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Rocket says they're "infected" not "zombies" - end of argument

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#1 Hoogley

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 01:25 PM

Simple question,

If they aren't zombies, then why is it called DayZ?

If they are just infected, then it should be called DayI, or iDay, or SeriouslyBadColdDay, or DayNotZ, or basically anything other than "Z".
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#2 GrandBlaarg

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 01:27 PM

Umm beacuse DayI looks rubbish and iDay would probably get him sued by Appple :)

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 01:28 PM

Rocket uses the word "infected" out of the scientific view on the matter and because he is following the concept and the background story of the mod. Zombie is a more colloquial form and more widely used and is not forbidden. It's just what he personally prefers :)

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 01:28 PM

I call them zombies cuz the debug monitor says they are zombies.
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Posted 17 July 2012 - 01:28 PM

Because they're infected with a zombie virus. Wasn't that obvious?
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Posted 17 July 2012 - 01:29 PM

DayZ is day zero. You start off on day 0. And in what calendar does 'day zombie' make any sense.
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Posted 17 July 2012 - 01:29 PM

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 01:30 PM

Hello there

If, IF, this were real and I saw chaps wandering around the way the infected do, I would nickname them Zombies

One could assume that in the DAYZ universe this may be the slang that became generally attributed to them before The Fall.

On the other hand it doesn't really matter what they are called as the infected/zombies/mad ballroom dancers still try to kill you.

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#9 EnermaX

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 01:32 PM

Fail thread.


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#10 Hoogley

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 01:37 PM

I was reading posts, and got a little dumbfounded that a number of people felt it necessary to make this distinction, with the reasoning given in the title. Mostly it was as an argument against slow zombies, as in, "no, Rocket said that they're infected, not zombies, so they don't need to be slow."

#11 Vertisce

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 01:42 PM

I have said this before...Rocket may say that they aren't "zombies" but if it walks like a duck, looks like a duck, farts like a duck and quacks like a duck...it's a duck...not a chicken. These "infected" behave and look, in every way shape and form to a "zombie". They are zombies.
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Posted 17 July 2012 - 01:42 PM

Simple question,

If they aren't zombies, then why is it called DayZ?

If they are just infected, then it should be called DayI, or iDay, or SeriouslyBadColdDay, or DayNotZ, or basically anything other than "Z".


Maybe DayZ stands for Day Zero. Like it says when you freshly spawn.
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Posted 17 July 2012 - 01:51 PM

Always thought DayZ had something to do with Day Zero aswell since the mod after all is about dying :P

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 01:54 PM

It's quite obvious he got the infected idea from 28 Days later. It's a case of major rabies.... Not dead returning to life.
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Posted 17 July 2012 - 01:57 PM

Simple question,

If they aren't zombies, then why is it called DayZ?

If they are just infected, then it should be called DayI, or iDay, or SeriouslyBadColdDay, or DayNotZ, or basically anything other than "Z".


Are we seriously having this discussion.....
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#16 Hoogley

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 02:01 PM

Yeah, well that argument just got shot down in flaming wreckage, didn't it. Still don't see the need to distinguish, however ... I believe there was a meal of justified payout to be dished. Can't server hop my way out of this one, now, can I.


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Posted 17 July 2012 - 02:15 PM

Nice Troll

#18 ChinWooMan

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 02:25 PM

Because they're infected with a zombie virus. Wasn't that obvious?


Here is someone with logic and understanding of the basics of infected.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 02:27 PM

Day Zero n ting.

#20 Hoogley

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 02:27 PM

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Oh, god, no ... don't turn me into a meme. I'd much rather be fed to zombies.
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