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Those zombie arrived a little two fast Macon is like 165 miles from Savannah and the average walk for a human is like 3 to 4 mph lots of math but that means if you were walking it would take about 55 or 41 hours but since they weren't exactly in Macon it may be a little less than that those zombies were just plot convenient anyone else think so?
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  • @trd84 said: Yeah but it would only be walkers that are really close to the tracks. Its not a dense population in between.

    That kind of depends on how many walkers are around... it's 165 miles from the train wreck to savannah, right?

    That's a fairly long distance.... and trains aren't exactly quiet.

    Not to mention how many small towns did that rail go through on the way to savannah?

  • @DreadMagus said: That kind of depends on how many walkers are around... it's 165 miles from the train wreck to savannah, right?

    That's a fairly long distance.... and trains aren't exactly quiet.

    Not to mention how many small towns did that rail go through on the way to savannah?

    Yet it didn't attract the huge population of walkers in Savannah

  • I posted this in another thread, but it works here too so:

    They did not enter Savannah for another 12 hours after they stopped the train, mostly likely because they didn't feel comfortable going into the city during the dead of night. Gary Whitta mentions this in the stream and Kenny also states it's been 12 hours depending on how you speak in the opening minutes of the episode.

    They raid Crawford at night and by sunset, Vernon can see the herd, still far away but still moving. That is almost 24 hours there from the start of the episode, which is 12 hours since the last one, so figure 36 hours overall since they stopped the train. When Lee goes to sleep and wakes up, it's either a new day or the twilight hours of the same day and the herd does not appear until Lee and whoever else enters Vernon's base.

    Overall, it's almost two days or more since they stopped the train so the herd would have had plenty of time to get there. Also, it could not necessarily be the same herd; Lee and his group had a huge traveling distance from the train station to Savannah still so this herd may be all the zombies between those intervening points with the rest catching up as Episode 5 continues so thousands upon thousands keep entering the city. Two days seems like a reasonable time period though for the herd to catch up to the group in Savannah.

    Video games always require leaps of faith here and there for a fantastical story to come through. As long as they give a reasonable explanation in this fictional world I'm fine and the herd walking for two days to get to Savannah seems fine to me. Would it happen in the real world? Zombies do not exist in the first place, so lets try to remember that reality should not apply too much here.

  • So there's a 165 miles worth of walkers.

  • @darknessofheart said: I posted this in another thread, but it works here too so:

    They did not enter Savannah for another 12 hours after they stopped the train, mostly likely because they didn't feel comfortable going into the city during the dead of night. Gary Whitta mentions this in the stream and Kenny also states it's been 12 hours depending on how you speak in the opening minutes of the episode.

    They raid Crawford at night and by sunset, Vernon can see the herd, still far away but still moving. That is almost 24 hours there from the start of the episode, which is 12 hours since the last one, so figure 36 hours overall since they stopped the train. When Lee goes to sleep and wakes up, it's either a new day or the twilight hours of the same day and the herd does not appear until Lee and whoever else enters Vernon's base.

    Overall, it's almost two days or more since they stopped the train so the herd would have had plenty of time to get there. Also, it could not necessarily be the same herd; Lee and his group had a huge traveling distance from the train station to Savannah still so this herd may be all the zombies between those intervening points with the rest catching up as Episode 5 continues so thousands upon thousands keep entering the city. Two days seems like a reasonable time period though for the herd to catch up to the group in Savannah.

    Video games always require leaps of faith here and there for a fantastical story to come through. As long as they give a reasonable explanation in this fictional world I'm fine and the herd walking for two days to get to Savannah seems fine to me. Would it happen in the real world? Zombies do not exist in the first place, so lets try to remember that reality should not apply too much here.

    That doesn't make since the train would be surrounded by walkers if every walker in earshot follows the train. There are a lot walkers in Savannah

  • The train did not pass the city though; it stopped on the outskirts of it. It roared by other areas and caused immense noise and vibrations that attracted zombies in the surrounding, wooded areas. The train would have to be in the process of slowing down when Lee and his group approached the city and would not create a lot noise, at least not enough noise that would reverberate throughout the entire city and overpower the noise of bells tolling. The walkers seemed like they were on the other side of the city as well (probably because of one of the bells) as it was all clear until until Molly rang the church bell.

  • @darknessofheart said: The train did not pass the city though; it stopped on the outskirts of it. It roared by other areas and caused immense noise and vibrations that attracted zombies in the surrounding, wooded areas. The train would have to be in the process of slowing down when Lee and his group approached the city and would not create a lot noise, at least not enough noise that would reverberate throughout the entire city and overpower the noise of bells tolling.

    Then why did Vernon see it.

  • @trd84 said: So there's a 165 miles worth of walkers.

    Add a few miles in each direction of the train/tracks too.

    With no civilization noise anymore to bleed out the sounds.... depending on the terrain that train might make a huge amount of noise.... and it may carry far.

  • @trd84 said: Then why did Vernon see it.

    Again, it was almost 36 hours since they stopped the train by that point in the story and they were at a high enough position to see for miles outside the city. He saw the herd that followed the train were approaching the city, but it was still far enough from the city for him to get his people together and get out.

  • @trd84 said: Then why did Vernon see it.

    Because walkers don't "stop" for anything but another distraction......

    Savannah is screwed.

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