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Need help in DayZ? Have questions and are unsure who to ask? Bleeding out in game, and you need assistance ASAP?
This page will be dedicated to helping new players, or any players in need of assistance.
If you are in need of help, or are willing to help please list your name below with what you are willing to do. Your name will then be added to the list below, of those available to help others.
List all info you are willing to give: Name, age, region location and what are you available to do for others?
Also list if you can assist in other languages please. If you are willing to have your name linked to your Steam account, PM me or add it in as a link yourself.
- Willing to help online: you will help answer peoples questions and are willing to talk them through things, but not in game.
- Willing to help in-game: you will help players in game, in whatever fashion they may need. You may add things to this like: not for trades, only for healing, etc..
- Standalone or the mod? Both, or any restrictions on what you can offer help on?
P.A.T. : *each name listed below is a link. Simply click on the name, and send them a PM!
1. Baty Alquawen - Teleport Manager - Able to teleport players who are stuck in stones or buildings. Just send her a PM. :)
2. sausagekingofchicago - In game: Standalone, public hive US & EU servers if possible.
3. emuthreat - In-game and Online, public or private. Can provide hunting and fishing/crafting assistance, medical assistance, vehicle recovery, and finding lost players.
4. Old Man River - In-game. Always have plenty of food and medical supplies along with vehicle access. Have characters on public (both hives) and some private servers as well. Often centrally located on the map.
5. StayGold - 20 years old - USA - Willing to help Online and In-game. I'll be able to help players navigate throughout Chernarus and to answer questions. English only (direct and/or microphone chat).
6. Irish. - 39 years old - USA - Willing to help out Online or In game: Standalone or the mods (No A3 mods, my Arma 3 game is not working right now due to bugs).
7. Plasma - Can help out with whatever.
8. Valdark - Bobby - 38 years old - Willing to help answer questions online here or on reddit u/Valdark2 ..Also willing to help in game when I'm on which is mostly 10pm-4am CST Monday-Thursday though I'm sometimes available during the day as well.
9. Sqeezorz - Willing to help in game or online: GERMAN LANGUAGE PREFERRED - CEST PM hours - (Also some English - simple and not complex, I can also cover CZ / PL / SLO and some French.)
10. skullduggery86 - Avaiable to help out on Public hives in game and out of game anywhere from 10 A.M. EST to 12 PM EST all week every week.
11. GaryWalnuts - Willing to help with: new players, navigation, lost players, medical, food ,water, making fires, etc.. and usually has a spare raincoat with him. ;)
12. Red_Ensign - 51 years old - Canada - Willing to help in-game with infections and sickness, and some basic equipment. Usually on public 3rd person servers.
13. IMT - Willing to help both in-game and out-game, with pretty much anything. Questions, medical help, acquiring food, hunting, survival, basically anything.
With the patch implementing the new server browser that only shows player count as "Low", "Medium", or "High", the Dev team made an effort to make the game more unpredictable and sort of eliminate people who would loot on servers by themselves and then jump on a full server to PVP. Not only that but they also eliminated the in-game player count screen. So there is no in-game way to tell how many people on the server there are exactly, and this is how it should be for an immersive survival game like this one.
There are of course 2 problems, one of which I think can be solved easily as perhaps a server Admin option. Trackers such as DayZSpy or GameTracker use what most multiplayer online games use, they receive information freely from the IP of the server, which broadcasts information such as the player count and their in-game names. Thats why DayZSpy shows your DayZ name and not your steam name. For most games, a player population server count is useful and does not effect the gameplay. But for a game like this it should be disabled, or at least made an option to be disabled so that players would properly be unable to know if they are truly alone.
The other problem is of course more difficult, because the decision was made to integrate with the Steam server system. This means that even if you were to disable the above third-party websites from obtaining information, you are still able to see who is on the server by viewing the players in your current session through steam, where the players are identified by their Steam name. Because of steam policies and whatever the agreement might say between Bohemia Interactive and Valve, this may be difficult to disable at this point.
These 2 issues severely compromise the developers intention to disable showing any sort of player counts in game. The developers should look into disabling the above options. As it simply just means experienced players who wish to gain an advantage by looting on empty servers will continue to do so with ease, while new players are even more clueless. It also means that once a player finds out about these services, some of the immersion is broken as it is known that many people use these services to track players and server populations, which is an unintentional and bad 'meta-game' within DayZ.