Latest DayZ Patch In Its Weird Glory Goes Live January 20th

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jeffroland

you're both wrong. It has sold over 1,000,000 units. So basically it's made over 30 million in revenue :-)

This game is here to stay and Popetorek is obviously a troll since he has no clue what he's talking about.

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popetorak

You bought a unfinished game, suckers. It will never be finished, it will be cancelled in a year citing poor sales

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captainjack

Poor comment with no numbers or proof to back it up. While Dayz is VERY unfinished (they tell you multiple times before you buy it). It has sold close to a $1,000,000 already

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/dayz-sales-rise-to-875k-dev-says-beta-not-likely-before-end-of-2014/1100-6416986/

To stop developing a game that is in Alpha with a million in sales would be the height of stupidity.

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devin3627

i want to know how this game plays on pc compared to call of duty zombies. is it riddled with empty lobbys and players without mics?

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XReflection

Not sure if serious or trolling..

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XReflection

Not sure if serious or trolling..

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Obsidian

I had high hopes for this game but sadly it ended up being very little about zombies, and mostly being about griefers and player-vs-player senagagins. I'm glad they're fixing and tweaking functional code, but fundamentally it's so broken that these tweaks don't really matter much.

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whyrageman

@Obsidian

Ppl like you should not play EARLY staged ALPHA games.

80% of ppl who bought the game talks the same way as you do.

Theres a good reason to that,they have never been in early stages of a game.

Games been tasted atm,you cant expect to play with full features,no bugs or better optimisations.

Also very few percent of us is actually reading forums of dayz.

Theres a huge wall of "whats to be added" features in future,that includes hordes of zombie spawns,hives,ive also heard about 150 players servers,cooking,fishing,vehicles,bunkers,crafting,more weapons and attachments etc,really alot more.

I just hope that the game doesnt get its score ruined cause of idiots like you.

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Obsidian

Thanks for the insults.

This game is not done. SO WHAT?!

If a company puts out any product it should be judged based on what it IS, not what they promise it to be. If we only judged products and programs on what they were promised to be we'd all love Windows 8 and be lauding the merits of Metro as the messiah of interface evolution.

If any company wants their product to ONLY be judged when it's done, then it should NOT be sold until it is done.

That's not the way software development works, so the items stand as they are released, and every patch and update is judged accordingly.

Would you tell someone in 2005 to save their reviews of World of Warcraft until the 2012 Mists of Pandaria expansion is released?

Every critic of my first impressions are off base. If Bohemia Interactive didn't want anyone reviewing the game, or sharing video of the game there would be an NDA and it wouldn't be a monetized release.

I stand by what I wrote, currently the game is not even close to what it needs to be in experience and playing enjoyment. I like where it SHOULD be going, but all the disclaimers in the world don't actually get it there.

How many games have we all played that never really amounted to all they could have been?

Don't be so emotionally attached to a video game. Software, web pages, apps, etc, should all be judged on an as-is basis. Something we all thank Maximum PC for doing EVERY day on this site.

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BrainFlush

What? The game is Alpha. They even said there will be very few zombies while they work on other aspects.

To be honest, I don't even think you own it because if you did you would have read the big cap locked message on the purchase page but seeing how many idiots do exist I wouldn't be surprised you just overlooked it.

Playing an alpha and saying it is missing features is like building a model car and saying why can't you drive it. I feel bad for my kids yet to be born with people like you around.

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Obsidian

People 'like me' who review applications for what they are instead of what they are promised to be at some point in the future.

Clearly, we need more people drinking the cool-aid, and emotionally attached to software, you know, like you.

The way the game is being experienced as of one week ago when I played it last, is not simply missing features; it is missing the feel of what a zombie game should be, and currently plays more like a version of Call of Duty.

Despite any and all of the caps-locked messages, forum "promises" and company assurances of "coming soon" - I judge a game by the way it is when I paid money for it. It's really not a big deal, it's a video game. Maybe it will get to the vision that the developers have in mind, but it's not there yet, not even close.

If a company is selling a product on Steam, it better stand up and deliver. Starbound, another "early access" game, is very impressive for what it is and shows a bunch of potential. State of Decay was another early access game with a good product in the same, albeit less immerse/real, genera as DayZ. But heaven forbid anyone form an opinion about a game that is less than optimal when you're on the internet.

So absurd and nonsensical that you are even attempting to stifle an opinion.

Your model car analogy shows your lack of understanding of not only analogies but also product experience expectations. Check out Factory Five for some pretty sweet big-boy model cars, and let your lack of life experience be blown away. Model cars that, yes, people expect to drive.

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buttersoft

You're embarrassing yourself, Obsidian. The DayZ alpha tells you in no uncertain terms it's not ready, and if you like finished games not to buy it. Nothing wrong with that - people sell car parts and parts of cars. You bought it, and felt it wasn't finished. Then you complain about the fact. Your micro-crusade is darling and all, but it's not making you look smart no matter the appeals to fair-mindedness and misconstrued analogy.

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Obsidian

So, I'm being fair-minded and you expect to drive off from Auto Parts Plus in an OEM replacement door handle for your 2001 Saturn SL?

Way to state how superior your intellect is.

Well played buttersoft, well played indeed.

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dgrmouse

@BrainFlush

Why are you so emotionally attached to the game that you can't allow someone else to randomly criticize it? Sure, the software is alpha... but it's also something that's being sold right now for money. It is absolutely reasonable for folks to gauge the value of a product that is being sold, regardless of its state. It's also entirely possible that, even at this stage of the alpha, this guy has correctly determined that the game will never suit him (perhaps it's because the title is multiplayer-only and filled with folks like you).

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Obsidian

This is exactly it, thank you for stating it. Although this game MIGHT become something I'd pour hundreds of hours into, it is not there YET. Since it is being sold, it can be judged based on what we paid for (so far).

With so many people like the previous commenter littering MMO servers with vitriol, lack of intelligence or understanding; I find it hard to see how anyone could enjoy playing these types of games. For whatever reason FPS gamer culture has bread this vulgarity-spewing rage-monster mentality. I understand it, but when a gaming community is more full of those personalities I think it does the game a huge disservice.

So although my perception of the game is currently not great, the emotionally charged hate it's generating is even less promising for the community currently playing it :/

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USMC3531

I can see both sides of the situation, but I think that you have less a leg to stand on with the stance that you've taken.

When the BETA for Battlefield 3 came out and I played it, there were LOTS of things wrong with it. I didn't judge the game, because it was in BETA and I expected there to be issues with it.

DayZ isn't even in BETA yet, it's still in ALPHA. A reasonable person would expect that the ALPHA version of a game would be in rougher form than a BETA version. Now, I know that I didn't "purchase" the BETA for BF3, but that excuse doesn't wash because I did purchase BF3 prior to playing the BF3 BETA. The only difference here is that they are letting you play the game while it's in an earlier state of development.

The alternative would be for them to not let anyone play the game early. If you aren't willing to put up with missing features, instability, and other issues inherent with pre-release games, then you clearly shouldn't have bought the game until it had reached its final form.

The game industry is changing. You can't compare the release of a game in 2014 with a game release from 10 years ago. ALPHA releases of games clearly labeled as ALPHA releases are used to help provide game developers the opportunity and financial resources to work on games that otherwise might not have ever seen the light of day.

If DayZ ends up being a great game in its final form, then I will thank those that took a part in its development. This includes the formal game developers and those people that took the time to play the game while still in ALPHA and provided feedback to the company on gameplay issues.

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Obsidian

I purchased the game, I want it to be successful. I clearly don't have a leg to stand on with that stance!

My initial comment still stands, in it's current state DayZ is not a zombie game, and that SHOULD be the expectation for a ZOMBIE game. Somehow my observation has been deemed unreasonable and outright vitriolic. Although tellingly no one has denied it.

Somehow I'm wrong for that observation.

Never complained about the games stability, or any of the uncompleted portions of the title, nor any of the things that are still being developed. Every argumentative one of you has somehow implied I don't understand what it means to be in development. It's funny you all cling to the word Alpha as if it's some disclaimer that should repel any negative impressions.

If the title was griefer-sandbox-super-environment-closed-NDA-user-testing then I could understand how my one criticism could be deemed invalid, but it's called DayZ ... and it's for sale, and playable.

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Biceps

Yeah, I have to agree with the pro-Alpha crew here. If you paid money for an unfinished game, you should have a really clear idea of what you are getting yourself into. More to the point, if you are spending 30 bucks on an Alpha for any game, that should - in my opinion - be money you would be just as willing to toss in a campfire. 'Cause the only thing you do know you are getting is an unfinished game that may or may not suck completely in its current form.

That said, I have really enjoyed the DayZ Alpha a lot. It is missing the complexity of the original still, but I think once more features are added and bugs are quashed it will be quite a game. It is already a very pretty game, and the updates are rolling out regularly, so I don't think I will be disappointed.

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SuperSATA

I think you are spot-on in all your comments, Obsidian.

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buttersoft

I dunno, i think brainflush is modstly in the right here (though he could have been a bit more delicate) Warning come up before you buy it. And the game warns you each time you load it that the alpha is for testing, and that a lot will change. If you played the mod-alpha you'll know what you're in for. It needs more zombies, but those are coming. Whining in the mean time just makes it look like you failed to read the not-so-fine print, or you're impatient :)

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SuperSATA

I hate how some people whine about people whining. To all those people: whining is what gets people to shape up, so stop whining about people who whine!