I’d love to know if there are DayZ servers out there that limit PvP in some way – maybe reserving it to certain towns or broadcasting the names of those PC-killing-so-and-so’s for the whole world to see.
Yeah, I got killed by another player last night. And I’m a little frustrated about it.
I hadn’t been playing too long, and while I had picked up a bit of good loot, I was fending off zombies with a crowbar, so I clearly wasn’t a high-priority target (ie, that was the best weapon I had).
I riskily baited a zombie into a warehouse to try and dispatch it in a controlled environment. Prancing around, trying to avoid getting too badly hurt, I moved in for the kill.
I play in 3rd-person perspective, partly to see the cool gear my character is wearing, but mostly to get a better understanding of my surroundings.
Thus, while fighting off the zombie I had decided to put down, I heard a quick shuffle of footsteps before seeing the blade of a fireman’s ax come from behind to one-shot me in the back of the head.
I don’t think PvP should be removed from DayZ – it’s one of the most compelling aspect of the game. On the other hand, it’s a little hard to get excited about a game-mechanic that can get a new player killed so quickly. Again.