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H1Z1.. Early Access
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Author:  HopelessGamer [ Sat Jan 17, 2015 3:40 pm ]
Post subject:  H1Z1.. Early Access

So, I spent pretty much all day yesterday trying to get on H1Z1.. kept timing me out and crashing to desktop..

Did anyone buy into it? did you get online?
if so.. how are you finding it?

I had twitch open and was watching a few channels playing, looks a lot of fun and runs seems to run smoother than DayZ..

Personally I think the entire Pay 2 Win controversy has been overblown a bit

Author:  UglyGeezer [ Sat Jan 17, 2015 3:52 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: H1Z1.. Early Access

It all seems fixed today.....

I haven't played much ,I hope to tonight after the cinema, but I've had over an hour.

Launch issues aside, we expect those and in fairness to them, they seem to have been onthe ball and servers are up and running.
Mostly all US servers though, only a handful of EU.

My first thoughts in some respects are positive insofar as they've managed to completely copy DayZ and make a pale bland American clone of it and it's working.
Less glitchy, but less atmospheric, less personality.

But then you get to the weapons and shit .As far as I'm aware, they said paid for items would be cosmetic only. You buy drop crates, they get dropped out of the shy, so anyone can nab your paid for drop-crate. I haven't seen this yet and haven't tried my own (you get some for buying into the early access), but I have heard them falling near me.
Again, I'm told that as it stands, this is where you get your guns and the only way at the moment.

This is pay to win.

I hope they will change, but why they made the decision to launch it like this is a massive worry now. There will be a lot of backlash, that I hope will force them to change.

My biggest worry now is the free 2 play (win).

They could have launched this as a pay for game and it could have probably and easily given DayZ a run for its money.

As it is, it's looking like a con.

Author:  HopelessGamer [ Sat Jan 17, 2015 4:36 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: H1Z1.. Early Access

From the streamers I was watching, the Air drops contain items you can find in game, theres no direct "buy this gun now" option

One of the Devs posted on Reddit about adjustments to the drops, :

H1Z1 Airdrop Events and drop percentages
65% chance to call in one of these airdrops

The Caveman
    Bow 1x
    Bundle of Arrows 2x
    Torch 1x
    Waist pack 1x
    7 Zombies

The Welder
    Wrench 1x
    Hammer 1x
    Metal Sheets 4x
    Metal Pipes 2x
    Weapon Repair Kit 1x
    7 Zombies

The Medic
    First Aid Kits 2x
    Bandages 5x
    Cloth 6x
    Purified Water 2x
    Saline 2x
    7 Zombies

The Demolition Man
    IED 2x
    Lighter 1x
    Landmine 1x
    Flares 2x
    Smoke Flare 2x
    Ethonol 1x
    7 Zombies

The Builder
    Nails 20x
    Furnace 1x
    Logs 4x
    Metal Bits 10x
    Scrap Metal 10x
    Wood Axe 1x
    7 Zombies

The Farmer
    Tamper 10x
    Corn Seeds 10x
    Wheat Seeds 10x
    Fertilizer 10x
    Purified Water 5x
    7 Zombies

The Hiker
    Motorcycle Helmet 1x
    Military Backpack 1x
    Goggles 1x
    Binoculars 1x
    Compass 1x
    7 Zombies

12.5 % chance to call in one of these airdrops

Life of the Party
    IED 5x
    Swizzle 20x
    Moonshine 15x
    Flare 30x
    7 Zombies

10.0% Chance to call in this airdrop

The Hobo
    Shotgun 1x
    Shells 12x
    Moonshine 2x
    Torch 1x
    Twine 1x
    Bear Sandwich 1x
    7 Zombies

The Lone Wolf
    Pistol 1x
    Ammo.45 14x
    Logs 2x
    Wolf Sandwich 1x
    Animal Trap 1x
    Deer Bladder 2x
    7 Zombies

I'm more interested in the crafting/base building side of it though..

they also announced on Twitter that they should have another 200 servers going up for the EU by Tuesday

Author:  UglyGeezer [ Sat Jan 17, 2015 4:43 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: H1Z1.. Early Access

I think the idea of weapons being dropped in by pay for crates is a a massive mistake.

Author:  HopelessGamer [ Sat Jan 17, 2015 5:07 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: H1Z1.. Early Access

Hopefully it will be sorted out, I've not payed real money for any F2P game items.
Don't intend to start either

Author:  UglyGeezer [ Sat Jan 17, 2015 6:01 pm ]
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UglyGeezer on Steam Gary, gimme an add sometime

Author:  HopelessGamer [ Sat Jan 17, 2015 6:29 pm ]
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Ive sent you an add from my phone :D

Author:  UglyGeezer [ Sun Jan 18, 2015 1:04 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: H1Z1.. Early Access

So I played some more............ :-|

It's not only pay to win, it's pay to have anything of interest as it stands.

I also saw a Reddit post from the devs last night trying to allay peoples fears on the pay to win last night, but it only managed to make my fears worse.

They're burying their heads in the sand I think and not listening to the gamers who have paid good money for this.

Author:  The Disco Bison [ Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:47 am ]
Post subject:  Re: H1Z1.. Early Access

What I don't get is that the end product will be F2P so why the fuck is anyone paying £14.99 for the Alpha?

Author:  HopelessGamer [ Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:30 am ]
Post subject:  Re: H1Z1.. Early Access

I had £150 Game reward loyalty shares, and then my local game shut down before christmas, closest one is 9 miles away and I don't drive.. figured rather than spending £5-6 on the train to "browse" id put it all on steam..
turns out I'm more thoughtful of my purchases than i thought...

I managed to get on the last night, found 1 guy with a bow trying to hunt down another guy with a branch..
Guy with the branch attacked me, I killed him to see the guy with the bow aim at me, but get killed by a zombie..
I laughed and was promptly eaten by a bear..

I enjoyed it

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