When you are running around looking for loot all you will really find is a TON of clothing and almost no gear of value. After looting multiple barracks I had only found one pistol with no ammo. Also the amount of clothing is just ridiculous.
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Just play on a server and try to find worthy loot.
Without some loot that's worth a damn people will move away from the game.
I love it. You actually have to look for gear and can't scramble a house in a minute and find everything. Look under things. Above things. In corners. You can do it.
I also found the quantity of loot is low, not the value.
What? On my way from Kamenka to Zelenogorsk I found 4 M4's already, 2 mags for it, a PU scope and a bipod. Also a 35 slot backpack. I have a feeling that there's actually way too many M4's spawning at the moment.
not really an issue and known by the devs. see http://forums.dayzgame.com/index.php?/topic/153994-early-access-important-information-known-issues/
I have no trouble finding ammo, food, drink, or anything usefull... actually 35 slot backpacks and m4s are not really that hard to find, i could agree with im_orange that they are pretty common, but for testing purposes i am glad that its not hard to find a gun
It's waaaaay too early to be complaining about the loot tables. This was the first day - the loot balance will take months to get right. It will also change as they continue to add more items (e.g. only two rifles in the game right now?).
Also food and drink is impossible to find, not sure if its all been looted. When does loot spawn?
Food and drinks are indeed easy to find. I've happened to find 3-4 drinks in one building. You won't find much around the high loot areas as in airfields and the sort but you can find enough to eat/drink in chernogorsk for example.
Downvoted for not knowing what you should actually be reporting :/
Around the coast i can agree that food is hard to find, but it's just to walk inlands and you will soon find plenty. The only problem with loot i have, is that i think it spawns a little bit to many books, except that i really like the rarity of the loot.
Downvoted because your report is going against DayZ gameplay. I mean , if you find gun etc too easily the game will become a simple FPS such as CoD or BF.
I have had some floating loot, but I don't have a problem with loot quantity. I was able to move inland, and although most of Novy and Stary were well looted, I was able to find a Mosin and an axe together in shed that had been overlooked. It's all in the details, and I love that.
People will move away from the game..?
Good. This is supposed to be a tough survival game. There's no other game in the market that covers all bases for a survival game. Don't ruin this gem by toning it down and making it easy.
The only loot spawning complaint I have is the freaking rarity of the can opener! How many times have I dead with a back full of cans and no opener in sight.....
i think the real issue is the loot isnt respawning unless the server is restarted. ppl leave the crap loot and take the good stuff so you can never find good stuff. as of today when the servers all got restart due to the wipe i logged in at a barracks and found a ton for guns and stuff, normally they arent there cuz someone looted it already and they dont respawn unless the server restarts
I want to take a moment and this effort to laugh at your noobishness. Your additional information should be considered by yourself, go play CoD and leave DayZ to the real survivalists of us.
Dude, ego perspective, and not running like a crystal meth junkie, its survival not COD,
I experienced this issue on 40/40 player servers. Tried 25/40 player server and loot was plentiful.
Nicer loot is still too common, but as far as your problem is concerned I wish all servers were that scarce on loot, its far too easy to get geared up now as it is but i understand why there are so many M4's cause that and the mosin are the only two rifles in the game atm.
I think the problem its the loot not respawning. Sometimes I just find empty towns because someone just clean the area. I'm not saying we should find M4 everywhere, what Im saying is that entering lots of building and find only clothes its frustrating and no fun. Remember that this is a game, it supposed to entertain the players.
It rumored that loot only spawns on server restart. Loot on a newly reset server is actually pretty plentiful. But the most of the populated servers are picked clean.
It would be good if at least consumables respawned.
yeah loot only spawns on server restart every 4 hours or so, hopefully they'll fix it soon so we can get a better idea of how balanced the loot is, especially on 40/40 servers.
After playing for 2 hours I have full gear including helmet, assault vest, large backpack with a scoped m4, 3 first aid kits, tons of ammo, and lots of food.
I agree with the loot not re spawning it's really annoying, I certaintly don't want to be able to find everything I need straight away but the vitals like loot need to re spawn because if a small group go to a town they can easily go through all the loot an other passers by won't find anything.
I do find nice gear a little to easy to find though.
They've made compromises for loot now, they've reduced a lot of the loot items like clothing, backpacks and M4's to make them more desirable and less overstated I guess.
Also they've added loot spawns which I suggested, which basically spawns loot in the spawn areas when someone spawns to make it easier starting out to motivate players that are less familiar with the game. I think this is a compromise that is fair an hopefully it satisfy people in this forum enough.
Also they've reduced the stomach capacity, meaning you'll need to eat less food to fill up. These features are being trialed on private beta servers at the moment and are soon to be released in a patch for the main servers
Yes i agree that the loot is good as now or maybe still too much.. When i spawned after patch i was a bit angry becouse i couldn't find any loot, not even clothes for abou 1 hour, but then i went to some town with markets and than to some city and found everything i need.. not M4 but backpack for food and some clothes.. And i think, this is how it shoudl be... not to make full gear right in place of your spawn and then what? then you make fun by KoS but its not goal of this game
SERIOUSLY! I think there is WAY too much stuff already in this game, and there is only going to be more stuff added.
I have tried to add some challenge to this game by not carrying any pack, just the many pockets in clothing.
I always found my pack was jammed with so much stuff.
I think that it has to be balanced, I mean it's ok that the spawn is low, but don't just make houses empty, i'd prefer to see just 1 or 2 items into the houses than finding a lot of empty buildings and few ones with a lot of items, it'll be much more realistic and fun to explore !!
Hello bubba752 and thank you for the report.
Currently the loot spawn mechanism is being worked upon and majority of the issues have been fixed already. Please retest on latest build and report back to us in case you encounter any more issues.