The mod is multiplayer though you can play a single player verison but the multiplayer makes the game. The servers have 50-60 players and a lo of the game revolves around PVP(Player Vs Players) conflicts though it's PVE(Player Vs Envirment) too. Don't expect the game to be like BF or COD or L4D, it's hard and takes some patience and it's not a game for everyone but it's worth checking out its a whole new exprience for zombie games.
The mods currently in Alpha stage but is amazing for an alpha, there are some glitches with spawns and zombies. As for your character it's based on your games key so your characters saved on a database although if you die your characters deleted and you have to respawn as a new one. It might be annoying at first but it adds a whole new level of suspense to the game. You also have to get food and water to survive and medical supplies. The cities are extremly dangerous usually filled with players and zombies especially along he coast.
ARMA 2 Operation Arrowhead is $20 but you need ARMA2 or ARMA2 free to play it you can get ARMA2 with OA for $30 on steam or just the free one and buy Operation Arrowhead. ARMA 2 is a military simulator with realistic ballistics and more. ARMA 3 is coming out later this year and the Dayz guy is going to be at E3 with them.
Here's a link to the DAYZ site I'll probably put a YouTube video link in too.
Best Interactive Map:
Map with cyrillic for street signs:
If you need any help with anything in DayZ or any questions I'll try my best to answer them and keep this updated with info for the game.
Edited by SirBongwalski, 08 June 2012 - 06:25 AM.