Aldranon Posted February 10, 2019 Share Posted February 10, 2019 You don't really need heavy investment in intelligence early on. You can get by just fine repairing your stone axe and eating charred meat and boiled water. You don't get much, and those points can be valuable for a particular build. There are three critical things starting off: 1. Prioritize what you need, and stick with it. Do you need materials to build? Focus on it. Do you need to work for the trader to get some early tools and antibiotics? Focus on it. Do you need to scavenge? Stick with it. Avoid becoming too distracted with everything in front of you. Have a dump chest and save 'inventory sorting' activities for nighttime. Getting distracted often means picking up too much loot, which inevitably leads to overencumbrance, which wastes daylight. Pick up only what you need, and avoid sidetracks or aimless waffling. 2. Prioritize who you want to be. Spreading your perk points thin may help early on, but it can sabotage obtaining higher tier perks. EVERYTHING looks important, but what you don't realize is that you CAN do without them by compensating elsewhere. Why cook when you can earn dukes to buy pasta from all those random vending machines? Why get Boom Headshot if you want to be a stealthy-boi when you can focus heavily in Hidden Strike, Shadows, and Ninja Movement? Do you want to be a builder, a melee tank, a ninja looter, a run-and-gunner? Focus on the key skill combinations that fits your build first. 3. Always have a way out. If you hear an angry zombie and you don't know where it is, back out. If it's BM night, have an accessible plan B location if your defense plan fails or isn't done. If you focused on priorities, you should be ready. To focus is definitely good advise for this game and life in general. I would add that a player needs to know how they will deal with the radiated when they begin to appear, all too soon. For me, melee is "all in" or nothing. You don't need any perks to kill a normal zombie by melee. Your main attack method should always have killing radiated in mind. EDIT: 17.2 made BM hordes not as important, but ranged attack is still the thing and a bow weapon will not kill radiated that well, certainly not in a POI. **(Bow+Stealth could work) So, Ammo, Ammo, Ammo. And a mod'ed out damage hose (AK, SMG, Shotgun) is the best way IMO. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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