Excellent article on what makes DayZ so compelling: http://j.mp/1cp0Ys1

Comment by Patch on January 2, 2014 at 4:45pm
Good read, valid points. DayZ definitely innovates in a variety of ways. I particularly like the social psychology aspects. So hard to predict how other players will react and what they consider threats or boons. Makes DayZ uniquely interesting.
Comment by ☠ Alekzis ☠ on January 2, 2014 at 5:02pm
"The most important rule, of course, is to be paranoid. If there is one stellar achievement that DayZ carries over from the mod intact, it is the simple dread at the sight of another player – the kind of feeling that is twisted into you through bitter experience. Someone that might be an ally, or just another bastard out for your backpack? You never know and, by the time you do, it’s often too late."

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