Originally Posted by AphexDreamer
For cover you have tress and grass, they work, I've used them.
A suggestion has been made for weapon switching delay, the game is still in alpha remember and everyone has that quick weapon switch advantage atm anyways. In fact every negative and positive about the game applies to everyone.
You can heal, it isn't exactly instantly cause you have to switch and there is a delay between the frequency of healing. For instance you can't spam bandages. I've tried doesn't work. It seems like you criticizing it as if it were a complete game. Most developers don't release alphas precisely because they know people are going to complain at mechanics which aren't even fully developed. The only real issue at hand is you either like a game for reasons x or you don't for reasons x.
I'm sorry if you bought the game and it didn't meet your expectations and I'm glad you are trying to protect others from wasting money in a game that some people may or may not like but to make claims that "if the game didn't have the zombie element, IE war Inc, there'd be no reason to play" is asinine. Such a statement works for practically any game... even day z. Where without its zombies it would just be Arma II.
And people bought Arma II and liked playing it. War Inc sucks and its free to play. Arma II is a simulation in ways. DayZ took this and applied it to a zombie game so it is realistic and there is a more survival aspect to it. War Z took the engine and slapped some things over it to get publicity and sell copies, and are letting people like you claim it is "alpha" and "beta" (it is beta now, by the way) while they work on key features that should've been there to begin with, like climbing ladders, that they are adding as they go.
The grass cover doesn't work because someone can turn down their settings and have no grass. The trees provide enough cover as other games, IE not much. Just because everybody can do it doesn't mean its okay. Once again it is one of those things they didn't bother working on and just threw it in from the original engine to get the game out there. It is instantaneous if you have Bandages DX, a Medkit, or Antibiotics. It takes literally 2 seconds at most to press a number key, the mouse key, and another number key, and bam you're at full health and ready to inhale bullets again. That's retarded.
I'm criticizing it because it is a piece. This is the thing you people screaming "IT IS ALPHA" are not understanding - none of these features are in game, it is stuff they have to code in. They didn't release this to be a good zombie survival game. They released it to get to the market and capitalize on the success of another MOD that is currently FREE and BETTER. And when the standalone comes out, from the work we've already seen on it, it will be loads better than what the War Z is and will be. You don't release a game in a shitty state in "alpha/beta" with good intentions, you do it as a money grab. There's a good reason they didn't charge for DayZ as it is now and why they are blatantly calling the standalone still an alpha, as it has already proven itself through a mod that has been FREE. That is what they have done. As I've previously stated many times I've known this and it has been brutally obvious, but I expected them to at least work on core gameplay mechanics and not do a direct port with a different interface, items, and levels.