I was so pissed the first time I died that I didn't play for 3 months. I was a bandit with a silenced pistol and some sniper rifle. I've now accepted the fact that I will die and just enjoy finding friends and surviving.
I'm pretty much a noob myself and have only been playing for a month or so, but I had to take a 2 week break after my last death.
I was JUST starting to feel good about myself. I had myself an AK an a revolver with plenty of ammo, a pack full of supplies, and all of the goodies like a map, compass, binocs, etc and pretty much full health. When I loaded the game I noticed that there was literally just me and one other guy on the server so I wasn’t worried about other people at all. I had just walked into a town and when all of a sudden I “hear” an ax hit me. In my WTF state I turn around and see the only other a-hole on the server standing there with just an ax decked out in bandit garb. Before I could even fire a single shot he hit me again. I managed to get a couple of pistol rounds into him (yes I had my pistol out because it was quieter for the lone zombies) but not enough to slow him down. Im near death and bleeding so I run to the woods and try to bandage myself thinking he didn’t see me. As I was applying the bandage he came up to me and finished me off. I was more embarrassed than anything that a guy with an ax had just killed me and my AK and pistol
. What really pissed me off thought was that I’m pretty sure this guy was using some kind of hack to track me on the map and was just waiting to ambush me. It took me a while to get over that. But like you said…you just have to accept the fact that you WILL die. Once you get use to it you will know where to go to “regear” pretty quickly.