The Doctor continues on a survival and discovery expedition northeast into the DayZ .60 debug plains.
Expedition to Pimpleopheles Island & Nick's Hole
Preparing at Base Camp.
My previous journeys have taken me far southeast out to sea to Debug Island (or Schadenfreude Island) http://imgur.com/a/5gChX and then well into the procedurally-generated debug plains northeast beyond Svetlo and Bereziki — well off the player map http://imgur.com/a/VEp8O. The goal of the mission is to explore and experience extreme player vs environment challenges. To go further.
After journeying back to ‘civilization’ from my expedition to Big Kahuna Island (almost died of dehydration twice on that one), I heal up and prepare final loot for my longer journey north. Key items this time include lots of fishing gear (fish traps of both kinds and a proper fishing rod), farming equipment, and as many logs, sticks, and bandages as I can cram into a bunch of cooking pots, which are also useful for storing plenty of fresh water. Firewood is nonexistent in the debug areas, so as usual, you can only burn what you carry.
One Last Look.
My Old Friend.
Along the two hour plus run up the northeast coast, I discover an anomaly. It seems to be a tidal pool that fades in and out of existence, low on the terrain map. When the tide goes out, land is dry. When the sea returns every few seconds, it is ocean.
Fishing at Nick's Hole.
Nick’s Hole is a memorial name for another memorial water body in Chernarus. The Nicholas T. Fisherman Memorial Marsh, of course, lies along the southern coast near Komorovo.
Fruits of Labor.
On to K2 and Pimpleopheles
Notation of 111°
In most circumstances in DayZ .60, due to the new coastal fog and previously documented visual anomalies along the debug coasts, it is about impossible to even see K2 and Pimpleopheles from the shore. I had to wait to get very lucky to see a sunrise where the sun silhouetted the islands’ horizons, so I checked the compass for future reference.
Bounty of the Sea.
Cooking sardines fresh from the ocean, warming up, and watching the plot grow on Pimpleopheles. Survival is now assured, and I can rest.