First of all, i'd like to say that this post isn't intended to offend the developers or the game itself. Iam a longtime player of dayz but i quit playing it about one year ago.
Nevertheless i was always informed about the developing process because of reading the status reports. However... I installed the game again after a loooong time and i realised what the REAL problems of this game are and you can
conclude it in one sentence... --> There aren't any employment opportunities <--
But WAIT! Before you quit readying here because you maybe think "Oh hell no so many people said this before", just keep reading!
Think about other games like PubG... Why are they so popular? Because the Players always have something to do and there's always some kind of action during the game!
So i think the focus for the developers should not be in issues like inserting a Helicopter or spend TONS of hours in high end detailed animations. That doesn't mean that i don't like the stuff they are doing, its just a matter of setting the priority! Instead of bringing new game content to the game you should think about a new play-style to design the game more attractive for the players!
So here is some stuff I thought about to design the game more attractive and bring some action in it:
WEAPONS: The spawning and distribution of weapons on Chernarus is actually completly wrong. You should at least be able to find a small automatic mp very easy (Also at the coast region) in order to bring more action to this reagions. Weapons like AKM, M4
or small sniper rifles should be able to find in the middle of the map or the north-east region, so players have STILL a reason to go inside the Map. Heavy Weapons like a MG or big Sniper Riffles like the SVD sould be able to find very rare in regions like the
NWA or Tisi OR in the following point.
HELI/PLANE DROPS: You know why drops are more exiting for players than crashes? Because so many players can see them over a huge range and the firs thats in their mind is: "Let's go and get it!" And THIS is the way how you bring action in the game! By causing conflicts under the players! If there are very rare items in a drop like heavy weapons or ghillie suits i promise that every player who is in a possible range will get to this dropzone because they want to get a SVD etc.!
ARMOR LEVEL: This seems very close to PubG, but they overthought this topic really clever! If you add Level to the Armor or to the clothes/backpack you make looting for players much more interesting! A player would risk to go in a high populated area like cities or airfields even more he is able to find there a better armor!
LOCOMOTION: Every player at the Spawnzone should easy be able to find a bicycle or a motorbike to OR maybe a small car. You can ask every DayZ player... All are pissed of by running half an hour to get back where they died or in a high populated area
.... this are only a few examples how you guys could get DayZ running again. I hope you understood what I try to explain...
Thank you for very much for reading (And sorry for my bad english)