Base Building Mod, Gore and more Fixes
Hello everyone! Following our previous updates that added new content and our first release of our extensive Hardcore Survival server rebalance mod, the DayzUnderground server mod update #5 introduces new mods to our modset. The integration of the “NoFenceCollisions” mod will allow players to place fence items more freely, the re-introduction of GoreZ makes the experience more brutal and the DZSA launcher will show you queue messages properly.
We have updated our modlist with the following mods:
- Queue Connect Fix (The DZSALauncher will show queue messages instead of a black screen)
- GoreZ (Re-added. More blood, gore and flies on corpses)
You can see the full modlist here. We also made tutorials that help you connect using the DayZ launcher or DZSA launcher if you run into issues or are new to DayZ.
We also tweaked hunting with slightly increased cutting times and reduced herd sizes. Hunting will remain a very lucrative source of food but the balance will make it less of a survival One-Stop-Shop. A few days ago we have increased the server slots to 65. We are keeping an eye on performance and might add more in small increments.
New Base Building Features and Revised Rules
Base building is quite limited in vanilla DayZ. Items that are placed undergo a check that looks for surface, clipping, angle and more. Building can become quite frustrating when a single bush or boardwalk stops an entire construction plan.
With the introduction of the “NoFenceCollisions” mod by Cleetus, players are able to place fence items freely. This mod was created following the feedback of multiple server owners who all saw the issues of freely placeable storage items and the game breaking clipping that comes with it. This mod is a very nice solution.
Additionally, we have issued a hotfix for base destruction times. Did you know, you can only use sledgehammers and fire axes to tear down walls?
To accomodate the update, there are now revised rules on basebuilding. These rules are kept as simple and comprehensive as possible. We want to giver players the ability to more creatively build bases and barricade existing structures but restrict placement that breaks game features.
No placement that results in indestructible, inaccessible, unpackable or unmoveable items.
No glitching/clipping of fences into storage items, or storage items into other objects.
No fences created that float freely.
No placement of fences or gates which causes an indestructible or impassable barrier obstructing free movement.
Here is an album with examples that illustrate the rules. Structures that break the rules and break gameplay functions will be removed after a warning. Repeated offenses may result in temporary or permanent bans.
We are continuing to monitor feedback through e.g. our Discord and are currently working on more changes and new content.
Here is some more feedback from Twitter:
That server is so close to perfection! The true DayZ experience!
— Puddin_TheKrow (@Puddin_TheKrow) April 23, 2019
If you're looking for more depth in your DayZ, check out what @DayzUnderground are doing with loot balance, experience-enhancing custom items and demanding health regeneration.
I experienced so many different things in one day.https://t.co/TY3Hu9TVfX
— Shifty (@ShiftySLC) April 20, 2019
@DayzUnderground You have truly outdone yourselves with your new Hardcore Server Mod. It is as close to a true DayZ vibe as you can possibly get. Kudos to your crew, you deserve it wholeheartedly. That feeling of elation when seeing the sun start to rise after a very rough night.
— Bilford Wimbley (@Bilfordtv) April 20, 2019
Beat damn server I have played on! Brings back the good ole #DayZ feel! Great job guys!
— Holland (@hollander134) April 19, 2019
Have fun and stay safe out there!
The DayzUnderground Team