Stockholm Syndrome: How Six Men Kidnapped Me in DayZ

Kidnappings are a fun, although totally unnecessary part of DayZ now. ArmA 2 has a built-in “surrender” function anyway so it was not a huge surprise to see people try and use it. I know someone who got “kidnapped“. Other clan mates were teasing him and telling him he should have just ALT-F4’ed or DC’ed. He said he was bored and just wanted to play along.

Basically what happened is that 2 or 3 guys with good gear and 2 ATV’s found him in Cherno and told him to drop his gun which he did. They told him he was now their slave and that his “tight ass would sell for a good price on the market“. After driving him around on and ATV they eventually stopped. I forget all the details, but they ended up back in  Cherno for some stupid reason and the “slave” grabbed an Enfield off a dead player and fought back.  Only after the whole thing was over did he tell us that they never took his pistol and he could have shot them anytime.

This video is a very similar situation, and the article is very good. I am not a huge role player (I kind of role-play in my head like “what would this guy do next?”). This kind of emergent gameplay gets the whole industry excited because most games are sloppy derivative garbage in my eyes. I always appreciate it when a developer makes the sandbox, gives us tools, and lets us play how we want. We need more of that…


Stockholm Syndrome: How Six Men Kidnapped Me in DayZ

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