please can u give us some thoughts on loot economy in vanilla. The new despawn timers have really changed the game for the worse. Mosins/Blazes/m70s plus scopes are so rare now. Knives/melee weapons on the coast are rare. Please can we have some comms on cle?
Don't get me wrong, I want a challenge. Of all the known DayZ streamers i'd say I probably play more vanilla than anyone else. There is a problem with 1.09 and it's not been corrected. I love the need for hunting, but not being able to find tools to it is not fun.
Similarly high tier rifles are never where they spawn anymore, if I find a mosin now its where its been dropped by another player. It is never in spawn, in a house where the cle left it. One of the most fun things abt your game is the exploration and looting. The joy of finding
what you are looking for after many hours of looking. But that is gone, now you have to travel around until you find an "orgy of left over loot" from a fire fight and pick up the guns you want from it. The loot is taking too long to clean up and its spoiling the experience.
When u got to stary tents its littered with taloon back packs. The mid tier loot areas are now like a waste disposal for low tier loot that just sits there. It feels like the only growth industry in the apocalypse is fly tipping! Pls can we have some insight into where it going?
My EU server has for a long time been the only regularly full server that is vanilla in the community tab for a long time. Its been consist in its server pop for a very long time, look what it started going after 1.09....
There is a problem with 1.09. I want the game to be harder but the constant rain at times can drive you absolutely nuts. The no win scenarios where you die with cans of food on you and no way to open them happen way too much now. There needs to be some tweaks.
Suggestion. All high tier loot needs its despawn timer brought down to somewhere between 2-4 hrs. If that has an impact for base builders. Tough! Because right now the game is shocking. Its not that it's hard to find loot, its that you have to find it where someone else dumped it
Knives/melee weapons need short despawn timers as do low tier back packs to stop pyramids of taloons & mountain bags in areas like Stary. I love vanilla, its my favourite version of DayZ. 4 the first time in a long time, the new patch has made the experience worse than the last.
Sorry abt the rant but its frustrating. DayZ is a game that rewards patience and time. It's not so much in 1.09. If you worked hard for some hours looking for something the game would reward you. Check enough hunting areas for many hours, you'd get your blaze. Not at the moment!
It's become an RnG loot economy where you need to get lucky in a firefight to get geared or find a discarded rifle where someone dropped it after a fight I want to be rewarded for going to the lightly travelled areas looking for hunting scopes and rifles, they aren't there...
1.10 Has balanced the "spawning in the rain is close to a death sentence" feeling. Now every spawn feels like a death sentence, rain or not! So its balanced in a way!
If u dont find a knife or matches/roadflare with a melee in the first cluster of houses by where u spawn u die!
I hope the hardcore fans love it, and I hope its really popular and I am wrong but Chernarus is not Namalsk. It feels like we are play testing Namalsk atm with the Chernarus map. Lots can be tweaked and I hope we are just testing Namalsk settings.
If it stays like that on Chernarus vanilla, vanilla is likely to die as a game mode. I hope im wrong, its always been my favourite.
All the same there are lots of cool new survival features in 1.1, it may only require a few tweaks and it could be amazing. Good night all!
Lots of love Spongooly