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Hey! I literally just got DayZ and was hoping someone could help teach me the ropes. I have no clue where i am on the map and I'm playing on something equivalent to a toaster so any help is appreciated!


Edit- I also only have a shovel and I think I'm about to die of thirst
 
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Hey! I literally just got DayZ and was hoping someone could help teach me the ropes. I have no clue where i am on the map and I'm playing on something equivalent to a toaster so any help is appreciated!


Edit- I also only have a shovel and I think I'm about to die of thirst

Shovels, crowbars, knives, bats, ect do pretty terrible damage (hope just because it's Alpha). I suggest just juking zombies until you find an axe. It's pretty easy in SA (juking zombies that is). If you find yourself in a fight with another player, you can knock them out in two hits (to the head), then you can beat them until they are dead.

If you are playing on a high-pop server, stay away from the coast. Not only will most of the towns be looted out, but bandits love to come down to the coast and have fun hunting some bambies. :wink:

Also! Airfields are usually packed full of bandits, tread carefully.

Good guide for the buildings and what loot spawns where. Once you learn the ins and outs, you'll be able to run into a city, get what you need, and get out quickly.
http://www.reddit.com/r/dayz/comments/1w7nmv/a_guide_to_looting_and_buildings/

I suggest playing with this map in a browser at all times (or at least print out a map). This way you can figure out where you are and how to get to your next destination (which you will memorize over time).
http://dayzdb.com/map/chernarusplus#2.071.092

Water pumps are the best way to stay hydrated (ponds also work since I don't think you can get infected atm in Alpha). You can fill up your water bottles/canteens, but if you plan accordingly you can just forget carrying them and just hit up water pumps along the way. It's always a good idea to fill up on one until you get the message "My stomach is full" or something along those lines. You will have a stuffed emblem when you pull up your inventory. Being stuffed is a good thing as it increases the time you can go without food/water.
( water pump locations in link below)
http://dayz.wikia.com/wiki/Water_pump

Shirts can be ripped into rags (right click), which can save your *** early on.

If you're having a hard time finding a backpack, you can craft one.
Rope + Burlap sack = Small bag
Small bag + sticks = +8 more slots

You don't need a can opener to open canned goods, you can use a bayonet, screwdriver, knives, and even an axe.

I'll write up some more later, feel free to ask any questions though! I've logged more hours in DayZ (mod and SA) then I'm proud of. Lol. :smile:
 
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Shovels, crowbars, knives, bats, ect do pretty terrible damage (hope just because it's Alpha). I suggest just juking zombies until you find an axe. It's pretty easy in SA (juking zombies that is). If you find yourself in a fight with another player, you can knock them out in two hits (to the head), then you can beat them until they are dead.

If you are playing on a high-pop server, stay away from the coast. Not only will most of the towns be looted out, but bandits love to come down to the coast and have fun hunting some bambies. :wink:

Also! Airfields are usually packed full of bandits, tread carefully.

Good guide for the buildings and what loot spawns where. Once you learn the ins and outs, you'll be able to run into a city, get what you need, and get out quickly.
http://www.reddit.com/r/dayz/comments/1w7nmv/a_guide_to_looting_and_buildings/

I suggest playing with this map in a browser at all times (or at least print out a map). This way you can figure out where you are and how to get to your next destination (which you will memorize over time).
http://dayzdb.com/map/chernarusplus#2.071.092

Water pumps are the best way to stay hydrated (ponds also work since I don't think you can get infected atm in Alpha). You can fill up your water bottles/canteens, but if you plan accordingly you can just forget carrying them and just hit up water pumps along the way. It's always a good idea to fill up on one until you get the message "My stomach is full" or something along those lines. You will have a stuffed emblem when you pull up your inventory. Being stuffed is a good thing as it increases the time you can go without food/water.
( water pump locations in link below)
http://dayz.wikia.com/wiki/Water_pump

Shirts can be ripped into rags (right click), which can save your *** early on.

If you're having a hard time finding a backpack, you can craft one.
Rope + Burlap sack = Small bag
Small bag + sticks = +8 more slots

You don't need a can opener to open canned goods, you can use a bayonet, screwdriver, knives, and even an axe.

I'll write up some more later, feel free to ask any questions though! I've logged more hours in DayZ (mod and SA) then I'm proud of. Lol. :smile:
Thanks so much! this will help alot! Is there vehicles in SA? Also is there set spawn points for weapons as I will probably die wthout one next time i log on :tongue:
 
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Thanks so much! this will help alot! Is there vehicles in SA? Also is there set spawn points for weapons as I will probably die wthout one next time i log on :tongue:

No vehicles in SA at the moment (should be coming within the next few months though). As for weapons when you spawn, if they are Official servers (all of them are at the moment) then you spawn with only a flashlight, battery, and the clothes on your back. :smile:

If you mean where weapons spawn, the firehouse, brick buildings, and the grocery store can all spawn an axe. The firefighter axe can one-shot zombies, while the wood spliter axe takes two I believe.
 
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Thanks so much! this will help alot! Is there vehicles in SA? Also is there set spawn points for weapons as I will probably die wthout one next time i log on :tongue:
Also the school in elektro always spawns a weapon on the third floor i usually get a sniper or the pistol :smile: just get on an empty server to loot up
 
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