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TimKho

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After reading an old article on Cracked that said that the nerds will be the predominant survivor in an zombie apocalypse I honestly don't believe that so I decided to know what our happy community thinks about who would survive such event.

The zombies used for this events will be the ones on the Last Stand Dead Zone since I believe they are the most realistic ones.

The groups should be generalized to the majority so even if a nerd has outdoor skiils, knows how to operate a weapon, is physically fit, and was preparing for such an event, the majority aren't like him.

I'll start by listing my groups and stating my opinion. Put your opinion about the above persons group opinions and then start making your groups or use older ones and place your opinion

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I think that bla bla bla (since I have no one to critic)

Nerds/ Gamers
They will have massive casualities. They may be preparing for this event and can live off with a bag of potato chips they generally aren't comfortable outdoors and don't have skills to survive for more then a month by themselves. They don't have outdoor skills and the physical requirements to survive.

Athletes
Some will die. They have the physical requirements to survive but don't have the outdoor skills to survive.

Soldiers
I'm not sure if they are trained to survive in the wilderness because if they do then they'll survive. If not some will survive. They have to be reliant on raiding supermarkets and groceries to get food. Other then this they excel in this event with their abili to handle firearms, they are physically fit, and they tend to work in their teams making them versatile in their environment.
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Zingman

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... don't have skills to survive for more then a month day by themselves. They don't have outdoor skills and the physical requirements to survive. ...

 

Fixed

 

;)


Edited by Zingman, 22 July 2013 - 06:13 AM.

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Grind Monkey

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The groups should be generalized to the majority so even if a nerd has outdoor skiils, knows how to operate a weapon, is physically fit, and was preparing for such an event, the majority aren't like him.

 

 

Any nerd like this is doing it wrong and isn't a nerd.


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tangytoby

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Zombies from last stand dead zone realistic? they can survive a robocop amount of bullets. I once emptied half my mag with a m27 in a single fat zombie. Zombies can also survive grenades, and if you played last stand 1 or 2, they survive head shots. No one would survive, one scratch and you're dead, although there are immune people apparently. So only people with access with military equipment, have strong fortress, and are immune will live.

So I guess soldiers, hunters, nuclear holocaust survivalist.

 

 

BLACK SABBATH RULES!!!!!


Edited by tangytoby, 22 July 2013 - 07:14 AM.

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WalkerSniper

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It's more about how well you can adapt not the 'group' because a nerd could ether panic, think'll they'll survive but really their ego was telling them that or use their knowledge to better survive: locations, distractions, etc. So really a nerd could while possibly lacking the physical abilities, could use their wits. Also not all nerd live off junk food that's a annoying stereotype.  

 

Athletes: doesn't matter how physically great you are. Unless your knowledgeable about survival and are capable of self defense against both the living and dead etc. you'll be dead

 

solders: In terms of firearms and hand-to-hand combat they have the advantage, however there problems because they were military doesn't mean they're leadership is good because A: they could have a ego which would be dangerous, B: losing people they care about could make their military experience irrelevant, C: they're not trained for a 'almost all hostiles, head-shot only, survival, unknown enemy, casualty guaranteed' type of situation.

 

So groups are pointless it's the individuals that count. 

 

I know your talking about the majority but even then someone in that majority could prove impressive.


Edited by zombiesniper, 22 July 2013 - 09:32 AM.

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Grind Monkey

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To survive you need two things. To be able to kill or avoid zombies and to be able to sustain your own life.

 

Killing zombies, you don't exactly need to be spec forces guy. Have the firepower and be able to aim and shoot under stress. Granted military training, in particular infantry training would help a lot on this. However they are zombies, there are plenty of military skill sets that you don't really need.

Having the right sort of compound or being able to isolated or some combination of the two is also a good thing. If you can't find it, having some people with even modest construction skills and more people with a good back and a hearty appetite for hard word would be a good thing.

Most places the natural environment has been damaged enough that I doubt that a hunter gatherer lifestyle is even doable, so having at least one person with a green thumb and is good with raising animals would be help. Add the good back and hearty appetite for hard work to this.

Having someone with basic medical skills would also be useful. People get injured even in day to day life.

 

Unless your nerd grew up on a farm or is a med school geek, not all that much use. Sitting in front of an XBox all day and fapping to tentacle rape porn are not exactly useful skills in either regular life or a zombieland life.


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Meep

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Nerds/ Gamers
They don't have outdoor skills and the physical requirements to survive.

Speaking as a nerd here, I'd like to raise a few points.

1. For brief periods, it doesn't really matter what physical condition you're in - if you're being chased by a creature that's trying to eat your brains, you run like hell :P. In the long term, running from zombies on a daily basis is pretty much guaranteed to get you in better condition anyway.

2. Some of us nerds with a COMPLETELY non-existent social life (like me, for example) are probably the ONLY ones who would even consider the zombie apocalypse before it happens. As such, I reckon some of us will already have plans of action - where to go, what to bring, fortifications, etc. This gives us an advantage over other groups of survivors, and we're less likely to panic. Incidentally, if we're going off stereotypes here, the nerd doesn't tend to have many 'loved ones' to care for / mourn.

 

I, for example, know that I will take my radio as a weapon (about 20 years old, so basically a brick with metal corners and a handle - also receives LW and AM, so I have a better chance of picking up any form of emergency broadcast), before making my way to my shed to take an axe and what looks suspiciously like a combat knife. I shall then take what food I can carry (medical items are pretty much useless, assuming that if you've been hurt enough to need them, you're more than likely infected anyway) and make my way to a 'secret' location to meet with some of my nerdy friends, so we can gain strength in numbers.

 

That entire last paragraph was completely unnecessary, it just reinforces point 2 :P


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LPGD

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2. Some of us nerds with a COMPLETELY non-existent social life (like me, for example) are probably the ONLY ones who would even consider the zombie apocalypse before it happens. 

Yeah. Me and my nerd friend discuss zombie apocalypse scenarios all the time. We debate the safest, most dangerous, and most profitable locations in town to find supplies in. We debate weapon effectivity and where to find it, and have a list of potential safehouse locations. We'd probably survive. 

 

Athletes wouldn't plan ahead beforehand like nerds, and if you're not smart even weight- training every day won't save you from that horde.

 

Also, soldiers are not trained for zombies. The body shots they would use wouldn't affect a zombie. They wouldn't know what they were dealing with.

 

However, a nerd soldier would have the best chance of survival- smart, strong, and trained in combat.


Edited by LPGD, 24 July 2013 - 07:41 PM.

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tangytoby

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Define a nerd, because everyone plays videogames.


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Revenant

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I see we have many nerds here .....

 

as often the ones to survive any kind of holocaust would be:

 

1º the rich and powerful because they are likely to be behind it and would take counter measures if their projects shoot-backwards... biological weapons, soldier genetic experiments ... you name it.

 

2º a poor fraction of mankind not segregated by social factors but by biological factors ... prolly mixed races would survive the infection here because they quite often have a better immune system. Social factors contribute more to individual chance of survival, but since we are speaking of groups ... so i believe that first mixed races would have the upper hand on surviving the infection ... after that ... i would bet the best groups among them would be those used to face different kinds of conflicts ... like cops and gangs for example .... they have some leadership factor, are used to deal with many "rush" situations, they know their own environment and are physically and psychologically ready to deal with stress. 


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iceman33

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really lgpd soldier are trained to survive on to kill a zombie is one bullet to the head



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LPGD

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But the soldiers and cops would be ordered to the front lines to fight the undead, and the gangsters would get into gang fights/ wars that would eventually kill most of them. 

 

The rich and powerful put too much stock in the power of money. (stock, money, haha). Anyway, when the chips are down and the zed are at the front door, no amount of money will prevent the employees from saving their own skins. I know I wouldn't stick around- I won't give my life for a million dollars I'll never get to use.

 

And we are talking social stereotypes, not races.


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iceman33

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But the soldiers and cops would be ordered to the front lines to fight the undead, and the gangsters would get into gang fights/ wars that would eventually kill most of them. 

 

The rich and powerful put too much stock in the power of money. (stock, money, haha). Anyway, when the chips are down and the zed are at the front door, no amount of money will prevent the employees from saving their own skins. I know I wouldn't stick around- I won't give my life for a million dollars I'll never get to use.

 

And we are talking social stereotypes, not races.

by the way i still hate you



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LPGD

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really lgpd soldier are trained to survive on to kill a zombie is one bullet to the head

Depending on the infection type, one headshot might not do it. Perhaps you need to hit a specific part of the brain. 

 

Also, what are you gonna do if the zombie is wearing a helmet? But soldiers, like I said above, are on the front lines, and can't break ranks and run without being called deserters. And in the apocalypse with martial law, it's very likely deserters would be shot.

 

 

by the way i still hate you

Aww, you're not still mad about the "top secret alliance" thing, are you? But.. but I care about getting your approval! *smirks*


Edited by LPGD, 25 July 2013 - 02:05 AM.

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iceman33

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But the soldiers and cops would be ordered to the front lines to fight the undead, and the gangsters would get into gang fights/ wars that would eventually kill most of them. 

 

The rich and powerful put too much stock in the power of money. (stock, money, haha). Anyway, when the chips are down and the zed are at the front door, no amount of money will prevent the employees from saving their own skins. I know I wouldn't stick around- I won't give my life for a million dollars I'll never get to use.

 

And we are talking social stereotypes, not races.

 

Depending on the infection type, one headshot might not do it. Perhaps you need to hit a specific part of the brain. 

 

Also, what are you gonna do if the zombie is wearing a helmet? But soldiers, like I said above, are on the front lines, and can't break ranks and run without being called deserters. And in the apocalypse with martial law, it's very likely deserters would be shot.

 

 

Glad to see the world is still normal. If you ever wanna settle this with M-24s, you know where to find me.

really you take on 5 different clan good luck with that


Edited by iceman33, 25 July 2013 - 01:52 AM.


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LPGD

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really you take on 5 different clan good luck with that

Five different clans or five different people? So you managed to get a couple more people to join ya? Ah well, they'll learn about what they've gotten themselves into soon enough.

 

I'd rather this thread stay open, so cool it.


Edited by LPGD, 25 July 2013 - 01:56 AM.

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iceman33

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Five different clans or five different people? So you managed to get a couple more people to join ya? Ah well, they'll learn about what they've gotten themselves into soon enough.

 

I'd rather this thread stay open, so cool it.

hey idiot i'm in UCPD  and i hate  you so deal with it


Edited by iceman33, 25 July 2013 - 01:57 AM.


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LPGD

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hey idiot i'm in UCPD  and i hate  you so deal with it

*Sighs*

 

Haven't we been over this already?

 

You hate me and I dislike you. Now go bother somebody who cares.


Edited by LPGD, 25 July 2013 - 02:03 AM.

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iceman33

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*Sighs*

 

Haven't we been over this already?

 

You hate me and I dislike you. Now go bother somebody who cares.

yeah i now dislike your clan this Boc



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LPGD

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yeah i now dislike your clan this Boc

You dislike everybody who doesn't see things your way.


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