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Thursday, December 14th, 2006
2:08 pm
[furtle]
Stalking Sarah Jane...
OOC...

So one of my zombies, Shaun the Dead, follows the Groans into Promel Towers in Tapton and who should I see but Sarah Jane! What an opportunity for a wind-up...>;-)

Step 1 - Change Group in Profile from "Feral Undead" to "Sarah Jane's Ex-Boyfriends"
Step 2 - Groan "Zarah!!"
Step 3 - Grasp at Sarah Jane
Step 4 - Repeat Steps 2 and 3 a bit
Step 5 - Wait for the response...

Sarah Jane MacRae said "God, what is it with the zombies in this place?" (5 minutes ago)
Sarah Jane MacRae attacked you for 4 damage. (5 minutes ago) (Now 2 east, 3 south.) ...and again. ...and again. ...and again. ...and again. ...and again.
Sarah Jane MacRae said "Go stalk someone else, will you?" (4 minutes ago)

Sorry Marianne! Too much of a temptation. =)
Wednesday, November 15th, 2006
1:48 pm
[plucky_lass]
scouting ahead
Crouching low to the ground, squinting through the barricades at the hordes all around, Sarah Jane whispers quietly into the radio.

"Still ali... far. Tapton ok, moved int....Mockridge heig...bit gone to hell. Can't....hone signal. I'm....he Bowditch.....g forty sev...xty seven."

Current Mood: nervous
Tuesday, August 8th, 2006
4:24 am
[koemiko]
Hah!
(Okay, if this shouldn't belong here, say so and I'll delete... or just delete.

And it's a little off topic, but when I saw this, I thought ...


Caiger!!)
Tuesday, July 25th, 2006
9:51 am
[koemiko]
Crap.
She knew she didn't have long.

Both shoes scraped against the floor, slipping against the blood as she shoved the desk against the door, grunting until it slammed against the metal with a loud bang. The moans still permeated the battered doors, however, and fingers poked through holes in the door... some bitten off, some half rotted, most stinking to high heaven. She stood there for a moment, both blue eyes looking over the door. It seemed like years ago when she sat inside that little hospital in Tapton, resting.

'Fancy a drink ma'am? You're welcome to join us.'

Van, you son of a bitch... why didn't I take the drink when I had the chance...

Flipping out her cell phone, she sighed. The raids had gone from bad to worse. And from the Necrotech Data, everything west had gone straight to Hell. "What we need," she mumbled as she tried to dial Van's number a second time to ask if he was around and reviving still, "Is to make an allianc--"

Another loud bang of the doors, and the desk was shoved aside as zombies swarmed the building. Shots were fired, but not enough to manage the massive army of rotted bodies that swarmed into the doors.



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Even as she swayed in a puddle of fresh blood, morbidly still warm from her veins, she began to shamble off East ...


(OOC: Holleeeee shit, the place is swarmed. There used to at least be green on the map. Now it's mostly red.)

Current Mood: annoyed
Wednesday, June 7th, 2006
12:37 pm
[cocked_brow]
So...
Anyone else still playing?
Thursday, April 6th, 2006
12:21 pm
[koemiko]
Eyes flapped open, and her body jerked ... before she sat up, and looked around her.

The man that had helped her ... or the faint memory of the man who had helped her ... laritak ... was amongst the dead.

She looked over his body and went over to it ... knowing in his half consciousness she could hear him. A hand rested upon his body. "Thank you."

As she stood up to go to the Nearest Necrotech building, she thought she heard something. Cautiously, she began to turn around ...

Only to be tackled to the ground in less than a blink of the eye. A shrill scream rang out in the streets of Wyke Hills, before being abruptly silenced.

Even as she stood again, she bit the zombie that had taken her down first, several times, before she stood where she was, swaying lightly.


(OOC: I. Shit. You. Not. I added the guy to my contact list because, y'know, being neighborly and all, I was going to revive him next chance I got, right? Even said it. "Thanks, I'll revive you if you stand up."

Next thing I know, a zombie had attacked me. I tried to attack him back with an axe. His connection is faster than mine because now he's attacked me three more times. I scan him to see if I can get a revive syringe in him, because I know it'll drop him instantly.

By the time I've taken a DNA scan, he's attacked me about 5 more times.

Oh yeah. He's also got Brain Rot.

I try to click on the Necrotech Building, fingers crossed hoping that I'll get there in time. I didn't take body building... goes to show ME ...

The screen comes up. "You are Dead." Never left the square or the Revive Point.

As if that's not enough, he slouches on over to the Necrotech building - he didn't even use up all of his AP to kill me. I'm pretty ticked... not that I can do anything, but I do feel just a little bit better taking a few chunks out of him personally.

Just a bit.)

Current Mood: pwned
8:54 am
[sunset_shipyard]
~Jakc dropped his empty pistols and slugged another zombie with his empty shotgun, giving him room to draw his axe and hack the thing down~

Dammit, Zombie finally start attacking in Tapton and I can't find any of the guys!
Sunday, April 2nd, 2006
5:23 am
[koemiko]
( OOC:


Vampires and Werewolves...

I LOLed. )

Current Mood: amused
Monday, February 27th, 2006
10:26 am
[raselhague]
OOC: Urban Dead Shop
Hey folks.. anyone like shopping or more specifically.. badges..

I want to order myself a Mrh? badge, just for amusement value.. but it seems a bit ridiculous to order one from the states if that's all I want. Anyone want one? If I order a pack of ten it's much cheaper. :-)

http://www.cafepress.com/kevandotorg.46627481

And I haven't seen these at Pole Mall or anywhere else lately... ;-)
Friday, February 10th, 2006
11:44 am
[koemiko]
West Grayside.

Weeks of having been shot repeatedly, the woman slouched among the dead, dull cloudy eyes moving around without registering what they saw ... that is, until human flesh came into view - not on the run, nor aiming at her with a pistol, but actually coming right for her. Before she could even reach out to try and grasp him for a bite, there was a syringe stuck in her neck, and down she went, flopping like a fish out of water.

When next she woke, she only remembered dim flashes of what was her former self ... though there was a nice name badge on the fellow. "Roffle LeMowe... nice gu--"

But before she could finish speaking, she had to roll over and puke up several pounds of human flesh.

Wiping her mouth with one hand, she stood and looked for the nearest place of safety... Egbert General Hospital. Already she'd been studying what she could to learn to Identify Necrotech buildings ... and thank goodness that none of that training went to furthering her Zombie traits. Although the welcomed buzzing was in her ears, she was badly infected. Limping over to a nice little area in the corner, she took a seat and checked her pockets to make sure everything was still there. Everything seemed in order.

Brushing several bullets that had popped out with reviving from her clothes, she sighed and laid her head against the wall. What she really wanted was a change in menu other than Soylent Green.

(OOCly: Just to check... which folks are currently still giving out lovenips to the fleshies?)
Wednesday, February 1st, 2006
11:59 am
[oneneoeno]
Re-establishing the mobile phone system in Tapton
OK, Sarah has a generator. I've found a fuel can. There's a single zombie in the Crang building itself (that's the building which has the phone mast on it), and a newly dead one outside, but no other zombies within 1 block of the building (inside or outside). The nearest threat is the group of 9 zombies in Hibbert Place, 2 blocks north of the Crang bulding. We're not going to get a better chance at this.

First we need to down and dump that last zombie, then barricade the building solidly. I suggest we barricade as much as possible, and use the Sayce building next door as an entry point (barricading it to Very Strong). Once the barricades are secure, Sarah can set up the generator, and I'll fuel it.

I suggest we don't overnight in the building itself. If a large group of zombies notice its up and running again, it could become a target very quickly. Instead, leave yourself enough time to return here each night.

Anything I forgot? Objections?
Tuesday, January 24th, 2006
5:51 pm
[koemiko]
Dead bodies adorned every street and every building. Some of them still twitched with life, waiting to stand again. Others lay half decayed - even flies would not feast upon the infected flesh.

Every district of Malton had several distinct sounds. Sometimes, it was the undead thrashing at quickly constructed barricades. Other times, it was the sound of gunshots.

The hospital was a deathtrap, but someone had to stay while the others got out. If nothing else, it delayed the zombies for a little while. Unfortunately, not that many would stay and fight. Survival of the fittest, and honor doesn't mean that much when you're being torn, bitten, and feasted upon while still screaming.

Dull, clouded eyes began to search the area. There was no confusion. Confusion would indicate a thought process. The last thoughts were about where some of the safest locations were, before the rush of adrenaline of being attacked by the dead. And then, everything fogged over.

There was, however, hunger.

A Mercenary named Vaihlor stood amongst the wasteland of East Grayside. A few zombies had gathered around him already. With the crunch of sneakers scraping against the street, another went to join them. Unfortunately, (or was it fortunately?), as an inexperience zombie, only one bite was taken of the kill, before overexertion caused her to stop in place, swaying lightly with the breeze.

Current Mood: blank
Monday, January 9th, 2006
10:37 am
[plucky_lass]
Sunday, January 1st, 2006
4:54 pm
[spiraltower]
4:43 pm
[baddiet]
(Inside The Stagg Building [26,47])
[Mavis appears from behind some cabinets] Damn it, all i keep finding is books, gps units and dna extractors. You having any better luck Katie? I wonder where the other Graiiins are, radios have been all quiet for over a week now. Hope that they are holed up somewhere safe. I'm going to stay here looking for syringes and reading through these books for a few more days. Might find something useful i hope.

Current Mood: curious
Monday, December 19th, 2005
6:45 pm
[sunblade]
OOC comment
The recent skill changes and addition of christmas crates seem to have gotten a response from the zombie players (of which I'm one - all but one of my characters have been running around chowing down on people in Mockridge Heights recently). Read about it here.

It boils down to the game being heavily weighted in favour of the human players, with far more skills being available, and those skills being better than their zombie equivalent (maxing out at 65% chance to hit for 10 damage, compared to 50% for 3 or 30% for 4, free running, barricading). Although changing headshot to remove the XP penalty is a good move (I can't tell you how frustrating it is to be on 90xp and have it zeroed almost every time), changing it to penalise the zombie player to the tune of an additional two and a half hour's AP seems to have gotten a pretty bad reaction.

To put that in perspective, for a new zombie player headshot will now cost them 15 AP - almost a third of the day's action points. To stand up on a maximum of 35AP is pretty pointless if you want to tear down a barricade or kill a survivor if you're not maxed out on combat skills. In addition, giving human players additional equipment through the addition of crates (which some zombies cannot see, and therefore cannot deny to the survivors) just heightens the feeling of being hard done by.

When it boils down to it, this is a zombie apocalypse game - but survivors outnumber zombies by almost three to one and last time I looked at the stats, there were more humans with Headshot than there were active zombies. Nothing seems to be done to correct the game being so heavily weighted in favour of the humans, so the people playing the zombies increasingly see their role as atmospheric set dressing rather than a competitive side of the battle.

I can see why people don't play zombies. To start out with a 30% change of doing 2 damage as your best way of killing (and more to the point, of earning XP) is not an appealing prospect. Indeed, I suspect the only reason I've been able to level my zombies is because I saved up 500xp as a survivor and bought up a few skills immediately when I died. From the characters I have running/lurching around elsewhere, the same's true of zombies as of survivors - it's more fun playing in a group - but levelling solo is almost impossible, or has been with headshot being such a powerful fun-killer.

There's a petition going around the zombie hordes at the moment in an attempt to persuade the game admin to add more Stuff for zombies and to concentrate on evening out the numbers. I don't think it'll do much, but I do think that something needs to be done before player attrition reduces zombie numbers even further - it'll soon because ridiculous.

Not sure what the point of the post is, other than to put this out there for discussion and see what people's opinions are. What do things look like from the survivor point of view? Are you guys getting any sense of fear over being turned to zombies for any appreciable length of time? Does it seem like a zombie apocalypse, or are the zombies not much more of a threat/annoyance than chav streetcrime IRL?

Current Mood: thoughtful
Friday, December 9th, 2005
12:27 am
[felixor]
Van Zann!!! Graaagh!!
Is there a Van Zann here? If so I'm the zombie that just tried to chase you down, infect you many a time, and stood right back up when you shot me down :P

Graaagh!

Twas a most enjoyable duel
Sunday, December 4th, 2005
7:05 pm
[spiraltower]
By radio
*Symm.....aiiinns......ds to G.......dreds of corp.....er Mall, but....seen, repeat hund.....no zeds attacking. Siege of Ca......won and is a su.......ctory. Rumou...d forces in hi....no evidence....ggest squad ret....ure Stanbury and Ridl.......re a couple of day......report.*
Friday, December 2nd, 2005
2:56 pm
[spiraltower]
Tuesday, November 15th, 2005
11:53 pm
[anonymous_james]
In the Chaffin Building....
"Hi guys I'm back. There's a zommer outside and its looking fairly tough (42hp) But perhaps it should be syringed? There's more than two dozen zommers outside the hospital to the North."

Current Mood: tired
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