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ThtblovesDF

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Re: Day Z - A Zombie mod for Arma 2
« Reply #675 on: July 12, 2012, 02:05:11 am »

Well I nearly had a heart attack today.

Normally i sit at a hill near stary and peek at players (with a saw maschine gun and a as50 sniper rifle + nvg + full gear and backpack, my endgame is sitting there and sometimes helping people viva redditrescueforce ) - for half a hour i set there, panning my scoped rifle left and right, listing to podcasts, I notice zombies spawn. 5 minutes of clinging to my screen, looking for the player(s) that did it. A face pops up. Not 800 m away where i was looking at, but about 20m infront of me.

They must have been watching me form behind a rock, viva 3rd person cam [american servers are shy around veteran/hardcore settings).

While I did basically feel more adrealin rushing into my body then any horror movie, 10 years+ of gaming reflexes  did cause me to shot, just shot all the bullets (i was already hit once by this time) and nail him in the head. But there where more. A bum rush of poorly armed, angry survivors.

I have to admit, i was panicked, i was scared and i left after crawling under a glitch-y tree [hiding]. I droped my as50 as sacrifice to the gods for my cowardice and went to another server, abandoning it.

Sadly that hill is just about the only spot where you can see the loot-tents of stary with a decent fire-arc...
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Re: Day Z - A Zombie mod for Arma 2
« Reply #676 on: July 12, 2012, 05:42:05 am »

Hey guys i wanna team up with somebody who dosent ragequit after dying. Just PM me and we will figure it out! Im in europe and i would prefer european servers.

EDIT: I promise not to yell in the microphone
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Re: Day Z - A Zombie mod for Arma 2
« Reply #677 on: July 12, 2012, 06:59:01 am »

How many new players do you think there will be after the steam sale starts? I've seen a lot of people who post that their going to buy Arma 2 when it goes on sale.
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Re: Day Z - A Zombie mod for Arma 2
« Reply #678 on: July 12, 2012, 07:27:09 am »

I imagine loads more new players. Since quite a lot of people are looking to get basically 2 games just to play the mod (which is kinda buggy and broken at the best of times). They probobly don't wanna spend the price of a full game to try it out.
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Re: Day Z - A Zombie mod for Arma 2
« Reply #679 on: July 12, 2012, 10:23:43 am »

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Don't reinstall the whole game. Try working through the problem first.


First, what do you mean by "Arma refuses to work at all"? Does this mean you can't get the game to run? Or can you get onto the main menu but not load any missions?

well the problem is that the game doesnt start at all i hit the Shortcut it starts loading and then i get the windows error message "Arma 2 doesnt work anymore..."
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« Reply #680 on: July 12, 2012, 11:37:24 am »

By shortcut, do you mean a shortcut directly to the .exe file, or a shortcut to steam?
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Re: Day Z - A Zombie mod for Arma 2
« Reply #681 on: July 12, 2012, 12:22:23 pm »

For one reason or another, every zombie in Cherno was standing still. The server I was on was also almost empty. I'm not gonna say I found anything great, but it was one of the easiest looting experiences I've ever had there and I managed to pick up a not too bad starting kit, including a revolver with plenty of ammo.

The ones I met outside of the city started walking around though, and as I was getting terrible frame rates, I decided to head to the nearby forest and just log off from there.

I can probably say this is the first time I went to Cherno and it didn't end with me getting shot at some point.
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« Reply #682 on: July 12, 2012, 02:19:14 pm »

it was the shortcut to teh exe file
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« Reply #683 on: July 12, 2012, 07:38:53 pm »

For one reason or another, every zombie in Cherno was standing still. The server I was on was also almost empty. I'm not gonna say I found anything great, but it was one of the easiest looting experiences I've ever had there and I managed to pick up a not too bad starting kit, including a revolver with plenty of ammo.

The ones I met outside of the city started walking around though, and as I was getting terrible frame rates, I decided to head to the nearby forest and just log off from there.

I can probably say this is the first time I went to Cherno and it didn't end with me getting shot at some point.

I had that once as well actually. It was great fun but I never found particularly good loot. Another time I spawned and everyone was invisible and there were no zombies. No loot though.
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Re: Day Z - A Zombie mod for Arma 2
« Reply #684 on: July 12, 2012, 07:40:17 pm »

Were all the standing still zombies posed as if they were holding invisible rifles? I had that once. Left the server as soon as I realised what was going on though, didn't wanna get my CD-key banned from playing online for being on a hacked server, or whatever it is they do.
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« Reply #685 on: July 12, 2012, 07:42:17 pm »

Yeah, that. I hadn't thought of the hacked thing though.
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« Reply #686 on: July 12, 2012, 08:10:09 pm »

No, all the zombies were in their normal poses, just not moving. And it was possible to still get their attention if you walked in front of them/made too much noise. But while they're still they're easily avoided.

I'd noticed this behavior before on this patch. If I had to guess, they're zombies from a player that had been in that area before and A: lost connection, B: Left the area or C: died. I think there's something screwy with zombie despawning at the moment.

The reason I say this is because the other night I was approaching a barn from a hill. From very far away I could see the zombies all standing/crouching/laying around not moving. Once I got closer, some moving ones ended up appearing nearby as well. Once I was inside I noticed a dead player body and maybe 4 or 5 dead zombies.

My guess? Zombies are having a hard time despawning. Since they don't have a player that they spawned from around anymore, they don't have much to go off of unless you aggro them and become their player. Since they fill some/all of the zombies slots in that area, then the moving ones you normally spawn won't spawn unless there are slots available.
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« Reply #687 on: July 13, 2012, 02:23:13 am »

I played a little yesterday, had picked up a hunting rifle (CZ) and decided to stalk the cities from the hills.

Just outside Electro, I see a guy doing doughnuts on a quad bike. He had a decent weapon from what I could see, and I was desperate for food - he must have some on him if he can take the time to dick about on a quad.

Right, this is it I thought. My first foray into being a murderer.

I trained my crosshairs on him, waited for him to stop, pulled the trigger. Boom. Dead.

And then I got kicked from the server. For playing the game in the way it's meant to be played. I tried to rejoin, kicked again, and then the server got locked.

What a fecking cry baby.
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« Reply #688 on: July 13, 2012, 02:44:22 am »

Report it on the forums if you can remember which server it was. That's pretty much against the rules. Hopefully you'll get others with similar experiences to back you up.
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« Reply #689 on: July 13, 2012, 02:49:02 am »

Worst thing is, I can't even remember the name of the server. Though I think the player was called something like Wiggles or Weggles. Something like that.

One of the big downsides is that Arma doesn't have a facility to record a history of servers you use, or search for players you know the names of.  :-[
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