Chat

  • Pressing Enter (Return) in game results in opening a text input box which allows the player to send messages or to use commands.
  • The ability to select a Channel (General, English, Russian, Trade, RP, Support).
  • The ability to select a Room per Channel (1-100).
  • The ability to whisper people.
  • The ability to whitelist / blacklist people.
  • The ability to initiate trade with people
  • The ability to RP with people.
  • The ability to use commands:
    • /wl – Displays currently whitelisted users (If whitelist mode is enabled only the messages of whitelisted users appear in the chat).
    • /wl add {id} – Adds a user to the whitelist.
    • /wl remove {id} – Removes a user from the whitelist.
    • /bl – Displays currently blacklisted users (If blacklist mode is enabled everyone’s messages appear in the chat except for the blacklisted users).
    • /bl add {id} – Adds a user to the blacklist.
    • /bl remove {id} – Removes a user from the blacklist.
    • /w {id} {message} – Whispers the specified user.
    • /r – Automatically fills the chat with the “/w {id}” format using the id of the person that whispered last.
    • /trade {id} – Initializes a trade with the specified user. Only available in 100 Rads Bar and at campfires (both users need to be present at the same campfire).
    • /rp {message} – The RP command which makes the message lose all formatting and makes it look like a regular NPC message.

Avatars

  • The users can unlock avatars by using the features of Zone Link as well as by using the lottery. Those avatars can be then changed and will appear next to the messages of the users in the game.
  • By default the users have 60 default avatars which are bound to specific factions.
  • Users can unlock additional 240 rare avatars which support changing of the faction.
  • Each one of the 300 avatars in total has a very rare animated foil version meaning that technically there are 600 avatars in total.

Default Avatars

Rare Avatars

Default Foil Avatars

Rare Foil Avatars


Titles

Zone Link will have a title system. Titles can be unlocked from the lottery or by participating / winning challenges. A title is displayed after someone’s name. An example could be a community member Regicide who won the first Zone Link challenge (Escape from Chernobyl) and won the following title:

the Master Escapist

External Services

Twitch and Youtube support

  • Stream chat messages appear in the game and can be filtered
  • Support for donation / bits based events. There are many different events that can be triggered by donation / bit amounts and can be configured.
  • Support for channel point events (requires configuration of special rewards on the channel).
  • Support for the /rp command allowing viewers to RP as well.

Challenges

Every 3 months Zone Link will have a new challenge that people can try to beat. Each challenge will award people with titles or avatars with the chance of winning rare / rare foil avatars and rare titles for winning the challenge. Each challenge will also award the winning player with a small monetary reward of 100 EUR.

Zone Link already had one challenge called Escape from Chernobyl where the player had to get from Pripyat all the way to the gate past the military checkpoint in Cordon. To spice things up faction leader kills were awarding extra points so the players had to balance the speed and trying to take out the faction leaders.

The winner of the first challenge was Regicide and here’s his attempt:


Mutant Spawning

  • Zone Link has a mutant spawning system with a scaling price. The mutants can be spawned by other Zone Link users.
  • Mutants come in 3 tiers (Weak, Normal, Strong).
  • A maximum amount of mutants spawnable in one location can be configured by the player.
  • The delay between each spawn can be configured by the player.
  • The spawn distance can be configured by the spawning person.
  • The spawning person can configure modifiers (special abilities) on mutants.
  • The mutants can be killed (they will drop items necessary to finish a quest line) or they can be waited out (they will disappear after some time).

Companions

Zone Link users will have the ability so spawn their characters in other people’s games as companions for a limited time. The spawned companions will have the exact same gear as the player who spawned them and will last for several minutes. After the time runs out the companions simply disappear by teleporting back to their world.


Killers

Zone Link users will have the ability to spawn their characters in other people’s games as killers whose sole purpose is trying to kill the player. The spawned killer will have the exact same gear as the player who spawned them and will last for several minutes. After the time runs out the killers simply disappear by teleporting back to their world.


Trading

The users have the ability to trade items in the game (other players are visible in 100 Rads Bar and at campfires). Players who want to trade need to be present at the same location.


Note System

Stalkers can leave notes at any location by picking several keywords available from the list.

Those notes can then be seen by other players in their games and can be upvoted.

Each time a player enters a new location the server will send Top 10 notes and 10 random notes for the given location.


Phantoms

Other players can sometimes be seen doing various things for 1-2 seconds in random places.


Impersonation

  • Ability to impersonate randomized NPCs in the chat.
  • Ability to impersonate story NPCs in the chat.
  • Ability to impersonate mutants in the chat.
  • Ability to send fake quest notifications (Quest updated, quest failed etc…)

Fake Sounds

  • Ability to play fake sound effects in 3D space around the player at specified range / angle / pattern (gunshots, mutant sounds, talking etc…)

Character Influence

Viewers and other Zone Link users have the power to make random things happen such as:

  • Giving player items (expensive)
  • Stealing items from the player (can be countered as it involves a special mechanic)
  • Giving the player positive effects such as healing (expensive)
  • Giving the player negative effects such as bleeding (can be countered as it involves a special mechanic)

Weather Control

Viewers and other Zone Link users have the power to change the weather in your game.


Custom Events

The default game comes with blowouts and psi storms. Zone Link comes with its own set of custom events such as monster hordes and strange anomalies.


Quest Line

Zone Link comes with its own quest line. Drops from the special Zone Link mutants are necessary to complete it. This can be achieved by having other players spawn the mutants or by having them spawn randomly on rare occasions.


Misc Features

Zone Link will over time receive a bunch of random features such as for example the ability to make every mutant in the zone have randomly generated Zone Link modifiers.