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  1. 1) If the basis of your argument is an attack on my character, then your argument sucks big fat dick. And, yes, in my real world survival class, I teach my students to go to sleep when it is raining or when it gets dark. Why? Because it is fucking stupid to run around in the rain/dark, not to mention a waste of energy. If you need something THAT BAD, you are going to die anyways. If you don't need it RIGHT NOW..... it can wait until it is dry and bright out, and you would be much better served relaxed and sleeping instead of running around. 2) Its...... not rational to be out in the rain at night. Tell me, Mantasig, do you have any real world survival knowledge? It really sounds like you do not. If that is the case, don't tell me how to survive. I don't tell you how to ..... do whatever it is you do. 3) "you are supposed to bring the action go right through challenges" "You are supposed to constantly move to save our ass" Incorrect. Flat out incorrect. There is no point to Day Z, other than the continued survival of the player character. You are't supposed to do anything in particular. In fact, one of the most efficient methods of survival involve parking your ass near a source of water and growing crops. Peace
  2. Yes, Mantasig, having the skills to do what you state are pretty basic aspects of survival. Resource-management and energy-management are some of the first lessons I teach. In survival, you only want to undertake an activity when you are going to get several levels of returns on the energy expenditure the activity costs, while mitigating potential risks.
  3. Ehhhhh......As someone trained in wilderness survival, if it starts to rain, or starts to get dark, I tend to log off. Why? Because wandering around in the rain, or when it gets dark, really fucking sucks in real life. There is nothing I need that badly that is worth getting soaked and developing hypothermia for, or wandering around when I can't see and quite possibly getting hurt for. Nothing. Food? Nah, if you go to sleep, your metabolic rate will drop down, meaning you require less food to survive longer. Ammo? Nah Medicine? perhaps, but 'sleep is the best medicine', on top the fact that your immune system will be weakened by wandering around in the cold and wet and dark. In all cases, you are better off sleeping until morning. From my educated viewpoint, there is no reason at all to play in the rain or at night.
  4. I actually think that both arrows and spears could have two versions: 1) Improvised. As-is, with a sharpened wooden tip. Requires no tools or loot (asides from the sticks, feathers, and sharpening tool), and as such, would be immediately available to a freshspawn. Lowest damage, lowest accuracy, shortest range 2) Advanced: With a sharpened metal tip. Requires the same as above, but with the addition of scrap metal, a file or a stone, and some rope. Middle damage, middle accuracy, middle range. The best you can craft 3) Composite: As-is. Highest damage, highest accuracy, longest range. Found only as loot.
  5. No, no they wouldn't. Bone arrowheads are just as effective as flint or metal arrowheads. In fact, there is very little difference in penetrative ability (and therefore, lethality) between bone, stone and metal arrowheads. The only differences between the three are 1) ease of manufacturing, and 2) ability to keep the heads the same weight, which has a direct effect on arrow accurac Bone arrowheads, to be perfectly blunt, suck massive donkey dick to create, especially in a situation without power tools. I have made a bone arrowhead in real life using hand tools, and it took me several hours of filing and shaping. Stone arrowheads, if one even knows how to knapp stone, are still a pain in the ass. You need the 'right' stone, and they are difficult to get the same weight. They also almost-always break when they penetrate an animal. Metal arrowheads are easy to make (take spoon or scrap metal, hammer flat, cut to shape and file an edge on it), easy to get the same weight (meaning the arrows are more accurate), and more available. You can find scrap metal almost everywhere, while workable bone and stone are harder to find.
  6. Can you cut down a tree with a machete? Hell, can you cut down a tree with a folding jackknife? Sure. Are there tools that are more suited to the task, meaning they take less time and effort to do the same task? Yes. The Norse didn't use machetes. They used a heavy knife called a seax, which, while it might kinda-sorta look like a machete, in the sense that it is a long knife...... they are not the same. Same thing with the Chinese dao. Just because a culture had a long knife as a multi-purpose tool and weapon, doesn't mean they are the same thing as a modern machete. Also, Im going to assume you are reading the SAS Survival Guide..... you do realize the author of that book was based in Southeast Asia, right? AKA the terrain and plant-life that machetes are designed for? In fact, the author specifically mentions that axes are more useful in temperate and colder environments. Modern machetes are not cutlasses. Cutlasses are swords designed for combat, with short, broad and thick blades. Machetes are long, thin-bladed knives designed for utility work, that make for handy weapons in a pinch. The Carribbean 'cutlass' got the name because cutlasses made for decent utility tools as well as weapons, but the two are not the same. Language drift and word-loaning are a thing. ..... You have no idea what you are talking about, do you?
  7. Not in the terrain/climate Day Z takes place in. Machetes are made for cutting thin, leafy vegetation, like vines, ferns, other jungle/tropical plants. They suck ass at cutting hard, woody vegetation, like bushes, saplings, etc. Once you leave the subtropics, the axe and hatchet replace the machete. I, personally, carry a tomahawk and a knife, instead of a machete. The tomahawk is almost infinitely more useful in temperate and colder climates than a machete, and it is also a weapon in and of itself.
  8. Trust me, you likely wouldn't want to eat the shellfish from Chernarussian coasts. They have heavy industry and a goddamn factory right next to the coastline. I mean .... in a survival situation, you gotta do what you gotta do, but......
  9. Coming from someone trained and experienced in wilderness survival, this would be pretty useless. In almost all situations, you would be better off building a fire
  10. Without base-building, Day Z will be little more than yet another run-n-gun 'survival sandbox" aka murder simulator. Now, I am not referring to the base-building like in other games, where you can build massive towers in instants. Shacks, walls, small things like that.
  11. While I agree with the basic premise of your post...... not really. Listen, on this forum, I am known to be one of the more strident supporters of realism and authenticity. I dislike playing at night, specifically because it isn't realistic. In a real world survival situation..... absolutely nothing is 'worth' stumbling around at night for. Food? It costs the least amount of metabolic energy to sleep, so by sleeping at night and foraging/hunting/farming during the day, you are more "thrifty" Gear? Not worth getting injured over. So on and so forth.
  12. Because people dislike playing at night. And, to be honest, it is a valid complaint. In a real-world survival situation, I wouldn't do much of anything at night. I would find somewhere safe and sleep. To do otherwise is foolish.
  13. I disagree with almost everything on that list, with the exception of #3. If I wanted Day Z to be like almost every other 'survival game" (Aka gunz-galore mildly-military simulator extravaganza), I would play every other 'survival game'. Day Z needs to be difficult, if it is to rise about the flotsam and jetsam floating on the sea of shit that is the "open world survival game" market. Fuck, Fallout 4 Survival Mode is a more fulfilling 'survival game' than most of the market, in my opinion.
  14. The food chain isn't dead, though?........ Apart from humans, the world is doing pretty damn good. If anything, there will be more animals than before the disease.
  15. No. Ghillies are actually really easy to spot, since they look like bushed-up players as opposed to, you know, bushes. It is how characters vs vegetation gets loaded in at long range Ghilles are only really effective when you physically insert yourself into a bush while wearing one.