Infestation: Survivor Stories Classic

Infestation: Survivor Stories Classic

Jedi Jun 23, 2013 @ 11:54am
Why I Prefere War Z Over Day Z
Why I prefer War z (Infestation) over Day Z.

Overall Container:
1. Day Z is a mod.. it will always only be a mod to Arma.
a. even the standalone is still beig built with the arma engine... i will make judgements on it when/if i see it.
2. War Z is a fully packaged game built within its own container.. All servers pulic/private are linked to a single hive.
3. Day Z has tons of servers that WILL lead you to a countless number of different hives... thus breaking character continuity across servers.

1. Jumping! - War Z all the way.
a. Day Z only uses a stopping leg up maneuver that is likely to get you killed.
2. Rolling - Day Z
a. Rolling is non-existent in War Z.

1. Both Games Appear to be graphically equal providing a full spectrum of visual enhancements to the game.

1. 3D Sound appears to be efficiently dispensed in Day Z.

1. Both games seem equal.. with Day Z having head swivel.

1. Day Z (being a mod) has countless servers.. all of which could be running various forms, versions, mods of the main mod.
2. War Z offers a long list of official servers, private servers... (test and premium servers coming soon.)

1. Day Z uses Battleye.
2. War Z uses Punkbuster, which has the better track record.

1. Intuitive working inventory with War Z.
2. War Z has a global and clan inventory system.
3. Day Z inventory is a cumulative mess.

1. War Z has a clan and party system to team up with friends.

1. War Z has VOIP.
2. Day Z sometimes allows VOIP.
3. War Z has 4 text chat channels always up for use.
4. Day Z somtimes allows text chat.

Gun Weapons:
1. Plenty of variety in both games..
a. some argue Day Z has too many gun drops.
b. some argue War Z has too few gun drops.
2. Customizable weapons in War Z with optional attachment drops.

Melee Weapons:
1. Several Melee weapons exist in War Z, plus the starting flashlight is also a melee weapon.
2. Day Z has only a broken "scripted 1 meter sniper" hatchet.

1. Day Z has a bigger map
a. this is either a plus or minus depending on how much you want to run.
2. War Z map is in English.. the only language that matters.

1. Day Z has vehicles...
2. War Z is scheduled to have vehicles with the next map release.

Safe zones:
1. War Z has safe zones with Merchant and Vault NPC's.

1. Day Z utilizes a 1 character system... male or female model.
a. instant respawn on Day Z after death.
2. War Z gives you 5 characters to play... with multiple models/skins to choose from.
a. 1 hour cooldown on War Z after character death.
3. War Z characters earn XP and in game currency in game.

Skill Trees:
1. War Z offers a multi-tiered skill tree to spend XP on for buffs to the character.

Loot Table:
1. Day Z has an abundant loot table... Generally the player tends to leave behind more than they can carry.
2. War Z has a low threshold on loot.. forcing the player to scavenge and ration more ... (seems more realiztic to me.)
a. i would prefer to see a bit more ammo drops in War Z.

1. War Z offers a marketplace with "real money" transactions to buy amenities, such as backpacks, melee weapons, food, ammo, etc...
a. Gun are NOT sold within the marketplace... all guns must be found as drops in game.

1. War Z zombies near perfect killing machines.
2. Day Z zombies are very clearly broken in every way possible.....

Having played both games EXTENSIVELY..... Given the option I would play War Z anyday over Day Z. It takes a special type of gamer to enjoy a "sandbox" game in the first place. Its a game without levels, quests, dungeons, and gearscores.. A game without airstrikes, attack choppers, or drones. The player is required to devise their own enjoyable gaming experience, usually found within communities carving out a playable existence within the zombie riddled landscape. Through all of the ridicule, the game still sells very well on STEAM and the servers stay populated.
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OMEGA79[DethOIVI] Jun 23, 2013 @ 12:14pm 
Then engine for the DayZ SA is strongly changed to fit dayz ;) ...
so DayZ SA will be a Game not a mod ...

just to make an example ... the same engine that runs the RTS C&C Tiberian Wars also runs the FPS C&C Renegade (And other games)

1 Core engine can (modified) serve different games, and you would not call those a modification, would you?

A modifaction to a game only modificates the gameplay, not the engine it self ...
thats one of the differences between a mod and a game ....
SolisWolfe Jun 23, 2013 @ 12:22pm 
this guys right i like warz (infestation) its and little more better they're updating it more and next map having cars cant wait the this games got more guns and weps then dayz whitch i like
ChiGoku Jun 23, 2013 @ 12:27pm

the newest info on DayZ Standalone, it starts 10 mins in, you get to see the crafting in place, and also don't forget majority of that stuff are place holders. The UI is still going to look different as they said, zombie animations are still going to be changing aswell as the sound effects.

As well he mentioned hacking and how they will control and stop 90% of the hacks, everything is controlled by their server, so their server will tell you your char info of food, health, etc etc, so hacking will virtually be eliminated.

Its quit worth the watch if you are serious on the whole warz vs dayz debate, stop comparing a mod that has limitations of what can be done to it, and slowly start looking at the full game itself.

Its also not the same arma2 engine, it is heavily modified and majority of it is different aswell.

The video is also brand new as of today, so it has really great new info and footage!
ChiGoku Jun 23, 2013 @ 12:30pm 
Originally posted by DEATHTRAP:
this guys right i like warz (infestation) its and little more better they're updating it more and next map having cars cant wait the this games got more guns and weps then dayz whitch i like

the last post sergay made is they stopped focusing and working on cars, and that was about a month ago, so the next map having cars is probably most likely down the drain, (they also finally took down their fake SS of zombies getting run over with a car)
Jedi Jun 23, 2013 @ 12:41pm 
I based this comparison on existing Day Z... I'm aware game engines can be fitted to accomplish many things... We will see how DayZ:SA compares when its released. I have been monitoring the blog videos.. and was not completely impressed as of yet. In my opinion, as of now, War Z is the better game all around.
ChiGoku Jun 23, 2013 @ 12:46pm 
and the video I posted was something new that isnt on the blog (last I checked earlier today) it is new and relevent information. and again Dayz is just a mod, you can only do so much to it, so honestly, I respect your comparison cause it feels like you have actually done a proper one in someway without saying just cause and making up ♥♥♥♥♥♥ excuses, but its hard to judge a mod of a game, that isn't even designed to do what it does, dayz is a survival game at best, not a shooter, warz is built on more of straight PVP action, (the market place supports this) because warz survival?? you can buy your survival gear (u dont have to and try to play the game as intended) but thousands of ppl don't and buy their survival through the market place and just PVP

Dayz is a mod with an engine that cant do what it wants to actually do, warz like u mentioned it designed around what they want to do (even though most of it is executed horribly)

I'd like to give a proper rebuttal on each of your points but alas I dont have time atm to go through all of it, but I'm kinda glad someone actually made a none flame/educated comparison (even though dayz mod was never really ment to handle what it does)
J ł H U 33° Jun 23, 2013 @ 12:57pm 
hello autist pro how was you'r day today? full of autism?
Sturmtrooper96 Jun 23, 2013 @ 1:27pm 
i think war z is better than dayz at the moment, but i think th standalone would be much better than war z then.

but i prefare The Dead Linger. Vote vor it on Steam Greenlight, its the best zombie survival game ever. ant the idea to make this game is older than day z and warz. u can also build barricades!!!
Jedi Jun 23, 2013 @ 1:36pm 
Originally posted by Atlas:

This is even a whole lot of details and I like it more than warz

Goto 4:18 in your video.... The zombies are still running broken circles around him. If this is the best the Day Z:SA can offer.. then the zombies are still a zero threat.

I would not think twice before running throught the streets of Cherno (Day Z).. the zombies are nothing more than a mere nuisance at best..... I would NOT run through the streets of Bould City (War Z)... it would be death. The only thing dangerous in Day Z were the snipers on the hills.... and hackers.

We play these games for the surrealism of playing in a post-apocalyptic zombie world.. It isn't worth playing if the zombies aren't a primary threat. I do welcome the pvp interaction... but its not a primary concern to me... The objective is survival immersion above all.
Last edited by Jedi; Jun 23, 2013 @ 1:36pm
OMEGA79[DethOIVI] Jun 23, 2013 @ 1:40pm 
Originally posted by buehrmar96:

but i prefare The Dead Linger. Vote vor it on Steam Greenlight, its the best zombie survival game ever. ant the idea to make this game is older than day z and warz. u can also build barricades!!!

thank you for this information, that looks like it could be fun ;D
¬ Octo Jun 23, 2013 @ 1:43pm 
1- I own both games, i've played Dayz for like 400 hours, "only" 60 in warz (out of steam), yet still i think that i have enought experience with both to form a solid opinion.

2- I like and enjoy both games!

3- I dont have the time to list all the false assumption made in the OP, but after reading half of it i can only conclude that the OP really doesnt know a damn thing about Dayz, it's engine, and so many gameplay aspects.

4- while Dayz and Warz share the zombie apocalipse theme, comparing 'em is just ridiculous, as both are completelly different from each other, and i mean COMPLETELY:
Everything: graphics, engine, gameplay, polishment, goals, is like comparing apples with wheels. they share zombies and PVP aspects, that's all, from then both grow in very different ways and offer a very disctint gameplay... that's the reason i like and play the 2
High-Five Guy Jun 23, 2013 @ 1:53pm 
I have played both games and some comments he says in this passage are fake
Last edited by High-Five Guy; Jun 23, 2013 @ 1:57pm
angry_asians Jun 23, 2013 @ 1:58pm 
Warz zombies a perfect killing machine? can they break your legs and tear your neck out? can they knock you unconscious and swarm over you as you lie their helpless and watch as your character bleeds to death? and whats up with the fact in war z you can heal your wounds with a single press of the mouse button? Vehicles in the next patch? you have been saying that for the last 7 months! and atleast the makers of day z didnt f*****ing lie to us!!!!!!!!!
Last edited by angry_asians; Jun 23, 2013 @ 2:00pm
Jedi Jun 23, 2013 @ 1:58pm 
I have over 1000 hours logged on DayZ and about 50 on WarZ. I am very well aware of the intricacies of each of the games.. I made no "false assumptions." I merely stated very observable facts regarding each game.

It is my intelligent opinion that you are incorrect aout goals... both games have stated goals of SURVIVING a post-apocalyptic zombie riddled world fraught with the inherent dangers afore-mentioned, and noted jackassery of other online players.
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Date Posted: Jun 23, 2013 @ 11:54am
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