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DayZ Standalone Buy Now or wait? Ughh Tough Descision

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#1 Stefan_S

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 07:15 PM

So, I recently ordered a new Gaming PC, and it should be arriving in two weeks time.

However, recently it was announced that DayZ would be a standalone game.

Now, I realize that we might have to buy DayZ AGAIN to continue playing, as it is separating itself from Arma II.

So, what do you guys think? Also with the hacker issue I hear is making some servers unplayable.

Should I buy Arma 2 (I am also interested in Arma II, but id rather wait for Arma III for the sake of saving money) and play DayZ?

Or wait for it to release by itself, whenever that may be?

#2 Sergeant Squatt

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 07:16 PM

theres already mutltiple posts about this and the standalone could take a year or more

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 07:16 PM

Up to you. None of us know yet when Day Z will be standalone, I'd say wait until we get an estimated release date and then make your decision on that.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 07:18 PM

You can't develop a good game in under a year, look at CoD, DayZ standalone will take 1.5 years minimum and 3 years max. For now enjoy the mod, this is however assuming they don't do a minecraftesque release where you can buy your way into the alpha/beta, which I hope they intend on doing.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 07:19 PM

Note that you buy Arma II. DayZ itself is free.
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Posted 07 August 2012 - 07:25 PM

You COULD buy ArmA II right now and play DayZ in its current state OR...

You could meet me in a shady part of town and i'll hook you up with a pre-order standalone DayZ. Hopefully you're comfortable with buying things out of my trunk.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 07:28 PM

The DayZ standalone will probably come out before Christmas. Not in 1/1½ years.
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#8 Stefan_S

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 07:29 PM

You COULD buy ArmA II right now and play DayZ in its current state OR...

You could meet me in a shady part of town and i'll hook you up with a pre-order standalone DayZ. Hopefully you're comfortable with buying things out of my trunk.

The urine smell will go away after a few hours.


Sounds tempting.... I'll have to pass :)

Anyways, I did read somewhere they are adopting the Minecraft release model.

I think they bought the Arma II engine, so it shouldn't take that long.

Also, I think rocket stated before christmas... I'll decide eventually I guess

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 07:30 PM

The DayZ standalone will probably come out before Christmas. Not in 1/1½ years.


complete speculation only thing thats been stated is they are trying to get the beta up and running before christmas

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 07:35 PM

complete speculation only thing thats been stated is they are trying to get the beta up and running before christmas


Well to be honest they also said it would come out as an unfinished product like Minecraft, we might even be playing the alpha of the standalone game just like we've been playing the alpha of the mod.

Knowing this, and the fact that Rocket already tested DayZ on the Arma 3 engine not so long ago and already ported it successfully... before Christmas? I say we'll be playing the standalone game even sooner than that.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 07:36 PM

Rocket did state that it should be in standalone by the end of the year.
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Posted 07 August 2012 - 07:38 PM

Honestly people buy games that cost $60 and play for a couple weeks.

$30 for at LEAST 2 months is more than fair imo.
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Posted 07 August 2012 - 07:39 PM

Rocket did state that it should be in standalone by the end of the year.


I'd literally take a bet that it isn't out before mid 2013, around august.
About a year.
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Posted 07 August 2012 - 07:39 PM

Well in light of the 1.7.2.5 patch taking FOREVER (damn graphical bugs), I suggest you think long and hard about this one.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 07:40 PM

[url="http://kotaku.com/5932418/dayz-is-officially-being-turned-into-a-standalone-game#13443684030715&{"type":"iframeUpdated","height":2394"]http://kotaku.com/5932418/dayz-is-officially-being-turned-into-a-standalone-game#13443684030715&{"type":"iframeUpdated","height":2394[/url]}


Is this unofficial information? :( I am le confused.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 07:41 PM

A new game before Sept? They may be able to modify the engine and port it over to ARMA 3's engine but I highly doubt a finished DayZ will be out before the end of the year. Not with supporting the Mod also, something has to give.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 07:42 PM

Here's how it works:

If you've just spent a good chunk of money on a decent gaming rig, there's probably alot of games you want to test out on it. If one of them is DayZ and you've got an extra 20-30 bucks to burn, you buy ArmA2: Combined Operations and install the free mod, knowing you paid $20-30 to play a buggy and hack infested alpha mod. Having said that I don't play on US servers, have never seen a hacker.

Whether you buy ArmA2 or not.

In a couple of months, fall or early winter, the first working build of the DayZ standalone will be released. This will also be buggy and this will require you to buy an alpha game-key to play it. The standalone will come with a major discount, it wont be free, but if you buy in early, you'll probably only have to let go of 9-12 bucks.

Each time the DayZ alpha standalone received a major update, the price will increase and when the DayZ standalone reaches it's final build, the price point will probably be close to 20-30 dollars. However if you bought in early, you'll be able to use your 10 dollar key for the complete 30 dollar game. I know it sounds too good to be true, like a Nigerian game developer, but this is what's known as the Minecraft payment method.

So here's the deal.

DayZ standalone will be released in 2-3 months, but it wont be completed this year, maybe not before next summer. But the price will reflect the level of completion. Cheap in October-November, full price near June-July.

While you're waiting for the DayZ standalone getting completed some time next year, you'll either be able to play the early builds of the standalone, if you buy a key or cantinue to play the free mod for which you bought ArmA2: CO.



Disclaimer: These are only facts in my own imagination, maybe it's close to reality, but the timeline might be a little scewed.

Edited by Dallas, 07 August 2012 - 07:59 PM.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 07:43 PM

I'm very positive we will be able to play the Alpha of the standalone this fall/winter.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 08:00 PM



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Posted 07 August 2012 - 08:12 PM

I'd literally take a bet that it isn't out before mid 2013, around august.
About a year.


Why would it take such a long time to port the mod over to the upgraded ArmA2 engine that is used in ArmA3? Also doubt that Rocket is working on this alone so that would quicken the porting too, and if they plan on releasing it as a standalone it wouldn't be held back by ArmA3's release dates and such.
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