I was able to play perfectly fine for a while earlier today, but at some point, things stopped working. I would pick up an object or open a door, but I wouldn't see any difference in the world. Upon logging off and back on, I would see that it had happened, but that I hadn't been able to see it.
At this point, no matter what server I join, I can't see myself affecting my environment in any way. I walk right past zombies (or maybe they attack me?), and I pick up/drop items, but I can't see them. Finally, I log off, log back on, and all the doors that I had touched are open, and all the items that I picked up are in my inventory.
As you can imagine, this makes playing DayZ incredibly annoying and time-consuming. Did I somehow trigger something? Is there an issue with every server that I've tried to join? Whatever the cause, I would like to think that the servers wouldn't be set up to allow this to happen.