Long story short, out of my last 10 deaths, something like 8 have been directly related to hacks. Teleporting 1000m into the air, random ambush zones, terminators, etc. You name it, I’ve had it happen to me. Not that being hacked isn’t bad enough, but it frequently seems to occur immediately after a particularly successful group of kills. I can only assume they attempt to be seeking some form of retribution.
As much as I love this game, it is very, very frustrating to continually be eradicated by hackers and have to make the long road back to gear up all over again. What’s surprising is that more people aren’t upset over this. By this point in time I have numerous tents close to Cherno and Elektro on several servers that allow for speedy access to new gear. I can only assume that most players don’t have access to similar quantities or levels of gear and being killed in any way, let alone hacked, is a massive setback. This applies doubly so ever since the removal of the respawn button.
I’m still going to be playing DayZ and I can’t wait for the stand alone game to come out, but dying as frequently as I am with no chance of being able to to defend myself is killing my desire to play the game. At the end of the day it’s ending up similar to CoD – so long as there isn’t a reasonable way to avoid dying or learn from the process, what’s the point of continuing to play?