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Throwing Rocks  

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  1. 1. Do you ever throw rocks in the game?

    • Yes
      31
    • No
      25
  2. 2. What is your number one reason for throwing rocks?

    • Practice for pipe bombs and molotovs
      0
    • Distract zombies
      22
    • Troll other players
      3
    • Send zombies into bears, wolves, and mountain lions
      4
    • Play Bocce in game with other players
      0
    • Other: Explain below
      4
    • I don't throw rocks
      23


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4 hours ago, theFlu said:

32s mega crush + jacket
32s mega crush + jacket + light armor perk + 5x custom fittings (so, likely capped, or 9% just doesn't show in my test)
35s bike (sprint on)
45s on foot (sprinting)

 

I never have enough Mega crushes to be able to use them in place of the bicycle.  Typically I have a few that I save for Horde night in case things go South.

 

By the time I get to the point of either 32s run conditions, I am typically at mini-bike so stamina usage is moot for transportation.

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5 minutes ago, BFT2020 said:

 

I never have enough Mega crushes to be able to use them in place of the bicycle.  Typically I have a few that I save for Horde night in case things go South.

 

By the time I get to the point of either 32s run conditions, I am typically at mini-bike so stamina usage is moot for transportation.

Yeh, agreed. The whole Mega Crush tangent started from a "It's fun to sprint home at night with a lucky book and a drink". They're not too rare to have roughly one per day if you make it a goal (drop in to loot all the soda machines you know of), but I wouldn't suggest trying to rely on them as a means of transport.

 

But it's "things are fun to know", who knows, might even mean something in a pinch (hoping A20 will be able to throw something of that nature at our way) when you try to decide whether to flee on a bike or on a crush.. :)

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Gotta be careful when throwing rocks to lure zombies into hostile animals. Sometimes the zombie focuses only on the rock and can get killed before he even weakens the four-legged meal that I'm trying to soften up before dinner. 

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I throw rocks fairly often too, mostly to distract zombies or lead them to hostile animals,  or into minefields--that's a hoot!  I've also used it a few times to gather up a wandering horde that had halted so that I could lob a molotov and get most of them.  I recall in past alphas using thrown rocks to lead around hostile animals, but lately all my encounters seem to be of the "suddenly TEETH! CLAWS! OHGOD!" variety.

 

I've noticed that while a zombie is pursuing a rock they're totally fixated and will ignore everything else, you can walk along behind them making all the noise you like, even hit them and they'll keep on following the rock to where it stopped before paying you any mind.

 

 

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I throw rocks every play through.  Since I play on Survivalist difficulty, it is my early game strategy for surviving through the first nights while I build or dig buried supplies.  Occasionally I'll use it for the animal vs zombie death matches to distract and/or soften up early game dogs/bears.

 

For mid game, it continues to be a survival mechanism while operating in wasteland areas, especially at night.  Extremely useful to keep the zombie bears & numerous ferals at a comfortable distance.

 

Late game I find rock throwing much less useful unless I want to work in wasteland un-bothered, especially at night.

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