10 fun zombie facts for the uninitiated!
1.) Zombies are almost entirely silent save for the noise they make while shuffling around. Use your vision and sense of smell to notice them!
2.) While slow moving, they never seem to tire. Running and frequently taking right angles seems to allow you to escape them. They do NOT corner well. Great on the flats though.
3.) Only wounds that damage the brain seem to drop them for good. Aim for the head or neck with your firearms or melee weapons. Remember, circling a single zombie works well. They turn around for shit.
4.) They are weaker than you, and are unable to pull themselves up. If you can change elevation, they usually cannot continue their pursuit. This also works if you can trip them. They frequently lay there for seconds trying to figure shit out, and then it takes them time to get upright. Plenty of time to either kill them or flee.
5.) Zombies appear to have excellent hearing. They are attracted to movement as well so if you can be quiet, and stay very still, there is a good chance they will not notice you!
6.) Zombies only eat the flesh of their victims so long as they are moving around. Once the person is dead and stops moving, the zombies stop eating, and pursue their next victim. Watched this happen several times now, and I’m not sure what the deal is.
7.) Zombies do not bleed. They ooze a thick, blood like goo.
8.) Zombies trip on just about anything in their way. If you can put obstacles in their way, most of them cannot wrap their decaying heads around how to get past it quickly. Eventually they will figure it out, but if you can get out of their line of sight and out of their hearing range, they’ll give up, and meander elsewhere.
9.) It seems like they tend to hang out wherever it is that they died. Some wander about, especially if they hear or see something go by. What this means though, is that where people died there are huge concentrations of the undead. Hospitals are like irradiated zones for danger.
10.) Lastly but not least, zombies don’t seem to be decaying at a normal rate. Not sure why, but it seems like once reanimated if they stay that way for any substantial length of time, say a week or more, they just kinda mummify. If you kill a freshly risen body though, it decays as normal. I think the Zombification factor may build up some form of preservation effect. Not a scientist, just taking a stab in the dark.