The Posse has been back at playing a new 7D2D map, using a fantastic seed we found named “Milton.” Try it. You’ll like it.
Just like any game with building and housing, that’s where I spend most of my time during the zombie apocalypse. I get made (gentle) fun of for being addicted to painting and decorating our house-base. But, hey, if we have to live in a place, I want it to look nice!
It doesn’t help that painting is quite audible to everyone nearby, often compared by other players as the sound of a cat lapping up milk.
This play through, we tried something a little different. Instead of swiping a forgehouse somewhere outside a town, we snagged the outtermost house on the edge of a suburb. I usually don’t like to build so close to a town since it might cause more zombie spawns, but I haven’t really seen a difference.
I put up the normal fortifications outside, and built a roof-garden by modifying a garage across the street. This has served us well.
We managed to find a working chemistry station in a nearby Poppin’ Pills, and I’ve taken advantage of that to paint the base. Sadly, many of the paint textures are dirty and grimy, but I’ve done the best I could to make it look nice.
The living room / work room:
Landing at the top of the stairs:
An office space:
Later, I dumped the old chair pictured up there, and put nicer wood chairs instead. I don’t dare put a swivel chair in there, though, cuz it’d be immediately raided and broken down for parts. 😀
But, just because things look nice on the inside doesn’t mean everything is safe. Oh, no!
Our base is fortified outside with concrete and steel!
This zombie dog looked particularly vicious in the position it died on the spikes:
Our night 21 horde was quite a ride, too!
A couple days later, Xaa had this fellow follow him all the way home. Props to Xaa for sending me this cool shot:
I don’t know what it is about 7D2D that has made it one of the longest-played games in my Steam library. It’s got a similar appeal to something like Minecraft (which inspired it), but only more gritty, with FPS and tower defense elements mixed in.
Maybe it’s the fact that there is so many things to do, and that playing it as a group, everyone can find something they enjoy. I love to build, some people love to mine, some love to explore and loot. Some like fighting zombies.
The game keeps getting better, too. We’re all really looking forward to the new vehicles releasing with the next big patch!
Granted, releases take their time to reach us. But we can be patient for the good things to come.