Originally Posted by the54thvoid
Use this to head for a barn with some goodies:
Honestly, once you have a hatchet you're set.
If you're being chased by Zombies, find any flight of stairs run up and make a stand. Z's are piss easy to kill when you're up stairs (they have to walk). Likewise, inside any large building, they'll walk at you, not run.
Inside decent Barns you'll normally find: Crossbows, Rifles or shotguns. Crossbow bolts are re-usable so always search the body for the bolt sticking out.
Stay away from big towns on a busy server, you will be killed by other players. If you're lucky enough to get a server with 'side channel' press the "." until it comes up on screen - at least that way you can attempt to make friends.
Correction... Once you find a MAP you are set! Not knowing were you are is a PAIN! The best places to find a map for a newbie is cherno/Electro Supermarkets. Use the DayzDB map to try and get to one. If there is no map, then farm the place until one spawns.
By farming meaning take everything that is in the market outside and dump in the street then wait about 10 minutes and stuff will respawn in the market. This same technique can be used in most places like firehouses to get better weapons.