Jcamps30 Dec 28, 2013 @ 12:57am
Any good?
So I know a lot of people play DayZ, but I see that there's a free version of this game. Is it any good, and sort of like DayZ//Rust with the gearing up and survival part, or is it like Dead Island type where it's all action and such?
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The doctor is in Dec 28, 2013 @ 1:03am 
i think its good. got it during summer sale loads of fun, runs great, no problems to speak of...

but just because i think its good and someone else thinks its bad

does not mean its good or bad for you

why not grab the free trial version and check it our for yourself
https://infestationmmo.com/#getgame

see for yourself whether u like it or not

see for yourself whether or not it runs well on your computer

its dayz lite.. the controls/movement is more like regular game. dazy based on military simulator so clunky...

its not dead island...

if u do decide to check it out then here is little something i put together to help new members (some of it applies to regular copy like joining private pve servers, but the rest is still good to help you get going)

and since you are new and on trial pvp only server beware they want your flash light ;)

the game is actually not all that hard once you get the hang of it

but playing on your own on public pvp servers is not a good way to start

much easier to join one of the many free privately hosted pve servers and not worry about other players while you rank up your surivors.

http://forums.infestationmmo.com/index.php?/forum/33-private-server-event-discussion/

also you will find many advertised here

consider joinin a clan
http://forums.infestationmmo.com/index.php?/forum/12-clan-discussion/

try reading/watching some gameplay guides
+ http://steamcommunity.com/app/226700/guides/
+ http://forums.infestationmmo.com/index.php?/forum/4-game-guides-and-tutorials/
+ http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=infestation+survival+stories+new+player+guide&sm=3

try also going to wiki and learn how to play, where to loot, what loot is best, and where to find what loot.
+ http://infestation.gamepedia.com/The_War_Z_Wiki
+ http://www.infestationwiki.com/view/Infestation_MMO_Wiki_-_Main_Page

once you spawn just head on over to Blue Ridge settlement which is found north west part of map

just look at this map
http://www.infestationwiki.com/images/4/49/TheWarZMap1.jpg


then you can start by looting the Springer Ridge trailer park, it has lots of very nice loot and no zombies!

look for bigger backpack

http://www.infestationwiki.com/view/Large_Backpack

and soup which is good for food, water, health!

http://www.infestationwiki.com/view/Can_of_Soup

and a katana which can kill a zombie with just 1-2 hits to the head/body!

http://www.infestationwiki.com/view/Katana


then following the ingame map head on over to barth farm on the east north part of map

there you can find cop cars with more weapons and armor and ambulances with health supplies and very few zombies which you can easily avoid

until you increase your skills avoid cities, towns, groups of zombies. always watch out for them lying on the ground. and watch out for the new zombies.

the best way to take out zombies is to lure them out one by one and clear out an area, loot it and then leave.

once you get a bit more familiar with surviving go around Cyrstal Lake resort clockwise some locations are easier some are harder.

the trick is to look around, know your escape paths, learn the zombie free paths on the maps, learn where the loot and zombies are.

it's not a full time job at all in just a few hours of gameplay you will be able to survive without to much of a problem

and once you survivors have ranked up enough and you have a good stash be able to go into town, then cities and zombie filled locations

have fun...
Last edited by The doctor is in; Dec 28, 2013 @ 1:06am
LtColumbo Dec 28, 2013 @ 1:26am 
The real question should be "is there anything worse" its is beyond crap, and don't expect to play for long, you ll get banned even if you don't play.
Except here you won't find anything good about this crapware and even then it would be coming from undercover mods.....
Save your money or wait until you can afford Day Z, it is the game this thing has copied and robbed.
LtColumbo Dec 28, 2013 @ 3:24am 
21000 players for Day z, 2000 for this thing, clearly they have succeeded. The game has much better reviews from actual players, and I have to say it is amazing to play.
It is VAC protected so you won't get banned for nothing or just for posting a negative comment, it is advertised as alpha, which is what the game is, but this thing should be in alpha as well ( or beta since dec).
The doctor is in Dec 28, 2013 @ 4:07am 
re: 2000 for this thing

check again... 3,555 right now
http://store.steampowered.com/stats/

here is dayz 10/1/2013-12/28/2013
http://steamgraph.net/index.php?action=graph&jstime=1&appid=221100&from=1380600000000&to=1388206800000

and here is iss 10/1/2013-12/28/2013
http://steamgraph.net/index.php?action=graph&jstime=1&appid=226700&from=1380600000000&to=1388206800000

not bad for a one year old game, and in spite of all the negative press, revies and posts its been easily top 100 on steam since released and if you look at graph slowly itching up

and unlike dayz sa this game stats do not count the many members that have the hammerpoint version and do not show up at all in steam stats

also dayz sa just came out so everybody gettting it is playing just to check it out...

and the developers are working right now on vehicles, new giant california map and strong hold servers, plus other things..
LtColumbo Dec 28, 2013 @ 4:43am 
Another lie, its 2883 at this very minute, one more the list is endless
The doctor is in Dec 28, 2013 @ 5:30am 
no lie, i dont have to lie i have the numbers to back me up. i also have a link that shows the numbers that i quote

when i did my post
check again... 3,555 right now
http://store.steampowered.com/stats/

i just checked and still 3,555

you have no link to back up

Originally posted by LtColumbo:
21000 players for Day z, 2000 for this thing

nor do you have a link that will back up this

Originally posted by LtColumbo:
its 2883 at this very minute

and if your wondering as you were in another thread earilier today why you and a small group of members who come here whenever there is a sale, a new release, any announcement to attack, insult, call names, derail threads, etc get banned so many times from these forums...

all you have to do is look at this and a great many other threads you've made, including this one.

Originally posted by LtColumbo:
Another lie, its 2883 at this very minute, one more the list is endless

and dont bother i've already reported your post. and i hope steam moderators don't delete your post cause i've asked them to bubble up to steam legal cause for over six months now you and a small group of members with an agenda have been coming here whenever there is a sale, new release any annoucements and inspite of steam moderators repeatedly asking you and others to stop insulting, name calling, attacking other members, derailing threads, etc, you'all have ignored steam moderators and continue to do so. so i would suggest you look at the sticky at the top by steam moderators and at the rules and guidelines for this forum.

Thread deleted? Please read.
http://steamcommunity.com/app/226700/discussions/0/846959362263052180/

Rules and Guidelines for Steam Community Discussions
https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=4045-USHJ-3810&l=english
Last edited by The doctor is in; Dec 28, 2013 @ 5:33am
ChiGoku Dec 28, 2013 @ 5:37am 
http://steamcharts.com/app/226700

not very good really, the only reason why it has that many players, is because it goes on a very cheap sale, each time after the sale, it starts dropping off. last sale it was 75%, so no ♥♥♥♥ ppl will rush out to buy it, especially hackers, $4 for a game is the only reason why this game can get players, but not truly hold players
but if you look at infestation avg number... you'll see it very low, and only gets high during cheap sale season only :P

http://steamcharts.com/app/221100
dayz with no sale, more expensive, is holding ppl's attention way more, their numbers have always been consistant, and its very early game with very limited/next to none content... :P

Last edited by ChiGoku; Dec 28, 2013 @ 5:38am
The doctor is in Dec 28, 2013 @ 6:04am 
Originally posted by ChiGoku:
http://steamcharts.com/app/226700

not very good really, the only reason why it has that many players, is because it goes on a very cheap sale, each time after the sale, it starts dropping off. last sale it was 75%, so no ♥♥♥♥ ppl will rush out to buy it, especially hackers, $4 for a game is the only reason why this game can get players, but not truly hold players
but if you look at infestation avg number... you'll see it very low, and only gets high during cheap sale season only :P

http://steamcharts.com/app/221100
dayz with no sale, more expensive, is holding ppl's attention way more, their numbers have always been consistant, and its very early game with very limited/next to none content... :P


re: "you'll see it very low, and only gets high during cheap sale season only :P"

the graphs/numbers show a very different picture. the number of players has been slowly steadily increasing since release. there is spike when release and spike when they added punkbuster and a spike during summer sale.

i cite the last 3 months in prior post, and here is complete set

steamgraph.net/index.php?action=graph&jstime=1&appid=226700&from=1351742400000&to=1388206800000

re: dayz

there isnt even a month of data. perhaps a weeks worth, wait a year and then compare the 1st year for both...

here is dayz sa
http://steamcharts.com/app/221100

Last 30 Days 9369.49 +9364.6 +190347.74% 43762
November 2013 4.92 2.30 +88.00% 28
October 2013 2.62 1.47 +127.62% 23
September 2013 1.15 -1.20 -51.06% 9
August 2013 2.35 1.63 +228.01% 28
July 2013 0.72 0.11 +18.71% 9
June 2013 0.60 -0.04 -5.49% 10
May 2013 0.64 0.29 +84.84% 15
April 2013 0.35 -0.49 -58.81% 6
March 2013 0.84 -0.07 -7.75% 9
February 2013 0.91 0.49 +117.45% 9
January 2013 0.42 0.09 +27.12% 4
December 2012 0.33 -0.13 -28.78% 5
November 2012 0.46 0.33 +250.55% 5
October 2012 0.13 0.13 +Inf% 3
September 2012 0.00 - -


here is iss
http://steamcharts.com/app/226700

Last 30 Days 3197.07 +635.0 +24.78% 5904
November 2013 2562.11 358.47 +16.27% 5292
October 2013 2203.64 -239.72 -9.81% 4437
September 2013 2443.36 -562.30 -18.71% 5563
August 2013 3005.66 -643.22 -17.63% 5681
July 2013 3648.87 661.06 +22.13% 8839
June 2013 2987.81 1114.03 +59.45% 15345
May 2013 1873.79 -146.15 -7.24% 3939
April 2013 2019.94 45.04 +2.28% 4182
March 2013 1974.90 989.04 +100.32% 4450
February 2013 985.85 -92.95 -8.62% 2357
January 2013 1078.81 -878.15 -44.87% 2365
December 2012 1956.96 - - 6836

ignoring the peaks wer started at about 2.3k a year ago, then we jumped to around 4k and now iss is at around 5-6k.

and a lot of new content is in development which will keep sales going

sure dayz now has around 45k players all trying to check it out since they just bought it. dayz has over 1m not everybody is trying to play it with same intensity since its a year old.. people come in and out as things get added/fixed..

nobody is trying to take away from dayz, go buy it. have fun..

still this game is doing really good at 1 yr mark better than a lot of other titles including major titles. this is tiny indie company handful of employees who hit the ball out of the park. not every game gets over 1M copies sold in 1st year.

and this is in spite of all the negative press, reviews, posts

and also when looking at numbers from steam stats fo rthis game one has to always keep in mind that it does not include the many players who are using the hammerpoint version and who do not at all show up on steam stats.

so i dont see the point of tearing this game down and making it look of less than the success it already is and has been. its been on steam top 100 list every month since it was released. it even was on top 100 list when it was shortly removed from steam and still is

hammerpoint does not have or spend the marketing money bis does to promote its game. so its like tiny indie vs bis with multiple titles and income streams. bis also do military simulators which bring in lots of money.

so thse people more like trendy entertainment which had a single title and income stream. and even trendy with dungeon defenders never really was solid top 100 on steam...

so its ok to root for dayz. but this is iis forum. i guess i can go over to dayz forum such as yourself coming over here setup shop everytime dayz has a release, or a sale or make an announcement and really take it to them. i wonder how long bis would allow that. i dont think the post would last a second. so it shows just how tolerance that hammerpoint is to let this go on day in and day out, week in and week out, month in and month out. its like they are not worried cause inspite of all the negative posts, and negative reviews and constant barrage people keep buying the game and playing the game and enjoying the game. so there is not need to go over to dayz forum and dis the moderators...
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The doctor is in Dec 28, 2013 @ 6:14am 
Originally posted by General Fredrik:
4. The developers say that they will go and have sex with their mothers if you try to argue against them. Sole reason to not buy it and support these worthless people.

i guess you also didn't bother to read the sticky by steam moderators or the steam rules and guidelines... and then you'all complain the posts/threads get deleted and the threads locked and you'all banned. for posting this kind of stuff and derail the thread which is i think what your more interested in and then going off on the moderators when they just do their jobs...
ChiGoku Dec 28, 2013 @ 7:00am 
Originally posted by The doctor is in:

re: "you'll see it very low, and only gets high during cheap sale season only :P"

the graphs/numbers show a very different picture. the number of players has been slowly steadily increasing since release. there is spike when release and spike when they added punkbuster and a spike during summer sale.

i cite the last 3 months in prior post, and here is complete set

steamgraph.net/index.php?action=graph&jstime=1&appid=226700&from=1351742400000&to=1388206800000

re: dayz

there isnt even a month of data. perhaps a weeks worth, wait a year and then compare the 1st year for both...

here is dayz sa
http://steamcharts.com/app/221100

the 3 month player increase was only because of a sale, cheap game, just being cheap, so it has a steady increased in avg players, look at 6 months, you'll see during the summer sale, a huge spike, then a huge drop, warz is not able to keep players

http://steamcharts.com/app/226700#All

the year of players in a graph... going back 1 year... you'll see a spike, then a big decrease because ppl realised how ♥♥♥♥ it was, you go from 6K peak players, starting, to 2K in matter of 2-3 weeks. they had a sale in march to get some ppl back, then summer sale happened, oh, bumped to 15K peak players, but then ppl realized, $4 makes for a crap game, goes down to 9K peaked players in a week, so 1 week you lose 6K players.... can't hold ppl... then another week after that, 6K peak players.. ppl still realizing nothing good in the game... oh look, another sale in july, it bumps up, and you see it drop off again.. You have a sale in november... and now another in december, so its holding ppl since its again, on sale.

this game can ONLY gain players during sales, and very cheap ones at that. it gained next to none during regular price,

sure, ppl lose interest in games, but when you lose 6K players in 1 weeks says it all...

this is game is only holding minorty ppl who like games where you can hord and loot, that is all. Majority of "games" it beats out are SINGLE player games that once your done the campaign, thats it thats all. or the multiplayer isn't very interesting because the game wasn't MADE to be a multiplayer... so no wonder its beating out a non multiplayer only game...


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Hebuss Dec 28, 2013 @ 12:10pm 
i tryed this game a few times , in my eyes i'ts crap.
Jcamps30 Dec 28, 2013 @ 9:28pm 
How's the community?. I watch subscribed to some people on youtube and they sometimes play DayZ and when they see somebody they usually say "Friendly" and other stuff, do people act nice in this game or is all an all-out war?

datCookie (Banned) Dec 28, 2013 @ 9:30pm 
Originally posted by Jcamps30:
How's the community?. I watch subscribed to some people on youtube and they sometimes play DayZ and when they see somebody they usually say "Friendly" and other stuff, do people act nice in this game or is all an all-out war?

Don't trust other players. There's a lot of KOS even on private servers.
dementia167 Dec 28, 2013 @ 9:44pm 
dont do it he will ghost your ♥♥♥♥

edit:aww crap missed the sarcasm
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datCookie (Banned) Dec 28, 2013 @ 9:50pm 
Originally posted by dementia167:
dont do it he will ghost your ♥♥♥♥

LOL

Even I could see the sarcasm in his response dude.
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