"Sorry I had to break up your quotes. Seems your "enter" button didn't survive the ghouls. ;)"
yea sorry about that, got too into the topic lol
""well my assumption in zombie apocalypse is that the best route to survival is avoiding confrontation with the enemy (when possible) this means not drawing more of them to you when you have to eliminate some, sure I'll breath/trip or bump into something but I'm quite sure
that sound won't carry nearly as far as a chainsaw and rifle fire.""
"That's kind of a given. Hence my idea about proximity being a bigger threat. If it's teeth aren't near you..."
the farther the noise carries the more zombies start heading towards you, and then your proximity becomes a bigger issue.
""now this gun would be great if shit did hit the fan and you have no other option but to blast your way out (though I'd much rather have an under-mounted shotgun in place of that chainsaw), but as for it being my primary weapon in zombie scenarios I'd prefer something that draws less attention, especially if you're following original zombie lore where a single bite, or scratch is all it takes to get turned. (infected bodily fluid meets your blood = you just got infected)""
"Er, well that's you, and I respect that. I like the punch through power of an AK-47, which at 7.62 will tear right through a door or a car. "
i'm not against the AK at all it's a great reliable weapon, just put a silencer on the thing, i know it doesn't make it completely silent as movies would have you believe, but it will still help to not draw extra attention
"Chainsaw's a hold-out and has tertiary functions as a tool. I'd probably start using the butt of the rifle before I used the chainsaw, and if I was going to be using it I wouldn't be opening my mouth wide and whatnot. "
right but are you planning to keep those eyes closed while in close combat with a zombie, and with the amount of blood a chainsaw would be throwing it's not like you'd have to be open wide, infection through blood contact is always gonna be a concern so why give yourself a bigger risk? plus kickback issues still stands. you're just as likely to take yourself out with a chainsaw as you are to take out a zombie, it doubling as a tool is why I'd go ax (preferably fire ax) over machete. still able to be used for most of the things a chainsaw can do with far less upkeep and far less noise.
"However, if I was in a position where I could reach down and just take a crack at a brain I'd definitely do it. Trapped in a stairwell, for instance.'
again just as easy with an ax with far less noise.
"It'd run out fast, but I'd rather have one and not need it while in the space of an elevator than not. By the time you're in melee mode you're already in trouble."
agreed on the if you're in melee you're already in trouble but chainsaw in elevator again goes back to kickback issue if you swing a chainsaw into a crowd of zombie it's not gonna be the hot knife vs. butter effect you see in movies you're gonna hit bone and one of two things will happen it will kick back at you, or it will go partially in and get stuck. if you're facing down a single walker you're probably ok any more and you just gave them a huge opening on you.
""also flame throwers for zombies is a bad idea, zombies don't feel pain, and sure it will cook the brain but that won't be instant so it leaves you dealing with flaming zombies for a bit and that to me is a whole lot more terrifying.""
"In the Romero cannon zombies are scared of fire. This comes up in both Night and Dawn IIRC, and burning your dead is always a good idea. Also, and I don't see this in a lot of series, people forget that FIRE BURNS AWAY MUSCLE AND FAT and spreads fairly easily. No muscle to move jaws? No snappy-snappy. Even if it just slows them down, well, it slows them down, and napalm is underused in zombie shows. I'd rather face a bunch of immobile near-skeletons than a group of fully ambulatory walkers."
yes it will burn away flesh and muscle but again not instantly, so the safety of this really relies on the range of your flamethrower, as for zombies being afraid of fire, that i cant really argue with i'd say 50/50 shot based on movie lore that it could happen, i don't hold too firm to Romero cannon after land of the dead with zombies learning to use tools and guns...
burning the dead is in fact a great idea. but can be done just as effectively and much more safely with gasoline and a lighter after the chance of them grabbing a hold of you while on fire is gone.
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