Richard Smith is a guy who loved playing video games and always talked about the zombie apocalypse. He believed it was a government experiment that went wrong, or some scientist trying to play god and did something wrong. Richard was a box boy, that played it safe. Now that the apocalypse has happened Richard is attempting to see where he fits in and trying to escape his safe zone and make friends that can help him and maybe he can aid them also.
Richard is on a journey to attempt to use his conspiracy theory ideologies in proper techniques to protect yourself and if it doesnt go Richards way he may just through a tantrum. Richard is working on being a team player and not a long wolf. He was always by himself because no one understood he thought process. Richard is going one day at a time trying to better himself and learn from other people, hopefully the correct way is building friendships and teamwork. Richard will learn one way or another how people should be treated and if they can be trusted. He will isolate someone until the person can prove they can be trusted or if Richard learns the key to trusting someone sooner for the benefit of survival.
Richard came to Chernarus to attempt and push himself out of his comfort zone. He saw the potential to help people in need. Richard was handing food out in Berezino when there was word of the outbreak getting passed the control points. There was word that the final plane to bring volunteers out of the country when Richard's convoy broke down in in Dubrovka in a hot zone. Richard was separated from the detail that was providing protection to the volunteer's and they were overran. Richard ran for his life thinking he was running north towards the air strip, he was actually running south and ended up in Gorka.