True Colours V – Livonia

EVENT OBJECTIVE

‘True Colours’ is a DayZ team PVP event using in-game voip only. Players organically meet and form groups as they move around the map with no one knowing who is on their team when they start.

To win, you’ll need to survive and be the last team or individual standing after playing across different areas within Livonia. If you die, you are out.

Weapons are Vanilla but I have a custom loot spawn table tailored for this event so you will find more guns and in locations maybe you’re not expecting. Traditional military bases in Livonia may not be the best spots. Broken down houses seem to be classed as military spots, so these are worth checking.


EVENT DETAILS

SUNDAY 24TH MAY // 15:30PM BST

6 teams of 8 players will be drawn randomly before the event and players will be informed which team colour they will be representing via a Discord DM. Players will not know who is on their team in advance. Please make sure you have joined the HappyBombs Community Discord prior to the event.

Players will spawn in at random locations as soon as the server opens shortly before the event begins.

STARTING LOOT

FOOD & DRINKS

  • 1x Can of Drink
  • 1x Canteen
  • 1x Can of Tactical Bacon
  • 1 x Bag of Rice
  • 1x Piece of Fruit

OTHER

  • 1x Hatchet
  • 1 x Livonia Map
  • 6x Rags
  • 1x Box of .380 ammo
  • 1x Makarov Pistol
  • 1x Makarov Mag
  • 1x Bandage Dressing
  • 1x Belt
  • 1x Compass
  • 1x Digital Watch
  • 1x Team coloured Bag

Team colours are purple, yellow, red, green, grey and blue.

Players must wear their team bag until the bitter end. Do not swap backpacks – you can carry another alternative backpack in your hands should you want but that is super risky. Maybe you could take it in turns to be the pack mule for the team and carry ammo and supplies!?

Players will not have prior knowledge of who is on their team and will have to find them as they make their way to the play areas.

DO NOT SWAP COLOURS DURING THE EVENT!

If an admin sees you have changed to another team’s colour, you will be disqualified. If your backpack gets ruined, do not take it off as you will not be able to wear it again.

If for some reason you take a ruined backpack off accidentally, type in game that you need admin help and they will come and assist you as soon as they can. Make the mistake twice and you’ll be disqualified.

IMPORTANT – DO NOT MOVE OR START LOOTING BEFORE THE EVENT OFFICIALLY BEGINS!


WHERE YOU NEED TO BE AND BY WHEN

Players should start to log in from 3.15pm BST with the event starting at 3.30pm BST. If you are outside of the UK, please check your time zones to ensure you are there on time! All loot and team backpacks will be automatically spawned on you once you join the server. Sit tight and wait for the event to begin.

I will need everyone to log in to the server prior to event day to make sure their backpacks are automatically assigned and they have all the mods loaded.

An event server password will be put into the Discord channel here at 3.10pm for the players taking part so you can make sure you have all the necessary mods loaded before it starts. It is advisable to be subscribed to the following mods on the DayZ Steam Workshop before event day so only potential updates are required to download:

  • Community-Online-Tools
  • No Shoe Damage
  • MoreStamina
  • BadgersBarriers
  • Dayz Navigation
  • Forever_Lights_and_Campfires
  • DayZ-Expansion-Notifications
  • CF
  • Airdrop
  • HappyBombs True Colours
  • No Sprinting Zombies
  • CreepyZombies
  • Disable Zombie Climbing

Each event is split across specific play areas at 3 specific times:

3.30pm BST
EVENT STARTS
Everyone spawns in random locations in the North

4.30pm – 4.45pm BST
ADAMOW (TEAM GREY/GREEN/RED)
Pistols and smoke grenades only

4.30pm – 4.45pm BST
OLSZANKA (TEAM YELLOW/BLUE/PURPLE)
Pistols and smoke grenades only


5.45pm – 6pm BST
THE POWER PLANT (ALL TEAMS)
All weapons and smoke grenades


7pm BST – LAST TEAM STANDING
THE SHOOTING RANGE (ALL TEAMS)
All weapons and smoke grenades

The routes have all been checked and there’s time to make it to both of the first zone locations within 60 mins.

You can loot wherever you want in between the above times and following the first pistol phase, all guns are allowed to be used so be careful leaving the town.

You may use any means necessary to deal with the zombies, just don’t kill any players before the first PVP phase starts.


ZONE MARKERS

Players need to be in the above play zones during those times. Look for the edges of the play areas as indicated by these orange poles below.

Admins will be checking that you are in these play areas and will ask you to move should you not be in the right place.


(NEW FEATURE)
TEAM BARRELS / AIRDROPS / RADIOS

Once phase 1 begins, team barrels will contain 4 radios with batteries and an Airdrop Flare that can only be looted during that phase. Once the phase is over, the barrels will be removed. Its up to the team if they choose to loot their barrel or not.

Admins will be watching to make sure that players are not looting other teams barrels.

The barrels will be located in the church grounds of both phase 1 towns.

If you manage to loot your AirDrop Flare, you can call that in once phase 1 finishes. Once the flare is lit, a plane will fly over your position, dropping a loot crate nearby.

The crates have a chance of spawning high and mid tier guns, armour, magazines, ammo, suppressors, Meds, clothing and consumables. Because its random, some will be better than others so it’s up to the team whether to risk the attention or not. It can take anything from 1 to 2 minutes for the plane to reach you depending on your position on the map.

If a team takes out another team/player and they find an unused flare, they can choose to take and use it.

Unfortunately, the airdrop mod is sometimes temperamental and can crash the server. Its happened twice in about 40 airdrops called in as a test. Hopefully we’ll be ok on the day.

REMEMBER – FLARES CAN ONLY BE LOOTED DURING PHASE 1 AND USED AFTER PHASE 1 FINISHES.

(NEW FEATURES)
BROWN BEARS

Be careful of forest areas as you could be confronted by DayZ’s newest foe – the Brown Bear. They can roam into towns also so be on your guard.


RULES OF PLAY

The first 60 mins of play before phase 1 starts has a no player kill rule.

Server messages will be displayed during the event giving players an update on how much time is left before the phases start – keep an eye on these.

Groups will naturally start to form across the map when players bump into others with the same backpacks and armbands.

NSFW: Lots of excitement and swearing. Lots of swearing!

Players do not have to team up as they may want to loot and fight on their own but they will be safer in numbers.

Do not use a lockpick to contain players in a building. This could take teams out of the game and wouldn’t be in the spirit of things.

Do not use TeamSpeak, Discord, etc, for voice comms. In-game voice chat is the only thing permitted to make it more immersive. If you loot your radios in phase 1, you can choose to use them if you want but other teams may be listening in. Choose your radio channel with caution.

If you do not make it to a zone on time or if you die, you will be required to leave the server. Well played, survivor.


THE END

When one player / team remains, an admin will declare the event over.


SPECTATE MODE

If HappyBombs dies, he will live spectate the rest of the event on his Twitch stream so make sure you tune in to see how the event concludes! Its really cool to watch it all unfold (examples below).

Team Yellow walking into an ambush from Team Red’s last player
Team Yellow using the new climbing and vault feature to get a better angle on Team Red
Team Blue holding down a barn in Kabanino during the Winter True Colours Event

EVENT KILL FEED

A kill feed will be published here at some point after the event – I’ll have to go through the logs and find the info:

https://discord.gg/jmQu4NZ


ADMINS / CAMERAMEN

PLEASE NOTE: Admins and event cameramen may be in the play areas to help keep an eye on the proceedings. Admins will be wearing red camo and red berets with ADMIN written on the backs of their jackets. Cameramen will be all in black with no backpack. Just ignore them and let them do their thing!

Event Admins: Lord Jaws, Shropshire
Event Shoutcaster: HappyBombs (when he dies)

PLEASE DON’T DRESS UP IN EITHER OF THESE OUTFITS!


THINGS TO DO BEFORE THE EVENT

Before joining the server on the day, players should change their names to [COLOUR] [Twitch Name] in the DAYZSALAUNCHER settings – so for example: [RED] HappyBombs

This is important so we know who is who and so we can spectate the teams accurately.

Secondly, please have your GAME MESSAGES turned on so you can see event messages throughout the day. Turn off PLAYER MESSAGES.

And finally, as mentioned above – It is advisable to be subscribed to the following mods on the DayZ Steam Workshop before event day so only potential updates are required to download:

  • Community-Online-Tools
  • No Shoe Damage
  • MoreStamina
  • BadgersBarriers
  • Dayz Navigation
  • Forever_Lights_and_Campfires
  • DayZ-Expansion-Notifications
  • CF
  • Airdrop
  • HappyBombs True Colours
  • No Sprinting Zombies
  • CreepyZombies
  • Disable Zombie Climbing

SIGN UP TO PLAY

LIVONIA REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

All 48 places will be open on a first come, first served basis. Once full, there will be a reserves list put in place. Some people will no doubt have to back out or will be a no-show, so places will be offered to those on the list also on a first come, first served basis. A Discord DM will be sent to you if a place becomes available. Make sure you have joined HappyBombs’ Discord.

Don’t worry too much if you’re on the reserves list – we always have people dropping out closer to event day.

Please make sure you can make both the date and the time. Anyone outside of the UK, please check your time zone and make sure you know when it starts.

For the first time, I will be asking anyone that is streaming the event to hide their chat windows from the start of phase 1 to avoid any potential game meta. It was a problem during the last event, so in the spirit of fair play, its best we don’t see chat whilst we’re taking part.

There is also now a ping limit for this event of 200.

By entering, you are confirming that you have read the above and understand the rules.

This is so I can add you as an ‘event player’ in Discord and can let you know which team you are on. Please make sure it is accurate.
NOTE: IF YOU PLAYED IN ONE OF THE RECENT TESTS OR THE LAST TRUE COLOURS EVENT, JUST TYPE N/A AS I ALREADY HAVE IT. This is so I can add you to the server and auto-assign you your starting loot when the event starts. The correct information here is crucial!
As a last resort, HappyBombs may email you with any pre-event information or because he can’t find your profile on Discord to let you know your team colour or to offer you a place should you be on the reserves list. Your email will not be shared with anyone and will be removed from all systems the day after the event.

WHO IS PLAYING SO FAR?

  1. HappyBombs
  2. TheRunningManZ
  3. TacticalMind
  4. MrOGx
  5. AmishZed
  6. Digiblast
  7. FEESH
  8. wycked29
  9. LottaLottie
  10. MustyChapstick
  11. NeuroEuro
  12. 3RNO
  13. Sgt_RagingSnake
  14. gekofish
  15. JLK1
  16. SourSweetYT
  17. Smokeybarr
  18. Rythagoras
  19. rhaek47
  20. simbisshtv
  21. Xclusion
  22. Richieismydad
  23. TrainedRope
  24. CamoX
  25. ImMrRectangle
  26. BigBoss 101
  27. Val1smike
  28. NAyRAM18
  29. dc_grimm
  30. xNinja
  31. ravplays
  32. SilenceSheldon
  33. Broodrover
  34. Chezza_Wzzzum
  35. AR1ANA
  36. SafranicuS
  37. An8bitBear
  38. neil179
  39. El_Trucko
  40. LoonyToon99
  41. DarceVeto
  42. MissFitz
  43. itsEllie
  44. RiickyC
  45. MaybeNikki
  46. Razin43
  47. ChrisFPSGaming
  48. Bedane

RESERVES ON STANDBY (IN ORDER)

  1. Balbanes_
  2. Sil3n7z
  3. Xxveer
  4. leinad_xyz
  5. Ballsy___
  6. Jimmysmith_tv
  7. Gra55ick
  8. G0D_OF_Thunder
  9. TopeREC
  10. Clayink
  11. h1ulk8

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