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10-10-2011, 11:42 AM
In the game, I have noticed that the infected are not bitten up or decayed. So I have an idea. I know you all think it is impossible that this whole zombie outbreak could have happened over night. This IS possible. The infected were the first to come. since they were taken by the infection, they are not decayed or eaten by other zombies. Unlike the walkers, the infected were taken by sickness, so when they wake up again they are fast and active as can be. if you woke up with half of your rib cage gone and only one arm, would you be able to run to chase a human?:p especially if you were getting shot in the face. So my idea is, that the infection and sickness came first, then the infected were eating people up. while the infected were feasting, survivors went somewhere safe. the ones that the infected were eating, are now the walkers. so yes, this cycle could have happened over night.
10-10-2011, 11:59 AM
It could have happened over night, I think if that there was ever a ZP it would happen very quickly but now that I'm thinking about it, no it did not.
The evidence is in (~*spoilers*~)
The jungle and the city, You see in the jungle you come across the lab that shows that experimentation was going on with humans of a tribe of cannibals. (etc etc storyline I don't want to divulge incase you have not played and decided to read anyway) Needless to say they escaped the location and made their way towards a populated city for "brraaaaaaaiiiinnnnnsssss" once they came to the city the police/hospital in the area rounded everyone up and put them in the "quarantine zone" (where the endless infected spawn in the game) once there, they were being "treated" for an unknown illness but soon over ran the quarantine zone and spread to the rest of the island. So it was really a fast spread of the zombification but over some time.
p.s. as to the zombies spreading to the prison, my only guess was that survivors or who were seeking shelter ran there thinking it the only safe (ish) place to be. And as we know theres always one fool that is bitten or has a loved one thats bitten that thinks they can be saved :P. This is based off of the recordings you can find through the game.
10-13-2011, 02:30 AM
in the video at the start where your the drunk Guy then a zombie runs in and attacks the security guard so it could have happened but because of what Anthos said
10-13-2011, 02:39 AM
Apparently I wasn't paying enough attention and voted, "hell no"... When I meant to vote, "probably not".
Just read Anthos' answer for why I voted, or in this case would have voted for probably not. Lol.
10-29-2011, 04:12 PM
It could have happened over night if you look at it like this you start with 1 infected then he bites someone then they bite 2 then those 4 could bite atleast 1 each so thats 8 in probley 10-20min 8 turns to 16, 16 turns to 32 and so on
02-20-2012, 03:48 PM
It depends on how fast they change into zombies. If it takes an hour to change, there is no way it could have happened overnight. If it takes a few minutes, it is very possible. As thoro said, it doubles each time in theory. If it is a perfect exponential growth with each zombie biting one human like that with a zombifying change taking, say, 10 minutes, we are talking about 8.3 million zombies in 4 hours, assuming my math is correct. That makes it very possible it happened in one night.
02-26-2012, 07:49 AM
I'm going to roll with "hell no" since the virus would take time to evolve or be created, or whatever it's genesis...
Say it's an experiment. That would take years... Or months on the er... bright side. Even linking it to kuru as this game does, it takes generations... So... Yeah. And then the outbreak. You have your quarantine area which takes time to set up. And more time to overrun. Patient Zero would be the overnight sensation. The virus, no way; no how is it overnight. The spread? Doubtful it would take a town in one day, especially with zombies as stupid as these.
The island's lifeblood is tourism, so the infection would be kept away from the resort at all costs. it would be the last sector to see the infection.
I'd say the walkers are the elder zombies while the infected are fresh.
You could look at it as the Lab testing, and oops, someone got infected and took it to the city. An outbreak begins... Now, a fast transition would be easy to contain. Possibly very easy, depending on the location. Keeping in mind that zombies are effing stupid. Symptoms, change, yeehaw! Cannibalism. Then again, a systemic breakdown could occur (especially with crappy economies and reduced public safety personnel, face it... people are gonna be sheeple...) and it could spread like wildfire. But not overnight.
Hell, a fast transition infected would never have made it to the city before he turned into a one man Donner Party, he'd lose his mind wandering the jungle looking for lunch. The jungle would have been crawling with zombies first, filtering up to the cities. In the game, the ghost village implies it is one of the last places to have zombies. Some people actually know how to use firearms and communication... by the time zombie pathfinding matured to a level above that of Baldur's Gate; the city would be prepped to fend off the zombies. So I don't buy the fast transmission theory.
Say the virus had a long incubation period with flu-like symptoms. It would creep up and infect masses of people. This would be MUCH harder to contain as nobody would know they had doom coursing through their veins until it was much much too late. By the time super happy snack time rolled around, people would be too sick or too hungry to give too much of a damn or put up much of a fight and it would be a true systemic breakdown. By the time it became known, people with the flu would be scared to admit it for fear of being put down. The psychological mindf***ery there would be tremendous. What if it were only say... the flu instead of the Infection?
Jin's dad had time to pimp out an entire effing armored truck, so the quick transition theory loses weight on that front too.
And yes, I am drunk, typing at 5am...
02-26-2012, 11:13 AM
The thing about getting to the city is that you can't block off all of it. It only takes one infected to get through and cause hell.
02-26-2012, 01:54 PM
Still wouldn't be an overnight sensation, and they would be well alerted to the signs.
02-26-2012, 02:09 PM
If it did happen overnight, it makes me wonder if it's possible for ONE zombie to singlehandedly start an apocalypse in the real world. I think that it took like a few days in the jungle, then slowly spread to the city until it was 1/4 or so infected that they easily bit everyone else. I don't get how there are so many in the prison though.
02-26-2012, 02:32 PM
my guess is that it could have started in the Prison, they sent off the infected to the island, all went off in different directions, and went like that, but it did not happen overnight, it would be almost impossible
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