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A 225 km2 open world post-soviet state and one of the areas hit by a new and presently unknown infection which has wiped out most of the world's population. You are one of the few who have survived and now you must search this new wasteland in order to fight for your life against what is left of the indigenous population, now infected with the disease. Go Solo, team up with friends or take on the world as you choose your path in this brutal and chilling landscape using whatever means you stumble upon to survive. This 'game' requires ARMA II amd ARMA II: Operation Arrowhead because DayZ is a mod of those two games.
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Redditor threatened by (ex) Defcon employee

It seems that some people simply never learn from others' mistakes regarding public relations which vaguely reminds me of the Ocean Marketing debacle a while ago, only not quite so big. An unnamed individual who now used to work for Defcon Servers definitely didn't pay attention in the customer services training section that involved "Don't threaten to publish customers addresses and give them to criminals".

Below you can see an extract of an exchange between a Redditor, SinisterPrime, who wanted to hire a DayZ server from them. The full story isn't clear from the image alone, but the OP rented a server and didn't receive the service he expected. SinisterPrime even admits that they made some mistakes with the service but this seems to have had no effect. Below is the content which SinisterPrime received, unprompted, from Defcon:

[quote]So you want to play games you little shit? How about I post your home address and personal details all over the internet? Would that make you happy? Watch who you fuck with. I will make it so every criminal in your state has your address.[/quote]

It also makes you wonder just who the support agent socialises with if they believe it to be within their capability to give every criminal in a state someone's address, but we get the impression that might've been a vague exaggeration.

The original email and SinisterPrime's reply

SinisterPrime's latest update detailing the full exchange

And finally: The original comment that started it all

Via Reddit, so don't repost please
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Dayz DDOS attack

This afternoon I launched Dayz to get my fill of zombie killing (well, zombie avoiding) to find the screen hangs at "Waiting for character to create"

I just gave up and played another game, now its become night I've decided to give it another game now my friends are all getting home from work to find the same problem.

I asked in the in game chat if anyone else is having a problem and I was pointed to "dayzdevteam" twitter account

[quote]Experiencing a sustained network issue with our central server that appear to be a major DDoS attack. Most users will not be able to connect[/quote]

Since then they have posted

[quote]Services have now been restored thanks to solid efforts from Ander and Viper. Although there may be additional outages at any time. -Rocket[/quote]

I then checked on 10 different servers to find no one can log in yet.

So for fun I told Dayz players I would upload a screen shot of the chat to gamingunity and was a little shocked how clean their language was ;)

Fingers crossed they will get the servers up and running again soon.
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My first Dayz experience

I wake up, I’m on a beach, I don't know where I am or where any of my friends are.

I have a rucksack, a bandage and a horrible feeling in my stomach that I can only guess is fear.

I start making my way to a small town to try and work out my location while at the time my friends do the same, we can't see each other but keep in touch via headset.

After 15 minutes or so we all have a rough understand where we are, but the problem is it’s miles away from each other. We name a place on the map as a meet up point and each set off on our own way hoping we are even walking in the correct location.

I follow an old train track when I walk past what I thought was a small town by the name of Elektro I soon find it to be a Zombie hot spot, I hear a noise but have to quickly make the decision is it a normal zombie mumble or a hungry zombie with his eyes set on me? I don't take any chances and run, I chose wrong.

Now I have 5 zombies running after me, and thats when I see a ladder, a few seconds later i’m on a rooftop looking down on the zombies that are now running away? What happened? Did they just give up, and thats when I notice another human running at me. I hide in the hope he doesn't see me, but as he climbs the ladder I can hear "Friendly, Friendly don't shoot".

With no weapons I’m not a threat to him, but he doesn't know that yet. I walk up to him and he throws me a AK47 and says the words “Cover me”, and thats when I hear the sniper bullet fly past my head. We both duck down and wait for a few minutes and spend this time patching each other up.

He then turns to me and say’s “I’m going back down, if you don’t hear from me in 30 seconds, its not safe”, and 3 minutes pass and I’m still sat waiting.. hoping... for a voice but nothing.

I then check my weapon and realise I have no bullets, this is when my friends on headset tell me they have the bullets, and remind me of my mission to get to safety and meet up.

45 minutes have passed since I left that rooftop and I’m starting to panic that I’m getting a little dehydrated, so I take a quick look in a patrol station, the best thing I find is an empty bottle of Jack Daniles but I’m sure the bottle will come in handy so I place it in my bag. Thats when I noticed the zombie at the door way looking back at me.

I run, and it does to. I try going in and around trees to shake him off, but he is still coming, I feel his hand tear away at my flesh. I need water, I’m losing blood and I have the only weapon and im about to die. Thats when I see McNandy for the first time running from out the tree lines... running at me, but why? Then I head MadMags saying “You be the distraction for the zombies, and I will help Tom", and just like that I was saved they was waiting for me like we planned, I can now see McNandy running away with the zombies behind him, and I know its pointless trying to patch me up, im a goner, I say my goodbyes to MadMags, hand him my supplies and take a moment to look at the sky before my eyes get heavy and I leave this world.

I then spawn again another 100 miles away, and shout out "Where the hell am I now"?

Addition: Please be aware that you need both Arma II AND Arma II: Operation Arrowhead to install and access the DayZ Alpha Mod We used these instructions
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