Currently numbering between 70 and 90 at any given time and at the heart of numerous historic events in Malton, the Ridleybank Resistance Front is the longest-standing and most famous of the large organised hordes in Malton. Formed in September 2005 by the legendary Petrosjko, they have turned their notorious homeland of Ridleybank into the most feared suburb in the city, whilst still being able to reach out and ruin any other location in Malton, almost at will.
The RRF would like to offer a rotting hand to aid new players in the (at first glance) overwhelming world of UD. If you sign up with us at Barhah.com, you'll find a welcoming and fun as hell community to help you get adjusted to the game and gain experience faster than any other group around.
The horde is currently partying hard in Yagoton. If you're interested in joining up with the horde more information can be found in the RRF Recruiting Station public forum.
The Birth of a Horde
In late September 2005 a zombie known as Petrosjko was dismayed to find Ridleybank being used as a survivor stronghold and put out a call for fellow zombies to join in the sacking of Moggridge Place Police Department. Things quickly escalated to the point that Petrosjko declared the formation of the Ridleybank Resistance Front, a horde that would lay claim to Ridleybank as its own territory.
Within a week dozens of zombies had answered the call and Ridleybank soon became known in survivor circles as the most dangerous suburb in the city, a position that still is rarely in contention.
The Ridleybank Resistance Front is well known for banning illegal tactics, such as alt-abuse and zerging.
Rules regarding alts...
- Never, ever specifically coordinate your alts to individually help out the RRF.
- Any alts must be kept at least 10 blocks away from your RRF character, with at least 24 hours of time between moving one of your characters within 10 blocks of where your alt has been.
- If you have an alt in an organized group who is either being ordered to an area where the RRF is, or the RRF is going to where your other organized group is, you must choose to play with one or the other until the groups have parted ways. If playing against the RRF with an alt for a time, it's considered fair to not use our IRC channels and forum until the two sides are no longer engaged.
- Newer members who may be overwhelmed by horde life and may have missed these rules will be given one warning and asked to read the policies.
- Senior members who violate these rules will be given a very stern warning, and if merited, will no longer be welcomed in the RRF.
- Outright zerging (two alts in the same area hitting with the RRF) by anyone will result in getting kicked out of the RRF and a pantsing.
As an online game, there are many a tool that allow people to do most anything they want to in the game. This is a quick rundown of things so that people understand how the RRF feels about these things.
- Tools that aid information organization and sorting while you're playing are just fine.
- Information gleaned from public metagame sources are also fine and dandy.
- Any and all bots that automatically do anything in-game are not, under any circumstances, allowed.
- "Scouting tools" are to never, ever be used by members of the RRF. This goes for scouting tools that automatically register where certain players are, what the barricade status of buildings are, what the status of buildings are, etc.
We take pride in doing our own work in the RRF. A good rule of thumb is if something automatically performs a game function for you or automatically collates data from multiple sources, it's cheating.
The Ridleybank Resistance Front is a multi faceted organisation, with similarly diverse objectives.
The organisational structure is (paradoxically) anarchically loose, while remaining tightly organised, meaning every member can choose to be as heavily involved as they wish. Currently the groups operations are planned by a group of elder members known as The War Council, with Irishmen as the head.
Groups, Strike Teams and Black-Ops Units
The Department of Homeland Security
Under the leadership of the War Council, the Department of Homeland Security is the main horde army of the Ridleybank Resistance Front, serving as the front-line force which strikes fear into all humanity. Most famous for protecting Greater Ridleybank, it now also forms the spine of the horde and crushes the enemies of unlife wherever in Malton we should find them.
Born during the first Battle of Blackmore, Auxunit 10 is the gold-standard of RRF strike teams, operating on the front lines with deadly precision and formed of both grizzled veterans and eager young recruits. Known as the Hammar ah Barhah and renowned for kicking Serious Business in the fish and chips, Auxunit 10 is valiantly led by Nellie.
The Hammar strikes each day at 7:15pm GMT - 8:15pm BST - 5:15am AEST - 3:15pm EDT - 12:15pm PDT.
Initially conceived in March 2006 to organise the defence of Barhahville in the face of resistance to the RRF's rule shortly after the annexation of the suburb, it was revived in 2010 to help crush reclamation attempts in the Greater Ridleybank area and beyond. Launching sting operations on harmanz foolish enough to fall foul of the strict no barricades laws in effect, the Constables are led by Funk McBogey.
The Constables patrol each day at 11:30pm GMT - 12:30am BST - 09:30am AEST - 7:30pm EDT - 4:30pm PDT.
Formed in the late winter of 2008 from the efforts of a few concerned DoHS agents, Team America has risen to become the RRF's largest active strike team. While originally formed as a unit directly serving the Department of Homeland Security, TA has taken its reputation as a crack team to a new level, not only busting open tough targets but often devouring them in a single strike. TA is currently lead by the Papa himself, Irishmen. Fuck yeah!
Team America strikes daily at 2:35am GMT - 3:35pm BST - 12:35pm AEDT - 10:35pm EDT - 7:35pm PDT.
The Gore Corps
Founded during the original Big Bash, the Gore Corps are the resident death cultists of the RRF. They are the bane of the existence of every harman they come across, devastating their ranks either dead or alive. They are also known for their provocative dress and pubescent fascination with sex. The Corps is led by Two Headed Sex Beast.
Gore Corps strike times are not public.
The Gray Guard
Comprised of retired old Ridleys, burnt out from the game but still bound to the horde by duty and friendship. These brave warriors mainly sit around a fire in Moggridge Place Police Department in the Zombie Homeland trading war stories and telling any young zombie who will listen about the good old days, back when the brains were sweeter, the harmanz were smarter, and Petrosjko wore pants.
Your Daily Inspirational Message
Today a child asked me a question that I would like to share with all of you. She asked me, "If zombies represent the pinnacle of human evolution, why would anyone want to be revived? Why would they choose to become a lower lifeform?"
A difficult question, and one that I have struggled with many times to answer.
Sometimes humans do things that defy all expectations: Combat reviving brain-rotters. Dam tactics. Sleeping in Ridleybank. Sometimes they are overwhelmed by the perfection that comes with being a zombie, and for whatever misguided reason, they miss spending every waking moment of their day in a crowded safehouse, barricading while whistling "Daisy Bell."
In truth Malton, I have given up trying to understand the primitive human mind. I do not know what would drive someone to give up this perfect life in Utopia, a life that you, I and every zombie enjoys here in Ridleybank.
The one thing I do know is that every human in Malton must be destroyed.
-Speaker for the Undead.
Today's Poster of Zen
If you wish to join the ranks of the Ridleybank Resistance Front, you can do so by posting in this thread, where any questions can be answered, or on the Nexuswar IRC server at #rrf-ud (click to access the channel via your browser).