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  1. Add sidechat

    Might as well, right? The arguments are not "wrong" per se. I just don't agree that the impact on core gameplay will be as dramatic as people are making it out to be. One argument that I feel holds weight is that the devs wish to encourage the use of radios. Sidechat would make radios virtually obselete and they may as well be removed from the loot pool. One criticism of this argument is that radios aren't used anyway. Discord/TS is used for intra-team communications. Discord/forums are used for community chat. Another argument that is not completely opinion-based is that sidechat will encourage KoS callouts. I find this odd as the same thing would happen if radios were actually useful (e.g. if batteryless radio recievers were added, batteries lasted longer in radios, etc.) A global chat option on private servers requires minimal implementation effort and would provide a social option for those that wish to opt-in. The arguments against sidechat do not conflict with these facts, rather they are based on an ideal of DayZ authenticity that will only hold until modding is added. This, in my opionion, makes these arguments weak as the more restrictive the vanilla version of DayZ is, the less likely people will be to use it. In my opinion the vanilla game should attempt to enable multiple styles of gameplay through server-based options. That's how I feel. I hope this is good enough for you to understand my perspective on all this.
  2. Add sidechat

    Ah, this old debate with the same people regurgitating the same tired arguments. @OP: Someone will add a mod for sidechat. Don't worry. Not sure if it will make it into the main game because, as you can see, some people are very vocal about keeping vanilla DayZ as tedious as possible.
  3. Weekly Status Report

    I'm hoping for some big news but will keep my expectations in check. I just want to see some gameplay changes, to be honest. I remember hearing Rocket talk about implementing basebuilding within a few months and I got so hyped.
  4. Status Report - 12 December 2017

    Battle Royale. It's called a Battle Royale mod, people. :)
  5. So what you are saying is, learning a broken system is OK because once the system is fixed you will have to re-learn everything? I would agree with you as long as the broken mechanic is fun. Otherwise, it sounds like a colossal waste of time.
  6. Are you saying I should play with my friends?
  7. I decided to start up the game last night. I hadn't played in a year. I spawned in the air and broke my legs. Crawled to one of those hunting towers. Looked around. Closed the game.
  8. DAYZ Status from a famous Youtube blogger

    I disagree. Software development is all about reaching feature milestones. You don't have to complete features sequentially but you have to track your progress towards a production release. How would you do this without something like feature-based milestones or a product requirements document?
  9. Magic The Gathering is a game, right?

    I used to love Magic. Stopped playing due to the expense. Sold my cards and made 10% of my investment back. 10 years later started playing MTGO. Same exact shit happened. I love the game but their core monetization loop killed me.
  10. DAYZ Status from a famous Youtube blogger

    This is why I started playing with my friends. We bought the game to shoot zombies and have fun torturing other people. Pretending to be axe murderers and shit. Killing zombies is fun. Torture and robbery is fun. KoS in DayZ SA is not fun... That is why god made Battle Royale-- sorry, PUBG. None of us still play. I just lurk the forums hoping something awesome will get released.
  11. DAYZ Status from a famous Youtube blogger

    Development is taking a long-ass time. Much longer than promised. Features are getting dropped. A whole studio in Bratislava (does this still exist?) working on zombies hasn't been able to fix zombies. Easy to see how people get fed up with it. However, DayZ has a cult following. It will never die in the sense that there will be no private servers for it. The player numbers are low and will stay low until some mod or feature is released to draw people back to the game.
  12. Status Report - 25 July 2017

    Thank you for this. I never read the community update section... xD
  13. Status Report - 25 July 2017

    People will come back to play the game no matter what. Most of us are too heavily invested in this title now to just give up. I know technical debt is a motherfucker but the transparency shown from the dev team gives me hope for the future of this game. :) Question: Do you already know where the DayZ booth will be at Gamescom?
  14. Well, a compound is what I was thinking of as "camps". Sorry for the misleading wording. And, yeah. Offline raiding kills any kind of actual base building in most "survival" games so the landscape ends up littered with empty structures.
  15. DayZ Dev Team is lazy ?

    What is the false dichotomy he presented? You can complain about taxes and not vote if there is no one to represent you. What you just posted was a false dichotomy; the idea that you have to vote to form valid complaints about taxes.