Sorry for the rudeness of not reading the preceeding posts in this thread but if I want to play Day Z with fellow RPSers whats the best way of doing that. I had a lonely and harrowing experience this morning (my first session) and need some people to cower behind when shit kicks off. I found a winchester rifle (sooooo Shaun of the Dead) and am now dragging my injured body into the woods to heal :) Anyone going to be online tonight? I HAVE RED ON ME.
Isnt there an RPS mumble server? I would imagine find what server everyone is on and then arranging a meet up is the best course of action.
I didn't advertise Arma 2, i said there's a thread (two even) for the Arma 2 Mod DayZ in the Arma subforum.Maybe people are not interested in Arma 2? I know its a tough concept but im guessing the vast majority of us are only interested in playing DayZ. I mean ive had a free copy of Arma 2 for quite a while now but never once was tempted to use it until I read about DayZ.
Now, having said all that, for those who aren't aware, RPS has quite an extensive ArmA2/OA gaming community, by the name of ARPS. We run one weekly session (and have an open invite to a 2nd weekly session, run in much the same manner, but by a separate group, FOLK)... and that weekly session is a Tuesday. Tonight infact! Tactical Tuesday! We kick off around 7:30pm British Time, and you only need Combined Operations and Mumble to play with us... no mods required, no competence required, no skills needed. We have some organisation, but we try to be 'low friction' gaming. We usually have somewhere between 20-30 people showing up, sometimes, if we're lucky, upto 40 or so. Check out the ArmA2 Sub Forum or hang around in the RPS Steam Group Chat, if you'd like to find out more.
DayZ is a great mod... Not only because it's a great mod, but also because of the number of people picking up ArmA2 Combined Operations to play it. That's producing a huge pool of potential players for ARPS shenanigans, which is great for us. More players gives us more options (and more explosions and more death and more blood for the blood God), so we try and get as many as we can. And ArmA2 CO really does play best with a group of (somewhat) like minded people, with a minimum of organisation... which is what we offer.
I might indeed like it but there is just too many games to play ahead of it :) Still have to finished ME3 and be disappointed for god sake :P
Do what I did: don't play ME1, play ME2 till halfway, get bored, don't care about ME3!
I understand about the lack of time though, I was there was some 'More free time' DLC for sale.
Unaco, if someone isn't interested in ARMA II, and therefore doesn't read that subforum, how would they know there is a DayZ thread there? When they come into the PC Gaming forum and see a DayZ thread, why wouldn't they post here?
As an aside, do you ever do anything but denigrate others to pump your own self worth?
I'd expect that people would recognise DayZ is an ArmA2 mod, and perhaps check there for some relevant information. My post was to point people in that direction if they hadn't. And pimp ARPS (which worked btw... Tactical Tuesday peaked at 42 players so far!).
Last edited by Unaco; 15-05-2012 at 07:55 PM.
Hmmm I don't think I want to pay £15 for an old game with lots of bugs to play a beta (more bugs) of a mod. Plus I don't think I have the patience for the compicated install process. Sounds interesting for the future when they will hopefully make a polished version of Day Z and I can buy it for £5.
Anyway, the install of the mod itself was a matter of dragging and dropping some folders into the Arma directory and installing a relatively light launcher program that I've used in the past for a few graphical tweaks that make playing on a laptop less of a cooling nightmare.
That said, I wouldn't buy Arma II over Day Z either. I would, buy Arma II over Arma II, though.
Last edited by gwathdring; 16-05-2012 at 06:11 AM.
I've really enjoyed my time with DayZ. I bought Operation Arrowhead (I shall try to join one of these Tactical Tuesdays as well!) and have managed to squeeze some time into DayZ despite of other engagements.
What I found odd was that I thought it was just amazing to simply walk in the middle of a field, which I know will likely get me shot by a bandit one day, just exploring. Perhaps it's the violent in-your-faceness of games like Diablo III that just make it very nice to be alone in a game once in a while.
I found myself exiting the forest at one point ending up by the coast next to a beach. For what to me seemed a long while I just stayed put prone watching two other players have some frantic exchange which ended up in a shootout where neither of them died, but one of them just running straight a way.
The day ended with me scavenging in a village and then as I exited the last house I was standing face to face with a runner. I ran like a crazed person and looked behind as I was legging it noticing that I had 10 of them right behind me. After I'd cleared the village I unloaded every single round I had until there was just three left. The last three I managed to outrun but my character was shaking uncontrollably from the panic and exertion by the end of it. I was then offered to take some pain killers to case the mad shakes. Figured that was a good time to call it a night. It'll be interesting returning to the game with literally nothing to keep me safe other than stealth.
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