DayZ is an insanely popular zombie-survival mod for ArmA II: Combined Operations. And while the game’s creators are busy working on a standalone title of the same name, players of the current DayZ are still finding new and interesting ways to change the nature of the game.
Take, for example, the DayZ Bounty. It’s a special rules server that player will pay $5 to join. In return, they’ll receive a tenth of a penny for every zombie slayed, and 20 lives with which to do the slaying. There will also be bonuses paid to awesome players, and to those willing to knock out those awesome players. It’s an interesting idea—one the gaming community has expressed both excitement and disapproval over.
The latest update comes straight from Dean “Rocket” Hall, the creator of the DayZ mod, and he’s not happy. Here’s the DayZ team on the new bounty mode:
“While we fully support modifications created by the community to improve the gaming experience for players of DayZ and ArmA II, we do not support their creators putting a cost on them. As commercially exploiting their small additions to DayZ undermines the work done by the original team.”
For what it’s worth, DayZ Bounty has said they’ll keep moving forward with their plans. Unless, of course, Bohemia decides to actually, legally knock them down.
We’ll just have to wait and see.