kaay Jul 12, 2013 @ 4:20pm
Things to know before buying
Infestation, formerly known as WarZ, is a unique style survival mmo.
What is unique about it is the strange mix between PvP and PvE.
Infestation is a PvP game where you have the choice to PvE (almost) entirely if you want.
I have been playing for 85 hrs and never killed a single player, been only killed 6-7 times by other players.

A FEW IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW:

1. Its open world free pvp, so most players will try to kill you on sight.
Very rarely you will find friendly players and even nice players that will go out of their way to help you (dont count on it though).



2. When you die you drop everything (and i mean EVERYTHING) and it can be looted by the other player.
That includes the items you bought from the cash shop.
For me as a convinced PvE player that just added more excitement, its enjoyable exploring and finding nice stuff to loot while being on the lookout for potential killers.
Explore, avoid other players and find loot that you deposit in your vault at outposts (that way you dont lose it).


3. When you die, not only you drop all your stuff but you have a 1hr countdown before you can revive. You can bypass the countdown by paying with real money (20c or so, less than 5c this weekend).
Yes its an b2p (buy to play) mmo and we all know they have to make money somehow, b2p is a business model not a charity, contrary to the popular belief of underage players.

When you are just starting, you can make another character and play right away and have starter equipment on you. Once you start accumulating exp., you will want to stick to that char.

A FEW BASIC TIPS FOR NON-PVP PLAYERS:

-Avoid crowded servers

-Do NOT respond to group invites, when grouped the other player can see your location and thats exactly what he needs to kill you.

-Ok so now you died and lost your precious flashlight that you valiantly used to hit zombies in the head and kill them, what now?
Head to any named location on the map, sneak around zombies if you can (ctrl key is for sneaking) and you will find plenty of melee weapons (bats, hammers, shovels, you name it) and food and water, thats all you need for now.

-Once you have some extra loot, take it to an outpost (red circle on the map) and look for the Vault, its a bank where you can deposit safely all your stuff.
After you die and respawn, you can take any items from the vault and put it in your inventory even if you are far from the outpost.

-Avoid Clearview and Smallville like the pest, nice loot there but also theres ALWAYS somebody there willing to kill you.

-When another player kills you dont take it personally, its a pvp game and they are playing it as intended. If anything, its we the pve'rs that are trying to play it differently than it was intended.

My personal experience with this game was great.
After the initial shocking wtf moment of losing all my stuff on death and the 1hr respawn, i found a lot of enjoyment playing this game.
It has a great atmosphere, excellent itemization, very good graphics (playing at maxed settings and 1600x1200 resolution is a bliss), and its simply fun to play.
Last edited by kaay; Jul 12, 2013 @ 4:59pm
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Kai0was Jul 12, 2013 @ 4:55pm 
Originally posted by kaay:
Yes its an f2p mmo and we all know they have to make money somehow, f2p is a business model not a charity, contrary to the popular belief of underage players.

I don't think you fully grasp the Free 2 Play concept.
kaay Jul 12, 2013 @ 4:58pm 
Originally posted by Yadauhso:
lol its not F2P if u buy it ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
Yes you are correct, its b2p, my bad.
I dont understand the point of your insult but im not really interested either.

Originally posted by Kai0was:
I don't think you fully grasp the Free 2 Play concept.

Yeah, yeah ok i got it, thx again for pointing out, i'll edit the post.
a very nice kitten Jul 12, 2013 @ 4:59pm 
its not free to play, but it is pay to win
kaay Jul 12, 2013 @ 5:03pm 
Originally posted by Bill Nye the Swaggin Guy:
its not free to play, but it is pay to win
You have no clue what you are talking about.
Using the cash shop will not help you defeat other players....if thats what you mean by "win"
This is a "kill to win" game if you want.

Last but not least i always wondered, wtf you "win" by playing a darn game?
Wtf is wrong with you people?
Legalize Gay Weed Jul 12, 2013 @ 5:13pm 
You spend money to buy lives and other items in the game, for people who don't pay money they have to work significantly harder. Where as if you drop 40 bucks every week or so the game becomes much easier for you. Lose all your stuff? Spend some real money and get back in the game! Don't have money to spend? Too bad you're going to pay for it either way.

That's pay to win.
Kamikaze Koach Jul 12, 2013 @ 5:30pm 
So not only is it bad, its p2w too? :(

Really want to get this game but people are always talking crap about it... Will one day the patches actually fix the game or is it broken forever?
Krull Knightblade Jul 12, 2013 @ 5:37pm 
Originally posted by Bill Nye the Swaggin Guy:
its not free to play, but it is pay to win

No, it is play to win. Well to be honest there is no win only how long can you survive. You don't get a score you get XP you can use to upgrade your stats.
Caedo (Banned) Jul 12, 2013 @ 5:38pm 
Originally posted by zenmonk9003:
Originally posted by Bill Nye the Swaggin Guy:
its not free to play, but it is pay to win

No, it is play to win. Well to be honest there is no win only how long can you survive. You don't get a score you get XP you can use to upgrade your stats.

So what are the leaderboards, if not a "score"?
Krull Knightblade Jul 12, 2013 @ 5:39pm 
Originally posted by DaTank:
You spend money to buy lives and other items in the game, for people who don't pay money they have to work significantly harder. Where as if you drop 40 bucks every week or so the game becomes much easier for you. Lose all your stuff? Spend some real money and get back in the game! Don't have money to spend? Too bad you're going to pay for it either way.

That's pay to win.

Gee you are a real bright one aren't you. I don't buy GC but I do use 'money' found in the game from killing zombies to buy stuff. I just raid towns and loot what I can and there is a lot to be found and you got to know where to look. Keep spending money on GC though that's fine when you die maybe I will get your stuff without spending a dime more than I spent to buy the game.
The doctor is in Jul 12, 2013 @ 5:42pm 
this game is not p2w and there is no need to buy any thing else or spend any more money

the loot drops all over the place you pick it up as you go along. the only people who buy stuff are doing it to save time and not have to loat and to run and shoot.

if you dont know where the loot is go to warz wiki learn the map, learn where its easiest to loot, learn where the zombies are harder, learn where to find specific loot. and then its very easy...

i cant see any one spending money on stuff since it drops if you die. its complete waste of money. better to play the game as melee survival and not as cod run and shoot.
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Krull Knightblade Jul 12, 2013 @ 5:53pm 
Originally posted by The doctor is in:
this game is not p2w and there is no need to buy any thing else or spend any more money

the loot drops all over the place you pick it up as you go along. the only people who buy stuff are doing it to save time and not have to loat and to run and shoot.

if you dont know where the loot is go to warz wiki learn the map, learn where its easiest to loot, learn where the zombies are harder, learn where to find specific loot. and then its very easy...

i cant see any one spending money on stuff since it drops if you die. its complete waste of money. better to play the game as melee survival and not as cod run and shoot.

I agree with you 100%, maybe we are the only two people that like the game. LOL I heard you are a PR guy for the game if so I want in too. =)
FreaKtm Jul 12, 2013 @ 6:09pm 
it is PAY TO WIN.

FACT : when you die in PVP you can instantly revive for a small sum of GC, and GC is obtained thru real cash.

FACT : after you revive you are near where you died and can try revenge kill the person who killed you

FACT : it quickly turns into a war of who can afford the most GC funded revives ....

If that isnt pay to win, what is ?
The doctor is in Jul 12, 2013 @ 6:23pm 
Originally posted by zenmonk9003:
Originally posted by The doctor is in:
this game is not p2w and there is no need to buy any thing else or spend any more money

the loot drops all over the place you pick it up as you go along. the only people who buy stuff are doing it to save time and not have to loat and to run and shoot.

if you dont know where the loot is go to warz wiki learn the map, learn where its easiest to loot, learn where the zombies are harder, learn where to find specific loot. and then its very easy...

i cant see any one spending money on stuff since it drops if you die. its complete waste of money. better to play the game as melee survival and not as cod run and shoot.

I agree with you 100%, maybe we are the only two people that like the game. LOL I heard you are a PR guy for the game if so I want in too. =)

no im not they know this. its way to attack and discredit me. for just posting what my experience has been and for helping others

actually if u read the posts a lot of people drop by and post about there positive experiece with the game. most why would they come here. they are playing the game. most of the people posting here are trying to get help with genuine questions / issue. some are upset.
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Puppyxz Jul 12, 2013 @ 6:24pm 
can i get banned if the game crashes? or if i mistakenly get to find a anti-hack weapon?
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