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This term sucks and should've never been coined. --Sonny Corleone RRF DORIS CRF pr0n 01:21, 24 September 2007 (BST)

Sonny, go troll someone who gives two fucks about your opinion. 'arm. 01:44, 24 September 2007 (BST)
Obviously you give a fuck and a half since you took the time out to tell me. --Sonny Corleone RRF DORIS CRF pr0n 02:07, 24 September 2007 (BST)
If it massages your ego to think that I care what your opinion is, when I all but tell you to fuck off... then yes, I give a fuck and a half. 'arm. 02:17, 24 September 2007 (BST)
Told ya so. :p --Sonny Corleone RRF DORIS CRF pr0n 02:25, 24 September 2007 (BST)
Actually, that did make me laugh :D. Sorry, I think I'm just in a bad mood tonight. 'arm. 02:28, 24 September 2007 (BST)
Ah. We're all in bad moods. That's why we're trolls. What's your reason? --Sonny Corleone RRF DORIS CRF pr0n 02:34, 24 September 2007 (BST)
I don't think I have a real reason today. But anyway, I agree - 'pinata' is a bit of a shitty term.. but it fits, and I kinda like crap jokes. I guess that counts as trolling-by-stealth when they end up being forced upon others. 'arm. 02:51, 24 September 2007 (BST)
Forced terms are never good. They usually fail. BARHAH was not forced. Zerg was not forced. Trenchcoat was not forced. See how those last? --Sonny Corleone RRF DORIS CRF pr0n 02:52, 24 September 2007 (BST)
Well, I just meant forced in the same way that some people find crappy jokes funny. Like "That's so bad it's great". It's here now - it remains to be seen how well it's picked up or not. And that's certainly not anything I can force. The terms you reference all follow naturally, similar to how 'Pinata' actually fits the scenario. Btw, what would you suggest as an alternative to 'EHB/HB Ruin'? Or would you not suggest an alternative? 'arm. 03:04, 24 September 2007 (BST)
I'd call it pinata but not tell anyone it's a term you coined. Let it gain use over time. If you force it into a game term people will reject it. So if you just called it pinata and let people naturally find it while just saying it every once in a while you'l lsee it catch on. Think of it like a /b/ meme. Mudkipz owns but Seaking does not. --Sonny Corleone RRF DORIS CRF pr0n 03:32, 24 September 2007 (BST)
Go MissingNo! ‮Aw crap, it screwed up my game again =\ - If Jedaz = 03:42, 24 September 2007 (BST) then pi = 2 + 1
'Etymology' duly removed. It's a good point you made actually, thank you :). 'arm. 04:00, 24 September 2007 (BST)
Much better. Now it'll slowly become a term. I already heard someone say it in #rrf-ud. --Sonny Corleone RRF DORIS CRF pr0n 04:12, 24 September 2007 (BST)
I like MissingNo!, that should have been the name.--Karekmaps?! 23:54, 24 September 2007 (BST)

Pinata with survivors inside

It should be possible to make a pinata with survivors inside even in a single block building. These would be the steps:

  1. Find or create a unruined, unbarricaded building with no survivors inside who aren't in on the plan.
  2. A group of at least two zombies and at least one survivor enters the building.
  3. The survivor(s) barricades the building, and revives most of the zombies, leaving at least one zed standing.
  4. The revivifying bodies don't stand up yet.
  5. The standing survivor(s) leave.
  6. A zombie ruins the building, and (optionally) leaves.
  7. The revivifying bodies stand up.

Then you'd have survivors inside a ruined, barricaded building. It'd perhaps be useful if you were hiding in a dangerous suburb - you'd have barricades, but you wouldn't stand out on the mini-map. --ToejamStats Graph Updated 09:47, 24 September 2007 (BST)

Yeah, you're right. But it's even possible to do with 1 survivor and 1 zombie-without-rot. Survivor gets infected, both get into the building and continue on the plan, in the process of reviving and building cades survivor dies from infection and then as zombie ruins the building. Also, his revived comrade might have a syringe/FAKs and make another revive, thus having only survivors in there. By the way, hiding in ruined buildings is great as the generator that is set up there boosts search rates back to the "normal" (unlit, unransacked) and it isn't shown on the minimap (i already did this once). --~~~~ [talk] 11:26, 24 September 2007 (BST)
I'm starting to realise more and more that the Ruin update is a survivor buff. The 5 extra AP it costs to RUIN a building in 'zombie-territory' is pure indulgence. It's not actually worth ruining buildings, but almost zero-zombie players realised that. Interesting that you've confirmed that a gennie in a ruined building boosts search rates back up to normal. 'arm. 18:20, 24 September 2007 (BST)
This my statement is based on a relatively low amount of actual data, so don't quote it elsewhere ;) And ruining buildings is worth when a large horde that consists mostly of ferals raids the suburb. It helps to see what buildings are already "dealed with" and which "food cans" should be yet "opened". Also majority of survivor players aren't really much smarter than zombie players you mentioned, so it evens out --~~~~ [talk] 18:33, 24 September 2007 (BST)
:P I coulda told you that. It has pretty much always been that way with ransack but survivors were in denial, just like how many still don't know that you can search ruin/ransacked buildings. It's sad.--Karekmaps?! 23:53, 24 September 2007 (BST)
It doesn't really make sense that a powered building can be seen from the street, but a powered ruin can't. It sounds like a bug (not a feature). It's just another example of why RUIN is a survivor buff. I mean, survivors don't get curtains to put on powered buildings, why should zombies provide them at a cost of 5 AP? I'm going to have a look through the suggestion history, 'cos this doesn't sound right to me. Unless someone can justify why the status quo should be the case. 'arm. 00:38, 25 September 2007 (BST)
Seems weird but kinda right, wouldn't be fair to have gennies flag them when they can't have barricades, it would be so easy that it would be no fun. Groans and what not.--Karekmaps?! 01:31, 25 September 2007 (BST)
That's a good point, but I still think I'm going to suggest it. Overall the Ruin change is very positive to survivors, and being able to hide powered generators in ruined buildings tips it too far, IMO. 'arm. 01:58, 25 September 2007 (BST)
What good does a powered generator do in a building that survivors can't get into? Does a Necrotech building still operate while ruined, but powered? Please explain the tactical advantages of such a building for survivors, beyond their ability to hide (which doesn't have anything to do with gennies) within a zombie controlled neighborhood.Wenin 16:34, 5 December 2007 (UTC)
That wasn't a discussion about Pinatas, but rather ruin in general, so the building is easily accessible through the front door. Yes, they do, you can rot revive in ruined buildings, and it brings the search rates near normal. Tactical advantage, normal search rates, rot revives, etc. in a ruined building, which stops zombies from seeing the lights, and is far safer than a barricaded building, there are plenty of tactical advantages to it if used smart.--Karekmaps?! 20:20, 5 December 2007 (UTC)

Pssht. I bet nobody expected The Maltonian Inquisition to do it! but we did! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Fisu (talkcontribs) 21:29, 15 November 2007 (GMT).

Why do you think nobody expected? --~~~~ [talk] 15:06, 17 November 2007 (UTC)
Because no one expects the Maltonian Inquisition! -- boxy talki 12:20 15 January 2008 (BST)

Does Pinata only refer to EHB

What about VHB ruins? Or HB? A HB ruin probably isn't worth it... costs less to knock down the cades to VS, and repair than just barricading back up from scratch -- boxy talki 12:20 15 January 2008 (BST)

Well... Hm... i'm for altering article to say "a building which is barricaded heavily" so that all cases would be included. in reality, even those players that make caded ruins make them just about rehb+0 or rehb+1, not rehb+3 that would be much "better". thus i don't think article should be picky on the word "extremely". however some phrase about "the stronger it is - the longer it'll last" should be there --~~~~ [talk] 17:24, 15 January 2008 (UTC)

Has anyone Pinata'ed a mall yet?

And if not, why not?! --Cman yall 06:59, 11 February 2008 (UTC)

Too much effort for too little reward, I presume. OffTheWall 10:20, 16 April 2008 (BST)

It's been attempted at Calvert. Ignorant local zombies ruined the effort by de-cading ruined corners. Sigh. ᚱᛖᚢᛖᚾᚨᚾ 10:20, 11 March 2009 (UTC)

Treweeke Mall is Pinataed at the moment. 3 corners at EHB, and one at heavy, all ruined :D -- boxy talkteh rulz 09:41 6 April 2010 (BST)

Check again, Boxy. 3 unruined at EHB, one open ruined. :P --Yonnua Koponen Talk ! Contribs 10:50, 6 April 2010 (BST)
I stand corrected, it's ruined again.--Yonnua Koponen Talk ! Contribs 10:51, 6 April 2010 (BST)
May not have lasted long, but it happened. I wonder who it was -- boxy talkteh rulz 11:18 8 April 2010 (BST)
Not a clue. You'll probably have the mall back by the end of the day, though.--Yonnua Koponen Talk ! Contribs 11:25, 8 April 2010 (BST)
Its happened to Lumber before. Just no evidence I can find. --RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 16:08, 21 August 2010 (BST)
If you could give a rough date, one could google-/site-search the various witness systems for reports. -- Spiderzed 16:12, 21 August 2010 (BST)
Hmm. Quite recently. Also Mitchem got zerg rushed this last month. A couple of pinatas there I'm sure. --RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 17:05, 21 August 2010 (BST)
Treweeke was definitely pinata'd when Boxy said it was.--User:Yonnua Koponen/signature2 17:17, 21 August 2010 (BST)
Can't find iwits and dumbwits for either Mitchem, Treweeke or Lumber being pinata-ed. Unless there are private wits not publicly linked, or screenshots taken as graphic files, there is no hard evidence. (Of course, I'd still put more trust into boxy's word than into the bragging of some new group that has been mostly known in the metagame for shilling itself *cough* MMX *cough*) -- Spiderzed 17:46, 21 August 2010 (BST)
Its more common that people think. Its just impossible to catch before other zombies break in, --RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 18:02, 21 August 2010 (BST)
Being one of the survivors defendign Treweeke at the time, I'll happily admit that the mall was pinata'd on us.--User:Yonnua Koponen/signature2 23:12, 21 August 2010 (BST)

Pinata Master

I believe I have done more Pinatas than any other member. I have made it my lifes work to Pinata and do it at every available chance. ----KRaZyXmAn 19:24, 1 May 2010 (BST)

Do you have proof or is this just you blowing hot air? -- 02:50, 22 August 2010 (BST)
As he isn't even a member of Shadow Company (Extinction's death-cult division), I'd put my money on the latter. -- Spiderzed 02:52, 22 August 2010 (BST)
Keep blowing, I have shirts to dry. ¬_¬ They never lynch children, babies—no matter what they do they are whitewashed in advance 02:58, 22 August 2010 (BST)

Of course I have proof, I have my last 35 pinatas recorded on my profile. And that is only since I have been keeping records. I actually have quite a bit many more before that. --KRaZyXmAn 17:12, 11 September 2010 (BST)

I was in Shadow and was even offered the leadership position of it at one point, but I decided to join Los Diablos instead where I perfected my Pinata skills and began recording them. --KRaZyXmAn 17:14, 11 September 2010 (BST)

Whoa, you were even offered a leadership position at Shadow?! -- LEMON #1 01:18, 12 September 2010 (BST)

Orly? Cause according to my profile that was edited today by myself I gave myself 45 pinata's because I must say I do believe I am the pinata masta. :D Best of luck next time. -- 

Emot-argh.gif 02:08, 12 September 2010 (BST)

Fine, its not a big deal to me if you truly believe me or not, I know that I am being honest otherwise I would make the number higher since I know I did more before the 35 but didnt know how many so I didn't count them, but who do you know has the highest number of Screenshots for Pinatas? I will take screenshots from now on and I guarantee I will pass anyone fast, even if you don't count all 35 I did already. I just did my first screenshot and I will keep track from now with those on my profile page so you fools cant disprove it. --KRaZyXmAn 22:57, 20 September 2010 (BST)

Just get over 100 examples. Then nobody can even question your role as the Pinata king. :D --Yonnua Koponen Talk ! Contribs 23:45, 20 September 2010 (BST)
Pff, pinata-ing individual buildings in red suburbs isn't even a challenge. Check out the article for what you've got to beat! Break a green suburb's mall, then we'll talk! --Karloth Vois ¯\(°_o)/¯ 10:41, 21 September 2010 (BST)
Also I was totally offered the leadership of the Shadows but it was dark and I couldn't find them. :( --Karloth Vois ¯\(°_o)/¯ 10:42, 21 September 2010 (BST)
Don't get me wrong, I like that you want to call yourself the Pinata king, and the fact you're doing it yourself makes it cooler. If you got the proof I'll honour you, good luck! -- LEMON #1 11:17, 21 September 2010 (BST)
One of my alts has five recorded pinatas this month, but he only does this when he's infected (kind of a triple nature character) - at the moment he's just pleasantly sozzled. To be fair to Krazy though, he is responsible (probably) for quite a few pinatas in Judgewood. ~~ Chief Seagull ~~ talk 11:33, 21 September 2010 (BST)

Starting to rack up some of the screenshots now. I'll keep 'em comin' for u guys. --Krazyxman 09:17, 25 October 2011 (BST)