Tecticles Posted February 20, 2018 Share Posted February 20, 2018 Don't know if this belongs in the darwin awards thread, as darwinian or just learning experiences, but after almost every instance I said aloud to myself geez tec that was stupid. I play all of my games in private lobbies, so if a friend wants to join I can send an invite. My first game three friends, who had the game and told me I should try it, help get me started. Two of us start close together, one to our north, and the last unfortunate fellow to the WNW. I call him unfortunate because he spawned in a wasteland, us other 3 spawned in the pine forest biome. While the three of us make our way westward to meet up with our friend dogs find him, he re-spawns and no dogs but still to our west. We continue as before trying to all get together to help get me started, as this is my first grass punching, stone collecting and snowberry chomping experience. The man to our north is now just 400m away and the man in the wasteland is just 800m now, we have found a cabin. At that point boom, my unfortunate friend has found a mine, and he says screw this guys I'm calling it a night, another player also leaves. So my friend remaining and I board up the windows in the cabin, and go look for a water source. A town just 300m south of the cabin has a large house with a pool, we are in luck. We scoop up empty cans and empty jars full of murky water, then hop the fence to head back as it's 20:00. My friend notices clay nearby and tells me to dig, I have no idea why but I do as suggested, then we head to the cabin again. First day in the books, we were once four but our number was cut in half, I learn to do the crafting stuffs over night. We have no cooking pot however, so cans of boiled water it is. Also no food was gathered so I am hungry and losing max health. Second day 06:00 arrives and we head to the town for food, a cooking pot and anything else I can get my grubby hands on. We find food, we find a cooking pot, I have no Idea what it means but my friend says there is one of each kind of store in this town. That must be good I guess, I am 3 hours in to my first 7D2D experience, at the end of this day my friend logs out for the night. Now on my own I continue to explore, loot, craft and build defenses, well I die a lot too. I died 12 times in the first 15 days, mostly because falling off the roof at night is bad. I build pillars with catwalks leading from the roof to the pillar where I have a stand to shoot at zombies on each side of the house. I have placed wood spikes 2 rows deep all around the house, horde nights are a cakewalk. At this point I decide, when I die again I will start over playing "Survival", if you don't live you don't continue. A death means deletion of the game, back to grass punching and rock plucking. Day 29 found the last bit of chainsaw parts, and a third nearby city I have had the minibike since day 22, that extra storage sure is nice. Day 32 I think to myself, I remember two airdrops early in the game dropped west of the nearest town in the wasteland. Lets head that way on the bike, will zoom past any dogs, and blunderbuss any that get near while I'm grabbing the crates. Between the first and second crate the screen goes bloody at the same moment there is a crash/boom. Oh yea there are mines in the wasteland, that was stupid. The game name was "tecd" haven't fully explored it, but found the hub and two smaller towns within 1.5km of each other and the hub to the south and east-southeast. Second game begins, I find a house with a forge on the edge of a pine forest and burned forest. third day I decide it's time to find a city for looting purposes I walk 12 km heading NE then south from there then back to the house as I found no city before 1600. Head to the nw through the burned forest, avoided that previously because I wasn't sure if dogs spawned there, and find a city 500m away. Back to the house end of day 3, still 4 days til the horde will build pillar towers for defense tomorrow and all will be well. 2300 on day 3, two screamers are at the door, and no way for me to shoot them. Double doors are breaking, throw down cobblestone frames in front of the door and the block breaking beside the door, fill those with cobble stone and shoot arrow after arrow slaughtering every zombie I can see. Screamers are down but still 12 zombies alive and hungry. Having no way to clear out the front door and two screamers visiting made this a short game. Third game, map seed "tec" find a prison in a city 1km ne of the hub. City is half forest half plains, plenty of buildings for loot, using the roof of the prison as home, have 2 pillars in the street with catwalks, day 7 blood moon arrives. Raining down bolts from above, clobbering the horde as they whack at the chain link outside my building. Walk back to the roof, there are 2 legless guys down on the street wriggling but they can suffer whilst I grab a quick bite and some more bolts. Head to the chest grab bacon and eggs and another 250 iron bolts. On the way back to the catwalk the screen goes bloody as I hear a loud grunt, I turn and its one of those big tough bloated bastages. Switch to the blunderbuss, fire it into his head and neck area, he giggles then kills me. Lesson learned, using ladders is great as long as you break the bottom rung. Fourth game, game named "omg". Lots of plains, desert and water, find a crossroads with a days end, a passngas and a house. Fortify the house and working on the days end, learned how great adobe is if you have more access to sand than rocks. Started using wood log spikes instead of wood spikes, because plains/desert have less wood. Everything going according to plan, day 7 horde no problem at all, things are looking up. Day 8 i find some gravel, get a trace of Iron, start to dig out at an angle because, well, I dug the shaft too deep, and lets move on to game five. During game four I found these forums, learned about seeds and wanted to try "AnthonyWright ". Found a nice city, half pine forest, half burned forest. I take up residence on Buzz bar, connect catwalk to the passngas across the street, looting the days end, the brother theatre, bobs diner and popnpills. Morning of day 7 head out for a hunt I head west then south, 1 stag down, then 1 pig down. Found another trader nearby, and a pig running southwest from his place. Pig runs into the wasteland and falls over after 2 shots from the crossbow. Welp the greenish wasteland wasn't just some sort of fog. Learned this game you can make it 4 steps into radiation if you have 45hp, and also radiated areas look like a greenish wasteland without I-beam scrap iron on the ground. Now for game six went with the same game name, nearby city had many large houses and a police station. City is half pine forest, half snow. Long story short, morning of day two walked out of the police station where I had holed up, went around to the side where I was going to place my ladder to the second story window and the rock in front of me turned around and growled. Met my first bear, and now we move to my current game. Hopefully game seven will last a good long while, I chose the seed "JimiHendrix". Wake up and I am on a road, look around and I am on the western edge of the central hub city, everything is ruins and yellow fog to the east. As I sprint westward up a steep hill hoping like hell no dog sees me, I wonder if these "Fun Pimp" guys just don't care for Jimi. On the top of the hill I am greeted by green lots of trees and grass. I do my missions, while completing these I see to the west, desert and more forest biomes and what looks like roads crossing at a city. Get my settlement waypoint for the trader, and it's 4.2km away. Wow now it's been verified there is no love for Jimi here. Get into the city I spotted, and man does it look to be a great place, police station, theatre, ostrich hotel, shotgun messiah, passngas, crackabook, water treatment plant, large bunker, medium bunker, one of those food mart forts. Found a mining helmet, wrench, couple pistols, plenty of leather and 56 jars to fill on day one. The trader waypoint also updated to 2.2km nw of the town also, so at least two traders on this map. Maybe I was wrong about love for Jimi. So far only on night one, on top of the shotgun messiah, but hoping I am done making dumb mistakes and this game can last. Really enjoying this game, never have been a zombie fan, but this game surviving, crafting, and building while slaying zombies has my interest. Bought the pc version through steam as well on Friday. If you made it this far thanks for reading, just wanted to share my experiences. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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