Originally Posted by YouR_DooM
im going to get the game in a few days, waiting for 1.7.1 and a few exams to finish.
Originally Posted by ScreaminAsian
totally srs, i'm downloading that arma2 bundle off steam right now. i have an exam monday and a final next monday but i think this is the right thing to do.
i'd definitely suggest you guys pair up
i PROBABLY should have said this before you put money into it but:
this game is almost unplayable alone. it's just too risky. ive been playing alone for like a week now cause the person i usually play with is having PC issues, and it has been super tense and difficult (then again, i've been raiding the airfield by myself...so that doesn't help).
way more fun with a friend, and you can't really just pair up with strangers you meet in the game because they are liable to shoot you in the back first chance they get. there's a thing where people type in game "FRIENDLY" if they run in to you...sure, they might be friendly, but it's not like the bad guy isn't going to say the same thing.
I murdered for the first time yesterday. I had just gotten my night vision goggles, had a silenced M4, had a sniper rifle and a new pack - I wasn't about to risk that gear on the chance that this guy wouldn't kill me first. you learn not to take silly chances like that after the first 3 times you do it and end up getting shot in the back.
i've been alive for 11 days now. current average life expectancy is 33 minutes
optimal starting strategy:
first of all, find a map on google image search. this is kind of cheating but everyone does it so don't feel too bad. It's in spoilers in case you want to be lost and totally clueless. i think map is fair game as if this was a real zombie apocalypse you wouldn't be in some random ****ty soviet country with no idea what the road signs mean.
That's a good one - the diamonds are "Deer stands" which are basically old hunting spots which spawn guns, ammo, supplies. Nothing amazing but you can at least pick up a winchester in these things.
When you first spawn into the game look in the bottom right of your screen - green text pops up and tells you your location "Chenarus - XXXXX" the XXXXX is what you need to know. Find that on the map. Look for the Sun, that'll be West.
You'll spawn on the coast - best survivor strategy is to head inland dead away and GTFO away from the coast.
I'd suggest taking a few deaths, spend them on the coast to learn the controls, learn how to aim, how to mess with your gear (gear is really counter intuitive), raid Elektro or Cherno for decent starter gear, and then head inland.
i'd recommend not fighting zombies out doors - get inside, they are forced to walk inside and become much easier targets for headshots (which is what you need to do with the Makarov (starting pistol) to not waste all your ammo).