My experience playing WarZ
When I first bought this game on steam (Recently) I was pretty excited. I love zombie apocalpse games, so this had me all riled up. Downloaded it, installed it, started to play it, got in game and was shot in the head as soon as I spawned. Tried a different less populated room, was shot by a guy who said he wanted to group with me. Was getting sort of fed up, so I decided to go off on my own, but I ran into two people and they shot me.
After all this frustration I decided to look up a guide on how to be successful in this game. Found out that this game had been taken off steam recently due to hackers and it being virtually unplayable. I started to learn a bit more from the game, and was enjoying it a bit more. My runs were more successful, I learned to stick to servers that weren't so popular, and I learned where to scavenge things, I also learned not to play on hardcore :D. Anyways, all in all, this game is pretty bad. There are severe lag issues that cause zombies to stop, and then appear before you and attack, losing all your loot.
There are some zombies that disappear inside vehicles you stand ontop of, and then reappear when you get off the vehicle to continue running. There is too much running around being done, only for you to be shot right before spawn, or a town. Players are relentless when it comes to pvp.
In my opinion, this game would be a lot better if:
1. There was at least ONE more map, not just Colorado.
2. PvP was something you could toggle on or off, or maybe designated high loot zones were PvP.
3. there were some form of fast travel. E.g a bus that takes you from one safe zone to the other, for 10 bucks or whatever.
4. the cost of items in the shop weren't so gosh darn expensive
5. They fixed the lag, and stopped this "rent a server hocus pocus", there should be multiple servers hosted by the company itself.
That's all I can really come up with right now, but I know once I play this game again I will be fueled with rage and have something else to write down here.
All in all, there is too much wrong with this game right now, it's hardly possible to enjoy. But if it were fixed, it would be a great game.
I decided to edit this due to a number of things, one I ave been playing a bit more now days and have more to share, and two to clear things up in the comments.
In my opinion, when you pay for a game on steam, or in a store, and you are actually giving that company money to buy their game, there should be no item mall/marketplace. IF YOU PULL SUCH A STUNT as a company, you should make multiple ways to opt out of the fact there is an item mall.
E.G servers that are for players who have spent nothing in the item mall, and servers for people who do. That would, again, in my opinion, make the game balanced. When you have people who literally have to sneak around the game, spend an hour or two running to their destination, slowly crawling around zombies because you have nothing to heal or defend yourself with, and you are shot in the face by a player with a frigen scoped uzi with a silencer and infinite rounds, wearing a cowboy hat and 32 bag slots plus a damn guitar on his back, it aggrivates you a little bit.
Pay to win games are extremely terrible. You end up spending WAY MORE TIME than you need to, trying to be better than the players who buy their way to the top. It's a pure waste of time.
Playing this game again several times (The dev's rolled back my progress, so they gave me 1000 in game GR or whatever) was actually quite enjoyable. I was able to buy a big back pack and collect a lot more things. Knocking zombies out with a metal baseball bat or killing them with a samurai sword is thrilling!. Though there are some issues with the game, a lot of them are avoidable. Choosing servers that a less populated, avoiding groups and being very careful is the best way to survive in this game.
To me, PvP has never been any sort of big deal. I'm not very competative. I like to enjoy the game, rather then killing players TRYING to enjoy the game. But I can see why people who love to PvP would cringe at my idea (Toggling PvP on or off). I'm just not a fan.
Long story......long... This game is pretty good if you are able to spend a few extra bucks on the marketplace, and are able to avoid problems before they actually happen(I wanted to punch my screen until I actually started learning a bit more about the game).
Last edited by Longway
Apr 28, 2013 @ 4:23pm