Welcome to 'Thrive and Survive', a DayZ series following my first proper attempt at surviving the game. With around 4 hours of gameplay under my belt before starting the series, I only have a basic knowledge of the controls and game mechanics. This series is my way of learning the various elements of survival, from fishing to building a campsite - I'll very much be learning as I go along.
Survivor #21, a castaway washed up on the coast of Chernarus, is on a mission to survive the harsh terrain of this vast country and ultimately thrive in it. Follow her journey into these overwhelmingly large and dangerous lands, one step at a time, as she learns to become a completely self-sufficient survivor.
After the initial panic of trying to find a sign and pinpoint my location, I ran into an apple orchard, which put me at ease straight away – I was able to source a fair few pickings for my inventory before looking around some more.
This was by far my hardest day surviving the wilderness of Chernarus, with numerous life threatening issues to deal with. How many things can go wrong in a day? Quite a few it would seem, if you’re not careful.