Suggestion talk:20101103 Shout

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Timestamp: ~Vsig.png 17:29, 2 November 2010 (UTC)
Type: Survivor Skill
Scope: Survivors

Shout is the survivor equivalent to the Zombie skill Feeding Groan. When a building's barricade level reaches Lightly or below, survivors are able to shout into the streets, beckoning survivors up to 4 blocks in any direction to aid with building defense.

Skill Tree and Cost: Shout is a subset of the Civilian skill Construction and costs 100XP for all survivors.


To those shouting:

  • You have no reason to shout. (There there is no immediate threat to this building.) (Barricades above Lightly Barricaded)
  • You shout in astonishment. (Lightly Barricaded) - 2 block radius
  • You shout loudly into the streets. (Loosely Barricaded) - 3 block radius
  • You shout alarmingly into the streets. (Doors secured or wide open) - 4 block radius

Shouting as heard by others:

  • You heard a loud commotion from inside the building. (If the shout comes from your current location)
  • You heard loud shouting X blocks to the <direction>.

Discussion (Shout)

Another variation of Shout would be more similar to feeding groan and is available only when faced with a horde of zombies. I looked through suggestion portal and didn't find this one but pardon if it is a dupe. I think this would help with some of the survivor disorganization issues. It's a non-meta way of getting specific information to other survivors and unlike firing flares, shout leaves no guessing as to what's going on in the surrounding area. Flares can be used in ANY situation and does not deliver specific (or even valuable IMO) information ~Vsig.png 17:29, 2 November 2010 (UTC)

Won't the zombie hear this as well? --RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 17:31, 2 November 2010 (UTC)
I had thought about that and it makes sense that a zombie would here and audible cue like shouting. However, a human would likewise be able to hear zombie groans. In-game they cannot. I think to keep it consistent with feeding groan, it should be audible only to survivors or possibly to survivors and zombies at that location. I suppose one could argue that zombies are driven by feeding instincts and the scent of death and their auditory senses are limited only to Death Rattle. ~Vsig.png 18:13, 2 November 2010 (UTC)
Actually, I think it's fine like this. Shouting in the face of a horde of enemies is for orcs, not humans. Yelling like a girl because the 'cades are down, that's more like it. ~m T! 21:32, 2 November 2010 (UTC)

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