Originally Posted by Banzai?
So awesome. I had a very tense moment with my buddy last night. Our characters had been alive for maybe 10 hours and our humanity was 2500. We had looted a bunch of towns at night and had found a flash light, sniper rifle, compass and a bunch of weapons. We were making our way up North and came across a huge air field with hangars. We found the watch tower inside the base and made our way up it to have a look around. My buddy noticed a guy in the grass about a quarter to half a mile away. He looked benign an didn't seem to want to cause us any harm. He just stood in place for a while holding his handgun (he also had a survivor skin). After watching us for 5 or so minutes, he went prone and switched to a rifle. It concerned us a little so we made our way down the tower and slowly started making our way around the base when we noticed 2 guys running to the tower where we just had been from the opposite direction. We think the first guy in the field may have been spotting for these guys as they looted.
We stopped for a second, both of them seeing my buddy but not me. They didn't have rebel suits so there was a 10 second pause and us contemplating talking to them and all of a sudden a gun shot went off. I had broken a bone earlier and was shaking so I couldn't aim at all and was a little crippled so I whipped out my pistol and rang off 3 random warning shots just to try and scare them. Another shot went off from the strangers and it was over, we were running through the woods. I heard the sound of a rifle and a bullet whiz by my head and shortly after a nade went off close to us. At that point I started yelling at the strangers over local in game voice, lol. "Don't do it ect ect.". It was a very heart stopping experience.
It can turn into a very tense game especially when you've taken all of that time finding weapons and other things, you don't want to loose it or your progression (or have to respawn and walk for another hour to find your buddy). Because of what happened last night we are going to be more proactive in the future by either talking to them or negotiating with them or just flat out killing them if they don't respond.Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Yeah, Novy Sobor and Stary Sobor are always active. I've crawled past those towns so many times after hearing gun shots. I think it may be because one of the major spawn towns is Elektro on the water which leads straight into Novy and Story if you take the main road inland. Kamenka also seems to be the other spawn town on the ocean and the towns leading north like Zelenogorsk seem to be quite active also. Night play is even more sensitive. You will often see flairs in the middle of towns and you have to make the choice between confronting someone or avoiding the town completely but there are some friendly people. We've also met a few passer bys that gave us some tips and info and went on their way.Edited by pengs - 5/11/12 at 9:59am