Tuesday, September 29, 2009

My Zombie Contingency Plan

So I've been reading through a number of blogs and websites offering various zombie contingency plans.
Shamefully (because I am so obsessed with zombies) I do not have a definite contingency plan of my own. This is due to the simple fact that each time I plan one I find serious flaws that will ultimately lead to my death, and, being a perfectionist, I have to decide on an almost flawless plan.
My current plan is simple, but hopefully effective.

I live in a very small city in Ireland called Kilkenny. Kilkenny was build during Norman times and subsequently still has many Norman buildings standing today. one such building is Canice's tower. The tower is made of stone and stands at 108 ft. it was originally used by monks during times of invasion; they would run up the tower and take the ladder with them. They usually stored food and valuables in the tower also.

In my opinion the first place the majority of people in my town are going to run to is the Garda (those are Irish cops) Station or the single gun shop. I already have weapons available to me in my home so I'm taking the possibility of securing more weapons out of the equation.

Making my way to the tower will pose a problem because it is basically on the edge of the town, which means the area will not exactly be devoid of humans (and possible zombies). I cannot take a vehicle because the roads leading to it will probably be jammed with cars. I am hoping on leaving so early on in the panic (or before panic breaks out if possible) that I can reach the tower without too much hassle.

The entrance to the tower has been refurbished since the monks used it. The entrance is high off of the ground with a metal staircase leading up to it. Taking out the staircase (with a lot of force) should make the tower relatively safe. For added safety the first staircase inside of the tower is wooden and can easily be disposed off.

1. Too close to town - will draw zombies once everyone is dead/zombies/gone.
2. Wooden staircase and floors are huge fire hazard.
3. Storing food prior to event is impossible as the tower is open to the public; also there is no where to hide food.
4. Travelling there during zombie outbreak could mean death.
5. Not getting there early enough could mean i arrive there only to find the staircase ripped out and entrance boarded up by someone faster than me.

1. Zombies can be easily dispatched from the top of the tower using various long-range weapons.
2. Even if zombies get into the first floor ripping out the staircase will make it impossible for them to go any further.
3. The tower provides a huge amount of storage space for food.

As you can see there is considerable more disadvantages as I would like. This strategy is not my final solution, more a work in progress. I will post any of my better contingency plans soon.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Call Of Duty 5: World At War Der Reise Zombie Map Survival Guide (Map Pack 3)

Yes I've mentioned this particular CoD zombie map before (I think). I nearly had kittens when it was first released because I was so excited. I've been playing it for long enough to develop a really good survival strategy with my friends. And let me tell you there is nothing more rewarding than killing hoards of mindless decomposing zombies with your friends.
Unfortunately I can't post the guide here (though I really want to) as I've alreadly sold it to Brighthub. I'm really proud of this guide as it is really effective.

In other CoD news I have heard rumors that Modern Warfare 2 (that's the new CoD game coming out if you're a NOOB and don't know) will have a hoard/zombie system as well. The rumor is that terrorists will be replacing the zombies though, but I think if they make the terrorists that mindless it could lead to complaints about racism.

Also I have to mention - If you play the Der Reise Map Pack 3 zombie map and you have heard rumors that if you survive enough rounds you will be forced to have a showdown with Hitler himself - this is not true. But it would be awesome.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

De-Animator Zombie Flash Game

De-animator is a very basic flash game, but it is also really addictive. The figures in the game are depicted as silhouettes. You play an elderly looking old guy (or it could be a weird looking old lady). Your only weapon is a gun. Click on the zombies to shoot them until you have to reload. Reloading leaves you open to zombies so make sure to de-animate the zombies closest to you first.

The games's main downfall is the fact that a shot to the head will not kill most of the zombies, which dissapointed me a little. Regardless, as a basic zombie game it's good. Think of it as a good exercise to keep your hand-eye coordination at an acceptable level while waiting for a real zombie attack.

Hand-eye coordination is important when shooting in real life too.