In roleplay, as in real life, no matter what they technically are, some to a lot of people would call them zombies. If you go to me and say a pig is a cow but it looks and acts like my entire pre-conceived idea of a pig I’m gonna call it a pig. It doesn’t matter what a manifesto says they are, it’s what my character perceives them to be.
People can RP out that they’re not zombies and I’m going to tell them IC, “Well they fucking look like them” and any sensible person wouldn’t give a shit OOC because that makes sense. I’m not making up my own lore or disregarding the current lore, but I’m going to call something what it looks like because what’s happening to my character in real time is more important than a technicality in the lore that really doesn’t even affect the current situation.
Lmao I express my opinions because maybe something will change and I'll want to play. I don't hate this place and I genuinely want to have fun here again.
Great way to get people who might come back to not bother.
I think the real problem is the lore is specifically written to limit people from playing a character they want. If they want to play a super-soldier Rambo-esque American I'll just think they're cringey and move on with my life. As far as the "infected" are concerned they look like zombies, they act like zombies, so unless the lore is walking dead style and says zombies weren't in any form of media why act like they're anything other than exactly what they look like.
In a realistic scenario if I say one of these things walking around I and most people would call them zombies.
Honestly the main reason seems to be it gets more people to buy diamond. First year and 1/2 I played here there were 2-4 hived servers, and it had been that way before that. Just because there’s fancy mods now doesn’t mean hoarding loot wasn’t a thing then too, but there was enough common sense to say, “Yea people can take advantage of this, but the alternative is worse”.
Groups could rob you, reason enough?
Fears there, and is necessary for a fun experience in DayZRP, otherwise it’s just second life with zombies. Interact with people and get into some tense situations.
My “rose tinted glasses” are more people playing on the servers. Simpler rules for a time when people didn’t take this place as seriously, but it doesn’t seem I’m agreed with anymore. Hope the wipe does decent.