I think he means don’t just assume you can disarm mines by (a) moving onto them and interacting with them, or (B) disarm them to get to lvl 1+
-Don’t assume that the damage total is the most important thing for a weapon/ improvised weapon.-
Weapon abilities (such as rapid strike) and use time can make a big difference. Know what weapon you are using, and know what enemy your fighting, differnt weapons are desirable in different situations, you may actually be better of dropping your weapon on the ground and pulling a better one out of your bag IN THE MIDDLE OF A FIGHT, then to keep using a rather innefective weapon…but…
-Get a spear/ weapon with a reach attack, as soon as possible -
-Most enemies you’ll face early can be outrun-
[using the ( " )run hoteky] you can move faster but not forever (stamina), so your best bet is to kite them for a short time doing damage, and using your environment to slow them more than you, this will allow you to kill enemies that are stronger than you. -Don’t be afraid to close a few doors-, and just cut and run if they are TOO strong.
This only applies if you have radial distances turned on, otherwise diagonals are your best friend when dealing with anything that stumbles (so all your basic zombies). If you have ACTUALLY changed these settings the opposite is true, and you want to avoid moving in diagonals while fleeing enemies
The reason for this is the way the zombie stumble mechanic works. They are uncoordinated and so will ‘stumble’ to an ajacent to target direction tile. If you are moving in a cardinal direction then a no penalty diagonal move back gets them back on track, and if you actually change directions in the same direction, they have actually short cut you.
But, if you move diagonally then stumbles do nothing, or even hurt their progress of catching up to you, especially if you are dragging a cart behind you (which will slow you, but not usually not SO much that it isn’t still an effective method of keeping them at arms legth while spearing them.
-Don’t be afraid to smash stuff-
but realize that the loot you get is lesser, but more quickly gained when done this way instead of deconstructing them.This means that lockers become a great source of useful scrap metal instead of a usefull source of sheet metal, so don’t go 100% ham on smashing EVERYTHING, but do smash lots of stuff. Its the appocolypse after all, and your suroundings are mearly resources you don’t yet have pocketed.
-You can ( C ) yell.-
This will atract things like zombies, but if done enough before getting eaten or mauled, will scare away agressive animals. So if you have 0% chance of escaping/fighting the moose, yell at it Like Gary Bucey instead. You’ll probably still die a bloody mess, but theirs a CHANCE you roll a scared by loud noise effect, same for wolves and other aggresive animals that ARN’T zombies.