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I've been killed, now what?

You can either play as a zombie or attempt to get brought back to life. See guides for zombie play for information on how to enjoy the afterlife after party. See Revivification Point to get brought back.

Revive point killers

What to Do About Players That Kill Zombies Who Want Revive

What should I do about evil humans that kill me when I'm waiting for a revive? I just got killed by Jordan Jacobs, despite the fact that my player profile cleary indicates that I should be revived, not killed. Mstcrow5429 04:28, 17 May 2006 (BST)

Write angry cease and desist letters threatening vague legal action. Or, just grin and bear it. In Mr. Jacobs' defense, you can't see a zombie's profile unless the zombie speaks or attacks you. Anyways, some people use revive points as a cheap XP farm. Thems the haps, paps. --Mookiemookie 14:40, 17 May 2006 (BST)
In short, this is an MMORPG, and with all MMOs come your PKers and XP farmers. Live with it. --Mewarmo990 05:40, 23 May 2006 (BST)
Well. To give that person the benefit of the doubt, he couldn't have seen your profile, unless you two happen to be contacts, or he DNA extracted you, managed to scare up your profile on Google, and then read it and realised you were an unwilling zombie. Of course, standing at a revive point SUGGESTS that you wish to be revived, but don't count on profile descriptions to do anything. --Kenny Matthews 05:27, 16 June 2006 (BST)
It's more than possible that the average trenchcoater passing through is not aware it was a revive point. Revive points get tagged over all the time. If said revive killer happened to headshot you while the revive point said "I scratch my balls." or similiar, and then someone came and replaced that with the correct tag… see where I'm going with this? –Xoid STFU! 05:35, 16 June 2006 (BST)
  • Xoid sums the situation up quite well. Keep in mind, many players might metagame but not via the offical Wiki. They may be organized to a degree but unaware. Or it could be that the number of 'patients' at a revive point begins to attract genuine horde behavior, and 'innocent' zombies are caught in the crossfire. As a general rule? The saftey level of the suburb for survivors and the smaller the cue at the revive point directly influences the speed and safety the revive point for the patient. --MorthBabid 18:10, 20 October 2006 (BST)

I guess you could grief them back, by making a human and barricading every building you see to impossible levels, so that all humans without Free-Running get trapped outside and eaten. That's apparently what's being done already, since there are entire neighborhoods without a single enterable building.

I have a question that borders on this topic. I was recently revived and holding up inside a building safe and sound when i logged off. but upon returning one of the living survivors in the building had up and killed everyone in the place. i know he was alive when he killed me becaus he used a shotgun to do it. was this a "legal" move on his part? (djzomboy )--DJZOMBOY 10:10, 15 March 2007 (UTC)

It is within the game rules to attack any player, whether they are alive, or undead. However killing survivor while alive is likely to get the player listed as a PKer, that Bounty Hunters target for execution -- boxy T L ZS Nuts2U DA 10:48, 15 March 2007 (UTC)
thanks boxy that eases my anger a little. but how do i go about reporting this guy so that when i catch up with him and blast him a new one i dont get pked? ()--DJZOMBOY 09:24, 16 March 2007 (UTC)
DJZOMBOY, your questions are answered in the article about PKing --ZaqWer 23:19, 17 March 2007 (UTC)
Something that I do if I'm really hurting for XP and have a full box of AP--I find a zombie that inquires, "Mrh?", then I say "I am going to kill you, then revive you. Say 'brnhr' if that's alright." They usually reply in the affirmative, at which point I kill them then revive them.

--Chris Retnam 19:29, 21 June 2007 (BST)

How do I get into a mall?

If you're starting out as a consumer, your main ability is that you can search malls. Until you've searched a few, you can't arm yourself up, and get the experience points needed to get skills like Free Running, and since you can't get into a Mall without Free Running... do you see where I'm going with this? What's the hapless new Consumer to do? --Detective Flash 11:54, 1 September 2006 (BST)

You don't. You go into a hospital, search for FAKs, punch someone and then heal them. Just like the scout, the consumer is nearly impossible to level up. –Xoid STFU! 12:13, 1 September 2006 (BST)
xoid, the scout has free runnning, so he is easier to level up, he just needs to get supplies. chaosvolt 12:26 sept 2007(central)
I'd suggest becoming a zombie, going to a low-key area, and getting a couple hundred XP as a Zed, then get a revive and buy a few skills to get yourself started. --Kiltric 02:07, 2 September 2006 (BST)

Get a knife. Go to work. -Apocalyptic Doom

I took a consumer, and it's not impossible to lvl up. Find a hospital, get a lot of First Aid Kit, and heal people. You can even heal zombies. After healing 20 times, you got Free Running. And by the time you will get some real experience about playing the game as human :) And because you started as consumer, people will respect your balls after ;) --GoLookAndKill 20:23, 20 August 2008 (BST)
It's not impossible. But you might as well start as a doctor so you have diagnosis or a fireman so you have more accurate and stronger attacks. It's not "impossible" but in terms of practicality there is no reason to start as anything other than doc, fireman or corpse. Also why are you saying this now? This convo's from 2 years ago :P --xoxo 00:56, 21 August 2008 (BST)

Cannibal Zombies

Hey, is it considered bad form to attack other zombies if you're also a zombie? I'm fairly sure human on human PKing is frowned upon, but I'm not sure about zombie PKing. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Cookiemobsta (talkcontribs) at an unknown time.

Not really. Most zombies prefer getting ZKed to getting headshot, and practically everyone realises that it is the only viable way for younglings to level up. –Xoid STFU! 10:45, 6 September 2006 (BST)
i got stuck as a zombie and don't want to hunt humans(i wanna get revived), so i attack zeds instead. i bet zking a zombie who doesn't want to die is bad to him, but most humans i met didn't care. the zombies did, though. chaosvolt 12:22pm, 3 sept 2007(central)
It is a generally well received practice. I much rather give another zed some XP and stand up for 1 AP than to make a Zombie Hunter stronger and stand up for 6. --Trunksoul 20:53, 6 November 2007 (UTC)
Recently killed humans will often continue fighting as zeds, especially in situations where they're killed indoors and dumped with invading zombies. There's not much chance of getting revived if there's a siege going on. Tirdun 14:49, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

so humans killing humans is illegal? were do i go to rat on someone? and what are the punishments if any? (dj zomboy) --DJZOMBOY 09:47, 15 March 2007 (UTC)

DJZOMBOY same answer as above. Your questions are answered in the article on PKing. Also, please be careful with how you write your questions. You have created several formatting errors with your questions. Carefully follow what other people are doing and/or read Editing help. --ZaqWer 23:32, 17 March 2007 (UTC)
Well I wouldn't say that PKing is illegal but it isn't the smartest thing to do. See the deal is people who are survivors that kill other survivors are pinned by groups and experienced players as PKers and are usually killed on the spot by other humans. There names are also put in the PKer list on this wiki. On the other hand ZKing isn't treated with labels really its hard to track a ZKer becasue you don't know the players name only that they are a zombie. So PKers are hated by survivors and ZKers are to hard to track so it doesn't matter for them as much. mastergeneral21:02, 30 December 2008 (UTC)

How Do I create a group

I have looked around this site and have not been able find how to create my own group.

To create a group you need some members ;) To make the page on wiki though type the name of the group you want into the search bar at the side. Say you wanted your group to be called The Dragon Fighters you would type that into the search bar and at the top of that page it says: There is no page titled "The Dragon Fighters". You can create this page.. If you click the bit of that which is red the link takes you to a page entitled The Dragon Fighters and you can type what you want onto the page about your group to make the page.
To make the page appear in the groups page you need to put the categorys you want it to appear on in your page. The categorys are listed on the Groups page. For the category add [[Category:Human Group]] (replace Human Group with whatever category fits your group) and that will add it onto the group lists you want it to appear on. --MarieThe Grove 09:05, 24 December 2006 (UTC)

I Have created the group but I am having trouble uploading pictures. Any help would be appreciated.--WendyllHayes 17:54, 24 December 2006 (UTC) Z.I.T.A.N

To upload pictures click on Upload File from the toolbox links at the top of the page (below the navigation stuff) then upload the image there. Once on your group page click the image button on the editing toolbar and replace the [ [ Image:Example.jpg ] ] with the file name from the page where you uploaded the image. --MarieThe Grove 20:34, 24 December 2006 (UTC)

Survivors with Zombie skills

Is an abundance of zombie skills a bad thing for a survivor to have?

Recently, I was waiting for a revive and when I logged in, I saw that a survivor who was at the RP earlier (injecting zombies)had made a comment(spoken) referring to my profile. My zombie description read along the lines of "faint humanity visible in eyes...not built for the zombie life". The survivor extracted a DNA sample and then said something like "for someone not built for zombie life, you sure seem to be built for zombie life". He was referring to my character having 2 total survivor skills and 6 or so zombie skills. He had a good point in his observation, and displayed some good forethought for a survivor interested in human safety, although it was a misjudgement. The abundance of skills was due to me spending a lot of time wandering, waiting for a revive and the accumulating AP burning a hole in my virtual pocket. I was skipped for revifification. I'll get to the point; "if a character has noticeably more zombie skills than human skills, is this seen as a sign that the character wants to be a zombie, or plays mainly against the survivors?"--Tser 12:14, 22 February 2007 (UTC)

It can be seen that way. However the real 'flag' for a dedicated zombie player is Brain Rot.Unless you have that, I'd say the reviver was over reacting a bit. If some one is standing at a revive point I will revive them unless they have that skill or they are someone I know to be a pker. I'd do that even if they had no human skills at all. Sometimes people want to switch sides for awhile. Thats fine. Virtually everyone does it. The Mad Axeman 12:52, 22 February 2007 (UTC)
Someone PKed my level one Cop because my profile said "He has a look of death in his eyes." Go figure. --Ev933n / Talk PPGC 21:17, 25 February 2007 (UTC)
If one with much zombie skills wants a revive, then there's a larger possibility that he's a zombie spy or just wants to get some armor, skill to recognize NT buildings and +10 to HP. --Niilomaan GRR!M! 08:52, 27 February 2007 (UTC)
I won't revive someone with a more zombie skills than survivor unless they provide a very convincing sob story. I won't even fully heal up a survivor with many more zombie skills than survivor skills. If I'm feeling generous up to 25HP is okay, but I won't go more. With a six to two zombie:survivor skill ratio, you've demonstrated a pretty good commitment to zombie-dom. There are some survivor groups who won't deal with you if you have even one zombie skill. But, most people aren't so picky. So, you'll probably get by. --ZaqWer 01:36, 28 February 2007 (UTC)
That's just silly. While caution makes sense, of course, there are many, many reasons why a player who genuinely wants to be revived could have more zombie skills. For example, it's often very hard for a newbie to get a revive -- many people pass newblets up for higher level characters in revive queues. So the player says, "Screw it..." and eats some brains. I've done it... Then there are dual natures. And just people who want to change sides for a while. Not rezzing and not healing "SPAIZ!" is just trenchy, except in situations where you know there are actually "operatives", then it makes sense. However, since the prejudice is so common, it is a good idea to put something in your profile to make people more at ease rezzing you. But ... then again ... PKers and Death Cultist often put "sob stories" exactly for that reason... See... Being trenchy really doesn't pay off, just play and habe fun. --WanYao 00:33, 30 May 2008 (BST)

i have plenty of z skills, but this is mostly to boost my level. i am a level 14 zombie in fryerbank, and have absolutely no commitment to either side. i like surviving the most i guess, but zombies have life pretty easy with the whole 50% to attack with hands thing. if i weren't such a noob, i would heal or revive without descrimination, it's all xp to you, and it's all hp to him. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Gass mask (talkcontribs) 01:59, 19 October 2007.

I have a PKer character who targets anyone at level 10 or higher but with zero zombie skills, in an attempt to balance this out. And the only skills I'm prejudiced against are Ransack and Knife Combat (but maybe that's just me.) And if you have a lot of zombie skills and are seeking a revive consider putting an explanation in your profile. That should improve your chances. --Explodey 00:07, 30 May 2008 (BST)

Is there a specific best class?

See above.

There's no definitive best class, but the easiest classes to start with are the ones with a ready-made XP source available: Cops, Privates, NecroTech Lab Assistants, Doctors and Firefighters. Of those five, Privates are arguably the best since their military character class allows them to buy gun skills cheaply, and so get faster XP gain. Alternatively, since you'll inevitably be a zombie for at least a while, you might want to get a head start on that path and go for the Corpse class. Ultimately it's a matter of opinion. --Toejam (revised 14:42, 30 April 2007 (BST))
Scouts are also good, as free running lets you bypass barricades, and most survivers over-barricade safehouses. however, the lack of starting weapons is problem.

(added 12:11, 3 september 2007 (central time)) -chaosvolt-

i started out as a firefighter and i bought the melle 15% skill and it worked for a bit but it doesnt show anymore why?-welcome2urmooseyfate-

This is you, right? Says you have the skills there. So what exactly do you mean by that it doesn't show any more? Is the problem elsewhere (such as attack percentage)? - User:Whitehouse 07:55, 20 July 2008 (BST)

no it was workin then i got on it and it didnt say fireaxe 40% blah blah blah it said fire axe 25% and now its working im realy confused

No idea why that would be. But if as you say it's working again then we should just hope it keeps working. If it does however revert to being lower than expected, try the bugs section. - User:Whitehouse 08:02, 22 July 2008 (BST)

After Level 41

Is there really any reason to keep playing after you have gained all of the skills (excluding Brain Rot, because that skill is horrible...)- Are there plans to create new skills, or add new variables to gameplay? If so, does anyone know how often such things are implemented? I really enjoy this game, but I cannot see myself just playing it just to play it. I play it now to achieve a goal, and I am fairly close to achieving that goal. But the 50 AP-a-day style really limits the ability to solely play for fun... I do not know if I worded that in a way that effectively explains the "way I feel" about it, but I am just wondering if I should be expecting the end of the game (for me) soon.--Sic Re Mortem 21:09, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

It's hard to tell if Kevan will implement any new skills but I can assure there will always be new updates (and not just flavour ones). We can never know for sure how long it will be between significant updates, sometimes months, other times only a week. In the meantime, you can always find new challenges. Try going solo in a very dangerous suburb or find a group to go with you. If you're a zombie, you can search for mega hordes like the Second Big Bash to roll with or you can even try out PKing.--  AHLGTG 21:18, 9 November 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for the quick response! As for the going solo thing: unfortunately, that is already what I do. I have never been able to work in a group. I find myself playing when no-one else in that suburb is, so I often do things on my own. Thank you very much for the help, though! --Sic Re Mortem 21:37, 9 November 2007 (UTC)
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