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Is there any universal greeting being used now?
with the Bandit skins being removed how do people manage that sort of situation?
Just shoot everyone?
This is my only beef with this mod. Meeting people needs to have risk but everyone shooting everyone is just bad for game-play in the long run.
There really needs to be 1 in-game voice system used that can be heard by other players.
There is direct chat but people like kcuestag play with it off and only use use teamspeak which is dumb in my opinion.
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I can't figure out how to get Global Chat working. Only channels I get are Direct, Vehicle, and Group. Also. I have died 4 times on the same time so far. I am in a town prone looking for houses and I leave and then I am running along the road and out of no where zombies. I need to get better at this. frown.gif
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I can't figure out how to get Global Chat working. Only channels I get are Direct, Vehicle, and Group. Also. I have died 4 times on the same time so far. I am in a town prone looking for houses and I leave and then I am running along the road and out of no where zombies. I need to get better at this. frown.gif

Are you crouch running? And not on the main road?
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Are you crouch running? And not on the main road?

I am crouch running along the sides roads (not directly on the roads but off near the trees). Also. I can't find a gun. ANYWHERE. Also can't figure out how to throw tin cans/whiskey bottles.
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Global chat is gone. Completely.

Press F to cycle through fire modes. It'll cycle through flares/tincans and if you have a military it'll cycle through semi and burst(M16s)/full Auto (basically everything else)
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Global chat or side channel i belive was removed completely because as this is a simulator it took alot away from the immersion. In DayZ it was only full of people getting angry at other players or asking "Anyone in Cherno?" The direct chat method which has a small area of effect around your character is much more realistic and immersive.

Thankfully Global chat is gone and if new people need help they can just alt-tab and head off to google or the forums.
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Global chat is gone. Completely.
Press F to cycle through fire modes. It'll cycle through flares/tincans and if you have a military it'll cycle through semi and burst(M16s)/full Auto (basically everything else)

Ah I see. Thanks. Met a guy and he taught me how to exploit the docks and "farm" resources from the zombies. I don't think i'll do that because that is pretty lame. Went on a server and they had a Side Chat channel that acted like Global kinda.

Can you juke zombies by turning a corner and going into prone or will they turn as well? I've only managed to get away from zombies by running for ~5-10 minutes to a building with a ladder and climbing that and going into prone long enough for them to leave. Then descending and sneaking away.



Thanks for all the help guys.
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Global chat or side channel i belive was removed completely because as this is a simulator it took alot away from the immersion. In DayZ it was only full of people getting angry at other players or asking "Anyone in Cherno?" The direct chat method which has a small area of effect around your character is much more realistic and immersive.
Thankfully Global chat is gone and if new people need help they can just alt-tab and head off to google or the forums.

Zombies are attracted to people talking in Direct chat, or atleast they should be. So becareful talking around zombies with that method.
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Zombies are attracted to people talking in Direct chat, or atleast they should be. So becareful talking around zombies with that method.

I like that idea.

They kind of seem to be attracted to scent with the latest patch. I had a crawler and jumper on separate occassions 'follow' my path I crawled while prone. They weren't aggro'd, just wandering normally. But they kept shifting courses into my direction or when I had recently been. If they implement this as a 'smell sense' for the zombies, or as a 'picking up talking (direct-chat)' sense, that would be kind of cool. People together would actually have to be 'quiet' while there are zombies in the area. I like it.
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Global chat or side channel i belive was removed completely because as this is a simulator it took alot away from the immersion. In DayZ it was only full of people getting angry at other players or asking "Anyone in Cherno?" The direct chat method which has a small area of effect around your character is much more realistic and immersive.
Thankfully Global chat is gone and if new people need help they can just alt-tab and head off to google or the forums.

(^ not directed at sidwulf, but im further expanding/ranting on his/her last point)

This is my beef with most people complaining about this mod. the information is all there, it's just a google search away.

Sick of finding nothing for hours? Look up a loot map.

Sick of getting shot in the face? Apply some of those vocal networking skills and find a buddy on this forum to help you out. People are less inclined to shoot at a group.

Sick of making zombies angry at you? Remove the 'C' key from your key binds.

Sick of [Insert X complaint about game features/broken code here]? It's a FREE to play MOD in ALPHA.

This game has a fairly steep initial learning curve, but once you learn where things spawn, how to avoid zombies, and learn from your mistakes (I.E. running in an open field, during the day, on a high pop server, is just plain stupid) you will be gearing up with awesome weapons before you know it.

This game is also best played with a group or a friend in the very least. trying to befriend random survivors will not go well for anyone. /rant
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