I've been meaning to update this.
This is from one of the variations of the original mod. I haven't played it, but it seems the developers have gone crazy with it. They have Namalsk island, which is an homage to STALKER, right down to the bloodsuckers.
Check out the attachment. Being unemployed (hopefully I go back to work soon, I'm going stir crazy), I have a lot of video game time on my hands. It took me a long time to assemble all the gear you can see on Comrade Sniper here. The damned Mosin Nagant was the hardest thing to find, just because I had bad luck. The sniper scope was just luck, as finding one in good condition is rare.
It's not challenging to get this stuff, mind you. You just have to be patient, because your guy is going to be hoofing it back and forth across the map.
Alas...before I could even use it, I was killed. I had holed up in a house, locked in. He just magically appeared there and shot me in the face while I was eating (it takes forever to cancel an action and get a weapon ready). I don't know if it was someone that happened to log in, having hidden in the same place as me, or if he was a hacker with a teleport cheat. (The servers I play on are generally hacker free, but they do pop up from time to time. Why you would cheat at a video game is lost on me. It's not like you get anything if you win.)
Either way, it was...frustrating. Comrade Sniper did not serve International Socialism well today.
Once you die, of course, you start over with nothing. DayZ is the king of making a reasonable person rage quit. LE SIGH