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Siege

This is turning into quite an interesting battle. Heh. --Mesousa 19:53, 26 May 2010 (BST)

Zombies are trying to breach the station while keeping the NT ruined. Survivors should be focusing on reviving but instead they are just trying to hold the station, which is a lost cause without needles.--O'i'O 21:07, 26 May 2010 (BST)

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It's funny to note most zombies thought it could become a Siege or something :D First, with cade blocking talking about "Siege" is a bit unappropriate in my opinion ; second, this group is composed mostly by ferals without any experience of coordinated groups and is not organized at all (just look at the mass of overcadding, stupid CR, healing the PKers/GKers, kills without dump and so on).

A lot of MOB, RFF, Feral Undead, etc members are in the suburb right now, hoping it's going to be a super-giant-battle (which is a bit funny, as most "anti" Escape say the game is still fun and doesn't need such groups, yet many of them rush there), sadly it won't become a battle because it's not the purpose of the group at all (seriously, defending a railway station, without backup suburbs and changing defense stronghold ? :D). The zombies will claim victory (despite the lack of enemies), convince themselves this was fun while it lasted, and roll back to their normal activity.

As it was obvious since day 1, this "Escape" thingy will simply turn into a "we're the #1 group in the stats !" and forum/wiki banners, that's it.

(at least it proved that the simple "find big group of survivors, kill them" is still enough for most zombies) --PyroPyro 00:38, 28 May 2010 (BST)

EHB

Be careful, this extra suvivor concentration has made all the building go EHB in no time, without respecting the barricade Plan. It is really hard to get in the suburb, in fact, I had to fly away to a neighbour, and then jump my way to the places. Can you please made a radio announcements about that problem ? Thx GoLookAndKill CFT 14:15, 12 May 2010 (BST)

Yeah, it seems like the railway station and rotter revive points are constantly overcaded. And with how many are coming into the suburb, I don't know if they're being lowered as part of an attack or just . . . plain . . . lowered. It's madness, I tells ya! Douglas Summers 00:33, 17 May 2010 (BST)
Hey ! Today is my birthday :) I'm old :( and dont you say that 23 aint old GoLookAndKill CFT 20:22, 13 May 2010 (BST)

This is awesome! I can't believe we're actually trying this! Superathen 11:27, 3 May 2010 (BST)

  • Yeah! *High five!* It's time to see how straight those border guards can shoot. -Captain Video 02:23, 4 May 2010 (BST)
I'll try to be there with my alt... -Poodle of DoomM! Fear is only as deep as the mind will allow it be.T 02:39, 4 May 2010 (BST)


Yo! I'm doing this.
So up yo group numba's.K? (Also I think my whole group is doing this too)-- Jerrel tlk (82nd!) (Project Unwelcome!). 03:25, 4 May 2010 (BST)

It was just about time somebody organized an escape plan out of the God-damned foughten field Malton has turned into. I'm in. Mesousa 18:44, 5 May 2010 (BST)

Hell yes. Can't come personally - Got something to do. Will send an alt, though. Oidar 19:04, 5 May 2010 (BST)

Even if you do escape, where ya gonna go?! Regardless, am sending a (PKing) alt along. x --    : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 11:12, 6 May 2010 (BST)

Remnant Matt here, trekking all the way from Gulsonside to take part - it's about time I did something interesting on this game. --Remnant Matt 19:26, 7 May 2010 (BST)

Im with you all. ON THE OUTSIDE, THERE ARE NO WALLS! --Skritz

  • Might we wise to remind members to list group exactly as "Escape". Have seen various spellings and combos and shit. Nice to see accurate stats. --    : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 14:17, 9 May 2010 (BST)

Changes

I've updated a better version of the nearby area map on the Escape article page. Mesousa 19:12, 5 May 2010 (BST)


Zerging

So are we going to make an exception for this event? and allow alts to escape with main characters? I wont bring mine together unless people think we should make the exception. Still don't know which character I want to go --Stuape27 16:39, 16 May 2010 (BST)

No. No exception. One character, and one character only. --Visible One 03:02, 18 May 2010 (BST)
This seems like an obvious one. I don't want our numbers to be falsely inflated. Kevan can read the server logs. He'll know if we're telling the truth or not anyway. -Captain Video 04:31, 20 May 2010 (BST)
Damn! I guess I wont be able to escape with you all, my brother also supports escape and is already there at Ellicott. We share a computer and therefore an IP Address. I will keep my affiliation as escape, but will not be there on the day, or the after-party suicide. --Lucifer210 12:19, 23 May 2010 (BST)

Template

Roverprsoner.jpg I AM NOT A NUMBER
I AM A FREE MAN


I couldn't help it. It had to be done. Strength is just an accident arising from the weakness of others 03:26, 4 May 2010 (BST)

I don't get it.... I missed something there. -Poodle of DoomM! Fear is only as deep as the mind will allow it be.T 04:02, 4 May 2010 (BST)
"The Prisoner". Strength is just an accident arising from the weakness of others 04:14, 4 May 2010 (BST)
I made us a template about two hours ago, but God I love this. Not only do I love The Prisoner, the analogy is so perfect I'm amazed I didn't think of it before. It's getting complete endorsement on the web page. -Captain Video 04:37, 4 May 2010 (BST)
The Prisoner IS AWESOME! Should'nt there be a theme song for a movement like this? How about this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMFYs3gfgis ?--Belisarius17 14:17, 5 May 2010 (BST)
We ARE numbers. We are NOT free! There is no escaping Malton. --    : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 14:23, 5 May 2010 (BST)
That's the point. There's no way out. We have to MAKE one - or get killed a few more times trying. -Captain Video 00:46, 7 May 2010 (BST)
Speaking of theme songs, i like your idea! here are two more that could be used potentially:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1__dINxiXU (dark like urbandead :D)and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_H3MWVx6JU (this one has the feel to it) haha, and just for that photoshoot finisher song!!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-oU2xKTanY (when i grow up i wanna be a rescue swimmer) -Jeebus Josh --fatfisher13 18:58, 10 May 2010 (EST)
Here's s great theme song The Prisoner by Iron Maiden--Beowulf661 23:39, 13 May 2010 (BST)

tinier

tinyurl.com/escapemalton

Good luck getting out! --    : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 09:37, 4 May 2010 (BST)

  • Excellent. I'll put this to good use. -Captain Video 01:15, 5 May 2010 (BST)

Offer of Help

I have an alt who'll be participating,... as I mentioned above. He's stocking up on syringes right now... I'm thinking about running a rev point for those who'll be showing up who need revs.... What do you think? Can anyone possably help with this? -Poodle of DoomM! Fear is only as deep as the mind will allow it be.T 02:43, 7 May 2010 (BST)

  • I'm sending an alt over to the RR station to help with things (so far I've just been organizing). He'll be there in a couple of days. In the mean time, I suggest picking one of the empty squares to designate as the RP. If Escape really catches the interest of the undead and the queue clogs up with rotters, we'll designate a few more spots so that the system won't grind to a halt. My alt has revival skills, so I'll be able to help. For now, just keep yourself alive and do what you can. Oswleybank is a yellow suburb, but it's between a green zone and a ghost town, so things shouldn't be too bad. -Captain Video 03:28, 7 May 2010 (BST)

Surely just use the next door NT, because rotters may still want to join in with the escape and since its a rotter revive point, it also makes it safe to revive for us survivors. Im just reviving any zeds that turn up in there. --Stuape27 16:58, 16 May 2010 (BST)

I and some members of my group will spraypaint some information about this event and links to the ESCAPE page of wiki. We already got nearly 40 buildings tagged in Barville, Ridleybank, Stanbury Village and Galbraith Hills. There were 2 days of work - but this is only the beginning. We expect 30-35 tags/day and spread into most of the center suburbs. -Mullo de Tanuka 17 May 2010 (BST)

  • It would be awful nice if other survivor groups would lend some covering fire as the big day approaches. MOB & RRF might have to watch their behinds in that case. --Holtzfeller 03:15, 26 May 2010 (BST)
"Cover fire?" Lulz. --Papa Johnny 21:24, 26 May 2010 (BST)
  • Yeah, that would take coordination. I'm allowed my pipe dreams. --Holtzfeller 20:38, 30 May 2010 (BST)

Station Radio

Does the station (or one of the nearby buildings) have a radio installed? Once we get nearer to the event it might be useful for the organisers to be able to broadcast from a location that's closer to the action. --Remnant Matt 09:56, 9 May 2010 (BST)

The station used to have a transceiver, but we took it down because the radio transmissions flooded the place and made people unable to talk. As far as I know, the nearby building have no transceivers either; feel free to bring one and install it in a nearby building, if you want to. --Mesousa 23:48, 9 May 2010 (BST)
I put a transceiver in the Station, it should be used to communicate with the senior staff at the CORAM, is their a frequency we could tune it to? -Jeebus Josh --Fatfisher13 1250, 10 May 2010 (PST)
I say we broadcast on 27.42 if we want a closed frequency and 28.41 if we want an open frequency. --Remnant Matt 07:12, 11 May 2010 (BST)

Numbers

Congrats on having the most members of any group in the game - at present it's 141, a full half dozen more than RRF's seeming stranglehold. Strength is just an accident arising from the weakness of others 00:17, 10 May 2010 (BST)

This is some kind of bloody record, ain't it? Oidar 15:23, 10 May 2010 (BST)
Not even slightly. There was once a group of over 2000 users.--Yonnua Koponen Talk ! Contribs 15:26, 10 May 2010 (BST)
This is some kind of bloody record in comparison to what else this community has been able to do for the lastc couple of years, ain't it? Oidar 15:31, 10 May 2010 (BST)

What had 2000 users? That strike thingy? We still have like three weeks or something, could get a lot bigger. --    : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 17:30, 10 May 2010 (BST)

Umm, the Dead?--Yonnua Koponen Talk ! Contribs 20:20, 10 May 2010 (BST)
They will march again--Michalesonbadge.pngTCAPD(╯°□°)╯ ┻━┻ 20:22, 10 May 2010 (BST)
As of this writing, we have 191 members out of about 19,200 active Maltonians. Almost one in every 100 citizens is a member of Escape. -Captain Video 20:40, 11 May 2010 (BST)
Um, that's almost 1 in every 1000. But I still like the numbers. Keep jammin em in Capn! /me watches with anticipation--AU10Pantomime Mistress of Pain┌∩┐()┌∩┐ 21:14, 11 May 2010 (BST)
Eh, now I am really really horrible at maths, but I could have sworn that 1 in every 1000 would be 19 members. - User:Whitehouse 14:24, 12 May 2010 (BST)
Yeah it's 1/100. Strength is just an accident arising from the weakness of others 14:40, 12 May 2010 (BST)
(I have an excuse for my math madness. But am not telling you what it is.) The numbers are impressive. You got people motivated. I have to say congrats to you. Not only did people show up to ride, they showed up to feast,PK, grief and bounty hunt. Malton is West heavy. *claps*--AU10Pantomime Mistress of Pain┌∩┐()┌∩┐ 14:56, 25 May 2010 (BST)

Look at the numbers and be impressed we have gotten 350 people to join.--BrainBoy20 00:40, 20 May 2010 (BST)

477 members now! Still only 2.5% of active characters though. --Ace of SpadesBartender here 18:18, 30 May 2010 (BST)

Congratumalations

Top number group! You do realise Kevan will just send you here? --RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 19:13, 10 May 2010 (BST)

That would be awesome! I've always wanted to go to Monroeville --Superathen 20:19, 10 May 2010 (BST)
I think I'd like it better if we vanished from the game and our profile pages said we've escaped. It'd be like a "good ending" I'd be more than happy with. In fact, that ending would please me so much that I've sent my main account to Ellicott (this one), not a mere alt. --Mesousa 04:48, 11 May 2010 (BST)
What if we get to Monroeville and we're still holding syringes?--Superathen 11:07, 11 May 2010 (BST)
I'd be careful you dont waste them on rotters. --RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 12:06, 11 May 2010 (BST)
Nice idea, 'athen. Anyways, given the fact that zombies in there have already made up their minds to the fact that they won't be alive again, I'm pretty sure they've all bought Brain Rot by now. We can't even set up a rot revive point due to the lack of NT buildings. I'd just stock up on ammo and prepare to headshot as many zeds as I can. You know, there are only 58 zeds or so in there right now... we could defeat them through sheer numbers and even free Monroeville from the undead menace. We'd be fucking heroes. --Mesousa 17:36, 11 May 2010 (BST)
The Double M might have something to say about that. --RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 19:45, 11 May 2010 (BST)
I'd love to end up in Monroeville! I remember my only character there was PK'd about two days in. T'was kind of sad, because i never really experienced what being a survivor in Monroeville was like. I think monroeville, with its zero revive, elimination policy is pretty neat,but its a ghost-town now; two survivors, a few feral zeds? I think the survivor injection would be exciting- and we should keep our MkIIs: they would become a precious, finite commodity... It would be rather interesting. --Burma Damascus 06:36, 13 May 2010 (BST)
There's another Romero's movie coming out in 2010. Odds are K might make a new city for it... --~~~~ [talk] 18:24, 11 May 2010 (BST)

Monroeville sucks! Wish the zeds would finish off those final few humans. How do they never finish the job? --    : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 20:09, 11 May 2010 (BST)

Well.. It's a bit too big for 50-60ish zombies with poor organization located and kill two guys. Oidar 20:20, 11 May 2010 (BST)
Its not worth it. Now say it was a target rich environment than a lot of us zombies might reanimate. --RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 21:31, 11 May 2010 (BST)

Time of Escape

We all know that the date of the escape is June 1st, but at what time of day will the event take place? If possible, I'd appreciate it being at a time when we Europeans can take part. --Remnant Matt 20:23, 11 May 2010 (BST)

  • Don't know. We could always go with Midnight UTC, but I'm not sure how well that would work. Everybody filing in AT ONCE isn't really necessary; I think we should just be there BY June 1. -Captain Video 20:39, 11 May 2010 (BST)
I doubt I could make midnight. If all we need to do is just show up then I agree a time is not needed, but if Kevan takes notice and adds some form of action we could either just all go when we're ready or set up two or three different charges for people in various timezones. --Remnant Matt 21:08, 11 May 2010 (BST)
  • Er, could we move the date to a weekend? People still in school might not be able to Escape if they're stuck at school. A weekend ensures that every possible member can attend. --Sam 2334 20:14, 15 May 2010 (BST)
I'm not gonna make midnight, especially during the weekdays, hence my suggestion. I carry a few syringes with me at all times, so if we're sent to Monroeville or some other place I could be an asset. :P --Sam 2334 22:14, 15 May 2010 (BST)

If it's not possible to move just recommend everyone to be there by the day before.--BrainBoy20 03:48, 17 May 2010 (BST)

That's what I was shooting for. It's in one of the radio broadcasts. -Captain Video 04:32, 20 May 2010 (BST)

My Entire freaking group!

Dude my group, the 82nd airborne division, has been waiting for this for SOOO long.
Now our entire group is taking part in this.
This. Is. Amazing.
I can't wait.-- Jerrel tlk (82nd!) (Project Unwelcome!). 23:20, 11 May 2010 (BST)

  • Your entire freaking group is entirely freaking welcomed aboard. -Captain Video 00:58, 14 May 2010 (BST)

http://www.urbandead.com/stats.html

Strangely Escape is no longer listed as a link to here, and has instead been labelled simply ESCAPE. Have we all capitalised the name overnight, or is Kevan up to something? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Rosslessness (talkcontribs) at an unknown time.

Noticed that too. Also, in the future, please sign your posts using four tildes. Oidar 12:07, 13 May 2010 (BST)
Why would I want to do that? --RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 13:13, 13 May 2010 (BST)

YOURE MENT 2 SET AN AXAMPLE 4 OTHER WIKI GUIS U NOOB The preceding signed comment was added by Misanthropy at 13:18, 13 May 2010 (BST)

Caps lock is cruise control, for COOL. --RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 16:05, 13 May 2010 (BST)

weird --    : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 16:23, 13 May 2010 (BST)

Well, at least Kevan knows we exist. --Remnant Matt 16:47, 13 May 2010 (BST)
I'm sure this means he's going to do something about us. What that might be, I don't know... --Mesousa 19:56, 13 May 2010 (BST)
Its all a conspiracy to prevent more people joining. The goverment is proberly in on it--Michalesonbadge.pngTCAPD(╯°□°)╯ ┻━┻ 20:02, 13 May 2010 (BST)

Whatever the conspiracy might be, I manually redirected the all caps version here. You should see if that fixes it next update. -- User:The Rooster RoosterDragon User talk:The Rooster 22:06, 13 May 2010 (BST)

Aye that did it. -- User:The Rooster RoosterDragon User talk:The Rooster 23:12, 13 May 2010 (BST)

Best Theme Song for Escape

Here it is The Prisoner by Iron Maiden --Beowulf661 23:39, 13 May 2010 (BST)

Nice song, and excellent band. --Mesousa 01:23, 14 May 2010 (BST)


Thanks for the Dinner Invitation!

Soo....dinner at Ellicott Place Railway Station in Owsleybank on June 1? Sounds delicious! So many brainz, so little time. Nom, nom nom. I'd be happy to help you 'escape' ;) :D --Red Brinded Cat 23:41, 14 May 2010 (BST)

Fair warning: they fight back. -Captain Video 03:27, 15 May 2010 (BST)
Fight back? Really? I thought you were all whining, complaining and begging for an escape. Doesn't seem like fighters to me, seems like losers... and lunch :P. --Red Brinded Cat 04:10, 15 May 2010 (BST)
Bring it! The sooner the better. Zeds are pussies! Ellicott is impenetrable! --    : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 08:37, 15 May 2010 (BST)
S'okay. Bring the undeads in, we Escapees are more than enough to slay you all and feast on your rotten flesh. --Mesousa 19:31, 15 May 2010 (BST)

Well when Kevan deletes all of your accounts I guess it won't be impenetrable. You do realize that's what you are requesting don't you? The only 'escape' is to have your account deleted, so if he gives you what you are asking for, all your accounts will be permanently removed. Good luck with that! :) --Red Brinded Cat 14:58, 15 May 2010 (BST)

Shit, hope that doesn't happen. Hmm, that wouldn't happen, would it? Or perhaps something good may happen, or probably nothing at all. Hmm, perhaps I should've sent a lesser alt. I just wish some zeds would show up. Hurry up, the meat is getting cold. --    : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 15:57, 15 May 2010 (BST)
Meh, I'm okay with that sort of ending if that happens. Even better if my account profile link gets a "This survivor has escaped from Malton" badge or something. It'd be like finally "beating" this game. After all, I can still play with alts. --Mesousa 19:31, 15 May 2010 (BST)

So if you get what you're asking for you will all have your accounts deleted, if not you'll all sit around in a building watching the paint dry. Sounds well thought out and lots of fun. 0.o --Red Brinded Cat 16:10, 15 May 2010 (BST)

Or if all the zeds turn up and nothing happens, we will have a massive show down, the end of urban dead, a large proportion of zeds and survivors, all to fight it out, should be epic --Stuape27 16:53, 16 May 2010 (BST)

My thoughts exactly, could be great fun. :D --Red Brinded Cat 18:05, 16 May 2010 (BST)

Bring on the zeds! I want war! --    : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 21:21, 16 May 2010 (BST)

RBC isn't the only one to attend. NAH -!HZGHA!B BHAR HAH HARMANZ! -- Spiderzed 22:49, 16 May 2010 (BST)

"No Escape" rules. Not sure which side to be on. Or perhaps death will choose for me. Why wait till end of May? We're already here. Let the war begin. --    : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 23:56, 16 May 2010 (BST)

Just trying to help Lady C. stir things up a bit, so I thought a template that quotes Shakespeare and Bugs Bunny was appropriate. Also the fact that ferals as far away as Dulston are heading this way reminds me of every escape/rescue scene in movies so of course it will be War...and some will be left behind at the dock (Dawn of the Dead), not picked up at the LZ (Platoon) or dragged down holding back the the Horde (This IS SPARTA...Er, I mean: THIS IS ELLICOTT PLACE RR...AND YOU...SHALL...NOT...PASS!!!) Pretty epic stuff regardless of the outcome, so hat's off to Escape and No Escape!--Belisarius17 15:00, 17 May 2010 (BST)
Wulves3.jpg Havoc!!!
Eh...you know, of course, this means WAR!
Might I suggest respectfully that the Zeds make their Day of Reckoning June 2nd or June 3rd? I'd like to see what, if ANYTHING, Kevan has in store. My guess... it's going to be nothing. Which, while a huge let-down, would be a genre-appropriate response to facilitate the extreme futility of our situation and exacerbate the despair. --BLusk 17:57, 17 May 2010 (BST)
Where would be the fun in waiting with killing everyone until the event is over? Especially if there are a lot of zergers hanging out and popping up who must be dealt with? -- Spiderzed 20:47, 17 May 2010 (BST)
Loving the June 2 plan, now I am not sure whether to eat you or just provide the purple Kool-Aid. Why not save all the bother of jumping and simply step outside. We zombahz are compassionate and will take care of the rest of the messy details for you. :) Lady C, we'll even save you for dessert because you're just so sweet. ;) --Red Brinded Cat 22:56, 17 May 2010 (BST)
the purple Kool-Aid I enrolled the wrong zambah in No Escape, it seems like. -- Spiderzed 23:00, 17 May 2010 (BST)

The Zombies will win. The Zombies always win. --Grogh 01:54, 18 May 2010 (BST)

True that. :) Being a kind zombah I have drawn you all an escape route. :) http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/3839/noescaperoute.jpg Hope this helps! --Red Brinded Cat 05:18, 22 May 2010 (BST)

Now kind zombie how exactly do you plan on enacting this escape route. When you have a shotgun in your mouth and one shot away from death.--BrainBoy20 03:31, 24 May 2010 (BST)

?rise Moonie Talk | Testimonials 04:08, 24 May 2010 (BST)
What he said ^^ --Red Brinded Cat 07:18, 24 May 2010 (BST)
You must be new to this game, BrainBoy. Read the description. Moonie nailed it. -- Grogh 21:07, 26 May 2010 (BST)

Radio

I think we should assign the event to the radio, and have everyone tune into that frequency. When people want to talk, they should broadcast what they want to communicate. The reason for that is because we'd only be able to talk to the closest 50 people.... at least this way,... we could talk to everyone! -Poodle of DoomM! Fear is only as deep as the mind will allow it be.T 23:47, 14 May 2010 (BST)

A bit further up the page I suggested something like this, but it didn't get very many replies. --Remnant Matt 08:31, 15 May 2010 (BST)
I'll put something in tonight's broadcast about this. It's a good idea. -Captain Video 01:05, 17 May 2010 (BST)

Click!

Because I said so... -Poodle of DoomM! Fear is only as deep as the mind will allow it be.T 03:58, 15 May 2010 (BST)

The Second of June

I propose on the second, if we are all still around we all commit mass suicide in the Woodborne NT building 1 North of the Railway Station. A rather suiting end in my opinion, as long as no relatives of Heaven's Gate/People's Temple people are playing ;P Chuckiferd 04:17, 17 May 2010 (BST)

I second this motion. A "leming"esque plunge followed by not playing will have postive results as :
i)Idiocy levels reaching an all time low.
ii)zerg levels will also be reduced (ahem half elfs\numungus\echos etc etc)

--Rapture 05:00, 17 May 2010 (BST)

I third that motion... -Poodle of DoomM! Fear is only as deep as the mind will allow it be.T 23:22, 17 May 2010 (BST)

Better yet, we all commit suicide after spending 48 APs screaming at Kevan in all caps. --Penguinpyro 05:01, 17 May 2010 (BST)

I oppose this idea vehemently. Just because an escape attempt fails is no reason to act childish about it. --BLusk 03:19, 20 May 2010 (BST)

It's not really my thing either, but this is a populist movement and people will do what they want. I've edited the bit about June 2 to indicate that the Suicide Solution is not a mandatory part of being an Escapee. Everything here is voluntary. -Captain Video 04:29, 20 May 2010 (BST)

Why wait?

Consider doing this before the second of June. Move to a cemetery by the border (I hear that Dakerstown is lovely this time of year). Then ask a PKer group to kill all of you (you can even pretend to be buried alive! What fun!), and pretend to be dead by idling out and never logging in again. All the cool kids aren't doing it. --Akule Maker of fine, hand-crafted UDWiki sass since 2006 -- Akule School's back in session™ 02:42, 18 May 2010 (BST)

And when you go, if someone wants to mark the occasion, feel free to use my template for the occasion, and we'll respectfully celebrate. --Akule Maker of fine, hand-crafted UDWiki sass since 2006 -- Akule School's back in session™ 02:50, 18 May 2010 (BST)

You guys are no fun at all :) Chuckiferd 21:29, 18 May 2010 (BST)

"the most important in-game historical event to date"

I assume you're joking?--Yonnua Koponen Talk ! Contribs 20:05, 17 May 2010 (BST)

There is a little humour under that heading, but if something happens then this really is the most signifigant that has ever occured in the game. Chuckiferd 20:28, 17 May 2010 (BST)
If you were to be transported, killed, then yes it might be. But if not then no. Historical events will be looked at from the future dear boy. --RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 20:24, 17 May 2010 (BST)
I was refering to the Plan B suicide, I sure can't think of even 1 single collective suicide so far. The massive amount of bodies on the floor would be impresive. Chuckiferd 20:28, 17 May 2010 (BST) "It's raining men"
Collective suicide now makes this the most important event ever? More important than the First seige of Caiger Mall? More important than the Battle of Blackmore? More important than the Battle of Pitneybank, which was effectively the last seige?--Yonnua Koponen Talk ! Contribs 20:48, 17 May 2010 (BST)
How about unprecedented? Still, the Escape group is the largest in history no? It has grown far faster than any other group, I, a nonparticipant in these seiges still feel it is my right to the opinion that the mall itself wasn't of any signifigance. This easily can be seen as the biggest, most signifigant movement so far, at the very least we are making history. June 1 and 2 can be seen as "THE END", whereas these seiges you mention were mere in-game battles of no ultimate signifigance, other than the implementation of some new features. Jeezus, this whole argument is over a couple words? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Chuckiferd (talkcontribs) at an unknown time.
If you think 300 people is the biggest, you're forgetting the 2000 member super-group that appeared in about a week or so, and destroyed the whole map.--Yonnua Koponen Talk ! Contribs 21:38, 17 May 2010 (BST)
And also forgetting the RRF used to number about 400-600 at one time, when it was still the biggest group in the game. And it's managed to remain so ever since.-- Adward  17:34, 18 May 2010 (BST)
I appologize, I guess since this is the only event I have been involved in I have overestimated its importance. However, this still is signifigant and you can't take that away. This group is assembled for a new cause, not to simply seige another pointless mall or trash some buildings. Not to mention that the "history" page doesn't list anything past 2008 (though it is a work in progress, and I do remember some kind of 'Mall Tour' even during my visit in Malton —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Chuckiferd (talkcontribs) at an unknown time.
Sign your posts please Moonie Talk Testimonials 04:59, 19 May 2010 (BST)

I think something along the lines of this might happen. "The collective minds of the survivors come together and propose a mega project. Building a train to barge out of the city. The supplies need for such and undertaking could be salvaged from the train tracks all over Malton" You can fill in the rest from there.It's just an idea. --BrainBoy20 02:06, 18 May 2010 (BST)

For clarification to both sides arguing about this historical relevance, there are interesting points by both sides. No, this won't be the most historical event even if Kevan intervenes and kills you all, even if he makes changes. It's been done before On Strike and that was much more important and game-changing than this. Not only that, but it was more rational of a demand, rather than people who "just are bored with the game".

However, I also agree that this is a very interesting and brilliant event, it's been a long time since I've seen 300 survivors together (even more so for not just randoms), at leased since the march of the dead. So, having said that, I think this is pretty monumental considering the era of the game's life that we are seeing this in. If this happened 3 years ago on this scale, no one would have cared. But keep in mind this is when the game has been declining and numbers in one square are small nowadays. I for one am impressed. Good work, guys. -- 13:50, 19 May 2010 (BST)
According to a quick calculation based on old UD population stats we might not be too far from signigifcant! On Strike apparently had 1300 odd at its peak. You may think this outnumbers anything we could achieve, however, the playerbase was roughly 50000 players at the time. that means only ~2.7% of players participated. With 400 out of 19000 we are already at 2.1% participation with a week to boost those numbers!
All is not in vain (hopefully) ----Doran 08:19, 24 May 2010 (BST)
It's disingenuous to cite number of players, when all we know is number of characters. I'd be surprised to find that the number of players was even 30% of the current active characters. As for it's importance, nothing that happens here will change the game. Kevan implied upcoming changes before this event started, and nothing here breaks new ground. @DDR, weren't there over 750 survivors in Nicholl's Mall during the Battle of Bahahopolis? It may be nitpicking, but it does postdate the March of the Dead. --Bisfan 12:11, 25 May 2010 (BST)
Never heard of it. -- 13:41, 25 May 2010 (BST)

DNR

For some reason i'll leave it here. I'm sick of all these guys. Sorry, without the ID's. All of them were attempting to PK, GK and survior-killing as a zombie.

Fred the Fried Fish, Blanka the Feral, pepermint larry, moledude, DarksRevenge, Clawicus, The Good Soldier, Mold Man, Red Brinded Cat, Smog Monster, Sam 2334, Kylestyles Lovechild, Baron Underbheit, Bernerd Manning, globule13, Neil Lomax, Johnny Bass, Ruingaraf, Candy Rotten, bisfan, Rufus T Bonemarrow, Jethro GoiterBite, Stone95, Jon Distant, Shatari, zeug, zombiefied hobo, Ike Stubbs, Stupid Twilight Fan


And again: revivers, DON'T REVIVE EVERYONE! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Mullo_de_Tanuka (talkcontribs) at an unknown time.

I'm becoming famous \o/ -- Spiderzed 22:05, 24 May 2010 (BST)
You may be sick of us but we love you! -- Papa Jadkor (RRF) (MotA) (MT11) 22:25, 24 May 2010 (BST)
What if I said I was dual natured? --Shatari 02:20, 25 May 2010 (BST)
MY ROFLKNIEF GOEZ SLIEC SLIEC SLIEC SLIEC SLIEC SLIEC but seriously i'm not on that list what the HELL --Shank Case 03:19, 25 May 2010 (BST)
Thank you for adding me to your DNR list. For your convenience, here is my profile link. --Amber Waves of Pain 03:21, 25 May 2010 (BST)
I can't imagine how I made a DNR list *sadface* but for the sake of convenience my profile link as well - Bisfan 03:29, 25 May 2010 (BST)
I considered leaving my profile here, but the harmanz will never learn if we do all of the work for them. I will leave a little tip though, don't revive anyone ever. It's safer that way. --Globule13 03:33, 25 May 2010 (BST)
Revive no one but Gore Corps. They are your friends, harmanz. -- Spiderzed 06:48, 25 May 2010 (BST)
"Purrrr"......--AU10Pantomime Mistress of Pain┌∩┐()┌∩┐ 15:19, 25 May 2010 (BST)
And Legends of Darkness of course. They are friends too. But everyone else: DNRterminate! DNRterminate! DNRminate! -- Spiderzed 22:10, 25 May 2010 (BST)
Those Red Rum chaps have a phenomenal taste in booze. I think they should get plenty of needles too. --Papa Johnny 22:16, 25 May 2010 (BST)
I can haz needlez? I iz juzt a zweet kitty cat. Meow. :) --Red Brinded Cat 15:30, 25 May 2010 (BST)
Hey, I'm just doing my part to protect the environment! You know you want to help. --Papa Johnny 16:55, 25 May 2010 (BST)
"survior-killing as a zombie"? That IS what zombies are supposed to do you know? You are doing yourself a huge disservice if you avoid reviving those many people who play dual-natured. After all, eliminating an active zombie threat and creating a fighter for the cause for only 18 - 20 AP is the single most powerful pro-survivor thing you can do in the game. DNR lists should be reserved for those who perform antisocial acts while human. --Quincy Kildare 19:08, 25 May 2010 (BST)
http://www.urbandead.com/profile.cgi?id=1480986 - Do Not Revive list. Love, ArexStadrin
One more for the DNR list - http://www.urbandead.com/profile.cgi?id=556880 --ArexStadrin 16:23, 26 May 2010 (BST)
Finally, a little recognition! It took a public pking and smashing the generator, not to mention pretending to be a suicide bomber and spraypainting "Long live Red Rum!" all over the walls of the NT, to finally get people to recognize me! That was my fourteenth murder (including the guy that I murdered twice because he had the balls to track me down and put a bullet through my head), and my first act of property destruction, and I've been finally noticed! Of course, I would have been noticed later if I hadn't decided to attack the ESCAPE, as most of my victims were sleeping alone. Anyways, I don't see why we're on a Do Not Revive list if the NT building was ruined by the zombies (I'm glad to think that I took part in my own way). Good luck holding onto that railway station without needles, or for that matter without reloads or other vital supplies--you'll sure as hell need it. Hey, I might pay you guys another visit if there's still any of you alive in a few days. Of about 400 ESCAPists, there's, what, only 200 still alive? The largest group in the game getting its butt kicked by the RRF and other zombie groups. Let's say that each zombie horde has about, say, 100 members. Either there's one heck of a lot of zombies (feral, and some of the more powerful groups in the game), or the defenders are a little incompetent. You guys really should have guarded the rot revive a little better--most of the people in there were wounded when I dropped by. Hey, just look at it this way--none of them are wounded any more. Hm, less than a week to go. Can a couple hundred survivors make it through a zombie siege long enough to escape from a quarantined city? Will any of them be alive to commit mass suicide if Kevan ignores them? To be continued...--Sam 2334 22:46, 26 May 2010 (BST)

My apologize to Dual-Natured. I have not considered your alignment. Dis list was posted in a state of great HAET to all GK'ers. So, many zombies also have been marked as "DNR" in the heat of the moment. So I surely confront RRF guys with their "zedrevive - run in - GK - PK - run out" tactics. Isn't it a zombie group? Whatever, it is your style of playing and I'm not going tell you what you are supposed to do. So, once again sorry for disturbing. Best regards. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Mullo_de_Tanuka (talkcontribs) at an unknown time.

The RRF is a zombie group and we also have a death-cultist team, the Gore Corps. Once again your ignorance of subjects you post about is evident. Perhaps Kevan letting some of you Escape would be a good thing. -- Papa Jadkor (RRF) (MotA) (MT11) 21:37, 27 May 2010 (BST)

@NORDAK, you're playing the way you want to according to the game rules, Mullo's playing the way he wants to. If he wants to complain about the way someone is playing, might not have any effect if the subject of his complaints aren't breaking game rules, but he's allowed. Ignorance of his knowledge on a subject shouldn't be questioned. Oh but wait, you're playing the way you want to!--Skunkape 07:45, 28 May 2010 (DST)

Oh my, Oh my.. My character destroyed 10 generators, and about 3 radios (thanks to your revives despite my No Escape tag) and I am not even in this list, sob. --Sonrah 18:06, 28 May 2010 (BST)

Oh, lol. All what I did - I posted small DNR list to point some experienceless surviors not to revive potentional enemies of ESCAPE. I didn't know that so much shit will be poored out. Almost everyone feel butthurt and defend himself according to some "in-group game unique rules". Some people feel so bad, they started to offending me. Funny. Come on, find me in the game, kill me, take you REVENGE!!!11 "A FREAKIN GUY DON'T UNDERSTAND OUR MOTIVES, OUR FAIR PLAY!! IT IS APPROVED WITH OUR UNIQUE RULES, READ ABOUT THIS!!11" - that I hear. I have nothing to add. Everything you'll say further only confirm my truth. Enjoy yourselves. BB. Best regards, Mullo de Tanuka —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Mullo de Tanuka (talkcontribs) at an unknown time.

Would "Please, for love of the gods! Sign your posts!" further confirm your truth?--Shatari 17:58, 30 May 2010 (BST)
Told him already on his talk page. Twice now, actually. -- Spiderzed 18:14, 30 May 2010 (BST)

Quite Entertaining.

The sheer number of survivors and zombies might actually give us all a decent siege. I salute all your brains, wholesome or ragged. --RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 17:02, 25 May 2010 (BST)

I wish that were true ... sadly, sieges died the day cade blocking was implemented ... :-( No matter what though, this will be fun to watch! ~ Prep Fortress - BS 02:03, 26 May 2010 (BST)
the mentality seems to have died as well. Which is half the battle. --RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 19:58, 26 May 2010 (BST)
I think the fight a few days ago proved my point ... 20 zambahz couldn't be repelled by 316 harmanz. Since barricading with that many z's is near impossible, the entire massacre from then on was inevitable. If only we could go back and relive the days of Caiger and Giddings ... ~ Prep Fortress - BS 22:13, 29 May 2010 (BST)
Bah, they barely even tried before running away. A band half that small could have repelled the attack and re-barricaded if they had been coordinating. They could have made our unlives much more difficult had they established a watch and kept some zombie-killer/medic/barricader teams on standby. --Shatari 23:26, 29 May 2010 (BST)

IMPORTANT, COMMUNICATION

So, all escape members be sure to come in/idle in http://tinychat.com/ellicott, as well as visiting our forums (Currently in construction) http://escape.g33k.org.uk/ Thanks! -ArexStadrin

Forums are gay. tinychat was a good idea. I liked joining in. -- 13:40, 26 May 2010 (BST)
The problem with tinychat is that there's no way for offline players to catch up on stuff they missed, short of hoping for it to be broadcast over the radio. Besides, setting up a forum doesn't mean we are abandoning the tinychat - the two could be quite effective when used together, with a place to talk real-time and a place to record important information. --Remnant Matt 16:01, 26 May 2010 (BST)
Indeed, I feel it could be very well done, if the two are used in combination: Forums for long term things and planning/archiving, and the chat for short term and immediate response things. Either way though, the important thing is to get people to get in there, and STAY in there. --ArexStadrin 16:18, 26 May 2010 (BST)
Well, I was idling in the tinychat when I apparently got banned. I didn't realize that not saying something for a while was a banworthy offense? --BLusk 00:11, 27 May 2010 (BST)
They may have mistaken you for a zombie spy. I'm hesitant to go there myself when I'm human, since Escape has been pretty anti-dual natured. Kind of a moot point though, since the rot clinic went down. --Shatari 03:17, 27 May 2010 (BST)
We are mostly a classy outfit, neither the RRF or MOB practice or condone "Zombie Spying". If our members do join the tinychat it will be of their own accord for a little friendly chat or playful boasting. They should identify or make it clear they are there as a zombie player and leave if requested, any information they may be privy to during their stay will not even be considered by either horde. You don't have to start an internal conflict worrying about zombie spais, we support a fair game too ;) Moonie Talk | Testimonials 03:34, 27 May 2010 (BST)
We've been allowing any of the 'enemy' to come in as they please, and we only ask them to leave if we're talking about sensitive information. ArexStadrin 11:05, 27 May 2010 (BST)
Yeah, probably. Just seems odd, since I'd been talking earlier. And my one character in the area is solidly survivor. Eh, things are overrun anyway. Makes no difference, now. --BLusk 11:58, 27 May 2010 (BST)

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Escape.jpg

Curious, what's the go with the logo? I know this sound reactive and defensive, but is this something I wouldn't understand because I'm Australian? The first thing that came to me was it belonged to an overseas corporation :/. So what's the dealeo?? -- 13:40, 26 May 2010 (BST)

Current Events

As you all most likely know, Ellicot Railway Station has fallen, with upwards of 100 zombies inside, and few survivors remaining. Now, more than ever, communication is crucial. Join our forums and get in our tinychat, so that we can coordinate counterstrikes, and be able to get it cleared out by July 1st. As always, this is ArexStadrin, yours in escape. ArexStadrin 11:08, 27 May 2010 (BST)

July 1st? Aren't you all planning Operation Lemmings on June 2? --Red Brinded Cat 12:59, 27 May 2010 (BST)

Zergers?

During my walk at the Elicott Station I figured out something intresting.

This is what I've seen there:

http://rghost.ru/users/support-there/releases/ud-zergers-elicott

These are links to profiles:

http://urbandead.com/profile.cgi?id=1740507 (hello No-Escape)

http://urbandead.com/profile.cgi?id=1743031 (hello RRF)

http://urbandead.com/profile.cgi?id=1744424

http://urbandead.com/profile.cgi?id=1744661 (!)

http://urbandead.com/profile.cgi?id=1744667 (!)

http://urbandead.com/profile.cgi?id=1744680 (!)

http://urbandead.com/profile.cgi?id=1744732 (I forgot to make a screen for this guy)

We can see, that almost all of these profiles were created recently, at a peak of siege, during ESCAPE mission. As I DNA'ed them, they were in stack, it means they act one-by-one, from one computer. Futhermore, one of zergs belong to RRF (look at profile, proof-picture is in the picture release). With 1 level and zombie-speech in description. An one of alts, specially created before ESCAPE. He came to Elicott to help main character... or two/three? Look at No-Escape character. It is supposed, that all main No-Escapers should be at Elicott now. And this is an alt, surely. But shouldn't alts stay in seperate suburbs?

Now I'm asking you: do you still think it is a fair play? Do you still agree with a fact that Elicott haven't been zerged? I DNA'ed an about of 12-15 zombies. And half of them are zergs. Just imagine how many zergers are there. Congratulations.

Maybe I'll be back next day with more proofs. Enjoy. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Mullo de Tanuka (talkcontribs) at an unknown time.

I see no actual evidence of zerging to be honest. - User:Whitehouse 16:09, 27 May 2010 (BST)
"they were in stack, it means they act one-by-one, from one computer." No, the stack is just a list of Least Recently Active. They can be from any computer. -- Grogh 16:28, 27 May 2010 (BST)
Correct. Also the fact that they are new means nothing. It's a huge siege, there have probably been a lot of feeding groans, if so then new zombies will spawn nearby. And I am not sure what the accusation against the RRF and No Escape zombies are. - User:Whitehouse 16:31, 27 May 2010 (BST)
I don't see any strong evidence either. Frankly, it just looks like some baby zombies created yesterday spawned there. And baby zombies spawning in Owsleybank at the moment shouldn't surprise anyone considering that two of the largest hordes in game along with several other smaller hordes are currently eating there. But really this isn't the place to discuss it. You can take your case to the zerg list if you'd like an informed, unbiased opinion, Mullo de Tanuka. --Amber Waves of Pain 16:40, 27 May 2010 (BST)
As an involved member of the RRF I can state as a matter of fact that the person listed as an RRF member is wearing tags but in no way an official member of the group. In case you did not know, Mullo de Tanuka, a group can't control who wears its tags. You shouldn't make such idiotic claims without some kind of proof. -- Papa Jadkor (RRF) (MotA) (MT11) 21:26, 27 May 2010 (BST)

Remember kids. How zombies Spawn ? No surprise so many zeds are popping up nearby. --RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 18:32, 27 May 2010 (BST)

Could I point out also that there appears to be zerging in the Escape camp. I believe somebody in the MOB, or maybe JohnnyBass witnessed this. They might be able to clarify if required. Let it be said here and now that the Militant Order of Barhah and I'm sure the Ridleybank Resistance Front as well, do not participate in zerging. --TouchingVirus 18:39, 27 May 2010 (BST)

There are indeed a few zerg reports about Escape: http://zombies.dementiastudios.org/boards/index.php?topic=12.msg54327#msg54327 http://zombies.dementiastudios.org/boards/index.php?topic=12.msg54332#msg54332 http://zombies.dementiastudios.org/boards/index.php?topic=12.msg54366#msg54366 http://zombies.dementiastudios.org/boards/index.php?topic=12.msg54388#msg54388 http://zombies.dementiastudios.org/boards/index.php?topic=12.msg54436#msg54436 -- Spiderzed 18:54, 27 May 2010 (BST)


http://www.urbandead.com/profile.cgi?id=1686708

http://www.urbandead.com/profile.cgi?id=1686709

http://www.urbandead.com/profile.cgi?id=1686710

http://www.urbandead.com/profile.cgi?id=1686711

http://www.urbandead.com/profile.cgi?id=1686712

Okay, I'll be watching logs. I hope, that it is a fair competition. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Mullo de Tanuka (talkcontribs) at an unknown time.

The above set are indeed believed to be zergers, and are already on the zerg list. - User:Whitehouse 22:30, 27 May 2010 (BST)

I have a screen of the above zergs ids 1686708 - 1686712, inside Ellicott Place Railway Station, http://www.johnprime.com/afmbe/images/zerg.jpg --Skunkape 14:10, 27 May 2010 (DST)

Poster

EscapePoster.jpg

It even has a tiny url so you can put up copies around Malton! http://tinyurl.com/StillEscaping Because we refuse to give up yet! --ORakoon 19:53, 27 May 2010 (BST)

I'm a bit confused, you refuse to give up? I thought the whole point of Escape was giving up. Oh! I see, you said 'yet'! So you just want to wait a few days and then give up! :P --Red Brinded Cat 20:45, 27 May 2010 (BST)
That's right! We aren't giving up now, but in a few da- ... wait a second... fiddlesticks! Well how about we refuse to give up giving up? --ORakoon 21:00, 27 May 2010 (BST)

You know what would be hilarious?

If on june the first, Kevan opened up an exit to Malton on the exact opposite side of the map, for 24 hours only. That way, the only people who could exit would be the people not involved in escape. Personally, I think that would be a hilariously snarky response from good old Kev.--Yonnua Koponen Talk ! Contribs 22:46, 27 May 2010 (BST)

Reconvergence

There's no way to get everything back together while trying to defend the area, so I am making a radical proposal - everyone go back to their home suburb to get revived, and then everyone come back to Ellicott on the first. Random832 23:48, 27 May 2010 (BST)

Well that's what I'm planning to do. I'm curious as for whether Kevan will plan something for us or not, so I'll wait on a nearby 'burb and rush through Ellicott on the aforementioned date. --Mesousa 20:52, 28 May 2010 (BST)
you're serious ? I bet you're only troll-trying to bring more trenchies in the suburb for the late zombies, the biggest groups are massing in the suburb (RFF, MOB, FU, Extinction, etc...) because they expected some fights, they won't leave the place until they get bored of staying there for no reasons. Coming back here as a survivor would be totally useless --PyroPyro 01:02, 28 May 2010 (BST)
Well, I for one think it's a great idea! ^_^ -Shatari 03:00, 28 May 2010 (BST)
I don't know Shatari, I'm getting pretty full. I don't think I could eat another bite...well, maybe just one more bite. :D --Red Brinded Cat 04:49, 28 May 2010 (BST)
*Opens mouth to eat leg, but is stopped by a literally overflowing digestive system.* --VVV RPGMBCWS 04:55, 28 May 2010 (BST)
Okay. Everyone run back to a ruined railway station occupied by all of the largest groups of zombies in the game in the hopes that enough of you will survive long enough for Kevan to implement an "Escape" for you, and if no such thing appears all commit suicide or buy Brain Rot? Nice plan. Here's another: Why not postpone the Escape for about one month, select another building on Malton's Border for the Escape and try to watch the barricades better this time? --Sam 2334 22:54, 28 May 2010 (BST)

The Red Death

Are you aware that that would change the survivor:zed retio on stats page in a notable way? That would actually be awesome. -- Spiderzed 09:46, 28 May 2010 (BST)

300 strong zombie horde change the game it does not -- 15:04, 28 May 2010 (BST)

Yes! Go this route! Let's make this a "zombie" game again, instead of a "mild nuisance that can be easily bypassed" game. --Shatari 14:57, 28 May 2010 (BST)

Despite helping coordinate the survivor meta-game response to Escape in recent days, I've been pushing for the formation of a Escape-derived zombie horde, post-June 1st, for a fair while longer. If you heard anyone on the Ellicott radio frequency a week or two back, encouraging people to 'Excape from consciousness and embrace the rot', 'The future of Escape is the destruction of Malton', etc etc, that was me. It's an idea gaining traction. We're playing it by ear at the moment, but personally, I think it'd be fun (and welcome) for the people we've gathered together to continue meta-gaming and go zombie after Escape, help smash Malton for allowing the zombie:survivor ratio to stagnate. --RenegadeRomero 15:50, 28 May 2010 (BST)

I'm not sure whether I'd use my main character, but I have a zombie alt that I might use for this. --Remnant Matt 16:37, 28 May 2010 (BST)

You are on to something here. The problem with the game is that there are to many people that want to be the survivor which causes there to be a lack of zombie threat. What I propose is the 470 Escapee's join No Escape and rampage Malton with the other hordes. That would actually make the game interesting again. As a player I know that in order to play my one survivor character and still have fun I need to support and play zombies. Currently I play 3 separate and individual zombies for the one survivor that I play. I feel its not only fun playing a zombie but it's an obligation much like a farmer farming crops. If there is no threat then there is no fun. We must create our own threat by playing the dark side as well. If more people did that then the numbers of zombies would make the game much more enjoyable for all. What the game needs is for people to take on the challenge of playing two zombies for every one survivor character they have. As a player who has been around for a long time I can't tell you how many times i hear "I've never played a zombie or I don't like playing zombies" ... well ... if no one wants to play them there will be no challenge, no threat, no reason to even play the game because there is no enemy to fight. Join a zombie up to the Big Bash and one up to No Escape or RRF or MOTA or MOB or FU or any of the other zombie hordes. Turn the 9 out of 100 suburbs red again ... make it 50 out of 100 red suburbs. Make survivors really have to play hard to be a survivor. That's where it gets fun for both sides. Maybe you'll even find you enjoy playing a zombie too. I know I do. --Schweinhund 22:37, 28 May 2010 (GMT)

Do you think you could do better than Big Bash 3? They may have some classy organizers, but you defiantly win based on sheer numbers. I'd actually suggest you have a large focus on PKing, it seems more your style. --VVV RPGMBCWS 06:55, 29 May 2010 (BST)

PKers are a step ahead of survivors to restore balance, but PKers hardly make a difference on the world map. While they can on short term kill more people, they lack the resilience to simply stand in the way of retributions and to salt the land on the mid term by destroying barricades, blocking barricade rebuilding, attracting like-minded souls with groans and ruining buildings. Best they can do is to aid a zombie siege in full swing by undertaking commando actions to hit vulnerable spots that are harder to touch with pure zombie methods (see Gore Corps and RRF, FU's death-cultists in fort sieges, or also our genny smashers in No Escape who helped to drain the Escapees gennies faster).
So I'd rather go the zombie route, possibly with a PKer/death-cultist branch. Also, Red Death and BB3 don't have to be exclusive... ;) -- Spiderzed 11:43, 29 May 2010 (BST)
If any new zombie group was derived from Escape's active members, I hope A. they'd most likely join Big Bash 3 (as it's been my mischievous intention for most of this to steer Escape towards death and a new unlife...) and B. Be split into several smaller squads (much like the established groups, we'd need strike teams, death cultists and ferals). However, Escape isn't a coherent collective, you simply wouldn't get all of the 400+ to accept horde life, and my zombie sympathies are well and truly out in the open now. If a Red Death wish to help shake up Malton, I'm in. If not, I'm going that way anyway... --RenegadeRomero 15:30, 29 May 2010 (BST)
Dumbest, most ineffective and most contradictory thing this group could possibly do. -- 13:39, 29 May 2010 (BST)
An alternative (post-June 1st): 'Escape' continues to harness the people that have gravitated towards it so far, it recruits some wise old hands, intelligent survivor types, people not afraid of the complex survivor meta-game and keeps its communication channels open. It aims to be a classy, creative, coordinated survivor alternative to the big established zombie groups. Or such a group could be built from the ground up, with the memory of how badly 300+ (mostly feral) survivors reacted fresh in the mind. --RenegadeRomero 17:30, 29 May 2010 (BST)

We will fight 'till death. Fighting for last hope. But if there no light at the end of the dark tunnel - we'll get RAGED. One slight step - and this rage'll be inflicted on others. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Mullo de Tanuka (talkcontribs) 07:07, May 29, 2010.

Last Hope you say? Hm... -- Spiderzed 11:43, 29 May 2010 (BST)

Ideas on what's going to happen on 1 June

Just a topic to list different possibilities for what might happen...

  • Surgical nuclear strike on the burb (which would kind of suck, since there will be so many non-Escapists in the area) Asheets 17:29, 28 May 2010 (BST)`
  • Surgical nuclear strike on the train station (better, and fun to watch) Asheets 17:29, 28 May 2010 (BST)
  • Rapture of all Escapists (which will be fun to watch) Asheets 17:29, 28 May 2010 (BST)
  • Rapture of everyone in the train station Asheets 17:29, 28 May 2010 (BST)
  • Rapture of everyone in the burb (again, which would kinda suck) Asheets 17:29, 28 May 2010 (BST)
  • Nothing (which would really suck) Asheets 17:29, 28 May 2010 (BST)
    • Operation "Lemming" Asheets 17:29, 28 May 2010 (BST)
    • Operation "Everyone Become a Rotter" Asheets 17:29, 28 May 2010 (BST)
  • Brainz getting eaten for sure --Sonrah 18:01, 28 May 2010 (BST)
  • Escape for everyone in a random building on the opposite side of Malton (originally proposed by Yonnua, I think) -- Spiderzed 18:06, 28 May 2010 (BST)
  • Barrier collapses, our playground is expanded to include some suburbs and farmland while the military falls back to a more secure perimeter along the west side. --Shatari 18:16, 28 May 2010 (BST)
  • Everyone with an Escape tag gets abducted by aliens and 'probed' o.0 --Red Brinded Cat 22:41, 28 May 2010 (BST)
  • All players attempting to Escape are shot by the border guards. Whether "players attempting to Escape" include all members of Escape or all residents of the railway station or both is up to Kevan's discretion. --Sam 2334 22:44, 28 May 2010 (BST)
  • Kevan responds to the Escape in the same way as the Strike, with updates that give humans cool new stuff. I can't wait to get my AK-47. --Sam 2334 22:44, 28 May 2010 (BST)
  • Escapists succeed in getting at least some of their members past the guards, but due to faulty maps or deus ex machina (you just can't win, can you) end up in Monroeville, Borehamwood, or even a soon-to-be-released newer city with zombies and stuff. --Sam 2334 22:44, 28 May 2010 (BST)
  • The breach in the border opens, and floods of human characters Escape, and therefor "win." Many disillusioned players (most of which are survivors) leave the game, triggering a survivor/zombie imbalance. (400+ survivors permanently leaving the game?!) Although the effect may not be great by itself, if a new zombie megahorde (March of the Dead, anyone?) were to appear, or if new updates arrived that favored zombies, this could very well severely tip the balance in favor of the undead. Or at least, I think so. --Sam 2334 22:44, 28 May 2010 (BST)
  • Hostile groups clear the Escape building, and the Escape is postponed. --Sam 2334 22:44, 28 May 2010 (BST)
  • Everyone continues to wimp out, and everyone is found and killed before the June 1st deadline. Humans lose the game of hide and seek, and the military opens the path outside, only to find 400 zombies at the planned escape area instead of a band of veteran humans. Immediately, the military opens fire, but there are too many to be taken down; instead, the surviving zombies seem to evolve with new skills and new abilities, and the military is overrun. ArexStadrin 16:56, 29 May 2010 (BST)
  • Kevan changes the spawns of all new military players to an area of 5 buildings (think Fort Creedy or Perryn, just without walls) which are located directly outside the border. Survivors can loot special weapons from this area, once it is opened. He gives the new players a bunch of skills and the aforementioned special weapons, such as assault rifles, grenades, machine guns, missiles, etc. These players get one objective: kill anything that tries to get past the border. An explosion tears through the border wall at some point on June 1st, and an epic firefight ensues, which the survivors will most likely lose, if there are any left by this time. The odd gunship strafes the people/zombies trying to escape with rockets and minigun fire, and a couple of tanks are firing every few seconds into the mass of bodies. These gunships and tanks could only be destroyed by missiles found in the new area. The gunships and the tanks can fire on buildings and totally destroy them, killing everyone inside. If survivors/zombies get past this area, they are free to wander a neverending expanse of farmland and forests, or just go back into Malton and seal up the hole in the wall...I can dream can't I? --Dunstan 01:44, 31 May 2010 (BST)
  • Kevan airdrops crates into Owsleybank, containing nothing but T-shirts that say "I participated in Escape and all I got was this lousy t-shirt". --Visible One 02:47, 31 May 2010 (BST)

New Radio Station

Hey Captain Video, sorry to be a bother but I am unable to change my radio station right now. Could you post the final instruction here too? Thanks. --Shatari 05:56, 30 May 2010 (BST)

Escape, thank you for your patience. This is the final plan.
Get close to Ellicott, rally in any 'safe' unruined building
Conserve your AP where possible, avoid fights, stay alive.
http://tinyurl.com/RetakeEllicott shows the basic movement
In the next 48 hours, you will receive a time to strike.
Strike the target to within 15 minutes of the announced time
Can't make the strike? Attack @ X:25 / X:55 when you can.
If you can coordinate in real-time, tinychat.com/ellicott
This is coming to a close - be prepared.

Operation: Lemmings template

I made a new template. Wil Truman 16:37, 30 May 2010 (BST)

Lemming.jpeg Operation: Lemmings
Goodbye, all you people. There's nothing you can say to change my mind.
Yay Lemmings --Michalesonbadge.pngTCAPD(╯°□°)╯ ┻━┻ 23:34, 30 May 2010 (BST)
And I made another template for the alternative. Wil Truman 04:28, 31 May 2010 (BST)
RedDeath.jpeg Operation: Red Death
If you can't beat 'em, join 'em.

Video

I made this video regarding the events in Escape. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRRDk5jACMk It's a parody of the movie Downfall, and it may contain foul language. It's just a joke, it isn't really what I believe about Urban Dead and Escape. --FallUpStairs 02:31, 31 May 2010 (BST)

Brilliant. <3 ArexStadrin 00:47, 2 June 2010 (BST)

Screw It

I'm going to Ellicot and I'm going to stand there, if someone revives me, then that's great. But living or dead, I'm going to run for the border on June 1st. Who's with me? Wil Truman 03:19, 31 May 2010 (BST)

  • Me, I guess. If we don't take Ellicott back I'm probably going to just stand there and wait at June 1st. --FallUpStairs 03:30, 31 May 2010 (BST)
  • I'm at the edge of Owsleybank (the junkyard to be specific) and plan on rushing in Tuesday morning (~12AM GMT), and rushing out Tuesday evening (~12PM GMT) if nothing happens over the day. --Ace of SpadesBartender here 05:28, 31 May 2010 (BST) Never mind, I'm going in with the rest of the mob (no, not MOB), and acting as a meat shield --Ace of SpadesBartender here 21:56, 31 May 2010 (BST)

Yeah, surely everyone should just get back in there, regardless of the zeds, in time for the train. --    : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 22:33, 31 May 2010 (BST)

This train?http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/1958/noescapes.jpg :) --Red Brinded Cat 23:00, 31 May 2010 (BST)

nice fail.

now idle out like the bitches you are!----sexualharrisonStarofdavid2.png ¯\(Boobs.gif)/¯ 16:04, 1 June 2010 (BST)

It's not June 2nd yet, there's still time. Wil Truman 17:50, 1 June 2010 (BST)
Six hours to beat down roughly 240 zeds. That's about 40 an hour. Not impossible, just highly implausible. I just hope people don't walk in at 23:59, ignore the zombies and claim that they "won", because that would seem highly childish in my opinion.--Yonnua Koponen Talk ! Contribs 17:52, 1 June 2010 (BST)
O RLY? Even if every loiterer was a non-rotter and you'd be armed to the teeth with needles, 46 fully rested survivors would be needed to do a _coordinated_ strike. As RRF and MOB alone consist of a lot of rotters, that man-power demand would need to be upped. Massively. Let's face it, unless we zambahs decide to call it a prank and move away ourselves at 23:59, Escape ain't going to happen. Even if Kevan had something in store for it. -- Spiderzed 17:57, 1 June 2010 (BST)
How exactly do you plan to stop all those players Idling out? It's not like any of them/us were going to claim victory.... Many of us just wanted to go out with a bang after years of enjoying a game that has recently become very stale. --Honestmistake 18:59, 1 June 2010 (BST)
There is no escape mortal meatbags....All your bra!nz are belong to ussssss. --Undeadite.jpgCreeping Crud U 20:10, 1 June 2010 (BST)
I still think it's too early to call it, but I made this template. Wil Truman 21:32, 1 June 2010 (BST)
EscapeFail.jpeg Escape Fail
I participated in Escape and all I got was this lousy template.


It is now 23:59, 1 June 2010 (BST) wiki time. In actuality, it's 23:59. Now, the server reset is at 00:30, so that's effectively your midnight. You have 30 minutes to not fail. Or, you know, if you're going by your national time, a different amount.--Yonnua Koponen Talk ! Contribs 23:59, 1 June 2010 (BST)

Oh cool, wiki time and me time are the same time. Awesome.--Yonnua Koponen Talk ! Contribs 00:00, 2 June 2010 (BST)

Reconstruction

For all those who missed our incredible charge in the early hours of June 1st, here is a state of the art, high budget reconstruction: --ORakoon 22:46, 1 June 2010 (BST) EscapeReconstruction.gif

LIES! No single harmanbargar in this picture wears a trenchcoat and/or a katana, revealing it as the laughable forgery that it is. -- Spiderzed 22:54, 1 June 2010 (BST)

You know, seriously survivors: Use some freaking coordination! Gods, this is pathetic. You're all coming in one or two at a time and we're mulching you without effort. If you guys don't have a plan then you should probably form one.
Here's couple of hints to help you out: We don't care if you shoot us since there's 250+ of us now, and we don't care if you munch us when you're a zombie because it saves us 5AP versus a headshot. CRs aren't effective against us since we're either rotters or 3AP away from a suicide drop. I don't know how you all expect to take this thing, but if you don't change your tactics then the (alleged) train is only going to find a horde of zombies. --Shatari 23:06, 1 June 2010 (BST)

Who says "Gods"? This isn't battlestar galactica, you know. -- User:Jordan Salafack » JS talk contribs » 09:46, 3 June 2010 (BST)
People with more than one or none, depending on the individual and the culture they were raised in. --Shatari 17:21, 3 June 2010 (BST)
Hey, you know we DID have a plan. It was very secret, very co-ordinated. The only problem was there weren't enough people for it, lol. --FallUpStairs 01:39, 4 June 2010 (BST)

Emergency Backup?

Who wrote this? I can't find it in the history, and I don't remember it being there yesterday. -- User:Jordan Salafack » JS talk contribs » 23:59, 2 June 2010 (BST)

As can be seen here, it was added by Pardini on the 27th. --VVV RPGMBCWS 00:31, 3 June 2010 (BST)
Dammit, that was clever. :P —The preceding unsigned comment was added by ArexStadrin (talkcontribs) 03:27, June 4, 2010.

Re:Historical Status

Use of the {{HistoricalGroup}} template, and the associated Historial status, is the subject of a vote on the category page. With your numbers it'd hardly be surprising if you passed said vote, but it's still considered a formality. Strength is just an accident arising from the weakness of others 02:40, 3 June 2010 (BST)

Hokie dokie, since we DID sorta kinda make history. I guess. Thanks for the info. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by ArexStadrin (talkcontribs) 03:28, June 4, 2010.
Just say No to Historical Group Status. --Akule Maker of fine, hand-crafted UDWiki sass since 2006 -- Akule School's back in session™ 02:09, 8 June 2010 (BST)

Big Bash 3

Now that Escape has failed, I'm joining Big Bash 3. I made another video for it. . . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1lvdpVdEPE --FallUpStairs 02:08, 4 June 2010 (BST)

Hey

Hey, Im making a group called Reclamation. Basically, a large amount of survivors all get together and retake Ridleybank. I'm talking an amount of survivors bigger than the RRF. The whole goal: Retake Ridleybank from the zombie menace and keep it in our control for at least 1 week. You guys wanna join? I'll have a group page up in a bit.--Justinbronze 20:53, 8 June 2010 (BST)

And why would you want to do that? To be brutally honest, this would only end in (embarassing) failure. Siege mechanics currently makes it a struggle but for the most committed. You might scrape a chance to get in and reclaim it temporarily, but there's no chance you'd hold it for a week. If you want to be useful, try and think less about doomed, inane and ultimately pointless show piece gestures like you've suggested above, and more about how you can intelligently strengthen the existing survivor game elsewhere: communication, coordination, cooperation, revives, repairs... not headshots and bravado BOSCH 21:13, 8 June 2010 (BST)
If we got enough people, we can do it. If we have more people than Escape, perhaps double the Escape numbers, perhaps the numbers of Escape and RRF comined, we can do it. We're just gonna need more scotch. Oh and more zombies. --Justinbronze 21:42, 8 June 2010 (BST)
You cannot possibly hope to win, zombies cannot be kept at bay and you would at best b loking at a futile lemming run. Escaoe was a fun idea but survivors do not work in any way that would make this possible! --Honestmistake 22:40, 8 June 2010 (BST)
The point isn't to succeed, but to try. Imagine it, 100 or more survivors all crammed into Blackmore, or some other building, fighting off a massive zombie mob outside. Of course, if by July nobody has joined in, I'll just be doing another idea of mine: The GREAT Escape. Sorta like having an Escape at each side of Malton, so four Escapes. Perhaps, each one the size of the original Escape. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Justinbronze (talkcontribs) 23:17, June 8, 2010.

Escape couldn't hold one building; what makes you think you'll be able to hold an entire neighborhood? --Shatari 01:43, 9 June 2010 (BST)

Wouldn't be just Escape, but a bunch of people. And if I don't get people joining in a bit, I'm just gonna scrap the whole thing. Maybe we could all do my idea of Great Escape? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Justinbronze (talkcontribs) at an unknown time.
(You should sign your posts; it really makes it easier to keep track of who is talking.) This Great Escape idea probably won't draw too many members if you do it too soon. Escape was a major failure, and people are jaded right now. If you do attempt it, make sure you have some better planning and a couple of dedicated teams to watch the barricades, battle the zombies, dump the bodies, and FAK the infected. --Shatari 03:55, 10 June 2010 (BST)

You know, Justinbronze, I tried organizing a group of survivors to retake Ridleybank this April; essentially tried that same thing you are doing. Trust me, you're not going to enjoy a victory unless you have the ridiculous skillz necessary to out-number AND out-coordinate the RRF. That is almost certainly not the case, so I hope you enjoy the journey instead. Anyway, see the Ridleybank Reclamation Army page for advice from someone who's tried. --Penguinpyro 00:15, 23 June 2010 (BST)

It's not so much numbers even, our DoHS has singlehandedly beaten zerg groups (you may recall the "UrbanDead Zerg Army" whose sole goal was the destruction of the RRF and failed against just one of our teams) more than triple their size. I'd put it solely down to superior coordination. Try joining up sometime, i guarantee you won't regret it Moonie Talk | Kyle For Mayor 00:48, 23 June 2010 (BST)
I agree with you about coordination, although in the case of the UDZA, I'd say it's because zergs are inherently morons. --Penguinpyro 21:07, 23 June 2010 (BST)

A different proposal

If we could get 1/3 of the people who participated in Escape to collect needles and ally with 404, CRAP, or The Big Prick for a month, I think that would cause a really cool temporary shift in the human:zombie ratio. Of course, No Escapists can join in on the fun by committing to be rotters! Asheets 22:52, 8 June 2010 (BST)

You do realise that the survivor:zombie ratio right now is 59:41, right? Hardly needs more tipping. Strength is just an accident arising from the weakness of others 22:58, 8 June 2010 (BST)
Meh... In my time with The Big Prick, I've seen it as high as 69:31, and as low as 40:60. IMHO, the whole point of having fun in the game is to see how far you can slide the ratio before it bounces back the other way. (And it ALWAYS bounces back.) If, in your opinion, the ratio is already too far out of whack, then organize a new Big Bash. Asheets 17:37, 9 June 2010 (BST)
funny you should mention that... Moonie Talk | Kyle For Mayor 01:20, 10 June 2010 (BST)

Final Message to Escape

Hi, it's me, Superathen. Sorry my unexpectedly successful joke brought you into this disaster. If it makes you feel any better, not only did my prank get hundreds of survivors to show up, but I also got hundreds of zeds. The jokes on everyone but me. We all had a good time though, right? Anyway, I'll be making a final announcement to Escape soon on the EBS, that's frequency 25.92. This announcement will be made once I get a revive and save up some AP. Tune in your radios everyone. --Superathen 23:42, 8 June 2010 (BST)

And, um, once you get it working again...-- User:Jordan Salafack » JS talk contribs » 04:23, 11 June 2010 (BST)

Your Historical Group Bid

Is over. I modified one of my templates to create a new one for the occasion.

Gravedance.png
I'm dancin' on ur grav!
This user is dancin' on the grave of Escape.

--Akule Maker of fine, hand-crafted UDWiki sass since 2006 -- Akule School's back in session™ 19:29, 21 June 2010 (BST)

I AM NOT A NUMBER - I AM A FREE MAN FAILURE Oidar 10:49, 22 June 2010 (BST)

Hitler's take on the subject

Probably have been posted here somewhere before, but what the heck.. Technical Pacifist 13:14, 14 July 2010 (BST)

I Laughed

I might have been inactive at the time of this event, but this just makes me laugh. If only you had done this earlier, then you would have been able to escape Malton. Here's to hoping I'm active to witness the second attempt. ;) --•▬ ▬••▬ • •••• •▬ ▬•▬• ▬•▬ #nerftemplatedsigs 21:27, 1 November 2010 (UTC)

Hurr hurr

27.18 MHz: "Escape returns June 1, come to the Owsleybank border" (50 minutes ago) Smyg 11:52, 9 March 2011 (UTC)

Headline text

How would this have worked if the zeds hadn't killed everyone? you can't actually go to the border squares. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by TJMW (talkcontribs) 20:52, 24 July 2011.

I think the idea was to grab Kevan's attention by congregating en masse in a single square and get him to wave his magic wand. -- Spiderzed 23:21, 24 July 2011 (BST)
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