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Hi everyone,

I decided to open this post for a help request to all of you.

Maybe it's because I only have about 20 hours of gameplay - 12 on this server - but it's been 12 hours full of suffering, death and hunger.

I don't complain that the game itself can be difficult, especially if you're not used to it yet and play alone like me. For this reason, however, I need your help or at least some advise.

1. Food issue: I have turned the map far and wide, from the coast to the airports. From north to south, from east to west. I checked houses, cars, shops, greenhouses, trees, bushes and dead zombie... but nothing. I can't find food. Could you please give me some advice on how to move? I even tried to run after a pig, but with a steak knife there was no way to kill him. I find nothing to be able to fish. I don't know where to look anymore. It's frustrating.

2. Interactions: I connect from Europe, every now and then in the morning, often or almost always in the afternoon and late in the evening. I never find anyone. The only living soul, a little while ago, was a helicopter that kept spinning in the sky. I also lit a red flare, but nothing to do. Of course I don't want to ask you where to find someone, I don't want to solve the "issue" this way and it's not fair for the game .. but the question is: is there anyone online?

I'm going crazy .. I'm starving..

If anyone had any advice, not only about "my" problems, but also in general, I would be really grateful.

Thank you ❤️ 

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  • Emerald
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I'll go through the most common ways to avoid starving. 

The best one; Hunting. Obviously you'd want a gun to make this alot easier but it's worth noting that Sheep (Ewe's) are incredibly slow and will barely run away. Meaning that if you have some form of Melee go after them. More over use the Izurvive map to see which type of animals (and where they) spawn. 

Other than that general looting of buildings is worth doing, but also infected tend to drop cans/tins of food regularly. 

Onto the socialising issue you're having. Go to the home page to see how many people are online at any given time. I'd also suggest, if you're not already doing so, travel on the main roads. You're likely to run into a car or someone moving North - South, East - West. If you do find someone, RP with them, ask where they've seen people and if they're going somewhere you can tag along too. 

Hope this helps somewhat. Good luck 🙂

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  • Diamond
24 minutes ago, Delle said:

1. Food issue: I have turned the map far and wide, from the coast to the airports. From north to south, from east to west. I checked houses, cars, shops, greenhouses, trees, bushes and dead zombie... but nothing. I can't find food. Could you please give me some advice on how to move? I even tried to run after a pig, but with a steak knife there was no way to kill him. I find nothing to be able to fish. I don't know where to look anymore. It's frustrating.

Hey buddy, Dayz is a terrible game. However can be extremely rewarding if a few key skills are remembered. First the food situation. Finding food may be difficult, I found myself starving to death after a respawn plenty of times, most towns and cities close to our custom spawn areas are looted clean, so you will find next to nothing. However loot spawns are up. If you have a knife or any form of sharp object, you can kill Chickens. This is one of the best ways to survive on the short term until you can get a gun and kill a creature of larger stature!

Next, try not sprinting, saving stamina and the like. Attempt to build a fire with a wooden short stick and a piece of bark to light it with. In the case of fishing, use 12 rags to craft a rope and a long stick to make a fishing pole. Worms can be gotten out of the ground with a sharp object and bones can be made into hooks if you cannot find one!
 

28 minutes ago, Delle said:

2. Interactions:

Basically, yeah lotta people don't get on during your times, however most people will say "Find out in game!" I sympathize with you however, so I will only say, Try the North West of the map. 

If you have any direct questions you are more than welcome to DM me, im a hella hard nerd for this game and know enough tips and tricks to survive off of nothing! Good luck survi

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First, thank you so much for your replies. I really appreciate it.

Moving on to my problems: I tried to kill a chicken, maybe it's because I don't know how to do it, but I can't hit them. I even tried once with a sledgehammer I had found around. I thought he wouldn't have a chance with that. But nothing, that little beast survived because my PG looked like a baseball player, hitting the wind.. instead of hitting the bird..  Is there a particular technique? Had the same problem with the knife. Zero hits. 

I find sometimes ranged weapons, but never compatible ammunition. Do I find a shotgun? The game gives me the 7.62. Do I find a pistol? The 12ga spawns .. In short, a disaster. I always try to check police stations and sometimes i also find some kind of military compound, but the games doesn't like me at all.. and I thought Escape from Tarkov was brutal.. Compared to DayZ it's like a trip to the Kindergarten. 

Then, the only stone knife I have (from spawn) has to be thrown away after a short time. I try to avoid the zombies, but sooner or later I have to kill a couple of them and then the knife is destroyed. Is there a way to craft something like a spear? Maybe using wood?
Do you always avoid confrontation with the undead by crouching around in the first hours after a new spawn?

I know they may be stupid questions for you, but I'm just trying to figure out the game.

Thank you.

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  • Titanium

Hello there. 

For the chicken, they are a bit tricky to hit with a melee weapon. Most of the time, I have to aim higher than the chicken to hit them. Even after over a thousand hours in this game, I still sometime struggle to kill a chicken, you just have to keep trying. 

For the ammo, it's just a question of luck and knowing where to look. My advice is to use a phone app call iZurvive. It shows every different spawn area on the map. 

As for the spear, you can make a sharpen stick by mixing a long stick with a knife or the stone knife. 

Look up survival guides for DayZ on YouTube. There's plenty of them out there with a lot of tricks. 

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  • Diamond
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2 hours ago, Delle said:

I know they may be stupid questions for you, but I'm just trying to figure out the game.

This game is different from others, dont worry bro. Im just happy your willing to learn rather than just get ya ass kicked and leave. Using your hands or a sharp object you can collect sticks from bushes! Bigger the bushes the longer the sticks. 

IZurvive is a fantastic websight, use it all the time for travel and for looting. Good luck bro! 
 

Also like I said. If you wanna DM me ya welcome too. The message tab on the top right (the mail symbol) is always open! 

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I did it 🙂 I killed half the wildlife in the region, found out which trees to check for apples, pears and plums, found two weapons (with shots .. after visiting almost all military bases)

Also, after 25 hours of playing I found the first people (in game). Finally 🙂

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  • Diamond
Posted (edited)
9 hours ago, Delle said:

I did it 🙂 I killed half the wildlife in the region, found out which trees to check for apples, pears and plums, found two weapons (with shots .. after visiting almost all military bases)

Also, after 25 hours of playing I found the first people (in game). Finally 🙂

Yes!! Congratulations friend. You have officially graduated from noob! 
 

Graduating Dr Seuss GIF by INTO ACTION

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  • Game Master
11 hours ago, Delle said:

I did it 🙂 I killed half the wildlife in the region, found out which trees to check for apples, pears and plums, found two weapons (with shots .. after visiting almost all military bases)

Also, after 25 hours of playing I found the first people (in game). Finally 🙂

I proudly give you your first beanz.
Congratuations my friend, hope to run into you sometime.

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