On Thu, May 18, 2000 at 04:26:20PM -0400, Kenneth Gordon wrote:
> Here's a question that has been debated among all my bzflag-playing
> friends for years now. So, as long as there is a mailing list out there
> for people who play the game, I figured I'd bounce it off all of you and
> see if there is a consensus.
> Basically, it is an issue of ethics in bzflag. Is it ethical (or
> gentlemanly, or moral, or whatever word you want to use) to do the
> 1. When you have Guided Missile, find a building that is too high for
> someone to jump on to. Jump onto a lower building, and then jump
> up to the really high one. You can then pick people off with GM,
> but it's very hard for other people to get you (GM, ST, SW, SB, and
> maybe a few other flags will help, but not too many others)
Well, i'd have to say that in my lug we disaprove of this, but still allow =
Noone really does this alot though
> 2. When you have Stealth, drive around making sure no one can see and
> purposely avoiding engagements until you are all alone behind a
> tank, and then take one shot to kill them.
This is just good strategy. If you can get it to work that way, go with it
> 3. Using PZ or OO for long periods of time while not engaging anyone,
> to kill the clock or to prevent yourself from getting killed
I feel that this ruins the fun of the game for the person doing it, and if
there arn't many people ruins it for everyone else too.
> Please let me know what you guys think. I'm VERY curious what the other
> players out there do. If anyone can think of any other things people do
> that are annoying/cheap, feel free to add to my list...
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