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  • Birthday 06/20/1987

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  1. My amazon copy doesn't ship to me until next week.
  2. Titanthumbs

    Origin - Skratches
  3. Wish I could join you guys today, but I'm working. I'll try my best to watch it live though. Best of luck to both Sean and Olly.
  4. Arma 3 Beta Shenanigans

    This new multiplayer DLC is both weird and cool. A new reason to get back into ArmA 3 perhaps?
  5. Played an exciting and eventful long session with Plyem and YoThatLimp. For what I believe is the first time in weeks that we've played now, we actually encountered other players. More than just once. Of course it being DayZ, those assholes opened fire on sight and killed two of us. But still Plyem was able to exact revenge and loot gear off of them while still under the influence of blood loss. We eventually decided to join up with Vanaman, who was apparently in Elektro on another server. Unfortunately on our way along the coast in one of the towns, YoThatLimp was killed by another player who shot him on sight. I managed to loot some gear off YoThatLimp. But couldn't for whatever odd reason, seem to even locate the body of our mysterious murderer. Lost some good stuff to the server due to some odd bug. Anyway, after about 4 hours of DayZ we called it a night. On a sidenote, they really need to fix the item trading system. Items disappearing when dropped just gets super annoying after a while. Why can't we have a simple "hand item to..." function? If you can give someone blood or saline or even force feed them food and water, why not have the ability to give them other items as well? Seems reasonable enough to me, but then again I'm no game developer/designer/programmer.
  6. Yes we are meeting up in Guglovo at the same time as always. Don't worry about the light, I've three headtorches and batteries. As long as my character doesn't revert again we should be fine. I was lucky to have my character restore back to a few weeks ago, when I had a mosin with scope and bayonet attached. I just did a scavenge run this morning to gather more supplies. Few things I've noticed since the new patch: shotguns hacksaws military berets that look cool, but offer no head protection radio transmitters, that can be used to communicate on a specific frequency variable zombie models spraypaint cans to paint your weapons new soda cans: Pipsi, Spite, NotaCola and Rasputin Cola fresh fruits seemed to spawn more often as opposed to rotten ones weapon cleaning kits (apparently they are bugged and shouldn't be used on "pristine" weapons as that'll degrade them to "worn". server browser now has column for time of day So I've managed to gather up a good deal of supplies for our event later today. My backpack is completely full with extra junk that I can share with folks once we meetup. In fact, I have no space left in my inventory for food. So please help me get rid of this junk: bayonet attachment for M4 weapon flashlight for M4 3 headtorches 3 batteries flashlight handcuffs with keys 2 weapon cleaning kits 75% full green spraypaint can (I used it on my mosin and now I can blend in to the foliage with my camo pants, green helmet, green backpack and green vest). Shitload of bandages Ammo for mosin, revolver and pistol.
  7. Oh great! Now, I'll have to log in and have a look just to make sure my character is ready for tomorrow.
  8. Before I transcribe another one of my adventures here, I'm gonna say upfront I'm not proud of what I did. I just did it instinctively. So after the events of my previous run, I respawned along the coast somewhere between Solnichniy and Kamyshovo. After getting my bearings, I headed up the road towards Msta and was lucky enough to find a Mosin and an axe in the first house I looked in. I found a water bottle, some cans of food and a kitchen knife in Msta. I still hadn't found a backpack and my pockets were all filled to the brim. I decided to move up along the road towards Staroye. More junk and some food, but still no backpack. I found a sweatshirt and some cargo pants that let me carry more stuff but I was still running out of inventory space. In Staroye, while trading blows with a zombie I started bleeding. I eventually killed it, but realized I didn't have any rags or bandages to stop the bleeding. I wasn't even wearing a shirt I could tear into rags; just the sweatshirt and cargo pants which you can't tear into rags. So I frantically started running into houses checking for anything at all I could use to stop the incessant bleeding. I must have been very careless in my search because all the houses I checked were empty. After running around in circles and I was ready to give up. This is where it ends. Once again, I lose my gear to bad luck. So while waiting for myself to bleed out, it occured to me that I could still "cheat" and keep all my gear. I found the nearest house, dumped everything I had into one spot in the center of the house, closed the door behind me and stepped outside in nothing but my undies. I then took a screenshot of the house and made a mental note of exactly where it was located in Staroye. My insane idea was to bleed out, respawn and then make a beeline straight to this house to pick up all my stuff. Assuming the server didn't reset and nobody else on the server casually walked into the house by the time I get there, my stuff should technically still be there. I just decided to take that chance. And to my surprise it worked! I got everything back, just the way it was. Yes, I admit, in a way you could call it "cheating". But come on, if nobody else on the server picked it all up by the time I respawned and ran back then I call it fair game. Posting a few screenshots in spoiler tags to shorten the post.
  9. I have such a love-hate relationship with this game. I played for a few hours this morning just so I could gather up some supplies for next week. I had a revolver, pistol, baseball bat and an axe for weapons. I had two small protector cases full of ammo for the revolver, pistol and mosin. I had plenty of bandages, a pristine syringe, a saline bag and morphine. I had also managed to pick up a pristine headtorch and three 9V batteries for our night run next week. No problems with food, water or blood loss. Then I get the losing connection message. I decide to move myself to a corner of a nearby building and just let the server disconnect me. But the server doesn't shutdown or disconnect me from the game. Instead, the game skips around a bit and I find myself lying on the ground moaning in pain. When I try to stand back up, my body just slumps back down to the crawl position. Somehow I must have fallen from a height and broken my legs. So no more walking for me. In panic, I just start applying bandages to myself. I take some vitamin pills and use the morphine hoping to dull the pain. Something must have worked, because miraculously I find myself able to walk again. Extremely pleased with the situation, I decided to log off the server and stop playing before my luck ran out. But 20 mins later, found myself logging back in, unable to contain the excitement from my previous session. And as luck would have it, only a few minutes into the game I was shot dead by someone I hadn't seen. Goddammit. Now I don't know if I should go back and start scavenging all over again. It's just so depressing and yet I've a smile on my face as I'm typing this out. EDIT: I've now learned through magic of google and the DayZ wiki that morphine can be used to fix broken bones. Huh.
  10. As far as I know, rags or bandages will only stop the bleeding. You won't start regaining blood immediately after applying rags/bandages. I think blood regenerates (at a really slow pace) as long as you keep a healthy level of food and water. The best and fastest way to deal with blood loss is to get somebody to donate blood or give you a saline bag. This is all based on knowledge I've picked up playing DayZ myself. So I could be wrong.
  11. Well, having my character reset and then losing all my cool gear was a bummer, but I still had fun. At least it felt like some us had an adventure of sorts. After respawning and scavenging for new stuff, I came across this little shack. It was filled with a whole bunch of new-spawns who were repeatedly being attacked by a single zombie. A zombie feed-station? I managed to grab this screenshot before the zombie started chasing me.
  12. Just a friendly reminder: We're playing again around 4hrs from now. So if you haven't moved your character to Guglovo yet, please do so and save us all some time.
  13. Guglovo is perfect. So if you're planning on playing next week, please move your character near the water fountain in Guglovo. Gather supplies, gear up or whatever else you need to do and get yourself to Guglovo. Get it done preferably before we play next week so we save time and can proceed swiftly to spread fear amongst other players on the server. Now lets cross our fingers and hope that we also luck into finding a good server that lasts us for the entire run.
  14. That sounds like a plan. Let's decide which small town or other landmark we want to meet up at. You know what? Let's make this place our standard thumbs meet up location. Henceforth, we should all meet up at that location before the start of our event. Hopefully people from our group will find time to move their character to that spot before our event next week. This would save us hours of wandering around trying to find each other.
  15. Posting a few screenshots. I think this is the most number of people I've teamed up with in DayZ or Arma. This is when all 9 of us were finally together on a hill near Shakhovka. We decided to split in two squads and approach a town from flanking directions. Our two squads met up in Guglovo near a fountain. Look at us. We are an overwhelming force together as a group and yet such an easy target for any random passerby.