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  1. You found an orange?!?!? I'm so jealous. I want an orange, dammit! Apples, bananas, peaches and now oranges - looks like fruit salad is back on the menu, boys!
  2. I finally made it to the new dam, west of Zeleno! Mainly because I found a sedan on the east coast and had a rather terrifying journey along the coast road. Look! The Dam! Sorry it's so dark. Now, the real story. The sedan. Well, it's very nice being gifted a completely lovely sedan so one mustn't grumble too much. However, the frame rate drop was epic. Especially in Electro...dare I say it...I got 4 fps...only briefly mind. But 40 kmh with a frame rate of 4 is rather nerve-wrecking. It didn't help that my companion cheered when we left Electro unscathed. No great praise for my awesome driving skills, just a slightly sarcastic cheer. The swine! I'm loving 0.62 - thank you, you brilliant people.
  3. The trees! The New Castle! The Sounds! It's simply glorious! Apart from the whole grey face thing which is very aging.
  4. There will always be wanderers, who need nothing but the grass for a pillow. There will always be those who need a little bolt hole, somewhere to call home. And there will always be those who want to build a gleaming city on the hill, for they drive towards civilisation. And of course, there are always those who seek to tear it all down.
  5. From Twitter... "We have some news about 0.62 on Experimental branch" (reads further) Thank you for keeping us in the loop, Baty. You're brilliant!
  6. You've been raided and emerged on the other side relatively intact. It isn't unknown for players to remove everything, casting it to the floor, packing the tent and leaving it to despawn. And as you've still got a tent with items inside, I'd say you were lucky. Nice of them to leave you some apples. A poor trade, but it could have been a lot worse. May I suggest you move? Find a new location to set up home?
  7. A few days ago, I ran at the Dean Hall zombie screaming 'Give me your kiwi, you bastard.' Which, I must confess, is a sentence I never thought I would utter. DayZ, opening whole new worlds of possibilities.
  8. Rainbows Question: Are there rainbows or (as mostly likely, I have the 'I like FPS' setting on) is it me? I've just been wandering around a rather wet, soggy and depressing Novo. I climbed to the top of the town hall and saw the sun through the rain. Ah-ha! I turned around to see the rainbow and was rather disheartened not to see one. I want rainbows... ...and unicorns would be nice too.
  9. But...the cardboard box adds that touch of the post-apocalypse that only increases immersion and authenticity.
  10. You need to look inside the clothes. There you'll find tins, sometimes ammo, and the odd useful item. The Infected also have tinned food on them occassionally. The Dean Hall Infected always has a kiwi on him (because he's from New Zealand...) The other 'free' food is the apple. Otherwise, you're hunting and fishing (chickens are everywhere and will provide two chicken breasts, feathers, guts and two bones). Bones can be crafted into a spear, bone arrows and fish hooks. Wolves have good eating on them, if you survive of course. Regarding horticulture - pumpkins are your perfect orange friends. If anything, there's still too much 'free' food available. But that's just a personal opinion.
  11. An apple for the teacher...Thank you, Mr Mookie.
  12. Sooooooo, basically the Infected can't drown either. The virus/bacteria/whatever that caused the Infection is remarkable. The Infected aren't effected* by the cold (happily standing around in the pouring rain, drenched, while we mere mortals are dead of hypothemia in 20 minutes without intervention). They don't need fluids (ever seen an Infected crack open a can or use the water pumps?) and food is completely optional. And now, apparently, the Infected don't need oxygen. It's an amazing disease. I mean, apart from the rage and the terrible skin complexion and the aimless wandering around. there's a backstory. Naughty scienists attempting to create a super soldier, one who doesn't need food or water, is immune to temperature extremes and doesn't actually need oxygen...are astonished when it all goes horribly these things so often do. Is it effected or affected? Sod it, you know what I mean! No, it's definitely effected. Affected is something you do. Effected is something that happens to you. Right? Yeah? Apparently, I'm completely wrong. It should be affected. Bugger.
  13. Firstly I would like to express my respect and admiration for the work you and your team have already achieved on the Chernarus+ Map. There are many times I catch myself simply looking in wonder at the scenery, whether it's the sunlight catching the dome of the church in Pogo, or haunting menace of Prison Island emerging from the sea mist, or looking over the north from the cliffs at Stary Yar, it is such a beautiful place. It looks stunning yet feels like a very real place by skillfully merging the 'old' architectual styles of Chernarus and the 'new' concrete Brutalism of the Soviet era with a diverse landscape. Thank you so much for making my journey across Chernarus as breathtaking as possible. But enough of the praise and onto the business at hand. Firstly, Chernarus has several unique pieces of architecture, for example the radar dish at Tisy, HMS Brian Hicks at Rify, Prison Island and the castles. Are you planning anymore unique additions? Secondly, will there ever be a 'Chernarus Below', a subterranean world of mines, cellars, secret bunkers? Finally, on a completely silly note, who is responisble for the interior design of many of the houses? Because there are some really questionable choices in wallpaper and curtains. I have been known to mutter on several occassions 'those curtains offend me,' and 'that is a ghastly choice of wallpaper,'. Once again, thank you.
  14. I have on my dining room wall a selection of retro travel prints of famous sci-fi and fantasy places (Arrakis, King's Landing, LV-426 etc). I would dearly love a collection of travel poster from DayZ to join them - specially if they were in the style of the old Soviet Intourist posters. For example, Leningrad... Or Charkov I keep wondering what the posters for Cherno, or Berezino, or even Tisy would look like. Sadly, I am no artist. They will probably have to live in my imagination only.
  15. Yes, just like the protector case and barrel, the ammo box is permanent. They are very sought after as they have eight slots, are small, and green. They make an excellent re-supply crate near spawn points as they're very hard to spot. I have a few stashed about - usually with a raincoat, burlap sack, a rope, a bottle of water, some matches and a stack of rags.