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Latrobe building=

Did you all recieve my message outside the latrobe building?????/ just remember BANANA GANGBANG!!!! i'll meet yall inside the SE corner of Caiger mall on halloween......i'll be waiting ...with a banana and some vaseline......fireman sam 12 07:07, 30 October 2006 (UTC)

Lolz, threats

Shacknews... leave Caigar.. or... WE WILL DESTROY ALL OUR LIMES, LAMPS AND APPLEFLAPPEN! thats right.. we will destroy our tasty bakery treats and ripe scurvy preventers before allowing you your perverse citric rituals. We'd destroy our lamps too, but random ferals seem to be having immense fun breaking in and taking them, and they're just too cute to stop them. You may take Caigar,mainly because i said so... and i am a god (because i have the body of a god. Bhudda is a god.) plus it would be awesome to see caigar fall. I'd be honoured to have my brains eaten there... possibly marinated with a bit of worstershire sauce, or maybe just some lemon juice, actually, brains with strawberries sounds quite appetissing as we... back on topic... NO LIMES OR LAMPS FOR YOU!--Danalov 00:33, 8 November 2006 (UTC)Well, i guess you managed to crack the mall before i could destroy those said goods, but rest assured we made sure all our appleflappen was stale!

Shacknews Zombie Horde, I hereby encourage you to vacate Kempsterbank quietly. Or else prepare for Hell! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Ablesentinel (talkcontribs) 22:01, 28 September 2006 (BST).

Graaaagh! --Daggoth 07:14, 29 September 2006 (BST)

Graahhhghh!! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Twostar (talkcontribs)

Mrh?—The preceding unsigned comment was added by ClassicFork (talkcontribs)

WE WANT YOUR TEMPLAR GOLD!!! --Abledanger 02:46, 29 September 2006 (BST)

Kempsterbank's Knights Templar are deader than the members of our Horde. Pitiful humans -- unlike Flash Gordon, your cell phone towers and warehouses cannot save you now!—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Chronolith (talkcontribs)


I am Ablesentinel of the Knights Templar. I would like to personally commend you for a notable attack. Our group is young and very small (less than ten active members). To take us out should have been like taking candy from a baby, however your sneak attack on our HQ was impressive. We only have maybe three active members with worthy skills and one was out on a scouting mission and another (me) was sleeping in a nearby building by myself (I work with the KT but am a member of the MPD and therefore do things a bit different). If it had not been for the work of our top members plus our recent alliance with another group, you would have surely devoured us all. You showed skill and organization that is unusual with other hordes. Though I do not wish to see you again anytime soon, I do hope that someday after we have grown, that we can cross paths again. Again this is me personally speaking, not representative of any one else or any group, but I must humbly admit that you did defeat us. I can give you an account of many worthwhile excuses of why we failed but it really has no bearing on our history. Though I still despise you, I also would like to extend my hand in sportsmanship and wish the best of luck in your future endeavors. Ablesentinel 15:40, 5 October 2006 (BST)

Watch your fingers if you choose to extend your hand to a pack of zombies ;) --DanteSck 04:27, 6 October 2006 (BST)
Bah, his fingers are perfectly safe. To be extra courteous though, he should extend his head in sportsmanship... --Jlaw 01:40, 7 October 2006 (BST)

Chronological Order

Keep the current event or history in reverse chronological order so that the page is easier to read and update.

Sorry about that -- I didn't realize my info was being posted each time. This text-based editing system is weird. DeathToSpam 15:07, 15 October 2006 (BST)


I am not entirely sure what's going on here, but I'm noticing a lot of people using the unsigned template on their own comments, sometimes incorrectly. To sign your comments, put four tildes (like so: ~~~~) after it, and wiki will put your user name and a timestamp down. Hope this helps. -- Alan Watson Talk · MalTel 23:32, 29 September 2006 (BST)


I'd rather see some moorkoppen/bossche bollen instead of appelflappen. ;)--Vykos CMS-Meta 09:24, 1 October 2006 (BST)

It is awesome but can we get some wounds on it, something like --TroZ shack 03:54, 4 October 2006 (BST)

Shacknews Zombie Horde Day (T)Raiders

It appears that some organized activity is forming during the day hours as well to continue the eating of brains 24 hours a day. -- Mancide 22:10, 11 October 2006 (BST)

Stanbury Village

Whoa, where did you guys come from? We were all fine and dandy and suddenly a 150+ horde nails us. We just got rid of the RRF, and now you guys??? Couldn't you have formed an uber survivor group instead? --Grim44 04:39, 13 October 2006 (BST)

Sorry, but zombies were a better fit for our temperament, hygiene, and usual level of discourse. --Jlaw 16:11, 13 October 2006 (BST)
Being a survivor doesn't get you enough appelflappen, apparently. Good work, guys. We in the RRF really appreciate your efforts. -- Alan Watson T·RPM 16:10, 13 October 2006 (BST)
We may consider this once DNF pre-order forms have been located. Zombies possess little dexterity, which would make handling it somewhat difficult. --Experiment IV 20:44, 10 November 2006 (UTC)

5th of November

Anyone object to me putting the November Feast logo on our main page? I noticed we don't have any other participatory logos like Sacred Ground or anything. I'll wait until Sunday morning.

The v.jpg Remember, Remember the 5th of November
This user or group supports the idiots giving a free meal to the undead in Ridleybank. On the 5th of November, they will march on the choked heart of Malton and be slaughtered mercilessly. Death will be theirs, and with it, humiliation!
Axons Amok 09:08, 14 October 2006 (BST)
After some internal discussion, we're staying on the fence about the Feast of November. We'd love to help out, but we're not sure if our ramblings are going to take us near Ridleybank by then, so we'll play it by ear and make a decision as the date draws closer. Axons Amok 04:47, 16 October 2006 (BST)

Come and eat at Caiger Mall‎

I know we may not be on the best of terms. But we have an offer for you. On the 5th of november We plan to drop the barracades at the Northwest corner of Caiger Mall‎. We ask you to join us as Pkers on the inside and zombies on the outside join forces. Come by for a free meal, and witness the event of a lifetime. The fall of the last fortress of This city. --Reptileus--Reptileus 23:32, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

Congratulations On Taking Out Nichols Mall!

Unbelievable! The Apocolypse Horde banded with a number of other zombies not so long ago in an attempt to take out that mall, and unfortunately we all eventually failed. With so many well equipped survivors it could not have been easy, a very impressive and glorious victory!

It couldn't have come at a better time, Ridleybank and Roftwood (Rotwood) are zombie paradises which are now expanding into an established chunk of Maton as a zombie homeland.

By the time this is all over Ridleybank, Stanbury Village, Shackleville, Roftwood and Tollyton will be overrun, completely ransacked and permenently controlled by zombies.

We, the members of The Apocolypse Horde formally welcome our new powerful neighbours to the west and invite you to enjoy our hospitality any time you wish. Not many survivors remain in Rotwood, but the occasional tear striken refugee of your attacks flees into our terrtory only to be butchered.

If you need any assistance (laughs) or at the very least new targets to attack please contact us at any time. Tollyton is a new target of ours, and the resistance we've encountered is nothing short of pathetic.. when you're done ransacking your new holdings you're more than welcome to help ransack ours.

Congratulations, and continued success on your unstoppable butchery. MrAushvitz Canadianflag-sm.jpg 19:34, 14 October 2006 (BST)

EFzombie.png Eastonwood Ferals

Hello brothers and sisters, I bring greetings from the Eastonwood Ferals and just have to say, we are on your side in the battle of Ga!gar Marrh. If you need anything let us know. As I write these lines I stand in the smashed and ransacked Herman Building looking across the smoking ruins of the Latrobe Building , watching brave Zamba fighters knocking down the barricade of Ga!gar Marrh, keep up the good work. --Sgt Milton 23:38, 6 November 2006 (UTC)

  • I've been in contact with one of your generals (Brainzombie) for the past few days. The Eastonwood Ferals have been extremely helpful in providing support and zedpower outside of Caiger Mall, and we are proud to have you as allies of the Horde. Chronolith 04:52, 10 November 2006 (UTC)
  • Congratulations! The invincible mall fell and I think I speak for all my fellow zambaz when I say: Thank you, for the opportunity you gave us to help to destroy this part of Malton. Given our group's history it was a particular interest of ours to bring Caiger down. We all can see ourselves as heroes of Barhah now :D We give your entire group the honorary citizenship of our "Zombiefied Republic of !zanbah" by the way ;) real pleasure raiding with you. --Brainzombie 20:03, 10 November 2006 (UTC)
  • Currently discussing your invitation. We'll let you know as soon as we have decided.--Obeah-Man 21:18, 10 December 2006 (UTC)
  • The Siege of Stickling Mall was really fun. I never saw the mall from the inside - however the Nisbet and Turner Building are fine too :). All Shacknews guys and allies have done a great job. --Demolition 22:23, 10 December 2006 (UTC)

Why metagame? especially zeds

Metagaming zombies is pointless. It would be like immortal, non-zombifyable survivors...take a away a weakness from either survivors or zeds and you defeat the purpose of the game. It is sad that someone needs to figure out a way to break a FREE game. Congratulations on your 'victory' at Caiger. --Ignatz 23:38 09 November, 2006 (EDT)

:'( -Wyndallin 04:36, 10 November 2006 (UTC)
YOU ARE FUNNAY LAWL--Gage 04:38, 10 November 2006 (UTC)
What are you smoking and where can I get some? --Shiakou 04:39, 10 November 2006 (UTC)
Why be such a trenchcoater?? Why do "Humans" have to win? Afraid of Dieing? Or having you precious breeding ground of Zergers messed up? --Technerd CFT 04:40, 10 November 2006 (UTC)
you BROKE my CAIGER --Sonny Corleone WTF RRF ASS DORIS Hunt! 04:40, 10 November 2006 (UTC)
Valid comments all. I can't argue. Just to be on the record, I first set foot in caiger about a week ago. I spent a few days there as a zombie as well, even killed a generator. One of the Z weakness is that they can't effectively communicate w/o buying the 'Life' skills. If it was all done using just the in game skills, I couldn't argue, but by making "internet era" zombie communication you have effectively nerfed the class' native weakness. How does that contribute to the fun of the game? --Ignatz 23:45 09 November, 2006 (EDT)
  • Come back and talk to me about "contributing to the fun of the game" after you read up on how Caiger's human defenders have been mass-creating characters for the sole purpose of absorbing out attacks (aka meatshielding). Or exploiting the fact that there are no anti-zerging measures in place to prevent humans from gathering all of their characters in one place to re-barricade en masse (barricade-zerging). We haven't been cheating or detracting from the fun of the game; we merely leveraged the power of our community to great effect. Which is more than I can say for those in Caiger... or were in Caiger, I should say. Chronolith 05:00, 10 November 2006 (UTC)
  • Ignatz, you don't even see the irony in your post, do you? Anyway, the game wouldn't be as much fun for anyone without metagaming. And lets face it: all the major groups do it, humans and zombies alike. The only thing unusual about Shacknews in that respect is that our external community is uniquely suited to perform synchronous operations in an asynchronous game. It's not much different than if a group of friends were communicating and coordinating using instant messages while playing, except that there are 100-150 of us acting at one time. Arcanum 05:09, 10 November 2006 (UTC)
Even with the MoL skills zombies can't "effectively" communicate without metagaming. The various zombie dialects weren't created by zombies murmuring and gesturing at eachother. And the zombies aren't alone in using the metagame to our advantage. The wiki is FULL of human metagaming tools. A handy list of radio frequencies, uniform barricade plans, revive and barricade entry point maps... not to mention things like revive request tools and human forums. Saying that it is unfair for zombies to use anything other than what UD supplies rings hollow when the humans are just as guilty of metagaming. Toxy 04:55, 10 November 2006 (UTC)
I'm not the leader of the Shackhorde, but I think that as soon as we get a guarantee that (as Toxy above states) that humans don't use the same tools that we do - that is, wikis, forums, maps, and lots of other fun data - then you'd have a valid argument. However for that to work, you'd have to stop everyone on the internets talking about Urban Dead. That is NOT going to happen until our scientist friends figure out how to create minature black holes, and holding Caiger will be the least of your worries when that happens.
If you happen to be upset about losing Caiger due to the sheer numbers of our Horde, consider: we've held Latrobe for about a week now with a standing force of 100-150. There are almost 10 TIMES THAT NUMBER OF SURVIVORS hanging out in the mall, presumably waiting for PS3 pre-orders. If you guys bothered to get out of line and do any of the following, you probably wouldn't be in this predicament:
A) find some guns and ammo, mount a strike against us (humans are much better at this, because they can effectively organize a time/location strike IN-GAME using radio), and clear Latrobe to restore access to syringes
B) reinforce the NW corner when there were less than 100 survivors standing
C4NT has some rather interesting information on this that you might want to read. In short, if the survivors don't work as a team, they will lose. That's what happened tonight. Daggoth 05:13, 10 November 2006 (UTC)

The Problem is that Caiger Mall is a bunch of self centered players. Very few of you actually go out and try and defend your territory. If 100 or 150 of you took an active roll in defending your mall, and did a somewhat good job of communicating, then we would not have broken in. As it is, we have held Latrobe for about a week now, and Caiger has yet to launch a counterstrike on us. If you had any good amount of planning you could get Latrobe cleaned up, but now that we have the mall, and your orginization and teamwork will continue to to spiral downward, you simply don't have a chance. The only reason Shacknews is able to win this seige is because Caiger simply can't figure out how to do anything.

Snowwolf 05:28, 10 November 2006 (UTC)


Swfjmq.jpg Oh Snap!
Someone just got served!
--Gage 04:54, 10 November 2006 (UTC)

b.t.w. --> Thanks for adding crap to the ends of my posts. That is really classy...pull your bananas out of your @$$, and stick your Kleenex up there instead. Thanks. --Ignatz 00:17 10 November, 2006 (EDT)

FP711-2-EB309142545-B.jpg Cry More Please
Aaaaawww… Does someone need a hug? What about a blankie?

--Admiral Ackbar U! WTF 04:34, 11 November 2006 (UTC)

Remember the 10th of november

Nocaiger.png Remember, Remember the 10th of November
This user or group commemorates the idiots who gave a free meal to the undead in Chudleyton / Darvall Heights by gathering in Caiger Mall to be eaten. On the 10th of November, the zombies choked the heart of Malton by ransacking Caiger Mall / BARHAH Mall.
Death to the humans, and with it, humiliation!

You guys are amazing. Many of us will love you long time. *bows* - Xyu 14:28, 10 November (GMT)

Shacknews, the Confederacy of Malton has to hand it to you. You know how to start a seage. How would you like to join up with us. Our group has plans to over take the whole city. Useing Caiger Mall as our home base. We wish you the best of luck in up comming months.--Reptileus 15:50, 10 November 2006 (UTC)

Your group is stupid and it makes no sense. No one would want to join it. --Sonny Corleone WTF RRF ASS DORIS Hunt! 17:01, 10 November 2006 (UTC)
I'm with Sonny on this one, you can't even spell Siege. Anyway, as a survivor I come to say well done on crushing Caiger Mall. You organisation has impressed me greatly and you have given the game new meaning. Congratulations, you will long live the the history of UD. Pillsy FT 10:11, 11 November 2006 (UTC)

Thank you. *takes of hat* Thank you for giving me this weird, but wonderfull feeling in my heart... I think... my heart forgot to skip a beat. Yes, it did forget to skip a beat. When I, after having crawled past the masses also trying to get into Caigar for cheap (to free) bargains, I just had to wait for a moment and observe. I was amazed that I actually was in Caigar, the mall I had been attacking more then half a year back with Warlord Xyu and the others from the Mall Tour, the once so flooded building where you couldn't see the next shop without seeing atleast three dozens of harmanz attacking you with various tools. Okay, the east part was still occupied with harmanz, but the population was far from what it used to be. You did the, what was deemed, impossible. I propose a toast! To zambah kind, it's victory over harmanita by the hands of Shacknews and it's victory against Caigar. Cheers. Now on a more serious note. We need to take the liquor store. Those pesky harmanz have barricaded themselves in it and my supply of Zhambagna is running low. ~ Deyd 16:20, 10 November 2006 (UTC)

Well done guys, this is a moment many of us who bashed their brains out against those damn barricades in a couple of seiges have been looking forward to for over a year. Zibblezobble 16:57, 10 November 2006 (UTC)

Dang, looks like I wasn't the only one to make a template celebrating this momentous occassion...

Tombstone.jpg Third Siege of Caiger Mall
This user helped take down Caiger Mall!

Well, what matters is that the zombies have done the impossible: defeat Caiger Mall. Congratulations, everyone. The zambahs have scored a victory that will be remembered for all time! --Reaper with no name 18:50, 10 November 2006 (UTC)

Please allow me to offer my groan of congratulations on behalf of the Feral Undead. It has been an honor to claw alongside the Shackies on this momentous occasion.--Priapus 18:59, 10 November 2006 (UTC)

As an unaffiliated, "Feral" zombie who happened to just show up in the middle, I can't take much credit, but I would also like to congratulate Shacknews for their glorious victory at Caiger. Fighting with you was an experience I would like to repeat some day. It was truly an experience worth remembering to breach the so called "impenetrable" Caiger Mall and slaughter the humans. May the Barhah be with you. --Alan

  • As a grunt in the Shacknews horde, I don't think we could've pulled this off without the support we got from ferals and various irregulars from the likes of the RRF and other groups whose names I forget or am unaware of. Putting pressure on and occupying the various support buildings, as well as harassing the mall itself, denied the defenders resources and forced them to spend AP dealing with you guys instead of dealing with us. That made our coordinated assaults more effective, which when combined with the "huddle in the corner" mentality of so many mall defenders, allowed us to establish the beachhead that ultimately brought the mall down. I salute all the ferals and irregulars who helped make this possible.

An army is composed of individual soldiers. Every single one helps. That said, I have to agree that it was an honor fighting alongside Shacknews. Their organization and efficiency are unlike anything that Urban Dead has ever seen. Strangely enough, today is actually my birthday. Funny, eh? I've been wanting Caiger Mall to be defeated for so long and now, on my birthday, it finally happens. It's by far the strangest coincidence to ever happen in my life. --Reaper with no name 19:13, 10 November 2006 (UTC)

Well from Shacknews Horde to you Reaper, Happy Birthday!! We hope you enjoy your Present!!

Well, I think we all nkow what's to be done next.... LETS TAKE OVER THE REST OF THE CITY!!!!--Reptileus 20:08, 10 November 2006 (UTC)

NO WIAT I HAVE A BETTER IDEA! Lets attack Dunell Hills Next, and then Giddings Mall BOOHARHAR!--Reptileus 20:15, 10 November 2006 (UTC)

--What do you mean by "We"? Seriously, we aren't buying what you are selling. --FyunchClick 22:57, 10 November 2006 (UTC)

Well credit to you, you saw an opening in the game for new tactics, and used it to the full. That's two survivor symbols you've smashed, top marks for publicity. It's a shame you didn't arrive sooner, Mall Tour would have loved you, and defeating Caiger in the 2nd siege would have had much more impact - lots of groups and individuals (myself included) didn't turn up this time round; Caiger had gotten too repetitive and boring. Well done anyway, I'll see you at Giddings. Maybe we'll be able to stop you next time. ;) --Preasure 20:55, 10 November 2006 (UTC)

Beautiful. Just beautiful. Hats are off to you guys. Petrosjko 02:30, 12 November 2006 (UTC)

Why use the map? especially zeds

Using the map as zombies is pointless. It would be like immortal, non-zombifyable survivors with maps...take a away a weakness from either survivors or zeds and you defeat the purpose of the game. It is sad that someone needs to figure out a way to map a BIG game. Congratulations on your 'ability' to get to Caiger. --Admiral Ackbar U! WTF 04:32, 11 November 2006 (UTC)

Copypasta! --Karlsbad 06:51, 11 November 2006 (UTC)

Metagaming zombies is pointless. It would be like immortal, non-zombifyable survivors...take a away a weakness from either survivors or zeds and your mom got scared. She said 'You're movin' with your auntie and uncle in Bel-Air.'

I begged and pleaded with her day after day. But she packed my suitcase and sent me on my way. She gave me a kiss and then she gave me my ticket. I put my walkman on and said, 'I might as well kick it'.

First class, yo this is bad. Drinking orange juice out of a champagne glass? Is this what the people of Bel-Air Live like? Hmmmmm this might be alright. But wait I hear they're prissy, bourgeois and all that. Is this the type of place that they send this cool cat? I don't think so I'll see when I get there. I hope they're prepared for the prince of Bel-Air

Well, ah, the plane landed and when I came out. There was a dude looked like a cop standin' there with my name out. I ain't trying to get arrested yet I just got here. I sprang with the quickness like lightning, disappeared

I whistled for a cab and when it came near. The license plate said fresh and it had dice in the mirror. If anything I can say that this cab was rare. But I thought 'Man forget it' - 'Yo holmes to Bel-Air.' I pulled up to the house about 7 or 8. And I yelled to the cabbie 'Yo holmes smell ya later'. I looked at my kingdom I was finally there. To sit on my throne as the Prince of Bel-Air

--Admiral Ackbar U! WTF 21:21, 11 November 2006 (UTC)

Well colour me impressed!! You even got the "hidden" three verses (ticket plane and cop) !!! You sir, have definitely seen too myuch tv. Mayhap myself aswell :D


Wanna go eat the DMZ? The DHPD are over 200 strong, good eats. We've been bugging them for months now. Also, want an alliance?--Mayor Fitting 22:52, 10 November 2006 (UTC)

I for one will gladly meet you in battle in the DMZ, but don't sully yourself with the Predators, they are violators of fair tactics and general scumbags. --Officer Otep 10:05, 13 November 2006 (UTC)

  • sigh* good thing were done with it and i really, really, really don't want to get into an argument, but was that even needed?--Mayor Fitting 04:47, 16 November 2006 (UTC)

Bale Mall reports distinct lack of gum; Record highs of 'Ass'.

As a member of the YRC? I really appreciate this. :) As a group made mostly of zombologists and all around well-humored folks, I gotta say: We're impressed! Your horde has shown a real zest for finding new adaptive ways for dealing with Malls, and it shows! It's been a hoot dealing with you all from Blackmore to Caiger Mall and now on our home-front. Kudos! ...Now getta outta mah clinics! ;D --MorthBabid 00:21, 20 November 2006 (UTC)

Cybele's Children Response

While this was posted to my personal page, I'm going to take the invitation to go and wreak havoc as a group invite, and as such, respond here. I actually think that most of my girls have headed in the exact opposite direction. There IS another thing that I came here to inform you that I'm considering expanding my group to include a survivor group and a zombie group. Nothing is official yet, but then again, you guys will take a while to sack another mall, so perhaps the timings will match up. In any case, good luck with your latest exploit! I'd sure like to see another dent in the PTT's image. Torec T-CC 02:28, 12 December 2006 (UTC)

Come to think of it, an attack on Giddings fits perfectly with my group. We'll most likely be joining you in a few days time max. All I ask is that your members try not to bite my girls ;) Torec T-CC 23:46, 12 December 2006 (UTC)

DvEM Says Hello

One of your members invited us over to your next attack, and we'll be joining along. Also, I added our horde to your allies group if that's okay with you. GRAAGH to you all! --ZuluDeacon 21:25, 12 December 2006 (UTC)

Silent Storm says YES!!!

One of your members has posted on our talk page requesting some sort of alliance! We says yes!


We are enjoying working with you! Your skill at snatching harmanz impresses all the Raiders! Keep up the Good Work! We at the CGR are working with you and trying to use tactics which compliment your own. We would like to know your strike times so that our fallen may rise and bash some cades with you.--Franz Molotov 08:26, 18 December 2006 (UTC)

A Glorious Goodbye

Oh behalf of myself and all the Children, we thank you for turning Malton on its ear for once. It doesn't happen often, but with superior coordination and numbers, you've been able to crash through every obstacle. We were with you for your last two raids, and I am personally proud to have been there, even prouder to be listed as an ally of your group. The game will never be the same now, you've helped prove that the old techniques can't keep zombies out forever, and perhaps people will become a little more coordinated now instead of just living for themselves... *waves her hand around* In any case, once again, we had a great time. Thank you.
On another note, if there are any of your members who are now looking for other opportunities along the lines of groups, I would LOVE to be contacted in regards to possibly running a zombie group under the Children name [this would entail a female character... Not something too difficult to roleplay if needed]. Thanks for anyone who considers this. Torec T-CC 03:43, 19 December 2006 (UTC)

Just wondering why you decided to disband? You had everything going for you, the game was your oyster - seems strange you just stopped. Better to bow out nicely than to gradually fade away, but you'd have kept going for months before that happened. You'll be missed, never did get to fight you propperly ;) --Preasure 22:28, 20 December 2006 (UTC)

  • Hi, I'm one of the grunts (now retired) from Shacknews. I've been with the horde since a little before Blackmore, when we were just starting to think about what we might do.
There are a number of answers to your question. One, there's relatively little left for us to do in our minds. Through our own attacks and coordination with our allies and organization of the ferals, we've taken down all the major targets we can think of. We could run around eating suburb after suburb, but that would probably get old fairly quickly, to both sides.
Two, we're tired, especially our generals. It's been a long (for us), intense run that's demanded a lot (again, especially from our generals). Many of us are ready for a break, or at least a change of scenery.
Related to two, we've been suffering attrition (people moving on to other things) since the fall of Caiger. During the assault on Giddings, we weren't nearly the strength we were at our true peak. If we kept on, we would've fizzled out within a month or two anyway. It's the nature of our community.  :)
Lastly, even at the end, after the post-Caiger attrition, we were simultaneously one of the most powerful and well-liked and well-respected groups in the game. Indeed, by that point a lot of our power came from our diplomatic ties. To me, that seems like a really good place to be in when you decide to retire.
So that's why. We love you guys. It's been an honor to fight with and against everyone in Urban Dead. I don't think either of our communities will soon forget these past few months. Arcanum 06:11, 21 December 2006 (UTC)
I understand, as a forum group leader myself it's quite hard to keep things going with a high and fast member turnover. It's been great having you around to liven up the game, maybe now we can get Caiger standing as a symbol for the right reasons, rather than just because it was filled with trenchcoaters. It's a shame you weren't in the second or frst sieges, we'd have given you a much better run for your money then. Best of luck to you all, you've been a real asset to the community. --Preasure 10:16, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

Massive Respect

Just an ordinary Scientist Survivor fighting for life here, popping in to say: Shacknews you were awe-inspiring and utterly impressive.

I'm sure many survivors will agree that being defeated by clean tactics and clever organisation makes even the fall of Caiger Mall not quite so bitter. Your victories were well earned. You will be remembered with a healthy horror.

Hats (but not heads) off to you. --GrownUpSurvivor 14:46, 21 December 2006 (UTC)(Red Army)

I too would like to thank you guys. Kevan may have made the game, but you guys made the game fun. I was at the second Battle of Blackmore, and Giddings, and I feared your group all the way. When Shacknews came nocking the game went to a whole new level. And I can say with pride that the only Zombies ever to kill me were Shacknews. You made quite a Zombie hunter outta me. Good luck with NW! Redwave 14:55, 23 December 2006 (UTC)

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