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#1 MadTommy

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 08:58 AM

I've been using a loot map... i generally have it on my laptop beside me. It certainly helps find the loot you need when you are inexperienced. Now i generally know what kind of loot spawns in what kind of building I'm beginning to think it might be somewhat destroying the designed game experience.

I find myself running from loot spot to loot spot... without having to really engage my brain.. i'm thinking this is degrading the challenge of the game.

What do you think... is it more fun using a loot map or not?

I'm not asking whether it is right or not, but which do you think is more fun.

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#2 Deadcow

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 09:09 AM

Its good for starting out, but then you learn which buildings are worth looting and which to skip past. I also use it from time to time if i ever get lost or turned around.

For the most part i try not to use it though, i would rather rely on the in-game map. I like the immersion aspect of needing to find a map and compass to figure out where you're going.
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Posted 24 July 2012 - 09:11 AM

At first. Yes. But eventually you figure out which buildings are which and which ones have loot.

It doesn't matter in the long run.

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 09:17 AM

For new players to learn what buildings are worth looting and what are not.
Otherwise, the in game map is perfectly fine, and all you need really.

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#5 evkol001

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 09:20 AM

I newer used lootmap for DayZ. Only ingame maps and finding out about stuff by my self.
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Posted 24 July 2012 - 09:20 AM

More fun with it. Otherwise you're just crawling about with no idea where any loot is.
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Posted 24 July 2012 - 09:39 AM

Thats why there is ingame map to find... which you can find pretty much in any village.

edit: ah you ment places with high weld? well thats actually close to cheating. Its like playing any game wile looking on internet where all secrets are instead of find them legit.
I would even teorize that you get borred much faster of the game you playing this way.

I like to keep things interesting

Edited by evkol001, 24 July 2012 - 09:44 AM.


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Posted 24 July 2012 - 09:47 AM

I find the game is more fun and immersive without it . Why? Because it is more unpredictable and I dont walk around just trying to find loot...

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 09:48 AM

My idea of fun is not to spend countless hours trying to find a mere AKM. Although I don't need the loot map anymore (me and my group don't have to farm loot anymore), I think that it improved my experience with the game drastically when I started using it.

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 09:48 AM

For starting out id say its pretty much essential unless you like to struggle more than the average joe. After a week or even less you learn where everything is and gearing up is a breeze.

Knowledge of the map is good knowledge.

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 11:42 AM

Only reason to use it is to check up all deerstand locations and even most of those do I know out of the top of my head.
It's great to use when you start out new with the game but it quickly becomes useless.
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Posted 24 July 2012 - 11:53 AM

I used it when i first started playing but after a while you soon know what buildings are lootable and which aren't.
Use it until you don't need it :)

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 11:57 AM

I wish I knew about loot maps when I first started playing. I spent an entire day at the countryside trying to find enterable buildings and other places with no purpose.
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Posted 24 July 2012 - 12:10 PM

It is more fun using the loot map. I tryed without at the beginning, and that's just frustrating to realise that 90% of all buildings are closed and without anything.

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 12:17 PM

I have used loot map a LOT, to "optimize" my raid, but now i prefer the IG map more immersive, more surprise.
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Posted 24 July 2012 - 12:17 PM

Way less fun with it but if you don't use it your handicapping yourself. It kills all need to explore.

Loot should be a far more random with small chances for any building to spawn good loot. All buildings should also be enterable. If it's not it shouldn't be on the map.
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Posted 24 July 2012 - 12:33 PM

I've started without loot map, it took several days to memorise what buildings are enter able, where hospitals are, where general stores, etc. But it was fun finding military camp in berezino, since I was surprised. I did checked loot tables later, but found nothing new. IMO loot maps kill some important part of the game - exploration, in-game map is ok.

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 12:37 PM

I'd say more fun without, but to be honest it doesn't really take that long to get a feel for where everything is located and where to go to find what you want. With a loot map, it seems people get bored of the mod sooner than without, but I'd chalk that up to them spending far less time exploring. In the same vein, many might quit because they couldn't find anything and get bored with the lower tier equipment.

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 12:55 PM

two words: deer stands.

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 01:14 PM

Personally I've only used one twice, once to see where the best buildings for loot where located in the NWAF and secondly when I was dying of hunger and needed to find some food.