Discussion in 'TechPowerUp Club Forum' started by erocker, May 21, 2012.
Did you play it yet? I guess the beta was released today.
Just like every other alpha it is nearly impossible to get it. It finally downloaded but I've yet to play as there are apparently no servers that it sees for me.
Got in finally...literally spawned near like 5 players (they are apparently only letting you view 30% of map). Spawned with flashlight, bandages, and some food. I walk 200 feet and see a survivor, hit him once behind with flashlight and he dies. Go find a zombie, hit it 200 times with flashlight trying to get headshots, still alive. Survivor came up to hit it with me, I hit him 6 times or so with flashlight and he also dies. I gathered 5 zombies, ran in some random building, and got flanked and killed by zombies on either side of a counter (they don't slow down in houses like DayZ FWIW).
So those were my first 5 minutes of The War Z. I also got it all on video because it was funny as shit, but per the NDA I cannot release it I believe. If I can actually get back in I'll update again on some actual gameplay hopefully.
Looked the game over at the website today and seen this! Looks like its gonna be another one of those "Get better gear! Use your paypal account and get 10 free rocket launchers!!!"
F all that shit
that is what I said when I saw that. I looked even closer at the "REGULAR" price and saw that it was 69.99....... that is even higher than many Console games when they launch. It is ridiculous. They are trying to play off of the cultist popularity of DayZ and rake in money before people realize they are being gouged. I hope people see how shitty it is and all the servers crash multiple times throughout the testing and launch.
We need to get like 4-6 people in a life mod server and take over the town!
im down for that. let me take my cisco chapter 9 test first.
***Done. scored a 97.***
Lol this game clucking sucks. I'll be editing together a video and putting it on YouTube of my impressions/whatever. Clucking horrible. I went into it with an open mind and it is just terrible.
That's too bad, I was hoping for more. Drop a link of your vid when you finish.
The real money you spent can't be used on buying any weapons as far as the dev's have said so far, except possible melee weapons. So that assumption would be false. It sounds like the store is mostly for buying supplies to live or to start you character easier.
Yea but no one should get special treatment just cause they can buy more stuff with REAL money. I can see if you preordered you got like one special item that wouldn't be too much of a advantage but being able to purchase many things with real money to play a game... nope
the Developers of WarZ forgot the one aspect of DayZ that caused its sudden rise and what seperated it from L4D, Dead Island, etc... It's Realism.
I've watched videos and the game looks like shit, even if it is an Alpha/Beta, Animations are very fast and stiffer than COD, Weapons and Other supposed to be rare items are found in a couple of minutes. Zombies are not scary anymore. Graphics are decent but human models kinda looks like plastic. I thought WarZ's gonna be awesome now its just another cheap zombie shooter
DayZ on the other hand, while still in Alpha, plays awesome, in fact if it wasnt for those damn hackers this game is pretty much very playable.
i agree on everything but the cheap part. it is not a cheap zombie shooter.... it si the expensive one
Theres a big difference between rocket launchers and bread. F2P is just fine, if you haven't played League of Legends, then I suggest doing it. Thats F2P and I wouldn't say it's Pay to Win. Paying for food and such is a luxury, not a requirement, those people will lose game immersion, I don't see it as an advantage, which is why I posted, you made it sound like one.
There is no pay to win The War Z. You can buy masks, food, addons like silencers and scopes (really, if you need to buy these to win, you suck anyways), etc. All these items can be found in game, some rarer than others, and if you buy them and die, you lose them just like any other item. Since I won't be home until the weekend to make a video, I'll give my thoughts here.
First things first, this is "alpha". Sure, whatever. Apparently everything wrong with the game can and should be chalked up to that excuse, so if you can't climb ladders, don't worry, it's alpha. Yes, that is correct, you can't climb ladders. You don't release a game to the public, regardless if it is just a "pre-order bonus" in alpha and not see half the problems they have right now.
The graphics are that of a PS2.5 game, being generous. The textures are absolute shit on most things, especially the foliage. The skyline is painted on, the trees have paper leaves, the rocks look like grey blobs. The animations are stiff and slow. The character animations are a bit better than the zombie animations, but still bad. The zombie animations are pretty bad. You just kind of have to see it to know what I'm talking about, but the way they move, run in place, and hit you is just retarded looking.
The sound is average at best. The music is annoying, and sort of like DayZ, where it just has random moments where something should be happening and isn't. It got old really quickly and I turned it off. The zombie noises come from everywhere, even where the zombies aren't. Unless they spawned one on top of a building, I was hearing one on top of what looked to be a fire station (not enter-able) just making noises (and no he was not behind or to the side of the building). They either breathe heavy or don't breathe at all, or breathe then stop breathing completely then breathe again...it's pretty annoying when they are chasing you and you don't know if they are still chasing you because they stop making noise. When somebody spawns in, you hear an annoying "ding" noise signaling somebody is in. The players also make noise when doing things like jumping (which gives away your position). The forests sounds are annoying and unrealistic, super loud birds chirping and woodpeckers and other wildlife.
The gameplay is horrible. I'm not a big fan of how DayZ works gameplay wise. It is stiff, animations tend to suck, the ability to not jump, and all the glitches are annoying as hell. That said, it works, and I have gotten used to it. The War Z sucks in this regard. While I could get used to it, I don't want to. There is first and third person in the game. first person is a better view as it doesn't allow you to see your retarded looking character move around. However, you have no idea where the item in your hand is showing. For instance, your flashlight is in front of you in third person, but in first person it is to the right of your screen (it is in your right hand, but apparently your character is too stupid to center it so you can actually look at things). When hitting a zombie with a flashlight or a club, you have no idea where you are hitting them in first or third person. Apparently you can only kill zombies with headshots, and I've hit zombies literally 20+ times and they haven't gone down with both a flashlight and a hammer, even with a baseball bat (spiked at that). Either the hit boxes are super small, or the aim is off of where it should be. The zombies are also IMPOSSIBLE to lose. It is super easy, easier than DayZ (regular) honestly, to gather a horde of zombies. They don't slow in houses and there is no way to get rid of them besides weaving in and out of houses quickly or standing on a car (yes, they leave you alone if you jump on top of a car). Which would make sense, except that trees do not seem to get rid of them nor do fences as they just seem to jump right over or find the only hole in the fence. Of course, this wouldn't be such a problem if zombies didn't kill you in four hits, or you could actually kill them with melee weapons.
So not only that, but things like the loot and houses are terrible. The loot is literally almost nonexistant besides food and other occasional things like flares and lights. I've manged to find 2 crossbows, with no ammo, and 2 masks. The other things I've used I got off of bodies (bats and hammers). I attribute this partly to everyone hounding the servers and only having 30% of the map open, but still, there is literally nothing in most of the buildings. Also, all the buildings tend to be the same. You can go in the diner, post office, garage looking sort of thing, barns, and some houses...and that seems to be about it. The placement of the towns is okay, nothing special, but lots of places aren't enter-able or are certain deathtraps where there is no way out, and if the 2 zombies that follow you inside hit you, you're dead. Not only do you die, but you can't use that character for an hour. You can have about 5 characters, and you can delete them, but if you get flashlight killed as soon as you spawn in and want to keep the character, you're SOL for a little bit. I'm told this is also 24 hours in the full game.
Oh, and the PvP. So DayZ PvP is somewhat balanced in terms that you either have to sneak up on someone with a hatchet or get into a firefight (sans sniping) and is generally fair in a "real world" situation type of way. Again, even seeing there is only 30% of the map open (albeit with only 40 players, some less per server), the PvP is ridiculously unbalanced. For instance, a flashlight to the back of the head and you're dead. 1 hit, done. 5 hits with a spiked bat and you're dead. See anything wrong with that? So they start you off with the most overpowered weapon in the game, that can't kill zombies in 20+ hits mind you, and just spawn everybody within spitting distance of each other. Makes so much sense.
Uh, so yeah. Within my 2-3 hours of play that is what I've come up with so far. I'm horribly disappointed. I'll play it again this weekend to see if anything is fixed in 3 days, and I'll wait until the beta to try and get my refund. It is horribly disappointing. Guess I'm waiting on the DayZ standalone.
Oh, and here's my video of the first 5 minutes of gameplay. It is unlisted.
Untitled - YouTube
Thanks Guitar! Is that "TheLaughingMan" from here on TPU AKA Gunny highway in the video you made?
*Just watched the whole video*
W............T...............F............. is this shit. This game is terrible
Oh, and while the game looks bad, ignore the "I have this on ultra". Apparently it didn't save my settings and it was on low. Not that it changed much going to Ultra.
Got a screenshot of it on ultra? And lol it is gunny!
My clan now operates a DayZ server, search for " SGA" with a space before it, to avoid the many "xxxxsGamers" servers. Right now it runs on UTC-12 for plenty of evening daylight, it's on regular difficulty and it's brand new, so there must be some vehicles that aren't already taken and hidden away... DayZ is fun times.
Is this a hive server or a private hive?
Not a private hive. I don't even know what a private hive is, although I saw that in the server settings. For now we're just happy to kill zombies and try to establish a nice camp. There have been groups of friendlies on the server, and only a few humans killed at the hands of other humans.
It is a "DayZChernarus" server, instead of a simple "DayZ" server, if you know what I mean. We're playing BF3 tonight, so you probably won't see any SGA on the server, but other than that, we'll be around and stomping hard on cheaters.
Private hive is a server that has its own hive in the server and you can have your own vehicles and weapons and way more control, only downside is that if you build a character on the private hive then goto a hive, your stuff will not transfer.
Guitar do you have the Graphics settings up?
Because this guys looks alright The War Z Gameplay Footage 1/3 - YouTube
But yours looks noting like that guys.
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