To kick things off, I have some interesting facts for you from our animation team.
The animators have already made or started progress on 5660 animations for DayZ, and 4169 of those animations are currently being used in the game. And another interesting fact - the longest animation we have is shaving which clocks in at 400 frames, meaning it's just a little over 13 seconds long. Thank you Adam Oresten for this interesting info!
The Xbox community has a lot of questions and we decided to answer them in a live stream. We took the frequently asked questions and issues you've sent to us in theXbox Feedback Round - January 2019[forums.dayz.com] on our Forums and we were talking about them on the live stream. Check it out:
I can't forget to mention it was Valentine's Day. All of us get from our nice colleague Ket (who's taking care of all the crashes you send, and takes her lovely huskies[www.instagram.com] to the office every day) a DayZ heart cookie.
But we get nice stories and wishes from you too.
Look at this cute picture. It's Valentine's gift from Kyla to her other half - a picture of them playing DayZ together for the first time. It's so romantic and it is cool to know you can find the love of your life in DayZ.
And thank you all for nice wishes and pictures. It warmed our hearts. <3
Yeah, we've had an annoying issue with persistence, and hopefully it is all gone right now (thank you devs so much!), many of you tried to help us to identify and resolve persistence problems, and among the most active reporters were the members of the community from the Village server who built a wall across the Chernarus to find out what breaks the persistence. In the end, it was a different issue, but we want to thank you for your passion for DayZ, we love you. Here's how was "The Great Wall of Persistence" built.
But the persistence issue didn't scare some people, and they continued with their bases without the fear of losing progress. Check out this massive base made by ElementFireClan:
Or this one made by judderman2005:
A Reddit user jude_ned made an interesting post for all of you guys in the DayZ community. He made a couple of Reddit threads on history, types and exciting facts about the weapons that you can find in-game. He already covered Mosin Nagant and SKS. It's a quality read, check it out:
Let's also check out some nice pictures from you.
This one looks like some surrealistic painting but it is, in fact, a Chernarus map! Don't ask me how it was made, I have no idea, but you can ask drumfish who posted it on the Reddit. It's just beautiful.
Imdenkos shared a screenshot of his squad and they look scary, I don't think they are friendly, but they are dope!
Snakevsplane bought a map of Chernarus and put it into a frame, so he is not going to lose it anymore. If you are interested in this map[store.bistudio.com] too, you can find it in our shop together with patches[store.bistudio.com], hoodies[store.bistudio.com] and t-shirts[store.bistudio.com].
And the last picture is a photo by Ciiza, who lives in the Real Chernarus and wants to show you how it looks in Dubky right now. Can you recognize it?
Modding is one of the most important things for the community right now, let me show some of fine things that I found.
Guys from the Czech community (the same group also working on the BARRANDIEN map) created a really handy thing. It's an interactive map[map.dayz-sa.cz] where you can see logs of all the events that you need to have to make server admin's life easier. You can see real-time kills, deaths, logins, logouts and more on the map. It's still WIP and not for the public now, but it's sick!
There's also a new map called Chiemsee. It's 10x10km big, and fully playable even though towns get improved all the time.. You can find it on the "Chiemsee Official" server.
Next up is DeanoZ who's creating some really entertaining content on his channel. He shows his modded content like karts or new cars but the most interesting are tutorial videos. If you are into modding but don't know how to start, his tutorial can help you.
Do you have a nice base, but are you tired of looking for food every day? A private garden is the solution to your problem. You can grow tomatoes, peppers, pumpkins or zucchinis and eat them raw, dry or prepare them on the stick. But do you know how to grow your vegetables? AmishZed has a guide for you.
And one more guide! Building a working car is not easy. You need to find a lot of car parts and make them work together. Element FIRE Clan made a tutorial on how to build a 100% working Ada, so if you are not sure, check out this video.
I couldn't imagine how cool this video is until I've played it. It is an ASMR DayZ video, just sounds of the sea, burning fireplace and ambient nature, really good for sleeping. I love this idea.
This is a story of two FBI officers investigating a cannibal in Electro, and it has everything, action, friendship and tears at the end. Check it out; it's really entertaining.
That feeling when you complete a car and then someone kills your driver and you are a hostage of two full geared guys, trapped on the back seat: Priceless. Nice video CitrusPunch! And thumb up for 1PP and VOIP!
Another great story made by Gekofish. His videos are so relaxing and funny. And he started to be really popular in the community, so join his subscribe crew:
While we are working on our Survivor GameZ, some community make their own battle royal games. On the Round Table Gaming server will be the event on Saturday at 22:00 GMT/5:30 EST and if you want to participate, you need to sign up on their Discord[t.co]. You can find more info HERE. And here is a video from their last event:
And we can't forget about the location riddle. The last location was in the northeast of Shakovka village. And the winners are:
If you know where is this place, tweet it to our official DayZ Twitter account[twitter.com] and don't forget to add #DayZRiddleTime.
Thank you very much for all your content, I had really enjoyable time going through everything you shared. See you next time!