Let’s talk about stream sniping which is meta gaming so let’s talk about meta as well
Please Don’t Do It!
Meta means ‘transcend’
Meta is knowledge learnt from inside the game and taken outside the game or vice versa.
Meta and Players
Meta can generate unfairness and we try not to do that. In our Discord if you start about a base you just found on a server, you’re marshalling people to go and base raid that player who built the base, this is unfair because you’re giving away the location at low cost. If you say ‘Well done to the 2 guys that just killed me in Staroye’ you’re giving away their location cheaply and that’s not fair for them. We fully understand the difficulty of having a Discord for the servers, but people have been and will be banned for using meta to unfair advantages. We try and defend all players from these unfairnesses
Stream Sniping (and Streaming)
Streaming is meta, you’re taking the game outside immediately
Stream Sniping is therefore also meta, you’re taking the outside game back inside the game, and this is usually detrimental to the streamer (who is the shop front of the game we love) and the audience of the streamer. What’s worse is when a stream sniper comes into the streamers chat to crow about their achievement. It’s boring and it breaks the chill of anyone’s stream
We do not consider streaming and stream sniping a zero sum game. Streaming is good for DayZ it lets people interact in the community and the game without having to commit to playing at that time
We are not going to be drawn into some kind of false discussion about stream stalking and stream sniping, if you use a stream to get an advantage over a streamer and use that knowledge you’ll get banned, even if there’s no kill you are tainting the organic nature of the streamers DayZ gameplay, usually infront of an audience
Steam sniping taints that experience, very often for the worse. Please don’t stream snipe, there’s a high likelihood you’ll get an irreversible exclusion across multiple servers
Do not be in a stream and in a server at the same time is the best advice
Meta and Servers
We know it’s crazy to have a Discord and Twitter about the server and then to try and not talk about the server, that complexity is part of the fun. It does mean it’s really hard for us to promote the servers in any real way, but that’s part of the fun. The product of all of this is we think it’s fairer, it’s fairer not to say where a base or a clan is, it’s fairer not to use meta to find and kill someone (even if they’re meta-ing). It’s difficult and that’s more fun