Nekosan wrote:It's also just the easiest way to get gear (unless you're horribly **** or just blunder into town), head straight north and you're limited to fewer stores and no apartments, if you want a map/compass etc then (in the north) you're entirely better off just jacking someone than trying to find them yourself.
I don't really get the problem so many people have with the coast, sure I was on a server over the weekend where i went through all of cherno/electro and couldn't find a single weapon or decent item but that was only because the server hadn't restarted in a LONG time. Easier to do your base farming and exploring in a less populated server anyway.
Loads of towns are easier to gear up in.
look at Zlenogorsk as an example.
It has a supermarket right on the edge of town, easy to get in and out of as well as a barn up the hill and industrial complex down the hill.
look at Vybor, super market, office block and 4x 2 storey red bricks to loot and most of the time the zombies don't come into the middle of town.
look at berezino, has everything including hospital and military camp.
Look around Bor, several enterable buildings in Bor itself and 3 deer stands nearby all very close.http://dayz.alayton.net/
You'll clearly see there are way better places to be then on the south coast.
Of course you might just be trying to lure people into your field of view for some sniping action