Comments on: The War Z dev clarifies similarities to DayZ Independent PC Game Reviews & Guides Wed, 11 Jul 2018 21:49:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Nathan McDonough Mon, 25 Mar 2013 16:31:32 +0000 Good article, and a good contribution. I love both games and although I am a die hard Arma fan, i have to say the usability of the war Z (despite its bad press) is much higher than that of the Arma 2 Mod.

Sorry to the readers who had to see the mess above, thanks for the contribution.

By: aLmAnZo Mon, 26 Nov 2012 20:23:22 +0000 I must say Vintage has a few good points in his initial post, though it got personal and ugly after a while.

But he has a point. The most important aspect of journalism is to be critical, and this article completely forgot about being critical.

I find it kind of funny that everything related to this game, did not exist prior to dayz. Their twitter account, facebook group, and youtube channel has all been registered july 2012 or later, the same is true of their trademark.

I mean, it’s more than ok to copy ideas, I just don’t get why they so blatantly deny it. Allmost everything about this game is nicked from their own free to play FPS. I find no evidence supporting their claims, so why lie so blatantly about something as trivial as this?

By: Crazygeek Wed, 17 Oct 2012 22:39:12 +0000

Posted August 27, 2012 at 3:18 PM
Wow, after reading through all that i gotta say: im 100% with vintage. You should be ashamed of yourself Will, way to be a typical internet troll. Never again coming to this site for game reviews.

Nice one there.

By: Arparso Wed, 05 Sep 2012 18:27:37 +0000 I don’t even get what all the fuzz is about, really. The article just reported about a couple of statements from the War Z developers along with some commentary on that. It didn’t really criticize DayZ, just raised a couple of interesting questions like: “Will DayZ keep its momentum?” and “Will a lot of players migrate to DayZ standalone?” … which IMHO are very valid concerns to think about – not just regarding DayZ, but really for a lot of other game franchises.

By: Evil Tactician Sat, 01 Sep 2012 19:45:45 +0000 @Vintage

As I said, you are taking this way too serious. So you disagree with someone on the internet, big deal :) If that’s worth never visiting a site over again, you’ll quickly run out of sites to visit.

Just need to be a bit less narrow-minded and not take life so seriously :) Ultimately your life didn’t take a dramatically different turn just because of Will. Or did it…? *insert spooky tune*


Edit: Edited your last reply, which you made under a different name (Josh T.)
Same IP address – almost the same e-mail address (not very creative..), absolutely no doubt that it was made by the same person. Kind of lame chipping in to your own argument pretending to be someone else, don’t you think? Corrected now so it shows up as you rather than your alter ego – at least be a man when you make a comment.

By: Vintage Mon, 27 Aug 2012 14:18:25 +0000 Wow, after reading through all that i gotta say: im 100% with vintage. You should be ashamed of yourself Will, way to be a typical internet troll. Never again coming to this site for game reviews.

By: Vintage Mon, 27 Aug 2012 04:50:38 +0000 Heh, no problem.

By: Will Johnston Mon, 27 Aug 2012 04:44:30 +0000 thanks for reading!

By: Vintage Mon, 27 Aug 2012 04:43:32 +0000 Also if there’s anything I said that “didn’t make sense” I really hope you’d bring it to my attention, and why is it when people are confronted online they use the “oh you’re so strong” cliche? It’s the internet man, we’re talking. Get over yourself.

By: Vintage Mon, 27 Aug 2012 04:25:42 +0000 Ok, I realize you’re just baiting me because this has to be the absolute most posts on an article on this site from what I’ve seen (was a dedicated reader ’till this article). And it’s not that you’re full of agenda, you would have had to put some effort into your article to give that sort of apperance, I commented that you have personal bias against DayZ because of a bad experience, and the rest of your article was random nonsense you spit up and insulted your readers with.

“1) It really doesn’t matter if DayZ is a mod and The War Z isn’t. You have to compare games quality independent of whatever went into making them. You can’t compare two things, and say one is equal to the other only because it wasn’t made by a dedicated studio. You can applaud a studio for making a game despite its size, however you can’t use it as an excuse”

With all due respect, no shit sherlock, the fact is that DayZ HAS A PLAYABLE GAME RIGHT NOW. The WarZ doesn’t even have a video. One is a free to play mod THAT HAS PLAYABLE CONTENT. One is a game that’s been in development for a good period of time, that doesn’t even have a video.

2)Yes, it is suspect that there is no gameplay footage out for the War Z yet. But that can explained by having a marketing strategy. IT CAN ALSO BE explained by them not having anything to show as of this moment. both are very possible. The only thing any of us can do is adopt a “wait and see” attitude.

They’re two games competing in a market, I hear what you’re saying about “let’s wait and see what comes up.” I’ve already made it very clear that I’m on board with that and would gladly buy and play the game when it comes out if it proves to be half of what they’ve said it will be. But I’m not holding my breath. I severely doubt their “grand scheme” is to mystery the gaming world into wanting to buy their product. That just seems stupid. Especially since so very few people have heard of the game or dev company behind it.

3)You have confused my frustration with the game as dislike. I love DayZ. I have played it for dozens of hours. there are videos online of me playing it for dozens of hours. What flew right over your head(basically everything) was my point that there is definitely a small population of players who bought Arma II, installed dayZ, logged on, ran around for a couple hours, got shot, got frustrated, and resolved to never play again.

No more than the amount of people who picked up any other online shooter and got frustrated with playing with other players.

“It is a very frustrating game, I’ve played it, I’ve yelled at it. I can say that I’ve been resolute in playing the damn game, but others with less dedication to getting shot for no reason might have been put off the game entirely.”

Dude, do you even read what you write? Saying you’ve been resolute in playing the damn game sounds a lot more like you’re enduring it than playing it. Honestly, I think you’re just a whiner, you probably don’t play many online games or just get “frustrated” easily. I don’t think there’s any misinterpretation there, but if there is, I believe it’s the writers job to convey some sort of point.

4)People still play CS 1.6, a good population of people. There’s always been trouble migrating people to the next version of a game. Add in persistant characters and you have even more of a challenge. I think that the standalone DayZ will be successful, but it won’t be nearly as successful as the mod because people understand what the game is now. it’s no longer a mystery

Yes I prefer 1.6 to source too, mainly because source uses a completely different engine, messes with hitboxes and the recoil on source is way too low. But if you did the littlest bit of research you would know that DayZ is going to be update/patch based, like Minecraft it’s going to have constant development with features added in wave like packages, which was more or less my point with the smooth transition thing. But I know, again, research is way too much for you to take on in your position, what with all that comment responding you do.

Why again are you addressing me after I stated I don’t want to discuss this with you? As a writer I understand your job is to bullshit, so go bullshit somebody who doesn’t see through you. And I’m sorry if you’re mistaking my feelings of betrayal (after a website I used as a source for ‘good’ game reviews, guides and comments allows some asshat to write such a terribly useless opinionated article), with “snide little insults,” I just want you to know, that you personally, lost a long time reader for your website with your piss-poor writing, horrible researching skills and all around shitty attitude.