- When you run over Zombies does that kill/pulp the corpse?
- If you say plow through about 30 or zombies, does the horde follow you back to your base or do they reach a certain point and just mill around looking for something to smash?
- Do Tank drones ignore soldier zombies?
Story time below:
So the nearest large city to me is massively populated with Zombies and I haven’t quite figured out which house to burn down to get rid of them. Mostly I’m afraid to burn down the entire city, but I haven’t been able to loot any of the houses and I’m loathe to lose valuable loot. Currently I have 2 vehicles and possibly an APC if I can repair the engine and other parts. So I’ve been looking for something with “lift” capability. After heading north, I discovered a motel/ hotel with a tourist map and a survivor map. I read the survivor map and discovered the closest gas station is south of the river near my base.
After several attempts to swim the river I finally succeeded and made a beeline for the gas station. Along the way I discovered and fought various monsters, but longbow and arrows FTW. The Gas Station, alas, was a bit of a bust because it was literally just a bunch of pumps… but to my surprise I discovered several vehicles–one of which was an RV with a working minifridge! It has “enough” wheels and battery, but not much in the way of gas. After foraging and scavenging, I came across a body-site with scientists and all sorts of other nice loot. In another car I found a bottle jack.
There is no way back across the river with all my new found loot. (I found out you basically can’t have anything on to swim rivers) In a lone cabin, I disassembled a ridge, took the rubber hose and I siphoned some gas. I managed to get enough gas to fill the tank about 30%. On the way back I just happened to stop to fight a spitter zombie near a drug body site. (Yet another massive score. Yay drugs!). I saw an APC up ahead, so I decided to walk instead of drive and HOLY CRAP THATS A BEAGLE TANK CHASING ME!!
I end up running away from this stupid tank drone for a long long time… almost all the way back to the gas station before I manage to lose it. Maybe it stopped to fight a greck or solider zombie or a meego I had been avoiding… no idea. I managed to get back to the RV, get around the road block and cross the bridge… into the city center. This is where everything went south… fast.
Initially I tried to avoid the zombie hordes, but they were so thick and coming towards me I just started plowing through them to escape. I managed to bob and weave through the city and not hit any other cars, but it was real close. I fled north along the road towards a spot with a meego, zombie horde in hot pursuit. I sped up to 30 mph, but was worried I’d smash into something after I zoomed across my screen and slowed down when i hit this small area of houses I’d previously cleared and set up a raid base. My real base is much further south along a windy road, so I made sure to stick to the road and drive back to the base.
My new RV is beat all to hell. A lesser RV would have probably been destroyed in the city, BUT, the minifridge still works and the battery is charged to 100%. I just need to re-outfit this bad boy.
Anyway, that got me wondering… what happened to all the zombies I plowed through? Do they get pulped as the vehicle runs them over? I had planned to get another car from the Mall parking lot and turn it into a Ramming-mobile, but I’m wondering if that will properly kill the massive hordes. Should I attempt to lure the Beagle Tank drone into town and let it kill the zombies for me? Will it kill the zombies?
~ D. Jenkins