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Helicopters be gone.


Should helis be removed?  

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  • Emerald

In all seriousness, helicopters shouldn't be a thing. In my opinion, not even from the start or even in the regular mod, but this far into the DayZRP apocalypse? Realistically, considering how trigger happy everyone is, they would of been shot to nothingness and back several times over by now.

Not only should people who know how to pilot the things be somewhat of a rarity (Where as in DayZRP 90% of people seem to be certified pilots) the people who know how to repair the damn things should be even rarer; Further contributing to the eventual disappearance of working copters. It ought to be a miracle you found someone who can actually take a look at your littlebird and understand what he's seeing.

And let's be honest here, half (Not fact, but likely not too inaccurate either) the usage the helicopters get are flying around the map looking for camps, hidden vehicles, helicopter crashes, other helicopters (WHY) and whatnot, tasks that even in the base mod completely break the gameplay (Disclaimer: Personal opinion.)

TL;DR: Helicopters no longer realistically make sense even in the slightest. Remove them.

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  • Emerald

They've been removed for the moment so the developers can rebalance them. It is also to stop groups getting helicopters and finding all the helicopter crashed and good loot after the wipe. They will be returning though.

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Well i did make a thread not too long ago, seems like people like them but want them nerfed, honestly i would prefer them being gone, it's harder to find stashes and camps and gives clans and people opportunity to stash weapons for themselves without overthinking it and end up the next day looted.

Never had any RP beside with TOR, but because just a handful of people who temporarily get their hands on these choppers use them for RP reasons, doesn't mean others will, their main use is spotting vehicles, stashes, and infantry in fights and sometimes trolling.

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  • Emerald

It'll be interesting on how they have been balanced. My thoughts are that the mod with crosd winds has been added or it's forced first person when flying. When playing ACE first person only when flying a helicopter it's very difficult to land and judge things.

Also I hope the flying tank (Mi-17) is removed as that was the most op helicopter around.

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Guest Mike Golf

I don't see a problem with choppers to be honest, I see a problem with the availability of the supplies to fix them. Maybe if you give them a percentage value of complete failure if any damage is present at all, not aesthetically but if the engine was to take a hit and it went below 100% healthy every 1% it dropped there was a higher chance of engine failure or something. Something to make them more realistic, maybe some new parts added to the game. In the same way the brick and duct tape has been added surely you can just add something to say that if such and such is present in the inventory it can be added to the helicopter to reduce risk of malfunction, just something to change it up a bit, really.

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  • Sapphire

I will say that yes after a period of time choppers seem unrealistic yes but this is still a game so to throw some mixture the should stay or come back for this matter. Also I will say that fixing a Huey takes just over 2 hours to get stuff and mi17 well over 2 hours so fixing these choppers you must spend a lot of time fixing to get one going and I agree with malfunctions and stuff that would add to the drama of work so hard to getting one. :D

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  • Emerald

Oh. If they're coming back though, the OP is technically still relevant until we see what the 'rebalancing' will consist of.

Take my opinion with a pinch of salt also, since I might be biased as even in the base DayZ mod I think helis completely break everything and have no place.

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Guest Shadow

Please don't bring them back!

Roadblocks actually are a threat now and cant be spotted easily, stashes have a chance to survive as do camps and cars. I can leave a tent in a realistic spot and put realistic stuff (Farm rifles, food etc) in there without worrying about a gear whore in a chopper raping every tent on the server.

I vote admins only have access to choppers, as in the clans CTC and the Council.

Maybe every now and again a admin can spawn in a chopper for some RP like saving survivors.

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I remember before the wipe you couldn't go into a SINGLE industrial area without finding a Main Rotor. The tricky part, in my opinion, was finding the 'Copters. Either because they were being held by groups or they were at the spawn location with numerous amounts of guys guarding it so their group can fix it up and not some random Civ (Yours truly). Sorta glad they are gone, makes it a bit fair in both weapons and transportation wise. If they are implemented back (Which they will be.) i hope that at least the main rotors be a bit more hard to find. Also that they take away the damnable tank Helo (MI-17) flying fortress that one is. All of this my opinion. :D

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Agree with your points, helicopters just seem a bit ridiculous in DayZ. I feel helicopters should only be used for events.

Instead of re-introducing helicopters I would like to see more Bicycles, motorbikes and ATV's in the game as I feel these would have survived the best in a apocalypse.

Just my personal opinion though.

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  • Legend

Remove all helicopters permanently and replace them with civillian airplanes :)

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  • Emerald

Possibly, if...

A larger ammount of cars, bikes and other transport needs to be addded to make up for them.

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  • Legend

I like your idea Hofer. but so little places to land an conceal

And that is the point :)

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I say keep helicopters, but only civilian helicopters and the Little Bird. Huey's and Mi-17's seem like the only unrealistic ones to me, as they are very specialist helicopters and I doubt Chernarus had a fleet of them to begin with, keep them in the CTC for the events against Hordes and the Council though, as they can be pretty fun.

Force 1st person whilst your at it, and make the parts for Helis rarer. :)

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Choppers be coming back soon and better then before the dev team are working very hard to bring new things to the server :)

Any chance you could elaborate on the changes to the helicopters? If not its cool :)

Nope that would ruin the fun now wouldn't it MWAHAHAHAHAHA

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Choppers be coming back soon and better then before the dev team are working very hard to bring new things to the server :)

Any chance you could elaborate on the changes to the helicopters? If not its cool :)

Nope that would ruin the fun now wouldn't it MWAHAHAHAHAHA

Hahahaha, the Dev team made for keeping us on our toes :P

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