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Author Topic: Zombie Tactics: A Guide  (Read 47567 times)
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« Reply #30 on: May 05, 2011, 12:29:15 PM »

I was involved in an amusing incident involving a tree zombie.  I and several other zombies were setting up an ambush on the path between the library and the student union.  A couple of us hid in the bushes, and another zombie climbed a tree near the library door.  The plan was for the tree zombie to jump down behind the human and nom him as soon as he was out of the 15-foot safe zone around the door.  Me and the guy in the bush were spotted by our prey, but the guy had a Vulcan and wasn't scared of us, so he slowly walked toward us and we backpedaled to draw him out.  As soon as the guy was out of the safe zone, the tree zombie made her move.  Unfortunately, she ended up falling out of the tree and landing on her butt in the bushes under the tree.  Since the human had been focused on me, he didn't see her fall, only heard the thump and the bushes rustling.  He didn't realize what had happened, and was still distracted by us, so if the tree zombie had jumped up and charged him instead of sitting up slowly and going "owww" we still might have gotten him.  He ended up firing a burst into the bushes and stunning the tree zombie, then going back inside.

tl;dr tree zombies don't work even if you manage to avoid hurting yourself
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« Reply #31 on: May 05, 2011, 12:59:27 PM »

All in all, blind corners are a much better option than trees for sneak attacks anyway. At the last mini hvz session we went to I got four kills in one life with a blind corner. There was a small group of Humans walking down a staircase that has a sharp (like, at least 90° sharp) corner with a lip that makes it tough to look over. I popped out, tagged two while the other two weren't looking, then went back in. I let the other two come closer, then popped out again and got a second two tags. I would've lived past that, but there was a fifth guy at the top who they yelled towards, and he raidered about a million darts into me.
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« Reply #32 on: May 05, 2011, 01:01:20 PM »

well i aint saying for everyone lol.
i couldnt imagine someone who isnt fit enough to do said tactic... let alone i am NOT saying land on the humans. thats a dbag move
Edit:YES i have broken bones before i know the risks. when i mean tree zombie i dont mean jump out onto said human, NOR be use it in any situation regarding you attempting to chase humans(you can slip and drop like a sack of cement if your in a hurry or rush.)
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« Reply #33 on: May 10, 2011, 03:35:21 PM »

True, but I like the concept. Hmmmm... Roll Eyes
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« Reply #34 on: May 17, 2011, 09:38:27 AM »

Pshaw guys! I LOVE dropping from a low branch and scaring the hell out of a hapless human  Tongue You're prolly right tho...
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« Reply #35 on: July 06, 2011, 02:03:05 AM »

My advice from what I've seen:

1. Dont be afraid to get down and dirty, sometimes people get careless, saw our Zombie MVP kill 4 guys after hiding in a ditch for 15 minutes.

2. Although people say travel in groups (which is a legitimate strategy) Soloists or group players prepare a costume. Ive had zombie players dress up in costumes (NOTE: I as a Mod had reviewed their costumes and made sure their bandanas were from any angle) and catch people off guard. Examples included a hobo (shopping cart and all) and also a zed made a solid snake box from which he would burst out of.
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« Reply #36 on: July 07, 2011, 11:26:36 PM »

dress in causal clothes, dress like its just a normal day of class. if you are wearing blood soaked ripped clothes you are a bit more likely to stand out.
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« Reply #37 on: August 20, 2011, 05:19:14 PM »

a zed made a solid snake box from which he would burst out of.

I need to try this. XD
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« Reply #38 on: August 21, 2011, 10:37:29 AM »

One strategy that works well was have a small group of zeds sneak up behind the humans and yell all at once while charging. This distracts the humans long enough for the main group of zeds to silently charge and potentially get a couple more people.
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« Reply #39 on: October 25, 2011, 01:13:52 AM »

Last year, around this time, I became something like a Zed General, One of my awesome/yet failed tactics, was to have a group of zeds hide in some trees outside of(not actually up in the trees, just behind them) the humans target(They needed to get inside) I had like 6 Zeds + myself hidden in these trees( It's kinda hard to describe, imagine a row of trees covering a corner of a building, and there's an embankment/ledge for one corner that these trees on sitting on top of(that's were we were)) There was a good open space behind the trees for us to hide, and when the Human group came we were supposed to rush out and Scare the living crap out of them...That is what it was supposed to be... But it failed MISERABLY! poor communication, poor timing, and lack of good egress routes led to absolutely nada. If our timing was about 5 sec's early and I had a Whistle(or Vuvuzela)  It'd worked perfectly. That is why I have them now, so If I ever become Zed again I will use this tactic again(by that time though no one will remember this ever happened).
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« Reply #40 on: October 31, 2011, 11:00:39 PM »

I commanded the zombies in an escort mission the last time I played and we did really well (We started outnumbered and killed half the humans). Basically, I named a few sub-commanders who would take over while I was stunned. I would call a charge on the human circle screaming all the way in. Everyone was told to follow me and attack no further into the formation than I was. That meant that I would rush at someone about a third of the way into the pack on the back end. I would get hit, as would anyone right behind me. However, the rest of the zombies would crash into the humans mostly unscathed and kill a few every time. The surviving zombies would then regroup on any of the sub-commanders who were left alive and do it again until their numbers were too small to be effective. I think the main reason that this works is that if prevents the vast majority of human firepower from being brought to bear, allowing for a local numerical advantage.
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« Reply #41 on: November 10, 2012, 04:12:23 PM »

We recently had a disputed tag that was given to the zombies. Apparently it was complained about and woudl've been revoked had he decided he wanted to complain to the mods. Basically we knew where he'd be (underarmed with no backup by the way) and had three people on either side of his location. He saw my side of it and went out another exit only to run into the hoarde which had somehow gathered. We started with six, we had more than 15 on him by that point. He DID escape and ran (so not like we flat out waited for him to leave the room and pounced) but the hoarde followed and ran him down.

We were told that counts as spawn camping/violation yet we were also told it was legit not long after. Opinions?

PS: We've done similarish ambushes by covering exits we knew of. Those were also not complained about and counted as legit. We're thinking complaints occurred because he was a key player to the humans.
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« Reply #42 on: November 10, 2012, 05:59:52 PM »

O_o I'm confused what the dispute is here. People complained that you...were...waiting for him? Or...something? I really don't see any issue.
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« Reply #43 on: November 10, 2012, 08:50:08 PM »

You were waiting outside for someone you knew had to come outside at some point in time. What's the problem here? I don't understand why someone called it "spawn camping;" you weren't "in his base," and he wasn't "spawning."
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« Reply #44 on: November 10, 2012, 09:10:06 PM »

Ambushes are a huge part of Z tactics. If you can't stalk, set up at exits and around routes and lie in wait for humans, you have lost half the opportunity for nonmission kills. What are zeds supposed to do, chase humans in the open and get lit up with darts every time? Spawn camping, how? Humans don't spawn...

Aside from that, I would be inclined to call the complaining human a poor sport at the least. From what you described, the guy exited a safezone, dodged the ambush whose validity was questioned, encountered a separate horde on his way, and got pwned. Fair and square. No one would ever dispute a kill like that here.
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