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#1 Jεricho

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 05:59 AM

Hey folks, I'm here to talk to you all about something that I hate.

24/7 Daylight servers. That's right, I know some people like it -- and I understand why... but, why!?

All I see now on DayZ are server with rampant kids running around, not having to worry about it turning dark. To me that ruins a vast majority of the survival element DayZ has to offer! And I know some people are going to say "oh, well find a night time server." I tried, buddy. And you know what? They're all empty cause all you people play are cheap servers!

So, why do you all play servers with 24/7 daylight? Do you find that you die less? Do you find it more fun? Cause in my opinion, personally, it ruins the point of a flashlight, night vision goggles, heat vision, and basic survival gameplay. I mean, I get a lot more of the suspense feeling from walking around at night, not knowing what's around the next corner.
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 06:19 AM

I am afraid that if the community were to really run the game, it would be a bunch of things to make it easier than it is.
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 06:28 AM

Arma Benny warfare Mod had a nice feature allowing fast time. So you could 4 hours of day and then 4 hours of night.






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Posted 14 November 2012 - 06:32 AM

Fair enough good call, i just get my ass kicked because i never find NVG's only on dead players but then i never live long enough to use them, plus i am scared of the dark

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:02 AM

I really hate to tell you but even if it were dark people rarely use flash lights. It's the simple task of turning your gamma and brightness all the way up and changing your HDR quality to very high. So the survival element is pretty much the same as the day time.
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:38 AM

I really hate to tell you but even if it were dark people rarely use flash lights. It's the simple task of turning your gamma and brightness all the way up and changing your HDR quality to very high. So the survival element is pretty much the same as the day time.


This only works till about 2-6am server time. When the game is pitch black. No settings will help. I agree though, I enjoy playing in the dark.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:10 AM

I have had occasions where my friends couldn't see anything at all, but I was able to see almost as well is if it were day, without changing any of my settings.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:15 AM

Meh, some people just don't get the idea of Realism, and just keep the light on at night, I love playing at night, makes things a hell of alot more tense.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:20 AM

So, why do you all play servers with 24/7 daylight?


Because that's what the users wants.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:45 AM

I personally dont mind playing in the dark, feel you get immered into the game more. Thats just me and i assume others find that 24/7 day time servers cater for people who finish school/collage/work and would like a few hours in-game where their not forced to play in the dark. Everybody to their own.
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:47 AM

Do you know how many ways there are to exploit the darkness? It is near suicide to play on the darkness

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:51 PM

I've lost all faith. The point of the darkness is for you to endure it, survive it, and enjoy the tense feeling that only night time can offer. You can do that by...
a.) Simply logging out for the night.
b.) Going into the cities to find some loot while most people will be unable to see you
c.) Getting some friends and go be bandits

Most of you might hate the idea, but dying is what makes the game fun - it's what keeps you in. If you're just being a pansy and waiting in the middle of nowhere with your UAZ and AS50, then what's the point of even playing? You have everything... now use it! Oh wait, you can't. You're afraid to die in this game.

I understand that some people have their preferences which differ from others, but please, stop ushering the community to pump out more 24/7 daylight servers than is necessary. Soon, there will just be no night time at all. Then what will this game come to? Just another CoD game with a bigger map. That's what.

Edited by Jεricho, 14 November 2012 - 12:54 PM.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:56 PM

It would be OK to play at night if you could see...I for some reason can see fine throughout the night (It's hard but I can see roads and the outlines of things) but some of my friends can just see blackness...not even the outlines of the trees. I think this is why people prefer to play in the day time. It's not realistic to see nothing at all at night. In real life your eyes adapt to night time so you can see pretty well. Running around blind = death...and in a game where there is perma death it's just not fun!!!

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 01:32 PM

I like to play in the dark. But one thing that should be changed:

- Duping should be not possible at all
- NVGs should break once your character dies

If both doesn't happen, the number of people with NVGs will increase a lot. If the number is small I don't care. But if the number is huge, its a real disadvantage for the people to play at night if other people can see like its daytime.

I really like playing at night time.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 02:00 PM

I understand that some people have their preferences which differ from others, but please, stop ushering the community to pump out more 24/7 daylight servers than is necessary. Soon, there will just be no night time at all. Then what will this game come to? Just another CoD game with a bigger map. That's what.


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Posted 14 November 2012 - 03:12 PM

We are finding a balance on our server to do with time. In a 4hour gaming session, We mainly log on 7pm UK time. So we want to get in 2.5 hours of day gaming. Then 1.5 hours of getting dark and darkness gaming.

I've been on servers where its day all the time. Its just a PVP fest. YAWWN

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 03:16 PM

I am afraid that if the community were to really run the game, it would be a bunch of things to make it easier than it is.


I agree, then again maybe that would be a good thing? There would be these kiddies who want stuff like this so they go to that server, but there would also be people who like to play it properly and so they go to the proper servers. This would divide the kiddies who want easy mode from the peeps that want to play the game as its meant to be.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 04:30 PM

i simply dont enjoy playing at night in the dark..

that is all you need to know..

i scan for 24/7 daylite servers.. simple as that
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 06:29 PM

I suppose these "I don't get why people play an open sandbox game differently than I do..." threads will never stop, but here goes...

There are a lot of different reasons people like 24/7 daylight servers: Not everyone wants the "realism" challenge; if it's cloudy it really is impossible to see anything regardless of brightness/gamma settings; on new maps like Namalsk you end up shivering within 5 minutes; some people may be in a location/situation where there aren't many quality servers except local ones and they can only play in the evenings, so their only chance to ever play in the daylight is on a 24/7 daylight server (this was my situation in the early days of the mod); NVGs are incredibly rare (I've played 200+ hours and never found any).

Have you played on a server at night with 50 people? It's 10x the PvP bloodbath you get on a 24/7 daylight server because everyone can see the flares, flashlights, and chemlights and go towards them. Then you get one sniper with NVGs, or even worse, a sniper with a thermal weapon, and it's impossible.

I enjoy playing at night on occasion. I had a blast ferrying a bunch of guys in a heli for a few hours in pitch black cloud cover the other night. But I only play at night when I'm sure I know a few folks on a server and we can team up, or if there are only a handful of other people on a server.
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 06:45 PM

It's pointless to play with overpowered items like thermal scopes and NVGs in the game. Not to mention, the lighting system isn't very well designed for night time. Zombie aggro is broken as fuck during the night, as well. I like playing on night servers, when it's a level playing field, but it almost never is. Either you'll have the gamma adjusters, or the server hoppers/server admins with a full loadout just wrecking all the fresh spawns.

And for the "survival realism"..... I stand by my constantly made statement, Gameplay > Realism
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