Gameplay

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This is a basic guide for beginners to follow to help them achieve a good and successful game.

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There is still lots of content on this page describing game content and mechanics from previous seasons,
that have not been updated yet. You can help improving it! :)


Starting the Game

Ticks

  • In game, there are different time speeds available:
    • 15 minutes, 10 minutes, 5 minutes, 2 minutes, 1 minute, 30 seconds, 15 seconds
  • This is how long a cycle will last (time till the next event happens) show you by a counter.
  • Keep in mind, after the clock ticks " 0 ", nothing may happen, and a cycle can be eventless, although this will count as a cycle.  ???
    • The term "Tick(s)" may be used interchangeably.


Professions

All players will have a profession, which has the same concepts of a "class" (a term used in many first person shooters and role-playing games)

For more information visit the following sites  → Survival & Hardcore, Zombie Massacre, Last Scout, Colosseum, Multiplayer, Roadtrip


Lets Play!

Singleplayer

  • In single-player game, the following time types are to be chosen at the start of a game and may not be changed
    • Variant: You may change the speed of every cycle in the middle of a game, but only 30 minutes after you last changed the speed
    • Classic: You may not change the time in the middle of a game. However you can pause the game but only 30 minutes after you last unpaused the game
      • A pause must last at least 30 minutes
  • A game that lasts over several days should not be set to a very high speed, as you may not supply your character with enough food and water (enforcing death during your sleep).
  • If you have the time, and you areable to get online, ultra-speed may be your closest pal :)


Multiplayer

  • The timeflow is variant only
  • Speed is determined by averaging chosen time speeds of all players rounded up
    • The time will only be rounded to a time of what that could be selected
      • An example is if a player chooses 15 seconds, and another picks 2 minutes, the time will be rounded to 1 minute. The time would not be rounded to 1 minute and 8 seconds as this is not a choose-able option, nor will it be rounded to 30 seconds because that would be rounding down


Knowledge

Chat


Massages


Escorts


Food & Beverage


Bandages


Fights


Karma


etc.


Status Bars

There are 5 important stats that are needed to stay alive for a long time

  • Status energy.gif Energy
  • Status sleepy.gif Fatigue
  • Status health.gif Health
  • Status hunger.gif Hunger
  • Status thirst.gif Thirst

For more information on what they do and more statuses  →  note: Status Bars & Effects

Inventory

  • On the left shows your inventory
    • This shows only your inventory and no one else
  • On the right shows what is on the ground
    • Your comrades can drop their stuff and this will show on the ground
  • Normally, you may not carry more than 100 weight
    • Some professions affect this, but not all


The Ammobelt
  • In multiplayer, you will find this automatically in your inventory  →  Ammobelt.gif
  • In single player, you will find the ammobelt in the Desert.gif Wasteland Outside your Hideout
  • Contains your money and every ammo type, the ammobelt may not be dropped, the contents may

note: Viewpoints, Other Items & Combinations, Weapons


Flasks and Bottles
  • Here you store found water  →  Bottle.gif, Smallbottle.gif
  • It is important for you to store the water in those Container.gif containers as the water disappears when everyone leaves the place.
  • With those containers, you may choose to do one of a few options with them:
    • You may choose to smell them to find out the quality of the water
    • you may choose to write on the containers - for example "dirty", "clean" etc.
    • You may choose to put a "Water Purifying Tablets" (Micropur) into flasks (for 4 rations of water) them to clean the quality of water contents
  • You may start with one flask (survival mode), but may find more.
  • Containers are always clean when found (this includes alcohol bottles you drank).
    • Use glass bottles for clean water, to free your flasks.

note: Food & Beverage, Other Items & Combinations, Medical, Substances


First Weapons
  • The self-made battery launcher can be your starting ranged weapon  →  Batgun.gif (can be upgraded)
  • Kill your enemies from the distance and upgrade your firearms at your hideout to kill even more!
  • The rusty machete can be your starting melee weapon  →  Machete.gif (can be upgraded)
  • ...

note: Weapons, Upgrades, Other Items & Combinations, Gun Shop, Substances


Your (first) Hideout

  • You live, sleep, store items, build upgrades, decorations and epic projects here  →  Home.gif
  • Upon being here, your hideout may be sieged.
    • If the zombie count is higher than your defense, the zombies will come in, searching for brains.
    • If every player is sleeping when that happens, then all players inside the hideout will get killed!
    • If there is at least one player is awake while this happens, a combat will immediately initiate and if the combat is won, all sleeping players will be safe, if the combat is lost, all sleeping players will get instantly killed.
  • Upon fleeing you will arrive here.
    • Of course, you may not flee from here.

note: Hideouts, Upgrades, Zombies


Traveling & First Steps

  • To be productive, you may to move, which is what you must click in the top right
    • Keep in mind, when you're under siege, you may not move.
  • Remember to have a good amount of energy when moving to make it back to your hideout
  • Once outside, in the beginning, you may only enter the hideout again because you find no ruins until now
    • If the mode is multiplayer, other players may have already explored other ruins and therefore, you will be able to move to different locations
    • However, in singleplayer, wait some ticks here to discover ruins and your starter pack here
    • The starter pack may vary in items based on the game mode
  • Once a ruin has been found, you may travel there, that costs energy  →  Status energy.gif
    • Always calculate that number at least twice, unless you want to be stranded

note: Locations


Find Stuff

  • You need to find food and water, building materials and medical supplies, to live as long as possible, and to enable even more safe scavenging.
  • For different locations, see the locations in the main page.
    • Once you find an item, the chance of finding something decreases
      • The chance of finding stuff will never reach 0 percent, but it may reach really low that you may not find anything for the rest of the game if you continue exploring there
  • The longer you stay at a ruin, the more zombies are attracted to siege and attack you

note: Locations & Item Groups


Tips & Tricks

For more useful help, you can visit the Game Forum, read the 0.gif Tips at pages sections and user-pages like Fishehh's guide to day 1. ;)

Beaker's Guide