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The WarZ Patch; Data Wipe

This forum post announces plans for a data wipe for The War Z, following a new patch yesterday in the MMO zombie game. Word is: "Hey guys, we are doing our final sweeps on item balancing and exploits. We have locked down a significant portion of exploits and feel pretty good about where we are at currently. If all goes well and we do not find any other new exploits we intend to do a wipe at the end of the week." Indie Retro News has further word from a registered forum post suggesting the game may be adding a condition that will require an additional purchase to have more than three human clan members play together, though this seems to be unconfirmed at this time.

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12. Re: The WarZ Patch; Data Wipe Nov 29, 2012, 02:07 Jerykk
 
It seems that people are complaining because the game has freeform PvP..? DayZ has the exact same thing. Player choice is what makes DayZ compelling. If you arbitrarily restricted PvP, you would lose much of what makes the experience compelling. If you don't like getting killed by other people, you probably shouldn't be playing a multiplayer game that tries to simulate the zombie apocalypse (or any post-apocalyptic scenario).

Not saying that WarZ is good or anything, just that complaints about PvP in this kind of game are silly.
 
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11. Re: The WarZ Patch; Data Wipe Nov 28, 2012, 20:29 Dades
 
Fibrocyte wrote on Nov 28, 2012, 20:14:
From all of the comments below it seems like I should buy this game ASAP.

You aren't the brightest star in the pencil box, are you?

- DADES - This is a signature of my name, enjoy!
 
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10. Re: The WarZ Patch; Data Wipe Nov 28, 2012, 20:14 Fibrocyte
 
From all of the comments below it seems like I should buy this game ASAP.  
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9. Re: The WarZ Patch; Data Wipe Nov 28, 2012, 17:48 Ozmodan
 
Oh this game is a scam. Like them telling us they are fixing exploits, now that is a lot of hot air. I don't think I have played a worse game in ages. Feel quite foolish that I spent money on it actually.

Avoid at all costs.
 
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8. Re: The WarZ Patch; Data Wipe Nov 28, 2012, 17:00 Asmo
 
Why not cover it? It's another game on the scene and this is news about it. Posting news about a title is not the same as advertising it.

re: the game, sounds like a piece of shit. Wasn't really on my radar, but thanks to this story I doubt I'll even look at it let alone intall/play/pay.
 
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7. Re: The WarZ Patch; Data Wipe Nov 28, 2012, 16:05 Kosh401
 
Agreed, the only "news" Blues should be posting about this game is a warning about it being a blatant rip-off and scam/money grab.

The recent post where WarZ announced they were releasing a "foundation build" in December really hit it home. Rocket, creator of DayZ, has been calling December's DayZ's standalone release a foundation build for months. It's like the WarZ guys are just trolling Rocket and the DayZ devs and rubbing it in their faces (and making quite a bit of cash doing it, too - which is the brutal part).
 
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6. Re: The WarZ Patch; Data Wipe Nov 28, 2012, 13:01 MajorD
 

Yakubs wrote on Nov 28, 2012, 12:58:
I don't think Blue should cover this game. Everything from the gameplay to the game's title makes it painfully obvious that this is a cash grab meant to leech off of DayZ's popularity. It's not a scam, exactly, but it's certainly not an honest endeavor either.

This is the only reason he should cover this game; to warn everyone.

 
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5. Re: The WarZ Patch; Data Wipe Nov 28, 2012, 12:58 Yakubs
 
I don't think Blue should cover this game. Everything from the gameplay to the game's title makes it painfully obvious that this is a cash grab meant to leech off of DayZ's popularity. It's not a scam, exactly, but it's certainly not an honest endeavor either.  
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4. Re: The WarZ Patch; Data Wipe Nov 28, 2012, 12:46 jacobvandy
 
The ONLY reason we even know about this game is because they're promising the moon and stars while piggy-backing on the popularity of DayZ. Despite their vehement claims to the contrary, this game did not exist at the beginning of 2012; It's basically just a reskin of The War Inc., their previous online FPS, with zombies and various other stolen ideas thrown in to create an illusion of depth. I don't know how anyone could think this would be any better than that third-rate garbage... The fact that they were charging $25-40 for people to be the first to play this thing should have raised some red flags, but I keep hearing about people being burned by it. A fool and his money, I suppose.

What happens is you log in, hit a server browser, pick a non full 40 man server. You then set about trying to play the game you think you are getting based on their advertising and instead it turns out to be an all out fragfest of players just killing one another.

LMAO. The first thing I see every moron say about how The War Z is better than DayZ, is that it's a "true MMO" with hundreds of players in a game at once. If what you say is correct, it's just another example of them flat-out lying with their marketing.
 
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3. Re: The WarZ Patch; Data Wipe Nov 28, 2012, 12:42 PunkiBastardo
 
That sounds like they were making yet another COD clone from the start but when they saw DayZ skyrocket, decided to jump on the bandwagon.
I think I'll pass...
 
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2. Re: The WarZ Patch; Data Wipe Nov 28, 2012, 12:31 MajorD
 

Vaporware!

 
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1. Re: The WarZ Patch; Data Wipe Nov 28, 2012, 11:11 Angrius Maximis
 
What a farce this game is

The controversy about what you are really getting in the War Z as opposed to what the are advertising continues. At this point I would encourage NO ONE to pre order this game based on the advertising and how they are marketing it. What you think you get is in reality a farce once in game.

Once all the team and player killers are in the game it will lose its audience fast. That being the zombie lore fans that fall for the bait and switch of this horrible so called zombie survival mmo. The game claims to be something it is not. I thought I was getting teamwork, maybe some roaming AI controlled bandits, some hunkering down in buildings, building campfires, looting etc etc. Instead we get...what amounts to a PVP game

What happens is you log in, hit a server browser, pick a non full 40 man server. You then set about trying to play the game you think you are getting based on their advertising and instead it turns out to be an all out fragfest of players just killing one another.

Here is the advice of players that love that kind of thing:

"Dont join populated servers until you get geared up?"

Yeah ok. Uninstall. There are entire threads of how the game is going to hell in a hand basket.

Look, I understand that there will be killing if the Zombie thing goes down in the real world yadda yadda...but what do you think happens to a VIDEO game when you allow this kind of rampant killing in a game that sells itself as a zombie "mmo"? You guessed it. This game test was the most depressing beta invite I have ever been a part of and let me tell you I have been in a LOT of them. To top it off they now want to CHARGE YOU MONEY to form "clans" or "guilds" as we older MMO players know them.

"Now, I slept on this as well, and I'm still in shock that you are charging a core component of your game, money, and basically penalizing them for the size of their clans. I believe Sergey said $1.00 would be 142 GC, someone posted for 500 slots, since it's one per character would be $350.00 US for a 100 member clan. That would mean mine would be $700.00 for 200 members. Sergey, I ask you this straight out, how can you see this as justified. How can you justify this in any manner at all, to the large clans, small clans as well, that are helping you with this game, and help continue to grow WarZ. If I get no other answer, please, pm me, email me, or something on this issue. I would really, like a Dev to answer this. If other factors are here, let us know, i.e can use in game money, etc. for slots, people want answers, why avoid issues all the time by not releasing a statement. Clans are the foundation of any game."
"even low pop servers are no go hackers are around and yet its a sitting ducks game, i just wish we could play the game properly without the fragfesting."&#65279;

The thread continues on and on. The forums are full of it. Then we have this scathing post about the devs and how the game is going to make you pay to form clans and the like:

"PvP is honestly turning the game into a big joke and being quite hated by many people im about to quit because the game is crap and will be crap This isnt even a game you cant even call this a zombie game either its getting ridiculous i mean seriously 70 in a 100% open Colorado map is pushing it and making the zombie apoc look like a joke. Dont bother until they make it what it should prospectively be which is players vs the environment. seriously is this a zombie game or just another CoD fagfest. because to me this is a CoD fagefest, i paid to play a zombie game not this shit."

Then we have this little gem of a post from a moderator that was banned for speaking his mind:

http://tinyurl.com/a5jf2bf

"Their anti-hack is actually functional but here's the kicker..wanna know WHY their bans are TEMPORARY the first time around? 0.8% hacking? Try an EXTREMELY LARGE PORTION of the player base is hacking. If they banned everyone they'd have a mass refund issue on their hands, and no one to play their piss poor of an excuse game."

I understand its "ALPHA". Quit using that argument. Do you honestly think drastic changes will be made to this game at this point with the engine in place? AND they have the nerve to ask us to prepay and pay full price for this game to find this out (unless you snag a beta key).


"since about 3 weeks ago I figured out that their development was in such a rudimentary stage that they had to develop pretty much every non-pvp (pvp is going straight from war inc) feature AFTER alpha was opened. When I bought the game I thought they have coded everything and will gradually put them in for testing, but it appears that they don't have those content at all."

Even Sergei admitted that "the game is pretty much out there" now, which means it's not about "alpha access by devoted fans" any more, but equivalent to a public release. They indeed have been lying all along
 
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