I'll wait to see what others think of the class idea, but the voice idea is 
something that's already in the works actually.  I've been busy hunting down 
bugs, but soon I will be posting a list of phrases I need read, and volunteers 
can record themselves speaking them and mail them to me.  While in multiplayer 
you will be able to use a set of keys to quickly speak the phrases, and those 
around will hear them in the voice you chose.  This would be much faster than 
typing and would be a really neat effect I think.

I'm also working on a multiplayer quest system just to add a little bit more to 
the current setup.  A special item will spawn on the map and everyone's quest 
will be updated.  For example, it might say that you need to retrieve a gas can 
from the parking lot of the gas station.  Everyone has the same mission so as 
long as someone get there and finds it, every player hears the quest complete 
sound and hears the next quest.  These would be randomly generated and might 
give people something else to work on besides just killing zombies and finding 

> This is something I thought long and
> hard about writing on list,
> because if people take it the wrong way, either it'll seem
> like a
> complaint or it'll make people complain, which is really
> annoying.
> I finally thought that it'd be ok, because what the heck.
> The good
> outweighs potential bad.
> I've been thinking about something. Right now, swamp has
> one person
> carrying around six rather large weapons. Nothing new
> there. It's a
> standard of FPS. Also, there's the one character voice.
> What if there were voice acted out several different male
> and female
> voice sets to choose from. These would have the
> injury/death sounds
> but they'd also include simple stuff like yes, no, follow
> me, wait
> here, I'm out of ammo, and so forth. That way, people could
> actually
> cooperate without having to type a lot of stuff.
> Also, as far as characters go, this was what I thought.
> What if there
> was at the beginning a selection screen for character types
> which
> would all have a .45 ACP pistol and some melee weapon of
> some type but
> whose other weapons would differ. I was thinking melee,
> pistol,
> primary, and secondary.
> There would, of course, be some overlap, and if this was
> implemented
> you'd no longer pick up weapons, but the character
> selection could be
> on some maps or as an option etc.
> Soldier: knife, pistol, assault rifle, and sniper rifle
> (Knife is fast
> but short, sniper rifle is long range and holds only one
> bullet but
> does high damage.)
> Policeman: baton, pistol, shotgun, and mp5
> Outdoorsman: axe, pistol, hunting rifle, and shotgun (axe
> is
> relatively longrange melee)
> Assassin: sword, pistol, sniper rifle, and crossbow (the
> crossbow is
> silent to zombies but holds only one bolt at a time)
> Berserker: Fists, pistol, assault rifle, mp5
> These are templates, and there's a lot I didn't include for
> brevity.
> Also, this is a way future consideration. The two things
> together,
> voice profiles, and character types, could diversify an
> already
> diverse and expanding game.
> Signed:
> Dakotah Rickard

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