Dayz Standalone is a mmo zombie survival simulator that began production late in 2013. Since then, it has undergone massive updates and revisions, furthering the game towards the game we’ve always wanted.
However since the launch of alpha, a large portion of the community seems to have split off and are currently doubting the game’s development. Although I do not share their opinion, I respect and understand why some have lost interest or have given up hope.
That being said, the one thing I cannot stand is the one’s who stay in the community. I’m not talking about the ones who express concern or start discussions to help further the game, for communities are based on that :D. I’m talking about the ones who are in every comment section of every dayz video, forum, and status report that trash the game.
We’ve all seen them, the people who go on dayz videos, posted by dayz YouTubers who’s sole purpose seems to be trashing the game. “This game will never be finished”, “this game is more broken that the mod”, “I want my money back”. I don’t understand it, why TF are you here if you don’t like/believe/given up hope about the game.
Yes the devs are taking a while, yes there are bugs, yes we’re in a rough spot. However if you’ve paid any attention to the information given, you’d understand that the devs are going ham and the game’s future looks bright.
First off, besethsda will finish this game, they have to, or they’d risk ruining their reputation. Second the status reports indicate a massive backlog of content. They’re working on the player controller, which is currently in a terrible state. This player controller has been holding back a large amount of content. Some of this content includes but is not limited to :
Weapons – rocket launchers, tazers, heavy machine guns, steyr scout sniper rifles, shot guns etc etc
Clothing – Haz mat suits, shorts etc etc
Mobility items – Motorcylcles, Bycicles, Little bird chopper, Bumble bee airplane, various ammounts of vehicles from that little truck thingy to a Golf Mark 2 and that yellow car which hood opens to the side and then off course around 8 patches or so ago they made plenty of changes to all docks right around the coast. Recently in patch 60 they added ladders to get out of the oceans onto the docks. Is this secretly the additions we will need for Boats. I bet it is
Base building and electricity items (BIG BIG BIG one this) The crafting system would scream for a new much improved control system, exactly what they want to release by Beta phase (patch 63)
Wild animals – Bears and maybe some better revamped foxes and Boars, the return of the goats and sheep and just maybe some more finely tuned wolves
And another thing. Stop comparing this game to PUGBS or rust or battlefield. They’re completely different games, of completely different genres. Imo, the devs could easily create PUGBS if they stripped the game down to guns and loot spawns. (If anyone mentions vehicles, try crashing two of them together in PUBGS). Rust was trash and had to strip the game of it’s zombies, defeating the original purpose of the game. They then revised it after much work and made it a decent game. Dayz is trying something even more ambitious than rust. Remember h1z1? It’s worse off than dayz.
In conclusion, give this game a chance, fuck off if you don’t like it, stop comparing it to other games, and be patient. If anyone made it this far, I congratulate you. You’re truly a gentleman and a scholar 😀