DayZ - SA

Great fun and good to be back in DayZ.
Spent a few hours today living and dying with the boy.

My Character:

Here’s Johnny…

and the boy (only youth would where shades with a motorcycle helmet)

Its so much more of a survival game now. You die a lot, but become braver initially until you get “stuff”.
The new inventory interface is way better than in the mod.

Is this running on the ARMA 2 or 3 engine? Whats that little Keets has on his Back a Brown Bess?

It’s based on the ARMA II engine, but you’d not notice as it’s been changed so much… They’ve much improved things, written a sort of crafting system which allows you to make things.

An example would be that your character starts with clothes. I got hit by a zombie and started to bleed, so took of my t-shirt and tore it into rags and bandaged myself with them. This is why I only have a white vest on.

Mini Keets is carrying a Mosin Nagent rifle. He found a scope and a bayonet, which makes it 18 inches or so longer. He’s also got a shouldered fire axe.

The map has changed as well, there’s now a new military base and much of the villages and towns have more detail in them.

Lots of bugs still, but it’s alpha.