What is Meta? (DayZ)

DayZ is a game about advantages and disadvantages

And fighting hard to become advantaged

A lot of people can’t cope with that

 

Meta is where anything inside the game is brought to the outside and could potentially influence what’s going on inside

External Maps are meta, they provide and advantage

TS is meta, with friends, it provides an advantage

Asking ‘where is everyone?’ in a discord channel is meta, it provides an advantage

DayZ videos are meta, they provide a disadvantage

Calling a server ‘an Interaction Server’ in it’s title is meta

Lot’s of things are meta, but in some cases the advantage or disadvantage is fairly negligable, having a video up of a gun fight from 2 weeks ago, is meta, but it’s generally not going to affect anything (unless one of the parties decides they’re going to bear a grudge and changes ingame behaviour based on the meta)

 

Meta that changes player behaviour ingame is bad

Meta that changes how people interact with each other outside of DayZ is even worse

Be careful with meta, it can blow your arm off

 

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