see thats been one of my major holdbacks on DayZ, is that for all the years ive heard about it, in mod form, now working on standalone, its been years, and its still not stable. its just a bit troubling, other than that it seems like a valid choice. vanishing accounts sound like a game breaker, ill be damned if ima pay for something ill just lose, ive had enough of that.
ive never heard of state of decay though, any decent points i should know about it? :)
DayZ standalone came out in alpha December of last year. As someone that has put over hundred hours in DayZ I think I'm baised in saying you should get DayZ. But If you feel you're not getting enough game I would wait to see what the game becomes.