Quarantine 2019 - A Casual Zombie Apocalypse
EDIT June 10, 2009: Send me a PM here on these boards or in the game's boards if you want to join BAP. My username there is also Yoyoson.
EDIT June 12, 2009: All current BAP members have been made into recruiters. Folks looking to get into the group, either PM or make noises at another member when you see them. BAP recruiters, please encourage your invitees to check out the Message of the Day.
In order to join a group in the game, you must meet up with an officer of that group in the game and then they have to extend an invite to you as one of their actions.
Most of CWJ are officers and can readily recruit you into the fold, whereas since BAP hasn't paid its dues yet, only myself, Nyxs Optare, and my friend Brazilian Wandering Spider are able to recruit into BAP. If you see one of us in game then hang around and try to make sure we know you want to be recruited. Also, we can only extend recruitment invitations to players that are standing.
Current BAP members, please check the Message of the Day in game for news and updates.
Anodyne's tips for new players
This game is rocking my world. I'm posting this in Games vice the MMO forum because it's casual and free to play. All you need is a web browser.
This is essentially a web-based MMO deeply inspired by Urbandead, which I enjoyed a lot in the past. You start the game with no skills, but as you wander around killing zombies and helping each other out (if you are a human aka Citizen) or eating humans and attacking their stuff (if you are a zed), you gain skill points. For humans, the skill points let you buy abilities like better attacks, the ability to climb over barricades, engineering skills, or perhaps most importantly, the ability to research a cure for the virus. Zombies get skills like healing upon a successful bite, the ability to ruin buildings, and the ability to talk and open doors.
The most striking thing about this genre in comparison to most other persistent worlds is that your character is ALWAYS in the game world, even if you're not online. Therefore, you can at any time be attacked by the other team. Finding a hiding spot is key to survival. Humans can hole up in a building and reinforce the doors, but zombies just have to be a bit more clever about hiding. Paranoia is key.
Almost every action you take in the game costs Energy points (EP). Once you're out of EP you can't do anything anymore, but everyone regenerates EP at a rate of about 1 EP every 7 minutes. It takes precisely 6 hours to build up your EP meter to the full 50 EP.
The round ends when the zombies have infected the entire human population, or once the humans have completely researched a cure. Or it ends when the creator decides the game is close enough to the end and calls it. Each round lasts 2-4 weeks. Last round, the humans completed the cure but the creator decided to reset that back to 0% and put it into overtime mode. Then we zombies overcame them.
The game is in beta but I haven't found anything seriously wrong with it yet. Currently I am playing the zombie side, but it seems there is a lot more options to be had as a human. Post here if you want to meet up. I'm in Cartierville.