Bug #33696

Cannot hide from zombies properly

Added by wakko about 3 years ago. Updated about 3 years ago.

Status:New Start date:06/19/2012
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Description

A zombie suddenly noticed me and I started running, I ran into a forest and remembered that zombies should no longer be able to see me if I hide. This seems to not work properly, the zombie was constantly after me, I ran around bushes and trees and lay down behind them, the zombie still saw me and started hitting me.

I would also suggest making the zombies a little slower, making "hiding" a little bit easier as they're not constantly on your tail.

History

Updated by ModeZt about 3 years ago

i would suggest adding stamina to zombies. so that they would become slower after sprinting for a while.
they are the dead after all. unlike survivors they don't have enough energy for the long runs.

Updated by sorstz about 3 years ago

wakko wrote:

A zombie suddenly noticed me ... I remembered zombies should no longer be able to see me if I hide.

This seems to not work properly:
  • the zombie was constantly after me
  • I ran around bushes and trees and lay down behind them
  • the zombie still saw me and started hitting me.

I would also suggest making the zombies a little slower, making "hiding" a little bit easier as they're not constantly on your tail.

 

This is actually not a bug! :)

This is a new game mechanic added in with today's hotfixes. See the latest hotfix patch notes for details:

http://dayzmod.com/forum/showthread.php?tid=15967&pid=145176#pid145176

Once infected lose line-of-sight they will try investigate where you are.

 
The intent it seems is to add more need for caution/patience/strategy, instead of training a horde and then hopping behind a grove of trees/buildings/etc. Sucks for when you're out of ammo, and definitely ups the stakes. :)

 
Regarding your final comment about the speed of zombies: Agreed, at least to the extent that there's a definite need to revisit zombie speed (or giving them stamina as ModeZt suggested), given how this new infected "hunting" mechanic works. It seems you don't have much time to make them "lose their scent," as they're close enough to still see you / keep swinging at you.

 
Anyone else have any experience / thoughts on this? I'll follow up once I get home from work / give a go myself.

Updated by pogoman about 3 years ago

Hiding from zombies works fine. If you are being chased and run behind a bush and the zombie sees you running behind the bush, of course he is going to keep chasing you. In order to lose them you have to lose LOS, and then once this LOS is lost put more distance between you and hide behind something else.

Basically when you hide the zed must not see you doing so.

Updated by wakko about 3 years ago

pogoman wrote:

Hiding from zombies works fine. If you are being chased and run behind a bush and the zombie sees you running behind the bush, of course he is going to keep chasing you. In order to lose them you have to lose LOS, and then once this LOS is lost put more distance between you and hide behind something else.

Basically when you hide the zed must not see you doing so.

Alright, but how am I supposed to do so when they're actually running faster than me? Making it impossible to get out of line of sight because they're constantly behind me?

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