I’ve been playing a lot of 7 Days to Die over the past couple of months. (In fact, I wrote an early release review of it that you can check out here.) 

One of the things that has struck me about 7 Days to Die is how in-depth the game is when it comes to surviving in it, so much so that shortly after I started playing I started taking notes and writing down little epiphanies that I had as I played.

In an effort to help people who are new to this game, I would like to share some thoughts I’ve gleaned as I’ve been running for my life from a throng of zombies.

Thou Shalt Always Be Gathering

Nearly everything that you find in 7 Days to Die has a purpose. As such, you should always be gathering items from the world. Most commonly, I am always picking up small stones. They are literally everywhere you go in-game and are used in a few very important crafting recipes. The nice thing about picking up stones is that you can do it even when you are running for your life.

Even though I say you should always be gathering…. 

Thou Shalt Prioritize

Be mindful of what you need most at all times and try to gather that class of items. Also, be thinking of what your secondary and tertiary needs are as well, and so on.

Thou Shalt Leave a Couple of Inventory Slots Open at All Times

Nothing sucks more in a game than when you find a good piece of loot and you don’t have the inventory space to pick it up. This is compounded in 7 Days to Die when you have a zombieor twelvebearing down on you intent on making you a member of their undead club.

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