Survivors[edit | edit source]
Survivors are playable avatars among the 5% of the remaining world population who have yet to be infected with the Zombie Virus that has stricken the world. The main mission of a survivor is to fulfill the duty that is inscribed in their name: Survive.
See Survivor Creation for creation information.
Survivors can belong to one of three distinct groups in the land of New Z, the Heroes, the Neutrals and the Bandits. Survivor characters have either not established a reputation, or have established a positive reputation with NPC characters, and player controlled characters. They tend to be forgiving when interacting, and will mainly be completing PvE quests, or hunting down bandits.
Heroes[edit | edit source]
Heroes are players who gained a positive reputation by killing Villains. There are 12 different titles obtainable via this branch.
Civilians[edit | edit source]
Civilians are players that either has just started with a character or are somewhere in between Heroes and Villains. They make up the majority of players and are just as likely to be friendly as they are to kill you on sight.
Villains[edit | edit source]
Villains are Survivors who have established a negative reputation by killing other players. There are 21 titles obtainable via this branch.
Reputation System[edit | edit source]
Aiming at a player will tell you their name and what their Reputation is. Each rank has its own icon that will display underneath the player's name in-game.
Reputation/Rank is what your character will be labeled as for other players. 'Kill Points Ex:' Civilian (Each kill has a different value, depending on the rank of the victim.)
Note that once you've reached the rank of Outlaw that character is restricted to the Bandit tree, giving a bit of time to mend your ways, but once you've chosen, you are stuck until you make a new character or use the Reset Reputation button which costs 250 GC
If however, you've decided to go the Lawman route, you get different Reputation points
As a Lawman, killing Civilians or other Lawmen is punished severely, and results in the below penalties. Please note that these are penalties based on your level. So, as a Paragon, killing a Civilian or Lawman of any rank results in a penalty of 125 points per kill. Similarly, if you were a Guardian, you would take a 40 point penalty point per kill.
Reputation Table[edit | edit source]
Zombies[edit | edit source]
Zombies are the most prominent figure in the New Z universe. These flesh starved undead souls will go to whatever lengths to be able to feed on the bodies of the living. Zombies consist of the physical form of a human who had died from becoming infected with the Zombie Virus, which kills them within a certain period of time. The zombie's bodies are rotting and decaying forms, and can be noticed from long distances due to discoloration of the skin, awkward walking form, and seemingly mindless actions, as well as obvious blood smears from the struggle that took place while the previous human was becoming infected.
In order to kill a zombie, you must shoot at them or hit them with a Melee Weapon. Body shots will require more shots than shooting at their heads. Shooting at their heads only requires one hit. This applies to both melee weapons and gunshots. However, while all guns will kill a zombie in one headshot, melee weapons vary in effectiveness against zombies.
Zombies cannot climb ladders or walls. Barricading yourself inside a structure is one way to avoid them. Jumping on a truck may protect you, but the zombies will continue to try to attack you, and will attack you if they are close enough. If you jump on a car, the zombies will often be able to climb it or even attack you from the side of the vehicle.
Zombies sometimes lie down on the ground and will not react unless disturbed by a nearby sound. These sleeping zombies can often be very hard to detect if they are lying down in tall grass or on bugged terrain.
Sprinting Zombies[edit | edit source]
A large percentage of zombies now spawn with the ability to sprint. A zombie's sprint is slightly faster than a survivor's sprint, and these zombies are easily able to catch up to and attack a survivor, even if they are sprinting away. Due to certain lag (frame-rate) issues and server latency, it sometimes appears as if these zombies are teleporting. Visually, there is no way to ascertain if a zombie is able to sprint or not unless they are chasing a survivor.
Screamer Zombies[edit | edit source]
A very rare mutation of the zombie virus, Screamers appear to act like any other regular zombie, walking or running, same model clothing and height. However upon becoming alerted to human presence, this zombie will let out a very loud scream, alerting any and all zombies including sleeping zombies, to amass a horde that will all chase the targeted human.
These zombies have no other defining characteristics, as they appear to have identical HP, movement, detection radius and XP, so they are impossible to spot before they have screamed.
Super Zombies[edit | edit source]
Super Zombies are approximately 2 meters tall, wearing only lower body clothing, and have a herculean build of muscles all over its body. They are easily identified by their "albino" skin, and ape-like temperament even when not alerted, these zombies can on occasion let out a small roar and beat their chest in a show of strength, however, this is not a zombie to take lightly.Upon meeting one, their noticeable behavior is that they appear to have double the detection radius of regular zombies, and react more to movement than sound their footsteps are what give their proximity away (if near this zombie don't try to run. You must crouch or you will get caught and die), as this can be heard from up to 60-70 meters away, giving a fair advance warning when close to one. Upon their alert of human presence, they charge forwards to their target, and withing 3 meters of its target, begins swinging powerful punches that have a larger range than a player's melee range If by some chance they lose the ability to hit their target or are stopped from doing so, they can let out a loud roar that acts like a screamer's abilities, able to bring in any zombies in the area. They have immense health amounts, as it takes anywhere from 15 to 25 Saiga shots at close range to kill one, or a couple of PKM ammo boxes (better to take chest shots) furthermore, they cannot be killed easily with lower caliber weapons as it is rumored that they have the ability for slow HP regeneration, so waiting between shots, or shooting weak guns is an ineffective method to killing one. The only good news about the Super Zombie is the reward for killing one, upon their death whoever dealt the killing blow will receive a substantial 2500 XP with a Normal Account.
Users with the following accounts will get the following XP when killing a Super Zombie
- Normal Account - 2500 XP
- Premium Account - 5000 XP
- Deluxe Account - 5000 XP
- Extreme Account - 5000 XP
During Double XP Events and you have one of these accounts, it will double the XP. So you will get 10,000 XP when killing a Super Zombie.