buddy to tag along with it works great for one to over watch while the other loots. Also helps if one dies the other can give a hand on finding weapons/dispatching zombies.

said by cyrus360:

I am trying hard to get into the game. It's got great atmosphere for sure. I have yet to find a damn weapon though. I find tons of ammo, lots of bandages, sodas, blood transfusions, stimpaks, knives, axes and such but not a single damn weapon.

I've seen other people running around just shooting the place up, but I'll be damned if I can find a fucking weapon.

I get my bearings once the game loads up, I check out the various loot spots, it's almost always ammo, car parts or empty cans.

Any tips or suggestions on how to find some damn weapons?

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Moos
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The best damn zombie dispatcher out their is a hatchet.. Use it!


Moos
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Here's my review of Day Z.

So I picked up Arma 2 Combined ops during the Steam summer sale and gave it a go last night with Day Z. After a few hours of getting everything setup properly and doing basic training in arma 2( which everyone should do before attempting Day Z), I was loading into my first zombie experience. (six launcher highly reccommended for install)

My first attempt I died after about 15 minutes and found no gear, weapons or had any clue where I was going. I only lasted 15 minutes because I was walking around so cautiously. The next hour was more of the same and I did not feel to impressed. But after playing for a few more hours everything began to become second nature and I started grasping the concept.

The game change for me was when the sun started setting and it got dark. I thought my graphic settings were messed up because I could not see shit, but then I found my flashlight! your really not supposed to be able to see shit! This added an entire new element to the game that I have not experienced in a long long time. So I spent the rest of the night running around in the dark swapping flashlights with hatchets and I started to become more confident as i slashed zombies apart. I can now find a weapon and basic gear within ten minutes of spawning just about everytime. Be risky at the beginning, if you die you dont lose too much. I am excited to try again in the daytime now. For those that are getting frustrated, Just keep playing and you will get the hang of it. Dont walk into this game thinking it's COD or BF3 with zombies, it's realistic so treat it as such.. If you jump out of a car going 55 you will die in this game!

After day 1 I am very impressed with Day Z. Not so much Arma 2, but the mod itself. Arma 2 has mediocre graphics, clunky ui, etc, etc, etc, blah, blah, but that's not what Day Z is about. The concept is absolutely amazing! Almost FPS MMO-ish. Playing with some friends makes it that much more enjoyable. a Buddy and I were on steam chat trying to locate each other in game (which took forever!) but when we found each other it was an accomplishment of it's own. This game kind of reminds of playing resident evil for the first time way back when. 5 bullets and stuff jumping out at you all around! It has given me that "new game\new experience" feeling which I havent had in a very long time either.

If you are a gaming nerd like me and dont mind the setup, then I definately reccomend it. If you worried about your COD K/D ratio and do not know what Direct X is, then wait for the final release and dont bother right now. I think it's more enjoyable than most games out today. The rest of arma is kind of Meh to me, but maybe after this i'll enjoy it more as I will be more familiar with the interface. And try to remember that this game is in alpha stage at this point, so there are bugs and what not. Too many negative reviews from people who expected a multi-million dollar funded game.