Unfortunately I don't see how people can realistically have their character survive long periods without an automatic weapon to defend themselves with. I'm not even talking about anything crazy, but rather that if you do not have some sort of firepower and you stumble across a bear or a pack of wolves, you're done for. Even more than two or three zombies and nowhere to lock yourself into can kill you if you do not have a gun. It doesn't make sense for the game play on the game itself.
That being said, one of the first things I was told when returning to the server was that I have to hide