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1 minute ago, pregnable said:

t is extra fun when you are a duo and the other guy is like, "did you just knock a hole in the wall, right next to a unlocked door?"... and I am like, "Oh, you are right", then I break the unlocked door as well. 

lol, then step outside, place a door and lock it.

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14 minutes ago, AtomicUs5000 said:

lol, then step outside, place a door and lock it.

 

Yeah, I mean he is sometimes upstairs in the loot room or something and I am like, "be right there", and I just break the ceiling and crap and come out of the floor right next to him. 

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2 hours ago, Demandred1957 said:

yeah...k

I think that you think breathing is op..

As soon as more than 3 pile up they go around each other and would hit the corner and come marching in.

It wasn't me who brought up "20-30 high level zombies" and is now changing his story to only 3. It is so easy to shoot down arguments when they are made with exaggerated numbers.

 

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2 hours ago, Khalagar said:

>Come back after a few week break

 

>People still talking about nerd poling

There's been a few other things brought up and discussed. Castle building, rng griping, traders not being in sync with found loot (known wip, but some are newer here than I or hadn't been on the forums for awhile so they brought it up), grumping about zombies (bloodmoon, feral, block damage, etc.), a few bugs/glitches/exploits got brought up and are either being looked at, been dealt with or are on a side burner till they can be dealt with, if ever (life is life, the intention is probably there to knock the bugs out when they can, but she can be a cruel mistress). The anti-nerdpole crusade just hung around and kept ranting for the most part (though STyK did catch and bring up a bug that'll probably be dealt with if it hasn't already been).

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1 minute ago, meganoth said:

It wasn't me who brought up 20-30 high levels. It is so easy to shoot down arguments when they are made with exaggerated numbers.

 

whatever. was just pointing out that would hash out if it's a exploit or not really quick.

22 minutes ago, AtomicUs5000 said:

Around here, it's sometimes called "emersion," but that might only apply to swimming zombies.

yeah I think the swimming zom's is broken.

It's a fantasy game based on movie monsters, but still..

no other media that i'm aware of has ever had SWIMMING zombies..

It's op, and immersion breaking for sure.

I know tons of LIVING people that can't swim.. And these undead corpses can do it faster than a athlete...

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30 minutes ago, Kalen said:

Yeah, pretty much what I thought.    Over the years I've heard many complaints about nerd poling..... I just figured I'd finally ask what the problem with it was.   It doesn't seem like the problem people have with it would hold up under scrutiny.

It's mostly used when the person doesn't have a compelling argument and they just want to back the other person into a corner. Also, it's a buzzword. Besides, if a person is worried about x thing that is breaking their "immersion", there's thousands of other games that they are failing to recognize that is also breaking their "immersion", but all too often said person will just write those things off as "off topic". (Not pointing any fingers here, just talking in general.)

*examples, not games

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14 minutes ago, Roland said:

He works for Cirque du Solei. It’s really the only way...

I sure as heck can't jump a meter straight up while carrying 1 cubic meter frames made of wood or iron 2x2s or that much 1/2" rebar shaped into a box. Much less do so and stack them under me. Thankfully its a game and not irl. (Heck, my 300lb+ fat @%$*#! would probably shatter or bend the frames when I landed, not to mention what it'd do to my ankles) 🤣

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On 8/12/2020 at 2:00 AM, faatal said:

Not likely to change much. Way too expensive checking line of sight to all the potential blocks you could see.

I'm certainly going to keep some hope, but definately understand the expense of checking LoS on that many volumes. Possibly something that can be offloaded to a client and just check one each update? Client reports back an unspawned zombie that should be visible, server validates and spawns? Spitballing ideas based on a good bit of unity experience, but obviously no knowledge of 7 days specific architecture.

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When I fall into a trap, I always nerd pole out of it.

 

When I make a base, I always build a ladder down to bedrock where I store my stuff. I can’t do it all in one night, so I always nerd pole back up through the hole and do the walls of the tunnel down and the ladders the next couple of nights.
 

Depending on how quickly I find treasure, I might nerd pole out of that hole... or if I haven’t found it yet but I hear a wandering horde or dogs coming.

 

The tops of light posts have steel. I nerd pole to harvest that. It would be pretty weird to build a staircase for that.
 

If these situations were irl, rope would probably be involved in some way, but we don’t have rope.

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1 hour ago, SnowDog1942 said:

its a video game and you slam on your mouse and keyboard to kill zombies and build megacastles with clicks of buttons.

Some people even think it's 'takes balls' to play a video game on a harder difficulty than default and in doing so, it makes them 'brave'.

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Or cut down the light pole and harvest the steel after if falls. But the only saw we have only cuts down trees. Almost every event used for nerdpoling can be done a different way. The problem is how much time it would take. I’ve never used it to get to the loot, but do use it in cases where it saves a bunch of time like getting steel from lightposts. This game depends on time management so saving time on a few tasks is a good thing, imo. I enjoy going into every single poi and going to each room so I can strip it of everything I can sell. So using nerdpoles to get the loot would take all the fun out of doing a poi for me but I do use nerdpoles for other things. {shrugs} to each his own I guess. I really only care how I play, not anyone else.

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3 hours ago, Jost Amman said:

Sorry for the OT, but I'd like to point something out about how some words are used in relation to the 7D2D game.

 

Nerd Poling : the improvised "pole" made by stacking wood (or metal) frames on top of each other to quickly reach higher ground.

Nerd Polling : interviews to a sufficiently wide group of Nerds about some ludicrous matter.

 

Horde Night : a synonymous for Blood Moon night, the night in which the horde comes for you!

Hoard Night : a special night when thieves come together and steal a flabbergasting amount of stuff.

 

Defense Turret : an automatic turret that shoots at enemies if connected to power and loaded with ammo.

Defense Turrent : a small tower that projects from the wall of a building, especially a medieval castle.

 

- The Grammar Nazi :heh:

tur·ret

 (tûr′ĭt, tŭr′-)

n.
1. A small tower or tower-shaped projection on a building.
2.
a. A low, heavily armored structure, usually rotating horizontally, containing mounted guns and their gunners or crew, as on a warship or tank.
b. A domelike gunner's enclosure projecting from the fuselage of a combat aircraft.
3. A tall wooden structure mounted on wheels and used in ancient warfare by besiegers to scale the walls of an enemy fortress.
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One thing i would love to see in the game, a type of horde mode, i understand the game had it at one point unless im misremembering what others have said, but my take on it.

 

You are given an area highlighted to build in, you are given a chest that has a certain amount of materials inside to construct a base, collect the materials and a timer begins, build away.  Once the timer is done the building supplies vanish from your inventory, in a selected spot a poi spawns, you loot the poi, no zombies yet, only weapons and armor can be looted and not crafted, once every container is looted you get teleported outside and the poi vanishes, a 2 min timer begins for you to get to your base, now you must defend against a wave of random zombies.  Once completed, should you survive another builders crate will appear, for you to add onto your wave base, and then another random poi, and it keeps going till you die, only exp earned is from zombies killed.

 

Would make for an interesting mode to be sure and have people practise building bases

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1 hour ago, meganoth said:

It wasn't me who brought up "20-30 high level zombies" and is now changing his story to only 3. It is so easy to shoot down arguments when they are made with exaggerated numbers.

 

Pfft.  Light weight.  I held off a horde of 379 zombies using only a broken stick and a rock!  While naked, at midnight, with no lights, on nightmare difficulty.  While standing on my head and whistling Dixie.  And juggling a dozen bowling balls with my feet.

 

Top that!

1 hour ago, Roland said:

He works for Cirque du Solei. It’s really the only way...

I think I saw something like that on America's Got Talent.  Of course, the guy was also like 20 years old and built something like a mac truck ... and could probably bench press said truck.  

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14 minutes ago, Roland said:

Too overwhelmed to do anything but quote?

 

Give yourself 20-30 minutes and you’ll be able completely post again. 

Well, depends on how old he is Roland.  Sometimes it takes a little longer....

 

 

I am so going to get in trouble ...  I think I'd better go back to my tv show.  LOL

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