Walking from Balota to NW airfield, quite a walk, so I make sure to fill up on water and food at a town on the way there.
Now many people know that a fully camouflaged character and a good m4 makes people wary of you, sometimes outright hostile, as they think you are a bandit.
Nearest source of water was a creek at Nadezhdino, so I head there.
Walking in an autumn forest is a peaceful experience, even good enough to make you let your guard down as I did.
Walking and walking… and shouting.
Out of nowhere, a relatively new player appears in direct chat, pleading for his life and you know that for direct chat to work, you basically have to be right next to each other.
Yelling and screaming
dude: “NO, NO PLEASE DON’T KILL ME,PLEASE NO!!”
I am startled by the sudden shouting through chat, and thought I was being followed and ambushed by bandits, so I instinctively take out my M4 and begin to do a 360 scan of the area and see jack shit, nothing at all.
dude: “NO PLEASE NO DON’T SHOOT!!”
me: “I’m friendly do you need blood,food or wa-”
dude: “LOOK I’M PUTTING MY SKS DOWN PLEASE DON’T SHOOT ME PLEASE”
me: “I don’t really know whats going on,where are you?”
dude: “NO PLEASE NO!”
I see out the corner of my eye a weaponless, backpackless person in full TTSKO run out from about 10 meters from me and away from me into the town of Nadezhdino. I see him running in zigzag akin to Peter Falk in the movie In-laws.
Next I see him exiting the town, heading north being chased by a medium sized group of aggro’d zombies and being torn to shreds by them.
I still have no idea what that guy was doing or why he did it.
I picked up his shit and waited for him to come back into the lobby to give it back, but he never did.*Submitted anonymously.