30 months ago
The wipes in 2 hours, so if anyone wanna group up hmu
If you meet a guy on a vanilla server that wants to be friendly, you're seen as naive and WILL be taken advantage of. Plain and simple. I suggest looking for players on forums that genuinely want friends. The chat is csgo level and expect people to kill you even if they have an AK47 and you're a fresh spawn. You'll deal with people every second on an official server, no matter if you've just started and hitting a tree to make a spear (another naked will come up and bash you in the head with a rock, which is why Alt look is a godsent) or going to a radtown for components. Other than this, it's a really fun grinding/pvp game. Base building is very strategic. You have to balance out storage space, defense, and resource cost. If you die, you die. You lose your stuff on your guy. You can make a bed which you can respawn in, but if your base gets raided with c4/rockets/satchel charged, don't except to wake up to more than a few empty chests.
There will be times when you're pissed about losing the loot you've grinded for, I.e. you lost a bow fight, but the game virtually never gets boring. There's always something else you can work one whether it be aim, base building, mining, farming, etc. Oh, there are times when the server resets giving everyone a fresh start. Some servers wipe weekly, some bi-weekly, some monthly.