True Colours Winter Special – Pre-Test Event 2

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 Chernarus. 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 (Tundras, Blazes in Barns, VSS in Military areas for example).


TEST EVENT DETAILS

DATE – THURSDAY 12TH DECEMBER

4 teams of 7 players (TEST ONLY) 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 along the coast as soon as the server opens shortly before the event begins.

Starting loot:

  • 2x Can of Drink
  • 1x Can of Food
  • 1x Steak Knife
  • 1x Piece of Fruit
  • 6x Rags
  • 1x Matchbox
  • 1x Compass
  • 2x Heatpack
  • 1x Custom team coloured armband
  • 1x Custom team coloured Dry Bag

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

Players must wear their team Dry bag and armband combo 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! WAIT FOR THE SERVER MESSAGE.


WHERE YOU NEED TO BE AND BY WHEN

TEST EVENT ONLY
Players should start to log in from 8.20pm GMT with the event starting at 8.30pm GMT. If you are outside of the UK, please check your time zones to ensure you are there on time! All loot, individual team backpacks and armbands will be automatically spawned on you once you join the server. Sit tight and wait for the event to begin.

An event server password will be put into the Discord channel here at 8.15pm 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:

  • Airdrop-Upgraded
  • CF
  • HappyBombs True Colours
  • DayZ-Expansion-Notifications
  • BadgersBarriers
  • BuilderItems
  • Community-Online-Tools
  • Cl0ud’s Winter Gear
  • Winter_Chernarus

A server message will inform all players when the event has started – please wait for this before starting your loot run.

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

10pm – 10.15pm GMT
SHAKOVKA (ALL TEAMS)
Pistols only (Smoke Grenades & Flash bangs permitted)

PHASE 1 – SHAKOVKA

11.45pm – LAST TEAM STANDING
PUSTOSHKA (ALL TEAMS)
All weapons and grenades

PHASE 2 – PUSTOSHKA

Players need to be in the above play zones during those times and within the play areas marked. Look for the edges of the play areas as indicated by these crosses:

NOTE: THESE ZONE MARKERS ARE PLACEHOLDERS AND JUST FOR THE TEST.

TEMPORARY ZONE MARKERS FOR THE TEST EVENT ONLY

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.

The routes from the coast have all been checked and there’s plenty of time to make it to both of the first zone locations within 90 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.


(NEW FEATURE)
TEAM BARRELS / AIRDROPS

Somewhere within the phase 1 town play zones, there will be a crashed heli surrounded by team barrels. These barrels will contain one AirDrop Flare per team which can be looted DURING PHASE 1 ONLY.

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

SHAKOVKA – Team barrels containing an AirDrop Flare which can be activated after phase 1.
Flares can ONLY be looted during phase 1.

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 be called in and will fly over your position, dropping a loot crate.

The crates have a chance of spawning high and mid tier guns, magazines, ammo, suppressors, 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 30 seconds to 2 minutes for the plane to reach you depending on your position on the map.

IMPORTANT – if you see in the in-game messages that an airdrop has been called in by another team, its advised that you wait a few minutes before calling yours in. During tests, the plane seems to get a little confused if more than one drop is called in at the same time.

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

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

(NEW FEATURE)
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.

BEARS – AVOID THEM OR BE PREPARED TO WORK TOGETHER TO KILL THEM.

RULES OF PLAY

The first 90 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.

Once you die, you will be required to leave the server. Well played, survivor.


THE END

When one player / team remains, a server message 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

EVENT KILL FEED

A kill feed will be published here at some point after the event:

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 or armband. Just ignore them and let them do their thing!

Event Admins: Micropitt2 & Shropshire
Event Shoutcaster: HappyBombs

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 and ADMIN 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:

  • Airdrop-Upgraded
  • CF
  • HappyBombs True Colours
  • DayZ-Expansion-Notifications
  • BadgersBarriers
  • Community-Online-Tools
  • Cl0ud’s Winter Gear
  • Winter_Chernarus
  • BuilderItems

SIGN UP TO PLAY

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED!

If you want to sign up to play in the next event, please wait for announcements on Twitter and Discord.

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

This is so we 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.
THIS IS CRUCIAL TO YOU GETTING THE CORRECT BACKPACK AND ARMBAND! This is so we can retrieve your Steam64 ID and auto-assign you your starting loot when the event starts.
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

RESERVES ON STANDBY (IN ORDER)

  1. NONE REQUIRED FOR THE TEST

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