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    Am I the only person here who would never live in a city due to the devestation a zombie apacolypse would cause to the area?


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    Yep, despite having around 120.000 inhabitants I'd feel pretty safe here.

    Due to my city being on a island with only 5 ways of access, three bridges and two tunnels, it's pretty easy to barricade off any walkers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dallas-Dakota View Post
    Yep, despite having around 120.000 inhabitants I'd feel pretty safe here.

    Due to my city being on a island with only 5 ways of access, three bridges and two tunnels, it's pretty easy to barricade off any walkers.
    But what if the infestation starts in your city?
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    I have lived in cities my whole life, albeit small ones.

    The thing is, cities are fairly defensible (especially against zombies who won't be taking cover in the buildings) and have more supplies. Lay low for a bit, let the initial mobs pass, then either fort up or move as the situation dictates.
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    In this day and age, a zombie outbreak in a city is best case. Why? Lots of people who have watched way too many horror films just ITCHING for the time to arrive when they can go rambo on the undead. Sure it sucks in movie universes, but thats because genre savvy characters are rare and in general they tend to act like they have never even HEARD of zombies before, let alone what to do when they appear.

    "Oh my god! What are these things!? Why arent they dying when I shoot them in the torso? Dont worry about that bite, we will tend your wounds later."

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    There was a pretty good article on Cracked-com (I think) where they broke down the reasons why a Zombie breakout wouldn't be as bad as a lot of people seem to think.

    Most of it deals with the fact that the zombies themselves would be very suboptimal at 'surviving' in the real world and the way of transmitting the infection (biting) isn't a very efficient way of doing it.

    I'd just sit tight, board up the place and keep some golf clubs handy for if they managed to get through the barricades.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tylorious View Post
    Am I the only person here who would never live in a city due to the devestation a zombie apacolypse would cause to the area?
    Maybe. I'm sure that there are other people around here who are much more unreasonable than you, but they may be so about different things.

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    In this day and age, a zombie outbreak in a city is best case. Why? Lots of people who have watched way too many horror films just ITCHING for the time to arrive when they can go rambo on the undead.
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    My inlaws live in the country. A good snowstorm will put their power out for a week. This happens two or three times per winter. Take the low probability high risk chance of a zombie outbreak over the high probability high nuisance chance of now power any day.

    Plus I'm not convinced I'd be safer out in the hills. Sure the zombies won't get me, but some survivalist will probably shoot me, either thinking I'm a zombie or I'm carrying supplies. I can outrun zombies, but not bullets.
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    Personally I'd far rather be in the country in case of zombie outbreak. Were I home, the population density is much lower, many people have significant stores of preserved food, and generators to run the well pumps. In the event that fails, we can always boil water from the creek on the gas stove, although that would be extremely inconvenient. Were it winter, we can heat our house using only a woodstove in the country, while in a city I'd be in real trouble if the power went down.

    Plus the country place's got most of the necessary zombie killing supplies. Chainmail, shotgun and a machete should be a pretty good kit for defending the home against undead.
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    Maybe. I'm sure that there are other people around here who are much more unreasonable than you, but they may be so about different things.



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    Yes. Im not saying it wouldnt be chaotic, it would. Im just saying it wouldnt be a total massacre on the side of the living. The attackers being zombies would be quickly figured out, and considering the number of armed individuals there are, head shots would quickly become the norm. It would be a blood bath, depending on what type of zombie we are talking about, and how the outbreak starts. Patient 0 is a total nonstarter. Wouldnt even make it out of the hospital before being ended. Dead rising from the graves, every grave, at the same time? That could cause a mess, but only if they are fast. A slow zombie mass rising would be so stupid and quickly shut down that it would boggle our zombie movie soaked brains. It would ruin the genre forever.
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    I think you misunderstood me. I'm not disputing your position on the city versus country in case of a zombie outbreak. I'm just telling you that there are in fact not 'a lot of people... just ITCHING for the time to arrive when they can go rambo on the undead'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morgarion View Post
    I think you misunderstood me. I'm not disputing your position on the city versus country in case of a zombie outbreak. I'm just telling you that there are in fact not 'a lot of people... just ITCHING for the time to arrive when they can go rambo on the undead'.
    You'd be surprised.

    There are a few playgrounders here who are serving in the military and one of their habits during downtime is making plans for anything or everything that might happen, up to and including zombie virus outbreaks.

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    I'm not saying there aren't any. But they are simply a dangerous, flamboyant minority. And even then, they aren't looking forward to it.

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    I love the city. All my stuff's here.

    Anyway, what about a Mira-Grant-style zombie apocalypse, where any mammal of a decent size can reanimate as a zombie? I'm saying away from the cows and sheep!

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    I love the city. All my stuff's here.

    Anyway, what about a Mira-Grant-style zombie apocalypse, where any mammal of a decent size can reanimate as a zombie? I'm saying away from the cows and sheep!
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    Something I never really got about non-graveyard-rising outbreaks is how so many fictional people suck at killing just one zombie. Get one zombie, you broke even. Considering how pathetic the average walker is, and how packs of hundreds don't keep each other in arms reach to protect each other from a smashed face, humanity ever getting into a situation where they're so drastically outnumbered always felt ridiculous to me. I accept it as the plot's premise, but assuming incompetence and hysteria on the parts of almost everybody is a bit much.
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    Am I the only person here who would never live in a city due to the devestation a zombie apacolypse would cause to the area?
    Doesn't bother me in the slightest. A zombie apocalypse is the scenarion in which problems can be solved by bullets. Basically any other disaster is more troublesome.

    Additionally, as I prefer a strategy of taking on the zombies rather directly, being in a higher population area is preferable. Target rich environment. More efficient that way. Shots would lure additional ones in.

    Seriously, it's an enemy armed only with a single really close range melee weapon, who is literally unintelligent. If that were a problem for humans, we'd never have made it out of the jungle.
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    Yeah, something that can be stopped by a couple of hungry crows is not exactly the ultimate disasterror.

    Also they're fictional.
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    I love the city. All my stuff's here.

    Anyway, what about a Mira-Grant-style zombie apocalypse, where any mammal of a decent size can reanimate as a zombie? I'm saying away from the cows and sheep!
    A zombie cow would be absolutely horrifying...


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    A zombie cow would be absolutely horrifying...
    Well, it's less horrifying and more "oh dear god why did they do this?", but there's an old 80s cop flick called Dead Heat that features a re-animated butchered cow carcass attacking someone.

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    Meh. Its only americam sub-urban houses that have thin doors and panoramic windows. Most city apartments are quite zombie proof. Just bolt the door and lay low for a while.

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    Well, it's less horrifying and more "oh dear god why did they do this?", but there's an old 80s cop flick called Dead Heat that features a re-animated butchered cow carcass attacking someone.

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    Seriously, it's an enemy armed only with a single really close range melee weapon, who is literally unintelligent. If that were a problem for humans, we'd never have made it out of the jungle.
    And a very ineffective close range weapon at that. A rabid house cat is probably more dangerous.

    As for the matter of being in a city or the country, either or, makes no difference. I'd just fort up in my house, or with one of the neighbours so we can pool our food reserves and save on our electricity bills at the same time, and wait for the military to deal with it.
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    The city should provide more supplies, more weapons, more buildings. And, ok, more dead walking bodies. However, if we are talking about the classic fictional zombie outbreak, thus intending a social breakdown and lack of government, I think the most dangerous threat is posed by crazy scavenging humans patrols rather than slow stupid zombies.
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    Couldn't link to the article with the scientific reasons a zombie apocalypse is doomed to fail when I first mentioned it since I was at work, and then I forgot about it until now.

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    I actually think that in case of a Zombie attack, zombified rats would be the most dangerous, if they were driven to seek out the living. They can get into almost any building, are small, thus easily overlooked, and there are many. And one bite and you're done.
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    I actually think that in case of a Zombie attack, zombified rats would be the most dangerous, if they were driven to seek out the living. They can get into almost any building, are small, thus easily overlooked, and there are many. And one bite and you're done.
    Well, we live with and around zombified rats every day. (toxoplasmosis, anyone?) The danger comes when the virus the rats are carrying begins to become deadly for humans, rather than cause the barely noticeable symptoms that it causes today.

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    I actually think that in case of a Zombie attack, zombified rats would be the most dangerous, if they were driven to seek out the living. They can get into almost any building, are small, thus easily overlooked, and there are many. And one bite and you're done.
    We had a good example of their effectiveness with the plague that wiped one third of european people during the middle ages. And they even weren't seeking for human brains :P

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    We had a good example of their effectiveness with the plague that wiped one third of european people during the middle ages. And they even weren't seeking for human brains :P
    That was more the fleas on the rats than the rats themselves wasnt it? The rats werent biting people, they were carrying plagued fleas which would jump off in peoples homes, nibble on them, and bam, black death. Zombie rats would truly be terrifying. Especially if they formed swarms.
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    Zombie Mosquitos.

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