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  1. Long story short........in the year of our Lord 2017 we are still waiting for this game to be "finished" (whatever and whenever). A truly never ending story which is beginning to be somewhat tiresome even for the most patient souls. Yes, yes, I know.......... "the devs are working on it".
  2. Steam charts of today: "Farming Simulator 17" on 66th place (http://steamcharts.com/top/p.3) "DayZ" on 87th place (http://steamcharts.com/top/p.4) If you really want some action and enjoy breading crops, Farming Simulator 17 is the natural choice.
  3. JEX, you are a one man army!!
  4. Considering the official and dwindling numbers (http://steamcharts.com/app/221100), the DayZ player base has been reduced to a small aggregation of extremely devoted fans. Gone are the days (and numbers) of success and excitement of 2013 and 2014. The console version (XB1/PS4), is basically BI's last chance to breath some life (and players), back into this game. If successful, it might even get some PC people back to DayZ. Unfortunately, the more "casual" nature of most console gamers is hardly compatible with the "survival simulator" direction DayZ has taken. With Playerunknown's Battlegrounds also coming to the consoles this fall, I think DayZ will have a hard time competing with it. Yes, two different types of game, but which one do you think will appeal more to the console crowd? Time will tell,but the odds are unfavorable.
  5. Do you think it is possible to balance a more "hard core survival" game with the more action oriented Escape from Tarkov and PlayerUnknown's Battleground style of games? It seems to me that many DayZ players were/are more interested in the PvP aspect rather than the "survive in the wild nature" challenge. I fear that these two schools of thought in how to play the game are partially in conflict with each other. Personally, I enjoy more the tension and excitement of trying to survive from getting killed by other players rather than having to worry about eating, drinking, fishing or curing some disease. Too much time is used just hiking around to gather resources, weapons and ammo.
  6. You've got my vote! Highly recommended, give it a try you won't regret it.
  7. This game needs: - more weapons and less hiking - more action and less talking - more firefights and less boy scouting
  8. Not to mention all those great suggestions about growing apples, farming your own vegetables, fishing tips, cooking and camping advice. All we need now is DayZ being listed as the official game of the Boy Scouts of America.
  9. They all fiddle as DayZ burns
  10. The tragic aspect of this whole situation is that regardless of what the developers do or don't do, by the time this game is officially "finished" only a few thousands people will be still playing it. More or less what the official player count is today. A great comeback of players and a resurge of DayZ is not going to happen. After more than 4 years of development, a huge and promising success at release and an innovative game concept, to end up like this is truly saddening.
  11. .......as the developers fiddle Rome burns. Powerful barbarian armies - PUBG and Escape from Tarkov - are marching against the feeble playercount legions of DayZ. It's time to wake up BI!
  12. It was only a question of time before the die-hard forum praetorian guard of DayZ would jump in and once again strenuously and unconditionally defend the developers.. A game which had an enormous potential and a greatly successful launch is: - still under development after 4 years - has a persistently decreasing player count (official Steam charts) - is slowly, surely and intentionally becoming a survival simulator niche game I guess the handful of truly faithful will eventually reach the promised land! As miracles do happen on rare occasions, one can only hope that they will resuscitate the early and long gone excitement and success of DayZ in its forthcoming console version. Bless you.
  13. Sure, you'll be able to set up your own apple farm, breed cattle and hunt for wolves all by yourself in the vast loneliness of the DayZ world. Why not play a farming simulator.? Gives you more to do than wandering around in DayZ. Best of luck!
  14. Present player count numbers speak for themselves: http://steamcharts.com/app/221100 The initial success is, unfortunately, a distant memory that won't come back no matter when this game will eventually be "finished" or what new features they add.
  15. The long-lasting debate about the pace of development for this game has actually become totally irrelevant. Both opposing factions seem to forget that, with dwindling player numbers and the novelty factor just a distant memory, does it really matter when the final version of this game will be ready? Do you really think that thousands of new and former players will "swarm" back to the game once it's completed? Very unlikely. DayZ has become and will remain a niche game for a niche community. And that's great for the hard core survivalists and the dedicated long time players who will faithfully stick around until the end of time, but not having a much bigger player base for this game is a missed opportunity. Paradoxically, the only thing that might breathe new life and interest into this game is the console version of it. Yes, I know many PC players cringe in pain just at the thought but a DayZ success on XB1 and PS4 could potentially bring many new players to the PC too. But considering the more "casual" gaming nature of console players, I doubt that DayZ in its current and future direction of development as a "survival simulator" will appeal to them in the long run. Regards