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Caedus_16 wrote:
My friend has one of those assassin's creed wrist blade things, that would be pretty useful. Actually thanks to his obsession with that game he has so many weapons (wrist blades, knives, a mini crossbow, smoke bombs) that he's been permanently added to my zombie survival team. If anyone's gonna make it based on weapons skills and such its this guy.


A katar, or the actual retractable blade from Assassin's Creed?


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Caedus_16 wrote:
My friend has one of those assassin's creed wrist blade things, that would be pretty useful. Actually thanks to his obsession with that game he has so many weapons (wrist blades, knives, a mini crossbow, smoke bombs) that he's been permanently added to my zombie survival team. If anyone's gonna make it based on weapons skills and such its this guy.


A katar, or the actual retractable blade from Assassin's Creed?


Its the retractable blade but he built his own. Its razor sharp, I watched him embed it in a tree. And he has a second ring attached that can actually fling it instead of just extending it, its pretty sick.
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Sounds like the kind of friend you really are happy is on your side in a fight and also the type you make a mental memo "never EVER make this guy mad." Kinda like upsetting a Wookiee.

On the zombie note has anyone played Humans vs. Zombies? (for those not in the know it was/is a popular game on college campuses using nerf guns in a modified game of tag)
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Salaris Vorn wrote:
Sounds like the kind of friend you really are happy is on your side in a fight and also the type you make a mental memo "never EVER make this guy mad." Kinda like upsetting a Wookiee.

On the zombie note has anyone played Humans vs. Zombies? (for those not in the know it was/is a popular game on college campuses using nerf guns in a modified game of tag)


You'll have to be way more specific lol. I have a few different games we play with Nerf Guns. The Zombie one we play is like Halo Online's zombie game.
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Hate to interrupt this in depth weapons discussion, but do we as of yet have our zombie hunting team assembled? Officially?
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I'll sign up. I'm pretty good with my hands, and I've had some military training.
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Life Is The Path wrote:
The only long sword I know of, though, that would put enough distance between you and a zombie, is roughly six feet long (Ssangsudo and zweihander), and that would only be useful for one attack, before the zombie gets through that defence.

Dude, zombies are useless. They're slow and dumb. If I can fight professionally trained and armed soldiers with my sword, I can handle zombies.

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Totally down for this
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I'm out. I'll be in the bunker with the backup team, which we'll need to have in the likely chance that you all die. No offense. Razz


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I'm in.

@Caedus: The Humans vs. Zombies I'm talking about is where you wear bandannas to designate human or zombie (armband if your human, headband if your a zombie). You have the "original zombie" who for a specified time period or X kills is disguised as a human (ie wears an armband instead of a headband). Humans can only use nerf guns or balled up socks, no melee weapons (getting hit by a dart/sock "stuns" a zombie for 15 minutes); zombies have to tag you with their hands to "infect" you. The whole thing lasts about a week or until the last human standing.
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Salaris Vorn wrote:
I'm in.

@Caedus: The Humans vs. Zombies I'm talking about is where you wear bandannas to designate human or zombie (armband if your human, headband if your a zombie). You have the "original zombie" who for a specified time period or X kills is disguised as a human (ie wears an armband instead of a headband). Humans can only use nerf guns or balled up socks, no melee weapons (getting hit by a dart/sock "stuns" a zombie for 15 minutes); zombies have to tag you with their hands to "infect" you. The whole thing lasts about a week or until the last human standing.


That's quite similar to what we do, but ours is faster. We don't have the zombies stay still, we instead have them return to a starting point. When you get infected you go back there and get your mark and are released as a zombie. You have to be hit 5 times or 2 in the head to be killed as a zombie. Humans have to be held onto for 1 minute to be able to be infected. There is always only 1 starting zombie.
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Reepicheep wrote:
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The only long sword I know of, though, that would put enough distance between you and a zombie, is roughly six feet long (Ssangsudo and zweihander), and that would only be useful for one attack, before the zombie gets through that defence.

Dude, zombies are useless. They're slow and dumb. If I can fight professionally trained and armed soldiers with my sword, I can handle zombies.

I'm in by the way. Cool


If zombies are useless, then why are we worried about a zombie apocalypse? Razz

Oh, and the new ones are faster!
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Ah but do you know we'll be fighting the new ones?

And whoever said I was worried about a zombie apocalpse? The zombies in the apocalypse are worried about me. Twisted Evil
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So far, our zombie hunting team consists of Life, Reep, Caedus, Salaris, and myself. Oh, and also one coward Old Master Ben, who is hiding the bunker. Wink

How y'all decided what role each of you will fill? I know it was discussed earlier, but this is official. We must be prepared.
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http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/05/18/zombie-proof-house-survive-undead-apocalypse/

I don't think a bunker is even really necessary. If you have some sort of walled estate with thick brick or cement walls you're pretty well off. If you have solar paneled roofing and some sort of large battery system you can get electricity for the house. The only problem then is water and food. With access to the exterior you can grow plants.

I don't think the zombie threat is really that huge except for the initial shock. That's why I'm more a fan of the first three Resident Evil games than most other zombie stories, because it either deals with people thrown into a situation completely unprepared or the initial shock of the citywide zombie infestation without preparation. But perhaps I find that more appealing because I'm more interested in the survival aspect of the stories than the psychological character studies, or the character study in that specific type of situation rather than some long term society building in the post-zombie apocalypse.

The Walking Dead is supposed to be the first ongoing zombie story that Kirkman wrote in response to the fact that zombie movies end and he wanted them to keep going, but if you keep going with the story you ultimately end up with stuff like the movie Land of the Dead and you get the mundane life of the post-zombie apocalypse. The stories are interesting because the characters are thrust into an unexpected situation of survival. Watching them set up a community and farm and argue with people over crap with higher stakes because it's the zombie apocalypse doesn't really appeal to me.

I suppose that's the other appeal to Resident Evil, is that in the first three games the zombie outbreak is localized, either to a mansion estate or a city. I guess that allows for a payoff for survival and eliminates the problem of what happens afterward. The worldwide zombie apocalypse allows for existential questions or whatever but that doesn't really interest me.

But back to the initial point, beyond the initial adaptation to the zombies, I think survival in a zombie apocalypse is pretty simple. Usually it's only thwarted by other humans warring over resources.


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