DayZ now allows monetized private servers

    
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And in the distance, the call of payment.

In the event of a zombie apocalypse like the one that has apparently hit the world of DayZ, human money will be entirely worthless. Ironically, actual DayZ private server operators are now allowed to use said private servers to make some of that human money. Yes, monetization of private servers is now allowed, albeit with a list of restrictions and a variety of things that cannot be sold.

The short version is that only items and perks which do not affect gameplay can be monetized, so anything from guns to housing cannot be sold. Mods are permitted with the express permission of the mod maker, and donations do not require approval but only count as donations so long as no reward is offered. The developers are looking at this as a test run and will be re-evaluating whether or not monetized servers are having a positive effect upon the community at the end of May in 2016. Until then? Run a server and get in on making some pre-apocalypse money.

Source: PC Gamer
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JakeBoller
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JakeBoller

This is how private servers need to be handled!

SallyBowls1
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SallyBowls1

Very, very interesting.

There are a lot of people who like private servers. (for me, if it’s not public might as well be spg.) So take their money.  

But the brilliant extension would be in essentially MLM (multi-level marketing.)  So DayZ lets Goons (famous for funding TMC with ad revenue and plex sales) have a server.  Same for streamers.  So this now makes it in the financial interest of the streamers, guild masters, Goon leadership, etc to now get their followers to play “this great game.” In the US, the FTC requires that streamers disclose if paid to stream.   But income producing private servers are a way for the gaming company to make their game be the most profitable for the streamer/GM to play yet without a direct promotion payment.

Obviously, this would be, IMO, horrible for gaming and gamers.

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

Where you can sing your national anthem in private? o.O

rottenrotny
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rottenrotny

Sorenthaz BalsBigBrother rottenrotny Whoopsie read it wrong.

Sorenthaz
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Sorenthaz

BalsBigBrother rottenrotny I hope that it was part of the joke.

BalsBigBrother
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BalsBigBrother

rottenrotny um what does Daybreak have to do with DayZ?

deekay_zero
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deekay_zero

ftr BI has been doing this with arma since the beginning of the year.

minecraft also has something like this in a practical sense.

what does this mean?

the decentralization of online games in the face of a push to centralize everything from hosting to admin to monetization.

either way you’re probably going to be asked to pay to cheat in one form or another.