With all my new equipment I lived for a couple of days in a forest near a village. I chose this area because little crowded and full of facilities in which to find other equipment. During the two days I’ve never seen anyone and I had only fired a few shots to kill a boar in the forest from which I have got good steaks.
The last day I decided to move further north but before I checked out a barn. I was in that barn many times and the zombies outside were no longer a problem. While I checked the items on the first platform I heard footsteps approaching and the characteristic scream of the zombies pointing out they had heard or seen someone.
I was not in a perfect location, behind some crates and a ladder to the left, but I had a good view of the staircase that led up to my level.
The fear grew as I heard the footsteps come ever closer.
Which of my weapons would have been better in that situation?
The M4A3 or Colt1911?
I chose the M4A3 thinking I had more available shots before reloading.
I held up the stairs at gunpoint while I could hear the footsteps of the man who was entering the barn.
The barn had two platforms on each side and hoped that the survivor would take the opposite to where I was … but it was not so. I saw him appear on the stairs. A man in a ghillie suite. I hesitated a second. My finger on the trigger dell’M4A3 started to put pressure on the cold metal. It seemed like an eternity. I could not afford to make mistakes or do not immediately kill the man. Instantly after my rifle fired a volley of three shots.
Damn it! I aimed at his head but the recoil and the instant of hesitation that I had made me completely miss the mark.
In a split second he was already on the moving platform and he started shooting at me. The shooting lasted just over two seconds, but, probably, we have fired more than 20 or 30 rounds. I did not manage to hit him because I was blocked by the stairs to the upper floor (I knew that this was not a good position!). He was without doubt the best at shooting and kept his cool.
(note: I wanted to congratulate my opponent even if you do not know his name and restate that bellissmo Dayz is really a game. I had an adrenaline rush during the shootout with my opponent that hardly forget.)
(tip: I learned many things from this event and I want to share with you.
- Never use the rifles in tight spaces
- In a shootout between two people at close range guns are preferred.
- If you’re forced to fight in a bad position, you must create a diversion. Launch a flare or a can and then assaults the opponent.
- Do not log out, you will lose a lot of fun.