DayZ Bounty Creators On Shutdown Threats, Future Plans
DayZ Bounty's made a positively deafening amount of noise over the past couple days ' and with good reason. In short, it's a private server that players will eventually buy into using real money. Then they'll get the chance to win it all back ' and more ' by killing zombies, survivors, and bandits. And while DayZ exists to encourage crazy emergent behavior, creator Dean 'Rocket' Hall and the DayZ team think this is taking it a few steps (and dollars) too far. As such, the brains behind the wildly popular zombie mod have publicly stated that they plan to 'ask that [DayZ Bounty] cease their activities in their current form.' However, speaking with RPS, Bounty's creators were quick to point out a few key arguments in their favor: 1) no one from Bohemia/DayZ's reached out to them, even though they've hollered in the DayZ team's direction multiple times, 2) they're not charging real money yet, and 3) their goal is to mod DayZ into an entirely different, more PVP-focused form. Apparently, this is only just the beginning.
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