Only one overland entrance and exit point. Easy to bottleneck but works both ways. If zombies can swim that compromises possible underwater escape, but walls look fairly unscalable. Best flight plan is a mid to large sized ship docked at a favorable point on the island that can't be easily boarded from the water, with or without tools. If your source of water (presumably) comes from the surrounding water being funneled and filtered into a purification system a rogue zombie stuck in the middle of that system could block or, worse, contaminate your water supply, necessitating a system cleaning and possibly repair depending on the damage done. Not much farmable land but depending on the island's population that may not be much of a problem. Uphill topography is favorable to the defender, no downside there. The many buildings lend usage to personnel, food, and equipment storage; conversely, during a zombie attack or raider assault they also make for a dangerous urban warfare setting. 8/10
@YouJustLostTheGame, Are you okay?
@NotHitlersNephew, Just preparing. Never too early to strategize.
@YouJustLostTheGame, you are the type of guy that dies to the plain virus day 1.
@YouJustLostTheGame, this place is extremely affected by the tide; at low tide you can walk all the way out there on the ocean floor. How does this change your strategy and rating? Discuss.
@YouJustLostTheGame, theres no way im gonna read all that but have an upvote for taking the time.
@Liquid Stuff, You obviously don't know about my next level ability to hermit so hard that those Japanese soldiers still holding out on islands decades after World War II ended would tell me to read a newspaper or something. That virus wouldn't stand a chance :p
@YouJustLostTheGame, in all preparation honesty, the type of zombie makes my decision on if I would even try or not. Walking Dead zombie I would give it a try, World War Z or I Am Legend zombie and all I need is 4 bullets.
@Dr Crowntwig, Well with that being the case, the ship idea is effectively tossed. Couldn't risk a leak with the constant settling on the ocean floor. Then again that gives scouting options to collect items, set ground-anchored mines that could float when the tide comes back in to protect against sea shufflers, and maybe a window to flee on foot if a dire necessity.
Still don't like that road being the only reliable "safe" access though. Honestly in my opinion that knocks it down to 7/10 overall. Still good and fairly isolated, defensible, but not without some hitches.
@EnragedApe, Agreed. Zambie type makes an enormous difference. Walking Dead walkers are slow but packs are dangerous. Also they can't climb ladders so I'd use that whenever possible to gain a vertical advantage. 28 Days/Weeks rage zombies, however, are fast and dexterous and utterly terrifying. You need serious barricades and even need to consider making an overhead ceiling wherever possible on the island because, I mean you aren't even safe looking up to the sky in that world. Plus they could turn that whole island in less than an hour based on their numbers and the island's population density.
@YouJustLostTheGame, What about an oil rig?
@YouJustLostTheGame, if crap hits the fan I'm finding you
@YouJustLostTheGame, for what it's worth, when the tide goes out and the surrounding land is all exposed there are areas of quicksand. Most of it is used as a tourist parking lot but they caution you on the walk from the parking areas to watch your step.
@YouJustLostTheGame, What's your ideal primary weapon and do you currently own it?
@YouJustLostTheGame, you must be fun at partys
@YouJustLostTheGame, what about left 4 dead's green virus? How many days would you live? .5?
@YouJustLostTheGame, with all those thoughtful comments you have earned my appreciation. Also a like.
@NotHitlersNephew, I like your icon.
@YouJustLostTheGame, im gonna want you when it starts
@YouJustLostTheGame, the water goes away like twice a day.
@Candycane Forest, I get by.
@The New Night Guard, It's my brain. And no I owe the government student loan money.
@YouJustLostTheGame, and I would pick those islands the Japs survived on over a place that's accessible twice a day with no natural food sources.
@Nellybert , Oil rig is great for defense assuming zombies can't swim or climb. Big problems lead me to question the validity of using a rig as a base, however. Raiding parties, for one. Rigs are enormous and essentially a big waving flag. No pre-planned space for agriculture means you're having to develop makeshift gardens and they probably aren't going to be very big, though the area on top of the rig might have enough space for a good sized farm. This necessitates importing soil, though. Fishing is the number one plan for food acquisition on a rig. Obviously you'd need to be careful of what you haul in for food due to fish containing toxins but you couldn't be overly picky. Fresh water is an issue since the rig's probably in salt water but you can set up a desalination area to fix the problem. The boat idea from the island makes its return. The biggest concern is that if anything at all goes seriously wrong everyone is probably dead since you're far away from pretty much everything.
@Insignificant user, Depends. Am I a carrier and thus immune to infection? If so, if comes down to avoiding infected, staying smart, getting super lucky, adopting principles I've already talked about. If I'm not immune, did warning get out sick enough to avoid population centers? If so, see my hermit strats. If not I may be in trouble because I work retail in South Carolina, where hygiene isn't exactly always optimal anyway. If that happens I plan on becoming a hunter because those guys have cool hoodies.
Assuming I'd survive initial outbreak I get back to my neighborhood. I know people around here and even though most of them are 50+ years old there are some who would be amazingly useful. My dad's been a drywaller/carpenter for longer than I've been alive, neighbors are master electricians, construction workers, retired Marines, etc. There are more tools and weapons available here in this development than at some Walmart stores. From there it's just a matter of getting them to work.
@Sweet or Sour, I wouldn't. See my oil rig reasoning below but now imagine their are no enormous metal water skyscrapers to protect you.
@YouJustLostTheGame, oil rig is guaranteed death from inadequate food sustainability. Plenty of building material on those islands and most have fresh water too. Oil rigs are much closer to continents and possibility of zombies drifting is higher. Without repair materials rigs eventually will sink. Not that any of this matters as we will die from the radiation of govts trying to nuke them
@YouJustLostTheGame, I read this in Michael Scofield's voice from prison break.
@Sweet or Sour, Agreed on most of those points. Just saying a tropical island still isn't ideal. If anything I would go for colder climates. Lower zambie body temperatures and you could slow them down, possibly freeze them. Lots of other benefits as well.
@morgantaylorx, I fvcking love that show.
@YouJustLostTheGame, the only places cold enough to protect you year round also suck at food production - back to scurvy. And they would zombify people with parkas and be cold resistant as well. I stick with distance and pleasant living for what life I have left.
@Sweet or Sour, To each their own. Yours is also valid reasoning. You can take care of the food production with indoor greenhouse or hydroponic growth. The warmth issue though would have to be solved with fuel which, admittedly, has its own issues. That or geothermal/underground dwelling.
Basically it comes down to everyone's own comfort level, how easy it is to put a plan in place, and, probably most important, your location. If warm is closer than cold, it might be a more viable option.
@YouJustLostTheGame, Iceland has good geothermal but too close to populations of zombie food and zombies wouldn't fall for that old viking name trick. Location location location, I'd never make it to the island anyway.
@Sweet or Sour, Well you don't need to be near a volcano for geothermal, you just need to go deep enough (giggity). There's a house near where I'm from in Ohio that is, essentially, a hobbit hole. It's built into a hill and the entrance is barely above ground. He did work in there, as well as other houses in Ohio, that were strictly off the grid geothermal. If you dedicate enough area for living space and enough for agriculture you could pretty much be self sufficient and go all Blast From The Past like Brendan Fraser.
@YouJustLostTheGame, And by "He did work in there" I'm referring to my dad, but I deleted the original beginning of that sentence and forgot to explain that part again, apparently.
@YouJustLostTheGame, You have thought about this way more than is healthy.
Which probably gives you the best chance of survival - can you post your address please, I wanna come to your place if there's a zombie apocalypse!
@Nellybert , Actually, not nearly as much as you'd think. My friends and I have had "what if" discussions since back in high school. Things like, and these are all PURELY HYPOTHETICAL, if you had to rob a bank, kill someone, survive in X place for Y time, etc., what was the best way to do it and not get caught, not die, and so forth. We'd talk about this stuff at the lunch table between classes while making of each other because that's one of the things we did for fun. I mean we were all computer guys and most of us literally had free reign of the entire skill fisticuffs campus because we, to make it easier to explain, worked in conjunction with our district's IT department.
@Nellybert , But, that aside, I spent more time typing my answers or her than I did thinking about them. The things my brain works out and the speed at which it does it is scary lol 😁
@YouJustLostTheGame, *typing my answers on here
Son of a bitch.
@Nellybert , Also, I'm in South Carolina. Come at me bro.
@NotHitlersNephew, Why the fvck did i get over 100 upvotes?
@YouJustLostTheGame, I ment how long you think you would survive, because don forget about tanks, boomers, chargers, ext., and the pure aggressiveness, speed, and danger they have. Jeez, I can't even do advanced in a videogame! Ps hooooollly cow. You have been replying like a mo-fo. Nice :)
@YouJustLostTheGame, when it comes to escape, make an area blocked off where the boat will be, then use a zip line to go down the blocked off area where the boat will be. The main problem as mentioned is lack of a renewable food resource.
Or Chuck E Cheese, where a kid can be a kid
Okay idk if anyone will see this but if there's a zombie outbreak, wouldn't it just be centralized to the continent/continents that it's attached to? Zombies can't fly and have no way to reach over seas, so just fly to a different country right at the beginning of the outbreak and you'd be fine
@Tipathearrow, If zombies don't need to breathe though they could just walk along the bottom of rivers, lakes, seas, and oceans, or be carried by currents. Only a matter of time until they happen upon another landmass.
Also, we know about Ebola but the outbreak in Africa still traveled around the world and killed people in the US, Europe, etc. You think governments could contain an unknown affliction like a zombie virus before it spreads via plane/ship? I wouldn't put money on that.
@YouJustLostTheGame, ah yes but it would probably take them a long time and in that time their bodies would deteriorate
@Tipathearrow, Depends on the incubation period. If it's flu-like symptoms, for example, who's going to immediately think "zombie apocalypse" because I wouldn't. Nobody would. If those people don't die near instantaneously you're going to have Typhoid Mary situations all over the place.
This is one of the coolest places; if you ever have a chance, absolutely visit it! I've been and it feels like you're at a real life Minas Tirith!
Ive been there it's awesome but the tide goes out and the zombies will get you
Didn't MatPat do a video on the (theoretical) best place to be during a zombie apocalypse not too long ago? If I remember right, he said it was someplace in Canada for a number of reasons (population, water/food source, farming, and I think something related to defendability/protection were some of the criteria used).
Or the space station orbiting earth.
Unless this is where the source begun
@ESSEXBEAST88, In that case, it would be the worst place to begin a plague
Or the worst place if the outbreak starts there
Am i the only one who thought of attack on titan?
Just watch out for Ragnar Lothbrok
I would just shoot myself if there was a zombie apocalypse. Quick and painless.
On that day, humanity received a grim reminder.
Wouldn't a better place be a legit island?
Without having to worry about the tide and causeway.
Or the worst
It would've been perfect before they built that bridge
Have you not seen Land of the Dead?
But then when the tide goes down, it's like Israel from World War Z.
Glenn: where do we head now?