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News Comments > New DayZ Mod for Arma II
8. Re: New DayZ Mod for Arma II May 27, 2012, 15:21 J
 
Trying to connect is like a mini-game in itself! This one is stuck on "Waiting on server response" although I can see the chat scroll past. Other people seem to be in.

I managed to get two games on one server before that froze. The first one I got shot by a player for following a flare. Sucker! The second one I got further but it was dark and pouring with rain and I ran out of ammo and got zombied. I didn't think they would be out in the countryside, let alone there being so many. I think I popped off 5 or 6 of them before I snuffed it.

Back to trying to connect...
 
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News Comments > New DayZ Mod for Arma II
5. Re: New DayZ Mod for Arma II May 27, 2012, 14:20 J
 
Bhruic wrote on May 27, 2012, 14:17:
I get an error saying the server isn't running the right version, or something along those lines, even though everybody else seems to be connected just fine.

There's often some confusion when a new patch comes out. Unlike with other games, servers don't get automatically updated when the patch is released. So quite a few servers are still running 1.5.8.4, some are running 1.6.0.0, and some are running 1.6.0.1. So make sure you are running 1.6.0.1 (the latest), and are only trying to connect to servers that are running the same version. Most servers list their version number as part of their server name.

It's weird, on the server selection screen it's saying both my client and the server are 1.6. I figure that's what the yellow ! is implying though, that it's not? The only green light I have seems to be a small server that's running something different from the others.

I'm just making sure everything is updated. I guess after that I'll have to wait?
 
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News Comments > New DayZ Mod for Arma II
2. Re: New DayZ Mod for Arma II May 27, 2012, 14:10 J
 
That must be why the site went down. I've just downloaded the 12 gigs and I'm now downloading whatever patches I can find as I can't make it work for the unlife of me.

I get an error saying the server isn't running the right version, or something along those lines, even though everybody else seems to be connected just fine.

As their site is down I cannot get to their forum, so any advice would be appreciated. I have run both, and it's happily saying @dayz in the top right corner when it's loaded up.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Screenshots
4. Re: Saturday Screenshots May 27, 2012, 11:53 J
 
Also:

Get in my Loverator!
 
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News Comments > Saturday Screenshots
3. Re: Saturday Screenshots May 27, 2012, 05:25 J
 
I don't think you two are alone in this anticipation.  
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News Comments > On Sale
1. Re: On Sale May 26, 2012, 16:55 J
 
StormPowered? Only two letters out  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
8. Re: Morning Safety Dance May 25, 2012, 19:13 J
 
It doesn't matter if I get shot, I'll just hop behind this conveniently placed wall and regenerate my health!  
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News Comments > PlanetSide 2 Trailer
5. Re: PlanetSide 2 Trailer May 25, 2012, 15:04 J
 
I spy a barrel roll!  
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News Comments > New NVIDIA Reference Drivers
5. Re: New NVIDIA Reference Drivers May 23, 2012, 14:33 J
 
Oh, that would really suck  
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News Comments > New DayZ Mod
40. Re: New DayZ Mod May 23, 2012, 09:05 J
 
gray wrote on May 23, 2012, 07:55:
Town names: They are on the map and also signposted on the roads and on entering/leaving every town.

Alliances: It's upto you to forge relationships, the game will not do anything for you.

Safe storage: You can store items in tents, these can be raided so make sure they are well hidden.

It's not supposed to be a console game with flashing markers all over. It's supposed to reflect the harsh reality of a post-apocalyptic world, a simulation hence the use of Arma2 as the platform.
Town names: That was not evident in the three YouTube videos I watched. Please show me some evidence of that.

Alliances: Then there's more to lose than to gain.

Safe Storage: How do you hide items well? Can you create your own stashes wherever you see fit? If so, perhaps woodland would be better?

I don't want consolitis, but if I have a map then I'd like to be able to mark it with things I find useful. The maps I saw in the YouTube videos had only terrain to work with, not the things you were mentioning.

(I do actually get the jist of it, but cheers for talking down to me. I hope you felt superior for it.)
 
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News Comments > New DayZ Mod
34. Re: New DayZ Mod May 23, 2012, 05:15 J
 
I think what bugs me about it are these things:

Town names: You get a brief bit of text when you start, apparently, but beyond that it's hard to figure out where you are. You cannot add markers to a map when you get one. Maps don't show town names. Sign posts are in Russian? I suppose you could take a screenshot of the map and edit in a paint package, but that's still outside of the game which detracts from emersion.

Alliances: How can you trust anybody? You can't. Whilst it adds to the paranoia and atmosphere, it makes it hard to create a community when it just takes one nutter (or one moment of madness) to lose everything and then spawn somewhere totally different with a new life. With the slow build-up, short life expectancy, and easy death, what are the benefits of working together? It's like having a nuclear creeper in minecraft who destroys the whole world when it blows up.

Safe storage: Is there any way to hide/lock away valuables so there's at least some chance of salvage should something go awry? I've not seen anything which suggests that's possible. It wouldn't be easy to get back to the area where the treasure is hidden, but it wouldn't be a total wipeout if you can get back there.

Team chat: Can you form teams and then send messages to only them?
 
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News Comments > New DayZ Mod
33. Re: New DayZ Mod May 23, 2012, 02:49 J
 
Dev wrote on May 22, 2012, 22:19:
J wrote on May 22, 2012, 16:31:
Dev wrote on May 22, 2012, 16:07:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003UV8RRE/
Amazon still has for $15
I wonder if that would work for somebody in Britland? If so then it's half as expensive as the cheapest one I can find here.
Try it and see. I can order from other country amazon sites (like I've ordered stuff from amazon.de) so I would imagine you could too.
I'll just wait and see how it evolves. I don't feel any compulsion to play it.
 
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News Comments > New DayZ Mod
21. Re: New DayZ Mod May 22, 2012, 16:31 J
 
Dev wrote on May 22, 2012, 16:07:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003UV8RRE/
Amazon still has for $15
I wonder if that would work for somebody in Britland? If so then it's half as expensive as the cheapest one I can find here.
 
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News Comments > New DayZ Mod
19. Re: New DayZ Mod May 22, 2012, 15:58 J
 
Interesting. That was the one thing which stood out as an issue for me. I'll keep an eye on it from a distance. I'll probably dive in once I have the spare money.  
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News Comments > New DayZ Mod
17. Re: New DayZ Mod May 22, 2012, 15:48 J
 
DarkCntry wrote on May 22, 2012, 15:43:
J wrote on May 22, 2012, 15:35:
I have a question for you Day Z players. I was watching some YouTube videos with Day Z gameplay on and there's a question which stands out to me: How do you gain humanity?

It seems to fall quite quickly, even if you shoot in self-defence, so how do you gain it and prevent yourself becoming just another bandit?

Humanity is gained by killing zombies, healing other players (via bandages or blood transfusions), killing bandits, and will gradually go up as time goes on the longer you stay alive and not shoot other survivors.

Ah, thanks. So if a regular human opens fire first, and you kill them (with some sharp-shooting skills) does that decrease your humanity? Have I got that right?

Also, how does the fall of humanity compare with the rise of humanity? If I were to kill a human in self-defence and lose humanity, how much of the other things would I have to do in order to get my humanity back?

I'm a stickler for details me.
 
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News Comments > New DayZ Mod
15. Re: New DayZ Mod May 22, 2012, 15:35 J
 
I have a question for you Day Z players. I was watching some YouTube videos with Day Z gameplay on and there's a question which stands out to me: How do you gain humanity?

It seems to fall quite quickly, even if you shoot in self-defence, so how do you gain it and prevent yourself becoming just another bandit?
 
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News Comments > DmC Runs to PCs Next Year
11. Re: DmC Runs to PCs Next Year May 22, 2012, 02:40 J
 
Dirwulf wrote on May 21, 2012, 20:48:
DMC Runs...haha Blue.
It's like that, and that's the way it is.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Hacking?
13. Re: Diablo III Hacking? May 21, 2012, 12:17 J
 
I sincerely hope always-on single-player games rot in their very own special place in hell.

In other news...

I just reformatted this computer in anticipation for diablo 3.

Wait, what?
 
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News Comments > ZeniMax Trademarks Dragonborn
14. Re: ZeniMax Trademarks Dragonborn May 21, 2012, 05:25 J
 
In other news, Notch's new game "Dragonborn" postponed  
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News Comments > Wasteland 2 NOT an Origin Exclusive
4. Re: Wasteland 2 May 19, 2012, 11:31 J
 
I don't consider Steam to be malware...  
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