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Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
« Reply #30 on: January 21, 2013, 09:45:49 PM »
I was in town while it happened, and witnessed thousands of zombies dieing. I'm in a 12 house town.
I doubt 12 houses could support 50+ zombies.

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Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
« Reply #31 on: January 21, 2013, 10:00:26 PM »
heh, realism = no, it'd be pretty boring if a 12-house town only had 50 zombies in it :)

If it makes you feel any better, consider the zombies could represent the total number of bodies in the town, not just the living ones.  I'm a bit skeptical about thousands of zombies, as the largest cities in the game don't have a population of 2,000.  If there were thousands of zombies in a town that small, it was a bug.  I'd expect 600 or so at the upper end.
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Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
« Reply #32 on: January 21, 2013, 10:12:21 PM »
There where a few houses down the road connecting to a big city, would that have anything to do with it?

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Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
« Reply #33 on: January 21, 2013, 10:16:54 PM »
if you're in spawn range of a larger city, you can get zombies from that city spawning too.  The roads don't have anything to do with it, it's strictly proximity.
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Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
« Reply #34 on: January 21, 2013, 10:23:17 PM »
Consider the houses abstractions, I say. Cataclysms cities aren't generally even as bag as most neighbourhoods size wise and we wouldn't want them to be, but that's still what they represent.

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Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
« Reply #35 on: January 21, 2013, 11:28:24 PM »
I notice that zombies can't infect LIVING humans, so what would eating goo give you? I think it would be awesome to eat zombie goo and get superpowers.

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Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
« Reply #36 on: January 22, 2013, 03:36:58 AM »
Clearly people fled to the town thinking it was a safe option.

(Idea - evac shelters full of zombies/medical supplies/military?)

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Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
« Reply #37 on: January 22, 2013, 05:56:03 AM »
I'm loving the new survival shelters.  Last version I dismantled a car and used it along with a shovel to transform my starting shelter into a veritable post-apocalyptic fortress.
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Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
« Reply #38 on: January 22, 2013, 08:51:36 AM »
I notice that zombies can't infect LIVING humans, so what would eating goo give you? I think it would be awesome to eat zombie goo and get superpowers.
It turns you into a zombie after you die. Everyone ingame is already infected.

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Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
« Reply #39 on: January 22, 2013, 02:35:09 PM »
So that dead NPC will come back to life? Oh god kill it with fire!

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Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
« Reply #40 on: January 22, 2013, 06:14:41 PM »
So I found 5 dead humans with ~250 cocaine and had a lot of weapons and food and everything went well. But on the day the shelter got attacked b some zeds that I attracted I got shot down by the NPC in the shelter. May it because I peeked through the curtain or because he disliked zombie attracting druggies.

On my other game I found a scooter, obviously learned to drive at night, got surrounded by zeds and got killed.

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Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
« Reply #41 on: January 24, 2013, 05:03:57 PM »
Eking out a surprisingly comfortable living in the woods via combination of - tent, rollmat, crossbow, machete, and wood axe.  I keep moving West in the hope that I'll find a peaceful spot near a supply of water because so long as I have wooded areas nearby I eat like royalty.
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Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
« Reply #42 on: January 25, 2013, 07:53:17 AM »
Eking out a surprisingly comfortable living in the woods via combination of - tent, rollmat, crossbow, machete, and wood axe.  I keep moving West in the hope that I'll find a peaceful spot near a supply of water because so long as I have wooded areas nearby I eat like royalty.
A river is a wonderful supply of water (so long as you purify the water in it). Just... don't settle near swamps. I once camped near a swamp. It was fun with a capital F.
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Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
« Reply #43 on: January 29, 2013, 07:15:50 AM »
Figured I'd make a account to post this. After dieing I start again now knowing stupidity is lethal... and without taking a single step from my starting location this happens.


I was laughing like an idiot when it went off... hopefully I don't spawn there next time.
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Re: What's Happening in YOUR Randomly-generated Apocalypse?
« Reply #44 on: January 29, 2013, 07:37:32 AM »
Yeah, the NPCs give weird stuff. You can also get active acid-bombs from them, which will cover the tiles around with acid every time you activate them. That said, you probably shouldn't have activated the activated mini-nuke, since they don't explode by themselves unless you activate 'em...
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