Welcome to the world of business dean hall. I would think you would be old enough by now to know this world is ran by business.. Name one company that got to the top of the food chain by being empathetic to its competition. Honestly i was surprised that nobody had tried to capitolize on dayz' sucess before the war z was released. As much as everyone hates the War-Z everything they did was within the legal statue of law. Honestly dean hall did not buy the rights to the name "DAYZ" until after the warz was released, so it would have been perfectly legal for the warz team to use the name "dayz" and not have broken a single law considering dayz is just an unofficial mod.
Now thats its June 2013 we can start witnessing other titles like state of decay popping up from out of the woodworks which are also trying to cash in on dean halls idea.. So it was all just a matter of time before these things started happening.. Its been a year since dayz came out what has dean hall been doing all this time? From the second it had become popular he should have opened a kickstarter fund. Hired a large team of developers. And got moving!! Its been an entire year and the dayz standalone team are the same people who brought us dayz so its basically 1/50th the size of a development team thats required to make a game from the ground up.. Dayz standalone a year later still looks EXACTLY the same.. Dean hall has noone to blame but himself for being slow and dragging his feet instead of getting a legal foothold in the project soooner and getting a move on instead of waiting for the rest of the world to capitolize on his ideas.