Human Teams

Victor Scavera ’07 has posted an interesting topic on the discussion board for Zombies vs. Humans regarding the formation of human teams:

This topic is intended to be the most fruity and least relevant to the game. It’s totally cool to be a lone wolf, but if you join a team it’s more fun to laugh at the other teams when they get eaten. Also, if the zombies aren’t doing too well and things get really competitive between teams all sorts of hilarity can result, like luring rivals into a zombie ambush or inviting them to a totally sweet party at a house that’s (surprise!) owned by zombies.

For increased solidarity, teams could share a characteristic or strategy. Again, this can make laughing at people who get eaten more fun. The biggest decision is the name, really. I could see myself joining a team centered around any of three characteristics, examples follow, and if there’s interest in any of them a team could form along those lines.

If you form a team or want to join, post here. If you’re interested in joining one but don’t fit any current teams, post your info, like: Looking for a team, have a white bandana, weapon of choice: marshmallows.

Example 1: DTC (Duct Tape Crew)
Gimmick: Duct tape. It can be used to make quick, easy, and durable combat gear. This will result in increased readiness, making us more likely to survive than someone fumbling in their pockets for that spare dart. I will be sporting a pair of duct-tape holsters and duct-tape bandolier of marshmallows. If you have a big gun like an RF-20, duct tape can make a perfectly functional sling to keep it ready at your side.

Alternative names include WHAZAM (Wes Human Anti-Zombie-Aggression Militia).

Example 2: Green Team
Gimmick: Green bandanas. Because they’re cool and, like, army colors. So the zombies will be intimidated and go pick on Pink-and-Yellow-Floral-Patterned Team, instead.

Example 3: Mavericks
Gimmick: Nerf repeaters. The Maverick offers the optimum balance of capacity and economy, as well as being the smallest Nerf repeater. It’s a Nerf single-action revolver, how awesome is that? Don’t knock it until you’ve tried spinning one on your finger while smoking a cigarillo and quoting Clint Eastwood. I like, “You see, in this world there’s two kinds of people, my friend: Those with loaded guns and those who dig. You dig.” And what’s cooler than cowboys fighting zombies? Pirates and ninjas, I know, but swords aren’t allowed so I’ll take six-shooters over single-shot pistols and thrown weapons.

Another relevant Eastwood quote (adapted), from Dirty Harry: “I know what you’re thinking punk. You’re thinking ‘did he fire six shots or only five?’ Well, to tell you the truth, I forgot myself in all this excitement. But being as this is a Nerf Maverick, the most powerful handgun in the world, and can blow your head clean off, you’d better ask yourself a question. Do I feel lucky? Well? Do ya? Punk!” If I were a zombie I’d be shuffling off, looking creeped out, about then.

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