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Zombie Games in Second Life – A Beginner's Easy Guide

by Community Manager ‎10-18-2011 01:28 PM - edited ‎10-18-2011 02:30 PM

Zombies have invaded Second Life! There are a ton of stumbling, bloodthirsty freaks just waiting to go on the attack against you. Situated on blood-splattered sims and definitely scare-worthy, these zombies are more gruesome than your average ghoul. Zap ’em dead fast by following one of these step-by-step guides — select the one that matches how much time you have to kill (bad pun intended):

Got an Hour?


Got Several Hours?


Got Days?




The Quick Kill: Getting Started in Less Than an Hour



Want a brainless diversion with the braindead? If you are new to Second Life (or to zombie-slaying in general), this guide will take you right into the action. Dive in and take out the undead in less time than it takes to watch an episode of “The Walking Dead.”

1. Connect to Second Life
If you aren’t yet a member of Second Life, then join now! It’s fast... and free.
(If you want to learn even more about the basics of SL, we recommend Strawberry Singh’s Newbie Resource Guide). Already a member? Great! Fire up your Second Life Viewer to start zombie huntin'!

2. Choose a Zombie location.
There are tons of Zombie spots to pick from — each is unique and created by a resident of Second Life. For example, a location like the Dead Zone is ideal if you want to immediately immerse yourself in the action and only have 30 minutes or so. So, we’ll start there...

3.Find the Dead Zone


After you have logged in to Second Life, you can find the Dead Zone through the link above. The Dead Zone is on the Gigi Solace region, so the above link will allow you to view this location on a map. Once you launch the map, it shows you the location that you’ll want to visit. Click “Visit this location”



Inside Second Life, you’ll notice that the Web link has opened a right side panel with a prompt to Teleport into the location: Click that button – and prepare for the zombie attack!




Once you arrive, you will see a sign on the wall to your left. You’ll need to first join the zombie hunting group for this location. Click the sign and accept the group invitation.



After you join the group, you can then grab your free gun to the left by clicking on the sign on the wall.

 

You should now see the gun offered to you in the lower right side of your screen. Select “Keep” to accept the free gun.



Click “Keep” in the message that appears in the lower right.




Click the suitcase icon on the right of your viewer screen to open your inventory, then click the “Recent” tab and right click on the gun in the folder “Dead Zone Free Gun."




Even after you are “wearing” the gun, you won’t see it until you type the word “draw” into the chat window and the gun will appear:




Go into "mouselook” mode by hitting the letter “M” on your keyboard (outside of the chat bar) whenever you want to shoot the gun. Click your mouse to fire.

Get warmed up at target practice, and then make your way to the streets of the Dead Zone to start shooting Zombies!

There are tons of amazing, Resident-created Zombie locations inworld. Here are two more that are especially ideal if you have less than an hour to play:





Professional Zombie Slaying: A Guide for Hunters with Several Hours to Kill



If you’re settling in for the evening or your boss is on vacation, you’re probably itching for a Zombie marathon with a bit more staying power. Once you’ve invested a little more time, several SL zombie locations can take you deeper into strategy, costuming, weaponry and exploration.

1. Sign in to your Second Life Viewer and teleport to the Urban Zombie, where you can find a whole herd of evil zombies ready to devour you. There are tons of zombie spots to pick from — each is unique and created by a resident of Second Life. But a location like the The Urban Zombie is ideal if you are more than a casual gamer and want to really get into the action.




This eerie abandoned city is the perfect location to hunt zombies — explore the haunted alleys and dark passageways, but be on the lookout for not-so-nice visitors!

2. Grab the HUD when you first arrive by clicking on the box.





3. Wear the HUD.
How? First, you’ll find it as a new item (labeled “GRIM COMBAT SYSTEM HUD”) in your Inventory. To open it, drop and drag it to the ground and then click on the item to open/unpack it and “Copy to Inventory.”





In your Inventory,  you can now “wear” the HUD by simply adding it to your current outfit — and you’ll be suited up to go!




For a complete explanation of the HUD and combat features, please see the Grim Combat System notecard that was added to your inventory when you picked up the free HUD. You’ll notice that the HUD features scores and experience points, as well as tracking of quests and missions. If you have the time, this is worth checking out!

4. Equip yourself with a gun.
If you need a free gun, there is a sign to the right of the free HUD that offers you “Free Guns.”  Place your mouse over the sign and wait for the pop-up, then select “Take Copy” and then “Buy.” Don’t worry, it is set to “free,” so you won’t be charged. This item is now in your inventory, so you can drag it from the inventory to the ground to rez it. Then, right-click open and copy to inventory.





In your inventory, you can highlight the gun you want (look under the folder “Urban Zombie Free Guns”) and then right-click Wear to select it.

5. Zap Zombies.
When you are ready for combat, type in “draw” into the chat bar to show your weapon. At this point, you can enter “M” outside the chat bar to enter mouselook and start shooting!

You can buy armor and other accessories nearby — keep an eye out for the signs. Go into mouselook to shoot your guns. Once you’re armed and ready, head over to where the action is — watch your back! These zombies move fast!




Check out these other cool, immersive zombie experiences:





Zombie Maniacs: For Zombie Hunts Over Many Days or Weeks



For Second Life Residents who simply can’t get enough zombie action in a single session, there are even more zombie-fighting options that will immerse you deeper into the combat gameplay. One example of this is Bloodbath and Beyond. Below we walk you through this experience and point out tips that apply to similar Second Life locations.

Bloodbath & Beyond looks and feels like playing an MMORPG within Second Life. In this fantasy medieval role-playing sim, you fight zombies, skeletons and elves, complete quests for prizes and rewards, drink potions to rejuvenate, and much more. Play with friends and even level up.

1. Learn the rules.

Like most role-play games, plan to start by spending 20 minutes or so reading all the background information. In Bloodbath and Beyond, one wall makes it easy for you to contact the sim owners for help and questions. To really appreciate the intricacies of this game, you should start by reading the rules provided in the notecard that you’ll receive alongside your free HUD.




2. Join the group. Interact with other role-players, ask questions and get notified of fun things and announcements. New to Second Life Groups? Here's more on how they work.





3. Dress the part. A must for enjoying role-play. You’ll see banners at the landing point for Bloodbath & Beyond to help you get started. Note that this particular location has a medieval fantasy theme, so you’ll have the best experience if your dress the part.




4. Carry a weapon. Start with a free weapon and combat HUD. In this location, guns are not allowed so you’ll be given a free starter pack with a longbow and long sword. Your HUD has several advanced features and helps to track scores, experience points, quests and missions. For a complete explanation, please see the Grim Combat System notecard that was added to your inventory when you picked up the HUD.




5. Keep score. Zombie hunters always have guts, but there’s also glory:




So log in to Grimley's Bloodbath and Beyond, kick back and have some fun!



Check out these other great Zombie-slaying locations perfect for long-term play:









Comments
by Resident Grimly Darkfold on ‎10-18-2011 02:07 PM

I'm so happy to read this article and be a part of it.

I want to add for those of you who enjoy learning how to use our system through Video a link to a wonderful tutorial filmed and edited by a member of our staff. http://youtu.be/vQBrWPtYtgw

Feel free to contact any officer or staff member in world if you have further questions once you arrive at Bloodbath & Beyond.

 

Enjoy and happy hunting.

Grimly Darkfold

by Member Loki Eliot on ‎10-18-2011 02:07 PM

And you forgot to mention the 'EVIL GIANT ZOMBIE WORM MASSACRE at Escapades Island 

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by Honored Resident pittboss ‎10-18-2011 04:05 PM - edited ‎10-18-2011 04:54 PM

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A friend and I just built a sim to add to this list of great sims.Twizted Zombies is set in an old deserted mexican town that has been overtaken by brain eating zombies starving for a fresh kill.There is plenty of blood to spill and guts to splatter here.We also have a Mayan ruins shooting range area for those lookng to kill in a smaller arena.Come on down and take a look.Search us under Twizted Zombies..

by Honored Resident Techwolf Lupindo on ‎10-18-2011 05:08 PM

Hmm...I tried to refresh and got an error.

Web 101 fail. The first thunbnail in this post is 1.8MB in size.

The rest of the  thumbnails is around .8MB to 1.5MB is size.

This mean everyone that clicks the URL to this page will download around 10MB of data just to read this page.

There is also six "404" images.

Please keep in mind not everyone access SL with a 100Mb connection. :-)

by Honored Resident Mystree Rain on ‎10-18-2011 06:40 PM

Hello!  I am the owner of Zombie Bloodbath.  Zombie sims are amazing and I had so much fun creating mine!  When you land on my sim you end up in a safe landing point away from all zombies.  You then click the teleport pad and pick "Zombie Zone" and it will take you to ground level.  On ground level you land in the church which is also a safe zone.  Much like Grimly's sim you grab your hud and headbar.  Both must be worn at all times.  The rules are posted by the exit.  If you need any help you can contact me or my friendly staff.  They will be the ones running around with the title Zombie Officer!  We use the same system as Grimly's Bloodbath and Beyond (amazing Zombie system!).  Hope to see you all there!!

P.s Our Zombies are currently dressed for Halloween!


~Mystree~

by Honored Resident Frigga Inventor on ‎10-18-2011 06:59 PM

hello all! im frigga inventor staff of zombie bloodbath and i do have to say that this sim is the most lagg free sim that ive ever been on/built/lived XD i also own a store AristoBitch which contains things from formal kids furry and fantasy attire along with some accessories and houses/builds be in mind that when you come here you have to follow the rules keep it a fun place to be this is awsome to have been mentioned in this blog

 

btw there are gifts located on the sim as floating pumpkins get em while you can previews can be found in the church safe zone!!!

 

https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/49557?search%5Blayout%5D=gallery&search%5Bcategory_id%5D=&...

 

 

 

 

by Resident DonnaMitchell on ‎10-19-2011 03:03 AM

Glad to see that the GCS is a big hit. I certainly have fun with it and I hope to see more additions to the system. If anyone is interested, I have the GCS set up on my combat platform at:

 

NEXUS: Dark Army Base (SAFE ZONE)

 

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Pengo%20Desire/89/128/4002

 

Hope to see you there!

Lady Donna (Nexus Queen)

by Honored Resident kevchambers Lexico on ‎10-19-2011 09:24 AM

Three cheers to these sites and sims and the hard work put in by their owners, designers, and managers to keep them updated, bug-free, minimal lag, and keep us entertained with new features.

Especially Grimly, of whom I'm a big fan !

It's also very nice to see my score of a few days ago recorded here for posterity - a little bit of glory, as they say ...

Good hunting to all slayers !

See you in Grimly's Bloodbath and Beyond, and all the best !

kevchambers Lexico