DayZ is now on Steam. (store.steampowered.com)

dayz

1196 ups - 244 downs = 952 votes

198 comments submitted at 10:05:31 on Feb 21, 2013 by Bobgle

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  • WeLoveKanjimari
  • -14 Points
  • 14:42:41, 21 February

I'm sorry, I could swear I've seen 15,000 times that this is going to be a standalone game.

When exactly are we going to get to that point instead of having to buy some game I don't give a shit about first?

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  • ForrestISrunnin
  • 8 Points
  • 15:50:21, 21 February

Games kind of take a little while to make.

I have literally never touched Arma II. It's worth the purchase.

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  • WeLoveKanjimari
  • -11 Points
  • 16:01:28, 21 February

It absolutely is not worth the purchase if I have to pay to get the standalone game!

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  • ForrestISrunnin
  • 6 Points
  • 16:54:50, 21 February

Then stop bitching until the standalone comes out?

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  • WeLoveKanjimari
  • -9 Points
  • 17:03:59, 21 February

You don't seem to understand the crux of the issue here.

Right now, they are heavily promoting the mod- telling people to pay 25 dollars to another developer to play this.

Later, they will be heavily promoting the better, easier to use standalone release- telling people to pay them, again, to play this properly.

It's deceptive. If EA pulled this shit- Putting out a lesser version of a game and promoting it heavily through Origin only to release a proper version you must pay for again at a later date- people would be slinging shit all over the internet.

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  • tommaction
  • 5 Points
  • 17:17:50, 21 February

What do you mean 'another developer'? It's still Bohemia.

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  • ForrestISrunnin
  • 4 Points
  • 19:06:18, 21 February

I want to fling shit around after reading this.

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  • Ukmercenary1996
  • 2 Points
  • 20:31:50, 21 February

I sat there for at least 5 minutes just trying to comprehend how he even stooped to that level of stupidity.

I would join you, but I still find it somewhat comical that he's getting so worked up about a non-issue.

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  • zipp0raid
  • -2 Points
  • 19:12:50, 21 February

I kind of think its a bit odd that they would add it to steam like this. I'm not calling them out, but I can see the issue.
If I had only heard a little bit about dayz, and saw it on steam, I might buy it... Then 3 weeks later the standalone comes out... I'd be a little pissed. Not everyone knows about r/dayz, just like lots didn't know warz was shit when it hit steam. But everyone downvotes these comments because, you know, ROCKETBESTEVAROMG.

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  • Miyelsh
  • 3 Points
  • 19:49:22, 21 February

The sole reason it's on steam now is to make it easier for people to install it, nothing else.

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  • El_Snuffy
  • 4 Points
  • 16:29:13, 21 February

So don't buy it. There, problem solved.

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  • WeLoveKanjimari
  • -13 Points
  • 16:31:14, 21 February

No, the problem isn't solved.

I'm wondering why they keep releasing this mod over and over- to the point where now it's listed on steam and encourages buying Arma II- when they're going to be releasing a version that doesn't require Arma II and does require being paid for a second time.

They shouldn't be putting anything on steam and encouraging people to spend to play until they're actually paying for the final proper game. Right now they're paying for Arma II. LAter they'll be paying for DayZ.

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  • Miyelsh
  • 3 Points
  • 19:47:26, 21 February

Geez I hadn't noticed. So sorry. Hey Rocket, this entitled prick needs the game now. Please go 6 months into the future so this guy can get his DayZ standalone, because his whining will make that happen.

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  • WeLoveKanjimari
  • -6 Points
  • 19:52:45, 21 February

That's not the problem!

The problem is that they're selling a lesser form of the game right now, and later, a better version is going to come out and cost more of their money! That's bad business practice! keeping it as a mod for now is fine, but putting it up on steam and heavily advertising it absolutely is not! They're knowingly selling something that is going to be obsolete very quickly!

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  • Miyelsh
  • 3 Points
  • 20:19:52, 21 February

Except they aren't selling DayZ. DayZ is 100% free, no questions, no argument there. Arma 2 is the game you would be paying for, which is far more expansive and overall enjoyable than DayZ anyway. You seem to be caught in a rut or can't comprehend it. All they are doing is making DayZ more accessible. What problem is there?

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  • WeLoveKanjimari
  • -6 Points
  • 20:41:28, 21 February

Okay, I don't really understand at all how nobody gets this.

Right now, they are telling you "To play DayZ, just pay 25 dollars for Arma 2!"

When DayZ standalone comes out, they will tell you "To play the definitive version of DayZ, pay even more money! Again!"

And that's deceptive! They're selling this game to people who don't know there's going to be a definitive version. They're selling this game to people with a passing interest who don't know that if they pay 25 dollars now, they're going to be paying a second time when the better, more complete standalone version shows up.

How do you not get that that's shady-ass business practice?!

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  • Miyelsh
  • 2 Points
  • 20:54:57, 21 February

There is no help. Hopefully I don't have to see you again on this subreddit because you are the biggest idiot I've seen here. More so than a delusional transvestite who went apeshit because this game "supported the gender binary". DayZ was already advertised on steam, this only makes it easier to download. DayZ was already advertised on steam, this only makes it easier to download. DayZ was already advertised on steam, this only makes it easier to download. I repeated it three times to get it into your thick skull. Now shut the fuck up and stop whining and calling Bohemia and Valve shady for allowing Arma 2 players to more easily access DayZ, and possible DayZ players to be able to install it easier, along with buying the best milsim available to the public.

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  • Ukmercenary1996
  • 1 Points
  • 20:25:55, 21 February

But... but... they aren't? It's on steam to facilitate those who don't use dayZcommander or sixupdater and don't want to poke about in their game files. Besides, if you are stupid enough to make purchases without research first, you don't deserve to hold onto your money.