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DayZ creator Dean Hall feels “huge relief” as jailed ArmA 3 devs are finally given bail

Imprisoned ArmA 3 developers Ivan Buchta and Martin Pezlar have finally been granted bail after 128 days behind bars in a Greek jail.

Czech media reports that the Greek prime minister telephoned his Czech counterpart this morning, informing the latter that the pair would be allowed back home (thanks,Eurogamer.cz).

Dean Hall, creator of popular ArmA 3 mod DayZ and colleague of Buchta and Pezlar, told Eurogamer of his relief at the news.

"It’s really fantastic news, [I’ve] only just found out so I’m still in a little bit of shock. It is a huge relief, both personally and professionally.

"Without Ivan, DayZ never would have come out; he was the guy that pushed for me to be bought over from New Zealand to work on ArmA 3, which is where I learned some of the engine interior I needed to make DayZ a success. He was the guy who was at the airport to meet me when I arrived, always smiling always cheerful. He was the guy who came to pick me up at the airport when the ‘weight’ of the success of DayZ had hit me while I was at E3.

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DayZ Log 2: Into the wild

So last time I was heading north into the woods to get away from the crowded towns and shores of death. Well I can tell you already the forest is your friend!

After passing a few towns and avoiding any fights I find my first ever TREE STAND! They are known to have some pretty valuable drops. Tree Stand #1 had nothing at all… But then I found a second and it had some ammo but not for any guns I was carrying. Still made me feel good to finally find a few after hearing so much about them. 

From the Tree Stand I could see what looked like a large Radio Tower. I made my way slowly towards it looking left and right for any zombies or other players. I’ve seen players use this as a base before. 

Approaching the area I immediately see another player. But she’s facing down to the ground. I aim my rifle for a head shot and fire. Nothing… another shot… nothing. There’s blood but she wont drop. I shoot again at the legs nothing… At this point I assume the character is frozen or something. I walk up and I’m able to take items off the body. 

I manage to get a blood pack, food, drink, map, morphine, and best of all an assault rifle with an ACOG Scope!. I get the hell out of there as fast as I can before her friends show up!

As I head down the woods I see a large pig/boar. I know have everything to cook food. Hatchet for wood, matches to start fire and a hunting knife to gut the animal. I shoot a few pistol rounds to take the beast down and gut the steaks off it. 

One little piggy gives you lots of meat!

I harvest some wood and start up a fire. I make sure I’m far enough away and hidden behind some hills so the smoke doesn’t get anyone’s attention. I make sure to cook the meat quick and then put the fire out. Its pretty easy once you have everything you need. 

Now with food and drink and plenty of ammo I make my way further north. My goal is to reach the farthest point and then head east to shore. Then I’ll be able to pin point my location better. I’ll be able to use my Map after that. Still no compass =(

I see a pretty rainbow along the way. 

As I get closer to the northern most part I see a large yellow truck. I see cars all the time but they’re broken down. This truck appears in GREAT condition. As I slowly get closer I see TWO other trucks AND an ATV. I hop in the large truck and begin ramming it into the two smaller trucks. I’m not planning on using them. They attract too much attention. So I need to use my Scorched Earth policy and leave nothing of use behind. This is definitely someone’s stash. I manage to cripple the two white trucks and the large yellow was pretty banged up and low on fuel. 

I walk over to the ATV and discover that there’s loot in it! I find a ghillie suit, another assault rifle with sniper scope, antibiotics, a tent, more food and drink, another morphine injection. THIS was the mother load. Someone’s not going to be happy when they come home later.  

I use the ATV for a while but it’s too loud for my taste to I bail and leave it hidden.

Most games train you to explore every building. Kill everything you see. DayZ teaches you to avoid everything trust no one. I have to fight my curiosity every time I see a town or building. If I don’t need anything the risk isn’t worth it. I only have one life after all. 

I continue my journey to the coast. Hoping to avoid any contact. At this point I have everything I need live. There’s no reason to go near any towns. people or zombies. I will live off the land as long as I can. 

DayZ - The Survivors

I need this game!

The Days Ahead - Part 1 - Welcome to New Chernarus

This is the best looking zombie game out there. An open world, online, multiplayer zombie game! Where you can do ANYTHING. Players can even turn on each other to steal items and supplies. Gangs can form for strength in numbers but then fall apart when the shit hits the fan. I’m totally getting this game!