Tank-icide, the Killer of Tanks

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Tank-icide, the Killer of Tanks

Post by RPG » Sat Mar 26, 2005 3:32 am

A few times today, I was on Secretplace (the usual hangout) and at least 5 times I was faced in a situation that I couldn't escape from, so i pressed DEL, held on tight, and shot at walls that could rico my bullets and kill me. Eventually, all 5 times I tried to kill myself so I wouldn't be killed by someone else worked. I shot myself every time before my opponents got to me.

I'm just saying, self-destruct is there for a reason, not just for insane people to demonstrate their self-destructing abilities.

Watch out, killing yourself to avoid giving someone else a point really pisses them off!

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Post by Weregoose » Sat Mar 26, 2005 3:53 am

I'd like to point out that most of the time, when I'm stuck, using the keyboard's arrow keys to turn towards a downward slope and then to move forward usually works just fine. Recap: Keyboard's arrow keys!
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Post by IF I KILL U U R UGLY » Sat Mar 26, 2005 11:27 pm

using self-destruct stratgicly? heh, i always ferget..and by the time i realize im under attack its 2 late... :|
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Post by RPG » Sun Mar 27, 2005 3:24 pm

Well if I see a wall that I can rico bullets off of and kill myself I'll do that too, all to stop the attacker from getting his point!

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Post by nemesis » Tue Aug 02, 2005 5:05 pm

whats with hitting DEL? what does that do?

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Post by dartman » Tue Aug 02, 2005 6:02 pm

^Hitting delete makes you self destruct.

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Post by Saturos » Wed Aug 03, 2005 12:19 pm

You can escape from every place I would say... hitting DEL will kill you everytime whereas you can dodge shots from enemies and you have the chance to survive.

And by the way: doing a self-destruct is in most cases just ridiculous. I tried that "tactic" once too and everytime it didn't piss the opponent, they just loled at my "stupidity". :shock:

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Post by Hannibal » Tue Aug 23, 2005 9:18 pm

del works when there is shockwavedeath on, and in a crowd or around ppl. ppl have to be careful about who is around when they kill ppl.
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Post by RPG » Tue Aug 23, 2005 10:36 pm

Phalanx wrote:del works when there is shockwavedeath on, and in a crowd or around ppl. ppl have to be careful about who is around when they kill ppl.
But then you don't get any of those points. I'd only do that if I'm around a dangerous WG-er, L-er, or GM-er.

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Re: Tank-icide, the Killer of Tanks

Post by IF I KILL U U R UGLY » Fri Aug 26, 2005 3:50 pm

RPG wrote:A few times today, I was on Secretplace (the usual hangout) and at least 5 times I was faced in a situation that I couldn't escape from, so i pressed DEL, held on tight, and shot at walls that could rico my bullets and kill me. Eventually, all 5 times I tried to kill myself so I wouldn't be killed by someone else worked. I shot myself every time before my opponents got to me.

I'm just saying, self-destruct is there for a reason, not just for insane people to demonstrate their self-destructing abilities.

Watch out, killing yourself to avoid giving someone else a point really pisses them off!
Yeah, amen bro.
Take that, beyotch.

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Post by Harlin » Wed Aug 31, 2005 1:00 pm

How about a kamikaze flag? This could work like my ridiculous SW flag (Insane Radius - 1600!) on my Pythonian server. Come to think of it, it kind of already is, but I'd also like to use the standard SW as well.

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Post by Waistless » Sat Sep 17, 2005 9:14 am

hmm.. i noticed that one a random server(can't remember which one) the tanks were set so that when they got destroyed they'd released a world weapon shockwave after their death. any chance of introducing something like that on silvercat :D
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Post by Spazzy McGee » Sat Sep 17, 2005 11:21 am

it's already been introduced at Planet MoFo, but i really doubt silvercat will use it. Silvercat plays serious bzflag - all the big CTFs. I really don't see it coming in there.

It might possibly work at secretplace....
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Post by RPG » Sat Sep 17, 2005 2:30 pm

I don't like Shockwavedeath, because it eliminates all close-range shots.

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Post by G-MAN » Sat Sep 17, 2005 4:32 pm

Shock wave is horrible, I just don't like using it. Example. It's you and your nemesis in a open area he's pretty good your not. He shoots left, right, straight. You keep on firing your shockwave. No help and by the time you drop it your dead. :lol-old:

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Post by The Red Baron » Sat Sep 17, 2005 11:20 pm

G-MAN wrote:Shock wave is horrible, I just don't like using it. Example. It's you and your nemesis in a open area he's pretty good your not. He shoots left, right, straight. You keep on firing your shockwave. No help and by the time you drop it your dead. :lol-old:
if jumping is enabled, why don't you jump over him? :?
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Post by baddmove » Sat Oct 22, 2005 7:07 am

well RPG..i play ther alot and i have NEVER seen you there...do you play under a diff.. name?(of course you do) are you so popular that you cant play as yourself?

just wondering..i notice that alot of you guys who say "i'm in that room too"" are in there under other names...peace my friend...play as yourself just like i do......da boogieman aint gonna get you...but we might....lol
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Post by Spazzy McGee » Sat Oct 22, 2005 8:12 am

what is it with you and callsigns??????? LOOK, we can play as who we want to be. just because YOU havn't seen us there dosn't mean we don't. so stop pretending your the supreme ruler of the universe.
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Post by Hannibal » Sat Oct 22, 2005 10:24 pm

Spaz there is right. its none of your business who we play as. I often will go to servers where i admin at, just under a different name to see if i can get any cheating mofos in action. i then rejoin as 'me' and proceed to warn, kick, and then ban if nececessary.
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Post by Saber » Sat Dec 10, 2005 10:31 pm

yea anyone can play wit any name. who are u to choose how or who we play

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Re: Tank-icide, the Killer of Tanks

Post by Ice Wewe » Sat Dec 10, 2005 10:59 pm

IF I KILL U U R UGLY wrote:
RPG wrote:A few times today, I was on Secretplace (the usual hangout) and at least 5 times I was faced in a situation that I couldn't escape from, so i pressed DEL, held on tight, and shot at walls that could rico my bullets and kill me. Eventually, all 5 times I tried to kill myself so I wouldn't be killed by someone else worked. I shot myself every time before my opponents got to me.

I'm just saying, self-destruct is there for a reason, not just for insane people to demonstrate their self-destructing abilities.

Watch out, killing yourself to avoid giving someone else a point really pisses them off!
Yeah, amen bro.
Hehe, I wouldn't give up that easily. If they're were anyway I could see myself making a stand, I'd do it before I shot myself. Sometimes the person isn't pay attiton, and sometimes, you get a break. All I saying is, what if you hadn't killed yourself? :shock: :wink: :shock:

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Post by that exploding tank » Wed Oct 18, 2006 12:34 am

You do get 5 seconds before you actually SD. I would use those 5 secs to tell whether you are about to be killed. If not, then you can cancel the SD process by pushing DEL again. If so, then your opponent is robbed of a point, and you win (kind of).

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