Several evenings testing early builds of 0.59 on the Experimental branch.
I meet up with Skyren, and we begin making our way to the coast. Our best hunch about where to find the new vehicles takes us in that direction.
We have a bad habit of running around with flares or torches, but it’s led to some fun encounters too.
Cleaning Up the Mess
With dead bodies still standing up, stiff as a board in 0.59 Exp, we get an idea. After seeing a dozen or more around a popular spot to jump for suicide, we decide to do our civic duty and get rid of a few. One by one we chop up the bodies and dispose of their equipment, leaving nothing but a pile of steaks, bones, and clothing in the street.
…we may have eaten a few steaks, too.
Onward to Cherno
I’m respawned on the southern coast, and make my way north to meet Skyren again. Here I pause in Shakhovka to consult a map.
The Garden of Berezino
In the time that it takes me to travel there, Skyren has met some friendly gents in Berezino who are protecting fresh spawns from the infected. Not only that, they have a garden established inside a fenced-in area in the northern part of the city.
Here, they gather basic supplies to give away and grow vegetables for weary travel. I never learn what their ultimate fate was, but they kept at this for hours. Bravo gentlemen, bravo.
Working on It
No Party Without the Bus
Much later in the evening we stumble upon this bus outside Mogilevka. Though we find every part we need for it, the bus seems to be stuck in such a way that we are unable to enter it. We leave all of the parts, hoping someone will benefit from it after a server restart.
I meet up with Skyren once more for a final evening of vehicle repair. We find each other at night, which always seems to be the case these days.
A Friendly Appears
This Doesn't Look Good
Cutting Our Losses
Seeing as this vehicle is a loss, we grab everything we can from it and continue on our way. It’s incredibly handy to have a group of four that can carry all the wheels!
Get to Work
Once we mess around with taking parts on and off, the car finally starts. From here on out though, we had major issues with desync that would ruin our attempt. Between the four of us, everyone showed differing amounts of wheels on the car… but no one saw it with all four, despite all of them showing in in the inventory screen.
Regardless of what happened, we basically just ended up doing a bunch of donuts in a nearby field. Eventually we got fed up with it and decided to call it quits for the night.